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  1. Stow it away....... Cash on hand when bad times hit is always a good thing.
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    Looking for something on You tube

    Bushcraft Bartons, David Canterbury are bushcrafter/survivalist with youtube channels.
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    Black Canyon outfitters canvas backpack

    What's the volume? Curious. Any water repellency? Do you add or does it come with?
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    Hi yall

    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. What's your set up. and external 420 bulk tank? We have natural gas and love our furnace, water heater, and kitchen stove operating off of gas. But I also have a fireplace and a wood burner too. In reality there's no difference between operating home appliances off of propane or natural gas except that you have the propane bulk tank outside. Propane has the advantage of having the external tank because when others may suffer an interuption in service, you'll still be up and running. But the tank is kind of ugly hanging out in your back yard.............. maybe fence it in if you can. Natural gas is a continuous flowing energy source whereas propane must be checked and replenished which in itself can be a blessing or a curse. The company I work for provides millions of people and businesses propane. Our trucks run 24/7 filling bulk tanks. Actually I could be using propane instead of natural gas if I wanted. Just never bothered.
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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.
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    SURVIVAL necklace

    My survival necklace. Fully adjustable to fit anyone.
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    Picture a day thread!

    Sun coming up. Looks to be a nice day starting. Got some weed whacking to do and about 8 cords of wood to split. Just feeling a little lazy today. Guess I'll just sit here for a while.
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    Desert Monsoon Season

    SW.PA. Nothing ever nasty here, just regular weather...... Well there is some flooding in spots mainly near the city around the rivers, but nowhere near me. I live in the country where people have more sense than building next to the rivers. There is heavy snowfall and heavy rains at times, spells of single degree temperatures, but only for short periods and only represent a small temporary inconvenience. An seldom tornado may touch down, one or two a year but seldom goes more than a half mile......... No volcanic mountains, and knock on wood no earthquakes. So it's kind of boring around here as far as the weather is concerned. In fact most of the time our weather people call for rain it doesn't come. I can't even remember the last time we had dangerous storms come thru, been years. It's so boring they label anything as dangerous just to get attention. Maybe because I have never witnessed it I'd love to ride out a hurricane. It would be kind of a thrill for me seeing mother nature in such a powerful state. Right now I get excited over a small thinderstorm with 35 mph winds.
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    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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    Picture a day thread!

    My firewood stash................. gotta get to splitting.
  12. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.