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  1. Book Review: Building Entry & Room Clearing Tactics

    Book Reviews
    By Scott Kirshner This 241p. book was written by a former probation officer and corrections guard who now teaches tactics to law enforcement. The book is an introduction to techniques used by LE and the military to clear structures of hostiles. It's primarily of interest to preppers as a...
  2. Book Review: Shelters, Shacks and Shanties

    Book Reviews
    This book by D.C. Beard was first published in 1914 and went out of print long ago. It was re-printed by Digireads and is available on Amazon for about $9: https://www.amazon.com/Shelters-Shacks-Shanties-Wilderness-Architecture/dp/0486437477 You may be able to find a free pdf online because...
  3. Digging a mine as a bugout cave

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    In a conversation with fellow survivalists about living in the foothills or mountains on Federal Land after TSHTF, I suggested using a cave. Of course there are few available caves, and even fewer that are habitable. Since many are created by water, they are often very damp, even wet. Also...
  4. Big Out Location: Mapping Tool v3

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    6 years ago, I had an idea to create a tool that could aid preppers in choosing their ideal Bug Out Location. After much work, revision, and feedback from this community, I proudly presented my BOL Mapping Tool. While it would only serve as a fun mental exercise for me, the hope was that others...
  5. tree stands and pillbox

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    (AS A WROL/APOC SCENARIO) (to acquire before-hand tho!) I decided to make a new thread on BOL observation and defensible pillboxes around the wooded BOL property. Most likely 5 or 6. BOL Property owners are family, have some preps, not sheeple. 30 acres. rectangular. House in middle of...
  6. watch/guard towers

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    (This is for WROL/APOC scenario). BOL is sister's res. The BOL is approx. 30 acre woods, rectangular, surrounded by fields. I suggested to the BIL and sis we should be able to see any approaching threats if the world turns to crappola. So, we discussed towers. They approve of constructing...
  7. BOL natural barrier

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello There! (This is for Non-Lethal barrier for WROL/APOC scenario) My BOL is my sister's place. The BOL is approx. 30 acre woods, surrounded by fields. I suggested having natural barriers along (or slightly within) tree line. They don't really have wire fencing at the moment. They are not...
  8. Hiding/storing food, weapon and ammo caches

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm at the point where I'd like to do this. I have a basic understanding of what I want to put in them but my question is where do I store them at? Do I literally bury them in the ground at random points along my route? I did some searching on the site but I couldn't really find my answer. My...
  9. Honesty and Increased Survival Chances during SHTF

    General Discussion
    Hey everyone, Thought I'd post on subject that I've been doing some reading up on and share some of my thoughts. Please feel free to chime in. Objective of my post: To help people to realize what survival will really take and and to learn from more experienced survivalists (not necessarily...
  10. Securing BOL when not there

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok so I used the search function and couldn't find any relevant posts. What i am after is the following. I would like to purchase some land for a cabin and recreation in south eastern or southern Ohio. How do you secure the property and more importantly any building. With our schedules I...
  11. Rent or lease BOL land

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm thinking of purchasing a large piece of land in Canada and partitioning it off into sections. Preppers could lease a parcel as kind of a SHTF insurance. People who live in big cities, can't afford to outright buy land, people from the US who might want to leave the country could use it as...
  12. Building a Michigan SURVIVAL Homestead, need advice

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Ok so I am building Mid-Michigan SURVIVAL homestead, what is a SURVIVAL homestead? I think of it as a BOL with benefits, essentially a homestead designed around survival and self sustainability. Growing crops & livestock to feed my family completely or near completely from the property. The...
  13. Analyse my bug out route and bag

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    So I've been lurking for a long time, and I believe this is my first post. I've got two goals with this post: 1 I would like advice or suggestions on my bug out route 2 advice or suggestions on my BOBs In the event of worst case SHTF, It will be myself, my wife and our soon-to-be-born son, as...
  14. security and deer

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Say my BOL is like 8- 10 acres of woods shaped more or less like a rectangle. This wooded land is surrounded by fields/farmland on all sides. owned by close family. during WROL/SHTF/teotwawki I figure we would position security posts at the corners (and/or along the sides). we would try to...
  15. winter/snow

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is it me or does it seem there is not enough emphasis on winter conditions during SHTF? or teotwawki. no grid. not reliant on guzoline machines. (:mad:max) Thoughts on? Snow removal/plowing while trying to conserve energy. like snow shovels! Security, patrolling your BOL. Guard posts...
  16. Panicked super rich buying boltholes with private airstrips to escape if poor rise up

    General Discussion
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/panicked-super-rich-buying-boltholes-5044084
  17. Ideas for protecting a BOL from fire?

    Manmade and Natural Disasters
    What are the best ways to protect a bug-out location from wildfires? I'm in the beginning stage of picking a few acres for my BOL. (Any advice on that alone is appreciated.) So far, I'm looking for some rural land that's a few miles from a small town area. the goal is to make it a general...
  18. BOL - combining resources

    Texas
    I've been thinking I would like to buy some land up in North Texas. I'm in South Texas now only about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Mexico. With everything going on, I don't really like being that close to Mexico. I could afford to buy a few acres somewhere but would love to have more. With only a...
  19. Wilderness INCH Bag: An Evolution

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    It started one night while I was snow blowing the fresh 16 inches of snow that clung tightly to the drooping branches of pines and a few maples within eyeshot. It was a typical Noreaster storm, but we already had a foot + on the ground already. I wondered what if there had been a severe...
  20. my new bug in location

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I moved from key to ne pa. I am 40 min east of Scranton in a gated community in the Poconos. I was concerned only being two hours from nyc... but my hopes are the impassible roads on winter will deter a large amount of evacuees. Plus how hard it is to find my house in the summer. The people...
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