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by Trippy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: CR123 Batteries
Replies: 58
Views: 4054

Re: CR123 Batteries

by Trippy
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Let There Be Light - Show Off Your Oil Lamps
Replies: 32
Views: 2243

Re: Let There Be Light - Show Off Your Oil Lamps

Center draft is important but the "mantle" part is also important. The mantle is what makes these so bright. And no I don't believe that anyone else is manufacturing non-pressurized mantle lamps these days. Unfortunately Aladdins are just stupid expensive new or used. Even if I get a good deal on a...
by Trippy
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How Long Those Small Condiment Packets Last.
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: How Long Those Small Condiment Packets Last.

I took part in cleaning out the condiments drawer at work last year. If you wait long enough, mustard packets will expand like hard little pillows. It's worth noting that while actual honey will not ever go bad and is edible several thousand years later, "honey" sauce from KFC is not actually honey,...
by Trippy
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Testing the phone/ipod pedometer.
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

Re: Testing the phone/ipod pedometer.

Nice. I ran my first four marathons maxing out less than that. Are you training for anything specific, or are you just keeping in shape?
by Trippy
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Testing the phone/ipod pedometer.
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

Re: Testing the phone/ipod pedometer.

I am unfamiliar with phone pedometers, but I assume they just work off the accelerometer used to tell if the phone is in portrait or landscape orientation. It should be fairly accurate on how many steps you take. Your distance traveled per step, on the other hand, needs to be calibrated. Taking 10,0...
by Trippy
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 20lbs of protein/carbohydrates from 50lbs of grass in 5 days
Replies: 38
Views: 1839

Re: 20lbs of protein/carbohydrates from 50lbs of grass in 5

If you don't aerate a yeast ferment you get ethanol, if you do aerate it you get more yeast. Do you get ethanol, or methanol? Rancher Mostly ethanol, with a bit of methanol. The methanol only matters if you distill the alcohol. Methanol boils at a lower temperature than ethanol, so you would have t...
by Trippy
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Child ID bracelets?
Replies: 17
Views: 3467

Re: Child ID bracelets?

Apparently things have changed from the days that my parents put an index card in my pocket with their number on it. I have a Road ID ( http://www.roadid.com ) on my running shoe. They have several different types - wrist, ankle, dog tag, etc. I'm not sure if any of them would work on a little kid, ...
by Trippy
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: use dollar store glow necklaces to help keep track of pets
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: use dollar store glow necklaces to help keep track of pe

https://www.roadid.com/ImagesV3/ProductImagesBuilder/SN_Blue.jpg https://www.roadid.com/builder/single/default.aspx?styleid=12 I have one of these on my chocolate lab. He blends in so well at night that I've lost him while he was standing next to me, so having a blue blinky gives me something to ke...
by Trippy
Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: ZS Runners
Replies: 10
Views: 1791

Re: ZS Runners

Nice.

40 miles is getting pretty far for jogging. Are you sure you're not a runner? I did my first few marathons maxing out at 40/week.
by Trippy
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Suburban Family Tornado Shelter and Preparation (Redux)
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Suburban Family Tornado Shelter and Preparation (Redux)

Additional Preps include a Digital TV Antenna in case the Cable TV goes out in a storm (which it has, oddly enough), a NOAA Weather Alert Radio next to the bed which combined with the tornado siren about 100 yards from my bed keeps us pretty informed and alerted to danger even in the middle of the ...
by Trippy
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Advice for the Big Move
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Advice for the Big Move

Then find a girlfriend who can cook. That is crucial, because passion fades over time but cooking skills only improve. Or learn how to cook. Ladies love a guy that can cook. There is never a downside to having a skill. Another +1 for renter's insurance. My insurance bill actually dropped when I got...
by Trippy
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Danner Acadia Gore-Tax, 600G Thinsulate, Made in USA
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: Danner Acadia Gore-Tax, 600G Thinsulate, Made in USA

brewmeister wrote:Man, I don't know how you guys can get boots with insulation, let alone 600G. I have hot feet and a pair of wool socks is perfect for super cold weather for me.
You live in Ft Worth. What's "super cold weather"?
by Trippy
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Valley Fire, Lake County, CA
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Valley Fire, Lake County, CA

