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by Hatch
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Would you voluntarily take the H1N1 Vaccine?
Replies: 239
Views: 7152

Re: Would you voluntarily take the H1N1 Vaccine?

I'll take the flu, thanks. And anyone who tries to force me to take the shot, will take a shot of their own. :wink: --Hatch Hatch, regardless of your feelings on the vaccine, we don't talk about shooting healthcare workers on ZS, even with a :wink: smilie...consider this an official warning...we ca...
by Hatch
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Would you voluntarily take the H1N1 Vaccine?
Replies: 239
Views: 7152

Re: Would you voluntarily take the H1N1 Vaccine?

For everyone who says, "sure, I'll take it," you might want to Google "1976 swine flu vaccine." The scare and media hype around the 1976 swine flu was pretty much the same as what we're seeing now with this latest manbearpig flu. That 1976 flu epidemic killed exactly one person in the U.S., but 40 m...
by Hatch
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: A local case of "Constructive Possession".
Replies: 49
Views: 1963

Re: A local case of "Constructive Possession".

This guy might just as well have sent a letter to the ATF requesting to be arrested. Note the picture of the items for sale. Could any reasonable person describe this as anything but an SBR kit? Also, note the incriminating VFG cutout in the case. It's highly likely that the weapon was once in an AO...
by Hatch
Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which gas masks?
Replies: 25
Views: 3309

Re: Which gas masks?

If riot control agents become a concern, 2 or 3 bandanas and a pair of swim goggles would hold you. Not as good as a gas mask but it would be better than nothing. Keep a bandana in a plastic bag with half a lime. Obviously you can't just leave a half a lime sitting around in plastic bag or it will ...
by Hatch
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: A question for US Crossbow owners...
Replies: 21
Views: 989

Re: A question for US Crossbow owners...

In the State of North Carolina, buying a crossbow requires a handgun purchase permit, issued by your county sheriff. Legally, a crossbow is treated the same as a handgun. You even have to fill out a 4473 when buying one, silly as that may sound. But ironically, you can buy a muzzle-loading black po...
by Hatch
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How will your career hold up to TEOTWAWKI situation?
Replies: 145
Views: 7436

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

My current job field is IT, but my actual job for the last 20 years or so has always been Fixer of Problems, in one form or another. I imagine there will be no shortage of problems in the scenario described, so expect I'd have no problem finding work. :wink:

--Hatch
by Hatch
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: A question for US Crossbow owners...
Replies: 21
Views: 989

Re: A question for US Crossbow owners...

In the State of North Carolina, buying a crossbow requires a handgun purchase permit, issued by your county sheriff. Legally, a crossbow is treated the same as a handgun. You even have to fill out a 4473 when buying one, silly as that may sound. But ironically, you can buy a muzzle-loading black pow...
by Hatch
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Guard/Family Dog
Replies: 138
Views: 8195

Re: Guard/Family Dog

Good post, Dog Off Leash ! I agree with all of your points, but I can definitely concur on points #4 and #6. My wife and I got our GSD from a very reputable breeder that works only with German working dog bloodlines. Not only was the dog very expensive, but the closest reputable breeder of that sort...
by Hatch
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How Are You Gonna Keep Warm?
Replies: 62
Views: 5103

Re: How Are You Gonna Keep Warm?

fair enough... where I am, the g/f being in the sleeping bag is more than sufficient for the coldest of nights and that only lasts a few weeks like our extreme heat of ... high 80's and low 90s lol ;) before you get angry, I spent 30 years in Phoenix so I know the heat! and the desert cold... ;) Ok...
by Hatch
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which gas masks?
Replies: 25
Views: 3309

Re: Which gas masks?

Could someone break down all the ratings that are avail. such as NBC? I know what an NBC filter does but what do the others use? Im guessing silicon is best since it wont melt off me? Go here, and browse to your heart's content: http://www.approvedgasmasks.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);retu...
by Hatch
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Screw Dick's Sporting Goods!
Replies: 59
Views: 2668

Re: Screw Dick's Sporting Goods!

Were you intentionally trying to sound like Master Tatsu (Shredder's right hand man in the original TMNT movie)? Uhhh... probably not, because I don't know wtf you're talking about. :lol: --Hatch :? -1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles= TMNT, you have seen the movie, right? Nope, sorry. Didn't know it w...
by Hatch
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Screw Dick's Sporting Goods!
Replies: 59
Views: 2668

Re: Screw Dick's Sporting Goods!

Space Jockey wrote:Were you intentionally trying to sound like Master Tatsu (Shredder's right hand man in the original TMNT movie)?
Uhhh... probably not, because I don't know wtf you're talking about. :lol:

--Hatch
by Hatch
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will the increase in Militia activity interfere with preps?
Replies: 148
Views: 5426

Re: Will the increase in Militia activity interfere with preps?

dogbane wrote:It's not illegal to be in a militia, is it?
Apparently, it depends on who you ask. :?

