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by therianthrope
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Thinking out loud
Replies: 23
Views: 1770

Re: Thinking out loud

I don't know your qualifications, and I'm not about to insult you by saying that you don't know what you are talking about. ... The best thing ALL of us can do for ALL of the people with fear issues is to do our very best to reduce the negative image of mental health issues. Not insulting in the le...
by therianthrope
Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Thinking out loud
Replies: 23
Views: 1770

Re: Thinking out loud

It is true that a person must want to change before they can. However, I haven't met a single person who WANTS fear to govern their life. They may have lived that way so long that they are comfortable with it, but they still want something different. For these people, the one fear that they need to...
by therianthrope
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Thinking out loud
Replies: 23
Views: 1770

Re: Thinking out loud

Fear (especially of the general and irrational sort, i.e. being afraid of change, or ... zombies?), at it's core, is a self-confidence issue. If you have someone in your life that you'd like to try to "cure" from being "afraid of everything", I would recommend taking steps to build their self-confid...
by therianthrope
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What would you do? Zombie outbreak edition
Replies: 51
Views: 5494

Re: What would you do? Zombie outbreak edition

I'm interested in how you plan to get to your BOL if something happens. Sure, if the grid gets locked up and then clears, you can drive and that is fine. If cars get left on the road and things do not clear, you plan to peddle. If you are 5 hr away, that is maybe (5 hr * 60 mph) 300 miles of distan...
by therianthrope
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What would you do? Zombie outbreak edition
Replies: 51
Views: 5494

Re: What would you do? Zombie outbreak edition

2) The OP asked what we would do in a zombie outbreak. This suggests two things: a) there is no law, therefor no laws on trespassing. However, there could be pissed property holders, which brings me to b) if there are literal, walking dead corpses, then a lot of former property owners are no longer...
by therianthrope
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What would you do? Zombie outbreak edition
Replies: 51
Views: 5494

Re: What would you do? Zombie outbreak edition

I have set plans, A BIL, and a BOL,owned by me. Several alternate BOL's, owned by friends and relatives. Several months of food and a water source or two. But I am not going to ever make the mistake of thinking my plans are perfect and impervious. See but that's not winging it, at least not by my c...
by therianthrope
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What would you do? Zombie outbreak edition
Replies: 51
Views: 5494

Re: What would you do? Zombie outbreak edition

Sorry to be that guy but, many responses to this thread show that possibly close to half of people who think they're prepared or are preparing may in fact not be either of those things. They're quite possibly planning on being a metaphorical zombie, possibly without knowing it. The stored fuel I hav...
by therianthrope
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Reputable places to order from?
Replies: 28
Views: 2047

Re: Reputable places to order from?

Maybe this is obvious, but I think it's less (not) important where you order from and more important what/which brand you're ordering. Of course, customer service does factor in if the order's wrong or broken or something, but 90% (95? 99?) of the time as long as you receive it, not much else matter...
by therianthrope
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dragon's GHB Updated 4/18/15
Replies: 58
Views: 8312

Re: Dragon's BOB/GHB

Either of the two would be used in different situations, not necessarily at the same time. There are plenty of things an axe can do that the other two can't. In some areas I've backpacked, there was no dead wood laying on the ground requiring either a saw or an axe. A saw is good for sawing but not...
by therianthrope
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dragon's GHB Updated 4/18/15
Replies: 58
Views: 8312

Re: Dragon's BOB/GHB

I thought the machete was unnecessary, but you're looking to add an axe too? Those are two bulky, heavy sharps that don't really add on any essential functionality over a good fixed-blade.
by therianthrope
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: $1000.00; what to spend it on (1)
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: $1000.00; what to spend it on (1)

Are you asking what we'd recommend someone with 1K to spend on starting prepping, period, or 1K for only Bug Out Gear (as this is posted in the BOG forum). They are two very different things, because you probably should not start your preps with Bug-Out Gear. What are your most likely disaster scena...
by therianthrope
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Eagle Industries A III Large Assault Pack Review.
Replies: 3
Views: 2452

Re: Eagle Industries A III Large Assault Pack Review.

