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

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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...

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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.

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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.

 

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