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Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-11-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Elessar
I would like to thank y'all for your observations...

I would like to thank y'all for your observations and recommendations. Quick research suggests that you may be correct. I suspect that I'll have to sanitize the beds this fall and rotate plantings....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-11-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Elessar
my garden looks sick

I've been working on gardening with marginal luck. This year, I didn't get any jalapenos and the rabbit took my snow peas as well as green beans.

However, my tomatoes are in trouble. Every plant...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-15-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,640
Posted By Elessar
What about a sports complex? Specifically, a...

What about a sports complex? Specifically, a football stadium, but any stadium would work.

When I was in high school there was a school that had a really nice football field inside a fence with...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-15-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By Elessar
I've only just finished my first draft of the...

I've only just finished my first draft of the book and I need to expand the reference materials section to include a book inventory. Then, expand that idea of inventory to other items like medical...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,095
Posted By Elessar
They might inherit it (I disagree) but there's no...

They might inherit it (I disagree) but there's no telling what condition it'll be in when they take over...jus' sayin'
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-12-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,333
Posted By Elessar
Y'all are laughing and making fun of this set of...

Y'all are laughing and making fun of this set of ideals but there is an extremely large contingent of millennials that are gonna jump on this type of band wagon for the entitled free stuff they think...
Forum: New Member Introduction 07-09-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Elessar
Welcome to the party! Just curious, are you in...

Welcome to the party! Just curious, are you in Kentucky or North Carolina?
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 07-04-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,925
Posted By Elessar
Done

We have a 21' fifth wheel and it's very small by anyone's standards. We have everything in there we need and I'm slowly getting everything put into working order. It's 35 years old so it has low...
Forum: Urban Survival 06-26-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,039
Posted By Elessar
I know this is not what you've asked for, but I...

I know this is not what you've asked for, but I don't subscribe to the grey man thing.

In a post event scenario, I'll be open carrying like others mentioned here and if I'm required to be out...
Forum: Urban Survival 06-19-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,602
Posted By Elessar
I love this idea but struggle with the lack of...

I love this idea but struggle with the lack of temperature control. Water would freeze and canned food would burst from the extreme temperature swings, summer to winter. More than a little...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-05-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,158
Posted By Elessar
All my hobbies are survival related... ...

All my hobbies are survival related...

Walking, hiking, biking, cooking, camping, shooting, hunting, fishing and yoga; to name a few...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-05-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,081
Posted By Elessar
Wait, wait for it... can you feel it? The...

Wait, wait for it... can you feel it? The tension in this conversation is palpable and the major point to be gained has been completely missed. It's the differences of opinion that we have that...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-30-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,541
Posted By Elessar
I fully realize that there will be a boat load of...

I fully realize that there will be a boat load of BS out there. However, without any experience with which to evaluate what works and what doesn't, I was hoping that someone could point to some...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-29-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,541
Posted By Elessar
good thread

I have zero experience at this and no one with which to train. Hope I never find out how hard this is and need this skill but I'm thankful for the heads up if I'm ever presented with the need to...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 05-29-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,107
Posted By Elessar
plantar fasciitis has me about to give up

I'm 62 years old and have enjoyed years of abnormally good health for someone of my size and age. However, last month my left foot started bothering me and I've self diagnosed plantar fasciitis....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-25-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,882
Posted By Elessar
I agree with you but I do believe that it could...

I agree with you but I do believe that it could be done. However, there are a lot of ways that OPSEC could be violated and everything would be undone if anyone else knew what you're up to. Benjamin...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-25-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,275
Posted By Elessar
Aerindel, you sound as if you're very well...

Aerindel, you sound as if you're very well grounded in reality and I like your opinion on this issue. Most of these "kids" don't respect anyone or anything because the system has failed and they...
Forum: New Member Introduction 05-25-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6,282
Sticky: Your Username
Views: 696,280
Posted By Elessar
My name comes from The Lord of the Rings because...

My name comes from The Lord of the Rings because I love the story, the books and the movies. However, the main character, played by Vigo Mortensen, is named Aragorn and known by his nick-name...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-23-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,298
Posted By Elessar
What?...the question was where to find water. ...

What?...the question was where to find water. You think that if you're thirsting to death, you not going to use every option available because of your ethics or morals. Let's see how that works for...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 05-21-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,349
Posted By Elessar
You can find a relatively inexpensive fiber glass...

You can find a relatively inexpensive fiber glass camper that you can pull with you truck. You can then leave camp and drive to your job site without the need to break down you camp site. There are...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-21-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,762
Posted By Elessar
I have very close relatives that make the...

I have very close relatives that make the statement, "I don't want to live if that happens." That is not the same thing as, "I wouldn't want to live in the environment." Although I doubt most...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-21-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,298
Posted By Elessar
Almost every office building has a water cooler...

Almost every office building has a water cooler and water delivery service in my area. Most will include several 5 gallon bottles of water sitting on the floor next to the cooler, prepackaged for...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-21-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,084
Posted By Elessar
I'm not sayin' nobody would find a RV/camper. ...

I'm not sayin' nobody would find a RV/camper. However, unlike a cabin, you can always move the RV/camper as needed. AND, as stated by vivisky, a RV/camper won't sink when you have a few holes poked...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-21-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,084
Posted By Elessar
I'd vote for an RV or camper too. My reasoning...

I'd vote for an RV or camper too. My reasoning is the a boat doesn't provide any cover for escape if you've been found and there's no concealing the house boat unless you find an inlet on an island....
Forum: Urban Survival 05-21-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,696
Posted By Elessar
You're very right about the my exaggeration of...

You're very right about the my exaggeration of the 2 miles of sound carrying and I love to have tools I the toolbox.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-18-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,595
Posted By Elessar
"Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is...

"Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal."

Ain't none of us gonna' get outta' here alive.

Anyone can clean up their lifestyle, their diet and their level of fitness to some...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-17-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,696
Posted By Elessar
When you fire that bad boy up, it'll be like...

When you fire that bad boy up, it'll be like ringing the dinner bell because everyone within two miles will hear that motor as it winds up into the torque band. You'll be riding without being able...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-16-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,696
Posted By Elessar
Moccasin, You are very correct in both...

Moccasin,

You are very correct in both assertions noted above; lack of information will most likely become the norm and anyone's ability to function may be impaired. Those who are able to assess...
Forum: Financial Forum 05-10-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,838
Posted By Elessar
Sonya, We had this type of problem going on...

Sonya,

We had this type of problem going on in our home and our son was content to fulfill the nightmare reality of what you describe. We shared a "come to Jesus" family meeting in which we laid...
Forum: Financial Forum 05-10-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,838
Posted By Elessar
Kap: You nailed it for me. I was in the...

Kap:

You nailed it for me. I was in the same position as you. I had the grades but not the finances. None of the advisors were interested enough to do their jobs to advise me on how to "follow...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,389
Posted By Elessar
This concept will self-destruct. There is no way...

This concept will self-destruct. There is no way it could ever reach a "critical mass." When enough of these self-righteous fools gather in one place they'll eat each other alive. Of course,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-25-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By Elessar
I have three parts of the MSS and love it. I...

I have three parts of the MSS and love it. I don't have the extra cold weather bag but I have added a silk bag liner and believe that I can be comfortable in most of the weather I expect to find...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-25-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,556
Posted By Elessar
prepper since the late sixties

I've been actively thinking as a survivalist for over five years since I've found the SB but I can trace my roots back to middle school/junior high when I received a pink business card with the "7...
Forum: Urban Survival 04-25-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By Elessar
I have a lot of stuff in my GHB including an...

I have a lot of stuff in my GHB including an inventory/contents list. I literally carry this bag with me almost everywhere I go. It's rare that I don't have it with me at work or in the car when...
Forum: Urban Survival 04-19-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,188
Posted By Elessar
I too grew up in St. Paul during the same time...

I too grew up in St. Paul during the same time period and experienced the same cultural shock when I last returned, years ago. I left to join the military in 1975 and have since settled in Kentucky....
Forum: Political News and Discussion 04-04-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 18,979
Posted By Elessar
unable to drain the swamp

I've lost all confidence in him. As for a grade on his performance, I wouldn't give him a D so that means he gets an F like all the rest of the clowns that inhabit that office.

I know the system...
Forum: Urban Survival 04-03-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,602
Posted By Elessar
I like the idea of a deer cart. I imagine that...

I like the idea of a deer cart. I imagine that the first thing that I would do is try to haul too much weight that I couldn't carry if I was forced off-road/pavement and were force to abandon half...
Forum: Urban Survival 04-03-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,073
Posted By Elessar
I work in an office environment and I carry my...

I work in an office environment and I carry my GHB with me every day. I don't need to stash anything in the office because I feel it needs to be with me at all times. It won't do any good for me if...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-03-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,265
Posted By Elessar
I fell in love with log cabins years ago but I...

I fell in love with log cabins years ago but I never completed my due diligence. The comments made here scare me. Now, I think I'd go cinder block, slip form concrete or metal. Just looking for...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 03-30-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By Elessar
I like the idea of storage options, but I don't...

I like the idea of storage options, but I don't get the idea of adding something permanent to the truck bed. It's a truck with a bed as a place for carrying gear. Why would you need another...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-28-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,216
Posted By Elessar
Solo stove system (alcohol burner as backup) for...

Solo stove system (alcohol burner as backup) for me.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-28-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,482
Posted By Elessar
Hahaha. Ain't that the truth!:eek:

Hahaha. Ain't that the truth!:eek:
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-12-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,118
Posted By Elessar
"The only easy day was yesterday."

"The only easy day was yesterday."
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-08-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,507
Posted By Elessar
I have read this condition referred to as...

I have read this condition referred to as "normalcy bias" and I have used the term "ostrich syndrome." I know that most people simply don't want to know. They don't want to believe that anything...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-08-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,507
Posted By Elessar
I work in a very small office and most of the...

I work in a very small office and most of the people I work with eat out so regularly that I'd be surprised if any of them have more than one day of food in their homes.

I have given up talking...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-02-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,540
Posted By Elessar
My point exactly. "Too many cooks spoil the...

My point exactly. "Too many cooks spoil the broth." I believe that there is a point at which a group reaches critical mass and begins to break down, no matter how well organized. History has...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-02-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,540
Posted By Elessar
Several of the people that have chosen to respond...

Several of the people that have chosen to respond have identified the specific point of contention that motivated me to pose the initial inquiry: OPSEC. In the scenario described, I envision a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,577
Posted By Elessar
I have read the book, "Defensive Pistol" by Grant...

I have read the book, "Defensive Pistol" by Grant Cunningham and have been training under the guidelines set forth in this book. I know that adrenaline and fear will be major factors during a...
Forum: Urban Survival 03-01-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,993
Posted By Elessar
gang bangers

I confess every single time I read the title of this thread, my mind jumps to the threat I perceive to be most common in urban areas. Sorry, I don't intend to hijack your thread, but it's just how...
Forum: Urban Survival 03-01-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 66,254
Posted By Elessar
DDM5V2 for me, thank you. I simply can't afford...

DDM5V2 for me, thank you. I simply can't afford to haul a .50cal around or the optics to take advantage of the capabilities of that rifle, much less the cost per round. I'll take my chances inside...
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