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by Silverbug
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7573
Views: 400334

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms rela

Just order 1000 rounds of Federal LE 9mm frangible ammo. I've been dying to test this stuff out against a simulated wall at the range. The theory is it will penetrate 10" on a soft target, but shatter on drywall. Once it gets here we'll put it to the test.
by Silverbug
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Rocket Stove or Wood Gasification Stove?
Replies: 4
Views: 5183

Re: Rocket Stove or Wood Gasification Stove?

My experience is with rocket stoves as they have a significant advantage where I live. The rocket stove works with very little fuel, so I can burn twigs and small sticks effectively to cook a meal. Trees are a luxury here, most of them are planted by homeowners who would be quite upset if I chopped ...
by Silverbug
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Oil lamp made of common materials
Replies: 33
Views: 3333

Re: Oil lamp made of commom materials

I made a similar version called a 'button lamp'. It was used in the Westward Expansion days and is described briefly in the Little House on the Prairie book series. The lamp: http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee405/sustain2survive/IMG_1881.jpg It helps to get some oil on the wick before lighting: ...
by Silverbug
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Porn: Hot or Not. Show us pics!
Replies: 590
Views: 234954

Re: Food Storage Porn: Hot or Not. Show us pics!

I love case lot sales! Moved most of the cans left in the pantry to the can rack... http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a302/jlafee/Sippy%20Longstokings/IMG_1873.jpg to make room for more. http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a302/jlafee/Sippy%20Longstokings/IMG_1874.jpg http://i14.photobucket.com/albums...
by Silverbug
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Pickled Hot Dogs (no, seriously!)
Replies: 61
Views: 62035

Re: Pickled Hot Dogs (no, seriously!)

There's a company that sells pickled sausages http://www.longlakefoods.com/customer_testimonials.aspx that states their sausages are good for six months without refridgeration. I'm guessing the hot dogs are probably about the same.
by Silverbug
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Any recipes for what's available from the Mormon Cannery?
Replies: 15
Views: 1529

Re: Any recipes for what's available from the Mormon Cannery

My go to is Marlene's Magic with Food Storage http://marlenesmagic.com/ . It starts with a guide that shows what foods you can make with different levels of preps (The first level is the basics, wheat, sugar, salt. It adds one or two items per level and the recipes expand greatly.) The rest of the b...
by Silverbug
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Expensive Gas prep
Replies: 40
Views: 2109

Re: Expensive Gas prep

True, fuel is cheap here, but unfortunately cars here are high inefficient. When I was in the UK we drove a Nissan Micra and averaged about 36 mpg (9.5 m/l). It's only been in the last couple of years that we have seen anything close in the United States, and even then we're barely there. There's a ...
by Silverbug
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Diesel Penalty
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: Diesel Penalty

Another advantage to diesel fuel is it is the basis of the US Military's One Fuel initiative. That means that in a PAW scenario, you can barter with military forces returning from overseas for diesel to run a generator, tractor, or vehicle. However, I think in such a situation, they will limit any s...
by Silverbug
Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My ride..."The ZombieStomper"
Replies: 24
Views: 3971

Re: My ride..."The ZombieStomper"

Then there's the indestructable 96 mpg multi-fuel Marine M103M1, a highly modified Kawisaki KLR. The only problem is getting a hold of one for civilian use, or even just the motor. The diesel KLR is probably the single greatest contribution to dual sports in the last decade, and it's not an option ...
by Silverbug
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Picking & Training a Guard Dog
Replies: 28
Views: 2956

Re: Picking & Training a Guard Dog

I had always wanted a Bearnese Mountain Dog, but I was worried about their long fur with our hot summers. Then I was turned on to the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. We have a small yard with small kids, rabbits, and chickens, and the GSMD has a similar temperment to the BMD and the Great Pyrenees; pack...
by Silverbug
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Found this on Armslist
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Re: Found this on Armslist

OPSEC is overrated. I'm happy to share with those locally what I have and what I do to prep, it helps them get past the whole "This is crazy" mentality. It's an important step in their education. However, they also know that I am not a source of freebies in the PAW and those thoughts are usually out...
by Silverbug
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Expensive Gas prep
Replies: 40
Views: 2109

Re: Expensive Gas prep

Last time gas prices spiked, I bought a 250cc Honda Rebel (75mpg.) This time around, I wanted something to move the family with, so I bought a Geo Metro XFi for $800 (42/57) and have been putting the work into keeping that running and trying to clean it up a bit. Since our normal daily drivers were ...
by Silverbug
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?
Replies: 661
Views: 71900

Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

CETME .308 and Springfield XDM9. Standard NATO/US military rounds for both weapons which means I can find ammo pretty much anywhere. Shotty is a Maverick 12 gauge (the Mexican Mossberg) with the Mossburg 18.5" security barrel. I've hunted with my CETME before, and although loud, it's a very accurate...
by Silverbug
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Rattlesnakes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1362

Re: Rattlesnakes?

