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by majorhavoc
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Three season tent recommendations?
Replies: 31
Views: 1784

Re: Three season tent recommendations?

Make sure you get a ground cloth to protect your investment. I use that 6 mil (not positive about the thickness, but it's pretty heavy duty and cheap as dirt) clear plastic sheeting they sell at Home Depot. Cut it slightly undersize so no part of it is sticking out where it might catch rain water an...
by majorhavoc
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Three season tent recommendations?
Replies: 31
Views: 1784

Re: Three season tent recommendations?

Seems like an excellent choice. Quality manufacturer, full coverage rainfly, aluminum versus splinter prone and heavy fiberglass poles, and a well ventilated tent body, which is exactly what you want in a three season tent. Well done!
by majorhavoc
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Review: Suaoki USB or crank charged light/lantern
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Review: Suaoki USB or crank charged light/lantern

Thanks for the review. I have what I strongly suspect is the same lantern, rebadged under the Thorfire brand. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NIL1DFO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I've had it for over two years now and have used it mainly for camping. But it's been also pressed i...
by majorhavoc
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Yet another reason Iowa ROCKS!
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Yet another reason Iowa ROCKS!

The ideal location to reconstitute resurrect the local ZS chapter.
by majorhavoc
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored
Replies: 12
Views: 433

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

They say that switching from Daylight Savings time to Standard Time is a good reminder to refresh the batteries in your smoke and CO2 detectors as well. This thread is a sobering reminder to check that the "new" batteries you're using are actually still good. A cheap multimeter (even the $6 ones tha...
by majorhavoc
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lanterns, Light and Kerosene vs. Oil
Replies: 21
Views: 1955

Re: Lanterns, Light and Kerosene vs. Oil

This is seemingly an old thread, but I'll add my two cents. Remember to keep them WELL away from curtains, flammable materials, combustable stored fuels (including the spare kerosene or oil), and on a sturdy platform where kids and pets can't reach it, tip it over or break it. Even though I have a ...
by majorhavoc
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 839
Views: 30810

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

The bots are coming... and they have lawyers. [snip] I believe this. Scary, but I believe this. It's procedurally generated horror! Once lawyers and robots become one and the same, we're all on an algorithmic spiral straight into hell. I am here to help you make delicious lemonade with my lemons of...
by majorhavoc
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6412
Views: 904445

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

Kelty Noah 12 Tarp $39.96 @ Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/Kelty-Noahs-Tarp-2013/dp/B07FMM69NS/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_1405964225?_encoding=UTF8&ascsubtag=0f0452f6df7a11e8b6df42e834a7e0140INT&ie=UTF8&tag=slickdeals Close out on last year's model. Normal price is $69.95. Close to the historic low pe...
by majorhavoc
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 839
Views: 30810

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

]MIT is letting the internet control a real person for Halloween. What could possibly go wrong? The evil Russians will hack the human's controls and cast a mid term election vote for (insert name of politician you hate here) I predict a hacker war between China and Russia for control of the human. ...
by majorhavoc
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Buonasera a tutti!
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Buonasera a tutti!

Welcome to Zombie Squad!
by majorhavoc
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6412
Views: 904445

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

Esbit Ultralight folding pocket stove $5.99 on Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/Esbit-Ultralight-Folding-Pocket-Tablets/dp/B001C1UGVO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538073313&sr=8-1&keywords=Esbit+Ultralight+Folding+Pocket+Stove+with+Solid+Fuel+Tablets An all time historic low price by a comfortable margin...
by majorhavoc
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Tunnel Rat Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 421

Re: Tunnel Rat Poll

I'll take the .22. It'll make the smallest hole in my foot. Ooops,I had an accident, looks like I need to go home. I'll need a good book while I recover. This one looks like good reading https://www.amazon.com/Tunnels-Cu-Chi-Remarkable-Story-ebook/dp/B00AN54AQ2 Seriously, that book should be requir...
by majorhavoc
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Tunnel Rat Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 421

Re: Tunnel Rat Poll

You left out option 6: drop a pair of M61 grenades into the vertical access to said rat tunnel, followed by a satchel charge. Now I'm waving over that up-armored D6 from the engineering battalion so he can tuck any survivors in for a very long and well-deserved nap. Momma didn't raise no dummy. Oora...
by majorhavoc
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue Leaves at Least 4 Dead
Replies: 14
Views: 438

Re: Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue Leaves at Least 4 Dead

Latest reports list the death toll as at least 11, with many others wounded. News accounts I'm reading say among the casualties are LEO personnel responding to the shooting.

As always, early reports are not always entirely accurate ...
by majorhavoc
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue Leaves at Least 4 Dead
Replies: 14
Views: 438

Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue Leaves at Least 4 Dead

Goddammit. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/27/us/active-shooter-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/27/us/pittsburgh-synagogue-active-shooter/index.html PITTSBURGH — At least four people were dead and six injured after a gu...
by majorhavoc
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6412
Views: 904445

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

Speaking of deals that are more properly prepping than bugging out, Eton's FRX3+ Emergency Weather Radio is on sale for $35 - about $25 off the typical $59.99 selling price. https://smile.amazon.com/American-Emergency-Smartphone-ARCFRX3-WXR/dp/B00HSHH5DI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1540640889&sr=8-2&keyw...
by majorhavoc
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 681

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

If I am, then allow me to be the first second to suggest that no basic hand tool kit is complete without at least a set of 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" ratchet wrenches and a broad assortment of standard and deep wall SAE and metric sockets. And socket extensions. And universal joints. Ahem... This is all i...
by majorhavoc
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Short story help
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Re: Short story help

I need to learn not to check ZS while I'm sipping my morning coffee.

FYI flybynight: you owe my company a new keyboard. :rofl:
by majorhavoc
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 681

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

I think we've established that the ultimate answer is: you can never have too many hand tools. That's a governing principle in my life. Well that and "tis better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission" but that's a whole other ball of beeswax. Since "hand tool" can cover everything from a pair of...
by majorhavoc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sanctions on Russian Ammo?
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Sanctions on Russian Ammo?

Where have I heard this before?

Lather, rinse, repeat.
by majorhavoc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 314
Views: 9933

Re: The Coming Civil War

CNN's New York office also received an explosive device similar to the ones found delivered to Soros, Obama and Clinton: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/nyregion/clinton-obama-explosive-device.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage ETA: CNN is now reporting that another device add...
by majorhavoc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 681

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

A lot depends on what you'd like to do with it. Assuming for the moment that we can set aside mechanics tools (car/home systems repair, etc), I'd consider adding the following for basic wood working: Basic measuring and marking tools: tape measure, combination square (which usually comes with a smal...
by majorhavoc
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!
Replies: 24
Views: 472

Re: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!

It's funny because the parka length (covers your hips down to maybe mid-thigh) Gore-tex shells that I favor are a style that I've always thought of as incredibly dated and unfashionable. Then again, I'm incredibly dated and unfashionable. My biggest fashion faux pas? I favor function over form. When...

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