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by KGBrick
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Underwater shelter
Replies: 23
Views: 2402

Re: Underwater shelter

Ah c'mon, the Soviets had amazing quality control.... :roll: It'd be worth it to see the looks and reactions you'd get surfacing that thing near a CG cutter though...once it's properly registered of course. I think I'll do that the first few times via remote control... Honestly I think it would be ...
by KGBrick
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Underwater shelter
Replies: 23
Views: 2402

Re: Underwater shelter

I think the thing you are looking for is called a submarine - http://www.maritimesales.com/PI12.htm O jeez a used ex-Soviet Subarmine that has been decommission for 25 years and is thus 50 +/- years old. Can you say deferred maintenance, leaks and lord knows what. Still it would be fun to go get a ...
by KGBrick
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Digital money for currency/bank protection
Replies: 201
Views: 18218

Re: Digital money for currency/bank protection

The HK exchange says they will fix the problem. They are going to keep 36% of everyone's money. That's a plan right there. I guess if someone robs the Federal Reserve than they would just take 36% of the money out of my accounts and I'd be cool with that. We can't have businesses paying for problem...
by KGBrick
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Iceland's Largest Volcano Starting to Rumble
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Iceland's Largest Volcano Starting to Rumble

To put the known potential of this volcano on a scale, its previous largest eruption (934 CE) was a few times larger than the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, more on the scale of the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo. The glacier coverage of the volcano makes things worse if the eruption breaks thr...
by KGBrick
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 8706

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

It will definitely be interesting. It looks like Ergodan is going to bring back the death penalty. The US won't care but I wonder what the Europeans will do. They either have some tough choices to make or look like hypocrites. I'd like to think that we'd close the border, but it's more likely we'll...
by KGBrick
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: July 3, 2016 Daesh bombing in Baghdad
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: July 3, 2016 Daesh bombing in Baghdad

Any discussion, including trying to understand an enemy's capabilities when they might be evolving? I realize I am stepping near an uncomfortable line but the rules thread itself doesn't seem to say, upon my fourth or fifth examination of them today, that I've yet crossed it. None of us here thrive...
by KGBrick
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Anyone use Trailcams?
Replies: 17
Views: 2533

Re: Anyone use Trailcams?

A guy I know managed to catch a mountain lion on his trail camera on the edge of a river bottom that is dotted with homes. I wish I had the picture. It was too old for a yearly contest but, well, how often do you see a mountain lion in Alabama?
by KGBrick
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Munich shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 4433

Re: Munich shooting

Smü wrote:There is a surprisingly well mannered debate going on. We'll see.
:ooh: Think you could spare some of that for export?
by KGBrick
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 8706

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said anyone who suggests the attempted coup was staged was probably involved in it themselves and would face investigation.
This definitely isn't a witch hunt...
by KGBrick
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: July 3, 2016 Daesh bombing in Baghdad
Replies: 3
Views: 839

July 3, 2016 Daesh bombing in Baghdad

So I'm hearing some interesting and disturbing things about this bombing (of course the media needs those clicks - joke's on them though - I see advertisements only when I want to) and I can't seem to find any sources I trust that give better than incredibly vague information on the part that concer...
by KGBrick
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What is "too dented" for ammo?
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Re: What is "too dented" for ammo?

I'm not a machinist, metallurgist, or reloader but I have some experience with work-hardening (and subsequently breaking) itty bits of metal. I'd shoot the dented boolits, probably shoot the first dented cartridge, and disassemble the second and third dented cartridges out of curiosity. Whatever par...
by KGBrick
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Alarming new "superbug" gene found
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Alarming new "superbug" gene found

Unnecessarily alarming article title found. The gene from what I've read only promotes resistance to one drug, though admittedly a drug-of-last-resort. It does not, by itself, cause bacteria to become multiple-drug resistant "superbugs." OP, I'm not really attacking you so much as the original artic...
by KGBrick
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Hiker finds 1,200-year-old Viking sword
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

