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by KnightoftheRoc
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bugging out in a group... stove dilemma
Replies: 61
Views: 4063

Re: Bugging out in a group... stove dilemma

Honestly, I don't think this NEEDS to be pointed out, but I feel it would be remiss NOT to. If you use an accelerant, be careful. They are called accelerants because they accelerate a fire from ignition to "OH SHIT!" in a real hurry. Like I said, I'm reasonably sure this is an unneeded warning, but...
by KnightoftheRoc
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Bartertown
Topic: WTB ruger 10/22 magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Re: WTB ruger 10/22 magazines

OP, are you aware of the legislation that just passed yesterday? Hate to see you spend money on something you can't hang onto. :(
by KnightoftheRoc
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bare bones kit (pics)
Replies: 22
Views: 3763

Re: Bare bones kit (pics)

I stand corrected. The 1st map in the image is 1:24,000, 7.5min. That one is a local map. I got 2 of my maps from http://www.mytopo.com/ , you view the maps online and choose what portions of them you want printed, what scale, what tools you want printed on them(like UTM and MGRS grids), then choos...
by KnightoftheRoc
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: RV Prep.
Replies: 31
Views: 4170

Re: RV Prep.

You must wok with those new fancy RV's. 30 gallons of water, black and grey tanks, shoot, mine has a 15 gallon tank and the grey/black water tank detaches from the potty seat so you can carry it someplace to dump it out. There are RV's, and there are campers, and there are trailers. Sounds like you...
by KnightoftheRoc
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: RV Prep.
Replies: 31
Views: 4170

Re: RV Prep.

KnightoftheRoc I am not sure I would use the pool tabs in my drinking water tank. They definitely would be easier and probably safer to carry around. It seems to me that would be too much chlorine to drink safely in a smaller tank (mine is 35gal ). I have no information to back up that feeling and ...
by KnightoftheRoc
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Blueberry Hill - Building a Garden Shed Sized Chicken Coop
Replies: 621
Views: 54736

Re: TR's Acreage Buying Thread - Progress

What I was looking for was more like soil composition- sand, clay, "fulla friggin rocks", that sort of thing, but what you gave is also good. the water issues in excavations should be a red flag for you- how big a flag will be determined by where EXACTLY you plan on digging- top of a hill vs lower l...
by KnightoftheRoc
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Blueberry Hill - Building a Garden Shed Sized Chicken Coop
Replies: 621
Views: 54736

Re: TR's Acreage Buying Thread - Progress

Couple questions relating to the cellars/shelter. First of which is, what kind of soil do you have there? If it's not TERRIBLE digging, I can offer you some building methods that will eliminate a lot of expense for you. Second is, why would you spend money on 'plans' for what is essentially a room u...
by KnightoftheRoc
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2138
Views: 219073

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Laager, in the future, please start these posts with a "coffee warning". My monitor sends it's thanks in advance.
by KnightoftheRoc
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bare bones kit (pics)
Replies: 22
Views: 3763

Re: Bare bones kit (pics)

I ordered my topos right from the USGS archives. A bit pricey, as I recall (>20 yrs ago), but worth it. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092 is the address listed on the bottom of each of my maps, which are 1980 versions, so not the most up to date. You might find http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/...
by KnightoftheRoc
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bare bones kit (pics)
Replies: 22
Views: 3763

Re: Bare bones kit (pics)

I have a question, and a suggestion. First, why an orange diffuser? Was that to just keep with the orange theme, or is there some advantage to the orange (as opposed to blue or red) that I'm not aware of? OK, that's two questions, but they are related. I see you have several topo maps, and several o...
by KnightoftheRoc
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Chain Sword - Now Souped Up!
Replies: 48
Views: 5347

Re: Chain Saw Sword!

It sucks that I have to type a reply, because, well, words fail me at this point. On the battery issue- see what the original amperage draw is at the normal voltage, and turn that into wattage (VxA=W). Then, you can assemble a battery pack that's still workable for the design, that can deliver the w...
by KnightoftheRoc
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: You Might Be A Survivalist If...
Replies: 241
Views: 55915

Re: You Might Be A Survivalist If...

