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by boskone
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6893
Views: 392017

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Looked into a high-efficiency stove to put in the fireplace? They burn cleaner.
by boskone
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)
Replies: 143
Views: 10478

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)

Last time I looked at the proposed legislation we wouldn't qualify based on the max household income for the second round. If we do, it'll likely go toward truck tires here too. Bridgestone Duelers, this'll be the 3rd set, love those things for snow and soft sand. My truck came with Dueler H/Ts, ba...
by boskone
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

I almost wish someone would start putting out bumper-pull travel trailer 'boxes' with a gooseneck hitch. Kinda split the different: gooseneck/fifth wheel maneuverability; but closer to bumper-pull build, price, and size. this? : https://mrtruck.com/img/ash26.jpg Not sure how that'd help here; no-on...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

And, actually, that latter may be a thought for woodsghost: Might look into buying a high-ceiling gooseneck box trailer as the base frame for your tiny house; it'll be heavier-duty than building on a bumper pull. People convert box trailers to small RVs pretty often. Could probably do the same basic...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

I don't recall seeing a Grand Design, at least in their current lineup. They're kinda my primary possible manufacturer; from what I've seen in person and online their build quality is very good. I was curious if it were an older model, and did find this list . I looked at a ton. It could very well ...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?
Replies: 15
Views: 147

Re: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?

One thing to bear in mind armor is not perfect and you generally have large sections of your body exposed. That's not necessarily true. In my case there's be extra-large sections of body exposed. :( Jokes aside, if I were going to bother with hard armor, I'd honestly just get a plate for my pack. B...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 455
Views: 11924

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

PSA finally released their Dagger Glock clone today and it sold out in about 15 minutes. :shock: All three of them gone that fast huh? It's PSA, not Kel-tec. There were at least 10. Yeah and I'm pretty sure five of them will end up on Gunbroker or Armslist with a stupidly high price tag. That alway...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 112
Views: 39969

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

The bran (the stuff that makes brown rice brown) is oily, and goes bad. I think it also traps more moisture. So brown rice is unfortunately (I prefer it for flavor and texture over white rice) not a good prep item. I think you can replace most of the "missing" components in brown rice with beans, th...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?
Replies: 56
Views: 4971

Re: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?

Yet another article in mainstream media signaling that prepping has truly come out of the shadows in 2020. Pack a ‘Go Bag’ Now QFT: Finally, tuck in a shelf-stable snack that will bring you comfort. A bar of chocolate is never a waste of space. I've noticed the same thing. It's odd, since the gov't...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

You hit some great points. The RV won't let us do a loft. Depending on how the loft is done it can yeild 50%-100% more square footage. That is attractive. And the tiny house can be better insulated. Actually...I ran across some with RVs with a loft. They aren't huge, but they're at least extra slee...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 455
Views: 11924

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

PSA finally released their Dagger Glock clone today and it sold out in about 15 minutes. :shock: Well, I'll be looking forward to the reviews. And what was the final price? No clue. They sold out before I could check the prices and PSA doesn't have the price visible after they sell out. MSRP was su...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?
Replies: 15
Views: 147

Re: Is there a crash course on body armor and ballistic helmets?

There's a thread over in Other Gear that might be worth keeping an eye on, on a similar subject.
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 455
Views: 11924

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

yossarian wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:10 am
12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:06 pm
PSA finally released their Dagger Glock clone today and it sold out in about 15 minutes. :shock:
All three of them gone that fast huh?
It's PSA, not Kel-tec. There were at least 10.
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)
Replies: 143
Views: 10478

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)

So, it looks like a second round of checks may be distributed. What plans do you have for yours? Assuming I get one, probably buy a suppressor. My ears have taken a beating and I don't want the same for my children or wife. I really wish my budget would stretch to a suppressor. :\ Depending on what...
by boskone
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 455
Views: 11924

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:06 pm
PSA finally released their Dagger Glock clone today and it sold out in about 15 minutes. :shock:
Well, I'll be looking forward to the reviews.

And what was the final price?
by boskone
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)
Replies: 143
Views: 10478

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)

woodsghost wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:25 pm
NT2C wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:51 pm
So, it looks like a second round of checks may be distributed. What plans do you have for yours?
Assuming I get one, probably buy a suppressor. My ears have taken a beating and I don't want the same for my children or wife.
I really wish my budget would stretch to a suppressor. :\
by boskone
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)
Replies: 143
Views: 10478

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)

Probably buy a new garage door. Mine's slowly tearing itself in half. :|
by boskone
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 71
Views: 9751

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

I don't know how may people you are feeding but that should last a while. :D Yeah, hopefully it should last us a good amount of time. We've got quite a few people though (something like six full-time adults, plus lots of family and friends that we share some of the harvest with). Also, we would lik...
by boskone
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

My wife and I are planning on building a tiny house. Something on a trailer and able to be moved. I'm interested in any advice ZS has to offer, and I might need to transition some of my questions to a tiny house forum, but I want to start here. I had some comments, but really they all boiled down t...
by boskone
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 353

Re: Charging Eneloop AA through USB

I'd be down to just use the UPSes as a small, temporary power reserve. What I'm wondering is if there is a cheap way to keep my AA batteries charged up through USB if I had to, specifically using devices that would not generate much power. I've got a few USB battery chargers that people linked earl...
by boskone
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon
Replies: 34
Views: 985

Re: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon

Apparently they've found some more explosives in Beirut . It's stored in 143 containers and estimated to be 4.35 tons, stored since 2004-2005. That'd be about 30kg per container, so I'm guessing it's a few pallets of bagged ammonium nitrate. Still, over 4 tons is nothing I'd want just sitting around.
by boskone
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Does everyone's kit match in your household?
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Does everyone's kit match in your household?

Yes...because I'm the only one here. :mrgreen:

I really need to test it again, though.
by boskone
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The State of Oregon is on Fire
Replies: 19
Views: 459

Re: The State of Oregon is on Fire

One of the many reasons we chose ICF for our home, but in hindsight wish I'd have found some way to finance a brick or fire-proof composite siding instead of vinyl. Thankfully we have family that are licensed heavy equipment operators so we saved some money creating a defensible clearing for the ho...
by boskone
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6893
Views: 392017

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

:clap: Talk to raptor about how fast it goes. I guess it depends what you do with it. :awesome: During Katrina, raptor found that his fuel stores weren't enough. He wrote about it here. Just sayin' Well, I guess he would know best what to do next time, given a similar situation. 10 - 15 gallons of ...

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