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by Prepared American
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Security Smoke/Fog
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: Security Smoke/Fog

A lot authorities of having jurisdiction I.e. municipalities are banning these devices as they set off the fire alarm causing the fire dept. To respond with a half million dollar apparatus putting them and the public in unnecessary risk of a traffic accident, as well as the fire dept. In danger of c...
by Prepared American
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: School Backpack Recommendation?
Replies: 20
Views: 2519

Re: School Backpack Recommendation?

My boys have both carried North Face Packs since kindergarten, they are in 7th and 8th grade now, and the packs are still going strong. The initial investment is a bit hard to swallow but I haven't had to replace them so they have turned out to be cheaper then wally world packs in the long run.
by Prepared American
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Negligent Discharge
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

Re: Negligent Discharge

Thankfully nobody was hurt. In my previous career paths, a ND was grounds for permanent dismissal. Thankfully you are not in that situation. I suggest you train and train and train some more, and never take anything with a firearm for granted. From now on multiple safety checks before dropping that ...
by Prepared American
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: UPDATE (PICS) I Got Shot 3 Days Ago.
Replies: 87
Views: 10653

Re: I Got Shot 3 Days Ago.

Glad to hear your OK. Glad your family made it out unscathed. But one thing bothers me, you claim you lost 4 pints of blood but was treated and released. You don't lose more then half your blood supply and then get released 3 hours later. Blood loss always looks like a point more then it is. If you ...
by Prepared American
Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homeless or Emergency Structure
Replies: 16
Views: 4105

Re: Homeless or Emergency Structure

Both of the shelters are very cool. I liked the concept of the first one, but it would have to be pre-positioned at hour BOL doesn't look to easy to transport. The second one wold be great on your BOV, but still wouldn't want to hike. Thanks for sharing these. Very neat ideas.
by Prepared American
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging out to your bug out
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

Re: Bugging out to your bug out

10 miles? That should be doable in a couple hours, why do you need six packets of hot chocolate? From a planning perspective, I make a point of assuming the most direct, sensible route will not be available in a crisis situation. Flooding, earthquake damage, roadblocks, rioting; you just don't know...
by Prepared American
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Full out tactical or blended in and discreet
Replies: 38
Views: 6886

Re: Full out tactical or blended in and discreet

I use the Maxpedition Sitka in foliage. I don't keep much on the outside, just a GPS pouch, a St eamlight Stylus Pro, and a SOG Aegis. Both the knife and flash light conceal under the top pockets little pass through sleeve. I have never had anyone pay much attention to it, of course they haven't see...
by Prepared American
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gold in PAW
Replies: 32
Views: 2446

Re: Gold in PAW

I too refer brass and lead as my precious metals. Particularly calibers that are well suited for obtaining food for my family..22 LR will be the pocket change of a PAW. Realistically gold and silver will have little value in my opinion, you can't eat it, it makes a poor substitute for lead in the ma...
by Prepared American
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: HELP: School me on Generators under $1000
Replies: 49
Views: 3046

Re: HELP: School me on Generators under $1000

This one is dependable. I had one in storage a year and last Saturday, put 1 gallon of gas in it and it started on the first pull. BTW this VERY LOUD! http://www.lowes.com/pd_96812-348-30475_4294857412__?productId=3194505&Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&pl=1¤tURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product_qty_sales_d...
by Prepared American
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Help me figure out: is my head on straight or up my a$$
Replies: 17
Views: 1414

Re: Help me figure out: is my head on straight or up my a$$

You've received some good advice and seem to be on track for success. May I make a few recommendations. For your AR strongly consider and look into the Smith and Wesson M&P 15 Sporter. They are under $700 I have seen them for $600. And have a great reputation and track record. The 870 is great and w...
by Prepared American
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hows' this look?
Replies: 26
Views: 2042

Re: Hows' this look?

