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by CrossCut
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Zombification parasite may have already infected it's first human
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Zombification parasite may have already infected it's first human

Towanda wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:12 am
Stop trying to spread panic.
Or unwarranted exhilaration. :clownshoes:
by CrossCut
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How to Build an Inexpensive Air Filter for your Bunker
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: How to Build an Inexpensive Air Filter for your Bunker

That is interesting. I've considered getting a reversible bathroom fan, so that outside air could be drawn in and well as exhausted to the outside. A HEPA filter, like some vacuum cleaner bag materials if not a rigid filter of the proper size, over the vent. If the home is reasonably airtight it sho...
by CrossCut
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: EMP car?
Replies: 29
Views: 1481

Re: EMP car?

What boskone said. 2012 study by the Academy of Military Transportation, Tianjin, China. Study on Effects of High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse to Engine Electronic Control System , only the preview is available for free. The Chinglish conclusion from the study: Through the simulation of the HEMP, ...
by CrossCut
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: All Things Salt
Replies: 9
Views: 1197

Re: All Things Salt

I keep some lite salt in the pantry in case I needed to make some homemade ORS , it adds potassium. Never tried it, suspect gator-aid tastes better but might be a shortage of that in the apocalypse. Curing salts (with sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite) like Morton Tender Quick for preserving meat/fi...
by CrossCut
Mon May 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?
Replies: 37
Views: 3574

Re: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?

https://i.postimg.cc/k5HyynP4/edc.jpg Band-aids, splinter out, and CPR face shield from my wallet. Carabiner multitool from my keyring. I work from my home in a rural area and don't always carry the S&W 638, but it's kept in a hidden location near the door so I can grab it easily on the way out whe...
by CrossCut
Mon May 06, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Renewable Power Options/Battery Banks
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Renewable Power Options/Battery Banks

Will you be able to mount it at the height recommended by the manufacturer Halfapint? If so you can probably stop reading here. The reason I ask is because I didn't, and while I knew it wouldn't work as well what I found was it didn't work at all. As I recall your place is pretty heavily wooded, but...
by CrossCut
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First Aid / Medical Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em)
Replies: 0
Views: 1311

First Aid / Medical Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em)

In a similar vein to the Bug Out Deals thread, post any first-aid or medical gear/equipment deals here. ShopMedVet is having a liquidation sale on a large number of products: https://www.shopmedvet.com/category/product-liquidation-sale Haven't looked through all the categories yet but know I'll be p...
by CrossCut
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: PAW YouTube Library
Replies: 12
Views: 1626

Re: PAW YouTube Library

(Arise post) Would micro-SD cards be a viable storage medium? According to https://blog.storagecraft.com/data-storage-lifespan/ Media ------- Estimated Lifespan Magnetic data (tapes) Up to 10 years Nintendo cartridge 10-20 years Floppy disk 10-20 years CDs and DVDs 5-10 unrecorded, 2-5 recorded Blu...
by CrossCut
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Battery isolater / charger for your BOV
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: Battery isolater / charger for your BOV

Good post. Thanks for sharing. I generally charge my boost battery monthly. I have been looking at one of the batteryless ultracapacitor devices as well as the newer li-ion devices to replace current lead acid unit. This seems like a neat alternative. Thanks. So far, so good. Drained the jump start...
by CrossCut
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Battery isolater / charger for your BOV
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Battery isolater / charger for your BOV

I mentioned this in passing in the " What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV " a few weeks back, didn't go into details because really wasn't sure it'd work. It took awhile to receive the solar charge controller , and then a foul weather delay, and finally troubleshooting (and r...
by CrossCut
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 910
Views: 91366

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

I got one of those Stanley Jump Starters as a gift a few months ago. Too big for my car, but I put in my Suburban so that I'd have one in there. Haven't tried jump starting a vehicle yet, but the monthly charging requirement is for real. I've pulled it out a few times and found it was down to a sin...
by CrossCut
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 910
Views: 91366

