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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-05-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,699
Posted By AtticusFinch
I am a fan of using 5-gallon buckets. Pros: ...

I am a fan of using 5-gallon buckets.

Pros:

It's easy to work yourself into cache-ing, one bucket at a time.
Plastic buckets and lids are easy to obtain.
They are quick and easy to bury
They...
Forum: Urban Survival 06-05-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,021
Posted By AtticusFinch
I carry a gun. I am getting too old and cranky...

I carry a gun. I am getting too old and cranky for all that running, hiding and fighting stuff...
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 05-30-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,836
Posted By AtticusFinch
I tend to kill a lot of wild hogs during the off...

I tend to kill a lot of wild hogs during the off season. You can kill them year round here, and I like to keep my freezer packed with pork.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-30-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,687
Posted By AtticusFinch
For me, it really depends on the where and what I...

For me, it really depends on the where and what I am wearing. I think my pancake holsters are the most comfortable, but they are not always the best way to go.

On the ranch, I usually open carry...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-30-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,313
Posted By AtticusFinch
I don't really think I have "prepping hobbies." ...

I don't really think I have "prepping hobbies." However, I have hobbies that would be useful skills in a survival situation:

Hunting, fishing, backpacking, camping, shooting and kayaking for...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 05-30-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,282
Posted By AtticusFinch
When we think about survival knives, generally a...

When we think about survival knives, generally a big Rambo knife pops in to our hears.

Honestly, while not nearly so sexy, a leatherman, or quality equivalent, is probably the smart way to go....
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 05-30-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,393
Posted By AtticusFinch
I normally use my woobie (military poncho liner)...

I normally use my woobie (military poncho liner) about 90% of the time.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-22-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,866
Posted By AtticusFinch
Hi Sunrise. Congratulations! You have...

Hi Sunrise.

Congratulations! You have completed the first step, identifying the need to be prepared.

The next step is to make up a plan. This forum is probably one of the best sites to do...
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 08-31-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,283
Posted By AtticusFinch
First, sign up with Cabelas club. Second,...

First, sign up with Cabelas club.

Second, just start having your paychecks send directly to them.
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 08-04-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,058
Posted By AtticusFinch
Runamok for the win! :thumb:

Runamok for the win! :thumb:
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 07-31-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,058
Posted By AtticusFinch
Please, please big, tough Australian, come to my...

Please, please big, tough Australian, come to my Texas ranch and show me how it is done with one of our big feral hogs.

Just give me a chance to set up a couple of cameras, because that video will...
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 07-29-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,058
Posted By AtticusFinch
I am skeptical.

I am skeptical.
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 07-29-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,945
Posted By AtticusFinch
My hunting down here goes year round, pretty...

My hunting down here goes year round, pretty much, so the prep work never seems to stop.
The only difference is that in about a month I will start putting up game cameras at the stands and blinds I...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-16-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,317
Posted By AtticusFinch
There were reports last year about an outbreak of...

There were reports last year about an outbreak of pus caterpillars, but I haven't seen anything this year about it.
Forum: Urban Survival 07-07-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,690
Posted By AtticusFinch
I do see your point. The CCC was a...

I do see your point.

The CCC was a successful program in its day. During the Great Depression, we had a large unemployed workforce made up of un-skilled and semi-skilled workers. The nature of...
Forum: Urban Survival 07-06-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,690
Posted By AtticusFinch
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with you. ...

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with you.

We need less government, not more. The current welfare state now spans generations. Taking these individuals and giving them government busy work is...
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 06-27-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,626
Posted By AtticusFinch
95% of the meat consumed in my home is wild game....

95% of the meat consumed in my home is wild game.

Healthy, nutritious, hormone/chemical free, and delicious.
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 06-22-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,729
Posted By AtticusFinch
Is anybody else able to see the pics on the first...

Is anybody else able to see the pics on the first 5 pages of this thread?

I can't. I'm wondering if it is my computer. Thanks.
Forum: Texas 06-22-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,225
Posted By AtticusFinch
Hogs this time of year. But, we have deer,...

Hogs this time of year.

But, we have deer, small game and plenty of waterfowl.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-19-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By AtticusFinch
No offense taken, but the ranch that I am on is...

No offense taken, but the ranch that I am on is near the coast and while it has been a wet Spring, it hasn't been that wet. We regularly see some degree of flooding there off and on every year, with...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-19-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,066
Posted By AtticusFinch
I'm with you. I remember reading a survey a...

I'm with you.

I remember reading a survey a while back that asked people if there was a disaster today, how much food they had on hand in their homes. Most people said something like 3-4 weeks. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-18-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,066
Posted By AtticusFinch
You are preaching to the choir here, compadre.

You are preaching to the choir here, compadre.
Forum: Texas 06-18-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,225
Posted By AtticusFinch
48 year old 19D here, too. I live in Houston but...

48 year old 19D here, too. I live in Houston but have a hunting lease in Sargent.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-18-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,501
Posted By AtticusFinch
Battery powered fan. Not sure where this cabin...

Battery powered fan. Not sure where this cabin is, but if it someplace warm, you might appreciate the fan at night if there is no breeze.
Forum: Urban Survival 06-18-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,277
Posted By AtticusFinch
You can stack a second row of guns upside down...

You can stack a second row of guns upside down against the row that is right side up, nearly doubling the capacity of your safe.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-18-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By AtticusFinch
Money. Or lack thereof. To overcome this, I...

