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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-16-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,263
Posted By ackbob
Daisy chain the tanks - I have two 1000 gallon...

Daisy chain the tanks - I have two 1000 gallon tanks buried in my back yard and I see the delivery guy once every 4 months to keep them topped off
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-16-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,263
Posted By ackbob
2000 or better for LP storage - you never know ...

2000 or better for LP storage - you never know
Extra tick walls with extra insulation - costs less to heat
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-15-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,166
Posted By ackbob
No question gun rights are limited within Mass -...

No question gun rights are limited within Mass - but I am not able to consider departure until I retire but I have what I need for now.

When it is time to move on I will be taking all of those...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-15-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 42,432
Views: 6,276,081
Posted By ackbob
instead of electronic versions why not hard...

instead of electronic versions why not hard copies? I am always concerned if TSHTF there won't be dependable power so references wont be available
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-14-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,166
Posted By ackbob
Lived my entire life (so far) in coastal...

Lived my entire life (so far) in coastal Northeast on an island and wouldn't change a thing. be ready for power outages, fuel shortages, food shortages, etc. plus some amazing coastal storms. If...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-14-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42,432
Views: 6,276,081
Posted By ackbob
Helped a friend get her vehicle in drivable...

Helped a friend get her vehicle in drivable shape. Charged battery over 2 days, filled tires, filled fluids, replaced wipers, etc... she let it sit all winter because she hasn't left her house...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-10-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,811
Posted By ackbob
Where is FERFAL Now?

Where is FERFAL Now?
Forum: Coronavirus 04-10-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By ackbob
nice - hope it continues for her. That is too...

nice - hope it continues for her. That is too close to a city for me
Forum: Coronavirus 04-10-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,739
Posted By ackbob
short term collective memory - 6 months unless it...

short term collective memory - 6 months unless it comes back with a vengenance
Forum: Coronavirus 04-10-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By ackbob
Excellent - yeah sun is out but getting breezy...

Excellent - yeah sun is out but getting breezy today
Forum: Coronavirus 04-10-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By ackbob
MA Residents - you doing good?

Hoping all fellow MA residents are good. Let me know how you are doing. No locations or other pertinent information but just general update on status
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-10-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,265
Posted By ackbob
MA Survivalist - as a fellow MA member it is...

MA Survivalist - as a fellow MA member it is always interesting to see what happens with our grocery stores when the threat of something happens - such as winter storm, hurricane etc. - but this one...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-10-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,990
Posted By ackbob
I found a few things that were slacking as things...

I found a few things that were slacking as things progressed - mostly toilet paper and paper towels because the bride had decided we did not need as much on hand.

That has changed. There will...
Forum: Urban Survival 08-17-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,774
Posted By ackbob
Vest with a belt that has keepers to keep pants...

Vest with a belt that has keepers to keep pants from letting gravity take effect
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 07-04-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,575
Posted By ackbob
Recent Heat Wave

How many are wondering how well they would do in the event that there was no power for things like A/C, water, etc. with this heat wave working its way across the country?

I know I would just move...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-04-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,203
Posted By ackbob
I have lived (literally) on an island 30 miles...

I have lived (literally) on an island 30 miles out to sea for 30 years - so if you don't have a well stocked pantry then you will do without when the boats do not run - which happens with regularity....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-02-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,844
Posted By ackbob
worked normally for me as I logged in twice today

worked normally for me as I logged in twice today
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-02-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 31,954
Posted By ackbob
Bitcoin is already useless - not dissimilar to...

Bitcoin is already useless - not dissimilar to the stock market. It has a perceived value that should things change will drop to nothing - precious metals are the best best
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-02-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 31,954
Posted By ackbob
Talenti Ice Cream Containers work very well also....

Talenti Ice Cream Containers work very well also.
About 3 inches tall and 3 inches across - great for ammo in a BOB also
Also great for starting seeds in the spring if you have enough of them
Forum: Massachusetts 09-20-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By ackbob
Propane powered, self-starting 10kw generator...

Propane powered, self-starting 10kw generator with automatic switching - serviced quarterly for oil and spark plugs just because - self-tests for one hour every week
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-25-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By ackbob
I would buy something that you have wanted but...

I would buy something that you have wanted but didn't want to invest funds into yet -- this is free cash
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-24-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 18,959
Posted By ackbob
You need enough ammo to insure that you as a...

You need enough ammo to insure that you as a person, family, or group feel comfortable. That is really a personal decision - but i know I have multiple reloads for all my different firearms. Having...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-20-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,729
Posted By ackbob
She probably would have asked you how you knew...

She probably would have asked you how you knew they fit....... :taped:
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-09-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,444
Posted By ackbob
Seasonally appropriate clothing in excess -- what...

Seasonally appropriate clothing in excess -- what I am wearing plus at least 4 or 5 changes of clothing..... appropriate weather protection and food / water supplies (plus always buy food / water...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-01-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,498
Posted By ackbob
Close the office door, put on my jacket, and head...

