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    another good one is townsends, he does things the old way from 1700's...
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    Duck tape, salt , AA,AAA, C,D, 9v rechargeable batteries with solar power charger.
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    First, having a GHB, is something all of our adult children have, and their spouses have as well. Those go “with” on all vehicle trips. Ours have felon repellent and felon redundancy capabilities just in case as well. (You figure it out for yourself) Water and shelter are the most critical items to have the ability to deploy as needed, even if, it’s only for shade, or to help keep the rain and snow off of you, your vehicle etc. Im a big believer in razor sharp folding knives and other cutting/chopping hand tools, that can also be “dual purposed”, if/when things “get close...”. As for assisting the genetically stupid, defined by me as being too selfish to think “they” might need some self sufficiency, I’m not inclined to offer any assistance. The innocents and older folks, will always be welcomed into our fold. The others are whiney sniveling drones, that are of no earthly use.
  4. 2 points
    juzcallmesnake

    Food that saved the world

    Looking back at my youth in east Texas, I found that we thrived and survived from what we learned handed down through the ages. Pinto beans, rice and corn bread were staple or comfort food as were some others I will mention later. The caloric value and physical energy that sustains you through out the day was what the importance of dishes like these they were fairly simple and you could do other chores while cooking they could last through the day just keep adding water to beans or peas Hocks or scraps of meat helped add calories taste and eliminated waste. I recall watching a chef take all the trimmings of vegetables and put them in a pot and allowed them to simmer all day and strain off and this was the base for many of his dishes, it tasted fantastic. Waste not want not, a good selection of beans peas and legumes has been a broad base of life sustaining food over the ages. Cheese was a way to not waste milk and turn it in to a long lasting food source. Alcohol beer and wine production was to turn fast spoiling fruits into a long lasting food source if taken in reasonable amounts it is not raging or disgusting like all things too much is really bad. With canning jars storing juice is easy just use the large quart jars and follow directions on canning. Tomato juice is great learn to make your own spicy version for those morning Bloody Mary's some of the other comfort foods were corned beef and cabbage roast meat with carrots and potatoes even whole onions. Stews, as we never had soup -- well we did but we like chunky and thick over broth as only sick people got broth and toast UGH. Cornbread was a staple and after reading the caloric value I see why not to mention the leftovers were heated with butter and syrup or honey for breakfast. sometimes we took boiled eggs with our lunch to use up the excess eggs and not waste those @ 96 calories each but the basic information does not explain the greater value of eggs. Beans like pinto, Kidney, navy and their sort have plenty of trace minerals and vitamins peas like blackeye's chick and field peas have much the same. lintels are little powerhouses to fuel a person for the day ahead. Potatoes kept the Irish nation on it's feet never forget starches have kept mankind out of the grave until better times rice keeps half the population of the world alive and white rice is the best for storage as all others have more vitamins and proteins but do not like to be stored for long durations. Biscuits & gravy is better than an empty stomach, I think people need to learn to make biscuits cornbread and flour tortillas from scratch. A good friend and I had a conversation where he told me an amazing fact that most young people have no idea how to cook dried beans peas or legumes or rice for that matter and that is insane IMHO, so teach your children something before they go out in the world, Please !
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    figure out what size PVC your household uses including lines from your meter and have a selection of PVC fittings some 1/4 turn valves and cans of PVC glue and a few joints of pipe. Stainless steel hose clamps all different sizes. Barbed wire nails box of 16D and 30D common nails or box nails wire staples. Rolls of bailing wire metal tie wire sheets of plywood enough for covering windows and doors. tarps enough to cover your roof Black and clear 6mil thick or better plastic ( visqueen ) large rolls 1/8th 2,000 lb strength and 1/4 inch cable 7,000 pounds strength sometimes called aircraft cable. 