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by Iron
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Found odd tool in storage.
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

Re: Found odd tool in storage.

Being a chipping hammer used for deslagging welds the metal isn't hard enough to hold an edge. It's purposefully soft so it doesn't have pieces chipping off of it when you beat on hot welds. The hammer will deform instead. The reason it's got the wound wire handle is to keep you from burning your ha...
by Iron
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: A simple, homemade, pull-ring smoke grenade?
Replies: 28
Views: 2616

Re: A simple, homemade, pull-ring smoke grenade?

Lots of people use salt peter for roses for some reason. It's more likely to be available at a farm and garden oriented store than your local Xmart. The big thing to remember with this kind of chemistry is that while homemade smoke bombs are not explosives, they are fireworks and most likely to be d...
by Iron
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: We went looking for some white rice today and found...
Replies: 111
Views: 6480

Only problem with jerky is it's expensive off the shelf. Best way to put up dried meat is to make your own. Being time/labor intensive a lot of people just go for what's easy to pick up prepared.

-Iron
by Iron
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Stage 1 current?
Replies: 62
Views: 2844

Question: how long does rice last stored before it begins to degrade and lose its nutritional value? The powers that be claim a year for white rice and six months for brown. The reason for the the shorter time for brown rice is supposed to be the oils in the bran becoming rancid. As far as nutritio...
by Iron
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Moms making soap, growing veg, to fight higher prices
Replies: 20
Views: 1332

Seaweed ashes produce potash not lye, and while you can make soap with it, it's supposedly inferior to lye soap. If I recall correctly lye can be made by processing potash with lime, but since I'm not near the ocean I failed to retain much as useful post paw info. Lye can be leached from hardwood as...
by Iron
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Make a hand pump jar vacuum sealer (Pic heavy)
Replies: 12
Views: 3628

I'm sure safety-wise they last years upon years, but in my experience I find meat can break down into a slimy goop. That's for several things, particularly cubed beef, after more than 10 years. It didn't taste half bad...but you can't make a hearty stew with liquid beef. :) Would you say this is th...
by Iron
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Make a hand pump jar vacuum sealer (Pic heavy)
Replies: 12
Views: 3628

Actually canned meats last just as long as their vegetable counter parts. Think about those cans of tuna, chicken and salmon on your pantry shelves. No real difference when you're canning venison, pork, turkey etc. The big thing to remember is to follow the proper procedures for the food being canne...
by Iron
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Make a hand pump jar vacuum sealer (Pic heavy)
Replies: 12
Views: 3628

Neat idea but it's a seriously bad idea to pump the air out of wet, non or mildly acidic food that you're not going to freeze. It's just asking for botulism. The botulism bacteria thrives in an anaerobic environment. A few days at room temperature and it's quite possibly lethal It's really not a saf...
by Iron
Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Free and easy electricity
Replies: 9
Views: 2094

mr.trooper wrote:3 problems:
#3) the platinum coating on the wire is being used as a catalyst...what hapens when all the platinum coating is used up? Your electrodes then need to be replaced; a thing not easily done in the PAW.
One technicality. A catalyst is not consumed in a reaction that it promotes.

Iron
by Iron
Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How to make lye
Replies: 18
Views: 3810

Actually, you can use Ethyl alcohol to make biodiesel. The problem is that you have to make sure that it has no water in it. This is achieved using chemical treatments. In the PAW I would say that these would be out of the question. Actually no it's easy. All you need is some quick lime. Easily obt...
by Iron
Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: im a diabetic. am i screwed?
Replies: 34
Views: 2887

Re: im a diabetic. am i screwed?

been lurking here for a while and finally decided to register. hey there everyone /intro Ive been an insulin dependant diabetic since i was 7 and im 19 now. my question is this: will medically dependent people be the first of the survivors to die in the PAW? i could live out the first month of an a...
by Iron
Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Hunkered down, large store of supplies...Crowd control?
Replies: 27
Views: 2920