Money. Or lack thereof.

To overcome this, I would prep in baby steps. When I went to the store, I would spend a few extra bucks on beans or peanut butter, or whatever. Not much, but over time...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-18-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By AtticusFinch
No more so than usual. And overall, I haven't...

No more so than usual. And overall, I haven't seen a big increase in snakes in general. But, for some reason, we are seeing a lot more rattlesnakes this year.
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 06-18-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,263
Posted By AtticusFinch
Happy hunting :thumb:

Happy hunting :thumb:
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-18-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By AtticusFinch
SE Texas rattle snakes this year

I was wondering if anyone else in Texas is noticing an increase in the number of rattlesnakes this year?

We occasionally come across rattlesnakes down here but this year we seem to have an...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-18-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,701
Posted By AtticusFinch
Advice from an Army veteran: If you are in...

Advice from an Army veteran:

If you are in the field and your buddy asks to borrow a sock, do not loan it to him. Nothing good will come from it.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-18-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,575
Posted By AtticusFinch
It really depends on your situation. Three...

It really depends on your situation. Three liters per day is a minimum. Typically, I carry 4 quarts in my GHB. I figure that if I had to walk the entire distance between my work and home, it would...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-18-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,066
Posted By AtticusFinch
I went to my local neighborhood Walmart (not far...

I went to my local neighborhood Walmart (not far from where the original poster lives) because I had a craving for a baloney sandwich. The crowds there were amusing. Of course, the water was pretty...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-14-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By AtticusFinch
Most packs are coming hydration bag-ready these...

Most packs are coming hydration bag-ready these days so you really don't have to buy a hydration pack. If you get a pack you like, and feels comfortable and has the features you needyou can always...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-12-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By AtticusFinch
Marines are sent on humanitarian missions around...

Marines are sent on humanitarian missions around the world all the time. Naturally, they are going to train for it.
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 06-09-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,729
Posted By AtticusFinch
Maybe it's just my computer?

Maybe it's just my computer?
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 06-08-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By AtticusFinch
It doesn't take a shtf scenario to eat...

It doesn't take a shtf scenario to eat rattlesnake.

They were all delicious. ;)
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 06-08-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By AtticusFinch
It was specially built for the purpose of...

It was specially built for the purpose of cleaning deer and pigs.

But I do like your idea. A lot. :thumb:
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 06-08-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By AtticusFinch
SE Texas Hunting (pics)

Well, spring hog hunting is winding down. Sure, they can be hunted all year, but during summer it can be a workout.

Ready to drag out and process:
...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-08-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,429
Posted By AtticusFinch
Natural disasters come and go without warning. ...

Natural disasters come and go without warning. They tend to be localized and short-lived.

I think "The Big One" is easier to see. I foresee the United States spiraling towards strife and civil...
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 06-08-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,729
Posted By AtticusFinch
Only the pics on this thread are not showing up. ...

Only the pics on this thread are not showing up. Pics on other threads are working just fine.

Strange.
Forum: Urban Survival 06-08-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,819
Posted By AtticusFinch
First of all, the "disasters" I think you are...

First of all, the "disasters" I think you are referring to is Hurricane Katrina where there were stories of police of confiscating guns. There were rumors of the National Guard doing it, but I have...
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 06-08-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,729
Posted By AtticusFinch
So, what happened to all the pics?

So, what happened to all the pics?
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 06-08-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,052
Posted By AtticusFinch
Well, my Muela knife came in. Just as pictured. ...

Well, my Muela knife came in. Just as pictured. Appears to be decent quality knife, so I am happy with it.

The sheath is junk, though, so I will be either replacing it with a good one or I may...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 06-03-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,052
Posted By AtticusFinch
Muela 5161 knife?

First of all, I wouldn't call myself a "knife guy".

I need a knife for outdoor use. Something in the 10" - 12" range, bowie style. I will be using it down on the ranch. So, I need something...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-03-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,775
Posted By AtticusFinch
Tanker-style holster I made specifically for that...

Tanker-style holster I made specifically for that purpose:

https://www.survivalistboards.com/picture.php?albumid=1560&pictureid=16862
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-01-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,952
Posted By AtticusFinch
Happy First Day of Hurricane Season! I live...

Happy First Day of Hurricane Season!

I live in SE Texas so we have to prep for hurricanes, too.

I keep a GHB (Get Home Bag) in my truck at all times. It is what is says, a bag with what I need...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-01-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,828
Posted By AtticusFinch
Danner makes great boots. On thing to...

Danner makes great boots.

On thing to remember, however, is that waterproof and summer boots usually don't pair very well. Waterproof footwear doesn't breath well, unless they are goretex which...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-01-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,133
Posted By AtticusFinch
Very cool! My only suggestion would be to...

Very cool!

My only suggestion would be to also write on the back in magic marker what's inside. In a disaster, sometimes things get wet and paper labels can fade. Tossing a copy of the cooking...
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 05-28-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,729
Posted By AtticusFinch
Very cool pics and stories on this thread.

Very cool pics and stories on this thread.
Forum: Recipes 05-28-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,975
Posted By AtticusFinch
Fresh blackberry cobbler in a dutch oven at the camp

One of the guys on the ranch discovered a large blackberry patch. So, I decided to try to make blackberry cobbler in a dutch oven on the fire. Here is what I used:

1 cup flour
2 cups sugar
1...
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