Comments for The Prepper Journal http://www.theprepperjournal.com Prepping, Survival and Common Sense Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Comment on Becoming the Grey Neighbor by Ron Ryanhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/07/26/grey-man-concept-neighbor/#comment-25999 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10596#comment-25999 My question is this- I have two neighbors whom I have shard the the idea of being prepared, having basic fire starting skills, cleaning water, etc . and now more frequently are making off-hand comments like “we’ll just come to your house and ask for ” or” we know you have extras and can give us”. My question to the community would be is there a way to nip this banter with these folks now? Or just stay away from them and in the event something does happen, well, frankly after previous discussions with them, have no compulsion even answering the door much less answering the door and turning them away in the vent of a disaster at this point. But qualified suggestions are encouraged. Thanks much. Mark

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Comment on Bug Out Bag Checklist by Survival Fishing Kit: Worth the Time or Useless Gear? - Patriot Risinghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/01/02/bug-out-bag-checklist/#comment-25998 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:54:13 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=5963#comment-25998 […] own fully stocked bug out bag. The same bug out bags that each person had diligently packed using checklists gleaned from various prepping blogs, YouTube videos and their own personal experience. I would bet […]

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Comment on How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag? by northern raiderhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comment-25997 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:10:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202#comment-25997 Yet another well thought out article of the highest quality, this web site never fails to impress me.
I keep roughly £200 in cash and a few 1 oz Silver coins ( US Eagles etc)

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Comment on How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag? by Thomas Paine in the butthttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comment-25996 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:49:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202#comment-25996 I’m with you on barely enough to have money in my wallet. I’m about a year and a half into purposeful active prepping and a lot of my resources were used getting started and preparing to relocate.

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Comment on How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag? by NRPhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comment-25995 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:16:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202#comment-25995 $200 in the GHB, another $500 in the BOB, $500 in the “welded to the truck safe” with a small “surprise” if opened incorrectly. All bills under $20 and no coinage (to heavy to lug around). Usually $50± in the wallet. All other funds go into the house safe, also with a larger “surprise” if opened incorrectly….. NADA stays in the bank except to cover checks plus $10.

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Comment on How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag? by EgbertThrockmorton1http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comment-25994 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:32:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202#comment-25994 We now, only keep enough funds in our accounts to cover normal monthly expenses. Everything else comes OUT and goes into the emergency fund/s, and/or PMs-in the fractional denominations. We’ve found these to be far easier to use internationally as well as within CONUS.
The Family Bank is there for short-term capital needs(cash only) and long-term wealth protection(PMs). We have no, nor do we carry any bills larger than $50 denominations.

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Comment on How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag? by Mike Lashewitzhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comment-25993 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:14:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202#comment-25993 Never carry more than you are willing to lose.

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Comment on How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag? by Bolofiahttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comment-25992 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:10:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202#comment-25992 Pat,

I think I’ve probably said something like this before: Cash will have severe, time-limited utility if the grid is down. A station owner might desire to sell gas for $15 per gallon, but if the station has no electricity, the pumps won’t be working. And if the station needed more gas, it wouldn’t be able to purchase a tanker load on credit – there would be no way make the transaction. Likewise, you wouldn’t be able to buy 5 pounds of hamburger meat (which will probably be spoiling without refrigeration) if the “cash” registers aren’t working at the supermarket.

The idea of having a good bit of currency on hand is important, perhaps even several month’s worth. If the banks are closed (and the grid is down), there simply will not be enough cash in circulation to meet the needs of the “gray” market – that is, person to person transactions. Checks, debit and credit cards would be useless. I’m not at all sure how the government could pull off a shift from an electronic and credit-based economy to cash and carry overnight.

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Comment on How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag? by Jackhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comment-25991 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:07:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202#comment-25991 An equally good question is how much cash do you have in your wallet? 99% of grown men I know have somewhere between $0 and $2 at a time. This is crazy and makes them look foolish when we end up somewhere that doesn’t take cash and they stand there dumbfounded. Especially since it costs you virtually nothing to have at least $50 on you at ALL times. If you never need to pay cash then fine, it can sit there untouched for months but what a cheap insurance policy (sure you’ll lose out on the 0.25% interest rate you could get on it in your savings account so kiss that 12 cents in interest goodbye). Very worst case scenario you are mugged (which has happened to me zero times) and you lose the $50 and aren’t financially destitute. Bottom line ALWAYS have cash on you and as an extra little tip think ahead. If you always want $50 on you and you open your wallet to see $60 in there but know tonight you are splitting a $50 cab ride, guess what? Yup, you need to go to the ATM BEFORE tonight! Sort of like keeping that gas tank above half, costs you nothing except the ability to be lazy and make excuses.

