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by TacAir
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: atlatl / Swiss arrow hybrid.
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: atlatl / Swiss arrow hybrid.

I've sen videos on a Swiss arrow and throwing lever. Check the web, I saw one on this over at Survival Monkey site.
by TacAir
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...
Replies: 32
Views: 514

Re: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...

A couple of simple points Don't be the last one to show up (if you ever plan on using the property as a BOL, go early) Don't show up empty handed. My BIL lives in rural Utah. Their local markets were emptied by people driving down from SLC (2 hours away) Pissed off a lot of the locals. Next day, the...
by TacAir
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Soon to be new parent
Replies: 14
Views: 177

Re: Soon to be new parent

Infant CPR class!!! for you and mom both. First aid class with focus on infants and small kiddos - see local Red Cross for next class, buy a good first aid manual Build a FAK w/baby stuff -occipital thermometer (no contact digital type) -infant Tylonal (check w/Doc when to use any medicine 1st time ...
by TacAir
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Ruth Stout Garden
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Ruth Stout Garden

Should work, but when you pull out the garden it will be nothing but dead grass (maybe) if you follow the method properly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D31COOvk6xk

does have to be dome correctly to work tho...
by TacAir
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 24788

Re: COVID-19 Thread

I'm old enough to remember when "Shelter in place" had a whole other meaning.


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helps provide some perspective on this current 'crisis'.
by TacAir
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 24788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Also - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3URhJx0NSw Joe is a bit out there (think Atr Bell) but the guest is legit. Michael Osterholm - the guest on this podcast - is an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology. He is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair ...
by TacAir
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 24788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

@Ever Governor just shut down the schools here State-wide to EOM March. Lots of folks go Outside for Spring break. Be interesting to see the impact for the folks who count on the schools for use as day care. Local schools will still be putting out Chow for for pickup for those that get free breakfas...
by TacAir
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 24788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Some folks have thier shorts in a wad over the CDC panic announcement except knowing this might help - from elsewhere on the web ... Earlier today Dr. Nancy Messonnier, an official in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), held a conference call with media and pushed a panic narrative around the Co...
by TacAir
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4559
Views: 253666

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

edit to add I was working in the former USSR (CIS) when the Ruble was de-valued. I saw first hand what happened to the vast majority of the residents when this happened. I hope to never see that here - not withstanding the horrible (real) inflation under the "Carter years"... That sounds very infor...
by TacAir
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 24788

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Some folks have thier shorts in a wad over the CDC panic announcement except knowing this might help - from elsewhere on the web... Earlier today Dr. Nancy Messonnier, an official in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), held a conference call with media and pushed a panic narrative around the Coro...
by TacAir
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4559
Views: 253666

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

While employment is at an all time high... Washington (CNN Business) The US budget deficit widened to $1.067 trillion for the first 11 months of the fiscal year, an increase of 19% over this time last year, the Treasury Department reported Thursday. The current shortfall exceeds the full-year defic...
by TacAir
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4559
Views: 253666

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

While employment is at an all time high... Washington (CNN Business) The US budget deficit widened to $1.067 trillion for the first 11 months of the fiscal year, an increase of 19% over this time last year, the Treasury Department reported Thursday. The current shortfall exceeds the full-year defici...
by TacAir
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Gunman kills at least 9 in Hanau, Germany
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Gunman kills at least 9 in Hanau, Germany

Hanau is a large town in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main and is part of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region. Its station is a major railway junction and it has a port on the river Main, making it an important transport centre. populati...
by TacAir
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 848
Views: 60829

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Too young to remember the 60s Civil Rights movement? The anti-draft riots? My point exactly, to call either a Civil War sounds absurd to my ears, but we have fundamentally different definitions so we are unlikely to agree to that point. As for the former, it was my impression the majority of the vi...
by TacAir
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: GAU-5A - USAF ejection seat survival rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: GAU-5A - USAF ejection seat survival rifle

I was issued and carried a GAU 5 for years.

Basically a CAR 15

The current Colt M4 is much the same.
by TacAir
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 848
Views: 60829

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

So to the question posed by Ronny R - I'd say #4. If I'm reading you correctly I think what your are describing is close to what I was trying to describe in #3, just badly. I'm reading that what you are saying is because the violence is coming from organized groups and with specific goals in mind i...
by TacAir
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 848
Views: 60829

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Certainly. I used Fort Apache as a well-known placeholder in stead of several 100 words. I think folks got the idea. Now that I am on a full sized keyboard - I can - hopefully, give an explanation that Ronny R can see the point of... I've parsed on this sub-set of the discussion before - on this thr...
by TacAir
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 848
Views: 60829

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I've posted more than once the US is currently in a low-level Civil War ( you pick the number) as shown by violent crime. I'd like to tease this out a bit, as I hear this somewhat often. I've heard several people making this claim that simply moved the goalpost so far on the definition of "civil wa...
by TacAir
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: National Geographic makes it easy to print any USGS Topo map.
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: National Geographic makes it easy to print any USGS Topo map.

DIY Tyvek sheet for maps Amazon, of course. https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Tyvek-55gm-A4-Sheets/dp/B00DRB0XIS/ref=sr_1_9?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz4v5k-7W5wIVF6vsCh14fwXoEAMYAiAAEgLhNvD_BwE&hvadid=241631335401&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9033838&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=11808974321537809800&hvtargid=kwd-4676407672&hyda...
by TacAir
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: National Geographic makes it easy to print any USGS Topo map.
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: National Geographic makes it easy to print any USGS Topo map.

Pro tip Take the maps you want on a thumb drive (.pdf) to a local printing shot that does D size architectural drawing prints. Check the Yellow pages, many places that sell large printers, will print out your maps as well. You can have these printed in Tyvek! Also - most REI stores have a custom ma...
by TacAir
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: National Geographic makes it easy to print any USGS Topo map.
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: National Geographic makes it easy to print any USGS Topo map.

Pro tip Take the maps you want on a thumb drive (.pdf) to a local printing shot that does D size architectural drawing prints. Check the Yellow pages, many places that sell large printers, will print out your maps as well. You can have these printed in Tyvek! Also - most REI stores have a custom map...
by TacAir
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 'Biblical' Locust Plague With Mega-Swarms The Size Of Cities Descends On East Africa
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: 'Biblical' Locust Plague With Mega-Swarms The Size Of Cities Descends On East Africa

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/02/somalia-unprecedented-effort-kill-massive-locust-swarms-biocontrol In Somalia, which has large grazing areas, FAO is instead helping the country use biopesticides. They consist of spores of the fungus Metarhizium acridum, which produces a toxin that kills only...
by TacAir
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Water treatment options
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Water treatment options

"Without the taste of water, cool water. Old Dan and I with throats burned dry. And souls that cry for water. Cool, clear, water." Sons of the Pioneers. Speak of the Devil. Marty Robbin's version in Gunfighter Ballads track 2 is where i first heard it. Originally vinyl then Converted to cassette, w...
by TacAir
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Water treatment options
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Water treatment options

Excellent write up! Not really an addition so much an observation/point of discussion: There are several off-brand products claiming to be water filters. They're available on Amazon, eBay and other outlets. They are clearly designed to look just like Lifestraws or name brand pump/squeeze filters, c...

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