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by Aceman
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: (Pics) How-To: Keychain Mini-Bic Lighter
Replies: 30
Views: 7527

Re: (Pics) How-To: Keychain Mini-Bic Lighter

Dead Zed wrote:Nice!

But how do you melt the ends on the paracord when it's glued to the lighter?
:D
You do it BEFORE you attach it to the lighter. Tard. Bonus life tip - don't keep lock de-icer in the glove compartment. :lol:

Very cool work.
by Aceman
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: first solo bug out
Replies: 27
Views: 1625

Re: first solo bug out

Man.... Its been a week and no update. Hope the OP made it. That flightplan would have given the Rangers something to follow other than a flock of buzzards :wink: LMAO!!!! That was too funny. I love teting my stuff (bag etc...) and do so every chance I get. I haven't done an 'overnight' yet as I do...
by Aceman
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Flashlights?
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

Re: Flashlights?

Light is one of those thing high on my list of 'Don't want to be without" particularly in the dark! Thus I generally triple up+ on it: Main light - Innova X5 Secondary - Gerber ultra Third - Innova single LED Plus....lightsticks Then there is light from fire..another triple+ item.And might be a ligh...
by Aceman
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparedness degree
Replies: 18
Views: 1540

Re: Preparedness degree

Good advice about be cautious / don't waste the GI BIll cash....period! One of the things that is tough career-wise is recognizing that there are many paths to get to a particular place. It doesn't have to be accounting, CPA, Accountant...And in many cases that can really pigeon hole/restrict you. U...
by Aceman
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparedness degree
Replies: 18
Views: 1540

Re: Preparedness degree

AMU is not a bad program but it's accreditation is right at the boundary. If you are going to shop that degree around beltway bandits and similar types they should be OK with it but it you are going to try to present it to DHS, FBI or big corporations like Chevron or KPMG won't give it a second loo...
by Aceman
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparedness degree
Replies: 18
Views: 1540

Re: Preparedness degree

Go PENN STATE! Class of 89... I will say that most people over-estimate the value of a given school's reputation. HR generally doesn't work that hard. Big schools vary too much in quality between programs for anyone to really be sure of the quality. College degree = good, no degree = not so good. as...
by Aceman
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Joining/starting a CERT
Replies: 20
Views: 1143

Re: Joining/starting a CERT

also try the local Health Department. They will likely have a Public Health Preparedness coordinator or some such position that amomng other things wants to have CERT listings for the dispensing of Prophylaxis in case of say a Pandemic....
by Aceman
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Any survival "tricks"?
Replies: 111
Views: 8062

Re: Any survival "tricks"?

Here is a really important one: DON'T GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN!!!! Be sure to have something with you. This is why I work a modular batch of gear. EDC, Pouch, Bag, Extended Bag. Preparedness is all about being prepared and not getting caught in such a state. That said - if you do get caught; ...
by Aceman
Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What style of prepper are you?
Replies: 51
Views: 2821

Re: What style of prepper are you?

I'm a bit of mix - but always trying to push things further. One big thing that impacts my style is the fact that I have a family, and at some point if it is bad, I'm leaving. I also believe that SHTF is wayyyy more likely for a month than TEOTWAWKI. Finally, I believe in LEAN. The less I have/need,...
by Aceman
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rewriting the law (Basic rules of conduct for party members)
Replies: 163
Views: 7569

Re: Rewriting the law (Basic rules of conduct for party members)

I don't know if this has been covered or not, and it's more of a guiding principle than a rule: If there are so many laws/rules that a Lawyer is needed, there are to damn many laws. And, if they are not clearly written, in plain language so that everyone except idiots and small children can understa...
by Aceman
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: If you were to start fresh today, how would you go about it?
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: If you were to start fresh today, how would you go about it?

Made an actual plan as step #1 - basics - prioritized disasters - defined levels of prep (food: 3 days/week/2 weeks/month etc...Hurricane/Fire/Drought/Terrorist) Then set about accumulating and tracking. Would have more of the right stuff sooner, less wasted/junk stuff, and be more prepped overall s...
by Aceman
Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Endometriosis Treatment - Drugs Or Nature?
Replies: 27
Views: 1154

Re: Endometriosis Treatment - Drugs Or Nature?

