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  1. here's an article that's probably one of the better that I've seen in a year or two - 100% on target - and it just happens to preach my mantra .... your preps are just a stop gap - a hedge - until your self sufficiency plan can kick in and then help fill gaps on those lean months .... when a SHTF hits - no matter how minor or serious - don't take it at face value - it can and most likely will get worse by other SHTFs adjoining and compounding together ... an initial 1 month predicted longevity suddenly is more like 6 months or longer ... https://www.theorganicprepper.com/when- ... nt-enough/
  2. Fire Extinguishers - Do you have one in your home?

    best way for a permanent roof soaking sprinkler system would be run the piping in the attic - drainable thru a ground based stand pipe that would also be the water supply from a pressure booster pump ... only the sprinkler heads would be visible from the outside .... world best would be have water barrels catching the guttered water and have a looped re-cycling of the pumped water - just in case the municipal supplied water is unavailable .... roof soaking system not only good for natural disasters such as a forest fire - but also intentional arson from domestic disturbances/riots ....
  3. love reading after action reports of real life experiences from prepared preppers - their bug out organization plans - what worked - what didn't - changes needed to made - additional prep supplies required .... the following AAR pertains to the tsunami warning for Kodiak Island Alaska that occurred on January 23rd following the 8.0 earth shaker that was almost dead center to that island .... http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/printthread.php?t=530832&pp=40&page=1
  4. Fire Extinguishers - Do you have one in your home?

    https://www.neilgunton.com/doc/?o=1mr&doc_id=19364 off the wall in some places - but plenty of good advice and suggested links for setting up your own firefighting home system ....
  5. This guy says stay away from Master Lock

    https://unitedlocksmith.net/blog/10-best-padlocks-of-all-time some are totally BS considering the $$$$$ - but the cheaper ones are doable for uber valuable lockups - also gives you an idea of what lock features to be zeroing in on ....
  6. Is it overkill, I'd like to think not!

    super cheap that makes your battery stockpile more versatile are battery adapters - https://www.amazon.com/WAYLLSHINE-Battery-Converter-Batteries-included/dp/B01508425K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1515373653&sr=8-2&keywords=battery+adapters
  7. Diabetes Preparedness

    in regard to diabetes - good resource is a ''sticky'' on the topic that goes back 8 years now and hundreds of postings - great info on all kinds of aspects of the disease .... http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=33479
  8. What do you store for barter?

    Whenever I encounter these "barter" postings I have to ask "What do you intend to barter for????" .... if you're a properly prepared prepper - which you should be before delving off into barter prepping - what do you expect of SHTF value in exchange for low grade barter items???? .... if these sheeple need to barter for very basic basics they most likely only have pre-SHTF useless "old world" property .... Do you intend to go "pawn shop"? ... barter for high price luxury goods? .... jewelry, antiques, precious metals, vehicles, ect ect - take a gambler's plunge that it return to value ... you think your barter goods are up to that barter level??? .... a top shelf scotch drinker won't be bartering that Rolex for backyard hootch .... are you prepped to evaluate high priced goods? Nothing wrong with having something to barter - even the best prepared prepper will eventually will need services or goods outside their normal coverage - but again it's barter value will need to be high enough to cover the situation .... think more along the lines of adding to your critical prepper goods - something to spare for bartering - rather than a whole special inventory of lower grade barter items ....
  9. In regard to the canned mackerel - can't handle the taste either - but it's super cheap fish source for the large can .... it makes excellent bait for trapping the 4 footed varmites ..... not into roadkill but a SHTF trapped raccoon would be a feast ....
  10. Nonfat Powdered Milk.

    stock some vanilla extract - helps the taste out with almost any of the various brands of powdered milk ....
  11. Diabetes and Surviving

    if you haven't read thru this "sticky" on the SurvivalBoards it's worth the time & effort .... good compilation of info and replies on the diabetes subject during a SHTF ..... http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=33479