Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
P210SIG

Man up before it's too late. ( What have you done mentally & physically for your self lately? )

13 posts in this topic

A lot of truth said in this video.

Ive met preppers that have all sorts of gear, yet they don't train physically.

All they do is collect stuff & sit on a couch, which is the short fall of their prepping. LOL.

I personally invited a person that I know to do some training with me & some buddy's, all I get is it's not the right time or he's too tired etc etc. 

This is going on for almost 2 years now, a lost cause & a total waste of time.

Plenty of all talk & no action preppers out there.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are about to have a training session here in the area Hurricane Harvey Katrina Rita were fun power was out flooding and this one looks like it could go either way from 4 inches of rain to 22 inches in a few days.

Today I got fresh gas tested the generator collected all the extension cords splitters and I have got just about anything walmart does in smaller portions.

freezing bottled water gel packs got 4 ice chest 40 pound of ice plenty of water prepared food and chips add water etc etc etc. enough medical supplies to cover a excursion into the Amazon. plenty of wood for my BAR-B-Q  pit plenty of propane. --- I pray our structure remains in tact as these storms whip up tornadoes that is out of our control but are very devastating none the less.

wally, P210SIG and MommyLiberty5013 like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's good to know at least some people here are taking action, physically & not depending on the government for their needs when the time comes.

On the other hand the government, just might take you to camp FEMA. That's their helping hand for the far left snowflakes.

juzcallmesnake and wally like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, wally said:

went on a 2 mile hike today with BOB...

After the hike, how about starting a fire without matches & lighter.

Once the fire is going good, how about making some char cloth, while that's going make a figure 4 trap.

Oh while on the hike, try to identify different plants, that can be used for food, medicine etc.

wally likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Figure 4 one of my favorites.

It is looking like Hurricane Harvey is drifting west (crossed fingers) the more west the less sustained winds and rain I still look for power outages and the power company cannot do repairs with the wind blowing somewhere between 50 & 80 miles per hour, High enough here I doubt flooding but enough rain and all areas can flood driving rain can press through brick around door seals etc.

What people do not understand is that sustained winds over a roof create uplift as your roof acts like a wing and then it causes it to flex up and down the vibration builds and your roof starts to leak as your shingles or metal panels flex minor flooding is more damaging than most can consider it is good to have a professional look over the damage other than your insurance company as they want to settle quick and cheap later you find there were repairs and things like dumpster and removal that was not included moving of furniture in and out and MOLD as it could take a long time to get a repair person in as the area will not have enough contractor or many fly by night ones.

Today as it is 5:30 AM I will go and find all my small gas cans and fill them I have about 30 gallons now I am charging my cordless drill batteries getting my tarps I keep a few on hand in case I get a leak I can throw one over the furniture etc. charge the laptops so I can have movies music etc.might try to find a couple extra box fans for the animals  I have a backup plan place to go 2 miles up the road and prepacked in case I have to make a run for it. there are always last minute checks and rechecks have enough batteries for lights just bought a block of assorted AA, AA, C, D, and a handful of 9 volts last month also some CR123's a card of CR2016's and CR 2032 LR44 button cells

I have plenty of PVC glue fittings and electrical wire etc even plywood and sheet metal screws and hardware.

lets see I have many gallons of oil oil filters duct tape half dozen rolls visqueen or sheet plastic put my extra batteries on the charger and top them off  check the flashlights and tape an extra batery to each of the single cell ones and 9 volt ones as I have Pak-lites a bit of duct tape and have a extra of extras including azz wipe paper towels paper plates and plastic cups and plastic ware as I ain't washing dishes all the laundry is done fire (rubber) boots by the door in case i have to go sloshing around in the dark re-watching El Dorado  w/ john wayne :lol:

vehicles full of fuel all fluids cocked & locked and old blister by the chair I call her an 870 w/ green laser flashlight and a bandoleer of shells as she will still be there when the work is done and in the dark its a good main party favor IMO all the loads are #4 buck and 00 slugs on the cheek saddle it carries extra 31 shells  plus 5 in the tube 1 up the spout.

I may go get some fuel line just in case have not changed out the lines on the generator for 5 years I advise if your going to get a generator make it a Honda if you have a tractor (diesel) a stub generator 10 KW ought to run most houses. you can add on a back feed panel make sure your main is off in case the power comes on while your running on a gen set,

Got extra bread it's amazing how much bread tortillas crackers you go through in a hurricane lunch meat tuna peanut butter & jelly pork & beans ---- remember to stir the beans in the can as they compact at the bottom and burn if you warm (NOT COOK) them on a stove top slow cooking fast burns things in a can .

