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  1. I've got a spare bladder, drink tube, and what not laying around, and I'd like a small bag to put it in. If you or your friends have a black, clean, functional, Camelbak Mule, HAWG, or Ambush laying around then hit me up. I want the military verions of the Mule and not the civy-sport model. I don't care if the bladder components are present or not. Thanks and hope to do business with you!
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    Water storage

    I wouldn't go stacking a bunch of weight up in one spot in an apartment without know what the floor is made of. Then again, if you're on the ground floor you're probably good. I have a little apartment that I stay in on work nights (about 3 a week). It's cheap, but clean and well maintained. The problem is that it was built cheaply, lol. If I stacked 75 pounds in one concentrated location I don't know if it'd be there a week later, lol.
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    Trying to escape? You're in Arkansas. Where else is there, lol?
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    Compact Militarized Sleeping Bags

    For BOB tents, sleeping pads, and sleeping bags I'd look at places like REI, Altrec, Back Country, and Moose Jaw. There are some things that ultralight backpackers users that are well rated and very lightweight and compact (as well as pricey), but you could go camping, hiking with it, etc. If I had to evacuate, i.e. the only reason I'd bug out, I'd go indoors somewhere else, so this element to bugging out isn't critical for me. The Sportsman's Guide has Gore-Tex bivy covers on sale right now for about $50 I think if you're looking to militarize a more quality civilian kit.
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    Warning To American Gun Owners From Canadian News Anchor

    People are ignorant. I watched Bill O'Reilly the other night. He recommended registering all firearms and federalizing all firearms crimes. I'm ok with the latter but obviously not the former. Important part: Dave asked Bill why anyone would need something like a AR-15. Bill said, if you're a rancher along the Mexican border you've got to have it to protect yourself from narcotics traffickers. To summarize, Dave was ignorant that such violent atrocities are happening along the border and that they do spill over the wire to the U.S. particularly onto the private property of American citizens. Bill explained. Dave questioned saying, if that's true wouldn't someone in the government know that? Bill's reply, they don't care, they don't want to solve the problem. That was a plus one for Bill, but he did say that he doubted anyone on Long Island would need such a rifle. Again, who the crap cares about need? It's a right, a want, and by God I'm going to own one or as many as I choose. Again, I say put the army on the border to backup the border patrol and be done with it by whatever means necessary, but that's just my opinion.
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    Warning To American Gun Owners From Canadian News Anchor

    I chose not to watch and take part in his socialist rhetoric. I think that's a stupid remark for him to make - an emotional jab to foster unity and impart a sense of involvement by voters, lol. Stupid.
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    What have you done today to better your Prep? II

    If you want the mental prep just watch the Jason Bourne trilogy or this new Bourne Legacy movie which I just saw. It's easy to evade. All you need are four things. 1) Awesome hand to hand combat skills. 2) A supply of random passports. 3) Loads of cashed stashed around the globe, the door panel of an old car, or $40,000 in the lining of your jacket. 4) A personal contact that knows something about Treadstone or Outcomes. Easy. I've already got this down.
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    Are you a terrorist? Take the test to find out!

    Clearly! That's standard terror gear. Don't you remember pictures of the unabomber?! Here study this so you can get in uniform.,r:13,s:0,i:190&tx=62&ty=81
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    Are you a terrorist? Take the test to find out!

    I feel a sudden dislike by my Canadian friend.
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    My Grey just went away...

    Why did it take me four days to find this?! Good one, btw.
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    Goal Zero/ Guide 10 adventure kits...Bluekangaroos...

    Ha. Dang. I bought mine two weeks ago. It was $94.95 with S&H included. I wish I had known so I could've waited, and I wish I'd known about the newsletter offer!!
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    Basic minimum kit for a planned day hike

    I have a couple of those flimsy, disposable ponchos still in their packaging. I figure I could put one on the ground and one on the roof. Still, I don't take anything specifically for shelter. I have a mil. poncho under the backseat of the truck in its little pouch. If I had to have it I've got it, but I don't day hike with it. I'll give the Paratarp a look.
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    Basic minimum kit for a planned day hike

    I've actually spent entire days in the woods with nothing but something to drink. It's funny what you don't find a need more if you don't have it. It's fun to plan and stock up for stuff though although yes I do like to seriously be prepared. Back in the 90s, I used to rock an ALICE belt and suspenders with a canteen and pertinent pouches. Then I got self conscious about it, and started using a small backpack, lol. I still use a backpack. I like the Dave Canterbury approach of 5 C's: cover, coradage, combustion, cutting, and container. Something to shelter with or create shelther with. Cordage is obvious. A way to make fire. Something to cut with and preferably a backup. An item to hold water and I mentally add make more water clean and potentially cook/boil in. As a personal confession, it's the cover I'm usually deficient in with my little packs.
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    My Grey just went away...

