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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    At the back of the farm is a small cabin that close friends and family members use from time to time. For example, my nephew came up and spend a couple of days at the cabin. He did not know how to turn the water well on. Did not know how to trouble shoot water well problems. Was unsure of...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The other day I put together a cinder block grill, look a rack out of the smoker, put it on the grill, then cooked some steaks. Let's just say everything went better than expected. A few days later I added another cinder block and a tray from a grill to the top. Some sausage was put on the...
  3. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I'm finishing up repairs in 5 rooms of my house caused by an ongoing roof problem that was hidden until it all fell apart, literally! Didn't think I could do it, but now that I am in the home stretch, I'm feeling cocky/empowered? I am selling a part interest in property I own with my siblings...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The cabin at the back of the property has a nice sized wild persimmon near it. 2018 the tree is loaded with persimmons. What a lot of people do not know, the Wild Persimmon grows well in sandy soil, tolerates drought well, and reproduces like crazy. All of the property are small Wild...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Pros and cons of using a swamp as a bug out location? Lots of water, though it would have to be filtered. Plenty of wildlife, fishing, small game, and birds. Also lots of bugs, predators, and infections to find a cut in the skin. In the 1990s my buddies and I would go camping in the swamps...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There is a cabin at the back of the farm which has various fruit trees growing around it. The nice thing, two of the three types are native wild trees. Wild plums Wild persimmon tree There are several other persimmon trees nearby, but only one was talked about in the videos. Most of the...
  7. 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...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    For those city dwellers that do not know this, spread all over the United States are small man made ponds. People who live in rural areas know about them. So, if a full blown collapse were to happen, how would you utilize the ponds? This video was filmed at a local deer lease. A few...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In a previous thread I talked about this old cabin on the back of the property Thread 1 - Thoughts on this rural cabin. There was a lot of good feedback and I want to thank everyone who made suggestions. This is what I have come up with. Feel free to post suggestions and ideas. 1 - Build...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Cabin dates to around 1975, plus or minus a year or so. It measures around 24 X 36. Has 5 rooms - living, kitchen, spare, bathroom, bedroom. I thought about turning it into an off the grid cabin for my kids and nephews. Water well needs to be fixed. Rural area, just a few neighbors...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Article I posted on alloutdoor.com that I thought yall might find interesting, http://www.alloutdoor.com/2017/04/07/preppers-sawmill-bug-location/
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Article I posted on alloutdoor about having a remote cabin and using it as a bug out location. http://www.alloutdoor.com/2017/03/27/five-bug-location-considerations/ I based the article on decades of experience with my family having a hunting camp. Sometimes we would leave notes for each...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Let's put together a daypack with the specific focus on prepping. Least amount of gear as possible, with a focus on being self-sufficient.
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Crisis Planning, Now that I Live at my BOL I moved to southern California in 1983, with a shiny new engineering degree and a job offer from the US Navy. I worked for over 30 yrs at a Weapons Development base called China Lake, located in the Mohave Desert. I lived in a rural area, got paid real...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Let's say you have unlimited funds for building a bug out base, for a vehicle and supplies what would you do with it?
  16. Food and water
    I have been storing and using my food preps for several years now. Up until now my food storage has basically been a huge pantry which I use FIFO style. I want to begin storing more long(er) term food at my BOL but here is the situation: My BOL is vacation property in Northern Wisconsin. It...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey all, my cousin and I are looking at buying some SHTF bug out land in West Virginia/Virginia. Found some land in northern WV for dirt cheap. Pro's of the property: -Near water, theres a river and pond near by -5acres -secluded, wooded, off the grid with only a few homes nearby, but theres a...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Looking to put up a couple game cams at the cabin. Not looking to spend a fortune. Any recommendations on game cams for BOL security? I had a couple people recommend this camera, decent for the price they say...
  19. Canada
    I live in Calgary and I've been prepping for some years now. I'm just looking for others who are taking this seriously. It appears that there is only a month or two left before the banking collapse shutdown happens and all hell breaks loose. Staying in the city when all the banks shutdown and...
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