Comments for The Prepper Journal http://www.theprepperjournal.com Prepping, Survival and Common Sense Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:36:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on Is an RV the Best Bug Out Vehicle? by TitanStraps – Re-Useable Zip Tie: Review | disasterdefense.ushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/06/30/rv-the-best-bug-out-vehicle/#comment-12673 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:36:18 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10342#comment-12673 […] these in my hands I started envisioning how they could be used to tie down equipment to my roof in a bug out scenario. I thought of how I could use these on my deer stand to quickly strap up items I had pulled up […]

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Comment on Pack Like You Are Never Coming Home Again by TitanStraps – Re-Useable Zip Tie: Review | disasterdefense.ushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/03/05/pack-like-you-are-never-coming-home-again/#comment-12672 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:35:42 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=1217#comment-12672 […] things down is usually reserved for helping people move, big trips back from the hardware store or packing for an extremely long trip where the baggage weighs more than the people in the vehicle. When I run into a case where I am […]

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Comment on How to Build a Get Home Bag by TitanStraps – Re-Useable Zip Tie: Review | disasterdefense.ushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/09/30/build-get-home-bag/#comment-12671 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:35:26 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11420#comment-12671 […] put a couple of these in my vehicles and some in my get home bag but I probably need at least 4 per vehicle to go along with the rope I have. I know they […]

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Comment on 5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times by TitanStraps – Re-Useable Zip Tie: Review | disasterdefense.ushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/07/24/5-knots-you-need-to-know-how-to-tie-at-all-times/#comment-12670 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:35:10 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=3261#comment-12670 […] ties with me in each vehicle to deal with any situation I run into, or I could work harder at my knot tying skills but I know there has to be an easier or smarter way to do stuff like this. I am not a trucker , […]

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Comment on Martial Arts Training Saved My Life by Open Border, Ebola & ISIS: A Perfect Storm For America? | disasterdefense.ushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/07/27/martial-arts-training-saved-my-life/#comment-12669 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:34:20 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=3288#comment-12669 […] according to Obama) ISIS has Baghdad surrounded and it may fall in the coming days or weeks. In martial arts I learned respect, including respect for my opponents. Underestimating a threat is the undoing of many […]

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Comment on Is America Under Biological Attack? by Open Border, Ebola & ISIS: A Perfect Storm For America? | disasterdefense.ushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/07/02/america-biological-attack/#comment-12668 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:33:33 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10364#comment-12668 […] in July I wrote an article about the potential for ‘biological warfare’ being waged against America by terrorist groups. Now, the “JV team” (ISIS, according to Obama) ISIS has Baghdad surrounded […]

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Comment on Avoid The Lines – How to Store Fuel Long Term by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/05/23/avoid-the-lines-how-to-store-fuel-long-term/#comment-12659 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:29:55 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=2325#comment-12659 Steve,

You are right in that having 50 gallons stored would be much better for the long term. I wouldn’t store fuel in anything I wasn’t sure was safe for it like you said. I have used some of those old barrels you are talking about that were filled with food products as my rain catchment system. I think mine at one point had barbeque sauce.

I know that these are only catching the water and that I still need to filter it. If this was fuel though I wouldn’t risk any contaminants getting into the fuel. Either that or some have stored chemicals in their barrels at one point. How would you know if your fuel wouldn’t be contaminated?

Pat

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Comment on Avoid The Lines – How to Store Fuel Long Term by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/05/23/avoid-the-lines-how-to-store-fuel-long-term/#comment-12658 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:24:53 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=2325#comment-12658 Shannon,

Thanks for your comments and questions.

I guess it would depend on how much land you had and what you wanted to use the Ethanol for as well as what type of disaster we had. If you are talking about the end of the world, the ability to produce Ethanol would be huge if nobody around you was able to purchase fuel. On the other hand that could make you a target for people who wanted your processing capacity but didn’t want to pay you for the product.

Pat

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Comment on Will a Fence Protect You When the Grid Goes Down? by C. Lovehttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/15/will-fence-protect-you-grid-goes/#comment-12642 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:27:25 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11580#comment-12642 Pat, i guess now that i think about it, i am pretty set. as for money, my buddy and i have set up a few experimental businesses, plus multiple other ways to make money. I’ve done things from make fireworks for Disney, all the way to donating blood to come by the amount i have. beyond that, the labor of building it was myself and a few friends. i was asking about a budget, because i came into money quite a bit from the business, alas, as times change, my buisness fell off the way side, and im spending most of my remaining funds devoping a new product to bring it back (very hush hush, mind you)and whilst i had quite a run, things are starting to slow down. that’s why i asked about the budget. right now it is being supported by my buddy mostly, he is a game developer by day and a prepper by night. its stocked with some weapons we have skill in using, MREs and basic survival stuff along with some more delicate items. the expansion is in order to add a small (quite small indeed) working lab for construction or other work. my end goal is to have a shelter that rivals that of a military complex. and how do i decide who i keep?

