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by Ellywick
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Lentils
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: Lentils

There are a ton of recipes for lentils. You can pretty much use them as you would any other type of bean. They make a good hummus instead of using chickpeas. The real key to using them, IMO, is to make sure you cook them to the desired consistency for what you are using them. For something like a ha...
by Ellywick
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: New here

Welcome! Good to have someone else interested in archery here. Look forward to your contributions to the forum :D
by Ellywick
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Flat pack bowl.
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Flat pack bowl.

Even if they maybe aren't as useful for a BOB (although I could think of uses for them), at a minimum, I think these would be great for snacks on long car rides for kids. Or nice for a packing a picnic. I have a weird obsession with traditional picnic baskets and like to go on picnics with my kids a...
by Ellywick
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 321820

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

In between wrangling three small children, processed a bunch of veggies from the garden. Freezer is stocked with more green beans, tomatoes to make sauce with after harvest, ground cherries for jam later, and poblanos and jalapenos to go with green tomatoes in a pureed salsa verde. Dehydrated some b...
by Ellywick
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: ZOMBIE CAT!
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: ZOMBIE CAT!

So, apparently this proves I will watch just about anything with cats in it. All I could think of watching this is, "Oh, hims so mad being in that crate. Hims want to eat someone's face off for being stuck in there. Hims like eating those guys. Nom nom nom. Oh, little kitteh watching TV like a perso...
by Ellywick
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?
Replies: 37
Views: 3575

Re: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?

I too have a Bag of Holding as my EDC! I love it and find it is big enough for most of the things I would want and my schedule book for work, cell phone, umbrella, a book, and my tablet computer. Sometimes I can also stuff whatever crochet project I am working on in it if it isn't too big. My most r...
by Ellywick
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What is your opinion on prepping?
Replies: 14
Views: 1285

Re: What is your opinion on prepping?

I think it is difficult to respond to the question of this post based on the article without getting into politics, which is verboten on ZS. That being said, I will say that I think the article definitely seems skewed in ways to paint preppers as extremists whatever their political affiliation. I me...
by Ellywick
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1760
Views: 272431

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Bought a Leatherman Squirt because even though I have a larger Leatherman Rev in my EDC satchel/purse, I have a cross body wallet/clutch I carry for short trips or when I leave the office for lunch and wanted something small to go on that. Pretty pleased with it.
by Ellywick
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Mandalorian
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: The Mandalorian

Yeah, I hate feeding the corporate Disney monster, but my husband and I will probably purchase the Disney streaming service because it includes Hulu+, we like cartoons, we have 3 kids, we're comic book and Star Wars geeks, and use Netflix and Hulu for our entertainment needs instead of cable. Feels ...
by Ellywick
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Matrix 4
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Matrix 4

I have no clue what they think they could do with a story, as (spoilers) both Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss' characters die in the third one. I wasnt a fan of the way the trilogy ended, but this doesn't sound like a good idea at all. Ah, but if you will recall in the meeting with the Architect ...
by Ellywick
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Matrix 4
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Matrix 4

I have no clue what they think they could do with a story, as (spoilers) both Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss' characters die in the third one. I wasnt a fan of the way the trilogy ended, but this doesn't sound like a good idea at all.
by Ellywick
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground

Evan the Diplomat wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:13 am
Here is a 20 minute podcast that gives both a play by play of Russia’s changing story of the disaster and the background on why Russia is developing these kinds of weapons.
Evan...link?
by Ellywick
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin

Wow, that is kind of impressive. That being said, since he was eating essentially trash from a landfill and was in complete isolation (which research shows leads to not great things for humans mentally and physically) a part of me wonders if he didn't actually carve out an existence worse for himsel...
by Ellywick
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Boys
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: The Boys

This Amazon Prime original series is the antidote to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Proof that absolute power corrupts absolutely. It is a movie about comic books so I am not so sure it is proof of anything. The writers do their absolute level best to make the "Superheroes"; Dickish, insane, murder...
by Ellywick
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Which point of view should I write my zombie book?
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Which point of view should I write my zombie book?

Really depends the type of zombie outbreak story you want to tell. If there is one main character's journey you want to follow and you don't mind filtering everything through their biased perspective (it can be fun to have an unreliable or biased narrator), then do first person. If you want to tell ...
by Ellywick
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Plague of Locusts Strikes Las Vegas
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Plague of Locusts Strikes Las Vegas

This just makes me think of my favorite cheesy animal disaster movie. It's called Locusts and has Lucy Lawless as the "Undersecretary of Agriculture" fighting a swarm of super locusts eating their way across the United States. It's pretty delightfully awful.
by Ellywick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Megadroughts
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: Megadroughts

So, I have trouble posting links on here, but along the lines of apocalyptic weather events, India has seen temps reaching up to 123 degrees this past June. Over 100 people have died and if warming trends continue the temps may get high enough that humans just can't survive in large parts of the cou...
by Ellywick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 163
Views: 13085

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

It is absolutely insane for them to say they are making headway in peace talks while Taliban ramp up violence against civilians. I am the one of the first people to recommend diplomatic measures versus violence, but groups like this, willing to take out purely civilian sites as a power play...just f...
by Ellywick
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Free Olight review thread-I3E
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Free Olight review thread-I3E

Wootness! It came in!!! Was starting to worry it had been delivered to the wrong house, as we sometimes have issues with the mail. Haven't used it other than testing, but love that it is small enough to hang off of the ring on my wallet/clutch and is very bright for the size. Also seems really durab...
by Ellywick
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Free Olight review thread-I3E
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Free Olight review thread-I3E

Was really hoping mine would come in before I went on a trip this weekend, but sadly it did not. Keep trying to convince my husband to also sign up and order one, but he doesn't want to :( They're out of them now. I tried to get my wife to order one but the offer was over. :( Bummer. Well, at least...
by Ellywick
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Free Olight review thread-I3E
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Free Olight review thread-I3E

Was really hoping mine would come in before I went on a trip this weekend, but sadly it did not.

Keep trying to convince my husband to also sign up and order one, but he doesn't want to :(
by Ellywick
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: What are you playing?
Replies: 832
Views: 76182

Re: What are you playing?

May be a bit after the fact, but my husband and I found a copy of Mass Effect 1-3 on the cheap. We picked it up and started to play. Looks cool and has a lot of the typical dynamics Bioware is known for. We enjoy most Bioware games.
by Ellywick
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Man Kills at Least 33 in Japanese Anime Studio Arson
Replies: 1
Views: 784

Re: Man Kills at Least 33 in Japanese Anime Studio Arson

Read up on this some more. Horrifying and sad the number of people who died. Apparently, the man was planning this for some time. I guess purchase of gas is strictly monitored in Japan and they don't sell it in containers (partially because of previous mass arson killings- one of which in 2001 of 41...
by Ellywick
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Stranger Things 1 and 2
Replies: 18
Views: 2473

Re: Stranger Things 1 and 2

Steve finally wins a fight !!! https://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af242/boomslang45/yahoo.gif Eep! Don't spoil it! My husband and I were too busy to binge-watch it tonight. Probably won't have time until Saturday. Good on Steve, though. He needs a win, especially with them putting him in that sai...

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