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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-18-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,437
Posted By irishmike357
Live in northern CT and have had four snow storms...

Live in northern CT and have had four snow storms in April, expecting wintry mix tonight. The funny thing is that snow storms in April are not nearly as bad as the ones in October. No leaves on...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-18-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,024
Posted By irishmike357
Good read, fiction or someone else's words or...

Good read, fiction or someone else's words or what ever it is. I'm a bit confused though. How is this advice on surviving a riot? So the key is to be in a police squad decked out in body armor?
Forum: Fitness Blogs 04-11-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,429
Posted By irishmike357
No updates for a while, I'm curious how its...

No updates for a while, I'm curious how its going. Listen, if you want to get good at push ups then do the Stew Smith Push up Push workout. Just google it. He has lots of very good advice. I was in...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-20-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,435
Posted By irishmike357
The only thing I would add, that many others...

The only thing I would add, that many others said, are maps. Local area maps, road maps of place you might have to travel to, hiking trail maps, forestry maps. I like what the one poster said of...
Forum: Polls and Surveys 02-18-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 34,950
Posted By irishmike357
I'm surprised that many people would start. I...

I'm surprised that many people would start. I didn't think the legality of it kept many from doing it. I would not start right now. My work still does not allow it, I'm also in the Guard which won't...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-01-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,638
Posted By irishmike357
LMAO Yeah great, that brought me to...

LMAO Yeah great, that brought me to Survivalistboards.com, how strange. Anyway I am hoping for someone with some knowledge or experience to recommend a place instead of just relying on a random...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-01-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,638
Posted By irishmike357
Anyone know of a place to buy maps of certain...

Anyone know of a place to buy maps of certain areas that are waterproof/outdoors type of maps? I'd like to get a map of the area for my son to use while hiking/navigating.
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 03-01-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,216
Posted By irishmike357
I honestly wouldn't buy one because of the cost...

I honestly wouldn't buy one because of the cost involved. If the price comes down I'd consider it. Although high end crossbows are easily more expensive than this. If it helps one person though it's...
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 03-01-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,216
Posted By irishmike357
If you are going to be condescending use the...

If you are going to be condescending use the right word lmao. It is niche and does not require the field to be completely empty. It can fill the same niche as something else.

As I said. It fills...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-29-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By irishmike357
Nice post. Marking to digest more later.

Nice post. Marking to digest more later.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-29-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By irishmike357
Thanks for all the info. It's funny because the...

Thanks for all the info. It's funny because the hen doing the pecking was the first hen we got and was handled a lot and seems to be the nicest one of all the chickens, although she is clearly the...
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 02-29-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,216
Posted By irishmike357
I think because it is new. They are probably...

I think because it is new. They are probably trying to figure out what they can get for it so they placed it in the higher end of the crossbow market (although some crossbows are much more).



...
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 02-28-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,216
Posted By irishmike357
Should have known this response would happen. By...

Should have known this response would happen. By this reasoning you would have 1 weapon in your arsenal and AR or AK because why get "X" when you can get an AR or AK.

I am not saying replace the...
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 02-28-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,216
Posted By irishmike357
New post SHTF weapon? Airbow.

http://www.crosman.com/airbow

Not sure how many of you have seen this, but it is pretty awesome. The power of a bow, the feel and accuracy of a rifle. Plus silent as can be. You can get a hand...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-28-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By irishmike357
Odd chicken behavior

I have 5 hens and 1 rooster. The rooster and 1 hen came from my sons school that his class hatched, they are both Australorps. The other 4 hens were brought in at the same time as chicks and are a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-28-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,436
Posted By irishmike357
Better question. How would you react if someone...

Better question. How would you react if someone shot at you and then told you to take off your clothes?




Sad truth is you only have two options. You trust them or you kill them. People can...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-25-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,008
Posted By irishmike357
This is something many people miss. :thumb: I...

