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AR Machined Lower

Posted in Gun Deals, guns & ammo with tags on October 23, 2009 by Asheville Prepper

AR Machined Lower

It’s machined from aluminum, not forged or cast. Probably going to be a bit heavier, but also sturdier and more durable. By TNW Firearms of Vernonia, Oregon.

Price: $79.99

Kel-Tec PF-9 Review

Posted in guns & ammo with tags on October 23, 2009 by Asheville Prepper

Kel-Tec PF-9 Review at The Firearm Blog

Emergency Survival Bar

Posted in food, Food Storage, Health, Survival Gear, Wilderness Survival with tags , , , on October 23, 2009 by Asheville Prepper

This came from waltonfeed.com a while back, cant find it there anymore…

  • 3 C. cereal (oatmeal, cornmeal, or wheat flakes)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 T. honey
  • 2 1/2 C. powdered milk
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. Jello (optional)
  • 1/4 C. water
  • add raisons if you like

Place all dry ingredients except Jello in a bowl. Bring water, honey, and Jello to a boil. Add to dry ingredients. Mix well. Add water a little at a time until mixture is just moist enough to mold. Place in a small square dish and dry in the oven under very low heat. Wrap and store. This will make 2 bars, each containing approx. 1000 calories or enough food for one day. These will store for a long time if they are cooked until quite dry, and are excellent for emergency packs, etc. Eat dry, or cooked in about 3/4 C. water.

Vicki Tate


Just for fun, the web page author did a nutritional analysis of the above recipe’s contents using rolled oats and powdered milk fortified with vitamin A. He found this to indeed be a very nutritious bar. One bar contains only half of the nutrients of the whole recipe and therefore you may wish to set aside two bars per day to get the following:

NUTRIENT                                   PERCENT RDA
---------------------------------
Food energy              74%
Protein                 135%
Total lipid (fat)        12%
Carbohydrate, by diff.   93%
Total saturated fat       8%
Cholesterol              10%
Sodium                  441%
Total dietary fiber      60%
Vitamin A               121% (If Vit A fortified powdered milk is used.)
Ascorbic acid            16%
Thiamin                 154%
Riboflavin              191%
Niacin                   16%
Vitamin B6               38%
Folacin                 113%
Vitamin B12             114%
Potassium               177%
Calcium                 218%
Phosphorus              308%
Magnesium               116%
Iron                     80%
Zinc                     90%
Pantothenic acid         75%
Copper                   55%
Manganese               212%
Linoleic acid (18:2/n6) 122%
Linolenic acid(18:3/n3)   9%
Histidine               234%
Isoleucine              491%
Leucine                 615%
Lysine                  610%
Methionine+Cystine      396%
Phenylalanine+Tyrosine  630%
Threonine               563%
Tryptophan              503%
Valine                  488%

Probably the biggest problem is the low vitamin C. However, in a pinch, a person could live a long time off these bars alone. They are also a bit short in the calorie department, but are excellent in protein, over half of the B vitamins, and excellent in the minerals category. These bars, no doubt, nutritionally beat many of the expensive bars you can purchase from the different companies, and properly sealed would probably last as long.

Al


Copyright 1993 by Peggy Layton and Vicki Tate These recipes may be freely used for non-profit purposes as long as the book source and author remain intact. Express permission of the author, Vicki Tate, must be received for commercial profit.

Updated: 28 Nov 96

CMMG Bargain Bin

Posted in Gun Deals, guns & ammo, Second Amendment with tags , on October 23, 2009 by Asheville Prepper

Over at CMMG Inc. they have some good deals in their Bargain Bin and from the people on the forums are saying good things about them…

Bargain Bin 16 inch M4 –                    Price: $599.95

Bargain Bin 16 inch M4
Bargain Bin Rifles are back!

Just like last time, we are only accepting orders for these online. There are no further discounts or quantity discounts. Once we have run through our current inventory, no back orders will be taken for these.

These won’t win any beauty contests, but if you are looking for an affordable shooter, look no further! All rifles are M4A3 configured and consist of trade-ins, demos, scratched, dented, discolored, over-runs, special buys, uglies, etc. All rifles have been head spaced and test fired. Rifles are sold as-is with no returns.

If in doubt, inquire online, the feedback from these last year was phenomenal. Don’t wait too long, these won’t last long.

1/9 twist Barrels are Nitrided inside and out for years and years of trouble free operation!

Hand picked rifles will be for over all cosmetics. There is NO choice of make. Rifle includes what is pictured only, no accesories! Lower receiver brands will be Armalite/Eagle, DPMS, Doublestar and CMMG. Actual rifle my vary slightly from photo.

