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by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: College kids
Replies: 9
Views: 337

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: 108

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: 108

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: 108

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: 124

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: 1890

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: 623

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: 75
Views: 2383

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: 194

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: 524

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: 421

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: 516

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: 952

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: 952

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...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Camo Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 952

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://richa...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Camo Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 952

Re: New Camo Patterns

JeeperCreeper wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:26 am
I like it!
...snip...

I hope it isn't crazy expensive
About $15 a yard. Of course then you need to sew it.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Camo Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 952

New Camo Patterns

As a herp enthusiast I'm liking this Hexcam Wasteland pattern. https://nobleandblue.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/hexcam-patterns-alliedrisk-named-final.jpg?w=490 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61-3ucKPNuL.jpg It looks like gecko (real lizard, not insurance pitchman) skin upclose. Fr...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alpenflage clothing dye job?
Replies: 34
Views: 1268

Re: Alpenflage clothing dye job?

For thirty dollars, just go for it. It is cotton twill, from the 1950s so it should hold the dye quite easily.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vietcong sandals.
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: Vietcong sandals.

When I was kid spending summers in Honduras the campesinos would make similar sandals from car tires but used cordage or leather straps instead of inner tubes. They don't do it anymore because steel belted radials are nearly impossible to cut (as mentioned earlier) with a machete and the availabilit...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 103
Views: 7992

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

[*] Not to in any way, shape, or form, downplay the huge effect Dorian has/is had/having related to the Bahamas. but. I'm a little pissed off that I can't find a single news story excited about dodging some bullets on how it hit us here in the US. It's like a media void unless it's bad news. A lot o...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?
Replies: 49
Views: 2586

Re: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?

flybynight wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:05 pm

That said I totally disagree with Stercutus. I never regret fast food :awesome:
Then you've never eaten at Checkers.
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepping for Furlough
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Prepping for Furlough

Thanks for asking. It looks like Congress is making the 2020 Defense Authorization Act their first priority. That said, these guys can be their own worst enemy, and the President has a proven record as a wild card. For those not versed in the tribal knowledge and mystic folklore of government, there...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?
Replies: 49
Views: 2586

Re: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?

A few years ago there was a fellow on here going to Liberia for a college class. He wanted to know how to hide his daypack. I suggested he visit the girls in his dorm and collect denim scraps from their cut off shorts projects and use some duct tape and burlap to wrap his pack. He said it worked too...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Expedition Portal vehicles for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Expedition Portal vehicles for sale.

moab wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:02 am
The ones that get me are the RHD vehicles. Who in the hell is gonna drive a right hand drive vehicle?!
Rural postal delivery survivors.Image

I think 8000 is pretty reasonable for that tricked out Montero.

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