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  1. Urban Survival
    Living in a heavy populated county with a high crime rate and being unable to move away, what are some preventive measures I can add to my home, to help my family and I if we needed to SIP, due to this unpredictable world?
  2. 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...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Don't know that this takes the place of a good tent, but if you want a cheap way to quickly put up a shelter that would be to some degree insulated... Take this: but up-size it a bit--you could do uprights of short sections pipe with the arches of 1/2" PEX tubing. Pre-drill holes in the...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I notice there's alot of threads in this forum about building BOBs, and I'm just wondering how many people here are planning to bug out when SHTF versus who all plans to hunker down and ride it out in place? Personally, I moved from a major metro area to a relatively rural part of the country...
  5. 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...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I live in Northern Alabama, the last tornado outbreak had tornadoes 10 miles on each side of me and last year also. I live in a 1964 Brick rancher on the bluff of sand mountain. I was looking at plans to build a Tornado shelter but had an idea. The living room was 10ft x 32ft with a 10ft x 32 ft...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Obviousley you need to do both but what are you mainly counting on???
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    We moved into this house last year and now finally have a basement. Our last house was manufactured home on a crawl space, when a tornado warning was issued we had to rush down the road to the neighbors. My wife went through the Andover tornado near Wichita in 1991. Their house along with all...
  11. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    I am a new member in here, but I’ve been reading for a while before I stared posting, and I read a lot more threads than I post to. I’ve noticed a lot of posts where the experienced preppers seem to expect that when the SHTF, that they expect there’s going to be a mass exodus of the...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Say it gets bad quick. My scenario is this: Feel like i am prepared with ammo and weapons. Feel like I have enough food an water for a few months. Live on a pond and have 15 acres with hundreds around me to "utilize". Problem is this....There me, avid hunter, can shoot, have some tactical...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello All! For those of us who believe on bugging in to a location; I am interested to know what will be the first few steps you take when you bug in. I recently changed my safe location due to increased amounts of housing and have had to adjust somethings due to my new locations needs...
  17. Firearms General Discussion
    What are you thoughts on ideal bug-in firearms? Bugging in has special considerations, and one big one seems to be availability of storage for bulky ammo and lots of it. Does this bring the shotgun back into the game? Maybe an auto-loader, with pump as a back-up? How about handguns? - Bigger...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Been here a bit now, but haven't seen this addressed... I've noticed many of you, like me, have plans to hunker down at home when the SHTF. But how many of you have thought about your sewer line? If you are on a septic tank, you won't have an issue. But anyone on city/county sewer lines are in...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Let's say your bov becomes unusable and you are forced to stay somwhere that is less than ideal. For instance, my house is super non-defensable. I have 2 very large picture windows in the living room that face the streets that are maybe 100 feet away. Also my kitchen is ringed with windows that...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    i just went over my list of supplies and items for bugging in before leaveing the area..so of the food items are little more than a 14 day for i padded some of the can goods here and there for just in case i have to stetch the items out for a 21 one day stay before leaveing the area.. because...
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