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by silversnake
Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Mass General Hospital - Neurobiology of Zombies talk
Replies: 0
Views: 1370

Mass General Hospital - Neurobiology of Zombies talk

I wasn't sure where else to post this but thought a few folks here might be interested if you're in/near the Boston area. The Massachusetts General Hospital does a series of lectures on interesting topics throughout the year and this one coming up next week caught my eye: The Massachusetts General H...
by silversnake
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Containers For Cash
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Re: Containers For Cash

Easy solution: 1. Take all cash from bank accounts, safety deposit boxes, etc. 2. Place about a month's worth of bills of cash in a rolled up pair of skid-marked underwear in your dresser, that's for routine expenses. 3. Take the rest down to your local jewelery store and buy loose diamonds 4. Swall...
by silversnake
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Long distance travel. Which, how, why?
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: Long distance travel. Which, how, why?

A) I'd travel alone using the now defunct rail lines. Walking or horseback. Why train lines? Because they are clear (no fuel or tech 'member) and are usually direct arteries from point Eh to Bee. B) I'd head to the forests of russia and then on to canada. C) I'd go it alone. It's less people I'd ha...
by silversnake
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Bought a house, now what?
Replies: 30
Views: 2781

Re: Bought a house, now what?

All this good advice, but I don't see one other good piece here: Now more than ever, you need to have your backup supply of emergency cash. At a minimum, you want to have $3,000 or so in a savings account somewhere on day one of moving in to the house. This is separate and apart from your cash reser...
by silversnake
Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Underground living at it's best
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Underground living at it's best

Yeah, I'd really be looking forward to living in a (likely poorly ventilated) cave with a bunch of other people in RVs. Anyone start a pool yet on the over/under of number of weeks between this place actually having people in it and the first deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning?
by silversnake
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 25899

Re: Food Storage Discussion Thread

So why buy that pen and not just some ordinary blacklight? UV is UV, right? I am just learning about some of these sterilization/purification processes. I do know everything I have seen shows putting something in the water and stirring it. I can't imagine doing anything with an ordinary blacklight....
by silversnake
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 25899

Re: Food Storage Discussion Thread

I have always been a huge proponent of the monolithic water filters. http://shop.monolithic.com/products/just-water-ceramic-drip-filter This is what they use to filter mud puddles, 3rd world countries, down to clean drinking water. It removes most of what the others do but you also have to build yo...
by silversnake
Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 25899

Re: Food Storage Discussion Thread

I actually just remembered we also have the Katadyn Water Filters. They are the handpump style that will do 200 gallons, I haven't dug through our EDCs lately, MrNoAm reminded me of that last night. This one is similar to the ones that we have: http://www.thrivewnc.thrivelife.com/katadyn-hiker-micr...
by silversnake
Fri May 31, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 25899

Re: Food Storage Discussion Thread

http://profcon.com/Pictures/CanadaWebPage/DeadCar.JPG Lots of 'ook' leaking from a car? Or any given number of corporations that are fined on an almost daily basis for dumping chemicals? Especially considering that a lot of creeks run off of major rivers and major rivers are prime dumping grounds? ...
by silversnake
Thu May 30, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 25899

Re: Food Storage Discussion Thread

Since each bottle does 100 gallons and we have extra filters, I think this will take care of 'most' of our concerns. Toxic spills? I would probably find another watering hole :wink: NoAm, I'm confident of the filter's ability to filter the water. Mine was more a functional question of mechanics. Ho...
by silversnake
Thu May 30, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 25899

Re: Food Storage Discussion Thread

What could possibly add a dangerous amount of petrochemicals to my little creek? The idiot further up the creek who just did his own oil change and thought that dumping it in a hole in his back yard was "good enough" for disposal? Or maybe the neighbor across the creek with the old home heating oil...
by silversnake
Tue May 28, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 25899

Re: Food Storage Discussion Thread

Know your water source. I've already scouted and marked water sources that will be petrochem free. Filtering chemicals out of water is difficult and not something most backpacking filters are capable of that I know of. Carbon block filters can reduce the amount of some chemicals, but to remove? I'l...
by silversnake
Tue May 28, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Dark Tower Series
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

Re: Dark Tower Series

Definitely a good series of novels. I wasn't particularly satisfied by the ending, but I understand it and where it comes from. Very much worth the read all around, especially if you've read a lot of his other work recently enough to remember it but long ago enough that you don't remember all of it ...
by silversnake
Tue May 28, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 25899