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Comment on How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag? by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comment-25987 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:17:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202#comment-25987 True that island might be a huge advantage if it all goes south Kula.

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Comment on How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag? by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comment-25986 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:16:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202#comment-25986 That’s basically what I have but the denominations tend to be more smaller bills. Good point about the silver eagles but one problem could be with that official labeling that says “one dollar”.

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Comment on Survival Fishing Kit: Worth the Time or Useless Gear? by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/24/survival-fishing-kit-worth-the-time-or-useless-gear/#comment-25985 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15175#comment-25985 Thank you very much for the comments Orrin and for reading the article. I agree that all things being considered, a small survival fishing kit does makes sense in your bug out bag.

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Comment on Should You Buy an Air Rifle for Survival? by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/16/should-you-buy-an-air-rifle-for-survival/#comment-25984 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:11:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15075#comment-25984 Thanks for your thoughts Randy and I agree about the issues with Ammo procurement. Yes, it is more expensive than it used to be, but it is still for sale and I stock up when I can.

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Comment on How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag? by Kula Farmerhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comment-25982 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:33:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202#comment-25982 Money in my BOB?
Ha! Im lucky on most days to even have anything in my wallet! If Im bugging out where i am headed money wont help me much, one of the drawbacks to a small community on an island! But may also be a blessing,

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Comment on How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag? by LWJhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comment-25981 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:35:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202#comment-25981 I would say 1k in cash, half of them 100’s, the other smaller bills. A few smaller gold coins and some Silver Eagles to cover the what ifs. The Silver Eagles might be able to fool some people, if you told them they were the new US currency. They look official enough!

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Comment on Survival Fishing Kit: Worth the Time or Useless Gear? by BobWhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/24/survival-fishing-kit-worth-the-time-or-useless-gear/#comment-25980 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:02:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15175#comment-25980 What do you all think of assembling the spare parts needed to build a legit “Gilligan’s Island” fishing pole in the field as a bob item for a group?

So I got thinking. I have a kid sized closed face reel in the garage. Would it make any sense to find a comparable small reel & short rod, remove the reel and eyelets, and pack them into a small pouch to attach to the side of the BOB? The thought for me is that with a bit of looking, I suppose I can find a decent sized tree limb between here and wherever that would be suitable enough with some manipulation to build a fishing pole assembly that would support reeling in trot lines or just fishing.

After carrying my half-packed BOB around, I fully understand that weight matters. For me, I fully expect to have four people with me during any bug out. I ruled out carrying tents sufficient for everyone after adding a Kelty 2-man tent to one of the BOBs. If we work like a rifle squad, and aside from pre-determined personal items, everyone carries a suitable piece of squad gear, the weight gets distributed, and a few key add-ons can be included in the loadout.

Thoughts?

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Comment on Survival Fishing Kit: Worth the Time or Useless Gear? by BobWhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/24/survival-fishing-kit-worth-the-time-or-useless-gear/#comment-25979 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:52:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15175#comment-25979 Pat, I’m sure that 95% of those providing comment figured out a long time ago that most of your posts are written in a way to spur dialog.

Everyone has a different vision of how they would put food in front of their team. Hearing how others do it, or would do it exposes us to different thought processes, and hopefully expands a few minds along the way.

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Comment on Survival Fishing Kit: Worth the Time or Useless Gear? by BobWhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/24/survival-fishing-kit-worth-the-time-or-useless-gear/#comment-25978 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:50:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15175#comment-25978 Thanks, Orrin. I couldn’t think of the right term for a trot line. Dropping 5-10 lines in the water, then retreating to cover, or just moving on with your day, then circling back in the afternoon would provide passive food procurement that runs akin to setting snares. There are no assurances of either making it happen, but you’ve increased your food procurement opportunities by at least a factor.

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Comment on Survival Fishing Kit: Worth the Time or Useless Gear? by northern raiderhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/24/survival-fishing-kit-worth-the-time-or-useless-gear/#comment-25977 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:15:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15175#comment-25977 FYI in the army we used to go fishing with firecrackers, bangers and thunder flashes in plastic bottles, the small explosive concussion stuns any near by and brings them to the surface.

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Comment on Survival Fishing Kit: Worth the Time or Useless Gear? by northern raiderhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/24/survival-fishing-kit-worth-the-time-or-useless-gear/#comment-25976 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:13:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15175#comment-25976 I long ago dumped the micro fishing kit in a tin ( line, weights, hooks etc) and packed my kit according the geography of where I was going. So when in NV or KS or AZ I see no point in carry fishing kit, but up to the north eastern US or back home in England where I have coastline, rivers, lakes, streams and ponds aplenty I now carry one of those telescopic one piece fishing rod kits complete with reel.

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