    This administration is crazy.
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    Are you a terrorist? Take the test to find out!

    Guess I better get ready for a strip search and a trip tropical Guantanamo. I guess the fact that I don't drive a van and haven't produced any alternative currencies isn't enough to get me off the hook.
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    Do you have STOCKS?

    I have European and Pacific funds as well but yes managed in the U.S.
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    Do you have STOCKS?

    And they're so tasty too!
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    Do you have STOCKS?

    I keep joking to my old lady (term of endearment) that I want to invest in alcohol, tobacco, tans, and donuts, lol. I feel like you'll never go out of business. A liquor store, a discount tobacco outlet, a tanning salon, and a donut shop. Around here the parking lots are always full, lol.
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    Do you have STOCKS?

    I usually have no idea what you're saying, and, in this instance, I still don't. Financial planning is definitely prepping. Just because it doesn't involve survival or disasters it's still preparing. The majority of Americans live to an old age and retire. It's both prudent and reasonable to prepare, or prep, for that.
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    What have you done today to better your Prep? II

    Yesterday I coincidentally got a few things yesterday. 1) I got my Goal 0 Nomad 7 Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit from Blue Kangaroos for about $94. This is a solar - battery charging unit, and I'm really eager to test it. 2) I got an 8 D cell Coleman collapsible lantern from The Sportsmans Guide for about 17 bucks with free S&H. 3) I was diagnosed with abrupt (came on insanely sudden) pericoronitis and will have to undergo oral surgery soon. I have never had dental problems before, but I see this as a boon to prepping because a lot of people undergo wisdom tooth problems at some point in life, and I'll be getting all four of mine cut out which equals no future problems in that area, lol. Gotta see the bright side. A couple of days before that I got some Merrell Moab Gore-Tex hiking shoes. They're pretty darn comfortable too! Btw, for all those who gave me ideas on food storage a few pages back thanks. I read them a while back but have been stupid busy lately.
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    Do you have STOCKS?

    I have a Roth IRA centered around mutual funds. You're probably a novice at this hence the question, and no I didn't mean that in a negative way. Financial planning is one of the top areas of prepping you should focus on because it's longterm, and you will definitely need it. The rest of the things we supply ourselves with are for the "what if" situations although you should certainly do this. In fact, after your salvation, insurance, and retirement are the biggest things to plan for in my book. Mutual funds are pooled funds from many (potentially tens of thousands) people invested in stocks, bonds, money market instruments, and similar securities. These funds are professionally managed. For example, I have an interest in Microsoft, Oracle, Schlumberger, Biogen, Comcast, Phillip Morris, Verizon, Novartis, Royal Dutch Shell, AT&T, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, Nestle, Anheuser-Busch, Samsung, Dow Chemical, Home Depot, General Motors, and many many other large companies you've heard of. I have this because I invest in funds, such as The Investment Company of America, Amcap, and a few others that manage these accounts. This is in contrast to purchasing stock specifically and individually in each of those brands listed above. I think it's a better avenue particularly because it doesn't take a lot of knowledge or management and also because you're diversified. If, for example, Oracle went belly up then no big deal for me really because I've got my money pooled rather than focused on Oracle. All that said, these types of investments are extremely volatile right now, and I could potentially lose every dollar I have invested in them. For that reason, because I am not a true risk taker, I have stopped investing continued funds. In the last couple of years I have focused on saving what I would have otherwise invested, and last year I started buying gold and silver although that also carries risk.
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    If you were starting over what would your survival guns be?

    I love all my firearms. Some are pretty. Some are tactical. Some fall somewhere in between. 20 of them to date; levers, bolts, semi-autos, pumps... If I had nothing I'd want at minimum a .45 ACP handgun; .22LR semi-auto, scoped rifle; .308, scoped bolt rifle; 12 ga. semi-auto bird gun; 12 ga. defensive pump gun.
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    First GHB

    If you can stand the length and amateur technique, lol, here are videos of my EDC/GHB/it stays in the truck bag: Part I Part II
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    Reading Material In BOB?

    Well, everyone has agreed that a survival manual is a sound choice, and the SAS is available in a sharp, "pocket" size. I know. I just bought it. Came by way of royal mail last week, lol. A New Testament is a good choice too. The U.S. Army survival field manual is available as a phone app for free so are Bibles if you believe you can keep your phone powered in your scenario.
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    Woodworking tools in your BOB

    With my EDC/GHB I can hack at wood, maybe whittle at it, and burn it. I guess that's enough. With my workshop...well, I could build cabinets.