A half inch is quite a bit better than nothing. Hopefully it slows it down.
by Trippy
Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Valley Fire, Lake County, CA
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Valley Fire, Lake County, CA

Any word on how much rain they got today? This morning the national news was saying 1-2".

I grew up one county north of there. Its a sad situation.
by Trippy
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: California Wildfires vs Prepper
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: California Wildfires vs Prepper

Ah. Well in that case, I'm less negatively opinionated about the event.
by Trippy
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: California Wildfires vs Prepper
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: California Wildfires vs Prepper

If he was properly prepared he wouldn't have brush growing right up to his house. This sounds a bit like walking into a firefight just because you want to show off that you're wearing body armor.

Defensible space everybody, and maybe turn on a sprinkler when the fire gets close.
by Trippy
Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Questions for bugging out with my pooch.
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: Questions for bugging out with my pooch.

Running a dog, especially a larger breed, has to wait until they are mature (more than just full grown). If you push them at all when they are still growing, pretty serious leg issues can develop. A coworker's dog ended up getting knee surgery for a dislocating knee because she was run too much as a...
by Trippy
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Workout of the Day
Replies: 1209
Views: 65608

Re: Workout of the Day

Just remember, no matter who you are, what shape you are in: we all have to start somewhere. This. Its taken me three and a half years to build up to running 70 miles per week, and I started out running around the block. Original plan today was a 21 mile long run with time constraints. Ran into a f...
by Trippy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bear Bells.
Replies: 44
Views: 2305

Re: Bear Bells.

Naw, the window is closed. You can see the cougar's breath on the glass at 00:00:10. I could see my cat fighting that thing through a screen though.
by Trippy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Workout of the Day
Replies: 1209
Views: 65608

Re: Workout of the Day

I ran in the top 5% in a marathon this weekend, dropping 12 minutes in the process. Knowing that I can run home from work in 36 minutes (18 minute drive) or make it to any in-town friends or in-laws easily adds a boost to the 70 miles a week I've built up to. It's also good that I don't need to carr...
by Trippy
Sun May 24, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: California Drought
Replies: 147
Views: 10306

Re: California Drought

I don't get it. The drought in California directly affects almost everyone in a state of 40,000,000. It affects almost all industries in that state. Anyone who visits California or buys something (i.e. food) that is grown in California is also affected by the drought. All told this will easily affec...
by Trippy
Sat May 02, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Boots vs Shoes
Replies: 53
Views: 7971

Re: Boots vs Shoes

I'm also a big guy. I really need the over the ankle support. Whether it's in a traditional boot or a running type boot like the Merrels. With a pack and my body weight I would not want to use running shoes. I think I would run into trouble even on trails and rocky terrain. But that's just me. I ha...
by Trippy
Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What's the furthest you've traveled on foot in a day?
Replies: 23
Views: 1356

Re: What's the furthest you've traveled on foot in a day?

I've run several marathons, 26.1 miles. *cough*26.2*cough cough* I zigzagged quite a bit during my first marathon and ended up at 26.6. My shortest one was 26.36. Its almost impossible to run the regulation distance because you have to run the tangents perfectly, and all but a handful of leaders ha...
by Trippy
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Ultimate Preparation
Replies: 14
Views: 2013

Re: The Ultimate Preparation

... This is a prepping forum and all I ask is that every adult member of ZS to at least do these 2 things; 1) Get a Will 2) Get Life Insurance or at least have some money ($5K) put aside to take care of your funeral expenses. ... And make sure people know where the will is . When my grandpa died, m...

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