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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-07-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,110
Posted By macnsheila
We have a fireplace, but pretty much useless...

We have a fireplace, but pretty much useless without power for the fan as the heat just goes up the flu. We have a medium wood stove that we would place on the hearth with the piping going up the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-28-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,847
Posted By macnsheila
I retired May 1st with 32 years as a LEO. Paid...

I retired May 1st with 32 years as a LEO. Paid off my mortgage (Been making double payments for 3 years) June 1st. I am on a true pension, a check (70% of what I was making) until I die. I am now...
Forum: New Member Introduction 06-30-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By macnsheila
Welcome from McDowell County.

Welcome from McDowell County.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-05-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,706
Posted By macnsheila
My local EDC is a .44 Bulldog with 2 speed...

My local EDC is a .44 Bulldog with 2 speed loaders. Truck gun is a GP100 with 2 speed loaders. GHB (always in the truck) has an additional 100 .357s. Long distance travel, across or out of state, I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-13-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,788
Posted By macnsheila
If the SHTF just happened, nobody understands the...

If the SHTF just happened, nobody understands the significance yet. Just walk home like everybody else. The wife has a RR to choose if it looks rough, about 8 miles in a small town. Mine is right at...
Forum: Urban Survival 07-30-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,273
Posted By macnsheila
Get rid of any "smart" phones, get a "dumb phone...

Get rid of any "smart" phones, get a "dumb phone that let's you call people if you need. Why does a phone need to be a full fledged computer any way? Cut that satellite TV into the smallest package...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-20-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,030
Posted By macnsheila
In my opinion a black powder flintlock rifle or...

In my opinion a black powder flintlock rifle or shotgun would be the absolute last to go. Flint can be harvested and black powder can be made. The shotgun can be loaded with anything as a projectile....
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-13-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,925
Posted By macnsheila
I carry a Tarus tracker 5 shot .44. Strong as...

I carry a Tarus tracker 5 shot .44. Strong as anything I have but a 4" (I have Anaconda's (2) a 629 and an M44) but all in 6". The 4" is more comfortable. We have always had the black bears, which...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 03-11-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,182
Posted By macnsheila
Mine has to be my Colt King Cobra 6". Point and...

Mine has to be my Colt King Cobra 6". Point and it's hit. Trigger feels just as good as the Python, but I like the bigger frame. My "Go to" though is a Talo GP 100.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-13-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,759
Posted By macnsheila
An hour notice for 1 week down? That would be a...

An hour notice for 1 week down? That would be a luxury. Water would be the main thing. Run all the faucets into containers as long as they will. We're on a well, so drawn out now will not need to be...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-09-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,747
Posted By macnsheila
I carry a wheel gun, always have. I carry two...

I carry a wheel gun, always have. I carry two speed loaders. So if I have the .44 (primary) I have 15 rounds. If I have the .357 its 18. The wife carries a .357 + 2 speed loaders. If I travel far...
Forum: New Member Introduction 01-01-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By macnsheila
Welcome, we're from the other side of the lake in...

Welcome, we're from the other side of the lake in McDowell Co.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-04-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,375
Posted By macnsheila
My only suggestion is that if you but lamp oil,...

My only suggestion is that if you but lamp oil, it is probably in a plastic container. We transferred all we have bought to gallon glass jugs, such as apple cider comes in. I don't like LTS of...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-02-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,887
Posted By macnsheila
I have a GHB. 6 in the GP100 with 2 additional...

I have a GHB. 6 in the GP100 with 2 additional speed loaders. Rifle (.357) with 10. 100 extra rounds vac-packed in the bag. Wife has her pistol, 2 speed loaders and 50 rounds in her pack. We're...
Forum: Food and water 11-07-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,831
Posted By macnsheila
We keep about 120 gal stored in the house, not...

We keep about 120 gal stored in the house, not counting the hot water tank (40 gal in good jugs, 20 in bottled water and a 55 gal fish tank for flushing, sorry fish). Next month's budget allows for a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-01-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 29,199
Posted By macnsheila
I read the 1st four pages, and my response is...