5 gallon bucket of roofing tar 6 pack of bathroom caulk and a 6 pack of silicone caulk w/ a caulking gun extension cords 12 ga wire size and 3 way adapters. rope braided is best 1x 4s -- 2x4s and some 4x4s look for scrap old sign post and some landscaping timbers. old school hand saw, cat claw, crow bars a pair so you can walk the dog, hammers framing, shop and carpenter, string level 3 foot level, plumb bob, screw driers a few measuring tapes, speed square, set of wood chisels, set wood gimlets, bow saw machete limb loppers /cutters draw knife. Shovels square point spade or pointed shovel trenching shovel or called a sharpshooter and ax real double bit not a half ax, grubbing hoe, pitch fork 4 prong, sledge hammer, steel wedges, post hole diggers, rakes heavy cast and a metal fan type leaf rake. garden hoe. digging bar or pinch bar, chain falls minimum 1 ton, tow chains and binders. yo yo or sling blade. These are bare minimum if you have older children multiples to wasting time swapping tools. or moving large loads. figure on manual labor as the mode of work counting on fuel driven or electric motors to do work if it's not available you are ever so screwed.
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    Stainless steel liquid container filled with water reason because it is heat resistant. Stainless cup Reason a separate vessel to handle liquid transfer to your container and heat resistant. Swiss army Explorer pocket knife reason because it has all the basic elements of survival. and magnifier for fire Compass oil filled or linsatic a watch band slide on as a backup reason weather and night you cannot always see the sky. Fire steel Reason makes fire when other methods fail. Bic lighter NAME BRAND PLEASE, Reason in this list 3rd way to make fire. Whistle the loudest one you can find Reason signaling Stainless steel pocket / signaling mirror Flashlight good single AAA battery for your key ring Reason so you will always have it on you. Bandana large Reason good color can be a signaling device, a tourniquet. made into a head cover absorbs filters water etc. Emergency blanket reason heat retention sun reflection wind break 6X6 foot minimum tarp sun, rain, wind protection. Paracord 550 20 foot piece to 100 foot hank Head net with 100% DEET insect repellent Hat with a full brim like a crusher or boonie Sun glasses with polarized lenses Reason eye protection with a good case. Fishing line BRAIDED type extremely strong small spool learn how to tie this type line Reason fishing and snares suture etc. Fishing hooks selection Dental floss plain no wax or flavor full roll Sewing needles a few Triple antibiotic ointment one tube W/ a first aid kit size is up to you. Magnet Neodymium reason to make needles into a compass to help extract a metal splinter holds needles so you don't loose them. Belt and pouch/s to contain all this so you can carry it is needed. Arguments will follow, derringer mini revolver and a box of shells 22LR or 22 Magnum North American Arms makes good pistols. I get the argument all the time "I can't carry at work" unless your being searched or scanned yes you can mini derringers in a belly band for a woman in your bra or belly band. How many times have shooters gone to a business and shot people ? There are a few places I would not carry like a school or courthouse the main thing is to keep it secure to your body. Shooters like unarmed targets people that shoot back most will run or at least you have some chance versus hiding in a closet, locker or under your desk. look for one with a longer barrel and sights getting the NAA derringer with both cylinders for 22LR and one for 22 Magnum the best options are the NAA-BWC Black Widow w/ Fixed Sights – 2″ Barrel for aimability concealability / compact size, grip size All of the rest of this will fit in a small messenger bag or pouch much of this is useful for first responder at an accident / emergency first aid. in order for this to be a real BOB is to have clothing appropriate for your weather conditions with some food stuffs to last 3 days and a gallon of water. Accidents and breakdowns happen on water keeping pants long sleeve shirt and shoes and a windbreaker a hat and a beach towel, I have rescued people damp at night slight wind that looked like they were freezing stuck on a boat in the middle of the lake without a oars / paddle no flashlight --- survival is considering what may happen and protecting yourself against it. This is a basic kit arguments on the pistol are mute to me because there is no limit to caliber size or number of rounds BUT can you tote it all day, can you conceal it, it is not the gun at home or in your vehicle that will save you it's the one on you loaded and ready. 22 Magnum is a wicked caliber with the right ammo it is a man stopper and can deal with large predators if your jogging or in a mall parking lot NAA have 5 shots single action (you have to cock it for consecutive shots) so it cannot be construed as anything but a last ditch tool to save your life it does not make you out as a dirty harry or the punisher vigilante type. In some states including Washington D.C. any weapon makes them insane they would rather you die as they can ignore that or muck up the investigation so it will remain unsolved, just look up the Vince Foster case.
  7. 2 points
    Drew_Forge

