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by Foolbard
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Acquiring Resources Legally in a Disaster
Replies: 16
Views: 4423

Re: Acquiring Resources Legally in a Disaster

Whelp, the problem here is you failed before you began. So you are pretty much at the mercy of whatever comes. All those things that you need in theory can be obtained at a government/ charity provided shelter. In practice it is hit or miss. You can end up in a nice church basement with lots of hom...
by Foolbard
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Acquiring Resources Legally in a Disaster
Replies: 16
Views: 4423

Acquiring Resources Legally in a Disaster

This was inspired by this thread by @Stercutus. On these forums, it is against the rules to advocate breaking the law (and rightly so). That brings up the question of what you would do to survive a disaster if you were not previously prepared, yet you felt you needed some resource to survive. Assume...
by Foolbard
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Colorado
Replies: 19
Views: 1305

Re: Hello from Colorado

doitnstyle1 wrote:Welcome from Western Colorado. There are quite a few of us even though we are not an active chapter.
Thank you. I wondered in Colorado had any ZS chapters, though I currently don't have the time or ability to get involved in something more than the forum right now.
by Foolbard
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're in Charge of a Zombie Containment
Replies: 31
Views: 4635

Re: You're in Charge of a Zombie Containment

I think ones response will depend on the location of this city. Let's face it , The SITREP described here is just a normal weekend in some places. :oh: I based it on Colorado Springs. It's the scenario in the novel I'm writing, with slight modifications to fit it to a WWYD scenario. oh Ok. Then thr...
by Foolbard
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Dragon Man: the best-armed man in America
Replies: 11
Views: 1165

Re: Dragon Man: the best-armed man in America

I've met Dragon Man multiple times, and grew up about thirty minutes from his range. He's a very nice guy. A bit reserved, but not unusually so. He has a gun store at his range, and a military museum that includes everything from soldier playing cards to tanks. He definitely enjoys his guns, but he'...
by Foolbard
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Helicopters in Snowstorms
Replies: 38
Views: 4190

Re: Helicopters in Snowstorms

wikipedia will have cargo capacity and such for helos so a Blackhawk could be checked out Why a secret underground base? More likely to be spotted by the DEA, Border Patrol etc. Mexicam cartels operate successfully out of ordinary warehouses. The head bad guy apparently has lots of money. Rather th...
by Foolbard
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Helicopters in Snowstorms
Replies: 38
Views: 4190

Re: Helicopters in Snowstorms

First of all, y'all have been very helpful with this. I'm here to learn about preparing for disaster and do research for my novel at the same time, so the fact y'all have gone out of the way to help me with the latter when the former is the focus of this forum is something I greatly appreciate. Beca...
by Foolbard
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Building a Medical kit/First aid kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: Building a Medical kit/First aid kit

Disclaimer: I'm not a practiced prepper, so others with more experience, knowledge, etc. will have better input. I keep a basic first aid kit around for the small scrapes and bumps in life. Nothing beyond my ability. Were I to be with a larger group for an extended period of time, I'd want to add th...
by Foolbard
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Helicopters in Snowstorms
Replies: 38
Views: 4190

Re: Helicopters in Snowstorms

I have been on the lookout for a pilot who could be a beta reader for the finished project. Just head over to one of your local general aviation fields on a weekend. There will generally be an FBO there (fixed base operator) that you can walk into and talk to someone. Explain that you're a writer d...
by Foolbard
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Prepping with a Disability
Replies: 7
Views: 2961

Re: Prepping with a Disability

Ah, prescription needed. I get that. My dad has an ostomy and, even though I find it ridiculous, his ostomy bags require a prescription, so totally makes sense now. Just seems like it makes something more difficult that is already a pain and stressor. Only thing I could ever fathom for it was so in...
by Foolbard
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Colorado
Replies: 19
Views: 1305

Re: Hello from Colorado

Welcome from Missouri! Only been on here for a few months myself, but I really enjoy the forums so far. Lots of interesting discussion. Finding long threads/digging through old threads a little intimidating myself, but looking things up with the search function seems to be working out okay for me. ...
by Foolbard
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Colorado
Replies: 19
Views: 1305