I read the 1st four pages, and my response is this. I served in the Corps in the very early 80's. No combat for a truck driver at Camp Lejeune. Then I hired on at a Maximum Security prison in NC and...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-23-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,458
Posted By macnsheila
Yep, thanks for the input. I can't get on here as...

Yep, thanks for the input. I can't get on here as much as I would like due to work, but thanks for the replies...Mac.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-22-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,458
Posted By macnsheila
What all will an EMP get???

How about our generator (newer model 8500 watt) to draw water from the well? How about the well pump? LED flashlights / radios? Solar rechargers like Goal Zero and the like??? Solar systems ? How far...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-22-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 41,170
Views: 5,944,746
Posted By macnsheila
Sheila found this, at a GREAT price. Started out...

Sheila found this, at a GREAT price. Started out @$5 an box but got cheaper the more you bought. Tomatoes, good looking no seconds tomatoes. She had $25 in her pocket and came home with 8 boxes!!...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-28-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,782
Posted By macnsheila
Check these folks out, they have them. Don't know...

Check these folks out, they have them. Don't know about any Canadian restrictions...stpaulmercantile.com
Forum: Urban Survival 08-27-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,598
Posted By macnsheila
Before piling up all your supplies and equipment...

Before piling up all your supplies and equipment in the basement, how was your basement during Sandy. Would hate to have all my staff ruined due to flooding...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-23-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,638
Posted By macnsheila
It is my understanding that in very late fall...

It is my understanding that in very late fall Copperheads and Rattlesnakes will migrate to a den, sometimes even shared. This "should" clear your woodpile. I would certainly wear boots and heavy work...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-21-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,266
Posted By macnsheila
Federal Hydra-shoks in her .357 EDC, her bed...

Federal Hydra-shoks in her .357 EDC, her bed stand Security Six and my bed stand .45 ACP. Hornady Critical Defense in my EDC .44 Bulldog only because I can't find Hyda-Shok in .44 sp.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-21-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By macnsheila
Only chambered rounds in a firearm are dangerous....

Only chambered rounds in a firearm are dangerous. Please keep loaded firearms with the muzzle pointed down so as to prevent harm to the firefighters trying to help you. Unchambered rounds send the...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-21-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 233
Sticky: Reloading notes
Views: 121,330
Posted By macnsheila
Graf & Sons has IMR 3031 in stock right now....

Graf & Sons has IMR 3031 in stock right now. Scored mine this afternoon. 8# for $172 + hazmat, free shipping. I've not seen rifle powder in a year and a half.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-21-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,638
Posted By macnsheila
First hand story from 2 weeks ago. Me and the...

First hand story from 2 weeks ago. Me and the wife were working in the yard and I pulled the tarp off the firewood pile that is right next to the porch (probably not the best place for it). Catching...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-14-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,687
Posted By macnsheila
Start this way...If my family could not leave the...

Start this way...If my family could not leave the house and nobody could come here, what would we need to "make it"? Think maybe a snow or ice storm. A hurricane??? No power (electricity) What would...
Forum: Food and water 08-09-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,192
Posted By macnsheila
Corn

I did a search, but found nothing. We're looking for where to buy human grade dried corn in bulk. Kinda skeptical on the deer corn, or is it the same stuff? Thanks, Mac.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-05-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By macnsheila
My recommendation is the RCBS Rock Chucker kit...

My recommendation is the RCBS Rock Chucker kit with a hand primer. I have been reloading for almost 40 years and mine still gets used regularly. You are not an ammo factory. Reloading can be basic...
Forum: New Member Introduction 08-04-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,264
Posted By macnsheila
Welcome from a "fixin' to be retired LEO" in...

Welcome from a "fixin' to be retired LEO" in McDowell County.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-30-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,712
Posted By macnsheila
We have a 500 gal clean tank, rainwater catching...

We have a 500 gal clean tank, rainwater catching capabilities for grey water, and about 200 gal inside the house, multiple filtering systems. Closest water is a very large lake about 1.5 mi away, no...
Forum: New Member Introduction 07-26-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By macnsheila
Welcome from Western NC, McDowell County.