    Survival Cache Podcast

    So, quick poll of the few of you who frequent this forum - do you listen to podcasts? Doc Montana and I have just recorded 5 episodes for our new Survival Cache Podcast, and we'll be rolling it out shortly. Is this something any of you would be interested in?
  8. 2 points
    wally

    Yellow Vest vs Antifa

    onward christian soldiers....
  9. 2 points
    juzcallmesnake

    Food Stamps

    Well I'm back Food is a valuable commodity so you would need security if it does not run 24/7 then another issue if 3 shifts so you need supervisors more money. workman's comp or on the job injuries lifting and repetitive injuries. Logistically I have considered the equipment fork lifts, dollies, carts, hand trucks, metal racking / shelving, conveyors pallets, pallet jacks. mops mop buckets shovels or scoops cleaning items gloves, hairnets, lab coats chairs stools computers special requirements IE loading docks access to the produce or to get it from farm to warehouse. As far as I know even if it is just MRE's they only produce them in a half dozen locations and ship them via truck, ship and rail, MRE packaging is composed of thick, but flexible, aluminum and plastic layers made into a pouch. It is essentially a can, but it is lighter and it is a flat shape, which makes it easier to carry and store. The thermo-stabilized pouches provide a long stable shelf life without refrigeration. It is also designed to withstand rough conditions and exposure to the elements. The MRE package is officially known as a tri-laminate retort pouch. The pouch is opened from the top and easily provides access to the contents. MRE pouches have been tested and redesigned where necessary according to standards much stricter than for commercial food. They must be able to stand up to abuse tests such as obstacle course traversal in field clothing pockets, storage outdoors anywhere in the world, shipping under extremely rough circumstances (such as by truck over rocky terrain), 100% survival of parachute drops, 75% survival from free failure drops, and severe repetitive vibration. there are 12 meals in a case it is 16"L x 11.5"W x 10"H and weighs 20lbs. 48 cases to a pallet the pallet size 49"L x 41"W x 49"H and weighs 1,000lbs. a truck carries 40 pallets on a 18 wheeler A 20' FCL container will fit 16 pallets.40' FCL container will fit 32 pallets. they also are available in Halal as well as Kosher Judaeo Christian cultures. some come with heaters some not so therein we need to know if the people we are delivering to have utilities or the money to pay for them to heat their food. Seems simple but poor people can't always pay their bills -- go figure. I have carried cases of MRE's -- they are not light so what about cripples the elderly and children that cannot carry 20 pounds in a box this size -- have you ever tried to open a case of MRE's that box is damn near resistant to anyone but military personnel well fed in perfect health can you imagine your grand mother trying to get into a case ? MRE heaters can burn the young and old easily I personally think that is why they still have 30 round magazines and issue bayonets and SOF tomahawks. Det cord might be a better solution but it would open all the packages at once, but conceivably you could wrap it around the center and "split the meals. there are a bunch of other factors some are not just technical or logistic in nature some are security related ----- I may not be dealing with a full deck but who does most cast off the instruction card and 2 jokers but I am TELLING ANYONE THAT WILL LISTEN if there are no soldiers or healthy strong dispersal crew this is not going to work it is not cheaper than people going and getting their own it does not inject cash in to struggling local economies where the local grocery depends on that money to stay afloat the employees depend on the store for their jobs or they will have to shudder their doors thus impaling the locals on the horns of a dilemma of job lossand having to drive further to get their groceries and making them more poor or worse nut more the same deal with convenience stores ar higher prices. AGAIN you get nothing for nothing I don't know it all but I did stay at a (unnamed) motel and ate the free bagel and raunchy coffee.
  10. 2 points
    juzcallmesnake

