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by ghostface
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: California Drought
Replies: 147
Views: 12030

Re: California Drought

Yeah, you don't want a "head in the oven, feet in the freezer" situation where your average is the result of two negative extremes. Little of that precip is likely to be snowfall to recharge declining pack, so long term it won't help much. Plus, there's not a great correlation between ENSO and Calif...
by ghostface
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The Apocalypse is Well Under Way- Mass Extinction
Replies: 68
Views: 3783

Re: The Apocalypse is Well Under Way- Mass Extinction

So you were making off topic posts on purpose. Got it, thanks. I was objecting to ignorant whinging about scientific organizations from people who don't know what they're talking about. Who started all the whining about climate change and the IPCC in this thread? It sure as hell wasn't me. Because ...
by ghostface
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The Apocalypse is Well Under Way- Mass Extinction
Replies: 68
Views: 3783

Re: The Apocalypse is Well Under Way- Mass Extinction

Please show us all the evidence of how climate change has caused significant extinctions of species to date. Not like "maybe it will" or "threatened" or "at risk" due to climate change. Show us what percentage of species went extinct from climate change so far. Where did I make that claim? Here's a...
by ghostface
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The Apocalypse is Well Under Way- Mass Extinction
Replies: 68
Views: 3783

Re: The Apocalypse is Well Under Way- Mass Extinction

I think we have established some people disagree with the scientific consensus on Climate Change, so we wont explore that. Right, this is exactly what they want. They don't want to accept reality, just throw tantrums, bring in political stuff irrelevant to the science, and make the topic radioactiv...
by ghostface
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The Apocalypse is Well Under Way- Mass Extinction
Replies: 68
Views: 3783

Re: The Apocalypse is Well Under Way- Mass Extinction

Wow. So much garbage in this thread. Just for starters, when you start accusing the IPCC reports of being "political" and wrong and blah blah blah, while at the same time referring to them as "annual", you're just broadcasting how absolutely full of shit you are. The First Assessment Report was publ...
by ghostface
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Deep Freeze Coming
Replies: 23
Views: 1286

Re: Deep Freeze Coming

http://i.imgur.com/7DKq7GZ.jpg?1 The mid-Atlantic is taking a beating, even as the rest of the world is well above normal. Globally, we just had the second hottest January on record (second only to an El Niño year in 2007), and so far February is even hotter. The centered 12 month average from NASA...
by ghostface
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Researchers warn US should prepare for megadrought
Replies: 39
Views: 2994

Re: Researchers warn US should prepare for megadrought

It doesn't look like anyone has posted the actual paper so far, so for those who like to get information straight from the source, here it is . http://i.imgur.com/zJzMHHl.png?1 The Southwest is poised to experience drought conditions unprecedented in at least 1000 years within a decade or so if it i...
by ghostface
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Comparing ILBE Main vs ILBE Recon Pack
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Re: Comparing ILBE Main vs ILBE Recon Pack

A lot of the weight will still ride on the hip belt but you will never fully be able to remove it from your shoulders. The best you'll accomplish is to get the pack to sag backwards (unstable) but you won't be able to lift the straps above your shoulders. I'd look for an alternative if I were you. ...
by ghostface
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Comparing ILBE Main vs ILBE Recon Pack
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Re: Comparing ILBE Main vs ILBE Recon Pack

But, I think you misunderstood what Atod posted. The Bora has 4 more inches of shoulder lift than the ILBE. So, at your height, there's really no way the load lifters on the ILBE are ever going to lift the pack off your shoulders. Okay, gotcha. I see where I went wrong. So then the question would b...
by ghostface
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Comparing ILBE Main vs ILBE Recon Pack
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Re: Comparing ILBE Main vs ILBE Recon Pack

I'm going to resurrect this thread in the slim hopes that someone with hands on experience can help me out with some questions. I am 6'3". Now that prices on the IBLE gear have fallen quite a bit, and I am looking at this mostly for outdoors usage (i.e. I don't care about compatibility with LBVs/bod...
by ghostface
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze
Replies: 122
Views: 8746

Re: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze

Folks in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast US who don't have to travel on Wednesday for Turkey Day might want to stay off the roads, or change your flights. DC Metro Region: Wednesday’s East Coast winter storm shaping up to be a travel nightmare — timing and impacts Northeast: What to Expect From the C...
by ghostface
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze
Replies: 122
Views: 8746

Re: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze

Hot as balls today in a lot of the places that got the lake effect snow. I really hope people got the snow cleared in Buffalo...

