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by JayceSlayn
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Conception fire & sinking
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Conception fire & sinking

Not a final investigation result yet, but some more details: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-19/the-conception-wasnt-built-to-power-the-personal-electronics-revolution-could-this-have-caused-fire . It sounds like their primary suspicions right now surround onboard electric grid over...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Buying emergency water from Amazon
Replies: 23
Views: 195

Re: Buying emergency water from Amazon

I'll second third (NT2C beat my reply) that some basic training including a little bit of disaster psychology, logistics, and skills is a good place to start. It looks like Canada might have an affiliated Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) organization, like in the US, or I bet at least someth...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 74
Views: 8463

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

I'd like to make a few comments on browser extensions, and maybe a plug for one or few relating to cybersecurity. Most modern browsers already include a baseline of decent security against common kinds of attacks or security risks by default. You obviously still have to do your part to not visit unk...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 946
Views: 58086

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

I AM DYING INSIDE!!! From DefenseOne: Beyond Big Dog: The US Army Searches for an Infantry Squadbot From DefenseOne: US Army Now Holding Drills With Ground Robots That Shoot One of the things I always thought looked funny and somewhat out-of-place in an otherwise very serious and heavy-duty, milita...
by JayceSlayn
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How to Build an Inexpensive Air Filter for your Bunker
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: How to Build an Inexpensive Air Filter for your Bunker

I'd say that the build in the video seems pretty janky, although some of which I'd forgive if it was just being in a hurry to demonstrate the concept. The build quality could be a lot better, especially if you're worried about air leaks around components (important for this kind of thing), but somew...
by JayceSlayn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best bags for a Sawyer Squeeze gravity system?
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Best bags for a Sawyer Squeeze gravity system?

I have a couple of the 6L MSR Domedary bags which I like a lot. Not the place to sing their other praises here, but in reference to whether they have a plastic taste or not: They did have a slight plastic taste for the first few fillings, even though I washed them out after first purchasing them, b...
by JayceSlayn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best bags for a Sawyer Squeeze gravity system?
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Best bags for a Sawyer Squeeze gravity system?

I have a couple of the 6L MSR Domedary bags which I like a lot. Not the place to sing their other praises here, but in reference to whether they have a plastic taste or not: They did have a slight plastic taste for the first few fillings, even though I washed them out after first purchasing them, bu...
by JayceSlayn
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: How did Venezuela end up this way?
Replies: 325
Views: 36401

Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

Isn't it a little weird that we never heard back from that guy in Venezuela? lol. The Dentist? IDK what he was. The guy living in Venezuela that was commenting in this thread. There were a few Venezuela posters in this thread, but they have all eventually "gone dark". While the situation in Venezue...
by JayceSlayn
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 10 bay AA Nimh battery charger going bad?
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: 10 bay AA Nimh battery charger going bad?

Well after charging for an entire day. I only lost 4 of the about 15 that I had. Thanks for the advice guys. I won't be leaving anything on the charger from here on out. How long can they be stored before they need a new charge? Good quality Ni-MH batteries should retain 80-90% of a full charge for...
by JayceSlayn
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 10 bay AA Nimh battery charger going bad?
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: 10 bay AA Nimh battery charger going bad?

Charging Ni-MH batteries is a bit more finicky than other chemistries like Li-Ion and Pb. They cannot be trickle charged, because the "signal" which tells the charger when the battery is full is a slight voltage drop at the end of charging, and the charging current must be high enough to make that v...
by JayceSlayn
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Home defence with an airgun? Countries with no fire arms allowed
Replies: 16
Views: 1873

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: 1357

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: 74
Views: 8463

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: 971

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: 2994

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: 1766

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: 1766

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: 1502

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: 938

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: 1160

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: 1529

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: 1529

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: 325
Views: 36401

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: 1396

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...

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