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icoe.Many of you monkeys know me, many know of me. A select few know who I am.

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself: My name is Don Pontious and I am the author of Some Helpful Tips for Prepping and Some Helpful Tips For Bug Out Bags. I am also the host for the Talk Radio show for preppers, and about things related to prepping: In Case Of Emergency.

For many reasons, one of which was OPSEC considerations, I did not reveal...

In Case Of Emergency Radio Show
Posted: August 28, 2014, 4:59 am
I have been looking for a three book series for many years, but I can not remember the titles, or author. All I remember is it was set in space, in military type service, and the main character had a unique two-tone whistling and the name Gershwin ( which I think was the music he whistled).
And the Earth was a wasteland, yet the main character was found there as a boy and raised in the service.
I want to find and purchase this series. I read it many years ago, but have never seen it since....

a question for book fiends.
Posted: August 28, 2014, 4:36 am
This movie started out okay but soon turned really bad in my humble opinion... Goodbye World (2013) - IMDb
It is free on Netflix at the moment. They went from a good beginning----- to a bunch of want to be hippy's smoking dope, drinking, and cheating on each other...with the most dangerous hazard a couple of Army deserters and a biker gang.

Another movie I recently watched was called "How I live now" also on Netflix. I little more realistic...

The movie's Goodbye World and How I Live Now.
Posted: August 28, 2014, 4:29 am
As Social Media sites began to become popular, it seemed that every site was adding Facebook Like or Twitter Tweet buttons. SM followed suit and began to integrate Social media into our forums: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and a few others that were not as visible like ShareThis.

As privacy concerns have grown over Social Media's mining of user data, we've become increasingly concerned about allowing its presence here. As of this past Saturday, 8/23/2014, SM has...

Survivalmonkey Disengages from Social Media
Posted: August 28, 2014, 4:27 am
Please check your account's email address here:

As a heads up, the next version of this forum software will allow us to process 'bounced' emails (emails that don't go anywhere) and will place those users into a 'bounced email' group. This may limit your experience at SM until you update your account with a valid email. I believe a Notice will be shown if you are in the 'bounced' state.

This isn't because we actually need or...

SM Account email address
Posted: August 28, 2014, 3:51 am
Post your favorite Motivational Posters here.

Posted: August 28, 2014, 3:47 am
I have been using Recon Halo sleeping bags for many years. I first bought a 1st generation Halo 2 when I lived in Florida, and that was sometime around 2001. I initially thought it was way too light and small to be effective, because even at night it can get chilly certain times of the year in Florida. It never failed me. These bags can compress down to such a tiny size, there's just no comparison to normal sleeping bags.

I own a Recon 3 sleeping bag now, and it is fantastic. I would like to...

RECON HALO (2,3,4,5) Sleeping Bags
Posted: August 28, 2014, 3:08 am
hey real quick,

where would one find information on items like Israeli bandages and halo seals and one hand tourniquet, that sort of trauma gear. looking to learn and buy.
Posted: August 28, 2014, 2:57 am
It's not the top of the line grain mill, but for the money it serves its purpose as a sturdy mill for emergency use or light daily use. I do not recommend this mill for heavy milling or large batches.


  • Precision stainless steel milling cone is durable and makes bread-quality flour
  • Designed to grind wheat, rice, barley and other small, hard, dry grains
  • Compact design makes it easy to store
  • Great emergency preparedness item
  • 2-year warranty

Victorio Grain Mill
Posted: August 28, 2014, 2:39 am
Last week was Nuclear stuff. 2 more MSA Millenium gas masks, 4 cases of Tyvek coveralls with booties, 2 cases of 20 NBC filters, and 4 CB camelbak bladders in CB "Gobags" for the family to hold under the bed

This week 8/5/06

I picked up 10 bales of TP. 30 'double' rolls a bail @ $.49 each

Also grabbed 10 bags (18 lb) of Cat food

Whatcha putting away?
Posted: August 28, 2014, 2:36 am
By now most have heard this story. Maybe it has been discussed yesterday.

9 yr old and the Uzi
Posted: August 28, 2014, 2:33 am
On Tuesdays, I keep my body heaters going all day. Start it up around 9am when I teach my first two tai chi classes. Then a lunch break and then my two hour class.

My triple heaters are engaged all day and I am perspiring all day.

Went with Korean between tai chi today. Partly because the wifee and I watched a really good Korean movie last night. The Masquerade was very well done.

Posted: August 28, 2014, 1:59 am
Your feet are very important. Any hiker, mountain climber or military soldier will tell you about their favorite boots or preferred footwear. If you spend money on survival, and generally may not know where to drop the most money when considering clothing yourself --take my advice and spend it on quality boots. When you take into account the primary characteristics of footwear, the choice should be obvious. Let's discuss this some more by describing some of the most prevalent areas:...

BOOTS : All Things Boot Related Thread
Posted: August 28, 2014, 1:47 am
The Word Association Game: I'll start by posting one word. You read the post and then think of a word that comes to mind when reading the previous one. Are you ready to play?

Posted: August 28, 2014, 1:34 am

Always return to the basics. Thanks Ray!
Posted: August 27, 2014, 11:45 pm
  • Versatile: Great for storing gear or supplies when you're not cooking.
  • Secure: Hinged, easy-lift handle flips over the fitted lid to lock it in place.
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Volume : 475 ml. 16.1 fl. oz. ,775 ml. 26.2 fl. oz., 1.1 L 37.2 fl oz. , 1.6 L 54.1 fl. oz.
  • Weight: 475 ml. 9.5 oz. ,775 ml. 13 oz., 1.1 L 15.5 oz., 1.6 L 1 lbs 3.5 oz.
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I find...

