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by manacheck
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 585
Views: 78951

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Klaus Tritium: Thanks for that! woodsghost: agree. 20 year old MREs do not have good flavor. I recently did the same thing, and only the entrees which still had perfect seals, and which I boiled the hell out of for 15 minutes, were any good. Even the chocolate covered oatmeal cookie extras that last...
by manacheck
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:20 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 think we can all agree that the hiker made bad decisions. It's a good cautionary tale for people to read and think about. Not taking a cell phone. No EDC. Keeping walking for days instead of waiting could in some situations be debatable, even though that's the good advice to follow when you think ...
by manacheck
Sun May 26, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: If you took strangers in your home,what'd be your 3 rules?
Replies: 54
Views: 7597

Re: If you took strangers in your home,what'd be your 3 rules?

RoneKiln - I second your two cents wholeheartedly. :clap: In that kind of situation, someone I don't even know yet growling at me threateningly: "I'm the boss. You're dependent on me. Do what I say or else. I might even kill you if you do something I dislike... like talk to my child." will have the ...
by manacheck
Sun May 19, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain
Replies: 16
Views: 899

Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

I would be astonished if NK is feeding any of their civillians, period. Couple article links from the DailyNK: https://www.dailynk.com/english/north-korean-government-responsible-for-food-shortages/ https://www.dailynk.com/english/south-pyongan-province-faces-severe-food-security-crisis/ and directl...
by manacheck
Thu May 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain
Replies: 16
Views: 899

Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

I found this article helpful: https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/stop-swill-feeding-prevent-african-swine-fever-us Pork Business has a number of articles about the swine flu and its impact on pretty much everyone involved in the food chain of pork and it, but I liked that article specifically beca...
by manacheck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Apartment "Farming"
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Apartment "Farming"

Ellywick wrote: Great post! Not OP, but thanks from me too. SiameseUrbanite wrote: Sprouted lentil onigiri sounds great. Mass-produced onigiri are very popular here at 7/11 and other convenience shops, and I guess I could start making them at home. Out of curiosity, what kind of lentils are you usi...
by manacheck
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Apartment "Farming"
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Apartment "Farming"

Sprouts are an excellent method of quickly growing a fresh vegetable without much notice, special equipment, or additional purchases (unless it's something like chia seed, which needs something like soaked ceramic, to grow). When my funds for food are low, I have survived on lentil sprout onigiri. L...
by manacheck
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Sick in a Bug Out. What do you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Sick in a Bug Out. What do you do?

My sinuses are swollen again and stuffed, and I'm afraid I may end up getting another sinus infection. I have been doing anything and everything I can to prevent that. Which includes nasal lavage is with a neti pot sinus decongestants, spray decongestants, lots of allergy meds, a lots of hot tea. I...
by manacheck
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: living without electricity
Replies: 23
Views: 2371

Re: living without electricity

grumyviking, I agree that usually when we wash clothes it's less because they contain dirt than for other reasons. For me clothes get sweaty or oily (and therefore smelly and, forbid it, limp), so washing with soap takes care of those issues so skin breakdown doesn't happen. If it was just dirt, unl...
by manacheck
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding across 4 states
Replies: 15
Views: 1049

Flooding across 4 states

The report states it's likely that breached levees are the cause of flooding; estimates of something like a billion dollars are expected in losses related to meat and other food production, due to the flooding, and the subsequent delays in being able to plant as a result. " "The levees are busted an...
by manacheck
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: living without electricity
Replies: 23
Views: 2371

Re: living without electricity

grumpyviking : in response to your "I think most people are afraid of the quiet- is that why they make so much noise themselves??" I think there's a lot of truth to that. I was really curious about your method of washing in a stream like that, especially during the winter. I've always had a hard ti...
by manacheck
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: living without electricity
Replies: 23
Views: 2371

Re: living without electricity

I have some experience with this (thanks to poverty.) The biggest thing is more the shock of your devices suddenly not being available. Granted, if the situation is local and you can arrange transportation to somewhere with power (like a library, or your place of work) where you can recharge small d...
by manacheck
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 585
Views: 78951

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Klaus Tritium - I was curious: Did the "grease ants" make what you cooked with the grease infested with them taste noticeably different? Like a little more acidic? Also, did their tiny insect bodies make the grease "burn"/char quicker in the skillet? Kind of curious, since it seems like they would p...
by manacheck
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: wiki- down?
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: wiki- down?

Thanks, that is encouraging!
by manacheck
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: wiki- down?
Replies: 2
Views: 965

wiki- down?

zombiehunters.org/wiki/

The wiki has a 404 message. Is it down permanantly?

Thanks.
by manacheck
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Tips for farmers cheese
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: Tips for farmers cheese

I have come across this every time I make farmer's cheese from nonfat powdered milk, but it's because I'm accustomed to hard cheeses as being what the flavor of cheese is expected to be. Cheese gets its flavor from fat, salt, and aging, according to my mouth. (And my mouth is an expert.) The real qu...
by manacheck
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Designated 'last person to leave'
Replies: 22
Views: 1420

Re: Designated 'last person to leave'

VERY, VERY BAD IDEA! Everybody leaves together, everybody moves together, everybody stays together. Great point. In the event of a serious emergency, I would totally want to be in a group with a leader like you. "No one left behind" as it were. :D Well, first of all I don't think a phone number is ...
by manacheck
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Designated 'last person to leave'
Replies: 22
Views: 1420

Re: Designated 'last person to leave'

I feel like there are three problems with this idea. The first is the issue of trust: Are your neighbors trustworthy enough to have unbridled access to your personal information and your home? In an emergency situation, even good neighbors are not always allies. I would not want to come home to a ra...
by manacheck
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Introduction

wee drop o' bush- Prepper, hoarder, take your pick. :mrgreen: In my view of things, carrying a lot of stuff around that I don't use regularly is too much work, so things that I don't use, and food that I don't eat, don't usually make it in to my packs (even the ones that don't get ransacked pretty r...
by manacheck
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Introduction

Thanks for the welcome wagon, wee drop o' bush. :) Heh, my "Picnic Pack" is usually the first thing to get raided when I am out and away from other food sources. The up side is that I basically have everything I need at just an arm's length away, and packed portably. The down side is that people who...
by manacheck
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Introduction

Thanks, DeathDealer75 and painless. I'm glad to be off to a good start here. :) ZS is such a great resource of consistently useful knowledge, and I really appreciate the resource of everyone's shared experience and creative ideas. It's nice to finally convey how impressive and helpful I have found s...
by manacheck
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Introduction

well Hello !!!!! thank you for introducing yourself. I myself am also into emergency preparation. What have you done to prepare your home? Do you have a back pack in your vehicle in case you are at work or away from home when a disaster strikes?? Do you have an action plan for a disaster? I am Jaso...
by manacheck
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Introduction

Figured I should introduce myself. Have lurked on forums here, enjoying some great and deeply useful ideas from members, on and off for about a year. Figured I might contribute too. Location: New England Interest: Emergency Preparation I found you guys originally from a search for DIY projects. Good...
by manacheck
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: East Coast Snowstorm - loss of power
Replies: 47
Views: 3487

Re: East Coast Snowstorm - loss of power

We're up here in New Hampshire and getting dumped on is a real problem basically every year. While the snow is bad, we worry even more about ice freezing on top of the already weighted-down branches, roofs, power lines, etc. In my mind, the biggest issue with losing power here is that, while a few o...

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