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by boskone
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1261
Views: 85923

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

I don't think most of it applies to me, but that probably goes without saying as the channel is "city prepping", and I don't live in one. But I have been seeing a lot of articles comparing current conditions to the Great Depression; the 1-2 punch of an incipient recession plus COVID's done a number,...
by boskone
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Earthen homes
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Earthen homes

I was poking around, trying to find out some info about rammed-earth homes (because I think the concept sounds neat). Turns out Texas A&M literally wrote a book on the subject. There's a PDF ( link ), and though the pictures are awful it's perfectly legible. I haven't read through it yet, but glanci...
by boskone
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1261
Views: 85923

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

The YouTube link still works for me, just has a bunch of warnings.
by boskone
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Wisconsin Police Shooting and Protests
Replies: 50
Views: 1260

Re: Wisconsin Police Shooting and Protests

They're not just omitted by many, they're actively disregarded or dismissed as irrelevant. Kyle didn't know about Rosenbaum and Huber, but those facts do indicate a pattern of behavior consonant with trying to isolate and assault someone. Also, people are still arguing it's a federal case because he...
by boskone
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: DIY MRE's/Ration packs: SHOW US YOURS!
Replies: 86
Views: 40560

Re: DIY MRE's/Ration packs: SHOW US YOURS!

It's drifting from your D&D-based idea, but what about subbing packets of peanut butter for the peanuts? Then it could be smeared on the apricots and/or saltines. And, hell, D&D's terribly anachronistic anyway; compared to some of the weapons it mixes and matches, peanut butter's pretty reasonable. ...
by boskone
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Food Saver medical recipes
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: Food Saver medical recipes

MPMalloy wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:18 pm
Like making homemade pill-paks?
I've heard of people sealing either individual or daily sets of pills in straws.
by boskone
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?
Replies: 24
Views: 282

Re: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?

Brandon Herrera does some practical testing against soft armor, Safelite IIIA.

Being Brandon it's so edgy it could be broken glass, but the actual shooting's still informative if you're inclined towards armor.
by boskone
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Tropical Storm Beta - Houston Report
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Tropical Storm Beta - Houston Report

Yeah...don't eat the mushrooms unless you are 1000% certain about what they are. Yep, though as a foraging author and instructor, I have a pretty good handle on the edible mushrooms of Houston. That being said, I'm bracing myself for the usual mass of emails of bad mushroom pics with the question, ...
by boskone
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 75
Views: 10000

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

Just a note, you may already be aware though: you can basically sub mashed potatoes for one part in three flour when making bread. So like my sourdough recipe is generically 1:2:3 starter:water:flour. You should be able to make it 1:2:1:2 starter:water:mashed potato:flour, counting the water in the...
by boskone
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2020 Hurricane Season
Replies: 101
Views: 4335

Re: 2020 Hurricane Season

Sally's agonizingly slow approach and rainfall saturated the ground pretty good, and trees went down everywhere. Our engineers say we had around 2000 broke poles, and close to 4000 spans of wire down....and many of them were the big, stout three-phase poles with 4/0 or .652 wire. I wouldn't be surp...
by boskone
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6893
Views: 393494

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Looked into a high-efficiency stove to put in the fireplace? They burn cleaner.
by boskone
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)
Replies: 144
Views: 10758

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)

Last time I looked at the proposed legislation we wouldn't qualify based on the max household income for the second round. If we do, it'll likely go toward truck tires here too. Bridgestone Duelers, this'll be the 3rd set, love those things for snow and soft sand. My truck came with Dueler H/Ts, ba...
by boskone
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

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? : https://mrtruck.com/img/ash26.jpg Not sure how that'd help here; no-on...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

And, actually, that latter may be a thought for woodsghost: Might look into buying a high-ceiling gooseneck box trailer as the base frame for your tiny house; it'll be heavier-duty than building on a bumper pull. People convert box trailers to small RVs pretty often. Could probably do the same basic...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

I don't recall seeing a Grand Design, at least in their current lineup. They're kinda my primary possible manufacturer; from what I've seen in person and online their build quality is very good. I was curious if it were an older model, and did find this list . I looked at a ton. It could very well ...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?
Replies: 24
Views: 282

Re: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?

One thing to bear in mind armor is not perfect and you generally have large sections of your body exposed. That's not necessarily true. In my case there's be extra-large sections of body exposed. :( Jokes aside, if I were going to bother with hard armor, I'd honestly just get a plate for my pack. B...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 459
Views: 12476

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

PSA finally released their Dagger Glock clone today and it sold out in about 15 minutes. :shock: All three of them gone that fast huh? It's PSA, not Kel-tec. There were at least 10. Yeah and I'm pretty sure five of them will end up on Gunbroker or Armslist with a stupidly high price tag. That alway...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 112
Views: 40096

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

The bran (the stuff that makes brown rice brown) is oily, and goes bad. I think it also traps more moisture. So brown rice is unfortunately (I prefer it for flavor and texture over white rice) not a good prep item. I think you can replace most of the "missing" components in brown rice with beans, th...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?
Replies: 56
Views: 5114

Re: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?

Yet another article in mainstream media signaling that prepping has truly come out of the shadows in 2020. Pack a ‘Go Bag’ Now QFT: Finally, tuck in a shelf-stable snack that will bring you comfort. A bar of chocolate is never a waste of space. I've noticed the same thing. It's odd, since the gov't...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

You hit some great points. The RV won't let us do a loft. Depending on how the loft is done it can yeild 50%-100% more square footage. That is attractive. And the tiny house can be better insulated. Actually...I ran across some with RVs with a loft. They aren't huge, but they're at least extra slee...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 459
Views: 12476

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

PSA finally released their Dagger Glock clone today and it sold out in about 15 minutes. :shock: Well, I'll be looking forward to the reviews. And what was the final price? No clue. They sold out before I could check the prices and PSA doesn't have the price visible after they sell out. MSRP was su...
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?
Replies: 24
Views: 282

Re: Is there a crash course on body armor and ballistic helmets?

There's a thread over in Other Gear that might be worth keeping an eye on, on a similar subject.
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 459
Views: 12476

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

yossarian wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:10 am
12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:06 pm
PSA finally released their Dagger Glock clone today and it sold out in about 15 minutes. :shock:
All three of them gone that fast huh?
It's PSA, not Kel-tec. There were at least 10.
by boskone
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)
Replies: 144
Views: 10758

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)

So, it looks like a second round of checks may be distributed. What plans do you have for yours? Assuming I get one, probably buy a suppressor. My ears have taken a beating and I don't want the same for my children or wife. I really wish my budget would stretch to a suppressor. :\ Depending on what...

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