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by Impus
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Baltimore Riots
Replies: 91
Views: 10541

Re: Baltimore Riots

by Impus
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Water Purification Tech "Too Good To Be True"?
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Water Purification Tech "Too Good To Be True"?

A friend asked my opinion on whether this tech was real or "too good to be true", and making that call turns out to be above my pay grade. I figure that at least a few folks on these boards are better qualified than I to read the technical papers, ask around, and come up with some answers. http://ww...
by Impus
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Extreme cold in USA
Replies: 33
Views: 2544

Re: Extreme cold in USA

Personal anecdote: The Winter of '93 I was driving my Grandmother's '88 Honda Civic from NJ to VT. It got dark, and temps dropped well below 0F. The car had never been in sub-zero temps and there was a fair mount of moisture in the fuel system. I found myself stranded in whiteout conditions a good 1...
by Impus
Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: The Zombie-Proof Cabin
Replies: 15
Views: 5319

Re: The Zombie-Proof Cabin

IMHO the designer of this redoubt could learn a thing or two from not-so-long-ago warfare... http://clements.umich.edu/exhibits/onli ... ometry.php
by Impus
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: The meats most wont eat thread.
Replies: 70
Views: 6089

Re: The meats most wont eat thread.

An age ago, living in North Jersey my roomate would shoot squirrels out of the tree growing near our second floor kitchen window with a pellet gun, run out and grab them before anyone noticed, and then quick skin 'em, gut 'em, and Shake-N-Bake 'em. Meat was a little dry, but the coating kept what li...
by Impus
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wood Xylem Used To Filter Water
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Wood Xylem Used To Filter Water

This could have gone in any of several boards here, mods please move as appropriate. Link to a study where a where some folks from MIT basically plug a tube with a freshly cut stick and push water through it. Turns out coniferous softwoods make pretty good filters... http://www.plosone.org/article/i...
by Impus
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Wasteland Weekend - Southwest US
Replies: 34
Views: 9445

Re: Wasteland Weekend - Southwest US

Won't make it this year, but looking into going as a vendor for 2015.
by Impus
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Zombie Squad: A History
Replies: 21
Views: 12482

Re: Zombie Squad: A History

Wasn't this an Ambrose Bierce story? Seriously though, outstanding.
by Impus
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Help me identify this SKS paratrooper?
Replies: 21
Views: 2283

Re: Help me identify this SKS paratrooper?

Are you sure that it's a "Paratrooper"? My Norinco Paratrooper has no bayonet lug.
by Impus
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: heaviest blade YOU would carry on the trail/backpacking
Replies: 35
Views: 4007

Re: heaviest blade YOU would carry on the trail/backpacking

I started out with axes, hatchets, machetes, etc... After years of paring down to just the gear I actually need and use the blades I bring hiking/camping are pretty much what Mikeyboy posted above. I don't need a screwdriver in the backwoods, nor a knife large enough to field clean a deer. And if, f...
by Impus
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How do you carry your folding Solar Panel/
Replies: 9
Views: 2115

Re: How do you carry your folding Solar Panel/

Also have the GoalZero Nomad 7/Guide 10 battery pack. Been mercilessly hauling it around for two years now, challenging it to break. No worries so far.
by Impus
Tue May 27, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Looking for a compact SUV or AWD vehicle
Replies: 50
Views: 8506

Re: Looking for a compact SUV or AWD vehicle

Another vote for the Forrester. The only drawback I can think of is that the back seat is a little cramped, but fold those seats down ant there's a surprising amount of cargo space. Towing capacity, if I remember correctly, is 1500 lbs. Find a shop that'll install a class 3 hitch and brake controlle...
by Impus
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Wearing MARPAT in public?
Replies: 128
Views: 7776

Re: Wearing MARPAT in public?

Until finding this thread, my greatest concern on the matter was the fashion faux pas of wearing my MARPAT BDU pants with my woodland camo Camelbak. After a few days of watching the conversation, I'm back to that point of view. If a $3-5 pair of thrift store pants last 6-36 months of abuse, use 'em....
by Impus
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AA Battery charging pack for solar charger?
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Re: AA Battery charging pack for solar charger?

Bought the guide 10 with the batts. Happy with the purchase, FWIW.
by Impus
Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Godzilla, May 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2406

Re: Godzilla, May 2014

History shows again and again how Nature points up the folly of Man...
by Impus
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Drywall/Sheetrock as fireproofing
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Drywall/Sheetrock as fireproofing

For critical applications and super extra bonus points, add a layer of refractory wool; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-tempe ... ation_wool" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Impus
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Whats Your Top Ten Family Vehicles During Survival Situation
Replies: 36
Views: 5089

Re: Whats Your Top Ten Family Vehicles During Survival Situa

I've been very happy with Astrovans and Forresters. Roofracks and trailer hitches allow them to carry crazy amounts of gear, studded tires make snow and ice more or less a nonissue, and parts/service departments are ubiquitous.
by Impus
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Why do people get banned?
Replies: 17
Views: 1845

Re: Why do people get banned?

I miss Gundown... But this IS such a nice neighborhood these days.
by Impus
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Metal 3d printed guns
Replies: 24
Views: 2584

Re: Metal 3d printed guns

We went from ENIAC to the iPhone in 60 years. Looking at this tech, I wonder how far off those Replicators really are?
by Impus
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Second hello
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Second hello

Welcome back, TYFYS, and http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=139" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Impus
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Help me save a life.
Replies: 139
Views: 14105

Re: Help me save a life.

Is involuntary institutionalization an option?
by Impus
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hennessy Hammock, the Ultimate Survival/Bug Out Shelter?
Replies: 38
Views: 3507

Re: Hennessy Hammock, the Ultimate Survival/Bug Out Shelter?

Another reply in the negative. I like the HH well enough, but prefer to be on the ground, prefer to have my boots and pack in the shelter with me, and often camp in backcountry areas with no trees ie; desert or above treeline. I'd call it a piece of kit which does very well in many situations, but t...
by Impus
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Chisel Style knives ??
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

Re: Chisel Style knives ??

Seems kinda gimmicky to me. If you need a knife, use a knife. If you need a chisel, use a chisel. I can't think of a backpacking scenario where I'd want to compromise my knife by having one which was part chisel, nor a situation when I'd be using a chisel where I'd want anything but a proper chisel.
by Impus
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Into the Black: Aftermath of the worst fire in CO history
Replies: 89
Views: 13501

Re: Into the Black: Aftermath of the worst fire in CO histor

I'm going to apply Occam's Razor here and suggest; 1. If there was not enough oxygen to start a car, there probably would not be enough oxygen for an operator to make the attempt. 2. Neither I nor any of the other vehicle-savvy folks here have knowledge of any "pre-ignition oxygen content/air qualit...

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