--Hatch
by Hatch
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Screw Dick's Sporting Goods!
Replies: 59
Views: 2668

Re: Screw Dick's Sporting Goods!

Thanks for understanding! That is an excellent idea. I think I will try to snaggle a copy of the green sheet. Problem is, they ask for it back... I might have to just run out the store with it. "Let's see here, I'll just fill out this green form... ladee da... HOLY CRAP!! LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT C...
by Hatch
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will the increase in Militia activity interfere with preps?
Replies: 148
Views: 5426

Re: Will the increase in Militia activity interfere with preps?

If someone here, or even at another non-aggressive (sorry, don't like using variants of the word "militia" since the meaning of the word has changed over the past century), were to get arrested/detained/questioned/disappeared/thrown on a watch list for any reason related to prepping (doesn't matter...
by Hatch
Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will the increase in Militia activity interfere with preps?
Replies: 148
Views: 5426

Re: Will the increase in Militia activity interfere with preps?

tireiron wrote:I can't speak for everybody, but I suspect that even the most hardcore, high-speed, badass ZSers are part dork.
Busted: my PAW survival group wears Star Trek uniforms. :wink:

--Hatch
by Hatch
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will the increase in Militia activity interfere with preps?
Replies: 148
Views: 5426

Re: Will the increase in Militia activity interfere with preps?

dogbane wrote:I think there's a good chance that the "NC Jihadists" might be a case study in broad-brush overreach. We should keep an eye on that case.
QFT. That particular case makes me very nervous about the direction we're headed in.

--Hatch
by Hatch
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Why "Well in the PAW, FCC Regs are irrelevant" is wrong.
Replies: 68
Views: 1939

Re: Why "Well in the PAW, FCC Regs are irrelevant" is wrong.

That's why I said your previous post was about spot on (target). :D I'd still say that in priority commo equipment (and practice with it) falls behind your food supplies (and practicing growing your food), your first aid/medical equipment (and education), your defensive/hunting weapons (and practic...
by Hatch
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will the increase in Militia activity interfere with preps?
Replies: 148
Views: 5426

Re: Will the increase in Militia activity interfere with preps?

Look at ZS through the eyes of the "average" American. We're fucking scary. Take the photos from the Hot or Not Mall Ninja thread and show them on the news out of context. Most of your city-dwelling intellectuals are going to say, "somebody needs to do something about those crazies!" I can hear the ...
by Hatch
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Why "Well in the PAW, FCC Regs are irrelevant" is wrong.
Replies: 68
Views: 1939

Re: Why "Well in the PAW, FCC Regs are irrelevant" is wrong.

LowKey - I wouldn't argue that having some comm equipment now, even if you don't have a license, is necessarily a bad thing. And I'm not pushing you or anyone to get a license just to have the piece of paper. I'm only saying that you might not realize the full value and potential of that equipment y...
by Hatch
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: How do I convert pool water to perfectly drinkable water?
Replies: 24
Views: 1196

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

Did some quick research on the dry ice + pool water thing, and it doesn't appear as though a chemical reaction would take place when dry ice is added to the treated water. Keep in mind that CO2 is pretty inert. HOWEVER, I did find a reference that said that CO2 bubbling in the water would make it sl...
by Hatch
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Screw Dick's Sporting Goods!
Replies: 59
Views: 2668

Re: Screw Dick's Sporting Goods!

Hatch, I did exactly what you suggested. I wrote down the employees name, and mentioned it in the letter. I was so pissed off I couldn't even speak. My son was with me, and I don't like to ever loose my temper around him. If I had complained to the manager, it would've been pretty heated. BTW, the ...
by Hatch
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will the increase in Militia activity interfere with preps?
Replies: 148
Views: 5426

Re: Will the increase in Militia activity interfere with preps?

I read the SPLC report this afternoon. Load of shit. Using the metrics applied in the report, anyone who owns a set of cammie jammies, a gun, more than a week's worth of food, and thinks that the U.S. Constitution is a pretty good foundation for running a country - is a militia member. And then, any...
by Hatch
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Why "Well in the PAW, FCC Regs are irrelevant" is wrong.
Replies: 68
Views: 1939

Re: Why "Well in the PAW, FCC Regs are irrelevant" is wrong.

Just to play devil's advocate here, there is one aspect to this issue that seems to have been overlooked in the discussion so far: "communication" requires two or more parties. One could say, "well, I don't see the point of having a license, I'll just use my comms equipment after the SHTF and figure...

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