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Title: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on June 28, 2013, 09:49:09 am
are there any Preppers here?

any kind of prepper is fine.

what preparations have you made?

do you have a

-bug out bag?

-bug out vehicle?

-room full of supplies?
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: BaBy_ShOpGiRL on July 16, 2013, 02:41:55 pm
Nice...
Well Certified Zombie and Doomsday addict ako...
Had some preparations in my head but not to the point na gagawin ko...but planning to...
like what you're saying...supply room...or maybe getaway bag or vehicle...room full of equipments like guns...hahaha
Zombie Addict!
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on July 16, 2013, 03:31:15 pm
I have prepper friends.

well...medyo nahawa ako ng konti. but i like to be more on the practical side of prepping.

i have everyday carry items, a bug out bag and have fitted a few tools and other kind of kit into my SUV. but that's it.

with my friends i go into jungle survival training /  hiking with them.

sa metro manila nga advisable may parang 1-2 day kit ka para sa tag ulan. kasi there is the possibility of being stuck somewhere and being able to go home during a storm is strong.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: maen_she23 on September 04, 2013, 03:21:49 pm
Pag nagmove na kami sa new house namin, may husband and I plan to prep. Pero not really with years supply of food, meds, etc. Siguro like what you said, practical prepping lang. Maybe food, water, meds enough for a month. Just fill up the pantry with supplies. We know naman the Philippines is very prone to disasters. Like typhoons, baha, earthquakes. It's really a must to prepare for these situations.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: anon on September 04, 2013, 03:29:34 pm
wanna-be-prepper here. It would be foolish not to be, especially as Pinas is world's 3rd most disaster-prone country...
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: evilwoman on September 05, 2013, 06:37:34 am
Husband ko ganyan so damay na din ako.sa ngayon nagbbuild pa lang kami ng stock pero meron na kami emergency light sticks,lifestraw,thermal blankets,paracord,swimming vest,yung tablets na pang purify ng tubig,weatherproof walkie talkie,crank(?)radio. Next na bibilhin daw is supply ng freeze dried food na nagllast daw ng 10yrs (per batch daw bili) and rubber boat na mukhang malabo kasi super mahal yun.baka air bed na lang muna.this is more on for baha preparation.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on September 05, 2013, 08:27:52 am
i think we also should have a bug out bag or vehicle. we'll never know when we'll need to leave
the house. so i think we should work out where to go in case such scenario happens. and you'd
have to prepare that place.

so kumbaga, if you live in metro manila, and you plant to go to your Aunt in Tanay should something
unfavorable happen, then you've got to help your aunt prep too.

freeze dried foods are okay. yes they do last long. some are into canning and preserving meat.
lifestraws are good. but you'd have to either
stoop down to the water source to drink, or drink from a bottle. Ufilta is another good filter and they
have come up with a model that is built into a water bottle already.

it is also good to camp out as you'll feel how to live with what you have and learn from mistakes.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: anon on September 05, 2013, 09:09:49 am
^ you mean a bug out place? Would be wise to check out if said location isn't disaster-prone as well. For Metro Manila, the biggest really is a Haiti-type of earthquake. This megaquake will split the metro into 3-4 places. It's just a question of when. Having a family contingency plan is a must for such eventuality
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on September 05, 2013, 09:52:45 am
depende sa tao. prepping can be more than just being prepared for a disaster.

yes. of course kasama na yun sa pag pili ng bug out place. in fact one should be ready to leave the
bug out place and move
to another one because you'll never know what can happen.

some people live according to the Castle principle. but the thing is, if something happens, say
your castle becomes a warzone, and the green zone is in Laguna, you'll have to leave for
Laguna.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: mysteryman on October 16, 2013, 11:51:17 pm
Hi! Newbie here...

This is good thread. Kudos to you folks!

I'm prepped for a flood or storm but not for all kinds of unexpected disaster.

I stock-up mostly on food, got some tools & other essentials. But I consider it incomplete. Thanks to you, I will do something soon to have my own disaster kit.

I'm not able to go full-out because it's going to cost me a fortune. Serious prepping would mean expecting NBC (Nuclear-Biological-Chemical) disasters aside from the natural calamities. Moreso, for a world war z... handguns may not be enough but of course, a little is better than nothing. I believe the best that we can do is to prep our mind for the worst by knowing what to do when disaster strikes.

I wonder why our country stopped the mandatory military training for every able-bodied citizen. In times of war (doomsday can mean war), warriors survive & most of the casualties are civilians. Aside from not having good equipments, there are inadequately trained personnel for military/disaster service (we need more specialists/experts we can activate in times of crisis).

Why don't we start working on something here so we can come up with some sort of a list or kit or perhaps guide (even if it's just basic)?

If you are already into prepping, you might want to take advantage of the advanced strategies, equipments, etc. of the military (mostly from other countries)... Check the MREs (Meals Ready to Eat - shelf life can be up to 5 years depending on the condition of storage), Combat Rations, etc.

Take care.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on December 17, 2013, 09:19:00 am
well, i don't know if prepping is appealing to women in general...

but mostly it appeals to men, and the women involved are most often supportive of their husbands.

if a war happens in the Philippines, it would be very hard to run due to the population size.

i think one should train mostly with what is available in the Philippines. why? when the situation becomes desperate, there will be no such thing as imports. it would be hard to lean on anything foreign or american.

i think it would be better to focus on knowing the flora and fauna of the philippines, and its different medicinal properties, field medicine, tool making, fire making...all the basic stuff.

also the first priority of survival is being fit and healthy.

medyo mahirap yung gas mask etc. you'd have to stock them and the canisters, can be expensive though...kaya prepping talaga entails money.

ROTC was stopped because it was abused, and it was mismanaged. The turning point was when some ROTC officers, including a few real Phil Army officers, decided to kill someone who threatened to expose their dirty business.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: Annie M. on January 29, 2015, 04:57:28 pm

sali ako. my hubby and i are preppers. actually sya lang ang paranoid, nakiki-prep na rin ako.

1. we have a go-bag in our condo, near the door (in case we need to evacuate). it contains food, flashlight, etc. -- the usual. kahit maliit yung kitchen namin, we manage to stock up on an extrabag of brown rice, cans of beans, coucous (just add water), shempre canned goods.

2. we also have another go-bag in our car, plus a tent and two sleeping bags, glass breaker, solar lamp, pangluto, etc. again, in case we need to evacuate the city daw sabi ni hubby.

3. our goal now is to learn skills na useful pa rin in case the world as we know it shuts down, money becomes worthless, and our white-collar skills are rendered useless.

grabe si hubby. geek talaga.  ;D pero i see his point naman. i actually have fun prepping and i am proud to say i am a prepper's wife.




