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by SCBrian
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1289
Views: 152846

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

Family Dollar, Wilmington, NC - September 2018 after a minor Hurricane. I wonder if the reporter would be shocked if some thug started beating on her and the camera person? All I know is she's either got brass knockers bigger than mine below her belt or is just naive. I know I wouldn;t even approac...
by SCBrian
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1289
Views: 152846

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

Family Dollar, Wilmington, NC - September 2018 after a minor Hurricane.

https://www.wfla.com/weather/hurricane- ... 1448842846
by SCBrian
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Dystopian recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 1606

Re: Dystopian recommendations?

"The Stormlight Archive", by Brandon Sanderson. There are currently 4 books in the series, out now. "The Way of Kings", "Words of Radiance", "Edgedancer", and "Oathbringer". There is supposed to be 10 volumes in all. So far, three of these are over 1000 pages. They kept me busy and enthralled. I hi...
by SCBrian
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 76
Views: 1202

Re: Atlantic tropics....

Im about to head out and wander, but I dont expect to see much. For Charleston it was mostly a non-event. Edit: Back in. Checked on a few things I had to check on, drive about on the way back. Some branches down, some Bradford pears down (But when don't those fall over). Above statement confirmed, f...
by SCBrian
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 76
Views: 1202

Re: Atlantic tropics....

Charleston has been spared the brunt of this. Slight breeze, no rain, partly cloudy. We are however expected to start getting the rain and wind later today.
by SCBrian
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2018 Hurricane Season
Replies: 83
Views: 2105

Re: 2018 Hurricane Season

I seem to remember reading something about the NC legislature banning the use of sea level rise data for coastal planning purposes, too Sea level rise, is one thing. Building a house on a sand bar is another. :rofl: Of course neither should be done. I have no problem if they want to build there as ...
by SCBrian
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2018 Hurricane Season
Replies: 83
Views: 2105

Re: 2018 Hurricane Season

People were told to prepare to evacuate communities up and down a stretch of coastline already identified as particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change. They're called 'barrier islands' for a reason. People who build on them are effing idiots. Agreed, I'm in Charleston, and ...
by SCBrian
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 1704

Re: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

Would have the same limitations as the radios above. The 36mile range is marketing. If you are on a mountain top and your friend is on a mountain top 36 miles away, and you can see each other, you can talk. If you and your friend are on opposite sides of the same mountain - no go. FRS/GRMS is essent...
by SCBrian
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6368
Views: 896016

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

SCBrian bit last time and posted a nice review: https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=121777&p=2707107#p2707107 His verdict: decent quality for the price, but it's not a heavy duty pack. Apparently the rainfly is well hidden when stowed. I promise when the temperature and the hum...
by SCBrian
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Breachpen - High Temp Cutting/Welding
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Breachpen - High Temp Cutting/Welding

@4:42 - "The only thing that's going to kick off Magnesium is Thermite..."

Think he's got those reversed.

Also, I want one... :oh:
by SCBrian
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: What to do when spouse thinks your preps are overboard.
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: What to do when spouse thinks your preps are overboard.

An unexpected period of unemployment where we heavily relied on my preps did it for my wife... Doesn't always have to be TEOTWAWKI, it could be a prolonged illness or unexpected job layoff...
by SCBrian
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AmazonBasics 75L Internal Frame Hiking Backpack with Rainfly
Replies: 1
Views: 208

AmazonBasics 75L Internal Frame Hiking Backpack with Rainfly

Have been skimming the market lately for a new backpack and this one popped up in the "Bug out Gear Deals" thread. AmazonBasics 75L Internal Frame Backpack (Black) $35.67 shipped https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06Y57GNY1/ref=twister_B077P17P2N?_encoding=UTF8&th=1 Initial Impressions: Material appears t...
by SCBrian
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6368
Views: 896016

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

AmazonBasics 75L Internal Frame Backpack (Black) $35.67 shipped https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06Y57GNY1/ref=twister_B077P17P2N?_encoding=UTF8&th=1 Definitely not mil-spec and I'm not sure I'd want to hike the AT with this. But it gets very good reviews, has decent technical features and at $36 repre...
by SCBrian
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Downloadable gun manufacturing files.
Replies: 32
Views: 1082

Re: Downloadable gun manufacturing files.

And just to make sure pandora has fully opened the box some folks have already up'd them to a popular file sharing website that has a history of ignoring the US Govt. The humor is that no one seems interested in sharing the files to make a beretta... ... AR15 - 3D gun file Defense Distributed Magnet...
by SCBrian
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Downloadable gun manufacturing files.
Replies: 32
Views: 1082

Re: Downloadable gun manufacturing files.

The files have been uploaded for years, it's only a thing now because people noticed.
It unfortunately goes back to what emclean said, it's in the public's eye now, and their fears are being stoked.
by SCBrian
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Nearly a Billion Dead in Viral Weapon Simulation
Replies: 27
Views: 855

Re: Nearly a Billion Dead in Viral Weapon Simulation

Skimmed the articles, but either didn't see a link to their methodology or it wasn't given. I'd think the infection rate would drop once outside of the initial breakout and information was forthcoming on what type of vector it was using to spread. SARS for instance, hand washing, masks, disinfection...
by SCBrian
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: making your mix bean blends
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: making your mix bean blends

https://jillcataldo.com/survivalsoup/
^^
Is one I see tossed about time and again. It's not bad, but needs meat, vegies, etc...

Lots of recipes for 7/10/13/15/XX bean soup, etc.

Only advice - try it first before you prep deep for it, to make sure you like it. :)
by SCBrian
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Cold pack activating itself
Replies: 17
Views: 707

Re: Cold pack activating itself

I don't think its all that bad, it just seems like a hard case (which would have to be 3 x 15 x 15 cm-ish) would take up a lot more room than the cold pack itself. The things aren't all that uniform after all, and thats assuming I can find a case that fits it without being too generous. That said, ...
by SCBrian
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi. I am WoodsWalker
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: Hi. I am WoodsWalker

Ohhh, will this be like the MechaGodzilla / Godzilla fight? Or more like Highlander (There can be only one!)?
by SCBrian
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 1704

Re: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

Remember those radios work best as "Line of sight". Anyway to get some elevation on him? For my baofeng I have a few different antennas including something like this one when I'm camping, I can run it up 30' into the trees http://i.ebayimg.com/t/VHF-UHF-Slim-Jim-J-Pole-For-HT-MURS-GMRS-Antenna-16-Co...
by SCBrian
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "How It Ends" on Netflix
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: "How It Ends" on Netflix

Yea, ending sucked. Entire movie was "Meh".
by SCBrian
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Is the End Nigh?
Replies: 95
Views: 3199

Re: Is the End Nigh?

MPMallory - weren't you or Hiro keeping a fall back list of emails from the forum or am I mis-rembering?
by SCBrian
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Zero/Minimal response to mosqito bites?
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Zero/Minimal response to mosqito bites?

It's possible you've been bit enough that your body recognizes the mosquito protein an non-harmful and ignores it. It's an allergic reaction when you see the 'bites'.

And in creepy news, here's a mosquito eating...


by SCBrian
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: JeeperCreeper wants to move. Help him.
Replies: 25
Views: 1218

Re: JeeperCreeper wants to move. Help him.

Dude, I LOVE IT HERE IN SC!!! Gators are the only real drawback. And the humidity. Dear God the humidity. Today's a nice day though. Temps only into the lower 90's upper 80's and we're a a veritable dry 80% humidity. ;) In the 3 areas mentioned, you should be safe from the humidity...

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