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by stonecutter2
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sheltering in your car...
Replies: 22
Views: 1896

Re: Sheltering in your car...

Oh man, I was forced to consider this kind of scenario, actually. Cars provide good solid shelter, even if immobile, whether hot or cold outside. In heat, you can get some shade, in cold, you can get out of the wind. Obviously in rain it's nice to have a roof over you, too. And if you have gas and a...
by stonecutter2
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Starting food preps
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Starting food preps

Great start! I've also taken the small steps approach, trying to ensure my family has some staples to see us through a rough patch. I like the idea of the bucket toilet. I'm going to grab some buckets and lids to store up some rice and beans in, and having another for toilet purposes makes sense. My...
by stonecutter2
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: California Wildfires vs Prepper
Replies: 17
Views: 906

Re: California Wildfires vs Prepper

I'm surprised the guy didn't have any issues with the oxygen getting depleted by the fire immediately outside. I guess it wasn't a problem...otherwise he wouldn't have been interviewed :)
by stonecutter2
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?
Replies: 49
Views: 6717

Re: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?

I'll start things off. I'm really fortunate enough that my work lies directly in between where my home is, and where my kids' daycare is, and that total distance is a little less than 8 miles. Relatively short commute distances. My wife also works less than a mile away. Here is what I'd do: Meet up ...
by stonecutter2
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?
Replies: 49
Views: 6717

You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?

What happens if something goes horribly wrong while you're at work? What would you do? I've spent some time considering what to do if the SHTF when at home. Preps, plans, etc. Bug in, bug out. However, I spend a lot of time at work (as I'm sure many others do as well). How will you be prepared or p...
by stonecutter2
Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How Far Would You Go To Survive?
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: How Far Would You Go To Survive?

Honestly, I can't say. It's difficult to know what you'd do to survive until you're truly faced with the scenario.

From just about everything I've seen and read in extreme survival scenarios, a great factor for success is a positive attitude as much as possible/optimism that you will survive.
by stonecutter2
Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: War has come to your country! Fight or Flight...
Replies: 23
Views: 1486

Re: War has come to your country! Fight or Flight...

I answer the call to defend the homeland, and do my best to ensure my family has what it needs in my absence. That is assuming that the rampant fighting and invasion forces aren't beating their way to my neighborhood, in which case, I defend my home and my family. The US was founded by guys who stoo...
by stonecutter2
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?
Replies: 661
Views: 64475

Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Glock 19 with a full 15rd mag, kept under a jacket. No long arm - too obtrusive/heavy.
by stonecutter2
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What is your most likely TEOTWAWKI scenario?
Replies: 52
Views: 3270

Re: What is your most likely TEOTWAWKI scenario?

To me, end of the world means end of the Earth, and would occur when the Earth is consumed by a supernova Sun, or obliterated by some interstellar object that collides with it. Or there would be some other event in the universe that we'd never comprehend before it was over and Earth was gone (Big Cr...
by stonecutter2
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Long term storage - Booze
Replies: 78
Views: 4676

Re: Long term storage - Booze

Maker's Mark Whiskey uses wax (I think it's wax) to seal in the freshness. you could either buy Maker's Mark Whiskey, or use the wax sealing method on whatever you do buy. That's a really good idea, actually - and i think it is wax of some sort that they use on their bottles. Maybe some tool dip wo...
by stonecutter2
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Long term storage - Booze
Replies: 78
Views: 4676

Re: Long term storage - Booze

The possible issue with corked bottles is that the cork can get dry, and let the "magic smoke" out of the bottle. If you keep them on their sides, like wine, you'll have no problems for many many years. It is debatable as to how long it will be "good", after 50 years or longer maybe the taste will ...
by stonecutter2
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: So what do you do with all the garbage?
Replies: 18
Views: 1292

Re: So what do you do with all the garbage?

My wife and I have a lasagna garden. No, it doesn't produce delicious italian pasta dishes (though that would be pretty awesome). The idea is that you layer "green" and "brown" compost-friendly material - like leaves and grass, or food waste - coffee, banana peels, egg shells, paper. The only thing ...
by stonecutter2
Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What did you get for Christmas that is a PAW Prep Item?
Replies: 153
Views: 6524

Re: What did you get for Christmas that is a PAW Prep Item?

