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  2. Illini Warrior

    Shelter In Place Kit with pictures!

    up north in the frozen climes we have the additional effect of colder cold temps on the poly sheeting - the cheaper stuff manufactured for drop clothes and temp jobs basically "shatters" into small pieces >>>> for long term window/home openings check that temp rating for the poly you are using - they have good stuff rated down to -20 to -30 degreesF below 0 degreesF ....
  3. head out of the sand

    Buy a Homestead

    I am new to this community but I can't help but notice all over the web that most preppers are only preparing for a hiccup.I see articles for urban preppers. What the heck is this? There were in the not too distant past, riots and looting burning buildings and violence because people didn't like the republican nominee for president. What are a majority of preppers thinking is going to happen if something drastic happens? If there is a major incident (SHTF) I personally believe being anywhere in North America is just postponing the inevitable. Having worked in the private sector for a big evil company doing government contracts I know more than the average bear what our government is preparing for. Thank you Dick Chaney for those really nice paychecks. I see people spending a boatload of money on bolt holes all over the US. Some 20 miles out of Pittsburg or an hour out of DC, REALLY. Let's not forget there's satellites forever taking pictures of the lower 48 about every 3-4 weeks. I don't care how far up in the mountains you are it's not a secret. Anywhere there are swamps or standing water is a no go. Mosquito born illness is not all a natural occurrence, some are man made. Your bank, brokerage and asset accounts are not beyond the reach of uncle sam. I realize not everyone has the ability to move assets and buy land off shore but there are quite a few that do. I see nothing mentioned about off shore anything. If you have the means be truly prepared move assets and bolt hole off shore. The us government CANNOT seize your off shore land, it is actually an act of war to do so. Many people don't know but you can self direct your 401k or IRA to purchase foreign real estate. I did years of research on where I have strong property rights as a non citizen, carrying costs so low they make your head spin and potential for value increase so if the shit doesn't hit the fan I will gain instead of lose money on the investment I made. I researched The willingness of the locals acceptance of outsiders, the availability of land you can thrive on not just survive on. Where I don't need an arsenal and a small army to feel safe, just a 20 pound dog that barks at his own shadow in a place that has had no major conflict for centuries. Where the air and water are clean, the soil is fertile enough and not depleted like the US that you only need an acre to support a family of 4 (they raise families of 5 or 6 on less here and been doing it for centuries) instead of 40 acres in the US. The poorest of the poor don't go hungry because food grows everywhere and the climate is so nice you don't need heating or cooling in your house.( 50 degrees to 80 degrees year round) Land prices have gone up here about 12% in the year since I bought mine so I'm happy it is more than the 401k I used to have my money in. My taxes on a 14 acre tract for 2017 were under $40.00 YES $40. There are direct flights from JFK, Miami. Houston and Dallas I have used so far and Miami is a 4 hour flight and costs under $400 round trip. If I would have found this place in my 20s I would have moved back then. People don't realize that 90% of the world population lives in the northern hemisphere so roughly twice the population of the US equals the population of the whole lower half of the planet. EVERY major conflict in the last 500 years has been fought in and destroyed the northern hemisphere. The pollution, the toxins, the crap is in the northern hemisphere. What is the best part you ask? I am in what has ranked in the top 3 places to retire on the planet for the last 10 years by numerous publications in the field. I have seen the writing on the wall as many have but I believe hiding in north America if SHTF is just delaying the inevitable no matter how far in the sticks you go. Of course it is only my opinion and I wish well to all who see fit to prepare. I don't want to sound like a commercial but I will tell you where I chose to bolt. I am in south central Ecuadorian Andes mountains 2 hours northeast of the port city of Machala and 1 hour southwest of the city of Cuenca in the Yunguilla valley. Any questions feel free to ask, I will be more than happy to help.
  4. PappyHiker

    Hunting 2018

    Figured that much. 10 years ago Wyoming cost me a fortune. 15 years ago Idaho cost me a fortune too. Haven't looked into other states since.
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  6. dthomasdigital

    Shelter In Place Kit with pictures!

    What a great idea on the UV resistant sheeting @Illini Warrior, I have to go check now to see if that is what I have. If not looks like I will be making a few changes. I live in the high desert and the sun is brutal. I mean if it's not made of cider block the sun just tears it up.
  7. Illini Warrior

    Shelter In Place Kit with pictures!

    good deal guy on that 6 mil - more importantly is that it's actual window covering sheeting that is UV resistant >>>> always a good chance that we'll have busted windows in alot of the various SHTFs - could go long term with no glass manufacture and/or delivery - what goes up up could be up there for awhile .... not a bad idea to have a roll or two of the better reinforced window replacement sheetings - comes with a lattice of impregnated webbing >>>>> http://www.warpbros.com/category.asp?section=windows
  8. Illini Warrior

