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Dexters
01-30-2012, 08:33
... no posts about how to fend off the starving roaming hoards from the city ... etc.

Why?

kirgi08
01-30-2012, 08:56
:dunno:

PBCounty
01-30-2012, 09:04
I've been playing Dead Island for practice. It has taught me that I need to train in jumping onto the roof of cars...so that has taken up the rest of my free time.

Ronaldo
01-30-2012, 09:17
"The calm before the Storm"

arclight610
01-30-2012, 10:22
because the world is fixed and we no longer have to worry about the SHTF

G29Reload
01-30-2012, 11:03
I've been playing Dead Island for practice. It has taught me that I need to train in jumping onto the roof of cars...so that has taken up the rest of my free time.


Well if it doesnt include a rolling transition to a crouch with at least two reload cycles and a grenade toss, you ain't s#$%.

:rofl:

kirgi08
01-30-2012, 11:03
As we add 500lbs of rice and beans and a 4th 250ga. fuel tank.The funniest thing I read is folk that say "prepping" is a waste of resources ect.The stuff most of us buy won't go bad and years down the road It'll still be viable for use.

I'll give an example,we just opened a bottle of Ragu that the exp date was 2008.Tasted great and with a home made french loaf/kid made from scratch.We added a garlic/olive oil plate drizzle.

Preps are simple,the motivation is hard.An extra $20 a week and in 6mths your pantry will be full.It's simple people,do the work-make a plan and follow it.'08.

quake
01-30-2012, 11:10
...how to fend off the starving roaming hoards from the city...

Throw cheetos at them...? (Sorry - couldn't resist.)

Bilbo Bagins
01-30-2012, 12:00
... no posts about how to fend off the starving roaming hoards from the city ... etc.


+1

I'm kind of disappointed and bored when I come into S&P anymore.

thejellster05
01-30-2012, 12:08
I agree. What other s&p boards do you guys go to to get your fix when Glock Talk s&p is quiet?

roguedaddy
01-30-2012, 12:11
I agree. What other s&p boards do you guys go to to get your fix when Glock Talk s&p is quiet?

WSHTF.com has some good stuff. I'm not registered there but browse from time to time


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wildcat455
01-30-2012, 12:14
Maybe everyone is busy putting preps away. I know the prep lifestyle keeps me pretty busy.

Apologies for not being more entertaining for you...

kirgi08
01-30-2012, 13:04
It's about you,not us.'08.

Bolster
01-30-2012, 14:40
Well, if you want to get people talking here, the solution is obvious:

(1) More discussion of TV shows with survival themes and hot babes;
(2) More discussion of how much ammo to store;
(3) Argument over whether gun X or gun Y is more likely to save your bacon.

cowboy1964
01-30-2012, 15:31
Well, if you want to get people talking here, the solution is obvious:

(1) More discussion of TV shows with survival themes and hot babes;
(2) More discussion of how much ammo to store;
(3) Argument over whether gun X or gun Y is more likely to save your bacon.

(4) You can't eat gold.

NYcarry
01-30-2012, 15:42
I think some are still filming for the National Geographic Channel's second season, and NDA keeps them from posting.

G23c
01-30-2012, 15:43
Everyone is busy watching the NatGeo "doomsday preppers" episode.

MiddleFinger
01-30-2012, 16:13
Hows about this question to spice things up. I hear many people talk about "escaping" to Montana or the like when TSHTF.

Really now? Don't you think there are some nice folk already dug in here in Montana that won't look too kindly on you and your bugout vehicle parking on their land, cutting their trees, drinking their water? We've got property in one of the best locations in the lower 48 to avoid the masses. But lately it's popped up as a great place to mark on your every day carry map.

Sure there's loads of federal and state property as well, but I'm not sure the exodus from the city will pay much attention to the distinctions we fought dearly for.

So the question. Have you thought about what will happen when you look for a parking spot for your survival suburban under the big sky? Do you think you will be welcomed with open arms by the locals who just might blame the city folk for creating the mess?

Just some nonrandom thoughts I had as I was noticing what interstate bridges might patrolling to keep things around here orderly. :poke:

Dexters
01-30-2012, 16:59
Hows about this question to spice things up. I hear many people talk about "escaping" to Montana or the like when TSHTF.



Those people will freeze to death in no time.

Think about it this way - if you live anywhere in the north west you know the weather. You would more likely go west and/or south west to avoid the cold. If you live south or east of Montana why would you go there?

You might get the Canadians coming to visit but they are such nice people you should let them go on their way.

quake
01-30-2012, 17:20
...Do you think you will be welcomed with open arms by the locals...

