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by ScottAW
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: strimmer and disk cutter Improvised shuriken?
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: strimmer and disk cutter Improvised shuriken?

Blades like that are typically very well balanced, have to be for the machine. Should work well.
by ScottAW
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Anything beat burial w/ 55 gal Brut trashcans & 7mil mylar?
Replies: 21
Views: 1503

Re: Anything beat burial w/ 55 gal Brut trashcans & 7mil myl

For the level it sounds like you're at, it may be time to just dig a root cellar. If you want to bury multiple cans, just dig one big hole. Depending on where you live you can say root cellar, tornado shelter, well, whatever. Want another step, put a shed on top. You sound like you won't be slowing ...
by ScottAW
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: EMP proof chainsaw
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

Re: EMP proof chainsaw

Store your saw in a metal shed and buy whatever you want.
by ScottAW
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tough Mudder- Boots or Five Fingers?
Replies: 42
Views: 5021

Tough Mudder- Boots or Five Fingers?

A friend of mine that owns an outdoor store just turned me onto inov8 shoes. I don't own a pair yet, but he calls them trail velcro and the other reviews are just as good. They look like super aggressive mud cleats, but you get grip on smooth surfaces. I'll be trying the soon.
by ScottAW
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Free House! (renovation/refit log)
Replies: 44
Views: 3369

Free House! (renovation/refit log)

If you don't have studs behind the walls, you should put some in. Even old houses should have them inside the brick. You can insulate in there, run electrical and plumbing, etc. And a magic mold cleaner is plain old white vinegar. It's cheap and kills something like 88% of the varieties of regular h...
by ScottAW
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Free House! (renovation/refit log)
Replies: 44
Views: 3369

Free House! (renovation/refit log)

If the house is free, you should have a good budget for the remodel. Do it right, rips it down to studs an start fresh. For the damage done, it won't be worth fixing, just start fresh. I've been a pro contractor on and off for about 10 years. I'll keep an eye on this, and feel free to pm if you need...
by ScottAW
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: World War Z movie - Brad Pitt and Paramount! W000T!
Replies: 603
Views: 64972

World War Z movie - Brad Pitt and Paramount! W000T!

The book was amazing, hard to see how it will translate into a movie with a big name actor though. More short disjointed stories.
by ScottAW
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tough Mudder- Boots or Five Fingers?
Replies: 42
Views: 5021

Tough Mudder- Boots or Five Fingers?

For my
Recommendation, I ran tough mudder pa in them last year, they were light, quick drying and awesome.

Anecdote, my friends in vffs had no grip, we ran the same course beside each other. I was happy they were not.

Trail running shoes at a minimum, water trail runners worked awesome for me.
by ScottAW
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Hatchet or machete?
Replies: 42
Views: 3831

Hatchet or machete?

For a good price and will last a lifetime, check out an estwing hatchet. I live in central pa, and it covers anything a bit big for my knife.
by ScottAW
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Hydration Bladders; What's better? Camelbak vs. Hydrastorm?
Replies: 17
Views: 2568

Hydration Bladders; What's better? Camelbak vs. Hydrastorm?

I've never had an issue with a camelback in about 6 years or so. I've fallen on them plenty of times and generally abused packs and bladders.

But I only drink water so not sure about flavors.

A few drops of bleach in the water is all the cleaning I ever do. Let sit a day and rinse well.
by ScottAW
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tough Mudder- Boots or Five Fingers?
Replies: 42
Views: 5021

Tough Mudder- Boots or Five Fingers?

I wore my salomon techamphibians, they worked waaaay better than any of my friends shoes. And they even came clean afterwards. Also highly recommended for kayaking.
by ScottAW
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from central PA
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Greetings from central PA

Welcome, look around, central pa has a good presence here, maybe time for a chapter?
I work in state college myself.
by ScottAW
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Watching walking dead, should I read the comics now?
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

Watching walking dead, should I read the comics now?

Yep, also enjoyed both. Watched the show first, just finished the compendium. 1200 pages in4 days, you could say I enjoyed it.
by ScottAW
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: dual fuel w/ wood burning boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

dual fuel w/ wood burning boiler

I've looked into several brands, most of them have a backup power option. Solar seems to be most common, just a small panel as the pump doesn't take much power. Now it may depend how it works in your house. For me , I would also have to power the circulator pump on my boiler. But my house is set up ...
by ScottAW
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: living fence/live fencing/growing hedge sustainable fencing
Replies: 25
Views: 6384

living fence/live fencing/growing hedge sustainable fencing

In most of the US Osage orange is the way to go. The "oranges" each have a few hundred seeds, and are very easy to extract into useful seeds. Freeze and unfreeze until its pulp, plant in a shallow trench and tons of little trees will bud. Osage grows quickly, has strong trunk and branches, and grows...
by ScottAW
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What do you suggest for hogs
Replies: 84
Views: 3895

What do you suggest for hogs

A buddy of mine does the dog and knife pig hunts. I thought he was full of shit til I saw the video. Absolutely terrifying, be he says if you know what you're doing it's not that dangerous and the biggest rush ever. The dogs do most of the work wearing it down then you just flip it over and stab it.
by ScottAW
Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Walling in a farm when the dead rise up.
Replies: 165
Views: 17429

Walling in a farm when the dead rise up.

If you're planning ahead, and you said you already have Osage, it's planting time. Each orange is really hundreds of seeds. Repeatedly freeze and thaw one until its a pulpy mess, dig a shallow trench and put the pulp down the trench. It'll grow hundreds of sprouts in a nice line. Tend them as they g...
by ScottAW
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home Brewing
Replies: 39
Views: 4350

Home Brewing

Are you looking for tips and such? Grow some hops along with your grain. And buy some equipment now, practice a lot with modern equipment so you'll be better when doing it over a fire. And looking back in history, beer was once the most popular beverage (lower abv usually) because the beer making pr...
by ScottAW
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Limb Removal
Replies: 59
Views: 6820

Limb Removal

I'm giving you 50/50. You'll have a very high heart rate in that scenario, but it bit your wrist, an extremity, and with blood spurting out, not as much going back up...it sounds logical that if you caught it quick enough it could work. It would suck, but maybe.
by ScottAW
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Wrecked and pinned in car?
Replies: 12
Views: 970

Wrecked and pinned in car?

The benchmade referred to above is the 7-hook. They're cheap and fairly foolproof, everyone should have one. Supposedly they can slice right down the side of a boot too, didn't want to dull mine trying.
by ScottAW
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Keep cash in your vehicle? yes or no?
Replies: 37
Views: 1874

Keep cash in your vehicle? yes or no?

I always have at least a full tank of gas worth of cash and a few bucks for a snack. Usually just in my ashtray.
by ScottAW
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Tri-Fuel Generator Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

Tri-Fuel Generator Conversion

Just an idea for you guys...at my old
Place I had a natural gas powered grill. Cost me about $300 to have an outside line run, with a quick disconnect and shutoff. You could easily pop the line off, hook up the genny line and go. And you also get a BBQ that never runs out of gas.
by ScottAW
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Country Wisdom Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 11514

The Country Wisdom Thread

Ok, don't ever prick yourself with something rusty, tetanus sucks.

But if you have a wart, soak it nightly in apple cider vinegar and it will fall off.

Apple cider vinegar is basically old country magic juice.
by ScottAW
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!
Replies: 31
Views: 2928

Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!

If you shop around, metro racks can be found fairly cheap, but have you considered just using treated lumber? Not perfect, but probably the cheapest option. Your 5 gal buckets should help if the water gets that high. Just make sure you attach the top of your racks to the ceiling so they don't float ...

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