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by EBuff75
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Boys
Replies: 10
Views: 1683

Re: The Boys

Really looking forward to this!
by EBuff75
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Alternatives to Dogs for Herding Livestock
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Alternatives to Dogs for Herding Livestock

Donkeys and llamas are also used to guard livestock. Just watch out for the spitting and general orneriness!

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by EBuff75
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

I've been curious about this company ever since I saw Edwin Sarkissian test one of their ceramic plate and vest combos on YouTube (yes, I know that his channel is just firearms/explosives entertainment, not serious testing). He shot it with a .50 BMG and it stopped the bullet, but there was so much...
by EBuff75
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

I've been curious about this company ever since I saw Edwin Sarkissian test one of their ceramic plate and vest combos on YouTube (yes, I know that his channel is just firearms/explosives entertainment, not serious testing). He shot it with a .50 BMG and it stopped the bullet, but there was so much ...
by EBuff75
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Annnddd... we're back
Replies: 26
Views: 914

Re: Annnddd... we're back

NT2C, that sounds like a good reason to stick with them! Good customer service trumps best price every time! I've now got a core of repair companies that I use personally for that exact reason, but it's taken me some years (and a few missteps) to find them. Also glad to hear that there are steps bei...
by EBuff75
Wed May 20, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: MI flooding - May 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: MI flooding - May 2020

I grew up in Midland and remember the 1986 flood. This is significantly worse. The Tittabawassee River is already above 34ft and expected to hit 38ft. The record which was set in 1986 was just under 34ft. About a quarter of the town is under an evacuation order. The water and sewer system is expecte...
by EBuff75
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?
Replies: 33
Views: 1879

Re: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?

Just one question; this is a low res map, but I see quite a few islands that are inhabited but without road access. How is anyone to move about without a boat? Swim? The larger islands which have people living on them generally have some type of commercial ferry service. For smaller islands which a...
by EBuff75
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?
Replies: 33
Views: 1879

Re: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?

Is anyone out there from Michigan? Can anyone confirm or deny this? https://www.rt.com/usa/485572-michigan- ... ronavirus/ https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/ar ... ery-stores https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2 ... seeds-and/ Yes, shutting down gardening, paint, and furniture sales areas of ...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 30431

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

Detroit area suburb Had to drop by CVS today for a prescription and I waited until early afternoon at the slowest time (per Google) to go. There were probably 6-8 customers there at the time and more than half of them were wearing masks and/or gloves. The line for prescriptions had tape on the floor...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 250
Views: 36053

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

I’ve been collecting 18650 batteries and plan on making a huge power bank and running a bunch of small 800-1500w wind turbines, and one larger 3+kw turbine. You might look into old battery packs out of hybrid cars to use for your solar project. You can check around on the web to find info about doi...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Prep related wins and saves!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Perp related wins and saves!!!

A few weeks ago I headed off to my parents' house to help them get ready for a move. Since they were planning to give me a pile of stuff while I was there (including a large saw), I cleared out most of the preps/gear from the back of my Suburban to make room (I came back with it completely full of s...
by EBuff75
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: The Perfect COVID-19 Theme Song
Replies: 39
Views: 2112

Re: The Perfect COVID-19 Theme Song

raptor wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:56 pm
Queen. Don't stop me now...
I can't ever hear this song without thinking about the scene from Shaun of the Dead. :D
by EBuff75
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 53115

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Locally meat prices have shot through the roof, especially beef. Cube Steak at Publix was $17/lb. Other stores were the same. That indicates there might be some kind of issue; but I am not sure what the issue might be. I am not going to pay that much and I don't have to. My guess is that the rate a...
by EBuff75
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are we prepared for this?
Replies: 19
Views: 960

Re: Are we prepared for this?

I just placed an order with Amazon. The shipments are delayed a bit (taking 3-10 days rather than 1-2), but nothing saying that they won't ship. I did have the option to delay shipment for part of the order so that it could be bundled with other items. Since none of it is critical, I was fine with t...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 30431

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

Detroit area - Hit up Target for a few items tonight. TONS of toilet paper in stock (to the point where it was hanging about 4 inches off the edge of the shelves). Soap had been hit hard, but there was still quite a bit there, both in bar and liquid form. All of the alcohol wipes, rubbing alcohol, e...
by EBuff75
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 619
Views: 100676

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

When bringing in some groceries last week, a can of tuna fell and dented rather badly. It wasn't leaking, so I decided to use it for dinner. While spelunking in my pantry, I found an old box of Tuna Helper along with some old cans of tuna. Hmmm... You need two cans of tuna to make it, so this was a ...
by EBuff75
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 30431

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

Central Michigan area Spent the day helping my parents get ready for a move and we stopped at the local Home Depot for boxes while I was there. As we were checking out I had to laugh - not only did they have antibacterial surface wipes, but they had a whole display of them and they were on sale . Th...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Central TN Tornado outbreak
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: Central TN Tornado outbreak

Stercutus wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:39 pm
It struck early in the morning and few people got warnings.
THIS ^^^ is why you should have a weather alert radio which is always running in standby mode!
by EBuff75
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 53115

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

I am not seeing panic buying where I live, but I am seeing impressive numbers here following the request that american citizens have a two to three week supply of food and medicines and 'necessarys'. Pretty similar here in Michigan. I went to Sam's Club on Saturday evening. It was a bit of a mess (...
by EBuff75
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6854
Views: 371452

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Stopped at my local Sam's here in Michigan on Saturday evening. Looked pretty normal to me. A few empty spots here and there, but that's par for the course. They still had the big containers of hand sanitizer, an entire end rack of sanitizing wipes, lots of water, etc.. Of course, there haven't been...
by EBuff75
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6632
Views: 1055836

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

I also ordered a Mora Garberg back in December at a similar price. Never showed up and no response from seller, with hundreds of people basically saying the same thing. When I initiated the request for refund from Amazon it took less than 60 seconds to be approved! Amazon must've had them flagged as...
by EBuff75
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6854
Views: 371452

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Bought some tote bins to do some organizing. Without even planning to do so, I bought the exact same one that I use in the back of my Suburban. Didn't even realize it until I loaded the new ones in there, at which point I started laughing. It appears that I'm fairly consistent with my likes/dislikes...
by EBuff75
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Free Olight review thread-I3E
Replies: 16
Views: 2789

Re: Free Olight review thread-I3E

I have an Olight I3S EOS on my keychain. I keep it as a backup to my main light (ZebraLight SC600 Mk IV), in case the battery died or I lost it. Sort of a two is one, one is none sort of thing. Not a fan of the light on my phone because it takes too long to get it out and use it. Gotta get the phone...
by EBuff75
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Living in a van, down by the river...
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Living in a van, down by the river...

Used my Suburban for a week's worth of "camping" in northern Michigan this past fall. Nice to just be able to pull in to a campground, plug in a cord to run some lights/laptop (I stayed in RV slots in the campgrounds), put in my window blocks (foil/bubble wrap type of insulation, painted very light ...

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