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by zombieapocalypsegame
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 325360

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

@teotwaki
Good idea for the tree! I had thought something similar and used mine as a fire trap on the front lawn. That thing is dry as paper at this point.
Hopefully it'll be like flies to a light except with a little flame going on.
by zombieapocalypsegame
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: multitool
Replies: 40
Views: 7854

Re: multitool

@majorhavoc
Absolutely! I got a couple NICE presents from my family this year instead of more but not quite as nice ones. I liked their choices quite a bit. :)
by zombieapocalypsegame
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: multitool
Replies: 40
Views: 7854

Re: multitool

I'll necro this thread since I posted in it last year about it. Finally got a Leatherman - for Christmas this year. My wife got me a Supertool 300 including getting my name engraved on it. :) I'm a big guy (6' 3" @ 250lbs) and have big hands so I actually prefer the 300. It just fits in my hand bett...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: PSA: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 25
Views: 4498

Re: PSA: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

My second one just arrived, too.
by zombieapocalypsegame
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Combining grey water + solar still + bio sand filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

Re: Combining grey water + solar still + bio sand filter

@halfapint Those filters generally cannot deal with soap in large quantities, including the charcoal and bio sand drums. That's why I am looking at solar stills. Since every single water pipe coming out of the house will have soap, shampoo or detergent we need a solid plan on that front. And lots of...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Combining grey water + solar still + bio sand filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

Re: Combining grey water + solar still + bio sand filter

I thought about plexiglass, but that alone would push my expense quite a bit higher. I too thought about the lead in old windows, so we are of like minds there. I could certainly cull out specific glass as possible. But the bio sand filters are excellent at removing lead, too. The biggest advantage ...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Combining grey water + solar still + bio sand filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

Re: Combining grey water + solar still + bio sand filter

I'm in TX and we get some pretty darn strong sunshine here. :) I'll also use a physical filter (likely mesh netting & paper liner) when pumping into the initial reservoir from the house. I forgot to mention that, as it is particularly useful re: water from the kitchen. I am planning toward construct...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Combining grey water + solar still + bio sand filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

Combining grey water + solar still + bio sand filter

Hey all I'm looking for some reference links on DIY'ing an automatic grey water distillation setup for rural residential use. I've done a 5 gallon bio sand filter at home. I have found how to build a solar still although I haven't made one yet. And I've seen a number of videos of people catching gre...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 910
Views: 93002

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your

Used my new pickle fork and took the inner tie rod end off my Pitman arm on the truck today. That was a first - learning as I go, mostly from YouTube. hahahaha I can move that one tie rod end around with my hand, so I expect all of them to be the same. Pretty clear I'm going to need all new rods.
by zombieapocalypsegame
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 910
Views: 93002

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your

My ball joint separator / pickle fork arrived today. That will allow me to check the tie rod ends on the 89 F350 and replace the thoroughly trashed boots.
by zombieapocalypsegame
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: PSA: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 25
Views: 4498

Re: PSA: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

I also had a couple extinguishers affected by their recall. One was my kitchen unit, which is just inside the laundry room within a couple feet of the stove. That's the one I think has the most likelihood of being used in its serviceable life. Another one is my garage/shop unit. Right next to the po...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 325360

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Put BOV #2 up on jack stands for the first time. Been working on this F350 off and on for the year+ since we got it as my son's first vehicle. First time I've had it in the air, as it's really easy to work on when right there on the ground. Learned: Lowest jack stand position is higher than 4-ton bo...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 325360

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

@MPMalloy I don't get as much runtime as I'd like off the UPS units. Typically 20 minutes is what the unit says, but since my desktop is an older generation Alienware is eats electricity at a pretty good clip. I believe the power supply is at least 850W. I've got a Kill-a-watt on the wall and the UP...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 325360

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Finally got our 2nd emergency car charger operational again with a good size 12v 20Ah battery. This one is for my son's daily driver. He's living at home while going to school + working over 40 hours a week at his first post-HS job. He's got a 45+ minute commute. He had been waiting for his first pa...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Christmas list ideas - small prep items
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Christmas list ideas - small prep items

Thx for the replies - I appreciate them. I told her the same sorts of things. She just wants more ideas. She does know what I like, why, and that I'm totally a prepper. But she's also at the age that style & cool factor definitely matter and I'm trying to give her some ammo. That's why the intangibl...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Christmas list ideas - small prep items
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Christmas list ideas - small prep items

Hey all My daughter who is nearly 16 came to me to ask me for more Christmas ideas for me, after I had put together a list for the family. She has her own baking biz and usually fairly flush with cash. But she is currently pretty broke since she got behind at school with so many sports activities + ...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 325360

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

you make me feel so lazy. :oops: hahahah. Hardly. I was just bored on Thanksgiving weekend. "Collected all household hazmats for delivery to local facility tomorrow" what hazardous stuff you have to get rid of? :? Mostly it's the old gasoline that was in the weed eater and the pressure washer when ...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 325360

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Past couple days I... Added bulkheads to two rain barrels but still need the spigots Swapped out a broken door handle on son's daily driver Fixed malfunctioning brake lights on the truck Enjoyed awesome Thanksgiving meal & assisted the wife hanging Christmas decorations (unit morale!) Added yard lea...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Buying diesel in the summer and storing until winter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: Buying diesel in the summer and storing until winter?

So what would be classified as the right kind of plastic drums for kerosene or diesel? Many people don't use the right stuff even for things like rain water barrels to water their flowerbeds, let alone for a more specific and potentially hazardous use. How long do such barrels last? Do you buy them ...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: How much fuel on hand when Hurricane Harvey landed?
Replies: 15
Views: 1661

How much fuel on hand when Hurricane Harvey landed?

I did a quick search on ZS but I didn't find such a post. I have to imagine this already exists - admins feel free to direct me to it. How much fuel (gas) did you have on-hand when Hurricane Harvey arrived in Texas? Feel free to count NON daily-driver vehicles as capacity too - but ONLY if you would...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricanes 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 27226

Re: Hurricanes 2017

Some craziness going on in the Austin area today. There's a run on gasoline underway, starting at roughly mid-day today. Didn't take long before tons of stations were either out or overwhelmed with massive lines. See story here My wife had let her car go down too low on gas too, but not run-dry type...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're in Charge of a Zombie Containment
Replies: 31
Views: 4471

Re: You're in Charge of a Zombie Containment

@OP - an interesting premise, to be sure. :) A few other key factors to consider. Approxmiately 1 million population, but we don't know... How many square miles to cover? Quarantine is much easier to enforce in a dense urban environment vs rural mountain area, if we are ruling out airborne contamina...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Organization of Preps
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: Organization of Preps

In addition to the mere organization of the preps, the placement of them will be important too. Yesterday & today the Gulf coast of Texas had a Cat 4 hurricane. I'm in Austin, but we still made sure we prepped by bringing in the outdoor stuff that could become projectiles, supplies were checked, etc...
by zombieapocalypsegame
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Buying diesel in the summer and storing until winter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: Buying diesel in the summer and storing until winter?

You want to put diesel into a plastic drum? I wouldn't do that.

I'd find a metal barrel of whatever size you need, particularly if the drum is going to be exposed to heat fluctuations. This is especially true for longer term storage.

To be fair, I wouldn't do it with kerosene either.

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