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by therianthrope
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Flashlight upgrade poll, $55 max cost
Replies: 23
Views: 1577

Re: Flashlight upgrade poll, $55 max cost

Great thread. I am in the market for an emergency/pistol light (have a good head-lamp so more towards pistol light function), and want something AA or AAA, LED and roughly hand/palm size. Some great leads here. I probably shouldn't call it a pistol light because I'm not looking to spend more than 50...
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Bank Failures - 2010
Replies: 381
Views: 21890

Re: Bank Failures - 2010

raptor (or anyone who'd like to give some input), I have a couple questions to bounce off of you, if you're willing to speculate. I'm not an economist by any stretch of the imagination and would just like to pick someone's brain about these things. I know you've stated that you personally think the ...
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the STL area
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Hello from the STL area

sandcrawler wrote:My typical survival stuff usually revolves around hiking (trails and/or map & compass), camping, HAM radio, SkyWarn and firearms.
You can probably find a lot to relate to here, then.

Welcome to the forum.
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Medicinial Plants of North America
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Re: Medicinial Plants of North America

Although it's not Native to North America, it has been grown here commercially for I don't know how long, and is nowadays found in the wild:

Aloe vera
North American distribution roughly FL, TX, AZ... maybe others?
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wild Edibles
Replies: 27
Views: 1903

Re: Wild Edibles

As mentioned in various threads and of course as demonstrated by "Mr. Jackass Survival" himself, Bear Grylls, pine needles steeped in hot water are a good source of vitamin C. Only if you know what you're looking for (which should apply to just about anything you're thinking of eating in the wild) b...
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Intel chief: Al-Qaida likely to attempt attack within months
Replies: 27
Views: 1358

Re: Intel chief: Al-Qaida likely to attempt attack within months

I'm sorry, but I'm inclined to look at anything like this, i.e. vague and being disseminated in the mainstream media, as nothing less than propaganda. "Hey! The bad guy is still out there! You need your government to protect you, don't forget that!" And that's great, the only "true" function of the ...
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Arizona Garden
Replies: 15
Views: 1359

Re: Arizona Garden

I would encourage you to consider a few native (non-food) species "accents". Such as flowering cacti or shrubs, maybe a nice smelling sage? They are easily manageable, could add an aesthetic element to the plots, help attract good insects to your garden and make it less water intensive.
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Suicidal Moose in the Road, Troopers won't do squat
Replies: 29
Views: 1504

Re: Suicidal Moose in the Road, Troopers won't do squat

With the "little guy" being in the road, it would seem like that should be a big enough public safety concern that SOME authority should have done something about it. Personally I think you're either incredibly brave or incredibly... strong... to consider approaching it. Chasing it around doesn't se...
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Micro survival incident
Replies: 29
Views: 1536

Re: Micro survival incident

Definitely surprised no one asked if you needed any help. Although not knowing where you're from, maybe that shouldn't be surprising. Good improvisation. Even if the time frame and conditions were more extreme, and the trash can had a liner, probably could have lasted quite a while. The spare key in...
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Camouflage: How to hide an aircraft factory
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Camouflage: How to hide an aircraft factory

http://thinkorthwim.com/2007/08/19/1034/ That's pretty freakin' amazing. I have to wonder how much harder camo on such a scale would be in todays' techno world with thermal sighting and other advances available on most aircraft and satillites. I'm sure it'd be doable to dampen or camouflage most th...
by therianthrope
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Where Do You Keep...
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: Where Do You Keep...

My BOB which would also be my INCH, is in my closet. I have a satchel (not a man-purse at all!) that I mainly carry when I'm biking, which is more or less outfitted as a GHB or really just a bike ready emergency kit... my car has emergency kit, and since I hydrate A LOT, I pretty much always bring m...
by therianthrope
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging out to the beach
Replies: 37
Views: 1298

Re: Bugging out to the beach

I would also like to say, if backpack survival, or a non-BOL bug-out, is something that you are considering as one of your most likely or viable survival plans, it is imperative to get out and test your gear and abilities and to determine what you need, and perhaps more importantly what you don't ne...
by therianthrope
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging out to the beach
Replies: 37
Views: 1298

Re: Bugging out to the beach

This has come up in a lot of other threads. I just happen to be speaking out in this one. It's not an issue of anger, it's more on the side of frustration. I absolutely identify with this, cjm. I started a thread regarding this frustration, got some valuable input, some wheel-spinning. But (at leas...
by therianthrope
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The importance of alcohol?
Replies: 54
Views: 2513

Re: The importance of alcohol?

