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by sheddi
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Unrest in Burma: Monks vs junta
Replies: 28
Views: 1773

Another slant on the same events: Up to 10,000 Burmese Buddhist monks and civilians have defied police tear gas and live bullets on the ninth day of protests against the military rulers. At least one monk was killed, hospital sources in the main city of Rangoon said. The government has confirmed one...
by sheddi
Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Emergency Notification Systems
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Emergency Notification Systems

nivek wrote:Do other localities have similar systems?
Here's the UK system (or at least, the only one I know of):

http://www.cityalert.co.uk
by sheddi
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: In the Dark...prep for young children
Replies: 31
Views: 3108

Re: Shelf Life

FirstToFall wrote:I can attest to their shelf life.
Bear in mind that these things are oxygen-sensitive, which is why they're sold in aluminised packets. Once you take them out of the packet the air gets to them and they start ageing.
by sheddi
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Missile Base in Washington
Replies: 7
Views: 997

There's several of them for sale. Others here:

http://www.missilebases.com/properties/index.html

By the standards of UK property prices, some of these are a bargain!
by sheddi
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: In the Dark...prep for young children
Replies: 31
Views: 3108

My little boy loves glowsticks too. Here in the UK, they're available from Poundland (in packs, for £1) - although finding them in stock can be a challenge :roll:
by sheddi
Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: On 3 year olds and forced marches
Replies: 53
Views: 13919

This forum's a bad influence on me :) Having read this thread last night, today I took my 3-and-a-half year old son for a 6.5km (~4 mile) walk through farmland. The weather was prettyy good; 20 deg. C (70 F), sunny, with an inconvenient 25mph wind. We took the usual stuff; coats, drinks, 1st aid kit...
by sheddi
Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fending off pregnancy in the PAW
Replies: 154
Views: 16265

Batman wrote:I have a feeling the lack of daily showering facilities should help.
Maybe. Although if I was a betting man I'd wager that at the moment, the countries with the highest birthrates also have the lowest availability of hot water.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... birth_rate
by sheddi
Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Hampshire, England
Replies: 8
Views: 400

andygates wrote:An exiled Cornishman?
Formerly (14 years ago) of Camborne :)
by sheddi
Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Diesel engines
Replies: 25
Views: 2758

Re: Diesel engines

Anyone know of good places to buy efficient diesel engines? Europe :) There's almost as many diesel cars as gasoline ones on the road over here, and far more diesel SUVs. My daily driver is a 1995 turbodiesel Renault Espace (a French minivan) and it gives me about 9 miles per litre; with a 70-litre...
by sheddi
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: MRE's
Replies: 118
Views: 11878

a man had an original WWII MRE (although that's not what they were called then) and he decided to crack it open and eat the fruit cake. If it was actual, honest, WWII-era K-Rations, I'm speechless- you don't digest history like that. Particularly when it didn't taste so good to begin with and has a...
by sheddi
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Canada, Argentina, Australia, Germany, UK, China, etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 2935

Re: Canada, Argentina, Australia, Germany, UK, China, etc.

What do you see when you look at the American dollar's decline, the sub-prime mess, the Rock bank in England, the price of gold, the global real estate markets, America's huge dollar deficits, etc.? I am wondering what people in your media are saying. I am wondering what your countrymen say. I am w...
by sheddi
Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Water storage experiment
Replies: 30
Views: 2787

While it is true that algae must have a light source to survive (photosynthetic organism), any treated tapwater is going to have more than enough chlorine in it to kill any algae. Even with exposure to air or other sources, which theoretically may harbor algae, if algae got inside the bottle while ...
by sheddi
Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Hampshire, England
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Hi from Hampshire, England

Hi, I'm Chris (but often known as sheddi for reasons that are frankly too boring to go into) from north Hampshire, England. My interest in prepredness started back when I was a cub scout, and the chance to combine that with zombies seemed too good to miss :D I wish I could say that I found Zombie Sq...

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