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by Sun Yeti
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What new plants have you foraged lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: What new plants have you foraged lately?

I was in South Carolina visiting friends, and I foraged Sparkleberries (vaccinium arboreum) for the first time. Not only first time foraging, first time I had heard of them (doesn't sound like a real plant, does it?). They're in the blueberry family, and honestly the texture is not fantastic (thick,...
by Sun Yeti
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What new plants have you foraged lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: What new plants have you foraged lately?

Here's a plant that's new to me: mugwort. https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_images/programs/hgic/Weeds/Mugwort%20DSCN2620.jpg Apparently this time of year it's too bitter to eat, but I still made a very nice and tasty tea by steeping it fresh in hot water. I was reading throug...
by Sun Yeti
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What new plants have you foraged lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 301

What new plants have you foraged lately?

I'm thinking we should have an ongoing thread along the lines of the 'what did you do today to prepare', for plant foraging. Guidelines: 1. Should be a new plant you hadn't foraged before 2. Name the plant 3. Include a photo 4. Add identification tips if you like, but remember, the reader should con...
by Sun Yeti
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Fortitude Ranch
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Fortitude Ranch

Actually I had the same idea about five or six years ago. There were two problems though. One I didn't actually want to do it and two Raptor thought it was a terrible idea. I think the first one probably weighed most heavily. I am going to go ahead and take a guess and say that those shelters are n...
by Sun Yeti
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Fortitude Ranch
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Fortitude Ranch

Article in the Washington Post about a survivalist camp in WV: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/at-fortitude-ranch-the-cabin-is-for-vacationing-the-shelters-are-for-surviving/2019/10/08/643bff30-d597-11e9-9610-fb56c5522e1c_story.html Interesting article. The comments at the bottom remind us one ...
by Sun Yeti
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Climate Changes
Replies: 59
Views: 4299

Re: Climate Changes

HI everyone, MP here. Have you ever noticed how some topics aren't new? Well I have. :clownshoes: All I know is that if has anything to do with climate change in it Sun Yeti is there. Lol. Climate change is one of main reasons I prep. I wish we talked about it more - specifically what can we do to ...
by Sun Yeti
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 321896

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I also got my flu shot this week. I swapped out a semi-shitty home depot type tarp for a really nice silnylon one in my bugout bag: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FKP56T4/ I am really down to minor tweaks in the BOB (which I also sometimes use for camping). The low-hanging fruit is probably ...
by Sun Yeti
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Climate Changes
Replies: 59
Views: 4299

Re: Climate Changes

Wow, this thread was a goat rodeo back in the day. We've got all the greatest hits: the climate isn't changing, it's not caused by humans, and it would be too hard/expensive to stop making it worse. Plus some borderline racist remarks for a bonus. But, rather than just snarking, perhaps I should con...
by Sun Yeti
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 321896

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I made a bug out bag for my cat: dry food, wet food, collapsible water dish, contractor bags, harness, leash, toys, backpack cat carrier. My wife would be carrying this on her back as I carry my regular BOB backpack. In other words, if we have 30 seconds to leave, I'm grabbing my bag, she's grabbing...
by Sun Yeti
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 956
Views: 65585

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

I did notice the weird watermark on that video. Good one. I was talking with our nascent AI overlords, and I got this: Dear AI, what do you think about the Internet? <--This was the prompt AIBEN: We are in a time when information is constantly being collected for commercial purposes without any rega...
by Sun Yeti
Sun May 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Houston - May 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Flooding in Houston - May 2019

By the way, in the list of historical floods you linked to, there were 13 floods in the 69 years between 1830 and 1899 and 21 floods in the 19 years between 2000 and the present. That's more than a factor of five increase in frequency of flooding. That's not conclusive, given that there could be any...
by Sun Yeti
Sun May 12, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Houston - May 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Flooding in Houston - May 2019

Just to be clear, is it the flood that you think is a fantasy, or the increasing frequency of floods due to climate change? How does the fact that Houston has historically flooded preclude it flooding more often now and in the future? Climate scientists are usually pretty careful to emphasize that y...
by Sun Yeti
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New York denies request to allow 44 unvaccinated students back in class
Replies: 20
Views: 1888

