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by sheddi
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Eating well on nearly nothing - a cookbook
Replies: 28
Views: 7867

Re: Eating well on nearly nothing - a cookbook

MPMalloy wrote:Thank you very much for a detailed view from across the pond.
Glad you liked it; once I got into the swing of what I was doing, it was sort-of fun!
by sheddi
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Eating well on nearly nothing - a cookbook
Replies: 28
Views: 7867

Re: Eating well on nearly nothing - a cookbook

I know I've previously priced Stercutus' grocery list, but this thread has diversified nicely into comparing local variations on budget foods. Here's my contribution from southern England. At current exchange rates $28 is around £21 (the pound has dropped recently due to politics) so that's going to...
by sheddi
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Eating well on nearly nothing - a cookbook
Replies: 28
Views: 7867

Re: Eating well on nearly nothing - a cookbook

Oh, I'm still awake. Let's throw some numbers at the page. (1) gallon milk $5.50 (2) dozen eggs $3.20 (2) loaves of bread $2.50 (1) pound sliced cheese $4 (7) cans baked beans $3.50 (7) cans vegetables (Corn, green beans, peas etc) $3.50 (1) pound of butter $2.35 (1) pound of rice $.80 (1) 28oz jar ...
by sheddi
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Eating well on nearly nothing - a cookbook
Replies: 28
Views: 7867

Re: Eating well on nearly nothing - a cookbook

Only found this thread because someone clicked the "report" icon - glad I did! It's past midnight here and I'm off to bed but I'll try to remember to come back to this thread tomorrow and post something more useful. I will say that's is rare for a weekly grocery shop for the four of us - two adults,...
by sheddi
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Short Term Power backup for modem/router
Replies: 31
Views: 5812

Re: Short Term Power backup for modem/router

This is getting increasingly off-topic but it's interesting :) I've got a DSL modem-router-wifiAP combo, a Technicolor TG582n. The PSU is rated at 12V, 1A but someone's measured one at 0.3A here so that's a touch under 4 watts. Naked VoIP isn't an option for me. I'm not on the cable TV network so I ...
by sheddi
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Password help
Replies: 10
Views: 3670

Re: Password help

If you've still got problems I might be able to help. I'll PM you.

SCBrian, your query has been noted by the mods and we've passed it on. Sorry if you've not heard back yet; there's little more we can do.
by sheddi
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Short Term Power backup for modem/router
Replies: 31
Views: 5812

Re: Short Term Power backup for modem/router

A modem/router/phone adaptor setup burns about 15-20 watts, so that's a little over day for a 550 VA battery. Careful with that math. A 550VA UPS isn't 550VA=hours; it might be able to put out 550VA, but only for 5 or 6 minutes (enough time for a controlled shutdown of an IT system). If you want 20...
by sheddi
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Munich shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 4641

Re: Munich shooting

It's not worth a thread of it's own but I see there's a pro-Erdogan gally going on in Cologne (or Köln, as you prefer) today. And it's drawing counter-protestors from the far right *and* the left. I can't see this all going horribly wrong at all ... If they want to rally for Erdogan they can buy a ...
by sheddi
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Munich shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 4641

Re: Munich shooting

It's not worth a thread of it's own but I see there's a pro-Erdogan gally going on in Cologne (or Köln, as you prefer) today.

And it's drawing counter-protestors from the far right *and* the left.

I can't see this all going horribly wrong at all ...
by sheddi
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 9119

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

It will definitely be interesting. It looks like Ergodan is going to bring back the death penalty. The US won't care but I wonder what the Europeans will do. They either have some tough choices to make or look like hypocrites. I'd like to think that we'd close the border, but it's more likely we'll...
by sheddi
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 594
Views: 92608

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

MPMalloy wrote:Hey Everybody:
That looks good. Are those raisins in there?
Oh yes, those are raisins. I've since eaten another slice (hey, I was peckish) and still no adverse effects :D
by sheddi
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 594
Views: 92608

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Soreen malt loaf : https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d1/Malt_loaf.jpeg/320px-Malt_loaf.jpeg A heavy, sticky, chewy bread-like product popular with outdoor types since it travels fairly well (it gets squashed easily but remains edible) and has a relatively high energy density (a...
by sheddi
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2128
Views: 207448

Re: My Job, My Hell...