 
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on January 29, 2015, 08:48:16 pm
ang prepper maraming transferable skills.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: icee_star on February 05, 2015, 11:21:48 pm
more tips! bigla naman akong nagging interesado. Medyo hindi kasi naming napagtutuunan ng pansin ang mga ganyang bagay eh.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: FayeP on February 06, 2015, 02:35:50 am
back in July 2014 may napanood ako sa Nat Geographic tungkol sa mga preppers...may room talaga sila na akala mo supermarket with the shelves of food, and other goods na sa tingin nila kelangan nila...tapos un house nila, may mga windmills na malilit for wind energy daw at may solar panels din...tapos one of the wives na nainterview said that she's learning target shooting daw para in case nga kelanganin...


un nga lang kelangan din talaga ng funds sa pagpeprepare for disasters...pero we better start small kahit un pang 3 days lang na supplies in case may typhoon...
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: tealover on May 07, 2015, 06:33:57 pm
After watching world war z, I got worried nga din and wanted to prepare kaya lang dami nang nasisira na food namin that we get in large quantities.  Pinaka preparation namin is we have inter island boat, hoping dun kami sasakay if nagkagulo.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: Annie M. on June 06, 2015, 06:53:12 am
anong earthquake preparation ginagawa nyo, mga sis?
usong-uso ang earthquake talk ngayon. malapit pa naman yung condo namin sa fault line :( 
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: AnneMP on February 23, 2016, 10:32:39 am
I don't really know how to prepare for doomsday.  I just worry for my kid if ever there's an earthquake and she's in school.

I always tell ask her what she will do if there is. 
Answer: Get the lunch bag and run to the teacher or go out of the building.

In her lunch bag, there's water, food, and whistle.
When she's big enough, I'll also put a phone there that she has to turn on only when there's an emergency. 
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: rheinfall18 on April 08, 2016, 09:05:30 am
does being a disaster films fan will count as being a prepper? dun ako nag-aaral kung ano mga pwedeng gawin kapag may disasters (meteor shower, earthquake, tsunami, etc.) :)
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: kvan on April 08, 2016, 09:15:21 am
I don't prepare for doomsday. We will all die anyway, why prolong it?
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on April 08, 2016, 10:33:23 am
maybe the idea of a doomsday scenario is a fantasy for many

but people have learned to embrace the concept in a much more practical way such as surviving disasters and accidents.

also some have gone into living semi-off grid and by doing so, they have lowered their monthly expenses.

i also know of people who embrace the self reliance of preparedness and they've actually included their children. why? because they dont want their children to grow spoiled and weak; children that are technological dependent (thus they can't relate to people)....  there are many things that we can learn...the world doesn't necessarily have to end
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: rheinfall18 on April 08, 2016, 01:10:43 pm
i'm not afraid to die, i'm not prepared for it either. but if you still have at least one reason to live, why can't you? this is not a choice, but it is being given a chance to live. what will you do if it's the latter? :)
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on April 08, 2016, 05:26:45 pm
when i started this thread i was hoping to meet fellow GTs who are into at least some level of preparedness, and hopefully share with each other techniques and knowledge.

i did not intend for this to be a philosophy thread.

its not a "do you believe in preparedness?" thread.

in this thread its either yes you do some preparedness, or not.

its not about being afraid to die or its not about we're all gonna die eventually.

we have a member here in GT who is effin awesome in gardening that she can live on her own and maybe put up a high end organic restaurant because she's simply that awesome of a cook.

its people like that that i like to see here. people who can give advice and share knowledge.

if you can plant in your backyard, and live off the fruits, then you can rely far less on groceries, live healthier and enjoy life. on one hand it can be helpful for a person who's into preparedness, but even if you are not into preparedness, there so much to learn from them. don't you want to save money and yet be healthy? maybe spend or invest the money on something else?

there's so much practical knowledge  to learn....

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: kvan on April 08, 2016, 07:18:52 pm
^Doomsday kasi ang sabi eh. Natural disaster is not really doomsday in my book. Doomsday is when the earth is going to be destroyed and every single one of us will eventually die. Even in the Bible, it says the earth will be destroyed and there will be new Earth. So, any prepping done is going to waste anyway. My signature says "Do not worry about tomorrow...
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on April 09, 2016, 06:03:58 pm
Pero ano ba tinanong ko? Ano preps ninyo di ba? Hindi ano pilosopiya niyo. At ang sabi ko any kind of prepper is fine. Ano ba ibig sabihin ng any kind of prepper?

sis kung wala kang maishare, dont comment.

Matagal na ako sa GT, hindi porket mababa post count ko ay bago kuno ako.  May i remind you, dito we respect peoples trip yung mga christians nasa christian thread, yung mga mahilig mag hula multo, may kanyang thread, pero pansinin niyo walang nagcrocross. Walang nang gugulo. If you are one of those bible etc people, stick to your thread and learn to respect people. Learn how gt operates. Madami ganyan noon sa gt but theyve learned their place. Learn yours too.

Kung hindi ka naniniwala sa anuman, wag ka mag post.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: kvan on April 09, 2016, 11:00:28 pm
^Wow, galit agad? I don't look on post counts so I don't care who are new and who are not....LOL! Nagbintang agad.

I typed quite a bit of response but I deleted it. Waste of time.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on April 26, 2016, 03:25:02 pm
From everyday carry to GO Bag/ BOB or bug-out-bag.. Dapat consider natin na prepared tayo at least kung may emergency/disaster.. We have the essential tools and equip with the right knowledge how to use these tools.

Sa everyday carry ko di mawawala utility knife, pocket multi-tool, flashlight, at cellphone. yan siguro basic for my daily grind office-work or within the metro travel.

Sa bahay naman, di mawawala yung emergency kit di ko na masyado i-elaborate pero the usual makikita sa fist-aid kit plus lightstick, utility knife, flashlight, thermal blanket and whistle.

Yung BOB, ginagawa pa lang  ;D at mas maganda siguro kung yun bob eh tig-isa bawat family member.  :)


i did not intend for this to be a philosophy thread.

its not a "do you believe in preparedness?" thread.

....

there's so much practical knowledge  to learn....


I believe the purpose of this thread is to share knowledge of like-minded people or those who share the same interest with regards to doomsday -this should not always literally translate to the end of the world.

The term "Doomsday Preppers" are commonly used all over the web and/or other social sites like facebooks as a term for individuals or groups that practices Emergency/Disaster Preparedness. be it natural (Calamities), industry-related (Power Outage, Other Tech related)  man-made (Crimes, War, Etc.).

Sa ibang thread na lang siguro ilagay ang discussion ng idea/belief/theory regarding "Doomsday / End of the World"

Dito sa thread yung application sa emergency/disaster survival. :)

So please, avoid na po natin ng arguments.. We share knowledge of how to be a doomsday prepper, what are the equipments needed, what to do before,during and after "sh*t hits the fan". :)



Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: yhen88 on April 26, 2016, 04:48:27 pm
Doomsday Preppers:

Pack a bug out bag.
1. A set of clothes.
2. Food and food preparation(Meals Ready to Eat) or other non-perishable food items like protein bars, peanut butter, or canned vegetables.
3. Water. Include a collapsible water canteen, water filter, and at least three days worth of water. This should be about 3 liters.
4. Portable shelter. This could be a simple sleeping bag, a bed roll, or a blanket.
5. First aid and/or medical kit. Pack medications that you know you will need for a pre-existing medical condition.Pack other essentials like bandages, antiseptics, and gauze.

