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by majorhavoc
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Dead Don't Die (2019) Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: The Dead Don't Die (2019) Trailer

Langenator wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Without dropping any spoilers, my reaction was "WTF did I just watch?"
That could cut a couple different ways. Appreciate the spoiler-free post, however.
by majorhavoc
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Orlando, FL
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Hello from Orlando, FL

Welcome to Zombie Squad, LD. I must say, a story/film about how the zombie apocalypse would unfold in Orlando Florida would be very interesting. Looking forward to your thoughts, questions and input on real life prepping topics. Here's hoping that Florida gets a break this hurricane season; you guys...
by majorhavoc
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6478
Views: 941855

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

https://www.yourtreasurebox.com/products/mi?fbclid=IwAR14TSh2rAmTxeJ2T18nYEceXhuDq4LhqQkODRxeBezGNWUBaIKQdqC1i0U 60 liter ruck, pup tent, mess kit, & hexamine stove for $20. I'm tempted to get that just to see how good/bad it can be. That's a crazy amount of kit for $20. Aside from the rubber malle...
by majorhavoc
Thu May 30, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Lost Hiker in Hawaii Found, Search Continues for Common Sense
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: Lost Hiker in Hawaii Found, Search Continues for Common Sense

See rule #1, above. Here's an even better article: https://www.outsideonline.com/2397412/missing-maui-hikers-search-noah-mino-amanda-eller?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dispatch-05302019&utm_content=Dispatch-05302019+Version+A+CID_4668af0d135e79dca5addf323224d1cf&utm_source=campaignmonitor%20outside...
by majorhavoc
Wed May 29, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Is a Remotely Piloted Vehicle Part of Your Preps?
Replies: 120
Views: 15171

Re: Is a Remotely Piloted Vehicle Part of Your Preps?

I just listened to that NPR piece on Houthi drones on the drive home from work tonight. Fascinating. And frightening. A new era of warfare indeed. I suppose a FPV rotary drone (or a longer range, higher endurance FPV fixed wing drone) could theoretically be used for reconnaissance to protect a PAW h...
by majorhavoc
Mon May 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Lost Hiker in Hawaii Found, Search Continues for Common Sense
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: Lost Hiker in Hawaii Found, Search Continues for Common Sense

I smell a rat. Zed is right. Keep going in a straight line, you reach the shore. Didn't break a leg or some-such? She broke her leg and tore a meniscus. But only after three days of wandering. In her defense (can't believe I'm defending any aspect of her experience), in dense forest an untrained pe...
by majorhavoc
Mon May 27, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Lost Hiker in Hawaii Found, Search Continues for Common Sense
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: Lost Hiker in Hawaii Found, Search Continues for Common Sense

I totally agree that she made a host of bad decisions, but as I read in the Washington Post article about this, her father developed software that worked with volunteers’ smart phones allowing them to upload a gps based trace of where they searched. The allowed them to make accurate plots on the ma...
by majorhavoc
Sun May 26, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What to do with all the re-deaded dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: What to do with all the re-deaded dead?

MPMalloy wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 11:51 am
aikorob wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 5:25 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPXVGQnJm0w
just sayin'
Ture, but Napalm isn't 'green' or 'gentle' to the environment.
by majorhavoc
Sun May 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Lost Hiker in Hawaii Found, Search Continues for Common Sense
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Lost Hiker in Hawaii Found, Search Continues for Common Sense

I was raised to believe that "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all". But Ms. Eller's self-induced ordeal in the forests of Hawaii reads like a primer on how to do absolutely everything wrong when hiking alone in the woods. Literally everything this woman did, every decision she...
by majorhavoc
Fri May 24, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: In home cash reserve
Replies: 14
Views: 555

In home cash reserve

Does it make sense to keep cash stashed away somewhere in your home? If so, how much? I maintain a cash reserve of between $1,200 and $1,300 in the event of a widespread disaster that impacts the financial system. I also consider it a hedge against some sort of personal emergency. It's hidden in my ...
by majorhavoc
Tue May 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Smoked salmon
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Smoked salmon

Is delicious.