How about the carbine style extension tube. I bet you have a collapsible stock very close at hand that fits it perfectly. I am seeing an SBR that has it's stock removed for a photo. Might want to get that stamp or replace the extension tube so your not committing the felony.
by Prepared American
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Survival Firearm Battery Roll Call
Replies: 460
Views: 42357

Re: Survival Firearm Battery Roll Call

Handgun: Glock 22 .40 S&W loaded with Winchester PDX-1 180grain Shotgun: Remington 870 Tactical 12 gauge with ghost wring sights, side sadle, and may tube extension. Loaded with Winchester PDX-1 (1oz slug and 3 00buck) Hunting Rifle: Remington M597 .22 w/ 3x9 scope. Loaded with CCI mini mag or Fede...
by Prepared American
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Meet Mario, my new bug out dog...
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Meet Mario, my new bug out dog...

The ability to stay quiet so it doesn't draw attention to you when you want to avoid it.
by Prepared American
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Custom Ruck Sack - UPDATED WITH VIDEO
Replies: 22
Views: 2930

Re: New Custom Ruck Sack - UPDATED WITH VIDEO

Nice Pack. Love the simplicity. I would recommend some type of compression strap on exterior. It would secure your load as well as provide some insurance in case of a zipper blow out.
by Prepared American
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bail out bag
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: Bail out bag

Mine is stocked as follows. 4 Troy Battle Mags (loaded) 1 Glock 23 with 3 mags (loaded) 1 Streamlight LED scorpion 1 AMK Trauma/Blow out kit 1 Leatherman Wave 1 small fixed blade. 1 small set binos 6 Flexicuffs 2 Cliff Bars 1 package Harabo "Tactical" Gummie Bears 2 bottles water A couple of cyalume...
by Prepared American
Tue May 29, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Hackers Take Down Largest Survival Website
Replies: 26
Views: 2725

Re: Hackers Take Down Largest Survival Website

This whole thing sounds a little fishy to me, and it is not like JW,R has not mislead and scammed his public before. Probably some publicity stunt thing.
by Prepared American
Sat May 26, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Rattle-can and Cordura
Replies: 9
Views: 4047

Re: Rattle-can and Cordura

Back in the day before all the tactic all nylon was available in the alphabet camp patterns, we used to rattle can our gear to match the environment all the time. Definitely due the light coats and work your way up till you get the desired result. We would let it dry in the sun then go to a laundry ...
by Prepared American
Sat May 26, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: EDC Bag recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 6050

Re: EDC Bag recommendation

I EDC a Maxped Sitka, what are the dimensions of your laptop. It might fit, if not try the Kodiak. I love my Sitka wish it was a back pack but I get by with the sling strap.
by Prepared American
Sat May 26, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Stupid question about maxpedtion.
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: Stupid question about maxpedtion.

I've had one of their bags in the back of my SUV under the cargo shade for quite q while and it is doing fine. No worries about their gear in my opinion.
by Prepared American
Wed May 23, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: The adventures of my awesome wife…
Replies: 13
Views: 3068

Re: The adventures of my awesome wife…

Very cool. Recently my wife and I where at a large outdoor retailer when a Rock River AR fought her eye. We didn't make it our of the store with out buying it. She then got online and started looking for mods for it. Got to love good wives.
by Prepared American
Wed May 23, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: DIY Storage Couch
Replies: 36
Views: 5834

Re: DIY Storage Couch

I like it. Thanks for sharing. With a few mods, I think I could build this to securely store some sensitive items.
by Prepared American
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Visible Address Planning
Replies: 21
Views: 1124

Re: Visible Address Planning

Doesn't district familiarization help in knowing what is what. I know we drive around around our coverage area every shift getting to know the district. If we find an oddity in addressing we investigate it. Before you say your to busy or to big keep in my that my agency runs about 20 thousand runs a...
by Prepared American
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Suburban Family Tornado Shelter and Preparation.
Replies: 45
Views: 11042

Re: Suburban Family Tornado Shelter and Preparation.

Full of win. I am a USAR guy in a stat north of you, also in a tornado prone area, been to 4 in the last year or so, and I too was unaware of the GPS registration. Probably exists but nobody told the responders...lol. But that happens more frequently then you can imagine. Love the shelter. Looks lik...
by Prepared American
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: What's your family oriented prep project this week(end)? :)
Replies: 209
Views: 21542

Re: What's your family oriented prep project this week(end)?

Today my sons and I did a little geocaching. We had 7 finds today and a several miles of hiking to get to them. The boys had a blast.

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