Trading alcohol can also make you a target for looting when the customer consumes the trade goods and comes back for more. You can substitute any trade good for the second word of this quote, and I see it as therefore a moot point. Like you yourself indicated earlier, it's a matter of knowing who y...
by therianthrope
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The importance of alcohol?
Replies: 54
Views: 2513

Re: The importance of alcohol?

And even then, I would opt not to cloud my judgement and alter my moods artificially. ... I think folks who think they need to drink as their source of morale uplifting probably have a more myopic and counterproductive prepping stance for me... Please note that you both voice an apparent view of yo...
by therianthrope
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Free Book Offer - What books do you want with you?
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: Free Book Offer - What books do you want with you?

Priority should definitely be medical, IMO. If you can get it "Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook", Werner, I've heard good things about and am myself looking for a hard-copy. Also "Where There Is No Dentist", Dickinson, wouldn't be a bad idea either. I think dental care is oft...
by therianthrope
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Stocking Antibiotics for PAW
Replies: 32
Views: 1450

Re: Stocking Antibiotics for PAW

I'd certainly stock some antibacterial ointment, has a nominal 2 year shelf life but I think functionality would extend well beyond that and more importantly could be applied to any small cuts/punctures, which in a PAW, simple infection can = death, and if you don't want to eat up your "big-gun" ant...
by therianthrope
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The importance of alcohol?
Replies: 54
Views: 2513

Re: The importance of alcohol?

Gotta say, to those people who don't stock alcohol because they don't drink and don't think it would be any more valuable than food/water/meds, etc. I would urge you to reconsider. That just seems like a myopic and counterproductive prepping stance to have. I am (and many others are) of the mind tha...
by therianthrope
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dorm Prepping or The Limited Contingency Planner
Replies: 37
Views: 1594

Re: Dorm Prepping or The Limited Contingency Planner

First, I should elucidate a couple matters, I'm not a college student anymore (graduated in '04). Now, I'm just working (or was) and trying to live as inexpensively as possible, while I save $ and wait until I can buy a house. The OP was inspired mainly by another forum member who is a college stude...
by therianthrope
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My canned soup stockpile, how much is enough?
Replies: 61
Views: 2093

Re: My canned soup stockpile, how much is enough?

So do you have something like canned soup, something that you can open up, maybe add water to maybe not, heat up, and its good for lunch or dinner? ... What is a good alternative to soup and Chef Boyardee? I lied I do stock tomato soup. :oops: As for your questions, whatever you find works for you ...
by therianthrope
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My canned soup stockpile, how much is enough?
Replies: 61
Views: 2093

Re: My canned soup stockpile, how much is enough?

And if you know how many rounds of ammo you have but have no idea how much soup you have, you might want to think about just why that is. I know I don't have any soup stored because it's generally high in sodium (saps water from your body) and is relatively low in nutrients compared to other things...
by therianthrope
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How do you find others to SIP with?
Replies: 30
Views: 1122

Re: How do you find others to SIP with?

I wouldn't be too concerned about manpower and all that. Your best defence is invisibility. The more people you have the more visible you will be and, more importantly, the greater the strain on your supplies. This may be accurate on some levels, like if you're more in a BO situation. But humans ar...
by therianthrope
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Water: The Situation
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Water: The Situation

That's awesome. Do you live in a covenant controlled neighborhood? Is camouflaging it a possibility, such as just throwing a tarp over it or a lightweight frame and tarp? Could probably pretty easy just make it look like yard-ware storage. Edit: That may not work with the gutters hooked up to it, bu...
by therianthrope
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The small airport as a BOL?
Replies: 59
Views: 2412

Re: The small airport as a BOL?

Now, I understand that we are not supposed to talk about doing anything illegal, thats why this hypothetical, right? I would assume that if the majority of the population turned to a bunch of eaters, permission would be a non-issue. Thats why this is hypothetical. I'm beginning to see why you guys ...

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