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  1. Lets just say, for all intensive purposes, that the world has suffered a major societal collapse. You have survived, as have many other people... After the dust has settled and your imidiate needs taken care of, what job would you fulfill in surviving or even rebuilding? Personaly, I'd either become a scavenger or possibly a mercenary, based on my skills and personality. (Even though scavenger and merc are kinda cliche...) Some ideas... Doctor Teacher Farmer Trader Repairman Construction Etc.
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    Makeshift weaponry thread?

    Prison shows talk a lot about toothbrush shivs (Shivs are improvised knives, made from sharp objects, shanks are sharpened). Put a razorblade in the bristles of a toothbrush and melt the bristles down to hold the blade. Screws work as well.
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    Plan B?

    5 gallon canteen, 1 gazilion water purification tablets, 3 combat knives, a shemag, hypothermia bag, signal mirror, fire starter, you name it! None of this stuff (not even 550 cord...) will help you if your B.O.B. gets stolen while you sleep, lost in an earthquake, destroyed in a fire, or contaiminated in a chemical attack. Personaly, I'm being very hypocritical, as I have very little in the ways of a plan B. How many other fellow survivalists have to agree? Or am I the only one?
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    Hey guys! I'm 550cordfreak, and a 550 cord fanatic.
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    The Colony

    Just started watchin "The Colony" season 1 on netflix. I love it... but they say that average americans are in the expirement, when in reality, they have 4 scientists, an ER nurse, a trauma doctor, a contractor, a martial arts instructor, an ex-cambodian spec. ops. guy and a parts fabricator! No fat kids, no housewives, no unemployed man, no disabled... its a bad representation of the population. Still an entertaining show...
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    Basic Car Stuff

    [Please Don't replace this under BOV. This is about any car] {Disclaimer: Some techniques are illegal or damaging to a car and are only to be used in dire emergencies. I take no legal, medical, or any other type of responsibility for these techniques.} 1. Changing tires. Changing a flat tire on a car is a basic job that takes about 30 minutes tops. However, not all cars are the same and thus, have different procedures. One should refer to the owners manual for instructions. However, I leave you with two pieces of important advice. First, know were your spare is. This sounds stupid but this can range from extremely easy, with a jeep or land rover, to extremely dificult on a Honda Oddesey, were the spare is located in the rear left wall console. Second is buy an industrial jack. The crap ones that come in your car have a really small base and are prone to falling. Each year, dozens are crushed to death by a falling jack... so go buy a good one. 2. Starting W/out a key. Hotwiring is NOT easy, safe, practical, quick, quiet, nor legal... so avoid doing it! All cars have different security, and its not as easy as crossing the two red wires. Generaly, you'll want to connect the ignition to the battery line... and avoid the horn! If your starting an older car, shove a flat head screw driver into the ignition, and tap it with a hammer, mallet, or shoe, until its all the way in. Then twist like a key. Two probs. though, 1, this leaves the ignition permanantly broken and 2, it doesnt work on new cars with micro chips in the key. To disengage a steering lock, place a flat head behind wheel and in front of column and pull like a crowbar untill it clicks. 3. Syphoning Gas. This can be done with a water house or any other tube. Now another choice, siphon from the place you put gas in at a gas station, or directly from the fuel tank. Place one end into fuel line, then suck on the other end of the tube to create pressure. Avoid drinking the gas for obvious reasons. Soon the gas will come spewing drom the tube. One tip, buy a siphon pump from an auto store. It keeps gas from going in contact with your mouth and can help when you run out on a freeway and a friend comes to the "rescue". 4. Quick Repairs. 1: Overheated radiators should not be touched for atleast ten minutes, unless you like getting sprayed by SCALDING hot water. Leaky hoses repaired by duct tape will hold for weeks. Leaky radiators can be repaired by putting raw eggs inside the radiator after it is refilled with the engine running. 2: Squeaky fan belts can be repaired by holding a bar of soap to the outer edges of the belt while running the engine. 3: Broken Alternator belts can be repaired by twisting pantyhose and tying them as tight as possible. 4: Headlights that are left on all night should be turned off immediatly. Let the engine recuperate for about15 mins. This might be enough for the battery to start the car 5: Craks in the winsheild sould be filled with super glue. If you do not have super glue, drill a hole all the way through, at the end of the crack to keep it from spreading. 6: Rusted nuts can be easily removed by dousing them in coke. 5. DO NOT TOUCH THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1: Electric/Hybrid cars, the voltage will roast you alive! 2: Cataclytic Converters, their FLAMMING HOT AND POISONOUS. 3: Leaky/Broken Batteries, Acid, Lead, and Explosive Hydrogen, all in one little box 6. Manifold Cooking. As long as you have a car with fuel, you have a sure fire (no pun intended) way to cook food. Simply place bundles of WRAPPED (keyword: wrapped) food on the exuast manifold coming from the cylanders to the tailpipe, wait for dessired cooking time and violla! Redneck cooking in no time. (No offense to Southern residents, I was born and raised in the deep south). And the best part is, no pots or pans nessacary. Well hope you guys enjoy and learned something. I'd like to say a lot of this is from James Shepperd-Barron's book. Please leave more tips, tricks, comments, or even corrections.
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    Guns 'n Psycology