    New List of Long Term Storage Items

    the same business advice today - know your clientele - will still prevail in a SHTF barter/trade dealings >>>> as a well prepared prepper - what exactly would you be trading FOR & IN EXCHANGE with the sheeple? - they'll be looking for everything & virtually anything - trouble is again what's there for you? no trouble laying in extra low key items that'll always be useful - but what you'll need to get premium items & services a prepper might need to acquire will be "like in kind" premium goods >>> stockpiled items you might have for your own purposes - but enough for trading and still handle your needs? .... instead of a $100 worth of $1 items - 4 or 5 bottles of mid range $$ booze might be a wiser choice ....
  9. #29 >>> shut the hell up period - not only to the coppers but on the scene to bystanders - and even more importantly POST SHOOTING - no freaking newspaper interviews or dumbazz Twittering or Facebook postings .... if you followed the Zimmerman Case down in Florida - watch your call into 911 - no matter what the 911 operator tells you - cut the 911 recording call immediately >>>> don't be giving the hanging DA any ammo he doesn't need or deserve ....
  10. most of the preps for a nuke/rad SHTF have double duty usages >>>> many going toward a pandemic situation ... unless you're a confirmed 72 Hour FEMA prepper - might as well read up on prepping for a possible radiation/fallout protection event and bite the bullet ... if your literature cache is shy on the subject the prepper world has a guru that has compiled it ALL >>>> https://www.survivalring.org/
  11. Illini Warrior

    BOB -oddball items

    binder clips - you know the spring loaded deally for holding a wad of paper together - clip a few to the edge of your pack - keep a couple clipped to the inside pocket of your coat >>>> besides closing a folded over bag securely - with a piece of plastic you have a quiky improvised shelter ....
  12. dthomasdigital

    Hunting 2018

    @PappyHiker So I had to go take a look for out of state licenses for New Mexico oh dear lord I sure hope you didn't want to go Ibex hunting here. On top of the game hunting licenses (only $65.00 out of state) the Ibex and Oryx will run you $1610.00 ouch, resident is only $153.00. Out of state Elk for a quality Mature Bull is $782.00. However Barbary Sheep, Javelina, Cougar, Bear run around $250.00 out of state. Turkey is $100.00. We got Big Horn sheep to but I'm pretty sure those are on special hunts only.
  13. PappyHiker

    Picture a day thread!

    My firewood stash................. gotta get to splitting.
  14. Well, since you brought the thread back, I'll add my $0.02. I'd probably go with a ferro rod w/striker. (Technically 2 items, but I'm counting it as a kit). Knife would be a close #2.
  15. I know, it's an old post. But I'm posting anyway................. One item? For me it would be a knife, a fixed blade. It may not always be the best thing to have, just one helluvatool to have for a ton of reasons. Makes life easier when it comes to most aspects of survival. A good camp axe would be a close second. Add to that a rugged backpack, a wool blanket, a container for obtaining and storing water, and a length of paracord and you can hang in there longer. A 9'X7' square of canvas with a double sewn hems and 3 grommets on each side will buy you additional time. All items listed are part of my base kit. Definitely a firearm would make the list but not my biggest priority. You need ammo and ammo gets heavy, without ammo a firearm is useless. Also being mechanical, things can go wrong with a firearm, tools close by are essential. Not much you can do with a broken firearm.
  16. PappyHiker

    Hey Trad Shooters

    That's actually kind of plain compared to many other bows I've seen out there. But thanks for the compliment. I got this bow from 'Kustom King'. The arrows I fletched them myself on the Carbon Express Heritage arrow shafts. Those are real turkey feathers in case you wondered. Got the arrow shafts from either 3 Rivers Archery or Lancaster Archery, don't remember there. But they are available from both.
  17. I live about halfway between Sandia National labs and Los Alamos National labs, both have plenty of experimental reactors and god knows what else. Lets just say my shelter in place kit has plenty of radiation preps.
  18. dthomasdigital

    Hey Trad Shooters

    Where to you get a pretty bow like that?
  19. I like the reflector in that picture, a good reflector makes a big difference.
  20. The classic lean-to shelter and reflector fire as outlined in Scouting for Boys is still one of the best.
  21. PappyHiker

    Hey Trad Shooters

    Thank you. I think so too. And I just spent the last 4 days with her shooting in 3D, Block, and Turkey shoots. And let me say she is not only beautiful, this bow is also outstanding in performance too. I plan on taking a Whitetail with her this fall. Quiet and fast shooting. She's a fine bow. And if you are in a survival situation where you don't want to have your shots heard, this is definitely a way to go.
  22. Vishal_saucy

    Hey Trad Shooters

    God they look beautiful
  23. PappyHiker

    Hey Trad Shooters

    What are you using? This past weekend I was using my Bodnick 'Slick Stick' and Carbon Express 'Heritage' arrows. Quiet and smooth shooting. Love this bow allot.
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  25. I was browsing an open directory and came across this pdf file created by the Canada Emergency Measures Organisation (Department of national defense), I read through it and the information on the pdf file is quite useful. It talks about the effects of a nuclear bomb, first aid etc. You can either view the guide through the website below or through the pdf version http://www.ki4u.com/webpal/d_resources/survival/books/11steps/index.htm 11_steps_-_Nuclear_Survival.pdf
  26. I found an entire guide on how to collect and purify water, I hope you find it useful. The guide is in pdf format so you need a pdf viewer to view it. Btw im sorry if i posted this in the wrong section, as you can see I'm new to the forums Water_-_Water_Treatment.pdf
  27. I was reading how to construct a shelter if I don't have any useful resource in my backpack like a blanket or a waterproof material. The most important thing is to keep warm at night. So, a natural poncho can be constructed. For this, you only need branches, large leaves, sand. Read more about different shelters and their characteristics here . Would you construct a natural shelter or you prefer to be always prepared to make a poncho shelter? I prefer to be prepared for both situations.
  28. DanielSurvivor

    Buy a Homestead

    My dream place has to be near to a lake where I can fish every weekend!
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