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by SCBrian
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prison Break - Haiti - February 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Prison Break - Haiti - February 2021

We've got one Max nearby and a few smaller local ones, but I think the difference between this article and (most) of the US is night and day. Haiti is a 3rd world country with massive problems across the board. The escape is more akin to a riot than a "get the hell out and away..." Locally, we will ...
by SCBrian
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ivar Bergman
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Ivar Bergman

Wayback machine has an old copy of his page archived:
https://web.archive.org/web/20200810164 ... gmann.com/

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by SCBrian
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Drawbacks of Living in a Tiny Home During a Pandemic
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: Drawbacks of Living in a Tiny Home During a Pandemic

As far as the public landrush goes, there are tens of millions of acres of public land out there. Most of the time I am hundreds of yards from others with only casual effort, and often I am the only human in sight if I want to invest another 10 minutes in site selection. In my experience out west t...
by SCBrian
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 3294

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

Let the loaf cool for 15 to 30 min. It will hold together better. That's probably why the meatloaf I make tends to fall apart a little. The next time I make a meatloaf, I'll let it cool for a bit before I cut into it. Personally, I feel there's a lot to be said for cold meatloaf sandwiches. :) With...
by SCBrian
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318333

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Hmmm apparently there are restrictions: When trading platforms like Robinhood Markets fully open back to buyers “we will see what WSB is really made of. That is when you get to make it all work,” Cuban said during an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session on the Reddit forum. “If you can afford to hold the ...
by SCBrian
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318333

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

...and GME, AMC, BBBY and BB shares prices are in a free fall. https://finance.yahoo.com/video/stocks-jump-dow-gains-350-150518324.html Couldnt be because no one can buy them?? :crazy: There is going to be some major fall out over the actions of a few last week. Watching the lawsuits line up...
by SCBrian
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Map organizer?
Replies: 19
Views: 892

Re: Map organizer?

Where are people getting their maps from? I need to get with the times and get some paper maps. I tend to hit the "Welcome area" just inside the states borders to find mine. Also - depending on the phone app you are using you can toggle toll roads/dirt roads off. At lease I know on Waze I can go "Q...
by SCBrian
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Other prep sites?
Replies: 19
Views: 1687

Re: Other prep sites?

Seem like this forum is slowing down in the last year or two. Wondering what other sites everyone is looking at. Thanks, bt This site is dedicated to responding to disasters, both real and imagined. For the past several months the only disaster I've seen has been man made (yes, I believe COVID 19 i...
by SCBrian
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: There's no time like the end of times for a good Bourbon
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: There's no time like the end of times for a good Bourbon

Never been much into Bourbon (I like my Scotch), but I was turned on to Wild turkey American Honey. That stuff is dam good!
At the threat of thread drift, I tried a YUMMY vodka this weekend - "Effen" Vodka. Smooooth....
by SCBrian
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: There's a mouse in the house (bug out bag food storage)
Replies: 33
Views: 1710

Re: There's a mouse in the house (bug out bag food storage)

Drywall is soft enough I would think a mouse would be able to climb it. What about establishing a population of Werewolf mice to combat the field mice you are dealing with? :awesome:

by SCBrian
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 97
Views: 23811

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

casro wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:36 pm
The joke is that even the backups were stored in the very same network and were consequently encrypted as well :clap:
Disappointed, but not surprised. Even the IT folks where I work suggest "Just back it up to your network drive" As I update my thumb drive from my computer...
by SCBrian
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...
Replies: 46
Views: 5425

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

This. This x 2 I live in (sometimes unfortunitly) one of the fast growing areas in the SE. I've lived here all my life, and remember when the town was considered "semi-rural" I've watched it grow up. Change is going to happen, I deal with it, the traffic, etc. But the best way to tick off the local...
by SCBrian
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 1057
Views: 105059

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

You know, all this hatred makes me want to get a drink...

by SCBrian
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Nashville Explosion
Replies: 25
Views: 1016

Re: Nashville Explosion

I'm a bit concerned that the authorities are jumping to the conclusion that the bomber was alive when the bomb went off. A dead body will spread just as much DNA as a live one if a bomb goes off next to it. I've also noticed that 5G conspiracy has been floated as a potential motive (though all news...
by SCBrian
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: Hello!

Hey! You DO sound like a good fit! We keep a fairly strict "don't discuss illegal things like theft, murder, etc" rule here. We try to be pro-social when discussing preparedness. But yeah, I don't think any of us are "in the box thinkers" and we are a pretty tolerant crowd. We come from all walks o...
by SCBrian
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 1057
Views: 105059

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

The idea that we have robotic lawnmowers freaks me out enough. There is no way I am letting a robot near my head with blades. Unless it's Arisa from the series Better Than Us and I'm logged as a primary user. They have robots that do surgery now. As I read this thread and watch my floor being vacuu...
by SCBrian
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Coming Hyper Inflation
Replies: 23
Views: 1080

Re: Coming Hyper Inflation

raptor2 wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:20 pm
:words: :words:
I swear to FSM, you need to have a AMA or a thread where you allow ZS'ers to ask you financial type questions.... lol
by SCBrian
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1142
Views: 75429

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I find the FT's charts here to be pretty useful for both absolute numbers and international comparisons. https://ig.ft.com/coronavirus-chart/?areas=eur&areas=usa&areas=gbr&areasRegional=usny&areasRegional=usnj&areasRegional=usia&areasRegional=usca&areasRegional=usnd&areasRegional=ussd&cumulative=0&...
by SCBrian
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Minimalist Tool Kit
Replies: 32
Views: 9812

Re: Minimalist Tool Kit

I specifically mean regarding multitools. Ahh. Mostly negative experiences, though they were in the lower end of the price scale. I think even a craftsman ?6in1?. That's why I was pretty surprised on how long the Klien has lasted and functioned, though I do live in fear of losing the bit... lol. I'...
by SCBrian
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lifestyle Changes for Health
Replies: 43
Views: 1832

Re: Lifestyle Changes for Health

And right now I have a raging need for carbs. I want ALL the carbs. ALL.OF.THEM. :gonk: (me screaming into the carb abyss) These cravings are painful . Gonna try to have something that has a few carbs...maybe a piece of toast with my scrambled egg. Dont do it. Go get some pork rinds or something in...
by SCBrian
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Minimalist Tool Kit
Replies: 32
Views: 9812

Re: Minimalist Tool Kit

Sure you do, and you stated the reason right up there at the beginning, because you've found that quality makes a huge difference in how well a tool performs its task, even a multi-tool. :wink: Oh, I agree 100% about quality, however the price point comes into play as well. It might be worth findin...
by SCBrian
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Minimalist Tool Kit
Replies: 32
Views: 9812

Re: Minimalist Tool Kit

Klien 11 in 1 screwdriver Knipex cobra pliers Knipex wrench pliers Klein electrical scissors Crescent mini rachet set Hammer Vice grip Duct tape & wire Normally i don't like multi-function tools, as they tend to do a number of jobs, badly. However I've used a Klien 11in 1 for a few years now, and p...
by SCBrian
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lifestyle Changes for Health
Replies: 43
Views: 1832

Re: Lifestyle Changes for Health

E.g., offhand, baked salmon with green beans and legumes. The baked salmon you'd buy a salmon plank (usually 4-5 good solid meals for me). <SNIP> Take it out in the morning to go to work, and at lunch microwave for 1.5-2.5 minutes (depending on microwave). I *like* fish, but I feel like I should th...
by SCBrian
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Asteroid Prep
Replies: 36
Views: 5157

Re: Asteroid Prep

Decent movie on Amazon with ties to the thread:

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