    Food Stamps

    the real problem is not the program, it is the lack of integrity of the people running the programs. All that has to be done is to e-verify the stores where cards are used any other dismemberment would be rejected, you cannot use a gas card for things other than fuel unless the card allowed for it, so you can't use it at liquor store or to bail out of jail. It's only an opinion but most look at this problem from the wrong end of the telescope the big picture is the punishment is not severe enough for lawbreaker companies like complete confiscation of the business jail time and loss of property. There is more punishment for illegal hunting and fishing here if your caught they take all your tackle and your vehicle and a fine for each illegally caught or killed animal and a BIG fine it is not a secret. The Government has funds for signs but they need to advertise new better laws and punishments, they do it about DWI's, For the card holder make it a felony similar to a DWI loose the card for a year a big fine taken from their already pathetic income and 90 days day for day jail time no exclusions no exemptions, children go to CPS. There are a host of services these people get like help with, like rent, once a year utilities help, medicaid, food bank and a lot of other helps. If a person that hold a card commits fraud, and that is what it is fraud, against the government that is a felony and all their services should be terminated on an absolute and escalating basis. like driving license if you get 3 driving while intoxicated or DUI's or DWI's you loose them permanently, but each time the penalty escalates. WE NEED Drug testing if your supposedly unable to make enough to feed yourself or family then you cannot afford alcohol, tobacco or Illicit drugs and you should loose your services if caught committing crimes, and that should cause immediate termination of any and all services. How about truancy make it where if the children do not make it to school the parent gets a cut for every day the child misses and if they are not in school no benefits unless they are disabled. This is simple, I can say that here if your drivers license lapses you cannot cash a check or access your account and sometimes they suspend your account, if you do not pay your property tax you cant renew your drivers license so all of these punishments can include and daisy chain / dovetail into welfare services. One of my pet peeves is the automatic increase of food stamps if another child is born, that is totally ludicrous, you don't get more insurance if you have more wrecks, go to a party and when your host hands you a drink pour it out and see how many more you get. these are the people that need to use FRIGGIN birth control and TOLD your not a baby factory we are not paying for you to be a whore we ain't your John or sugar daddy. Security should be a photo on the card so no one else can use it anyone that does not check the card against the person in front of them, they get fired or arrested --- try to buy tobacco or beer in the U.S. I'm old but they card me any way and they know me and yet under law there is no excuse so every time I buy I get carded PERIOD. This is laziness on the part of the store and the government to put limitations and demand accountabilit. Another issue all people in government get votes from these food stamp card holders, non citizens / illegal aliens are allowed all the services working Americans are NOT this is the criminal act of government, defrauding the taxpayer funding their campaigns with our tax dollars to criminal aliens as they are illegally here and stealing our services we paid for. this is soft peddling to garnish votes pandering Food boxes are waste, in this country we have EVERY nationality race creed and color and they all eat ethnic foods or individuals have allergies or diseases that will not allow them to eat MRE's certain drugs you cannot eat certain foods like dairy or grapefruit nuts or -- well allergies are too many to list it is better more efficient and puts dollars into the local economies. The elephant in the room is all the extra garbage this will create all kinds of blowback MRE's type meals are mostly trash and it is not the garbage that degrades and if people do not like it they will still have to accept it and will trade it so the initial problem will still exist waste illegal trading and I know from my own experiences in the hoods of America it just will increase crime for cash prostitution and all the other petty peripheral crimes numbers gambling smash & grab purse snatching and e dumps will be overflowing with this crap even our soldiers are not a fan I do know some that love them but, they are the few the proud and the ones who's mother never learned to cook or can't even though they try. the other is the Ecological component or disaster, it is the extra fuel if it is only a gallon a day for area it is more for a zip code, more garbage more fuel, As far as what I heard it was not MRE's but more regional harvested foods so if you live in dairy country milk cheese butter yogurt etc etc if you have a milk allergy that kinda sucks every region has out of