Siguro lastly, Plan a escape route. Kung pwede pa. Depende.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on April 27, 2016, 08:09:45 am
Nga pala, paracords are one of the essentials too.. you'll never know when you need it. dami na nagkalat ngayon na paracord bracelet, though karamihan ng mga tinitinda is mga fake paracords, pero may mga credible sellers naman na nagcarry ng authentic paracord 550..

Mosly, magkaka konek naman ang mga products about preppers, bushcraft, tactical gears, outdoor/trekking.. :)
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: minabey on July 11, 2016, 04:31:00 pm
Napadaan lang po. My hubby was telling me one time na wala sya mahanap ng FB group ng mga local preppers to learn something about what other people do. May nakita sya kaso bentahan.

I digress... What preparations? None. We're all going to die anyway at some point hehe).
These rainy past few days made me think we should start making one. He has a collection of flashlights and small knives but they're all over the house. We do have water purifying tablets though. I guess the easiest step for me is to complete the first aid stuff first and organize what we have on hand then go from there.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on July 11, 2016, 05:34:56 pm
Napadaan lang po. My hubby was telling me one time na wala sya mahanap ng FB group ng mga local preppers to learn something about what other people do. May nakita sya kaso bentahan.


sis meron sa FB baka secret lang ang status ng group. however i have added some of the girls here already sa group na yun.

prepping is does not guarantee you 100% survival. this is a common understanding amongst preppers. Prepping however increases you chances. on the other hand, prepping has many day to day benefits.

many of my friends, including me, grow our own food. this way you get to save money. some are already reliant on solar energy.  some were able to face small floods easily as they knew already what to do and what to avoid. basically maraming transferable benefits sa normal life.

also there are many level of preppers. may mga prepper na nakafocus lang sa practical side of life ie emergencies and disasters and not necessarily yung mga doomsday scenario.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on August 17, 2016, 04:19:42 pm
Anong group yan akthung? kung nahihirapan kayo maghanap ng prepper group sa fb, you can also search related terms such as Everyday Carry Groups, Weapon Groups (Guns, Knives, etc.), Outdoor/Mountaineering Groups, and Flashlight Groups. Most of the member dyan ay prepper din.. :)
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on August 17, 2016, 07:23:38 pm
Anong group yan akthung? kung nahihirapan kayo maghanap ng prepper group sa fb, you can also search related terms such as Everyday Carry Groups, Weapon Groups (Guns, Knives, etc.), Outdoor/Mountaineering Groups, and Flashlight Groups. Most of the member dyan ay prepper din.. :)

hirap kasi nagiging fad na eto. once something becomes mainstream expect many stupendous people to jump in. kaya we've made the groups secret. many of us have been in preparedness side of things since the pre maglite, pre xenon bulb, days.... meaning we made do when there were no such products that time. ngayon may bladder na at kung ano anong water bottles. water bottle noon ay bote ng coke. bladder naman was the largest glad ziplock bag. the oldies were even using blast belts before they came out in the 6-10 years ago. lahat yan puro hand made, kaya maraming lumang preppers magaling manahe.

noon swiss knife lang pinaka uso, walang kung ano anong folder. i doubt people now can open a coconut with a swiss knife. it takes skill. then there were those before us...people from the 70s who are now living completely off grid and making money out of their living.

yung go bag na yan, that's a military thing. but now you have so called experts who know more than a real military man. LOL

bigyan kita example. ex-special forces from a first world country happened to be a member because he was close to us. the difference between a local SF soldier and a SF soldier from a first world country (that is a global power) is that the local SF soldier is tailor trained for the jungle (not even urban). They are not trained in desert survival, high altitude survival, cold weather survival. eh yung prepper kuno na nakakausap niya minsan ang yabang eh. hindi na nga trained sa best schools ng survival around the world, walang experience sa bakbakan, walang real experience sa survival (ie middle east, africa, bosnia or east timor) ang lakas pa makasalita. lol kausap mo sa fb, halatang google ang nasa kabilang window....pa nabigyan mo ng wala sa internet ...hindi na makahirit.

so in order to protect the integrity of the group. the oldies deemed it best to make their group + related groups a secret group (some are just closed groups).

who knows how many posers there are out there. madami basta madami. meron pang nagtuturo ng survival, 1500, mali mali naman. puro youtube.



Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: etxetera on August 18, 2016, 08:20:40 am
More than doomsday parang mas nalalapit ang The Big One *knock on wood* ang tagal na ng last earthquake hinog na hinog na ang faultline kaya katakot. There is nothing wrong being prepared than not being prepared at all pero at the end of the day I still believed pag oras mo na oras mo.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on August 18, 2016, 10:29:58 am
I support your stand akthung, I cannot agree more with what you posted, regarding those armchair generals / keyboard warriors, with overflowing confidence and ego na akala mo eh from birth eh prepper na with extensive experience of survival and prepping. Instead of helping others share what they know (or experience of what they claim to be), they brag about it. That's just sad. I understand why the people in your group made it in secret privacy setting in fb.

Makikita mo naman sa members ng prepper groups, kasi those people who genuinely knows tend to talk less or at least share their experience and knowledge in the most humble way possible and you will feel na they're purpose talaga to help fellow members instead of bragging.

Anyway, dahil na rin sa kakaunti ng nagooffer ng basic prepping/survival course per se, dito satin sa pinas, may mga alternative trainings at seminars tayo na pwede salihan, hanapin nyo lang sa facebook mga companies, foundations or outdoor enthusiasts na nagooffer ng outdoor and/or jungle survival training, meron somewhere in zambales yung venue. Actually yung mga mountaineering groups at course ay may halong prepping na din.

Pagdating naman sa equipment, tama si akthung. Isa sa mga kailangan sa pagiging prepper ay ang resourcefulness, kung ano available na gamit, make the most out of it. hindi kailangan mahal or branded or imported, yung simpleng coke bottle na sabi ni akthung, ay malayo na mararating nyan.

Hindi ko masasabi na prepper ako, dahil kulang kulang din naman ang mga gamit at kaalaman ko pagdating dito. At duon pumapasok yun mga forums at groups para makapagpalitan at magtulungan sa kaalaman at hindi magpataasan ng ihi. Thank you sa share akthung!
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on August 18, 2016, 06:42:36 pm


Makikita mo naman sa members ng prepper groups, kasi those people who genuinely knows tend to talk less or at least share their experience and knowledge in the most humble way possible and you will feel na they're purpose talaga to help fellow members instead of bragging.


Maraming imposters kasi. kaya ang dami nag aaway sa forums. meron nga former prof ng isang university, naniningil 1500 pero mali mali. hindi integrated.

then there are those who love "Gucci" items na parang yun lang ang solution sa problema...

yung friend ko nga willing mag turo for GT wala naman ata may gusto. okay lang. sa subic ang venue. overnight. doctor pa yun and isa sa pioneers ng tactical/battlefield medicine.

mayaman man or mahirap actually nahihirapan sa dami ng items. lalo na kung ang items ngayon ay parang smartphone na kada 1-2 years nagbabago ng design.

kaya many keep it simple. meron pabili bili ng 15k or 30k na folding knife, pano pag nahulog yun? or pano kung wala nang law and order tulad sa yolanda...baka mapokpok ka ng kahoy sa ulo dahil lang sa knife mo.

you can use your 15k to buy simple but reliable knives and spread them out on different locations, or you can use your 30k+  to buy a good pistol or other more important items

the more you know the less you need to carry.


Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on August 18, 2016, 07:01:21 pm

the more you know the less you need to carry.

Wala ng tatalo pa dito sa statement na to, dahil pagdating sa disaster/emergency you yourself will be your own ultimate tool.

Di kailangan mahal ang gamit, basta reliable. Katulad na lang ng mga locally produced blades natin, high quality yan pero maasahan mo, pambaragan ika nga.

For starters siguro lalo na sa mga girls dito maganda na sumali sa mga outdoor trainings and seminars, it will help a lot.

:)
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on August 18, 2016, 07:44:41 pm
kung taga cebu or near cebu. it would be best to join camp red. yan ang isa sa pinakamatindi sa bushcraft sa Pilipinas.

you could use Bushcraft in a survival scenario as it teaches you to live off the land. and marami silang members part ng rescue teams, ham radio fire protection etc.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on August 19, 2016, 11:41:08 am
i'll take note of that akthung. sa manila may alam ka bang group na nagooffer ng quality training for bushcraft and other prepping stuffs?
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on August 19, 2016, 02:53:36 pm
Sis karamihan lumalabas ng manila to learn. Subic is the common training ground kasi friendly environment, bantay pa ng aeta. Walang rebelde. May tubig pa.

yung search and rescue maganda yung group ni Dr Ted Esguerra, WISAR

Si Ryu yung pinoy na nalalo sa history channel umuwi siya ng pinas a few months ago. Many preppers spent quality time with him and he taught them the finer points on blade making.

si Doc Arvin open mag train yun but subic ang venue.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on August 22, 2016, 12:49:28 pm
Salamat sa inputs akthung. Sana ay makita to ng mga girls dito na interested into prepping and survival. Doc Arvin (Sese)? tama ba sir?  He is also known for his affordable but very high quality seseblades.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on August 22, 2016, 04:07:07 pm
Salamat sa inputs akthung. Sana ay makita to ng mga girls dito na interested into prepping and survival. Doc Arvin (Sese)? tama ba sir?  He is also known for his affordable but very high quality seseblades.


yung iba member na sis.

yes Doc Arvin ng Sese blades.

yan ang paboritong blade ng Camp Red. binubugbog nila mga blades ni Doc Ar. and the perform well.

the true test of a good blade is its actual use. hindi yung binabaril ng rifle yung blade.

why buy a 40k pesos blade? when you can buy several blades and put them in vital areas like your BOL, House, Office, etc... you can buy many things with 35k (considering you spent 5 on others)


Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on August 23, 2016, 09:51:23 am

 hindi yung binabaril ng rifle yung blade.


naalala ko tuloy yung review sa cold steel recon 1, ganyan na ganyan binabaril.  ;D

anyway, magkano ba ang price range ng blades ni doc arvin? planning to buy kasi, lagay sa bahay for when SHTF use only.  Isa pa sa mga worth mentioning na local blades ay yung uragon blades of Dong Linao. roughly 1.2k++ lang yun tracker knife.  :)
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on August 23, 2016, 04:24:03 pm
naalala ko tuloy yung review sa cold steel recon 1, ganyan na ganyan binabaril.  ;D

anyway, magkano ba ang price range ng blades ni doc arvin? planning to buy kasi, lagay sa bahay for when SHTF use only.  Isa pa sa mga worth mentioning na local blades ay yung uragon blades of Dong Linao. roughly 1.2k++ lang yun tracker knife.  :)

from what i remember his long blades are around 1500 mark. it can go up depending on the model, steel, etc. may mga models na din na powder coated.

si doc kasi utilitarian ang philosophy niya. second is afforability. last na ang itsura.

meron kaming friend nabumili sa kanya ng parang 4inch blade ata. anywhere from 4-6inches.

pinagwapo niya talaga, re-shape niya ng konti, pina cerakote, nilagyan ng custom micarta scales, etc...para na din siyang bumili ng ESEE...price wise. but performance wise iba pa din kay doc ar. lalo na convex blade. ( i have esee knives).

kaya it just proves that 1) he's keeping the price down by going conservative on looks without compromising perfomance 2) you can customize whatever you buy and make it look imported. gagastos ka nga lang. lalo na sa abrasives dahil matigas na yung certain parts ng bakal.

but personally i like his knives because they blend well with the philipppine environment. hindi mag iisip ang tao na mayaman ka, marami kang preps. and if you lose it its okay.  unlike Busse, halata agad may pera ka. pag nawala mo mararamdaman mo. and its too fat of a knife.

but knife lovers tend to play around, me included to an extent, but in terms of the kinds of knife that I NEED, masaya na ako sa meron ko.





Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: summersong on August 24, 2016, 01:42:29 am
Ngayon ko lang napansin may ganitong thread pala.

Ang lawak ng sakop ng term na prepping. It can be as simple as preparing to hunker down during typhoons or in extreme cases (and unlimited access to resources) be able to live off-grid for several years.

I rather lean on the more practical aspects of preparedness.  Developing skills, increasing knowledge base, and healthy living rather than acquiring the latest gadgets. For example, try and adopt the lifestyle common during and right after WW2? People had been forced to be really innovative during this period para makaahon sa epekto ng digmaan. I love talking to the elderly. You can really learn a lot from them.

What helped for me was that early in life I had been exposed to the outdoors, camping, and staying periodically in areas so remote they have never been touched by electricity. But despite this, alam kong sobrang madami pa kong kailangang matutunan. At kailangan pa ng madaming budget para marating ang level ng preparedness na komportable ako. :D

Eventually, kung talagang oras na natin,wala tayong magagawa. But what if it's not an end of the world scenario and the outcome would've been eons in your favor if only you had what was needed? It could be something as simple as a knife to cut the seatbelt off you or your kid so you can get out of your car after an accident. It may not be as dramatic as that most of the time, but at least it will increase your level of comfort while everybody else is scrambling around to gather supplies that are fast running out.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on August 24, 2016, 02:34:57 am
Ngayon ko lang napansin may ganitong thread pala.

Ang lawak ng sakop ng term na prepping. It can be as simple as preparing to hunker down during typhoons or in extreme cases (and unlimited access to resources) be able to live off-grid for several years.

I rather lean on the more practical aspects of preparedness. 
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Eventually, kung talagang oras na natin,wala tayong magagawa. But what if it's not an end of the world scenario and the outcome would've been eons in your favor if only you had what was needed? It could be something as simple as a knife to cut the seatbelt off you or your kid so you can get out of your car after an accident. It may not be as dramatic as that most of the time, but at least it will increase your level of comfort while everybody else is scrambling around to gather supplies that are fast running out.