This is something many people miss. :thumb: I don't like to call it over stabilize, because that doesn't make sense, but I call it destabilize. Same meaning, just my own pet peeve.

I have done...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 02-25-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,759
Posted By irishmike357
Yes. That is why Hornady drop the price of a box...

Yes. That is why Hornady drop the price of a box about 15% and took the rounds from 50 to 25. Then they didn't drop the price at all and just made it a 20 round box. Must be "better" if it costs more.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-24-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,564
Posted By irishmike357
Microwave (this will start a big debate and I am...

Microwave (this will start a big debate and I am not sure if it is true or not, you can look it up though and determine for yourself).



My wife has gotten really health conscious over the last...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-24-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,360
Posted By irishmike357
They make some very light weight vests depending...

They make some very light weight vests depending on the level of protection needed.

Also worth noting is there is another test (the exact name escapes me right now) that is done on vest going for...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-24-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By irishmike357
Excellent point. I have had many offers from...

Excellent point. I have had many offers from people wanting to rent my log splitter. I haven't taken anyone up on the offers though, although I did lend it to my brother in law and in return he has...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-23-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By irishmike357
I am planning to start raising bees this year....

I am planning to start raising bees this year. Perhaps if I ever harvest extra honey I would sell it locally.

I also have chickens. I was toying with the idea of letting my kids start an "egg...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-23-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,360
Posted By irishmike357
Just for some background on myself. I worked at...

Just for some background on myself. I worked at one of only 5 facilities in the US (at the time, could be more now) that was certified to do this testing. I was going to post the same NIJ links other...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-21-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 266,003
Posted By irishmike357
I suggest you look for any LL Bean clothing at...

I suggest you look for any LL Bean clothing at garage sales or good wills ect. You can send them in for a new one with no questions asked.
Forum: Urban Survival 02-21-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,798
Posted By irishmike357
Nice post. You know what is funny about this...

Nice post. You know what is funny about this post. It got me thinking. What if we are trying to look grey but it is just grey in our view, but to the truly grey people we stand out like a sore thumb....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-21-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,346
Posted By irishmike357
This. It would be silly to judge people just...

This. It would be silly to judge people just based on what they are wearing.

There is another option. I did 5 years in the Marine Corps and had multiple deployments. I know what training is...
Forum: Urban Survival 02-21-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,798
Posted By irishmike357
I'm kind of confused. The guy you are responding...

I'm kind of confused. The guy you are responding to said bad guys tend to leave people alone if they have an aura of confidence and you want to get rid of it? Are you looking for trouble?

Don't be...
Forum: Urban Survival 02-21-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 36,108
Posted By irishmike357
Well by that line of thinking how do you know...

Well by that line of thinking how do you know what the populace is wearing without recon?

Sorry but my idea of recon is not to dress like the towns folk and wander around the streets hoping that...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-20-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By irishmike357
Awesome. I was a lot like you. Just wanting to...

Awesome. I was a lot like you. Just wanting to move and be able to get chickens. We finally settled down last summer and the day we closed on the house we picked up our first two chickens. My sons...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-20-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,355
Posted By irishmike357
I think looting is much more likely to occur...

I think looting is much more likely to occur during events like Ferguson or the LA riots ect. But you can't really dismiss the looting that occurs after most major disasters. The thing is most of...
Forum: Urban Survival 02-20-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 36,108
Posted By irishmike357
If you are in an area with these types of locals...

If you are in an area with these types of locals during TEOTWAWKI they will notice you no matter what. All of the good "supply" points will be watched/guarded like a hawk. Do you really think you...
Forum: Urban Survival 02-20-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 36,108
Posted By irishmike357
I personally think the the "grey man" concept was...

I personally think the the "grey man" concept was stolen by the survival crowd for no reason. I really don't see the need for it in the vast majority of situations. Grey man is more for people in the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-19-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,355
Posted By irishmike357
Very good story. I have to think that the 1930s...

