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by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: A Yank in Libya
Replies: 0
Views: 159

A Yank in Libya

No this is an about that college student who spent his spring break in Libya fighting with the rebels. Amazon prime has bundled together eight 1-hour movies under the heading World War II Saturday Matinees. This is the third movie in the collection. It is stupid and funny. In the beginning of The Th...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Netflix: The Assignment
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Netflix: The Assignment

This very unique movie stars Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver. It was directed by Walter Hill, who some of you might know from the Warriors and 48 hours. I did not research the movie in advance and the way they produced it made me swear it was a comic book adaptation. In fact the freeze frame...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Stand (2020)
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: The Stand (2020)

I was such a nerd in high school that I actually cut class to sit in my car and read The Stand.
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Southern Survival A Netflix Series
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Southern Survival A Netflix Series

Buried underneath this pastiche of Myth Busters, absent the scientific inquiry, and red-neck cliches that make Larry the Cable Guy seem like Sir John Gielgud are a few nuggetS of useful information. The action takes place at Battlebox Ranch, where they seem to test and curate products to mail their ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri May 29, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Learning to hunt
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: Learning to hunt

DIY hunting bow from schedule 40 PVC. [YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTkNNbZk5Ms[/YouTube]
Or a DIY board bow I've heard some recommend bamboo flooring too. [YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=y ... VCMsbF_OD0[/YouTube]

Hunt rabbits with blunt head arrows at twilight.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri May 29, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Ideas for container gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Ideas for container gardening

You don't need no stinkin' buckets for container gardening. CanYAlove.org has tons of great ideas from sack gardens, to vericle growing cyclinder and hanging gardens of non-Babylonian water bottles.

Here are some images:Image
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects
Replies: 45
Views: 2936

Re: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects

I finally set up a dart board in the basement after it sitting in its box for 10 years. Turns out it is a Michael Graves collectible worth about $500. Now I feel like a Vanderbilt when I throw darts. Other projects are making synthetic hammock under quilts for kids, and low cost trekking pole from l...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Hail, Hail ice rocks
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Hail, Hail ice rocks

Greeting fellow preparatory enthusiasts, I received a letter warning me the hail season was starting in my region (mid Atlantic) and did I know that most people still pay out $1500 in deductions following a disaster. To their credit, they didn’t try to sell me anything directly, but provided a link ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 127
Views: 8303

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?

Despite filing my 2018 return electronically, I have not received my stimulus check.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6869
Views: 381664

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I purchased 12 3X fresnel lenses. One for each member of the family, one for each of our camping boxes.

Bought them on e-bay for less than $9, shipping included. This is the item: https://www.ebay.com/itm/283845623170?V ... 3845623170
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grey man vs logos and insignia
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: Grey man vs logos and insignia

As a Public Affairs professional, I agree that there is very little targeting risk. The three letters sound nice and discrete. If you want a compromise, you can place the three letters above a simple bullseye (think Target logo). If anyone asks, say "It's a marksmanship club, I once thought I could ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Air To Water Generators
Replies: 10
Views: 1874

Re: Air To Water Generators

Not into digging up old threads for kicks, but the interwebz served this up while I was researching a tiny home that sleeps six. https://www.waterfreedomsystem.com/index_cb_v2_faq_short.html?hop=mike4aubs The pitch pushes every paranoia button from climate change to government tyranny. From what I’v...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series
Replies: 33
Views: 2256

Re: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series

My oldest son and I binged on the first three episodes, free on the Roku channel. Really enjoyed it. They avoided several typical tropes which really kicked it up in several notches in my book.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 62566

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

I live next to LAX. The disease portal of the entire US. So I am concerned about these things. I don't know how many thousands of people cycle thru our town to and from the airport in a given day. But it's a lot. And they are from every corner of the earth. I haven't read this entire thread. But I ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 62566

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

CDC now officially warning Americans to prepare for likely CoVid-19 outbreak in U.S.: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/world/asia/coronavirus-news.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage “It’s not so much of a question of if this will happen in this country any more but a question ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6869
Views: 381664

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I’m looking at eliminating discretionary spending and setting up a cash reserve to cover our expenses for at least two weeks. I work as a contractor at a very large government agency located near the beltway, with almost 5000 people in the building, we would be a prime location to be shut down to br...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: FLU
Replies: 0
Views: 718

FLU

This is a Korean language Amazon Prime movie. Given current events, I thought it would make an interesting movie. It begins as a solid disaster movie/public service announcement about a flu outbreak. Then it become more and more lurid with people making some seriously bad decisions. However, given w...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 62566

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Just heard a phone conversation between a Chinese investigator and a female employee at one of the 7 crematoria in Wuhan. Man I had no idea women could curse like that. Apparently this particular crematorium has been so busy lately that their staff of 110 has barely had a chance to sleep. She said ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Rambo: Last Blood
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Re: Rambo: Last Blood

More like "Rambo: Bled Dry"
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 62566

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Good evening, Tencent is not $.50 little brother but a Chinese news website. An article from Taiwan, in English, was circulating through the open source analysts at work. It claims that the Tencent website accidentally posted accurate coronavirus numbers before taking them down. They also point out ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 62566

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Those are all excellent questions to be asking. The image I saw was taken earlier on 10 February. The area over Wuhan was off the scale gray. One possible explanation is 10 February was the end of the extended Chinese new year. As a result if people were going back to work in the manufacturing secto...
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 62566

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Good evening, somebody at work shared an image from the website windy.com which purports to show sulfur dioxide, that is SO2, over China. There are massive spikes over Wuhan and Chong Ching two cities that used to have high speed rail connections five times a day. Because I just got to my phone and ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 62566

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Obviously technology has advanced since 1990/1991's Desert Storm/Persian Gulf War/Gulf War I , but back then US spy satellites were set to detect the infrared plume or signature of a ballistic missile being fired. The satellites would detect a Scud missile being launched and send an alarm to NORAD....
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 62566

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

What isn't argued is the name To maintain morale, wartime censors minimized early reports of illness and mortality in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States.[10][11] Papers were free to report the epidemic's effects in neutral Spain (such as the grave illness of King Alfonso XII...

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