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by Evan the Diplomat
Fri May 11, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: California to Mandate All New Homes Solar Powered
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: California to Mandate All New Homes Solar Powered

this is a smart idea. I lived through the SoCal brownouts of the late 1990s and if there had been PV panels on most roofs, they would have provided extra energy during peak consumption times, thus greatly reducing the likelihood of brownouts. I love the SolarCity model where you provide the roof and...
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: recommended MRE source? Trays any good?
Replies: 28
Views: 2135

Re: recommended MRE source? Trays any good?

I've never understood the MREs stop me up complaint. Maybe it's because I grew up eating them on and off with my Dad being an Army Infantryman, but I've never had any digestive issues with MREs. Infact the new ones are so probably better than most American's cooking lol. The ones I grew up on were ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Amazon Prime Video: Savageland
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Amazon Prime Video: Savageland

Great Goulessarian! I can’t believe that I am the first person reporting on this gem of a film. It has been incorrectly described as a mockumentary. This Is Spinal Tap and Best In Show are mockumentaries, this is a horror film. It plays out in an excellent documentary style like what you would see o...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: New movie: "The Girl With All The Gifts"
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: New movie: "The Girl With All The Gifts"

This is a much fresher take on the zombie genre thank most films in the last few years. You'll recognize many of the British actors who are now playing much bigger roles.
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Going to Disney, what do I take?
Replies: 12
Views: 3072

Re: Going to Disney, what do I take?

Brief your kids on what to do if lost or separated. I was in Sea World once and one of my four kids got a big splinter while running his hand along a wooden rail. In the haste of getting him to the first aid station, one kid got separated. To his credit, he did stay in one place. Negative points bec...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anyone interested in a Boring Flamethrower
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: Anyone interested in a Boring Flamethrower

https://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2018/01/flamethrower.jpg.860x0_q70_crop-scale.jpg That's no flamethrower. http://geekologie.com/2017/11/28/personal-flamethrower-1.jpg This is a flamethrower Musk's Boring flamethrower is just that, boring. Seeing the video, it looks like the propane burne...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bought a butterfly safety razor and shaved w/ it for a month
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Bought a butterfly safety razor and shaved w/ it for a m

Anyone considering a straight or "cutthroat" razor? Imagine you could keep them sharp for a long time and start a side biz bleeding the sick in a ZPAW.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Active Shooter on Vegas Strip
Replies: 110
Views: 5093

Re: Active Shooter on Vegas Strip

When I was Command Duty Officer on various Navy ship's, the adage "The First Report is Always Wrong" was always good advice. I'm currently in New Zealand planning the penultimate bug out, and the nice folks I'm staying with have confused this Route 91 Harvest Festival with the evangelical SoCal Harv...
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Active Shooter on Vegas Strip
Replies: 110
Views: 5093

Re: Active Shooter on Vegas Strip

At least 50 and 200 wounded. Shooter Stephen Paddock is dead. Multiple rifles recovered. I heard an audio clip of the shooting. Full auto, not the distinctive sound of an AK.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricanes 2017
Replies: 551
Views: 12617

Re: Hurricanes 2017

Interesting. I left Doral, FL at the end of April. I still monitor their social media. Fascinating to see how people are reacting to the free sandbags the city was giving to residents and businesses on a first come first serve basis. Since a great deal of the population emigrated from various South ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: So...My First dead guy, then burritos
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: So...My First dead guy, then burritos

Well today I had a cardiac arrest, my first one (turns out they are not as common as one thinks), suspected drug overdose, potentially 2 hours without CPR (last seen alive two hours before we were called). upon arrival at scene, immediately requested support from fire department for extrication and...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Prepping activities with young children?
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Re: Prepping activities with young children?

Participating with what you and the wife are doing. Camping. Walking with you. Carrying a simple Hello Kitty pack with Cheerios, a sippy cup, small stuffed animal and a fleece or rain coat on the paved path for a mile and gradully increasing the distance. As they get older, Scouting, its good for ad...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Postman
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: The Postman

The Postman and Waterworld were two devastating blows to Kevin Coster's career. It took the brilliant Open Range to restore credibility as a director.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: ACU UCP doesn't have to suck!
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: ACU UCP doesn't have to suck!

ManInBlack316 wrote:This post reminds me that I have a few sets of ACUs in my closet that need to be dyed. Want to get as close to a coyote brown as possible.
Remember to note the times soaking in the dye and how much dye and how much vinegar was used.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Inexpensive ruck options
Replies: 16
Views: 924

Re: Inexpensive ruck options

Check out Outdoor Products. Value priced because they are sold in KMart and Walmart. Best part, a life-time no questions asked guarantee. I mailed in the broke one and they send me a new one.
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Moist avoidance, or keeping boots dry in the field.
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Moist avoidance, or keeping boots dry in the field.

In my experience, water resistant boots, even those with Gore-Tex socks, do more to keep moisture in. As previously mentioned wear synthetic socks and especially synthetic sock liners. If you are in a hot climate, I have actually found synthetic dress socks the kind sold for $15 I half dozen in Cost...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from New South Wales, Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: hello from New South Wales, Australia

thanks all, Evan drought and water are my primary concerns. climate modelling for my region suggests a trend to high intensity spring and summer rain. the result of this means more runoff and possibly less groundwater recharge. i have a 500 litre steel water tank as a short term back up supply. i n...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from New South Wales, Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: hello from New South Wales, Australia

G'day back to you. Saw a fair bit of Oz in 88 when I did the bicentenary bike ride form Melbourne to Sydney.

Plus some port calls in Perth, Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Newcastle thanks to the Navy.

Sounds like you're pretty prepared for a big drop but how about drought or wildfires?
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Mini-parangs
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Mini-parangs

Love it! MSRP?
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 4021

Re: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread

This guy shows a decent overview of some options and his own pretty clever design: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=35455.0 http://i.imgur.com/M6Ouv93.jpg Uses: So why do I want a BOC? I will try to list my own imagined uses, Bug out Bicycles is a topic worthy of its own thread, ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Would you consider a hover bike?
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Would you consider a hover bike?

It looks fun, but I didn't see it turn. What happens when that tree jumps out in front of you?
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?
Replies: 24
Views: 1305

Re: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?

Cub Scout Den Leader, Boy Scout ASM, merit badge counselor.
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What do you make and sell?
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: What do you make and sell?

I make phone calls.
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by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Are guns nessisary to homestead?
Replies: 16
Views: 1229

Re: Are guns nessisary to homestead?

It's been a while so you could be forgiven for forgetting but during the Rodney King riots in LA the mob was going street to street looting until they made it to the Asian store district. Shop keepers and their family and friends armed themselves with rifles and were on the roofs of their stores ab...

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