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Posted on 12/07/2012 12:47:35 PM PST by Kartographer
Weekly Preppers' Thread to post progress, good buys, DIY projects, advice, ideas.....
Has anyone every used one of these?
Bump Fire stock for AK-47 Rifles
They make them for AK’s and AR’s
I’ve used ‘em on ARs, bu+t not on AKs.
Here’s some vids:
Does anyone know why the mods would have pulled that story about the Maryland prepper who got raided after he drew attention by saying that he was upset about Obama’s reelection? I don’t want to make the mods upset with me by re-posting it, but it was from the SHTF Plan blog. Not sure if the offense was blog-pimping or if there was something wrong with the idea of posting that sort of information. The story made the DC television news broadcasts, so it did happen.
There’s video on my link as well. if the work well it could be a force mulitpler.
Holy carp; I was just reading that story at link, and watching the video, 10mins ago.
I have been looking for it wondered if had been pulled.
Slide-Fire and Bump-Fire are the 2 brands I’m familiar with, and they’re good. I was impressed with the AR-15 & AR-10 units. I already own Class III units on both, so it’s more of a novelty. I heard about early BATFE *problems* with them, but I guess that’s ‘worked-out”, now.
Kartographer, could you add me to your ping list, please?
I imagine that if we ever get to a shooting war between .gov and the people, ATF approval of the weapon won’t matter. There are several semi-auto rifles that can be converted to full auto fairly easily. Changing the action can be done far more easily than 30-round magazines can be fabricated. Consequently there are only a few rifles worth converting, namely those that already have a full-auto cousin.
I actually got mine locally through Amway where my hubby works. I think the Wild Garden website has a store locator where you can find it locally. Anyway It's a great pantry item for me.
Also noticed at Costco that their Velveeta was not in refrigeration like it is in the grocery store. Since I have no freeze dried cheese stored I picked up a twin pack. Package says refrigerate after opening.
Thanks kart! I’m heading o deer camp with my shrike up and new stock so ill let you know how it goes
Kraft Canned cheese
I bought several cases each of Mil-spec 20 & 25-rnd AR-10 mags, and 30 & 40-rnd mags AR-15 mags, before the mag ban hits. Extremely well-stocked on ammo, too.
This is gonna get ugly.
If you’ve got a drilled well and the grid goes down you need one of these..
My purchases this week were limited to some books:
Medicinal plants of North America
SAS Survival Handbook
How to build a smokehouse
My sterno stove arrived from last week’s purchase, and it is neatly stowed with the multiple packs of sterno that I have always kept on hand the past 46 years. Still not sure what happened to the original, but maybe it will turn up one day.LOL. Also arrived was a little chain that serves as a saw to add to my auto emergency kit.
We recently pulled our son off of gluten, which means I have to completely redo my preps. All the oats are out and certified gluten free oats will be their replacement. I’ll keep the wheat but add buch more rice. All of my purchased canned goods now have to be scanned for gluten.We are already label readers as to avoid HFCS and MSG, so future purchases won’t be an issue.
On the gun topic, since I know most people on FR, and especially preppers, don't have enough guns, I'm looking at the Henry Survival Rifle. So far I like it. It's 0.22 caliber, 3.5 pounds, 16.5" long, reasonably waterproof (if floats when disassembled and stored in the stock), and it can be assembled in under two minutes. I don't actually have one, so don't put too much trust in my comments. Does anyone else have one and like/dislike it?
Be careful with Velveeta type cheese. Voice of experience. The date stamped is the absolute final last day to use.
Question 1: Is there any difference between Sterno cooking fueland gelling fuels?
Question 2: Is the two year shelf life hard and fast?
Hopefully “out” doesn’t mean out in the garbage, does it? Keep it and eat it yourselves or save it for trade with zombies.
My purchases this week are heirloom tomato and spinach seeds. Have been using seeds saved from past seasons but they didn’t hold up to the heat this summer so wanted to try something new. FYI, the stores here have said they won’t be getting their seeds packages in until Feb/Mar and some not until April. That’s ridiculous since tomatoes, peppers and cabbage need to be started at Christmas and most everything else expect okra needs to be in the ground in March. I am not associated with Victory Seeds and never ordered from them before but I got my order in 4 days so that’s a big thumbs up already. They specialize in heirlooms and most packages are about $2.
