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Posted: September 21, 2014, 6:54 am
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: September 21, 2014, 6:11 am
I am interested as it is light and portable. Would appreciate hearing anyone's thoughts and experiences with one. Especially if you have used it in the ocean and/or rough water.

Was watching a very cool YouTube of these guys packrafting. Made me think back on my last white water rafting trip a long time ago. Here we are, two of my sisters and a friend along with a guide, going into "The Devil's Toilet Bowl." So much fun.

Posted: September 21, 2014, 5:48 am
That's talent . . .
Posted: September 21, 2014, 3:14 am
Every group trying to survive in a post-SHTF world, will need a leader or leaders (is that you?), that will stand-up, take charge and lead from the front. Setting the example, leading the way and watching out over the groups safety in everything they do. I thought the below article, has some very strong points about leadership, worthy of sharing, digesting and living by!!

Survival Leadership Tips
Posted: September 21, 2014, 2:52 am
Keeping it simple: The wool blanket should not be underestimated. In today's society, we see millions of products, each of them offering a reason why you should buy their product. When it comes to providing warmth, the wool blanket is still the greatest solution and it's only made...out of wool. I suggest just about any military surplus 100% wool blanket, but some are better than others. If you want a thicker blanket, go with the Swedish officer's wool or the Bulgarian military wool...

100% Wool Blankets (Master Listing)
Posted: September 21, 2014, 2:30 am
Posted: September 21, 2014, 2:26 am
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Posted: September 21, 2014, 12:47 am

Skynet is alive and well.
Posted: September 20, 2014, 11:15 pm
George Washington, our first president was a home distiller of alcoholic spirits. Fact!
Why and how did we get to the point where it is the crime it is today.
I have started this thread due to my interest in this issue as a skill to hone for the future. I have read some books on the subject, I have some books on the subject, and I have a lot to learn. I have hopes that this thread will grow and glean some excellent input from the Monkeys here as well as be a source for compiling links to...

Posted: September 20, 2014, 8:19 pm
So i been looking into those high powered air rifles, calibers range from .177 to .50 cal and fire almost with the same power as powder charges. Any one have info on these? Like how reliable they are?
Posted: September 20, 2014, 6:19 pm
Posted: September 20, 2014, 4:06 pm
via writes When Apple published its first Transparency Report on government activity in late 2013, the document contained an important footnote that stated: "Apple has never received an order under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. We would expect to challenge such an order if served on us." Now Jeff John Roberts writes at Gigaom that Apple's warrant canary has disappeared. A review of the company's last two Transparency Reports, covering the second half of...

Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died
Posted: September 20, 2014, 3:58 pm
I happened across this little article about the Haiku valley.
Hiking Oahu's Stairway to Heaven ///

Made me curious about the status of the decommissioned Omega transmitter facility in the valley. Any of the folks who live in Hawaii know?

I climbed these very ladders and stairs in 1982. My uncle was very high in the Pacific Fleet of the Coast Guard then and when I was visiting back to Hawaii (used to live...

Question for the Hawaiians here
Posted: September 20, 2014, 3:50 pm
Finishing your own bacon is something anyone can do. The cures are limited by your imagination and really take little time to prepare. Smoking is a bit time consuming but you can do it even if you don't have a smoker. I've talked to people who oven cured their's and while I think a long, low smoke is by far the better option I'd do the oven if it was all I had. I'm by no means a bacon makin expert (bacon eating maybe) and there are other ways to do it (including some that don't use curing...

Makin Bacon
Posted: September 20, 2014, 2:31 pm
to keeping the political news as reported by our newspapers in perspective:

1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their...

A guide -
Posted: September 20, 2014, 2:20 pm

The Deyo Food Storage Planner works in Excel (Although I recommend the free and open source LibreOffice for Win, Mac or Linux) ;) and is a straightforward, easy-to-use spreadsheet. All you need to do is fill in the number of family members and how many weeks you want to store; the worksheet will calculate the quantities needed.

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Posted: September 20, 2014, 2:05 pm
Posted: September 20, 2014, 12:46 pm
Preppers/ survivalist often say a must have is cast iron. My Mother only used cast iron. A pan can be used for cooking or as a weapon. So how do you care for your cast iron?

fry pan.
Posted: September 20, 2014, 11:54 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: September 20, 2014, 4:20 am
3 months ago - May 21, 2013

Height = 5'9"
Weight = 180 but fluctuates between 180 and 190+ quite easily.
Pants = 34 (tight - open the top button at the end of the day)
Shirts = XL

Typical energy ebb and flow throughout the day.

Need to eat regularly or feel weak, shaky and irritable. Tired at the end of my busy day (99.5% office work).

Beginning to experience intermittent issues that could point to low(er) testosterone.

Generally feel unhealthy but not sure what to do about it. I eat...

Going Primal - My 90 Day Journey to Health
Posted: September 20, 2014, 3:50 am
by Martin Kaste
September 18, 2014 5:29 PM

An appeals court ruling has offered a rare glimpse at the extent to which military police investigations reach into civilians' computers. Apparently, they scan civilian computers quite often — and to a degree that a 9th Circuit appeals court has now found violates the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act.


Court Says Navy Investigators Illegally Scan Civilian Computers
Posted: September 20, 2014, 2:26 am
Surviving a flood or earthquake or tornado (or a similar time-limited event) is much different, I would think, than getting past a Zimbabwe level hyperinflation, increasingly tyrannical government, or another Great Depression. The consequences of any of these latter three examples could conceivably bump along for decades and because they affect the entire nation and the damage overcomes the reserves. Friends in other parts of the country won’t be able to help as they are being similarly...

What are you preparing for? What if something else happens?
Posted: September 20, 2014, 2:24 am
Since my home office is offline for a week I thought I would do a free giveaway.
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Thanks for your support as always.[winkthumb]

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Posted: September 20, 2014, 2:06 am

Do they never learn . . . today's friends are tomorrow's enemies when it comes to the foreign policy of "arming/training my enemy's enemy?"

How many times has this bit us in the ass?
Posted: September 20, 2014, 1:15 am
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Posted: September 19, 2014, 10:32 pm
I just found this place: Silver Bullet Bullion™

Sounds like a deal to me, the only downside to them that I can think of would be how to determin the actual value or metal content to someone unfirmiliar with silver?

I was looking at the zero henge article about the us mint stopping their production of Liberties until they get more silver sometime by January 28:...

Silver bullets. No- real silver bullets.
Posted: September 19, 2014, 7:51 pm
Obama White House forcing new gun buyers to declare race, ethnicity - Washington Times

Obama administration forcing new gun buyers to declare race, ethnicity
ATF policy irks dealers, risks privacy intrusion, racial profiling: critics

By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times - Tuesday, September...

Form 4473 to force buyer to declare race / ethnicity
Posted: September 19, 2014, 5:52 pm
I see there are a few riders here now, so here's a place for motorcycle related stuff, like pix, tricks, useful tips for getting out of town in case of SHTF, whatever twists your grip. Here's mine, 04 Triumph Sprint ST. GenMar risers, throttlemeister, and a battery tender, other than that, box stock.

If we get enough interest, we'll set this up as a forum. For now, it's just a sticky for a month or so to guage interest.

I should add, I paid too much for her. I can go extra legal in any...

The m/c shop
Posted: September 19, 2014, 4:27 pm

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