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by Psyko5616
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: So im thinking about joining the National Guard
Replies: 39
Views: 1614

Re: So im thinking about joining the National Guard

I'm in a similar situation. I'm looking at Army vs National Guard vs Reserve and I've seen some useful information so far. I'm wondering if there are financial differences, and there must definitely be lifestyle differences. I found what seems to be a good site for a comparison of many branches, htt...
by Psyko5616
Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Seasonal BoB?
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Seasonal BoB?

Pack many light layers and one waterproof one, that way you can put on more clothes of youre cold, a layer if its raining, or if its hot you can dry one light layer while wearing another. dry by tying them to your pack or trees or house or whatever.
by Psyko5616
Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: 7 years later, how would you react?
Replies: 35
Views: 1715

Re: 7 years later, how would you react?

You're all unrealistic and being silly, I hope you're being silly on purpose and not being serious. A flight attendant falling of a plane and surviving is a fluke involving how high she fell from,wind speed, ground conditions and her falling conditions, and is a totally unexpected survival condition...
by Psyko5616
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Pain killers and the like.
Replies: 59
Views: 4520

Re: Pain killers and the like.

Last I checked, Whip-Its, a common recreational inhalant (Nitrous Oxide) were still legal. S I think they come with a warning now that they're not supposed to be used that way...some kind of offense. Also, isn't nitrus oxide Laughing Gas? As such it should be noted the deminished capacity it will c...
by Psyko5616
Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Musical Instruments for the BOB (pic heavy)
Replies: 60
Views: 3127

Re: Musical Instruments for the BOB (pic heavy)

5.56 SS109 wrote:

Someone needs to make a solar powered MP3 player.
Apples workin on it. They submitted a patent on a solar powered touch screen not too long ago.
by Psyko5616
Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: pain management for wilderness injury
Replies: 83
Views: 3528

Re: pain management for wilderness injury

What kind of pain is this? There are other RX options for treating pain beyond straight opiates depending on what it is. Headaches and sore muscles have been my test pains. Admitadly only 1 drug has ever worked on my worst migranes and thats Duradrin (beautiful beautiful duradrin), but the sore mus...
by Psyko5616
Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: pain management for wilderness injury
Replies: 83
Views: 3528

Re: pain management for wilderness injury

I can't say that he would go for the morphine, I'm just looking for effective alternatives to vicodin because vicodin doesn't even dull my pain. I guess it and I are just incompatable. I keep naproxen, acetomenophin, and aspirin in my FAKs, but I do want at least one heavy duty pain killer just in c...
by Psyko5616
Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: pain management for wilderness injury
Replies: 83
Views: 3528

Re: pain management for wilderness injury

I have a halfway decient relationship with my general practitioner, in that he pretty much just does what I ask him to. I told him about my bug out bag and asked him for a heavy duty painkiller, so he perscribed me some 7.5/350 vicodin. I thought that was pretty cool of him, because I didn't know wh...
by Psyko5616
Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Pain killers and the like.
Replies: 59
Views: 4520

Re:

Well I'm pretty much set now. Got the doc to write me a script for some mild/heavy painkillers for my knees (chronic pain that makes me wanna cry). They're called "Ultram", and boy, do they work. I looked up Ultram and came up with Tramadol, and I don't think I've ever seen such a long list or so e...
by Psyko5616
Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Going all .22?
Replies: 73
Views: 2548

Re: Going all .22?

I have multiple friends that are in the medical field and also avid hunters, and one disturbing piece of information I continue to hear is that a .22 is not a reliable means of penitrating the human skull, as such, not a reliable means of dispatching zombies. I'm told of stories where the bullet hit...
by Psyko5616
Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:39 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging in when your neighborhood is full of ***holes
Replies: 81
Views: 3080

Re: Bugging in when your neighborhood is full of ***holes

Sorry man. Educating your neighbors seemed like the most progressive, practical, functional and fruitful idea, pretty sure that without moving it is your best bet. You may have to come at it from mulitiple angles before it strikes one of them, but when you get of them behind you they can help too, a...
by Psyko5616
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Musical Instruments for the BOB (pic heavy)
Replies: 60
Views: 3127