Malawak talaga. on the other hand, i prefer to use the term preparedness. pag doomsday kasi or preppers, parang may negative connotation. even the word 'suvivalist' has a negative connotation...depende sa tao, but one common interpretation is hard core ka na tao, brusko, less finesse, weird

many nga of us started as a boy scout or some sort of outdoorsman. on the other hand sino naman gusto maging biktma ng circumstance. yes we can't predict what will happen to us, but we can at least control to an extent our direction, maybe make our situation a bit bearable, and luck also favors the prepared

hindi bat yung mga stragglers na japs noong nag surrender sila, and upon medical examination, they're found to be healthy. syempre active sila sa jungle, they had to physically work to to eat, maybe starve a little, they were not exposed to electronics or magnetic fields, nor were they exposed to sugary foods and drinks, the water they drink is healthy, the jungle is also full of healthy energy....the life style after WWII as also pretty much simple but not as raw as the jungle.

yung lugar nga namin near tagaytay, nagtatanim kami and most of our vegetable needs come from our garden (actually guerilla farming). part of our lighting system is solar powered.

before i moved to Oz, yung isang business ko was water station, but i did not operate within a 2-5km radius, multi city ang aking AO. despite stiff competition, my promise to my customers was i will serve them water as long as its safe to deliver. however i encouraged them to stock up on water pag may bagyong parating, i lend them bottles sometimes, payment is arranged and not outright. noong typhoon milenyo kasi daming water station nawalan ng tubig. many tried to buy from me noon pero i had to do a triage on them. syempre unahin ko yung loyal sa akin pero may consideration din sa level ng urgency (ie may baby vs ipang flush ng toilet). to support my promise i had huge huge tanks on standby (raw water + flood proof, some are even on the roof), then i have a generator, machine is highly elevated and can be easily dissembled, extra filters + supplies + parts, isuzu trucks with high clearance.... i can actually operate and serve my customer base for at least one month. isa eto sa major prepping strategies ko noon. and noon, friends can buy water from me, raw or purified, as long as they pay for transportation costs pag malayong malayo. pero kung prolonged shtf, i'd draw the line somewhere.

eto, part na din ng practical view ko on prepping. i dont have a bunker or an armory. i dont even have highly specialized communication equipment or even an EMP proof, NBC proof bunker/stronghold lol






Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on August 24, 2016, 09:41:46 am
^wow, bilib ako sa bro at least kahit papano may gameplan or strategy ka when hit shtf, at nagamit mo yung available resources mo nung bagyong milenyo. You have an experienced already and naexecute mo ng maayos yung prepping knowledge mo last calamity. I think may natutunan din sayo yung mga clients mo that time regarding emergency preparedness.. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on August 24, 2016, 10:32:02 am
Hopefully,  noon ndi pa sikat ang preparedness. Pero malaki concern, sa well being ng nasa immediate surroundings noon.

yung machine kong yun, together with my consultant, dinesign ko to be efficient.  It can produce all the water for all on my customer list + 30% extra in 1 hr 30 minutes. so i can use the generator somewhere else.

yung bahay namin may stand by na water tank and pressure tank. Noon 90s na nawawalan ng tubig sa manila, gamit na gamit namin. Basta pag nawala ang tubig, close lang valve ng mains, then open yung tank papuntang pressure tank. So normal consumption kami ng tubig for one week. Kung bisita ka hindi mo mararamdaman nga na may shortage kasi tuloy ang laba, shower and flush. After one week, rationing na. Worse na experience namin was 3 weeks ata na walang water. Pero since may business din kami noong araw na selling clean water (not in purified water standards na zero tds) may tankers kami. So pinapadaan ko na lang sa bahay and i top up na lang tanke namin.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on October 04, 2016, 04:39:54 pm
^hi akthung, any reference where I can look for seseblades (yung kung may mapagpipilian  ;D)? Hanggang ngayon, folding knife lang meron ako. for BOB, kelangan ko ng fixed/full tang blade for when SHTF.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on October 05, 2016, 04:39:42 am
Sis sa facebook lang, look for "Sese blades".
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on October 05, 2016, 08:49:24 am
^Thank you! will do later, btw. Lalaki po ako.. hehe..
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on October 05, 2016, 09:51:01 am
Haha alright. Sa ibang forum naman kahit lalaki "Sis" pa din tawag or Beki (as a joke).
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on October 06, 2016, 02:04:28 pm
^LOL. anyway, nagcheck ako sa seseblade search sa fb, hanap ko yung parang kukri type sana, mga pasadya ba ang mga sese blade, or may mga ready-made na?
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on October 07, 2016, 08:24:41 am
Sir by batches po kasi pagawa ni Doc. Kunwari batches of 10 ng type A. Then gagawa sya ng Type B. The one may have to wait depende sa availability.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on October 07, 2016, 10:30:16 am
Where can I see the announcement of Doc Arvin? or mag pm na lang me sa kanya sa fb nya? Di ko kasi alam mga pangalan/types ng sese blades. hehe..
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: summersong on October 07, 2016, 01:04:36 pm
^ You can identify the different types of blades he produces through the posts. I don't often see him posting what types of blades he has readily available. Pm mo na lang. :) The blades I got from him are good workhorses.


I hope those affected by Hurricane Matthew will be okay. I was monitoring how people in Florida are scrambling for whatever food's left on the supermarket shelves and the long lines at gas stations. This is the type of situation that, if you're prepared, can prevent you from enduring such hassle. Keeping tabs on the most likely scenarios you'll be facing and preparing for it is just being practical.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on October 07, 2016, 04:04:34 pm
The blades I got from him are good workhorses.



yes they're good work horses. tested na ng Camp Red in Cebu.

may isang member nga na pina reprofile yung blade niya sa ibang smith and re heat treated. wala. iba na. problematic na. but when it was still all original it performed very well. it just shows na magaling yung smith ni Doc.

also for the price you can buy like 5 blades from doc ar...put one sa office, car, bug out location(s), caches, etc....for the price you can buy many. pag mawala okay lang. at least you can reach your location(s) na kaht naka hubad ka, alam mong nalagyan mo ng gamit dahil affordable, pero reliable.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on October 10, 2016, 02:46:07 pm
^ You can identify the different types of blades he produces through the posts. I don't often see him posting what types of blades he has readily available. Pm mo na lang. :) The blades I got from him are good workhorses.


I hope those affected by Hurricane Matthew will be okay. I was monitoring how people in Florida are scrambling for whatever food's left on the supermarket shelves and the long lines at gas stations. This is the type of situation that, if you're prepared, can prevent you from enduring such hassle. Keeping tabs on the most likely scenarios you'll be facing and preparing for it is just being practical.

Salamat sa inputs summersong, sige pm ko na lang siguro, ano ba recommended nyo na seseblade type yung pwede pang-iwan lang sa storage just incase when SHTF and for Bushcraft activity na din eventually? mga similar sa length ng tabak. kukri, or bolo. :)

Regarding dun sa typhoon Matthew, inanticipate na nila yung lakas, most opt for evacuation centers. Siguro yung government natin dito should adapt their Crisis Management System, Disaster Control Policy. Instead of learning it the hard way (i.e. Yolanda).

