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Forum: Food and water 09-16-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Jerry D Young
The ratio of a ram pump is usually right at 1 to...

The ratio of a ram pump is usually right at 1 to 7. For every foot of fall, you get 7-feet of lift. So, for 150' lift you will need at least 22' of height from the water source to the ram pump, and...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-16-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By Jerry D Young
First, decide how you want to proceed. I have...

First, decide how you want to proceed. I have attached my article on Making A Plan and Prepping 101. Look it over and see if it has anything usable for you. My threat analysis spreadsheet is also...
Forum: New Member Introduction 08-16-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By Jerry D Young
I grew up from age 5 to 14 about 40 miles or so...

I grew up from age 5 to 14 about 40 miles or so outside St. Louis on a mini homestead. Moved back to where I was born, Senath, Missouri, down in the Bootheel, when I was 14.

We did spend quite a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-13-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By Jerry D Young
lasers, my dad kept a boat tied up right at the...

lasers, my dad kept a boat tied up right at the back door of the house where we lived in Senath, MO. The area could flood during heavy rains. Mostly slow rising and the water did not flow very fast...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 08-13-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,880
Posted By Jerry D Young
Got it. Thank you. Reply sent.

Got it. Thank you. Reply sent.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-06-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By Jerry D Young
If I was going to depend on a pack raft for flood...

If I was going to depend on a pack raft for flood conditions I would want a very good one, and I would want some cargo space.

I have been in several floods. And let me tell you, there is stuff in...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 08-05-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,294
Posted By Jerry D Young
Without knowing a few more details, this might...

Without knowing a few more details, this might have to be modified somewhat.

I believe your best option will be to go with an insulated security door, with the mountings being usable for a much...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 08-02-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Jerry D Young
And please remember why the Second Amendment is...

And please remember why the Second Amendment is not only in the Constitution, but the second one, after only the Rights expressed in the first. It is not there so people can protect themselves from...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 08-02-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Jerry D Young
The most recent revision of my thoughts on...

The most recent revision of my thoughts on Civilian Disarmament as text and in a .pdf

My Thoughts On:
Civilian Disarmament
By Jerry D Young

I have posted my thoughts on Civilian Disarmament...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By Jerry D Young
MAG Organization For groups under one...

MAG Organization

For groups under one hundred people, composed primarily of families:

I would keep military structure and ranks completely out of it.

The land owner where the MAG is located,...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-27-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Jerry D Young
Have never fired a weapon that was not either...

Have never fired a weapon that was not either loaded with live rounds or snap caps since I was about 18 I believe it was.

I have kept them in everything I have had and have now. Not just for dry...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-27-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,564
Posted By Jerry D Young
I agree with considering ICF for the...

I agree with considering ICF for the construction. However, if you do want stick built you might consider using 2x6 floor plate and headers, with alternating offset 2x4 studs.

This allows...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 07-23-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Jerry D Young
There is a huge amount of poor to outright bad...

There is a huge amount of poor to outright bad information on the net and elsewhere about building quality, high level protection shelters. Usually called bunkers, though a prepper shelter actually...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-22-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,071
Posted By Jerry D Young
My thoughts on caches: First a couple of...

My thoughts on caches:

First a couple of observations:
Caches (plural) in the context to which this article pertains, hiding items, is pronounced ‘cashes’, and when referring to potpourri type...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-22-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,043
Posted By Jerry D Young
Better to have the documents so we know what the...

Better to have the documents so we know what the UN is planning than to not have them and be caught unprepared.

Plus it is a case of "This how you do not do it!"

Just my opinion.
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 07-22-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,110
Posted By Jerry D Young
I new I forgot something earlier. Minimus.biz is...

I new I forgot something earlier. Minimus.biz is a decent place to get small-quantity medical items, as well as many other single-serve and single-use things.
...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 07-22-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By Jerry D Young
I believe that the earth will have a breather. If...

I believe that the earth will have a breather. If we wind up in a full bore PAW (Post Apocalyptic World) I think it will be around 300-years before we really start getting to a point even close in...
Forum: Food and water 07-22-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 23
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Views: 1,564
Posted By Jerry D Young
Thank you! Now I just need to find one for...

Thank you!

Now I just need to find one for the 40-ounce, plus a sealing lid for the 40-ounce.

Just my opinion.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-20-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,043
Posted By Jerry D Young
I do have all of those in my library. Hm... They...

I do have all of those in my library. Hm... They might be good additions to a specific list. However, pretty much all of the 100,000 or so books I have I consider as useful in some way to rebuilding...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 07-20-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By Jerry D Young
Short list: 1. 32-volume Encyclopedia...

Short list:
1. 32-volume Encyclopedia Britannica
2. Backwoods Home 'The Whole Shebang' Anthology collection
3. A.D.A.M Medical encyclopedia
4. Complete secular K-12 Home Schooling curriculum
5....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-20-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,516
Posted By Jerry D Young
I will check out the Pacer app or one similar. It...

I will check out the Pacer app or one similar. It has been some time since I verified my pace count. As ROCK6 said, it mostly likely has changed since I became older and my injuries and ailments have...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 07-19-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By Jerry D Young
Thin plexiglass is going to be a shard hazard if...

Thin plexiglass is going to be a shard hazard if something does happen and falls onto it. Major liability.

I agree that if you do durable sheet goods it should be Lexan. Ask the dealer what would...
Forum: Food and water 07-19-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
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Views: 1,564
Posted By Jerry D Young
I have found the Ozark Trails 30-ounce insulated...

I have found the Ozark Trails 30-ounce insulated mugs to hold both cold and hot drinks very well when using the after-market lid that closes the vent and the drinking slot. With a silicone straw I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-19-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,516
Posted By Jerry D Young
That is a great idea! Thank you.

