Partsman

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  1. Many would like to learn survival skills and train in a group .... have any of you looked into the CERT program? https://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams I think it could be a benefit at several levels. (1) Learn skills, (2) meet like minded people/network, (3) become certified in emergency response, (4) get an insiders look at local contingency plans, (5) discover additional resources, (6) have "government" ID that could make movement easier in a situation. So...I would like some feed-back...anyone been through the program? Look forward to reading your thoughts about this.
  2. We all must take climate change into consideration ..... hotter .... colder .... what does the future hold? I would recommend a book by John L. Casey .... DARK WINTER makes interesting reading and raises the issue of what exactly should we prepare for. The need to be prepared is a given ..... what we need to be prepared for is not. This book presents the likelihood of a different future from the "politically correct" one being presented by those in government and the "green" groups. Think you will enjoy the read .... like to know what you think. Glen http://www.lubedealer.com/Partsmans-Site
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    car Survival tool

    The most important thing to remember .... have the tool in the vehicle cab and reachable by the driver. A tool box or trunk full of useful stuff is great when you are the good guy/gal and need them to help another citizen .... however, if you are trapped in the vehicle the first thing to do is get out. People have burned or drowned for lack of a way to get out of their vehicle.
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    Generator Brands?

    Check out the Honda generator sites as there are units that can be ganged for greater output available. Honda does offer the least noise of any units that I know of. You can reduce noise levels by building noise reduction surrounds and or placing the unit in a hole. If you are like many of us the $99.99 with coupon unit at Harbor Freight might be a consideration. You could stock pile several of those for the price of a Honda unit. I totally agree with Snake short fat power cords with copper wire are the way to go. Learn to maintain your equipment and store fuel with stabilizer in a safe secure location....not in an attached garage. As for solar....learn what it takes to keep it working....just as other equipment have the replacement parts to get back up if something fails. Study up on batteries and look into products and prosedures designed to extend their life.
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    A Great Shaking is Coming

    Will Next month be an end .... according to some yes it will. It will also mark a beginning of the next cycle. We are told to be ready ... to prepare to be able to make it through the times of tribulation. Is religion the opiate of the people as some say? Only if the "religion" is more important than your faith in GOD. Too many bad things have been done in the name of religion (a word used for so many different beliefs). For those of us who honor the one GOD it is seen by our actions (not that those actions will assure us of anything) by those who are around us. Just as one cannot make another ready to survive .... only show them the way to do so, there is only ONE who can save.
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    How's the Weather in your area lately.

    I had posted last year about this time and just edited that post to show we are getting a rerun of nasty weather. Any of you seen the scientist who says the warmers are nuts? He has supposedly hit the nail on the head for several predictions but none of the politically correct crowd will agree with him because their funding would dry up. With the nut jobs we have in government we will be really lucky not to become a third world country in the next five years regardless of who gets voted in in Washington. It is sad to see so many intelligent? people with their heads so far up their A holes that they think they see stars at the end of the tunnel .... when it is actually the oxygen cutting off.
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    merry christmas

    Hi Wally......Hope your Christmas was good. It seems that they killed the site when it went down and it took too long to fix it. A shame as I enjoyed many of the people and their comments. Are you visiting any other sites and have you found any with good content?
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    Thieving little critters at night.

    You may want to try a electric fence....run three strands 4'' 8'' 12'' and either soak the ground under the fence or make the center wire a ground (be sure it is attached to a good ground).
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    Ebola Virus

    The level of Stupid is off the charts. The health care workers have no clue ..... dressing like you are going into an operating room for a normal medical procedure is NOT the way to dress for an exposure to Ebola or any other contagious disease with kill rates in the 50% area. Even the TV shows get it right....full hazmat gear and then decontamination before removal of gear. These people are going into a room where the patient has coughed/ sneezed/ spit/ thrown up ..... so there are body fluids in the air and on various surfaces all over the room. You would think that they would be using high power UV lights and disinfectants in the room to help protect their workers.
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    ISIS/ISIL

    Short answer ..... No. Our government to be polite is a very bad joke when it comes to terrorists. To say that they have no clue would be being kind. When an organization states that their plans include killing anyone who does not conform to their version of their religion and calls for attacks in the USA .... my response were I in a position to do so would be to end them one and all....man, woman and child.
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    Ebola Virus