Best solution: BE the 'locals' in that equation.

Gotta love rural arkansas. Armed, clannish, hillbilly kinfolk... :cool:

T-Rod45
01-30-2012, 17:40
Compared to all the other gun sites I frequent, this place is hotter than a Costco before a hurricane...

G19freak
01-30-2012, 20:24
Down in the basement reloading ammo:supergrin:

G29Reload
01-30-2012, 20:54
(4) You can't eat gold.

5. A chart of what you can barter x rounds of .22 ammo for when it becomes currency. Preferably excel format.

:rofl:

Carry16
01-30-2012, 21:39
I'm curious - is it easier to preserve larger quantities of fuel? I have been tempted to buy one or more storage tanks that appear regularly on craig's list. Being retired I don't use 25 gallons of gas a month, and I use maybe 8 gallons of diesel a month during the grass cutting season. I store 40 gallons of gasoline in the shed along with 30-40 gallons of diesel and some kerosene.

......a 4th 250ga. fuel tank....it.'08.

kirgi08
01-31-2012, 07:05
I'm curious - is it easier to preserve larger quantities of fuel? I have been tempted to buy one or more storage tanks that appear regularly on craig's list. Being retired I don't use 25 gallons of gas a month, and I use maybe 8 gallons of diesel a month during the grass cutting season. I store 40 gallons of gasoline in the shed along with 30-40 gallons of diesel and some kerosene.

It all depends on ones overall plans,we have a diesel vehicle and store a lot of fuel for it.We also store kerosene as it's a 3rd layer b/up for heating the house.We use wood 1st gas 2nd and kero if the others fail.

We have a diesel genny that we store for and we keep 2 1000gal gas tanks,we cook with gas.

Buying used tanks can be a crap shoot,you gotta really inspect them both inside/out.The next thing is ta be able ta secure your fuel.We learned that lesson the hard way,we came home one day and found a 250gal tank drained. :burn:,so all tanks are below ground in block casings.


I don't know your A/O ect and we have spent a lot of $ ta make sure no one steals our fuel.

Stabilizers,remember the more refined the fuel the lower the "shelf" life,gas is fairly short term 2+/- yrs as ta diesel/kero store much better long term.We use Sta-bil products for the most part.This is just a general overview if you have anymore ?s feel free ta PM or just reply here.'08. :cool:

sebecman
01-31-2012, 08:18
Hows about this question to spice things up. I hear many people talk about "escaping" to Montana or the like when TSHTF.

Really now? Don't you think there are some nice folk already dug in here in Montana that won't look too kindly on you and your bugout vehicle parking on their land, cutting their trees, drinking their water? We've got property in one of the best locations in the lower 48 to avoid the masses. But lately it's popped up as a great place to mark on your every day carry map.

Sure there's loads of federal and state property as well, but I'm not sure the exodus from the city will pay much attention to the distinctions we fought dearly for.

So the question. Have you thought about what will happen when you look for a parking spot for your survival suburban under the big sky? Do you think you will be welcomed with open arms by the locals who just might blame the city folk for creating the mess?

Just some nonrandom thoughts I had as I was noticing what interstate bridges might patrolling to keep things around here orderly. :poke:

I don't know of anyone fighting to get to Montana. :dunno:

Kieller
01-31-2012, 10:59
We learned that lesson the hard way,we came home one day and found a 250gal tank drained. :burn:,so all tanks are below ground in block casings.


Ouch...:shocked:

Good call on the casings. Got any pics? I'm curious :supergrin:

pugman
02-01-2012, 07:28
Ok...new "what if" topic coming out...

kirgi08
02-01-2012, 09:36
Ouch...:shocked:

Good call on the casings. Got any pics? I'm curious :supergrin:

With respect,I don't post pics,think of a pump house as a base.Not really buried,just reveted inta the ground with standard block that it rebar and cement filled xs 6.'08.

thesurefire
02-01-2012, 09:52
With respect,I don't post pics

Actually I think this is why its been quiet. People are getting more and more worried about OPSEC. That's primarily why I don't post often.

kirgi08
02-01-2012, 10:04
Actually I think this is why its been quiet. People are getting more and more worried about OPSEC. That's primarily why I don't post often.

Yes and no,anyone can find where our ISP is at.Good luck after ya find a wall.If/when the balloon does go up,good luck we be ghosts.'08.

sebecman
02-01-2012, 10:49
Ouch...:shocked:

Good call on the casings. Got any pics? I'm curious :supergrin:

Not directed at anyone in particular but just a comment on burying fuel tanks...you can get in a lot of hot water if done incorrectly and'or with out a permit..best to check local/state laws before attempting this.

