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by bubba zanetti
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Underwear: What is the best to have for everyday/bugging out
Replies: 70
Views: 6717

Re: Underwear: What is the best to have for everyday/bugging

I grew up wearing the FotL white briefs, switched to cotton boxer briefs for awhile (but they rode up my legs so much I couldn't stand it), then made the switch to plain ol' boxers in my late 20s. My preferred brands: Old Navy or Gap, hopefully with some hula girls or an insect pattern on 'em.
by bubba zanetti
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Strictly Multitools
Replies: 231
Views: 27859

Re: Strictly Multitools

THANK you all for this thread. Its hard to find a good multitool that isnt just a copy of every other multitool ever. (WTF do some still have bottle openers and corkscrews on them??) Because most of us like opening bottles and cans without carrying a second con-opener or bottle opener. Word. As for...
by bubba zanetti
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: How do we feel about opinels?
Replies: 53
Views: 4526

Re: How do we feel about opinels?

I always wanted to pick up an Opinel as a all-around beater knife. I bought a no. 8 at a street market in Paris about a month ago, and I must say it's a great little knife. It was 8 euros, stainless. I especially like the two-way lock, just in case my 5 year-old finds it in the cutlery drawer. I've ...
by bubba zanetti
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Dry Garden: article from LA Times 4 March 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 359

The Dry Garden: article from LA Times 4 March 2011

Here's a link to an interesting article from the LA Times regarding building a garden designed to catch rainfall runoff. May be useful for folks in arid environments. The Dry Garden: Southern California's most interesting experiment in water-wise landscaping http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog...
by bubba zanetti
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Alternatives for cooking beans and rice.
Replies: 14
Views: 1565

Re: Alternatives for cooking beans and rice.

Mampfies wrote:Mexicans cook beans with epazote to cut gas.
And it also adds a little nuanced deliciousness to the beans. A little pinch is all you need.
by bubba zanetti
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New ZS Forum Theme
Replies: 73
Views: 9386

Re: New ZS Forum Theme

elricfate wrote:I'm shocked that no one else uses the eTech Gray theme.
I guess it's just you and I, mon ami. To me, it's the most streamlined of the themes.
by bubba zanetti
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Civil Unrest In Middle Eastern Arab States
Replies: 1127
Views: 68669

Re: Civil Unrest In Middle Eastern Arab States

Another piece on the Muslim Brotherhood, this one from the NY Times Magazine:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/magaz ... f=magazine
by bubba zanetti
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Civil Unrest In Middle Eastern Arab States
Replies: 1127
Views: 68669

Re: Civil Unrest In Middle Eastern Arab States

basm: Wired has a piece on the geeks putting "the signal" out - http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/02/cairos-band-of-geeks-survives-tahrir-square-assault/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - it reads like something from a William Gibson novel. You know that future that Gibson, Steven...
by bubba zanetti
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My Little Pony as a prepping moment
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: My Little Pony as a prepping moment

Thanks everyone. It was pure luck; usually MLP storylines are all about conflict resolution between strong personalities, all while being pretty ponies. We've seen the Lou and Lou shorts, and we caught the one on the emergency bag. I think she was too young at the time, but I'm going to track it dow...
by bubba zanetti
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My Little Pony as a prepping moment
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

My Little Pony as a prepping moment

So, my 5 year old daughter had seen an episode of My Little Pony, in which the ponies were getting ready for a super pony party. But one of them noticed ominous smoke that seemed to be getting closer to Ponyland, and began to express her concern to the others. She was squelched by the others as bein...
by bubba zanetti
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: 16 free pdf files on bushcraft
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Re: 16 free pdf files on bushcraft

Thanks! There's some great stuff in there.
by bubba zanetti
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6683
Views: 1140537

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em)

I just rocked out the eyebuydirect.com 2 for 1 deal, but be warned that the deal extends to the second frame only with 1.57 single vision; in my case, I paid $197 dollars but saved $40. My vision is pretty bad so I needed to pay for the ultra thin lenses. The second identical pair are my presciption...
by bubba zanetti
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Online Resources for Automotive DIYers.
Replies: 22
Views: 1935

Re: Online Resources for Automotive DIYers.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/forum.php for most Volkswagen/Audi models, and they also have some other makes like Skoda/SEAT, and huge classifieds section, and many DIYs.
by bubba zanetti
Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Online Resources for Automotive DIYers.
Replies: 22
Views: 1935

Re: Online Resources for Automotive DIYers.