I have the "Medium" version, and I'm one of the guys that finds most of the listed Cons as Pros. - I wanted a lower-key pack (sometimes use it for business trips), so no MOLLE is ideal. - For my use of it (travel = tossed and stuffed everywhere, and hunting = snags and pokes and hard-edge contents),...
by therianthrope
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sierra Designs Back Country Bed
Replies: 17
Views: 1749

Re: Sierra Designs Back Country Bed

I'm a stomach sleeper and one who prefers to use my arms for thermo-regulation while sleeping. This seems like it could be my dream bag. Normal mummy bags can feel like they're suffocating me. While my first thought about the hood - similar to RR - was that it looked drafty, with my current bag I of...
by therianthrope
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Theri's BCHB/BOB (crits please)
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Theri's BCHB/BOB (crits please)

As for all the categories I left them generic for a reason. I didn't want to advise anyone that they need a specific list of gear. Circumstances and location dictates gear. "Finding" some people stalk, others lure with calls and scent. So there might be equipment need bring for that. "Shooting" the...
by therianthrope
Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Theri's BCHB/BOB (crits please)
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Theri's BCHB/BOB (crits please)

I'll work on the pics, I balked at posting without 'em in the first place. I know everyone likes a show and tell. Socks: double down. At least. I like smartwool, really any merino, but bring spares. Nothing worst than walking around in sweaty socks. SRS BSNS. Pack socks. I'd nix one of the bottles a...
by therianthrope
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Theri's BCHB/BOB (crits please)
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Theri's BCHB/BOB (crits please)

Hey all, so after getting my first elk (on my first hunt - yeah, I got spoiled) last season I foresee myself trying again, and again, and again... and yeah. I've always tried to have my gear be set-up so it is of regular, practical use - in the past, it was primarily just waiting for camping and win...
by therianthrope
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Indefinitely sustainable plan
Replies: 17
Views: 2094

Re: Indefinitely sustainable plan

This is awesome, a well researched plan to be sure. But I question the practicality of it on, say, a 50 or even 20 year scale, not to mention something that can be passed on to generation after generation (which seems to be what you're trying to achieve). The weak points specifically IMO would be th...
by therianthrope
Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: My Bow-Drill
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: My Bow-Drill

Always fun to try new things! I did a tutorial on the bow drill a while back if you'd like to have a look. Might see something that would make your next attempt easier. Keep after it, it's pretty easy once you get the technique down. http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=85684" on...
by therianthrope
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: My Bow-Drill
Replies: 4
Views: 450

My Bow-Drill

So we did some late-season camping back in the fall a few months ago, and just for giggles I decided to try my hand at making a bow-drill from "scratch". We were at elevation with lots of coniferous and aspen trees about for material, and I found a very convenient bit of dead wood for the baring blo...
by therianthrope
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: $1,000 in preps?
Replies: 47
Views: 5799

Re: $1,000 in preps?

I did read the whole thread. Didn't realize it was unacceptable to answer with my take on specifics.
by therianthrope
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: $1,000 in preps?
Replies: 47
Views: 5799

Re: $1,000 in preps?

$1,000 dollars is a lot. Starting your prepping with a pistol and CCW is ill-advised in my opinion. Why? Because you could just get a serviceable shotgun (and hunter safety class if you're not familiar with the handling and maintenance of a long-arm), with which you can secure food AND protect you a...
by therianthrope
Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Caution Fail: Hit by a car while riding my bicicyle today.
Replies: 12
Views: 1111

Re: Caution Fail: Hit by a car while riding my bicicyle toda

... my understanding is that the style of breaks on my bicycle (I think they're called "cantilever") just don't work as well as v-brakes or disc brakes. They don't have the stopping distance of disc-brakes no. But there's nothing wrong with rim (cantilever) brakes that are in proper condition. They...
by therianthrope
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Caution Fail: Hit by a car while riding my bicicyle today.
Replies: 12
Views: 1111

Re: Caution Fail: Hit by a car while riding my bicicyle toda

When you say bicycles are supposed to ride on the sidewalk, does that mean they're not allowed in traffic, period? This seems crazy to me, for the very reason that started this thread. People aren't conditioned to look for fast moving things in the sidewalk, or even to yield to anyone/thing in the s...
by therianthrope
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Bug-out Weapons
Replies: 91
Views: 10413

Re: Bug-out Weapons

You want me to tack off a list of other tools and equipment for other purposes, let's save that for another category. You people seem to be saying I want too many guns. I haven't made a single political statement yet you assume I'm some Militia Commander. My family will be armed and trained. That i...

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