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by woodsghost
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Money, money, money
Replies: 25
Views: 322

Re: Money, money, money

I think Pelican or similar does have a lot to be said about it, especially something like the "Hardback" series. They're smaller than most Pelican products, but there's still rather a lot of room for documentation, cash, coinage, even precious metals. And they don't really look like a regular Pelic...
by woodsghost
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Money, money, money
Replies: 25
Views: 322

Re: Money, money, money

I think Pelican or similar does have a lot to be said about it, especially something like the "Hardback" series. They're smaller than most Pelican products, but there's still rather a lot of room for documentation, cash, coinage, even precious metals. And they don't really look like a regular Pelic...
by woodsghost
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here, just saying Hi .
Replies: 12
Views: 119

Re: New here, just saying Hi .

Welcome! We are glad to have you. You had a lot of good advice on hauling loads. Thank you.
by woodsghost
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...
Replies: 45
Views: 6443

Re: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...

Looking back on this thread, it’s clear I misunderestimated the impact of a contested election. And especially the Orwellian deplatforming of anything and anyone not in agreement with the party line. I’ll stop there because that’s not the point of this entry. Anyone considering selling some of thei...
by woodsghost
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98954

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

[Posted in the wrong thread but....still applies] Just something to consider: we frequently talk about physical fitness here being a prep. I want to give it another plug. It is a good prep no matter WHAT happens (war, natural disasters, alien abduction). Remember, ideally, you will get old. Everyth...
by woodsghost
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98954

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

[Posted in the wrong thread but....still applies] Just something to consider: we frequently talk about physical fitness here being a prep. I want to give it another plug. It is a good prep no matter WHAT happens (war, natural disasters, alien abduction). Remember, ideally, you will get old. Everyth...
by woodsghost
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 113
Views: 10026

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

Visiting ammo stores is a lot like fishing now. Always looking for the big one. Or just anything, really.
by woodsghost
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...
Replies: 45
Views: 6443

Re: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...

Now might be a good time to meet some friends. There is stuff being passed between me and some friends. Maybe check on someone who might not be stocked as deep but can help out if needed. Or build a garage. If things go the way *I* think they will go, I think you will want to plan for 10 years out b...
by woodsghost
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...
Replies: 45
Views: 6443

Re: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...

Looking back on this thread, it’s clear I misunderestimated the impact of a contested election. And especially the Orwellian deplatforming of anything and anyone not in agreement with the party line. I’ll stop there because that’s not the point of this entry. Anyone considering selling some of thei...
by woodsghost
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Other prep sites?
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Other prep sites?

Some of the other sites I visit, prepping related, are experiencing issues with the current Great Purge happening in the big tech world. I'm rather glad ZS is still up and active.
by woodsghost
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98954

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

[Posted in the wrong thread but....still applies] Just something to consider: we frequently talk about physical fitness here being a prep. I want to give it another plug. It is a good prep no matter WHAT happens (war, natural disasters, alien abduction). Remember, ideally, you will get old. Everythi...
by woodsghost
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10564

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

On the more serious side, we'd already been planning a move to my wife's hometown in Idaho. That got stepped on by the Covid restrictions. It's still a plan though and I think I may have suddenly gotten a lot less fussy about the size of the property we'd buy. I'd been looking for max acreage and d...
by woodsghost
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10564

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

But this could be a different game now. This last year most of the fighting I have seen and perceived has been extremists from one "side" fighting the moderates of the same "side." The fighting over this election could potentially bring the "other side" into the fighting in a whole new way. I'm not...
by woodsghost
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10564

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

PistolPete wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:49 pm
M813 wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:55 pm
Definitely time to go gray and avoid social media.
That is the path of wisdom for sure.
It depends on what your life goal is. Advertising can get you friends/connections/community. But for me and my family, we are always pretty low key.
by woodsghost
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10564

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

I actually implemented the preparatory steps of my "on water" bugout plan yesterday. That's how close I live to the events of yesterday. All that remained was to cast off the lines and go. I remember thinking "I can't believe I'm actually doing this." I'm glad to hear you are ok and I wish we all h...
by woodsghost
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Vitamins and supplements for preppers
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Vitamins and supplements for preppers

I was thinking as I was looking at the supplements I take that this might be a good topic for a thread. I am NOT an expert in this area, I'm actually looking for input from those more knowledgeable than myself. I have recently been educated that vitamins have a much better uptake if you eat the food...
by woodsghost
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7688
Views: 439335

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

Speaking of sights, I got XS Big Dots (Express style sights) for my rifle. It should be faster and easier to use under stress while not adding the weight of an optic mount and optic. Groups should open up a little but should still be very usable at any range I am capable of hitting things (on purpos...
by woodsghost
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 1057
Views: 100544

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2020/12/29/22205055/boston-dynamics-robots-spot-atlas-handle-dancing-video I have too many conflicting thoughts on this. "Boston Dynamics Atlas is powered by a hydraulic system consisting of 28 actuators. These actuators are basically cylinders filled with pressurized ...
by woodsghost
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Attack on Aspen Colorado NG Home Distribution System
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: Attack on Aspen Colorado NG Home Distribution System

Well, if it was this "Earth First" group, they've found a great way to lose any credibility with the general populace. This depends on who your audience is. If the audience is not "the general populace" but instead "like minded and inclined individuals" then I'd say they succeeded. You get enough l...
by woodsghost
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Nashville Explosion
Replies: 25
Views: 551

Re: Nashville Explosion

I'm skipping the tin foil and going straight to the lead lined steel. My opinion is there is a whole lot of dark stuff going on. I'd be thrilled to be wrong though. Time will tell.

There is too much weird with the timing, the recording, and the body.
by woodsghost
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Digital Handheld Scanner
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Digital Handheld Scanner

I've heard good things about "Bearcat" Uniden scanners, but have no experience with this... Aren't police channels digitized, encrypted and inaccessible to the public? As NT2C said, it depends on the department. You have digital, encryption, and "trunking." All of which make it more difficult to fo...
by woodsghost
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98954

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I think the big thing about people not wanting to wear masks is a sort of selfishness that is rampant in our current society. Egotistical people think they are too important to be arsed to wear a mask and keep a distance from each other. This statement is making an awful lot of assumptions about pe...
by woodsghost
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1435
Views: 102977

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

This bomb caused *MAJOR* damage to area telecoms. Large area 911 outages, internet outages, i.e. SERIOUS GRID ISSUES. Have plans worked out in advance. I dunno what I'd do myself. Do you have your ham radio? Is it set up to listen to your main local repeater? After writing the above I realized I ca...
by woodsghost
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1435
Views: 102977

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

MPMalloy wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:31 am
This bomb caused *MAJOR* damage to area telecoms. Large area 911 outages, internet outages, i.e. SERIOUS GRID ISSUES.

Have plans worked out in advance. I dunno what I'd do myself.
Do you have your ham radio? Is it set up to listen to your main local repeater?

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