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  1. 3 points
    Eh, thats part of small forums, especially ones where you've got convoluted topics like prepping But hey, I'm here!
  2. 3 points
    @zackmars funny you say root cellar, I've been looking at locations on my land for just such an thing. Once I find the perfect location I'm going to start getting the supplies together to build one.
  3. 2 points
    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
  4. 2 points
    I come on eery once in a while, make a post or respond to a post on occasion. Not much happening here. Nobody wants to engage in conversation. So may threads started with little or no acknowledgement. Just the same few people......... But there are so many prepping and survival forums people can go on out there.... Its a topic that is getting beat on pretty heavily. If things aren't happening here they go elsewhere........
  5. 2 points
    Well I'm glad to see an old face here..
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    Farmlands - 2018 documentary on the South African white farmer murders .. 1 1/2 hour long - coverage is everything the South African gooberment doesn't want the world to know & see ...
  7. 2 points
    Didn't do a garden, but do have chickens. No eggs. None. Zip, zilch, zero.
  8. 2 points
    Cool setup 1 piece of uninvited advice, add something like 2 loops and a rubberband, something breakable. An acquaintance slipped coming out of a tree stand several years ago, and hooked his skinning knife on a paracord loop on a branch. Fortunately, the branch broke before his neck did. I got paranoid, and now use really cheap bead chain, usually inside a piece of aquarium tubing, so my neck doesn't turn green.
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    Glock. You either like them or you don't. Very few of us straddle the fence. They are fine pistols for sure. Will never part with my 26 despite using it only a little. Had the 19 for a while. Funny, it is the only firearm I ever traded. Just wasn't my cup of tea. A fine shooter yes.......... but I never enjoyed it. The feel just wasn't right for me. I traded it in for a H&K VP9. Loving it, no regrets.............. Not saying the 19 isn't good though. I'd recommend it to anyone. And who knows? I may try it again someday.
  10. 2 points
    My survival necklace. Fully adjustable to fit anyone.
  11. 2 points
    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.
  12. 2 points
    Outstanding pistol for sure. I've not pulled the trigger on buying one yet, but have shot one on several occasions. It especially performed well on a few run and gun drills I took part in and I was competing with a couple of guys who'd dumped a couple of grand building their 'race guns'. And you don't have to put much miney into this to make it compete against the best. Impressive for sure.
  13. 2 points
    Have a small fridge set up with batteries and solar for my insulin as well. Door is locked, the fridge and batteries are kept off the ground, but are still secured to the floor to try and prevent floodwater or wind from destroying it It'd be nice to have a root cellar or well thats got cold water, but neither is a good option for me down here.
  14. 2 points
    Learning to harvest pancreases and process them for insulin. Easier if you have hogs or cattle that you know are healthy but it's still a complex and temperature sensitive operation also involving controlled PH , centrifuges and a few chemicals that should be well defined. For me not eating also works, but with a limited time to expiry of metabolic processes from other side effects. 😬
  15. 2 points
    Well, what I'd want to head toward is friends, mutual support and basic resources. Probably with a very full truck. But that would also mean establishing new networks. I'll need to give this a bit of thought. Over the years I haven't found many places I really couldn't live if allowed to ( expiring Visas, tourist cards etc. would place me in conflict with the authorities in many areas )
  16. 1 point
    Brown is the new black Basic overview 19 length slide and barrel, 17 length grip 3 mags, 1 17 round mag, and 2 19 round mags No finger grooves, ambi slide release, marksman barrel, nPVD slide, tan frame, glock tritium 3 dot night sights Pretty much a gen 4.5. Only shot 17 rounds, but ran fine for that. Will update this as i go
  17. 1 point
    It's been a while since I last posted, was kinda wondering how everyone has been. What happened to the forums they seem a bit slow? Did everyone up and hide?