season foods so much of the year certain foods would not be available and need to be trucked in, and then there have to be workers to fill the food boxes, by the way boxes and bags do not magically appear they have to be trucked in, And I have never NEVER seen any transportation without damage areas being missed wrecks of vehicles and the natural depletion of equipment like hand trucks tables the increase of space / rent -- the sending of food and clothing and house wares cleaning supplies is called the second disaster all the man hours to load, fuel, drive and disperse the stuff costs much more and more is damaged or destroyed and all along the chain people cherry pick the best for themselves or steal so you have the same problems manifesting in unpredictable ways and new problems -- you get nothing for nothing and change for a mammoth like government is asking for a Titanic size Fork-up ! My garbage gets missed I have to call for a SPECIAL pickup more fuel same for a missed food delivery. then you will need a complaint department a reissue line and a person to do the special delivery and bring back and check it to make sure there is no scam going on, like the TV in a box scam. If we cut off illegal aliens people with ongoing criminal records and users of alcohol tobacco or illegal drugs we could save more than this debauchery of an Idea I love Trump but this idea STINKS. My ability to reason this ? because I have lived in the hoods been overseas where physically distributed food is more waste than actual help, some of it is thrown away and the piles of stinking garbage left is even worse. Corruption is ripe if you think farmers are going to give their best or even good stuff you nuts, I worked in prisons the lesser is for the convicts and the better and best is sold for more money, so eventually we will be jailing more people for fraud corruption and conspiracy because money corrupts and food has value and thus it is money-- that is the cause for this ill conceived idea in the beginning instead of insuring only the card holder gets help we are adding another layer of corruption. Digital cash is the least intrusive and inexpensive way to "help" those that abuse it need to be excluded from it, what this won't stop is the cash option on food stamp cards as there will still be cards they are decreased not eliminated so the problem is not changed at all it's just convoluted and will evolve into another monster. Any dope dealer will tell you once anything passes through many hands it gets stepped on / diluted some stolen it comes in pure and the last in line gets the dregs, skimming a portion of a gram it does not take that long to amass a quantity of great value, it wont be any different especially if the government handles it. You can bet your azz if some farm boy gets in he will be feeding his show hog off the stuff he can get, Well I keep coming up with ideas how about refers (refrigerators) or AC and heat for the people to work and the food not to get soft and packing you cannot put bread or eggs on the bottom of a sack or box I tried and do not recommend it. We have had outbreaks of illnesses from fresh produce and fruit so again a tracking system and replacement and or if these are not separated the leaves of spinach touching the other vegetables contaminate them ? how about the increase in hospitalization for those illnesses, allergies and do not forget the warmer packs in MRE's if that is the way the government decides, you can bet some enterprising street hood will find a way to make a new drug or to enhance a drug or use the heat to make a drug out of the heat packs or a new way to employ them in crime or making nasty presents for those they don't like........ This is bad as an idea and as a potential problem/s that will crop up (pun intended) ----how about drought corn prices swing wild so, no more corn as it is too valuable in hard times --- look at Venezuela as the items they can get becomes scant the get more of what is abundant is added or nothing at all, another is fresh rots quicker gets bruised Nature is too fickle that is why I'm a prepper, your a prepper, and shouldn't you be a prepper too ! Sorry got carried away
  11. 2 points
    Poster found in a Church in France..... ( Translated ) ” When you enter this church it may be possible that you hear “the call of God”. However, it is unlikely that He will call you on your mobile. Thanks you for turning off your phones. If you want to talk to God, enter, choose a quiet place and talk to him. If you want to see him, send him a text while driving.”
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    P210SIG, I remember years ago when New England suffered from 10+ days without power due to a major ice storm, my family and I would have to take our "baths" with a sponge from a 3-gallon kettle with heated water. It wasn't extravagant, and you did have to be careful on the amount of water you used to bathe because you had to rinse off too! That's one of those things you really need to try for yourself - hopefully before adverse conditions hit - so you can plan for the proper amount of water for bathing and hydration.
  13. 2 points
    Drew_Forge

