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by SouthernZombie
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Handling Stink during Bugging In
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Handling Stink during Bugging In

I don't know about you guys but in all realistic scenarios I'll probably be bugging in. I have all my supplies here and know the lay of the land. However, if power/water is out and toilets aren't an option I think most of us will be relying on plastic buckets. For those of us in more urban areas, it...
by SouthernZombie
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Small Family Practice Bug Out
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Small Family Practice Bug Out

One year update on this. Still camping frequently and the kid and wife are still enjoying camping while I'm the mad scientist with all the cool new toys. We've since joined a private club that owns a huge hiking area, campsite, and lake. You have to pay admission or be a member to go but it offers m...
by SouthernZombie
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1723
Views: 232000

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

Just bought a few cases of bottled water to rotate the supply and a 7 pound bag of red lentils from Costco for $11 to help provide variety for all the vacuum sealed rice that's in storage.

Purchased a Ruger LCP II 380 for a bigger bang than my little .22 revolver CCW.
by SouthernZombie
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Organization of Preps
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Organization of Preps

Well, looks like Irma will be hitting me toward the latter half of the weekend. I'm thankful I organized my preps just a few weeks ago. I quickly hit the grocery store early this week when it was merely a remote possibility and got several cases of water and a few gallon jugs of water. Also stocked ...
by SouthernZombie
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Organization of Preps
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Organization of Preps

Hey guys, I just wanted to share an easy and inexpensive organizational strategy that's been working well for me. Once I got my preps to a decent state where I feel okay (you can never feel 100%), I realized I really needed to focus on having quick access to particulars. It's great knowing you have ...
by SouthernZombie
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Backpack hot tenting. Cold snap. Small shelter tiny stove.
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Backpack hot tenting. Cold snap. Small shelter tiny stov

Great post! I absolutely love those tents and stoves. If only I could sell my wife on the cost... :ohdear:
by SouthernZombie
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity
Replies: 86
Views: 3439

Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity

Hi all, I'm constantly torn between consolidating calibers or having a diversity of guns. On the one hand, having only a few calibers allows for stockpiling of ammunition and you know you can use it even if one gun breaks or is lost. You can also outfit family and friends with firearms that pull fro...
by SouthernZombie
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Prepping activities with young children?
Replies: 12
Views: 1929

Re: Prepping activities with young children?

I have a three year old and after taking her camping once she absolutely loves it. Now she happily does anything related to camping. So she loves to pack her backpack, ride with me to get firewood, eat with Titanium sporks, test out tents and sleeping bags, eat any kind of "camping" food. Camping ac...
by SouthernZombie
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Small Family Practice Bug Out
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Small Family Practice Bug Out

Hey guys, I realize this isn't an ideal bug out, but I try to push my family to what they consider the edges of camping and I consider bugging-out. We use a campsite, so we're never far from anything but I try to test out my gear and do these monthly. I have a toddler who has grown quite fond of "ca...
by SouthernZombie
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1723
Views: 232000

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

Anodized Aluminum spork, collapsible 10 liter water container, glow sticks (super cheap during Halloween! :clap: ), 3 flash drives with important documents and survival stuff on them!

All under $40
by SouthernZombie
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: RTIC/YETI Stainless Steel cup.
Replies: 17
Views: 1695

Re: RTIC/YETI Stainless Steel cup.

I can vouch for Yeti being a wonderful product. I have their mammoth 32 oz and it's incredible.

I also got the knock-off, produced by Ozark Trail at Walmart for $10. While the ice retention isn't as good as Yeti, about 12 hours of ice and 5-6 for coffee, still pretty amazing considering.
by SouthernZombie
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .22 detachable magazine vs. tube magazine
Replies: 53
Views: 3475

Re: .22 detachable magazine vs. tube magazine

If one of the OPs initial concerns with a detachable magazine is damage to the magazine making it inoperable I find this to be a fairly mute point on the Ruger 10/22 as the magazine is flush with the rifle. I have about 6 10 round magazines for my 10/22 and once you learn how to properly pop them in...
by SouthernZombie
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours
Replies: 30
Views: 2551

Re: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours

I really like the idea of the made up scifi/fantasy language. The only downside is if you're in a rush symbols are faster but for leaving a detailed message you can't beat a "fake" language.

