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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I visited a fellow prepper this week and this issue really hit home for me. After quite a long history of "I'm gonna do it, yea, definitely next year, and when I get time," he finally planted the most half hearted poorly thought out "garden" I've ever seen. Out of the 5 local preppers I know...
  2. Book Reviews
    This well-written and researched book was penned by the historian Douglas Brinkley who rode out the storm at a hotel in downtown New Orleans. It was written only a year after the storm which is an accomplishment because early to market books about disasters are usually hastily and poorly...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello. I have been told from many sources to avoid military camo at all costs as it will make you stick out like a sore thumb. Grey man is a great idea. But its use is rather limited compared to what most people think. Once everyone has bugged out and **** has hit the fan and the immediate chaos...
  4. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Does anyone here have any recommendations for both a Bugout as well as a bugIn medical supply stash? Aside from basic first aid, what are the items you keep or store in quantity? What I’m trying to find is those little items with big responsibility that I may be forgetting. I’m open to premade...
  5. Book Reviews
    Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World By Gillan D’Arcy Wood This book discuses the events shortly before and after the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in present day Indonesia. The Mount Tambora eruption was an eruption with a Volcanic Explosiveness Index (VEI) of 7 out of 7 and was one...
  6. Book Reviews
    This free to download book is a joint effort of about a dozen semi-anonymous medical professionals. Despite the fact that it's self-published and written by amateur writers, it’s the best book I’ve seen dealing with medical care in a SHTF situation. Unlike some of the wilderness medicine books...
  7. Book Reviews
    "The War Within" is a book about the siege of Leningrad written by Boston University professor Alexis Peri. Her primary sources are personal diaries of ordinary Leningraders which were declassified by the Russian government in the 2000s. Unfortunately, rather than telling the story of how...
  8. Book Reviews
    This is a very readable book about the Siege of Leningrad, especially the brutal 1941-42 winter, by Anna Reid. Ms. Reid is an English journalist who spent most of her career working in Eastern Europe. The fact that it wasn’t written by an academic probably accounts for the book’s balanced...
  9. Book Reviews
    By Barbara Demick This book is a non-fiction chronicle of life on an urban residential street in Sarajevo, Bosnia during the siege of the city from 1992 to 1996. During the war, the mixed ethnic Bosnians fought against the Serbians for control of Bosnia. Serbs encircled Sarajevo and placed a...
  10. Book Reviews
    This is the first book report I've done since Jr. High and boy am I excited. The Survival Medicine Handbook 3rd Ed. is one of the books that often shows up in "must have" lists of prepper books. It's generally well-written and should be accessable to anyone with a high school or higher...
  11. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    I read a lot about the danger of an EMP attack from North Korea. Some guy in the Pentagon even wrote a book on it. I'm going to take the contrarian position and say it's currently unlikely for the following reasons: 1) According to the rocket scientists, Dictator Good Hair doesn't currently...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm not talking about ghetto heating, rather using a clothes dryer as a wood burning heater in an off-grid SHTF situation. I inspected the inside of my dryer and it looks to be all-metal other than a few plastic and rubber bits I can remove. The metal seems a bit flimsy so I'm not sure it...
  13. Vehicles & Transportation
    So i have decided to invest in a bug out vehicle and after lots of research i have narrowed it down to a diesel station wagon made between 1975 and 1985. I like these because they are generally more affordable cause lets face it...nobody want them, and for fuel efficiency, gas tank size, EMP...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Tihs was a great debate in a thread and I can't for the life of me find it again, so I wanted to bring it here. Balloons, used offensively, defensively, do they have value post SHTF? Why or why not?
  15. The Tech Zone
    Banished is one of two "sim" type games, the other being Prison Architect, that I was looking into a few years ago but never got around coming back to. Has anyone played this game before, and if so what was your experience? http://www.shiningrocksoftware.com/game/
  16. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Here are some videos of the stove I build and currently have installed in an insulated semi trailer. Describes my design and how it works/how a rocket stove works in general https://youtu.be/p_OctZ3fYts Build video also with a bunch of burn and test footage with links in the description to...
  17. Books, Movies & Stories
    SurvivalistBoard Survivor Game (Season 1: Lucy's Hammer) is set to begin!!! Lucy’s Hammer, a giant asteroid, has just impacted the planet bringing with it an end to life as we know it here on earth. You’re among a group of people struggling to survive the ordeal, and establish a life that can...
  18. Australia and New Zealand
    So, how many of you are prepping for these heavy rain storms & expected floods, worst in decades? I hear the people in Ireland are suing their government for inaction on global warming, I wonder if we can do the same? Due to our government being corrupt to the core, we missed the chance of a...
  19. Australia and New Zealand
    The whole of Australia is now within range of North Korean missiles. https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/38054278/north-korea-claims-new-icbm-missile-puts-entire-us-in-range/
  20. General Discussion
    Listen everybody, your town square isn't the middle of town anymore. Our nation's capital has NO business being on the eastern seaboard next to an ocean. I just started a petition on the White House website to move the nation's capital to the middle of the country, near Kansas City...
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