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  1. Washington
    Hello im new to the site and I'm trying to get in touch with like minded survivalist groups for exchanging knowledge and preparedness strategies for the common man. Meet and fish camp and or hunt. Please feel free to drop a message here
  2. Knives, Swords & Axes
    I am trying to decide which knife I want. Which I'll use for heavy duty work such as hacking branches and possibly a solid pummel suitable for hammering/smashing glass etc. Cutting rope (serrated needed) Also possibly a handle with glass. You know the ones that are electronically isolated so...
  3. Firearms General Discussion
    So after a lot of research, evaluation, and field work, I believe I've come up with a list of categories that define what's required in a survival weapon, as well as what type of weapon scores best based on those requirements. For our purposes, an event that qualifies would be deemed a 'survival...
  4. Books, Movies & Stories
    What is people's opinions on these 2 books, Which one has the edge over the other. I have the sas one by John lofty wise man, I was considering getting the survival handbook essential skills for outdoor adventure. But have the got the same content or written in a different way?
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Found this site and it has some really great DIY resources, so just had to share it. Have fun! http://www.sustenancencovering.com/download/
  11. 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...
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/23/tech-industry-wealth-futurism-transhumanism-singularity ***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...
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