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by angelofwar
Wed May 13, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: dandy lions, dan del ions
Replies: 17
Views: 867

Re: dandy lions, dan del ions

The best way I've found to prepare dandelions is as follows: 1) Pull several plants up (the root and all...just wrap your hands around all/most of the leaves, and remove the wholeplant from the ground) 2) Cut the root/stem section off and discard (although they are edible, but, I haven't ate them ye...
by angelofwar
Wed May 13, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Travel Trailer Electrical Upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 3013

Re: Travel Trailer Electrical Upgrade

Tagged for awesomeness! I did a similiar set-up in my man cave for SHTF, but also planned on hooking up a trailer the same way. I went with 12v deep cycle. Anybody here that can validate the 6v vs 12v debate??? I'm mean, the obvious advantage with the 6v is easier replacement, but...??? Anyways, wil...
by angelofwar
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How Have You Prepared Today? (Bug-in Location Edition)
Replies: 314
Views: 40748

Re: How Have You Prepared Today? (Bug-in Location Edition)

@angelofwar Good job on the shelving. I did a similar type setup with the shelves in my office, starting off the back wall like that. But, I used eight foot 2x4's for the sides, as well as a center post support. The shelves I made are 8' wide, so that middle post was definitely needed. I'm eyeing a...
by angelofwar
Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1731
Views: 237895

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Got my ultimate BO rifle... what rifle is that? This: http://www.chiappafirearms.com/products/136 Mine is the black model with the skeleton stock. I should have said "survival rifle"...Ha! I'll still have my AR, Boom-stick, and pistols, but this is something I can easily through in a back-pack, and...
by angelofwar
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparedness Success Stories
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Preparedness Success Stories

A few more details...looks like a lot of the more "advanced" techniques didn't work...just a simple ol' waving of the hands... http://www.wistv.com/story/28710191/sailor-rescued-after-66-days-missing-at-sea?clienttype=generic http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc127/angelofwar7/SC%20Rescue%206%206da...
by angelofwar
Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The Pat Crawford Survival Staff
Replies: 75
Views: 10542

Re: The Pat Crawford Survival Staff

Do not want. I dont really have much beef with the maker or the cost. My beef is its a rather one-dimensional approach to survival, in that its all "weapons". Its only the sexy part of survival, nothing of the dol-drums. Id be more impressed if it came with a ferro rod, para cord, lengths of snare ...
by angelofwar
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparedness Success Stories
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Preparedness Success Stories

ZS:SC 045 Should be proud...maybe we need to invite this guy to a MBO!

Nice to see a cookie-cutter survival scenario play out with success!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/03/sa ... ths-later/
by angelofwar
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: EDC light criterion. Needs a new one
Replies: 11
Views: 1418

Re: EDC light criterion. Needs a new one

olbaid_dratsab wrote:I broke down and just picked up another Surefire.
Which one did you get?
by angelofwar
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: EDC light criterion. Needs a new one
Replies: 11
Views: 1418

Re: EDC light criterion. Needs a new one

If you're willing to sacrifice on the AA/AAA Req., nothing beats the simplicity of the Surefire 6P. You can get bodies pretty cheap, and throw a Malkoff Drop-in in there, and your set. Even better would be the Surefire LX2...my go to EDC forever. Nice two way pocket clip. One setting really, but def...
by angelofwar
Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Chaga hunt with fire during snow storm. No edged tools fire.
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Chaga hunt with fire during snow storm. No edged tools f

Good stuff woods! Plenty of chaga around my parts, but I prefer tinder fungus. Although harder to find, it seems to work better than chaga. What's yer preferred method of getting the chaga to catch a spark? Bust it up into bits? My last 30-40 fires have been started with a spark or the sun...no matc...
by angelofwar
Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparedness Success Stories
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Preparedness Success Stories

While I've heard of several over the years in the media, specifics skip...but, I will share a few of mine...most of them seem good timing... Ice Storm two years ago. I had just bought my generator, finally, a few months prior. Ice covered everything, and we lost power for 4 days (a lot for SC, consi...
by angelofwar
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gear that made you stop looking
Replies: 52
Views: 9898

