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Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 23:14:49 [Preview] No.8 del

Remember, you'll need basic necessities and some decent firearms / ammo and training to defend what you assets you have from those who would gladly kill you to loot it all in the future. Entry-point fortification is a must, you'd be surprised how cheap it really is to make doors batter-ram / raid proof. Average katy bar sells for around $100, add $100 more for long strike plates for the side studs and a couple decent deadbolts and you got a front door that would take a quarter stick of dynamite to blast open. Marauders/looters usually take advantage by the element of surprise, and fortifying entry-points can throw them way off guard and give you enough time to take an offensive position.

Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 23:15:25 [Preview] No.9 del
Anon #1

In a disaster situation, looters will have already encountered and overcome similar defenses, by virtue of the door being fucking wood (if that).

If you want a door that will truly delay entry, it needs to have a monolithic metal plate of some sort that is the entire size of the door. Even a thin one exponentially increases the time and effort need to breach through the door itself, giving you and your family time to react and prepare a defense.

This of course is assuming that someone hasn't brought along battery powered tools, which are much more common and capable than they were even a decade ago.

Anon #2

>This of course is assuming that someone hasn't brought along battery powered tools, which are much more common and capable than they were even a decade ago.

Despite the fact that video only showed a regular door which was not properly fortified at all, that is one good point you made above. A looter could easily take a Sawzall operated on an 18V battery and cut around the deadbolt locks and door nob and then crowbar those out and open the door within a minute. However, their main disadvantage would be the homeowner hearing that Sawzall (being as loud as they are) and having enough time to grab a gun and shoot right through the front door killing the looter.

There are companies out there that specialize in selling metal plated doors if you really want some hardcore security, however you are talking at least a grand or two just for that kind of door. And many of those companies don't sell residential, only some do.

Regardless, my recommendation is get a long strike plate, mount it to the side stud (w/ 2 7/8" to 3" screws), install two drill resistant deadbolts (one near the doorknob and one a few inches down from the middle of the door - making it spaced out), and then installing a katy bar (which are pretty fucking secure, I've installed these before and each anchor comes with 4x 3" screws which you drill into the studs diagonal from one another making it tight and snug ; a looter need to bust out a large part of the stud on each side to take out a kary bar and that takes a few minutes with a batter ram).

Anon #3

>There are companies out there that specialize in selling metal plated doors if you really want some hardcore security, however you are talking at least a grand or two just for that kind of door. And many of those companies don't sell residential, only some do.

Or buy some sheet metal and bolt it to the door.

Anon #2

That's not such a bad idea, it would take a bit of DIY work and reconfiguration to fit snug around the deadbolt(s) and door knob. It would likely work just fine though and not cost you nearly as much.

Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 23:15:52 [Preview] No.10 del
Anon #2

Here is an example of the fortification of one long "strike plate" put to the test:

Door Jamb Armor Stops Kick-Ins and a Battering Ram on Memphis News

https://youtube.com/watch?v=nJr8dxA_IJY [Embed]

The contractor that did this test laughed out loud when he learned he would be doing this test. So did the Memphis Police Officer. The door was hit more than 20 times with the battering ram before it broke. Door Jamb Armor never failed!

Door Jamb Armor will take about an hour to install. If you are a do-it yourselfer, you may want to consider EZ Armor, which is much easier to install.

Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 23:16:08 [Preview] No.11 del
Anon #4

The biggest threat with modern homes today is they have the sliding glass doors which I refer to as "glass walls." If you have a modern home with glass walls you can forget about proper security because they can be kicked in within seconds and the looters will enter right through. My recommendation would be to board those up from the inside, using ply wood or better yet fiberglass paneling, held firm against 2 or three metal shelving beams that would be mounted with thick 10" bolts through each of the side studs. This would take some time for marauders / looters to break through that and at that point you could easily position yourself for proper offensive action.

Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 23:16:31 [Preview] No.12 del
Anon #5

A heavy steel portcullis that drops down from above the ceiling into an opening at least one foot below the floor would do the trick. If it's like one inch behind the door, they won't be able to kick in the door with a battering ram. But even if they break the door down completely, they're not getting in. Anyway during that time you're on the battlements dropping boiling oil on their asses…

Anon #6

There are other various methods of preventing doors from being kicked open or batter rammed through. If you install one of those katy bars that would re-enforce the door a whole lot, but you could add some strength to the door by installing 4 "door stoppers" all along the bottom of the door [https://archive.fo/6P53n#selection-5627.0-5633.0]. These are not only cheap as hell, they would significantly increase the amount of time for looters to be able to break into your home.

Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 23:17:22 [Preview] No.13 del
Anon #7

>If you install one of those katy bars that would re-enforce the door a whole lot, but you could add some strength to the door by installing 4 "door stoppers" all along the bottom of the door

Those "door stoppers" won't do much except make the door harder to kick open, and with enough force applied (such as an actual raid) those pieces would likely bust right off.

You need something more heavy duty like the Door Jamb Armor strike plates (https://archive.fo/6P53n#selection-5055.0-5061.0) or even DIY strike plates like the redneck installed in the embedded pic.

Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 23:18:11 [Preview] No.14 del
Anon #8

implying cryptocurrency isn't just ((((digits))) on a screen

Bit-Tards, ladies and gentlemen.

Anon #9

I totally agree with that point, my recommendation is to stay away from any unnecessary debts as possible (student loans included), and try paying off debts that you owe.

Once you have enough money saved up (preferably some of it stored outside a bank, in cash)… start stocking up on basic essentials (this includes extra food, extra water storage, guns/ammo/clips/rem oil/cleaning kits, toiletry supplies (like toilet paper), sanitation supplies (like wipes, soap, hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, toothbrushes, toothpicks, gloss, bic razors for shaving, etc), off-grid essentials (matches, bic lighters, candles, flashlights, solar generator, small led lamps, portable wood stove for cooking & lumber for wood, etc), tools, entry-point fortification if you got to board up during a crisis (katy bars, strike plates, drill resistant deadbolts, window bars or plywood for the windows and of-course anything you may need to install this kind of security), extra needed medicine (if you can get a hold of some / but only if essential to you), and the list goes on…

See more tips: >>>/truthexpo/3

If you have any cash or savings left over (other than paying for monthly bills of-course) I'd be diversifying it into some silver coins or other stuff that will always hold real value. Bitcoin? If you want to take the risk you can diversify savings into that too (likely only good if the grid is still up and running in the future).

Point is this: do what (((they))) do. Learn from the Zog. What are (((they))) doing? They are doing the same in order to survive this collapse and come out on top. You bet your ass (((they))) are protecting themselves, so you best do the same if you can.

On another note, some anons claim that debt won't even matter when SHTF, which I'll agree with. OK, so why pay it off? Well there is one problem we plebs have: we don't know when Shit will HTF. So if you have tons of debt, and the economy doesn't collapse soon, what happens when you can't pay the debt off? Your assets and property gets seized from you when you are forced to file for bankruptcy! So… think clearly about this. Always try to limit debts and keep a little cash in the bank to pay off monthly bills. ;)

12/21/2017 (Thu) 23:22:30 [Preview] No.15 del
>"flat head screws"

Anonymous 01/03/2018 (Wed) 16:50:28 [Preview] No.23 del
I feel very sorry for any American who has not been prepping. Many Americans flaunt their "freedoms" by proclaiming they are proud gun owners....

Well....OK. I have a question:

Do these Americans understand that when times get very tough and a crisis occurs that they may be willing to give up those guns to feed themselves or their families? As they often say in Venezuela, "no food, no freedom."

Anonymous 01/04/2018 (Thu) 03:46:11 [Preview] No.24 del
Yeah. A gun is important, but the man who has the goods will get to live like a king. One of my goals I have is to scrape together enough money to buy a little piece of land and plant a bunch of different fruits/veggies on it over the years, see what takes without my watering and what doesn't (unless I can get a water source that's not reliant on anything current, self sufficiency is the goal here); it's good to have a standing food source available, and I'm certain they'll be better than anything I would get out of a store anyways.
Varg Vikernes probably has a video or two going over surviving exclusively off the wilds somewhere on his channel, I get lots of ideas from him (none of them implemented yet, though)

Anonymous 01/16/2018 (Tue) 18:15:35 [Preview] No.26 del
A posts

"As for household entry-point fortification, yes I've worked on some of my own DIY projects as a prepper. Got katybars for both my front and back doors, both which have long strike plates for the deadbolts to make them kick-proof. Fortified with fiberglass paneling too, and with the katy bars they are batter ram proof.

