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Having lived in apartments for years before getting a place of my home one of the first and easiest modifications I would do was to replace the screws in the hinges and the strike plate for the door lock with stainless steel 4" long screws. I would also replace the strike plate with a reinforced one and add a deadbolt to the door if it did not already have one (pending landlord's OK).

I learned to either keep the curtains closed or I'd put up venetian blinds and adjust the angle so I could see...

Securing one's home.
Posted: September 2, 2014, 1:26 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 2, 2014, 1:19 pm
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: September 2, 2014, 1:16 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: September 2, 2014, 1:01 pm
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: September 2, 2014, 12:45 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 2, 2014, 12:40 pm
We are just finishing up a no-permit, off grid, water access only cabin.


It is wired for power, and so far we have a Honda eu2000 generator giving us power when we need it.

At some point I'd like to do solar, but as a first step I'd like to set up a battery pack system and pure sine wave inverter that I could charge with my generator when required - so that I wouldn't have to run the generator each time we...

Basic cabin power: generator + batteries + inverter?
Posted: September 2, 2014, 10:56 am
Ebola patients to be flown to the US for treatment in specially designed DoD isolation chamber.

Medical evacuation plane


specially designed DoD isolation chamber


isolation chamber interior


As we have been discussing for a few days, 2 Ebola patients are to be flown back to the US for treatment in a specially...

Ebola patients to be flown to the US for treatment in specially designed DoD isolation chamber
Posted: September 2, 2014, 6:23 am
Since Brokor started that plant thread I got plants on the brain so thought I'd make a thread on landscaping for security. I used to work for a greenhouse/nursery/feed store and we did a lot of landscaping. Sometimes we'd get requests for burglar unfriendly landscaping that didn't look, well, unfriendly. Of course everyone thinks of roses and cacti, but there are a lot of other unpleasant options out there and quite a few are hot with landscape designers right now.

For attractive shrubs with...

Defensive Planting
Posted: September 2, 2014, 5:14 am
I thought I would try this, probably been done before, but I will post a few pictures of a local plant, everybody partakes and guesses what it is. Have fun. Feel free to also post pictures and keep this going.

Location: NE USA

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It grows like a vine, covering large areas and blooms in late summer for only a few weeks. Very aromatic, white flowers. Likes shaded areas and some areas with limited sunlight.
Posted: September 2, 2014, 5:08 am
Pyramid of Personal Safety
Posted: September 2, 2014, 4:56 am
I am not going to give 100's of examples but I am going to ask that people share ideas, give 100's of examples. Let's pretend there are no guns. Fellow monkey @ditch witch wrote-
Look around the room you are in, do you see something that you could use as a weapon?

Look around your kitchen, anything there? I see a cast iron fry pan that could be used in...

Weapons from the basic things around you
Posted: September 2, 2014, 4:00 am
Toilet Paper- How Is Your Stockpile
Posted: September 2, 2014, 3:23 am
A forum isn't complete without a listening thread. I'll start.

D-A-D - Jihad
Posted: September 2, 2014, 2:15 am
I think that many of use think that the current insurance policies protect our investment's in our homes and prep goods... A friend of mine who preps in my AO recently had a break in/house fire and due to the way he collected his preps (in small cash purchases, guns from individuals, etc...), was not able to get insurance to pay off on the total loss... (note this was a small insurance company and not a major chain...)

  • should he have photographed his preps,
  • taken an extra policy...

How do you balance OPSEC and the need for insurance protection
Posted: September 2, 2014, 1:54 am
There's no telling how long it'll take before I can afford any of this, but planning ahead doesn't hurt~!

* Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I wasn't sure which one to put this in since I mention bushcraft and possible off the grid living.

The YouTube app on my phone put this video in my recommendations list, and afterwards I started searching online and through these...

Is a Yurt an Option
Posted: September 2, 2014, 1:42 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 2, 2014, 12:58 am
I wanted to see if fellow Monkeys could share there favorite quotes on interrelated topics such as Liberty-Freedom, the Constitution - Bill of Rights, Unalienable Rights, the Second Amendment, Patriotism, etc. The "status updates" Tweets on our Profile Page are limited to 140 characters which doesn't allow for much profundity.

