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by raptor
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: living without electricity
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

Re: living without electricity

Great post Manacheck. Thank you!
by raptor
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Battery isolater / charger for your BOV
Replies: 1
Views: 38

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.
by raptor
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Maybe prepare for another ammo shortage?
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: Maybe prepare for another ammo shortage?

On a more serious note if you have room or make room with routine practice, a 2x resupply order has not been this cheap in a while.

Just sayin...
by raptor
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?
Replies: 12
Views: 492

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

Coffee, coffee and more coffee. That and Deep South Cajun Seasoning are 2 must haves for me.
by raptor
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Experimenting with .45 Super (.45 SMC)
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: Experimenting with .45 Super (.45 SMC)

Thanks good post. I learned something. I had previously never heard of this round.
by raptor
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Apartment heating
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Apartment heating

Fire or ice. Danger either way. I'm getting a Lil' Buddy as soon as I can. More wool blankets. It's -3F right now. This does NOT include wind chill. I'd be ok, but I worry about my cat. :( This scenario sucks. In part, because it could easily happen. I am sure your cat would welcome a blanket in th...
by raptor
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Apartment heating
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Apartment heating

You'd have to ask Rinnai why they designed it that way. It's electronic ignition and I'm assuming the lack of a pilot light has something to do with safety. As to hacking in a battery powered fan, I don't think the landlord would be too happy about my doing that. [/quote] Is it direct wired? If not...
by raptor
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink

BTW there are several threads in the Hall of Fame that have great information on water filtration. There are several article dealing with building a water filters. http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=53446&sid=d342bddce04b2ca408651a4d1abfe970 Boiling water is energy intensive but not...
by raptor
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Apartment heating
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Apartment heating

One thing not mentioned here is the fuel stability issue. A backup prep may not be needed for years. In the case of propane the fuel remains stable and usable indefinately. Kerosene especially used for heater fuel does have long life but propane wins the longevity contest. That and if you have BBQ p...
by raptor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink

A few things. Boiled water will taste flat due to the oxygen being released during boiling. If you simply pour it few times between 2 containers it will improve the flat taste. Tea is a great prep item as is coffee. I say that because you boil water for both thus if done properly you can be sure tha...
by raptor
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Apartment heating
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Apartment heating

Using a DC 12 volt system would be very inefficient. A wind generator as long as there is wind is always preferable to solar cells. Wind power will work 24/7 solar panels only work during the day and when not covered by snow. 1 watt of power will produce 3.41 btus. So let's look at a typical 5000 bt...
by raptor
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock 19 : How and Why the US Special Forces Adopted It (article from Defense review)
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: Glock 19 : How and Why the US Special Forces Adopted It (article from Defense review)

Broom handled Mausers were around a decade +/- before the 1911 and it was in as many or more smaller conflicts and wars than the 1911 if you include all of the clones. I would be shocked if could not find one in many parts of the world. It likely will not be a real Mauser but odds are good it will s...
by raptor
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock 19 : How and Why the US Special Forces Adopted It (article from Defense review)
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: Glock 19 : How and Why the US Special Forces Adopted It (article from Defense review)

I like Glocks. I think they are both a brilliant design and a very reliable pistol design. I prefer them to a 1911 design. That I have a 1911 (yes not an A1) that my grandfather bought ~1917ish when he was commissioned into the Navy. The officers were at that time required to furnish at their expens...
by raptor
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everybody, I am from Colorado
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: Hello everybody, I am from Colorado

Welcome to the forum. We are glad to have you here.
by raptor
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Noob here , lets get this over with.
Replies: 23
Views: 1246

Re: Noob here , lets get this over with.

When it come to the lack of disasters...boredom is a good thing.
by raptor
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hobo stoves for scout fires.
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Hobo stoves for scout fires.

Great post thank you for sharing this with us!
by raptor
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Sled/pulkmade by Mountain Smith
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Sled/pulkmade by Mountain Smith

Welcome to the forum. Please go to the introduction thread and post an introduction.
by raptor
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What ammo to choose while in Svalbard?
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: What ammo to choose while in Svalbard?

My understanding is that they use Mausers re-barreled in .30 -06.

That said I would ask the people I am visiting in addition to the usual questions about proper attire (Business,business casual or plant) and recommended hotel.
by raptor
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Scientific American: Disaster Myths
Replies: 33
Views: 2155

Re: Scientific American: Disaster Myths

In LA we have the Cajun Navy that responded to floods on several occasions. We also have a similar response during Katrina.

I would not that in all of those cases the citizen volunteers encountered resistance from authorities at varying levels and to varying degrees.
by raptor
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Religious & Ethinc Groups Take CERT to New Level
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Religious & Ethinc Groups Take CERT to New Level

Good point That said this one is doing what I suggest as far as the name goes. It is going by the name of Brooklyn South Safety Patrol and down playing the religious affiliation. https://s3.amazonaws.com/bklyner/bklyner/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/boro-park-shomrim.jpg If you want to help your commun...
by raptor
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Battle Queen 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Battle Queen 2020

Ok now I am curious...were they trapped in those stores or simply wearing only underwear in the movie.😂
by raptor
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Battle Queen 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Battle Queen 2020

Ok now I am curious...were they trapped in those stores or simply wearing underwear in the movie.😂
by raptor
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Religious & Ethinc Groups Take CERT to New Level
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Religious & Ethinc Groups Take CERT to New Level

Not a NY'er but I agree with two above comments. I would suggest they use the name of the area and phrase Community Patrol.

This seems to begging for issues.
by raptor
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 2019 Flu Season
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: 2019 Flu Season

The flu is hitting Allentown PA hard enough there that the Catholic Church is making temporary changes to its usual practices. https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/allentown-diocese-taking-flu-precautionshttps://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/allentown-diocese-taking-flu-precautions A link t...

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