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by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: AR-15 under $400!
Replies: 0
Views: 4214

AR-15 under $400!

BLEM PSA 16" Midlength 5.56 NATO 1:7 A2 Nitride Freedom Rifle Kit $ 259.99 https://palmettostatearmory.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/370x370/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/5/0/507279_3.jpg These are cosmetic blem rifles but with PSA the blems are always insignificant or even unnotice...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Nebraska
Replies: 1
Views: 2477

Re: Greetings from Nebraska

Good to see ya here. Looking forward to your posts!
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Blackthorn-USA Courses
Topic: 2019 Course Schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 4160

2019 Course Schedule

Folks our 2019 schedule is posted HERE ! We've reduced the number of classes some this year as we are entering Phase Two of our infrastructure and site building plan. Hope to get a few cool new improvements built around the school this year. However, most of our regular subjects will be taught at le...
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Blackthorns Resource Library is Open!
Replies: 0
Views: 4194

Blackthorns Resource Library is Open!

Hey guys, we have uploaded over 450 .pdf files covering a wide range of topics for the Bushcrafter, Homesteaders, Preppers and more to our website. There is just a ton of info there now and it's all available for free download! There *is* a donation button if you'd like to buy us a coffee. It's 95 c...
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Northeast Kansas
Replies: 1
Views: 3174

Re: Hello from Northeast Kansas

Welcome to the forum! Glad you found us. Feel free to look around and make yourself at home. There's some good info here. Our physical location is 20 minutes north of Manhattan, or about an hour from Topeka. Stop out sometime!
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Topeka
Replies: 2
Views: 3149

Re: Hello from Topeka

Welcome to the forum! Feel free to look around and jump right in.
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 1
Views: 14457

Re: Howdy

Welcome to the forum. Blackthorn has grown, come see us sometime!
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Hutchinson KS
Replies: 1
Views: 20132

Re: Hello from Hutchinson KS

Hi Skeeter, Thanks for stopping by, feel free to look around!
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Slow Match rejuvenation?
Replies: 1
Views: 19380

Re: Slow Match rejuvenation?

You didn't mention ii it was one of ours or not. If it is one from us, it should last pretty much indefinitely as long as it's stored dry. Extended moisture is really the only thing that will hurt them. Occasionally you might run into a spot on the match that didn't absorb as much solution as it sho...
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cerakote 101
Replies: 2
Views: 20722

Re: Cerakote 101

Very cool history lesson on the rifle as well as an outstanding new look!
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Flint hills
Replies: 1
Views: 19146

Re: Hello from the Flint hills

Welcome to the forum! Good to see you here, have a look around and we look forward to your posts.
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat May 30, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Bulk water storage question
Replies: 1
Views: 13038

Re: Bulk water storage question

You might want to check out pulse pumps or metering pumps to inject chlorine into your system as it's filled. Once treated water should be stable for along time. Stored water will go "flat" in storage and taste can be improved by pouring it back and forth between glasses to add some air back into it...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Product Review - DeSantis OWB E-GAT Holster
Replies: 1
Views: 5238

Re: Product Review - DeSantis OWB E-GAT Holster

Looks like a cool holster! Thanks for the review. I edited your post to display the video :)
by Blackthorn-USA
Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Events and Meetups
Topic: I am want to meet a good man!
Replies: 6
Views: 13532

Re: I am want to meet a good man!

We had like 378 spammers hit us within a two or three day period a couple weeks ago. Most were from Russia. We made some changes and think we got rid of all their posts. This post, well I was sorta hoping they'd come back and amuse us further, lol.
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 63520

Re: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!

Appreciate the update. Sounds like you guys are making progress. Also sounds like you're putting more R&D into yours, lol. I just guessed on the cfm but it's good to hear that it was about right. Keep us posted on your efforts!
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Events and Meetups
Topic: I am want to meet a good man!
Replies: 6
Views: 13532

Re: I am want to meet a good man!

She's single. Get her quick!
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Events and Meetups
Topic: I am want to meet a good man!
Replies: 6
Views: 13532

Re: I am want to meet a good man!

I'm going to leave this thread up for the time being since you did attempt to put it in the right category and you came back and posted a second time. Most spammers don't put that much time into their posts. However, I did remove your link in the first post. You can look for friends here but post a ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, and pushing vs. pulling air.
Replies: 1
Views: 16115

Re: Hello, and pushing vs. pulling air.

Welcome to the forum! Happy you found something useful here. I replied to your comments in your other thread although I did merge the thread into the Air Heater thread. Thanks for stopping in and I'm looking forward to your posts on this project.
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 63520

Re: Fan location on Solar Furnace

Wouldn't it be better to "push" cool air in, rather than "pulling" hot air out over the fan? Wouldn't the heat promote premature fan failure? You may have a good point but I have no experience with bottom mounting the fans. The fans themselves are designed to be used in computers and seem to stand ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 63520

Re: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!

Thanks for the tip! I'll look into that on my next build.
by Blackthorn-USA
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Blackthorn Bearing Block.
Replies: 1
Views: 6547

Re: Blackthorn Bearing Block.

