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by SCBrian
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 18
Views: 182

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

boskone wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:44 pm

I almost wish someone would start putting out bumper-pull travel trailer 'boxes' with a gooseneck hitch. Kinda split the different: gooseneck/fifth wheel maneuverability; but closer to bumper-pull build, price, and size.
this? :
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by SCBrian
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1228
Views: 84462

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

It's been a long day, so my tank of common sense and ballistics is near empty. But why does the helmet pictured in the article look like the device is exiting and not entering?
by SCBrian
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: JeeperCreeper bought a house
Replies: 18
Views: 428

Re: JeeperCreeper bought a house

I'm not sure about Ring, but I believe Blink stops working if the internet isn't accessible. Should make sure to check that out. Ubiquiti Protect is all-local, but kinda pricey (both the "base station" and cameras) and not home-gamer friendly. (If you or the missus are sysadmins or netadmins, you'd...
by SCBrian
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: EOTW & Dystopian Movies that Actually Helped Your Prepping
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: EOTW & Dystopian Movies that Actually Helped Your Prepping

Like N23po, my books have become movies, but reading Alas Babylon and Z for Zachariah in middle school struck chords with me. Pile on that I was mostly a sci-fi reader (Heinlein, et al) and it kinda stuck. I dont prep super deep, but I have enough to make a run at it, and my preps get deeper every d...
by SCBrian
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: permaculture suggestions for a useless bit of land
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: permaculture suggestions for a useless bit of land

Generally an easement like that can go unused by the Power Co for years. That said they also may have to dig it up and remove your plants. Blueberries as well as black berries are suitable for your area. They end to be faily self sufficient once established. However I think you would be pissed if t...
by SCBrian
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: permaculture suggestions for a useless bit of land
Replies: 6
Views: 213

permaculture suggestions for a useless bit of land

tl:dr - help me plant something nutritious that thrives on neglect. I'm in the process of buying a house, and there is a small area (400 sq feet-ish) behind my fence that it appears I own. I would think it was an utility easement/alleyway due to a transformer box on the ground except the area is com...
by SCBrian
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: JeeperCreeper bought a house
Replies: 18
Views: 428

Re: JeeperCreeper bought a house

Home warranty is a good idea too, I'm gonna look into it. Check into the companies and reviews all over online. ME and the wife are still waffling, but seem to be settlingo n the side of "We'll put our own money into an account in lieu of a warranty" (We didn't ask for one from the seller) Still ha...
by SCBrian
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Portland Violence
Replies: 64
Views: 1689

Re: Portland Violence

JF89 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:13 pm
.... and blasted on social media and people will contact your job to stir up trouble...its your risk to take.
At the threat of thread drift, this almost needs it's own topic with today's "cancel culture".
by SCBrian
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1228
Views: 84462

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I have my own issues with some of the videos etc and personally the abuse of the "Press" label. I am/was an photographer/ reporter in a niche industry. I've had photos and articles printed in magazines. I would never (unless paid highly and contracted) call myself "Press" with some of the standards ...
by SCBrian
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1228
Views: 84462

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I will retract my statement a bit as I'm now seeing more video of the incident. The previous video I watched was from a network that starts with "F" and only showed the interaction at the point they were standing in the area with motorcycles. I kind figured they would show the worst of it... Definit...
by SCBrian
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1228
Views: 84462

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Rand Paul was assaulted by approximately 100 rioters last night as he and his wife left the White House. They were barely extracted by DC Police. These people were not clamoring for his friggin' autograph. That's where we are now- public lynchings of duly elected representatives from other states t...
by SCBrian
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: JeeperCreeper bought a house
Replies: 18
Views: 428

Re: JeeperCreeper bought a house

Watching your thread as I'm about a month behind you in the process (If the upcoming inspections go well)... Although the lists do not seem to take in Alaska's unique environment, I've scrolled through the lists on reddit and online of "First things to get", https://www.reddit.com/r/homeowners/comme...
by SCBrian
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1228
Views: 84462

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I keep reading all these articles saying that people are "fleeing large cities." Setting aside the veracity of that statement for a moment, what does that mean, exactly? Are these people fleeing violence but importing a disparate social view to the place they are fleeing to, or are they fleeing to ...
by SCBrian
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Backpack advice.
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

Re: Backpack advice.

Perfect backpacking comes with experience also and the main problem we would have how to fit folding stools are chairs. need to think of that any ideas folks ? the best way to fit it in backpack? I've always been one to use a camp pad or a piece of footprint to sit on, however, some do choose to ca...
by SCBrian
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Backpack advice.
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

Re: Backpack advice.

Honestly, if you're not sure what you're looking for yet or what you want, Go cheap, use it a few times and make a list of the like/don't likes. No sense spending 100$+ on a top of the line if you dont know what you need. I'm currently rocking an Amazon Basics backpack. It suits my needs for weekend...
by SCBrian
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Southern Survival A Netflix Series
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Southern Survival A Netflix Series

I'm kinda Meh on it. I've seen a few things I'm interested in / didnt know about. But the whole thing comes across as a 30 minute commercial for their business... No names of items mentioned i.e. "Look at this cool match we have" and never mentioned it was a Zippo Typhoon match... Few other things.
by SCBrian
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Coin shortage?
Replies: 64
Views: 2374

Re: Coin shortage?

Was talking with a few about this, and I don't see anything sinister afoot. Personally, I think it's a combination of banks not turning cash, business's not taking cash and a lot of cash stuck in vending machines that haven't been accessed in months... The cash is there, it's just in limbo... And I ...
by SCBrian
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1031
Views: 44208

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Am I the only one shocked that anyone could think this thing is over? No, but we see it all the time in Hurricane situations. Almost all our local stores are refusing refunds for select stuff at this point (Toilet paper, food, medical). Most have been doing it for months. I honestly hope they conti...
by SCBrian
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Replies: 123
Views: 6289

Re: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

<Off Topic>
Arguably one of the best things to come out of this is the MEME's about it :rofl:
by SCBrian
Fri May 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Ideas for container gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: Ideas for container gardening

Firehouse subs sells pickle buckets for just a few dollars with the proceeds going to firemen type charities...
by SCBrian
Thu May 21, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Namibia trip- N/a an kuse wildlife sanctuary
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Namibia trip- N/a an kuse wildlife sanctuary

Friend had a daughter do a trip to Nigeria(?) for a semester abroad/mission/nursing, etc. Few things to point out: What Halfpint said, anything Valuable / necessary = Carry-on, don't let it leave their side. Check on what shots / immunizations are covered by your insurance. Found out that the provid...
by SCBrian
Sun May 10, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Returning from the grave.
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Returning from the grave.

For anyone wanting to study QRZ.com provides practice tests and tracking free of charge. :)

https://www.qrz.com/hamtest/
by SCBrian
Sun May 03, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Why do some countries have very few COVID-19 serious illnesses and deaths??
Replies: 20
Views: 1586

Re: Why do some countries have very few COVID-19 serious illnesses and deaths??

Something that's not being touched much on because of ?politics? maybe is WHICH countries are reporting what. This quote gives a perfect example: The Dominican Republic has reported nearly 7,600 cases of the virus. Just across the border, Haiti has recorded about 85. You have a developed country rep...

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