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by KnightoftheRoc
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Families with Autistic Children--What advice would you give?
Replies: 95
Views: 26524

Re: Families with Autistic Children--What advice would you g

..... He has gradually come around to the whole idea. Prepping has become the routine. He is making his own BOB, has his own gear and is learning new skills. Like fire building, scary, and driving the cars, scarier. Can I suggest you ease into practicing with this gear? Making a short camping trip,...
by KnightoftheRoc
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Do you have rain barrels?
Replies: 15
Views: 3663

Re: Do you have rain barrels?

I've recently seen in my local paper, how the county is considering making rainwater collection illegal. Sadly, the details were sparse, but the timing with other posts on social media (which I always take with a grain of salt) kind of perked up my antennae. Of course, this article comes out just as...
by KnightoftheRoc
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Is Height/Build important for Survival?
Replies: 61
Views: 6482

Re: Is Height/Build important for Survival?

I thought, and maybe that was my first mistake, the question was about height and this: http://i767.photobucket.com/albums/xx311/taterraider/bodytypes.jpg Photo from http://www.muscleandstrength.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - credit where it's due. As far as survival by build:...
by KnightoftheRoc
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: need help alice pack med or large?
Replies: 17
Views: 6562

Re: need help alice pack med or large?

One thing I think people overlook, is that the large pack is essentially the same arrangement as the medium. Just... you know, larger. But WHY? It's larger because it's for colder weather use, and cold weather gear is bulky, thereby needing more room. Another difference between the two is the outsid...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Do you have rain barrels?
Replies: 15
Views: 3663

Re: Do you have rain barrels?

I've been noticing a lot of areas moving toward making rain gathering illegal. Anyone aware of a technicality or grandfathering exception that would stand up in court? ZS has a "nothing illegal" rule that I personally agree with, so, what does one do when a practice you've already been legally engag...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?
Replies: 59
Views: 7239

Re: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?

Asymetryczna wrote:.... My recommendation always is: find what you like and buy the best you can afford.

This, right here.
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, again, from New York State
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Re: Hello, again, from New York State

Thank you for the warm welcomes, everyone. This is just one more aspect of being here that I've missed.
by KnightoftheRoc
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Alternate fuels
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Alternate fuels

Kerosene, Fuel oil, Diesel, all stockpile for a looooooong time without going bad. So does natural gas or propane, along with a host of other flammable gases and liquids. Really, almost ANYTHING could be used as a fuel, provided you have the means to get it ignited, and up to a stable combustion tem...
by KnightoftheRoc
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?
Replies: 59
Views: 7239

Re: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?

I use the medium ALICE pack with frame and cargo shelf, the sleeping bag carrier under the pack, on the shelf. At 6' 2", and a long-ish frame, the belt of it rides just underneath my ribs, which is completely useless for weight support. As a "fix", I keep the suspenders/pistol belt/buttpack arrangem...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: The Poor Man’s Prepping
Replies: 692
Views: 92473

Re: The Poor Man’s Prepping

The Poor Man's Prepping: 'free' coffee maker filters for draining debris out of water in a crisis Good score. If they are the Melitta-type cone filters, they will need a support to prevent the side/bottom seam from failing. I made a portable one from an heavy plastic bag after seeing the Aqua Pouch...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, again, from New York State
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Hello, again, from New York State

I've been busy with new employment, address, and life in general. As a result, I've let things get past me quite a bit, and I'm now trying to get back on track, and be active on the site once again. My old job, doing night security, left me with ample time and computer access to interact with you fi...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MREs: Long Range Patrol LRP, your experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Re: MREs: Long Range Patrol LRP, your experience?

I've had C rats, K rats, and LRRPs. I think they all have a lot of room for improvement, but they all beat starving. I always found that each of them also left me hungry. On the other hand, I've tried the Mainstay rations and a few others, and was frankly surprised. Tho they certainly don't make me ...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Bushcraft basics: Trioxane!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 8395

Re: Bushcraft basics: Trioxane!!!

