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by Doryman
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Useful smartphone apps
Replies: 13
Views: 1702

Useful smartphone apps

My 9 year old flip phone died, so I've been forced to enter the 21st century and get a smartphone. Now I want to explore how I can make this thing work for me. I know that apps are a potential cybersecurity risk, but I've seen enough to make me think that they can also function as useful tools. Do a...
by Doryman
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Careers in Disaster Response/Emergency Management
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Careers in Disaster Response/Emergency Management

I'm a certified Senior Recovery Planner (Business Continuity) with the college paperwork to go with it. In the US, you may have a chance to work for a Gov't entity or a really big corporation. There so few here (AK) I gave up looking. Related, but much more job friendly is as a Environmental health...
by Doryman
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Careers in Disaster Response/Emergency Management
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Careers in Disaster Response/Emergency Management

KYZHunters wrote:Doryman,

Disregard, missed the Canada part.

Good luck!

Thanks for responding, anyway.


Honestly guys, I'd even welcome a discussion on how careers like this take flight in other countries than Canada. Any information is great!

I appreciate the responses so far!
by Doryman
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Careers in Disaster Response/Emergency Management
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Careers in Disaster Response/Emergency Management

Hey guys. As the title says, I'm interested in a career in Disaster Response/Emergency Response/ Civil Defense (whatever name your country prefers) and I'd like get a discussion going on education and career paths on the subject. What types of Disaster planning jobs are out there? What type of educa...
by Doryman
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2016 goals
Replies: 16
Views: 1560

Re: 2016 goals

Start and finish school, line up a job that makes more money than I currently do. Get more disciplined with money and investing; research carefully and buy quality. Get back to the range to keep marksmanship up to snuff. Update First Aid, try to get Wilderness First Aid. Get into a volunteer SAR out...
by Doryman
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying a House
Replies: 26
Views: 3152

Re: Buying a House

I realize I've been MIA since I started this thread, but I wanted to bump it to thank everyone who offered advice. I'll take all your suggestions under consideration when I go house hunting.

Thanks, guys!
by Doryman
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying a House
Replies: 26
Views: 3152

Re: Buying a House

Just popping into thank you guys and let you know your advice isn't falling on deaf ears. I'm scribbling (well, typing) down all these suggestions, and getting myself into a home-buyer headspace with the advice.

Thank you sincerely, and keep 'em coming!
by Doryman
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying a House
Replies: 26
Views: 3152

Buying a House

Hey, ZS. I'm likely going to be buying a house within the next year, and I was wondering if you guys had any general advice on the subject; both from a common-sense consumer pov, and from a preparedness one. It's going to be in a small city on the East Coast of Canada which is subject to frequent st...
by Doryman
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Vetting your information
Replies: 60
Views: 5452

Re: Vetting your information

2. If the claims seem too good to be true, they probably aren't. Again, do your research. If it was an add on another website, it's probably false. Look for buzzwords. -"One weird old tip to lose weight fast!" -"NEVER NEED A GUN AGAIN! Self defense techniques the FBI DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW!" -"WH...
by Doryman
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Since when "zombie blade" started to mean "junk blade" ?
Replies: 82
Views: 8693

Re: Since when "zombie blade" started to mean "junk blade" ?

Because they're gimmicky products, pushed out to take advantage of a fad.
by Doryman
Thu May 22, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Shotgun for HD and BO, you dont feel out-gunned?
Replies: 77
Views: 3248

Re: Shotgun for HD and BO, you dont feel out-gunned?

As Dave already said, shotguns are great within their area of specialization (breaching doors, bird hunting, MAYBE hunting/self-defense in close quarters). Shotguns lag heavily behind the rifle and pistol in nearly every situation, but are worlds better than being unarmed. To my mind, what the shotg...
by Doryman
Wed May 14, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!
Replies: 2401
Views: 104533

Re: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!

Bulk Norinco- Make sure to clean that pistol twice, you cheap Canadian fuck...
by Doryman
Mon May 12, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How crazy will people get and how long will it take
Replies: 70
Views: 7857

Re: How crazy will people get and how long will it take

W My point was as related by others the 9 meals concept that some people it would not even be that long . I'd believe that. With social media the way it is, most people will hear about alarmingly bad news almost immediately. A lot of these people might react to that news by some large-scale respons...
by Doryman
Sun May 11, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Any Waterfoul hunters?
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Any Waterfoul hunters?

