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by JackBauer
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 956
Views: 66052

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

Our family watched Ex Machina on Amazon the other night. What made it so chilling was how feasible the concept and plot seemed...
by JackBauer
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do-It Yourself Ration Packs By Mantis - the Sequel
Replies: 31
Views: 4019

Re: Do-It Yourself Ration Packs By Mantis - the Sequel

+ 1 on sharing the condensed milk secret :crazy: I carry can or two of condensed sweetened milk in my prep supplies. Great for a civilized cup of coffee or even quick energy booster by itself. I do wonder about the weight savings of using a shelf stable creamer substitute (I keep a 3 oz container o...
by JackBauer
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do-It Yourself Ration Packs By Mantis - the Sequel
Replies: 31
Views: 4019

Re: Do-It Yourself Ration Packs By Mantis - the Sequel

Really great thread. Gold, almost platinum menu by op imho. Just 1) sub the strawberry pop tart with blueberry 2) sub the Nescafé with Starbucks or Bustello instant sachets 3) protect the plastic membrane on the fruit cups. + 1 on sharing the condensed milk secret :crazy: I carry can or two of conde...
by JackBauer
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: melee weapons of choice
Replies: 312
Views: 44609

Re: melee weapons of choice

I will take a sling. Yea the same ones they use in the Bible. String, leather patch, rock. It's light, ammo is very available, you can carry a long distance sling and a short distance sling as a headband just like the ancient Greeks. They are suprisingly accurate and deadly. You have use of both yo...
by JackBauer
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Colony sci-fi series (on USA Network) discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: The Colony sci-fi series (on USA Network) discussion

I haven't watched any of season 2 yet, I need to get caught up. But yeah, year 1 was pretty interesting. It was kind of annoying how the aliens went back and forth between competent omnipotence (when they took down all the world's defenses in what, 45 minutes, I think they said?) but just one alien...
by JackBauer
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 956
Views: 66052

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

Another vote for Wilson's Roboapocalypse to study up on robot uprising. Hmm, didn't see the Matrix anthology mentioned here...as some mentioned with the heavy dependence on technology and addiction-like attachment to smart phones seems like society in general is already working on swallowing the 'bl...
by JackBauer
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Colony sci-fi series (on USA Network) discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 467

The Colony sci-fi series (on USA Network) discussion

Lets discuss The Colony sci-fi series on USA Network. Alien invasion apocalypse. Now partway into season 2. One of my daughters and I absolutely love this show. What we like so far. 1) Premium production values with sharp cinematography 2) Multilayered plotlines with plenty of breadth and depth. Sea...
by JackBauer
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: BOV replacement shopping - it begins
Replies: 71
Views: 9761

Re: BOV replacement shopping - it begins

Nice. I assume that's a full sized spare? I believe it's better than a donut but not a full size spare. The only time I had a flat I repaired the tire at the spot. Glad I had a quality air compressor,tire plug kit and rubber cement in tool bag. It also provided the opportunity to read the OEM manua...
by JackBauer
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: BOV replacement shopping - it begins
Replies: 71
Views: 9761

Re: BOV replacement shopping - it begins

BTW Jeep Grand Cherokee has plenty of nooks and crannies for prep supplies/tools. Here's an example of mine that I started a while back. easily blends into spare tire cavity https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN-XV1d_CCUUgqStOSYrR6Btwgpc5WG5RKnrol_89IU35sboHpta3tS86rIvomKjQ?key=MExiTncxcnpBN3JOTEd...
by JackBauer
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buging out is a bad idea? Some perspectives
Replies: 35
Views: 2695

Re: Buging out is a bad idea? Some perspectives

Yep like Raptor said... In the past decade our family bugged out twice. Both flood related. :rofl: The first was a planned bug out to hotel with nice indoor amenities at high elevation in West Jersey prior to Hurricane Irene hitting Jersey. I prepped the home but we received no damage. The second wa...
by JackBauer
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: BOV replacement shopping - it begins
Replies: 71
Views: 9761