We only cut up the very best trophy racks for our customers! Glad you found it useful. I've noticed in time, with use, these blocks will get very smooth on the inside. Pretty handy as long as your dog doesn't claim it as a chew toy :)
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: The Two Stick Hearth Board w/pics
Replies: 9
Views: 13429

Re: The Two Stick Hearth Board w/pics

Nice pics! As you pointed out in part two using the two stick method does have a few advantages. Speed in preparation being the biggest I think. Getting two embers is fairly common as well. Often I personally will dump the one on the hearth onto the one that has fallen through and use them as one la...
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Liberty MO Checking In
Replies: 1
Views: 14255

Re: Liberty MO Checking In

Welcome aboard! Have a look around and make yourself at home.
by Blackthorn-USA
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Eastern White Pine on Willow Bow drill. Pond special.
Replies: 1
Views: 6759

Re: Eastern White Pine on Willow Bow drill. Pond special.

Are you tellin me that mosquito's don't like smoke?! Hard to feel sorry for them, lol. And you, you're really starting to like this bow drill stuff looks like. It's not quite as addicting as building AR's, but I find myself frequently looking at random trees wondering if I could make an ember with t...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Kansas
Replies: 2
Views: 4773

Re: Hello from Kansas

Golden Rule is a good rule. Glad to have ya here and hope you find some useful or interesting reading. Feel free to share your interests as we like learning cool new stuff too! Welcome aboard :)
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue May 20, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reloading pistol brass - case trimming made easier:
Replies: 2
Views: 6660

Re: Reloading pistol brass - case trimming made easier:

Sweet, I can see where that would make the process considerably easier. Better patent it quick and make your million!
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat May 17, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Wet and Wild Friction Fire!
Replies: 3
Views: 7835

Re: Wet and Wild Friction Fire!

Nice write up and great pics! Nice Ranger too, looks like it'll do well in the bush. So you're experiencing the joys of Mullein, lol. Mullein is good for alot of things but it is definitely not my favorite for friction fire. For many of the same reasons you mentioned. The most frustrating thing for ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon May 12, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from CT.
Replies: 1
Views: 6633

Re: Hello from CT.

Hey WW! Good to see ya here. This board see's alot of readers but is still shy on people posting. I know you have posted tons of great threads over the years and am sure everyone here will benefit from your forays into the woods!

Welcome aboard!
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Survival Gear
Topic: Streamlight Seige
Replies: 2
Views: 5970

Re: Streamlight Seige

I've not tried those myself but they look like well built little lights. I'll be interested in your review. I'd like them better if they were 3 or 4 AA batteries instead of 3 "D" cells though. That and 3 spare batteries adds up to some weight.
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from central KS
Replies: 1
Views: 9011

Re: hello from central KS

Welcome to the forum! Glad you made it :)
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just checking in from KCK
Replies: 2
Views: 18148

Re: Just checking in from KCK

Welcome to the forum!
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Books, Music and Art
Topic: Beware Sleeping Dragons
Replies: 2
Views: 5720

Re: Beware Sleeping Dragons

Looks good. I ordered it. At only .99 you can't really go wrong anyway.
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Blackthorn-USA Courses
Topic: 2014 Course Line Up
Replies: 3
Views: 12384

Re: 2014 Course Line Up

We have recently added Urban Survival and Basic Blacksmithing to our course lineup for this year. Check out all our courses here.
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Shelter
Topic: Shelter Training
Replies: 1
Views: 13671

Re: Shelter Training

Thanks for the kind words. Glad you guys came out!
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Finding Fat Wood In Kansas
Replies: 2
Views: 14878

Re: Finding Fat Wood In Kansas

It can be found here in KS although it's harder than in areas with true pine forests. My suggestion would be to keep an eye out for dead pine trees in your travels. Once you locate one chop into the stump and see if you get the tell tale smell or see the right color of wood. Often you can find dead ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Nearly Infinite Candle
Replies: 1
Views: 8458

Re: Nearly Infinite Candle

Kinda cool if the wax actually makes it to the bottom before solidifying and plugging the plastic tube. I see it as a novelty more than anything else. The best long burn candles I know of are the religious candles in the glass containers. They burn for days straight and can be found cheap in the dol...
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Water Systems
Topic: Manual Back-Up Water Well Pumps
Replies: 2
Views: 9091

Re: Manual Back-Up Water Well Pumps

Of the two choices I would go with (and probably will) the Simple Pump. Better reviews and seems like a simple bulletproof build. While I don't have first hand experience with either of these brands I have installed and maintained many submersible pumps and rural water systems on wells. I have insta...
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie from ICT
Replies: 2
Views: 9117

Re: Newbie from ICT

Welcome aboard Hoss! Glad you're here and look forward to seeing you around!
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 63520

Re: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!

Orville, hope it works out for ya! Post up some pics of your efforts! makings06, would work well on a blind, particulrly if mounted on a sloping roof where deer weren't likely to see their reflections. No smell in operation to scare them away. Not sure if lining the box with mylar would work. The ba...
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bugout Dual-Sport Motorcycle
Replies: 3
Views: 14783

Re: Bugout Dual-Sport Motorcycle

Congrats on the new ride! Good information too. A good hydrodip or spraybomb and some saddlebags and you'll be set. Looks like a beast!
by Blackthorn-USA
Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
Topic: How to construct a Bow Trap
Replies: 4
Views: 8958

Re: How to construct a Bow Trap

Very cool, thanks for the write up. These traps are good for large game like deer that would be hard to get with a deadfall or many of the other types of snares and traps designed for small game. As you mentioned, the arrow doesn't know what it's aimed at. Treat it like a loaded gun and stay away fr...
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Wilderness
Topic: The Nying/Rakovalkea Fire - A full nights burn
Replies: 1
Views: 10964