You have a few options if you want to keep some family friendly snake hunters around. Cats, chickens, guinea fowl, pot bellied pigs, and even rabbits can be effective at killing snakes that get into your yard. When I was growing up, my grandfather kept guineas just for this reason. My parents kept r...
by Silverbug
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Best state to be a Prepper in?
Replies: 67
Views: 5932

Re: Best state to be a Prepper in?

Idaho, hands down. All the benefits of Utah; case lot sales, canneries, abundant open land; none of the drawbacks. We actually have open freshwater lakes, solid aquifers that are some of the deepest in the US, and huge amounts of cropland, forest, and high desert. In the southern, farming half of th...
by Silverbug
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Crops that provide the most calories possible in an acre
Replies: 61
Views: 6904

Re: Crops that provide the most calories possible in an acre

You're a little far north for avocados, but if you found a variety that grows in Alaska they are a great fatty fruit. Sweet potatoes are much better than standard potatoes. Standard potatoes, while high in starches, are lacking in a lot of nutrients. No sense in getting a lot of calories if they are...
by Silverbug
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Where to get bulk rice, corn, and wheat in 55 gallon drums
Replies: 17
Views: 6920

Re: Where to get bulk rice, corn, and wheat in 55 gallon dru

Azure Standard here is a members only company that ships organic goods, including bulk grains, for relatively cheap. For example, 50 lbs of Soft White Organic Wheat Berries is $19.15, $24.85 for Hard White Organic Wheat. Compared to local sources and online sources it's a pretty good deal. They also...
by Silverbug
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Collapse"- has anyone seen it?
Replies: 15
Views: 2272

Re: "Collapse"- has anyone seen it?

Bumping this back up. My wife and I have been talking about "trigger points" that will signify landmark moments in our decline towards an Argentine or Russian style collapse. This movie does a good job of pointing a few out, some obvious, some not so. He also gives good tips on how societies survive...
by Silverbug
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: MIT develops solar-powered, portable desalination system
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: MIT develops solar-powered, portable desalination system

Very cool, but how is this better than a standard solar water still? It seems like a very complex and costly solution in comparison and I'm unsure of the advantages?
by Silverbug
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Energy drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 3870

Re: Energy drinks

http://www.drinkcocaine.com/ It's not my regular poison (Zero Carb Rockstar wins that distinction) but it's my go to for the times I need to stay up for 60 straight hours. The crash on it is pretty amazing, as you can feel energetic for hours, start to slip, and then feel like death warmed over wit...
by Silverbug
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: what one veggie is "best" with bacon on pizza?
Replies: 33
Views: 1792

Re: what one veggie is "best" with bacon on pizza?

Bacon and artichoke pizza is amazing. A big jar of artichokes will last forever.
by Silverbug
Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: living fence/live fencing/growing hedge sustainable fencing
Replies: 25
Views: 6886

Re: living fence/live fencing/growing hedge sustainable fenc

http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/living-fences-z10m0sto.aspx?page=5 This is an article Mother Earth News did a while back on using living fences. It covers mostly the Osage Orange (bull and pig proof) but touches on other plants. A good living hedge done right will take about 3 ye...
by Silverbug
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What kinda BOOTS do you wear
Replies: 489
Views: 67237

Re: What kinda BOOTS do you wear

For comfort and ability to wear at the office, few things can top Børns. Over at Expedition Portal, they are considered the essential shoes for world travel and I completely agree. I bought my first pair about 5 years ago and have put several thousand miles of hiking, climbing, working, jogging, and...
by Silverbug
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Any experience with this oil press?
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Any experience with this oil press?

The Piteba is good for low volume production, and works decently as an extruder. You'll get more from a pneumatic press yield-wise and volume-wise, but they are large and harder to store. We use our Piteba mostly for making peanut, flax, and sunflower oils. We use the leftover sunflower and peanut m...

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