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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A few days ago I started reading a new book, it's called "War on the eastern front by James Lucas." War on the eastern front is a collection of personal experiences based on diaries from German soldiers. The majority of books I read are non-fiction. This is because I like to know what real-life...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Maybe "dividing resources in your long term survival plans" is a good title for this thread. But its all I could think of at the time. Like a lot of people my wife and I have limited resources. We are just everyday middle class people trying to get by. Just like everyone else we pay our...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Sooner or later everyone in the prepping/survivalist community deals with prepping fatigue. Whether you have been prepping for a year, two years, ten years or twenty plus years, sooner or later you are going to get fatigued. Due to the way I was raised by my parents, the way my grandparents...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Last weekend I had the opportunity to test my BOB. I threw it in the car as we were leaving for the mountains. I didn't give it a thought. When we got there some relatives decided to do some shooting so I grabbed the BOB since I keep a .22 single action revolver in there. We hiked up in...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    It seem there is a lot of opinions about what goes into a BOB but there seems to be even more opinions on what the BOB is used for. My personal BOB is designed for a very long term detour from society and conveniences. Some people's idea of bugging out may be a weeks worth of camping. What is...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Would the ultimate Bug Out Location be a Homestead? Instead of trying to maintain a home in an urban area, and a remote camp, why not build a homestead and make it your Bug Out Location? This way your time and money are not divided between two separate places. For a lot of people, living in a...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My wife and I are working towards being self-sufficient. Or as self-sufficient as one can be in the 21st century. The problem is, the word "self-sufficient" has been used over and over so many times that it starts to lose its effect. I think another good term would be "indefinite...
  8. Urban Survival
    Out of all of the problems facing urban survivalist, fresh food and fresh water are probably at the top of the list. Sure there are lots of other problems, such as looters and other pest. But without fresh food and safe drinking water, life is going to go downhill pretty quick. Why would...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How safe is the water source at your Bug Out Location? Currently, when we stay at the camp we have to either filter water from a nearby creek, or use water from a very old hand dug well. The old well is becoming less and less reliable, so its time to drive a new well. There is a saying I like...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Some kind of SHTF / TEOTWAWKI event happens, what are some basic skills every survivalist should know? Trying to balance work, family life and prepping means there is not a lot of free time. Kids birthday parties, work a garden, go to the shooting range, tend to the fruit trees, go fishing...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What kind of filters or filtering methods should I use to filter stream water in the long term? What would be the safest filtering system/equipment to buy?
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    If you put water in a clear bottle, then set the bottle in sunlight for 8 hours, the UV rays are supposed to kill pathogens in the water. To facilitate the process, what would be a good UV reflector to lay the bottles on? Tin Polished aluminum - gets very hot in direct sunlight Mirror Tin has...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I would like to stock up on some food and then be done with it... It seems like freeze dried food allows you that option with a 25+ year shelf life on the #10 canned items. I am wondering who has the best quality out there. I have seen some called Mountain House.... Are they good?
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ive been planning on buying a grain mill and want to know what you use and your thoughts and why its the best.
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    All the talk about nuclear war makes us want to prepare for that we have already bagan stocking food and seeds and water...But we dont have the money for bunkers and underground houses and never will unless we win the lotto are we pretty much doomed or are there still some things we can do!I...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    During a long term SHTF survival situation, its going to be important for people to grow their own food. One type of seed that survivalist should stockpile are seeds for squash and zucchini. Cooking some squash, zucchini and boudin in a cast iron skillet Ok, why you grow squash and zucchini...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I was listening to fox new radio earlier today and the "experts" are predicting the trice of food to continue rising due to only about 20% of the corn being produced being used for food be it for feed or human consumption. I.am wondering what every one here is doing to prepaire for this. Me...
  18. Food and water
    We were researching the Country Living Grain Mill and i wanted to watch videos to justify spending a lot of money for one. I stumbled across this video showing the Wonder Junior vs. the Country Living. With the same amount of turns, the guy got a heaping 1 1/4 cups of flour from the Wonder...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets say SHTF tomorrow, what would your survival gear stockpile look like? For a lot of survivalist it would be mostly beans and bullets – meaning not very much thought has been put into the plans. When the SurvivalistBoards youtube channel was opened, I wanted to publish a wide range of...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Okay, I got absolutely flamed for my last poll because I didn't include a completely irrelevant option in the poll, so here it goes: DISCLAIMER: Pick the option that best fits. If your favorite option doesn't exist, tough crap...make your own poll.
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