Re: Gear that made you stop looking

My Chiappi Little Badger .22LR survival rifle...Done looking!
by angelofwar
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1915

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

I go with the "multiple kit" approach. I have a "trauma center" at the house, with plenty of gauze, ace's, tape, cold packs, etc., for a larger centralized disaster (i.e. a tornado rips throguh the hood). I keep 2 decent kits in the vehicle, one for vehicle accidents, and one for bug-out purposes. A...
by angelofwar
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense
Replies: 98
Views: 2341

Re: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense

In the past, my answer would have automatically been a shotty...but, as I've matured in "all things gun", I have learned that the maneuverability a pistol allows makes it the go to option for home defense in an intruder situation. Don't get me wrong...my 870 Marine Magnum will always be there just i...
by angelofwar
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: FNG rolling in.
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: FNG rolling in.

Welcome from the Swamp Fox Zombie Squad of South Cack-a-lackey! Definitely find a local chapter and get on some camping/hiking trips. Tons to learn, and a friendly environment (as long as you stay out of the firearms section...Ha!)
by angelofwar
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Thrift Shop finds
Replies: 290
Views: 45638

Re: Thrift Shop finds

Got pretty lucky in the Knife Realm... http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc127/angelofwar7/IPhone%20Mar%2015%20380.jpg Smith & Wesson Tacitcal ($3), Kershaw Ken Onion ($2), SPyderco Delica ($2), Shefield Tactical, and the two Bucks, $15, and the coveted Camillus Paratrooper ($10). Not bad for a nic...
by angelofwar
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle... water
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle... water

Water is a real issue...and, like the decline of oil supplies in ~2050, seems to be an issue we'll just "pretend doesn't exist". While I have no current catchment system/recycle system, I did build a simple one using some tin roofing and PVC to channel the water to a collection and then purification...
by angelofwar
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: New to Communications
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: New to Communications

Tagged.
by angelofwar
Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: A battery tester
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: A battery tester

If you have a multimeter, you can use it. Just read the voltage off the side of the battery, put the 'meter in DC voltage mode, and see if the output is close to the rated output. NiMH are rated 1.2V, I think Alkalines are 1.5V. I like the multimeter option because you can use it for things other t...
by angelofwar
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Pistols as primary
Replies: 67
Views: 4152

Re: Pistols as primary

I think the elephant (gun) in the room is this: Are we bugging out on foot or vehicle? On foot, I'm not bugging out with my "battle rifle" unless it's complete nut's outside (i.e. LA Riots,, etc.). I'll have two pistols and the .22 folded up in my bag. Vehicle....definitely bringing the battle rifle...
by angelofwar
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Pistols as primary
Replies: 67
Views: 4152

Re: Pistols as primary

Everything you said is logical...and as others have stated, running around with an AR in a most likely BO situation will only land you in trouble. Where they do excel in purpose is in sentry/gaurd duty, such as a large scale BO/SHTF event, where you may actually have to pull "Guard Duty". I'd rather...
by angelofwar
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1731
Views: 237895

What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Got my ultimate BO rifle...




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by angelofwar
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Are we moving headlong into a Malthusian Event?
Replies: 21
Views: 1395

Re: Are we moving headlong into a Malthusian Event?

These scenarios of these cities running out of water is scary, but interesting at the same time. I try to be a good steward of the earth, and work more and more towards it every day. I try not to waste water...ever, but having a family and having continuous water supplies, it's hard to get them on t...
by angelofwar
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 5.56mm Green Tip M855 Could be banned
Replies: 180
Views: 5967

Re: 5.56mm Green Tip M855 Could be banned

My thoguhts... 1) What bothers me, as others have hinted at, is that the FBI/ATF could really provide no credible evidence/statistics that this round being used was an issue...there was no "increase in cop deaths by M855". 2) On the flip side, if a lack of M855 ruins your TEOTWAWKI plans, those plan...

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