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  1. Keith

    Bug Out Equipment. What & Why.

    I decided to post this because when I read lists of other people’s modern equipment for bugging out I often see items that I can’t make sense of. Items that are NOT sustainable & seem of very little use. Some say “well I use this until it breaks & then I throw it away”. The problem with that is...
  2. Keith

    You Should Watch This Video.

    I wish the producer of this video had chosen a better name, I know some people are offended by the "F" word regardless of its context. I recieved a warning on another forum saying the "F" word was not allowed & the video was removed. To be fair, it was not I that mentioned the "F" word, it is...
  3. Keith

    Learning From History. Supplies & Equipment.

    I thought some of you may find this of interest. Keith. Following is a list of supplies issued to a French and Indian raiding party in the winter of 1747, which was led by Commander Boucher de Niverville. This list has been, in part, re-translated by the author. Supplies for the six militia...
  4. Keith

    The Problems With Some Preppers Today.

    The problems with some preppers today. One problem some preppers seem to have is the inability to prepare for a variety of disasters. This is really not that hard, yet many just don’t get it. They also have what is known as 24 hour & 72 hour bug out bags. Why not just have a bag that will...
  5. Keith

    A Look At What Sustainable Survival Means. Or, Learning From History.

    Trappers Camp By David Wright. A Look At What Sustainable Survival Means. Or, Learning From History. The fur trade in America’s west lasted just 15 years, from 1825 to 1840. Why do I choose to use this place for this article? Because this event in this time period better explains the point I...
  6. Keith

    Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.

  7. Keith

    NO "charcloth" Flint & Steel Fire lighting.

  8. Keith

    Living History Resources. Farming.

    http://www.alhfam.org/living-history-resources
  9. Keith

    All About Flintlocks. Part Four. Wet Weather Hunting.

    Obviously I avoid hunting in wet weather, but sometimes it id necessary. Some people naturally assume that you can not use a flintlock when it is raining, but this is not the case. Gunpowder will attract moisture, but really it is not as drastic as often portrayed. There are three things you...
  10. Keith

    All About Flintlocks. Part Three. Safety & Other Tips.

    Many people argue that if flintlocks were so good, why was the percussion invented. Well people are always looking for an easier way to do things, & the firearms industry is no different. When the percussion was invented it did become popular with many sportsmen & women who lived in towns &...
  11. Keith

    All About Flintlocks. (by Request). Part One.

    There is a certain amount of skill & knowledge that goes into using a flintlock muzzle-loading arm to make it function satisfactorily. I won't say my flintlocks have never misfired, they have, but the problem was easily fixed. I must also say that I had had as many misfires from the...
  12. Keith

    Flintlock Muzzle-loading Guns, Rifles & Pistols.

    This post is in response to earlier requests for more information on firearms. I do NOT consider my guns to be weapons, I think of them as tools, but of course they can be used for defence as well as hunting & in the case of a flintlock, the lock can be used to make fire. My .32 caliber...
  13. Keith

    Serious Preppers.

    I know I have said this before, but my recent experience on another survival forum with multi national membership has made me absolutely sure. There are not many people on these forums that are really serious about surviving. To the majority it is a hobby, a pastime, a way of socialising &...
  14. Keith

    Comfort Equipment.

    Painting By David Wright. Comfort Equipment. Definition of Paleolithic. Of or relating to the earliest period of the Stone Age characterized by rough or chipped stone implements. Merriam Webster Dictionary. Humans have been surviving for thousands of years, back in the Paleolithic period life...
  15. Keith

    Muzzleloader Choices-rifle Or Smoothbore.

  16. Keith

    Period Living Skills-making Cheese.

  17. Keith

    Not Everyone's Cup Of Tea, But Something To Consider.

    My personal belief is that after shtf, modern technology will soon wear out or run out, then anyone who is not prepared for this will be thrown into a stone age lifestyle. But consider what would happen if you you were prepared for this by equipping & training yourself in 18th century style. In...
  18. Keith

    Uses For Urine.

    Uses For Urine. Urine when it is fresh and free from infection, can be used to wash out wounds. Urine contains nitre. It can be used to soak plant tinders & it can be used instead of water when making gunpowder. Urine can be evaporated to produce potassium nitrate. Urine can be used as a...
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