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by ShortFieldBreak
Fri May 25, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Free Self Sufficiency E-Books
Replies: 452
Views: 73083

Re: Free Self Sufficiency E-Books

I'm downloading all I can find. When downloading the books and the ones in the links below the main one on Amazon, I found that the subject matter gets wider and wider to include literature and children's books. This is great for me since I have a 2 month old and I'll have a whole library of books a...
by ShortFieldBreak
Thu May 24, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Grizzly hydraulic wood splitter - two thumbs up.
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: Grizzly hydraulic wood splitter - two thumbs up.

That's a beautiful thing. I'm continually looking for the manual versions of powered stuff just in case I find myself without power for an extended period of time. Looks like that one is going on my list. Thanks for the review.

-SFB
by ShortFieldBreak
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: wee drop o' weather lore
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: wee drop o' weather lore

I can smell rain....
by ShortFieldBreak
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Prank gifts for preppers
Replies: 33
Views: 3330

Re: Prank gifts for preppers

Collie of Doom wrote:Solar powered flashlight. Waterproof sandals... This is fun. :)
I like this one....need to make sure I remove any battery, so it ONLY works when there's light to make it light up. :mrgreen:

-SFB
by ShortFieldBreak
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Prank gifts for preppers
Replies: 33
Views: 3330

Re: Prank gifts for preppers

Arkane wrote:Laxatives labeled as water purification tablets - hey, I'm evil and I know it :twisted:
I was looking for funny, not evil. :lol: that would be pretty funny for me though.
jamoni wrote:A space blanket. :?
:lol: the best suggestion yet!!

-SFB
by ShortFieldBreak
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Prank gifts for preppers
Replies: 33
Views: 3330

Prank gifts for preppers

I thought it would be fun to give a prepper friend of mine an EDC kit as a joke. He's already equipped, but I thought a small kit with stuff like this would be fun. dehydrated water trick candles (never worry about having fire again!) Stage knife rubber chicken (just slaughter when you get hungry) D...
by ShortFieldBreak
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What did you get for Christmas that is a PAW Prep Item?
Replies: 153
Views: 7071

Re: What did you get for Christmas that is a PAW Prep Item?

I got something nice,...but if I posted it here where would my OPSEC be?

-SFB
by ShortFieldBreak
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Storing Fuel Pre-PAW
Replies: 52
Views: 2338

Re: Storing Fuel Pre-PAW

Dang if I know... I drive a diesel. :mrgreen: Me too. :mrgreen: Diesel is also a more inherently stable fuel, which means it's good for storing if you do it right. The other nice thing are the greasel conversions and processing waste oil and grease into usable diesel fuel. Processing the fuel takes...
by ShortFieldBreak
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Storing Fuel Pre-PAW
Replies: 52
Views: 2338

Re: Storing Fuel Pre-PAW

KJ4VOV wrote:Thanks for catching that. I meant to say CNG, not LNG.
Cool,...that works good. My only question about that....where are you going to find CNG in the PAW? Just a thought.

-SFB
by ShortFieldBreak
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Anyone Have A Spare $750,000 To Buy A Pirate Ship?
Replies: 310
Views: 24626

Re: Anyone Have A Spare $750,000 To Buy A Pirate Ship?

Does anyone actually know how to sail or is this going to be a big party ship sitting in a harbor somewhere? I gotcha covered on the sail handling. I used to sail one of these.... http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc514/shortfieldbreak/CalifornianMPFOS05CA.jpg It's where I learned to do this. htt...
by ShortFieldBreak
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Storing Fuel Pre-PAW
Replies: 52
Views: 2338

Re: Storing Fuel Pre-PAW

I agree, diesel is the way to go if you can... its got an incredibly long shelf life compared to gas. Just watch out for biodiesel though as it can actually get algae growing in it. And "jetfuel" is just what the military calls JP-8... or diesel fuel. Also, the old oil furnaces from the early 1900'...
by ShortFieldBreak
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Looking for motorcycle helmet
Replies: 43
Views: 3745

Re: Looking for motorcycle helmet

I'm a big fan of the full face helmet. I actually have a spare if you need one. I have a Shoei full face, and an Arai full face dual sport. PM me if you're interested. I'm sure we could figure something out. Fit is crucial though.

