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#1 User is offline   stinkfingr 

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:09 AM

The more I thought about it, I decided we needed our own official countdown thread to the end of the world. This is the place to put everything doomsday related ... what you have done, haven't done, want to do, could care less about, theories, what you would like to remember, or be remembered by, will there be survivors, are you prepared, is it all just a bunch of POO DUNG ?


Monday, March 5, 2012
Day 291

Logged onto Ebay to see what kinds of survival knives they had and approx. costs. Also looked at quality compasses. I have never had to navigate solely by a compass, but I always thought it wouldbe a cool skill and possibly very helpful in the days to come...as well as knowing how to navigate by the stars, or tell what is where in the night sky in relation to your position. Checked out family shelters also. With all of the storms we have had lately, and I live on a slab, i might want to get one of those and stock it.

I saw the other day where some guy bought an old school bus and had it buried, then ran air ducts down to it, along with an entrance. He had modified the inside to hold beds, food and supply storage space, and cooking space.. it was cool.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:17 AM

BudK, an online knife distributer, has loads of really affordable knives, throwing knives, hatchets, and survival gear...I have like 5 twelve dollar buck knives from them and they are pretty good quality....I butcher animals with them.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:24 AM

End of the world or not with the way this Presidental election is looking I would make sure you have watever ammo you normally need for hunting. Just like when Obama won and the redneck world went nutty and every bullet was gone just weeks before deer season, it certainly made things frustrating for the non paniked joe.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:44 PM

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"I could be your third wheel."
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"Of course it is, it adds more grip, greater stability"


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

Get that crap out of here you looney
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

ehmmmm...no.
"I could be your third wheel."
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

But the celestial bodies lining up didn't happen 7 months ago...
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

well then clearly...the Mayans were even farther off than we origionally thought
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

This might belong here.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:59 PM

Let's see. Recent preps.

- Picked up a few more cases of long-term grub. Raviolis, chilli, ramen, jerky, granola, etc. Eat it anyway, so if nothing happens it ain't going to waste.
- Got an Ontario 18" Military machete. Right up there with paracord as the top crap you want in a bad situation.
- Got DK's Survival Handbook. Illustrated manual on how to get what you need anywhere you are.
- Learning how to identify and harvest local wild edibles.
- Picked up a new sharpening stone set and a few more bottles of oil. Gotta keep the toys sharp.
- Got a bastard file to fit those magazines that were a tad too long for my mag well. Almost doubled the number of AK mags I can use now.
- Picked up a pocket chainsaw. Handy piece of gear.
- EDIT: Forgot to mention, also picked up more bottled water and rotated my supply.


Stuff on the "to do soon" list.

- Pick up some archery gear and learn to use it. Leaning towards a recurve or longbow, less stuff to FRAG up.
- Get some legit throwing knives. Maybe some Cold Steel True Flights. Might even add a tomahawk or three in there.
- Learn to make some primitive weapons. I'd like to forge my own bushcraft knife, and maybe build a PVC or survival bow.
- Get a couple more guns.
- Pick up a few cases of ammo.
- Get the rest of my Backpacking gear together. Can double as a "go bag", and a hell of a lot better than the one I have now.
- Get signed up for the company gym. Between the climbing gear, free weights, and pool, I want to get in at LEAST as good of shape like I was in high school.
- Get some more survival blades, especially big ones. A Kukri or two, maybe a Bowie, plus a handful of Mora Clippers. Might even get a high-end blade.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:47 PM

you've been thinking about this for a while.. i thought about some hand crank lights, generators, radios..something easy to fix and without too many moving parts. Same thing goes for weapons, guns. fancy automatics can lock up fail and you won't have the means to fix or repair. keep it simple with a pump shotgun, sawed off for maneuverability.


edit : and maps.. i travel quite a bit, and i always pick up a state and local map when i pass through anywhere.. even if i fly into the place. Just a habit i picked up a long time ago

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

I've got a few local and semi-local topo maps, and a TON of road atlases (road trips souvineers), etc. Probably should pick up a legit lensatic or orienteering compass though.

And I'm really thinking about picking up some of those solar chargers. I could run small electronics for a good long whole on them. Like MP3 players or that GPS I got for Christmas. They're pretty common and affordable these days.

Oh, and I got the garden started for this year. I'm disappointed those old eggplant seeds didn't sprout, but most of my other stuff sprouted. Tomatoes, squash, melons, herbs, onions, etc. I try to keep some food growing around the place when I can. And those pecan trees put off a couple hundred pounds of nuts a year. I want of get some fruit trees and bushes that I don't have to keep replanting something every year. And even if nothing happens, it's all you can eat blueberry or peach cobbler.

Plus, for guys like me who eat a ton of Asian food, I buy rice and sauces on sale at the Asian market and store it in small buckets.

I just buy a lot of stuff I like. It adds up.

EDIT: Oh, and if you want some help finding a good survival knife, let me know. I can find you something in most any budget.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:16 PM

It's the end of the Mayan cycle which means the calendar starts at the beginning again. Just like we have a certain amount of calendars then we start again.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:21 PM

Right now I have a compound bow set at 70 draw weight which would be a over kill, I've got my type 99 long rifle with a drum of 150 rounds, I've got my pocket .380 with 400 plus rounds.

Like 30 throwing knives of various weights and styles, a hatchet that I'm still practicing with...the sciences are way different between throwing knives and hatchets...

I've got an old trusty 12 gauge that has been sawed off...don't tell anyone...and good gosh I bet we have over 3000 shotgun shells in our house between my dad and 7 brothers...
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:38 PM

We have a good bit of 9mm (my dads had it a few years), a crap-ton of 12g shells, and more .22 than I can count. Though we only have the stock 10 rand mag which bugs the hell out of me.
Aside from that, we have a good bit of hurricane survival type stuff. MRE's, canned food, jerkey, toilet paper, q-tips, baby wipes, paper towels, rope, para cord, gas generator, and a few other doodads to stay alive for a week or two.
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