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by Close_enough
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: My home made repeating compound bow
Replies: 9
Views: 1747

Re: My home made repeating compound bow

Combine it with a Tong'ah (Korean overdraw), and make the magazines replaceable, and you've got a technological jump comparable to the metallic cartridge.

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by Close_enough
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Massive Meteor Strikes the Moon
Replies: 17
Views: 2669

Re: Massive Meteor Strikes the Moon

Imagine if it would've hit the earth instead. Relatively small meteors can do tremendous damage. https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/07/08/massive-meteor-strikes-moon/ A meteor with the explosive power of ten cruise missiles has struck the Moon – sparking a massive explosion visible with the na...
by Close_enough
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Congressman and aides shot in VA
Replies: 46
Views: 4349

Re: Congressman and aides shot in VA

Basic courtesy does go a long way in keeping the peace. Calling somebody a nazi, thug, libtard, traitor, pathetic, or calling for their expulsion, persecution, lynching, incarceration, etc. is not conducive to keeping a nation together. Unless our nation in general, and our elected leaders, public f...
by Close_enough
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: First Bow Advisement
Replies: 17
Views: 2311

Re: First Bow Advisement

I also recommend getting a few weights to strengthen a few key muscles. Even isometrics with a band will work those arm/shoulder muscles. Look up "DIY rigid formaster". It's two loops that go around your string arm above/below the elbow, and a cord that runs to the bowstring. You can use it to buil...
by Close_enough
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Interesting take on "whistling" Roman sling bullets
Replies: 17
Views: 2948

Re: Interesting take on "whistling" Roman sling bullets

Did you guys see this video of mine, recorded in South Carolina a few years back? Muscle operated weapons CAN achieve the same (or better, almost the same) momentum as a .44 Mag. . I did see the video, and I'm not debating it. IF you have both weapons and plenty of ammo as well, the .44 Magnum is t...
by Close_enough
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Interesting take on "whistling" Roman sling bullets
Replies: 17
Views: 2948

Re: Interesting take on "whistling" Roman sling bullets

While the energy of a .44 Mag is much, much higher than the energy of a leadball launched by a slinger, the momentum is about the same. For blunt objects (think hammer blow), momentum is a much more suitable way to measure the damage potential. First, excellent video. A rubber power trebuchet is ju...
by Close_enough
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So whats a good weapon to defend your supplies? No guns
Replies: 46
Views: 6395

Re: So whats a good weapon to defend your supplies? No guns

Automobiles are an idea at first but gas goes bad in a matter of months, diesel lasts longer but you will eventually run out. Crashing head on into possible enemies seems foolhardy. Let's say I hit them and miraculously survive uninjured, now I have no transport and am stuck across enemy lines on f...
by Close_enough
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So whats a good weapon to defend your supplies? No guns
Replies: 46
Views: 6395

Re: So whats a good weapon to defend your supplies? No guns

taipan821 wrote:cars
Care to elaborate? When I think cars in a PAW, I think Mad Max or an armadillo.
by Close_enough
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So whats a good weapon to defend your supplies? No guns
Replies: 46
Views: 6395

Re: So whats a good weapon to defend your supplies? No guns

Dumb question, and elephant in the room, of the thread. Why not pick a hobby that can be used for self defense? A single shot, gas pipe, and generally illegal zip gun is going to at a severe disadvantage against anything more modern then a pilum, let alone a modern archer with a rangefinder. A sword...
by Close_enough
Wed May 31, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: How would your home stand up in a zombie attack?
Replies: 53
Views: 15010

Re: How would your home stand up in a zombie attack?

As it stands, I'm screwed. Single story ranch house with picture windows. Given a couple of days, I can buttress the south fence (neighbors refuse to do any maintenance), block off two windows big enough to climb through and a glass patio door. After that, I might make it through. Given a couple of ...
by Close_enough
Tue May 30, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels
Replies: 248
Views: 58061

Re: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels

Verner Vinge - "Marooned in Realtime". It's not quite a PAW, but a post singularity world. Something happened with the increasing speed of technology development, and the population of Earth disappeared. A planet wide Mary Celeste. Except, for a few hundred survivors who were in stasis bubbles when ...
by Close_enough
Tue May 30, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Interesting take on "whistling" Roman sling bullets
Replies: 17
Views: 2948

Re: Interesting take on "whistling" Roman sling bullets

Unless they had JoergS doing the slinging for the tests, I'm very much doubting they got anywhere near .44 magnum levels. My guess is someone got the numbers wrong and just went "Eh, screw it." instead of getting the proper numbers from the data. I think the author forgot that lbs. are units of for...
by Close_enough
Fri May 26, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Interesting take on "whistling" Roman sling bullets
Replies: 17
Views: 2948