I resisted signing up for years - I figured there were guys who needed it a lot worse than me. But then came the day I was unable to work, and had serious health issues, so I went in. I just couldn't afford the hundreds of dollars per month of medications, and I wasn't ready to croak just yet. The ...
by sheddi
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Munich shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 4641

Re: Munich shooting

Munich police reporting eight dead, with the possibility that one (of the eight, or a ninth, not clear from their tweets) is a/the shooter. https://twitter.com/PolizeiMuenchen/status/756592150465409024 We are verifying the possibility of one dead person being involved in the shooting, #München, #oez...
by sheddi
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Munich shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 4641

Re: Munich shooting

Here (sorry I can't embed it): https://twitter.com/OnlineMagazin/status/756539012551176194/video/1 I've read the transcript goes roughly like this: Shouter shouting "I'm a German" Public shouting "You're a wanker" Does make him sound more like a nationalist than an Islamist. Edit to add: There's a f...
by sheddi
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Munich shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 4641

Re: Munich shooting

DW News (an English-language German news outlet) has a feed here: http://www.dw.com/en/munich-shooting-live-updates/a-19421907 They're reporting that the German police are looking for three shooters with long guns. Oddly, the only two pieces of eyewitness footage I've seen so far feature a single sh...
by sheddi
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Munich shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 4641

Re: Munich shooting

Video of the shooter. https://twitter.com/johndeconner/status/756538569963995136?lang=en Polizei are saying multiple gunmen at multiple sites. I saw that video but I can't find the location anywhere near the incident scene using Google Streetview. The street furniture seems wrong and that McDonald'...
by sheddi
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Munich shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 4641

Re: Munich shooting

Video of the shooter. https://twitter.com/johndeconner/status/756538569963995136?lang=en Polizei are saying multiple gunmen at multiple sites. I saw that video but I can't find the location anywhere near the incident scene using Google Streetview. The street furniture seems wrong and that McDonald'...
by sheddi
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Munich shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 4641

Munich shooting

Reports of a mass shooting in a Munich store approx. an hour ago.

Reports of at least one dead, ten injured. Shooter on the run.

Little to go on yet other than eyewitness reports on Twitter.
by sheddi
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 9119

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

Turkey to temporarily suspend European Convention on Human Rights after coup attempt They gonna get their execution game on then try to come back to the fold after all the "enemies of the state" have all been dealt with. Wonder how the EU is gonna suck all that down without looking like a bunch of ...
by sheddi
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 9119

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

Detection via satellite imagery is one thing, but is it possible for this many ships to disable any and all transponders/beacons/etc. to make them undetectable by anything other than visual observation? I don't know the Black Sea, but the Aegean is a pretty busy bit of water, full of small private ...
by sheddi
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 9119

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

There's a good (longish) article here on the BBC regarding who has been targeted, and some speculation on why. In very broad terms I'm reminded of the anti-Communist purges of the 50s. Turkey coup attempt: Who's the target of Erdogan's purge? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36835340 So who is...
by sheddi
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 9119

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

Close_enough wrote:EDIT: I think that we can effectively write off tourism as a source of income. Nobody, outside of reporters and zealots, willingly travel to a country in the middle of a purge.
Although my neighbour flew out on Sunday for a week in the sun, and he's neither a reporter nor a zealot :shock:
by sheddi
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Jerry cans---and where to buy
Replies: 22
Views: 3342

Re: Best Jerry cans---and where to buy

Speaking of unacceptable closures… This shit just makes me sad deep down in my soul: http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u43/111t/98C36C63-D461-4C68-9C0A-67D440ACC586_zps3eeqcjgd.jpeg Much like you I really don't get that. Someone thought that there would be a market for a steel jerry can - and from...

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