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by GeneralDiscontent
Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Help me identify a snake!
Replies: 17
Views: 2231

A couple guidelines for identifying venomous snakes- The eyes. Venomous snakes have eyes with a slit pupil, similar to a cat's eyes, but the slit runs vertically, rather than horizontally. If I'm close enough to a venomous snake to see it's pupils, "identifying it" is pretty low on my list of curre...
by GeneralDiscontent
Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Did you all have one of these as a kid?
Replies: 76
Views: 7255

I had a few of them - they were de rigueur for running around in the woods when we were kids. I used to pick them up at the county fair or the swap meet every year or two, I seem to remember they ranged in quality from "complete and utter crap" to " almost not crap". All of 'em would rust up on a cl...
by GeneralDiscontent
Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: USB Drives
Replies: 73
Views: 5423

crypto wrote: I just ran an Imation USB drive through the washer and dryer this week, because I left it in my pocket. It didnt give a fuck.
I've run Lexar memory sticks through the wash several times (ooops) :oops: with no ill effects...
by GeneralDiscontent
Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Surefire ?
Replies: 108
Views: 17243

FriedCheese, you REALLY like flashlights :shock: I was shopping for a new light but couldn't spend a ton of cash, I just picked up an Inova X1 and am very impressed with it - runs on a AA battery, LED, and bright enough to disorient me when I took it out of the package and shined it in my face in a ...
by GeneralDiscontent
Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Jeriah: Helpful Hardware Guy
Replies: 46
Views: 5373

When I was in Little Rock, AR, I went to the coolest hardware store, Kraftco. The place looked like it had been in cold storage since 1930. No computers, no barcodes, weighed out your nails with a non-electric scale, and not a single employee under 50. All knowledgeable, all friendly. It was awesom...
by GeneralDiscontent
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: OK admit it, who here carries a "merse"
Replies: 112
Views: 20809

I have one that I used to wear all the time. I don't anymore, I found it was a weeeee bit too big and geeky looking, and didn't hold all that much more. They have a smaller model too, I use it to carry my Leatherman Juice and my Inova X1 light (I could probably squeeze a few other things in there t...
by GeneralDiscontent
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: #10 Can of Powdered Eggs
Replies: 18
Views: 1707

Raincoat wrote:partially unrelated to topic but yet on, and time for me to reveal my self as a newbie..... how big is a #10 can in liters ? o_O
I think its approx. 13 cups, or 3.08 liters.
by GeneralDiscontent
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Best way to store gasoline?
Replies: 29
Views: 6279

It wouldn't be a solution for long-term storage of a large amount of fuel, but if you're just worried about running out of gas on the road, I remember seeing several products that were "non-flammable gasoline derivatives" that you could keep in your trunk and would provide enough fuel (hopefully) to...
by GeneralDiscontent
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Central OH represent
Replies: 6
Views: 301

IllicitDreams, I saw that in the Meeting Room, unfortunately I'm booked that day (GF's company picnic in the afternoon, then I am covering a shift for someone at work that night :( ). Let me know when the next one is... Thanks Capt Cook, she shouldn't have any trouble - she already has a Bachelor's ...
by GeneralDiscontent
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Central OH represent
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Central OH represent

Hey all - Been lurking for a bit, thought I'd introduce myself. Someone in a gun porn thread at another forum directed me to ZS, I've been addicted for a while now... My girlfriend & I are in Central Ohio - she's actually responsible for getting me into preparedness (she spent 7 years as a Disaster ...

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