Interesting take on "whistling" Roman sling bullets

The author is scientifically and historically illiterate, and you have to ignore his prattle. But, the article does shed some light on the psychological tactics of warfare in general, and massed artillery in particular. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/26/roman-militarys-se...
by Close_enough
Fri May 26, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Need suggestions for a storage case
Replies: 14
Views: 2224

Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Why not plastic or metal ammo cans? They come in different sizes. The remakes don't have any caliber markings on them and they are air and water tight - the better ones. And I think the market price for ammo cans in the condition you've described are around $10 per when you can find them. New manuf...
by Close_enough
Fri May 26, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Girl With All the Gifts movie
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: The Girl With All the Gifts movie

I watched The Girl With All the Gifts on Amazon prime last night. Based on the Novel by the same name. A hidden gem. Movie didn't get a ton of PR however IMHO it's brilliant. Stays mostly true to the book plot. The cinematography is great. The girl lead is impressive. If it follows the book plot li...
by Close_enough
Fri May 26, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosions at Manchester Arena
Replies: 45
Views: 4089

Re: Explosions at Manchester Arena

LowKey wrote: From what I understand British LE was sharing information with US DHS and LE in a professional operational sense, then someone in the US leaked to the press. :vmad:
That's entirely feasible.
by Close_enough
Thu May 25, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosions at Manchester Arena
Replies: 45
Views: 4089

Re: Explosions at Manchester Arena

well then their security need good military style training then and they need people who will take it seriously and not get complacent but that's a lot harder to get from a civilian that's why there needs to be ex military that have the discipline. Sorry, disagree. Not every security person needs "...
by Close_enough
Tue May 23, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Is a Remotely Piloted Vehicle Part of Your Preps?
Replies: 121
Views: 28576

Re: Is a Remotely Piloted Vehicle Part of Your Preps?

I know this is a late post, but while kite shopping for my kids, I noticed that the larger adult kites require 100 lb + kite line top keep from ripping loose. I figured anything with that much pull can haul a couple lbs of gear aloft A little research found that kite aerial photography (KAP) is a re...
by Close_enough
Tue May 23, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Any kids bags?
Replies: 18
Views: 3019

Re: Any kids bags?

Been there, done that, posted about it. The original was for infants, but is easy to modify for two year olds. Once they hit about 3.5, the whole thing goes out the window since they're mostly potty trained and can self locomote nicely. https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2619548#p26...
by Close_enough
Tue May 23, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosions at Manchester Arena
Replies: 45
Views: 4089

Re: Explosions at Manchester Arena

Dabster wrote:I wonder how long before concert venues start looking like airports, with limited external access, limited loitering and dispersed exits?
It's already like that here (SoCal) at a lot of the big public venues. I carry around a padded SASE just in case I have to mail my pocket knife home.
by Close_enough
Thu May 18, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Boredom therapy / time wasters
Replies: 31
Views: 6033

Re: Boredom therapy / time wasters

IMO this is an under-emphasized aspect of disaster prepping. I think OP hit the nail on the head when he points out a lot of time during a crisis will be spent just waiting around: for news updates, something to happen or just conserving energy. While I know one of OP's qualifications was something...
by Close_enough
Wed May 17, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Boredom therapy / time wasters
Replies: 31
Views: 6033

Boredom therapy / time wasters

I think everybody has seen the fidget spinners. A couple of bearings in a trefoil housing. IMHO, they're kinda worthless in an amusing way. But, since a lot of handling a crisis involves waiting for news or for something to happed, it got me thinking about ways to pass time. Given the amount of time...
by Close_enough
Wed May 10, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Measles outbreak in United States
Replies: 60
Views: 8219

Re: Measles outbreak in United States

On a slightly tangent note: There has been some progress made in why ASD occurs, and it's all in the early pregnancy. Both studies came out of Columbia University, so they're reputable. First: Herpes Simplex type II flare ups in early pregnancy, when the fetus's nervous system is forming, doubles t...
by Close_enough
Wed May 10, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: So you are a hobbit enlisted in a war band, weapons?
Replies: 39
Views: 4987

Re: So you are a hobbit enlisted in a war band, weapons?

So your a Hobbit and you have been forcibly enlisted in a war band that will have to fight gnomes, trolls, orcs, elves, and men. I am talking about your standard Tolkien style. You are not a race well built for war but have no choice but to engage in it against physically superior races. So if your...

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