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by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Anti-vaxx Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Anti-vaxx Issues

I always tell people, I don’t have four children, I have four petri dishes. They catch a cold, and I get pneumonia.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The Current Great Extinction Event
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: The Current Great Extinction Event

That’s interesting and very true. Goats are a major threat to biodiversity in arid and semi arid Australia. I’ve helped manage mustering contracts that have removed over 60,000goats from western nsw in the past three years. They still keep coming and are helping create more desert where numbers get...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Beer and several shots in Ventura CA
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Beer and several shots in Ventura CA

That may not be far off the mark, but there may also be another reason. I want to know what did the mental health people who made the call back in April that he wasn't a danger see or didn't see. Furthermore, doesn't California have a red flag law? I'll need to research that.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: How did Venezuela end up this way?
Replies: 206
Views: 14952

Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

Gruesome! Slaughtering someone else’s horse, during the night, for the meat! Oh Venezuela...how far you have fallen! https://apnews.com/0d2959271d4f40858ab48a26d061be33 BOXER!!!! :cry: Is that your horses name? Dith Prahn, the Cambodian journalist featured in The Killing Fields, actually sucked blo...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket

In descending price order:

Outdoor Research Helium II $ 159 Non-Tacti-cool colors are nicely discounted to $95

Patagonia Torrentshell $129

Marmot PreCip $50 - $119 depending on size and color

Frogg Toggs Pro Action / Advantage $40
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The Current Great Extinction Event
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: The Current Great Extinction Event

woodsghost wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:57 pm
Whatever works. But good point. I understand guinea pigs, cats, dogs, and rabbits are on the menu in other countries. Just some other considerations.
Other countries? “Pets or Food” was Michael Moore’s documentary about economic hard times in his hometown of Flint Michigan.
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The Current Great Extinction Event
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: The Current Great Extinction Event

This might make some of us rethink our survival strategies. Instead of hunting deer, we may be farming rats.
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: good video about fishing lures for all fish
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: good video about fishing lures for all fish

If I could only carry one, the woolly bugger.

It can look like a minnow, worm or leech.
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Beer and several shots in Ventura CA
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Beer and several shots in Ventura CA

His name is of little importance compared to why he did it and how it might have been prevented.

UPDATE: Reports that there were off duty officers in the bar who put themselves between the shooter and the patrons. I’m getting verklempt.
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Beer and several shots in Ventura CA
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Beer and several shots in Ventura CA

One sheriff’s deputy and 12 civilians dead in a mixed ages club in Ventura, CA. Caught a fragment of an 11AM radio broadcast saying shooter was a former Marine. As we said in the Navy, the first reports are usually wrong. Pure speculation here: based on the time date and target location, shooter was...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 314
Views: 9892

Re: The Coming Civil War

It was well established by FBI Director Christopher Wray that the IEDs mailed to various persons and news outlets were real and dangerous. 26 October 2018. “Though we’re still analyzing the devices in our laboratory, these are not hoax devices.” Here are two of the multiple stories corroborating tha...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Eye Glasses & recomendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Wiley X. My three sons are brutal on eyewear. https://www.wileyx.com/Tactical/products/prescription
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 663

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

As mentioned previously, are you looking to work on machines, cars, generators, appliances; or on structures? Assuming these are tools for a PAW scenario, you should include some specialized bicycle tools, like a spoke wrench and bottom bracket tool since following a global EMP or peak oil, bikes wi...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Automatic Weapons Porn
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Automatic Weapons Porn

Special Boat Unit 12 was my second unit in the Navy. God, Guns and Fast Boats.

Image

Best time I ever had.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!

Try some of these The Northface Repko https://www.theskibum.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/500x/602f0fa2c1f0d1ba5e241f914e856ff9/the-north-face-repko-jacket-mens-black-332rwvw_1.jpg The Colombia Decoy 1986 https://s7d1.scene7.com/is/image/MoosejawMB/10377668x1171506_zm?$thumb225$ Helly Hans...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!

This is going to be a rant. lol. Being up front. Looking at random sales on REI tonight. And for the 1000th time I'm finding nothing but those 1960's modern era looking hard shell and rain jackets made for the torso length of a 5th grader! It's been going on for a while too. I've seen this style be...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Question Regarding USA
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Question Regarding USA

Iveco's are very rare in the US. You are likely to see them as full sized passenger buses, if at all, nothing in the small delivery van size. The web site Commercial Truck Trader lists almost 600 different Fuso Trucks for sale in the U.S., a few were Canters but none looked like the ones I remember ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Zombie books with a side of humor?
Replies: 15
Views: 1979

Re: Zombie books with a side of humor?

If you want funny, check out Zone One. https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1327888785l/10365343.jpg Our hero at age six,accidentally walks in on mom and dad during foreplay and sees mom gobbling dad. Twenty years later, on the night of the zombie apocalypse, he walks in on mom eating dad. LOL Here is...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You Have $900M to prepare with...
Replies: 35
Views: 480

Re: You Have $900M to prepare with...

Question: How are big-time lottery winners actually paid? As mentioned before, some states require a ceremony for one of those giant check presentations. So when you present your ticket and ID, tell them that you go by your middle name, and everyone calls you Willy, not William, that is both legal ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You Have $900M to prepare with...
Replies: 35
Views: 480

Re: You Have $900M to prepare with...

Yep, I had seen that video on Hoovie's Garage YouTube channel and I was convinced. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHD35pYJNXk Finish remodeling the kitchen. Pay off credit cards. Get ham radio license. Flight School. Purchase several airplanes. Buy six large, but modest looking and defendable homes ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You Have $900M to prepare with...
Replies: 35
Views: 480

Re: You Have $900M to prepare with...

I'll play in the hypothetical scenario an aussie can win the US lottery. - Start working on various projects...starting with a dedicated bug out vehicle/expedition truck I think you could win as an Australian. You just have to buy a ticket. Why a project bug out vehicle? You’ve already chosen a pre...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You Have $900M to prepare with...
Replies: 35
Views: 480

Re: You Have $900M to prepare with...

Nice story TacAir, is there more?
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You Have $900M to prepare with...
Replies: 35
Views: 480

Re: You Have $900M to prepare with...

Finish remodeling the kitchen. Pay off credit cards. Get ham radio license. Flight School. Purchase several airplanes. Buy six large, but modest looking and defendable homes in strategic locations around the United States. Stock each with long term storage food, short wave radio, fire arms, ammuniti...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Testament
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Testament

Threads was much more graphic showing blast damage, effects of radiation sickness, and took a much longer view. Threads made me squirm but Testament made me ache.

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