Re: BOV replacement shopping - it begins

I'll vouch for the Jeep Wrangled Unlimited being a great 4wd and utility vehicle. Using one for 3 years as weekend driver and 4 wheeling in the mud in Wharton state park. Drove it stock . Cargo size and comfort a little bleh... went up to the 2015 Jeep Cherokee unlimited and loving it. Spendy but w...
by JackBauer
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: BOV replacement shopping - it begins
Replies: 71
Views: 9761

Re: BOV replacement shopping - it begins

I'll vouch for the Jeep Wrangled Unlimited being a great 4wd and utility vehicle. Using one for 3 years as weekend driver and 4 wheeling in the mud in Wharton state park. Drove it stock . Cargo size and comfort a little bleh... went up to the 2015 Jeep Cherokee unlimited and loving it. Spendy but wo...
by JackBauer
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Easy Foods for Weight Gain
Replies: 24
Views: 3847

Re: Easy Foods for Weight Gain

Hope he manages to find his optimal weight goal.
Peanut butter and jelly are early nutritious and tasty..how does he do with those?..oops just re-read the o.o and see peanut butter mentioned.
by JackBauer
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Siberia!
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Greetings from Siberia!

Welcome Nemir!
by JackBauer
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels
Replies: 237
Views: 45786

Re: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels

The Passage by Justin Cronin is fantastic, first book of a trilogy. I won't ruin the story but it's interesting in that Cronin addresses both the immediate and long-term effects of an apocalyptic event while also keeping one hell of a story going. Reminds me somewhat of The Stand by Stephen King. ....
by JackBauer
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Pole Shift Survival Dot Com
Replies: 3
Views: 1971

Re: Pole Shift Survival Dot Com

Teo, thanks for sharing that.
I've downloaded most of the files. Looks like the bulk of it was accrued as reference material for Peace Corps working in 3rd world countries. When I get some time I'll reassemble the whole product and advise how well it operates.
by JackBauer
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels
Replies: 237
Views: 45786

Re: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels

The Passage by Justin Cronin is fantastic, first book of a trilogy. I won't ruin the story but it's interesting in that Cronin addresses both the immediate and long-term effects of an apocalyptic event while also keeping one hell of a story going. Reminds me somewhat of The Stand by Stephen King. T...
by JackBauer
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Go North movie
Replies: 0
Views: 603

Go North movie

Go North getting released this Friday. Premise is all adults are kilt off leaving children and teenagers to fend for themselves.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/go_north/

If review are so-so or better I will prolly take my twin 15 year olds to see it.
by JackBauer
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Overhauling Search Kit... Help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Overhauling Search Kit... Help needed

Jetboil all the way. Mine is about 5 year old used several times a year and it's still going strong. It's really efficient on heating liquids or soup.
Last to.e we used it to toast hot dogs and make Smores on hike along the NJ palisades river trail.
by JackBauer
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Millennials lack basic survival skills
Replies: 23
Views: 3814

Re: Millennials lack basic survival skills

Millennials as scapegoats for all the perceived ills of the world is tired and lazy. Anyone who actually spends time with "millennials" will realize the capitol M millennials we hear about are a small minority, or in some cases practically mythological. Just like the silly Heinlein quote that won't...
by JackBauer
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: New Year's Resolution: Eat only stored food in January
Replies: 16
Views: 2960

Re: New Year's Resolution: Eat only stored food in January

Very nice. Keep the reports and pics coming.
by JackBauer
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: $300+ gloves?!! Seriously?!
Replies: 27
Views: 2134

Re: $300+ gloves?!! Seriously?!

Why ya bothering with those cheap $300 gloves when you can get some quality heated ones for $500 https://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/catalog/product/view/id/64218/category/2206/ That said I'm sure there are tasks/jobs where these type of gloves and expense is validated, especially if your AO is somew...
by JackBauer
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: New Year's Resolution: Eat only stored food in January
Replies: 16
Views: 2960

Re: New Year's Resolution: Eat only stored food in January

Excellent idea and thread, I'm looking forward to the reports.
by JackBauer
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 591684

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Assault Life wrote:Looking like Darryl will be dying off soon.
You've got Carl and Jesus enroute and when Carol finds out she is gonna be pissed...

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