Re: Musical Instruments for the BOB (pic heavy)

I have a harmonica that I can barely play in my BOB, I love that this thread exists! I am definately getting a thumb piano to replace the harmonica cuz thats...I've seen some beautiful videos on youtube. I've wondered about portable compact guitars, like...collapsable. I understand it would require ...
by Psyko5616
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: In the Dark...prep for young children
Replies: 31
Views: 3165

Re: Shelf Life

I can attest to their shelf life. Bear in mind that these things are oxygen-sensitive, which is why they're sold in aluminised packets. Once you take them out of the packet the air gets to them and they start ageing. Are you sure they're air sensitive and not light sensitive? I mean the chemicles a...
by Psyko5616
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Key Ring BOB
Replies: 23
Views: 2487

Re: Key Ring BOB

Beware, I was told once that too much weight on your keyring could cause problems with your transmittion. Now I know squat about cars and this came from an ex-mechanic so I'm takin his word for it. I know why he is an ex-mechanic. What does your ignition and transmission have to do with each other....
by Psyko5616
Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Key Ring BOB
Replies: 23
Views: 2487

Re: Key Ring BOB

Beware, I was told once that too much weight on your keyring could cause problems with your transmittion. Now I know squat about cars and this came from an ex-mechanic so I'm takin his word for it.
by Psyko5616
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Your carry-on BOB.
Replies: 22
Views: 1331

Re: Your carry-on BOB.

I fly a few times a year and always forget i have a book of matches in my wallet, they never confiscated it. I did have a corkscrew takin once out of a travel kit i got as a stocking stuffer, thats it, but i also panicked once when i left my knife in my pocket and had to beg to get it put in my chec...
by Psyko5616
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How Long Could You Survive...
Replies: 48
Views: 2959

<a href="http://www.oneplusyou.com/q/v/trapped"><img border="0" src="http://www.oneplusyou.com/q/img/badges/trapped_134_days.jpg" alt="How Long Could You Survive Trapped In Your Own Home?" /></a><br />Created by <a href="http://www.oneplusyou.com/">OnePlusYou</a> seemed like a high estimate to me, b...
by Psyko5616
Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepaid cellular
Replies: 29
Views: 1879

I worked very breifly as a customer service rep at a cell phone call center and we were told that in times of crisis cell usage was rationed and that government and officials and what not got priority. Many cell phones dont use SIM cards anymore, some companies have done without them. I think the tw...
by Psyko5616
Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Best places for canned foods.....nationwide...
Replies: 7
Views: 852

We have discount stores here in the midwest (Springfield, MO), Food 4 Less, Aldis, ALPS. The problem I find is that while the can weights of the store and off brands are the same as the name brand implying they have equivelant content a lot of times the cheaper brands have a lot more water and a lot...
by Psyko5616
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Brilliant but troubling question
Replies: 35
Views: 5301

If you haven't got witnesses you might take some pictures if you have a camera, or the ever increasingly popular camera phone, available. Its not solid evidence but it might help. Video would be best if you have the capability. Pop em in the chest, watch em not go down, pop em in the head.
by Psyko5616
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Springfield Salutations!
Replies: 11
Views: 976

When and What is visioncon?
by Psyko5616
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Springfield Salutations!
Replies: 11
Views: 976

Springfield Salutations!

Tried makin it look a little different. Anywho, I'm Nick. I read the Zombie Guide a few years ago, my buddy knew I was a huge Dawn of the Dead fan and passed it along. Ever since then I've been preparing a bugout bag and thinking strategy. While my friend had read the book he wasn't nearly as enthus...
by Psyko5616
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hey BOB, how bout a game?
Replies: 52
Views: 5460

Balls!

I've already got a deck of cards for their obvious versatility. Also thinkin of throwin in a baseball, cuz theres a lotta fun activities for balls and baseballs seem pretty durable.
by Psyko5616
Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sewing Kit Question
Replies: 12
Views: 930

I was running into a similar issue with trying to keep my fishing line from unraveling, I ended up using a thick rubber band, seems to work pretty well.

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