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by Zoombee
Sat May 31, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4438
Views: 247615

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

I know several people who have or plan to get loans for credit card bills. They could save money with lower interest, but I am leery of incurring debt to pay debt.
by Zoombee
Fri May 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)
Replies: 377
Views: 67031

Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

I wanted an El Camino for a while. I almost bought one, but I couldn't meet the seller at the right time. Later I had more money, so I could have bought one rodded, but I wanted more mpg then and bought a Corolla. Now, any small pickup is close enough, but even that is harder to get now. I've had en...
by Zoombee
Thu May 08, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Day the Black Helicopter Came
Replies: 3
Views: 1505

Re: The Day the Black Helicopter Came

You could suggest a kilt instead of a strap, to keep the boys cool.
by Zoombee
Wed May 07, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6700
Views: 338626

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Yesterday after reading a book I noticed my emergency blanket on the shelf next to my recliner. I tested it by having a nap under it. With more practice and a big table maybe I could refold it small enough to fit in the package.
by Zoombee
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Tornados in many states
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Tornados in many states

From NC to Oklahoma and Nebraska. The earth had a long winter nap. Now it's awake and stirring the pot.
by Zoombee
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4438
Views: 247615

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index ... dents.html
Enitre school districts are shutting down when they can't pay the teachers. Then the residents are stuck with paying taxes for bond debt for empty schools.
by Zoombee
Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Ad'lan's Step by Step Primitive Fletching
Replies: 22
Views: 7337

Re: Ad'lan's Step by Step Primitive Fletching

I had felching confused with shrimping. Honey, felch me a beer, the game's on.
by Zoombee
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Going on jury duty
Replies: 19
Views: 2938

Re: Going on jury duty

Lots of things have metal, which I might remember after the beep. I eventually realized the zipper is metal. I did not think of my eyeglass hinges until much later.
by Zoombee
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6700
Views: 338626

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I jumped a friend's car, again, and scrapped some metal for gas burned in the jump. With the extra level of experience, I am certified as a Car Jumpmaster.
by Zoombee
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Thrift Shop finds
Replies: 290
Views: 50632

Re: Thrift Shop finds

Winter coat with down feather stuffing. I forgot the price, but probably $20-30.
by Zoombee
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mud Slide in WA
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Mud Slide in WA

Some Canadian bikers who ride through there noted the clearcut logging.
by Zoombee
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Biting Or Drinking
Replies: 6
Views: 3906

Biting Or Drinking

Biting and chewing require teeth, which zombies may not have without dental maintenance. A more evolved zombie could inject digestive venom to liquify the flesh for slurping.
by Zoombee
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6700
Views: 338626

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I bought a cast iron pan. I don't often think about dishes, but I was passing through a kitchen department. I saw cast iron and remembered reading something about that. If I never learn how to season and cook in it, I can still use it for home defense.
by Zoombee
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 7 Worst Rookie Prepper Mistakes
Replies: 52
Views: 5590

Re: 7 Worst Rookie Prepper Mistakes

If guns were in my preps, I'd want to know how to make ammo. Without that knowledge, they don't seem worth the money or weight in a BOB. Something that holds only one cartridge would give me time to think about ammo conservation while I reload.
by Zoombee
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME
Replies: 405
Views: 69707

Re: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME

I drove for years before realizing I should have a fuel can in the vehicle. Someone was begging for money for both the container and fuel to fill up. I gave her what I could spare for the service of helping me realize I should get one before it's necessary instead of after.
by Zoombee
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Ukraine unrest
Replies: 928
Views: 47294

Re: Ukraine unrest

sheddi wrote: Ukraine has long been a world breadbasket due to its fertile conditions. The country, as of 2011, was the world's third-largest grain exporter.
Fertile land that is currently cheap. If I was in Europe I would consider moving to Ukraine. While the smoke clears the land prices may rise.
by Zoombee
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Dixie "Icepocalypse" 2014-What Worked/Didn't
Replies: 33
Views: 3207

Re: Dixie "Icepocalypse" 2014-What Worked/Didn't

Some local carpeters were put out of work by lack of carpets sent, so they walked around offering to shovel sidewalks. I could have taken the offer, but after shoveling so many times, accepting hired help seemed like quitting. Now it's snowing again. I should have asked for a business card.
by Zoombee
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Under the Kitchen Counter
Replies: 11
Views: 1267

Re: Under the Kitchen Counter

Zombie309 wrote: What is this I don't even...
Prepper Residential Architecture and Interior Design is not yet a subforum, so I don't know exactly where to put my ideas, but CP&P has the food storage porn thread, so this looked like the right place for kitchen design.
by Zoombee
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Under the Kitchen Counter
Replies: 11
Views: 1267

Under the Kitchen Counter

Many kitchen cabinets have items that are shoved to the back and never seen again until the landlord or exterminator gets down and shines a light in there. One standard but expensive solution is rollout shelves on tracks, like filing cabinets. Those require special hardware and construction. One alt...
by Zoombee
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Poor mans portapotty?
Replies: 17
Views: 2156

Re: Poor mans portapotty?

I thought some sort of riser would be a standard part of the luggable loo kit. Buckets are too low for me and many other people with joint problems, long legs, etc. I could put something under the bucket, or put the bucket under a commode chair.
by Zoombee
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: California Drought (Long Term?)
Replies: 42
Views: 3018

Re: California Drought (Long Term?)

And the billions of gallons used in fracking.
by Zoombee
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: California Drought (Long Term?)
Replies: 42
Views: 3018

Re: California Drought (Long Term?)

A big part of water conservation is reuse. What goes down the sink you can keep in a tank to flush the toilet. Another tank of flushed water keeps your lawn healthy. There are other steps that can be squeezed in there, for washing dishes, bathing, etc. Theoretically you can use the same water foreve...
by Zoombee
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: more cold weather
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: more cold weather

Many states are running out of propane.
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