MSR Alpine Stowaway Pot/Pan
Posted: August 27, 2014, 11:00 pm
HP has recalled about 6million Laptop Power Cords which may overheat and pose a potential fire and burn hazard.

The affected cords have an "LS-15" molded mark on the AC adapter end of the power cord.




Hewlett-Packard Recalls Notebook Computer AC Power Cords Due...

HP Laptop Power Cord Recall (potential fire and burn hazard) LS-15
Posted: August 27, 2014, 10:06 pm
As some of you know, I recently considered and actually accepted a transfer within my company to California. :eek:

About 2 months after accepting, I declined the position to which they came back with an offer that I had to consider again for a few days before giving them my final no. I think I said 'no' 4 or 5 times over this 3 month period...

The position would have been a larger plant, more responsibility and also would have included a new project that would be the first of it's kind in...

My short lived plan to move to California
Posted: August 27, 2014, 10:03 pm
Brokor submitted a new resource:

Ethan Frome - Classic Novel by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome
Posted: August 27, 2014, 9:57 pm
brokor submitted a new resource:

Literary Classics Collection - 48 Classic Masterpieces in a single pdf. The individual titles are still available below.

Literary Classics
Posted: August 27, 2014, 9:31 pm
A forum isn't complete without a listening thread. I'll start.

D-A-D - Jihad
Posted: August 27, 2014, 8:40 pm
If you want a rugged stainless steel pan to carry in place of a heavy iron skillet, this is your ticket.

MSR Alpine Fry Pan

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MSR's strong, reliable stainless steel fry pan stands up to heavy use and extreme conditions. Nests over Alpine 3L Pot and the handle is removable for compact packing.

  • 11.4 oz / 323 g
  • Diameter: 8 in / 20.32 cm

MSR Alpine Fry Pan
Posted: August 27, 2014, 8:38 pm
Picked this up for a plate carrier project and thought I'd show it off prior to posting the armor review.

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Tactical Tailor makes some great stuff right here in Washington State. This mag pouch sells for $77.50 and holds both AR mags as well as pistol mags. The 30 round PMAGs (shown) are held in with a bungie retention strap. The pistol mags (Glock 19 15 round shown) are held in place by a velcro strap or by magnets that are sewn into the panel. The magnet...

Tactical Tailor 5.56 Triple Magna Mag Combo Pouch - MultiCam
Posted: August 27, 2014, 6:16 pm
over the course of the last few months I've been trying to work out the whole bug out bag thing. so many bags to consider. from what is kept at work and in the trunk to what is at home. oh and the "INCH" bag and phewey... so much info to process. Ive been stressing over having the perfect built bag. I scoured the web. I've visited with friends and family trying to figure out the best bag, even going as far as having them empty and repack the bag so I can see the contents and order of packing. I...

An epiphany on Bug Out Bags
Posted: August 27, 2014, 4:50 pm
One can only imagine the nefarious purposes the state could use this for. We are a very connected society these days with things like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. Shutting this method of communication down would force most people to rely on local news.

Smartphone 'kill switch' becomes law in California...

Smartphone "kill switch" signed into law in CA
Posted: August 27, 2014, 4:36 pm
Official military definitions:
1. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff OPREP-3 (Operational Event/Incident Report) reporting flag word used in the United States National Command Authority structure.
2. Denotes an incident of interest to the Major Commands, Department of Defense and National Command Authority, in that it: (a) generates a higher level of military action; (b) causes a national reaction; (c) affects international...

Posted: August 27, 2014, 4:01 pm
Besides making dairy and water kefir (probiotic drinks), I am very interested in learning more about fermenting foods, like sauerkraut.

I found a very good book on it written by Sandor Katz called Wild Fermentation. It's probably the easiest book out there on the subject. (Warning: he is pretty off to the left.)

Fermented foods are highly nutritious, probiotic and require no refrigeration. This is old style, folks. I have found some youtube videos about it.

Is there anyone else who...

Lacto-Fermentation: Anyone else preserve foods this way?
Posted: August 27, 2014, 3:56 pm
The first chapter of a book I'm working on.

"Should I start from the front, or the back?" I asked myself. Pondering the mechanics for a moment, I made up my mind. I rolled the corpse over, face down, pulled my bowie from it's sheath on my belt, put the point between two cervical vertebra and proceeded to remove the head from the body.

"What in the Hell are you DOING!" Frank yelled at me.
"I'm cutting the head off this corpse, as you can plainly see"
"What the f**k for, have you lost your...

The Unwelcome Sign
Posted: August 27, 2014, 3:47 pm
Hi, everyone

This definitely requires some explanation. A couple of years ago I wrote Barbarians at the Gates, which was recently picked up and published by Twilight Times Books (Barbarians at the Gates and so I need to write the next book. As always, you can download a free sample from the link above and then purchase it from Amazon Kindle – or I will provide a free copy, in exchange for support with the sequel....

The Shadow of Cincinnatus (Barbarians At The Gates II) - Story Thread
Posted: August 27, 2014, 12:39 pm
Okay, I'm not sure this is really tin foil hat material, as every thing I look into makes it look more than obvious. I can easily see big agriculture and big pharma teaming up to create a society of chronically ill, overweight, sugar addicts that are hooked on sugar until they turn diabetic, then shift their sugar buying dollars towards insulin meds and test strips and such, on which their life depends. Evil - yes, but if the people are dumb enough to buy it, the industry will sell it....

Sugar addiction
Posted: August 27, 2014, 12:10 pm

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