Re: Hiker finds 1,200-year-old Viking sword

Swords in Scandinavia in the news today. There was a fatal sword attack at a school on Sweden. Yep, the lovely trend has finally arrived at my neck of the woods. The police is calling it "stabbing weapons" so I'd take sword with a grain of salt. There are pictures of him posing with students (who t...
by KGBrick
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: NASA warning 99% chance of 5.0+ e-quake LA area
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: NASA warning 99% chance of 5.0+ e-quake LA area

Silly question, but why is NASA (The National Aeronautical and Space Administration) even getting involved in earth quake predictions? Because you can do a lot of fantastically practical science using orbital radar platforms and ultra-precise global positioning. :clap: http://www-radar.jpl.nasa.gov...
by KGBrick
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Mother gator protecting her young. Big Cypress Swamp!
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Mother gator protecting her young. Big Cypress Swamp!

Beautiful area - I'll have to visit it sometime, maybe kayak around if possible. Nice to see an alligator acting right 'n having cute lil' alligatory babies, too. Great pictures. Good ID on the anole. Can't tell the size. Cuban anoles are the only other anole species I know of and they are very rare...
by KGBrick
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Long-term stock market investment
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

Long-term stock market investment

I couldn't find the right kind of thread to post this in, so I'm making a new one. If anyone knows a better thread to attach this to that would be fantastic. Tl;dr version: you're better off using your nest egg to buying part of the entire market through an index fund (with their minuscule fees) tha...
by KGBrick
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Cheap steel buildings as houses.
Replies: 17
Views: 1786

Re: Cheap steel buildings as houses.

Way too many tornadoes around here to have any confidence in these structures in my AO. These things routinely get pulled apart around here. Where I grew up in the PNW in a small town up in the mountains there is a family that moved into an older city building that was of this construction. They bu...
by KGBrick
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Convincing spouse you're not nuts for prepping...
Replies: 56
Views: 8050

Re: Convincing spouse you're not nuts for prepping...

Talk about what happened the last ten years: increasing oil production costs, volatile food prices, environmental damage increasing worldwide, a major global financial crash and the threat of a new one, multiple feedback loops reported concerning global warming, news about the various epidemics and...
by KGBrick
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: STL Metro Area: West Lake Landfill fallout/radiation danger
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: STL Metro Area: West Lake Landfill fallout/radiation dan

So how can we prepare to bugout if we dont know what the wind patterns will be till it happens. Crypto's very informative post covers that pretty well. I cut out the preface and bugging in sections but they are also worth reading. Bugging out: If you work in the affected area, or are driving throug...
by KGBrick
Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: STL Metro Area: West Lake Landfill fallout/radiation danger
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: STL Metro Area: West Lake Landfill fallout/radiation dan

There is no current plan for how to put out the fire. Discuss! In my expert opinion, someone should probably develop a plan to put out the fire before it gets to the nuclear waste. I don't know the scale of things here (I assume capital-B-big), but it might be easier to make a sort of firebreak - I...
by KGBrick
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Ebola All Over The Place
Replies: 1135
Views: 59405

Re: Ebola All Over The Place

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/11/3/pdfs/04-0981.pdf There's that link cleaned up a bit. Edit: Ah, and I posted it earlier on page 24, I guess, though I didn't provide any synopsis or analysis of the paper in my post. I think I'm going to search around and see if there is anything in the news abo...
by KGBrick
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Bombing in Ankara, Turkey leaves 80+ dead
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: Bombing in Ankara, Turkey leaves 80+ dead

Can't say too much without getting political, but unless I was a Turkish citizen I would in that country stay away from anything slightly political, eastern Turkey in general, and areas known to have either Kurdish or Islamic Turkish nationalist sentiment. I understand Turkey has some beautiful beac...
by KGBrick
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Turner River Road alligators.
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Turner River Road alligators.

Gators down there sure do seem brassy compared to the ones I'm used to. That and I don't know whether we're talking stray chihuahuas or just fish guts but someone's been feeding that alligator in the video. I think I prefer my gators to have a better understanding of their place in the food chain (b...

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