That is a great idea! Thank you.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-19-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Jerry D Young
Crossman Blazer 455 conversion kit ...

Crossman Blazer 455 conversion kit

https://www.bakerairguns.com/product/crosman-blaser-conversion-kit-for-the-34-auto-my-2339/

Just my o pinion.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-19-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,516
Posted By Jerry D Young
I use them, but I tend to break the beads. Cheap...

I use them, but I tend to break the beads. Cheap beads, I guess. Especially the skull ones that came with a pack I purchased.

Have some wooden ones now that will not break, but they are larger...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-19-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,043
Posted By Jerry D Young
I will do so. Thank you.

I will do so. Thank you.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-18-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,043
Posted By Jerry D Young
That would be my number six: A single volume...

That would be my number six:
A single volume containing:
The Ten Commandments (A true interpretation)
Charter of Liberties
The Federalist Papers
Declaration of Independence
US Constitution...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-17-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,043
Posted By Jerry D Young
It was and is. Although, as always, with my own...

It was and is. Although, as always, with my own take on things. I do believe it is a very good starting place, however.

I read it as a person was a citizen, but without doing some sort of national...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-17-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,502
Posted By Jerry D Young
Basically in order of importance. 1)...

Basically in order of importance.

1) Integrity/trustworthy/ethical: These are pretty much always a package deal for me. They mean essentially the same thing, with minor variations. A person needs...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-17-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,043
Posted By Jerry D Young
Starship Troopers is one of Robert A Heinlein's...

Starship Troopers is one of Robert A Heinlein's most entertaining books that is also a socio-political treatise. It was written as a juvie (early teens juvenile reader) story, so is easy to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-12-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,043
Posted By Jerry D Young
Not quite sure if the OP is about books for the...

Not quite sure if the OP is about books for the children's future about how to rebuild society, or if they are books to help them survive the event.

So, since I do love lists, here goes:

For...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 07-12-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,651
Posted By Jerry D Young
I lived in Senath, Missouri from 1967 until 1985....

I lived in Senath, Missouri from 1967 until 1985. Senath was built on one of the high dobs in the swamps between the Mississippi and St. Francis Rivers until the Little River Drainage District...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-12-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Jerry D Young
None of the above. I am quite happy with the...

None of the above. I am quite happy with the price of silver. It does not matter to me if it goes up or if it goes down. If I have the money to purchase silver, I will. The end result is how much...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-11-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,646
Posted By Jerry D Young
jfountain2, you are a GREAT grandpa! With a...

jfountain2, you are a GREAT grandpa!

With a GREAT granddaughter!

You can tell her I said so.
Forum: Shotgun Forum 07-11-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Jerry D Young
Way to go! Perseverance pays off.

Way to go! Perseverance pays off.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-11-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By Jerry D Young
Project boxes are getting hard to find since...

Project boxes are getting hard to find since Radio Shack closed the doors. You might find some takers at a local electronics or Amateur Radio convention swap meet.

Could advertise them on Craig's...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-11-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By Jerry D Young
Considering the further explanation, I would go...

Considering the further explanation, I would go with the larger map. You are going to need some detail if there is any kind of problem.

Just my further opinion.

And an actual answer rather than...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,810
Posted By Jerry D Young
I really hope you can swing it. I do not...

I really hope you can swing it.

I do not believe that $10,000 to start with is even close to what will be needed to even start the process, unless that $10k is simply the seed money to bring in...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 07-09-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,486
Posted By Jerry D Young
Thank you, jetgraphics. The last three posts have...

Thank you, jetgraphics. The last three posts have answered my questions or will lead me to the answers I seek.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-09-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 9,487
Posted By Jerry D Young
Still all just my opinion.

Still all just my opinion.
Forum: Financial Forum 07-06-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,240
Posted By Jerry D Young
I will take a look later today.

I will take a look later today.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-06-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By Jerry D Young
I have and have used maps from 2" x 3" to one 4'...

I have and have used maps from 2" x 3" to one 4' x 8' thing that we vehicle carried on a training mission one time. Normally though I carry the various standard sizes of commercial maps if I am not...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,108
Posted By Jerry D Young
My father and I, then just me, and a few times me...

My father and I, then just me, and a few times me and one of my younger brothers, jetted in over 500 shallow wells in southeast Missouri, with some of them in northeast Arkansas, and a very few in...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-05-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,240
Posted By Jerry D Young
Cool! lol No car note since 2007 for...

Cool!

lol

No car note since 2007 for me! 1999 GMC Sonoma High Rider.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-05-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,453
Posted By Jerry D Young
If I ever decide to get an AR-15 type carbine or...

If I ever decide to get an AR-15 type carbine or rifle it will be in .25-45 Sharps.

Just my opinion.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-05-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 9,487
Posted By Jerry D Young
I believe that for quite a long time after the...

I believe that for quite a long time after the PAW (Post Apocalyptic World) begins, oxen will be the draft animal of choice. It will take at least a generation, if not two or more before enough draft...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 07-04-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,099
Posted By Jerry D Young
1) Partial serrations. There are uses for a...

1) Partial serrations. There are uses for a serrated blade. A fully serrated blade. The Spyerco C08 Harpy folding hawk bill serrated blade knife is amazing. For cutting things that a smooth blade...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-02-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,495
Posted By Jerry D Young
I believe the 20-pound weight estimate is...

I believe the 20-pound weight estimate is probably pretty accurate. Most of the items are measured in ounces.

The number of items in a list seldom indicates total weight. It is how much each...
Forum: Food and water 07-02-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By Jerry D Young
While it may not be applicable to the larger...

While it may not be applicable to the larger containers, it has been my experience in freezing water in smaller ones that if you leave that 10% to 15% headspace in the container, and then place it in...
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