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  1. I have become hooked on typewriters, partially because of their possibilities in a catastrophe. Typewriters are a great and self-sustainable way to journal events, pass time and communicate with dignity. Have any of you considered typewriters as part of your prep? Is there anything you would like to know about them that i can help you with?
  2. Let's say you're in your BOL with your people, and the [plague/zombies/infestation of angry chipmunks or whatever] is taking it's sweet time passing over. How are you planning to keep from going crazy? Im stowing away every book I can find, board games, a manual treadmill, a 1946 Underwood Model S typewriter and a bunch of whiskey.
  3. While my far-better half is an intelligent, strong, motivated and formidable woman, she has the curses of being too trusting and late to defense. At a recent outing, my old boxing skills became needed, and while she supported my violence, she was in shock during the event. She also shies away from firearms and is too trusting of our neighborhood jogging trail at night. What can i do to help her become more proactive, and more mindful of danger, without making her dismiss my advancements as paranoid? Thank you all for your guidance!
  4. Hi, not new but have been away for years. I have a new life now, and am looking at prepping now for my new lifestyle. This time around, i will be joined by Mrs. Brick and the Brick Family Animals. Glad to be here again!
  5. Huh? Sorry, it's been a long few weeks for me lol.
  6. I don't think I could agree more. I've had a TON of leftist friends who would laugh at jokes I would tell and then berate me for telling them LOL. For some reason, most of them tended to be Atheists who tried to "convert" me all the time, but who would ask me things like "why do you Christians always try to convert people?" When they found out I carry a concealed weapon, they'd recoil (LOL), but now they ask me to help them pick out a gun. I find it very hard not to hate Leftists in general.
  7. Not to start a political war here, but I don't support bringing back the draft, mainly because I and a lot of other people don't support the way this war has turned. If things came to a conflict on American soil, you'd better believe I'd be out there shooting anything less American than the '65 Chevy in my garage, but otherwise, I believe that the military-industrial complex feeds off of wars, including this one - and I don't want my kids or grandkids growing up in a world fueled by war. Don't get me wrong, knocking off Osama and Hussein and a bunch of their lackeys was what we should've done, but now we're getting ourselves up the creek, and that's what the politicians want. Never forget that war is money.
  8. The USB things (they even have ones that keep a soda can chilled) seem like they'd work okay, but I've never seen one, and it seems like they'd take some power. I looked into the Frio Wallet and seems like it would keep a few pens cold for a while and at high temperatures - I'm looking at getting a few for our BOB's.
  9. Straydog, that's a good idea where to carry a few of those. I'm gonna' start doing that, too.
  10. I agree with Rod and Tinderwolf. The thing is, we as a country aren't looking at where Ahmedina- Ahmedinaj- *checks Google* Ahmadinejad's position is. As a leader he's between a rock and a hard place - the way their Presidencies work, he does not have the same power as Obama does here - he has to answer to his equivalent of a cabinet for whatever he does and they have to answer to him the same way, meanwhile his cabinet and citizens are in an uproar because he hasn't allowed an attack on us or Israel. He knows that if he did, it would be suicide, but if you look at where our bases are stationed and at the uproar we caused going into the last two major conflicts, he knows we could strike at any moment, and that nothing anyone says is going to stop us from doing it. Not to mention, he hasn't had the easiest time getting the bomb. If he does get the bomb, he's in a new level of problems because that ups the ante for his citizens and cabinet to berate him more and more if he doesn't immediately use it or outright threaten to. We've got a slightly smaller case of Cold War brewing this time, except that now things are more fractured. Meanwhile, like some of what Rod said, this war is a huge cause for our economic issues, the government is expecting social unrest in our borders very soon, the whole world is either calling us bullies or bullies are calling us friends, and our military is strained. We need to GTFO, quickly and orderly, and secure our country.
  11. I do like the singles, but I like to use two of them. I plan on carrying some for bartering - everyone wants coffee, they're lightweight, small, and if they don't sell I still win LOL.
  12. Oh, by the way, thanks for the links, I'm checking those out right now.
  13. Lol yeah I've heard some bad things about being a machinegunner - mostly how much of a pain they are, especially the 240 for some reason. A lot of people I've spoken to with far-reaching experience liked the M-60's better, but my dad hated carrying the thing lol. Well I do plan on an LBE system, partially because I don't consider my pack a true BOB until I can survive a week of TEOTWAWKI with it, and my area will be a war zone if one spark hits this place. The way I see it, when it comes to carrying a bunch of gear into a dangerous situation that may involve every ounce of prepping and shooting experience I have, the military's probably the best place to start looking for how to do it right. I don't plan on a machinegun, but I do plan on a 5.56 AK with 800 rounds or better - 300 on my belt in 30rd. mags, 500 in reserve (I'm near a large Army base, and the 5.56 NATO is the compatible ammo with the few people I do plan on hoofing it with, however my mags aren't, so I want to keep a good deal loaded. If 300 rounds can't get me out of something, 800 probably wouldn't either). Also, due to my girlfriend's medical needs and the fact that we live halfway across from each other in a powder keg of a town, I'd much rather deal with the weight, than have to break a concealed route to resupply something when the gangs are going crazy, so a military style of packing is right up my alley.
  14. Any machinegunners here, or does anyone know where I could get pictures of how they pack? I know the military even tells you how to pack a duffel, so I imagine there'd be pictures somewhere. I've noticed they have to carry a lot in their combat rigs, so I was gonna' see if I could get some tips on how they pack all of it, especially when it comes to ammunition and odd bulk items like extra barrels, for instance. While I don't plan on bringing a 240 with me anywhere, I think they might have a good packing style that I should check out.
  15. Nice kit. I'll probably make my own, but that's definitely worth $40.