Very good story. I have to think that the 1930s and today are very different times, but bigger than that is the location. They were farmers likely in a small farming community. When the masses are...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 02-17-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 48,238
Posted By irishmike357
The is a pretty big misquote by you. This is what...

The is a pretty big misquote by you. This is what he actually said when ask if we should ASSUME he is going to nominate a moderate.

"No. I don't know where you found that, you shouldn't assume...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 02-17-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 48,238
Posted By irishmike357
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-hous...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-officials-obama-could-use-recess-appointment-to-fill-scalia-seat/2016/02/17/75b0d1be-d5b9-11e5-be55-2cc3c1e4b76b_story.html

This really makes me...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-17-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,992
Posted By irishmike357
There is no difference and neither is really...

There is no difference and neither is really clearly defined, but both pull out different reactions in people.

To me when I think prepper I think along the lines of a homesteader or person just...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-17-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,355
Posted By irishmike357
They were going to use them as disguises for...

They were going to use them as disguises for later looting lol.

"Yes officer. I was robbed by 5 women that were all 250 pounds and 6'2". They all had beautiful hair."
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-14-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,700
Posted By irishmike357
Sound advice right there. No...

Sound advice right there.





No worries. I didn't say only bring a GPS, I said only USE a GPS. Of course if you are going anywhere you don't know you should have a back up that is less apt to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-14-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,700
Posted By irishmike357
Just saying the tone of your post was very...

Just saying the tone of your post was very demeaning to anyone using technology. To me the point of getting prepared is to know how to use multiple tools to get a job done. I prefer a map and compass...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-14-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,301
Posted By irishmike357
Not sure. I know in New England just about every...

Not sure. I know in New England just about every town has a GIS map with all buildings on it. It's used by the tax assessor so it's very accurate. Many have options for lakes, wetlands, flood areas,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-14-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,700
Posted By irishmike357
I have to agree with you on this. Not sure why...

I have to agree with you on this. Not sure why people make it seem like technology is the devil. Nothing wrong with training with your GPS and a compass. When ever I go someplace new and my wife will...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-14-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,035
Posted By irishmike357
Trading will be tricky. Like anything else in...

Trading will be tricky. Like anything else in life a community will be most helpful for this. I would have no problem trading things with my neighbors or community members, but won't go advertising...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By irishmike357
Agree with Nomad. I am still in the process of...

Agree with Nomad. I am still in the process of clearing, but working on it. Do it ahead of time.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-14-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,700
Posted By irishmike357
IMO those are pretend survivalists and not...

IMO those are pretend survivalists and not prepared people. Truly prepared people live a way of life that gives them a better chance to survive SHTF events. Many pretend survivalists just have a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-14-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,301
Posted By irishmike357
Thank you all for the input. This is some great...

Thank you all for the input. This is some great stuff. I have messed a little bit with GIS when I was buying my house. Someone on this site had made a map with many of this stuff on there but it was...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-13-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,301
Posted By irishmike357
What sites would you add to your map?

So as part of a late winter project I am going to work on a map of my area. Not sure how much area it will cover, but I plan on the map being of the table top variety. Anyway, I got to thinking of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,338
Posted By irishmike357
Try the salt, vinegar, water, dish soap mixture...

Try the salt, vinegar, water, dish soap mixture for poison ivy. That is what spurred me to try it because I bought a place that came with about 1/8th an acre of poison ivy in the woods.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-13-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,686
Posted By irishmike357
Nice thread. The reason I like this site is first...

Nice thread. The reason I like this site is first because of the knowledge base here, a close second though is the number of well thought out posts that members put some time into and that provoke...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-13-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,709
Posted By irishmike357
Nice post. Watching first episode now, pretty...

Nice post. Watching first episode now, pretty good so far.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,338
Posted By irishmike357
I use a mixture of salt, water and vinegar. Works...

I use a mixture of salt, water and vinegar. Works amazingly well.


Edit:
Forgot dish soap. Knew I was missing something. I guess the soap keeps it from running off the plant.
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