Close the office door, put on my jacket, and head home. Most weather related events have some sort of advance warning (even tornadoes within reason) so if you aren't ready for them shame on you. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-01-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,132
Posted By ackbob
Question - why did you "shock" the well? Was...

Question - why did you "shock" the well? Was there a problem with the water that you didnt tell us about?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-04-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,747
Posted By ackbob
Walther P22 with a red dot optic -- now to find a...

Walther P22 with a red dot optic -- now to find a decent way to holster carry it discreetly
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-04-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,586
Posted By ackbob
outside of tornado alley --- I dont think there...

outside of tornado alley --- I dont think there is anyplace above ground that is truly safe
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-10-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,798
Posted By ackbob
Trustafarians afraid the trust fund will run out?

Trustafarians afraid the trust fund will run out?
Forum: Food and water 11-08-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,113
Posted By ackbob
I have taken to using the bigger ammo cans for...

I have taken to using the bigger ammo cans for the soft packed goods... makes it a bit heavier but locks them out for sure
Forum: Urban Survival 11-04-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 59,780
Posted By ackbob
one aimed shot at a time...??

one aimed shot at a time...??
Forum: Urban Survival 11-03-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,440
Posted By ackbob
Prepping is a way of life - especially when you...

Prepping is a way of life - especially when you live on an island...

example - October 2015 storms came through the area and no boats for 10 days (there is no bridge to the island so we have to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-02-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,741
Posted By ackbob
be careful with quick clot if you don't know what...

be careful with quick clot if you don't know what you are doing. Spent a weekend in tactical EMS training and i would be careful with it even after having spent hours understanding and working with...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-02-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,626
Posted By ackbob
California Love Knot

California Love Knot
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-29-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42,432
Views: 6,276,081
Posted By ackbob
10 hours of overtime for more supplies

10 hours of overtime for more supplies
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-29-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,258
Posted By ackbob
I am hoping / planning to bug out because I live...

I am hoping / planning to bug out because I live on an island (2.5 hours to the mainland) and if TSHTF then we will really be cut off - but I will need a few days heads up to bugout. I have a place...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-29-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,654
Posted By ackbob
Well found out what happened when I did the fall...

Well found out what happened when I did the fall this summer since I have been limping since then. Tore a tendon behind the Achilles (not surgical) and when they did the MRI they found that the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-28-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,064
Posted By ackbob
questions are vague and answers were even more...

questions are vague and answers were even more vague but conceptually a great idea
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-28-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,588
Posted By ackbob
15 Minutes -- hmm..... dogs easily loaded, cats...

15 Minutes -- hmm..... dogs easily loaded, cats left to survive on their own, basic firearms (shotguns, pistols, rifles) loaded along with ammo and assorted needs, food and water loaded (bugout...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-21-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By ackbob
If possible establishing a "group standard" would...

If possible establishing a "group standard" would help to eliminate some of theses concerns when it comes to certain firearms / calibers. If everyone was required to have the same calibers then...
Forum: Urban Survival 10-21-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,805
Posted By ackbob
Charcoal? Are you trying to either smother...

Charcoal? Are you trying to either smother yourself (with carbon monoxide) or burn the building down with no escape route?
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 10-21-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By ackbob
First Aid Kit Ideas

Just finished (through work) participating in a Tactical EMS course and found some interesting information:

1) Tourniquets - instructors suggested that your IFAK should have what you need for...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-21-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 15,487
Posted By ackbob
not being able to provide for my loved ones

not being able to provide for my loved ones
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-12-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,064
Posted By ackbob
If you are going to store lantern fuel would...

If you are going to store lantern fuel would suggest painting or somehow coating the cans (if you use metal cans) so that they do not rust away - it can happen and is very messy especially in long...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-05-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,364
Posted By ackbob
I thik your town is on board in the concept that...

I thik your town is on board in the concept that they do not want to be responsible for caring for you should something happen -- a prepared populace is not a needy populace
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-05-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 42,432
Views: 6,276,081
Posted By ackbob
Hurricane tracking -- even though I am in the...

Hurricane tracking -- even though I am in the northeast you never know
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 10-05-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 62,559
Posted By ackbob
Up until this morning I was in the track for...

Up until this morning I was in the track for Sunday morning (northeast) yet all of a sudden it is swerving out to sea. Not taking my eyes off this until it is gone. Also has anyone noticed that the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-04-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,960
Posted By ackbob
But if they have millions of those items and you...

But if they have millions of those items and you are one of thousands looking for those items then it balances out - doesn't it? :eek:
Forum: Urban Survival 09-23-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,161
Posted By ackbob
running out of gas?

running out of gas?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-23-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By ackbob
Go one step further and I believe it is ready.gov...

Go one step further and I believe it is ready.gov that shows what should be done to prepare for wildfires... clearing distances, etc.
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