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  19. 1 point
    Its worth trying the 19x, its a G17 frame on a G19 slide, so the gun handles better thanks to the shorter barrel and longer grip. No finger grooves, aggressive texture on the grip, and a really nice barrel help a lot. Size wise, this is in the same relm as the VP9/P30/PPQ, but you get 17 rounds in a standard mag. This is IMHO the pinnacle of glocks. I'm normally not a fan of commander style guns, but the x might just convince me
  20. 1 point
    Laughing, because I have most of those items nail clippers are great for trimming monofilament fishing line, too. Wooden spring clothespins have a million uses, not the least being dry kindling in a wet weather emergency situation. I guess my 2 oddballs would be a 4-in-hand farrier's rasp for cleaning up surfaces on hillbilly hacks in wood, plastics and soft metals, and a marlinspike made out of a paracord wrapped dulled-point aluminum shrimp deveiner I got for 3 bucks. Absolutely invaluable when dealing with any sort of cordage project.
  21. 1 point
    Good topic, trying to think what I have, most odd ball 30 gauge green paddle wire. Can be used for all kinds of stuff even snares.
  22. 1 point
    The walther PPQ is a polymer framed, striker fired handgun chambered in 9mm, .40s&w, and .45acp. The one i have is chambered in 9mm The handgun is pretty standard fare, a 4" bbl, polygonal rifling, 15 round capacity, and weighs 23oz unloaded. You have a picatinny rail on the dust cover so you can mount pretty much whatever you want On the m2 models, you have a standard push button magazine release, this can be reversed if you are left handed. The slide release is fuly ambidextrous. The slide has forward slide serrations, and the serrations in general work very well. The sights are plastic white 3 dot sights, fortunately replacing them couldn't be simpler. Instead of being dovetailed in, the rear sight sits in a channel, and is secured by a grooved detent that interfaces with a flat sided screw. This means you can remove the rear sight in seconds, and adjusting windage is super easy. The front sight is wedged in by a small set screw, most aftermarket sights use a glock style screw and post Shooting this gun i find is a treat. The trigger is amazing, and its what sold me on this gun after shooting only 4 rounds. It's nice and crisp, much like a high end 2 stage trigger. The reset is extremely short, and if you aren't careful, you might be able to bump fire the gun. Some people find the PPQ to have more felt recoil than say, a Glock 19, but in my case, I've found the opposite to be true. The gun comes with 2 backstraps to aid in fit Accuracy is very good, unfortunately i cant find any of my targets, so the test one will have to suffice for now. It's extremely easy to get these types of groups Reliability has been good, I've put 3,000 rounds through the gun, and have only had 1 malfunction. I had shot about 250 rounds of speer lawman 147gr, and was partially through a magazine when i had a failure to feed. The fired round ejected fine, but the next round in the mag was not picked up. Running the action remedied the failure, and have not had it happen again, despite going so far as to mix various brands of brass and steel case together. I lean towards an ammo issue. The finish is very tough, and has held up well to the heat, humidity, sweat, and holster wear I've put it through Overall, the PPQ is a very good gun, while it lacks the pure simplicity of say, a glock, it makes up for it IMHO with some much appreciated creature comforts. Aftermarket isn't huge, but holsters are no problem, and walther is in my experience more than willing tosend you replacement parts. It's not a gun I'd reccomend to someone with no experience, but if you can handle it, the gun won't be the limiting factor. Cost is around 500-600 USD, depending on where you buy.
  23. 1 point
    So interested in what this may be about. But I guess if it were any of our business you'd have told us. In any event. good luck in finding your new place.
  24. 1 point
    What a good question. Economic collapse is always a worry, maybe not in America as much as other places but I don't want to kid myself it could happen. We live in an almost cash free society now and I never did think it was a good idea to but all your eggs in one basket. So where would you go if the economy took a dump I'm not sure and it's something I've talked about but never really planned for. In the mean time I diversify, I keep cash on hand, and have plenty of items stocked to barter with, but lets face it, that will only go so far before if things get real bad the violence starts. I keep our passports up to date, just in case.
  25. 1 point
    Stored at about 2/3 to 3/4 charge I expect the vast majority will outlive me. I have 30 year old cells in fine shape, and they keep getting better. The safeties in laptop packs count the charge cycles and then shut down the pack after a set number. If they were fully cycled it might even make sense, but every drop to 95% and recharge to 99% counts as a cycle, so a "dead" unrechargeable pack with 6, 8 or 9 perfectly good cells. Leaving them totally discharged will destroy them in a few days, reverse charging destroys them right now.