Now to go learn some Dothraki.... 8-)
by SouthernZombie
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cough, Cough, Zed
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Cough, Cough, Zed

Day 4 I nearly had to crawl to the creek bed to get water. Once I got back to camp and removed my boot my foot has really swelled up. If they come looking for me I’m not going anywhere. I really thought those two plastic water bottles would have been enough during the night but I’m beyond thirsty. I...
by SouthernZombie
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1723
Views: 232000

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

*UST emergency food rations
*25 12 gauge birdshot shells
*Upgraded tent pegs
*Collapsible camping bowl
*Sunscreen updated

All under $15 :clap:
by SouthernZombie
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cough, Cough, Zed
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Cough, Cough, Zed

I've been unable to sleep tonight so my insomnia (am I turning into a Zed?! :shock: ) is your benefit as I decided to write further. Day 3 I guess the fact that I’ve been able to write day 3 kind of gives it away huh? I’ve snuck out of town but it wasn’t the smoothest of moves. I don’t think they’ll...
by SouthernZombie
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Walmart Version of the Esbit?
Replies: 13
Views: 1718

Re: Walmart Version of the Esbit?

I call it a Walmart because, although you're correct, Stanley and some other good brands are sold there, you aren't going to get a Kifaru or REI high-end gear at Walmart and my first gut instinct is to be skeptical of anything on the cheap that I might have my life depend upon . Walmart implies a ch...
by SouthernZombie
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours
Replies: 30
Views: 2551

Re: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours

Hey guys, So I was looking at these sign cards in my BoB and thought, "umm, I'm wasting space with these things. I have an entire backside that is blank!" So what would be a useful thing that you could give everyone in your outfit? Well, for my first rendition of a second side, I chose how to skin a...
by SouthernZombie
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cough, Cough, Zed
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Cough, Cough, Zed

Thanks for the kind words guys! I'm hoping to get at least two posts in each week. Please keep me accountable! DAY 2 It was a rough night. When I got back to my house there was a notice on the door. Anyone found outside of their home will be shot on sight. Per Executive Order 72-6554. Short and swee...
by SouthernZombie
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cough, Cough, Zed
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Cough, Cough, Zed

Day 1 Well, it looks like I have a few minutes to write but that’s not necessarily a good thing. I’m sitting here on the side of the road staring at a line of U.S. military humvees blocking the bridge out of town. Now ordinarily I wouldn’t be scared of the military, and ordinarily they wouldn’t be b...
by SouthernZombie
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cough, Cough, Zed
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Cough, Cough, Zed

Hi everyone, I've decided to start work on a little story. My biggest contribution, I hope, is that I'm going to try and keep it as realistic as possible. Yes, that means realistic zombies, and no, I don't think my realistic zombies will be eating brains. I really want to push the envelope on realis...
by SouthernZombie
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours
Replies: 30
Views: 2551

Re: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours

@teotwaki, I just want to give back to a community I've gotten so much from. Plus, if things go south and people use similar signals, it'll become a community resource.

Knowing to not go into a building because there are Zed or that there's a well nearby for resupply could save lives.
by SouthernZombie
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours
Replies: 30
Views: 2551

Re: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours

I've looked into grease pens/pencils before. My only concern is that a) they'd break in my BoB, or b) they'll somehow smear on stuff in my BoB. I definitely like the idea of a unique identifier on top of the general markings for specific groups. I might make one that's laminated but as a stencil, so...
by SouthernZombie
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours
Replies: 30
Views: 2551

Re: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours

I know hobos would view the police as no gos, that's why it's just an indicator of what's there, not whether it's a particularly good or bad thing. I've made some of your recommended updates. I chose the X inside the square as that's a symbol utilized by FEMA for unsafe buildings as well. Updated th...

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