The Nying/Rakovalkea Fire - A full nights burn

We made a Nying or Rakovalkea fire recently at one of our Modern Survival courses. Sometimes known as a Swedish Fire Log both the Finns and the Swedes claim credit for its design. Either way, this particular fire lay is designed to burn all night and radiate heat without needing to be fed or stoked....
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Western KS
Replies: 2
Views: 7307

Re: Hello From Western KS

Welcome to the forum, glad to see you here!
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: No more lead in the pencil
Replies: 1
Views: 4959

Re: No more lead in the pencil

Seems like now is a good time to buy moulds and scrap lead. Even though the smelter in MO didn’t supply lead for bullets currently we are now in a position to be directly affected by import restrictions , taxes, etc on the lead that is brought into the country for bullets. And now we no longer have ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Blackthorn-USA Courses
Topic: 2014 Course Line Up
Replies: 3
Views: 12384

Re: 2014 Course Line Up

We're already chomping at the bit for warm weather to come back. Of course we'll still be outside during the cold playing in the woods, but our course schedule does slow down for a couple months. Next year should be better than ever. Interest keeps growing as does our return students and we have a c...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Blackthorn-USA Courses
Topic: 2014 Course Line Up
Replies: 3
Views: 12384

2014 Course Line Up

Our 2014 course schedule is now online here. We have a couple new courses this year including one on Bug Out Vehicles and a CPR course to compliment our Wilderness Medical Course. We are also working with a few guest instructors on some other fun and interesting subjects. If there's anything you'd l...
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: HELLO FROM OLATHE
Replies: 2
Views: 5705

Re: HELLO FROM OLATHE

Glad to have ya here! Jump right in :)
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Phillipines - Typhoon Haiyan
Replies: 5
Views: 17154

Re: Phillipines - Typhoon Haiyan

I think to many people “bugging out” means running off to the woods for an extended stay. In reality very few people would do that, and even fewer could do it comfortably. I’m pretty comfortable and capable in the woods but my primary bugout plans don’t involve going to the woods. However, for those...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Phillipines - Typhoon Haiyan
Replies: 5
Views: 17154

Re: Phillipines - Typhoon Haiyan

Interesting article and pictures. Good advice too. Having at least a basic knowledge of disasters (and everything else) won't hurt and could quite possibly be very helpful when you find yourself in need.
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 63520

Re: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!

Harold, I'm fixing to build a couple more this fall. Good luck with yours and if you have any questions post 'em up and I'll try an answer them for ya!

Trekker, We want to put a small one on the side of the Little House up at the school too. Keep your butt from freezing :mrgreen:
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Kansas
Replies: 2
Views: 9592

Re: Hello from Kansas

Hey! Welcome to the forum :D
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammunition Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 6119

Re: Ammunition Storage

Way more stored in magazines than I'd ever actually carry, but they're ready to go when needed. Alot stored in strippers, in bandoleers with a speed loader. Pistol ammo generally in original bulk pack boxes on the bench for soon use and in ammo cans for longer term storage. .22 ammo pretty much the ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning and Preparedness
Topic: Tornadoes and hills - Research findings
Replies: 1
Views: 6851

Re: Tornadoes and hills - Research findings

Interesting and some good advice. Living right here in the middle of tornado alley underground housing makes alot of sense to me. From a safety and economical viewpoint. Thanks for the link.
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: NiB-X coated WMD BCG review. It works - ish.
Replies: 1
Views: 4847

Re: NiB-X coated WMD BCG review. It works - ish.

Good to see some real life experience with these. I've wondered about those coatings in the past but never pulled the trigger on getting one. Cool test and good pics too.
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Subsonic .223 loading
Replies: 5
Views: 15417

Re: Subsonic .223 loading

Very cool tutorial! It's interesting to me as I am just getting into the reloading game. My K-2 loves 55g ammo too so double win :)
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)
Replies: 7
Views: 16025

Re: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)

DrumminAngoleiro wrote:that deal must not have lasted long, now its over a hundred bucks!

That deal comes around occasionally but yes, like most good deals, you have to pounce on them quickly.
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)
Replies: 7
Views: 16025

Re: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)

Ok this is a great deal. Cast iron rocks for indoor and outdoor cooking! Lodge 5-Piece Cast Iron Cookware Set, Black Seasoned and ready to use Cast iron cooks best Superior heat retention Includes 10-1/2-Inch round griddle, 8-Inch skillet, 10-1/4-Inch skillet, 5-Quart Dutch oven and 10-1/4-Inch iron...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: The Two Stick Hearth Board w/pics
Replies: 9
Views: 13429

Re: The Two Stick Hearth Board w/pics

Gleedaniel13 wrote:Nice effort of informing us here. We know how to make fire but this is a good process to know.
Thanks :D
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)
Replies: 7
Views: 16025

Re: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)

A pretty good sale on Wise Food for the next three days or so. Meals, Entree's, Milk, Cases, Buckets etc. A good selection of shelf stable food.

