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by shillard
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Canada Ranked 2nd Best place to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Replies: 12
Views: 1880

Re: Canada Ranked 2nd Best place to Survive a Zombie Apocaly

New Zealand should be #1.

Far better gun laws than Australia (ready access to AR-style rifles, etc).

Much smaller population, highly concentrated in Auckland with massive tracts of sparsely populated land.

No food production problems.

Geographically isolated.
by shillard
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: State wide black out: South Australia
Replies: 15
Views: 3255

Re: State wide black out: South Australia

Good post mate. A few things of note: 1. ABC AM radio is the default "emergency broadcaster" - so you need an AM band radio. During the 1997 Pasha Bulka storm in Newcastle and its aftermath (the one where the bulk carrier ship was washed onto a city beach), ABC AM proved to be the only remotely usef...
by shillard
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Australians in the house FTW!
Replies: 443
Views: 36273

Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Morgo wrote:Big old thread, how many other Aussies are still around?
Live in Newcastle, work in Sydney, travel all over.
by shillard
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Elon Musk Martian Colonization Fleet
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Elon Musk Martian Colonization Fleet

If the US had backed the USAF and Project Orion, instead of the girly-man sooks at NASA with their limp-loined chemical rockets, we would have had people on Mars since 1965.
by shillard
Mon May 30, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: First Superbug resistant to ALL antibiotics
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: First Superbug resistant to ALL antibiotics

Here is some real reporting: No, this isn’t the start of the antibiotic apocalypse, just bad reporting Good report. Pharmaceuticals are a dead-end for antibiotic treatment - R&D should be pumped into nanotech to deal with malevolent bacteria, viral infections, plaque clogging arteries, cancers, etc...
by shillard
Sun May 29, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Sydney, Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 1922

Re: Hello from Sydney, Australia

Just up the road in Newcastle, but I work in the Sydney CBD.

Usually shoot at the Auburn pistol range.
by shillard
Sun May 29, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Building a House: redundant utilities ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 2466

Re: Building a House: redundant utilities ideas

If you are looking to connect gas because the thought of cooking on an electric hob is an abomination (rightly so), look into an induction cooktop.

Electric, twice the price of a ceramic cooktop, but with the instant on/ off capability of gas.

Much safer as well.
by shillard
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4657
Views: 264193

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Nearly 5 years on from the original post.

"Real soon now..."
by shillard
Thu May 01, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Car crash with young children
Replies: 16
Views: 2888

Re: Car crash with young children

ICE is encouraged in Australia as well.

Children should be encouraged to SAFELY evacuate a vehicle - to get out and move off the road, and wait behind the roadside barrier for help. They are at far greater risk staying in the vehicle, somewhat from fire but mostly from a secondary crash.
by shillard
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Body Armor
Replies: 161
Views: 11775

Re: Body Armor

In Australia, we can only dream.... Body Armour here is considered a "prohobited weapon" - seriously. Classified on the same page as belt-fed machine guns, 66mm LAWS, grenades, etc and therefore evil incarnate. Curiously, you can own any helmet you want (I've got a collection - free plug, selling an...
by shillard
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Show of hands - Aussies
Replies: 110
Views: 7909

Re: Show of hands - Aussies

Offloading some Zombpocalypse-related stuff - starting with this:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/newcastl ... 1005583957" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Discount for ZS-types.
by shillard
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Energy, the Economy, and the Future [title edit]
Replies: 289
Views: 23497

Re: Peak Oil, the Economy, and the Future

With the US now a net petroleum exporter, and massive world-wide development and discovery of: - LNG resources (google "gorgon gas field Western Australia") - New oil deposits - Coal-seam gas deposits - Shale Oil I think we can consign the "peak oil" doomthink rubbish to the dustbin. Along with choo...
by shillard
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Long term storage - Booze
Replies: 78
Views: 5005

Re: Long term storage - Booze

Good plan - I have a lot of stuff I don't drink stashed for use as currency - likewise tobacco, though I don't smoke. Be aware: - Beer will expire between 6 months and 12 months (with a few rare exceptions) even under ideal storage conditions. - Most spirits (Vodka, Whiskey, etc) will last years or ...
by shillard
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Show of hands - Aussies
Replies: 110
Views: 7909

Re: Show of hands - Aussies

Tetra Grammaton Cleric wrote: I shit you not I was just thinking about you yesterday, I really do have psychic forum summoning powers. :mrgreen:
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Thinking about me? Well, you're only human....