    Survival Cache Podcast

    We'll likely eventually have a dedicated website.
  14. 2 points
    P210SIG

    #

    Faith Goldy is already on the hit list. She was running for mayor of Toronto in 2018. Paid for ads in radio & TV , but the TV & radio stations denied her by rejecting her paid ads. This is not democracy. The yellow vest movement that going on in Europe, with be in the streets of North America, you can bet on it. Its coming sooner than one might think.
  15. 2 points
    wally

    #

    #michellemalkin #marklevin
  16. 2 points
    Bread id the staff of life, so does anyone have the basics to make Biscuits, corn bread or tortillas any kind of bread for 90 days ? How many of you know how to make pasta ? and what it takes to make it ? This same channel PBS supports socialism and rails against capitalism and yet they see this travesty in Venezuela and cannot connect the dots that they are promoting the same things that ruined Venezuela. only 4 minutes of your time to see what can happen everywhere if too many other countries start to fall like dominoes. 4:36 How many knows the minimum caloric intake needed to sustain yourself and how much in food that actually is. Here is a list you need to have and be aquatinted with Alphabetical List of Number of Calories in common foods Did you know there is powdered buttermilk Powdered eggs and powdered milk all of these have a long shelf life and when used in baking. You can make your own Ghee butter all ghee butter is, the removal of all milk solids heat the butter not too hot and skim off the solids that rise until no more rises, now you have a butter oil that resists spoilage you may can this I would do it in small jars heat as seal as any canning is done these could be water bath canned. cooking oil and shortening are 2 different things and you need both for a longer term storage canned spray oil shortening may be divided into glass canning jars remember head space and can them this way they stay fresh and last years it can be done in a oven but hot oil is dangerous and the edge of the canning jars need to be clean to allow the lid to seal. Is this a trick question ? no but it is a bit confusing how many cups are in 1 pound of flour ANSWER depends on the flour ! 1 pound of cake flour, use 4 1/2 cups. generally made from soft wheat has lower protein but more starch 1 pound pastry flour, use 4 1/4 cups. soft wheat 1 pound whole wheat flour, use 3 1/3 cups. hard red wheat has more protein and gluten and mixed with soft wheat 1 pound of all-purpose flour, use 3 1/3 cups. hard red wheat mixed with soft wheat self-rising flour, which is all-purpose flour with leavening ( Baking powder added ), unless the recipe specifically calls for it not needed, but then you make your own when adding Baking powder to all purpose flour Most baked goods require eggs water and oil some require milk . many require Baking Powder NOT Baking soda BUT baking soda is used in some recipes so have some of both. all flours need to be frozen for 10 days to kill any weevils or other critters after freezing take the bag out and wrap it in a towel and allow it to come to room temperature over a period of a 24 hour day or 2 then seal it in mylar bags you can get these here. www.beprepared.com How to make your own Baking Powder, the reason why to show that it is easy but the main ingredient is Cream of Tartar not exactly a common item in your pantry so get some and as well have baking soda and cornstarch as well to make gravy thicker look how below it is not obvious Make your own baking powder. Ingredients 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional) Using Corn Starch to thicken you need to mix it with COLD WATER mix till it dissolves completly OR ELSE YOU'LL HAVE MAJOR LUMPS IN YOUR GRAVY NOT GOOD ! Other things you need are bullion beef, chicken, tomato and vegetable if you can find it this turns plain biscuits into sh*t on the shingle otherwise known as SOS it is gilling and much better than starving for lack of food or flavor IMHO. Spices I would have in bulk are chili powder, Paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, Red pepper flakes and I like powdered cumin or otherwise called Comino, celery & coriander seeds and any others you like. Because I like gumbo I have filet on hand which is ground dried Sassafras leaves. All of these spices have a unique and unparalleled flavor that if you don't have them your food will taste like school paste IMHO. Sauces Soy sauce Worcester sauce condiments Mustard (Mustard does not go bad ) Mayonnaise Sweet pickle relish, dill pickles If you love ranch dressing better have powdered Ranch Dressing mix. Sugar and rice are two things that need to be in dry containers but will last a very long time. Beans well the problem is cans do not last so you have to rotate as any other canned good but you can buy Rosarita flaked dried cooked beans and they last a very very long time and have the same protein as steak. Noodles last a long time if kept in a air tight container this is poor mans food starch is a filler for your belly nothing worse than hearing children crying because their belly is empty !!! Potato flakes keep them in a good tight container mashed potatoes are a staple all starches are they are seasonal for the most part and when food is hard to find any starch will be impossible to get look up Venezuela's problems. Knorr Powdered soup mixes are fantastic and last a long long time in their packaging Mixed with water and noodles your making your own Ramen style soup. Peanut butter and Jelly a staple for kids and easy -- jar jelly is as good as you can get lasts years and satisfies a sweet tooth if you don't have a case of MIXED fruit jellies your crazy, or never had children. Drink mixes like cocoa coffee tea or many fruit mixes as well as koolaid and gator aid. this is not the end just a primer but if you had enough of this you would not have to worry about going hungry. In Venezuela you can fill your car with gas for less than 2 dollars but they do not have any OTC medicine and most food is scarce this in a country overflowing with oil but socialism took everything away from the individuals and when the government could not pay the people they left because the jobs did not pay enough to buy food and pay utilities now mopst of the country is on a basic paycheck that only buys them 3 days of food and they have to live a month on it. Some items like flour rice and beans are metered out and the people cannot count on when or if they can get them. Food is a political tool against Hugo Chavez enemies and the military defends the food distribution centers while crime soars and at night you take your life in your hands if you go out. much worse than Chicago. With countries in riot the flow of money amd goods can and will stifle and that has caused financial failures that ripple to countries even a large as the U.S. be ready the riots are spreading now to England and I have heard some here in America.