Welcome from Western NC, McDowell County.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-26-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,712
Posted By macnsheila
Zapped with an EMP

What all do you think would be zapped in the event of an EMP? I know grids, computers and vehicles will, but how about solar chargers, transistor radios, LED lights, portable generators and the like?...
Forum: New Member Introduction 07-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By macnsheila
Welcome from the Western Foothills of NC.

Welcome from the Western Foothills of NC.
Forum: New Member Introduction 07-07-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By macnsheila
Welcome from Western NC. Lots of great people and...

Welcome from Western NC. Lots of great people and information here.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-19-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,696
Posted By macnsheila
When you turn the time / and change your detector...

When you turn the time / and change your detector batteries, turn your extinguishers upside down and hit them several times with a large rubber mallet. The agent in them settles at the bottom. This...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,879
Posted By macnsheila
What's the average age?

Out of curiosity, what's the age of prep minded folks? I'll be 51 in 3 weeks.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-29-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By macnsheila
My son bought a XD in .45 Gap for $250. Fantastic...

My son bought a XD in .45 Gap for $250. Fantastic deal until he tried to find ammo. That's why it was such a deal. Luckily Dad is a reloader and made him 500 rounds. Cost $46 to ship it from NC to...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-29-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,392
Posted By macnsheila
I have a Commander size. Fit, finish and function...

I have a Commander size. Fit, finish and function are great. Though I've not weighed them, it feels heavier than my Colt #80 Commander. Supplied mags have a very strong spring, but my Wilson and Colt...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-29-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,869
Posted By macnsheila
Mine is a .44 Bulldog with Critical Defense ammo...

Mine is a .44 Bulldog with Critical Defense ammo (Can't find Hydroshocks). Also have some handloads with 240 gr Hornady XTPs. A .44 will stop the threat...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-29-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By macnsheila
Great link 2late. Good to know my NC CCP is...

Great link 2late. Good to know my NC CCP is recognized in so many states. I travel to Pittsburgh often (family).
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,855
Posted By macnsheila
Bring it on...

I have never wanted to wish ill will or hardships, but if the S is gonna HTF or and TEOTWAWKI I'm ready. I'm at 50, well past my prime but can still certainly hold my own. If it is inevitable, I'd...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-22-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 117,087
Posted By macnsheila
Mine would be .22 and although not on your list,...

Mine would be .22 and although not on your list, .44 mag. I have several .22's and 4 .44 mag pistols, a rifle and a .44 special. (split cases can be cut down to .44 special). I reload and cast my...
Forum: New Member Introduction 05-21-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By macnsheila
Welcome from Western NC.

Welcome from Western NC.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-16-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,917
Posted By macnsheila
His being shot is as serious as it gets and I...

His being shot is as serious as it gets and I certainly wish him well and hope he recovered. Your response, however, actually made me laugh out loud to the point that the dog wondered what the hell...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-12-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,889
Posted By macnsheila
Budsguns.com has Winchester 12 ga Defenders for...

Budsguns.com has Winchester 12 ga Defenders for $237 delivered. It's a no bells or whistles 18" 5+1. I have a few shotguns but bought this just for an extra. Haven't shot it yet (came in this week)...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-03-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,569
Posted By macnsheila
A++ on Midway. Been dealing with them for 25+...

A++ on Midway. Been dealing with them for 25+ years. My "Go to" supplier.
Forum: New Member Introduction 05-03-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,635
Posted By macnsheila
Well Hi Carla, from Western NC.

Well Hi Carla, from Western NC.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-01-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,827
Posted By macnsheila
Vaseline soaked cotton balls for tinder. No mess...

Vaseline soaked cotton balls for tinder. No mess and stores plenty of them. Bic lighters in another one. Complete fire starting kit in 2 small lightweight bottles.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-21-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,406
Posted By macnsheila
Good post OP. I don't pick up range lead as our...

Good post OP. I don't pick up range lead as our club doesn't want you digging up the berms. I've got a tire dealership that every 4-6 weeks calls me to come pick up a bucket of wheelweights. $40 and...
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