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Comment on Avoid The Lines – How to Store Fuel Long Term by Shannonhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/05/23/avoid-the-lines-how-to-store-fuel-long-term/#comment-12640 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:21:59 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=2325#comment-12640 Thank you for the informative post! I am new to prepping, but have put a real dent in the list of things my family will need to survive a disaster. My husband thinks I’m nuts! I’m sure he’ll be glad that I’m crazy when we’re not all starving in the future though. I have been really perplexed about how to handle fuel storage for a crisis. Gas seems so unstable and unreliable, and along with propane, no matter how much you store, eventually you are going to run out if the disaster persists long enough. Of course I am storing some anyways, but for sustainability, what do you think about distilling Ethanol as a fuel source? I live out in the sticks on a ton of land, and we could grow plenty of crops to produce a whole lot of renewable energy in the form of Ethanol. I think that most engines which are designed to run on gas could be modified to work on Ethanol. Does that sound nuts or practical? I can’t decide.

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Comment on Open Border, Ebola & ISIS: A Perfect Storm For America? by Frankhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/19/open-border-ebola-isis-perfect-storm-america/#comment-12639 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:12:20 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11624#comment-12639 ISIS and Ebola have one thing in common. They are both creations of the US government. More controlled op and false flags to finish off America!
Obama signed an executive order last summer giving himself the power to imprison those with respiratory conditions excepting the flu. The pentagram has formed an Ebola strike force to grab Americans off the streets and put them into quarantine.
Don’t let Obama and the criminal US military destroy our country!

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Comment on Open Border, Ebola & ISIS: A Perfect Storm For America? by usmarinestankerhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/19/open-border-ebola-isis-perfect-storm-america/#comment-12625 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:01:57 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11624#comment-12625 Wow, pretty harsh words gentlemen.

I think Gary is only pointing out many of the same things I did in my article http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/18/perspectives-avoiding-hysteria/ Am I also to be a target of your vitriol?

Let’s keep a semblance of decorum, if only because our tone rarely comes across as intended through the internet.

I agree with you that we should have banned travel to prevent it from ever coming here in the first place, but now that it is here, SO FAR we only have 1 death and 2 people infected. Those should never have happened, but they did and the results are not as horrific as we make the possibilities out to be in our minds.

What needs to happen now is individual Americans assessing this threat and preparing for the worst while using reason to not let hysteria or anger consume and divide us further. Government has proven it is of little help and will often make the problem worse. Let’s not give them the excuse to step in further and “save us from ourselves” through Executive Order because we’re bickering and divided. We are all on the same side here.

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Comment on Food Storage Calculator Spreadsheet – Free Download by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/26/food-storage-calculator-spreadsheet-free-download/#comment-12622 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:18:58 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10997#comment-12622 Tanya,

I just emailed you the file, but you do have to have Microsoft Excel to use it. Hopefully that works for you.

Thanks,
Pat

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Comment on Open Border, Ebola & ISIS: A Perfect Storm For America? by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/19/open-border-ebola-isis-perfect-storm-america/#comment-12621 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:49:55 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11624#comment-12621 Thanks for the catch Carrie!

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Comment on Situational Awareness for the Focus Challenged Prepper by What is Your Self Quarantine Plan? - The Daily Coinhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/04/15/situational-awareness-for-the-focus-challenged-prepper/#comment-12603 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:03:17 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=1807#comment-12603 […] on taking simple logical steps to ensure the safety of their closest loved ones. It makes sense to pay attention to the news and shore up any supply needs that you might have. I believe it is very wise to keep an eye on the […]

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Comment on Prepared For… Boredom? by What is Your Self Quarantine Plan? - The Daily Coinhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/02/18/prepared-for-bordom/#comment-12602 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:02:35 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=830#comment-12602 […] cooped up with your family is an eternity in the most easy going and loving homes. You should have a plan to counter boredom if you want to preserve your sanity along with your […]

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Comment on Everything You Wanted to Know about the Prepper Movement but were Afraid to Ask by What is Your Self Quarantine Plan? - The Daily Coinhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/10/16/everything-wanted-know-prepper-movement-afraid-ask/#comment-12601 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:02:17 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12601 […] the Prepper Journal audience is full of sane people. I believe that most people who call themselves preppers are focused on taking simple logical steps […]

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Comment on Open Border, Ebola & ISIS: A Perfect Storm For America? by johnhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/19/open-border-ebola-isis-perfect-storm-america/#comment-12587 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:07:46 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11624#comment-12587 This was in response to Gary

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Comment on Open Border, Ebola & ISIS: A Perfect Storm For America? by johnhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/19/open-border-ebola-isis-perfect-storm-america/#comment-12586 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:05:48 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11624#comment-12586 Talk about idiots and stupidity, you top the list.Answer one simple question: If Duncan had not been allowed to enter the U S would the two nurses be fighting for their lives right now. And do you think the millions that have been or are going to be spent are of no concern. I agree that there are a lot of stupid people in this country and to call this nonsense is a prime example of not being able to understand even the most elementary facts in this case.This has the potential of making the U S a third world country. And idiots like you are going to speed the process along.When you contact it because of the lack of concern or incompetence of our leaders,tell us how nonsensical it is.

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Comment on Open Border, Ebola & ISIS: A Perfect Storm For America? by Markhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/19/open-border-ebola-isis-perfect-storm-america/#comment-12579 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:43:35 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11624#comment-12579 Gary, get your head out of the sand. Ebola killed about 1700 people from 1976 until this latest outbreak (38 yrs). It killed 4555 plus people since March (7 month). WHO and the UN are saying this could be out of control within 2 months. Are they chickens running with their heads cut off?

Something has changed since 1976.

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