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Bullet Resistant Walls

In our most recent BSOSC meeting, Dave H. put on an excellent demonstration on how to build a frame wall filled with 3/4 fractured gravel that would stop bullet penetration. We will try to have more detailed info posted if anyone cares to learn more about this simple process...jpf .--- .--. ..-.
by jpf1030
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Task Force #2: Shelter & Utility Systems
Topic: Bullet Resistant Walls
Replies: 5
Views: 3571

Straw Bale Barn-Our hybrid

We have constructed a straw bale barn with some hybrid ideas here at our model project home place and location for our http://www.sosgeneralstore.com and our facility also hosts many of the hands-on self-reliance preparedness classes of BSOSC (Bitterroot Survival Outfitting Systems Co-op) preparedne...
by jpf1030
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Task Force #2: Shelter & Utility Systems
Topic: Straw Bale Barn-Our hybrid
Replies: 0
Views: 1128

Self-Reliance "How To" Books

In BSOSC (Bitterroot Survival Outfitting Systems Co-op), we have purchased hundreds of "How To" books on almost every subject relating to homestead, off-grid, self-reliance systems and skills. If you need help with possible titles to look for on any particular subject, just post here and w...
by jpf1030
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:12 pm
 
Forum: How-To: Self-Reliance Skills Development
Topic: Self-Reliance "How To" Books
Replies: 0
Views: 569

BSOSC Indoor Range

For shooting training purposes for the BSOSC group, we built a little 3 point indoor shooting range for combat pistol training. We modified a turning target system to fit our little bullet stop to add a little adrenalin rush. We also shoot airgun and smallbore competition. Though classes have been s...
by jpf1030
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:19 am
 
Forum: Handgun Training: Combat, Hunting, Competition
Topic: BSOSC Indoor Range
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Re: 2 meter base station .. J pole antenna

Thanks Mac for posting the helpful j-pole antenna info. We still have 9 of the j-pole antennas the BSOSC group built in the last antenna building class. These antennas have all been tested on Mac's antenna analyzer and are good to go. Everyone that has one of these homemade antennas has had great su...
by jpf1030
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:28 am
 
Forum: Radio: Ham, Morse Code, 2-Way, CB
Topic: 2 meter base station .. J pole antenna
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Re: Solar users?

At present we have two 10 panel arrays of 130 watt panels for 2600 watts total. We have never used the system extensively, only using it during short power outages. We still have a bunch of debugging to get the system in fully functioning form. Our system is set up for providing AC power. We would b...
by jpf1030
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:37 am
 
Forum: Solar
Topic: Solar users?
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Necessity and Plans For ICE

We feel it extremely important to set up an alternative intentional community economic system to have a method of exchange in place before any potential collapse in the current runaway fiat money system. Barter will most likely be the most common method of exchange, but we have learned there is much...
by jpf1030
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:59 am
 
Forum: Task Force #7: Intentional Community Economy (ICE)
Topic: Necessity and Plans For ICE
Replies: 0
Views: 1013

Re: Solar users?

Wow, pretty hard core advice on cutting grid power, but oozing with wisdom! I had planned a test run next month, but an unannounced shut down of our power unexpectedly by someone else would be a better test...jpf
by jpf1030
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Solar
Topic: Solar users?
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Mason jar

Hey Dave, Great report and story. The communications committee is under the protection task force. Mac is the communications committee chairman under this task force headed by Bill Rasmussen. Hopefully, the two of them will see your posting and then do a mini lesson on the message in a bottle commun...
by jpf1030
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:50 am
 
Forum: Group and Family Emergency Contact Plan with Meeting Places
Topic: Mason jar
Replies: 1
Views: 1472

Need Solar Committee Chairman in BSOSC

If anyone with some basic knowledge would like to be the soar committee chairman in the Task Force #6-Alternative Energy/Transportation, please let task force leader, Mac Mcquaid know. We have some really interesting solar projects being researched, but no one yet to lead this all important committe...
by jpf1030
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Solar
Topic: Need Solar Committee Chairman in BSOSC
Replies: 0
Views: 456
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