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  1. 20Gauge

    PREP Prepared for violence?

    Okay, I seem to be full of questions today. Yesterday, I was speaking to the AC guy, ( our back up unit crashed ). and we were speaking about the last hurricane and who left and who stayed. It went sideways a bit and we began to discuss guns and being prepared for violence. For a side note I...
  2. 20Gauge

    CRISIS #10 cans of good Ketchup!

    This is based upon the instant coffee crisis........ My "crisis" is that I can not find the #10 cans of good quality ketchup anymore. They now sell the plastic with a rip off top smaller jars of the stuff. How the heck can I put up a 10 years supply with the plastic crap. I need / demand the...
  3. 20Gauge

    ECON Economic Doom and Debt.

    I thought I would start this thread based upon several threads of Economic Doom we have been seeing lately. Add in the variations the stock market is experiencing, we have the potential for some real threats to our economic survival. Having said that, it is a certainty that at some point in the...
  4. O

    PREP How To Make Everything

    Found this channel and wanted to share. Talk about a skill set for the apocalypses. When this guy says he makes everything from scratch, he means it. Soap, pickles, bug spray, gold, silver, bread, salt, thread, make up, salami, hard cider, chocolate, glass and more. Enjoy! - OGM Fair use. How...
  5. S

    PREP Get Home Bag

    So I’m listening to a prepper podcast and they had a show about get home bags. I was wondering if anyone had any good sujestions for the bag itself. I’d like to avoid the tacti-cool look, but I don’t want to use a $15 school bag either. I need something tough, unassuming, and cost effective...
  6. MinnesotaSmith

    GOV/MIL "Jake Ultra" (possible CWII story - PROFANITY)

    Note the Opsec, prep, and JBT possible countermeasures against patriots. http://www.rooshv.com/jake-ultra Jake Ultra April 30, 2018 Fiction by Roosh “Fascist scum! Eat sh*t!” A stream of liquid shot onto Jake’s face. His eyes immediately began burning. He shut them tight and...
  7. D

    EDUC Dollarstreet, see how families across the world live. Prep by seeing how the poorest all really live

    I came across a Ted Talk by a Swedish woman, Anna Rosling Ronnlund, who took pictures of over 100 things in the homes of families across the world and across income levels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4L130DkdOw It is fascinating to see how similarly people live across the world at similar...
  8. MinnesotaSmith

    PREP Channelization -- BOL to survive ~70 miles from the city, when some die 200 miles away

    https://survivalblog.com/channelization-and-lines-of-dr/ Channelization and Lines of Drift By James Wesley Rawles | August 8, 2005 "Most major routes out of major cities will be very dangerous places to be in the event of a massive involuntary urban exodus. Imagine the situation WTSHTF in...
  9. MinnesotaSmith

    PREP Cold-War U.S. Gov't Prep Info

    http://www.historyonthenet.com/authentichistory/1946-1960/4-cwhomefront/3-civildefense/index.html =============================================== Section 1) "Features full scans of several survival publications, several LP records from 1961, and numerous Civil Defense radio spots and films...
  10. RCSAR

    PREP Water Storage Long Term

    I want to store around 2,000 gallons of potable water above ground in a shaded area. What do I need to have and to know to keep it drinkable long term? Plastic or metal tank? Chemicals and/or filters needed? Other info I do not have a clue about. Conditions 110 in the summer As low as 10...
  11. O

    PREP Pemican Dog Food?

    Have a question. I am trying to figure out a dog food that does not take up a lot of space, provides enough calories for an active medium to large sized dog to live on and remain healthy. It would have to be shelf stable with little if any filler or water. Would pemmican reconstituted with water...
  12. Loretta Van Riet

    PREP Panicked Co-worker!

    Hi, all. A not so funny thing happened at work this morning. My shift relief person who is your typical "what, me worry?" kind of gal, looked all upset and asked if I knew how to purchase gold and silver? When I asked why? She said her financial advisor told her to empty her safety deposit box...
  13. ersatzpanther

    PREP Any use for VHS tapes?

