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by Coldhaven
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your EDC!
Replies: 745
Views: 94818

Re: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your EDC!

Hmmm. Nothing overtly negative has been said about my EDC. Just some funny comments. When one of my best friends fell at a party others were scrambling for bandaids and stuff. I told her that I had some in my bag. She just smirked and said "Oh yeah, you're a survivalist" One of my co-workers comment...
by Coldhaven
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Survival Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 3076

Re: The Survival Podcast

FYI, guys... Jack has a new Forum coming down the pipe. It's not for mass consumption yet, so I won't link it...yet... ;-] Before, we could only send in questions/comments via a Contact form (email) and make episode comments. a lot of good discussion that could have taken place was lost because peo...
by Coldhaven
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying silver
Replies: 93
Views: 6624

Re: Buying silver

Yeah, after doing some searching it seems most people on Ebay want 5.00 over spot. Trying to haggle is not easy. Some of them are fervent about the price they want. Maybe I am just not doing it right. I need to see what coin shops we have around here.
by Coldhaven
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying silver
Replies: 93
Views: 6624

Re: Buying silver

BigDanInTX wrote:LMAO, now we're all going to be competing for ebay stuff... hehehe

I used: Silver +Pound
I had the same thought lol!!! ~.~
by Coldhaven
Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying silver
Replies: 93
Views: 6624

Re: Buying silver

The key is to understand in a total breakdown it isn't about "face value" it may be that a single silver dime buys 20 pounds of potatoes and a twenty dollar bill ain't much more useful then toilet paper. Right now you can go sell silver coin for spot price at plenty of dealers so you can always get...
by Coldhaven
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying silver
Replies: 93
Views: 6624

Re: Buying silver

Yeah, I have already learned that anything pre 1965 has 90% silver in it. There are some American Eagle coins that arw .999 silver and are one ounce, but in both instances they are asking at least 5 dollars over spot. Of course, that is because they are trying to make a buck.
by Coldhaven
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying silver
Replies: 93
Views: 6624

Re: Buying silver

Thanks, Jack, for the heads up! 8) I am not questioning the buying power of silver. But in a scenario where you would be better resorting to coins like these how will you be able to get anything other than face value for it? Say there is a sale on silver on Ebay, and I buy a few ounces. I will have ...
by Coldhaven
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Man's Survival stash Taken" Yahoo. news...
Replies: 35
Views: 2205

Re: Man's Survival stash Taken" Yahoo. news...

My question is this: It is illegal to own too many guns? Looking at some people's load-out here on this forum looks to be about as much if not more than what this guy owned. And the whole 'if it fell into criminal hands'... Does it look like they would have an easy time getting them from him? All th...
by Coldhaven
Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: ZS Gasoline Watch--North America (post current prices here)
Replies: 1343
Views: 78341

Re: ZS Gasoline Watch--North America (post current prices here)

In my area the gas dropped 10 cents. So for the areas I mentioned earlier, subtract 10 cents.
by Coldhaven
Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 438161

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I learned to use my canned heat with the foldable stove I got for them. I used it to make coffee and miso soup. I also learned that my mess kit with a flimsy handle can cause boiling water to spill in great quantity upon my foot, and that when boiling water does that, it sticks to you like napalm......
by Coldhaven
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying silver
Replies: 93
Views: 6624

Re: Buying silver

The problem is that even though demand is high, the "price" is fixed (although it does fluctuate). Because the demand is higher, they can charge a bit more over spot price for what they offer because people will pay it. If you go to the smaller coin shops, they're not as willing to gouge you and wi...
by Coldhaven
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Survival Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 3076

Re: The Survival Podcast

Ever since I saw this thread I have been listening to the podcasts, and I have to say it is some of the most concise and informative discussions on the topic. I like that it is varied, and does not talk about the same thing all the time. The information is thoroughly researched, and it shows. Jack t...
by Coldhaven
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Can ?U Handle da TRUTH
Replies: 69
Views: 2833