Well, as far as WWYD? I have Psoriatic Arthritis. It's actually in the same family of auto-immune disorders as your wife's fibromyalgia. Nasty critter. At the end of the day, this is a nasty genetic wrong instruction. The holistic pin stick and herbal tea crowd can suggest what they like, but until ...
by Aceman
Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How will your career hold up to TEOTWAWKI situation?
Replies: 145
Views: 9543

Re: How will your career hold up to TEOTWAWKI situation?

Guitar playing martial artist, and quality professional? I'll do ok with guitar and kung fu.
by Aceman
Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Disgruntled employees
Replies: 34
Views: 1698

Re: Disgruntled employees

If this is this much of a problem, something you might consider...sort of super-ultra proactive approach: One thing I will say about this, and having been a director over Human Resources, is that NO employee should EVER be surprised about being dismissed (exception: Completely mental egregious actio...
by Aceman
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2.5 Gallon Plastic Water Bottle Collapse
Replies: 19
Views: 3528

Re: 2.5 Gallon Plastic Water Bottle Collapse

I don't store water in them - but I keep them available for ready storage.

Gotta link to the woes of G-store jugs....

I haven't had a problem with them yet; If keeping them empty! If storing even for < 1 year filled I've had them leak.
by Aceman
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2.5 Gallon Plastic Water Bottle Collapse
Replies: 19
Views: 3528

Re: 2.5 Gallon Plastic Water Bottle Collapse

Grocery store milk jug ftw!
by Aceman
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Starting a Survival/camping club at school
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Starting a Survival/camping club at school

with all of the Man v Wild / survivorman love out there, I think it would be an awesome idea. Think about the core wlderness survival skills: fresh water Fire shelter set it up so people do/learn those things. Maybe have a 'minimalist/survival' outing for those interested and more general trips for ...
by Aceman
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Skills or Stuff?
Replies: 48
Views: 1882

Re: Skills or Stuff?

I have to go with skills. You have your skills no matter what. And skills can be adapted/generalized to various situations and settings. If I have a few tools, they can vastly improve the effectiveness of my skills. But they don't eliminate them. Example: with a knife and some pararchord, I'm making...
by Aceman
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Gear distribution
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Gear distribution

How about this? Member A -Full size Axe -Machete/big-damn-chopper-knife/whatever -2 Quart pot with lid -1L bottles of white gas on hand -MSR Miniworks Filter -.22LR rifle, bolt action or lever action, tube fed .357Mag revolver, double action Member B -Hatchet/mid-size axe -Machete/big-damn-chopper-k...
by Aceman
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Several WWYD Question
Replies: 31
Views: 1404

Re: Several WWYD Question

1.) ZED's have been officially comfirmed in your area, what is your first course of action? - Load weapons, start lockdown procedures 2.) Where do you go on your first supply run? - The gaarage. If I were going out - grocery store nearby 3.) What firearms would you wish to have with you? (plausible ...
by Aceman
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Choose suicide over conversion to Zombie?
Replies: 75
Views: 3884

Re: Choose suicide over conversion to Zombie?

All things being equal (which they never are...) I gotta take myself out. It's the only decent thing to do for others.
by Aceman
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Top Ten ways not to Survive the Coming Collapse
Replies: 49
Views: 4394

Re: Top Ten ways not to Survive the Coming Collapse

I think the first point should be: Don´t have any medical condition that needs permanent treatment or meds. My current state of employment, or lack thereof, has changed my insurance. That has resulted in a lack of my arthritis medication. That has helped reacquaint me with just how much pain I was ...
by Aceman
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Applying Business Practices to Attacks by the Undead
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: Applying Business Practices to Attacks by the Undead

Some of that is great. And some is total BS. I'd like to think I can tell the difference!
by Aceman
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Swine Flu Second Wave: How are you prepping & planning?
Replies: 67
Views: 4126

Re: Swine Flu Second Wave: How are you prepping & planning?

I guess the thing that really drives me nuts, is that Mantis' list is what EVERYONE should know for EVERY flu season. schools should teach it, businesses should practice/support it, and people should live it. Maybe not the N95, but at least some thorough hand wash, keep digits out of orifices, cough...

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