I heard from some friends that the shelves in the stores are BARE no bottled water or staple foods this storm will effect between 5 & 10 million people so Imagine all those people in less than 24 hours invading every store including home repair centers and buying up all the water gatoraid soda ice bread and eat on the run can goods !!! it does not take long for shelves to empty and many will not have enough to carry them for 5 days and last good storm we went without power for 11 days so no city water no resupply for our stores just for grins I went to wally world and AFTER that 11 days they were just getting in trucks because they could not work without power so it took another 3 weeks to refill the shelves ! so consider 11 days + 3 weeks and all water has to be filtered boiled for a week past getting service back.

the one source of food it you have water is the noodle meals and side dishes tear off the top pour in hot water stir let set stir and eat don't so this with ramen noodles the package is not made for that :rolleyes:

I keep a 1 pound propane bottle w/ torch head and a torch striker taped to it also a case or more of 1 pound propane bottles .

Remember that your generator will NOT run a central heat and AC unit and your dryer together if at all you need to have a small window unit for AC and only cool one room use blankets or sheets or close doors to keep the cool air in one room for heating w/ a generator a ceramic heater any other heater that uses fuel like propane kerosene white gas even a generator MUST NOT BE USED INDOORS AS IT WILL KILL YOU WITH CARBON MONOXIDE FUMES INCLUDING A BAR-B-Q PIT USING CHARCOAL !!!

last thing is cable lock your generator and fuel cans not close as if a spark from the gen set can light off your fuel cans  also tie lock off your extension cords  you can do this with a right size "quick link" and screw it together with superglue  or loctite and short piece of chain and lock it to your generator frame as in some suburban areas people will steal your generator fuel or cords I heard last storm someone climbed up on a second floor balcony and took all of it while the owners slept with the gen set off.  I do not have that issue as I have rather nasty dogs that hate visitors especially at night. but I still cable lock my sh*t to my car port pipes (2 7/8th oil field pipe.

 

 

wally likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, P210SIG said:

After the hike, how about starting a fire without matches & lighter.

Once the fire is going good, how about making some char cloth, while that's going make a figure 4 trap.

Oh while on the hike, try to identify different plants, that can be used for food, medicine etc.

i have a blast match and a mag bar/ferro rod does that count for matcheless lighterless equip?

don't know how to make char cloth or a fig 4 trap but i do have2 rat traps in my kit.

i can identify purlaine, dandy lion and ferns and cattails but thats about it...

P210SIG and juzcallmesnake like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, wally said:

don't know how to make char cloth 

Here's a video how to make it.

90% of my fires are started with char cloth, flint & a knife.

I do have some matches & lighters, but their more for barter, when SHTF happens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The one thing we have here is pine trees most of America does, when you run across a fallen one a year or more old where the joint of a limb enters the trunk there is a knot cut away the bark and sniff if it has a heavy pine resin scent chop it out and use fine shavings thin like paper and these will fire up very easy.  same with the root area just have to sniff them out the more powerful the scent the easier and hotter they burn.

If you get a chill one whole one in a fire will put off a lot of heat best to have a dark blanket behind you to catch the heat for your back. versus just a log fire there is no comparison much much hotter so are some other woods like mesquite.

Pine fat wood, pitch, resin, sap, tar you can collect off trees as you move through the woods I should imagine other trees like birch, cedar, evergreen etc should have similar properties, sap etc, and if you have enough you can make a torch splitting a branch lengthwise using a mix of warmed sap and needles or even a pine cone upside down filled with sap that has been warmed till it is like super thick honey / you can warm the cone place some crystallized sap  warm it till it sticks to the cone this can also be done with candle wax but not as effective. soaked cones in kerosene work ok but burn very fast  it is good to know that all of these can melt / drip and love to stick to clothing and skin while continuing to burn. crude oil tar pits etc are also a good source of fuel pine cones cat tail stalk or long dried grass tied with grass in layers works well.

All of this plays into the universal law of sustainability use what is regional at hand for many things sap can fill a minor hole in boats metal of other. here is where a small magnifier can be used to warm the resin, or catch it on fire in day light of course.

People that are allergic to pine and other woods should not breath the smoke as it will cause a reaction some severe children are especially prone to unknown allergies and do not cook meat or hot dogs etc direct with resinous soft woods it makes the food taste terrible and even make you sick. it is fine to heat water in a container same as using dried animals dung you do not want to cook meat direct or dry food over its smoke better to air /sun dry.

