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by Tyndmyr
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Wise Food Storage - My Free Sample
Replies: 34
Views: 5262

Re: Wise Food Storage - My Free Sample

So, I got a sample, figured I'd try it for myself. I'm not terribly fussed about the serving sizes, since I often find those ridiculously small on food, and mostly ignore them. Nobody consumes a 20 oz bottle of soda over 2.5 encounters, we drink the whole thing at one go. The bigger problem is it ju...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: "wild meat" in the city
Replies: 45
Views: 10632

Re: "wild meat" in the city

I dunno... in a SHTF scenario, I suspect the usual patterns will all be disrupted. Sure, there will still be a few squirrels around, but for anything bigger, whatever the disaster is will likely affect animal movement patterns in some ways. I wouldn't count overly much on hunting. Early on, disrupti...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Is your Bug Out Pack your Ideal Pack, a Compromise, or Untes
Replies: 19
Views: 2446

Re: Is your Bug Out Pack your Ideal Pack, a Compromise, or U

Eh...a bad compromise currently, becoming much more specialized. It *used* to be in a duffel bag, which works just fine if you're carrying it as far as the car. Actually taking in on a hike once...never again. Need to actually spring for a proper pack. Can probably repurpose the duffel as an additio...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: zombie quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 4976

Re: zombie quiz

It has been a week since the zombie outbrake.You have no gun and the zombies are the kind from 28 weeks later. Your cousin is 6 years old. She lives 1 mile away from you and you have no car and dont know how to hotwire a car. She calls you and tells you she is scared. Do you go to her house and ris...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Bad Habits We Can't Shake
Replies: 21
Views: 3533

Re: The Bad Habits We Can't Shake

ArmchairRacer wrote:I need to be better about keeping cash on hand, if I have money I tend to spend it, usually on ammo.
This. It's not that I lack for money, it's just that I'm vastly better at budgeting if I'm sorting out all my bills, etc electronically...loose cash just tends to end up spent.
by Tyndmyr
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: In what order - Stretching, Cardio, weights?
Replies: 32
Views: 4298

Re: In what order - Stretching, Cardio, weights?

I've decided that for me at least, Stretching is mostly overrated. I'm quite flexible, and not particularly prone to injury during workout(so long as I'm doing the exercises with proper form). Now, for cardio, you should still do a bit of warm-up...it's just that stretching doesn't need to be part o...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug out caching
Replies: 17
Views: 1643

Re: Bug out caching

So you would just leave the stuff and not come back? I just think it would be smart when your in the woods and can mark it in a GPS or map so that you can come back once your established a base camp. Well, the way I see it, the BOB is for evacuation purposes...it exists to enable me to travel much ...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug out caching
Replies: 17
Views: 1643

Re: Bug out caching

Cashe, no. Dump, possibly. Depending on the exact emergency, I may not need everything in the BOB, and carrying extra weight sucks mightily. Something that will be of no use to me can be left at the first opportunity, and I'll make better time evacuating the area. That said, I'm currently going thro...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Biggest ZS Loser- The Challenge!
Replies: 370
Views: 57278

Re: The Biggest ZS Loser- The Challenge!

*shrug* I've lost thirty pounds in the past three weeks. I cannot claim personal credit, though. Mono is probably the fastest weight loss plan around. Certainly room for improvement in the pleasantness aspect, though. I suppose in the long run it'll be good for me, though. I didn't much need those p...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Colorado
Replies: 30
Views: 3932

Re: Flooding in Colorado

Hmm, I need to pack my flare gun in my BOB. Good reminder.

Best wishes to all those currently in the area, stay warm and dry!
by Tyndmyr
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is this $50 Crossbow worth the money?
Replies: 12
Views: 2514

Re: Is this $50 Crossbow worth the money?

True, but his point about money is legit. It's easy to spend a grand on a crossbow setup, even without going top of the line. This seems like a decent deal for the money, but obviously, it's not gonna be as good as a much more expensive rig. I could see myself using something like this if need be fo...
by Tyndmyr
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Zombie Quiz: What would you REALY DO!?
Replies: 79
Views: 16046

Re: Zombie Quiz: What would you REALY DO!?