LINK
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Father And Son Coaxed From Jungle 40 Years After Vietnam War
Replies: 2
Views: 10951

Re: Father And Son Coaxed From Jungle 40 Years After Vietnam

That is pretty cool. Shows that it *can* be done. Wonder what kind of skills this guy had when he went or if he just learned as he lived there. Some good stories I'll bet. Curious as to how the other son found them years earlier though. If he was 6 months old when dad took off there must have been o...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: Improvised Oil Lamp - Tuna Can w/pics
Replies: 8
Views: 90792

Re: Improvised Oil Lamp - Tuna Can w/pics

Now that you mention that, I think that the half hour one was the odd one of the group we tested. I'm sure all the times are written down somewhere. I'll try to find that as it should be in this thread. Anyway, cool that you gave it a go. One more easy trick to know. Pics would be great! There are i...
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: Improvised Oil Lamp - Tuna Can w/pics
Replies: 8
Views: 90792

Re: Improvised Oil Lamp - Tuna Can w/pics

As I recall they burned 60 minutes or so. I do remember there was some variation in the three we did that night and one we had done previously. I like the taste of tuna in water better but the tuna in oil has about double the calories. So one more reason to reconsider your stocks.
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Wichita
Replies: 2
Views: 9297

Re: Hello from Wichita

Hey welcome to the forum! Glad to have ya here. We're hoping the forum takes off too as we're not FB guys either, in fact I'd rather eat bugs than use FB :lol:

We do have a FB page tho...dammit.
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from KC
Replies: 1
Views: 6112

Re: Hello from KC

Hey welcome to the forum! Sorry about the delay, we been in the woods for the last few days working on our sunburns and chiggar collections, lol. Glad to have ya here. Looking forward to your posts and stop an say hi if ya get up to the Expo.
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: OMG! Global Cooling will kill us all!
Replies: 0
Views: 13698

OMG! Global Cooling will kill us all!

A very long list of links and articles showing how the Global Cooling crowd in the 70’s was calling for the same solutions to the problems as the Global Warming crowd is calling for today. Even thought the “problem” is exactly the opposite. Good information to chill out the Global Warming Alarmist’s...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
Topic: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!
Replies: 9
Views: 18114

Re: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!

Gleedaniel13 wrote:I have really enjoy watching these different kinds of traps. I have learn a lot from these especially in survival mode.
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the post :D
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)
Replies: 7
Views: 16025

Re: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)

Here's a helluva good deal. LAPG does this once in a while. I have one of these bags that I use for a range bag. Great bags!

LAPG Tactical Bail Out Gear Bag
http://www.lapolicegear.com/tabaoutbag.html
MSRP: $59.99
Save: $47.00
Our price: $12.99

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by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: C&R FFL came in - what should my first purchase be?
Replies: 1
Views: 5052

Re: C&R FFL came in - what should my first purchase be?

I’d probably get a pair of SKS’s just because I’ve always wanted to mount a pair in tandem with 75rd drums and a crank. I know, I don’t have much of an imagination, lol. Cool that you got your curio though. I suspect with some looking I’d find some pretty cool old guns. I’m just not to familiar with...
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: EMP and RF Blocking Experiment
Replies: 1
Views: 6943

EMP and RF Blocking Experiment

I hear people mention EMP fairly often as something they consider a possible threat. I personally don’t consider it very high on my potential threat list however I do concede that it could happen. Now like many people I have some electronic devices that are stored for emergency use only. Some of the...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)
Replies: 7
Views: 16025

Re: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)

Maxpedition 30% and a good selection of knives here too!

http://www.the-knife-connection.com/
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: Alaskan MK-II Chainsaw Mill
Replies: 3
Views: 70528

Alaskan MK-II Chainsaw Mill

We’re doing some work and building a few things around our training grounds using Eastern Red Cedar. The trees are harvested locally from pasture fire kill and a few that we cut to thin out certain areas. We’ve been using an Alaska MK-II chainsaw mill to process out beams and planks. This mill will ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
Topic: Yo Yo Reel Fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 13579

Yo Yo Reel Fishing

Over Memorial Day weekend I had the chance to use a Yo Yo Reel. For those who are unfamiliar with these little gadgets, they are lightweight little spring wound reels. You can tie them off to a tree or something, drop the line in the water after putting tension on the reel and wait for a fish to bit...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
Topic: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!
Replies: 9
Views: 18114

Re: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!

Here’s an example of one style of cable snare I carry. These are 1/16 SS cable with non relaxing micro locks. For the pic I have used a shiny new one to be able to see it better. You can dull the finish of new snares by boiling in 5 Tbs of baking soda in a gallon of water, or just leave them outside...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
Topic: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!
Replies: 9
Views: 18114

Re: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!

Had a little time today so I put a log deadfall together. I chopped off a 6’ long section of dead oak for the main log and found a couple appropriately spaced trees along the bank of a small creek. I’m using a simple treadle trigger on this one and set it up first and left it set throughout building...
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed May 22, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Medical and Health
Topic: Tea Tree Oil
Replies: 2
Views: 10293

Re: Tea Tree Oil

Essential oils and other natural medicines no doubt are valuable and have uses in any self reliant persons preps. I know clove oil works well to reduce the pain of a toothache. I also know that it will not magically give you a root canal in the comfort of your own home while you sleep. I think knowi...
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue May 21, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
Topic: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!
Replies: 9
Views: 18114

Re: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!

Thought I’d add a couple more extremely simple deadfalls to this thread. These two require no cordage, are easy to set and so simple to build you need no instruction other than seeing the pictures. This one is similar to the Paiute but requires no cordage. You do need a solid base to keep the stick ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu May 16, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cool Tips and Tricks! Show us what ya got!
Replies: 3
Views: 7151

Re: Cool Tips and Tricks! Show us what ya got!

