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by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 95
Views: 4115

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

[*] Not to in any way, shape, or form, downplay the huge effect Dorian has/is had/having related to the Bahamas. but. I'm a little pissed off that I can't find a single news story excited about dodging some bullets on how it hit us here in the US. It's like a media void unless it's bad news. A lot o...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?
Replies: 37
Views: 633

Re: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?

flybynight wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:05 pm

That said I totally disagree with Stercutus. I never regret fast food :awesome:
Then you've never eaten at Checkers.
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepping for Furlough
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Prepping for Furlough

Thanks for asking. It looks like Congress is making the 2020 Defense Authorization Act their first priority. That said, these guys can be their own worst enemy, and the President has a proven record as a wild card. For those not versed in the tribal knowledge and mystic folklore of government, there...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?
Replies: 37
Views: 633

Re: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?

A few years ago there was a fellow on here going to Liberia for a college class. He wanted to know how to hide his daypack. I suggested he visit the girls in his dorm and collect denim scraps from their cut off shorts projects and use some duct tape and burlap to wrap his pack. He said it worked too...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Expedition Portal vehicles for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Expedition Portal vehicles for sale.

moab wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:02 am
The ones that get me are the RHD vehicles. Who in the hell is gonna drive a right hand drive vehicle?!
Rural postal delivery survivors.Image

I think 8000 is pretty reasonable for that tricked out Montero.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sweden Urges It’s Citizens to Prepare for Invasion
Replies: 17
Views: 1529

Re: Sweden Urges It’s Citizens to Prepare for Invasion

The Australian Special Broadcasting Service did a nice 27 minute segment on this strategy, interviewing the Swedish Defense Minister, some preppers and members of the Swedish Homeguard. I was taken aback to learn that Sweden's defense forces has shrunk from a peak of 700,000 to the current level of ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Conception fire & sinking
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Conception fire & sinking

I've been in a few fires at sea, one really big one on USS MIDWAY that wiped out our entire first responders. Subsequent interview with divers who had recently sailed on the Concepcion affirmed that there were two exits from the sleeping deck to the main deck where the galley was located. To early t...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Walmart Announces Several Gun Policy Changes
Replies: 26
Views: 439

Re: Walmart Announces Several Gun Policy Changes

Last time I recall seeing any reporting on this, firearms and ammunition made up less than 1% of Walmart's revenue stream. The gesture may have no real policy impact but it is good optics. Now, 1% for Walmart might be equivalent to 20% for a small vendor, but Walmart will make it up in Instant Pot s...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: SMALL OFF GRID CABIN FROM RECYCLED PALLET WOOD
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: SMALL OFF GRID CABIN FROM RECYCLED PALLET WOOD

This strikes me as a lot of wasted effort. This British bloke built a much bigger shed by just connecting the pallets together with deck screws then using other pallet wood to fill the gaps.

Here is his video
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best bags for a Sawyer Squeeze gravity system?
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Best bags for a Sawyer Squeeze gravity system?

moab wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:02 am
Evan the Diplomat wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:16 pm
CNOC. The clip on opening makes for fast and easy filling.
CNOC?
It is on your original list CNOC Outdoors. Combined with HydroBlu Versa filter, they can't be beat.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best bags for a Sawyer Squeeze gravity system?
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Best bags for a Sawyer Squeeze gravity system?

CNOC. The clip on opening makes for fast and easy filling.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Modular home on plot of land
Replies: 36
Views: 3398

Re: Modular home on plot of land

Must be night of the living dead threads. This is a great source of modular home providers. https://modernprefabs.com/prefab-homes-designers/ I am also a big fan of SIPs. There are plenty of YouTube videos demonstrating their easy of assembly and structural strength. This fellow in New Mexico will ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Modular home on plot of land
Replies: 36
Views: 3398

Re: Modular home on plot of land

Must be night of the living dead threads. This is a great source of modular home providers. https://modernprefabs.com/prefab-homes-designers/ I am also a big fan of SIPs. There are plenty of YouTube videos demonstrating their easy of assembly and structural strength. This fellow in New Mexico will d...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Daybreak
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Daybreak

A low budget dystopian HBO movie. It could have been called "When They Were Young" Made in 1993, it is an allegory of the AIDS crisis of the late 80's. Look for a young Cuba Gooding Jr. Omar Epps, Moira Kelly channelingJamie Gertz, SATC's Stanford Blatch with hair, Martha Plimpton and a bunch of act...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Hostile
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Hostile

Thanks, I started watching it last weekend but decided sleep was more important after the roll over. I liked that is was filmed in Morrocco, I read in IMDB that the actor who played the zombie/mutant has Marfans disease giving him a unique spindly look. I might go back and fast forward just to see t...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: EMP car?
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: EMP car?

Cars over 25 years old can be imported to the U.S. without crash test data, or emissions. Europe has heaps of relatively low mileage diesel SUVs like this 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser LJ73 with only 155,3342 miles for $3,100. Go to www.mobile.de pick the British flag from the pulldown menu and search to...
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: EMP car?
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: EMP car?

Mercedes Benz 240D. This explains why better than I ever could.

by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepping for Furlough
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Prepping for Furlough

Unfortunately I need the money this job pays.
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepping for Furlough
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Prepping for Furlough

Last week the Agency where I work as a contractor instructed division chiefs to start identifying essential personnel. Meanwhile, I'm thinking this is a good opportunity to burn through the various dry goods, grains and canned foods in the pantry.

Any other ideas?
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Divide
Replies: 9
Views: 1629

Re: The Divide

Let us know what you think.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground

Ellywick wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:28 am
Evan the Diplomat wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:13 am
Here is a 20 minute podcast that gives both a play by play of Russia’s changing story of the disaster and the background on why Russia is developing these kinds of weapons.
Evan...link?
Oops. Link added.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin
Replies: 8
Views: 551

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

since he was eating essentially trash from a landfill and was in complete isolation (which research shows leads to not great things for humans mentally and physically) a part of me wonders if he didn't actually carve out an existence worse for himself than the prison he was trying to avoid. Given t...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: Severe radiation exposure amid blast at Russian missile testing ground

Here is a 20 minute podcast that gives both a play by play of Russia’s changing story of the disaster and the background on why Russia is developing these kinds of weapons.

Oops! http://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/16/podca ... n.amp.html
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin
Replies: 8
Views: 551

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

Yes, he is a scumbag sexual predator but I kind of have to admire his ability to put together a hasty bug out location and his skills in scrounging and piecing together a surprisingly comfortable lifestyle for someone living in a hole in the ground. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/...

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