There are also permits required in some locales for above ground storage.

that's all.

Kieller
02-01-2012, 11:23
Not directed at anyone in particular but just a comment on burying fuel tanks...you can get in a lot of hot water if done incorrectly and'or with out a permit..best to check local/state laws before attempting this.

There are also permits required in some locales for above ground storage.

that's all.

Indeed you can, that is why I was curious what his detention capabilities were. Apparently it is above ground though so that makes it infinitely easier to deal with rather than burying it. I am always interested to see how people solve problems...many times they can give you good ideas that you would not have come up with on your own or lead you down a train of thought to another.

With the same token you must realize that something may work in XYZ state but not in your AO because of permitting issues. A solid point to bring up Sebec.

kirgi08
02-01-2012, 16:22
Mine aren't underground,they are sealed in a well pump type house that is outta the line of sight.They sit on concrete pads and have ventilation and are monitored daily.'08.

Carry16
02-01-2012, 17:34
Kirgi08 - I'm still interested in the feasability of long term storage of large quantities of either gasoline or diesel. Do you actually use enough fuel to allow you to rotate stock?

Most importantly, will a tank with 250 or 500 gallons of gasoline decay less quickly than 5 gallon cans?

purrrfect 10
02-01-2012, 17:49
So tell me all this talk about prep for SHTF I find two thing wrong here.

First of all in a SHTF situation the fan isn't working so does it really matter.

Second If the S Did HTF and you are one of the lucky ones with power if you are going to throw S into TF make sure you are on the back side :rofl:

Get a grip folks Wal mart will never close

kirgi08
02-01-2012, 19:29
It all depends on ones overall plans,we have a diesel vehicle and store a lot of fuel for it.We also store kerosene as it's a 3rd layer b/up for heating the house.We use wood 1st gas 2nd and kero if the others fail.

We have a diesel genny that we store for and we keep 2 1000gal gas tanks,we cook with gas.

Buying used tanks can be a crap shoot,you gotta really inspect them both inside/out.The next thing is ta be able ta secure your fuel.We learned that lesson the hard way,we came home one day and found a 250gal tank drained. :burn:,so all tanks are below ground in block casings.


I don't know your A/O ect and we have spent a lot of $ ta make sure no one steals our fuel.

Stabilizers,remember the more refined the fuel the lower the "shelf" life,gas is fairly short term 2+/- yrs as ta diesel/kero store much better long term.We use Sta-bil products for the most part.This is just a general overview if you have anymore ?s feel free ta PM or just reply here.'08. :cool:

See above bolded

Kirgi08 - I'm still interested in the feasability of long term storage of large quantities of either gasoline or diesel. Do you actually use enough fuel to allow you to rotate stock?

I highlighted the main part of you ? above.

Most importantly, will a tank with 250 or 500 gallons of gasoline decay less quickly than 5 gallon cans?

Depends on how the gas is stored,the cooler the better.And always away from the house.We have 3 gas powered cars and a diesel truck.We rotate the gas regular and when the price is conducive we restock.

Diesel and Kero are our main fuel stores for vehicles and the genny,it stores a long time and with proper stabilizers will last a long time.'08.

Syclone538
02-01-2012, 20:25
Did EMT go on vacation?

SDDL-UP
02-01-2012, 22:02
middlefinger,

Montana is a great place, I'd still be there if there was work, but Baucus is a lying socialist, Tester is trying hard to be a good socialist, and Schweitzer can't stand republican scum. I honestly don't get Montana politics - their senators are as much the problem as Barbera Boxer and Chuck Schumer. And no I'm not kidding.

Problem is this... out west much of the land is still federal land and you can't keep anyone from going there even if you wanted to.

sebecman
02-02-2012, 08:54
Mine aren't underground,they are sealed in a well pump type house that is outta the line of sight.They sit on concrete pads and have ventilation and are monitored daily.'08.

Ok thanks for clarifing, it was this post that threw me..

all tanks are below ground in block casings

We don't use pump houses for the most part here in Maine, all wells are drilled with submersible pumps so I am having a hard time envisioning your set up..

all good. Thanks

XD40FAN
02-02-2012, 19:33
I remember when there was around 20 active members in this sub-forum. I'm an old-school member who did something very stupid 5+ years ago and quit posting - but I read. Lots.

This forum is more active than others - since NDAA a lot of people have become very, very quiet on the subject. Some websites I visit have become ghost towns in regards to prepping.

