Archive for June, 2012


Sand bags are good but soon rot … i prefer this method

Ferro-cement is a method of construction ( there are many ways to do it but here is mine) where you make a frame of steel mesh (about 2 inch mesh) … and attach chicken wire to it every few links. 

or start with EMPTY  Gabion’s   , ones of the right dimensions,  — preferably a thinner type like 1 a foot thick or less  – they are made in many sizes — 3 foot by 4 foot by 1/2 a foot and use them as you would bricks .. tying them together with wire, obviously with the 1/2 foot being the width of the wall.

kinda like this (please excuse mspaint art)


Then attach the chicken wire to the outside of the wall and what will form the inside and plaster .

Plaster with a very fine plaster mix on the chicken wire — let it set and re-plaster until its quite thick .. maybe 1 inch

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I said it a hundred times, get a garrison together — community rules … western military doctrine always maintains that only troops can hold ground…

This is idealistic and not my plan exactly but its an idea that can be applied elsewhere.

I would say the ideal in suburbia is the close off your street at both ends with a barricade ( we have this already ) .. get everyone in your street on board … link all the houses with radio or field telephones … establish a central meeting hall and guard house to coordinate everything, and provide a central kitchen, and central alarm should everyone need to wake up at once .

Dig the road up around the block to about 2 m deep and pile the rubble on the inside to form a parapet … use what you can to make a wall … cars … sand bags .. roof sheets with gravel whatever .. this is really just a trench to defend from. make a single entrance where the road is OK …

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http://www.turnitaround.co.za/

Join the community policing forum in your area and get aware.

We have recently invested in radios that most residents carry to call for help from the community – they go for about 700 bucks and make a good simple radio net for us to call for help should we need it.

 


http://original-retnev.blogspot.com/2009/03/ratpacks.html

http://www.mreinfo.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4128

Now that brings back memories — dont eat the cheesie’s they give you gypo guts (jippo guts)

quoted from the site link

“Not a whole lot of information available on the current SANDF (South African National Defense Force) ration pack, but here’s what I found out.
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Comparing the Spetsnaz Spade to the Machete to the Kukri to the Hatchet multi tool

 

When i was cutting down a tree in my yard the other day, i decided to compare the cutting power – comfort and usability of each of the tools pictured above — and found some surprising results – with a mind that i should use one of these in a Post SHTF scenario,

First I tried the machete – ( R40 from Makro, made by Lasher )
on softer wood and thinner (than my thumb) it worked quite well – but after the blade stuck fast in logs thicker than my wrist, and the reverberation of the cutting stroke was not very pleasant, after cutting into the wrist thick trunk for some time i found my arm getting tired and i was not making much progress,
each cut would slice about half an inch into the cut..
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