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by Close_enough
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Shots fired at Oregon Community College
Replies: 37
Views: 3113

Re: Shots fired at Oregon Community College

Funny you should mention that but there is a pretty strong correlation to having a girlfriend / wife and conducting mass murder/shooting. Really if you think about it that is not surprising. People invested in society are less likely to try to tear it down. The less you have invested in the world t...
by Close_enough
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Shots fired at Oregon Community College
Replies: 37
Views: 3113

Re: Shots fired at Oregon Community College

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/02/ore-shooter-left-behind-online-portrait-of-a-lonely-youth-with-a-grudge-against-religion/ And for reasons unknown, he apparently bore a deadly grudge against organized religion. “Not Religious, Not Religious, but Spiritual” he wrote on one...
by Close_enough
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: What to carry when your job prohibits weapons?
Replies: 43
Views: 4704

Re: What to carry when your job prohibits weapons?

1) MagLite ML300L LED 3-Cell D. As a manager, you should have a decent flashlight anyway in case of emergency. If you can find a bigger 4D-5D light, more power to you. 2) Sturdy bottle holder with short strap. Fill with assorted desk junk (paperweights, ceramic coffee cup, chintzy awards, full water...
by Close_enough
Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Shots fired at Oregon Community College
Replies: 37
Views: 3113

Re: Shots fired at Oregon Community College

The news was reporting he had a problem with organized religion. In the U.S. that means Christianity.
by Close_enough
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Kansas City declares October "Zombie Preparedness Month"
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Kansas City declares October "Zombie Preparedness Month"

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/kansas-governor-october-is-zombie-preparedness-month/ar-AAeU1Gb "If you're prepared for zombies, you're prepared for anything," Brownback said in a statement. "Although an actual zombie apocalypse will never happen, the preparation for such an event is the same ...
by Close_enough
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sept 23: what's the big deal?
Replies: 58
Views: 3832

Re: Sept 23: what's the big deal?

September 23rd is this year's Yom Kippur, the annual Jewish Day of Atonement, Hebrew year 5776. There is no link to the End of Days. It is when G-d inscribes who will have a good (or bad, live or die) coming year in the Book of Life. The really ironic thing is that the Jewish End of Days is a Heaven...
by Close_enough
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Crowd crush during Hajj in Mecca
Replies: 10
Views: 1317

Re: Crowd crush during Hajj in Mecca

My takeaway: avoid big crowds, especially fervent crowds of the type found at religious pilgrimage destinations, political rallies and protests, pop concerts, and holiday sales events . Are you thinking about the Long Island Walmart 2008 incident? Doubly this due to the tendency of people in crowds...
by Close_enough
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Crowd crush during Hajj in Mecca
Replies: 10
Views: 1317

Crowd crush during Hajj in Mecca

717 dead and 863 injured during crush at Jamarat Bridge. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/saudi-arabia-717-pilgrims-dead-in-hajj-stampede/ar-AAeIAD0#image=2 Apparently, this has been a problem spot with crowd crush fatalities every couple of years despite architectural changes and crowd control m...
by Close_enough
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Boat vs Plane - What would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 3234

Re: Boat vs Plane - What would you choose?

Unless I had a very defensible BOL already stocked, I'd put my money on a blue water sailboat. A decent long range cruiser will cost the same as a decent twin and much less then a helicopter, but can carry much more cargo for longer spells. Staying a 500-1000 miles off shore will discourage most tro...
by Close_enough
Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Possible Tsunami Pacific.
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Possible Tsunami Pacific.

Was just about to post. Just got the tsunami advisory... http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/events/PAAQ/2015/09/16/nuskyv/4/WEAK51/WEAK51.txt Supposed to be pretty small when it gets up this way. Thinking good thoughts for folks in more dangerous areas... The tsunami currents are going to be more a problem...
by Close_enough
Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What would you do if your house was squatted??
Replies: 44
Views: 4707

Re: What would you do if your house was squatted??

If it's less then 30 days (CA law), they're not squatters, they're trespassers. First call to the cops, second call to the brute squad. If over 30 days set up weekly inspections and keep logs. First call to the cops, second call to the lawyers, third to the brute squad. For that matter, you can requ...
by Close_enough
Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: California Wildfires vs Prepper
Replies: 17
Views: 1491

Re: California Wildfires vs Prepper

For fire resistant structures, without going outside the mainstream, look at the southern California building codes. Composite shingles, closed eaves, and stucco walls are not style choices, but the results of expensive lessons. Fires driven by gale force winds tend to find weaknesses in any firepro...
by Close_enough
Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Sticks and stones may break zombie skulls...
Replies: 14
Views: 5192

Re: Sticks and stones may break zombie skulls...

The ice axe and cold steel comments brought back some memories from days past. The first was the "walking" instead of technical ice axe. A climbing spike and adze on top and spike with basket on the bottom. Replacing the bottom spike with a rubber foot or carbide spike would make it a suitable walki...
by Close_enough
Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Hubby's First Prep
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: Hubby's First Prep

A spare pad of checks, particularly the ones that leave copies, is an excellent addition to a household go bag.
by Close_enough
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: 72 hours
Replies: 26
Views: 3703

Re: 72 hours

1) Massive shopping trip to stock up on food, medical equipment, generators, gasoline and treatment, hand tools, materials for fortifications, etc. Unless I'm badly out of date, I believe that the waiting period would preclude being able to obtain firearms within 72 hours. Otherwise, shotguns. 2) Wa...
by Close_enough
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: War has come to your country! Fight or Flight...
Replies: 23
Views: 2069

Re: War has come to your country! Fight or Flight...

I'm a middle aged cubicle rat with zero combat training who has only fired a gun twice in my life. I have no illusions about being anything but a liability on the battlefield. so... Priority 1: Get my family out of harms way Priority 2: Provide whatever behind the lines services (food, equipment, et...
by Close_enough
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Sticks and stones may break zombie skulls...
Replies: 14
Views: 5192

Sticks and stones may break zombie skulls...

Has anybody given thought to (hiking) sticks, and stones as a way to de-animate some Zeds at a relatively safe distance? When I talking about hiking sticks, I mean the traditional hardwood (hickory, oak, ash, hopbeam, etc.) hiking sticks about 4 1/2 feet long. Not the modern aluminum and composite t...
by Close_enough
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion in Tianjin, China
Replies: 37
Views: 3657

Re: Explosion in Tianjin, China

Up to 70 times the "allowed" amount of sodium cyanide may have been stored at the site of the Tianjin blasts. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/16/tianjin-blasts-sodium-cyanide-on-site-may-have-been-70-times-allowed-amount Wasn't there a Korean(?) ferry back a while that capsized because it...

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