1) Your Weapon of choice and why? The AR-15. It's in my closet, it works like a champ, and I've got large volumes of ammo and moderate supplies of mags(say, 400ish rounds ready at a given time). In an actual zombie scenario, though, there's little point leaving ammo in the house, so I'd have a glori...
by Tyndmyr
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: stripped of all your gear, what could you build to survive?
Replies: 20
Views: 3623

Re: stripped of all your gear, what could you build to survi

Hour down a dirt road? They didn't drive me far enough. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. This. I am very good at navigating anywhere vaguely close to my local area. Time for me to take a walk. Even in winter, long as I'm moving, I'm not gonna die before I walk out. I'd need particularly bad weat...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Calling All Archers
Replies: 80
Views: 11800

Re: Calling All Archers

Been into archery since I was a kid. My fav is a longbow, for no practical reasons whatsoever, but I've got a coupla bows, and will shoot literally anything. It's all a blast, really. Now, while I do my own fletching and what not(really not a big deal if you have a jig), I must point out that carbon...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 3D Printers - Should You Consider One for Preps
Replies: 51
Views: 7939

Re: 3D Printers - Should You Consider One for Preps

You can probably make that work, but you need a fairly smooth transition from the mag to the extension, or else the follower catches and gums the works up. Entirely possible, you'll just probably have to give it a few tries to get it just right. Also, keep in mind how much spring you have vs how muc...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Safe & Legal Mock Urban Bugout?
Replies: 104
Views: 25104

Re: Safe & Legal Mock Urban Bugout?

I'm new here, but wanted to post a few thoughts. If you're noticed by police walking through a city in the middle of the night you're likely to be questioned. They'll say something along the lines of, "We have a report of a crime in the area by a suspect matching your description, can you tell us w...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is this $50 Crossbow worth the money?
Replies: 12
Views: 2514

Re: Is this $50 Crossbow worth the money?

Hmm, I'm more of a regular bow guy, but this looks usable for small game if it's accurate. The bolts look a bit cheap, and I prefer carbon fiber myself, but that's an easy upgrade later, should you decide to do so. If you give it a shot, give us the details, for sure!
by Tyndmyr
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: The Should I buy it thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: The Should I buy it thread

What's your planned use for it? If you're looking for something cheap to haul stuff in the local area, and don't mind doing a bit of upkeep now and again, a vehicle with a lot of miles can make sense for the right price. If you're planning to bug out to somewhere three states away, well, some caveat...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Mountain House Sale!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3265

Re: Mountain House Sale!!!

Oooh, selection looks solid, if backordered...that's fine, though, I'm not in a hurry.

Tried to pop in an order, gave me a generic error message at the very end, emptied shopping cart. Not sure if it took it or not, if I get no confirmation email or charge in a coupla days, I'll try it again.
by Tyndmyr
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 3D Printers - Should You Consider One for Preps
Replies: 51
Views: 7939

Re: 3D Printers - Should You Consider One for Preps

Hollow column to avoid warpage. Due to limitations of height, I only printed enough mag for about eight rounds, and used a larger baseplate that clipped on the bottom(someone else's original design that I tweaked a bit for my needs). However, after a bit of thought, I realized there was no reason wh...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Strengths/Weaknesses You Would Bring to a Community
Replies: 42
Views: 5434

Re: Strengths/Weaknesses You Would Bring to a Community

Strengths: Solid programmer. This skill is probably mostly worthless. Former mil. Never been one of the balls-out action guys, but picked up the odd useful skill all the same. Minor med skills. CPR, first aid, volunteered as a dummy for training in college a few times. Nothing on par with an actual ...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Avoiding drunk drivers: any strategies?
Replies: 20
Views: 2882

Re: Avoiding drunk drivers: any strategies?

Avoid areas with lots of bars Even better, avoid areas with lots of people. Bars aren't always a good indicator, as even people from dry counties, etc drink...they just drive further to do it. Or, people drink at homes, parties, sporting events, etc... So, know your roads, know the main thoroughfar...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Post Apocalyptic Crude Power Source
Replies: 28
Views: 3983

Re: Post Apocalyptic Crude Power Source

Well, the coast isn't far off. I can find little creeks and what not fairly easily throughout the whole area, I could probably improv a water wheel easily enough. Wouldn't be fantastic power, but should suffice to keep the lights on. Fairly steady power, at any rate. In terms of description...KISS. ...
by Tyndmyr
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Congrats, you just won the lottery!
Replies: 66
Views: 10651

Re: Congrats, you just won the lottery!

Now you can spend up to $5 million of it on your new homestead/bug out location/whatever. So go to Zillow, realtor.com or whatever website you can link to here and tell us why you think it be a good choice to buy. Id like to see what people think a good location might include. Oooh, a fun one. I'd ...

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