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  1. Coronavirus
    If you are medical worker you are fighting this war. If you an essential worker providing essential goods and services you are fighting this war. If you are non-essential and staying home you are assisting the war effort. If you are non-essential but going to work for survival you are a...
  2. Coronavirus
    Texas announced it is going to reopen in various levels. Certain places such as restaurants will be able to reopen with with a very limited seating capacity. My wife and I have talked it over, we will be staying home for several months. We go through the drive through at McDonalds, Burger...
  3. Book Reviews
    Your electrical power fails due to a storm, terrorist attack, EMP or other catastrophe. Hyperinflation leads to an economic collapse and food and medical supplies stop flowing to the cities. A pandemic spreads death around the globe. This book offers specific, practical advice and instruction...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know that there are other factors aside from distance from the city center that would affect this, but in my case, I live on a small (15 acre) hobby farm which on its own is someplace where we would have no trouble surviving for many many months cut off from the outside world, but I'm worried...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Okay so I've been thinking. I've got everything I need here at my house. I live near a river so there's nonstop water. I have water filter. I've got plenty of emergency food buckets, MREs, canned food. A good rifle and hand gun and thousands of rounds of ammo for each, armored plate carrier and...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Seeing a recent post that talked about a Time magazine article on the "Navy Seal E & E kit" made me think about my own kit. I keep in my trunk a GHB in a backpack (pretty light, about 10 lbs) to be augmented by my "E & E" bag - in other words, the bag I'd have if I had to ditch everything and...
  7. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    How does everyone here plan to deal with health and hygiene issues, especially if you have to stay in your home. I plan to bug in for as long as possible but I am unsure how to deal with rubbish, and human waste. I live in the suburbs so I don't have a long drop, I would also like to avoid going...
  8. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Ya know, I really, really hoped the Zombie Apocalypse would involve double tapping, but as it is it will be people who I generally like coming to the store to buy medicine and have a chat with Ole Gent about what to do. Generally, I have a few well chosen bits to share, but today I'm feeling a...
  9. Firearms General Discussion
    Looking for recommendations on a good safe. The old rifle safe just isnt going to cut it anymore. I know nothing about them so any input you could provide to help me in my search would be fantastic. These are the first thoughts that pop into my head: - No electronics, yes I know that a dial...
  10. Urban Survival
    Because I'm confused about if its actually if possible to survive in the city. See I thought this was a board where people were suppose to help each other learn to survive in the city not debate weather or not its possible. IMO I'm going to try and bug in for two reasons. Number 1 I have a 3...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My father put me in charge of setting up my family's emergency supplies for our home, and in most areas (e.g. food, protection, wilderness skills, first aid etc...) I feel prepared, or at least know which direction to go in. On the subject of septic sanitation I feel at a loss for Bugging in...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Here are my thoughts, and how I define some common terms; Shelter - Anywhere that you live (or can hole up) that is not self sustaining in the long run after the fact, such as an apartment in the city. BOL - Location where you are self sustaining in the long run. BOV - Vehicle that you can...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, I am new here and would like to ask a question. How many of you have been in a situation where you have needed to use some or all of your skills/ preps in order to survive in your current location? What have you learned? In the last two years we have had the power go out numerous times but...
  14. Urban Survival
    When SHTF, I'd like to stay living in my house. I've had this dream of having an extended basement, and had it so I could survive in there and protect my home as if it were a fortress. I was wondering if you have any suggestions for security precautions, what I should have stored, hidden...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So most of you have seen my other thread on Bug Out vehicles and potential routes, thoughts, etc. A number of you had good ideas about and for bugging in even with my so far stated worries. Here I will try to further explain my reasons for not wanting to bug in. My house specifically there...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi guys kinda new here I live in bagdad az and just have gotten into preping so I don't have much but I've got a bob/hunting pack and there's no way I could carry enough stuff for my family of 4. But I also have a fifthwheel I could load up and pull somewhere if I needed to. But my question is...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey All, Great forum, I am new but not green. Been getting serious about prepping for the past couple of months and have got of to a good start. I have to questions that I am hopping you guys can help me out with. The first one is bugging in. I live at the edge of a suburb attached to...
  18. Urban Survival
    after reading allot of posts it seems that allot of people have a very unrealistic view of what BUG OUT is. or maybe it's unrealistic SHTF view. now these are just my opinions. i know allot of people on this board are just as realistic as i am, yet see things in a different way. and thats...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok, here is my scenario I live in the suburbs and it's a split level. I have a good amount of storage of food, supplies, ammo, etc...I've always felt that if something happened, we'd be ok there. However, I grew up in the country and while it's not my land, I would feel comfortable fleeing the...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm sure this thread has been done, and if that is the case please redirect me to the right place. BUT...I wanted to get a general idea of what people's bug in/bug out plans are and overall what the general consensus on planning and securing your home for an emergency situation is. I recently...
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