:D
by shillard
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Show of hands - Aussies
Replies: 110
Views: 7909

Re: Show of hands - Aussies

Yup, I'm up for that.

Hunter Valley based but I travel all over.

Currently clearing out my stocks and have some interesting kit for sale that some in Aus may be interested in - PM me for details.
by shillard
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Five-year-old's new bugout bag
Replies: 35
Views: 4136

Re: Five-year-old's new bugout bag

My 5.5yo son can hold a bearing using a Silva compass, and do some basic map reading. He is also familiar with the "If lost, STOP" drill: Stop Think Observe Plan His daypack for excursions into the bush includes water (2x500ml), some snacks, space blanket, poncho, flashlight, whistle, pencils & pape...
by shillard
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: CCW at Work
Replies: 40
Views: 2686

Re: CCW at Work

"Don't ask, don't tell."
by shillard
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2012? The End or Not?
Replies: 625
Views: 34180

Re: 2012? The End or Not?

Anyone buying into this 2012 bullshit is batshit crazy, and should be confined to a padded room with a funky long-sleeved canvas jacket. I'm a psychologist - trust me..... None of these has-been South American cultures saw the Spanish coming - and that event ruined their shit a long time prior to 20...
by shillard
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2012 - What are your prepping & contingency goals?
Replies: 47
Views: 3442

Re: 2012 - What are your prepping & contingency goals?

1. Increase hard currency reserves of US$, EU$, GBP and Yen while the AU$ Is at record highs. 2. Increase balance in my US$ account. 3. Obtain a second 12ga pump-action shotgun. 4. Add another M4 Carbine to the collection. 5. Increase essential "non-food" supply stocks from 90 days to 180 days (napp...
by shillard
Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How far would you go for a loved one?
Replies: 66
Views: 5917

Re: How far would you go for a loved one?

My immediate family come first - all other considerations are secondary. I would pay any price - in my blood or the blood of others - to secure their welfare. Any price. Next is my cat. As a member of the household, he receives quasi-immediate family privileges. I will not eay my cat in a "TEOTWAWKI...
by shillard
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Deadly Flooding across Australia
Replies: 28
Views: 4369

Re: Deadly Flooding across Australia

In terms of drinking water, I filled 3x 20L of containers with water on Tuesday in preparation, however they have proven to be unnecessary at this stage. I know of friends in Brisbane that filled 6 of the same containers. The water supply in the town of Chinchilla has been contaminated with e-coli ...
by shillard
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Deadly Flooding across Australia
Replies: 28
Views: 4369

Re: Deadly Flooding across Australia

Hi all, I'm trying to get a handle on the timecourse of response by those affected and by the SES and other emergency services. It seems to me that there was some warning ahead of time but evacuation warnings came relatively late in the game (perhaps not as bad as the Victorian fires, although ther...
by shillard
Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Books
Topic: "the Passage "
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: "the Passage "

Yeah, a solid (if long) read - supposedly book 1 of a planned trilogy. Film rights have been sold (not optioned) to Ridley Scott's company - but he'd better film "The Forever War" before he gets stuck into this or there will be hell to pay. I find the inability of the military to maintain effective ...
by shillard
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Pets
Replies: 83
Views: 8354

Re: Pets

1 red male burmese cat - an indoor sook. My policy is as per Raptor's - if my cat can't go, I don't go. Primarily we are bug-in, we typically have a 6 month+ supply of cat food (unrationed) -easily supplemented with abundant ambient wildlife or, in a worst-case scenario, animals that walk on 2 legs....

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