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by dpurgert
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze
Replies: 122
Views: 9576

Re: 140 million Americans Affected by Deep Freeze

...and 95% of people have no clue how to drive in winter weather. FTFY ;) We get snow *every year* and yet people drive like it's the first time they've ever seen snow ... even if it's some little 1-2" accumulation near the end of winter (e.g. late feb/early march ... the "last" of the show melted ...
by dpurgert
Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2014 Prepping Goals
Replies: 76
Views: 7808

Re: 2014 Prepping Goals

0. Survive this crazy weather (-10F [-25C] ambient / -32F [-36C] windchill right now) In no particular order: - Lose 30-50 pounds (13-22 kilo, 2-3 stone) - Increase endurance so I can ride 20+ miles "easily" on my bike (and obviously "walk farther") - First aid classes - Obtain shed for outdoor tool...
by dpurgert
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What did you get for X-mas gift preps?
Replies: 17
Views: 1435

Re: What did you get for X-mas gift preps?

Got a Coleman dual-fuel* stove with bottle from my girlfriend (looks nearly exactly like the MSR Whisperlite Universal). Great gift from someone not knowing much (read:anything) about camping gear. Only downside is that apparently they [Coleman] have dropped this particular line. Not really "from" a...
by dpurgert
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 86443

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

wee drop o' bush wrote:We had all our sheep dipped yesterday
So yeah, obviously don't raise any livestock ... first time I read this, I thought this:

by dpurgert
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bicycle for commuting ~20 mile round-trip...
Replies: 14
Views: 949

Re: Bicycle for commuting ~20 mile round-trip...

Agreed with what everyone's said thus far. To get a few specifics that I have on my bike (more leisurely riding now, used to be ~8-10 mi RT to work). My suggestions, assuming you have some coin to spend: Bike -- used or brand new is up to you, though quality is the key. I picked up a new Raleigh fro...
by dpurgert
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Garden, chicken coop, and solar project (lots of pictures)
Replies: 79
Views: 16507

Re: Garden, chicken coop, and solar project (lots of picture

I would suggest making your wiring stoop proof so they don't poop all over it. While I am planning on doing that (making sure they can't roost on it), I would welcome suggestions on the best ways to accomplish that! :smile: Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2 Pretty much anything that'll keep ...
by dpurgert
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Alternative to car air conditioning
Replies: 14
Views: 2003

Re: Alternative to car air conditioning

No, I've had enough old shitpiece cars with broken A/C to have had problems before too, but theres a difference between de-fogging and de-frosting. On rainy days when theres fog on the inside of the glass, yeah the A/C is great. But if we're talking about actually heating up and melting frost/ice o...
by dpurgert
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Summer Kitchen
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Summer Kitchen

Nice setup there, though it seems kind of a pain to have the "oven" (grill) away from your burners, or is that just the grill's home for when you're not cooking? Water would be relatively easy, assuming quick/light washing & rinsing (veggies, herbs, etc): 1. get a camper hookup hose (they're food-sa...
by dpurgert
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How Would You Secure These Windows
Replies: 25
Views: 3129

Re: How Would You Secure These Windows

Hurricane screens maybe? least that way it doesn't look like you're *trying* to secure the window...
by dpurgert
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Wikihow: Apply Lessons Learned From the Great Depression
Replies: 28
Views: 3227

Re: Wikihow: Apply Lessons Learned From the Great Depressio

that actually sounds pretty good (well, at least not terrible). For now, I'm sticking to my radar range :wink: .
by dpurgert
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Reciprocating Saw for Rescue / Demolition?
Replies: 28
Views: 2857

Re: Reciprocating Saw for Rescue / Demolition?