You'll eat a can of tuna 3 years after expiration because the seals look clean, no rust, and the ends aren't bulging. Canned tuna is good for 5 years past it's exp date. Barring rust, denting or bulging of course. :P ...You know how to, very neatly, open said can of tuna using only concrete, make a...
by KnightoftheRoc
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bugging out in a group... stove dilemma
Replies: 61
Views: 4063

Re: Bugging out in a group... stove dilemma

I carry a hexamine tablet stove and a tube of tablets in my PSK whenever I'm out. It's not been NEEDED in the nearly thirty years or so I've had it, but I've tested it, and know it works, dependably, so it's earned it's spot in the kit. In my pack, I have an alcohol stove made by another ZS member, ...
by KnightoftheRoc
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: living in a camper
Replies: 50
Views: 13992

Re: living in a camper

Ad'lan wrote:
KnightoftheRoc wrote:I'm thinking it's a matter of slang not "translating" :lol: but what do you mean by 'lagging'? It's not a term I'm familiar with (and I'm a plumber).
Insulation wrapped around a pipe is called lagging.
thank you!
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: living in a camper
Replies: 50
Views: 13992

Re: living in a camper

I'm thinking it's a matter of slang not "translating" :lol: but what do you mean by 'lagging'? It's not a term I'm familiar with (and I'm a plumber).
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Champion 2,000 watt inverter generator
Replies: 43
Views: 9741

Re: Champion 2,000 watt inverter generator

Hey Guys, I'm sitting out in the shop surfing ZS while I run the fuel out of my Champion 2,000 watt inverter generators. Saw this thread had a little action still so I wanted to mention that since I got them, the test runs have been great on these little things. I -thankfully- still haven't had a n...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Blueberry Hill - Building a Garden Shed Sized Chicken Coop
Replies: 621
Views: 54736

Re: TR's Acreage Buying Thread - Progress

Funny, I haven't seen you post any silly stuff in this thread. If you mean the Christmas tree and train, that's just as important to morale as a full belly and a warm bed would be, so it's not silly.








besides, how else will I know I found the right house when the zombies come? :clap: :lol:
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: living in a camper
Replies: 50
Views: 13992

Re: living in a camper

I assume you mean keeping the preps in your storage building. That said; Insulate the storage building- good insulation and sealing of air leakage will go a long way in maintaining a steady temp in it. As many have lighting, use the fact that you have power if you can- install a sleeve unit AC high ...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Jeriah's Thoughts on Swords
Replies: 295
Views: 25340

Re: Jeriah's Thoughts on Swords

I'd prefer a more modern and simple look, however -- something similar to this, but better quality. Does anyone know of any such sword? http://www.trueswords.com/images/prod/c/TS-FTBRNSOD17_540.jpg I've sort of inherited one of these from Cold Steel. It was missing the handle wrap and sheath, but t...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Bite proof clothing
Replies: 76
Views: 21963

Re: Bite proof clothing

^^^this^^^ And, the chain mail shirts at ringmesh.com are the type you'd see listed on e-bay- assembeled in a T shape by machine, and that's not ideal. The result is a floppy, sloppy, loose fitting sleeve of conductive materials that, by it's nature, is prone to catch on things. A properly made chai...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Champion 2,000 watt inverter generator
Replies: 43
Views: 9741

Re: Champion 2,000 watt inverter generator

I've fallen behind on this thread, and am just now catching up. I'd like to go back to Raptor's point on rotating loads. Keep in mind, I did HVAC and plumbing as a business, so this isn't some wild idea. A generator can power my heating system (fuel oil hot water with one circulator pump), the heat ...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: RV Prep.
Replies: 31
Views: 4170

Re: RV Prep.

Speaking of water tanks..... You have no idea how long the water that is in the tank and lines has been there or if any thing nasty has grown in it. Drain the water tank from the bottom drain and re fill it with fresh city water and a table spoon of bleach per gallon in the tank, let it set for a f...
by KnightoftheRoc
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Survival Caches
Replies: 117
Views: 36379

Re: Survival Caches

Unless you live in the desert, I would just cache a water purification system, water purification tabs and a means to boil water and leave it at that. If I were doing a cache, this is exactly how I'd go about it, since water here is never more than a walk downhill, at worst. Of course, that usually...

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