    While everyone is freaking out over Ebola, the virus from Honduras or another of the South American countries has already been spread over the USA by our idiotic government. The illegal minors have been sent who knows where and are now in our school systems spreading what ever diseases they have to our population....You have been observing the "News" I hope. The official word is it only affects young people but if you read some of the comments sections the reality is much grimmer. Several of the adult posters describe having had the same symptoms and having a hard time getting better.....the medical people often have no clue what the patient actually has and by the time they figure it out you are sick as a dog.....assuming they figure it out. Not what I would call a good thing....especially if you have a weak immune system to start with. We as a nation are so far under the Stupid rock as to make it not funny at all. Distance, sanitation and a strengthened immune system are prime requirements to stay healthy in the present situation....not always possible for many of us as we are exposed to the general public population on a day to day basis.
  12. What are ways to test water for chemicals? Also how do you get the chemicals out of the water if the test kit indicates they are there?
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    Moms Presentation at Church

    I did a series of posts here on this site on keeping you BOV ready that might have some info of use to you. I also have a site on synthetic lubes that you might find interesting. http://www.lubedealer.com/Partsmans-Site Hope you have a good response to your talks. Too many think they will never have a need and are dismayed when reality happens. It is better to be prepared and never have a need than to have a need and no way to fix it.
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    Survival Roll a Blades/skates.

    For urban scouting the rollerblades could be a viable option. Lower profile than a bike and assuming you take along a pair of steel toed work shoes to swap out for interior or vertical scouting, would be better from the standpoint of not having to hide the bike and retrieve it later. Practice with a weighted day pack to learn how they/you respond to traveling loaded.
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    It is time to say Goodbye for awhile