Find a forum dedicated to your make and model. There are people on there that are just as nuts as the rest of us, only about their cars... ...By far the best resource I've found is to shell out the $100 or so for the factory service manual for your car. All the detail you could ever want. Much bett...
by bubba zanetti
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6683
Views: 1140537

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em)

Just came back from Lowes. They have Leatherman Wave with Nylon Sheath for $49.99 right next to the exactly the same item packaged a little bit differently for $79.99. I looked at it and could not find the difference. I asked the Lowes employee who worked in the department and he said just that. Di...
by bubba zanetti
Mon May 31, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Fried potatoes (pics added)
Replies: 25
Views: 1667

Re: Fried potatoes

I often will boil some whole potatoes the night before just to fry them up the next day for breakfast. Peeled or skin on. Cube them up, toss in the pan with some bacon grease, season with salt and cracked black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Saute on medium till they're golden bro...
by bubba zanetti
Mon May 17, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Going to Paris.
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

Re: Going to Paris.

Just in the spirit of this forum, I would say to make sure you take a tour of the catacombs, where you can piles and piles of bones and skulls artfully arranged in a super creepy system of tunnels. One of the most things I ever did there. http://hollinsparis.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/paris_catacom...
by bubba zanetti
Fri May 14, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Proper name for a group of zombies?
Replies: 250
Views: 53205

Re: Proper name for a group of zombies?

Grope of zombies?
by bubba zanetti
Sat May 08, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: 3 cans and rice
Replies: 15
Views: 1263

Re: 3 cans and rice

Inspired by all of the comments, I made this the other day. Here's how I deviated: Added with the boiling then simmering - one medium yellow onion diced - about a tablespoon of ground cumin - two tablespoons of tomato/chicken boullion This was pretty kick-ass. My wife actually dug it and commented i...
by bubba zanetti
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: So I have to buy a car seat.
Replies: 25
Views: 1306

Re: So I have to buy a car seat.

Something to note that even the FD might not advise you on. When you buckle the seat or base into the car, climb into it with your knee and put weight on the seat while tightening the straps. I was doing this for my first kid out of what I would consider common sense to keep the seat held tight. My...
by bubba zanetti
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6683
Views: 1140537

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em)

Knifecenter has the classic Victorinox Swiss Army Tinker on sale for $12.95 (it's just minus the box).
by bubba zanetti
Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Simple Artisan Bread Brings About a Paradigm Shift
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: Simple Artisan Bread Brings About a Paradigm Shift

My wife is a big fan of the "No-Knead Bread". Basically, you just mix the stuff in the bowl, let it raise and cook it at very high temperature in a dutch oven type cookware. Its really close to your Artisan bread. Here one recipe: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/dining/081mrex.html" onclick="wind...
by bubba zanetti
Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: So I have a good-sized dead raccoon on my hands . . . .
Replies: 52
Views: 1971

Re: So I have a good-sized dead raccoon on my hands . . . .

I saw a Discovery special on parasites while on a business trip. Some poor kid's brain was getting devoured by parasitic roundworms that came from a raccoon. Now, I don't think you'll probably be putting raccoon feces in your mouth as this boy did, but something else to watch out for nonetheless. He...
by bubba zanetti
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Jakpak
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: The Jakpak

Has anyone ever posted a question about some product, only to be sent a PM from a brand new ZS user who seems to have joined about an hour after your post about said product? Because that's what happened to me with this Jakpak post. Talk about direct marketing... :?

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