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by teotwaki
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 1057
Views: 100513

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

NT2C wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:25 pm
It's begun!

Amazon robot sprays 54 workers with bear repellent
Nah, That was an accidental puncture. If the robot had opened the box, pulled out the can of bear spray and pressed the release button you might have a point.
by teotwaki
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us
Replies: 33
Views: 4253

Re: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us

yes that's private power providers for the various regions but they aren't separate grids, there is only one power network of lines and pylons, if that shuts down we are in darkness. Actually there is not just one power network. Each of those companies operates power generation and distribution net...
by teotwaki
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 1057
Views: 100513

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

MPMalloy wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:00 pm
From NPR: Cargill Tests Robotic Cattle Driver As A Way To Improve Worker Safety

Now this is robot video I would like to see... :mrgreen:
I love the company name.

"You gotta' MEAT PROBLEM?? We are Cargill Meat Solutions"
by teotwaki
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 250
Views: 43432

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

I am hitting the "Double LIKE" button!

Thanks for sharing the latest!
by teotwaki
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us
Replies: 33
Views: 4253

Re: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us

This long video of building a 50+ mile transmission line in Alaska gives an idea of how they can marshal ingenuity and materials to meet a challenge

by teotwaki
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us
Replies: 33
Views: 4253

Re: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us

I don't think this would apply to the UK power grid, I think in the US you have 3 power grids whereas we have only the one, that goes down then that's it, darkness reigns. I am happy to share with you the UK grid looks pretty diverse! http://www.energynetworks.org/info/faqs/electricity-distribution...
by teotwaki
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us
Replies: 33
Views: 4253

Re: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us

if an EMP blew the power I doubt there is anywhere to get power from nor would it be transferable to anywhere if the power grid is down, whether a place is given priority or not. The complexity of the electrical grids is also their saving grace. Areas can be isolated and bypassed or operated indepe...
by teotwaki
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: How to set up your SOF HUMMWV
Replies: 0
Views: 1418

How to set up your SOF HUMMWV

A video for mil vehicle and hardware geeks. Lots of neat mechanical gadgetry. Admittedly an infomercial for the featured company but WGAF?

by teotwaki
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 424667

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I just recertified for the NOLS Wilderness First Aid course.
by teotwaki
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: M 7.0 earthquake 7.0 mi. NNW Anchorage, Alaska
Replies: 24
Views: 2935

Re: M 6.7 earthquake 7.0 mi. NNW Anchorage, Alaska

Quazi and TacAir

Thanks for your updates! We are all glad you are able to be connected with us and hope the days ahead are not too difficult.
by teotwaki
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: First Winter
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: First Winter

The yoga drinking scenes in the movie were way crazy :awesome:

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by teotwaki
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40
Replies: 48
Views: 5864

Re: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40

To be fair on the China emissions issue, they manufacture enormous amounts of consumer goods for the rest of the world, so it's not like we have nothing to do with China's emissions. Good point. The problem is how China runs manufacturing in a less sustainable manner and pollutes much more per ton ...
by teotwaki
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Gasifier Engine Systems for the PAW
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Gasifier Engine Systems for the PAW

If you're interested in gasifiers look up MrTeslonian on YT. He's got some pretty good builds and shows you how to store it, convert the gas into liquid fuel, etc. I've watched a lot of his stuff, he's a bit monotone so you have to ignore that but he's got some pretty crazy inventions. I'm at work ...
by teotwaki
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6683
Views: 1120428

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

moab wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:56 am
Actually they carry Apache brand Pelican cases for cheap. A step up.
Yes! The small ones go on sale for $10 bucks and I have had one out in the woods for 6 months without any issues.
by teotwaki
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Gasifier Engine Systems for the PAW
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Gasifier Engine Systems for the PAW

With the imbert you will need a battery bank to start because of the suction blower. But it seems like the most efficient system. Now to add a flash boiler to carry the waste heat into the house for domestic water and HVAC. Get an auto converted to CNG and pressurise the has output to fuel the auto...
by teotwaki
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6683
Views: 1120428

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

moab wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:15 pm
That's a great price. But for a few dollars more I'd stick with USGI metal. Just mho.
I use both. Plastics are good for short term storage or hauling small amounts of ammo to the range or to a campout
by teotwaki
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Free Prepper Ebooks
Replies: 6031
Views: 189765

Re: Free Prepper Ebooks

Free and sort of pre-prepping related :mrgreen: Please don't discuss it here, especially as it could turn political but this could be a useful book for some activities we might engage in within our local communities Tools for Grassroots Activists (ePub Version) https://gumroad.com/l/toolsforgrassroo...
by teotwaki
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Gasifier Engine Systems for the PAW
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Gasifier Engine Systems for the PAW

Improved gasifier



discussion on another forum including the problem with gasifiers generating tar that can clog a gasoline based combustion engine.
https://permies.com/t/26976/FEMA-wood-g ... ration-DIY
by teotwaki
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Steam/Electric power plant
Replies: 23
Views: 2321

Re: Steam/Electric power plant

I started a separate thread for discussions of gasifier systems for post-PAW power generation

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=122252
by teotwaki
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Gasifier Engine Systems for the PAW
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Gasifier Engine Systems for the PAW

I didn't want to clutter the steam engine thread but this is a related topic where the gas output could be used to run a modified gasoline generator. FEMA document: Handbook of Biomass Downdraft Gasifier Engine Systems https://www.nrel.gov/docs/legosti/old/3022.pdf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6e...
by teotwaki
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Steam/Electric power plant
Replies: 23
Views: 2321

Re: Steam/Electric power plant

Interesting article on boiler making. Full article at the link http://thmsblog.com/?page_id=141 Dangerous Boiler Making I occasionally read about the concern with the miniature steam boilers we use in our live steam hobbies. There is some concern about these devices being potential BOMBS. I purposef...
by teotwaki
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Steam/Electric power plant
Replies: 23
Views: 2321

Re: Steam/Electric power plant

This video is heavily shortened from the total time of 7 hours it would take to fire up a steam locomotive. In the course of the video you get a lot of closeups of the construction and complexity including neat factoids such as a steam take-off valve to power external equipment, similar to a PTO on ...
by teotwaki
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Steam/Electric power plant
Replies: 23
Views: 2321

Re: Steam/Electric power plant

For sale on Ebay at $4.1K and it gives an idea of the challenges of building a boiler with all of the plumbing and features needed. The boiler body is made of 3/8" steel so a post-PAW community would need a good shop to manufacture working boilers. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Steam-Engine-Boiler-Hand-P...

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