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by Maeklos
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 18060

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

The tension between China and India is interesting, as China has recently been trying to woo India as their immediate spheres of influence don't overlap. I'd been under the assumption that China was hoping to make nice with India so that between them they could intimidate the lesser powers in their ...
by Maeklos
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 18060

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

And on a tangentially-related note, North Korea fires off 3 SCUDs - most likely as a protest against an agreement between the US and South Korea to install THAAD anti-missile systems. http://www.yahoo.com/news/n-korea-fires-three-ballistic-missiles-korea-224745969.html If my paranoid conspiracy theo...
by Maeklos
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Fallout 4......
Replies: 440
Views: 30015

Re: Fallout 4......

Spending a lot of time building stuff. Yeah, if you go the Survival route, it's really easy to get into FO4 as a 'survival community simulator'. Having to cover the Four Basics of security, shelter, food, and water can be easy - but then you might wind up getting a raider attack that sees you facin...
by Maeklos
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Videos to convert non-preppers
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Videos to convert non-preppers

Another fun one from Dark5: 5 Times the United States Almost Nuked Itself.

by Maeklos
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Videos to convert non-preppers
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Videos to convert non-preppers

I thought it might be a good idea to come up with a list of videos to show non-preppers/non-survivalists/etc in order to get them to take the ideas of preparedness a bit more seriously. 'Edutainment' is probably a better bet than strictly educational, but anything that's interesting and might possib...
by Maeklos
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Uses for charcoal
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Uses for charcoal

Good list there, ineffableone. I keep my leftover charcoal from my smoker for quite a few of those reasons, myself: hot-burning fuel for metalworking, eyeblack for cutting down on glare on sunny and/or winter days, moisture absorber, in lieu of a construction pencil when doing woodworking, and fire ...
by Maeklos
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 18060

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

My guess is that at home the Chinese government has been trumpeting that owning the local ocean is their right. Therefore they would never even challenge the Hague about the double standard because that would be tantamount to admitting that the Court has some authority over China And that's exactly...
by Maeklos
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 18060

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

An interesting double standard on the recent ruling by the Hague against China: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/2016/07/17/japan-is-quietly-building-a-tiny-tropical-islet-but-an-angry-china-has-noticed/#58d188fa3d6c Now, the main difference being that Japan is cultivating the little spot o...
by Maeklos
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Active shooter, Baton Rouge, targeting police
Replies: 28
Views: 1402

Re: Active shooter, Baton Rouge, targeting police

This is America. If an event doesn't directly affect the majority of people, it's forgotten shortly after it happened. After all, wouldn't you rather play Pokémon Go instead of spending your time worrying about stupid stuff like domestic terrorism, coups in faraway lands, and a potentially rising Ch...
by Maeklos
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 6777

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

Unfortunately, if we pull out of Turkey as a source of strikes against ISIS that just leaves us....hm. Are we even operating any air bases in Iraq anymore? If not, it's a long haul from Europe or carrier-based missions in the Mediterranean.
by Maeklos
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours
Replies: 39
Views: 3150

Re: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours

Heck, if you want to get all cloak-and-daggery with leaving secret messages almost no one can read except the people you want to be able to read them, pick up a created/fantasy language. Like Mando'a. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mando%27a/Legends http://www.mandoa.org/ http://img04.deviantart.net...
by Maeklos
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 18060

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

Very interesting article, and while I disagree with some of the author's assertions, I generally agree with the gist of his thought process. China, above and beyond nearly any other country, has been able to plan things out for the long haul, and to actively work towards goals that will only see fru...
by Maeklos
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 18060

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

So, is this the point where China starts subverting flagging confidence in American allies to construct their own Sino-Pacific bloc? "Hey, we could totally press this issue because nobody - especially the US - is going to help you. But we aren't, because we and you are going to work together. And by...
by Maeklos
Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 6777

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

If I had to guess, I'd say that if this wasn't a black flag operation in order for Erdogan to consolidate power, he's capitalizing on it for the same ends. Now all he's got to do is declare a state of crisis in his country, get the Parliament to vote him emergency powers, suspend constitutional auth...
by Maeklos
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 6777

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

Yeah, looks like the 104 number earlier was just how many had been arrested/captured so far. Number right now is over 120 arrested. I'm not seeing anything about fatalities, though, despite the Parliament complex being hit at least twice by bombs dropped from fast movers (21:05EST and 21:35EST). EDI...
by Maeklos
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 6777

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

I don't see how only 104 soldiers would attempt a coup unless they literally had all the relevant high-value personages like Erdogan in their hands. Not to mention the stories of aircraft, tanks, etc, that are circulating now. For those 104 soldiers to include tank crews, aircrew (plus maintenance, ...
by Maeklos
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Battlefield 1
Replies: 29
Views: 3854

Re: Battlefield 1

Maybe the French and Indian War? The French and Indian War would be amazing if they were able to incorporate ambush-style battles, dense forests, rivers and streams, and so on. Given that the war lacked a lot of the large formations and set piece battles of other wars of the time, it would make for...
by Maeklos
Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Days Gone
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

Re: Days Gone

My thought on his rifle was an H&K G3 or variant (which is 7.62x51). If I remember right, they use a delay action to slow down rate of fire so that full auto doesn't go completely uncontrollable. The gameplay looks solid, though if that's how Hordes are in the game, it makes fighting them pointless....
by Maeklos
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Battlefield 1
Replies: 29
Views: 3854

Re: Battlefield 1

These days, if I want a good, fast-paced-yet-thoughtful online shooter, I fire up multiplayer in Mass Effect 3. With dozens of classes that offer a lot of unique playstyles you'll never see in 'realistic' shooters, dozens of powers and abilities, hundreds of weapons, lots of enemies, and excellent c...
by Maeklos
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Battlefield 1
Replies: 29
Views: 3854

Re: Battlefield 1

quazi, I earmarked Verdun onto my Steam wishlist after I read a review about it. That and Arma III are both on there, waiting for a good sale to come along. I tend to prefer slower-paced, more historically-accurate and/or realistic shooters as opposed to the quasi-modern-day, twitch FPS crap that ge...
by Maeklos
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Vivid example of altered mental state and immunity to pain
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Vivid example of altered mental state and immunity to pa

Slicing weapons are relatively ineffective at stopping an attacker barring two key types of injuries: blood loss and traumatic damage. 1. Traumatic damage. If you can hack, chop, or slice to the point where you hew muscle and break bones, you can put someone down through sheer mechanical injuries. L...
by Maeklos
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Battlefield 1
Replies: 29
Views: 3854

Re: Battlefield 1

I was excited when I first heard how Battlefield 1 was taking things to the First World War. The idea of a shooter set in the heavy trench warfare with bolt-action rifles, shotguns, trench knives, archaic tanks, artillery bombardments, gas attacks, bi- and tri-planes, and airships is awesome. Howeve...
by Maeklos
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tarp/poncho shelter bug solutions.
Replies: 15
Views: 1938

Re: Tarp/poncho shelter bug solutions.

One thing I always take with me when trekking during bug season is garlic oil. I use a ton of it regularly for cooking, anyway, and it's pretty easy to make - just mince up a few cloves of garlic and simmer for an hour or so in olive oil over low heat (olive oil has a relatively low smoke point, so ...
by Maeklos
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 18060

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

Here's an interesting article based on things said by an outgoing Air Force officer from the Pentagon about how the F-35 and F-22 will be used in a future war with China. Reading through it, it makes sense. But there are many things that don't add up. Namely, in the first part, it talks about how st...

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