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by JayceSlayn
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Home defence with an airgun? Countries with no fire arms allowed
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Home defence with an airgun? Countries with no fire arms allowed

Use of any force (deadly or less-lethal) has to be carefully considered before you get into the situation, because your split-second reasoning may not always be the most advised. It is a good sign that you are considering your options now, of course. I am not familiar with the kinds of laws restrict...
by JayceSlayn
Sat May 25, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: In home cash reserve
Replies: 14
Views: 553

Re: In home cash reserve

Consensus here seems to be that keeping some money/barter completely under your control is a good trade-off vs. interest opportunity cost, for times when you might need it and not be able to otherwise access your conventional accounts. I remember hearing a nice adage that went something like: "If yo...
by JayceSlayn
Tue May 21, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 59
Views: 5238

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

From NPR: Ransomware Cyberattacks On Baltimore Put City Services Offline Ransomware attacks continue to work because the amount of the ransom is often insignificant compared to the operational value that the encrypted data embodies. This is particularly the case for municipalities and businesses, a...
by JayceSlayn
Mon May 06, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Renewable Power Options/Battery Banks
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: Renewable Power Options/Battery Banks

My notes on overall efficiency: Running a higher voltage system for the same design power will allow you to use smaller gauge conductors for equivalent efficiency. Consult the NEC chart posted by NT2C, or also consider using the ampacity guidelines from the USCG for reference (Google for a table, or...
by JayceSlayn
Fri May 03, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Gas Masks
Replies: 44
Views: 2118

Re: Gas Masks

Arise, ARISE, thread long dead. I summon you to do my bidding once again! I didn’t want to start another thread on these and this is closest to my needs. I’m going to be getting a gas mask for myself and the GF. It’s not really for empergency preparedness but it could be of course. We are getting i...
by JayceSlayn
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Asteroid Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 816

Re: Asteroid Prep

Using the Impact Earth calculator: https://impact.ese.ic.ac.uk/ImpactEarth , here's my plan for the medium-sized asteroid NASA is war gaming...taking the top-end of their size estimate (~300 m = ~1000 ft.) and assuming a dense, rocky asteroid, entering at 25 km/s at an angle of 45 degrees over land ...
by JayceSlayn
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Asteroid Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 816

Re: Asteroid Prep

Host an asteroid viewing party: Gather on a nice hilltop (or a nice yacht if at sea) overlooking estimated impact area and procure best drinks and food money can buy Enjoy the countdown and the ~1-2 seconds you can see the incandescent death sphere entering the atmosphere at 25 km/s Bask in the warm...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New York denies request to allow 44 unvaccinated students back in class
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: New York denies request to allow 44 unvaccinated students back in class

Regarding the decisions on vaccination: I"m not real excited about governments or others telling me what to do. I think the ranks of homeschoolers will be glad to welcome them. Homeschoolers tend to be a counter-cultural crowd anyway. but the government isn't telling them what to do, it is just set...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Aftermath (2014 Film)
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Aftermath (2014 Film)

I decided to give this a watch based on your review. I agree that the cinematography and acting were much better than I expected for such a poorly-acclaimed movie - both actually quite decent. I think the script feels a little forced early on and at the end, but the middle, when it was primarily foc...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Paris is burning
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Paris is burning

This is terrible. :cry: An irreplaceable world cultural treasure. They are saying that many of the art works were out or evacuated due to the construction but still... This is some sad news indeed. It does sound like a number of artifacts were already removed prior to renovation work, but many stil...
by JayceSlayn
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: PAW YouTube Library
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Re: PAW YouTube Library

While we're at it, we should also add that a nice chunk of engraved stone, stored some place out of direct weathering probably has an expected lifespan in the 10's of kiloyears. :lol: Anyway, what I meant to get at is that there is something to be said for storing data in a very low-density but read...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: PAW YouTube Library
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Re: PAW YouTube Library

Comparing data storage mediums, it is also good to add in paper/books: Which do not have nearly the data density of modern electronic, digital formats, but whose lifespans can be measured in centuries (if well cared for) and generally remain decipherable at that point as well. Yes, language and arti...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: How did Venezuela end up this way?
Replies: 310
Views: 30060

Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

I greatly appreciate your on-the-ground update, plagaboy. I am both terrified and fascinated at the same time by the situation in the region - I think that is a common response to many unfolding disasters though. Do you have any recommendations for people outside of Venezuela for ways in which they ...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet

I'll put this story here, for lack of having a recent, more comprehensive climate change thread, and because it touches on some of the same social disruption events caused by climate change and the kinds of political willpower required to make changes. Defense One: Climate change versus the US milit...
by JayceSlayn
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Bigger gas stove burners?
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Bigger gas stove burners?

Getting a proper larger burner like NT2C suggested is probably the "correct" solution. If you were inclined to DIY something however, I think your main goal is to make the flame pattern wider, which is simply accomplished by spreading the holes out further and increasing the gas flow. You could try ...
by JayceSlayn
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The Ongoing Man Made Opiod Catastrophe
Replies: 20
Views: 1017

Re: The Ongoing Man Made Opiod Catastrophe

It is an inherently complex problem to solve, as each individual in the equation brings their own set of variables to the table. By individual, there are varying levels of pain perception (for the same condition), varying efficacy and suitability of drugs, varying availability and efficacy of non-dr...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet

You guys do realize that if his premise is true . And we have already passed the point of no return . All the happy thoughts and focusing on the things in life that really matter ,won't delay for one second a third world war from breaking out. Because no Government ever throws up it's collective ha...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet

I think that there are at least a couple of things that we are fighting against, and which I don't see changing anytime soon. There could be more groupings as well, depending on how you want to break them down or add others, but two that come to mind: 1. Growth: Defined as economic, lifestyle, and p...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: How did Venezuela end up this way?
Replies: 310
Views: 30060

Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

These Pictures Show Just How Severe Venezuela's Massive Blackouts Are https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/gabrielsanchez/venezuela-massive-blackouts-power-photos I'd like to point out the picture of the destroyed substation in this article. While the greater cause of the blackout has yet to be pub...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 59
Views: 5238

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

In other news today, MIT Technology Review posted a good article about spreading "Triton"/"Triss" malware, targeting industrial safety controllers: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613054/cybersecurity-critical-infrastructure-triton-malware/ . If you somehow hadn't heard of the Stuxnet or Russia h...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 59
Views: 5238

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

The number of spear phishing emails at my place of work is at a staggering level. Never click on links unless positive knowledge of the sender. ( example family member telling you by phone they are sending a link,) If you receive email thanking you for the $1400.00 order you didn't make. The electr...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink

I'm a daily coffee drinker, but I have a good stock of tea at home, and I take tea with me on camping trips because it packs easier than coffee and associated paraphernalia. Both are relatively inexpensive ways to get your daily dose of caffeine, and also to just provide a nice warm drink, which occ...
by JayceSlayn
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Brits told to stockpile food in case of hard BREXIT
Replies: 13
Views: 2389

Re: Brits told to stockpile food in case of hard BREXIT

Get your Brexit boxes here... https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/some-u-k-turn-brexit-boxes-threat-chaotic-exit-e-n966166 It hasn't been a good start to 2019 in the US and elsewhere globally, and I don't see it getting much better anytime soon. Remember that we're all connected now, so paying some a...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 59
Views: 5238

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

Another big credential (login/password) list was posted recently, called "Collection #1" ( https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/hacked-and-dumped-online-773-million-records-with-plaintext-passwords/ ). You can use Have I Been Pwned to check for any breaches associated with your e-m...

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