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by by-the-throat
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My plan for bugin
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Re: My plan for bugin

The community holdfast idea is a good model; it has worked for a long time in remote regions and dangerous times. Communities coming together instead of falling apart during has been pretty amazing at times. Of course, there are cultural and social issues to work out sometimes, but the fact is that ...
by by-the-throat
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Most Effective School of Martial Arts
Replies: 24
Views: 3211

Re: Most Effective School of Martial Arts

I'm going to be lazy and copy/paste my generalized "Picking a martial art spiel" This is, of course, subject to geographical limitations-you need to train somewhere that you can reasonably go to, though for weekend seminars you can go a bit farther afield. But a seminar only does you any good if you...
by by-the-throat
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Combination Tools For INCH Bags
Replies: 6
Views: 897

Re: Combination Tools For INCH Bags

La Police Gear 10-in-1 shovel.

I'm excited for mine to arrive; most combined use items are camels but damnit if I don't just love camels so much.
by by-the-throat
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: NYC Incident 10-31-17
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: NYC Incident 10-31-17

Is Jor-El still around? I'd really love his take on this. The real hell of it is, this is a nightmare scenario for me, and I'm supposed to be a goddamned prepper . My family loves parades and a parade would be a terrifying place to enact one of these attacks-hemmed in on all sides by crowds and buil...
by by-the-throat
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ballin on a Budget Bag... Gimme ideas
Replies: 56
Views: 5513

Re: Ballin on a Budget Bag... Gimme ideas

I've been using the 5.11 Rush 24 as my BOB, with a MOAB 6 as my EDC. They integrate together so I don't have to duplicate gear in my EDC and BOB; you can attach the MOAB 6 to the Rush 24 with a few buckles. It also has MOLLE on the bottom so you can attach your sleeping system. (There are tacticool ...
by by-the-throat
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Boredom therapy / time wasters
Replies: 31
Views: 4687

Re: Boredom therapy / time wasters

Our bug-in plans have gone toward making sure that we have plenty of paper books. More knowledge and entertainment on the shelves than can fit in the head. A PAW D&D game wouldn't be out of the question, though. I keep a dozen blank character sheets and and a bag of dice in my BOB. On mock bug outs...
by by-the-throat
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Old Soldiers
Replies: 16
Views: 3714

Re: Old Soldiers

Great work, DM, as usual.
by by-the-throat
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the rich become preppers, it's time to worry
Replies: 31
Views: 5597

Re: When the rich become preppers, it's time to worry

The real question is, can they buy preparedness? They can buy shit and pile shit to the sky, but how many of them are practicing their skillset? Are they planning to sharecrop and hire mercenaries as well? I suppose that's possible, but only as long as the trade goods share out. Still, if the rich a...
by by-the-throat
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Building a Medical kit/First aid kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: Building a Medical kit/First aid kit

I think the Blowout/trauma kit is all you need to EDC, just something for GSWs like an Israeli bandage, tourniquet, quickclot and some PPE or whatever in a small enough format that you always have it when you need it (belt or EDC bag). You also might want to throw in a small chemlight (we use red on...
by by-the-throat
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Survival "soft" skills?
Replies: 31
Views: 5505

Re: Survival "soft" skills?

I'm going to address this on the urban SHTF / WROL level; I'm not sure if that's still kosher on this forum but the way I think of soft skills relevant to urban/suburban survivalism breaks down like this. Networking and Communication: Learn how to deal with people, delegate tasks, resolve interperso...
by by-the-throat
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Halfapints Boomerang Page
Replies: 35
Views: 1455

Re: Halfapint's Boomerang Build

You get a -4 penalty for a called shot if you want a returning boomarang anyway. :)

Cool rabbit stick though.
by by-the-throat
Mon May 19, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The love for crowbars...hate for sledgehammers/axes
Replies: 100
Views: 8321

Re: The love for crowbars...hate for sledgehammers/axes

To be fair, I love all stabby / bashy / shooty / choppy things. I'm polymurderamorous.
by by-the-throat
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Indiana (Hoosiers), let's talk
Replies: 205
Views: 28728

Re: Indiana (Hoosiers), let's talk

Welcome from Bloomington, MissRednex!

