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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Here's the deal....I have a 30 year old 2,000 watt Coleman generator that works like a charm. I purchased a WEN from Menards 4 years ago that has 8 hours on it but have had nothing but trouble. The 2 is one 1 ....1 is none nags me. The WEN has been giving me fits. I have replaced the carb and...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This morning I went through my pile 'o gear and made a get home bag to toss in my trunk. Let me preface this with the purpose of the bag. I work and play within about 30 miles from home. The purpose of this bag is to get me home from any of those places on foot if necessary. Pushing hard...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, friends, I am thinking of investing in a generator, and have heard really good things about Honda small engines; but, they are also expensive. I am wondering if a good compromise is the Black Max generator, from Sam's Club, powered by a Honda engine...
  4. Urban Survival
    I'm trying to decide on a new bag for my urban BOB. Right now I'm just using a cheap hiking pack but its to big and as I said, cheap. Ive been looking at maxpedition bags and I'm trying to decide between the Vulture-II, FALCON-II, or CONDOR-II. Sadly none of my local stores carry any maxpedition...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Have any of you ever worn out a generator? I've read through all the debates over manufactures, fuel types, sizes, etc... but has anyone actually ever worn out a home generator (<7000kw)? if so, please give details on why it died (ie..too many hours, forgot to add oil, which parts kept wearing...
  6. 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...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a question about what you do with your GHB or BOB. IF you go to the doctor, the grocery store , clothing store etc. Do you leave it in your car or do you take in with you ? Suppose there is an earthquake while you are in one of these places and your car ends up in a deep hole. Just curious.
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have read a lot about Bug Out Bags. But I am interested in making a Get Home Bag. There are many times that I'm out and about, sometimes 10 - 20 miles away from the house. I would also like to make GHB's for my adult children (who think I'm insane) for their trunks, as their work take them...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I was basically starting from scratch the other day and decided to make a GHB instead of my previous BOB. I noticed my previous BOB was lacking medical equipment. Here's the new one, no pics sorry. It shouldn't take me any longer than 1-3 days to get home from work MAX it should only take...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok so I've finally decided to put one of these together and keep it in the trunk of my car. I've had some experiences in the past where I've almost been stranded in snowstorms. I figure having a decent bag with me in the trunk will help me feel more at ease when traveling. I have decided to...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Getting ready to do the second oil change on my EU2000i and that got me thinking...what type of oil is everyone running in their small 4-stroke generators? 10-30? Straight 30w? What's your climate? Dino or synthetic, etc?
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.deathvalleymag.com/2010/04/12/urban-survival-is-your-self-defense-edc-getting-out-of-hand/comment-page-1/#comment-30559
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've constructed an ultralight Bug out Bag/ EDC bag and want to hear your comments on it. The goal of this pack is to survive for 72 hours in an urban environment. Water [ ] Two-Three 1 liter Water Bottles - Water bladder such as camelbak [ ] Water Purification Tablets or compact Water...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey everyone, I have a question for y'all as I would like some help thinking this threw. I currently have a Honda EU2000i and when I bought it I knew that I would eventually want to get a second unit so I could run them in parallel and double my output. I'm getting ready to make this second...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey newbie here!! I have a quick question about prepping a bag for your car. I did a search but couldn't find what I was looking for. I live in the Southeast and it gets pretty hot here in the summer time (100 degrees with high humidity on occasion.) I notice a lot of you keep a BOB in your...
  16. Urban Survival
    Ok my people. I am in the market for a generator, lets say under 500..Any recommendations??? I know you get what you pay for, I would love a Honda EU but don't have the cash... can you help?:thumb: Basic Operation: Home lighting, Frig, maybe Computer...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Things I have slowly accumulated since moving in apx one year ago... 100$+ Worth of canned food. Now have between 4-6 5 gallon jugs of distilled & sealed water in the apt. at any given time. Two N95 face masks. Several powerful LED flashlights with extra batteries. Shotgun & a shoebox full...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I would like to see what people have in their EDC bag. Not so much interested in BOB's. I have an EDC bag now. I am looking to refine the contents. If you have posted a list of what your bag has in it, would you be kind enough to cut and paste it here. I know there is a search feature, but...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    http://www.campingsurvival.com/sustcowapusy.htm I have personally used it and never gotten sick!! Does anyone have one of these and used it. What do you think of this. I think this would be great in a survival bag. It is lightweight and inexpensive.
  20. Urban Survival
    Just wanted to mention a helpful few items for those of us urban areas and apartment dwellers, like myself. 1. Fire extinguishers-a must have. Nobody wants to burn alive! 2. Escape ladders- especially for those who live above the first floor. Jumping out of a window and breaking legs in a shtf...
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