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by Hatch
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: sugar
Replies: 33
Views: 1378

Re: sugar

Vacuum seal it in plastic bags to keep the moisture, bugs, and rodents out of it, and it'll keep forever.

--Hatch
by Hatch
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Screw Dick's Sporting Goods!
Replies: 59
Views: 2904

Re: Screw Dick's Sporting Goods!

I would have definitely talked to the manager before just storming out. Even if he isn't willing to address your issue, you get his name, the clerk's name, and the store number, and it will make any written complaint you make to corporate all that more effective. Letters that come in with "my local ...
by Hatch
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How Are You Gonna Keep Warm?
Replies: 62
Views: 5477

Re: How Are You Gonna Keep Warm?

I know you're looking at it as a last resort, but you might consider buying a few cords of wood now cheap that are green so they season and dry out by the time you'd ever need them. That way if you are forced to start cutting green wood down, you can at least live a winter or two on the firewood yo...
by Hatch
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Atmospheric Water Generator
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Atmospheric Water Generator

the product talked about already likely has a very low duty cycle and does not require nearly as many what hours as I see in the calculations. Unfortunately, we don't have documented information about the duty cycle of the appliance (or at least, I couldn't find any). If you figure it's 25%, cut th...
by Hatch
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Atmospheric Water Generator
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Atmospheric Water Generator

I forgot to mention that having read the product manual, unless you live in an open air hut in a rainforest, you're never going to get 7 gallons of water per day from the moisture in the air. That level of output requires the Ecoloblue to be in an environment with 90% relative humidity. If the inter...
by Hatch
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Atmospheric Water Generator
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Atmospheric Water Generator

I don't know a whole lot about solar but I would think you would need a hell of a setup to make this work? Can someone with an electrical background look at the usage/output to this set up? Yeah, reading through the specs in the manual the power requirements are pretty hefty. Power consumption can ...
by Hatch
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Atmospheric Water Generator
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Atmospheric Water Generator

".....................This appliance produces water at an average rate of 20 cents per gallon......................" That is just for filtering. Add in the electric to cool and heat the water for both taps and the price is way more. Tap water is~.07, almost a third the cost. Get a Brita or in line ...
by Hatch
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Atmospheric Water Generator
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Atmospheric Water Generator

I've been looking at these lately. Super cool. The one thing that concerns me is the humidity requirement, particularly in the winter. Their site says that the generator needs 35% humidity minimum in order to produce water. Assuming you install the thing inside, that's going to be a problem for anyo...
by Hatch
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The ZS Forums new role, the Arbiter
Replies: 124
Views: 7082

Re: The ZS Forums new role, the Arbiter

I didn't see anything in Pete or Kyle's posts about an "expert"; that's Hatch's word. What they seem to be talking about is a discussion facilitator. Pete said these would be "good citizens here and have posted intelligently on a subject or variety of subjects," not experts in the field. I can't im...
by Hatch
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The ZS Forums new role, the Arbiter
Replies: 124
Views: 7082

Re: The ZS Forums new role, the Arbiter

The point of the new volunteer gig is to encourage relevant conversation in their respective forum area. Okay, but my concern is: how are they going to accomplish this? I mean, right now we have a reputation-based meritocracy. Members who frequent a particular sub-forum over time establish who they...
by Hatch
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The ZS Forums new role, the Arbiter
Replies: 124
Views: 7082

Re: The ZS Forums new role, the Arbiter

You know, for some reason I don't see this Arbiter thing ending well. Seems like a lot of potential for a "The Arbiter has spoken!" syndrome, and people hesitating or refraining from posting in arbitrated forums for fear of getting a schooling or a smackdown. I theorize that such a condition left un...
by Hatch
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Loaning Pistol to Worried In-Laws
Replies: 76
Views: 2205

Re: Loaning Pistol to Worried In-Laws

But, I'm a skeptic. In accounting we have a saying, "Trust, but verify." :lol: I used to have a Drill Sergeant who said, "Inspect what you expect." Same thing, I guess. Yes, true. Trust is a factor. I used to have a brother in law I wouldn't trust with a cup of warm piss, much less a gun. But that ...
by Hatch
Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Loaning Pistol to Worried In-Laws
Replies: 76
Views: 2205

Re: Loaning Pistol to Worried In-Laws

At bare minimum, I would not loan any kind of gun to someone who can't repeat the 4 rules, demonstrate safe handling to my satisfaction, and show me at the range that they can properly operate the gun I am loaning. That's certainly your prerogative. Personally, I couldn't do that. My FIL is a veter...
by Hatch
Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Boy Stranded in Death Valley Dies
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Boy Stranded in Death Valley Dies