Pero if for some reason di ka makaalis sa property mo, then dun mo siguro magagamit yung prepping skills with the proper tool and knowledge.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on October 10, 2016, 02:48:32 pm
yes they're good work horses. tested na ng Camp Red in Cebu.

may isang member nga na pina reprofile yung blade niya sa ibang smith and re heat treated. wala. iba na. problematic na. but when it was still all original it performed very well. it just shows na magaling yung smith ni Doc.

also for the price you can buy like 5 blades from doc ar...put one sa office, car, bug out location(s), caches, etc....for the price you can buy many. pag mawala okay lang. at least you can reach your location(s) na kaht naka hubad ka, alam mong nalagyan mo ng gamit dahil affordable, pero reliable.

Thank you sa suggestion akthung will send pm to Doc Arvin! :)
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on October 10, 2016, 07:41:56 pm
Yes PM is the best way. May powder coated din siya so yun ang mga maganda ipang long term storage, but some prefer na walang powder coat and nilalagyan lang nila ng coat ng ATF fluid.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on October 11, 2016, 12:06:28 pm
ano yun advantage ng meron at walang powder coat? and pano yung handles? mostly kasi nakikita ko naka paracord wrap lang or may sawali na nakabalot. hmm mukhang yung blade/steel lang itself ang pinproduce nila. mahal kasi pag may handle scales, tulad ng g10. yung kydex din mahal. hehe
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on October 11, 2016, 01:43:01 pm
Advantages nung powder coat is protektado yung bakal hindi kakalawangin. Less maintenance. Eto lang ang advantage. Yung edge lang ang walang coat. Drawback lang is nagkaka gasgas sa powder cost but lahat naman ng may coat nagagasgas yung coating, but it will take very long para ma expose ang steel. You can always remove it and have it re coated.

handle is usually made of horn. Yung iba pinapalitan nila mismo ng micarta or kahoy. Paracord yung iba.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: Annie M. on October 14, 2016, 12:33:11 pm
meron bang such a thing as ideal places/areas to live in the philippines that won't be too affected by global warming? nabasa ko kasi sa states, denver colorado, north dakota, montana, wyoming  and alaska daw ang best. i wonder kung dito meron din. any opinions?
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on October 18, 2016, 08:36:47 am
^almost midwest states yun mga nabanggit mo sir ah. tama ba? usually mga mountanous regions ata yan, lahat naman siguro maapektuhan ng global warming, yung sa ibang lugar nga lang siguro medyo may delay bago maramdaman ang effect dahil na rin sa geographical attributes nun lugar.  ;)
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on October 18, 2016, 01:15:59 pm
Polar regions nga apektado e. Baka ibig sabihin yung mga safe zones pag may earth changes. Usually people keep their safe zones a secret. Dami na tao sa pinas eh. Actually ang scary ay manila. Pansinin niyo hindi mo matatawid ang manila na wala kang dinadaanan na tulay. Tapos nung apec ang laking abala di ba? So pano pag may nangyari sa manila. Mahirap makalabas kung lahat lalabas ng de kotse. Kung walang kotse paano naman ikaw tatawid kung may mga tulay na bumagsak. Yan mga dapat isipin
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: rarity on November 26, 2016, 08:39:13 pm
its scary to think about this and I dont want to give this possibilty more momentum but I guess at this point this is a big probability with global catastrophes and world leaders at each others throat recently, not to mention Trump to me seems like a ticking time bomb.

I guess prepping is a necessity now talaga. Any suggestions for the emergency bag ? Kelangan ba ng tent kaya and cash? hirap kase pag puro girls sa family and malayo papa namen and my family members are not open to the thought of a 'doomsday'   but when I think of my daughter I know I just need to prepare kahit man lang basic. Ano kaya ang skills na kelangan when things go downhill and we need to go back to mother nature?
Some people are saying we may have an economic collapse in terms of financial system some say environmental naman I think different scenarios may need different preparations. 
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on November 26, 2016, 11:11:26 pm
its scary to think about this and I dont want to give this possibilty more momentum but I guess at this point this is a big probability with global catastrophes and world leaders at each others throat recently, not to mention Trump to me seems like a ticking time bomb.

I guess prepping is a necessity now talaga. Any suggestions for the emergency bag ? Kelangan ba ng tent kaya and cash? hirap kase pag puro girls sa family and malayo papa namen and my family members are not open to the thought of a 'doomsday'   but when I think of my daughter I know I just need to prepare kahit man lang basic. Ano kaya ang skills na kelangan when things go downhill and we need to go back to mother nature?
Some people are saying we may have an economic collapse in terms of financial system some say environmental naman I think different scenarios may need different preparations. 

Hi Sis,

Depende kasi sa paniniwala ng individual. but para sa akin, every pinoy should have some level of preparedness. Mabuti na lang si Duterte with the recent bagyo, napaka efficient nila. And its good na yung admin ni Aquino decided to buy that packaging machine which was put to good use by the current admin.

ako im more of the practical prepper, i prepper for what's most likely to happen to me in my situation and environment.

dito sa amin change of season. kaya maulan. and last sunday, nag karoon ng Thunderstom Asthma. dahil change of season, the daily average of those being rushed to the ER is 300. but last sunday, around 2000. nagkulang ang ambulance. hospitals were forced to open their day facilities. naubusan pa ng ventolin ang city namin. meron pa daw namatay sa kakahintay ng ambulance. mabuti na lang handa ako, 3 ang ventolin ko, plus other meds. maganda talaga ang handa kasi calmado ka sa pag isip ng next steps mo.

parang nung nasa china ako, i was down to may last 2 sets of antibiotics. matagal tagal pa ako mag stay, i was already thinking of my next steps, last resort was to see an international doctor, but was already asking my fellow expats, good thing umabot yung word sa isang hindi ko kilala. she left her stash of meds with me, kasi paalis na siya.  case solved. never ako umabot sa stage na nagpanic.

so for your case sis, you can think about what will most likely happen to you, your area, your family...etc

so yung mga common concerns ay, baha, tubig, pagkain, no electricity, earthquake,

yung isang friend ko, accepted na niya bumabaha sa kanila, so naka set up na ang bahay nila for flooding. may kids sya that need to study, so to cope with brownouts, may powerbanks siya, chargeable by solar panels. so pag brown outs, gumagamit na lang sya ng USB fan and lights.

food, maraming magagaling magluto or natututong mag luto. food preservation din na walang ref ang gamit. yung iba nag sisimula mag gardening. kapag tumubo na ang mga tinanim, nakakatipid sila sa groceries. healthy pa.

yung iba they take it further, for really dangerous scenarios, they plan to go out of the city to their bug out location. kadalasan sa probinsya. so may bug out bag sila, and get home bag, bug out vehicle then the bug out location.

the more skills you can learn the better.... cooking in the field, navigation, radio communications, first aid, mountaineering skills, bushcraft skills, sewing skills, soap making skills dami talaga

yung mga super seryoso at mapera, sila naman nakakatira na off grid. may bunker pa nga lol

i personally believe that pinoys should be practical preppers at the very least. why? pag nagkaroon ng disaster, maraming makakapag share ng gamit. walang magnanakawan. by nature mabait ang pinoy, kung maraming sobra, magbibigayan at magdadamayan ang pinoy.



Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: rarity on November 29, 2016, 09:18:42 am
Thanks again sir Akthung, .

 Grabe sobrang dameng preparations a bit overwhelming but I guess its best to start small Bit by bit its better than nothing.

which reminds me of the tv show  doomsday  preppers it might be worth the watch.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on November 29, 2016, 10:07:38 am
Thanks again sir Akthung, .

 Grabe sobrang dameng preparations a bit overwhelming but I guess its best to start small Bit by bit its better than nothing.

which reminds me of the tv show  doomsday  preppers it might be worth the watch.

imho medyo extreme naman mga yun.

start slowly. make an assessment of what you and your family will likely encounter. then slowly work your way. mayaman or mahirap, same lang sila nahihirapan lol kasi they tend to spend naman on expensive stuff. one trick is spending on knowledge and skill so one will have less reliance on gear. speaking of gear, pwede na yung gear na that can do the job and gear that can handle multiple functions.

example

yung iba gagastos ng 35,000 pesos bolo sized knife kasi daw matibay.

 yung iba naman masgusto nila 1500 pesos na local made bolo, na maganda ang tempering at bibili sila ng 10 pcs. tapos bili na lang ng murang pistol with ammo.

so yung 10 pcs na blades, naka kalat yan, sa kotse, sa bahay, sa bag, sa bug out location 1 and 2. so kahit mawala pa yung bolo. ang joke eh, "kahit makarating na ako sa BOL ng nakahubad, at least may tools ako" then may pistol pa. a 35k knife in public will stand out, but not a bolo

on the other hand, barya lang sa iba ang 35k.

Multipurpose Items


yung iba mahilig sa steel army cup. kasi they can cook in it, use it as a cup, boil water, use as a tabo etc.

you can join the preparedness fb forums, get in touch with Momentum dito sa GT so she can add you.

imho mas maganda din to read about real survival stories like those who survived the bosnian war,  how people survive in Venezuelan economic collapse,

magaganda experiences nila.

http://www.primalsurvivor.net/shtf-survival-tips-and-stories-from-bosnian-war-survivors/
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: ysuran on January 06, 2017, 10:46:28 am
Hi guys! sino dito aattend ng wisar orientation this coming Saturday Jan 7 or Jan 21? Punta ako since puro weekend naman yung shcedule ng training proper. Napaka laking tulong ng makukuha nating knowledge sa training workshop na ito. see you! :)
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on January 06, 2017, 11:56:23 am
Good Luck!



check this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AggYYSJCJUk
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: caterpillar-girl on March 22, 2017, 02:17:52 pm
Hello everyone, I'm not a doomsday prepper per se, but I do believe in being prepared, as I have a one year old daughter. Like many, takot din ako sa The Big One, so I want to be prepared. I attended a disaster preparedness seminar with my baby's yaya (since I work in the office at yaya ang kasama ng baby sa bahay). It was conducted by Red Cross and they were also selling bug out bags, pero I thought I'd make one myself para mas tailor fit sa needs namin.

My question is, mga how much should I budget for ONE bug out bag? Sapat na ba ang 1,500? I know it depends per person and family, pero what's a decent price range? May mararating ba ang 1,500 ko? O baka ni waterproof bag e kulang pa yon?  Hehe. Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on March 23, 2017, 04:38:39 am
sis mas maraming may gusto na gumawa ng sariling bug out bag.

make a list of what you think you will need, you can benchmark your list of needs with the bags being sold.

money is always a concern regardless of social class. rich ones tend to spend on expensive items kasi eh.

but in those with budget constraints get around by being creative.

personally id like my BOB to be light so i can move and run.

the original concept of the BOB, if im not mistaken is to help you "bug out" your way to your Bug Out Location - or your safe haven. if it takes you 3 days to reach that place, you need to put 3 days worth of supplies.

on the BOL you have more supplies, more tools, etc etc

others believe in creating "caches". its like having a cache of your survival supplies scattered in different places.

yung tipong meron ka sa bahay ng kapatid mo, bahay ng pinsan, etc etc depende sa strategy...

para sakaling you have to ditch your bug out bag you can travel with minimal gear / supplies....

ika nga ng friend ko "kahit nakahubad pa akong dumating, may supplies ako that will help me survive."

as for help in a disaster it can range from 3 days upwards...

also, theres also a saying: the more you know about survival, the less you have to carry



Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: quencher on June 19, 2017, 09:16:17 am
Kami naman 70% done with the 'bag', nasa house namin malapit sa pinto. 5 times a week nasa work kami ni hubby, at walang tao sa bahay, I am planning to prepare a separate 'bag' that we can put in the office, so whenever the disaster strikes, meron parin kami madadala. :)
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on June 19, 2017, 04:09:24 pm
what you can also do is, have a stash or cache at your bug out location (and in other locations) many preparedness peeps operate on redundancy.

the saying here is "kahit nakahubad ka pa pag dating sa BOL or safe location mo, you still have the needed items.

being redundant is costly. hence preppers strice to become practical and purchase items that are good in quality but will not breal the bank. buy hey, if you can easily afford 5 x 70,000peso knives then go for it.  others would instead opt to buy 10 pcs of well forged local blades at 1,500 pesos each and scatter the blades + supplies in diff locations
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: caterpillar-girl on September 17, 2018, 11:22:24 am
Upping this thread!

We're almost done with our bug out bags, we just need suggestions for the following:

AM/FM radio (hand cranked, or rechargeable)
Flashlight brand
Multi purpose knife

Yan. My husband has all these fancy equipment but if we buy for everyone in our family, like our parents and in laws and all that, mamumulubi kami, lol.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on September 17, 2018, 10:55:53 pm
Upping this thread!

We're almost done with our bug out bags, we just need suggestions for the following:

AM/FM radio (hand cranked, or rechargeable)
Flashlight brand
Multi purpose knife

Yan. My husband has all these fancy equipment but if we buy for everyone in our family, like our parents and in laws and all that, mamumulubi kami, lol.



a good brand for radio would be Eton but there are many others, you just have to search the internet at search prepper groups.

flashlight. madami din brands dyan na magaganda.  like olite, fenix, surefire... there are too many nowadays.  ako im biased towards surefire.

but for me i keep 2 kinds of light. yung normal low lumen flashlight na AA ang batteries

then i have a fliashlight of just 200 lumens.  masyado nang fashion etong mga "tacticool" gadgets. i dont need ultra high lumen power. these lights are like cellphones na. kakainin lang nila pera mo. 

having a tactical light using cr123 is only good for police and soldiers because mission ang sukatan. pero pag emergencies?  i doubt you can have a power tactical light turned on for 4-6 hours straight.  magiinit yun at mag papalit ka madalas ng batteries. kahit rechargeable pa yan. (ive learned the hardway, bad situation and 3 sets of cr123 ko eh halos ubos and my taclight was really hot)  this is why i always keep two. one that is low output and another to serve as a spot light for emergency purposes na hindi prolonged and continuous use. besides, there are times when you dont want your position to be obvious to others in the middle of the night.

