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September 21, 2014 at 3:04 am #25156
I put a my own kit together. I use an old purse of my wife’s to carry. I keep a small stainless cooking pot with lid, tinder, a fire kit (magnifying lens, char cloth, ferro rod, fire piston, and a Bic lighter). I also carry a basic first aid kit, honing rod, and paracord. I either take my Tom Brown Tracker or my kukri. As much as I love my tracker, I think I prefer my kukri. If I’m just going out for a few hours or so I usually only take one of my knives, a steel water bottle, and my fire kit. The reason I carry so many methods of fire starting is because I often have people with me that don’t know anything about bushcraft. So I usually demo a few ways.
...it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts...September 5, 2014 at 12:30 am #24170
I found a viewable PDF of it here.
...it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts...September 5, 2014 at 12:15 am #24167
I appreciate it.
...it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts...September 3, 2014 at 1:26 am #24036
“u do not have any monetary assets or wealth it will not matter, what matters is can you save and store food for the SHTF times? If not you my friend will find that the government will not be there to feed you when the SHTF. They will let you die. The elites really only want the votes of these people that depend totally on the government handouts.
So when they do not need there votes anymore they will not feed them anymore.”
freedom, it seems you assume I expect the Government to take care of me. That is most certainly not the case. I am continually working toward preparedness and self reliance. I agree with what you said, but I am not in that crowd.September 2, 2014 at 3:35 pm #23970
“I come from a background of my family living in a communist country so this is were I get my info from. Food is the way they control the people but in a large population like the U. S. it will be harder to do. The government will first have to take control of all food production which has been done before in other counties that have gone the communist way. The problem is when they do this the farmers become less productive so less food is produced and more people end up going hungry.
Many will die. But remember that this system has never been done in a country were there are 100 million gun owners with more them 300 million + guns. Every country that food control happen the government had gun control set up way before they had control of food and there people.
So that is why I say we need to make sure that gun control never happens here. They know that there will be 5 to 10 million gun owners that will fight a dictator type government.
Apart from the 10 million gun owners they also know that there are millions of guns that they do not know about from gangs, criminals, and good gun owners that have built there own guns. This freedom we have here is why it is so hard for them to take control of the people.
Now they will keep trying. Food stamps is one way, make as many depended on the government as they can and when the SHTF control them with as small amount of food. They do not like preppers since we will not need the government.
So the more the people are prepared and armed the harder it will be for the government to take control.”
Well said. I couldn’t agree more.September 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm #23960
The link has been disabled. Any way I can still get this?September 2, 2014 at 1:14 pm #23957
Freedom- I certainly don’t crave control. I am merely saying that the general population seems to favor comfort and normalcy over freedom. I am sure that would change if SHTF. I agree with 99% of what you say. I re-read the thread and I must have misunderstood. My only disagreement is that I do believe the Government could shut down more than a small area. Probably not for long. But I am getting off topic. You have some really good insight freedom.September 2, 2014 at 4:07 am #23947
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>freedom wrote:</div>Malgus, they can for a small area like Boston but all at once do it on a National level! No way. They would need a way to close down all communication and then you would have what you see in Fergusion Nationally.
I disagree. I believe the masses crave control and order. Many (and I believe most) would prefer some form of order, including tyranny, to chaos. As long as the masses have some semblance of choice, and more importantly, copasetic entertainment/leisure, they will comply.September 2, 2014 at 3:57 am #23946
I guess since I have no monetary assets or wealth to worry about, I am more concerned with the socio-economic powder-keg that the US has become. I dare say the majority of US citizens are either ignorant, unprepared, or both. Unpreparedness means more Go’vt intervention and chaos. In a SHTF situation, the ignorant and unprepared easily justify being predators/raiders. Don’t get me wrong. undeRGRond and freedom make excellent points. My point of view more acute than theirs.September 2, 2014 at 3:11 am #23945
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>freedom wrote:</div>Malgus, These are the same guys that own Chase, Bank of America, WellsFargo and more. The Central Banks own it allso they do not care about loses because they just print. They are the ones behind all the derivatives since they can print infinite amounts of money. They buy everything and run the stock market. They are the biggest mob in the world. Criminals that buy the government, courts, military and anyone that they need and if you do not take you may end up somewhere in the middle of the ocean.
Couldn’t agree more. It seems like they are orchestrating a collapse. They are the brightest, most educated and informed economists on the planet and they couldn’t see that something like the crash of 2008 coming? I don’t think so.September 2, 2014 at 2:06 am #23943
I have started getting salt and sugar. Salt especially as sugar can be found more readily in SHTF. I am also working on a way to distill alcohol. Purely for fuel and antiseptic…….
I never throw away books. I especially never pass up old textbooks. In SHTF the internet may not be so readily available. I recently acquired an old encyclopedia set from my wife’s grandmother. I have also kept my wife’s books from college covering nursing, first aid (paramedic), and anatomy/physiology. I have many fiction books. I also have textbooks on biblical Greek and Hebrew. I have multiple history books, elementary english/grammar, High School Algebra, French I, Spanish I, and many children’s books. I am keeping all my textbooks from my education as an electrician. I also have kept all my training manuals from the Marine Corps and all (and I mean ALL) of the training manuals from my father’s 40 or so years in the Corps and in the National Guard. TONS and TONS of military manuals. Everything ranging from E5 (Marine Corps CUP 1st mar div Vietnam, and Army), he’s had the training. I am fortunate to have such an experienced mentor and team member.September 2, 2014 at 12:47 am #23934
Very cool! The plastic bottle stil was something I have never thought of. So was the chewing gum wrapper/ AA fire starter. Thank you for sharing!September 2, 2014 at 12:39 am #23933
Great list. I agree with you sargemsb. I have tried the wax matches and the varnish matches. The varnish works MUCH better. I also suggest learning how to make char cloth or how to char natural material.September 2, 2014 at 12:19 am #23932
thanks matt76. I’ll have to try that sometime.September 2, 2014 at 12:13 am #23930
Very good story. Thanks for sharing it. Makes me think of Ishi.