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by fred.greek
Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Arizona!
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Hello from Arizona!

Greetings from some 30 miles of sand outside of Yuma, Arizona.
by fred.greek
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.

Personal opinion. The math is WAY off. Current plastics, converted back to fuel, cannot be anywhere NEAR 1,000 years of present consumption.
by fred.greek
Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Anti-zombie sentry robot?
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: Anti-zombie sentry robot?

My bet would be that the robot had to be programmed by the humans to “know” where the sword blade is, and where the target is… That the robot is not locating the target by a connected camera, and “on the fly” calculating where to swing… If we get an actual zombie apocalypse, a few motors with mower ...
by fred.greek
Mon May 25, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: How do Zombies detect the living
Replies: 14
Views: 4865

Re: How do Zombies detect the living

Personal opinion. If we encounter a “real” zombie infection, the vector will be a fungus. If any particular detected human does not have the right fungus emanations, the rest will attack seeking “food” or procreation. Fungi communicate via contact, and airborne spores.
by fred.greek
Thu May 14, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: dandy lions, dan del ions
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

Re: dandy lions, dan del ions

Notes from the book The Herbal Kitchen by Kami McBride Dandelion root. Claimed to enhance overall wellness. Contains minerals and electrolytes. Dig up, wash, chop and add fresh to foods. Can be used in a soak or bath. Enhances digestion. Contains inulin which nourishes beneficial bacteria. Supports ...
by fred.greek
Fri May 01, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What's the furthest you've traveled on foot in a day?
Replies: 23
Views: 1567

Re: What's the furthest you've traveled on foot in a day?

On foot, around 25 miles… WAY back I had to file bankruptcy. I drove the financed car to the court, and when my case came up turned over the keys. By the time I got out I had missed the bus back to my home town. I was just mid-day, so being young and stupid I thought what the heck. I made it, but so...
by fred.greek
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Help Finding a book
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Help Finding a book

Sounds sort of like Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke

Some info on the book at:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/149532113/Art ... End#scribd
by fred.greek
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: AgroBots: Future of Farming
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: AgroBots: Future of Farming

If they operate using “fossil fuels”, how much of a future do they actually have?

Yes, I am a “believer” in the “peak oil” theories...
by fred.greek
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Zombie Fort.
Replies: 136
Views: 18443

Re: Zombie Fort.

Interior bracing for something like a garage door, check:

http://www.damagecontrolmuseums.org/boo ... /sec13.pdf
In particular “page” 18 of 25
by fred.greek
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy I'm new & have a question.
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Howdy I'm new & have a question.

For fictional zombie purposes, let's assume you must destroy the reptilian brain. http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sumer_anunnaki/reptiles/reptiles14.htm It would seem that blunt trauma to the skull, say a wood mallet, might “stun” that core brain, but I’d opine it would not destroy it, and probabl...
by fred.greek
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Help me decide on what to use for a BOV
Replies: 21
Views: 2181

Re: Help me decide on what to use for a BOV

Washington State “wilderness” location. http://www.matrix.nwmls.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=13734750072#1 A friend has put his “bugout” location up for sale. He has been living in Japan for a long time, and I gather has decided to retire there. Just putting this out for anyone who might be inte...
by fred.greek
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Most likely SHTF senario
Replies: 44
Views: 4350

Re: Most likely SHTF senario

Most likely SHTF scenario: I interpret “SHTF” to mean a situation that extends well beyond a family, some local community, or even swath of communities, to essentially encompass an entire nation, if not the entire world. For “SHTF” I see as plausible but not likely are events such as alien invasion,...
by fred.greek
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: A sudden event or slow decay over time?
Replies: 35
Views: 2815

Re: A sudden event or slow decay over time?

We are, and have been in a slow-ish decay. Look at the purchasing power of a dollar, in particular the decline in the 100 or so years of the Federal Reserve Banking system. The ongoing expansion of government debt. The number of people on food stamps or other welfare. The virtually open southern bor...
by fred.greek
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Darkness,Silence,Cold...
Replies: 20
Views: 1994

Re: Darkness,Silence,Cold...

Great start.. I like a "prepper" character who is NOT rich.
by fred.greek
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Remake of Man from UNCLE
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Remake of Man from UNCLE

As the years have passed, I have become ever more a cynic.
UNCLE? Was it not a “United Nations” secret police force? Without THRUSH, what would it do, attack anyone on the planet who objected to the new world order?
by fred.greek
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.
Replies: 69
Views: 10090

Re: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.

I would seriously doubt that the immune system of a present day human would be able to deal with bacteria & virus of nearly 2000 years ago.
by fred.greek
Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Old School
Replies: 123
Views: 23463

Re: Old School

Just found this story, and didn’t stop until I finished it.

I want to encourage you to keep up the great work.
by fred.greek
Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Sustainable food sorce and cooking - What to and how to xP
Replies: 21
Views: 1999

Re: Sustainable food sorce and cooking - What to and how to

Calories: Sweet potato/yam, where you not only get the calories in the tuber, but the leaves & young stems are edible as a green.

Vitamins: Moringa Olefara, a tropical tree, if grown on healthy soil, a handful or so of leaves can be thought of as a multivitamin.
by fred.greek
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You hear banging at your front door (new to the forum)
Replies: 22
Views: 1712

Re: You hear banging at your front door (new to the forum)

I’m retired, so I do tend to be home at 10:00 AM. While I find zombie movies, books, etc. to be entertaining, and the discussion of a zombie apocalypse to be a useful means to consider and plan emergency preparations, I have doubts of the actual likelihood of a true zombie apocalypse. So, I call 911...
by fred.greek
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Sudden Death
Replies: 289
Views: 51860

Re: Sudden Death

Thank you for the update. Hope all is going well on the homefront.
by fred.greek
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Which handguns airgun could be effective against a zombie?
Replies: 19
Views: 1902

Re: Which handguns airgun could be effective against a zombi

For zombie purposes, let's assume you must destroy the reptilian brain. http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sumer_anunnaki/reptiles/reptiles14.htm I'm not clear how any air gun could "do the job" unless it was in something like a position under the chin of the zombie to be able to fire into the reptil...
by fred.greek
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Trying to convince family the need for prepping
Replies: 39
Views: 4033

Re: Trying to convince family the need for prepping

Take the free online disaster preparedness course: https://accounts.coursera.org/signin?course_id=970248&r=https%3A%2F%2Fclass.coursera.org%2Fdisasterprep-001%2Fforum%2Flist%3Fforum_id%3D2&user_action=class&topic_name=Disaster%20Preparedness ... and ask your family for their help with your homework....
by fred.greek
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: ZSC:016
Topic: Preparedness Event brainstorming
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: Preparedness Event brainstorming

Vitamin, herb, etc. uses in maintaining health & treating injury or illness. Small scale power storage / generation options, in an emergency some light, communications, perhaps music can make a significant difference in morale. Water filtration, disinfecting, distillation, etc. Air filtration and ma...
by fred.greek
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Mythbuster's Zombie Apocalypse Episode
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Mythbuster's Zombie Apocalypse Episode

Personal opinion re zombies: Firearms punch holes, which unless the brain is destroyed, or the necessary nerves in the spine are "disconnected", just don't matter to the un-dead. The zombie however cannot put up an adequate chase, with a broken leg. Broken hands cannot grab. A smashed jaw cannot bit...

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