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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am forever revising my packs. I just never seem to find what I think would be the most organized way to pack them up unless I buy something like packing cubes. Those don't even 100% fit the bill. At one point I simply used ziplock bags for some stuff, but those either wore through or held...
  2. Rifle Forum
    Hey folks, I've been carefully doing research on the web for a good all-around rifle to purchase and start tightening up my groups at the range. Would like something that would be useful in a survival situation. Yes, I am aware that hunting vs. combat would have different requirements, but...
  3. Urban Survival
    I have been hearing of rumors of massive tunnel systems under most large cities such as San Fransisco, New York Los Angeles and Las Vegas. This made me wonder, in areas where bugging out may be nearly impossible due to the traffic and possible violence that may be occurring in the streets, would...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I felt compelled to share this -- twice we almost bought this home, but both times decided against it. But we're very familiar with it. It's bank owned (a foreclosure) that's set empty for almost 4 years. The bank has done a great job of maintaining it. It's a large home, about 2300 sq feet...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Here are some videos of the stove I build and currently have installed in an insulated semi trailer. Describes my design and how it works/how a rocket stove works in general https://youtu.be/p_OctZ3fYts Build video also with a bunch of burn and test footage with links in the description to...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    CACHE What to Cache and Preserving a Cache. If you absolutely have to leave, and your home is destroyed or you cannot get to your BOB, it would be wise to have supplies stashed in a remote location. The only way to keep them safe would be a cache buried in some wilderness area, deep enough to...
  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
    Told to prepare to evaluate because of a nearby forest fire. It took 3 hours to get all valuables into the truck and moved to a safe ĺocation. I have far too many guns! :) Much different from a societal disaster, but certainly revealed areas for improvement. Would recommend it as an exercise...
  9. South African Preppers
    For awhile now I've been plotting 'disappearing for a weekend... And decided that it would be this weekend... After much satellite imagery perusal I picked a spot and organised to be dropped off... :D: Of course, as it would be, this weekend was one of the wettest and coldest I have experienced...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello everyone! How many of you have actually done a field test with your bug out gear? I have to admit, that I have not tested my actual BOB and its contents overnight. I have gone on some backpacking trips and have used a lot of my gear that is currently in my BOB...But I have not done a...
  11. Firearms General Discussion
    Due to budget lately I'm sadly restricted to $300 for a long gun and can't decide between a 12 guage shotgun (pump) or a mosin nagant.What are some pros and cons of each? Haven't seen a mosin worth buying locally but I saw a used Remington 870 at gander mountain yesterday for $199 and I'm very...
  12. Firearms General Discussion
    Pros and cons of shotguns vs a 22 rifle for a secondary long arm in a bug out shtf scenario. Would the extra weight of a shotgun and ammo be justifiable as it's "more suitable" for a defensive scenario?
  13. 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...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone ever had to bug-out? I'm not talking about being in the military and being ordered to but actually bugging out. Fortunately I don't live in a hurricane or tornado prone region so I have no real point of reference.
  15. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I didn't want to start a new thread. But all threads on this topic were from 2009. So here it is... I own 2 of the Modular Sleep Systems. They came with a patrol bag that provides cold weather protection from 35 to 50 °F (1.67 °C to 10 °C). The intermediate bag provides cold weather protection...
  16. Vehicles & Transportation
    I have seen many ideas on here for a bug out vehicle and SHTF vehicles, Here is my idea for the best well rounded multi purpose vehicle that anyone can have/build with very small budget) Total build 5-8k depending on what all you do. Steps can be added or taken away depending on your area and...
  17. 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...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I haven't seen a lot of content about this particular kit anywhere on the internet so I thought I would post mine here. The philosophy behind a "Life Goes On" Bag is that in a disaster that doesn't quite end the world as we know it, like a localized terrorist attack or natural disaster...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hi guys, I'm in the final stages of planning for my bug out dry run. Approx 45-50 mile hike through Northwest PA from Pittsburgh to our hunting camp. Myself and three others. Route is planned to the T. Backpack is nearly complete with all nessesary items (apart from some items coming in for...
  20. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey guys - Planning on doing a practice or dry run for a potential need to bug out of my city and get to our bug out location on foot. It's about 80 miles so I'm Cutting it in half and starting about halfway there. This will be a total of 41 miles through mostly private lands. Getting my gps...
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