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by Valarius
Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Snow-maggedon 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 5008

Re: Snow-maggedon 2013

Stay safe everyone. If you don't have blankets wear layers of clothing, including multiple pants.
by Valarius
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Suggest a bow for BethDeath
Replies: 47
Views: 4739

Re: Suggest a bow for BethDeath

Rock on, BethDeath.

I don't suppose you'd be up for some pics when you've got your bow ready, would you? :)
by Valarius
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Chainsaw launcher - doable? Update: YES.
Replies: 94
Views: 9992

Re: Chainsaw launcher - doable? Update: YES.

Joerg... you rock, dude. You rock so much. Thank you very much for making these beautiful creations. Thank you for filming them.

Live long and prosper, sir.
by Valarius
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Civil Unrest In Middle Eastern Arab States
Replies: 1127
Views: 68732

Re: Civil Unrest In Middle Eastern Arab States

Mali Taliban burn down the Timbuktu libraries. French forces retake city. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/28/mali-timbuktu-library-ancient-manuscripts" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ***** Egypt protests continue. Prime Minister Morsi authorizes army to arrest protesters. htt...
by Valarius
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318792

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Apparently there was a bank program in Iceland that crashed in 2008. Some accounts in it were insured by the British and Dutch governments, and had to pay insurance on those accounts. Iceland did not have any accounts insured, and the British/Dutch told them to repay the amount of insurance to Briti...
by Valarius
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Reliable info sources for situational awareness and OPSEC
Replies: 16
Views: 1603

Re: Reliable info sources for situational awareness and OPSE

Perhaps I should mention that I am a professional journalist with 20 years of experience in daily newspapers, wire services and niche market publications. I have a handle on consuming a large volume of information and discerning what is valid and what is innacurate. I'm just wondering about favored...
by Valarius
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318792

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Bank of America is now moving $50 billion worth of derivatives from an Irish-based subsidiary, into a British subsidiary. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bank-america-begins-moving-50-003239250.html;_ylt=A2KLJZJq5AVRrmMAHgAHuodG;_ylu=X3oDMTN0YWlmbTFtBG1pdANTZWN0aW9uIExpc3QEcGtnAzJjODAzYmQ1LTI1MDUtMzY1...
by Valarius
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: New strain of Norovirus Spreads around the world
Replies: 18
Views: 1779

Re: New strain of Norovirus Spreads around the world

If people washed their hands better after taking a dump, norovirus (a fecal-oral virus) wouldn't spread nearly as quickly. And boom goes the dynamite. Wash and lather your hands with soap, in running hot water, for at least 30 seconds, and dry on a clean towel. I usually do a couple of minutes. Bef...
by Valarius
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318792

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Too bad these don't actually work in my 1911 :) https://store.nwtmint.com/product_details/5157/1_oz._Silver_Bullet_Bullion_.45_ACP/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; They also make a 10oz 50 BMG: https://store.nwtmint.com/product_details/5158/10_oz._Silver_Bullet_Bullion_.50_BMG/" oncl...
by Valarius
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Chain Sword - Now Souped Up!
Replies: 48
Views: 5887

Re: Chain Sword - Now Souped Up!

Joerg, you should put some kind of basket guard on it, above the power switch. That'll stop any possible handling problems. :D


...can I have one? :D
by Valarius
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Urine powered Generator invented by some teenage girls
Replies: 23
Views: 5077

Re: Urine powered Generator invented by some teenage girls

grennels wrote:There ain't no free lunch.
No, there isn't. For starters, you need to drink before you can pee. Great idea though.
by Valarius
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Just ****ing Move
Replies: 147
Views: 22579

Re: Just ****ing Move

So we've all heard it expressed. Just Move. Upsticks and GTFO of where ever you are for somewhere 'better'. Well, it's been on my mind a long time. But I also want to catalogue what I do, how I do it and the challenges I face on the way. Any advice or suggestions will also be much appreciated. So, ...
by Valarius
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Fiscal Cliff looming near
Replies: 38
Views: 3467

Re: Fiscal Cliff looming near

I'm retired and living on my retirement pension. If it looks like taxes will be higher for all of us next year, I'll sell my Savings Bonds and Treasury Bonds before the end of this month. I hadn't planned on this, intending to keep these investments for emergencies or to pass along to nieces and ne...
by Valarius
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Throwing Knifes
Replies: 19
Views: 4540

Re: Throwing Knifes

Joerg for the win. :D
by Valarius
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: melee weapons?
Replies: 73
Views: 8300

Re: melee weapons?

@neddog....Best argument ever against "melee" toys I mean weapons: I see your argument and raise this one :awesome: : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWf8sPCW6ow Use what you like but get training. Plenty of untrained people--too many--accidentally shoot themselves or others. For real-world examples...
by Valarius
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Throwing Knifes
Replies: 19
Views: 4540

Re: Throwing Knifes

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/Shurikens.jpg/220px-Shurikens.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuriken" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; A shuriken (Japanese 手裏剣; literally: "sword hidden in the hand") is a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was genera...
by Valarius
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: ZS web site now on emergency power (Possible Sandy downtime)
Replies: 58
Views: 30948

Re: ZS web site now on emergency power (Possible Sandy downt

How much would it cost in the future to have a second host? In Seattle? Or Salt Lake City?
by Valarius
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 64653

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

After Hurricane Katrina, I have plans and gear for a hurricane. And I live in a landlocked desert, so what does that tell you? :crazy: Bellevue Hospital was taking in evacuated patients from other hospitals that were losing power. Now Bellevue is being evacuated. http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/31/health...
by Valarius
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 64653

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

rhi wrote:
Sent by a friend of mine. He's "essential personnel", so he's got to be there.

Do you have a boat? Canoe, raft, inner tube, anything that floats on hand? Your friend is not walking out.
by Valarius
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Earthquake in British Columbia
Replies: 18
Views: 3068

Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

Oahu mayor: "we do not want people returning to their homes. We want them to stay in a location where they're safe. (At midnight) we'll evaluate again. This is not an exact science." First responders were also pulled and placed into a central location. May be two or three hours before anything is de...
by Valarius
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Earthquake in British Columbia
Replies: 18
Views: 3068

Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

KarLorian wrote:I live in one of the evacuation zones of Hilo Hawaii and am now at my BOL waiting for the all clear.
Dude, please stay there until they tell you to go back. Hilo always gets the worst of it. I haven't trusted that seawall, ever.
by Valarius
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Earthquake in British Columbia
Replies: 18
Views: 3068

Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

Livestream of Hawai`i news, with live comments: http://livewire.kitv.com/Event/LIVE_updates_of_Oct_27_tsunami_warning" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Reddit thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/127d3x/77_in_british_columbia_canada/?sort=new" onclick="window.open(this.hre...
by Valarius
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 64653

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

I'm amazed by what petty things people on ZS will squabble over: AR vs AK, Wool blankets vs Sleeping bags And now it's trying to squabble about blizzard vs hurricanes. :roll: Knock it off. Besides, everyone and their mother knows that TSUNAMIS pwn the shit outta every other disaster. Hawai`i just e...
by Valarius
Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 64653

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

I'm currently staying 15 miles from the Jersey shore. I've got a jeep that will be fully gased, 10 gallons of water, 20,000 calories in non perishable food all in the jeep already, the jeep BOB and my normal BOB / camp gear. Evac if needed, is pretty easy "go west". If it looks bad, Parents house i...

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