You can find the Indiana chapter Subforum here and you might note that ZS 43 has a Facebook page as well.
by by-the-throat
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hail! from Indiana
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Hail! from Indiana

Welcome from Bloomington! You can find the Indiana chapter Subforum here and you might note that ZS 43 has a FB page as well. What got you interested in the subject of disaster preparedness? Alternatively, how bout them mutha fuckin' Colts? (Actually I'm rather embarrassed by tonight's game, but a W...
by by-the-throat
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: What presents for 13 year old prepper?
Replies: 46
Views: 11709

Re: What presents for 13 year old prepper?

You might consider some survivalist type fiction as well; 13 is a good age to get into some serious survivalist sci fi. Robert Heinlein is of course the classic (Farnham's Freehold is my favorite but you might try something more in the Young Adult sectino of his catalogue-Red Planet might be a good ...
by by-the-throat
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Get on a boat?
Replies: 23
Views: 4390

Re: Get on a boat?

I am going to go ahead and give the OP benefit of the doubt that he is referring to a boat that he owns when he says 'boats everywhere.' Ya'll know what BOAT stands for right? B reak O ut A nother T housand The problem with boats for SHTF is that they are a colossal money sink with a limited range o...
by by-the-throat
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Guy from Indiana!
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: New Guy from Indiana!

Welcome from Bloomington. Be sure to check out ZS43 which is the Indiana Chapter Subforum. They also have a fairly active facebook page.
by by-the-throat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Bubonic plague-infested squirrel shuts down LA national park
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

Re: Bubonic plague-infested squirrel shuts down LA national

I'm just in this thread for the inevitable "Bring out your dead" monty python jokes. :awesome: When I was in louisiana I remember reading about an opossum that was all bubonic plaguey resulting in the shutdown of...I don't remember exactly, maybe a waterpark or something. Never count out the old hea...
by by-the-throat
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: How would I attach a Cold Steel Panga Machete to a backpack?
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: How would I attach a Cold Steel Panga Machete to a backp

What sheath do you have? Does it have grommets? MOLLE? What kind of backpack are you using? Where do you want it to attach? How quickly do you need to be able to draw it?

More information is needed here. I attach my Woodman's Pal to my BOB via zip ties. YMMV.
by by-the-throat
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: best bugout weapon choice
Replies: 22
Views: 3309

Re: best bugout weapon choice

Here's a list of relevant questions you should ask yourself OP. You don't have to answer me, but you should know your answers before you proceed. 1) What level of training do you have, with either platform? 2) What kind of terrain are you moving through? 3) What kind of threats are you expecting on ...
by by-the-throat
Thu May 30, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Survival animal traps. Snares, deadfalls, etc.
Replies: 43
Views: 13443

Re: Survival animal traps. Snares, deadfalls, etc.

Great thread! Any aquatic trapping or fish traps in your toolbox? A trot line is pretty standard in our group but I'd like to explore some alternatives. Also, any good tips on placement? Hopefully Regulator doesn't mind me contributing this to his sweet thread. With a little line, hook, bait and a ...
by by-the-throat
Wed May 29, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Survival animal traps. Snares, deadfalls, etc.
Replies: 43
Views: 13443

Re: Survival animal traps. Snares, deadfalls, etc.

Great thread!

Any aquatic trapping or fish traps in your toolbox? A trot line is pretty standard in our group but I'd like to explore some alternatives.

Also, any good tips on placement?
by by-the-throat
Tue May 28, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Southern Indiana
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Hello From Southern Indiana

Welcome aboard from Bloomington.

You might check out ZS 43 for the latest in Hoosier Happenings. They also have a pretty active FB page.

What got you interested in the subject of disaster preparedness?
by by-the-throat
Fri May 24, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: WWYD- Intruder at the door, You call 911...
Replies: 50
Views: 4604

Re: WWYD- Intruder at the door, You call 911...

Rack my 12 gauge pump and make him run away without firing a shot But seriously-find the hardest cover I can in the room he is trying to burst into-most likely a solid oak table-and point the muzzle of my weapon at the fatal funnel. Yell at my kid to get into the bathtub (it is the most ballistical...

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