• @PatrioticStabilist wrote:

    I imagine you would need cheesecloth for the strainer.

    A double layer of a linen bedsheet or pillow will do to. The higher the tread count the better but I remember using a old pillow cover when we where kids. My mom used to wash it in bleach once we where done.
    one can make a shaker from almost any bicycle or exercise…[Read more]

  • your cellphone will become useless in an extended emergency as access will be limited.

  • At that height, your typical 20kt nuclear device won’t have a lot of blast effects underneath the blast zone, but it will create an EMP that will take out unprotected electronics in a cone at least 20 miles radius around the base underneath the detonation. (Possibly more — still researching that.)


    It…[Read more]

  • I have read the site and the postings by this so called expert. I don’t know where he gets some of his info from but anyone with an electrical degree and experience in this field will have a good laugh at some of the statements. That said. you can’t go wrong with what he advocates, but a lot of it is over board and useless because he does not…[Read more]

  • Correct,
    it will not be nice. I do disagree with you on the difficulty of a effective EMP. Any country that has the capabiltiy to design and build a rocket that can reach 200-400 miles up (and there are many) and if it wants to do damage gets its hands onto a nuclear warhead can do this. I.m.h.o the reason why islamists are pushing so hard in…[Read more]

  • Well, lets assume (with all the truth behind that lol) that 20% of cars will run, and 20% of trucks will be made to run withing say 2 weeks. Meanwhile, the grid,computer infrastructure,streets stuffed up with stalled cars, satelites,broadcasting and 2way radio service, trains and airplains are largely down too..some may work, most will not. In…[Read more]

  • A video to watch is

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/834171/” onclick=”window.open(this.href);return false

    Now, there are some typical embellishments in some of the interviews but the main message is clear.
    The video was produced by Discovery and of course is done in the typical discovery fashion


  • @Rod wrote:

    I have been a ham for 12 years and I’ve been prepping and learning the whole time. As a ham I feel that I must bug out at the first warning, and I have become a news junkie for this reason. I must bug out and that is the way I prepare for everything but a nuke, chem or bio emergency that requires shelter in place to survive. I have a…

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  • @Rod wrote:

    Sometimes a ammo box with a desiccant pack will work well as a faraday cage but it should be lined with .25 inch plywood.

    It will work fine as long as there is good contact between the lid and the body not 50 layers of paint. 1/4 inch plywood is overkill actually as there is no potential difference within the container(puls can not…[Read more]

  • @Muzhik wrote:

    @Hansel1 wrote:

    If you buy radios, even as a licensed Ham and you want them to be secure from .gov agents buy them with cash, at the local swap meet or from a fellow ham, do NOT sent in the warranty card…you do not want any paper trail connecting you to that piece of equipment. People always underestimate the resolve and the…

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  • @KS-shoe wrote:

    Thnaks! Do you have any name brands in mind for distance coms. I’m looking to buy a house on 30-40 acres and its kansas so hills not really an issue.

    I normally do not endorse andy brands and individual radio’s. But I was several times in different areas in Kansas and those long low hills could be an issue unless you buy / build…[Read more]

  • @Jinnig1 wrote:

    I’m studying to be a HAM. (and I don’t mean what comes naturally ;o) ) I’m listening to tapes of code…Ugh. It’s starting to sound familiar but I can only listen for about 20 min and my brain hurts!

    You don’t need to “”study” for your code. Code is not required for the license anymore (unless you life in a country where it is…[Read more]

  • buy the best gmrs radio (1-2 miles reliable comms in a suburban or hilly enviroment) you can get for local communications unless you have the money to buy a hamradio handheld (range 1-50miles depending what antenna you are using sometimes more depending on your location). A good gmrs unit will be good for a couple of miles…don’t believe for one…[Read more]

  • @kymber wrote:

    we have done sprouts for about a year now – if you live in a northern clime and are homesteading it is essential to keep up your vitamin c levels and not have to rely on store-bought vitamins for all of your vitamin C – sprouts are chocked-full of a variety of nutrients and very easy to grow.

    here is a post that i did on sprouting…

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  • @idahobob wrote:

    As we all know, comms are of prime importance. Like the saying goes, “If you don’t have comm, you don’t have jack”!

    Communications within a MAG, community and/or state, when TSHTF/TEOTWAWKI does happen, will be of prime importance.

    With that in mind, my DW and I are studying to test out for our Tech and General Amateur Radio…

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  • Hansel1 replied to the topic storing cheese in the forum Food & Water 11 years, 1 month ago

    I used to eat pickled cheese when I was a child, the exact composition of the brime will need to be discovered but I foundly remember the delicate taste of the cheese balls we had in the 20gal stone jar in the root cellar.


  • Store virgin olive oil only, it has a long shelf life. I have some I use that is more then a year old and still fine. Make sure it is in a cool dark enviroment. Virgine olive oil is real oil most salat and cooking oils out there are artificial products that will break down in a relative short time.


  • The trick is to go visit Lehmans if you can and look at the eqipment you want, study it in detail. Go home and build one. Yours may not be as pretty but it will work just the same. Every one should regularly visit stores like Lehmans or other survivial stores to see how stuff is made. This way, in a real emergency you will have an idea how to…[Read more]

  • Hansel1 replied to the topic storing cheese in the forum Food & Water 11 years, 2 months ago

    Try pickling it. Yes the same way as pickles. You also can store cheese by filling the container with virgin olive oil and even can add some herbs to it. I have had cheese that was several years old stored in olive oil and it was still tasty. Another way is to salt the outside crust. Farmers used to store cheese that way up to a year or two but it…[Read more]

  • @buginout wrote:

    I recently got my ham ticket for just this reason. I’ve got a Hand held (HT) that will transmit on 2M and 440 but will receive on many others. My next project is to setup a basic rig that will serve as my base station but also be portable and will allow me to transmit on all bands. HF is a priority for me. at the moment I’m…

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