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by PineVole
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: You Might Be A Survivalist If...
Replies: 241
Views: 54867

Ahkaine wrote:-Your wife was able to convince you that the expensive 600 thread count sheet set she wants is more desirable than the economical 250 thread count set you want because the 600 count has better "thermal retention" properties and would make better bandages.
Every man needs a wife like that!
by PineVole
Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Lick the Floor" by Eric Rudolf
Replies: 26
Views: 2505

Thanks for the lengthy analysis Hatch. I'm glad you found the article interesting enough to write that up.
by PineVole
Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Outdoor Gasoline Storage
Replies: 5
Views: 1416

Well I'm not an expert on the subject but from what I've read heat destroys gasoline. I would try to rotate your gas supply as much as possible.

I thought this post about gas containers was very informative.
by PineVole
Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Lick the Floor" by Eric Rudolf
Replies: 26
Views: 2505

I'll agree, it was an interesting read. I even went on to Wikipedia the guy because I had no idea who he was. I wonder what he started out with in terms of gear. Is it hard to imagine that if he had been properly prepared, say, to the level of a veteran ZS member, that he would have escaped justice...
by PineVole
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Lick the Floor" by Eric Rudolf
Replies: 26
Views: 2505

"Lick the Floor" by Eric Rudolf

I found this to be a fascinating story of survival and evasion. This post is not intended to start a discussion on the morality of Eric Rudolf. I think Rudolf's survival stories are worth reading regardless of how one feels about his political views. (which, btw he doesn't get into here) LICK THE F...
by PineVole
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Different Types of Woodstoves
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: Different Types of Woodstoves

Are cooking stoves designed to direct heat in a more specific direction? I assume that if they were, you wouldn't have to make your fire as hot either, which would be a lifesaver while cooking in the summer. I'm not sure how effective cookstoves are at directing heat. But I did see a TV program onc...
by PineVole
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MSS Bivy Cover extra-long... Where to find them?
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

I thought the same thing when I ordered it. Unfortunately I can barely get the hood over my head, so with the drawstring pulled it causes the breathing hole to be near my forehead instead of where it should be. I wouldn't want to be caught in sub-zero temperatures with my head and feet pressed that ...
by PineVole
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: You Might Be A Survivalist If...
Replies: 241
Views: 54867

My favorites from the list are:


- You’ve ever considered digging an escape tunnel from your basement to the nearest stand of trees.

- You’ve thought about where the hordes can be stopped before entering town.

- You start evaluating people according to ‘skill sets’.
by PineVole
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: You Might Be A Survivalist If...
Replies: 241
Views: 54867

continued... - You know *all* the ways out the building where you work. - You have enough pasta stockpiled in your basement to carbo-load all the runners in the New York marathon. - You know that you have 36 gallons of extra drinking water in the hot water tank and your 2 toilet tanks. - You know w...
by PineVole
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: You Might Be A Survivalist If...
Replies: 241
Views: 54867

continued... - You have better items in storage than you use everyday. - When the SHTF, you would eat better than you eat now. - Your significant other gave you a sleeping bag rated -15 degrees for Christmas.... and you were moved beyond words. - You’ve sewn a secret mini-BOBs into the bottom of yo...
by PineVole
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: You Might Be A Survivalist If...
Replies: 241
Views: 54867

You Might Be A Survivalist If...

I found this humor list a while back and decided to save it. So here it is broken into several posts for easier reading. You Might Be A Survivalist If... - You can’t put your groceries in the trunk of the car because its already jammed full with emergency kits, first aid supplies, and fully-stocked...
by PineVole
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MSS Bivy Cover extra-long... Where to find them?
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

MSS Bivy Cover extra-long... Where to find them?

I've been trying to find all the components of a Modular Sleeping System in the extra-long size. The x-long version of the MSS isn't available in a packaged deal like the regular sized system is, so you have to buy the items separately. I've found a patrol bag and an intermediate bag on Ebay (not ch...
by PineVole
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru Tipis and Cold Climate Bug-Outs
Replies: 14
Views: 1768

You need to start meeting other like-minded people now. Somebody that already lives at a rural BOL is going to need others to help defend the homestead, help grow crops, tend animals, fix equipment, etc. Show up the Zombie Squad meets and campouts that are listed here. Other forums have them too. F...
by PineVole
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: will there ever be a need to bug out to a tent?
Replies: 66
Views: 2950

Also your riot scenario assumes that riots don’t last for long. This assumes the presence of the police but in the PAW there won’t be many and even less equipment. Even the Rodney King riots were not allowed to run their course, once it began to spread steps were take to stop it. Exactly right. In ...
by PineVole
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru Tipis and Cold Climate Bug-Outs
Replies: 14
Views: 1768

So there's the dilemma. How to get a sturdy, wood-heated shelter to your bug-out-location without having to use a delivery truck as a BOV? You build it there before-hand. That's the whole point of a BOL, someplace with shelter and such, ready made, and where you can stockpile food/gear. True enough...
by PineVole
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru Tipis and Cold Climate Bug-Outs
Replies: 14
Views: 1768

Thanks for the input Woods Walker. Your 4 man tipi looks like it's holding up well in that snow.

Wow, those Snowtrekker tents look very durable. I'm going to look into those some more. It might be just the thing I'm searching for.
by PineVole
Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru Tipis and Cold Climate Bug-Outs
Replies: 14
Views: 1768

Kifaru Tipis and Cold Climate Bug-Outs

I originally wrote this up as a reply to Woods Walker's Paratipi review . But as I typed I realized I was getting a bit off topic so I decided to post a new thread. I was recently checking out the Kifaru Tipis online in my search for a winter shelter with a wood stove. I really liked the 4 Man Tipi ...
by PineVole
Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: thoughts on water purification?
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Well my first thought is that for $30 you're going to get what you paid for. The product description says that you have to add a sports-syrup-charge (six included) to get 3 liters of water a day. The end result is a "safe liquid equivalent to a sports drink". How good will that be for cooking? How m...
by PineVole
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Can we recover
Replies: 36
Views: 2497

Hard to say. But I think the fact that we are actually pondering the question says something. Could America survive a major hurricane followed by another 911? If something like that happened 50 years ago... no problem. 30 years ago... still no problem. 20 years ago... sure, the country would hold to...
by PineVole
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey now
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Hey now

New member here. I've been reading this forum for a couple of weeks and decided to register. I'm sort of new to survivalism but I think I found what I was looking for. This place is a great resource with lots of good info.

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