A large diameter straw like the ones found at McDonalds makes a great waterproof container for storing a few Tylenol or other such tablets. Lasts a lot longer than a flimsy paper packet like single doses of medicine often come in. Just cut to length and melt the ends shut. Remember to write the cont...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu May 16, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cool Tips and Tricks! Show us what ya got!
Replies: 3
Views: 7151

Re: Cool Tips and Tricks! Show us what ya got!

Here's quick trick to rescue a phone after dropping it in a toilet or otherwise getting it wet. Remove the battery, covers, memory cards etc and place all the pieces in a zip lock bag with a desiccant packet. Here we’re using a 6 gram packet. These desiccant moisture absorbers are often found in pac...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu May 16, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: First conceal carry
Replies: 6
Views: 9041

Re: First conceal carry

Very nice! Looks like it will conceal easily as well.
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed May 15, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: First conceal carry
Replies: 6
Views: 9041

Re: First conceal carry

Sounds like a solid choice. Get any pics of her range trip?
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue May 07, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: Events and Meetups
Topic: Kansas Prepper Expo!! Spring 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 5573

Re: Kansas Prepper Expo!! Spring 2013

We made it. We have been a sponsor since the beginning basically. It was a good show, well attended. Gets bigger every time we they do it. We’ll do another one in the fall and there will be one by another group in July in Kansas City. We’ll post details on that as we get them. Not sure yet if we wil...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat May 04, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sure the Forums cool, but how do I see the good stuff?
Replies: 0
Views: 23513

Sure the Forums cool, but how do I see the good stuff?

How do I get into the other sections of the forum? There are some sections of the forum that are not accessible by new or regular members. Some require you to only join the user group for access and others require paid membership. Our Politics and Religion forums are open to anyone who would like t...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu May 02, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Food Preservation
Topic: Long Term Food Storage with Mylar
Replies: 1
Views: 8571

Long Term Food Storage with Mylar

I wanted to do a quick tutorial on how to package dry goods for long term storage using Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers. Storing foods in Mylar can extend the self life on many products to 20 or even 30 years. Mylar in its basic form is made from polyester resin and is transparent. Mylar bags used f...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu May 02, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Long Arms
Topic: "Building an AR-15" / post your build and ask questions here
Replies: 19
Views: 28613

Re: "Building an AR-15" / post your build and ask questions

Man that really looks good! Whats the db reduction on the can and are you happy with it? I've looked at the YHM a bit myself and do like the prices better than some of the others. A friend has a Gemtech and it's cool, but wasn't cheap. And why the backward sight?
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Checking you out from Kansas
Replies: 1
Views: 12805

Re: Checking you out from Kansas

Hey! Welcome to the forum. Nice to see other Kansans dropping by. Look around and jump right in :D
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Long Arms
Topic: "Building an AR-15" / post your build and ask questions here
Replies: 19
Views: 28613

Re: "Building an AR-15" / post your build and ask questions

It's horrible. You should send it to me for propper disposal.







Sexy, I like it! :mrgreen:
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Nuevo Mexico
Replies: 3
Views: 10289

Re: Hello from Nuevo Mexico

Hey welcome to the forum! Appreciate you contributing to the info pool. Enjoy your stay :D
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from No. Colo.
Replies: 2
Views: 8380

Re: Hello from No. Colo.

Welcome to the forum! Jump right in and make yourself at home :D
by Blackthorn-USA
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Building the **ULTIMATE** Reloading & Gun Workbench
Replies: 3
Views: 14485

Re: Building the **ULTIMATE** Reloading & Gun Workbench

Damn thats sweet. I just built a bench a couple weeks ago for my new Dillon. Not as fancy as that one but I'm a novice reloader and didn't know just what I needed or would like yet. I do like the look of yours and may well use those plans in the future. Currently deciding if I want to invest in a st...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Ruger Mark III - suppressed
Replies: 2
Views: 6054

Re: Ruger Mark III - suppressed

I don't know the answer to this question, but isn't the manual there talking about stabilizing subsonic 5.56?
by Blackthorn-USA
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings from the nv desert...........
Replies: 3
Views: 9937

Re: greetings from the nv desert...........

Hey welcome to the forum! Glad ya stopped in :D
by Blackthorn-USA
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Energy
Topic: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 63520

Re: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!

The soda cans do restrict the airflow, allowing the air to be heated longer. They also add a small degree of thermal mass, but mostly to keep the air from just blowing through without being warmed. Most pop can heaters actually use the cans as the collector tubes. My design adds the downspout materi...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: General Bushcraft and Primitive Skills
Topic: Primitive Oil Lamps for light and heat w/pics
Replies: 0
Views: 32253

Primitive Oil Lamps for light and heat w/pics

I wanted to post up a few improvised oil lamps that can be made in the wild. These lamps provide light but also will help heat a small shelter. The Inuit, or Eskimos, have used whale blubber in an oil lamp called a Qulliq or Kudlik to heat their igloos for centuries. We don’t have whales or igloos a...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: Improvised Oil Lamp - Tuna Can w/pics
Replies: 8
Views: 90792