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    Anyone got any advice?

    Im about to go camping soon, and I havn't really done this yet... Anybody got tips they had to learn the hard way, to share to a rookie?
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    Survival kit for EDC

    Finaly, somebody who loves 550 as much as i do (well maybe not as much...)
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    What's in Your Pockets?

    Walet: Photo ID, lock pick set, some cash, foldable survival guide Phone: thats it... just a phone Arm: 550 paracord bracelet or Water-proof sports watch Pocket: Gerber STL 2.0 knife
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    Avoid talking about humanity. I learned that the hard way... anyone remember my fail...?
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    Anyone got any advice?

    Thanks guys for the advice! If it helps i meant twelve ft. From car camping lol.
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    Did not know..... Anthrax Vaccine.

    I believe I've had one before... Theys seem to hurt more than other shots...
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    Something to ponder

    Techiniquly, the human population will be destroyed when the sun burns all of its hydrogen, rapidly expands, and makes us the closest planet to the sun... if we as a species even maake it that far. If you look at the ammount of time humans have been on earth compared to the amount of time of many other species, we're still relativly new to planet earth.
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    Survival Cache Presents: Building Better Bug-Out-Bags

    Very, VERY, VERY good topic, thank you. However the rule of three you did was missing 3 seconds without mentality and, 3 months without love or companionship (WILSON!!!)
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    Plan B?

    Not if you park your car in your garage and your house burns down..
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    BIBB for the International Business Man

    Are you sure you can survive two dats off only 500 calories though... I relize it would be extremely difficult to pack more though
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    GIGN's Urban Assualt SUV

    Ok, so its a lttle far fetched from most of our budgets... but still would be awsome to own!
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    GIGN's Urban Assualt SUV

    @101matt I just started my christmas list!
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    Basic Car Stuff

    Good thing he has a G.I. helmet lying around....
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    Guns 'n Psycology

    Okay! I deleted it! Happy?
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    Not much you guys probably dont know
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    Guns 'n Psycology

    I have a good compromise. You guys ignore my thread, and we all pretend this thread never happened, pyscology isnt my thing
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    Guns 'n Psycology

    Hahahahaha! I loved the part about becoming a monk and the rice bowl. Racism and a personal attack all in one line... Where you a comedian at one time?
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    Guns 'n Psycology

    Dear Repliers I believe that I may have worded the first sentence wrong. This thread was a warning to the ones that dont quite know what constitutes lethal defence. I am in no way even attempting to down talk self defence. When someone is threating to harm your or one you loves life, then by all means you have the legal right to nuetralize the threat, by any means nessacary. However, if someone calls your girlfriend a bad name, you cant pull a gun on him. That makes you the legal bad guy. The thread is not being taken for its meaning as self defence is a god given human right, while assualt w/ deadly weapon, w/ intent to carry out, and aggravated assualt are crimes.