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I was pretty much raised on diy, I was taught wood working by my grandfather at 7-8 years old. I have learned to repairing my own vehicles by doing it, making mistakes and learning from.them and reading about the work for tips. I was a rental property manager and occasionally do handyman work.

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  • Sparkys Gear Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

    Only things i would change is grab all food and have water stocked to load and go incase you arent able to setup by a watet source.. Food from the freezer can stay for a day+ in a cooler. even fridge food can be cooked before bugging out while another person is loading the vehicle. It will give you food to eat whike bugging out and also have food the can be ate for a few hours after cooking. Having someone whos jobs is just to cook when you get to your bug out location. While others get jobs to due ranging from organizing gear and getting a count on supplies on hand and whats needed, someone building shelter, someone getting wood and xhexking the surrounding area for water sources, game trails and wild edilbles.

    Btw very well done and thought out. Solar is one of the next things to add to my preparedness kit. Time and money the lists never end

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    • Urban-suburban Get home bag without a tactical look.( Grey man approach)
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  • Urban-suburban Get home bag without a tactical look.( Grey man approach)

    I just realized cellphone and backup charger. Even with calls not going through because of calls flooding networks. Apps such as scanner raido may still be available to stay away from active looting/riots and fires etc. If it was a disaster effecting communications and/or power grid these apps wouldnt work but in a more likely distaster having them available to youbwoukd save you from dangerous areas without walking into them

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  • Artisanlocal commented on flanman1999's instructable DIY Tripwire Alarm1 week ago
    DIY Tripwire Alarm

    Another option that is louder that caps. Thats what i current use. Im working on making a similar alarm but using ramset charges for driving nails into concrete ( more or less a 22 blank with more powder). Have it pointing towards the ground if used to avoid hurting someone. But the ramset charge is really loud. Can be used as a perimeter alarm around a camp to scare off bears as well.

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  • How To Zombie Proof Your House!

    Well done and very good choices for the plants in the garden. I wish i had the climate and space for a full medicinal garden year round. For scavenging i would have a map marked of areas that have wild edibles, water, and any other items you might need. Going out and walking around is a good way to stay in shape,practicing using your bug out bag and the feeling carrying the weight while you are also doing a list of food, water and security resources as you go. Very vaild point on ammunition i would say certain calibers would vary on what to stock in your area. But 12ga, .22lr, 9mm and 223/5.56 are all very common and low priced for stocking up. If you stock nothing else 22 is still relativaly cheap to stock a few 1000 rounds. Same with 12 ga.

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  • Urban-suburban Get home bag without a tactical look.( Grey man approach)

    Im actually going to check out the video tonight on youtube. Yeah the butler creek stock is a pretty easy mod just make sure the pin for safety bolt stays in. For some reason on the 10/22 it likes to just fall out when the stock is off. Its not a perfect match on shape of barrel grip and stock but really close. And worth it for space. I can fit the takedown, mags and ammo. Plus basic survival gear in an advanced hydration bag from rothco i think. With space to spare.

    Thats very appreciated.I have wanted to do one for a while and finally had my bag together where i wanted it, i figured i would do it. Thanks again for the comment. After I published I realized i forgot to get pics of my headlamp, spare batteries and tuna pouches. All sitting on my couch. I haven't had a problem with the nalgenes popping out walking but running would be a different good call on the shock cord i may have to mod that tomorrow, i have spare shock cord laying around anyway. And the 10/22 takedown is a really well made rifle. The folding stock is a butler creek stock for a standard 10/22 cut and filled to fit in the takedown. Takes minimal space in a pack and easily carry the rifle and ammo. Good investment in my book.

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  • "Gray Man" Style EDC Trauma Kit. This WILL Save Your Life!!!

    Man $3 ea is a steal. Some local sporting goods stores around me they are $15 ea. I keep them every where. In my bags. At home in the car. I feel your pain i lost out on 4- 5 gallon buckets of long term storge food. Guy was moving and couldnt take them with him but pick up only and someone got them before me. It was never opened buckets like $70 ea new. I was held up fixing my jeep and missed out. Lost out on big berkey charcoal filters 3 for $15 ea. Guy already sold them. I was going to build a 5 gallon purifier with them.

    Yeah I have torture tested my nalgenes hiking in every season and have never broke one. Below freezing had one on the roof of my car and half filled and bounced down the street with scratches. Definitely worth the $10 too I got lucky I got 2 for 16 a year or so back.

    Well done. I agree on the nalgene bottles as well, i have them in my ghb because they are bomb proof. Definitly well made. And i go with a grey man approach to my survival gear too. I have my ghb in the contest as well

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  • Urban-suburban Get home bag without a tactical look.( Grey man approach)

    ill definitely do that as my next one. It's an advanced hydration pack. I would use it to get from downtown philly out to the NE. My ghb is for if I had to carry gear for about 150 miles. Through rural, to urban. I randomly end up all over PA. So good to have some extra. especially as winter approaches having even basics can keep you alive if you side off the road.

    That would definitely be a bit harder for me to do. I currently have no children. But I will look into it with talking to my step sisters and what they would want for there young ones. I'll update this answer when I do some research

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  • Artisanlocal commented on aguydoingstuff's instructable Cedar Strip Canoe2 weeks ago
    Cedar Strip Canoe

    Wow that is an incredible project. Very well done

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  • Urban-suburban Get home bag without a tactical look.( Grey man approach)

    I actully am in southeast Pa. I made the bag for a road trip about 150 miles deeper into Pa . I thought hypothetically what would want if i had to walk home from here. Thats how this bag was born.. for local driving i usually keep the rifle at home as me and the gf both has ccw on us. And i have a small edc bag ill do an instructable on at some point. I use it for edc and down town philly where a larger bag isnt as easy to carry in a crowd.

    Thank you. Its much apperciated. I already see things i want to fix lol

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  • Artisanlocal commented on SamuraiBobX26's instructable Get Home Bag (G.H.B.)2 weeks ago
    Get Home Bag (G.H.B.)

    I have noticed the same thing with firearms. I just did my first instuctable and i included firearms. Great

    Great information. I have had a small bag for my edc for probably 6 years now. I have got a few friends carrying them in there vehicles as well.

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