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  1. Books, Movies & Stories
    A huge thank you to all of you who wanted to read my Prepper friendly apocalyptic novel "The Dying Time: Impact" in print as opposed to an ebook. Took me awhile to figure out how to get it out on CreateSpace but it was worth the effort. The print version is a full 6" x 9" so it looks like a...
  2. Food and water
    How to cook and eat sea snails as survival food Video from Red Sea
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    So I am heading out to the woods for 4 days/3 nights next weekend along with a few friends. This will really be the first trip i have taken in a year that has been longer than a night due to caring for sick family members & being in the first year of my job doesnt give me much time to escape...
  4. DIY - Do It Yourself
    My stove How to Make hobo wood stove for urban survival How to make wood hobo stove by multi tools in 5 min from Pineapple can Cheap effective way to both cook and stay warm You can use newspapers, Wood, leaves and twigs
  5. Firearms General Discussion
    Due to budget lately I'm sadly restricted to $300 for a long gun and can't decide between a 12 guage shotgun (pump) or a mosin nagant.What are some pros and cons of each? Haven't seen a mosin worth buying locally but I saw a used Remington 870 at gander mountain yesterday for $199 and I'm very...
  6. Australia and New Zealand
    Just thought I would post my equipment update. Nothing much has changed, I am sure by now most of you will know my preference for sustainable equipment & methods rather than modern gadgets. This is my new original 18th century fire steel. As you can see, it has been well used over the past 300...
  7. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    A while back I stumbled across a photo of a "Car Over Trench Shelter" A field expedient shelter requireing you to dig a trench and pull your vehicle overtop of the trench. Then fill the inside and around the vehicle with the loose excavated dirt. Is this type of field expedient fallout shelter...
  8. Controversial News and Alternative Politics
    I'm not sure how some people believe in this sort of thing, but as someone with an engineering degree I like reading material like this, so I thought I would share it. -- FoxtrotVictor1 "Planet X" Might Trigger Periodic Mass Extinctions On Earth April 4, 2016 - by Alfredo Carpineti For over 30...
  9. General Discussion
    For all of the gear-heavy preppers out there... So, you're a gear-centric prepper...you have state of the art military-grade weaponry, ammunition, and plenty of both. You felt a need for level IIIA body armor and that kevlar cover, and now you have it. You bought the knife Delta force is...
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hello All, (Just to provide a brief background so that you all can better advise me). I am in my mid twenties and live on the east coast. I've grown up hiking and camping. My dad took my brother and I on multiple trips a year growing where he taught us survival skills and general camping...
  11. Australia and New Zealand
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  12. Australia and New Zealand
    Advantages of A Flintlock Muzzle-loader. 1) Ammo is less expensive than a modern equivalent caliber firearm. 2) The smoothbore is very versatile, being able to digest round ball, bird shot, & buckshot, or any combination of two of these (can also use minies). 3) The fusil is lighter to carry...
  13. Australia and New Zealand
    Advantages of A Flintlock Muzzle-loader. 1) Ammo is less expensive than a modern equivalent caliber firearm. 2) The smoothbore is very versatile, being able to digest round ball, bird shot, & buckshot, or any combination of two of these (can also use minies). 3) The fusil is lighter to carry...
  14. Australia and New Zealand
    I belong to a survival group on Facebook, & it drives me nuts! I really hope this does not offend anyone here, but for the life of me I simply can not understand why people contemplating long term wilderness survival are so fixated with modern gadgets. I get the impression that their interest is...
  15. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm on a budget of $0 so I got a neighbor kid to donate a skate board wheel for the spindle block. And, then I found in my old hobbies pile, a 1X2X18 piece of pine finishing trim. So I widdled out a spindle and remained a 1' plank for the hearth bored. I cut the gap, cut the groove for the...
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hello everyone, I am located in Alaska and have recently started a YouTube channel pertaining to Bushcraft. I would love your input on the four videos posted on the channel. We've really tried to make the videos filmable and added music while I'm not speaking and hopefully easy to watch. Their...
  17. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Just wondering if anybody had ever gone bush with just the clothes on their back, a compass, and a cutting tool? Was the experience worthwhile and did you gain skills during the attempt?
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Can anybody recommend any survival/outdoorsman coarse? I have lots of local experience. But looking for much more. Thanks in advance for any input.
  19. Firearms General Discussion
    For a fun question lets say we lived in a world without semi autos or automatics. past present or future. for what ever reason we just don't have them. my question is which firearm would you have for a post apoc. scenario in a world without ARs, AKs, semi auto Pistols. or other semi fire guns...
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Ok so I am building Mid-Michigan SURVIVAL homestead, what is a SURVIVAL homestead? I think of it as a BOL with benefits, essentially a homestead designed around survival and self sustainability. Growing crops & livestock to feed my family completely or near completely from the property. The...
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