So, here are a few of my favorites:

"But if someone has a gun and is trying to kill you... it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun." Tenzin Gyatso, 14th...

Quotes on Liberty, Constitution, Bill of Rights, 2nd Amendment, Self-Reliance
Posted: September 2, 2014, 12:51 am
Post a picture of your choice.

One a day
Must be taken by you.
Any subject matter you want.
I'll start
my Favorite fishing spot.
Posted: September 2, 2014, 12:42 am
Brokor submitted a new resource:

Make Your Own Pop Filter for a Microphone - Microphone Pop Filter

Make Your Own Pop Filter for a Microphone
Posted: September 2, 2014, 12:32 am
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: September 2, 2014, 12:27 am
Put down that iPhone and tablet, iCloud believed to have been compromised

Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos - Slashdot

The cloud is not safe, whether it is iCloud, ms Cloud, google Cloud or whatever.
Posted: September 2, 2014, 12:00 am
Okay, I ran my mouth before starting this recipe (there was no recipe, just a general idea that developed as I cooked), then after making it I had folks drooling at the shoutbox wanting pics and a recipe. I have no pics.
Here is the recipe. It will easily serve 2, or one selfish glutton
2 medium fresh pears ... mine were bosc. ripe and firm but just starting to soften
1/2 cup sherry or marsala wine
2 TBS butter
2 TBS brown sugar
2 heaping TBS sour cream
2 thick slices whole wheat honey...

a fresh Pear dessert to tickle your taste buds
Posted: September 1, 2014, 11:50 pm
Have had a pair of FiveFingers for many moons. In fact, I was one of the early people to use them. At least in Hawaii. It is old, beat up and coming apart.


My newish pair. It has a more aggressive tread for trail, but is not as comfortable as the original, which is slippery on muddy and wet trail surfaces, like rocks and logs. And you feel every rock and root. The new one also is thicker and rocks and roots are less likely to make you feel them as much....

FiveFingers- Out with the old...
Posted: September 1, 2014, 11:12 pm
The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit

Interesting read, interesting about barley surviving winter at times.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 9:24 pm
sec.Security: Home, Personal and Group is our First Topic of the Month at SM.

This could cover a broad spectrum:
  1. Internet, records and personal information protection (OPSEC included).
  2. What to teach your children (rally points, when to answer the door/phone, memorizing important phone numbers, what to do if confronted by a stranger and so on.
  3. Survival education- Self defense, how to make weapons from the basic things around...

September 2014: Security- Home, Personal & Group
Posted: September 1, 2014, 9:10 pm
I know many of us here have adopted the Primal journey and have had great results. I for one, am all in with the plan and have lost 23 lbs since starting....many others have been much more successful, I tip my hat to you. Many of us have been successful at converting the entire family eating habits and have in-house support while others of us have only our Monkey brothers and sisters to rely on for moral support and information.

I also know there are many out there that have started the...

SM Primal Survey
Posted: September 1, 2014, 9:02 pm
Ok we got democraps from California trying to pass another stupid bill . go here to sign petition.Stop H.R. 5344 from banning responsible law abiding citizens from owning body armor. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government and here if you want to post comments to your congressman.The Responsible Body...

California Idiots at it again
Posted: September 1, 2014, 7:37 pm
How would you like to have a battery powered chemical light flashing two different colors and that is infinitely connectable to make a signal baton or mast? In addition, you have the choice of seven different colored beams for a wide angle and focused spot flashlight and more chemical light applications. The same light can also be requisitioned Infra Red and a special Black tube, which produces a discreet focused IR spot and no side light for increased stealth. Would this meet many of your...

LB2 Lazer Brite 2 Tactical Lighting System
Posted: September 1, 2014, 7:32 pm
We have approximately 320,000,000 people living here, yet, we can't get.00001 % to march in protest against the trampling of our rights and the total deviation from our Constitution.
Glen Beck came the closest with about appr. 500,000 with his 9/12 rally, but it got very little attention from the State Run Media. Then actually tried to make him pay for Security at the protest that was left cleaner than when they started and totally Peaceful!
People were picking trash up off the...

320 million people in America.....
Posted: September 1, 2014, 7:28 pm

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