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by Murphman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Tales of the Clan Guardian - redacted
Replies: 27
Views: 2255

Re: Tales of the Clan Guardian new content 7/28

Ok, I read to current. I think you will have difficulties balancing the medieval world you started with the tech world you just created. Very difficult to balance melee weaponry with advanced tech like space travel. Star Wars is the only one to pull it off well that I can remember. You also will hav...
by Murphman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Tales of the Clan Guardian - redacted
Replies: 27
Views: 2255

Re: Tales of the Clan Guardian new content 7/28

Hi Tac. It has been a long time since I posted here. Hope you are well. This genre is right up my alley, and I had some thoughts after the first post, so bear with me if you guys have covered this afterwards. Humans got there on a one way trip from the destruction of Earth. The tech to get there bar...
by Murphman
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12428
Views: 496462

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

SeerSavant wrote:At this point in the storyline, bicycles would make much more sense, but probably not be as dramatic...
Bikes would make it too easy, just like arm protection, but not as easy as plot armor or as difficult as red shirts.
by Murphman
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2204
Views: 241312

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

Double Post!!

Thanks TB.
by Murphman
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You hear banging at your front door (new to the forum)
Replies: 22
Views: 1259

Re: You hear banging at your front door (new to the forum)

(please try to be realistic) As realistic as what? Zombies? I'd grab Sally out of the closet, give her a firm cock, aim it, blast away, and throw Sally back in the closet where she belongs... ...Now am I talking about my woman or gun's nickname, that's up to you I was a little concerned at first, b...
by Murphman
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2204
Views: 241312

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

Now THAT is a tinderbox cliffhanger!!

Well done. Feels like you are getting more and more involved in this story as it is written.
by Murphman
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Wamba's Millions
Replies: 48
Views: 3363

Re: Wamba's Millions

Where there are legal stipulations, there are legal loopholes. Based upon your rules, I would set up irrevocable trusts for my children for $4.9mm each (after attorney fees and gift tax return fees), fund them (money spent on investments contributed to the trusts) and call it a day. I would make sur...
by Murphman
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How would you run/manage a tree farm or woodlot?
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: How would you run/manage a tree farm or woodlot?

I think Eric stated it best. It depends upon where you are located, what your intentions are for the land, and the end game. I would do very different things if I had 10 acres in my former AO versus where I currently am, and would have a third plan for a woodlot even further south. Former AO - clear...
by Murphman
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Apparently the Zombies know Parkour too
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Apparently the Zombies know Parkour too

So much fun!!

Thanks for sharing.
by Murphman
Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Another homeless shelter...
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: Another homeless shelter...

I used to walk through Carnegie Melon every day when I lived in the Burgh. From certain buildings on campus, one could overlook Schenley Park where for most of my college years, and the years I kicked around Pittsburgh, lived a surprisingly enterprising Vietnam Veteran who had a WWII surplus 16' ten...
by Murphman
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Rabbit Farming
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Rabbit Farming

Rabbit starvation needs a very specific set of circumstances to occur. Instead of writing all of those, I would rather link to a "friends" blog. He raised rabbits, chickens and quail in the suburbs and wrote a great article on rabbit starvation, but also the timing of chickens versus rabbits versus ...
by Murphman
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Probably a good time to fill up your gas tank. (USW Strike)
Replies: 32
Views: 1758

Re: Probably a good time to fill up your gas tank...

Thanks for the tip!

When I took my Jeep, I also realized I hadn't used my local fuel perks from the grocery store in some time. I got 93 for $1.65/g. Felt like last century since that happened.

