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by RoneKiln
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Iranian currency in free fall
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Iranian currency in free fall

American oil production is going full bore. While we could technically pump more, we have a bottleneck in transportation at the moment. It will take several years to finish up the pipelines needed. Alaska is the only real exception. But some of their policies and taxes have been in flux the last few...
by RoneKiln
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Revisiting the "Big One"
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Revisiting the "Big One"

A related concern I've struggled with for the past few years: My family owns a homestead on the Olympic Peninsula, WA, which includes a number of structures, some relatively new, some nearly 100 years old. All of them are still in occasional use, and the older ones certainly have sentimental value ...
by RoneKiln
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 126
Views: 6852

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

I've been seeing a lot of large RVs for sale at real affordable prices. You might be able to get one before the seasonal price increase in decent shape that with cleanup and a few minor repairs could then be sold at a profit when you're done remodeling the house. I know it's not as nice as a tiny ho...
by RoneKiln
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How long can you last on your own?
Replies: 24
Views: 1831

Re: How long can you last on your own?

Without touching retirement, one year if my roof holds up. If I get a minimum wage job with full time hours, indefinitely if the roof holds up. I'd have already replaced the roof but I'm hoping to tear the place down and build something new in the next two years. Actually, I already have the bulk of...
by RoneKiln
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 126
Views: 6852

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land. Updated 08Nov

My only internet at home in Whatcom County is through mobile devices and I've been quite happy with it for a few years. I might feel different if I was into video games. For research, email, and Netflix, Sprint has held up just fine for me. What does bug me is sometimes the tablet is not user friend...
by RoneKiln
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Where would you ideally go?
Replies: 45
Views: 3311

Re: Where would you ideally go?

If the dust has all settled I'm going on vacation. I mean, we just had an apocalypse. That takes a lot of energy and causes insane stress. Time for some self care.
by RoneKiln
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Getting stopped at border (please try to avoid politics)
Replies: 38
Views: 2549

Re: Getting stopped at border (please try to avoid politics)

My company does a ton of work for the oil industry. We have easy to use apps that make data transfer fairly secure through our phones. Engineers and other key people often must be able to be reached while they travel, and they must have remote access to sensitive data. The issue in the original arti...
by RoneKiln
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buging out is a bad idea? Some perspectives
Replies: 35
Views: 1964

Re: Buging out is a bad idea? Some perspectives

My BoB is not packed for living outdoors. It's packed for staying on a friend or relatives couch. It has digital info backed up to allow me to put my life together if something really catastrophic happened to my region. It also functions very well as my prepacked weekend bag. It greatly speeds up pa...
by RoneKiln
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2016 goals
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: 2016 goals

On the easily quantified things I did pretty good. On the not so easily quantified things I'm not sure. Finances: I increased savings by about 30%. My mortgage is down to about a single year of my income. I have no debt other than the mortgage. Fitness: Dropped 2 inches off my waistline. I'd like to...
by RoneKiln
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Getting prepared...attempt two
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Getting prepared...attempt two

If you live near fresh water and move a lot it may be easier to buy a quality water filter that will also work for camping/backpacking instead of stocking weeks worth of water when first starting out. While in general I completely agree with your priorities, prices on firearms are crashing right now...
by RoneKiln
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Choose an APC during war.
Replies: 43
Views: 3084

Re: Choose an APC during war.

quazi wrote:Mars Pattern Rhino. I'd be tempted to go with a Chimera, but the Rhino was designed to be easy for one person to operate. Plus you just can't beat that STC design.
I'll take their land raider over the rhino. Preferably with the AI upgrade to help with piloting. :clap:
by RoneKiln
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Tying up nutso passenger on flight
Replies: 25
Views: 1427

Re: Tying up nutso passenger on flight

They probably didn't have anything as effective as paracord. I could easily tie someone down pretty well with a minimal amount of paracord. My greater concern is if I could do it without risking injury to them. If I'm tying paracord tight enough that they're not escaping, there's blood circulation g...
by RoneKiln
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: How much does a foraged meal really cost?
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: How much does a foraged meal really cost?