Price: $599.95

30rd Mil-Spec Magazine Overstock Sale!
Standard Mil-Spec spring and green follower. Fits AR-15, M-16 platform weapons. No sales where restricted.
Price:     $9.95
Follower Upgrade:  Stainless Steel Anti-Tilt Follower
Price:     +$2.50
Spring Upgrade:   Braided Wire Spring Upgrade
Price:     +$5.95

TAPCO 30rd AR15 Magazine Overstock Sale!
30rd AR15 Magazine Tapco
Price:     $12.95

Search for “CMMG Bargain Bin Rifles

fourm threads about CMMG Bargain Bin Rifles
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=338212
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/ar-talk/62766-negatives-cmmg-bargain-bin-rifles.html
http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=9042
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2731127
http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulletin/defensive-rifles-shotgun-discussion/39480-update-cmmg-bargain-bin-m4-pics.html
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Are_the_bargain_bin_rifles_sold_by_cmmg_good
http://ee.ar15.com/ItemView.aspx?iid=29053
http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=51651
http://www.ar15armory.com/forums/CMMG-Bargain-Bin-rifle-qu-t26143.html
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=344606
http://www.ak47.net/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=145&t=179151

4 AR15’s

Posted in guns & ammo, PA Prepper, Second Amendment, Survival Gear with tags , on October 23, 2009 by Asheville Prepper
 
This one is from “PA Prepper”.
Substitute AR15 for your favorite assault weapon if you like getting hung up on the details instead of looking at the meaning behind the story. – AP
 
 
4 AR15’s
Here is my logic:
1. Nobody should have just one AR15 for home defense. Your gun could go down. You need a backup.

2. If you have 2 AR15s, you have a primary gun and a back up. But, what if one breaks? You wouldn’t have a backup. That is bad.

3. So, you need 3 AR15s. If one breaks, you have a gun and a backup. You are good. This is the bare minimum.

4. Having he bare minimum is kind of risky. Why risk your life with the bare minimum? You need 4 AR15s.

And that is how it works.

– PA Prepper

100 Items to Disappear First in an Emergency

Posted in guns & ammo, medical, survival with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2009 by Asheville Prepper

This list has been around for a long time but it is still a good starting point for prepping and a insight into what can be good trade and barter items. – AP

100 Items to Disappear First in an Emergency

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy…target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 – 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice – Beans – Wheat
11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)
12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY – note – food grade if for drinking.
14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
17. Survival Guide Book.
18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
22. Vitamins
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
29. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
31. Milk – Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)
33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
34. Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit
35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
36. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
37. First aid kits
38. Batteries (all sizes…buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
41. Flour, yeast & salt
42. Matches. {“Strike Anywhere” preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime.)
45. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, “No. 76 Dietz” Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times)
48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting – if with wheels)
49. Men’s Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
51. Fishing supplies/tools
52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
53. Duct Tape
54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
55. Candles
56. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
58. Garden tools & supplies
59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
62. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
64. Bicycles…Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
65. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
67. Board Games, Cards, Dice
68. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
75. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
76. Reading glasses
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. “Survival-in-a-Can”
79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
80. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
85. Lumber (all types)
86. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
87. Cots & Inflatable mattress’s
88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
89. Lantern Hangers
90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
91. Teas
92. Coffee
93. Cigarettes
94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
95. Paraffin wax
96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
97. Chewing gum/candies
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
100. Goats/chickens

From a Sarajevo War Survivor:
Experiencing horrible things that can happen in a war – death of parents and
friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold, fear, sniper attacks.

1. Stockpiling helps. but you never no how long trouble will last, so locate
near renewable food sources.
2. Living near a well with a manual pump is like being in Eden.
3. After awhile, even gold can lose its luster. But there is no luxury in war
quite like toilet paper. Its surplus value is greater than gold’s.
4. If you had to go without one utility, lose electricity – it’s the easiest to
do without (unless you’re in a very nice climate with no need for heat.)
5. Canned foods are awesome, especially if their contents are tasty without
heating. One of the best things to stockpile is canned gravy – it makes a lot of
the dry unappetizing things you find to eat in war somewhat edible. Only needs
enough heat to “warm”, not to cook. It’s cheap too, especially if you buy it in
bulk.
6. Bring some books – escapist ones like romance or mysteries become more
valuable as the war continues. Sure, it’s great to have a lot of survival
guides, but you’ll figure most of that out on your own anyway – trust me, you’ll
have a lot of time on your hands.
7. The feeling that you’re human can fade pretty fast. I can’t tell you how many
people I knew who would have traded a much needed meal for just a little bit of
toothpaste, rouge, soap or cologne. Not much point in fighting if you have to
lose your humanity. These things are morale-builders like nothing else.
8. Slow burning candles and matches, matches, matches