-SFB
by ShortFieldBreak
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Anyone Have A Spare $750,000 To Buy A Pirate Ship?
Replies: 310
Views: 24626

Re: Anyone Have A Spare $750,000 To Buy A Pirate Ship?

I also agree, it must be a ZSS. Heck, I have a ship engineer license and can sail and navigate on the sea. If I kick in $200 does that mean I can be captain? Oh yeah, I'll also throw in another handle of Captain Morgan.

-SFB
by ShortFieldBreak
Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Had a tiny WIN last night
Replies: 26
Views: 4499

Re: Had a tiny WIN last night

Dangit. Major brain fart last night. I was trying to come up with Richard Dreyfuss, but kept picturing Billy Crystal in "Analyze This" in my head. Go figure. :oops:

-SFB
by ShortFieldBreak
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Where do you draw the line? (Extended families)
Replies: 46
Views: 3475

Re: Where do you draw the line? (Extended families)

I can't really tell you where to draw the line, but I'll lay out my own personal situation and maybe you can get some use from it. Right now, it's just me and my expectant wife (as in baby, not long awaited vacation). We have friends that live about 10 minutes away, which is where we will be heading...
by ShortFieldBreak
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Had a tiny WIN last night
Replies: 26
Views: 4499

Had a tiny WIN last night

Last night, the wife and I had an impromptu date night and went out to the nearby McCormick and Schmick's, a very upscale seafood restaurant. When we walked in we had a few moments before we were greeted, so my wife made her way over to a big bowl of matches with the restaurant's logo on the box. To...
by ShortFieldBreak
Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: How to navigate in the city without a map or GPS
Replies: 22
Views: 2083

Re: How to navigate in the city without a map or GPS

Thanks SFB...you make it even dumber than the Survival Manuals...no offense, cause that's a good thing...I will put this technique in my mental arsenal. Thanks for the dumn (read "kind") words. :D I like the other suggestions using street numbers and whatnot. It was pointed out that different citie...
by ShortFieldBreak
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My Bugout Trailer: Now With Pictures!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3339

Re: My Bugout Trailer

I think I remember seeing a similar build here : http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/forums/71-Expedition-Campers Pics? Can you provide a link to a particular thread? I spent about 30 minutes looking for one, but all I found was slide in camper stuff and "expedition" type trailers. This is a pict...
by ShortFieldBreak
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My Bugout Trailer: Now With Pictures!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3339

Re: My Bugout Trailer

32 foot, gooseneck. Wow. Going to stay on paved roads for the most part? No? Then look at a spring over modification for the axles. The mod will add several inches clearance. Look at adding skid bats/plates to the rear and adding bumpers to the axel/spring set up to help with bottoming out. Hard mo...
by ShortFieldBreak
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My Bugout Trailer: Now With Pictures!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3339

Re: My Bugout Trailer

With a 5th wheel trailer, I would look into getting pneumatic jacks installed to the front, so you can just press a button to lower the jacks to unhook the trailer fast. At the bottom of the jacks, have metal for it to slide on. I would also get some heavy duty D-Rings welded along the sides, near ...
by ShortFieldBreak
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My Bugout Trailer: Now With Pictures!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3339

My Bugout Trailer: Now With Pictures!!

I have a 32' (overall) gooseneck, enclosed, cargo trailer, and have recently thought about converting it to a bugout trailer. Mainly this would consist of reconfiguring the inside, but the thought of building a new, beefier trailer has crossed my mind. If I could start from scratch, I'd include stor...
by ShortFieldBreak
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: knotology (Very pic heavy)
Replies: 305
Views: 40966

Re: knotology (Very pic heavy)

OK, I finally got some more pictures of another project I did about 15 years ago when I was in college. I made this backpack on my freshman training cruise, and a friend of mine even used it for his grade (yes, this was a mandatory project for some folks). Here's a picture of the front of the pack. ...
by ShortFieldBreak
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Question about canning
Replies: 32
Views: 3901

Re: Question about canning

All this pressure canner talk has gotten my mind racing. I was trying to figure out what to can aside from veggies, and now I have chili and salsa to add. Any thoughts on pressure canning pulled pork? Every time I make it I end up with so much left over we either give it away or freeze it, but it'd ...
by ShortFieldBreak
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zero House
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Zero House

I couldn't even find the price on the website....but if it's $350K....woof. Hmmm....Kitaro....sounds like Kifaru......way overpriced for what it is. It all makes sense now.

-SFB

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