Improvised Oil Lamp - Tuna Can w/pics

Here’s a quick way to make a little lamp if you need one and have a can of tuna around. You do have cans of tuna right? You need the tuna in oil as that is what is burned as fuel in this lamp. Additionally tuna in oil has 80 calories as opposed to 50 calories in water packed tuna. Better in a surviv...
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: The Two Stick Hearth Board w/pics
Replies: 9
Views: 13429

Re: The Two Stick Hearth Board w/pics

Yucca is an easy wood to get an ember with. The embers don't last as long as they do with many other woods but the ignition temp for yucca is something like 800 degrees so you can get to temp fairly quickly. We use it alot during classes to let students concentrate on their technique while still get...
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning and Preparedness
Topic: Home food storage question
Replies: 11
Views: 18144

Re: Home food storage question

So I found this online somewhere long ago and thought it might be of interest here. It doesn't exactly answer the OP's question, but combined with other food storage it might allow one to really bulk up their supplies. A years worth of food storage for under $300! Yes, you read that right. How does ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Mega Arms - Don't bother!
Replies: 7
Views: 10497

Re: Mega Arms - Don't bother!

Nice! Spikes is pretty well liked among the gun crowd and while I don't have any of their products currently I wouldn't hesitate to grab them if they were around. Should be another sexi rifle when you get 'er together.
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion at the Boston Marathon -Breaking News-
Replies: 2
Views: 7396

Re: Explosion at the Boston Marathon -Breaking News-

I'm thinking blackpowder explosive leads to new push to ban the sale of reloading powders.... I don't know, it'll be interesting to see what the facts are tomorrow.
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Mega Arms - Don't bother!
Replies: 7
Views: 10497

Re: Mega Arms - Don't bother!

That sucks about the wait. I know all the manufacturers are running hard to even try to keep up with demand, but stringing customers on with false delivery dates either shows a lack of knowing your job or dishonesty. I would have cancelled too. Good that you were able to find something worthwhile lo...
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion at the Boston Marathon -Breaking News-
Replies: 2
Views: 7396

Explosion at the Boston Marathon -Breaking News-

Around 3pm EST, Apr 15
There have been multiple explosions at the finish line for the Boston Marathon, with reports of at least "dozens" of injuries.
http://www.businessinsider.com/explosio ... hon-2013-4

by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cleaning brass for reloading
Replies: 2
Views: 9443

Re: Cleaning brass for reloading

This post is right on time. I just recently bought a 550B myself and have it set up ready to go with all the components and equipment I need except a brass cleaner and case trimmer. I found something a while back about a liquid cleaner too, I think it may have been vinegar based. I’ll try to find it...
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cool Tips and Tricks! Show us what ya got!
Replies: 3
Views: 7151

Re: Cool Tips and Tricks! Show us what ya got!

Here’s another handy little trick for when you find yourself with clothes to dry. Around here the wind will generally blow down about anything you put up. Trying to hang clothes to dry is challenging. Twisting your drying line eliminates the need for clothes pins and securely holds your clothes. htt...
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cool Tips and Tricks! Show us what ya got!
Replies: 3
Views: 7151

Cool Tips and Tricks! Show us what ya got!

I wanted to start a thread discuss and show all the little tips and tricks people know for making things easier. I’m always amazed that there are still people out there that don’t know petroleum jelly and cotton balls make great tinder. So, even if it’s an old tip you’ve known for years, post it up....
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: The Two Stick Hearth Board w/pics
Replies: 9
Views: 13429

The Two Stick Hearth Board w/pics

So I had a little time after class today to play in the nice weather so I thought I’d make a fire using the two stick hearth method. Most everyone has seen the bow drill method where you cut a notch into your hearth to collect your dust for the ember. With this method no notch is needed. The dust, a...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Long Arms
Topic: "Building an AR-15" / post your build and ask questions here
Replies: 19
Views: 28613

Re: "Building an AR-15" / post your build and ask questions

Jers right to some extent. You will get better then bare bones because, well, that bolt carrier group is better and it’s “only” $20 more… However, you can still build a higher quality rifle for less than you could buy the same rifle already built. You can also buy a little now and a little more down...
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Long Arms
Topic: The Hi-Point Carbine - It's actually pretty good.
Replies: 3
Views: 10706

Re: The Hi-Point Carbine - It's actually pretty good.

Who says you can't shine a turd? lol, ok, I just had to get my Hi-Point jab in there. The rifles actually are decent little guns. I had one for a while myself and while there is definitely room for improvement they seem to be fairly reliable and accurate. The disassembly procedure is a pain in the a...
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
Topic: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!
Replies: 9
Views: 18114

Re: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!

The snare course is a lot of fun, one of my favorites. I too like these deadfalls as they are easy, don’t require much cordage and work well. The cordage thing is important because that’s something that is often in short supply and making your own takes time. Time that could be better used for other...
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: Sterno vs Cheapo - A Candle Test w/pics
Replies: 4
Views: 71287

Re: Sterno vs Cheapo - A Candle Test w/pics

Trekker, I used those cans of Sterno years ago and remember them being leaky, drying out easy and not getting very hot. I think they might be good for keeping your cheese dip warm for a few hours but I don’t have much use for them in my plans. I haven’t used the Sam’s brand. Will they get a couple c...
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Blackthorn-USA
Topic: 20% Off Blackthorn-USA Courses
Replies: 0
Views: 20844

