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by Illini Warrior
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Foods that can be stored for over 2 years?
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Foods that can be stored for over 2 years?

2 years isn't even close to being considered long term .... except for the obvious, like fresh veggies/fruits and meats, almost all retail grocery shelf items are 3-5 years .... canned goods, stored at room temps or lower and cans from humidity, will last a decade plus without problems .... don't le...
by Illini Warrior
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dug out my crawlspace
Replies: 25
Views: 4772

Re: Dug out my crawlspace

So, I dug out part of my crawlspace - ended up having to hire a guy to do about half of it and most of the blockwork because I ran out of omph. It was a HELL of a lot more work than I expected. To keep me good with the county code people and for eventual resale I had an engineer before, during, and...
by Illini Warrior
Fri May 31, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The moment you realize the Sh!t has begun to Hit the Fan.
Replies: 13
Views: 3635

Re: The moment you realize the Sh!t has begun to Hit the Fan

the only thing that I can assure you about a serious SHTF situation .... the gooberment will be the last to acknowledge it .... if it ever does .... you need to research and understand all the potential SHTFs .... based on what info is available, make your own determination ..... you want to be ahea...
by Illini Warrior
Mon May 27, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Old Army Gas Can
Replies: 16
Views: 1429

Re: Old Army Gas Can

throw a few handfulls of lead shot into the can and slosh it around to remove the crusty rust ..... remove shot and pour in the rust remover ..... rotate the can every couple of days so a new side faces down ....
by Illini Warrior
Sat May 25, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: $40 for a Case of Bottled Water? 'Preying' on Oklahoma Torna
Replies: 38
Views: 2181

Re: $40 for a Case of Bottled Water? 'Preying' on Oklahoma T

I have an idea what kind of store would do something like that ..... have a great suspicion of the nationality of the bugger screwing the public .... they'd screw over their own relatives for a nickel ....
by Illini Warrior
Sat May 25, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Helmets, BOBS, and tornados
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: Helmets, BOBS, and tornados

a mother saved one of her kids life by strapping on a bike helmet before a tornado hit the house ..... the kid's head got slammed against something in the bathroom .... big freaking dent in the helmet .... kid ok .... thinking that schools should require a helmet be supplied from home during the tor...
by Illini Warrior
Sat May 25, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Week of Rioting continues in... wait, wut? Sweeeden?
Replies: 36
Views: 2558

Re: Week of Rioting continues in... wait, wut? Sweeeden?

in addition to the Swede cops screwing the natives in favor of the radical immigrant rioters .... the Swede fireman are letting things burn because they don't want to upset the rioter by dosing their anarchy .... man oh man .... they have a huge problem going there
by Illini Warrior
Sat May 25, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Who will take out the trash?
Replies: 47
Views: 4107

Re: Who will take out the trash?

something to keep in mind .... if you are prepped and have food supplies for a SHTF .... need to watch your trash disposal during an event as not to break OPSEC .... last thing you need is starving neighbors or trash picking wanders seeing your tossed Rice a Roni boxes ....
by Illini Warrior
Wed May 22, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Guns you will never sell
Replies: 54
Views: 4095

Re: Guns you will never sell

a big old Parker blunderbust of a double 12 gauge .... exposed hammers - 32 inch Damascus steel spiral barrels - heavier than h@ll .... as kids, my Dad and Uncle used to drag this cannon to a lake near their farm .... neither could shoulder it so they used it as a "punt gun" on sitting ducks/geese ....
by Illini Warrior
Mon May 20, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: winchester 1300 defender
Replies: 25
Views: 2841

Re: winchester 1300 defender

Winchester sold a ton of the model 1200s .... Sears put a load and half out there under the model 200 ..... kind of hoping that the 1200-1300-1400s stay under the radar .... keep the price down
by Illini Warrior
Thu May 09, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Basment concrete sealers
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Basment concrete sealers

might not be that simple ..... to achieve a dry basement you might be looking at some extensive outside & inside foundation work .....
by Illini Warrior
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: transforming bulk pack birdshot into buckshot.
Replies: 38
Views: 7940

Re: transforming bulk pack birdshot into buckshot.

