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by raptor2
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Money, money, money
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: Money, money, money

You do not need a pelican case; a link to a simple PVC pipe cache that can work nicely. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUogyKl4IYE&ab_channel=JohnRourke Note if you use this method condensation is also possible so be sure the water proof the contents. Also I suggest using a marine sealant like 3M 5...
by raptor2
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Money, money, money
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: Money, money, money

OK, what about simply converting some of my money to foreign currency in the forum of cash? I've gone to US airports and changed USD to other currencies but that was for a short trip. What's a safe way to store it that isn't under my mattress? Safe deposit box? That is a possibility. Typically you ...
by raptor2
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace
Replies: 13
Views: 112

Re: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace

Personally I am not big on hiding under homes either in a basement or crawl space. Houses are heavy and I would not want one on me. I would suggest something like this. Preferably in an out building enclosed discretely. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Survive-a-Storm-Shelters-Twister-Pod-4-ft-x-6-ft-Tor...
by raptor2
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...
Replies: 45
Views: 6435

Re: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...

If I can truly get $1/round for 5.56mm I think I may have to part with enough to at least pay for a lift and some new fancy-pants garage cabinets. Will ponder a bit this weekend. Remember it is not that the ammo may be worth $1/round but rather that the $3 loaf of bread is now a $12 loaf of bread. ...
by raptor2
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 113
Views: 10005

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

Every store in which I have looked locally you had a choice of dick or bubble gum...and they were all out of bubble gum.
There was some 20 ga 7.5 & 9 shot but nothing else.
by raptor2
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...
Replies: 45
Views: 6435

Re: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...

Looking back on this thread, it’s clear I misunderestimated the impact of a contested election. And especially the Orwellian deplatforming of anything and anyone not in agreement with the party line. I’ll stop there because that’s not the point of this entry. Anyone considering selling some of thei...
by raptor2
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Money, money, money
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: Money, money, money

Hi all, One of the things that preppers advocate, is not putting all of your financial assets in any one currency, or all in US dollars. Now that I've accrued some savings, I'd like to open some accounts with banks outside of US control, that use or hold other currencies, specifically Euros and BPS...
by raptor2
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10529

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

That said the RE market in the area near my farm in rural MS has been booming even with new housing going up. I actually had someone (with a NY plate) drive down my driveway and offer to buy our place from my wife. She was neither pleased nor impressed with the intrusion. She also strongly suggeste...
by raptor2
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10529

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

I'm seeing a lot of noise about housing and land becoming buyer's markets in 2021. If that's the case, land prices should drop rather precipitously. Now, what that might mean in terms of real purchasing power after whatever level of inflation we see is a different question. That seems somewhat less...
by raptor2
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Possible bug-out rig
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: Possible bug-out rig

I have no RV experience but I do have experience with PU trucks towing 5th wheel trailers with weights 7,500 lbs and up to "+ max +" (+ Max + = +P+). If you are doing anything other than a road trip in flat terrain you really should consider a HD 3/4 to 1 ton PU truck. If you are going uphill or to ...
by raptor2
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Coming Hyper Inflation
Replies: 14
Views: 413

Re: Coming Hyper Inflation

Crypto is already wild. Since December 20, 202 the action in XRP has been amazing.

The cryptos while more stable'ish have been doing very well. I am surprised that there is not an EFT that buys a pool of cryoto for trade.

BTW coinbase.com is a site that I use for cryoto.
by raptor2
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Surviving potentially hostile environments across Latin America
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Surviving potentially hostile environments across Latin America

Great story! Thanks for sharing. I have been to Mexico and know what you mean when you say a busy airport. That and I remember having breakfast in a hotel and getting a bill with what looked like a dollar in front and 4 digit cost and think Goodness I sure hope that is pesos and not U$D. Since it wa...
by raptor2
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Surviving potentially hostile environments across Latin America
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Surviving potentially hostile environments across Latin America

such things did happen with both british and americans for a while. That was not intended to be an attack on Brazil. It was simply an recounting some fun. I actually ran into the business visa issue in many places...which is why I make sure I always have the correct visa. I ran into this in most co...
by raptor2
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Surviving potentially hostile environments across Latin America
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Surviving potentially hostile environments across Latin America

Thank you for the post. Do feel free to elaborate. BTW in prior life I spent a lot of time traveling to and from "colorful" 2nd & 3rd world nations on business, (i.e Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Brazil and of course Fourchon, LA, Aberdeen Scotland and Mosquito Creek, Trinadad to name a few). It would be int...
by raptor2
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10529

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

majorhavoc wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:40 pm
Maybe stick to the prepping angle on this one?
^^^^ ---- Words of wisdom ---- ^^^^
by raptor2
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10529

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

PistolPete wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:49 pm
M813 wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:55 pm
Definitely time to go gray and avoid social media.
That is the path of wisdom for sure.
IMO:
That is exactly why the matter in the news includes the extra 3 "medical related deaths".
The desire is to drive people to cover.

My $.02 YMMV.
by raptor2
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10529

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

Word I'm getting right now is that the woman who was shot has died and was only 17 years old. I have a feeling students will be learning her name in school a century from now. The videos on the matter are being actively removed and suppressed at many sites. The woman's name has not been released an...
by raptor2
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10529

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

Word I'm getting right now is that the woman who was shot has died and was only 17 years old. I have a feeling students will be learning her name in school a century from now. The videos on the matter are being actively removed and suppressed at many sites. The woman's name has not been released an...
by raptor2
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10529

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

This is both graphic and NWS! This appears to be a video of the capitol homicide incident involving a lady. Note there is politics at this link. Read & view at your own risk. https://www.brighteon.com/e72d4a04-d595-43c0-af15-f8dd32147fbc My initial thoughts: The scene is chaotic but one shot is audi...
by raptor2
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10529

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

Ha! Speaking of the markets- the Dow didn't like it when the buildings were breached but the crypto markets certainly did. This may accelerate the flight from the US dollar. What is interesting is that the techs took a hit (aapl,amzn, FB, Goog), while the banks, oil & gas and other non tech did ver...
by raptor2
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10529

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

Nothing more than theater & drama (bread and circuses) for TV by the ... (omitted due to politics).

Lets just say appearances can be deceiving and leave it at that.

Compared to the DC riots in Jan 2017 it is a minor event.

My $.03 (note up $.01 due to likely USD devaluation).
by raptor2
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98921

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

... And PVP-I is still $22 a gallon at Amazon. ^^^^ --- Good data. ---- ^^^^ Since this requires only a 1% solution you can buy 8 ounces of 10% solution and get 80 ounces of solution for $5.20 to try it out. You should have a decent supply this on hand in your FAK anyway for would treatment. https:...
by raptor2
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...
Replies: 46
Views: 4626

Re: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...

We sold our rural property in Utah last summer. Our rural property in KS has just been sold. We got tired of our 'good neighbors' stealing everything not set in concrete, quite literally soon after each visit. You leave preps at a site unattended, count on them being gone - sooner or later. The boo...
by raptor2
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Denver Homicide committed by TV News "Security Guard"
Replies: 17
Views: 1033

Re: Denver Homicide committed by TV News "Security Guard"

An update on a portion of this story. https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/12/18/denver-settlement-rejected-pinkerton-matthew-dolloff-protest-shooting/ DENVER (CBS4/AP) – Denver officials rejected a settlement with one of two security companies that employed the unlicensed guard who shot a man at a prot...

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