20% Off Blackthorn-USA Courses

Alright, let’s kick off this sponsor thing with a discount for Premium Members. Blackthorn-USA is offering a 20%, yep, 20% discount on all regular training courses that we offer on our website. Currently that comes out to a minimum of $17 off, per day! This discount is only good for Premium Members ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Kansas
Replies: 2
Views: 8312

Re: Hello from Kansas

Hey Bobby! Good to see ya :D
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy from Martin County
Replies: 1
Views: 5928

Re: Howdy from Martin County

Good to see ya! I'm looking forward to your posts here. Electric/solar is at least one topic that I learn from you! Thanks, and welcome to the forum.
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Checking In
Replies: 1
Views: 5848

Re: Checking In

Hey Trekker! Good to see ya, glad ya made it. I'm hoping to take a course from you at the next Prepper Expo! Welcome to the forum :D
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: GrubbyTimes checking in from Alexandria, VA
Replies: 1
Views: 9730

Re: GrubbyTimes checking in from Alexandria, VA

Welcome to the forum! Glad ya made it and looking forward to your expertise here.
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy from Ottawa, KS
Replies: 1
Views: 7182

Re: Howdy from Ottawa, KS

Hi Nathan! Welcome to the forum. Feel free to jump right in. We're new and no-ones peed in the pool yet :mrgreen:
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Hoyt!
Replies: 1
Views: 3050

Re: Hello from Hoyt!

So modest, lol. You're a big help around the courses you attend and I suspect you will be here as well. Good to have ya!
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy from Topeka
Replies: 1
Views: 2750

Re: Howdy from Topeka

Howdy! Good to see you here and I'm looking forward to learning from you :D
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Omaha, NE!
Replies: 1
Views: 2529

Re: Hello from Omaha, NE!

Hey! Good to see ya. Looking forward to your perspective on the topics around here.
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning and Preparedness
Topic: Home food storage question
Replies: 11
Views: 18144

Re: Home food storage question

LDS has been in the preparedness game since long before it was mainstream. No doubt they have overcome a lot of the obstacles you would face starting from scratch. Many cities also have LDS locations where you can go and buy their products and eliminate the shipping. Often they will have things not ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Noobie from space checkin in
Replies: 1
Views: 2431

Re: Noobie from space checkin in

Noobie1 was our first forum member and will remain around as a test case. If he get's in your way just smack him :mrgreen:
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Events and Meetups
Topic: Kansas Prepper Expo!! Spring 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 5573

Kansas Prepper Expo!! Spring 2013

Kansas Prepper Expo The Expo is admission free and open to the public. It is a family friendly atmosphere and also CCW friendly. People are encouraged to buy, sell or trade or just meet new friends or attend any of the free classes going on throughout the day. There are door prizes and raffles also....
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 12743

Re: Hello

Welcome to the forum! At 10 yrs and a family of 5, I suspect you have found solutions to a lot of problems that newer preppers face. I look forward to seeing your posts, and again, welcome :D
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Long Arms
Topic: "Building an AR-15" / post your build and ask questions here
Replies: 19
Views: 28613

Re: "Building an AR-15" / post your build and ask questions

That’s gonna be a sweet rifle when you’re done. I’m anxious to see it together. I don’t think I’d have chosen the full length fore grip myself, but seeing it there *live* makes it look pretty cool. I think it’ll come together nicely. I’m also curious to see your thoughts on that BCG. I too am thinki...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Checking in from Wet Virginia
Replies: 1
Views: 2198

Re: Checking in from Wet Virginia

Hey, welcome to the forum! Glad ya made it :D
by Blackthorn-USA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Financial
Topic: Unbanking vs. Underbanking - Break up with your bank
Replies: 2
Views: 14676

Unbanking vs. Underbanking - Break up with your bank

Unbanking vs. Underbanking: How to Break Up with the Financial System

Breaking up is hard to do, especially when it is with a tracking service like a financial institution. Sometimes you can make a clean break and other times you have to remain “just friends”.

Break Up with your Bank
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Make your own custom Topo maps
Replies: 0
Views: 8187

Make your own custom Topo maps

This website allows you to make and order Topographic maps centered anywhere you like. You can also add options like waterproof paper, GPS coordinates, titles, etc.

MyTopo
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
Topic: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!
Replies: 9
Views: 18114

Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!

Being able to get food in a survival situation is pretty damn important. Sure you can go without, but do you really want to? You can forage for plants but it takes a lot of wild onions to equal a squirrel in nutritional content. I’m going to cover some traps in this thread. Once a trap is set, it wi...
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Find the best deals on ammo here
Replies: 1
Views: 5527

Find the best deals on ammo here

Near realtime tracking of who has ammo in stock and who has the best prices.

GunBot
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)
Replies: 7
Views: 16025

Re: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)

A variety of dry boxes at reduced prices. I use this one for my handheld HAM radio Megilla Small Electronics Case, 950 Black. Fluted foam (Interior: 7.88"x4"x1.55"). Waterproof, crush-resistant, airtight. List $29.00 On sale $9.99 See them all here http://www.unholycocktail.com/media/catalog/product...
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)
Replies: 7
Views: 16025

Gear Deals Thread (Post the Great Deals you find!)