Actually, 24 x 16 ounces is only 3 gallons, so I can see how it would run out in a day or so. You are correct, sir. 128oz per gallon, not 64oz. I always screw that up without my conversion calculator. Thanks for correcting that. Still, it seems a bit odd that a little dog would survive, but not the...
by Hatch
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur/CB Radio Network: pt 4 - networking
Replies: 299
Views: 114762

Re: Zombie Squad Amateur/CB Radio Network: pt 4 - networking

Demonstrator:

1. Go read the forum rules.
1.) No discussion of illegal activities as a viable option.
2. The Technician class amateur license grants SSB phone privileges on 10m from 28.3MHz to 28.5MHz at 200W PEP max.

3. It's "Morse code" not "Morris code."

4. Troll elsewhere.

--Hatch
by Hatch
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Loaning Pistol to Worried In-Laws
Replies: 76
Views: 2205

Re: Loaning Pistol to Worried In-Laws

Or you could just choose Hatch's advice, loan the pistol out to the in-laws with NO INFORMATION ON BASIC MANUAL OF ARMS OR BASIC SAFETY CONCEPTS. I'm sure they'll figure it out. This is a 1911, right? Box stock? Grip safety, thumb safety, single action? Gonna give them some ammo and mags? The OP's ...
by Hatch
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Loaning Pistol to Worried In-Laws
Replies: 76
Views: 2205

Re: Loaning Pistol to Worried In-Laws

He's right in that the pistol is not "registered" to him, but Should she actually shoot someone with it, LEO will trace it, they will find the last dealer that sold it, and the last person it was sold to, this will get the OP involved. Of course he'll also be more involved when he or the MIL says "...
by Hatch
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How Are You Gonna Keep Warm?
Replies: 62
Views: 5477

Re: How Are You Gonna Keep Warm?

Charlotte, NC is not especially known for its long or harsh winters. In the 20someodd years I've lived here, I can remember more than one 70-80F Christmas Day. That said, we've got gas logs, a gas furnace, gas hot water heater, and gas oven. We had a severe ice storm a few years back that knocked ou...
by Hatch
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Boy Stranded in Death Valley Dies
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Boy Stranded in Death Valley Dies

Their car was found Thursday after Las Vegas police reported the pair missing. The mother told her rescuers her son had died the day before. The family's dachshund also survived and is being cared for by sheriff's deputies.. Something just doesn't seem right about that. An 11 year-old boy dies afte...
by Hatch
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: How do I convert pool water to perfectly drinkable water?
Replies: 24
Views: 1319

Re: How do I convert pool water to perfectly drinkable water?

You can remove chlorine from water just by letting it sit uncovered for a while. You can speed up the chlorine evaporation by heating the water. The only reason your pool water stays chlorinated is because you keep adding chlorine to it. Ever notice how you have to add chlorine more often in the sum...
by Hatch
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Loaning Pistol to Worried In-Laws
Replies: 76
Views: 2205

Re: Loaning Pistol to Worried In-Laws

The gun is registered to me , and attempting to explain to my wife that if the MIL does indeed shoot someone with my gun, I AM ON THE HOOK , it still did not sit well that she would be unprotected. My only alternative is to sleep at the MIL's house this week and handle what issues may present thems...
by Hatch
Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur/CB Radio Network: pt 4 - networking
Replies: 299
Views: 114762

Re: Zombie Squad Amateur/CB Radio Network: pt 4 - networking

Citizen Band is considered 11 meter bandwith and with a good 200 watt linear amplifier, and the right conditions (skip) you can pretty much talk all over the U.S.A. somtimes farther. And is highly illegal. Pretty much his entire post is either about doing illegal shit, or it's just technically inac...
by Hatch
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Policemen injured as shots fired outside Waterloo station
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: Policemen injured as shots fired outside Waterloo station

I'm not going to get into the debate of whether or not London police should carry firearms as a routine, but I would like to address a broader issue of criminal deterrence. The British government has disarmed the Britons both physically (taking away their right to have weapons for self-defense) and ...
by Hatch
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What the *&$% am I doing wrong... (Popcan Stove)
Replies: 21
Views: 1342

Re: What the *&$% am I doing wrong... (Popcan Stove)

Sounds like you're trying to build a penny stove? Have you found this website with instructions? Might be useful just to check your measurements and process. http://www.csun.edu/~mjurey/stoveinstruct.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; There are other designs that might be easier to ...

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