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Forum: Coronavirus 06-30-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,797
Posted By kev
My wife and I make a semi-weekly trip to...

My wife and I make a semi-weekly trip to Brookshire Brothers - a chain grocery stores in Texas and Louisiana - and stock up on what we need. Between the trips to the grocery store we use Dollar...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-30-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By kev
Snacks for backpacking / camping trip

Let's talk about snacks for a multi-day camping or backpacking trip. One of the things I have asked myself over the decades are snacks for a backpacking or camping trip. For discussion let's leave...
Forum: Coronavirus 06-30-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,797
Posted By kev
Here we go again - things disappearing like in the first Coronavirus round

Here we go again - things are disappearing like in the first Coronavirus round. Went to the local dollar general, toilet paper and spray cleaners were getting picked over.

Canned goods still...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-29-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,376
Posted By kev
I do not understand those words - "mellow" and...

I do not understand those words - "mellow" and "driving again."

If anything, I am using this as a learning lesson as I move forward.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-27-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By kev
Thanks guys. I went ahead and aligned the...

Thanks guys.

I went ahead and aligned the maps, then used triangulation to get a rough area. Good news, it is between two creeks so there is a boundary to the area where I am looking.
...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-27-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By kev
TOPO map from 1953 and recent map not aligning up

A USGS TOPO map from 1953 and recent map are not aligning up. There is a spot in the local national forest that had something on it in 1953, but is not on current maps. I called a local blue print...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-25-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,470
Posted By kev
Went by a local pawn shop that is also a nice gun...

Went by a local pawn shop that is also a nice gun store. I have bought several guns from the store over the years so the owner and I talk when I go in there.

When all this started he had...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-23-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,470
Posted By kev
Hi neighbor. I have been through Cleveland a...

Hi neighbor. I have been through Cleveland a few times.

Used to live in Lake Conroe back in the early 2000s, and would take 105 to Beaumont to see my parents.

More recently I take 190 to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-23-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,470
Posted By kev
Cleveland, Texas?

Cleveland, Texas?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-23-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,470
Posted By kev
Thank you but I disagree. I feel COVid-19 and...

Thank you but I disagree. I feel COVid-19 and the riots have pushed people to an edge.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-23-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,470
Posted By kev
Coronavirus and Antifa Panic Buying Reality Check

I had a coronavirus panic buying reality check. My wife and I made a trip to Beaumont, Texas to take care of a few things. While we were in Beaumont we went by Academy Sports and Outdoors. I...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-21-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By kev
What is the difference between the THE pack and...

What is the difference between the THE pack and the FILBE pack? It looks like the FILBE pack is missing an external pouch that the THE pack has.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-21-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By kev
Pup tent without pole

Has anyone used a 2 person pup tent without the poles? It looks like someone could string a guideline through both ends of the end and use that guideline to support the tent rather than poles.
...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-21-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By kev
I like that OD green one.

I like that OD green one.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-21-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By kev
best day pack overnight backpack

20 years ago I did not mind the weight to much, now I am starting to mind it.





Looks very close to the Army 3 day assault pack.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-21-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By kev
All of it. I have the gear, just dealing...

All of it.

I have the gear, just dealing with getting older and dealing with heavy military surplus packs I have bought over the decades. I bought my medium ALICE pack...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-21-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By kev
Medium ALICE without frame?

The medium ALICE pack can be used without a frame, but I would like to hear from people who have used it with and without the frame and which one they feel best about.

I have a medium ALICE pack...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-21-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By kev
That is outstanding, and in a way I am a little...

That is outstanding, and in a way I am a little jealous.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-19-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By kev
Book bag - best day pack?

While packing for day hike I usually start off with something like the military surplus patrol pack, pack my gear, then decide if a smaller or larger pack will do. One of the drawbacks to this, the...
Forum: Urban Survival 06-16-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,582
Posted By kev
Defund the police social experiment and preppers

Urban preppers, has this defund the police social experiment affected your prepping plans?

No police
No law and order
No arrest
No threat of arrest

What will the police be replaced with? ...
Forum: Coronavirus 06-15-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 259,156
Posted By kev
Gotcha, I understand now

Gotcha, I understand now
Forum: Coronavirus 06-15-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 259,156
Posted By kev
Do not get welfare and unemployment benefits...

Do not get welfare and unemployment benefits confused.

Last few times I went to the local dollar store they were almost at full stock. Canned foods, toilet paper... etc in full stock.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-13-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By kev
Fruit tree mulch frame in chicken yard

After posting in the forum several times about my fig trees not growing, and people recommending to mulch around them, I built a test mulch frame around a fig tree.

The frame is built from...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-11-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,862
Posted By kev
Good quality backpack button compass?

Could someone recommend a good quality backpack button compass? What is a button compass? It is a small inexpensive compass that can be attached to a backpack with something like paracord. The...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-10-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By kev
Picaridin, Permethrin, or DEET?

Which is the best mosquito and tick repellent, Picaridin, Permethrin, or DEET?

Picaridin is odorless, colorless, and is part of the Piperidine, which is an organic compound. Picaridin is suppose...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-09-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,095
Posted By kev
Is the hate for Hi-Point deserved?

Why does Hi-Point have a bad reputation? Never having owned a Hi-Point I have no first hand experience. The people who own a H-Point seem to like them. There are numerous good reviews out there. ...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-06-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,486
Posted By kev
Multi-tool worth the weight?

