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  1. Firearms General Discussion
    For those of you who don't know, a Lee Loader is a simple, inexpensive, entry-level reloading tool with the ability of being easily hauled in your BoB or within your shtf gear. They're available at most outdoor chains like Bass Pro, Gander Mtn, Cabela's, D¡ck's, Academy, local mom n pop shops...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know this isn't the first time I have heard of something like this, but this is in my neck of the woods. What is up with the Zombie thing?... and why is our Gooberment using it??.... and why are they using it to promote preparedness...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been a member of this forum for a long time. I initially joined because I was interested in survival and preparedness and simply wanted to learn from others. Over time ... I began to hang out in the religious section a lot and spent less time in the preparedness area. Anyway, the other...
  4. Vendor Deals
    We are now offering Making the Best of Basics Handbook on CD http://directive21.com/Making-the-Best-of-Basics-book.html The Book has sold over 775,000 copies, but now is in digital form. Making the Best of Basics Family Preparedness Handbook CD-Rom is the bonus-laden PDF version of the...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Here's an interesting news article I've found: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IRENE_BUYERS_REMORSE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-08-29-19-31-10 In Hurricane Irene's wake, buyer's remorse NEW YORK (AP) -- People along the East Coast gave thanks when the storm...
  6. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    I got the idea for this thread after viewing some of the recent posts about Hurricane Irene. The general public takes a lot of things for granted: electricity, the ability to travel without disruption, being able to use cell phones/credit and debit cards, etc. What lessons have you learned...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As many of you pointed out previously, when traveling on business, being prepared for disaster far away from your supplies is a challenge. Food, water, shelter etc are all things that are relatively easy to plan for and take with you. Firearms, however, present an entirely unique set of...
  8. Urban Survival
    After reading various threads about general preparedness, it made me think about fixing my own "bug-out bucket", or 'grab-and-go bucket' of food similar to what Wise offers except also having some canned foods in addition to the freeze-dried varieties. This way i have a variety of food items...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Those who ridicule or refuse the theorem of survival and prepping are mentioned on this board from time to time. Neighbours, spouses, friends, families and even total strangers struggle to see the ideology and thinking behind “prepping” etc. So, let’s see how the facts and figures add up...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I couldn’t be more annoyed. In an effort to help the girlfriend wake up I drug her to a Red Cross presentation last night that was centered on emergency preparedness. It was so full of misinformation and outright bad advice that I couldn’t sit still. Among the information and suggestions they...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I didn't see this subject in other threads, so please forgive me if this is incorrectly posted or redundant. What's a BOB, you say? What's a BIB? Well, BOB and BIB are acronyms for Bug Out Bag and Bug In Bag, respectively. In case of disaster, man-made or otherwise, you need to get you and...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello all, I'm interested in tips and hints for securing the house. I mean REALLY securing the house in the event of an all-out Obama rebellion. I am downtown with a urban house on a corner lot. What's the best way to secure a house with loads of windows? What's the best type of...
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    For 30 years, in a remarkable cabin he hand-crafted with simple hand tools, Richard Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan Bush in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Retired at age 50 in 1967, the story of D!ck Proenneke :rolleyes: left the rush of city life behind and headed into the Alaska...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am looking for some good preparedness channels to subscribe to on youtube. I am more of a visual learner and love to watch videos on youtube. Any ideas for me? Here is my current lists that I have subscribed to. AmRedCross‬‎ ‪AnalyticalSurvival‬‎ ‪beast12101‬‎ ‪cutlerylover‬‎...
  15. Urban Survival
    Family Hurricane Preparedness Tips # Every home and business should have a stocked basic emergency supply kit that could be used for any emergency, regardless of the time of year # Everyone should keep certain items around the house and workplace in the event you are isolated for three to five...
  16. Food and water
    Ok i just recently started preparing and saving up. I live in a family of 5 including myself and i'm on a limited budget. My parents seem to be halfway on board. Here's what i have so far.. 24 Ramen Noodles 15lbs of rice 4 cans of vienna sausages 6 cans of tuna 4 cans of spam 1 can of corn 5...
  17. Vehicles & Transportation
    Since i'm a mountainbike enthusiast i believe that mountainbikes would be a most excellent alternative to gas-operated vehicles in a shtf or bug-out scenario for a variety of reasons. There's enough street construction currently happening around here that gridlock is guaranteed in the event of...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This isn't a thread specifically discussing the movie or I would have posted it in the movie section, its about your reactions on how to survive in the scenario depicted in the movie. If we faced a situation like that some of our our preps would come in handy such as canned food, water, weapons...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello all, I am giving away a free download for my book Food, Water, Shelter: Disaster Preparedness on a Budget. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/disasterpreparedness/messages The book is specifically for a beginner, so those of you who are beyond "101" probably would not find it helpful. The...
  20. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I read a recent post on post SHTF infection, which made me consider cleanliness. Like many others I store gallons of bleach, but how long will a few gallons last, and how much room do I want to allocate for bleach storage? Well I found a way to store 640 gallons of bleach in about 1 cubic foot...
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