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by sheddi
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Free Prepper Ebooks
Replies: 6030
Views: 165244

Re: Free Prepper Ebooks

Bug Out Gear for Travelers (39 pages) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G8KDAC6/ Ooh, *that* looks useful! On the plus side, when I'm on a trip away I've usually got all my possesions nearby in a bag. But I've always had to leave something behind due to airports / border controls / whatever. I want to s...
by sheddi
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Home Security Camera System
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: Home Security Camera System

Does anyone have a system substantially similar to the Piper NV, just with added local recording potential when wireless connection is lost? I don't know about the "substantially similar" bit, but if I was looking for a CCTV system I'd want something like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12203761024...
by sheddi
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 2016 Storms-Hurricane Matthew Attention FL,GA, SC,NC!
Replies: 138
Views: 8380

Re: 2016 Storms 99L - Still Early but Heads Up GOM & East C

I find it interesting (from an academic point of view) that the track models over at http://trackthetropics.com/invest99/ are pretty uniform, at least for the next 5 days or so, whuile the intensity models are all over the place; anything from never really making it as a TS all the way up to peaking...
by sheddi
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: US hurricane drought
Replies: 22
Views: 1850

Re: US hurricane drought

raptor wrote:Ask and you shall receive.

http://trackthetropics.com/invest99/
Wow.

I see a couple of those predicted tracks get you a two-for-one deal, crossing Florida then impinging on the GOM coast.

Would you like to start a thread for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season?
by sheddi
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Italy Quake 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Italy Quake 2016

It's a nasty quake. Not huge - 6.2 is a baby compared to some of the ones we've seen in recent years - but much of Italy's buildings date from before the 20th century when there were no building codes to speak of.

The BBC is running a live blog:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-37172344
by sheddi
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas
Replies: 74
Views: 5136

Re: Flooding in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas

It was only a matter of time... http://www.theadvocate.com/louisiana_flood_2016/article_0e83796e-6985-11e6-a146-c3f76d9b161a.html?sr_source=lift_amplify *sigh* Wow, now there is a good idea. Those people that are expending their own resources to help others? Yeah let's tax the shit out of them and ...
by sheddi
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Multiple sterno cans?
Replies: 13
Views: 3727

Re: Multiple sterno cans?

sheddi wrote:I'm not recommending that specific adapter ...
... but it's here on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/182201323463
by sheddi
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Multiple sterno cans?
Replies: 13
Views: 3727

Re: Multiple sterno cans?

Which CG stove is that? There are ways to modify some. The an older model Bleuet Micro Plus. It takes the CV cartridges with the easy-clic valve. Hmm. That one's not going to be easy. Some stoves are less integrated and you can do this sort of thing: https://adventuresinstoving.blogspot.co.uk/2012/...
by sheddi
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: So my phone got stolen yesterday
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Re: So my phone got stolen yesterday

Sorry to post late :) I don't know your model of phone, but on a lot of them the password (whether pattern, number or word) is there to protect your data, not your phone hardware. They can often be wiped clean without entering the code. Once wiped the holder can set their own password, enter their o...
by sheddi
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Islamic Terror Attacks in Europe
Replies: 75
Views: 6607

Re: Islamic Terror Attacks in Europe

This is a bigger change, although I'd welcome input from our German members in case something ahs been lost in translation (again): Germany considers return of conscription for civil defence http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37164960 Germany may reintroduce a form of national service for civili...
by sheddi
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Islamic Terror Attacks in Europe
Replies: 75
Views: 6607

Re: Islamic Terror Attacks in Europe

[... the BBK (the "federal bureau of keeping people safe and taking care of things gone sideways"). That's a great name for a government department :) Even the BBC got the tone wrong, althoguh I guess "told" is a catchier headline than "advised": Germans told to stockpile food and water for civil d...
by sheddi
Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Multiple sterno cans?
Replies: 13
Views: 3727

Re: Multiple sterno cans?

