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by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Caterpillars are eating my corn
Replies: 10
Views: 1773

Re: Caterpillars are eating my corn

Bt works but you might be breeding resistant bugs. Sevin on the other hand might kill your pollinators. Guess you have to choose.
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Things to consider, maybe more than you think!
Replies: 28
Views: 3892

Re: Things to consider, maybe more than you think!

My parents, I would have them on gardening detail. They might not be able to do all the labor but they have grown crops for many years and enjoy it, so being in charge and planning the work would be right up their skill set. Grandma is 92. She can't run the tiller anymore because of arthritis but s...
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: At what age for Firearms?
Replies: 39
Views: 4189

Re: At what age for Firearms?

This topic has been covered over in the Firearms forum pretty well. I'll refer you to there where every possible gun topic gets talked to death and rehashed a few weeks later by someone starting a new thread on the same topic. That is why I don't spend so much time there. Also you get a lot of peop...
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Starting small scale food storage
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

Re: Starting small scale food storage

I don't know. I'm not good with wheels. I was told off by IKEA staff for performing a "Superman" on a flat bed trolley through the self serve area. You should have told them it was training. You don't want to wait till the Zombies are chasing you for real to pull that maneuver. That is for amateurs.
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Raider time line?
Replies: 53
Views: 4392

Re: Raider time line?

Companies? Doubt it. Especially in two weeks. There are, in most urban areas, already groups of "raiders" organized under territorial alliances and feuds, all wearing "colors" to distinguish who is who. I will be shocked to find groups larger than 10-20 sticking together. If we take the current pro...
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Starting small scale food storage
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

Re: Starting small scale food storage

I guess you will have to try out then... :D
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Digging out my crawl space...
Replies: 35
Views: 9084

Re: Digging out my crawl space...

Everything KC just said. Except forget number two unless you are living the dream at Shawshank and want to take 25 years to do it.
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You've just been ordered to Evacuate
Replies: 46
Views: 2497

Re: You've just been ordered to Evacuate

There's sort of a defacto, partial registry. When I had some long guns stolen, along with the paperwork, it was a simple matter to call up the stores where I bought them and get the serial numbers. Wal-mart didn't have the serial number on file for my .22, but they got it from the ATF. I was glad t...
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Five-round semi or ten-round bolty?
Replies: 64
Views: 13841

Re: Five-round semi or ten-round bolty?

I own both including the full size mag for the SKS and to be perfectly honest I prefer the Enfield for nearly every application except HD. It simply is a better weapon. Power, range, reliability everything is better. Were I equipping armies, I would go with the Enfield too.
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: At what age for Firearms?
Replies: 39
Views: 4189

At what age for Firearms?

I am curious. The laws of my state do not restrict the possession of firearms (long guns) for children at any age. As a parent I am still legally responsible for their actions however (both criminally and civilly). One pre-teen son is extremely responsible.... the other... not so much. Both own guns...
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Prepping for My Unique Family (Long Post)
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

Re: Prepping for My Unique Family (Long Post)

Good luck. You are going to need it.

Lucky for you the world is not going to end tomorrow. I would work one issue at a time and move on to the next. Try to do all at once and you are going to give yourself another medical condition.
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Starting small scale food storage
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

Re: Starting small scale food storage

I like the wheels. Can you push it to your car in a hurry if need be? You could stick the bins in the back of your car fully loaded.
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Raider time line?
Replies: 53
Views: 4392

Re: Raider time line?

It depends. In places like New Orleans, give it about five minutes to start and 24 hours for literally everything to be gone. In Greensboro, KS give it couple of days and expect the looters to be a part of the relief effort. If it is the whole country or world no one can say... That has not happened...
by Stercutus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Is Linux Bullet proof?
Replies: 57
Views: 2149

Re: Is Linux Bullet proof?

wait.. why is this thread under "Contingency Planning & Preparation"? As a security professional what I think your really asking is how do I remain "secure while using my computer?" The question is more along the lines of remaining secure and up and running before and after a major cyber attack. It...
by Stercutus
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Greek and US city default...is this the beginning?
Replies: 148
Views: 5872

Re: Greek and US city default...is this the beginning?

I think I should chime in here about riots, violence and what causes them. It all goes back to the same thing, managed expectations and perceptions. Riots in the general public which can cut across all social, education and political lines (although not normally economic lines) are most often caused...
by Stercutus
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Is Linux Bullet proof?
Replies: 57
Views: 2149

Re: Is Linux Bullet proof?

Linux variants are much more difficult to manage for the average user, even with nicely packaged versions such as Ubuntu and redhat. You will understand what I mean when you spend a week trying to get your video card working properly... I have heard stories of this type and understand it is not for...
by Stercutus
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Is Linux Bullet proof?
Replies: 57
Views: 2149

Is Linux Bullet proof?

I have been hearing good things about the Linux operating system and it's relative low threat from viruses due to it's lack of popularity and coding format. This sounds like it may be an option but I have a lot more questions than answers. I have always used DOS/ Windows based systems and was wonder...
by Stercutus
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You've just been ordered to Evacuate
Replies: 46
Views: 2497

Re: You've just been ordered to Evacuate

I'd say that that part is probably very realistic. An invader isn't going to want an armed populace running around. I'd say since there is no permanent gun registry in most states I would say not realistic at all. But sure in the unlikely event of invasion gun control would be a part of the plan. I...
by Stercutus
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My friend's food storage
Replies: 25
Views: 2516

Re: My friend's food storage

Good work!

I often think to college days and the boxes of noodles and other cheap calories I lived on. It can be done cheaply if you don't mind eating cheap.
by Stercutus
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Strip Charts
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Re: Strip Charts

Years ago, back before GPS, AAA would make them for their members for free. You would call them and tell where you were planning on going and they would send you a miniature map book. Don't know if they still it or not but you could give them a holler. These days you can do map quest with a by turn ...
by Stercutus
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexico becoming a failed state?
Replies: 1248
Views: 93415

Re: Mexico becoming a failed state?

Appears the DoS has taken the step of restricting cross border travel for it's employees. The border has been closed to cross border traffic to US military for some time. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/22/state-department-restricts-diplomat-travel-mexico-warns-citizens/" onclick="window.ope...
by Stercutus
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Supply: Supermarket Options?
Replies: 28
Views: 2584

Re: Food Supply: Supermarket Options?

I would err on the side of food you dig that can be eaten with minimal or zero prep at first, then go onto the foods you regularly eat that take a bit more prep. I started out taking advantage of sales on Chef Boyardee and Progresso soups, generic canned vegetable, canned chicken and tuna, etc. sin...
by Stercutus
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Using my preps right now.
Replies: 18
Views: 1182

Re: Using my preps right now.

How has long term usage been? I find the harbor freight stuff wears out quickly.
by Stercutus
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Being the stranger that a group finds
Replies: 28
Views: 1685

Re: Being the stranger that a group finds

If they wipe out the whole US military then I will be done for anyway.

But this thread is discussing preparation for committing illegal acts (theft and murder) can't condone that.

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