Re: Hello from Colorado

Welcome from Missouri! Only been on here for a few months myself, but I really enjoy the forums so far. Lots of interesting discussion. Finding long threads/digging through old threads a little intimidating myself, but looking things up with the search function seems to be working out okay for me. ...
by Foolbard
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Prepping with a Disability
Replies: 7
Views: 2961

Re: Prepping with a Disability

You said you've tried stocking up on both items...has that not worked for some reason or are you just concerned about the possibility of running out? I am no expert on medical equipment by any means but given the materials the items are made of I would think either one would store for a long while ...
by Foolbard
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Helicopters in Snowstorms
Replies: 38
Views: 4190

Re: Helicopters in Snowstorms

yossarian wrote:Check out Chickenhawk by Robert Mason. He was a Huey pilot in Vietnam. Even if you don't get anything useful out of it (you will), its an awesome book.
I've heard good things. It's on my TBR list. Thank you.
by Foolbard
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Helicopters in Snowstorms
Replies: 38
Views: 4190

Re: Helicopters in Snowstorms

BTW since you are using a Super Puma read up on the fact the recently had serious issues and the oil patch folks basically stopped using them for a while. I believe they returned to service in 2016. I chose the Super Puma because of its dodgy history, and the fact it can carry the men and equipment...
by Foolbard
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're in Charge of a Zombie Containment
Replies: 31
Views: 4635

Re: You're in Charge of a Zombie Containment

flybynight wrote:I think ones response will depend on the location of this city. Let's face it , The SITREP described here is just a normal weekend in some places. :oh:
I based it on Colorado Springs. It's the scenario in the novel I'm writing, with slight modifications to fit it to a WWYD scenario.
by Foolbard
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Helicopters in Snowstorms
Replies: 38
Views: 4190

Re: Helicopters in Snowstorms

KJ4VOV wrote:Good, because while getting those details right might not make you the next Clive Cussler, they will help keep you from becoming the next Harlan Bancroft III.
"Who?"

"Exactly."
by Foolbard
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Helicopters in Snowstorms
Replies: 38
Views: 4190

Re: Helicopters in Snowstorms

Nope, I didn't realize that. I thought "huey" was just another term for a helicopter. My mistake. The name "Huey" comes from the military model designation of UH-1 ("UH" being "Utility Helicopter"). We used 'em by the hundreds in Vietnam and afterward. A helluva lot of them are still flying too. Ma...
by Foolbard
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Helicopters in Snowstorms
Replies: 38
Views: 4190

Re: Helicopters in Snowstorms

Nope, I didn't realize that. I thought "huey" was just another term for a helicopter. My mistake.
by Foolbard
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're in Charge of a Zombie Containment
Replies: 31
Views: 4635

You're in Charge of a Zombie Containment

Congratulations on your promotion, commander. I wish it could've been under better circumstances, but it's well deserved, nonetheless. Here's the SITREP: A landlocked city of one million people is now host to an infection of unknown origin. The leading theory is a local drug that has been aggressive...
by Foolbard
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Helicopters in Snowstorms
Replies: 38
Views: 4190

Re: Helicopters in Snowstorms

These helicopters are older than nearly every service member and the majority of Americans. http://www.boeing.com/chinooknews/2011/issue_02/images/international_s32_p3_g1.jpg They still go in the winter. As noted by others crashing a helicopter is really easy. They pretty much crash themselves with...
by Foolbard
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Remember to check for bugs
Replies: 9
Views: 3497

Re: Remember to check for bugs

My apartment complex had problems with roaches and bed bugs. Cleanliness and airtight storage will do for the former as a preventative measure, but bed bugs are satanic little bastards. All it takes is one pregnant female or a male and female, and you'll have an infestation. Rubbing alcohol (90%) do...
by Foolbard
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Prepping with a Disability
Replies: 7
Views: 2961

Re: Prepping with a Disability

Underwear IDK, most likely old school washable diapers. You can make a veterinary catheter: http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/how-make-soaker-type-catheter I guess you would omit the soaker holes. A cath is not much more than some sterile tubing with a rounded end. Tubing you can buy at any surg...
by Foolbard
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Prepping with a Disability
Replies: 7
Views: 2961

Prepping with a Disability

I apologize if there's an active thread for this. I couldn't find it. I have spina bifida, that requires the use of disposable underwear and catheters. I've tried stocking up on them, but I was wondering if anyone has ideas for other strategies I might use to acquire such items during a disaster. Ev...

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