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by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: How did Venezuela end up this way?
Replies: 193
Views: 13084

Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

From ABC (Australia): Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro slammed for lavish Salt Bae dinner as country starves US senator Marco Rubio has led a chorus of outrage after footage emerged of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro enjoying a lavish dinner served by Turkish internet sensation "Salt Bae", ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Dystopian recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 1650

Re: Dystopian recommendations?

Lucifer's Hammer
Friday
Cell
the first 3/4 of The Stand
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from South Florida
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: Greetings from South Florida

Welcome. I used to work in Doral. I'm looking forward to you sharing your best hurricanes lessons learned and some of the epic fails you've seen.
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Three season tent recommendations?
Replies: 23
Views: 1187

Re: Three season tent recommendations?

ALPS Mountaineering makes very sturdy 3 season free standing tents, the dual side entrance design prevents you from having to climb over others and the rain fly design provides a vestibule for boots and packs. Added bonus, if you have a son or daughter involved in a Scouting program you get a very n...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the rich become preppers, it's time to worry
Replies: 29
Views: 2180

Re: When the rich become preppers, it's time to worry

I was in New Zealand when this story broke. Deadly fire exposes wealthy man's secret underground tunnels. ABC News BETHESDA, Md. — The wealthy stock trader took elaborate steps to conceal the network of tunnels beneath his house in this Washington, D.C., suburb. Even the young man helping him dig th...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 2 days in a row... planes quarantined US.
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: 2 days in a row... planes quarantined US.

Firstly, you’re exaggerating the numbers. Your own post shows 10 hospitalized, 19 refusing treatment. Another 100 reportedly showing signs of sickness. According to who? If you look into the follow up articles, you’ll see the numbers fall apart. When I was the Command Duty Officer if the Navy, we ha...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: New Orleans, Louisiana: I have a question...
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: New Orleans, Louisiana: I have a question...

Bienvenue Monsieur Egor, No, unprepared people are not zombies, people or skels. Dehumanizing language is often used to make it easier to do things to people that we would not normally do. Steal from “fat cat” bankers, exterminate Jewish vermin or as John Wayne said in The Fighting Seabees “Tojo and...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 2 days in a row... planes quarantined US.
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: 2 days in a row... planes quarantined US.

That is only a fraction of the story, as John Barry’s marvelously documented in his best seller The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Epidemic in History. Medical fraud in the United States had not embraced germ theory. Most US health officials believed it was caused by “miasma” in ot...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 2 days in a row... planes quarantined US.
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: 2 days in a row... planes quarantined US.

We know who they are and we should know their destination, Dearborn or Toledo for example. So while they may have refused treatment at the port of entry, they should be in a medical surveillance protocol so when they show up at the ER coughing up a lung, the saw bones are not starting from zero. In ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Women wearing headphones fails to heed active shooter warning, gets shot
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Women wearing headphones fails to heed active shooter warning, gets shot

The other day when I was walking my dog, I saw some teenager riding his bike on the sidewalk while looking at his cell phone. His handlebar caught a sign post and he wiped out. I laughed - does that make me a bad person? The word is schadenfreude - the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfact...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 2 days in a row... planes quarantined US.
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: 2 days in a row... planes quarantined US.

Mid East Respiratory Syndrome or a mutation thereof is my first guess. I’m relieved that they caught this before people made connecting flights or to would be like that movie Contagion all over again and I can only watch Kate Winslet die in so just many movies before I lose it 😥
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: WK-180C (Canadian AR-180B redo)
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: WK-180C (Canadian AR-180B redo)

Thank you! The AR-180 has always been a favorite of mine. I missed out on the first iteration of the 180B, hope I can swing a second bite at the apple.
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: *@!$ Snakes!
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: *@!$ Snakes!

Oooh, great question. First off, rat snakes (this includes corn snakes) and king snakes (this includes milk snakes) are two different species. They look a lot alike, but just as a fisherman knows a bluegill from a crappie, you begin to learn in the world of snakes. Because snakes are basically long ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: *@!$ Snakes!
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: *@!$ Snakes!

That black snake, while indeed black, is the Eastern Kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula getula. . The apex predator among the snakes, they are well know for their ability to sustain bites from rattlesnakes and copperheads while making a meal out of them, hence the name Kingsnake. Fun fact, the genus nam...
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Where to Live in the US to Avoid Future Natural disasters
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Where to Live in the US to Avoid Future Natural disasters

The practice of fracking and the injection of wastewater back in the ground has increased the number of mid range earthquakes in Oklahoma. It lubricates the slip faults.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Where to Live in the US to Avoid Future Natural disasters
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Where to Live in the US to Avoid Future Natural disasters

While seismic activity doesn't count as weather, I would count earthquakes against both San Diego and Tulsa.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: *@!$ Snakes!
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: *@!$ Snakes!

Like skinless chicken breasts, snake depends on seasoning for flavor due to the very lean protein.

Black rat snakes, (Elaphe obsoleta obsolete) are impressive predators and remarkable tree climbers. Snake-proofing a hen house would be a challenge.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Where to Live in the US to Avoid Future Natural disasters
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Where to Live in the US to Avoid Future Natural disasters

This article popped up in my news feed from Business Insider. I recently learned I’ve got 13 acres in North Dakota (40 below keeps the riff raff out) Some of these answers surprised me. We asked 11 climate scientists where they'd live in the US to avoid future natural disasters — here’s what they sa...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: *@!$ Snakes!
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: *@!$ Snakes!

Blast wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:02 pm
Just saying...
https://youtu.be/O6k55DfHm48
That's a carpet python, Australian native.
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: *@!$ Snakes!
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: *@!$ Snakes!

I think the far biggest issue would be food. Sure mice, shrews, voles are plentiful nearly everywhere. Problem is, catching them alive. Most traps are meant to kill them. You could make some home made traps with plastic bottles and stuff to catch live food, but snakes can go a lot longer than 5 day...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: *@!$ Snakes!
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: *@!$ Snakes!

Right now, your snakes are young and eating pinkies, you can do one of three thing regarding feeding, bring individually frozen mice to feed them, if you think you are in a high probability of bugging out feed them two mice so you can skip a month or two. Remember, snakes have a very low metabolism ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: *@!$ Snakes!
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: *@!$ Snakes!

I want to help you but first we need to know the species, corn snake, rough green snake, ball python. Second, where are you located, bugging out with a snake in Duluth in December is a lot different than Tucson. What is the current length of the specimen? A young red tailed boa is much more portable...
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Aftershock
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Aftershock

I spent four months in NZ looking to emigrate there. Will be making a long report about that soon.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Aftershock
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Aftershock

Wow! This isn't the 2012 Eli Roth movie. This is a 2006 New Zealand film and it is everything San Andreas isn't. Realistic, practical, intimate, painful did I say realistic? because I found to be gripping. Available for free on Amazon Prime. The movie follows various threads during and after an 8.2 ...

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