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by ghostface
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze
Replies: 122
Views: 8746

Re: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze

Holy crap: A flood watch is in effect through Wednesday for five Buffalo area counties as three days worth of snow combines with rain and temperatures of up to 60 degrees early next week. :ohdear: Can anyone from the area confirm whether normal home/rental insurance will cover that sort of flooding,...
by ghostface
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze
Replies: 122
Views: 8746

Re: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze

Folks who got snowed in, also keep in mind that you should be prepared for flooding , as the NWS is calling for Spring-like heat in a lot of places that got dumped on by the white cold stuff. Edited to add: Link http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/11/21/flood-watches-in-...
by ghostface
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze
Replies: 122
Views: 8746

Re: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze

The OT forum would be a good place to start such a discussion. Hmmm. It's not really "off topic" though, to talk about something that directly impacts long term preparedness planning, is it? At least in terms of what I was thinking about was to keep something in the DICE section because this is whe...
by ghostface
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze
Replies: 122
Views: 8746

Re: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze

The problem is that statement right there is stating a political opinion. Disagree. That's stating an opinion (rather than a scientific conclusion), but there is nothing inherently political about it, any more than if he said "infectious diseases are the single most important issue to preppers" is ...
by ghostface
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze
Replies: 122
Views: 8746

Re: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze

You just stated something that would immediately derail the thread because it injects a personal interpretation that is a 'polar" opposite of those held by others and will devolve into non-factual debate. How so? Surely the question of whether "the scientific community is divided on the issue" is a...
by ghostface
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze
Replies: 122
Views: 8746

Re: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze

I think the way to separate "facts" from "politics" is to separate "preparing for the weather" from "global warming/cooling/climate change." Preparing for bad weather has no politics attached. Where the weather is coming from tends to be political (whether it is some man made thing, natural cycle, ...
by ghostface
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze
Replies: 122
Views: 8746

Re: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze

The problem with that thread is the huge level of politics involved in the subject. If there is a way to cite facts (& not opinion) only and avoid the politics of the issue you are welcome to try. Well, that's part of the reason why I think it might be worth a thread. Because politics really don't ...
by ghostface
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze
Replies: 122
Views: 8746

Re: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze

How much interest would there be in a thread dedicated to what climate change actually is and its relevance is for disaster prep? It seems like every winter there will be a renewed back and forth about cold weather and global warming before things descend (unnecessarily) into off topic nonsense. Som...
by ghostface
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Tropical Graphic Forcast
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Tropical Graphic Forcast

We've been lucky with the MJO being unfavorable to cyclogenesis, but it's looking like it might flip soon. If so, we could see another backloaded season like 2001 or 1998...
by ghostface
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Global Cooling will kill us all!
Replies: 597
Views: 36084

Re: Global Cooling will kill us all!

The problem I have with the global discussion is the focus on CO2 ( anthro). CO2 isn't that great a holder of heat, water vapor on the other hand is (also a result of burning fossil fuels and other human activity), but I guess it is easier to get people worked up over CO2 that water vapor. This is ...
by ghostface
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Global Cooling will kill us all!
Replies: 597
Views: 36084

Re: Global Cooling will kill us all!

DarkAxel, Thanks for the civil discussion. I feel like I'm in a bit of a bind, because I am happy and supportive for your ultimate actions here, even though I feel like some of the things you're saying can indeed be answered by actual evidence. I don't want to seem like a nag or a scold who is more ...
by ghostface
Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Global Cooling will kill us all!
Replies: 597
Views: 36084

Re: Global Cooling will kill us all!

First off, let me reiterate that I found your post about erring on the side of caution as a responsible act of someone in the preparedness community to be very good. I hope you don’t take my disagreement with some aspects of what you’re writing as an attack or an insult. I would bet we’re probably i...

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