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by TacAir
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: US Flu season in Full Swing - Update
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: US Flu season in Full Swing - Update

In addition to the flu vaccine, consider getting ones for pneumonia. This is a silent killer for both young and old alike.
by TacAir
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Stay in city or attempt the wilderness?
Replies: 19
Views: 244

Re: Stay in city or attempt the wilderness?

Modern cites and 'newer' houses will become unlivable shortly after the power goes out. Actually, most major urban areas are barely livable today (my personal opinion, of course) No power to pump water No power to pump sewage. Even if your current hooch has a wood stove etc, you still need food and ...
by TacAir
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?
Replies: 38
Views: 854

Re: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?

I for one would be really sad if this forum died. I was late to the party to start with and have really enjoyed this place. Woods Walker dieing has really brought it home to me that we all need to chip in a little more in order to keep this thing going. I, for one, have been looking for opportuniti...
by TacAir
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Modify your Esbit stove to be more "user friendly"
Replies: 30
Views: 23203

Re: Modify your Esbit stove to be more "user friendly"

bump for fun and any new folks not having gone thru the history files. Photobucket really f'd the internet up. Does anyone know their story? Just curious. Great thread. Would love to see your pics if you still have them. Since this site doesn't host photos... I do have posted stuff over at BCUSA, w...
by TacAir
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Woods Walker in Memorium
Replies: 33
Views: 826

Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

I first saw the news on the BCUSA board. Came here to see it this was the WW i had so enjoyed over the years.

Sad news indeed

Perhaps now he and Black Dog can travel together...
by TacAir
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 101
Views: 4306

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

More to the point of this board - 100s of thousands have been forced to evacuate - and many of the hotels used in the past for temporary refuge are behind the 'red (evacuation) line.' I've not seen any stories of shelters being set up - perhaps owing to he fear that the massive "homeless' populatio...
by TacAir
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?
Replies: 38
Views: 854

Re: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?

I see this

Users browsing this forum: lowjohn19, TacAir and 10 guests

on a Sunday AM.

I'm now going back and bumping older threads that have solid prepping data - mining old threads may be one way to increase visitors/new members as the 'bots tend to ignore older posts for some reason....
by TacAir
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Living in a van, down by the river...
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: Living in a van, down by the river...

I'm actually looking to fulltime, at least for a year or so. Buy a ~30ft RV, sell the house, and hang out in the RV until I find land I like. Once I'm done with that I might well sell the RV in favor of something like a Casita, Keystone R-pod, or similar. Or keep it and convert a V-nose cargo trail...
by TacAir
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Review of new Alcohol cookset.
Replies: 52
Views: 22213

Re: Review of new Alcohol cookset.

Yeah they’re great. I picked up a couple of the actual Trangia kits since this post. The main reason is that I also picked up a Bulin butane burner. The bulin burners on eBay are a Chinese clone of the actual Chinese Trangia gas burner. At less than $20 I said ‘why not’ but I found that the tighter...
by TacAir
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 89
Views: 33947

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

another bump for history for newer members. This is an excellent thread. If you could update your first post with your current system. That would be great. IIRC it's evolved over time. This thread is an excellent read. I'll be referring back to it myself often. The only thing I do differently is to...
by TacAir
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Review of new Alcohol cookset.
Replies: 52
Views: 22213

Re: Review of new Alcohol cookset.

I recently picked up one of THESE cooksets from Swisslink. The cookset is a chinese knockof of the swedish optimus 77 stormcooker. It is similar to a proper trangia set but for a fraction of the cost! :D Here it is all closed up. There is a pleather strap to hold it together that is not shown. http...
by TacAir
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 89
Views: 33947

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

another bump for history for newer members.
by TacAir
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Modify your Esbit stove to be more "user friendly"
Replies: 30
Views: 23203

Re: Modify your Esbit stove to be more "user friendly"

bump for fun and any new folks not having gone thru the history files.
by TacAir
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 817
Views: 54955

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I've noted before that folks are asking about 'the coming civil war' and over look the one we are currently (ongoing) engaged in. This 'war' flares up to record levels from time to time - example of this 'flaring ' from times past: "The 1967 Detroit Rebellion , also known as the 1967 Detroit Riot or...
by TacAir
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Official Lucky Dumbass Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Official Lucky Dumbass Thread

How about the dumb-ass here in Alaska that burned his own cabin down

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=123770

No secondary shelter/food/clothing cache. A real dumbass Cheecako
by TacAir
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6682
Views: 332849

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Got a set of studded snow tires for the Hamstermobile.
by TacAir
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness

The Moon may be a harsh mistress, but Alaska weather is lethal. We call this kind of folks "end of the roaders' - typically wind up going nuts and killing others before they off them selves. In this case, the dumb ass falls into the realm of idiots like Christopher Johnson McCandless - the dead bus ...
by TacAir
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally
Replies: 107
Views: 4803

Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

"The words were quickly seized on by some who saw the sermon as fearmongering, and others who viewed it as a salient warning, as an economic collapse unlike anything since the Lebanese civil war" As noted in an earlier post. I found this article to be an interesting look at food supplies in general ...
by TacAir
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 817
Views: 54955

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Now that things in the Middle East have calmed slightly, ever so slightly, I see where the price of PM has stabilized. https://www.kitco.com/LFgif/ag3650nys.gif The Kitco chart shows the spot price of silver is now at or near a 10 year low. While I would suggest that PM is part of an over all preppi...
by TacAir
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Water treatment options
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Water treatment options

I've written 12 part addendum for use with my World of the Chernyi series. I'm not completely happy with the full document as the FAK part still needs some work. However, Chapter One, Water may be ionterest... Chapter One Water "Without the taste of water, cool water. Old Dan and I with throats burn...
by TacAir
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4429
Views: 243486

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Speaking for gold - some history https://www.usmint.gov/news/inside-the-mint/mint-history-crime-of-1873 The “Crime of 1873” | U.S. Mint A short piece on the demonetization of silver, movement tot he gold standard and gives a clue on why returning to the gold standard is just not possible today owing...
by TacAir
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 251
Views: 18724

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

protesting in Iran can be lethal https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/at-least-200-killed-in-iran-protests-and-government-crackdown-amnesty-says Other reports put the number closer to 1000+ Its getting real for the mullahs, so it will be interesting to see how it sorts out between the hardliners and e...
by TacAir
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4429
Views: 243486

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

The Russian Times is an interesting outlet. For "news" not related to Russia or Russian interests, they are surprisingly honest - by comparison to other media outlets. Texas recently passed a new law for a gold depository. Texas lawmakers signed off on building the country's first state-backed gold ...

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