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    How to convince your loved ones to start prepping

    This is put together by the American Red Cross and FEMA, "respectable government agencies". You won't look looney if you present them with this. It suggests a two week supply rather than just a three day supply. At least you will have more than you have now. Focus on real natural threats not an end of the world type scenario. When you watch the news and there is flooding, hurricanes, severe storms use that as a springboard. It might get them thinking. www.fema.gov/pdf/library/f&web.pdf
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    What have you done today to better your Prep? III

    We got one of these. Hubby is going camping this weekend so he will see how he likes it. We may end up getting another one. [ATTACH=CONFIG]1869[/ATTACH]
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    About a 12 gauge ...

    A friend is letting us borrow his 12 gauge shotgun. What type of ammunition would I need to practice shooting. I think it's a Mossberg short barrel shotgun. Is the recoil bad? Is it appropriate for a woman? If I can handle it properly, we might consider on getting one if we can fit it into our budget. What kind of ammunition would be best for home defense?
  4. Thanks for the tips everyone I'm researching what I can legally carry as edc or in baggage and in Germany itself.
  5. Oh...and some herbs (mint, oregano, sage, basil) that I have to put into planters...
  6. Got some snap caps I plan on getting better at handling the firearm.
  7. Kids and hubby are staying home. I'll be staying with relatives and speak the language fluently. I know the airlines are pretty strict but what do you suggest I take or just have on me while I'm there. I obviously can't take my GHB. P.S. I'm asking the world to please put "end of the world" chaos on hold until I get back I hope it complies
  8. In the year 2013, the Lord came unto Noah, Who was now living in America and said: "Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me." "Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few good humans." He gave Noah the blueprints, saying: "You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights." Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard - but no Ark."Noah!," He roared, "I'm about to start the rain! Where is the Ark?" "Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed." "I needed a Building Permit." "I've been arguing with the Boat Inspector about the need for a sprinkler system." "My homeowners association claim that I've violated the Neighborhood by-laws by building the Ark in my back yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to go to the local Planning Committee for a decision." "Then the City Council and the Electricity Company demanded a shed load of money for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark's move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear none of it." "Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local trees in order to save the Greater Spotted Barn Owl." "I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls - but no go!" "When I started gathering the animals, PETA took me to court. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodations were too restrictive and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space." "Then the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that I couldn't build the Ark until they'd conducted an environmental impact study on Your proposed flood." "I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I'm supposed to hire for my building crew." "The Immigration Dept. Is checking the visa status of most of the people who want to work." "The labor unions say I can't use my sons. They insist I have to hire only union workers with ark-building experience." "To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I'm trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species." "So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this ark." "Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine and a rainbow stretched across the sky." Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You mean you're not going to destroy the world?" "No," said the Lord. " The Government beat me to it."
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    How mucg water do you keep in your pack?

    I have 4 16.9 oz. bottles of water plus the "Just Water" bottle.
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    Introduction Thread

    More of the general Fresno latitude...although I lived in Sacramento while in college...ages ago.
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    My intro...

    Thank you Capt. Bart. I will look into the snap caps and practice.
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    My intro...

    I've taken your advice and familiarized myself with the firearms we have. I can use one comfortably, the others are too hard physically. I'm not very strong. If only ammo was easier to find I could practice more!
  13. It's open for abuse just like any other law. Maybe it's time to move....:confused:
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    Yugoslavian war conflict in 90's

    Very interesting read. I read almost all of his entries. Interesting how some people rose up to the occasion and helped while others helped themselves. It also brought attention to the "strength in numbers" debate. It would be nice to find like-minded people but to trust people is hard these days...either you're a loonie or they are more looney than us