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Posted on 09/29/2012 9:57:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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Zojirushi from amazon.
Now that amazon is taxing PA residents, I’ll need to find a new place to shop.
Walmart is actively working with MSP (and how many other state's police agencies) by reporting ammunition sales to them.
LOL! In Alaska, some smarty-pantses reuse their pilot bread. Ya put on the butter and jam, or the sloppy joe, or the balogna and cheese, then you eat the toppings, lick off the biscuit, and refill. :o) In the bush, if you have pilot bread, jerky, pemmican, or “squaw candy”, and drinking water, you are set. Lightweight, and has only one natural enemy: moisture.
Wish Overstock.com sold such...the CEO spoke out against Obombo recently
Gun shows. Bring cash.
Preppers love to talk about stocking food and water, but not too many talk about what to do when the public sanitation system is broken.
“...but not too many talk about what to do when the public sanitation system is broken.”
Yeah, I guess “ding dong ditch” is only good for so long. :)
“reporting ammunition sales”
they require you to produce a driver's license and record your name and DL# and forward same
MSP's firearms unit then runs a criminal history check on you looking for people that are prohibited from owning firearms and then use hits to get search warrants
problem is they are catching people who have legally purchased firearms prior to a retroactive application of several statutes
WHa..WHAT!? Holy crap! Nice job! But I need to say, that there must be a threshold number of guns and rounds that the governement will use to tag the person as a crazed right-wing gun nut, no matter how sane and good, and then take all they have. Disperse some of that so they can’t take it all, should it happen.
Of all the things we buy for SHTF Hydrogen Peroxide, while an excellent tool, suffers from an absolute “Use by Date” deficiency.
When you buy H2O2 keep in mind it will absolutely expire and its efficacy will deteriorate exactly 3 years from when you buy it.
I mark the bottles in permanent ink of when I bought it and write in big “type” its expiration three years from that date.
Can’t tell you what to do with it when it expires but, I have tested 3 year +1 day H2O2 and it’s absolutely a dud.
So I also write the date 2.5 years from when I purchase it on the bottles.
Writing those two dates lets me make an informed decision about the efficacy of the product before I decide to use something else or grab a bottle that is within the “Use By”.
” require you to produce a driver’s license and record your name and DL#”
Not good. here I just walk in, put some cash down and walk out with a box or two of ammo, though I tend to use Big5 sports stores when they have a sale.
http://www.sgammo.com is good
if you want to do online (i assume mastercard, etc. would rollover if asked to by the feds)
Prolly from bugs, bed bugs? Good repellant.
What I'd give for a basement like that.....
All ya need is a shell—muscle, clam, but not oyster! Yeeouch!!
The good maple syrup in glass jars will also last many years.
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Move to another country.
Put the rice and flours in the freezer to kill the bugs.
I usually use ammoman or cheaperthandirt
and I realize that the CC companies will simply roll over...but the difference is LE would need a search warrant to get at the information
Walmart is simply providing it because it was asked to do so
someone will end up suing them
I never see ‘crunchy granola bars’ on prepper lists. Folks, you can live off of granola bars and peanut butter if the true collapse comes and having a fire would give away your position/cooking. No, it’s not grand fair, and I wouldn’t reccommend trying to live off of same for more than a couple of weeks, but granola bars are not expensive, an be purchased in large boxes at places like SAM’s or Costco and they keep very well in individually wrapped tow bar packets.
I buy the Nature Valley Crunchy Oats and Honey thirty packet boxes. Also, rolled oats (store brand of Quaker style quick breakfast oats) in large cylinder boxes are a great way to store oats you will use and require only water to reconstitute the oats. Add a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter and a handful of raisins and you have a complete nutritious meal.
The multi-vitamin supplement is a great idea, and having a couple of large bottles of D3 5000 IU around doesn’t hurt, especially if you anticipate ‘staying in’ a great deal during a catastrophe.
I have been an advocate for pistol caliber rifle and handgun pairing for years now. There are excellent and yet inexpensive carbines in 9mm and .40 cal (using Glock magazines), as well as lever .22 magnum, .38 spl, and .357 magnum weapons available. Nice to have same ammo for both pistol and rifle, with the rifle adding some to the feet per second of the rounds giving them more hitting power. A .357 lever rifle will bring down just about any North American mammal, except maybe griz or Kodiaks.
Got a bag of brown rice that's seven years old and doin' fine. Add vinegar to the list.
For 8 calibers, there are only 11 firearms; not exactly an armory, but a well-represented, very, very choice collection of Class IIIs (suppressors, full-auto) and other goodies. 1911.45(2)/.357SIG(1)/.357Mag(1)/.223x45(3)/7.62x51(1)/.50cal(1)/12ga(2).
95% of the ammo was bought OTC at my FFL’s over past 11yrs, for cash, so there’s no records. Good advice, though, about ‘dispersing’ a fair amount of it. I have a 20ac Farm, so it’ll be easy to hide.
I have Petzl’s and I also have Cree head lamps. The Cree’s run 300 Lumen and programable down to 60 lumen.
More light is better but programming for lower and more appropriate lighting is better for me and gives me the ability to conserve battery.
The other thing I’ve done is taped a piece of Velcro to my Cree 900 lumens and another piece on my hats, shirts and the straps of my packs.
