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  1. September is National Preparedness Month 2020 Edition

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Once again we are in September, and while many of us never let up on our preparedness, it is a good time to review things. It is also a good way to introduce preparedness to others you might be trying to help without as much awkwardness. Here is my short write up referencing using this month...
  2. IBC Tote Water Tank Adapter Help

    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...
  3. What do you do to prevent diabetes?

    Health, Fitness and First Aid
    The reason why this concerns me is that in the case of total disaster, I should not be worrying about my sugar levels and trying to find insulin to help me. It will reduce my chance of survival by quite a bit if I get it. Every member of my family has a sweet tooth, and a penchant for fatty...
  4. Primitive Contraption I Use to Carry Heavy Loads

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I make one of these primitive travoys when I have to haul large amounts of debris for a shelter. For a simple debris hut, just picking up a load is fine but if you are making more of a long term shelter that will require a lot more debris. The cool thing about one of these is that the two end...
  5. First rifle recommendations?

    Rifle Forum
    Hey folks, I've been carefully doing research on the web for a good all-around rifle to purchase and start tightening up my groups at the range. Would like something that would be useful in a survival situation. Yes, I am aware that hunting vs. combat would have different requirements, but...
  6. Great site with loads of useful DIY/Homesteading type things

    DIY - Do It Yourself
    Found this site and it has some really great DIY resources, so just had to share it. Have fun!
  7. Graphic Audio Survival Audiobooks

    Books, Movies & Stories
    For those who like to listen to audiobooks while on road trips, Graphic Audio is having a 50% off sale (coupon code BF50) for Black Friday. The sale lasts until November 30. This is the best sale I've seen on their products. I have no association with these guys. I just like their audiobooks...
  8. A Woodsrunner's Day. Part Two.

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
  9. Back to the Tower

    Books, Movies & Stories
    My first attempt at a book on here so give me some time folks and I'll see what magic I can weave. It's different take on the survivalist, prepping scene, but I think you'll like it. Back to the Tower James Howdah I'd only been a boy when the city was built, and the rules were young...
  10. Book Review: SAS Survival Handbook, 3rd Ed.

    Book Reviews
    Most people who have prepped for a while have at least heard of this book and I’m sure many of you have it. It’s written by John “Lofty” Wiseman a former SAS operator who taught survival skills to other SAS members. He’s apparently an old-timer, mentioning operations in pre-Vietnam War era...
  11. Military survival kit reviews by year and application

    General Discussion
    Ever since I was a kid, I was always fascinated by military survival kits. Driven by purpose whether it was a kit for a navy life raft, a pilot, or whatever, they were designed by experienced organizations, using the best technology available at the time. It may give some ideas as to the type...
  12. Vensuelan blogger

    General Discussion
    There was a guy writing about what was happening in Vensuela a while back and wondered how he & his family were doing. But can't find it. Any help/ thread link would be appreciated.
  13. Solo 1,500 mile Traverse of Alaska

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hi Folks! This summer I started up at the Arctic Ocean in Alaska and hiked south over the Brooks Range. Then I paddled down a series of rivers including the Yukon, before doing a week-long portage to the Kuskokwim River. From there I paddled to Pacific tidewater. Needless to say I saw lots of...
  14. Foraging for wild edibles; Cattail / Typha

    Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    Foraging for wild edibles; Cattail / Typha (See full blog post with pictures here) Cattails are easily recognized by there brown cigar like shapes on the flower spike. They are one of the most useful plants out there as they can be used for food, building materials, insulation and tinder...
  15. Military survival instructor

    New Member Introduction
    Hi my name is Dave and I am a military SERE (survival) Instructor. I have over 14 years of SERE experience and have taught everyone from aircrew to engineers to life support equipment guys to Special Forces from all arms of the military and several foreign armed forces. I have practical and...
  16. Rich Hedge Funders Prepare for Apocalypse

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion ***After a bit of small talk, I realized they had no interest in the information I had prepared about the future of technology. They had come with questions of their own...Which region...
  17. Bug Out Vehicle

    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...
  18. Debate: Balloons, do they have value post SHTF?

    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?
  19. Has anyone played Banished? Reviews Please!

    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?
  20. Alone-Admiral Richard Byrd

    Books, Movies & Stories This is a great read and i have read and re-read it a number of evenings, Polar Exploration, isolation and Man challenging nature in brutal subzero temperatures