    Take care Snake.....I hate to agree with the common consensus but the writing is on the wall so to speak. All any of us can do is the best we can....prepare to the best of our ability and educate those willing to learn. If enough are prepared, then the country will survive....perhaps even be improved by the reduction of free-loaders in the population, time till tell. How far things will fall is the great unknown....if too much knowledge is lost, it will be a hard, up hill struggle to even survive. May God be with us all.
  16. I think the founders of this country would have understood this .... in fact they did it. Published On June 28, 2011 | By Larken Rose | From COPBLOCK Badges Don't Grant Extra Rights That question, even without an answer, makes most “law-abiding taxpayers” go into knee-jerk conniptions. The indoctrinated masses all race to see who can be first, and loudest, to proclaim that it is NEVER okay to forcibly resist “law enforcement.” In doing so, they also inadvertently demonstrate why so much of human history has been plagued by tyranny and oppression. In an ideal world, cops would do nothing except protect people from thieves and attackers, in which case shooting a cop would never be justified. In the real world, however, far more injustice, violence, torture, theft, and outright murder has been committed IN THE NAME of “law enforcement,” than has been committed in spite of it. To get a little perspective, try watching a documentary or two about some of the atrocities committed by the regimes of Stalin, or Lenin, or Chairman Mao, or Hitler, or Pol Pot, or any number of other tyrants in history. Pause the film when the jackboots are about to herd innocent people into cattle cars, or gun them down as they stand on the edge of a ditch, and THEN ask yourself the question, “When should you shoot a cop?” Keep in mind, the evils of those regimes were committed in the name of “law enforcement.” And as much as the statement may make people cringe, the history of the human race would have been a lot LESS gruesome if there had been a lot MORE “cop-killers” around to deal with the state mercenaries of those regimes. People don’t mind when you point out the tyranny that has happened in other countries, but most have a hard time viewing their OWN “country,” their OWN “government,” and their OWN “law enforcers,” in any sort of objective way. Having been trained to feel a blind loyalty to the ruling class of the particular piece of dirt they live on (a.k.a. “patriotism”), and having been trained to believe that obedience is a virtue, the idea of forcibly resisting “law enforcement” is simply unthinkable to many. Literally, they can’t even THINK about it. And humanity has suffered horribly because of it. It is a testament to the effectiveness of authoritarian indoctrination that literally billions of people throughout history have begged and screamed and cried in the face of authoritarian injustice and oppression, but only a tiny fraction have ever lifted a finger to actually try to STOP it. Even when people can recognize tyranny and oppression, they still usually talk about “working within the system”–the same system that is responsible for the tyranny and oppression. People want to believe that ”the system” will, sooner or later, provide justice. The last thing they want to consider is that they should “illegally” resist–that if they want to achieve justice, they must become “criminals” and “terrorists,” which is what anyone who resists “legal” injustice is automatically labelled. But history shows all too well that those who fight for freedom and justice almost always do so “illegally”–i.e., without the permission of the ruling class. If politicians think that they have the right to impose any “law” they want, and cops have the attitude that, as long as it’s called “law,” they will enforce it, what is there to prevent complete tyranny? Not the consciences of the “law-makers” or their hired thugs, obviously. And not any election or petition to the politicians. When tyrants define what counts as “law,” then by definition it is up to the “law-breakers” to combat tyranny. Pick any example of abuse of power, whether it is the fascist “war on drugs,” the police thuggery that has become so common, the random stops and searches now routinely carried out in the name of “security” (e.g., at airports, “border checkpoints” that aren’t even at the border, “sobriety checkpoints,” and so on), or anything else. Now ask yourself the uncomfortable question: If it’s wrong for cops to do these things, doesn’t that imply that the people have a right to RESIST such actions? Of course, state mercenaries don’t take kindly to being resisted, even non-violently. If you question their right to detain you, interrogate you, search you, invade your home, and so on, you are very likely to be tasered, physically assaulted, kidnapped, put in a cage, or shot. If a cop decides to treat you like livestock, whether he does it “legally” or not, you will usually have only two options: submit, or kill the cop. You can’t resist a cop ”just a little” and get away with it. He will always call in more of his fellow gang members, until you are subdued or dead. Basic logic dictates that you either have an obligation to LET “law enforcers” have their way with you, or you have the right to STOP them from doing so, which will almost always require killing them. (Politely asking fascists to not be fascists has a very poor track record.) Consider the recent Indiana Supreme Court ruling, which declared that if a cop tries to ILLEGALLY enter your home, it’s against the law for you to do anything to stop him. Aside from the patent absurdity of it, since it amounts to giving thugs with badges PERMISSION to “break the law,” and makes it a CRIME for you to defend yourself against a CRIMINAL (if he has a badge), consider the logical ramifications of that attitude. There were once some words written on a piece of parchment (with those words now known as the Fourth Amendment), that said that you have the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures at the hands of ”government” agents. In Indiana today, what could that possibly mean? The message from the ruling class is quite clear, and utterly insane. It amounts to this: “We don’t have the right to invade your home without probable cause … but if we DO, you have no right to stop us, and we have the right to arrest you if you try.” Why not apply that to the rest of the Bill of Rights, while we’re at it? ”You have the right to say what you want, but if we use violence to shut you up, you have to let us.” (I can personally attest to the fact that that is the attitude of the U.S. “Department of Justice.”) “You have the right to have guns, but if we try to forcibly and illegally disarm you, and you resist, we have the right to kill you.” (Ask Randy Weaver and the Branch Davidians about that one.) “You have the right to not testify against yourself, but when we coerce you into confessing (and call it a ’plea agreement’), you can’t do a thing about it.” What good is a ”right”–what does the term “right” even mean–if you have an obligation to allow jackboots to violate your so-called “rights”? It makes the term absolutely meaningless. To be blunt, if you have the right to do “A,” it means that if someone tries to STOP you from doing “A”–even if he has a badge and a politician’s scribble (“law”) on his side–you have the right to use whatever amount of force is necessary to resist that person. That’s what it means to have an unalienable right. If you have the unalienable right to speak your mind (a la the First Amendment), then you have the right to KILL “government” agents who try to shut you up. If you have the unalienable right to be armed, then you have the right to KILL ”government” agents who try to disarm you. If you have the right to not be subjected to unreasonable searches and seizures, then you have the right to KILL “government” agents who try to inflict those on you. Those who are proud to be “law-abiding” don’t like to hear this, and don’t like to think about this, but what’s the alternative? If you do NOT have the right to forcibly resist injustice–even if the injustice is called ”law”–that logically implies that you have an obligation to allow ”government” agents to do absolutely anything they want to you, your home, your family, and so on. Really, there are only two choices: you are a slave, the property of the politicians, without any rights at all, or you have the right to violently resist “government” attempts to oppress you. There can be no other option. Of course, on a practical level, openly resisting the gang called ”government” is usually very hazardous to one’s health. But there is a big difference between obeying for the sake of self-preservation, which is often necessary and rational, and feeling a moral obligation to go along with whatever the ruling class wants to do to you, which is pathetic and insane. Most of the incomprehensible atrocities that have occurred throughout history were due in large part to the fact that most people answer “never” to the question of “When should you shoot a cop?” The correct answer is: When evil is “legal,” become a criminal. When oppression is enacted as “law,” become a “law-breaker.” When those violently victimizing the innocent have badges, become a cop-killer. The next time you hear of a police officer being killed “in the line of duty,” take a moment to consider the very real possibility that maybe in that case, the “law enforcer” was the bad guy and the “cop killer” was the good guy. As it happens, that has been the case more often than not throughout human history.
  17. Too many are in their own Twilight Zone and as long as they can work the system to their advantage they will. I would not wish to be near any large population when the SHTF. i.e. the free money, free housing, and free medical dries up.....not going to be pretty. Between the OWG and our creditors, I would rate our chances as approximately the same as a snow ball in Hell.
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    Threads HD ( Nuclear War )