Bits of information but partially common sense some is not so obvious historical information of indigenous peoples does not always include particular reasons of when why and how to or not to use / apply certain knowledge. 

Pine needles work better if crushed between rocks not brutally but just tap the rocks with the needles between.

God made the earth, in His wisdom every region has what it takes to survive. The militaries of the world have all looked to the natives to learn survival skills looking up old survival manuals and training will help anyone to find most all the information you could need in the wild regions of the world, I have found that survival is only a temporary solution most natives do not live long lives and most civilized people do not thrive or survive long if not adopted by a group / tribe there are exceptions but that is just it EXCEPTIONS not the norm.

 

wally likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recent Topics

  • Posts

    • AlGore, has always been all about the money. He, like J@ckson and Sharpton, have found a way to “cash in”. None of then can even spell ethics, much less engage in it.
    • It seems that global warming is a misnomer or better yet a bust.  Weather is NOT a linear thing there are decades that are dry called droughts and rainy seasons even in desert areas.  Climatologists should be very ashamed of themselves for jumping on the global warming bandwagon it is suppose to be a science but they turned it into a side show marketing the Kyoto treaty carbon tax and here again Trump was right by pulling out of the Paris accord  as any fuel and many products would have skyrocketed in price over night. This area sees this kind of weather every 10 to 20 years and I am glad this will kill off many ticks fleas limit insects come spring.  This is a natural defense that helps mankind the earth is an amazing thing it can heal itself and overcome things mankind thinks we need to have a superfund for I would love to see all these "funds" audited, and I bet my bippy they have figured out how to clean them out. just like every other cash cow they make up out of paper telling us all kinds of bedtime stories of how they are looking out for us. We are praying for everyone north it is going to be a long bitter winter and please all of you take safety seriously drive like your bringing your first child home from the hospital try to be a good neighbor check on each other in times like this people trying to stay warm die from carbon monoxide in their homes and sometimes stuck in a snowbank in their vehicles. never use charcoal indoors be very careful with liquid fuels and make sure appliances can be used indoors for heating r cooking purposes, still make sure of proper ventilation.  you can use aluminum foil between your sock and shoe or between 2 socks. just wrap lower foot not the whole foot maybe 3/4 air flow to prevent foot sweating because that will make your feet freeze or get really cold.  Layers and even a slicker suit to cut the wind your vehicle should have supplies in case that your stranded.   
    • Wind in trees is diffused unless its broadside in an open area in hunting distances of less than 200 yards i would keep my hunting shots 100 to max 150 for so many reasons but mainly flight time, bullet performance, back stop /other hunters safety as bullets can travel 1.5 miles take right angles on ricochets so better to be cautious IMO. I have shot most all my groups less than a pack of cigarettes at 300 wind rain (lots of that sh*t) sleet or hail including heat waves or mirage effect. it is beyond 300 where in most people start to have a problem mostly because they do not have access to ranges that long and time to practice. friends of mine all come to the same conclusion that most figure if they can hit a pie plate at a hundred it's good to hunt with and that is scary for the animal I mean  Other accuracy is not vetted on the same curve or rules instead of subsistence it is existence and that is a whole different game and the rules are rough to nonexistent. 
    • well testing continues cans laid down in 2012 only less than 1% had issues it was obvious  indent was weak or puffed up [ can ends] this was remotely stored stable temp in a root cellar.  some items need to be dried / flaked like potatoes highly acidic fruits should be bought in jars like fruits pickles or peppers. My original thought was long term dehydrated or freeze dried got in 2000 and are unaffected .  A can / soda rack oldest first shows the best method for rotation in 2 to 3 years everything shou;d be used and refreshed so there should never be any loss. to refresh the home made desiccant /O2 / oxygen absorbers   patch of 100% cotton piece of 4 ought steel wool about a teaspoon worth {scant drop of water on it}  top with 1/2 teaspoon canning salt wrapped in the cotton patch & tied with bread ties dropped into a quart to a gallon jar to store dried stuff like beans  store in a cool dark place. Steel absorbs oxygen when it turns to rust salt also absorbs dampness all of these including cotton are edible / will not bother you in tiny amounts bot do remove the O2 or Oxygen from inside of containers the size of the absorber would be the internal size of your container and I would use more than just a BIG SINGLE as in a confined space depending on pack density one will not effect the whole area within the lets say a drum. * canning salt has no other elements like Iodine etc. it is also good for canning A good source of "PURE" salt is water treatment (softner) salt you can find it at China mart and harware stores for 5 bucks for 40 pounds get granular not pellets it is more useful in that medium as it is easier to measure /use. store in snap lid 5 gallon buckets with a seal in the lid this lasts as long as the buckets. I buy buckets or get them free from POOL companies these are bleach pucks or pellets I salvage all the dry bleach and place in a single bucket and in / on an area where the runoff will not kill grass or my plants or bleach stone or concrete,  I wash out all the buckets and lids allow to completely dry and seal the lid and store until I need them.   