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by cv66er
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Good tactical pens?
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Good tactical pens?

I carry a Schmeisser that I got as a gift years ago. It does what I need.
by cv66er
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: A Disturbing Discovery about Dead Humans
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: A Disturbing Discovery about Dead Humans

I've heard the whole "fingernails and hair growing" thing is actually the skin shrinking and making it look like the nails and hair grew. As an anthropology student, a body farm strikes me as a cool way to dispose of this spoiled meat, when I'm done with it. California University of Pennsylvania wou...
by cv66er
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Wind-proof camp stove
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

Re: Wind-proof camp stove

I am also curious if it is made just to boil water or actually cook with a substance surrounding it. There's a difference between just cleaning water off something and actual food... Like I said, it reminds me of a mongolian fire pot. You heat a broth based soup in it, and cook meats and vegetables...
by cv66er
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Wind-proof camp stove
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

Wind-proof camp stove

"Students and a doctoral candidate at ETH Zurich have developed a camping stove with the flame on the inside, greatly reducing the negative effects of wind and heat loss. The new design was made possible by additive manufacturing." PeakBoil! It reminds me of a mongolian fire pot. No word on if/when ...
by cv66er
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Blueberries
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: Blueberries

I wish...

The woods around here are lousy with blueberries, but just before they get ripe, they're gone! From just starting to turn, to bare bushes, overnight. I don't even see what eats them!
by cv66er
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anyone interested in a Boring Flamethrower
Replies: 13
Views: 2031

Re: Anyone interested in a Boring Flamethrower

I hate to be a killjoy, but it looks like someone attached a brush killer to a toy gun. I have one one that I use to get my burn piles going, and I think I paid $15 for it at Hazard Fraught. While it does shoot a lot of fire out of the end, it goes maybe four feet. It'd make a pretty poor weapon if...
by cv66er
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anyone interested in a Boring Flamethrower
Replies: 13
Views: 2031

Re: Anyone interested in a Boring Flamethrower

It won't much matter anyhow. They're sold out.
by cv66er
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Fires raging in Northern California
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Fires raging in Northern California

Saw this article today, on what to do if you're trapped in your car trying to escape a wildfire.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/tri ... a-wildfire
by cv66er
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Game Camera help...
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: Game Camera help...

I picked up a Moultrie A-5 for my wife a couple years ago, just to use as a toy, monitoring places she does nature photography. She's happy with it. It's just over $50.
by cv66er
Sun May 21, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 16
Views: 3428

Re: Ticks

Just curious if you have considered treating your clothing with something like permethrin? If you are regularly venturing into area prone to ticks this can be an effective repellent. We've been using it for years in the middle of a "hot"zone. The only ones we find are dead ones tangled in our socks...
by cv66er
Tue May 16, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Stimulant of choice
Replies: 65
Views: 4488

Re: Stimulant of choice

And this pops up in the news...
by cv66er
Wed May 10, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Stimulant of choice
Replies: 65
Views: 4488

Re: Stimulant of choice

Coffee. Irish Breakfast tea. Caffeinated mints (I like Penguin). In a pinch, weather permitting, I could dig up and toast, grind, and brew some dandelion roots. Dandelion Roots? Wow- I didn't know they had caffeine. Thanks! They don't. Like Postum, they're a caffeine free coffee substitute. Does Ya...
by cv66er
Wed May 10, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Stimulant of choice
Replies: 65
Views: 4488

Re: Stimulant of choice

Coffee. Irish Breakfast tea. Caffeinated mints (I like Penguin). In a pinch, weather permitting, I could dig up and toast, grind, and brew some dandelion roots. Dandelion Roots? Wow- I didn't know they had caffeine. Thanks! They don't. Like Postum, they're a caffeine free coffee substitute. Does Ya...
by cv66er
Tue May 09, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Stimulant of choice
Replies: 65
Views: 4488

Re: Stimulant of choice

Close_enough wrote:Postum (instant coffee)
Unless they changed the formula, you won't get much of a kick from Postum. It contains no caffeine at all, just toasted grains and molasses.

I'm a two pot of coffee a day man myself. SHTF, I may be looking up Hiroshima_Morphine to do some bartering.
by cv66er
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?
Replies: 28
Views: 2758

Re: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?

I'm not seeing anything in there that I'd consider especially harmful or unsafe, especially if you're also rinsing. I'm also not a chemist. That's exactly why I'm asking. I'm not a chemist either, but I do have sense enough not to try this with something like Clorox wipes. Wipes like these (includi...
by cv66er
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: zombie chargers
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Re: zombie chargers

Anyone have experience with Zombie Chargers the unit is a battery re-condentioner claims it brings batteries back from the dead It's probably what is usually called a joule thief . It's an electronic circiut that boosts the voltage coming out of a "dead" battery, so you can get a bit more life out ...
by cv66er
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Dehydrated food shelf life
Replies: 11
Views: 3046

Re: Dehydrated food shelf life

Hey, I'm going to high jack this thread because we aren't supposed to start new threads if we don't have to: We are beginning to dehydrate and vaccum~bag seal foods. So what does it mean if the bag has air in it a couple of days after it was vacced and sealed? Bags didn't having holes, air came fro...
by cv66er
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So ur picked for a secret service detail. What are u taking
Replies: 43
Views: 2731

Re: So ur picked for a secret service detail. What are u tak

Oddly enough, this actually happened to me. When I was in the Navy, working as a Ship's Master at Arms, I was assigned to help keep an eye on the crowd when then President, Jimmy Carter came to our base to give a speech. We were issued a walkie-talkie, and told, if we see anything suspicious, report...
by cv66er
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Turnip!
Replies: 15
Views: 2955

Re: Turnip!

They're like potatoes, but not as starchy. Raw they have a slightly spicy aftertaste.

Put them in soups or stews, mash them, scalloped or au gratin, or pretty much any potato recipe.
by cv66er
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Silly Guns
Replies: 18
Views: 3432

Re: Silly Guns

brothaman wrote:Then there's this....

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That, and this one were the two I immediately thought of...

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by cv66er
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New NanoTech Water Purifyer
Replies: 0
Views: 1807

New NanoTech Water Purifyer

Spotted this earlier today. It uses nanotechnology and sunlight to convert some of the water into hydrogen peroxide disinfectant, removing bacteria in about 20 minutes. Not much word on when they might go into production, but the article says they should be easy to produce and cheap. http://www.cnet...

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