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by majorhavoc
Mon May 20, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Southern Ontario
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Greetings from Southern Ontario

Welcome to ZS. The ZS chapter system has ebbed quite a bit in recent years, but perhaps there are other southern Ontario members who would be interested in forming/reconstituting a local chapter. Sustainable development and self sufficient/off grid living certainly go hand in hand with responsible d...
by majorhavoc
Mon May 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: This is what I have, any suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: This is what I have, any suggestions?

AND I carry a small Gerber lockblade in my pocket. And a Zippo. Guess "pants pocket" should go on the list :) As long as the Zippo is always in your pocket and you're refilling it regularly. Otherwise I don't recommend a Zippo as a lighter for any kind of emergency prep kit because without modifica...
by majorhavoc
Sun May 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: This is what I have, any suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: This is what I have, any suggestions?

Flashlight, I also keep a water filter straw and small am fm weather band radio There's a flashlight listed in the "med pack." Yeah, the water filter and radio are good ideas! Actually, maybe: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFCFKG5/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_vnp4CbJD68HPK I have a similar Chinese knock o...
by majorhavoc
Fri May 17, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?

NT2C wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 12:48 am
About that NEBO Rebel...
Excellent discussion of the pros and cons of this light, so thank you. So good in fact, I'd urge you to repost in a separate review thread. More people would see it and benefit from your insights.
by majorhavoc
Tue May 14, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Florida member checking in
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Florida member checking in

Welcome back!
by majorhavoc
Mon May 13, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Hi there

Welcome to ZS. Hopefully you've already found some good information on whatever you were looking for.

We've got an interesting discussion going on now with another new member about BOBs and EDCs. He's in an urban environment, which presents a whole different set of challenges for prepping.
by majorhavoc
Sun May 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey from Melbourne, Australia - ready for anything!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Hey from Melbourne, Australia - ready for anything!!!

Welcome to ZS. Physical fitness is the an essential element of anyone's responsible disaster preparations.
by majorhavoc
Fri May 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What happened to last years Savage rifles?
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: What happened to last years Savage rifles?

I don't know, but I'm still kicking myself for not picking up the Savage 11 Scout in .308 last year when it was something like $400 with the mfr rebate. Those 10 round magazines were/are scary expensive though.
by majorhavoc
Fri May 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?

Mechphisto wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Cory Doctorow
Ha! Boingboing.net is one of my favorite websites!
by majorhavoc
Fri May 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?

I live in a city where cars get broken into all the time, so I can't keep a bag in my car. Well, that sucks. I used to live in some pretty low rent parts of the East Coast Portland and I had the same problem. I quickly learned to never lock my car. Because nothing I dared leave in it was anywhere n...
by majorhavoc
Fri May 10, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Noob 1st bag question: big new or supplement?
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: Noob 1st bag question: big new or supplement?

I have a slightly different take on answering this question. Take a moment to consider: what you mean by bug out? Under what circumstances you would chose that option over sheltering in? And should you make the decision to leave your home, when, if ever, do you expect to return? Also give some thoug...
by majorhavoc
Thu May 09, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member :)
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: new member :)

Welcome to the forums, officially at any rate. It's amazing how many new forum members/participants find ZS searching the net for some survival or prepping/self-sufficiency topic. Shows that there's a lot of good information here. I've always said that recreational camping is actually a great way to...
by majorhavoc
Thu May 09, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: North Korea Saber Rattling
Replies: 1891
Views: 106259

Re: North Korea Saber Rattling

WSJ: US seizes DPRK freighter suspected of illicitly shipping coal. I can't get past the paywall. :( From NYTimes.com: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/09/us/politics/wise-honest-north-korea-ship-seized.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Between recent missile tests and now seizi...

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