Is a multi-tool worth the weight on a hiking / camping trip? The first answer would be yes. After all you never know when you may need a pair of pliers for something.

Then again, I am 52 years...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-06-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By kev
Thank you. I have some sustainment pouches. ...

Thank you. I have some sustainment pouches. They will not fit the 3 day pack, and take up the whole side of the medium molle pack.

I have sustainment pouches on my large molle, but was looking...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 06-05-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,447
Posted By kev
News so bad I almost can not watch it

As if partizan politics were not bad enough, if covid-19 were not bad enough, then we add riots after a black man was murdered by police, we have stuff like a 70 something year old man being pushed...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-05-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By kev
Yes they do seem bulky. However, I like stuff...

Yes they do seem bulky. However, I like stuff such as a rain poncho to be within easy reach. I was thinking of maybe putting my topo map bag in something like a SAW pouch.

I keep my TOPO maps,...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 06-04-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By kev
Uses for a SAW pouch?

Does anyone have a SAW pouch on their backpack? Some of the readers may be asking, "What is a SAW pouch?" A SAW pouch holds a magazine for a M249 light machine gun - Squad Automatic Weapon. These...
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 06-02-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,091
Posted By kev
After what happened to this community I am not...

After what happened to this community I am not interested in selling.

Corporations are slowly eroding our free speech rights.




Try now please. Maybe even register?

I had new security...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 06-01-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,138
Posted By kev
Maybe blue states will change their opinion on their gun laws?

It appears blue state gun laws have left innocent people disarmed as riots erupt all over the nation. So maybe when this settles down people will have a different opinion on gun control?
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 06-01-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,091
Posted By kev
Open to everyone. I am under a...

Open to everyone.





I am under a non-compete.

If this forum closes, or something else similar happens, I can open my own prepping forum.
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 06-01-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,091
Posted By kev
Due to the security certificate, I am working on...

Due to the security certificate, I am working on it
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 06-01-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,091
Posted By kev
I know. It would be sad to see everything go...

I know. It would be sad to see everything go away.

Also, over the past few months I started a couple of other forum non-prepping related. Well, unless you consider gardening prepping related.
...
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 06-01-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,091
Posted By kev
When this forum was founded I also bought two...

When this forum was founded I also bought two other survival domain names that have had some type of website on them for over a decade.

http://www.survivalforum.us/...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-31-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,130
Posted By kev
It is not a problem. Maybe now people...

It is not a problem.

Maybe now people understand why we prep. This community has been online for well over a decade so we are not new to this by any means. However, I feel we are seeing an...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-31-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,990
Posted By kev
Just About Everything We Prepped For Is Happening

The news has gotten so bad I had to start limiting myself. As if the Covid-19 pandemic was not bad enough, now we have widespread riots and civil unrest. Plus, I look for tensions between the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-29-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By kev
Chicken Snake Acted Like He Was Venomous

While leaving the house this evening to make a trip to the store I spotted a rather large chicken snake laying across the road. Rather than running him over I stopped the car, got out, and tapped him...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 05-28-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,623
Posted By kev
Riots plus global pandemic

As if Coronavirus were not enough, now we are looking at nation wide riots due to the George Floyd incident. Riots have erupted in Minneapolis, and also in LA. I figure it is a matter of time...
Forum: Coronavirus 05-25-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,519
Posted By kev
Looks like we will hit 100,000 dead tomorrow May...

Looks like we will hit 100,000 dead tomorrow May 26th.

I predicted around May 19th, looks like that was a week off.

Scene shot from a google Coronavirus search
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 05-24-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,755
Posted By kev
What do you expect from CNN? I bet they have a...

What do you expect from CNN? I bet they have a poster of joseph goebbels hanging on the wall.
Forum: Coronavirus 05-22-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,225
Posted By kev
What global pandemic?

Southeast Texas lakes area is packed with boats, camper trailers, RVs, jet skies.. everything under the sun. Just about every truck has something being pulled behind it. Public boat launch at Lake...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 05-21-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,279
Posted By kev
Is there anyone who is not doubting Biden's mental health?

I am sure 20 years ago Biden may have been a front runner to the presidency, but not today. The accusations of sexual misconduct, which a lot of us have seen in pictures and video.

Then there...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-21-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,934
Posted By kev
How has Coronavirus helped / hurt your prepping plan?

The current Coronavirus pandemic has allowed a lot of us to test our prepping plans. Surely some of us have found holes, gaps... in our plans that we are working to fill.

Let's talk about how...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-18-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,463
Posted By kev
Coronavirus shtf survival garden

Got my first harvest today, besides the potatoes. Grabbed a large plastic bowl from the cabinets the picked until the bowl was full.


Contender snap beans
Zucchini
Yellow straight neck...
Forum: Food and water 05-18-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,537
Posted By kev
Vienna sausage taste change?

A few days ago I had the urge to eat some Vienna sausage. So I grabbed a can from the preps, opened the can, then began to feast. Right off the bat I noticed the taste was different than I...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-16-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By kev
i have never told a member to use the search...

i have never told a member to use the search feature.

Have not had rain for a week. A lot of suggestions are blossom end rot
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-16-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By kev
Tomatoes have rot on bottom

My tomatoes have rotten spots on the bottom, never seen this before. Literally, every rotten tomato is rotting in the same exact spot. Usually bugs will sting tomatoes on the side and cause...
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