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by Indiana Dave
Fri May 15, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: OM10 gas mask
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: OM10 gas mask

Why not buy from CTD? I got my stuff (Finnish gas mask and an East? German helmet in a couple of days. No problems.
by Indiana Dave
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Burying...stuff...of a survival nature...
Replies: 42
Views: 2052

Re: Burying...stuff...of a survival nature...

This question might deserve its own thread, but I'll post it here anyway. You say you intend to store a generator. Does anyone else think that plans related to storing fuel and generators are a waste of time? My philosophy is, in a total collapse, "going Amish" is the only real long term approach, a...
by Indiana Dave
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Mistakes survivalists make
Replies: 129
Views: 18306

Re: Mistakes survivalists make

Not trying to bore anyone to death here or anything, but going back to the issue of money. It’s so important to be financially set. Rather than spending tons of money on junk you wont ever use invest it smartly. Rich, unprepared people will suffer after TSHF… only in your wildest dreams. Money buys...
by Indiana Dave
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Eye glasses in a PAW
Replies: 76
Views: 4399

Re: Eye glasses in a PAW

I second Urban Assault's recommendation to purchase additional pairs of glasses from zennioptical on-line. I'm a contact lens wearer, but keep glasses as well. Last time I bought contacts, I had my eye doctor give me a copy of my written prescription for eyeglasses as well. (Make sure you get your p...
by Indiana Dave
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Trapping
Replies: 45
Views: 1982

Re: Trapping

The reason the annual hunters you mention have such problems is they don't know the animal there hunting. I have great luck because I use a map of the area I'm going into so I know where the deer are going to be or where there going to run to when the other hunters show up. Learning how to read a t...
by Indiana Dave
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Trapping
Replies: 45
Views: 1982

Re: Trapping

Trapping and snaring will be superior to hunting in a PAW situation. Hunting is not that easy - many deer hunters spend days in the woods before taking their annual deer. This inefficency will be exascerbated when everyone is attempting to live off the land and animal populations become stressed. In...
by Indiana Dave
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Deer Season
Replies: 35
Views: 1273

Re: Deer Season

any time the shit really hits the fan, all the deer vanish as there are lots of people hunting them, after the last depression, they were re introduced into some areas. I have always wanted to practice and go get a deer, but likely I will never get one after any bad event, so I don't even try. I ha...
by Indiana Dave
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Water storage in 55 gallon drums
Replies: 44
Views: 5708

Re: Water storage in 55 gallon drums

If you're cleaning out drums which have held something mysterious previously, I think it'd be a good idea to go ahead and test the water by drinking it now, before SHTF. Better to find out if your cleaning made the thing safe now, while you have access to modern medicine, rather than after SHTF. Thi...
by Indiana Dave
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Mental Prep
Replies: 29
Views: 979

Re: Mental Prep

On this site, or some other survival site, I read a recommendation of "Meditations" by Marcus Arelius. Arelius lived in Rome during a bad period and wrote a journal about personal strength and governing one's self during those times when society is decaying. Here it is: http://www.bartleby.com/2/3/"...
by Indiana Dave
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Getting to know your Area
Replies: 43
Views: 3851

Re: Getting to know your Area

It would be good to know whether there are any prisons in your area. In a grid-down situation, already existing gangs may exit the prison and become a very immediate threat to the neighbors. Also, regarding surveilling your neighborhood, why not kill two birds with one stone? Get some fitness wear a...
by Indiana Dave
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Nuclear Survival Guide
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Nuclear Survival Guide

Thanks! This is helpful information. Reminds me that knowledge and skills are better than gear.
by Indiana Dave
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying silver
Replies: 93
Views: 5482

Re: Buying silver

Since we're on page 4 here, it's probably been said. However, it's so important, it needs to be said again: DO NOT MELT DOWN YOUR SILVER COINS. Everybody in the world knows that pre-1964 coins are 90% silver; and 1965-70 are 40% silver. You should not pay anyone to melt them in order to determine th...
by Indiana Dave
Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Get fit, stay alive!
Replies: 57
Views: 3016

Re: Get fit, stay alive!

Just wanted to post a suggestion for the average "Joe the Zombie Hunter" who is busy working, running kids around and trying to prepare for his family's survival. If you do not have time to go to a gym or take a self-defense course, don't give up - you can do yourself a lot of good by doing the stuf...
by Indiana Dave
Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Potatoes!
Replies: 27
Views: 2801

Re: Potatoes!

I can't remember if I saw this idea here or somewhere else. Instead of buckets, some people make a column of chicken wire and grow potatoes in it. Plant the potato at the bottom, when it grows, add some more soil (to ?barely cover the plant, or ? leave some of the plant exposed - potato experts help...
by Indiana Dave
Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What can I do to prepare for FREE? [Educate me!]
Replies: 41
Views: 2089

Re: What can I do to prepare for FREE? [Educate me!]

Good tips everyone. Among these ideas, I think that becoming an expert in the edible plants of your area is the best. Everyone needs to do this, even those of us who have food stored up. At some point, for everyone, stored foods will run out and we will be forced to grow our own or eat the things th...
by Indiana Dave
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Silver Question
Replies: 41
Views: 2086

Re: Silver Question

I'd also like to say that, in my opinion, the person who stockpiles .22 ammo today thinking that they are going to be rich someday when the world ends and the bullet becomes the dollar, is very likely to die a poor man. Consumables do not make good currencies, and barter does not scale well. YMMV. ...
by Indiana Dave
Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Silver Question
Replies: 41
Views: 2086

Re: Silver Question

I agree with a lot of posts here and think it boils down to your situation. If you want to hedge your regular investments (401k's or IRA's - which are ordinarily invested in stocks), buying gold and silver makes some sense. Silver is better if you want an investment AND something to barter with. You...
by Indiana Dave
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Could you bug out using only the stuff you have on you?
Replies: 60
Views: 2300

Re: Could you bug out using only the stuff you have on you?

I see quite a few people listing cigarettes. For you smokers and other tobacco users, I recommend getting a box of Stonewall hard snuff. These are little tablets (pulverized snuff) that sell for less than $3 for a box of 20. I get them at my local tobacco store. They're basically nicotine tablets ab...
by Indiana Dave
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6585
Views: 1008399

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em)

The last few times I've been at Menards (similar to Lowes or Home Depot) here in Central Indiana, I have seen hand-crank LED flashlights for less than $7. I bought a couple and they work very well. Also, while supplies last, they have backpacks (the kinds kids use for school) for $5 with a $5 rebate...
by Indiana Dave
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Land?
Replies: 36
Views: 2643

Re: Land?

You should, by way of a 2nd job or a better job, try to make more money. More money will help you make better preparations.

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