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  1. Guess Who

    Guess Who Well-Known Member

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    Fred most of us go by experience. sometimes I go to this forum where lots of vets and preppers go. Really good info. forum.homestead.org. Homestead & Country Living.
    I come here for politics and news though.
     
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    I spent 8 years in the Corps, and manuals don't teach close combat.
     
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    Well if you store wheat then you better have a wheat grinder with a hand crank and be prepared to eat a lot of mush from it.

    I prefer rice to wheat. Rice is easier to cook, tastes better, and does not require grinding.
     
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    You need to get a copy of "SAS and Elite Forces Guide to Armed Combat" by Martin Dougherty.

    I got mine at the local Army/Navy G/I Surplus store.
     
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    You should read "One Second After" by Forstchen.

    Anyone who tries to move or migrate when S.H.T.F. better have some talents to offer or the new community will not let you in.

    Plan to shelter in place wherever you are.
     
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    After 6 months much of the population will have starved if S.H.T.F.

    So you should store some seeds too, for corn especially. Corn is well suited to North America.

    If you regularly keep potatoes in your fridge you can germinate about 4 potato plants from each potato, but you need to put them into the dirt right away, even if it is winter.
     
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    The best source of vitamins is blood.

    So if you catch or shoot small game, save the blood and make a soup out of it.

    Heat it but don't boil it. Boiling destroys vitamins. Heating is enough to kill germs.
     
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    Mice, rats, and squirrels are going to become very rare if S.H.T.F.
     
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    Wear gloves if you are going to butcher mice and rats. They often have fleas on them that carry plague. Butcher them in a fire pit then set the pit on fire to kill the fleas. Burn their pelts in the fire.
     
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    Arrows from archery are reusable when your ammo supply is gone, or to conserve ammo for the two legged predators.
     
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    5.56x45 mm is perfect ammo for 2 legged predators as well as small game.
     
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    Yes.

    It's called The Mickey Mouse Club.

    Semper Fi.
     
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    I wasn't talking about a manual. It is a forum that discuss's guns,:dual:hunting,:fishing: preps, and survival. :relax:
     
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    I would like for my grown kids and grandkids to take self defense course but all of them are so drawn out it takes forever to learn. They keep you coming back for the money which I understand but too much time.
     
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    Thanks for this thread

    has anyone seen any cool windmills lately ? I have an idea but I haven't been able to find anybody that's done it

    Which is a strong indicator to me that it probably doesn't work well. I haven't been able to confirm that it's been patented yet though either.

    One of my goals is to get grid free and sustainable living but I'm running out of time to thanks for the comments above about age

    I firmly believe that industries that focus on utilizing sustainable materials will be successful in the next half century

    We really need to make beverage cans out of plants
     
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    I would like to build a home out of different junk materials found at trash pick up sites.

    Almost anything can be used to build.

    For example, scrap tubular steels can replace wooden headers. There is a lot of angular steel that can be used as hurricane clips and framing connectors.

    Almost any kind of rocks can be used.

    Logs.

    Used bricks are quite attractive.

    There is only one major problem standing in the way. The government.
     
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    Old pallets are the bomb. 4x4s from trucks hauling steel are also great. Some of their pallets are better than 8ft. long and the wood acquired will work well. Also check dumpsters at construction sites for material. And... Here in the mountains we can get a lot of rock.
     
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    You can also double up short 2x4s to make studs. Just nail together.
     
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    My latest endeavor has been crawdad traps. I finally found out where some are. Got a pretty good catch today. Gonna try to raise them at home.
     

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