    I'm about to cull most of my VHS tape collection. Most are ones I recorded, but a few are commercial. Some have too much sentimental value to throw out, but the majority are disposable since I need the space. Is there any prep value to either the tape or the case instead of just throwing them...
  14. T

    CHAT What preps do you store in "warm" areas of house?

    True confessions.....I have been buying preps and shoving them wherever they'll fit. Starting to get organized! Finally ventured into cubbyhole under the stairs (that I thought would not get too hot) and discovered quite a bit of spoiled food. Another lesson learned. Trying to decide what to...
  15. RCSAR

    PREP Apartment Prepping Tips

    I'm not in an apartment and have never lived in one. I DID have someone ask me how to get started on prepping in an apartment. They will be moving into a house in 12 months but wanted on tips to start with until they did move out. Being in N Texas I said the first thing they need is water....a...
  16. C

    TECH Solar Thermal Storage Tank?

    I'm trying to design a new solar unit and will need the Glycol solution (Thermal Fluid). Every storage tank I'm seeing has the Thermal Fluid spiral through a water storage tank. I'm looking to store more than the Thermal Fluid in the tubing/pipes of my install and actually store the heated...
  17. B

    PREP The Top 50 Things to Disappear from Store Shelves during an Emergency

    Posted for fair use and discussion. This is written by a combat vetran Marine. Hoo-Ra. We see all kinds of lists;however, I didn't find anything on this list that wasn't a staple except for a couple of items which were of a personal preference...
  18. Border Collie

    PREP Common sense survival. The return of natural selection | SHTF School

    http://shtfschool.com/survival-psychology/common-sense-survival-the-return-of-natural-selection/ Common sense survival. The return of natural selection Posted by Selco on January 23, 2014 How do you imagine real survivalist? Is it a man hidden inside underground bunker with food for 10 years...
  19. dstraito

    PREP Repurposeing

    I put this under prep because recycling will be necessary once new goods can not be procured. I am not the greatest eco or environ nut but if it can save money, I will repurpose just about anything. I recently traded some services for a propane burner stand, a lawnmower body, and a...
  20. dstraito

    PREP Preppers depicted as "Whack Jobs" on 3/18/13 Bones show

    Did anyone notice the derogatory way the show Bones dealt with preppers. They mentioned doomsday preppers and then multiple times referred to them as whack jobs. The characters were depicted as unstable, like one gal that does not bath. There was a scene where they were in a survival...
  21. dstraito

    PREP Blacksmithing Classes

    I put this in the prep category. I have been learning to weld and work with metal but I have been using electric power tools. I have been taking classes from a local blacksmith utilizing techniques that do not require electricity or modern tools. Think late 1800's and there are always things...
  22. dstraito

    PREP 7.62x39 versus 5.56x45 rounds

    I'd like people's opinions on if you could only have one of the following two rounds, which one would you get. I know they are pretty different, one is more accurate at long distances so to set the preference, let's assume a TSHTF scenario and a prepper's mindset. Given the top performing ammo...
  23. O

    PREP For those who prepositioned supplies with relatives and friends....

    For those who prepositioned supplies with relatives and friends.... For those who pre-positioned supplies with relative, especially elderly relatives living on fixed incomes and friends, this is a recent personal experience. I had given an elderly relative a SHTF container. Basically containing...
  24. Great Northwet

    FOOD Ramen went bad!

    Several prep food threads lately about "good" experiences with foods eaten after the 'best by' dates, so I thought I should put one up that didn't work out so well. As the title states, It's Ramen cup'o'noodles-really a crap food-but get's you through the day when camping/fishing, or something...
  25. bbkaren

    Re-Opened an Old Well > Water Test = High Lead!

    At our TN place, the previous owners had city water hooked up 5-7 years ago, and closed off the old well. Of course, being preppers, we wanted that resource so we installed a Bison pump on the old well and had the water tested. The water we used to test was, I'm sure, sitting in the pipes for...
  26. Great Northwet

    PREP Getting ready for winter(again).