A few favorites: timebomb2000.com and thetreeofliberty.com

I have recently made the decision to become active here once again, so you can expect to hear more from me soon. :supergrin:

emt1581
02-02-2012, 21:47
Did EMT go on vacation?

I've been busy.

-Emt1581

Syclone538
02-02-2012, 21:58
I've been busy.

-Emt1581

Hey, life happens. Hope everything is ok.

SFCSMITH(RET)
02-03-2012, 08:13
I have to admit, I roam around a bit, OPSEC requires I not state what other forums I might frequent..lol

But it does seem there is a lot less traffic on many sites.. what I don't understand, is the drop off of "Hi, I am new here and need advice on getting started" threads. Either the people waking up are getting smarter at/with the "search" function, or just a slow down, or apogee, in the number of people who are actually WATCHING/LISTENING to the news.. not just waiting to hear who won American Idol/Survivor/Ghost Hunter etc..

I have to admit.. in my case.. I am about as ready as I think I can be, it's mostly gilding the lily and backing up the backups for the backups now. And some training/reading/practice of course.

Kieller
02-03-2012, 11:19
Either the people waking up are getting smarter at/with the "search" function...

:rofl:

Alright that got a good chuckle from me mainly because I know it can't be true :supergrin:

Kirgi, yep I picked up on that fact that the tank is above ground. Makes it a lot easier to monitor any potential leaks. I'll have to keep that in mind for future projects. :thumbsup:

farmer-dave
02-03-2012, 15:32
I saved the wife's cooking project last night by bringing up a bucket of mylared sugar. She ran out and needed some immediately, she's not into prepping but tolerates my craziness. She just looked at me and said seriously you ain't got no sugar, a minute later I brought it up from the safe room. I normally keep some brown sugar, baking soda etc, in glass jars in case we run out but we normally always have a bag of sugar around so I didn't have any in convenient mason jars. I'll fix that next time I go shopping.

Sgt. Rambo
02-03-2012, 15:52
My wife is now MORE motivated than me to prep... I won't tell you what current TV show that starts back up in less than two weeks motivated her but.. Whatever works...LOL She's a monster now. She wants more preps, more ammo, new gun... Its funny.

farmer-dave
02-03-2012, 16:13
I'd be curious to know what show got your wife to prep. I got a little bit more motivated after watching jericho series but was into it before that show ever came on. The docudrama about yellowstone, super coldera or whatever it was called was also motivational.

Sgt. Rambo
02-03-2012, 16:23
I'd be curious to know what show got your wife to prep. I got a little bit more motivated after watching jericho series but was into it before that show ever came on. The docudrama about yellowstone, super coldera or whatever it was called was also motivational.

As silly as it may sound, she LOVES Walking Dead.. just made the lightbulbs go off in her head about "What if..." Whatever it was I think its a super turn on for her to just walk in the room and say, "I think we need more ammo." :supergrin:

Cavalry Doc
02-03-2012, 17:50
So tell me all this talk about prep for SHTF I find two thing wrong here.

First of all in a SHTF situation the fan isn't working so does it really matter.

Second If the S Did HTF and you are one of the lucky ones with power if you are going to throw S into TF make sure you are on the back side :rofl:

Get a grip folks Wal mart will never close

Maybe not, but I checked two today, they were both out of .308 ammo........ by the time I left. :supergrin: Someone beat me to Academy. All they had left was 2 boxes of Z-Max. http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs24/f/2007/351/c/d/zombie_by_bad_blood.gif

kirgi08
02-03-2012, 18:02
:mememe:

Carry16
02-03-2012, 22:13
Here's my favorite target/fun .308 for my M1a : http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/AMM7291-1.html Keep a few thousand rounds on hand and you won't care what the local stores have in stock.

And for my .308 bolt gun I roll my own, which is way more accurate than what the store sells. :cool:

All they had left was 2 boxes of Z-Max. http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs24/f/2007/351/c/d/zombie_by_bad_blood.gif

Cavalry Doc
02-04-2012, 06:25
Here's my favorite target/fun .308 for my M1a : http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/AMM7291-1.html Keep a few thousand rounds on hand and you won't care what the local stores have in stock.

And for my .308 bolt gun I roll my own, which is way more accurate than what the store sells. :cool:

The reviews are spotty on that, looks like people either luv 'em or hate 'em, and some have had significant problems, and in bold letters, they won't take returns.

I love my reloads, but don't like to shoot other people's reloads.

The cheap fed power shocks shoot MOA groups out of my lr308 carbine. The idea is to buy 'em loaded, and make them better on the reload. They are about 2 bucks cheaper for a box of 20 at Walmart than online. I buy them when I see them.