Re: Food Storage Discussion Thread

The Seychelle water bottle * Insulated sleeve displays filtration instructions, strap attaches to backpacks and belts, and flip-top drinking cap has a replaceable Advanced filter that screws on and off. * Each bottle provides up to 100 gallons of clean, drinkable water. * The Advanced filter remove...
by silversnake
Mon May 20, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Biohazard in my office
Replies: 27
Views: 3431

Re: Biohazard in my office

"we can't tell you what's going on, but stay calm and don't move" This right here is the problem I have with the whole scenario. If they can't tell me what's going on, then it's not important enough for me to stay put. Period. Just to add, in fairness, those weren't the exact words of the e-mail, j...
by silversnake
Mon May 20, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Biohazard in my office
Replies: 27
Views: 3431

Re: Biohazard in my office

And that's what I'm getting at. The people holding you do know what the threat is, or at least what threat it's supposed to be. They can either share that information, or get throat punched. The answer will determine my attitude. ETA: If it was an Anthrax/other bio/chem scare, a decon truck would e...
by silversnake
Thu May 09, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Biohazard in my office
Replies: 27
Views: 3431

Biohazard in my office

So, not the zombie apocalypse, but today was an "interesting" day at work. Around 1pm there was a biohazard/bioterrorism scare in the building where I work . You can read the details at the link but here's the short version: someone opened a piece of mail on the 4th floor and discovered a suspicious...
by silversnake
Tue May 07, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 25899

Re: Food Storage Discussion Thread

Is there a recommended place to purchase non-gmo seeds? Storage suggestions? GMO seeds (Roundup ready plants, etc.) are actually pretty difficult to purchase in quantities less than "I've got several acres of crop to plant". For the very lazy, just about every seed packet on the rack in your local ...
by silversnake
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Free Self Sufficiency E-Books
Replies: 450
Views: 66966

Re: Free Self Sufficiency E-Books

Trailersteading: http://www.amazon.com/Trailersteading-Voluntary-Simplicity-Mobile-ebook/dp/B00AR0T8DI/ref=pd_sim_kstore_65 Survival Guide for Beginners: http://www.amazon.com/Survival-Guide-for-Beginners-ebook/dp/B00ALUMW96/ref=pd_sim_kstore_64 Homestead Food Storage: http://www.amazon.com/Nannies-...
by silversnake
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: You will know them by their...badges?
Replies: 34
Views: 2919

Re: You will know them by their...badges?

A localized flood. A hurricane. Power station explosion. Terrorist attack. Social breakdown. Whatever the spurring event might be, have we considered how we might identify friendlies and band together? Those of us who are here already share something that many others do not--an eye toward preparing...
by silversnake
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Free Self Sufficiency E-Books
Replies: 450
Views: 66966

Re: Free Self Sufficiency E-Books

A few more for a Friday afternoon. As always, check price before clicking 'buy'. Also, take some of these with a grain of salt: 101 Substitute Ingredients http://www.amazon.com/101-Substitutions-for-Ingredients-ebook/dp/B00CHPH1US/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kstore_2 More Food from the Forest http://www.amazon.c...
by silversnake
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How do you prep food when you only eat fresh?
Replies: 25
Views: 2134

Re: How do you prep food when you only eat fresh?

As for the paleo diet being possible because of stores, I'm not sure that most people would stick with a true wild diet. The food you raise and hunt for is much different than what you get in stores. Many of us have had deer and other wild meat and we know it isn't raised and treated to appease the...
by silversnake
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Zombies Won't Hear You Coming In A Prius
Replies: 32
Views: 2471

Re: Zombies Won't Hear You Coming In A Prius

The only issue I've had with it is birds seem to LOVE shitting on it. Like seriously, every time I park it I come back and its got bird shit on it. It's ridiculous. Yes on all counts! It holds WAY more than you would think (I should know after this weekend's trips to Lowes) and can be slept in rela...
by silversnake
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How do you prep food when you only eat fresh?
Replies: 25
Views: 2134

Re: How do you prep food when you only eat fresh?

im thinking that maybe buying produce/meat in bulk when its on sale and doing our own canning is probably going to be our best bet for now...not really sure there's many other options. This would probably have a better shelf-life than the commercially canned stuff I have now anyway. I know the expi...

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