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I am a college student that is fairly new to the idea of prepping and survival. Recently I have been considering in creating a "Every Day Carry pack". I am wanting to create one that could fit in my bag pack.

I was thinking something like a small flashlight, granola bars?
Does anyone have any recommendations?

Also if anyone could post links to amazon products that they swear by that will be incredibly helpful. I would love to have a little pouch or bag that would hold most if not all...

Recommendations for Every Day Carry Pack?
Posted: November 28, 2014, 11:23 pm
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: November 28, 2014, 11:05 pm
We'd waited too long.
Not that we had much choice. We were in no position to exploit our victory. We needed time. Time to consolidate and take a breath. Time to gather intelligence so we could be smart and careful about our next steps.

But as I sat in the bush on the hillside overlooking the storage facility where the Kirwan Terrace gang kept all the food and other loot that they had collected, my thoughts turned to Dunkirk and how different things would have been if Germany had kept the...

An Unwelcome Development
Posted: November 28, 2014, 11:02 pm
Thought I would share some blades I'm working on...
Patterned after the old mountain men / butcher blades...


Basic high carbon blades... field grade with black and brown canvas micarta... West Systems Flexcoat epoxy, 5/16 brass corby bolts and thick 1/4 brass lanyard tubing...
Thinking of copper riveted leather sheaths for these...
Not as "dressed up" as the Supporters stuff.... but same blades and construction... with and without the tungsten carbide edge...

Some Mountain Monkey Blades :0)
Posted: November 28, 2014, 8:39 pm
For months now I have been trying to clean up my eating habits. Every conversation I have with a "nutritional expert" they tell me to stop eating peanut butter. Why I ask.

Reasons given-
1 it is a legume not a nut.
2. processed food.
3. It has fungus/mold

I grew up in a generation where peanut butter & jelly or a fluffernutter was lunch. We all grew up healthy and active. Now schools have nutfree classrooms and the cafeterias have special sections for kids who have peanut butter in there...

Peanut Butter
Posted: November 28, 2014, 8:21 pm
Mr. & Mrs. Grey - Chapter 1
Emma Grey held a soiled, torn and rank smelling jacket for her husband Phil while he tied his shoes. They kept his “outside clothes” in a trash bag stored in a metal trunk in the corner to contain the foul odor.
Once he was dressed, his wife opened a tin, which contained a mixture of soot and grease, and applied small amounts to Phil’s hair and face while he rubbed some into his hands and finished by wiping some off on to the back of his neck.
When they were both...

Mr. & Mrs. Grey / BY CT Horner
Posted: November 28, 2014, 7:39 pm
Posted: November 28, 2014, 7:04 pm
A few of us have been discussing how much longer we have to prep for social instability in South Africa. If we lose another 10% of our electricity grid, if we achieve the predicted shortfall of 10% of our budget next year, and if our water system’s current crumble accelerates, if El Nino 2015 ruins crops and food prices soar, if our credit rating is lowered again and inflation increases and poor people become poorer, and if unemployment reaches 30% (from 25%), what could happen in our society?...

Scenario Planning Software, Civil
Posted: November 28, 2014, 7:04 pm
Hello from New York. Just real curious about off the grid living and wanting to do research and see if its possible for me. Hate how life is these days and just want to live in peace and quiet without judgment from others. Some stuff to know about me is I love working with exotic and wild animals and thats something I'll never give up.
Posted: November 28, 2014, 7:00 pm
What Are You Thankful for in 2014
Posted: November 28, 2014, 6:39 pm
Citi Chief Economist: Bitcoin is Closest Commodity to Gold

Citi Chief Economist: Bitcoin is Closest Commodity to Gold

Gold is a commodity like bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, Citi's chief economist argues in a research note published yesterday, ahead of a Swiss vote that could cause the global gold...

Citi Chief Economist: Bitcoin is Closest Commodity to Gold
Posted: November 28, 2014, 3:34 pm
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: November 28, 2014, 2:07 pm
It's a hard road to being a writer of even a short story. To get a full-length book up and running to completion is another challenge entirely! For getting it into print is yet another obstacle too!

There are those on here that have managed it, AA is one of course, he's buzzed out 3 books already and is writing a fourth now I believe.

You can too!

As I was putting the finishing touches to my Mountain Hold book I made a video guide so that you too can perhaps find it easier to get writing:...

How to Write (PAW) Fiction
Posted: November 28, 2014, 1:14 pm
Hi, everyone

It will be a surprise, I am sure, to see Book IV of Ark Royal. The ending of Book III didn't leave much room for further adventures with the Old Lady. However, the war might be over, but there’s still work for the Royal Navy.

If this is your first glance at the series, you can download the first three books from Amazon (free samples, as always, are on my sight.) However, you can regard Warspite as a whole new series if you wish; new ship, new characters, new issues for the RN....

