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by flyingredgoat
Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: apocalypse man
Replies: 53
Views: 8730

Re: apocalypse man

I just sat down and watched this show.................what was this idiot doing telling people to get water out of abandoned car raditors.........won't that poison you? Is there a way to strain the antifreeze out? Am I missing something? :shock: You could distill it. Just not something I'd improvis...
by flyingredgoat
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The year without a summer
Replies: 22
Views: 1308

Re: The year without a summer

That depends on how big an eruption it is. If it blows, the jet stream will insure that the ash cloud gets carried over Europe. Between the gases and the ashes, the weather should be quite cooler this summer. European crops will feel an impact, both from the weather, and from toxic volcanic deposits...
by flyingredgoat
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug out cache
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: Bug out cache

Don't know if a trash bag is going to cut it. All it takes is a puncture. Although I really like the idea of using stuff that would otherwise go to waste like that. :)

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by flyingredgoat
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 214 mpg with DIY aerodynamic fairings on a Honda 125cc motor
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: 214 mpg with DIY aerodynamic fairings on a Honda 125cc motor

So what happens when he comes to a red light? It doesn't look like he can get his foot down for stability. Gravity has a way with this set up. :twisted: K In the actual article there are pictures that show there is no floor under his feet and he can put his feet down when the vehicle is stopped. Wh...
by flyingredgoat
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Freetown Sierra Leone
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Re: Greetings from Freetown Sierra Leone

Welcome from a place not nearly so exciting. (Austin TX) You seem to have an great set up. All you need to do now is advertise your place as a dry run for the PAW. You should be able to make a killing in the Hotel Survival. :lol:

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by flyingredgoat
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 214 mpg with DIY aerodynamic fairings on a Honda 125cc motor
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: 214 mpg with DIY aerodynamic fairings on a Honda 125cc motor

So what happens when he comes to a red light? It doesn't look like he can get his foot down for stability. Gravity has a way with this set up. :twisted:

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by flyingredgoat
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2010 Hurricanne Season On Going Preparations
Replies: 73
Views: 3321

Re: 2010 Hurricanne Season On Going Preparations

Living in Austin TX, I have less to worry about during hurricanes. But I have learned that even here we are not immune to the effects. 1.- Keep the car at least 3/4 full. Even if the refineries don't shut down, the influx of evacuees will strain the gas supply. In addition I will keep a 5gal jerry c...
by flyingredgoat
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexicali Earthquake [title edit -- epicenter not San Diego]
Replies: 41
Views: 1685

Re: Mexicali Earthquake: vid of mountains exploding in dust

Thanks for that video. Quite remarkable. I wonder why the land in the foreground didn't go dusty as well. I think I'll merge this with the main thread on the earthquake. My guess is that when rocks and such got dislodged in the hills they rolled down creating more dust. In the flats however, they s...
by flyingredgoat
Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexicali Earthquake [title edit -- epicenter not San Diego]
Replies: 41
Views: 1685

Re: San Diego Earth Quake.

Here's a chance to compare the effects of building codes. Same earthquake in Baja California, and in California. Then we can extrapolate the consequences to areas that have no earthquake resistant housing. This way we can "guess" the consequences of a New Madrid quake. (Not that it hasn't been done)...
by flyingredgoat
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy all! Newbie from Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: Howdy all! Newbie from Texas

Howdy from Austin.

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by flyingredgoat
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: One more reason for water.
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Re: One more reason for water.

BTW, does anyone know if water goes bad if it sits in a canteen in your car in the Texas heat? It usually averages around 100-105 from late July to August. Better play it safe, and fill the canteen with tequila instead. :mrgreen: It depends on how sterile the water was going in. Warm and moist is a...
by flyingredgoat
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Hello

Welcome to the club. :)

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by flyingredgoat
Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Iceland's Volcano
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Iceland's Volcano

I imagine that they had several hours if not days to pack. Iceland has a lot of vulcanologists, so I don't believe it was a surprise.

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by flyingredgoat
Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hola from spain
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: hola from spain

Welcome.
How long are you going to be in Spain for?

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by flyingredgoat
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Life of bacteria in water
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: Life of bacteria in water

It's a continuum. At one end is washing with clean sterile water, and at the other end is washing with excrement that has a small percentage of water added to it. :shock: Statistically washing with clean stream water is better than not washing the plate, but statistically you will survive russian ro...
by flyingredgoat
Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: One more reason for water.
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

One more reason for water.

Just read an article in the NYT. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/15/us/15water.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Such questions are becoming common across the nation as water and sewer systems break down. Today, a significant water line bursts on average every two minutes somewhere ...
by flyingredgoat
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Bank Failures - 2010
Replies: 381
Views: 23031

Re: Bank Failures - 2010

Just like juggling bottles of nitroglycerin. :( http://money.cnn.com/2010/03/15/news/economy/moodys.sovereign.fortune/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; No room for error on U.S. debt By Colin Barr, senior writer March 15, 2010: 12:42 PM ET NEW YORK (Fortune) -- The United States isn't ...
by flyingredgoat
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Haiti--when life as you know it ends.
Replies: 52
Views: 5315

Re: Haiti--when life as you know it ends.

Washington Post article Haitians who fled capital strain impoverished towns in countryside By William Booth Washington Post Foreign Service Monday, March 15, 2010; A07 LASCAHOBAS, HAITI -- The earthquake that struck Haiti's capital city has also jarred the impoverished countryside, sending 600,000 ...
by flyingredgoat
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Deadly earthquake strikes eastern Turkey: At least 41 die
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: Deadly earthquake strikes eastern Turkey: At least 41 die

The only good thing about adobe construction, is that you cannot build multiple story buildings with it. The odds are the roof is made with shingles, which offer a higher survival rate than a concrete slab. Sadly there will be many more fatalities. My thoughts go out to them. K Well, there are two ...
by flyingredgoat
Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Deadly earthquake strikes eastern Turkey: At least 41 die
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: Deadly earthquake strikes eastern Turkey: At least 41 die

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2010/03/2010384324637117.html 4:32am local time would catch most people in bed. That, along with mud brick construction, isn't a good thing. The main town of Kovancilar has a population of under 25,000, so at least it was in a lower populated area. The only ...
by flyingredgoat
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Survival course together
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Survival course together

Where do you get the chocolate to prepare the bugs with? :lol:

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by flyingredgoat
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Planning out my property layout
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Planning out my property layout

maxxb wrote:Any suggestions on a good way to kill the grass where the garden will be that won't effect the growth of the veggies?
Borrow some goats for a few weeks. You can't keep them though, or it will affect the growth of the veggies. :lol:

Sounds like you have a lot of win, can't wait to hear more.

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by flyingredgoat
Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Survival Weekend Fail
Replies: 63
Views: 4733

Re: Survival Weekend Fail

The essence of survivalism is creating a safety net where there is none. Quite the opposite of intentionally flying without one.

Best thoughts to him and those left behind.

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by flyingredgoat
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Durable goods to buy now
Replies: 49
Views: 4078

Re: Durable goods to buy now

Depends. If you have a lot of space and cash, you can stockpile everything. However is you have little space, I don't recommend stocking things like toilet paper. It also depends on what you think will happen. You think inflation is going to happen? Buy stuff made abroad. Before it goes up in price....

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