    Tp read Agenda 21. I tend to agree with your assessment... an EMP attack say centered in the Ohio valley would devastate the east coast and result in mass casualties after the three days of supplies were gone. Couple that with selected strikes to disable key bases and first responder stock piles and we are toast. After allowing a period of time for nature to take its course the "OWO" would be able to "rebuild" what was the USA in their desired fashion. Believe me ... not a future I would want to see... but entirely possible.
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    How's the Weather in your area lately.

    LA lower Alabama that is .... low 30's with freezing rain or snow depending on where you are. Ice on power lines and possibly on bridges .... not a time to be on the road as very few have the right tires or knowhow to be out on icy roads. Many areas have shut down all except emergency travel. Should be back to the normal nasty weather in a couple of days but who knows...could have a repeat as the weather maker over the great plains seems to keep on giving & giving & giving. Know everyone from the Dakotas across to the east coast are wishing for some relief....hope they get some soon. 1/7/2015 It's BACK Presently it is blowing and in the low 30s and headed to the high teens with wind chill making it at bit rough unless you got the right gear. Forecast is for this to move through and warm for the rain to start in a few days. Like Texas if you don't like the weather give it a day or two and likely you will like it even less. Had some nice days....clear with light breeze but doing down hill at the moment. You all stay safe and warm if you can.
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    Missing Memebers

    When the unwished for Reality does occur .... and you notice I said when not if ... it will be too late to prepare or to "discuss" viewpoints. We as individuals and groups should prepare as best we can by gleaning useful information and collecting the tools, training, and supplies that we determine will help us survive. Being prepared for the "normal" bad events is a start on the correct path. Use the programs the Gov. offers (after all we helped pay for them) as well as info that you are able to vet that is found on the net or from groups and individuals who have been there.
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    Missing Memebers

    Yea...It does look like there are several of the regulars over at Dansdepot. I do not see a problem with being on multiple sites as you can often discover ideas that you had not considered as well as different approaches to a problem. On a different note.....Snake or anyone ..... have you ever seen a good test kit for water? Something the average prepper could use to be sure nothing bad is in the water. As far as cleaning water .... I see that as a multiple media task possibly joined with reverse osmosis and distillation. That is if it is contaminated with chemicals.....there in lies the need for a good test kit. No reason to go full house when running it through a filter would make it safe.
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    this place is dead

    Is there any thing wrong with copy & paste? I don't seem able to paste when replying to a topic. Or is it just my comp?
  23. Just when you think you have some handle on basic survival problems you come across something like this.... Apophis ... a 50 million ton asteroid that is due for a near miss in 2029 and possibly a hit in 2036. Popular Science magazine has an article on line that goes into some detail on the chance of changing it's trajectory and where it might impact. http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/apophis/ has an updated article on this. While it looks like this will prove to be a near miss, it does raise the issue of what would be the outcome of an impact. The Russian experience suggests even a relatively small rock can do some extensive damage and our present technology is not up to tracking everything. My personal thoughts are that there is little in the way of advance planning for this sort of WTSHTF event so it is better to focus on what one can do to mitigate the more likely events such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and ice/snow storms disrupting our lives. Oh let's not leave out government as a disruptive possibility..... Let us hope that the New Year is good to all of us and the Bad remains a possibility rather than a probability.
  24. When the missiles fall will they be wasted on empty cities?
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    day after tommorow ????

    While one thing is "warming" the planet another is "cooling" it. Our energy consumption is ? creating a heating effect while at the same time scientists say that the sun is entering a "cool" period of its life cycle. The Gulf stream is little understood as has been noted. It is very likely that we will see several changes in the climate in the coming years.....how we cope will be the question.