get a Gieger counter NOW …. you can get cheap ones that will do well enough that plug into the audio jack of a cell phone .. and cost under $35.
Decide whether you will bug in and convert a basement room into a bunker, or setup a bug out fall out shelter far from your home either way Continue reading Nuclear War and Pandemic Survival tips
In South Africa reloading makes sense and cents
9mm Luger ammo goes for about R3,60 and up , a shot … the only thing cheaper is .22 the rest all cost more …
To reload cost me about R1.20 a shot … so it really makes financial sense
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Licensing a firearm in South Africa can take anything up-to a year and so many don’t bother and few gun shops survive the lack of cash flow.
According to the new law you may only have one hand gun and only one gun under section 13 which is for self-defense
this is also the only semi-auto weapon you are allowed, under conventional circumstances.
This dictates, that if you need a firearm for self defense, you should buy the best and most versatile handgun you can.
the 3 most common weapons i see purchased are the following 3 :
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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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My idea for a survival spade/shovel
You can buy a shovel from lasher – looks for what is known as a “ladies spade” with a square blade LASHER link —product 162—
This spade has a steel shaft made of the same steel as the spade blade, that is hollow and can be welded closed at the bottom. Weld this opening closed. or use “Pratley putty” to close the opening. ( easier than welding)
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Link to importance of concrete
Concrete has made building what it is today
Make sure you can partly improvise concrete it will help build fortifications and is paramount in the rebuilding of law and order.
Portland cement is the most common type of cement in general use around the world because it is a basic ingredient of concrete, mortar, stucco and most non-specialty grout. It usually originates from limestone. It is a fine powder produced by grinding clinker (more than 90%), a limited amount of calcium sulfate (which controls the set time).
Portland cement clinker is made by heating, in a kiln, a mixture of raw materials to a sintering temperature of about 1450 °C for modern cements. The aluminium oxide and iron oxide are present as a flux and contribute little to the strength. The major raw material for the clinker-making is usually limestone (CaCO3) mixed with a second material containing clay as source of alumino-silicate.
Normally, an impure limestone which contains clay or SiO2 is used. The CaCO3 content of these limestones can be as low as 80%. Second raw materials (materials in the rawmix other than limestone) depend on the purity of the limestone. Some of the second raw materials used are clay, shale, sand, iron ore, bauxite, fly ash and slag. When a cement kiln is fired by coal, the ash of the coal acts as a secondary raw material.
Found this very interesting concept online — a very light simple pack rifle – great for hiking and so on, great for survival, http://www.packrifle.com
Pity you cant buy it in south africa…. yet …
I recently made some security enhancements to my house.
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