Grain or flour or meal needs to be frozen 10 days wrapped in a large towel and allowed to slowly come to room temperature so as not to absorb moisture from the air after 2 days place in a Mylar bag I get mine from www.beprepared.com Ffill the bag wipe dust from left over inner bag with dry paper towel remove all the air twist bend back to it self and tie very tight with a piece of cord fit into bucket and seal I have used flour after 10 years with no appreciable difference in taste  freezing removes moisture kills insect larvae which is in ALL flours and grains or else you will open your bag and it will be filled with weevils in an emergency you can use a sifter to remove them but why have them at all. Dried bleach / powdered or in pucks CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO GET WET IN A BUCKET !!! THEY WILL BUILD UP HEAT AND GO BOOM !  so make sure if you want to safe it seal the lid well and store in a cool dry place until you need it. Survival is not ONE thing it is  broad base of knowledge it is so vast that I would cut paste and use your office program to make documents print and make a preppers notebook in case you need a hard copy,  as well as save files and videos on a flash drive.  Keeping recipes for quick breads so you do not have to waste hours making old fashion recipes and using a lot of resources too cook, find the best method try and test for taste and how long it lasts. I had a devil of a time tracking down a good pilot rackers  recipe because many use oil and oils get rancid and make the crackers taste very bad, This is why stored crackers after a few onths taste like crap crackers will also absorb scents or even pickup dusty odors so pilot crackers need to be stored in a air tight jar or I buy #10 canned pilot crackers. breads and cakes can be cooked in a Iron skillet under low to medium heat but you need oil / cooking  grease or fat. One last bit is you can buy 5 gallon buckets of cooking lard you can repack in mason jars and can them in a bath canner make sure the edge of the jar is clean before placing the lid before you place them in the bath canner after they cool they will seal or PING those that don't you can reclean the jar edge and use a NEW lid and try again or just use it first --- keep open ones closed in a cool or refrigerated place until you need it. All of you thinking you don't use "LARD" or need it think again, manufactured "FOOD" like twink'les and other such items use all kinds of oils greases and saturated and non saturated oils and fats  labeled in such a way you have no idea that they are actually FAT. some are very bad for your cholesterol count !  the best pie crust is made from flour pinch of salt and using a dough cutter cutting in "lard" there is also vegetable lard as it does not burn as easily as butter. it is flaky light and OH SO GOOD ! for cobblers pies and Quiche's although Quiche is not considered a Man's food (thats just silly) it is a good way to use up excess eggs before they go bad and make them into a good hearty meal you can add left over meat vegetables and greens in them. Frying was a way to add texture flavor and caloric value like gravy potatoes and breads  in the old world people actually worked in all kinds of weather and needed the extra fat and calories to sustain them in hard labor over hours in the cold you body need fats and oils to make your skin elastic and build most every type of cell by converting it to collagen the basic building block for all cells. I have eaten "fried" biscuits over a coal fire cooked in an iron skillet because we were camping and had no oven made cake in a dutch oven  I guess if i had to make an extended camp or old homestead I would have a griddle fry pan 2/ lid and a dutch oven in cast iron they are heavy but nothing cooks like cast iron after you wipe it out wipe on a bit of lard heat it and store it for the next use it does not need to be "washed" the seasoning "baked on oil" makes it fairly non stick a hot pan sticks less start from a cold pan will stick every time. Dutch ovens can be hung over the fore with a triple tree on a chain placed in or buried in the coals or next to them as tour heat recipes needs allow. accessories should be a stainless spatula regular spoon, slotted spoon, ladle and carving fork a measuring cup flour sifter flour bucket or can w/ lid  chain hook on each end  and three legged  "dog"   to hold your pot and kettle over the fire you need a bowl for making bread a cutting board and a rolling pin and your going to need a big mule to haul all of it including tents tarps and sheets I would carry stainless mess trays and coffee cups as well as a coffee pot with peculator "guts"  at least 12 cups as you need hot water for cleaning scalding hot drinks and to tote water OH and a stainless bucket. just remember everything is HOT and needs a glove rag or mitt to handle we ain't talking prissy kitchen cooking of today !