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by The_bangfrog_MK23
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Possibility vs. Probability
Replies: 18
Views: 1067

Re: Possibility vs. Probability

On a more global scale , I found this a good source of information:

World Economic Forum Global Risks Report

No matter what you think of the "Financial Elite", their point of view is interesting and can only be ignored at one's own peril.
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heads-up for Swiss members: annual Siren Test and good news
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Heads-up for Swiss members: annual Siren Test and good n

Heads up:
The annual Siren test for 2016 is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3rd.

Please remain calm and chew your chocolate :awesome:
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Need help for nightvision
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Need help for nightvision

Swiss stores where you can buy NV equipment: http://www.tacstore.ch/tactical-nachtsichtgeraete http://www.conrad.ch/ce/de/Search.html;jsessionid=777BEF667E5D817787F8DE22AFA3980C.ASTPCEN27?search=nachtsicht&searchType=mainSearchBar http://optilink.ch/ http://www.pergam-suisse.ch/ https://www.tmt.ch/ ...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: First post have mercy :) Which Handgun?
Replies: 44
Views: 1880

Re: First post have mercy :) Which Handgun?

I can clear the issue of NVG laws in Switzerland. You CAN own: Any NV or thermal optical device that is handheld and can not be mounted on a firearm. You can NOT own: Any NV device that has adjustable crosshairs AND provisions to mount it on a firearm, basically a NV-scope (Nachtsicht-Zielgerät). Yo...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: First post have mercy :) Which Handgun?
Replies: 44
Views: 1880

Re: First post have mercy :) Which Handgun?

Güggelscheissen Completely off topic: I see what you did there :shock: :lol: :crazy: On topic: I seem to get a different vibe about H&K here in Switzerland and in the US. A lot of friends of mine and me myself own something made by H&K. I never witnessed a stoppage that wasn't user error and everyb...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: First post have mercy :) Which Handgun?
Replies: 44
Views: 1880

Re: First post have mercy :) Which Handgun?

Yes ALL deforming bullets are illegal. But by surprise i went true old equipment i hade and found a old box of federal hydra shock ammo. This will be my premium choice if shtf. The problem for each handgun or rifle you need to get a so called Waffenerwerbschein. Every swiss citizen with a clean his...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Never Seen So Many "Out of Stock" Labels for Emergency Food
Replies: 21
Views: 2343

Re: Never Seen So Many "Out of Stock" Labels for Emergency F

What are the nutjobs thinking is about to happen this time? I haven't heard any fantasies about September. Diffuse fears, heralded by blood moons, strange jewish holiday coincidences, stock market crashes, WW3 between USA, RU, China and the wild middle east, possibly the return of the nephilim by m...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Never Seen So Many "Out of Stock" Labels for Emergency Food
Replies: 21
Views: 2343

Re: Never Seen So Many "Out of Stock" Labels for Emergency F

Yeah, that nervousness has already reached Europe to some extent.
I'll go out on the thin ice and claim that fear and hysteria are probably going to cause more trouble than any predicted real events. But it doesn't hurt to keep an eye on events and reactions, just in case. :words:
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dealing with sleep deprivation
Replies: 25
Views: 1625

Re: Dealing with sleep deprivation

Twenty seven cups of coffee and four packs of cigarettes a day. I'm not joking. :shock: That seems like a good way to kill yourself within weeks. I usually try to eat lightly with lots of fresh stuff like apples and salads and drink a lot of water. I spread my meals out (coworkers usually comment o...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Is it prepping when...
Replies: 9
Views: 1315

Re: Is it prepping when...

It's not paranoid, but good sense and foresight to prepare for conceivable or expectable days of turmoil. Even, or better, especially if the problems are manmade, there is no need to feel any sort of shame. Another possibility might be to leave the area of trouble, but I can see that this might not ...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Berlin, Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Berlin, Germany

Hi Marek

Greetings from your southwestern neighbourhood.

Have fun :mrgreen:
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Really Big One - PNW Earthquake
Replies: 51
Views: 5456

Re: The Really Big One - PNW Earthquake

Actually, I'm all for a real. Vault program, one for every neighborhood. I do agree that a Vault in this sense could help in a lot of scenarios. However, I'm not sure if it would be all that helpful if the very medium the vault is built in, namely the earth, is shaking in the projected violent mann...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Really Big One - PNW Earthquake
Replies: 51
Views: 5456

Re: The Really Big One - PNW Earthquake

Kilo147 wrote:What we need to do is start a Vault program, and build massive underground vaults, survival shelters, in every community, capable of housing thousands indefinitely.
You mean, in case of FALLOUT?

I see what you did there :mrgreen:
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Northern Water Snakes.
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Northern Water Snakes.

What beautiful, marvelous creatures.
Thank you sir, both for showing them to us and being nice and respectful to them.
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heads-up for Swiss members: annual Siren Test and good news
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Heads-up for Swiss members: annual Siren Test and good n

Little Reminder:

The Siren test will commence at 13:30 CET with the "General Alert" pattern.

Flood prone regions will receive the additional "Flood Alert" at 14:15h CET.

Have a nice day, everybody.
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heads-up for Swiss members: annual Siren Test and good news
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Heads-up for Swiss members: annual Siren Test and good news

Grüezi zäme Please keep in mind that on Wednesday, February 4th, at 13:30h CET the annual siren test will take place on all 7800 sirens nationwide. Additionally, the new alert system "Alert Swiss" will go live with a first of several steps to ensure that alerts and information reach the civilian pop...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4453
Views: 248616

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

.... EDIT. I think the ECB where talking about doing more QE. Does anyone think that this move by the Swiss will force them to do this? No, the Swiss Franc was decoupled BECAUSE of this. the Swiss National Bank had to buy Euros in large quantities to keep the Exchange ratio at 1:1.2 and it would ha...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4453
Views: 248616

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Yeah, the de-coupling of the Swiss Franc from the Euro was quite the surprise and led to pictures one usually sees in failed economies... it looked like bank runs in progress, but everybody wanted to get some cheap Euros to spend them in "Borderline-Shopping", crossing the borders for shopping spree...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Supply of clean water and energy to a community, maybe this?
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Supply of clean water and energy to a community, maybe t

A wind turbine generator running an enlarged air conditioner heat exchanger. I can see extracting the water, but atmospheric water would still be subject to contamination from NBC sources. True, but I think it would be clean again considerably faster than ground based sources. And re-processing the...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Supply of clean water and energy to a community, maybe this?
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Supply of clean water and energy to a community, maybe this?

I think we can all agree that a steady and reliable source of clean water is very substantial for every community, whether urban/developed or rural/off-grid. In view of multiple regions that are sliding into water shortages, and, from a "preppers-viewpoint", the prospect of water sources contaminate...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Would you buy this rifle?
Replies: 31
Views: 2957

Re: Would you buy this rifle?

On my first read-trough, I read that it replaced the M41A in 2013... talk about movie-nerdy wishful thinking :mrgreen: But actually, I could see this construction with a short-stroke system as a potentially viable system. I could imagine myself buying a 5.56 and a 7.62 version to further add to my c...
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from France
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Hi from France

Hi Neighbour :)
by The_bangfrog_MK23
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What preparedness-related holiday gifts did you GIVE?
Replies: 14
Views: 917

Re: What preparedness-related holiday gifts did you GIVE?

Gave an original new-style Swiss Army Knive (Soldatenmesser 08) to my then-GF (not anymore :gonk: ) and a Victorinox Hiker to the girl of a dear co-worker of mine. Received several items of long-storage food, like Jerky and canned Ravioli, of one of my favourite brands. Not sure if that counts in th...

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