. It’s hard to keep an eye on every storefront out there. If you find an outstanding deal or a discount code on some useful item, please post it up. It doesn’t have to be something you’d buy, just a good deal that someone here might want to take advantage of. When you find a deal, please post A link...
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Recipes and DIY
Topic: Dutch Oven Recipies
Replies: 0
Views: 14282

Dutch Oven Recipies

Here's a couple tasty recipies you can make in your Dutch oven. The recipies call for charcoal briquettes but you can easily substitute coals from the fire in camp. Breakfast for a Crowd Ingredients: • 1 lb. country sausage • 1 lb. bacon • 1 large diced yellow onion • 3 cloves minced garlic • 1 chop...
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Pron (Pics and links of your own firearms only)
Replies: 3
Views: 8316

Firearms Pron (Pics and links of your own firearms only)

This thread is for showing off pics of your own firearms only. Descriptions are encouraged but if you want to discuss your firearms, start it’s own thread. Comments without pics will be deleted. First run Umbrella Corp lower, BCM upper, bolt and carrier, Stark grip, YHM Rail, Magpul AFG, Matech BUIS...
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: BOV Pron (Pics and Links of your own vehicles only)
Replies: 2
Views: 6230

BOV Pron (Pics and Links of your own vehicles only)

This thread is for showing off pics of your own BOV vehicles only. Descriptions are encouraged but if you want to discuss your build or talk about your BOV, start it’s own thread. Comments without pics will be deleted. I'll start :mrgreen: '84 GMC Jimmy right after fresh paint at a friends place. ht...
by Blackthorn-USA
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Tons of info free for download
Replies: 0
Views: 6902

Tons of info free for download

Over 125 GB of information here free to download. You’ll be hard pressed to find a topic not covered. cd3wd 14+ more GB of useful info on a wide range of topics. All free for download. ps-survival A copy of the book Handy Farm Devices (And How to Make Them) copywrite 1909 Ten chapters covering not s...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: DIY Micarta w/pics
Replies: 0
Views: 7308

DIY Micarta w/pics

So I decided to try my hand at micarta or jeancarta scales for my kukri. Here’s how it went. Found some brown and green jeans at a second hand shop and cut into strips. http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t483/Blackthorn-USA/Micarta/Blackthorn-USAMicartaA.jpg http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t483...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 63520

DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!

Shamelessly reposted from the original post on another forum in 2010. Need some free heat? A break from your expensive utility bills? Here's my suggestion. A Solar Air Heating Panel http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t483/Blackthorn-USA/Solar%20Air%20Heater/TBlackthorn-USASolarHeater.jpg This pane...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Water Systems
Topic: DIY Well Bucket w/pics
Replies: 2
Views: 8339

DIY Well Bucket w/pics

People often talk about the lack of drinking water in an urban environment if the SHTF. What about the people in a rural area? If the power goes out for a few days or longer and they rely on a well they could find themselves in a bind too. Or perhaps you are building your BOL and have a well drilled...
by Blackthorn-USA
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: Sterno vs Cheapo - A Candle Test w/pics
Replies: 4
Views: 71287

Sterno vs Cheapo - A Candle Test w/pics

Someone was discussing emergency candles the other day. I thought maybe I’d just do a quick test to see how much better they really were than regular candles. I decided to test Sterno brand 9 hour emergency candles against some cheap Mainstays (Walmart) brand votive candles. Well pictures tell a tho...
by Blackthorn-USA
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Make Fire with a Bow Drill w/pics
Replies: 0
Views: 9423

Make Fire with a Bow Drill w/pics

(This is a repost of a tutorial I made a couple years ago. It has been posted on a couple other forums.) I’ve been putting together some fire sets for a class and thought I’d make a tutorial on the bow drill for anyone that’s interested. I know it’s come up here before and the best method has been ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Set Up Your Avatar
Replies: 0
Views: 7526

How to Set Up Your Avatar

. How to Set up Your Avatar So you just joined the forum and are anxious to jump into the fray and chat about all the cool stuff we talk about here. But how do you get that cool little picture by your name? Avatars are as unique as the people who they represent and here’s how to set yours up. First ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Search the Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 6919

How to Search the Forum

. Forums contain a lot of information. Search can make finding the topics you’re interested in easier and saves you from starting a thread that already has an active discussion. The Blackthorn Forum search box is found at the top right hand side of the screen. http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t48...
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Commonly Used Acronyms
Replies: 0
Views: 6938

Commonly Used Acronyms

Figure out just WTF we're talking about around here ;) A ACU - Army Combat Uniform AED - Automated External Defibrillator AHTF - Already Hit The Fan ALICE - All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment Ammo - Ammunition APC - Armored Personnel Carrier AWB - Assault Weapons Ban B BAR - Brown...
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Post Youtube Video
Replies: 0
Views: 9154

How to Post Youtube Video

There are two ways to post a Youtube video here. The first is by simply copying and pasting the link. This will show as a link in your post that can be clicked to go to the video. Like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSSFAGx3GNY The second method will show the video right in your post. For this...
by Blackthorn-USA
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Post Pics and Links
Replies: 0
Views: 7029

How to Post Pics and Links

Pictures A picture says a thousand words and that’s especially true on a forum where it might take three pages of typing to explain what a picture would show. Pictures are also just fun and everyone likes to see what you’re posting about. So don’t be shy! Let's see some pics :D Posting pictures to ...
by Blackthorn-USA
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Kansas
Replies: 2
Views: 8312

Hello from Kansas

Blackthorn-USA is a non-military, nature based adventure school specializing in preparedness, bushcraft and survival. We are located on 350 acres in the Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas. Other staff and instructors will no doubt be along shortly but I, Dave, will be manning this account. Looking forw...