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

I am considering another approach, however. After poking around a bit, and having considered a small cargo trailer conversion, I'm wondering if I should just make a little trailer into a rolling workshop, with a cot and a few living items inside. I can find a cheap piece of land somewhere, and if/w...
by CrossCut
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Apartment heating
Replies: 37
Views: 4887

Re: Apartment heating

No it's not direct wired; it plugs into a wall outlet. But if I go that route, I'll fire up the gasoline generator I've already invested in before I consider purchasing a deep cycle battery and an inverter. I agree however with what I think is the premise behind Yossarian's line of questioning: it'...
by CrossCut
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Apartment heating
Replies: 37
Views: 4887

Re: Apartment heating

I'll second the portable unvented heater suggestion, for an apartment maybe one of the Mr. Heater Buddy heaters that run off the 1 lb cylinders. Or at least, can't think of a safer method to provide 9-18k BTUs of heat in a safer manner in an apartment. Electric heat with wind or solar isn't a soluti...
by CrossCut
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?
Replies: 32
Views: 4666

Re: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?

I know a lot of us prep the standard items, water, canned good, etc. Just wondering what one item are you keeping in your preps that you really don't need, but couldn't go without. Only reason I'm asking is because they had a sale today at our local supermarket. 10 for $10 on Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sa...
by CrossCut
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?
Replies: 49
Views: 7863

Re: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?

We're pretty well prepared for this scenario, I'm 100% work from home, except maybe a week or two a year out of town at one of the company's regional facilities. Wife is a homemaker, no kids to worry about. Each of our trucks are 4x4 and has a vhf radio, the most frequent places we travel to locally...
by CrossCut
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Transmitting Power Over Distance
Replies: 16
Views: 2233

Re: Transmitting Power Over Distance

That is a long wire run... this calculator might help. https://www.calculator.net/voltage-drop-calculator.html I have built a couple small alt power systems, actually a couple micro-sized ones and a small (1.5kW solar/wind hybrid) system but nothing close to the distance you're planning. The micro-g...
by CrossCut
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat inside a vehicle
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: Heat inside a vehicle

Not much to report and no earth shattering revalations for sure. Tested a Magic Heat (but don't recommend buying it at that price) can inside a truck with one window cracked 1/4" below the weatherstripping. With no occupants inside the temp (measured midway between the floorboard and the roof) was u...
by CrossCut
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Too many cooks in the kitchen
Replies: 8
Views: 2136

Re: Too many cooks in the kitchen

That's great to hear.

Oh, and thanks for ruining the thread :clownshoes:
by CrossCut
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat inside a vehicle
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: Heat inside a vehicle

The wick, TP, will not become involved in combustion as long as liquid fuel is available. You burn the isopropyl for a few min. each hr. 1/2 hr whatever is required to maintain a survivable temp. within the vehicle. Yes you do need to crack open a window to vent carbon dioxide and provide oxygen fo...
by CrossCut
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat inside a vehicle
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: Life-saving items to keep in your car in case of winter emergency

The rubbing alcohol needs to be 70%. 80% burns too hot. Remove the core and stuff the tp roll into a quart paint can, available at lowes. When I took hunters safety 2lb coffee cans were metal and worked well. Isopropyl alcohol does not make carbon monoxide when burned. Not sure about the isopropyl ...
by CrossCut
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat inside a vehicle
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: Life-saving items to keep in your car in case of winter emergency

I always keep at least one of these (and a lighter) in every vehicle. https://www.beeswaxcandles.com/product-p/cl-btt.htm I've tried a number of solutions for in-vehicle heat (and thawing frozen water bottles) in the event the engine won't run, with little of what I'd call real success. Sterno type...
by CrossCut
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: SHTF After Action Report Worst Fire in Cal History
Replies: 8
Views: 2164

Re: SHTF After Action Report Worst Fire in Cal History

Escaping a forest fire is our most likely bugout scenario, and having one start very closeby as with your in-laws is the worst case scenario. Give us an hour and we'd have our trucks fully packed, two hours and I'd have the sprinklers on the roof running before we left, but if only minutes then hope...
by CrossCut
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 234
Views: 28209

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Seconding what ZMace said. Congrats Halfapint and looking forward to more updates.

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