Re: Can ?U Handle da TRUTH

Ohmuhguh can I marry you YT? Thank you for your interest. The position you are seeking is currently filled. However, we will keep you on file should an opening become available. Best of luck in your future searches. * first person to make a comment about positions and available openings gets their ...
by Coldhaven
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying silver
Replies: 93
Views: 6624

Re: Buying silver

The more and more I hear from Jack on the Survival Podcast the more inclined I am to the belief that we are in for one hell of an financial collapse. He seems to be a pretty reasonable guy with a good head on his shoulders, and he recommends at least getting some silver coins, maybe not in bulk, but...
by Coldhaven
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 438161

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I bought a 9mm carbine and a collapsable stove for canned heat. My Nalgene arrived today so I can finally add that to the list. Showed my fiancee some safety instructions on use of a rifle and a gun.
by Coldhaven
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What gear do you sleep with [rated PG-13]?
Replies: 146
Views: 10733

Re: What gear do you sleep with [rated PG-13]?

Any unexpected noises in the night generally flip my GO switch, and I dont wake up like the cranky sleepy bear I usually am when the alarm goes off. :lol: Thats hilarious! Just boxers, flashlight, cellphone, 9mm under the bed, knife next to that, full tang katana next to that (no phone cord), bokke...
by Coldhaven
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Hi-Point 9mm Carbine. (Opinions please!)
Replies: 137
Views: 10703

Re: Hi-Point 9mm Carbine. (Opinions please!)

I just bought the 995 yesterday. It has been raining since yesterday (despite the weather saying it would be clear by today) so I haven't had a chance to practice with it. I am excited about it. Pretty much the largest critique I seem to get is that it is ugly. Seriously, for me, I could care less h...
by Coldhaven
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: ZS Gasoline Watch--North America (post current prices here)
Replies: 1343
Views: 78341

Re: ZS Gasoline Watch--North America (post current prices here)

In Shelby, NC anywhere from 4.01 - 4.23. Highest I saw was at a truck stop in Kings Mtn. 4.29
by Coldhaven
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 438161

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I took my fiancee to my mothers farm for the weekend to camp. I taught her some basics of pistol shooting and camping. By doing this I was able to test certain parts of my gear and things I have learned over the last few months. A tool is only as good as your knowledge to use it. By camping I am abl...
by Coldhaven
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Im looking for a survival knife
Replies: 73
Views: 6694

Re: Im looking for a survival knife

as the title says, im looking for a good survival knife around 3 inches. Fixed blade. I looked into bear gryllis' knife from man vs wild. But it is roughly 350pounds and i dont know the exact conversion but that is expensive. So im looking for a good fixed blad survival knife around 3in fixed blade...
by Coldhaven
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: safely transporting full gas cans with a car?
Replies: 45
Views: 6507

Re: safely transporting full gas cans with a car?

I have been pondering this question myself since I heard something along these lines at Survival Podcast dot Com . The only thing I can think to do (since I have a jeep with a similar problem as YT) is keep my gas tank full as can be. He recommended having enough gas to get you 200 miles. Well on a ...
by Coldhaven
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: HUGE jump in gas price
Replies: 98
Views: 3365

Re: HUGE jump in gas price

This is interesting. This morning there was gas in Shelby at 4.19 per gallon. In Kings Mtn it was 3.79 like it was the night before. Mind you, two days ago it was 3.59. Thats a 60 cent hike. However, in Charlotte (the most expensive place for gas) it was 3.99. In Gastonia it was 3.79 in some places ...
by Coldhaven
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB tools ?
Replies: 45
Views: 5746

Re: BOB tools ?

I would definitely carry an e-tool. It has multiple uses such as digging, clearing a camp site, and even self-defense. If you get one that was military issue then you get a rugged tool that can be carried by its ALICE clips on the outside. Definitely carry a multi-tool. I have myself been thinking a...
by Coldhaven
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Preparing for large ration test, have questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1454

Re: Preparing for large ration test, have questions

Some oddball questions I'd throw in there. After eating, do you get constipated or have to crap real soon? How long did it take to prepare? What extra materials outside the packet did you require? -Hans Oddball? Sounds like darn good info, to me. Yeah, I guess it all comes what from your perspectiv...

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