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by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 120
Views: 7013

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

The bottom line is: How far will the Gulf States go to protect their lifeblood? Iran is counting on them backing down and lying down. I don't think that this calculation is correct. If the Gulf States, Iraq and Iran get caught up in a full scale war the shocks to the world's energy supply will be l...
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Noticed in the last week
Replies: 10
Views: 88

Re: Noticed in the last week

flybynight wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:07 pm

This is during the day. like right now even. It's not a strong orange tint , but is noticeable
Ah ok my mistake.

BTW I have not noticed this it may be localized also.
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Nuclear War Scenario PAW
Replies: 60
Views: 5364

Re: Nuclear War Scenario PAW

https://www.businessinsider.com/tactical-nuclear-weapons-escalation-us-russia-war-animated-strike-map-2019-9 Wow, that article is highly political and a flat out lie. The increases in the US nuclear weapons stockpile is happening from actions taken during the last administration. These things have ...
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 120
Views: 7013

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

These folks have a viewpoint that different from my "meh" viewpoint. https://www.investors.com/news/crude-oil-prices-saudi-arabia-attack/?src=A00220&yptr=yahoo Either way, markets are waking up to a new reality: What was once seen as one of the world's most stable supplies of oil and as a stabilizer...
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 120
Views: 7013

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

One thing to remember here. The USA is actually a large exporter of oil, recently it surpassed the Saudis. This is event will not have the same impact as say the oil embargo of the 70's. (Unless of course there is a major escalation of hostilities) Note the price of crude is up but LA and MX light c...
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: A Disturbing Discovery about Dead Humans
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: A Disturbing Discovery about Dead Humans

This adds a new dimension to the phrase "That makes my skin crawl." If you think about it the fact that hair and finger nails continue to grow after the heart and brain stop functioning would indicate that at least at the cellular level there is some activity. The bacteria in our bodies are also act...
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Noticed in the last week
Replies: 10
Views: 88

Re: Noticed in the last week

We've noticed a strong orange tint to the sunlight in the last week or so. I used to see this when there were large fires in California. I'm thinking this must be from the fires in the Amazon. Or is there some other large fires burning in the world, or is there active volcano erupting ? Red sky at ...
by raptor
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4296
Views: 221995

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

From Bloomberg : U.S. Recession Indicators Haven’t Made Up Their Minds I've been keeping a light eye on this, and I'd say that's understatement. Several times I've seen one or another publication run articles both ways simultaneously. I haz whiplash.. :mrgreen: Here is the truth.... #1) There will ...
by raptor
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Questions about power inverters
Replies: 22
Views: 741

Re: Questions about power inverters

A nice 100 amp+ alternator hookup from the car would be nice to have....all that is required is an appropriate set of jumper cables...and enough gas for an hour of run time every day. They are cheaper and easier to hook up than an extra solar panel....just sayin. True enough but we have to be caref...
by raptor
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Questions about power inverters
Replies: 22
Views: 741

Re: Questions about power inverters

Did a little bit of interneting. On inverters the timing is often off due to the square wave form. It was suggested that an induction motor on the same load might slow the edges of the modified sine wave making it sync it more with the motor and therefore be more smooth. This would then smooth out ...
by raptor
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Questions about power inverters
Replies: 22
Views: 741

Re: Questions about power inverters

You do not want to hook it up in series. This increases voltage. This is what the military does to get 24 volts for their vehicles. Changing your battery voltage to 24 volts will cause all kinds of electrical problems in your vehicle. The key problem it will cause is darkness...all the lights will ...
by raptor
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Questions about power inverters
Replies: 22
Views: 741

Re: Questions about power inverters

I also want to put in a dual battery system. I would assume that would greatly benefit this set up too. An upgraded alternator would be more useful if you want sustained power, since that is what drives the maximum sustained power level. An additional deep storage battery would of course add to run...
by raptor
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Questions about power inverters
Replies: 22
Views: 741

Re: Questions about power inverters

The first thing you need to do is check the size of your alternator. The math is simple an 85 amp alternator at 12 volts = (85 amps x 12 volts) 1,020 watts. That is the most power the inverter can put out for a sustained period. If you hook it to the battery it may be able to supply more power, albe...
by raptor
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 93
Views: 3735

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

You have to remember that in the Abacos there are a lot of unoccupied vacation homes. Much of the destruction shown are these homes. The population of the Abacos is about 17,000 people with Marsh Harbor having 5,000 people. It is also spread out over 776 sq miles. Dorien impacted the north part the ...
by raptor
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4296
Views: 221995

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

From CNBC : Real US debt levels could be 2,000% of economy, a Wall Street report suggests AB Bernstein came up with the calculation — 1,832%, to be exact — by including not only traditional levels of public debt like bonds but also financial debt and all its complexities as well as future obligatio...
by raptor
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time
Replies: 49
Views: 6380

Re: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time

In our case the animal died Sorry to hear that about your pet. The fleas become resistant to many of the insecticides. I used Revolution for years with great success up until the day it stopped working. I then switched to a combo of revolution and 15 days later Frontline Plus. The Revolution preven...
by raptor
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time
Replies: 49
Views: 6380

Re: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time

Another agent you might consider using on them is diatomaceous earth. Works similar to the other substances by drying them out, but the little silica diatoms are also quite sharp and abrasive, and they get inside the cracks of the exoskeletons and scratch the little buggers up. Sorry for the thread...
by raptor
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Unknown Gun
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Unknown Gun

Funny when I think of a C96 I think of a ZS member (who used to frequent this site ) when young and broke used a C96 given to him as his CCW...also I think of Winston Churchill who used one in one of Boaer Conflicts and sang the praises of the C96 I think (know) I would pass on a Chinese War Lord ve...
by raptor
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?
Replies: 28
Views: 4276

Re: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?

I still do a lot of pro bono work through my church and my wife's synagogue. I also serve on a pro bono basis on a public advisory board for a local .gov animal shelter. FYI the .gov work is always harder than it should be because the mentality of those being advised is always CYA directed and rarel...
by raptor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Kel-Tec P17
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Kel-Tec P17

Stercutus wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:59 am
I am sure it will come with all the reliability and worry free maintenance that Kel-Tec products are well known for.
Whaaatttt!

Do you think anyone can make a reliable firearm for $199?

Oh wait High point does make them for that price ...albeit not in .22lr
:D
by raptor
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Conception fire & sinking
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Conception fire & sinking

I'm not a fireman or anything but I've had the sad opportunity to see a few houses burn down. For me, the most notable thing was how quiet they were. I imagine a boat would probably burn like a house and if something damaged the smoke alarms, I can see people sleeping until they succumbed to smoke ...
by raptor
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 609
Views: 37367

Re: The Coming Civil War

I don't think we're anywhere near the point of withdrawing savings or burying the valuables. I believe the 60s were much worse (so far). In some ways, I feel even the 90s were worse where I was. The 60s were notable because with the huge increase in the use of recreational drugs we saw a commensura...
by raptor
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 943
Views: 57210

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

From Bloomberg : Elon Musk: Humanity Is a Kind of 'Biological Boot Loader' for AI AI is outpacing our ability to understand it, the Tesla CEO says. It will open a new chapter for society, replies the Alibaba cofounder. I am digesting the article at this time. IIRC, that's the reason he's invested i...
by raptor
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: ZOMBIE CAT!
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: ZOMBIE CAT!

That being said, I absolutely love cats and one of the things I kind of like about them is their oppositional behavior and the fact that they don't need us, they choose to be with us. And, yes, I believe that says something about me :wink: It is kind of funny but the more people I meet, the more I ...

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