BTW, you can make your own katy bars from two metal axle brackets and a long steel pipe. Mount the axle brackets to each side of the door frame (make sure you level it properly) and have a strong steel pipe to slide through and you got yourself a DIY katy bar for under $40:

(These would be great axle brackets if they are actually metal)

As for window entry-points? I'm still working on that. For one window prototype I have four 10" bolts mounted to the side of the studs, two for each side which have been re-enforced with a second 2x4 and steel plating (utilizing some industrial shelving beams). My idea is to be able to prop up heavy plywood in front of my windows (from the inside of-course) and then use the 10" bolts, washers and nuts to hold the plywood sturdily into place (utilizing more heavy-duty steel shelving beams across the plywood to those bolts). I've been successful with one of the major window fortification prototype so far, so I'll be doing the rest of them like that this year. (Note that I can remove that plywood anytime I want to, and secure it right back on during a SHTF scenario which makes this so convenient)."

Anonymous 01/16/2018 (Tue) 18:28:40 [Preview] No.27 del
You can always save rain water too, but make sure you keep it out of sight because some places have regulations against collecting rain water (and one could only wonder why!)

As far as gardening I do my fare share and I can confirm this to you: yes you WILL need an extra water supply (rain water collection should do just fine). Make sure you invest in buckets that will not rust! Very important! Contaminated water WILL kill crops!

There is another option and its called "atmospheric water generation" ... but these systems cost some money and must be maintained routinely with proper filtering components.

Also, a solar generation system to power up your most basic utilities off-grid (such as your refrigerator) is not a bad investment either. Don't tell your electric company though, keep it separate from the grid and install it yourself. Why? You don't want to deal with bureaucrats and their regulations!

Comprehensive List of REAL Things That Won't Vanish in Next Financial Collapse Anonymous 03/17/2018 (Sat) 15:11:39 [Preview] No.28 del
Comprehensive List of REAL Things That Won't Vanish in Next Financial Collapse:


Things of real value that are portable:
• Cash (green paper money, which may become instantly worthless, so don’t hold too much)
• Pre-1963 coins (that contain silver content)
• Physical metals (gold, silver, platinum)
• Collector’s coins, stamps and historical firearms
• Practical firearms and suppressors (silencers)
• Bearer bonds or corporate stock shares
• Natural medicine, seeds and essential oils
• Museum-quality art
• Valuable yachts or boats if used as the bugout transport of choice
• Small aircraft, if you fly out as your bugout strategy
• Deeds to land assets (paper proof of ownership)
• Antibiotics and prescription painkillers or insulin (high value, easy to carry)
• Bitcoin wallets on a thumb drive, hopefully encrypted and backed up somewhere else (will only work if the internet stays alive)
• Night vision equipment (PVS-14)
• Small radiation detectors
• BIC lighters and magnesium fire starters

THINGS YOU KNOW: (all the things you know are, by definition, portable)
• Medical knowledge / first aid / surgical experience / infectious disease
• Communications knowledge / HAM operator / shortwave radio
• Firearms knowledge / gunsmithing / long-range shooting
• Natural medicine knowledge / natural antibiotics / wound healing / prevention
• Food knowledge / harvesting / preparation / preservation / seed saving / wildcrafting
• Workshop knowledge / repair / making tools / blacksmithing / construction
• Navigation knowledge / compass navigation / topo map reading / area knowledge
• Rural living knowledge / animal care / roping / knot tying / butchering

Anonymous 03/17/2018 (Sat) 15:12:00 [Preview] No.29 del
Things of real value that are not (easily) portable:
• Land, real estate and commercial buildings
• Ranch animals / cattle
• Vehicles, tractors and even construction equipment
• Ammunition
• Ammo reloading equipment / brass / bullets
• Storable food
• Water filters
• Honey (it’s food and medicine, and lasts for decades)
• Salt (very heavy but also invaluable if you need some)
• Water wells, springs or flowing water sources
• Large water storage containers / tanks
• Recreational vehicles that can be lived in
• Solar power systems
• Defensive bunkers / underground homes / shelters
• Alcohol stills
• Communications gear: HAM radios and antennas
• Machine shops or heavy tools
• Large generators
• Fuel stores (diesel, propane, natural gas)
• Ballistic protection gear (helmets, vests, shields)
• Heavy equipment grease, hydraulic fluid and engine oil
• Knives, machetes, hatchets and tomahawks
• Tactical optics (binoculars or magnifiers)
• Portable light sources: Lanterns, flashlights
• Protective gear vs. biological agents and infectious disease (masks, surgical gloves, body suits, etc.)
• Personal hygiene items: toilet paper / feminine hygiene / soap
• Canning equipment, food dehydrators or smoke houses
• Bicycles and other human-powered gear

