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by RoneKiln
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 41
Views: 592

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

The problem with the grid in CA is worse than the actual repair/construction expense to upgrade the system. There is a very motivated group of well meaning people that believe any development in forest area is unacceptable. They believe any attempt at maintenance or repair is a trick by large corpor...
by RoneKiln
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 158
Views: 9680

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

I'm seriously considering investing more money in American oil producers. Seems a reasonable part of prepping for the middle east going up in flames. On the plus side, it's kind of nice seeing Israel and most of the muslim world in agreement on something. Israel's vocal offer to help Syria with huma...
by RoneKiln
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 686
Views: 41541

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: Contains Politics)

The connections I have in the military give me the strong impression that they expect everyone to sit back and start a big betting pool on what all the ridiculous politicians do. I don't think the military would get involved other than the National Guard getting called in for riot control. If things...
by RoneKiln
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gov't moved out of capital in Ecuador
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Gov't moved out of capital in Ecuador

And...
3. How do we replicate this elsewhere?
by RoneKiln
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 686
Views: 41541

Re: The Coming Civil War

I'm honestly more concerned that I would need to take in refugees than become a refugee. My home is located in a place that I don't think would be prone to large scale civil disturbance. Many of my loved ones live in places that would much more easily fall to disorder. Many of them fall on both side...
by RoneKiln
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Climate Changes
Replies: 59
Views: 3140

Re: Climate Changes

When you add up the effects of soil degradation, deforestation, draining of aquifers, heat island effect, and the terrifying impacts of ocean acidification due to CO2 increases; we don't need to have much of an impact on the climate to have catastrophic results. The world has repeatedly had periods ...
by RoneKiln
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 158
Views: 9680

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Mixed luck: the world currently has quite a surplus of oil stockpiled at the moment. When SA anounced repairs to their facilities would be done in 10 weeks, everyone I work with laughed hysterically at that nonsense. They will still be assessing damage in 10 weeks. Some of that equipment has a one ...
by RoneKiln
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 686
Views: 41541

Re: The Coming Civil War

I'm concerned the hostile rhetoric will motivate eco terrorism in my region. There's numerous facilities near me that an idiot on a crusade could attempt to sabatoge and unwittingly spark explosions that could literally kill thousands. Nothing more than chain link fences and a few aging security gua...
by RoneKiln
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 158
Views: 9680

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Mixed luck: the world currently has quite a surplus of oil stockpiled at the moment. When SA anounced repairs to their facilities would be done in 10 weeks, everyone I work with laughed hysterically at that nonsense. They will still be assessing damage in 10 weeks. Some of that equipment has a one y...
by RoneKiln
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 158
Views: 9680

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

absinthe beginner wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:29 am

Reminder: Los Angeles is the city with the 2nd biggest Iranian population outside of Tehran.
Do you think we could convince them to keep it?
by RoneKiln
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time
Replies: 49
Views: 7346

Re: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4808790/ Looks like different types of poisons work better on different types of fleas. My family must have gotten lucky in picking the right poison to wipe out the specific type of fleas we had. We've never had much trouble wiping them out with retail fo...
by RoneKiln
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin
Replies: 8
Views: 773

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

I noticed the article also said he packed in half a pallet of canned food to start with. So he had a heck of a stash to start with.
by RoneKiln
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Modular home on plot of land
Replies: 36
Views: 3945

Re: Modular home on plot of land

I am seeing exactly the same thing around here. Our county basically has zero unemployment. Last spring I tried hiring an English major in a college town for a full time job with benefits and typically 12% match for retirement (employee owned company). I gave up. Three placement agencies and postin...
by RoneKiln
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 686
Views: 41541

Re: The Coming Civil War

I am seriously considering moving armor up to the top of my wish list. I try real hard not to make sizable impulse purchases though, so I'm going to consider it for a few weeks. Plates and a plate carrier are pretty handy to have and not too hard to buy at the moment. I have a Shellback Tactical Ba...
by RoneKiln
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Modular home on plot of land
Replies: 36
Views: 3945

Re: Modular home on plot of land

Building a home in a rural area seems easy. Unless you are doing the work yourself you have to find trades people who will be willing to drive a ~2 hour commute or find a local who can do the work. Then there is the issue of getting power run to the site getting the roadway bulldozed and the site p...
by RoneKiln
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What to do with 13 acres of land?
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: What to do with 13 acres of land?

When the fracking first took off, you could have hauled in old used RV trailers and rented them to the roughnecks for ridiculous amounts of money. It may still be worth looking into what rents are going for and what it would cost to run utilities onto the property. A few coworkers and I seriously co...
by RoneKiln
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What if you was at a family get together, hour in you see chaos take place.
Replies: 22
Views: 1570

Re: What if you was at a family get together, hour in you see chaos take place.

None of us would believe they were real zombies till it was too late. We'd be massacred. Now, if we could somehow tweak the scenario to magically bypass the fatal period of disbelief, the massacre would be in reverse. It would take an incredible number of zombies to overrun my extended family. Espec...
by RoneKiln
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What is your opinion on prepping?
Replies: 13
Views: 912

Re: What is your opinion on prepping?

I am highly suspect of the researcher's sample. I also suspect that there is a closer tie between prepping and the economy than prepping and who is in political office.
by RoneKiln
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 686
Views: 41541

Re: The Coming Civil War

So where are we at on prepping for this? With the current political climate and the in general lack of respect of law and. Sane behavior by segments of population . I'm feeling rather anxious ( haha or maybe its the fact my phone is exploding with storm alerts as I type this ). What other than norm...
by RoneKiln
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gold hits multi-year highs
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Gold hits multi-year highs

In general I agree that precious metals is a good part of diversifying investments. Another way to look at it is that we're at or near a good time in the market cycle to sell gold while it's near peak price and be ready to invest back in stocks when they crash. I wouldn't argue definitively one way ...
by RoneKiln
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"
Replies: 15
Views: 4024

Re: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"

You've got a good point about a small tent. I have stuff in the car for sitting on the ground, so I don't feel a need to keep it in my bag. I can also see the value in a good sleeping bag, especially in the winter. There are multiple scenarios it might be worth napping in my car. It's also far less ...
by RoneKiln
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What if yesterday was a normal day. Next day your whole life is world of zombies.
Replies: 23
Views: 1350

Re: What if yesterday was a normal day. Next day your whole life is world of zombies.

I'm glad you are doing all right tac. I refuse to ride a bicycle on a public road for that very reason. These days you would be lucky if they even stopped to render aid. With all the illegals in the country with no driver's license and insurance (and often intoxicated behind the wheel) they run off...
by RoneKiln
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: WWYD if being stalked?
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: WWYD if being stalked?

I don't have kids, so I don't think I'd bother doing much different. I had enough people go after me when I was young and stupid that it doesn't seem that unusual to me in theory. Now, that was a long time ago and my brain and emotional states have evolved enough that I might be surprised at my own ...
by RoneKiln
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What if yesterday was a normal day. Next day your whole life is world of zombies.
Replies: 23
Views: 1350

Re: What if yesterday was a normal day. Next day your whole life is world of zombies.

I'm glad you are doing all right tac. I refuse to ride a bicycle on a public road for that very reason. These days you would be lucky if they even stopped to render aid. With all the illegals in the country with no driver's license and insurance (and often intoxicated behind the wheel) they run off...

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