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  1. Oregon
    Checking to see if folks are active on here. Open discussion. I'll start: What difficulties are you facing right now, structurally, weather, etc?
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have a pretty decent seed supply. There were a few things I wanted to add, and wasn't about to wait for spring. I particularly wanted some Blue Hubbard winter squash. Most of the retailers were sold out. I stumbled on Everwild. I am very impressed with their prices on larger bulk seed packs...
  3. Firearms General Discussion
    I know I'm not the only guy who like to squirrel away some good handloads for the big day. Trouble is, typical commercial +p type load data is almost never listed by manufactures. This is most common with handgun calibers. What loads have you worked up for your firearms for your SHTF stash? I am...
  4. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    I have shopped around all over for medical supplies over the years. I was recently tipped off by a friend about the website Mountainside-Medical.com. I truly wish I had found this place years ago. The selection, as well as the prices, are extremely reasonable. Just some examples. All in...
  5. New Member Introduction
    Hi, y'all! I am a retired public middle school school teacher (taught mostly music, then English and reading, and a year of basic math). I became interested in being prepared when I was a young girl in Girl Scouts ("Be Prepared" remember that?). As an adult and a teacher getting paid...
  6. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    I am in need of a decent suture kit. I'm not well trained, so I don't need a top tier kit. Something inexpensive, relatively, but still quality would be best. I have noticed Amazon offering a number of "training" kits complete with needles and sutures, as well as fake skin. Is there any reason...
  7. Food and water
    I finally scored a 275 gallon IBC tote thanks to a neighbor. Paid $75. It is made by Mauser and from a guide online, I believe it is a 2" g bsp size fitting? I can't find anywhere that sells a hose adapter that aligns with this description. Everywhere either lists "fine" or "coarse" threads...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been debating the purchase of a All American 30 quart pressure canner for a couple years. I decided this was the year and went shopping online. SOLD OUT! Everywhere. A few places were still selling them, for over $400 and with the notice that they won't be shipping for 4-10 weeks minimum...
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    One of the drawbacks often mentioned when running a portable generator is the noise which is annoying and alerts the neighbors you have power. How feasible do you think a baffle box to reduce noise would be? My idea is to build a box made of plywood and 2x4s that's big enough to allow at least...
  10. Firearms General Discussion
    I finally pulled almost all of my ammo cans to refresh the desiccant and organize. Shot a quick video of what I've put back. Enjoy!
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Durining a SHTF event, where you have to hunker down, do you have any trouble with isolation?
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A few questions about rabbits: 1) Has anyone tried free range rabbit ranching with a rabbit hutch and rabbit run but with the rabbits released during the day to forage on grass? 2) Are rabbits at serious risk of predation in a semi-rural area during daylight hours? We do have coyotes as well as...
  13. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Prepper Ed's question, as a new thread in regard to the current outbreak of the Wuhan CoronaVirus. "Can any medical professionals comment on primitive treatments for pneumonia-like symptoms? Let's assume the hospitals are full and all the respirators are in use so people have to treat...
  14. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    I don't think it's time to push the panic button yet, but .... the new Wuhan virus appears to be spreading fast so I'm beginning to transition to pre-SHTF mode. What preps would be beneficial at this stage? I'm thinking: 1) Stock up on zinc pills. Zinc has been proven in labs to slow the...
  15. Urban Survival
    I haven't seen this discussed much on the boards. Everyone seems to think their fellow man will be the most dangerous animal post-SHTF but what about feral dog packs? They're already a threat in India where 12 children were killed over a one year period near one Indian town...
  16. Books, Movies & Stories
    Has anyone seen the BBC mini-series titled "1900 House"? It was produced in 1999 and rebroadcast on PBS in 2001. The premise was to remodel a London row house as a lower-middle class Victorian house and place a modern family in the house for three months to see how they coped. It's a real eye...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    These are bubble tea straws. They're used to drink an Asian green tea / milk drink known as bubble tea. The tea comes with little tapioca balls (the bubbles) and the straws are about twice as large in diameter as American straws. They also tend to be more robust and durable. Every time I...
  18. Book Reviews
    This series of four books: Bushcraft 101 Advanced Bushcraft The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, & Cooking in the Wild Bushcraft First Aid is sold as a boxed set at Amazon for about $35...
  19. Firearms General Discussion
    As a rule, when I'm hunting, I always unload my rifle at the end of the day, even if camping out. I usually keep a loaded small pistol in my pants pocket at all times when camping and I keep one at home in my computer bag which I keep near my bed at night. I keep my long guns unloaded at home...
  20. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Seems like every year at least one large dam in the U.S. comes close to failing (Oroville, CA) due to heavy rains and is only saved due to the heroic efforts of the Corps of Engineers or local authorities. In an extended grid-down situation, when it may not be possible to remedy compromised...
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