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  1. Coronavirus
    I was researching the history of the 1918 Spanish Flu. https://www.history.com/news/spanish-flu-second-wave-resurgence Turns out, it was first observed in March 1918 as a mild flu, lots of US Soilders training to serve in WW1 were affected, and most recovered. These soilders were then sent to...
  2. Coronavirus
    They Had a Good Laugh ... Until ... Way back when Obama was looking like he would get a second term, I began to stock up on things. I didn't become a "prepper," but I did decide that I should have some things on hand for a rainy day. I didn't have any particular items in mind, but I thought I...
  3. Coronavirus
    Just was wondering when I first heard about covid-19. I think it must have been this post on Jan 4th https://www.survivalistboards.com/showpost.php?p=19964718&postcount=1 We had almost 2 months of advance notice to get ready. I remember when kev posted the stores out of stock thread feb 27th...
  4. Coronavirus
    For years we have been disparaged. Ridiculed and mocked. At best--we were regarded as slightly odd and somewhat comic eccentrics. Busily squirreling away canned goods and bottled water. The gist of "reality" TV shows such as Doomsday Preppers. Entertainment for the masses. At worst--we...
  5. Coronavirus
    Personal experiences only. No politics, judgment, advice, etc. please. Might be interesting to hear other's day to day stories now that the Pandemic is in full swing....so we can look back on what happened or pass the time while waiting this thing out. When I heard there was going to be a...
  6. Coronavirus
    So......it seems that there "Might" be a prolonged period of bad times. So how do those who have prepped for a bad weather storm or power outage, or any of the things that intelligent people prep for. You know the realistic and highly likely to happen events. Lets call them 30 days or less...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Over the last three weeks I've been very focused on getting info on the Coronavirus, and the effects this potentially has, not only healthwise, but supply and economy wise. And I've been preparing accordingly to the best of my ability. Then it occurred to me that with all the other stuff...
  8. Coronavirus
    Here is my list Solar panels, cables, and connectors for my new high-capacity solar-electric system. I have the entire system except for the panels, cables, and connectors. My plan has been to charge the system with a gas generator this winter and connect it to panels in the spring, but I sure...
  9. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Weather is cold, wet, foggy and miserable. As I look outside I can barely see across the yard. Even the chicken house is shrouded in fog. Africa has a locust plague that has not been seen in decades. Some people say it is biblical in size. Crops are being destroyed on a scale not seen in...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Labor day is here, and in a few weeks the fall equinox will arrive on September 22. As the seasons change, so should our prepping goals. Here on the farm the deer hunting stands are being fixed, and I may plant a fall / winter garden. Since July fishing has eased up under the brutal summer...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Was scrolling through my Facebook feed when an ad came up for a prepping facebook page. The ad was something along the lines of "Best prepping website on the Internet." We all know SurvivalistBoards is the best prepping / survivalist site on the internet. Besides that, I thought sure, I will...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In April of 2018 the SurvivalistBoards YouTube channel was renamed to RuralPrepper. Some of the viewers were asking why the name changed. So let’s take a few minutes and talk about it. I have been into survivalism since at least the 1990s. Part of the way I was raised – hunting...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What is a prepsteader? It is someone who combines prepping and homesteading. However, the complete answer is a little more complicated. To see the whole picture we need to go back to at least the 1970s, or maybe the early 1980s. What we consider prepping today was everyday life during the...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I started to type this in response to a PM, but thought it would probably be better served as a thread: The world will most likely NOT end tomorrow. Nor 5 years from now. Statistically speaking the most likely disaster are those which impact the smallest number of people. House fire being #1...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What would you like to focus on in 2018? My personal goals: Continue working on fencing in a few acres, but in 2018 put a lot more time and effort into it. Plant some more fruit trees. Maybe add another rifle. In 2017 I added an older marlin 336 lever action in 30-30 Winchester to the...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    for responding quickly? Do others do timed scenarios(maybe hurricane or tsunami incoming, mass riots, whatever) packed the vehicle, picked up the kids and wife and didn't stop timing until the vehicle hit the road or the house was bugged in or rucksacks were on backs? Who actually knows their...
  17. 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...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I joined this forum a few days ago to learn about survival and preparedness. However, I think I made have made a mistake and am looking for clarification. Most all the threads I have read cater to near impossible post-apocalyptic scenarios where the survivors are high-speed paramilitary...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    If you have attempted to talk about prepping with anyone, have you found that people generally think you are crazy? The only person I talk in-depth prepping with in my brother. He is what I would consider to be a serious prepper (has food,water, and guns buried in multiple locations, camo...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Article I posted on alloutdoor about militant prepper stereotypes, If yall have a few minutes, please read the article and let me know what you think. http://www.alloutdoor.com/2017/03/16/avoid-militant-prepper-stereotypes/ Teaser, Thank you in advance.
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