Oh...wait...
by Murphman
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Canceling a prepping idea for being too crazy
Replies: 20
Views: 1179

Re: Canceling a prepping idea for being too crazy

I spoke to a foreign attorney, extensively, on purchasing property in South/Central America for an ultimate bug-out location, lol. I even visited 5 properties, in 2 different countries, while on a cruise. And before anyone thinks that is uber-expensive, I found multiple 30-40 acre properties, with f...
by Murphman
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: DIY improvised fishing lures
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: DIY improvised fishing lures

This is awesome, but I simply do not have the patience to sit down and make one of these. I tried to tie my own trout flies when I was younger, but I simply don't have the fine motor skills to pull off such tedious work. Besides, on a good night, I can catch 2-3 dozen shrimp in the time it took me t...
by Murphman
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My newest tool, the Mega Pry!
Replies: 33
Views: 2646

Re: My newest tool, the Mega Pry!

Murphman- I didn't say its better than anything. Mine is designed for smaller jobs but can nearly double its length and greatly increase its leverage when needed. The cost to manufacture these is NOT cheap even in batch quantities and I am running a business so yes, there will be some room for a pr...
by Murphman
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My newest tool, the Mega Pry!
Replies: 33
Views: 2646

Re: My newest tool, the Mega Pry!

Playing Devil's Advocate: Please explain how your set is better/more efficient/etc. than the linked set below, which has twice the functionality, twice the tools and half (or a third) the price. http://www.staples.com/office/supplies/StaplesProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogIdentifier=2&partNumber...
by Murphman
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: TTAG Strikes Again; Charlie Hebdo as a Scenario
Replies: 58
Views: 2127

Re: TTAG Strikes Again; Charlie Hebdo as a Scenario

What you can do is decapitate the terrorist organizations at the top, kill & capture the hard core fighting followers, monitor their communications, and try to change the hearts and mind of the locals and potential new recruits. Do you really think that is a cheaper option after the attempts made o...
by Murphman
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: GHB with a major waterway crossing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1583

Re: GHB with a major waterway crossing?

Use a float tube and flippers to get across the river. Combined with neoprene waders, like someone else mentioned, and long underwear, I have fished in 50-60 degree water for over 4 hours without discomfort. Looks like the Williamette river is no more than 660 feet across. Based upon my experience w...
by Murphman
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Foreign Invasion WWYD
Replies: 66
Views: 3359

Re: Foreign Invasion WWYD

Hitler solved the Great Depression according to Time, when they named him Man of the Year... At the risk of someone invoking Godwin's Law I note the following: Can anyone on this forum see the US pulling off what our parents (well my parents, likely most ZS'ers grandparents :D ) did in the 1940's i...
by Murphman
Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Russian Sabre Rattling
Replies: 36
Views: 3010

Re: Russian Sabre Rattling

Russia has spent the better part of the last year increasing their gold reserves, and are now 5th in the world: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/23/gold-imf-holdings-idUSL3N0U705520141223 Russia controls VAST natural resources: http://countrystudies.us/russia/59.htm One thing to remember about...
by Murphman
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Foreign Invasion WWYD
Replies: 66
Views: 3359

Re: Foreign Invasion WWYD

Stercutus wrote:
Rev wrote:

I don't know that is what they said about Hitler.

Hitler solved the Great Depression according to Time, when they named him Man of the Year...
by Murphman
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: ramen- not the emergency food of choice
Replies: 25
Views: 3838

Re: ramen- not the emergency food of choice

I used to throw away the flavor package and add the noodles to a Campbell's condensed soup, which I bought by the case. That, and Spam, got me through college. I have about a dozen ramen packages stashed somewhere, but it is emergency only. Cheapest I could find Ramen on-line: http://www.samsclub.co...
by Murphman
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4188
Views: 186823

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Thorne...Raptor is looking at it from a "market" perspective, not a personal perspective. Business is going to take the lowest hanging fruit every single time, and right now, and for the foreseeable future, that is going to be fossil fuels, hypothetical morality aside.
by Murphman
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Organic tomato
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Organic tomato

I have done both. Conventional and organic. What I can tell you is that to be a successful organic gardener, you will need 3-5 years to get your soil healthy enough to be 100% organic. You cannot do it overnight. As I was transitioning to organic, I cheated and used bagged chemicals because my soil ...

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