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by shrapnel
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Going overseas
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Going overseas

I'm very sorry, I was not clear as to what I meant. I didn't so much mean buying anything from random Kuwaitis, although I'm sure they're very nice people. More along the lines of, if the US military is there and you will be interacting with them, perhaps they would be willing to sell you a personal...
by shrapnel
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Going overseas
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Going overseas

Note: I know nothing at all about the topic at hand, but I'm feeling inquisitive. I understand that this is probably a painfully stupid question, so please excuse my ignorance, but... Are you allowed to purchase a firearm once you are in the country? And if you are not, what sort of weaponry I mean ...
by shrapnel
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Vitamins: A few important questions
Replies: 22
Views: 788

Re: Vitamins: A few important questions

I'm definitely not a doctor, but here's my two cents anyway! Pretty much all vitamins are necessary for your body to function (at least well). Although people can and do survive without getting their recommended daily allowances of various nutrients, those people are not doing very well and are (dep...
by shrapnel
Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Looking for 'Work Safe' tips and suggestions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1014

Re: Looking for 'Work Safe' tips and suggestions.

In an emergency, a carabiner can be used as brass knuckles with no problem. Shop around until you find one that fits your hand well, and use it as a keyring.

There's also the standard 'keys as weapons' idea.




I must say, the cactus idea is also a good one.
by shrapnel
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Accidental Armageddon
Replies: 25
Views: 1107

Re: Accidental Armageddon

Quote: The Daily Mirror and The Sun have both reported that British submarine HMS Vanguard and a French submarine have collided in the Atlantic. The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, has made the following statement: “Two submerged SSBN, one French and the other UK, were conducting routine...
by shrapnel
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: strangest thing you have ever seen
Replies: 1836
Views: 152327

Re: strangest thing you have ever seen

I always understood it that the potable water feed line coming into a business/residence was totally separate from the sewage/waste water dump. Sure, you could(and often do) have a back-up come up from the drain side since that is directly connected to the sewage/waste water dump, but I don't see h...
by shrapnel
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: strangest thing you have ever seen
Replies: 1836
Views: 152327

Re: strangest thing you have ever seen

This happened to a friend of mine who was in school to be a mortician. See, when they embalm someone, they drain all of the blood out of the corpse so they can use the circulatory system to carry embalming fluid through the body. The waste blood is just washed down a drain on the embalming table, be...
by shrapnel
Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: waxing zombies
Replies: 31
Views: 2202

Re: waxing zombies

Dude, if you try to wax a zombie, I have to believe that a substantial portion of flesh would come off along with the hair.

Just let them be hairy, it's much less messy.
by shrapnel
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Marburg Fever
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Marburg Fever

I saw that story- I believe that the CDC confirmed the case, but it happened in 2008. The man who was infected survived. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5icwnbejl-iJTMsx_JWAIgMXlweOAD9671DF00 http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/contentMarburgUganda.aspx The idea of liquefying is more than a ...
by shrapnel
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How many blows to crack civilization?
Replies: 71
Views: 2722

Re: How many blows to crack civilization?

This and related papers can be read at http://climate.envsci.rutgers.edu/nuclear/ I feel compelled to point out that I am relatively sure the worst-case scenario presented on the website above, the one that results in genuine nuclear winter, requires the world’s entire arsenal to be used Actually, ...
by shrapnel
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How many blows to crack civilization?
Replies: 71
Views: 2722

Re: How many blows to crack civilization?

Hi, I just registered because my darling AmirMortal wouldn't let me reply to this on his account. You'd think that he objected to being used as a mouthpiece or something. Nobody seems to be saying that a nuclear winter all on its own would cause a complete global collapse of civilization. The idea t...
by shrapnel
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yep. Hi.
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Yep. Hi.

So, I'm shrapnel. Uhm, I'm AmirMortal's girlfriend. I've read various posts over his shoulder (particularly the ones that caused him to giggle at random intervals). He wouldn't let me post a rebuttal to a topic on his account, so, here I am! Greetings, felicitations, and all that.

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