Just curious, what is your draw toward using sterno instead of one of the superior fuel methods? I can't get refills for the camping gaz stove I use in my disaster kit. Which CG stove is that? There are ways to modify some. EDIT: Does anybody make a Lindal valve to Camping Gaz adaptor? I could run ...
by sheddi
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: SAN BERNARDINO fire
Replies: 10
Views: 1101

Re: SAN BERNARDINO fire

The flooding that struck the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas left at least 13 people dead. More than 30,000 have been rescued, and at least 70,000 have registered for federal disaster assistance. At the height, 11,000 people were in shelters, though that figured dropped to 4,000 by Thursday. Yet if...
by sheddi
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Thouhgts on a subaru???
Replies: 71
Views: 8249

Re: Thouhgts on a subaru???

Please excuse the thread necro :) I'd love a Subaru, but until they make diesel minivan they're going to have to do without my custom :( Did I really write that? :lol: OK, circumstances change, my kids started growing up (and needing less stuff) and four years later in 2013 I bought a 2003 Outback; ...
by sheddi
Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Free Prepper Ebooks
Replies: 6030
Views: 165244

Re: Free Prepper Ebooks

These books are great, thank you for sharing all the information here :)
by sheddi
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Home Security Camera System
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: Home Security Camera System

Our TV and DVR are right by my PC. I could grab a UPS and hook it up back there to keep the "critical" components running for a while after an outage. Critical could vary depending on the system I end up going with, but the router, PC, DVR and/or any other recording hub I end up getting could be se...
by sheddi
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Yeah!! Passed Technician exam!
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Yeah!! Passed Technician exam!

Congratulations from me too, the more HAMs the merrier :)
by sheddi
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas
Replies: 74
Views: 5136

Re: Flooding in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas

I am and have been on and off "the ground" this week. That said I did not go out on the water. I will report back in a while if anyone gives damn about it. I need some rest and time to recover physically. I am getting too old for this feces and life is too short to deal with idiot officials. Take y...
by sheddi
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas
Replies: 74
Views: 5136

Re: Flooding in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas

designerchick wrote:Confirmed they have all been rescued and are all ok.
That's good news. As others have said, I don't know where I'd start if 150 people turned up on my street looking for shelter.
by sheddi
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: "Zombie" Knives now banned in the UK
Replies: 25
Views: 2663

Re: "Zombie" Knives now banned in the UK

Does anyone remember those brightly coloured plastic handled Zombie Knives that were over priced and all the rage a few years back? I'm sure I could dig up the thread if I looked. ... Having see how effective the last ban was, I'm sure this one will quell any troubles my fair country has been havin...
by sheddi
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Watches for long-term survival off the grid
Replies: 80
Views: 11008

Re: Watches for long-term survival off the grid

Inspired by various threads on ZS (including this one) I've been rocking a Casio Tough Solar AQ-S810W-1AV for the last six months or so. I've not been able to fathom Casio's model hierarchy but it's looks to be a cheaper mass-market derivative of their G-Shock range. It keeps good time and the solar...
by sheddi
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas
Replies: 74
Views: 5136

Re: Flooding in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas

This made the news in the UK. Shocking. Pretty dramatic rescue. Somebody really needs to give this guy a medal; he even saved the <bleep>ing dog. :shock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbiPT5VMo8E I don't think I'd have gone back for the dog ... Louisiana is notorious for corrupt, bloated, do nothi...
by sheddi
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Heathkit HW-7 HF radio set - final post 11/4
Replies: 18
Views: 3544

Re: Heathkit HW-7 HF radio set - new content 6/23/16

Have you had any chance to make more progress with the HW-7?

This thread is fascinating :)
by sheddi
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: US hurricane drought
Replies: 22
Views: 1850

US hurricane drought

(I'm not entirely convinced DICE is the right sub-forum for this, but I can't think of a better one either. Sensible suggestions welcome.) An interesting article from the Washington Post remarks on the few major hurricanes to hit the US atlantic and Gulf coasts in the past decade, and what this migh...

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