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by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Woods Walker in Memorium
Replies: 33
Views: 824

Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Words fail me, but his contributions to our understanding of the outdoors and bushcraft bestow him some immortality. Enjoy the hike Woods Walker.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 251
Views: 18724

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Nervous troops who shoot first are nothing new, OBTW Navy AAW doctrine in the 80's was "shoot - shoot - look - shoot" Meaning two birds off the rail followed by a radar check and follow up shot if the first two didn't splash the target. Don't forget that a then top of the line warship, the USS VINCE...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 251
Views: 18724

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

flybynight wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:53 pm
Growing consensus Ukraine jetliner shot down by Iranian forces

https://youtu.be/S1eb4djGNOs
It has been confirmed. Two SA-15 TOR surface to air missiles fired in error. An Iranian actually tweeted an image of the nose cone of one of the missiles from near the crash site.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 251
Views: 18724

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

This is a huge escalation. Look for a cyber attack in response.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Overlord
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Overlord

This could have been fun, they could have even gotten around the politically correct integrated troops with a 10 second scene about a special hand picked unit (like the Dirty Dozen), but this is a slow paced, illogical pile of crap devoid of wit, humor, pacing or scares.
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?
Replies: 38
Views: 854

Re: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?

absinthe beginner wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Now it seems like events in Virginia, among other things, are giving new impetus to existing preppers, and causing more newbies to take stock of their ability to ride out a storm.
There have been no disasters in Virginia, natural or otherwise, in the last three months.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Expanse; Syfy Series
Replies: 47
Views: 6558

Re: The Expanse; Syfy Series

I burned through season 4 this weekend. I was wanting more. My only complaint was that liberated from the standards and practices of basic cable, they went overboard with Secretary General Avrasarala dropping F-bombs.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Too many questions...
Replies: 28
Views: 926

Re: Too many questions...

I think your biggest liability is that you have such a dim view of your neighbors. It has been said in numerous other threads, and I'm paraphrasing, "that no man is an island." Your best preps are cultivating relationships with your neighbors. Neighbors that will stand with you when the shambling ho...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: So, I'm buying a small mountain...
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: So, I'm buying a small mountain...

Sounds great. Go ahead and plant corn in your raised bed, but for everything else use growing walls.

Images are too big to post here.

Visit www.canyalove.org for the details.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Underground 6
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Underground 6

Netflix gave Michael Bay a lot of money to make a movie for them. He did. However, it lacks the sly satire of Deadpool. If I knew the amazing car stunts were done using practical effects and stunt people I would be impressed, like I was with Mad Max: Fury Road. Sadly I must hand the crown to Michael...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: College kids
Replies: 13
Views: 1234

Re: College kids

A lot of good advice has already been given. I will add a little more which I hope will be just as valuable. Make sure the carless child has a bicycle. If they have room for it in their apartments or dormitories, the basic camping gear of hiking boots tent or tarp sleeping bag and suitable clothing....
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: EMP feature length
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: EMP feature length

flybynight wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:33 am
Ok Cool thanks . Do I still have to watch it folding laundry?
No, you can do it while ironing.
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: EMP feature length
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: EMP feature length

I don't find anything about a movie called EMP feature length. Have you got a link? Is it a short movie cause it doesn't take me long to fold my laundry . I guess I could watch it over several weeks of folding. Or do I NOT have to watch it while folding?( Don't think I've ever seen a movie that req...
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: EMP feature length
Replies: 6
Views: 416

EMP feature length

This is a modestly made, slow paced independent film about an 11 year old girl surviving through an EMP apocalypse. Things progress logically and rationally with prepping flashbacks. Watch while folding laundry.
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Odd question. Where to buy Mexican blankets?
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Odd question. Where to buy Mexican blankets?

Mexico?

Sorry, I couldn't resist. Try your local PierOne store.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What island would you go to?
Replies: 23
Views: 2282

Re: What island would you go to?

Tae Ora! New Zealand, hands down.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Anna and the Apocalypse
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Anna and the Apocalypse

Watched this last night. Loved it. Songs were great.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally
Replies: 107
Views: 4802

Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Iran, hit by massive anti-regime unrest, has virtually shut down the nation's entire Internet. There's a lesson to be learned here for any peppers who are counting on using the Internet to communicate to friends and family, or maintain situational awareness, during a crisis. https://english.alarabi...
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Next Pandemic Explained
Replies: 0
Views: 485

The Next Pandemic Explained

Explained is a Netflix documentary series co-produced with Vox. This is season 2 and episode seven dropped last Thursday. It is a tidy 20 minute documentary that gives a great history of past pandemics, an excellent analysis of how SAR spread in an apartment building (I would have never guessed) and...
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

A great coda to a great series.

Listening to Jessie recite his background as Mr. Driscoll got me thinking about how hard it is today to assume a false identity.

Then I did some poking around and learned about synthetic identity theft.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Daybreak (Netflix series)
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Daybreak (Netflix series)

I saw episode 1 Friday night. This is a campy fun derivative of the 1999 New Zealand / British series The Tribe.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What new plants have you foraged lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: What new plants have you foraged lately?

I have an ornamental red Japanese maple in the front yard. One morning I came out and it looked like a bear had eaten a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos and crapped under the tree. Turns out it was Hen of the Woods. http://theforagerpress.com/fieldguide/maitake/images/30lbmiatake.jpg It had been raining al...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Camo Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: New Camo Patterns

I poked around and learned that IKEA bags are made from polypropylene and the Walmart tarps are polyethylene.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Camo Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: New Camo Patterns

If I recall, you live in Alaska right? There should be plenty of older people there who used to sew their own clothes. Some of them may still be doing it. In other news, this photographer from Singapore made his own backpack out of one of those blue IKEA shopping bags. Here’s the link. https://rich...

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