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by Cymro
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I have returned
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Re: I have returned

Welcome back! Care to share anything about the places you have been? And what are you currently preparing for? What are some of your interests? Thank you, thank you. You've done wonders with the place in my absence; it's going well in here. I'm still living in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. M...
by Cymro
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Hurricane Florence: A Report from Ground Zero
Replies: 2
Views: 2101

Hurricane Florence: A Report from Ground Zero

Landfall happened about 10 miles south of my house. I was on the wet side of it, and I got to see the eye. This was not as much fun as I anticipated it might be. It's several months in but I'm still processing the experience; here's a short list of observations. -Batteries, batteries, batteries. Hav...
by Cymro
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Community Gardens and YOU!/Also I need your advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Community Gardens and YOU!/Also I need your advice

. .. or how to get your community prepared for the zombie uprising. I've recently acquired a huge amount of mixed seed packets from a very generous friend. It's not quite the right time to start anything new outdoors, but I've got a fair amount of both wheatgrass and microgreen seeds which could bec...
by Cymro
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored
Replies: 14
Views: 3916

Re: Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored

I second/third/fourth the multimeter. My corner of the world is still recovering from Hurricane Florence. I was fairly well prepared, but having a multimeter to check batteries of all sorts was handy. There weren't enough batteries, charging devices, or generators in the week or two after landfall. ...
by Cymro
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I have returned
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

I have returned

I have been long in the wilderness, my people. I have travelled far and seen much; yes, these are the stories I will tell around our campfire.

I'm looking forward to reconnecting with some old friend and making some new ones. In the meantime: ask me anything.
by Cymro
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Kerosene Heaters
Replies: 13
Views: 1539

Re: Kerosene Heaters

Propane is chemically stable, and as such will be good for the lifetime of the container in which it is stored.
by Cymro
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Kerosene Heaters
Replies: 13
Views: 1539

Re: Kerosene Heaters

Kerosene space heaters seem to be easier to find. That's about it.

Is there a good propane heater you'd recommend? I'd like to hear about it, as storing propane is a lot easier.
by Cymro
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Kerosene Heaters
Replies: 13
Views: 1539

Kerosene Heaters

I'm interested in acquiring one as a backup heat source for the house. Anyone have any recommendations as to brand or model? Any tips on how to use one most efficiently?
by Cymro
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: North Korea Saber Rattling
Replies: 1904
Views: 129705

Re: North Korea Saber Rattling

Apparently the various political parties over there are all calling for action in unison.

http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/new ... 7408&id=Po" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Cymro
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bulk Rice
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Bulk Rice

I'm getting good results after several years with just freezing, allowing to come back to temperature, and the storing in an airtight container.
by Cymro
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Inspect Your Water Storage!
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Inspect Your Water Storage!

Everyone makes the "stacking Aquatainers" mistake at least once.
by Cymro
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Inspect Your Water Storage!
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Inspect Your Water Storage!

An old favorite game here at ZS used to be "Let's Learn from Cymro's Mistakes". I'd like to humble resurrect that as a teaching example. I was going over my water storage today, when I noticed something. One of my Aquatainers (those cubical blue things) had cracked on the top front corner. Had it ha...
by Cymro
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: North Korea Saber Rattling
Replies: 1904
Views: 129705

Re: North Korea Saber Rattling

The ROK is seeking to calm things down by denying any attempt to solicit great US nuclear support. On the other hand, it would be easy to read this as an awfully specific denial, especially in light of comments made earlier. http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2010/11/23/28/0301000000AEN2010112...
by Cymro
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Disaster Strikes, again
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Disaster Strikes, again

Thank you all, Thank you

And yes, the Doom Report will rear its ugly head again, and soon.
by Cymro
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: North Korea Saber Rattling
Replies: 1904
Views: 129705

Re: North Korea Saber Rattling

I desperately want to believe that this is going to end peacefully.

However, looking at the pattern of escalation here, the DPRK is poking just to see how much they can pull off without an international response of any serious nature. My instinct is to say that we'll see more of this, and soon.
by Cymro
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: North Korea Saber Rattling
Replies: 1904
Views: 129705

Re: North Korea Saber Rattling

I'm sure this comes as no surprize. The DPRK would almost certainly need a great deal of help to build the kind of nuclear facilities they've apparently opened recently. That having been said: the plot thickens! http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20101122/twl-uk-korea-north-nuclear-bd5ae06.html" onclick="w...
by Cymro
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Cargo sparks security alert at international airports
Replies: 36
Views: 2090

Re: Cargo sparks security alert at international airports

The goals of this kind of terrorist action are very simple. They spend about $1500 demonstrating that they can effectively bypass our security and launch a terror operation. We, in response, spend billions of dollars and completely change our way of life. They don't have to kill anyone to create ter...
by Cymro
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Cholera Outbreak Hits Haiti, Nearly 200 Dead
Replies: 52
Views: 2642

Re: Cholera Outbreak Hits Haiti, Nearly 200 Dead

I'm concerned about the response that the rest of the island (the Dominican Republic) is going to have to this. While the movement of refugees across the border is limited for now, I don't know that it'll stay that way. http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2010/11/22/dominicans-allowing-haitians-cr...
by Cymro
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Disaster Strikes, again
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Disaster Strikes, again

I'm a Fayetteville native, but I'm currently hiding out in Wilmington.
by Cymro
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Disaster Strikes, again
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Disaster Strikes, again

Guess who's back, after a long hiatus? If you remember me, check in and let me know how you're doing. If not, introduce yourself. I love meeting new people. I'm 31, living in the swamps of eastern North Carolina, and working on making my home as self sufficient as possible. I'm a news junky and a fr...
by Cymro
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Bartertown
Topic: New Source for Shooting Gear (New Product Update 09/14)
Replies: 83
Views: 17935

Re: New Source for Shooting Gear (Update 09/02)

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/4880/iwb2.jpg We’re proud to announce a new addition to our product line. Our dual IWB magazine pouch is suitable for both competition and everyday carry, combining secure magazine retention with concealable and comfort. Made from 1000D Cordura and high quality elas...
by Cymro
Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Older Survival/Prep Books Online
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Older Survival/Prep Books Online

Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918) by Goudiss and Goudiss
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15464" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

An older cookbook focusing on LTS and subsistence foods...
by Cymro
Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Older Survival/Prep Books Online
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Older Survival/Prep Books Online

And you can find them here: Handbook of Subsistence Stores (1900) http://books.google.com/books?id=mCbV3R4N4tkC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q=&f=false" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Wilderness Homes (1908) http://books.google.com/books?id=QEoBAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=wildern...
by Cymro
Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexico becoming a failed state?
Replies: 1248
Views: 80245

Re: Mexico becoming a failed state?

One of the ongoing themes in Mexican history is the struggle to create an effective, pervasive state with real control over what happens along the periphery. This has not been a conspicuously effective enterprise. As such, we could view this latest violence as another round of opposition to center c...

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