I got a solar powered charger for my iPhone (celltowers might end up down in the PAW, but with a pair of headphones and juice for the battery, i can still listen to some music until the battery loses it's ability to charge!). Also got a lockback folding box cutter, takes standard razor blades so the...
by stonecutter2
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Help! I'm stuck in transfer limbo...
Replies: 14
Views: 1538

Re: Help! I'm stuck in transfer limbo...

I'm confused about why they're holding a misdemeanor charge against you - it's not a felony, what's the issue? Just that it involved marijuana 18 years ago? That doesn't seem justified in denying you. My advice is to spend time getting that stupid misdemeanor off of your record. There's no point in ...
by stonecutter2
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Winter car survivial
Replies: 64
Views: 11743

Re: Winter car survivial

People have mentioned them, but i think they are worth mentioning again - handwarmers. They use a chemical reaction to generate heat. Menards sells them in boxes of several under the name "Lil Hotties" or something like that. They don't take up much space, and if you're just going to be sitting arou...
by stonecutter2
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: building a prep room
Replies: 36
Views: 3605

Re: building a prep room

Where does that window go to? Is there a way someone could bust in through that? If there's easy egress, i'd suggest not keeping a toolbox under the window. Just something easier for someone to climb down onto, and up out the window again. I think your best bet to secure the wall would be the rebar ...
by stonecutter2
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: DIY attached storage shed rennovation
Replies: 31
Views: 3503

Re: DIY attached storage shed rennovation

Those look like some kind of scifi movie hybrid of a cricket and spider.

Gross!

I'd suggest walling off the neighbor's stuff - otherwise you might continually be infested. Who knows what they have in there and for how long.
by stonecutter2
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: DIY attached storage shed rennovation
Replies: 31
Views: 3503

Re: DIY attached storage shed rennovation

Should be a good project! I look forward to seeing how it develops :)
by stonecutter2
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Designated 'last person to leave'
Replies: 22
Views: 1506

Re: Designated 'last person to leave'

It's not a bad idea, however it's going to involve a lot of trust to let someone have free reign to come inside your house anytime they want. I would think a better idea would be to work at forging a strong relationship with your neighbor, then come to an agreement that if anything happens, you'll c...
by stonecutter2
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: East Coast Snowstorm - loss of power
Replies: 47
Views: 3591

Re: East Coast Snowstorm - loss of power

Honestly, camping equipment, used wisely, works best. There REALLY isnt a need to get expensive stuff-I have a car camping stove that could be used in a pinch. You just need to use it wisely, as in, WELL ventilated. Other than that, our temps drop down to the 20s at night, and the house gets to a c...
by stonecutter2
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: East Coast Snowstorm - loss of power
Replies: 47
Views: 3591

Re: East Coast Snowstorm - loss of power

I'm glad to hear folks are weathering the storm pretty well. I think the positive attitude displayed is probably a big aid - morale can be pretty important! For some reason, I hadn't thought about dumping the food in a cooler with snow - plenty of that to keep things frozen and cold for sure :) I'm ...
by stonecutter2
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: East Coast Snowstorm - loss of power
Replies: 47
Views: 3591

Re: East Coast Snowstorm - loss of power

Welcome to the board. Something as 'simple'as an early snowstorm can be a disaster, if you are the one without power & haven't done anything to provide for yourself. SO - now that you have defined the disaster, what kind of "some supplies prepped and ready." are you planning for? Lots of (experianc...
by stonecutter2
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: East Coast Snowstorm - loss of power
Replies: 47
Views: 3591

East Coast Snowstorm - loss of power

I read this article about travel issues at airports: http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/30/us/east-coast-storm/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 And what struck me was this quote by Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy: "If you are without power, you should expect to be without power for a prolonged period of time." Any p...
by stonecutter2
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: The Poor Man’s Prepping
Replies: 692
Views: 88604

Re: The Poor Man’s Prepping

I'd suggest another disadvantage for going the C&R work is the cost of the license itself and the paperwork you have to keep with it. It makes a lot of sense if you plan to buy a number of historic firearms, but if you are just going to buy one or two cheap handguns the cost benefit isn't really th...

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