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The Front Porch / Re: Intro Thread
« Last post by Tan on Today at 07:34:06 AM »
Well welcome from the Houston, Texas area Tan.

Thanks Redman. I believe Perth and Houston have similar climates although the seasons are reversed.

Still waiting for an extremely late fall to show up here, although the garden seems to think it’s spring (by the calendar it should be almost winter!) seasons messed up over there too or are you having a normal spring?
Communications / Re: GoTenna , two units $149...looks like a good deal
« Last post by Carl on Today at 05:18:31 AM »
Hm, I'm amazed that there are this many in my neck of the woods swamp.  Still none within reach, but plenty within driving distance.

Might be a sign of recognition between preppers....kind of like two arms raised above the head as used by Resistance,during the 2nd World War....
Emergency Preparations / Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Last post by Carl on Today at 05:15:59 AM »
  Back to the Cancer Center to attempt to get chemo as my white cell count was too low last week,bad as I enjoy the ride,I still enjoy some longevity from the meds that I will not have without.
Homesteading and Self Reliant Living / Re: THE HALL
« Last post by CharlesH on Today at 04:36:13 AM »
A well is better for fresh water than the river, although boiling/filtering river water works.  Rivers may have heavy metals and other contaminates washing in from upstream.  Plus people up river from us might be using it as a latrine...
I’ll bet this place already has a well based on it’s remoteness from an urban drinking supply.  We just have to get the water up from it without lowering contamination down into it.  I suspect this is doable even if it’s a small 4” pipe.  We just have to think it through.
The remote location also argues for there already being a septic system.  If it’s not a gravity fed system we’ll have to work on it to meet our needs, but I it’s probably here and probably in good shape.  In the meantime, outhouses aren’t so bad. 
We should also be burying our trash rather than sending it down river. 
The Next is a Gerber 06 Auto Military Issue Tanto Blade.
Great Size, Full Grip, Strong, Lock Great Blade
Now Gerber makes some Cheaper knives and some really nice knives.
This one is the Later, about $150
Had it for years I had no idea how good a blade steel could be its S30V
Also Great for striking when closed, glass breaker on the back end.

Included is a link of this exact one.
I'll Start
KJV Slim Bible Just the right size. Big enough to read well small enough to go anywhere.

This is my actual one posted in with links can't figure how to post a photo. Compared to regular size bible.
Was thinking that it would be good to post some of our favorite pieces of EDC gear. Could be anything we really like trust depend on.

$1 million in 1970 is equivalent to $7 million now.
Homesteading and Self Reliant Living / Re: THE HALL
« Last post by Gamer on Today at 12:51:59 AM »
..I'm a bit surprised that foodstores in the populated areas ran out/spoiled in only 3 years... I'd imagine gathering goods (including seed stock) from the towns would still be worth an occasional foray. Most of the canned food should still be fine, too. Probably there were a good many gardens growing 3 years ago when the majority of the population died... probably there are some gardens that have self propagated that could be used as a good source of seed as well.

Yes, forays into cities will be on our agenda to pick up anything we can use such as guns/tools/seeds/medicines/matches/batteries/paraffin/candles/bottled water/booze etc), and hopefully some types of canned foods might still be edible but the bottom line is that everything will run out eventually, but hopefully by that time we'll have got ourselves well-established and will be whooping it up at the Hall..:)

Question- how long will petrol/gasoline/diesel be available for our foray vehicles? Presumably there are thousands of gallons of the stuff in the underground tanks at filling stations, but how will we get it up as the electric pumps won't be working?
Homesteading and Self Reliant Living / Re: THE HALL
« Last post by Gamer on Today at 12:21:21 AM »
As MS mentioned, perhaps site selection should be re-visited... a good source for fresh water plus septic system seems rather crucial to good living to me. If the hall doesn't have these things, perhaps a better site in a more defensible position could be found... and it may well be that people prefer to live in separate houses in a neighborhood rather than altogether in one big mansion.
Does anyone have any thoughts about fresh water for 15 souls?  Is there a usable well?  What about sanitation?  Is there a septic system?

Here are my pics of the Hall again, tell me if I've overlooked anything, but it's a good solid stone-built house surrounded by excellent potential food sources, namely fish from the river, shellfish, seaweed and salt from the seashore, bunnies and birds from the fields and woods, wild berries, fruit, mushrooms and wild honey if we're lucky, good fertile soil all around for growing things, plus plenty of firewood.
The river provides us with fresh water (shall we boil it first?) and do we really need a well? And the river also doubles as a latrine so long as we remember to empty our buckets downstream, or do we need septic tanks/pits? 

As for living in a neighbourhood in our own separate homes, it's a matter of preference, but post-apoc cities don't provide as much aforementioned benefits as the Hall would.
Concrete jungles will be pretty bleak barren rat-infested places, especially when the shelves become empty..

"Pray that this will not take place in winter, because those will be days of distress unequalled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now--and never to be equalled again.
If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive.
Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.
What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!"- Jesus of Nazareth, Mark ch 13

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