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Jump to new posts Re: Statistics and you by chaosmagnet @ Today at 04:33 AM

My primary emergency kit bag is designed around what I think is the worst survivable emergency for me: Crashing my car spending three days in a snow bank before rescue. Thereís one of these bags in each car. Iím much happier to ride out an emergenc
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Jump to new posts Re: Comfort items in your kit by chaosmagnet @ Today at 04:27 AM

Coffee. While Iím not a big fan of instant coffee, Starbucks Via is pretty decent and itís packed with my isopropane stove in the emergency kit. At any given time, Iím only five or so minutes from a cup of hot coffee.
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Jump to new posts Re: Gun Cleaning & Lubrication by LesSnyder @ Today at 02:51 AM

I live about 3 miles from the Gulf of Mexico on the Florida west coast... I've been a practical shooting competitor since 1980, and we shoot matches in some pretty miserable hot and humid weather... Birchwood Casey Barricade (formerly called Sheath)
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Jump to new posts Re: Name That Movie by Jeanette_Isabelle @ Yesterday at 09:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle A woman uses kids as tools of revenge after her parents are murdered. The name of the movie is Anna to the Infinite Power. Jeanette Isabelle
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Jump to new posts Re: Name That Movie by Jeanette_Isabelle @ Yesterday at 09:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Jeanette_IsabelleLouis, a young einstein living in an orphanage, dreams of having a family. Wilbur, a boy about the same age, desperately seeks the help of the boy genius. After some convincing, the two boys go to Wilbur's house
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Jump to new posts Re: Comfort items in your kit by TeacherRO @ Yesterday at 08:18 PM

A thick paperback book
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Jump to new posts Re: Statistics and you by Tjin @ Yesterday at 05:03 PM

Your local emergency management organization should have risk assessments. Generally a pretty solid start. Causes of death statistics are generally good for what gets you killed. As evacuations; it's a great excuse to go way further and go on a t
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Jump to new posts Re: Statistics and you by brandtb @ Yesterday at 04:54 PM

Originally Posted By: TeacherRO. . . . How much of the population was forced to camp in the woods? Pretty close to 0. BOB goes to the jungle and TEOTW scenarios are popular...and wildly unlikely. I like to use the past decade as a guide -- if an e
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Jump to new posts Re: Statistics and you by KenK @ Yesterday at 03:55 PM

I have never been a big prepper. Our plans usually involved being able to leave work, get the kids from school or daycare when they were young, and get home. When out in the woods I traveled light - carrying on me a cell phone, folding knife, light,
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Jump to new posts Re: CB Radio. No, really. by M_a_x @ Yesterday at 06:49 AM

Originally Posted By: rafowell> To plagarize a phrase: "if you are smarter than a 6 year old", you can get your amateur radio license. Kids at that age are information sponges. They learn quick and easy. You just need to spark interest.
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Jump to new posts Re: CB Radio. No, really. by rafowell @ Yesterday at 04:46 AM

> I want to want Ham radio. But for normal people, it's just too complex. To plagarize a phrase: "if you are smarter than a 6 year old", you can get your amateur radio license. Here are some six year olds (and one 5-yr old) who did s
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Jump to new posts Re: Solar Power 101 (Updated with link to video) by Blast @ Yesterday at 03:34 AM

This is an introductory-level presentation covering basic info and calculations needed for solar panels, batteries, charge controllers, power inverters, and so-called "solar generators". Feel free to ask questions in the YT comments or here
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Jump to new posts Re: Statistics and you by hikermor @ Yesterday at 03:18 AM

Your point is well made but there are complexities and nuances to the "bugout" situation. Being equipped to stay in the woods devoid of any amenities gives you a range of options and expands your choice I keep citing my recent bugout expe
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Jump to new posts 465' fatal fall at Gran Canyon by hikermor @ 03/04/21 10:01 PM

https://news.yahoo.com/kentucky-man-motorcycle-found-465-145414344.html This will do you in just about every time.
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Jump to new posts Re: Comfort items in your kit by Blast @ 03/04/21 09:49 PM

A rosary. -Blast
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Jump to new posts Re: Gun Cleaning & Lubrication by DaveL @ 03/04/21 09:43 PM

For storage and everyday wipe down I Use RIG. MTC
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Jump to new posts Re: Comfort items in your kit by Ren @ 03/04/21 08:00 PM

Boiled sweets... Simpkins Travel Tin. https://traditionalsweets.com/product-category/brands/travel-tins/
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Jump to new posts Re: CB Radio. No, really. by Blast @ 03/04/21 07:39 PM

Originally Posted By: MartinFocazioI want to want Ham radio. But for normal people, it's just too complex. It's actually not, especially since there's no longer a morse code requirement and you can pick up a shortwave transmitter/receiver for unde
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Jump to new posts Re: Getting Ready for the Next Disaster by Blast @ 03/04/21 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By: hikermorHow about a tankless system? When our water heater gave up the ghost we went to a tankless system and it works quite well. Our hot water lines were originally plumbed in the attic so we have the same surefire notificat
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Jump to new posts Re: Comfort items in your kit by hikermor @ 03/04/21 07:08 PM

Dark chocolate (possibly an absolute need)
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Jump to new posts Re: Gun Cleaning & Lubrication by brandtb @ 03/04/21 07:06 PM

For long-term storage - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050GWCJ6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Jump to new posts Re: Summer Every Day Carry (EDC) by TeacherRO @ 03/04/21 06:46 PM

Its almost time for cargo shorts to re-appear!
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Jump to new posts Re: What did you do today to prepare? by TeacherRO @ 03/04/21 06:45 PM

Charging my solar radio, new lifestraw filter to test and checking dates on my OTC meds.
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Jump to new posts Comfort items in your kit by TeacherRO @ 03/04/21 06:44 PM

What do you EDC, pack and store for comfort rather than need?
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Jump to new posts Re: Stuff to pick up at your local thrift store by TeacherRO @ 03/04/21 06:43 PM

One great example are the larges duffle bags with the rolling wheels; a nice way to store and move gear. I keep my camping gear in one.
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