I carry trioxane tablets in my survival pack (belt mounted), along with a wing stove that takes the tablets and works nice for cans or mess kit. However great they are, tho, I have never considered them to be "bushcraft". To me, making a fire with an improvised firebow, or from found flint would be ...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Expedient Winter Boots
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Expedient Winter Boots

During our recent cold snap, I decided it would be fun to go outside without shoes in subzero weather. I made a pair of the expedient winter boots from Nuclear War Survival Skills and went for a walk around the yard. They were surprisingly comfortable and kept my feet warm. I was only outside for a...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Hunting Dragons With The Slingshot
Replies: 14
Views: 1337

Re: Hunting Dragons With The Slingshot

You are a sick, sick man, Jorge- I hope you never get help! :) If you did, we'd be deprived of further installments! :lol:
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Where do I put all those little things into my BOB?
Replies: 25
Views: 2373

Re: Where do I put all those little things into my BOB?

Ziplock bags work pretty good. I use freezer ziplok bags- a bit larger, thicker, tougher, and they have an area already set up for labeling. Airtight, waterproof, and collapsible if you don't ned ALL that space, with the added plus of being see-thru, so you can spot what you're looking for without ...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Please explain the use of wilderness gear in a BOB
Replies: 80
Views: 3466

Re: Please explain the use of wilderness gear in a BOB

>snip< Even in a more localized disasters, one might end up camping in backyards. As hotels fill fast, and emergency shelters fill up too. It might be safer even to rent a patch of ground in someone's back yard than to submit yourself to a FEMA shelter. Also when bugging out, if your not able to us...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Survival Caches
Replies: 117
Views: 33444

Re: Survival Caches

On the subject of caching water. If you are going to go digging, why not just drop a hole for a well. You can either leave the water line to the surface empty so that it doesn't freeze (which means you will likely get to flush a bunch of water through the line when you need it to get rid of the bit...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: The Poor Man’s Prepping
Replies: 692
Views: 92473

Re: The Poor Man’s Prepping

@zombiepreparation: I'm not taking issue with YOUR research, or even with you, personally- how could I when I don't know either? So, please don't feel like I singled you out to be nasty- I quoted your post because it was current and related to the discussion. The reason I stressed PROPERLY STORED, w...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: The Poor Man’s Prepping
Replies: 692
Views: 92473

Re: The Poor Man’s Prepping

Well, yeah, but it could be sort of like me with the water. I 'do' have a supply in cleaned 2 ltr soda bottles.. but for them to stay safe they have to be emptied and refilled every year, and scientifically every six months is best. However the bottled water does not need this as long as the bottle...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Ridiculously Extreme Thought Experiment on Tech From Scratch
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

Re: Ridiculously Extreme Thought Experiment on Tech From Scr

I'd have to agree, that focusing on agriculture would be a best first priority. Electricity would be REAL handy, but- assuming for the sake of argument that you have access to the various metal ores required- how long do you think it would take to built your personal tech tree up to the point where ...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: HOPELESS
Replies: 24
Views: 3606

Re: HOPELESS

I try to have extras, but it's virtually impossible to get someone to replace the empty roll of toilet paper! I have already purchased gear for "aw shit" situations but there is no interest in practicing. I guess they expect me to be around forever & too take care of any & all problems. Shut down t...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Can you have city water and a septic system?
Replies: 15
Views: 5755

Re: Can you have city water and a septic system?

It depends heavily on your local codes. From a technical viewpoint, there's no reason at you couldn't have city utilities AND the well and septic- some homes have both, with certain portions of the home piped to one or the other, but the two can NOT share piping. This may seem like a real pain, but ...
by KnightoftheRoc
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Climbing in an URBAN environment
Replies: 17
Views: 5952

Re: Climbing in an URBAN environment

But when it comes to an escape situation this climbing skill might certainly come in handy. Mainly I am thinking about ways to GTFO of a burning building or something. My office, for instance is on the 3rd floor and in case I cannot get out through the front door I would like to be able to pull out...

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