as far as blades go, i know many veteran preppers who are way past tacticool and fashionistang prepper. instead of spending $700 dollars on blade with fancy steel na 5-10% lang ang lamang, they spend on good locally made blades.  (hard to sharpen supersteels on riverbed rocks when shtf)

isipin mo at 54 pesos to a US dollar, 700 USD can buy 25 local blades at 1500 pesos. maganda na ang subo nun. then you can scatter the 25 blades. put one in your car, your office, your #1 house, #2 house, mother in law house,  bug out location etc... and you can give them pa to your loved ones

the joke is, kahit makarating ka sa bug out location mo ng hubad, may gear ka pa din

besides,  pag shtf, at makitaan ka na maganda ang gamit. good luck.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: caterpillar-girl on September 19, 2018, 12:18:31 pm
a good brand for radio would be Eton but there are many others, you just have to search the internet at search prepper groups.

flashlight. madami din brands dyan na magaganda.  like olite, fenix, surefire... there are too many nowadays.  ako im biased towards surefire.

but for me i keep 2 kinds of light. yung normal low lumen flashlight na AA ang batteries

then i have a fliashlight of just 200 lumens.  masyado nang fashion etong mga "tacticool" gadgets. i dont need ultra high lumen power. these lights are like cellphones na. kakainin lang nila pera mo. 

having a tactical light using cr123 is only good for police and soldiers because mission ang sukatan. pero pag emergencies?  i doubt you can have a power tactical light turned on for 4-6 hours straight.  magiinit yun at mag papalit ka madalas ng batteries. kahit rechargeable pa yan. (ive learned the hardway, bad situation and 3 sets of cr123 ko eh halos ubos and my taclight was really hot)  this is why i always keep two. one that is low output and another to serve as a spot light for emergency purposes na hindi prolonged and continuous use. besides, there are times when you dont want your position to be obvious to others in the middle of the night.

My husband prefers Olite, while I prefer Fenix. But I like your suggestion of 2 flashlights. I'll check out the Eton!

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as far as blades go, i know many veteran preppers who are way past tacticool and fashionistang prepper. instead of spending $700 dollars on blade with fancy steel na 5-10% lang ang lamang, they spend on good locally made blades.  (hard to sharpen supersteels on riverbed rocks when shtf)

My husband has knives and guns pero in his EDC he only has his glock and one knife. Or maybe two. His Wenger and his bolo na di ko alam kung anong tawag. Haha.

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besides,  pag shtf, at makitaan ka na maganda ang gamit. good luck.

Tama ka. Thanks!
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on September 19, 2018, 06:20:24 pm


My husband has knives and guns pero in his EDC he only has his glock and one knife. Or maybe two. His Wenger and his bolo na di ko alam kung anong tawag. Haha.



most "preppers" have guns, knives, watch, keys, wallet as their EDC.... but honestly that's more on just self defense.

the question is , what are you really preparing for? your edc should reflect what you're preparing for.  Example, in Australia, its quite normal for people to undergo survival training because there many companies have sites in the outback. so some employees drive to those remote sites and kung masiraan sila ng sasakyan. its automatically a survival situtation. same goes for those who commute using helicopters.  those who love nature can also find themselves in a survival situation (ie when they get lost).  so these people have survival kits as part of their edc. companies provide survival kits.  your purpose or mission should dictate what you carry.  and when you carry you gotta have skill. dami nagkakarga ng knife and gun, mahina naman lumaban or hindi magamit ang knife sa survival.  so training is vital
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: caterpillar-girl on September 21, 2018, 11:55:03 am
^Tama. That is why sya lang ang may baril at ako wala. Hehe. I do plan on getting myself a multi purpose knife though.

The preparedness groups on FB, are they local groups? Meaning from the Philippines? Or worldwide?

We're prepping for earthquakes, bilang we live on a fault line. After our bug out bags, we're prepping for actual bug in supplies.
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on September 21, 2018, 11:39:25 pm
^Tama. That is why sya lang ang may baril at ako wala. Hehe. I do plan on getting myself a multi purpose knife though.

The preparedness groups on FB, are they local groups? Meaning from the Philippines? Or worldwide?

We're prepping for earthquakes, bilang we live on a fault line. After our bug out bags, we're prepping for actual bug in supplies.

for many, a "multi purpose" knife would be in the 6 inch range.  but there really isnt a true multi purpose knife. yung iba they have a long blade, parang bolo length, then a 4 inch blade.  then they keep  a folder, or a smaller stainless steel knife.  then a foldable saw which is more efficient in cutting wood.

yes meron sa FB, yung iba secret group.

Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: caterpillar-girl on September 23, 2018, 09:49:28 pm
Secret? Paano ako sasali? Haha. The groups I see dont have a lot of info
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on September 24, 2018, 11:37:18 am
look for seseblades, filipino survivalist

maraming groups medyo kakaiba ang dominant members or admin
hindi sound ang  mga pov

sali ka sa Stop the Bleed Philippines naroon mga beterano marami kasi sa amin nasa medical side of things, yun ang isang pinaka mahalaga sa preparedness
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: caterpillar-girl on September 25, 2018, 12:28:12 pm
Lol anong mga POV nila ang di sound?
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on September 26, 2018, 03:48:13 pm
Lol anong mga POV nila ang di sound?

haha no comment na lang dyan sis hehe
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: caterpillar-girl on September 26, 2018, 05:23:08 pm
Ok. My next question is, so you have your bag ready... where do you actually go?! We?re no multimillionaires with fancy bug out locations. Do you go to a friend?s house? Sa Malacanang? Lol. Pag bug out ba, SAAN dapat pumunta?
Title: Re: Doomsday Preppers
Post by: akthung on September 28, 2018, 10:57:28 am
Ok. My next question is, so you have your bag ready... where do you actually go?! We?re no multimillionaires with fancy bug out locations. Do you go to a friend?s house? Sa Malacanang? Lol. Pag bug out ba, SAAN dapat pumunta?

yun ang tanong.  every person has his own safe location. that's where deep study comes in and not many have the money to  buy a property in an instant. but many "preppers" haver their own "farm". and usually secret yun.  and friends tend to stick together with "promises" na pag shtf makakatuloy sila sa "farm" ng friend nila. but of course  for that to happen usually alam ng isat isa na you can bring a lot to the table kaya madali mag agree.

so this you have to find yourself.

so if your "safe location" is in  barangay X, ilocos sur.  your bug out bag should be enough to provide with what you need to travel to Barangay X.  there's a school of thought that when shtf happens in Manila, it would be hard to move out in a car or SUV. so that's another thing to ponder.  of course maganda kung ma pre empt mo yung situation or may warning to leave your area.  but if you have a bug out vehicle. best to have supplies na din.  some members have "pit stops", tipong if they have Auntie A along the way, they leave some gear or supplies. so they can travel light to Auntie A before proceeding to their BOL, OR they can just travel without anything and just gear up at auntie A. if they lose their things while traveling to Aunt A, okay lang kasi may gamit ka doon.  this is why such preppers dont waste money in very expensive items. kasi malaki ang chance mawala sa iyo