I grew up hunting waterfowl around Newfoundland, I've seen all sorts of shotguns in use. Remington, Mossbergs, Stoegers, etc. Both Pump- Action and Semi-auto. I'd suggest you just use whatever shotgun you already use for swamp and river hunting, just make sure to be diligent about cleaning and oilin...
by Doryman
Wed May 07, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What are YOU currently lusting after? (firearms related)
Replies: 1251
Views: 125062

Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (firearms related)

Got a hard case of gun-lust for a Glock 9mm lately. Not sure why. Maybe it's because currently my only pistol is a 1911, and I like the idea of having both sides of the eternal argument. 'Iconic" guns really appeal to me.
by Doryman
Wed May 07, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Chaos hits. Who would be coming for you?
Replies: 56
Views: 7639

Re: Chaos hits. Who would be coming for you?

Apathy wrote:
Omega Dog wrote:

Unless special events and circumstances happen, fighting off hordes post SHTF is pure fantasy talk.
.
Who would fantasize about that?

Weirdos.

Welcome to the internet. It's full of 'em.
by Doryman
Wed May 07, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Septivium" philosophy for preparedness
Replies: 22
Views: 2364

Re: "Septivium" philosophy for preparedness

[quote="Murphman}, I know which option I would choose for him. EDIT: Ok, so I went back and read some more of this guy's blog, and he is everything that is wrong with our financial system. A complete and total sociopath, imo, but again, this is not atypical from the hedge fund managers I have met.[/...
by Doryman
Wed May 07, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How crazy will people get and how long will it take
Replies: 70
Views: 7857

Re: How crazy will people get and how long will it take

Honestly, I'd expect people to go "tribal" pretty quick. In every shtf situation I've studied so far, large, diverse populations tend to splinter along ethnic, linguistic and cultural lines. The former Yugoslavia is a great example; Sarajevo went from being a cosmopolitan melting pot to being a frac...
by Doryman
Tue May 06, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Septivium" philosophy for preparedness
Replies: 22
Views: 2364

Re: "Septivium" philosophy for preparedness

Okay, everyone's getting pretty hung up on this guy as an individual (and I admit, he does come across as a wee bit a' douche). I am a well-established blog nerd, and I automatically engage my wheat-vs-chaff systems when reading, so I shrug off a lot of bs. I forget that a lot of people don't. What ...
by Doryman
Tue May 06, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Chaos hits. Who would be coming for you?
Replies: 56
Views: 7639

Re: Chaos hits. Who would be coming for you?

FerFal at the Surviving in Argentina website is a big proponent of this. He argues that the pistol is the most important, since that's what you can realistically have on you while living your life. I.E, mending a fence, driving around, etc.
by Doryman
Tue May 06, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Chaos hits. Who would be coming for you?
Replies: 56
Views: 7639

Re: Chaos hits. Who would be coming for you?

Once the bombs drop/zombies come civilization as we know it will end. You'll likely think that it's okay to stop paying your phone bills, since your phone is a pile of ash... along with everyone else. And then, one day, as you fiddle with the knobs of your jerry-rigged radio, you'll hear their voice...
by Doryman
Tue May 06, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Help me decide or reccomend
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Help me decide or reccomend

I can't speak for that specific model, but I've been wearing a pair of Danner Pronghorns for the last 4 years with no complaints and absolutely no signs of failure. If I ever need a new pair of "all-season" boots, I will definitely be buying Danners.
by Doryman
Tue May 06, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Septivium" philosophy for preparedness
Replies: 22
Views: 2364

Re: "Septivium" philosophy for preparedness

Ha, yeah... there are a few times when I just gloss over his posts when they get too egg-headed for my dense grunt skull. I think the Septivium is sound, though. Most of us might want to try a watered down version.
by Doryman
Tue May 06, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Septivium" philosophy for preparedness
Replies: 22
Views: 2364

"Septivium" philosophy for preparedness

I'm a frequent reader of "Bastiat Blogger" who is a pretty cerebral Ex Navy Seal/Harvard Grad/Hedge Fund Cowboy that writes on a variety of topics. Lately he's been floating an idea of a personal development strategy he refers to as "Septivium", for "Seven Ways". I think it's pretty interesting, and...

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