We used to have trouble hiking with my Ex cause she'd constantly graze on plants and berries as we hiked and she always fell way behind and then wandered off other directions as she kept following plants instead of the trail. So I had to constantly backtrack and find her. I suspect a lot of ancient ...
by RoneKiln
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: 36 Hours; a short story
Replies: 41
Views: 14673

Re: 36 Hours; a short story

I'd pay a few bucks for these on Kindle as well. I regularly fund an independent film team that puts all their stuff for free on youtube via Kickstarter. Try running a kickstarter to raise a thousand dollars or so, link to your stuff to prove you write well, and use the money to self publish electro...
by RoneKiln
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: WWYD - medical related
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: WWYD - medical related

The symptoms don't set off much warning bells for me, but an old RN being nervous does. Unless the RN had demonstrated dementia or gross incompetence, I trust their concern and would play it safe. Get the kid to a hospital.
by RoneKiln
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You wake up in the Zpaw and your legs don't work
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Re: You wake up in the Zpaw and your legs don't work

I don't think I'd leave. I'm not familiar with this specific store, but I did a quick Google search, and it looks equivalent to several stores in my area that would have lots of bottled water and freeze dried meals. If anyone is alive in the area, it won't be long till they come by looking for gear ...
by RoneKiln
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: The Convenient Inconvenient Store
Replies: 22
Views: 1946

Re: The Convenient Inconvenient Store

A phone card. I'm calling my people for a ride, telling them to bring spare gear, and then we go retrieve my gear. There's several people I don't save the number in my phone for to force me to keep their numbers memorized. It's bailed me out a few times when something went wrong with my phone or bat...
by RoneKiln
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: General Prepping WWYD - When to invest and when to skimp.
Replies: 12
Views: 2599

Re: General Prepping WWYD - When to invest and when to skimp

Keep in mind the curve of diminishing returns. I've found mid quality generally goes toe to toe with top quality for a third the price. I used to travel a lot so I refuse to buy cheap backpacks. But a good quality mid price frame pack has lasted me hundreds of flights and been lowered or dropped dow...
by RoneKiln
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?
Replies: 50
Views: 4978

Re: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?

Driving habits must be very different in my region than in most of yours. In my area a car and a truck pulling up indicate 3, maybe 4 people max. I only know a few old timers that still keep shotguns by the door. Almost everyone I know has shifted to something on an AR platform (or equivalent) for d...
by RoneKiln
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: The Price of Intervention
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

Re: The Price of Intervention

I see no value in engaging someone that is fleeing. I think I would rather risk my family losing me than risk teaching them other people aren't worth standing up for and taking risks for. My Dad always gave rides to hitchhikers and stopped to help people in need. I'm real grateful he did. He taught ...
by RoneKiln
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: WWYD if Yellowstone went off
Replies: 81
Views: 12830

Re: WWYD if Yellowstone went off

I would immediately invest all my money in air filter manufacturers located in the southern hemisphere and hope the profits were enough to get me to New Zealand. Cause emmigration and housing costs will skyrocket there as Americans try to overrun it. I've already been tempted a few times to try movi...
by RoneKiln
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: SHTF and you can only have one gun
Replies: 113
Views: 19033

Re: SHTF and you can only have one gun

At the moment I would go with a glock cause I'm far more competent with it than a rifle. I've recently been investing in ARs, so my answer might change in a few months. I know a rifle is inherently superior in most situations than a handgun, but my two decades experience with the glock trumps my few...
by RoneKiln
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Waterworld Light - WWYD
Replies: 19
Views: 1977

Re: Waterworld Light - WWYD

I think we'd have major issues with aquifers being contaminated by salt water in addition to flooding. Water rights in a lot of regions, especially coastal agricultural regions would get real rough. The economic disruption would be quite catastrophic. I live next to a river, which helps. I think the...
by RoneKiln
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: WWYB? - $1000 for guns
Replies: 66
Views: 5604

Re: WWYB? - $1000 for guns

If a strange series of events led to me losing all my weaponry one week before I KNOW the apocalypse is happening, and I have a total of $2000 to spend, I don't think I'd buy any guns. Most of my friends are sitting on small arsenals. We really don't need any more firearms. I would invest in a decen...

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