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by Aceman
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: How do I convert pool water to perfectly drinkable water?
Replies: 24
Views: 1683

Re: How do I convert pool water to perfectly drinkable water?

Polar_Bear wrote: yup and he can even use it to drink his own urine if he so wants
If the boys have been swimming and I'm drinking pool water - I'm probably doing that anyway!
by Aceman
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Not So Neighborly Neighbor
Replies: 62
Views: 3097

Re: Not So Neighborly Neighbor

Nothing amazing to add to this - all covered. I will mention this - a guy with his hands on your throat didn't get shot? You sir, have nerves of steel and infinite love for mankind. I applaud you. I agree - let's don't shoot unless we have to... That said - He should have been detained until the pop...
by Aceman
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Swine Flu Second Wave: How are you prepping & planning?
Replies: 67
Views: 4117

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

werd on the JIT style (lean principles rule - usually) Also - a lot of things are what is refered to as "in-elastic supply chain" for example. They cannot take more than a +/- 4% change in demand without all kinds of chaos. .380 ammo for example, 9mm etc...when the Obama gun ban craziness struck +10...
by Aceman
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Getting between urban centres - Train lines
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Re: Getting between urban centres - Train lines

Great idea....until someone has the equally great idea of ambushing a rail traveller. But they are a high liklihood direct route/low obstruction path. Travel with care!
by Aceman
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Most comfortable, yet lean/zen sleep kit you can think of?
Replies: 13
Views: 1545

Re: Most comfortable, yet lean/zen sleep kit you can think of?

I'm REALLY liking the sound of this....Small, light, and useful anywhere there are two trees... This may be the most awesome survival/minimal camping/bug out advice EVER!!!!! Thanks guys Only thing...I'm 6'2" and ~235lbs. Some of these things aren't rated for more than 200 - should I be concerned???...
by Aceman
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Swine Flu Second Wave: How are you prepping & planning?
Replies: 67
Views: 4117

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

Tc - I hear you and total respect. Well said. Mantis - Preparing for a major outbreak as a result of the current pandemic involves simply: 1) Increasing stocks of food and other critical items so as to minimize the amount of time spent in public places and to be prepared for shortages that could occ...
by Aceman
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Your next few decisions may determine your survival...
Replies: 29
Views: 1504

Re: Your next few decisions may determine your survival...

I'll give it a go. First - I jack into the matrix and reload all of my firearms knowledge. However - I'll go with this happened when i was away from them. Let them in is not the issue. Me and my companions are on the roof (here in Florida). We let the people below do what they want and move on. We p...
by Aceman
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Psychology of small groups
Replies: 75
Views: 2872

Re: Psychology of small groups

"Who Moved my Zombie?" by Dr. Kabong The Seven Habits of Highly Effective SHTF Survivors and Chicken Soup for the Soul-less Zombie Hunter are good too! I spent a chunck of time getting trained in the Incident command system. I think situational leadership is a great approach to SHTF. But it's tough...
by Aceman
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Swine Flu Second Wave: How are you prepping & planning?
Replies: 67
Views: 4117

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

Seasonal flu outbreaks are not pandemics. They don't have global scope. Yes - they are global (which by the way - total global infection isn't necessary for pandemic). That regular old flu we get here in January - will be gotten by people in europe, South america, Asia etc... and some will die. Jus...
by Aceman
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Psychology of small groups
Replies: 75
Views: 2872

Re: Psychology of small groups

Let me re-introduce myself: Dr. Aceman, PhD in Cognitive Psychology. However, social psych was a hobby of mine for quite some time, and I actually do IO type work these days. A few things: AMEN to read refereed journals! I can not tell you the number of people that tell me all about their new topic ...
by Aceman
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Swine Flu Second Wave: How are you prepping & planning?
Replies: 67
Views: 4117

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

I see a lot of facts - but little information. Pandemic clearly means people in geographically disparate locations. But note that they eliminate certain "regularly occurring" pandemics like the seasonal flu - which is a pandemic that happens every year. Why the big interest in this? It's new, and it...
by Aceman
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Living in a sprawling metropolis, bug out to where??
Replies: 57
Views: 2433

Re: Living in a sprawling metropolis, bug out to where??