  17. 2 points
    P210SIG yes sir that is a hurdle to have that much clean water figure starvation rations it would take 50 gallons a month. what most forget is cleaning so have enough paper plates and plastic wear and all that can be used as heating fuel afterward some can also be used to bait traps as it is the scent that attracts animals so a piece of paper plate with the scent of food will draw them in. Water barrels 55 and 6o gallon work great but need to be dumped and refilled at least once a year better twice 1/4 cup bleach a gallon of water and close it and roll the barrel around to clean the inside do not dump just stand up and fill reseal and it is water you need to treat it one it's de-potted. Nice thing about barrels they can be used as tables with a plywood table top and placed all over and even buried and used to catch rain as long as the air is not compromised. heavy ash from volcanoes makes the water alkali too much and it's toxic. Distilled water IS NOT SAFE TO DRINK as it has little mineral content as it passes through the body it strips the minerals from you. I forget the scientific term but chelation or damn I forget the word but minerals are drawn to water or if the water has an abundance of minerals the body absorbs them but there has to be an exchange of oxidized minerals for fresh to refresh the blood. Life is in the blood as it carries all the vital nutrients to every place in the body if your drinking distilled water you need to take an all purpose vitamin. Dehydration is not so much the lack of water but the laqck of electrolytes vitamins and proper minerals. Some minerals are toxic and the body's receptors are fooled by their atomic structure and they attach but cannot proceed with cellular regeneration because it cannot be cycled into the proteins and the cell dies, enough of this and you die. Your body has to keep ahead of atrophy ( slow death ) by withering away / wasting . I wish I could just dump my mental contents as it is so very long winded to explain all the factors that can and do happen, remember we are preparing for an unknown event Nuclear, Biological, Chemical or NBC BUT it's not that simple what if all of the above are in play like Mount St. Helen's and add in damage to chemical plants and a nuclear plant in a weather event like a low pressure system HOLY CRAP would that be a nightmare. Any event can be minimized or exacerbated by weather 100+ degrees no power and you have to seal your home up below freezing and dry as a bone and all your water is outside or you have none and the air is toxic being in it and your clothing is compromised. what is worse some events leave or have no trace a million ways to die is no joke even a library of knowledge and that one thing you miss and it's over and then there is Murphy, that bast@rd never sleeps. All of your perfect children and grandchildren will be Murphy's little helpers or the grim Reapers even the best children are fool hearty emotional impulsive I was a child once and regretted it children refute teachings by nature they are condescending and revel in ignorance. Today we allow children way to much freedom and once any situation hinders their social life or internet connection your going to have a tragic situation brewing, so having stores and chores to keep them busy your going to have to chain the up. Ann Frank is dead that type of instinct is rare and that is why she is held up as a amazing child she suffered but endured all a grown person could not have horribly she died before the camps were liberated and that is the hard facts of life people die all the time from lack of preparation the normalcy bias and fail to get while the gettings good or flat run out of goods time and faith -- yes faith as faith is the belief in things not seen and the future is just that an unknown and if your faith withers you wither - and die with or without water Food drums and IBC totes cannot be reused so look for them get the blue barrels they withstand sunlight over white barrels look for acid barrels from brick laying contractors watch it but they are filled with Hydrochloric acid and you want the barrels wit the least amount left look up diluting acid de-acidify and wash rinse well and you can store water in them they are black and most are 30 gallon barrels .... well I ain't got all day bar-b-q is calling me with some blackberry cobbler -eat drink and be merry cause tomorrow sh*t might be Forked up
  18. 2 points
    In my group, 3 months/90 days of supplies, we are good to go. Our goal is 3 years worth of supplies , which is a tall order to achieve. Biggest issue is having enough clean water stored, it’s a challenge IMHO !
  19. 2 points
    Yeppers Rudolph the red nose reindeer boy is that a classic because it used stop motion animation to create a full movie so it was not a cartoon. Of course in that day we all loved Burl Ives his unique voice was hypnotic as soon as you heard certain voices like his or like Jimmy Durante and a few others you immediately caught your attention and got ready for some eclectic entertainment that was sure to be fun or thoughtful and make your day, both could send your emotions running over get you laughing hysterically maybe slap your forehead and think how did they come up with that ! and how funny happy silly or interesting it was. Today when I see certain entertainers it's like I get rigid knowing that they are going to go into a diatribe of social political or personal ranting that leaves you wanting to turn off the computer radio or video device and go play with the dog. Currently my dog is happy and well adjusted and because I am not a vegetarian he knows that holidays seem to make huge ham and venison bones appear with all kinds of scraps WHOO DOGGIE he likes that. and he get the added bonus of trying to attack new people and sniffing new butts other than the mail person and the normal friends that come over. It's great to hear all my old favorite Christmas music I don't think I have but one song after the 1980's most of your would choke on your drink but I love it Here are some odd but pretty funny. Watch Watch out for that punch at the work Christmas Parties Watch late Watch later
  20. 2 points
    Man 2019 never thought I would make it to see 2000 much less 2019 God has been very good to me and mine pray he passes it on to both you and yours. I'm about to kick back and watch White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye one of my favorite movies that puts me in the Christmas mood I also like A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sim, As far as a comedy I really liked Christmas Story mostly because I always liked Darren McGavin
  21. 2 points
    Drew_Forge

