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by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Modular home on plot of land
Replies: 36
Views: 9149

Re: Modular home on plot of land

Must be night of the living dead threads. This is a great source of modular home providers. https://modernprefabs.com/prefab-homes-designers/ I am also a big fan of SIPs. There are plenty of YouTube videos demonstrating their easy of assembly and structural strength. This fellow in New Mexico will d...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Daybreak
Replies: 0
Views: 2122

Daybreak

A low budget dystopian HBO movie. It could have been called "When They Were Young" Made in 1993, it is an allegory of the AIDS crisis of the late 80's. Look for a young Cuba Gooding Jr. Omar Epps, Moira Kelly channelingJamie Gertz, SATC's Stanford Blatch with hair, Martha Plimpton and a bunch of act...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Hostile
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: Hostile

Thanks, I started watching it last weekend but decided sleep was more important after the roll over. I liked that is was filmed in Morrocco, I read in IMDB that the actor who played the zombie/mutant has Marfans disease giving him a unique spindly look. I might go back and fast forward just to see t...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: EMP car?
Replies: 29
Views: 4995

Re: EMP car?

Cars over 25 years old can be imported to the U.S. without crash test data, or emissions. Europe has heaps of relatively low mileage diesel SUVs like this 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser LJ73 with only 155,3342 miles for $3,100. Go to www.mobile.de pick the British flag from the pulldown menu and search to...
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: EMP car?
Replies: 29
Views: 4995

Re: EMP car?

Mercedes Benz 240D. This explains why better than I ever could.

by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepping for Furlough
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Re: Prepping for Furlough

Unfortunately I need the money this job pays.
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepping for Furlough
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Prepping for Furlough

Last week the Agency where I work as a contractor instructed division chiefs to start identifying essential personnel. Meanwhile, I'm thinking this is a good opportunity to burn through the various dry goods, grains and canned foods in the pantry.

Any other ideas?
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Divide
Replies: 9
Views: 2700

Re: The Divide

Let us know what you think.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

Re: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground

Ellywick wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:28 am
Evan the Diplomat wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:13 am
Here is a 20 minute podcast that gives both a play by play of Russia’s changing story of the disaster and the background on why Russia is developing these kinds of weapons.
Evan...link?
Oops. Link added.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin
Replies: 8
Views: 2278

Re: Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin

since he was eating essentially trash from a landfill and was in complete isolation (which research shows leads to not great things for humans mentally and physically) a part of me wonders if he didn't actually carve out an existence worse for himself than the prison he was trying to avoid. Given t...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

Re: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground

Here is a 20 minute podcast that gives both a play by play of Russia’s changing story of the disaster and the background on why Russia is developing these kinds of weapons.

Oops! http://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/16/podca ... n.amp.html
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin
Replies: 8
Views: 2278

Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin

Yes, he is a scumbag sexual predator but I kind of have to admire his ability to put together a hasty bug out location and his skills in scrounging and piecing together a surprisingly comfortable lifestyle for someone living in a hole in the ground. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Divide
Replies: 9
Views: 2700

Re: The Divide

flybynight wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:34 pm
Wow. A uncomfortable movie that makes you feel anxious and will cost a piece of my soul to watch. How could one refuse?
It's like eating the cinnamon roll pancakes at The Cheesecake Factory, medically inadvisable, but a perverse badge of pride.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Divide
Replies: 9
Views: 2700

Re: The Divide

This is tough movie to get through but has a great cast. Michael Biehn playing against type as a misanthropic building super. The always great Courtney B. Vance, Lauren German two years before she co-starred as Det. Decker on the TV series Lucifer, Milo Ventimiglia from This is Us erases any nice fe...
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

Re: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground

Open source office posted a Russian YouTubeski video showing four large ambulances allegedly taking radiation victims to the airport.
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Why are tents such ugly damn colors?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3703

Re: Why are tents such ugly damn colors?!

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 2

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by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What island would you go to?
Replies: 23
Views: 4661

Re: What island would you go to?

Australia is an island, right?

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by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Somebody’s Going To Die
Replies: 2
Views: 1596

Re: Somebody’s Going To Die

All the ones I've seen take one look at my ugly mug and run away. That said, I've never run into a sow and her cubs.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

Re: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground

Russia finally admitted to having five technicians die in the explosion. Last year Putin boasted of a cutting edge cruise missile that would have unlimited range. Nuclear powered cruise missiles were an idea that the U.S. looked at decades ago and realized it was a bad idea. Jalopnik had a pretty go...
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Study finds rise in Doomsday Prepping due to culture of fear
Replies: 26
Views: 5836

Re: Study finds rise in Doomsday Prepping due to culture of fear

Moved from another thread. Yeah, the magazine with the top hat and monocle guy that makes the Monopoly Man look like nouveau riche, had a good video about prepping. Despite the rather lurid headline, they must be standing too close to the New York Post, the story was pretty well thought out on why p...
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Study finds rise in Doomsday Prepping due to culture of fear
Replies: 26
Views: 5836

Re: Study finds rise in Doomsday Prepping due to culture of fear

....(snip).. Now, in a practical sense the responses have been somewhat different. Some people want all money to go to a central organization, of course, where some people recognize that logistics prevent that from being practical. But people do recognize the need. Having worked with the USAID disa...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Somebody’s Going To Die
Replies: 2
Views: 1596

Somebody’s Going To Die

And it’s going to be the bear. A 13-year-old child sleeping in a Utah campground was bitten on the face by a bear Friday morning, officials said. The boy was at the Dewey Bridge Campground in Grand County, located along the Colorado River, when the bear bit him, according to the Utah Division of Wil...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What to do with 13 acres of land?
Replies: 6
Views: 2634

Re: What to do with 13 acres of land?

TacAir - Thanks for making the point that we might have good neighbors but bad visitors.

Raptor - What a brilliant idea. No idea if any of this land qualifies, but I won't know if I don't ask.

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