Anonymous 03/17/2018 (Sat) 15:12:40 [Preview] No.30 del
Things that will be (mostly) USELESS in an apocalyptic collapse:
• Pensions
• iPhones, Android and all mobile devices
• Digital bank accounts holding “money” in electronic form
• Paper currency (might hold value temporarily, but could collapse suddenly)
• Check books (nobody will accept a check when the banks are down)
• Anything that runs on gas (will be hard to find fuel)
• GPS navigation devices (won’t work without satellites and power)
• Apartments at very high levels of buildings (no electricity means “vertical hiking” up dangerous stairwells)
• Luxury vehicles with heavy reliance on electronics (the simpler the vehicle, the better)
• Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter and social media
• Your Blu-Ray DVD collection
• Cell phone communications
• Government entitlements: Food stamps / Medicare / Medicaid / Unemployment
• Academic degrees in “social justice” topics
• Electronic books (Kindle)
• U.S. Treasury bills or other forms of government debt (including municipal bonds)


Anonymous 03/21/2018 (Wed) 15:53:26 [Preview] No.31 del
Suburban Prepping Tips:

A1: The main risk in the suburbs isn't long term if you are well prepared, it's during that first couple months when everybody else is starting to die. Chickens and backyard gardens are going to be easily noticed and highly coveted by starving people. That doesn't change anything you said, it is just something to be ready for (laying low for a couple months).

A2: Make friends with your neighbors, help each other, form a small tribe for after the collapse.

A3: During a calamity, no power, no water, no law, in the big cities.. It's all gang-related power, whatever your color, etc..

A4: In my Personal Opinion, there are four things you REALLY need for prepping. One is firearms and weapons. Two is a water source. Three is to avoid a big city and forth is most important of all. You need people. People are a commodity that you cannot do without.

A5: I hope you are away from all the fires. Also Agenda 21 seems to like the Burbs too. I am in burbs of KCMO and most of us are gun totin' semi-rednecks. So it's not likely marauders won't know what hits them if they try our area.

A6: During the Bolshevik revolution some of the most brutal crimes happened on the outskirts of town on farmland. Power in numbers.

A7: I disagree... as the clause starts the people from the city will start moving out towards the suburbs and decide whether or not to take what they want...unless you've started a group people will be so hungry and dehydrated they will overtake the people who are alone. The best place will be farther out of the suburbs where they can set up their own security.

A8: I think it is possible to survive and thrive in the suburbs post shtf ONLY if you know and get along with your neighbors now.

A9: Gangs won't be a threat in Rural areas, outback areas because, one they don't know the area, 2nd they will get shot in a SHTF situation, and lastly, Rural areas are a long drive, but so you know, most people in the back Country have food storage, many have farm animals, by far the back Country is the best place to be.

A10: You are absolutely right, make friends with your neighbors, help each other, form a small 'tribe' for after the collapse.

A11: Guess it depends on how long you want to remain out of the camps. They will move the cities then the suburbs then the urbans then finally sweep the rural. No one will have land.

My own take: Those living in the suburbs must be very careful, especially if they don't know or cannot trust their immediate neighbors. It will take 2 or 3 days for the average family to completely run out of food, then desperate people will go door to door begging for food. And if you give them anything - they WILL be back for more! It will take about a week before desperate people start trying to loot their neighbors and any suspected preppers around the area. Every prepper in a SHTF scenario living in a suburban community is likely doing to have to kill at least one person and discard the remnants and I say this because when people become desperate they will try to rob, rape and possibly kill you and your family over what they need to survive because they were too dumb to prepare. So the average prepper should own a two month backup supply of food, minimum. You want to wait it out and lay low when SHTF, and you definitely want to board up your home and fortify all the entry points! Within two months many of your neighbors will have died off by then. Then it might be safe enough to go out and salvage any resources nearby (wood, tools, arms/ammo, scrap metal, clothing, jewelry, fuel, etc). But you want to make sure all is calm around the area before you do this, and the indication should be when people are no longer going door to door and the sound of gunshots have completely stopped.

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