Well, I'm in Tampa, which I think makes Mesa look like a nice little rural community. Tampa/St.Pete/Clearwater = 3M plus inhabitants, with lot's of bridges and bottlenecks. The best general rule, IMO is this: If bugging out - you need to leave before everyone else does. If you don't, the better rule...
by Aceman
Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: How do I convert pool water to perfectly drinkable water?
Replies: 24
Views: 1683

Re: How do I convert pool water to perfectly drinkable water?

My pool is indeed clorine. If I want to use sal water - that's what the bay and the gulf are for.

I've actually seriously thought about the filter/pitcher approach. great for just plain daily water.

I always like preps that I'd be using anyway.
by Aceman
Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: $100 to invest in ALCOHOL.... WWYD
Replies: 54
Views: 2862

Re: $100 to invest in ALCOHOL.... WWYD

I actually had a similar discussion on this a bit ago, and here is the conclusion I came to: #1 Stop smoking/drinking/coffee dependence now! Last thing you need to be doing in SHTF is jonesing for something! I'm not saying don't drink coffee (that's madness!) just be sure you don't NEED it. #2 alcoh...
by Aceman
Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: How do I convert pool water to perfectly drinkable water?
Replies: 24
Views: 1683

How do I convert pool water to perfectly drinkable water?

Is this even necessary?

If so, what are some recommended ways to do so? Obviously, boil and drink might work. But is there anything particularly recommended for high clorinated water?

Drops, iodine, add gateraid? what!
by Aceman
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bug out clothing - FAIL!
Replies: 20
Views: 1816

Re: Bug out clothing - FAIL!

The pants may not be the only thing that have "expired" in the bag!

That's why i like to actively use my stuff when hiking/camping. I use it and replace immediately. That way i know it works, I get to test/use it, and it stays fresh!
by Aceman
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Most comfortable, yet lean/zen sleep kit you can think of?
Replies: 13
Views: 1545

Most comfortable, yet lean/zen sleep kit you can think of?

I want to get something in a bivy format. Ideally, I'm thinking pad, bug net outer (in Florida), and what for the inside? What pad? small, light, but comfy What bed/bivy/bag? Only needs to keep me dry - warm down to 50 What net? Has to keep vampiric mosquitos out. Light is key, small is good, and of...
by Aceman
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: BOB'ing with Discovery Channel's 'The Colony'
Replies: 92
Views: 4058

Re: BOB'ing with Discovery Channel's 'The Colony'

evil monkey wrote: What I meant is that the board generally frowns on talk of shooting peopl.
Noted - thanks for the tip!
by Aceman
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Swine Flu Second Wave: How are you prepping & planning?
Replies: 67
Views: 4117

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

In the interest of generating informative discussion, as opposed to "resentment" (point taken - all caps uncalled for!)

Just what is a Pandemic? And why is H1N1 so interesting?
by Aceman
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Concept?
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: BOB Concept?

I agree with chef - sounds pretty heavy to me. I prefer to go the minimalist route. But I see what you are doing and like it. If you can do wilderness, you can easily do suburbs/urban. As for weapons, I generally don't have any - except 20 years of kung fu. Still waffling on the carry permit. EDC - ...
by Aceman
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: TC's guide to modifying your Swiss Army Knife (56K slaughter
Replies: 18
Views: 15500

Re: TC's guide to modifying your Swiss Army Knife (56K slaughter

OMG - this is sacrilege! How dare you question Swiss knife technology!!!!!

even if it is pretty freakin' cool...
by Aceman
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Swine Flu Second Wave: How are you prepping & planning?
Replies: 67
Views: 4117

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

The same as I would/should for ANY OTHER FREAKING FLU SEASON!!!!!!!!!
by Aceman
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: BOB'ing with Discovery Channel's 'The Colony'
Replies: 92
Views: 4058

Re: BOB'ing with Discovery Channel's 'The Colony'

I'd have to shoot the handyman and the PhD guy. And I have a PhD myself... Uh...maybe not the best idea. I'd rather be nowhere near these people. Which is why I'd stay away...That's one of the main flaws of the show IMO - you don't get to pick your group. In reality, I'd have avoided a number of th...
by Aceman
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepare your home - Popular Mechanics Article
Replies: 13
Views: 1236

Re: Prepare your home - Popular Mechanics Article

Overall some good stuff. And remember - this is popular mechanics - not popular survivalist. It probably got a numbr of non-prepped people thinking. Kudo's to them.

And as for the lack of gun info...again, they know their audience/readership. I'm guessing half are subscribed to guns and ammo too.

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