    Continuing my thread from last year: http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?371753-Getting-ready-for-winter&highlight=Getting+ready+for+winter I'm just doing what I always do, yet it was so informational for me, that I just wanted to bring it up again. Especially since many of you have...
  27. Great Northwet

    Minestone soup from Preps/cans.

    From my post #33 on this thread: http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?392551-Lessons-learned-from-1998-preps 2 14.5oz cans stewed tomatoes 2 15oz cans mixed vegetables 3 cups of chicken stock All of these were 2.5 years past expy. dates. Put all in a pot and bring to a boil. In a...
  28. theberkeyguy

    HEALTH "The Truth About Expiration Dates” by Dr. Bones of Doom & Bloom

    Just wanted to share this blog post that we put up this morning, that has had a great response from those who have read it: http://directive21.com/blog/?p=786 "The Truth About Expiration Dates” by Dr. Bones of Doom & Bloom The following post is from our friends Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy over at...
  29. Great Northwet

    Campfire Cooking

    I'm starting this thread as a companion to Red Baron's post. Here:http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?387154-Results-of-Local-Campsite-Cooking-Contest Ok campers; tell us what you can cook over(or in) the campfire. I'm going out soon and would like some ideas. I'll start with one...
  30. dstraito

    PREP Friendly Reminder about Checking Device Batteries

    I know I'm preaching to the choir here for this group is pretty prep savy but I just committed a cardinal prepping sin, I didn't check the batteries is some of my preps. I found a couple of devices, one flashlight and one portable CB/FRS radio with corroded terminals from battery leakage...
  31. Kathy in FL

    [FOOD] Bread Machine Recipes

    OK, I know for hard bitten survivalists a bread machine is so not done. On the other hand the end of the world hasn't happened yet and I'll take every short cut I can. Bloody Mary Bread 3 cups bread flour 1 1/4 c. V-8 Vegetable Juice 1 1/2 T. granulated sugar 1 1/2 t. salt 1 env yeast 1 t...
  32. Kathy in FL

    Kathy's Prep Recipes

    I've got a pretty good body of recipes and will be copying them here over time. I'll start another thread for my preserving/canning recipes and probably another thread for my foraging/wild food recipes just to keep them organized. Hope someone can glean something useful from them. This first...
  33. J

    CRISIS Beck: Coming Insurrection ... must see vid

    November 5, 2010 Beck: Coming Insurrection If everything you knew suddenly changed, what would you do? He describes a narrative of a financial breakdown thus ensuing social breakdown. This is a must see episode, material we all discuss here everyday.
  34. Volleyball Granny

    BLOG Canning in Small Packages

    Originally posted on another blog site (by me)...part of my 'ministry' to the DGI's of this world: Most of you know that I prep for hurricanes...or whatever may happen. That has saved my skin a number of times over the years--hurricanes, job loss, busy times--you never know what may happen. My...
  35. Volleyball Granny

    REL GENRL PREP: Living in the End Times--and What That Means to Christians Today

    This is really a blog...my words, from notes of recent sermons, and my thoughts--how those sermons struck me (at my particular level of Christian maturity). Living in the End Times—and What That Means to Christians Today My background is Fundamentalist Christian. For all my life, I have...
  36. ainitfunny

    Oh lucky, lucky me!

    Stopped in yesterday at my favorite ITTY BITTY (10'x14'with a covered patio for overflow)thrift shop and they had just had someone drop off a mountain of boxes of CANNING JARS which they had NO PLACE to put them. I offered to buy them ALL for 5 cents a jar and she JUMPED on it, saying "SOLD!"...
  37. RCSAR

    FOOD Good Mail Order Food

    I thought I would start a post on just great tasting food for storage. I do not work for or make a penny off these folks Really I'm a 10+ year customer and love the products both for taste and storage. I love the Chicken Noodle Soup from this place in Canada...
  38. The Freeholder

    Weekly Prep Thread, June 22 - July 5, 2008

    We're going to continue with our "stocking up the pantry" plan for this week. Of course, things are getting pretty full, so we're going to have to put on a hold soon and evaluate our position and how much more we can realistically store and then use before they expire. We may also look at...
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