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Old 06-09-2009, 01:08 AM   #51
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read "guns up" if you like Marine books.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:20 AM   #52
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http://www.operationalmedicine.org/Videos.htm
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:34 PM   #53
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The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
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A true story of an escapee from a Siberian gulag during WW2 and his trek across the continent too India. Absolutely and amazing story!!!!!!!

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Old 06-25-2009, 08:43 PM   #54
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I haven't read this yet, but it should be pretty good. His posts and blogs are always very interesting and down to earth.

http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Surviva...5991333&sr=8-1
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I haven't read this yet, but it should be pretty good. His posts and blogs are always very interesting and down to earth.
I've read a bunch of his stuff and I'm thinking about picking up the book. Let me know your thoughts if you buy it. FerFal seems to be good at painting us a picture of what real life is like when things get bad. It's nice to hear things from someone experiencing it rather than someone's opinion of what "might" happen.

Oh and you might wanna pull that link. When I click it my computer goes nuts with pop ups. I don't know if it's just mine but I had to shut down and reboot to run a spyware program cause it was freaking out.
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Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse by James W. Rawles
Tonight I finally went ahead and got it off of Amazon. I ordered "One Second After" too, which is a survival story of life in America after an EMP and nothing is running. I've heard them both talked about so much on ARFCOM that I figured it was time to drop the coin. I got them both for around $35. Ordering those two books together probably got me added to some kind of .gov watch list lol.
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Tonight I finally went ahead and got it off of Amazon. I ordered "One Second After" too, which is a survival story of life in America after an EMP and nothing is running. I've heard them both talked about so much on ARFCOM that I figured it was time to drop the coin. I got them both for around $35. Ordering those two books together probably got me added to some kind of .gov watch list lol.
Now I have to get them...cash only, of course, LOL...this guy is "On It" http://www.survivalblog.com/
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:58 PM   #58
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thats one of the best books i have read in a long time. got the old lady to read it as well. it reads like a survival manual in disguise as a fiction book. Rawles also recently mentioned on his site that he recently signed for 2 more books.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:36 PM   #59
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There's a new program on Discovery channel. Tonight is the first episode. It's called The Colony. I'm sure it will be sort of cheesy because it's reality TV but it's about survival and there aren't many shows to chose from if you like that theme. I'm checking it out right now. Haven't made up my mind yet if it's any good or not.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-schedule....25662.34593.1

Ten volunteers enter an experimental post-apocalyptic world to see if they can survive and rebuild after a global disaster. Cordoned off in a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, they must secure shelter, filter water, and defend their new home from thieves.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:06 PM   #60
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I'm a diehard Louis L'Amour fan, and am always looking for other western writers, but usually find that they all suck. Finally came across William W. Johnstone. Good stuff. Second only to Louis himself. Then, discovered that Johnstone does other stuff as well. I started reading his "Out of the Ashes" series about a year ago. It's a 34 or 35 book series about the post apocalyptic world and the endeavors of a group to bring the country (and the world) out of the ashes. I'm hooked!
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:47 PM   #61
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I saw the movie "The Road" two weeks ago in the theater. It's only selectively released so it may not be in AK but if you've read the book then you'll probably enjoy the movie. It's post apocolyptic survival tale of a father and son making their way across the waste land that used to be our Country. It's a depressing/realistic view of things, it's years after a devastating event and there is no food so bands of cannibals have formed. It's mostly about their journey and maintaing their belief that things can get better. Some action but not much of a shooting movie so don't watch it looking for that or you'll be disappointed.

There are a couple other movies coming out in January that look promising.

Denzel Washington stars "The Book of Eli" which comes out January 15th. Daybreakers comes out January 8th. Both of these have a semi apocolyptic theme and good action from the looks of the previews.

http://thebookofeli.warnerbros.com/

http://www.daybreakersmovie.com/

ETA: Red Dawn (2010 version) comes out in November so still a ways off. I think they're going to really screw up that movie just by looking at the cast. Some of the cast looks very effeminate.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:09 PM   #62
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Just finished watching "Hurt Locker." It came out on RedBox today. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I thought it was pretty good. I won't get into details for those who haven't seen it, had a few areas that were unrealistic (like any movie) and those areas will especially stand out to anyone who has served. Overall it's definitely worth renting IMO.

I really liked the near ending where they kind of portray how unimportant and ridiculous life can seem after coming back from deployment. He's standing in the cereal isle at the grocery store and you can tell exactly what he's thinking. Check it out if you haven't seen it.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:44 PM   #63
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These are awesome...

http://www.dickproenneke.com/

The guy retired from the military back in the 60s and decided he wanted to head out in the woods and live in a cabin. Cabin is still around I guess... around Twin Lakes area. He lived there till the late 90s.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:57 PM   #64
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I'm reading this right now, it is a great starter book with a lot of good ideas. It is a fast read and would be great for those just starting to prep.

http://www.amazon.com/How-Survive-En.../dp/0452295831
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:08 PM   #65
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I watched "Pandorum" last night. I wasn't expecting much since I don't usually like sci-fi type of movies but it actually surprised me, pretty good flick overall.

About a week ago I saw Book of Eli in the Theater. It had some good action and good filming (scenery and way it was shot). Overall worth watching but it had some storyline flaws I couldn't figure out. I have a high expectation for SHTF type movies and this one was entertaining but not quite up to par.
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Lights Out is a mediocre to good e-book you can find.

The entire Hoods Woods series of survival videos are decent and most people will pick up a decent amount of information from them.
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I watched the movie "Legion" last night. It started out good and then got REALLY bad the second half. Avoid it at all costs unless you're looking for a good laugh.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:46 PM   #68
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Just finished watching the movie "Brothers at War." It came out on RedBox a couple days ago. It's more of a documentary than a movie but it was really good. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants some insight into what deployment is like. The guy who filmed it has two highspeed brothers in the army and since he never served he decided to go over there and make a movie about it as his contribution to their efforts.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:53 AM   #69
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i get all of my survival experience from the book "into the wild" i want to be just like him.....hahahaha

no but in all seriousness i am reading the book "One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey" chronicling the life of richard proenneke who documented his survival and cabin construction on twin lakes. it is a really good book nd his craftsman ship is astounding. i think i am going to buy the PBS movie with al his movie footage also.
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i have a couple of his movies on my home computer. a couple of his originals and a newer one in his later years.

he is/was a very impressive person. his 1st(?) video he produced showing when he first built his cabin is just mindboggling.
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i have a couple of his movies on my home computer. a couple of his originals and a newer one in his later years.

he is/was a very impressive person. his 1st(?) video he produced showing when he first built his cabin is just mindboggling.
yeah i watched a marathon on PBS with some of his stuff and the craftsman ship was impecable!!!
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Snow Walker is a great survival movie.
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You can watch it for free at hulu.com

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i have a couple of his movies on my home computer. a couple of his originals and a newer one in his later years.

he is/was a very impressive person. his 1st(?) video he produced showing when he first built his cabin is just mindboggling.
Do you know and will you share the title of these movies?
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im not sure if they list the title or not, its kind of a strange deal, i believe this was dubbed from old vhs, and they play back to back to back.

i can probably do you one better and hook you up with a copy. shoot me a PM.
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