Then you'd need wiring capable of delivering the ~150 amps of DC (without voltage sag) required to power the inverter. Then you'd need an alternator capable of supplying the 150A plus the amps required to keep the car running. It's a non-trivial problem, but it's doable with enough engineering and ...
by dpurgert
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: (ANother) Train derails and burns, see last post for update.
Replies: 22
Views: 3429

Re: Train carrying flammable liquid derails (Update)

Train cars still operate with fail safe air brakes don't they? Without high pressure air being actively supplied and maintained into each and every tank car in a continuous chain of pressure hose assemblies from the locomotive all the way to the last car all the brakes will automatically apply on a...
by dpurgert
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: (ANother) Train derails and burns, see last post for update.
Replies: 22
Views: 3429

Re: Train carrying flammable liquid derails (Update)

For those not rail fans, **all about air brakes** . This is significant in that someone would have had to manually bleed down the system air - or the railroad was totally negligent - for the brakes to release. They are called fail-safe for a reason. Air brakes have been around on rail stock since t...
by dpurgert
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Wikihow: Apply Lessons Learned From the Great Depression
Replies: 28
Views: 3227

Re: Wikihow: Apply Lessons Learned From the Great Depressio

Eating wet bread, as far as I know, is what you do when a loaf has gone really stale. You wet it, so that it's palatable. Agreed... Microwave is the best modern way to get this without it being soggy. Granted if the grid dies, not so much. Assuming we're right in thinking that's what is meant by "w...
by dpurgert
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Power pot reviews?
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: Power pot reviews?

This is pretty cool. I'm not that informed on power. What are common tasks this is good for? I'm assume I could keep all my flashlights charged, maybe some 2-way walkies, a cellphone and so on. What about a laptop? Small TV? Window A/C Unit? Not directly, but say you have 3 batteries and rotate the...
by dpurgert
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Weirdest EDC items you've seen
Replies: 42
Views: 11330

Re: Weirdest EDC items you've seen

I knew a chick that carried a dog in her purse, everywhere... It was a tiny little Yorkie and it went literally everywhere with her... I prefer oatmeal bars. You don't need to waste time butchering, building a fire, etc. Sigging that. Edit: I can't sig that and keep the stuff i want to keep. :( wel...
by dpurgert
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: what about,,, haha? A haha is,,,link included.
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: what about,,, haha? A haha is,,,link included.

You've got it backwards, I think. The stuff doesn't go into the ditch, the ditch is on the "keep stuff away" side of the fence. That way, from the house you don't see any walls, and from far enough away you don't see the ditch. Historically (well, based on the pictures in the wiki article), it looks...
by dpurgert
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your EDC!
Replies: 745
Views: 87273

Re: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your ED

51MEANTXGUNS50 wrote: What is this little girl's mental malfunction ?




Not entirely sure how to get it to the right time ... anyway, skip to 34 sec.
by dpurgert
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Posting pics of license plates
Replies: 34
Views: 5263

Re: Posting pics of license plates

I bet theres a lot of people on this site with ham licenses who have their call sign for a license plate. Then you dont even need to work for the DMV to find out their info :D Or who will post pictures of themselves, their gats, cars, callsigns, and talk about favorite hangouts. There are much easi...
by dpurgert
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Into the Black: Aftermath of the worst fire in CO history
Replies: 89
Views: 13641

Re: Into the Black: Aftermath of the worst fire in CO histor

I drive an '07 Corolla and if I don't put the clutch all the way to the floor it won't turn over, some sort of switch in the pedal. I'm betting the cars not starting were either user error or batteries dying. If you had a sketchy battery and left the dome light on for a half hour or so while loadin...
by dpurgert
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: General Fitness Discussion thread
Replies: 643
Views: 43448

Re: General Fitness Discussion thread

Doctorr Fabulous wrote:
Chantrea wrote:Yep. Commando under bike shorts, it's the only way they fit properly.
And why they have special material in all the right places. And why they make my butt look fabulous.
and here I thought that my butt always looked that good :lol:
by dpurgert
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The One Knife Every Day Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 6544

Re: The One Knife Every Day Thread

:shock:
gorgeous knives there, Jeorg.
by dpurgert
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: ZS Youth BOV
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: ZS Youth BOV

if they're too big, then you should just resize them, although it looks like FB has them blocked as well (probably "friends only" viewing).
by dpurgert
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Mr. Burnses' Transplant
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Mr. Burnses' Transplant

Boondock wrote:I saw that article. Fascinating and somewhat creepy.
^this.

Also, why do I get the feeling the next step is head crabs...?

Now where'd I put my crowbar 8-)

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