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  1. I wish it weren't so, Gents, but the vast majority of our nation has never had the need to pay such close attention to their situation. Think about it. I think we learn this type of thing when we have to, or if we are lucky enough to be educated on it at an early age.


    Most of us who think we would be able to catch something like that LEARNED it by necessity, walking point, rear cover, door gunner, CAP units or what have you. We are the minority. Sadly, I believe America is going to learn "situational awareness" the hard way. Sadly, that's the way we learned, too...

  2. Wally- they aqua bricks could prob fit under my bed, but were built to be stacked on top of eacho ther. They are just really heavy. Think i read they make it like 20 pounds or so for 3 gallons.


    Snake- what are those containers used for? And the restaurants pretty much just throw them away?


    Any water storage will be heavy. Pure water weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon. Your three gallon water brick contains 25.02 pounds of water plus whatever the empty container weighs. For storage, the larger the container, the more efficiently you use your storage space. However you also lose portability. Its atrade off, like almost everything!

  3. Im prepared to treat with the rule of thumb that normally Is associated with a condom. "Better to have and not need, than to need and not have." I'd rather be.judged by twelve than carried by six and happily setting my rear end next to a lawyer in a court of law justifying my glory of still being able to draw breath over the individual who rolled the dice and lost. And thats how I will handle it.


    Well said!

  4. OK- I am really tire of of trying to find a plain old radio to listen to the news and information on. I have tried several and so far they seem to be complete junk. Poor reception, poor speaker quality, poor everything. Who knows what I should try next?

    I think I want the following features:



    Rechargeable by crank or plug in(and not take forever to charge)(Should run 30 minutes on a charge)

    AM FM Shortwave Bands

    GOOD to Great reception

    Sturdily built

    External jack for antenna add on.(Could live without this if the reception is GREAT

  5. I have tried several of their products-

    Scrambled eggs, pancakes, Textured Vegetable Protein(Fake Meat), chicken soup, sweet corn, potato slices, butter powder, milk powder, and granola cereal.

    In my opinion-

    All were excellent in taste and texture EXCEPT the TVP- It was good, but it wasn't meat; And the chicken noodle soup was a little "slippery" for want of a better term, but still the flavor was good. I did not like the pancakes flavor, but the wife thought they were great. Go figure.


    I would recommend that you practice preparation a little, as it does take quite some time for some of them to re-hydrate. Augason sells a small can for everyday and trial use. I did that to decide what I did not want when I bought the pails.


    Also Augason is in some kind of relation ship with Sams and Walmart, so you can find some of the stuff in the local stores and save on shipping. After trying the small cans, I did go on to buy larger quantity in pails.


    Hope this helps

  6. The .223/5.56 may in fact be less lethal in the immediacy, BUT there are many, many, many people who can attest to their lethality when properly employed. Compare two dead by .223 one by 7.62 or whatever. Which one died "more effectively"?


    My point is this: I fully support our right to keep and bear arms. Yes, even semi-automatic black guns. I also fully support the contention that their is no need in the hunting or sporting arena for 30 round magazines. But they aren't the problem. The problems we are having are with the shooters, the bad guys, the criminals, the mentally challenged. If they can't get a bushmaster or an AR15 type of weapon, they will use something else. Picture the recent school shootings with a Saiga 12 gauge.


    If I believed giving up our AR's etc would stop the violence I would support it wholly and loudly. I do not believe it for a second. Lets start convincing the world what the problem is and find good ways to fix it, and stop arguing the unimportant details of calibers and styles.


    Sorry for the opinions make me Devildog- and do not necessarily make me right.

  7. Welcome, Lemonmint!


    Tough to add to the above, but let me encourage you to join right in with us here. All of us are newbies in a lot of things, and I wish I had a nickel for everything new I have learned in this forum. Hopefully I have reciprocated and contributed some small things in the process.


    Good luck in your prepping and God Bless.

  8. I carry some stainless steel wire, we used to call "safety wire" its very thin (.032 inches) and has EXACTLY 3 million and one uses. Don't ask me for a list! You can make everything from fish hooks and leaders to restraints and garrottes. Of course you can also wire things together with it.

  9. Remember, you get what you pay for.


    I don't agree. There are numerous instances where paying top dollar simply means you paid more than the next guy for the same thing. BUT, always check quality first before you go for the less expensive item. Furniture comes to mind. If you pay a lot, you just get expensive crap.


    The dollar stores in our area - you have to watch them very, very close. That cheaper price really may not be. Example: Liquid bleach, smae exact size, and same exact brand. Read the bottles close and you see that the dollar store bottle has only HALF the active ingredient. So the bottle cost less but you need to use more product per use. You have to do the math!