Re: New York denies request to allow 44 unvaccinated students back in class

It's not out of living memory: my dad had a younger brother who died of polio when they were kids. And yet, my dad is still somewhat skeptical of vaccines, in spite of overwhelming evidence and personal experience. It seems to only take a few years after a problem is pretty much solved before people...
by Sun Yeti
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 95
Views: 13765

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

I submit for your consideration: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BFVHM18/

I think it's the carabiner that really completes it.
by Sun Yeti
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: How did Venezuela end up this way?
Replies: 327
Views: 41224

Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

1. Socialism is instituted. 2. Socialism fails. 3. Someone cries "but that wasn't real Socialism!" The death spiral continues. :gonk: I know I shouldn't engage with politics posts, but so *$%ing tired of hearing this particular nugget of wisdom on ZS and elsewhere. Still waiting on the 'death spira...
by Sun Yeti
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Jalopnik article on Wasteland Weekend - Post-Apoc. Car Pr0n
Replies: 6
Views: 2512

Re: Jalopnik article on Wasteland Weekend - Post-Apoc. Car Pr0n

I also can't see going there anytime soon, and to be honest, Burning Man is higher on my list of events to see at least once in my life.

That being said, we here at ZS do need to get our shit together and represent at Wasteland Weekend one of these years.
by Sun Yeti
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Annihalation
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Annihalation

It started off looking really interesting and promising, and then just gradually got weirder, and not in a good way.

I was really disappointed that the plot dissolved into some bizarre 'reality is subjective' daydream.
by Sun Yeti
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Odd Preps: The things you can't live without
Replies: 75
Views: 8074

Re: Odd Preps: The things you can't live without

I recently went to some time and hassle and expense to get an offline copy of wikipedia integrated into my phone (it lives on a high-capacity microSD card). Now, this certainly has many practical benefits; there's a near-endless number of practical things you could look up. That being said, there's ...
by Sun Yeti
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us
Replies: 33
Views: 3174

Re: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us

Unless you want to live like people do in NK or some other 3rd world country a truly girdles system is quite a long time away. Until you can buy a fully functional Mr Fusion machine, a power grid with power plants is going to be necessary. I think you're forgetting something: batteries Which are ge...
by Sun Yeti
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40
Replies: 48
Views: 4428

Re: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40

To be fair on the China emissions issue, they manufacture enormous amounts of consumer goods for the rest of the world, so it's not like we have nothing to do with China's emissions. Good point. The problem is how China runs manufacturing in a less sustainable manner and pollutes much more per ton ...
by Sun Yeti
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Massive loss of insect biomass
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Massive loss of insect biomass

This is not to say that there has not been a loss of insect biomass, simply that this is a poor indicator of the severity of the phenomenon. It is a poor indicator, because as I said, the plural of anecdote is not data. However, my parents used to drive an early '90s Honda Civic (drag coefficience ...
by Sun Yeti
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Massive loss of insect biomass
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Massive loss of insect biomass

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/10/15/hyperalarming-study-shows-massive-insect-loss/?utm_term=.2698fc01f1ab TL:DR is other studies are confirming what that scary study of insect biomass in Germany showed last year: insect populations are plummeting all over the world. More alarmingly to ...
by Sun Yeti
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40
Replies: 48
Views: 4428

Re: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40

To be fair on the China emissions issue, they manufacture enormous amounts of consumer goods for the rest of the world, so it's not like we have nothing to do with China's emissions. I've personally contributed to China's emissions by buying a few hundred dollars worth of new gear in the last month....
by Sun Yeti
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40
Replies: 48
Views: 4428

Re: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40

Anywho... lets assume that by 2030 you will have 50% less resources from CO2 emitting resources. An across the board equal cut as unlikely as that may be. That is only 12 years away . OK, so getting back to the original question, and doing my best to ignore (*twitch twitch*) various factually incor...

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