[/quote] Not really. The bottle is sealed when fired. This contains the sound. I'm not sure about successive shots though. Imagine if it was so common that they have commercially made holsters for guns with pop bottle silencers. Hehe! It would be a funny sight. :lol: Gosh, I'm so corny... :oops:[/qu...
by Iron
Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: National Homeland Security Survey
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Surely they're talking about distribution of what to do in the event of type pamphlets before what ever the disaster scenario is? I mean the whole point of the emergency broadcasting system is to give current information during an emergency. If they want to take the time and effort to inform people ...
by Iron
Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Axe Murder in London
Replies: 51
Views: 5307

jamoni wrote:I like the fact that some workmen begged him to stop. It's an axe, not a lightsaber. You just get inside it's swing, knock him down and take it. Or shoot him with your pistol. :twisted:
You deserve a cookie for that one.

:lol:
by Iron
Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:14 am
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Why didnt they eat the dog?
Replies: 46
Views: 6385

Um I'd have to go with PLOT DEVICE. Kinda like the "SHATTER PROOF" doors.
by Iron
Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The PAW Weight Loss Program
Replies: 74
Views: 9544

They do but the question is what kind a how much, fructose (fruit sugar)is supposed to be better for you than sucrose (cane sugar). Fructose breaks down into um oh hell I can't remember 1 glucose and 1 5? carbon sugar, sucrose breaks down into two glucose. Anyone here remember dextrose(corn sugar)?
by Iron
Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:44 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Emergency Medical Skills.
Replies: 47
Views: 7394

yeah. Speaking of sucking chest wounds, when my ex-marine buddy is up here visiting me for a week, I plan on asking him how much he remembers about how to to do first aid for that kind of thing. (If I remember, the first aid procedure for a 'sucking chest wound' is also good for 'blind fucking drun...
by Iron
Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:23 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Find a farmer for your squad
Replies: 7
Views: 2047

Not all hybrids are infertile, however you will see their ancestory start cropping back up. The big problem with hybrids is they don't "breed true" meaning when you start raising second and third generation plants, you start seeing other varients. There has been a big push for "designer crops" that ...
by Iron
Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:17 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Cheap and easy survival foods
Replies: 114
Views: 14694

You definately have to heat the chicken ones. The ham one's aren't bad at all even cold.
by Iron
Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Length of Power Supply in PAW/Alternative Sources
Replies: 22
Views: 2900

Re: Length of Power Supply in PAW/Alternative Sources

Alternatively - I know my parents used to have a 1,500 gallon tank of natural gas on their property. If you had a natural gas converted vehicle this would provde a rather good supply of fuel if installed in a hidden remote location. What are your opinions on something like this? Sure if you had a c...
by Iron
Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Evil Dead Remake
Replies: 40
Views: 4368

Link to what Bruce Campbell has to say about evil dead IV http://www.bruce-campbell.com/projects/evil-dead-4.htm According to an evil dead fansite http://www.deadites.net/ Bruce Talks Evil Dead Remakes/Sequels & Bubba 2 [3.7.05] In a recent lengthy interview with The Beat, Bruce talks about the Evil...
by Iron
Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The Modern Survivalist Movement
Replies: 15
Views: 1798

Re: The Modern Survivalist Movement

This whole gold/silver as viable currency in the PAW confuses me. If there is no society left, what am I going to do with gold? I?m guessing this is for like an economic collapse in one region or country, where their currency is devalued to the point of uselessness (a la Germany post WWI)??? Wouldn...
by Iron
Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Find a farmer for your squad
Replies: 7
Views: 2047

While any fields left abandoned would have other plants in them, I seriously doubt that wild plants would kill off every plant in a a field. I've got a tomato plant that's been breeding back to wild in my back yard for the last 6 years. We never use 'em all so there's always some left to reseed for ...
by Iron
Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: ***** Zombie Squad Forum Rules (discussion) *****
Replies: 131
Views: 10603

michelle wrote:Bump. Just so that all the new people see this.
I thought that was the point of it being a sticky?

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