Don't worry. You aren't the first one to have this idea. People have been doing this for years and all the bugs are worked out. It is feasable to make wax slugs from birdshot and it is more deadly than any buckshot out there, bought or made. You will need: 1. Candle wax or bees wax (bees wax is bet...
by Illini Warrior
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Chicago
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Hello From Chicago

Ulfr hinn Thralati wrote:I'm in the far south suburbs. Takes about a 1/2 hour by express way to get downtown.


you're not that far south if it only takes you a 1/2 hour to get downtown .....
by Illini Warrior
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Anything beat burial w/ 55 gal Brut trashcans & 7mil mylar?
Replies: 21
Views: 1537

Re: Anything beat burial w/ 55 gal Brut trashcans & 7mil myl

sorry but your burial cache idea has tooooo many flaws to even discuss here .... hydrostatic pressure eventually even penetrates sealed containers with heavy gasketing .... your desiccant packs will quikly be over come .... mylar is for air infiltration - not moisture control ..... you'll have a big...
by Illini Warrior
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: asparagus
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: asparagus

if I understand you ... you want to plant some other crop on top of the asparagus roots? .... no .... the plot must be dedicated to the root system .... the initial "crown" is spread out like a spider web approx. 12" to 18" deep .... the crowns need to separated by 18" to 24" ..... the root system w...
by Illini Warrior
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Major Terrorist Plot Foiled In Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Major Terrorist Plot Foiled In Canada

the one was a grad student studying some hi tech science/engineering subjects ..... sound like the group is based in Iran but not really that much sanctioned by the gooberment ... wrong side of the religion .... the terrorist group sounds like it's used as a Iranian denial for covert activities in T...
by Illini Warrior
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Dealing With A Nutcase On The Road
Replies: 41
Views: 3734

Re: Dealing With A Nutcase On The Road

you can run into road rage situations everywhere and at anytime .... what's totally unsettling is the percentage of incidents where guns become involved .... these idiots are just shooting up the place .... no wayyyyyyyy in h@ll do I even beep my horn any longer when I'm in the city .... it's that b...
by Illini Warrior
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Cross Loaded food bucket
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Cross Loaded food bucket

there's absolutely no problem with spoilage, when you crack open a LTS food bucket, that you dedicated to a single type food product .... basically the "shelf life" starts when you cut the seal on the mylar bag ... almost everything in the LTS food category like rice, beans, grains, pasta ect ect ha...
by Illini Warrior
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Mortar and Pestle?
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Re: Mortar and Pestle?

for $20 you can buy a Victorio corn grinder .... I'd do a pre-ground and finish up with your hand work ....
by Illini Warrior
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How do you store your ammo?
Replies: 47
Views: 3580

Re: How do you store your ammo?

Store it in the freezer, it'll last forever! Oh wait that's ice, never mind. Slap it in an ammo can, throw a few of those food silica packs in there for good measure, keep out of extreme temps or moisture, boom, problem solved. Where can people find those moisture silica packets. you can buy them t...
by Illini Warrior
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: DIY Doomsday Prepper bunkers
Replies: 11
Views: 2264

Re: DIY Doomsday Prepper bunkers

these various DoomsDay TV programs are all promoting using buried CONNEX boxes .... just goes to show you how very little the show producers look into the authenticity of the info they are portraying .... this latest prepper incident, where the two little kids got buried alive, was most likely some ...
by Illini Warrior
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Spring onions
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Re: Spring onions

we call them chives up here in the north ..... I use them as early spring flower bed decoration .... they die down with the heat .... they are a great addition to a almost anything you cook ..... super eazy to dry can and preserve
by Illini Warrior
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Good source for dental tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 2149

Re: Good source for dental tools?

there's a lot of cross over between human and animal when it comes to the primary dental tools - http://www.shopmedvet.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for the specific human tools .... http://www.surgical123.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for suggested tool lis...
by Illini Warrior
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: metal working advice please.
Replies: 13
Views: 892

Re: metal working advice please.

more likely water jet cutting .....

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