    Thanksgiving

    Right back atcha buddy!
  22. 2 points
    Drew_Forge

    Teaching 'em young

    Took my 5-year-old out in the woods today and we had a great time building a little lean-to shelter! He collected most of the evergreen boughs himself and had a blast putting them on the branch framework. Now he keeps bugging me to go out and go camping in it!
  23. 2 points
    Drew_Forge

    My ultimate outdoors sidearm!

    Well, I finally got one - I've been searching for one of these for pretty much my entire adult life (though my wife would argue I have yet to grow up.) This is a .22 LR 4" barreled S&W Model 18 from the late '60s. I've had a 6" barreled S&W K-22 since I was 21, but the 6" barrel has always been better suited to target use over field use. I've been trying lots of different guns for field sidearms - Ruger MKI / MKII, Browning Buck Mark, the aforementioned K-22 - but I always just came back to the conclusion that I really just wanted a 4" .22 Smith & Wesson revolver. Now I've got one - and I don't think I'll ever step foot in the woods again without it on my side.
  24. 2 points
    P210SIG

    Teaching 'em young

    Good times , father & son bonding outdoors. Now that my sons in college, we have less time, enjoying theses activities together. Lifetime memories, job well done there Drew_ Forge
  25. 2 points
    juzcallmesnake

    Mid term mania

    I don't see this as correct, but votes for the house are by districts, one for senate then another for the house ? some kind of shenanigans is up with this I think. that said I think we can blame John McCain for his vote on health care sorry POS so Republicans got blamed for the healthcare debacle AGAIN did anyone remember we have to pass it " the AHC or Obummer care bill now Nancy Pelosi states they will be transparent I was shocked to see the sky did not fall in she could't tell the truth if her life depended on it. I think somewhere in the upper room of the Republican party they thought to win the whole enchilada by playing fast and loose with a few bills that should have sailed through many of them remember are never Trumpers and part of the swamp. I heard of some irregularities when people voted straight ticket, I am all for paper ballots only machines can be finagled and Soros owns stock or part owner in those companies-- so why would I trust them. was amazed that we did well in border states apparently Chicanos don't like illegal immigration anymore than the rest of us.