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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    If you are planning on surviving some kind of long term SHTF survival situation, then your plans should include food production. Stockpiling rice, beans, oats, corn, freeze dried foods,,, is fine and dandy. The problem with having a static food supply, it “is” going to run out sooner or later...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm getting ready to start another job that is over 1 hour from the house. This means that I'm going to put together a GHB in case the shtf while I'm away from the house. My rifle for this will be my SAR-1 AK-47. "IF" the stuff hits the fan while I'm at work and I'm trying to make it home, what...
  3. Firearms General Discussion
    Any rifles that shoot all three cartridges? Any revolvers?
  4. Firearms General Discussion
    I am thinking of getting a .22 long rifle. I want it for target shooting and small game. My question is.... semi auto, lever action or bolt, which do you prefer? Also what would be the advantages or disadvantages to a .17? I live in Florida so most of our areas are scrubb palmetto and pine. I...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    If shtf/teotwawki occurs within a year... Weapons: As of this moment, I have a Mossberg 590A1 12 ga. with a bead sight that holds 8+1. I have an AK-47, which is effective to about 300 yards, and Im quite good with. I also have a Marlin X7VH in 308 with a 26" heavy barrel, 6-24x50 scope...
  6. Boating and Fishing
    In this article we are going to be looking at making noodles to catch catfish. This type of rig may not be legal in all areas, so check the local laws before you do anything. Buy some noodles from the local china-mart. The noodles might be seasonal, and should be found in the swimming pool...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Thanks in advance for reading this thread. I've been reading your fine website for about three weeks now. I've always had a bit of general prep (Mostly involving snagging my backpacking backpack), but I'm beginning to realize how more in-depth preparation is necessary. Most importantly...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have read into bee pollen, and albeit many claims tend to be along the lines of snake oil, there seems to be some good data surrounding its benefits and nutrient/protein composition. Factoid-type list of information http://www.alternativescentral.com/beepollen.htm Bee Pollen is a...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was doing my regular grocery shopping at wally world today when something hit me. I've noticed for a long time that the canned food sections get smaller and smaller every year. They used to have half an aisle of canned fruits. now there's about 8 feet of an aisle dedicated mostly to canned...
  10. Firearms General Discussion
    Hunting season is here, and I have been thinking about my firearm setup. How many people have more then 1 rifle per caliber? What is the point of stockpiling ammo, and then have 1 rifle that could break? Sure people have spare parts, but spare parts do not help your buddies hunt with you. Part...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As stupid as they sometimes appear , I have to believe there is a contingency plan in place . What other country could seal its borders completly and has the natural resources and the know how and the military and everything else needed to keep on going ? Our electricity does not have to go off...
  12. Firearms General Discussion
    http://74.208.11.125/admin/product_details.php?itemID=45989 Anyone own or used to own one of these? I am having some issues with one. The rifle was gifted to me and I don't think it had been fired or cleaned in 35 years. After disassembling oil/cleaning and reassembling I took it to my range...
  13. Urban Survival
    Of course, when society collapses after the EMP/nuclear war/global epidemic/-insert other disaster here- happens, money will be a distant memory. And what can't be found, grown, made or stolen will have to be traded for. But what to trade? I believe vital things for bartering - with anyone who...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is based on a collapse vs. a environmental threat, although both could be similar. I was reading an article about how the homeless in major cities are making their own nets and traps and using them to catch local game. IE ducks, pigeons, squirrels. It got me thinking about wildlife in a...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    About the author - I am not a professional in safe drinking water, so this article should be considered as opinion, and not as scientific fact. When possible links have been provided to authority sites to backup certain statements. Lets talk about safe drinking water during a long term SHTF /...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    what are your best tips/tricks/nuggets of wisdom...??? There have been some really neat and practical tips passed on here on the boards. Was that it would be neat to have them all in one place. Here's some of the ones that I have learned here that I keep as some of my favourites. 1. Carry...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets use this forum to get the best advice possible. In the event of a Grid Failure, water will likely still flow. Most city systems are gravity or genset fed. In some states the water company is required to plan for reserve capacity in the event the power does go out. I know this because I...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    New member today. The thread on "what items to barter" got me thinking. Bartering and price negotiating is a skill, similar to hunting or woodworking. We've all seen and posted in threads about how a gun or bow is useless for hunting if you don't practice and know what a deer looks like or...
  19. Firearms General Discussion
    Not much really new here, but I had a bunch of data compiled as a handy reference and thought I would share it. I can't guarantee that its comprehensive because things are changing all the time. * Lever action rifles, single shot rifles, revolvers: .22 Short / .22 Long / .22 Long Rifle (LR)...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was stationed in Afghanistan near the Pakistan border. Which was a largely lawless warzone, and the people were largely illiterate. My wife and friends would send me care packages for me and my team. We had more toileteries than any of us could humanly use during our tour. We had a Gem...
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