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  1. CountryGent

    Disaster event(s) that made you say "Hhhhmmm ....."

    Has there ever been a disaster event — be it seen in the news, read in a history book, experienced/survived personally, or near miss — that made you think, rethink, otherwise produced real world preparedness actions on your part? If so: What was/were the event(s)? What preparations did you...
  2. CountryGent

    Feds calculate riskiest, safest places in US

    Looks like Los Angeles County ranks number one. Associated Press article on the research: Watch out LA: Feds calculate riskiest, safest places in US. Link to the National Risk Index site here.
  3. CountryGent

    NFA Processing & Coronavirus

    From the American Suppressor Association: NFA Processing & Coronavirus
  4. Hueco

    Which rifle would you keep in this SHTF scenario?

    Seems like most people that buy a gun get an itch...to buy more guns. Eventually we all have multiple. But, for the sake of argument, let's assume a fairly bad SHTF scenario: - Economic collapse a-la Great Depression - You're out of work and about to be homeless - You're not alone and...
  5. CountryGent

    What'cha reading?

    So, I just wrapped up the three novel series, dubbed "The Hot War", by Harry Turtledove. The books in the series are Bombs Away, Fallout, and Armistice. Not a bad summer read. Deathless prose? No, but a real treat for the history nerd, and just a delightfully stimulating set of books in the...
  6. CountryGent

    Revolver Competition to Hone Skill?

    So, something we did a couple summers ago was decided on one handgun and one long gun that would be the "primaries" for preparedness purposes that we would do a lot of regular practice with. I went with a SBRed/suppressed AR for the long gun and a Model 29 for the handgun. The revolver just...
  7. CountryGent

    Tesla Powerwall

    Anyone have real world experience with these? Anyone now of a similar device in concept that I should look at? They aren't cheap by any definition and they cost more than the conventional generator we installed some years back. (As they become more common, I hope the price goes down.) As the...
  8. CountryGent

    Cigarettes as trading stock?

    I don't personally smoke cigarettes, having given up the habit over twenty years ago. My wife never has, to the best of my recollection. (I do enjoy the occasional fine cigar, but that is another matter.) A fictional work I am currently reading reminded me of how the product is used as a form...
  9. CountryGent

    SHTF Books You'd Like to See As Movies?

    The title kind of says it. Are there any good SHTF books you'd like to see turned into a film? I'll get us started: Lucifer's Hammer (1977): As far as I know, it never has been made into a film. It is one of the better ones in the genre. It could either be set in the original time...
  10. CountryGent

    SHTF ... only armed with pocket pistols?

    So, my beloved and I are up in Eugene for the very wacky cocktail party, of sorts. Alas, this one was not nearly as delightful as the last one, though we had fun together. There will be other antics in the summer months, including trips farther north, so other adventures are on the way, but I...
  11. cigars

    25 Excuses That Won’t Matter When the SHTF

    Good article by Daisy Luther. Dang it, I've got two propane tanks that need fillin'. Maximum effective range of any excuses is zero meters, right @Stomper? 25 Excuses the SHTF Won't Care About - The Organic Prepper SHTF doesn’t care about inclement weather – snow, hail, tornadoes, pouring...
  12. Squash_edc

    SHTF Scenario

    been thinking about this lately and decided it might be a good discussion. If SHTF in Oregon how many of us would actually group up to fight for the constitution? I’m talking like openly rebel against the state. How much do we let be taken before we stand up? How long would we be able to fight...
  13. ATCclears

    How to decode the secret language of birds

    How to decode the secret language of birds
  14. GOG

    Taylor Creek Fire/Evacuation & Our Personal SHTF experience

    This is a recap of our recent experience during the wildfires currently burning in Southern Oregon. There's much involved and I want to give an honest and accurate recounting of events, so this will probably wander a bit. The fires actually started on July 15th due to lightning strikes and...
  15. CountryGent

    GMRS basestation and antenna recommendation ...

    So, something we've been working on for a bit is a GMRS setup for family communication for in general and for during a disaster. I am amateur radio licensed, while my wife is not. However, my GMRS license covers the family, including her. Our setup is, essentially: A mobile GMRS rig in each...
  16. CountryGent

    Cascadia Event Book Reviews & Resource Guide

    Cascadia Event Book Review and Resource Guide "Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy." — Max Mayfield, Director National Hurricane Center I thought it might be helpful to put together a book review and general resource guide on the topic of surviving a...
  17. CountryGent

    Armscor Snubs?

    So, I've seen their various offerings on this score: A six-shot, snub-nosed revolver, in .38 Special that can be had at $220—$280 a pop. They come in blued and stainless steel, with or without a hammer spur. If they work, they are tempting to buy a few to stash away for as a simple...
  18. CountryGent

    Defensive Loads for the .44 Special / .44 Magnum

    So, I recently acquired a Model 29. It was not added for a defensive piece, but rather because I just like them. Also, maybe, it would be good for bowling pin shooting, and most certainly for target shooting. That said, it is a solid, nicely built wheelgun, that fits my hand well, so there is...
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