Warspite (Ark Royal IV)
Posted: November 28, 2014, 12:20 pm
This story chronicles my return to the mountains of Wyoming, since 2012 I’ve been granted a small section of land and intent to build it up into a holiday home / hunting cabin / Summer / Winter Retreat.

Next-door is the legendary Mountain Man Mike who is busy completing his cabin, I’ll help him and he’ll help me but it’ll still be one heck of a challenge.

There are three major factors: It’s at 9.500 feet...

Mountain Cabin Adventure - A new Saga Begins...
Posted: November 28, 2014, 10:58 am
Hello, I am new to the forum but I thought I would join as I am very interested in off the grid living. I live in the UK in a very rural area.

I thought I would post some pics to explain the project a bit more but also bring a human element instead of my saying why doesn't it work :)


So the task at hand it a Hut.... I will cover other bits later but my problem at the moment is the power.

2 250w Solar panels provide power at present. I must add...

Off Grid Power
Posted: November 28, 2014, 10:50 am
I posted quite a bit of information about this subject on another board. There was a lot of interest in it and I was asked to continue it here. I didn’t want to repeat already posted material so everything here will be new, unposted (by me), material.
Who am I? I have been in the Oil Industry for nearly thirty years. I started when I was 16 years old and have never really done anything else. I currently work in management and am party to many board room discussions about anything that impacts...

Peak Oil- what it is and how it will impact your life
Posted: November 28, 2014, 8:11 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: November 28, 2014, 6:33 am
Alaska is selling Wilderness Land, by Seal Bid.... again this year.... You too, can own a chuck of Alaska and be totally Off-Grid, just like "Me".....
Posted: November 28, 2014, 4:43 am

A golf cart with treads would make better sense....

For the price of this golf cart, you could just about buy a milsurp tank!
Posted: November 28, 2014, 4:22 am
I've been toying with the idea of going primal for a while. What's held me back wasn't the idea of abandoning pasta or bread or sugar. I never really eat any of that anyway. Sodas are a rare, once a month thing and I don't do processed foods. No sugar pop cereal, no frozen lasagna, no pizza. Ok, macNcheese but that's once or twice a month.

It was the idea of adding fruit and veggies to the diet. I told someone the other day, Yard Dart I think, that I'm 100% carnivore. Gimme the steak, you can...

DW's primal journal
Posted: November 28, 2014, 12:20 am
This is for UZI mags but I have also used the idea for other straight mags for other firearms and ammo cans.



UZI Talk - Magazine Storage

Link added:
Posted: November 27, 2014, 2:19 pm
“"I have been over the last couple of days been toying with the idea of maybe getting a doctorate degree and focusing on quarantine law," she said.
Ebola nurse to remain a voice against quarantines - Yahoo News
Posted: November 27, 2014, 5:17 am
Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All - Slashdot

"The Bitcoin system is not managed by a central authority, but relies on a peer-to-peer network on the Internet. Anyone can join the network as a user or provide computing capacity to process the transactions. In the network, the user's identity is hidden behind a cryptographic pseudonym, which can be changed as often as is wanted. Transactions are...

Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All
Posted: November 27, 2014, 4:33 am
I have been wearing this brand of wool sock for work going on six years. I purchased a two pack, tried them out for a couple of months, and then went back and bought a dozen pairs. This dozen pairs lasted me almost six years, wearing them five days a week sometime six and for up to 14 hrs per day. The come up about mid-calf on me and i do not find them too hot for the summer. They are 48% acrylic, 40% wool, and 11% nylon. I purchase them at sportmans warehouse and they typically run about 15.00...

Fox River work socks
Posted: November 27, 2014, 4:00 am
I have been listening to shortwave radio for years now and now want to get my tech license. I should be ready for the test by december. Currently i own vertex vx-150 transceiver, a icon rc-7000 both of which i have never used. The icom came with both an antenna and a baum. I also have a couple of grundigs that i use with wire antennas that clip onto the telescopic one that comes with the radio. However neither one has SSB. I want to get a 10m transceiver for my truck. So here is my question, i...

New to ham radio
Posted: November 27, 2014, 3:58 am
Posted: November 27, 2014, 2:24 am
My bud E.L. got me hooked on my newest vice about a year ago. Cigar smoking. I smoked cigarettes for 16 yrs and only managed to finally kick the habit when my youngest was born 16 yrs ago. In the intervening years I wouldn't touch any tobacco products for fear of getting addicted to the cigs again. But I have found that with cigars they are not addictive like cigs are. I guess due to the fact that you don't inhale cigar smoke.

I have found that I can take or leave them with no problem. I tend...

The Lounge
Posted: November 27, 2014, 1:59 am

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