Thanks I’ll just do grilled cheese sammies and use it up and check out that canned cheese.
No I’ll probably give the oats to my cousin. It’s just one five gallon bucket and I know she can use it.
I’ve been eye-balling that one for a while, haven’t held one.
I can’t remember where, but I read that it will float when taken down but isn’t waterproof, and that the cap is difficult to get off (need a knife or tool).
Also check out the 10/22 takedown.
I’ve added a couple of pictures to my rocket stove album.
That website is great. Found a lot of articles to read, read some and bookmarked it. Printed a copy of the plans to build a hand pumb for Hubby to look at. Thanks for the link.
Thanks, there are many variations on the design of the bucket, but this one is a good representation. I built one a while back and was only looking for a site that showed plans similar to the one that I built from. I’ll have to look deeper into the site I referenced as I haven’t been there much. Serendipitous.
I am not familiar with gelling fuels. Sterno is labeled as solid fuel-no liquid to spill. It is however, alcohol based which makes it a pretty clean burn.
The boxes I have on hand are not stamped with any expiration date, and I know that I have had them for at least 5 years maybe more. Just used some the other day when I got up the electric was off and I have to have a cup of coffee first thing. It worked fine.
I got my Bakers Creek Seed catalog this week. They said it is getting really hard to get seed for corn that has not been contaminated with Monsanto Genetically Modified.
I plant some corn each year and save the seeds just in case it is no longer available anywhere else. Corn fields in our area are pretty rare, but I am not sure how far that stuff can migrate.
I think I am becoming a really bad speller and proof reader in my old age.
http://www.survivalblog.com/2012/10/pats-product-review-rugers-1022-takedown-rifle-—review-by-pat-cascio.html Nice review on the 10/22 takedown. As you say, it sounds like it’s worth considering too. I like the idea of a rifle, even just a .22, that can be carried comfortably.
Get the small Velveeta packs if you are planing to prep with it. The packs last very nicely on the shelves.
Beginning prepper here. This week I learned how to make a solar oven and ways to dispose of waste if the sewage system goes down. Also bought supplies of, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, clothes pins,matches, salt and sugar. Also bought a lot of wrapped hard candy and popping corn that I will store in Mylar bags with absorbers. Planning to go to the Mormon Food Pantry after the first of the year.
Really? I read SEVERAL of your posts last night on another prepper thread and didn’t notice any such shortcomings.
Must have caught them before I posted. I finally signed off because the errors were getting so frequent, my eyes were watering from squinting to catch them. LOL.
This week we put up 52 pints of stew meat, 27 pints of ground beef and 16 quarts of ground beef. That is 111 lbs of beef that will sit on the shelf ready for easy dinners.
We also got 16 quarts of nice beef stock.
The meat came from a half a beef that we split with another family.
Yes, you can buy canned beef but the price and quality you get from canning your own can not be beat.
Salt and Sugar was part of my first long term preps. Double down on them. They will be good long term not just for eating, but also to barter, and help preserve foods.
Besides the liberal loonies like Mayor Bloomberg are probably going to try to outlaw them sooner or later.
Just in case, I also found directions on the internet for how to make your own sugar at home out of beets. Haven’t tried it yet to see if it really works, but at least it is stashed in the old timey cook book methods section of my collection. LOL.
I also keep several containers of bleach and lots of vinegar on hand. Vinegar also helps with food preservation, and makes a very good cleaner/mild degreaser mixed with some water and a dash of dishwasher detergent-cheap too. I have a book that has about 100 things that vinegar is good for, but I can’t begin to remember all that stuff like I used to.
Glad you mentioned vinegar and bleach. Just finished reading that vinegar can be kept indefinitely and bleach for about 4 years though it gets weaker and finally turns to salt water.
Vinegar as preservative. I had not thought of that aspect. I’m going to stock up on it now.
Don’t forget the Toilet Paper. It lasts forever, and it ain’t gettin’ any cheaper!
Do you cook the ground beef first before you process it?
I’ve always heard good things about them on forums. They look solid in the store.
I’m not sure if there really are “gluten free” oats. I don’t touch them. A lot of people react to them. :( so be careful. Try for rice or organic corn instead.
You do have to mix it with water if you want it loose. I also can smallish meatballs. Those you should brown before canning. Yes, you can can them in sauce so you only have to pour them out and heat them up.