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  1. Neighboring county orders you to provide your PPE supply count

    Coronavirus
    Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/order-health-officer-040820-gather-ppe-supplies.aspx On April 8, 2020, the Public Health Officer issued an...
  2. Let's spend $100 at a sporting good store

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Let's do an experiment. Let's say you are going to a local sporting goods store and are taking $100 cash, what would you buy? Sunday, January 19th my wife and I are going to Academy Sports and Outdoors in Lufkin, Texas. Yes, I am taking $100 cash to spend. I am thinking about spending my...
  3. Prepping is a marathon

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was going to post a reply to this thread - is the forum serious? but decided to make a thread. In that thread the opening post talks about people prepping for stuff that may never happen. My thought out answer: "Prepping is like a marathon." Once you prep for hurricanes, civil unrest.. and...
  4. Military Surplus - what and where and why?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Folks - throwing this out - I shop a few places for surplus gear as I feel a lot of it (not all) is of good quality and priced accordingly. The stuff I get might include ammo boxes/crates, clothing, packs, and even picked up some nbc masks a few years ago. I'm constantly scouting Sportsmans...
  5. Stockpiling cheap survival knives for SHTF

    Knives, Swords & Axes
    Do you think stockpiling cheap survival knives has a place in your long term SHTF survival plans? Why stockpile cheap knives? 20 years ago some of my buddies and I were making bug out bags for friends and family. The bag contained a canteen, water purification tablets, thermal blanket...
  6. Ebola - Supplies status in your area

    Manmade and Natural Disasters
    These were getting lost in other threads so to be able to keep track of trends, shortages, runs, etc. please post here. Ill start: Massachusetts, Two stores I went into shortly after (within hours) the Doc who was treated in Nebraska was readmitted were completely wiped out of gloves, buckets...
  7. Stockpiling a BOL? Yes, No..

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I did a search and couldn't find a related thread. So in my other thread, I indicated im on the hunt for a BOL. Matter of fact, we will be heading up the road shortly, to meet with a land broker. But I digress. So, my question goes... Do you stockpile food, weapons, supplies at your BOL? Or do...
  8. My warning at Walmart

    Controversial News and Alternative Politics
    I was in a pretty big hurry last month while shopping at Walmart. I went down an isle and came upon a sweet looking old lady. She was dressed in a long white dress and white shoes. She had an older looking set of glasses on. I was getting what I needed, andshe looked right at me and said "You...
  9. Buying items over the internet.

    General Discussion
    I am looking at buying a new item directly from some body over the Internet. They have no business site just selling the item themselves. They told me they would take a check or money order. What assurance do I have i will receive the package when I send the money? What is actually the best way...
  10. Survival gear preps for second quarter 2012

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    While stockpiling survival gear for a long term SHTF / TEOTWAWKI situation, I think it is important to pause, review, and then move forward. It does no good to stockpile the same thing over and over, while overlooking other essential preps. The changing of the seasons, a new year, or every 3 –...
  11. Sheeple Zombies Are Real

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Yep, you read that right, zombies are real. Not real as in wanting to eat your brains, but real as in mindless people with no sense of reason and incapable of higher thought. To live a survivalist lifestyle, one should be open minded, open to new ideas, flexible, open to suggestions and open to...
  12. New to all this, how does my priority list look?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello, just wanted to introduce myself here. I've just finished reading James Rawles' survival guide and that eventually led me to this forum for further reading on living in stressful times. The depth of knowledge on this forum is really amazing and somewhat intimidating but I've really learned...
  13. Storing a Berkey system, should it be tested first

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    before storing? Will this mess up the system. I want one only for emergencies. Also, someone I know had trouble priming it for the first time, the black filters that is. Has anyone found this problem? thanks
  14. Anyone seeing new "Prepper" stores popping up?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I live in Southern California and there doesn't seem to be much as far as prepper stores. I would think some new ones would have popped up with all the mainstream media coverage but that doesn't appear to be the case, at least here. Checked out a military surplus store today that was big but...
  15. "Bugging In"

    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...
  16. Did NatGeo create a new panic?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Did NatGeo create new panic? With that show about preppers did they create new panic run on “prepper”everything? I used to see some “prepers unite” kind of topics on Craigslist Community once every month or two. Now there are two of them per day! Went to the gunshow last weekend. It is a...
  17. C cell or D cell batteries...Where have the good deals gone?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello folks, Is it just me, or are good deals on c and d cell batteries a thing of the past? I'm slowly starting to use the newer rechargables, but here I'm refering to alkaline type. I've been looking at the local store ads, and of course, online. Even in bulk, i can't seem to find good deals...
  18. Prep within your means

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Everyday as I check out the threads, I get really frustrated at the advice given by some folks that really is not realistic for most of us. As much as I would like to have a 1200 sq ft bunker with all the emenities like toilets, water, electricity, blast doors, security cameras, etc, that is in...
  19. TEOTWAWKI article in Spokane paper. Prepping biz is booming.

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just went to the Spokesman Review's website to read up on the local news and was surprised to see a feature article on prepping and how entrepreneurs are capitalizing on it. Lots of folks are out of work, but the prepping business is booming. I'm glad I got in. 4 years ago I was working as...
  20. Fill in the contents of this $800 survival cache

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Wanted to offer up a "scenario" exercise to see what others thought about priorities for the contents of survival caches when space and budget constraints are in place. For this scenario, assume that a budget of $800 can be spent, and the contents purchased from that budgetary shopping list (by...
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