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by Sins
Sun May 01, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: NAP
Replies: 4
Views: 886

NAP

I'm not sure where to place this, but I'm curious if anyone is familiar with the non aggression principle (NAP) and how would it apply and be put into practice in an epic SHTF scenario in which governments did not exist? Amongst many of my Anarchist/Liberitarian friends we discuss global events whic...
by Sins
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: To poop or not to poop, that is the question
Replies: 27
Views: 3736

Re: To poop or not to poop, that is the question

Interesting tapatalk suggested this thread in a notification this while on the pooper.
by Sins
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: My best prep purchase so far, chickens!
Replies: 40
Views: 2941

Re: My best prep purchase so far, chickens!

But I've seen red tailed hawks and golden eagles haul off grown chickens. We've got plenty of red tails, but never had one carry off a chicken. Found several sitting on chickens in the yard, but never had any carry one off yet. But a big red tail is only going to be around 3-4 pounds. And they aren...
by Sins
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: My best prep purchase so far, chickens!
Replies: 40
Views: 2941

Re: My best prep purchase so far, chickens!

Really don't like my ducks. They're NASTY... If you think chickens shit a lot try ducks. I think they should just call diarrhea duckarrhea. They shit everywhere including in the bathtub we have buried in the ground....and if shittng in their own bathtub was bad enough. Wait till they drink their own...
by Sins
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Tatical Video: What not to do ROFL
Replies: 28
Views: 5345

Re: Tatical Video: What not to do ROFL

If ever I'm watching a shoot out in suburbia, and some dipshit does this, I hope I witness another person get in the driver's seat and pull off while dumbass is hanging out the rear passenger door
by Sins
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: My best prep purchase so far, chickens!
Replies: 40
Views: 2941

Re: My best prep purchase so far, chickens!

Last year I had four roosters, and it truly was like The Highlander, they killed each other off until one remained. . . . The rooster I left is a prize for sure, he's the size of a small turkey and will still fight me some times... I'm still laughing at the Highlander reference. My last rooster was...
by Sins
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: SHTF Convoy Driving
Replies: 51
Views: 8531

Re: SHTF Convoy Driving

Don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but this is the best $20 prep you'll ever buy.

http://store.randmcnally.com/truck-gps/ ... atlas.html
by Sins
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Stoppin' by from TN
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Stoppin' by from TN

Welcome from FL by way of TN and one day moving back. This place is filled with great people and greater information.
by Sins
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: My best prep purchase so far, chickens!
Replies: 40
Views: 2941

Re: My best prep purchase so far, chickens!

I just read through your post again. Seems like you have a lot of rooster per hen. The recommendation is 8-10 hens per rooster. Roosters have an extremely high sex drive. They'll wear a hen down fast. Before you know it they'll stop laying eggs. They might not even be broody, sometimes they lay in t...
by Sins
Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: My best prep purchase so far, chickens!
Replies: 40
Views: 2941

Re: My best prep purchase so far, chickens!

Mine free range as well. Be prepared for the occasional predator. I lose about two a year. Thus, I never buy expensive chickens. Also be forewarned... If one gets attacked but does not die, either kill it immediately or bring it inside, put it in a bathroom tub, and separate it from the flock. If th...
by Sins
Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pistol or rifle if you could only have one dedicated .22?
Replies: 25
Views: 2081

Re: Pistol or rifle if you could only have one dedicated .22

I'm going to go with rifle simply because, for me, anything big enough to easily sight in and target with a pistol will not be easily taken down with a .22lr
by Sins
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% self su
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

Re: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% sel

Here's kinda what I've been planning. There's a 20 acre plot with a stream and 2 bedroom log cabin that was built in 1886 but been completely renovated and modernized. There is also a stream on the property. It's been on the market for a year and the price is down to $60k One of the reasons I think ...
by Sins
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% self su
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

Re: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% sel

I was looking for opinions, not blueprints on how to plan my life. I think what most people are telling you that without a blueprint it is impossible to tell you what materials you are going to need to build with. Here's the scenario. I'm in the middle of a lawsuit that could get me anywhere from $...
by Sins
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% self su
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

Re: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% sel

Na, I get it.. it wasn't directed at you. I just wanted to get the thread on track.
by Sins
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% self su
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

Re: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% sel

Wanna go off the grid, you say? Live self-sufficiently? Why, it's free my friends! Simply sell your belongings, burn your documentation and become a homeless inner-city vagrant! I kid, of course. Mostly because everything I wanted to point out has already been stated. My curiosity is this: why be e...
by Sins
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% self su
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

Re: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% sel

Sent you a PM don't want to talk too much about the legalities of it... But it's nothing like that
by Sins
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% self su
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

Re: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% sel

I would never say no to any money, but as far as getting off the hamster wheel, 300k is chump change. You need 3 - 5 million for that. Four years ago my brother picked up 40 acres and a small house for 50k he invested another 20k into improvements. He now lives 90% off what he grows and raises. He ...
by Sins
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% self su
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

Re: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% sel

I would never say no to any money, but as far as getting off the hamster wheel, 300k is chump change. You need 3 - 5 million for that. Four years ago my brother picked up 40 acres and a small house for 50k he invested another 20k into improvements. He now lives 90% off what he grows and raises. He ...
by Sins
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% self su
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

Re: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% sel

I already have a 3.5% interest rate on my house. Everything else including my cars is paid off. I had a nice savings, but 8 months of zero employment ate that up pretty quick. Also the lawsuit is a FLSA lawsuit (and probably one of the reasons I lost employment) The employer has admitted to negligen...
by Sins
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% self su
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

Re: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% sel

Ok, a few more details. I still owe on my house and it is my only debt. I owe $112,000. If I get enough to pay off my house, obviously I'll do that and any extra would go towards making my little five acre farm that much more self sufficient. I already grow and raise about 50% of my food. HOWEVER, I...
by Sins
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% self su
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

What's the minimum dollar amount you need to be 100% self su

Here's the scenario. I'm in the middle of a lawsuit that could get me anywhere from $25,000 to $300,000 dollars. With it I plan to go off the grid if I am able too. I'd like to hear opinions on how much money you would need to do this. Let's just assume you don't own a house. (I own a home, but am c...
by Sins
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Month long mock SHTF
Replies: 33
Views: 3082

Re: Month long mock SHTF

Sorry I haven't updated in a while. Truth be told other than the fact that I couldn't shower or have warm meals. I actually learned to enjoy life without tv or internet. Hence, I hadn't gotten online and updated this thread. What I learned was I failed in water storage and collection. As much as it ...
by Sins
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Month long mock SHTF
Replies: 33
Views: 3082

Re: Month long mock SHTF

Still got a week to go, but I'll update since I'm completely bored. How I've set it up is... I am switching professions and have some time between starting my new job to set this up. My wife wasn't quite on board but she agreed to eight hours of normalcy while I'm outside during the day doing variou...
by Sins
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Month long mock SHTF
Replies: 33
Views: 3082

Month long mock SHTF

I have been doing a month long mock SHTF. The purpose of this is to find my failures in prepping. So far here is what I have found. #. A deck of cards is a life saver. You have no idea how much we take the television, internet, and cell phones for granted. You will become a master of solitare in a v...

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