Gives me the advantage of carrying a great lighting system that can be attached for hands free where I need them and is less confusing (for me) in terms of working.
Drawback: my lights use the 18650 batteries which are recharchable but can also two 123’s for each battery bay. I have a ton of 123’s and couldn’t care less if I burn through them.
I also have ten 18650’s for each light tool. My main lighting uses only one 18650 and produces 700 lumen, even though the manufactuerer says it produces 900. I tested them against a major brand name and deduced they produce slightly less than the major brand, who claims 900 lumen.
So I have ten 501 Cree, which take only battery.
two Fenix TK35(900 lumen, or their claim 860 lumen)
and I have two Cree 3800 lumen lights. Great lights if you need to find someone, blind someone or just need to show off but, not really usuable. 3800 lumen is like holding a headlight in your hand and if you shine it on something close you will go blind from the throw back of the light bouncing back. You can lower it to 120 lumen or something like that but, at this point I like it for just showing off)
I know 18650 batteries are new to a lot of people but you need them and they are rechargable, so buy extra and keep em charged, even for the lower lumen lights.
Nothing like running around in the dark, suddenly losing your massive light tool and having backup power.
If anyone wants direction on these lights, feel free to ping me.
I won’t say the “Best part of” of these lights is just how in inexpensive they are compared to major brands and the amount of power you get proprotionaly ....Wait, I will.
They are better than major brands in terms of output.
I mean, if you want to buy a major brand like Fenix that’s fine. Hell, I have several and rely on them but, if you want more bang for you buck buy the Cree off brands.
Fenix 860 lumen is $100 bucks +.
The Cree’s are $13.00 bucks and deliver only slightly less light. The footprint is also completely and totally smaller.
If you take the Fenix it has a terrific feel and will blind everything but a zombie.
It’s slightly less than the size of a bottle of Coke.
The Cree, however, is slightly smaller than a candy bar. Think “Rolo’s”. Puts out amazing light.
I’ve also tested these “junky things”. I’ve dropped them, thrown them and dropped em in H2O”.
They work great and are 10% of the cost of a similarly performing light.
In terms of charging the batteries I have a cheap ass household charger and works just fine with my “mobile” solar charging system by “Goal Zero” solar charger.
Lots of flaws in that list, many of those items are only for short term storage, like the brown rice, olive oil instead of Crisco, peanut butter, wheat flour, and there are no extra bulbs to buy with led lights.
Unless you are well off financially, shelf life needs to be of concern, it seems wasteful to have to pitch out peanut butter, energy bars, and aspirin, bleach, brown rice, liquid cooking oils, and so on.
If people want a good led light for survival, then look at Fenix lights for good AA flashlights that can run for a couple of hundred hours on low settings, yet have high settings available, when needed, but be sure and pick up a couple of E01s (by Fenix) also, they use a single AAA battery and they burn with a regulated brightness throughout most of the 21 hours of the battery life, they will draw light from almost all of the already dead AAA batteries that you can find in your house, and collect from your neighbors.
Wish I would have seen your link earlier. I just bought some bulk ammo from another site that was $40 more. I have it bookmarked now!
That's a great way to receive an inconvenient knock on the door in the People's Republic of Maryland. Wonder if the poh-leese will accept the explanation that you bought all of those different calibers in case you needed to trade them for food or TP when the world ends.
“Move to another country.”
Already did that but for love. Now I’m trying to permanently stay. Fortunately wife see Øbama as a problem so she’s not so keen as well as 8%+ unemployement. Here it’s about 3%.
Here in rural Virginia, I purchase ammunition for cash at WalMart, Gander Mtn, etc. and no personal information is requested or given. Anonymous ammunition purchases are easy.
Getting my pistol-of-the-month is another matter. I figure that as a CCW holder, I am already in the ‘system’ so I still fill out the paperwork if nothing from a private sale is attractive that month.
These threads are an interesting barometer of the political weather. If Obama wins (which I now rate a 40% probability), ammo will go up 50% within a year - if you can buy it.
My only advice on this thread - Get. Out. Of. The. Cities. Now!
really working hard to get out of the PRofMD
Everything in that picture looks great, except her face.
If you’re a prepper then blur out your face, or your supplies will not last very long, once it happens.
“Already did that but for love. Now Im trying to permanently stay.”
Very smart indeed!!!!
Yeah it will because if the stuff does go down, there won’t be any computers to look up this stuff.
The problem comes if you have to leave. 90% of the scenarios, you will not but there is always one.
Is that the .25 or the .22 version? Is it a workout to pump? I broke a sweat sighting the Gamo. The price of the Benjamin-Trail .25 is much better.
I wish I had found them earlier, too. Also, the fastest shipping I have seen.
You are never anonymous at WallyWorld. The cameras are always on and they do not dispose of old records.
The advantage of Crisco, is that instead of 6 months or up to a year storage with oil, Crisco will last for many years in cool storage, I have seen claims of good, 10 year old Crisco.
Got a bag of brown rice that’s seven years old and doin’ fine. Add vinegar to the list
IF you open the bag of brown rice and sniff you will find that it has gone rancid.
Get James Hubbard’s book, Burns. It’s just $3.99 as an ebook on Amazon and is worth every penny. He recommends using honey as a burn treatment if you don’t have anything else.
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