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by Confucius
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What local game and produce would you qualify as exotic
Replies: 22
Views: 2087

Re: What local game and produce would you qualify as exotic

The Twizzler wrote:Dogan, I gotta ask what does sea urchin taste like?
AMAZING. Well, the roe at least. But I like fish eggs, so I can't really talk.

Not super unusual or anything, but around here... Pronghorn, bear, buffalo, paddlefish. I don't know, Montana doesn't really have a lot I'd think of as exotic...
by Confucius
Tue May 31, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Camp Night Marker - Don't Lose the Camp!
Replies: 22
Views: 4332

Re: Camp Night Marker - Don't Lose the Camp!

Have lost camp before. Something about walking away from a grey-tan rain fly set up in the middle of a granite boulder field makes it really hard to find in the twilight when you're tired and dehydrated. Went to go get water (only maybe 300 feet through trees), got my water, turned around, and got s...
by Confucius
Mon May 23, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: What Would Happen If G.P.S. Failed?
Replies: 61
Views: 8511

Re: What Would Happen If G.P.S. Failed?

It's my understanding that all SOLAS vessels have a sextant on board and the knowledge of how to fix location that way. Airplanes over land should be able to get where they're going with VOR/DME and maybe the odd NDB (not too many NDBs still operating on the west coast). I get the feeling airplanes ...
by Confucius
Mon May 09, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water
Replies: 20
Views: 1754

Re: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water

I still don't see it. What I want to see is a non-toxic version of this stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvTkefJHfC0 Just imagine spraying some of that on a cold beer can, then taking it outside on a hot, humid day. Have a shower and a cold one. Totally exists, and is supposedly used in this a...
by Confucius
Mon May 09, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water
Replies: 20
Views: 1754

Re: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water

Sounds like a lot, doesn't it? Except 2,300,000 Joules is...drumroll! 549.73 calories. There's enough energy potential in a normal McDonald's cheeseburger to squeeze all the water vapor out of an entire tanker truck full of fully-saturated, 100% humidity air. That's a truly phenomenal amount of ene...
by Confucius
Mon May 09, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water
Replies: 20
Views: 1754

Re: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water

Actually thinking about scaling up to vehicle size. It would solve problems for most people trying to find water on the road. They make those, it's called the air conditioner evaporator coil. There's really nothing special about this thing, and people seem to be going crazy about it on facebook all...
by Confucius
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: World's Largest Post-Apocalyptic Festival in Mohave Desert
Replies: 7
Views: 3066

Re: World's Largest Post-Apocalyptic Festival in Mohave Dese

There was previously a couple page thread on this. Want to say schitzo took his license plate armor...
by Confucius
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How does your garden grow? 2016 edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1825

Re: How does your garden grow? 2016 edition

It's very high in oxalic acid (the leaves anyways, there's some in the stalks, but nothing like the leaves). That's the stuff that gives you kidney stones. Most people can process a certain amount of it, so a bit here and there on a dare is not the end of the world. Just not a great idea, some peopl...
by Confucius
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Building a House: redundant utilities ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 2364

Re: Building a House: redundant utilities ideas

If in an area conducive to septic (not all of them are), having septic as a primary (maybe with gray water reuse, which is just a good idea anyways), and a composting toilet as a backup would be a better bet. So long as you're using it properly (absolutely no grease down the drain, no big bleach par...
by Confucius
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 616545

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Meh... Will continue watching, but meh... Oh, and "Here's my super awesome bullet recipe, which I am now entrusting to you, miles from civilization, when we are almost certain to be captured and brutally murdered rather than having left it with the folks back home prior to embarking on this highly d...
by Confucius
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 616545

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

I don't know, mercury fulminate is pretty dang easy to make if you can get enough mercury. Maybe if they were near an abandoned cinnabar mine.

A touch unstable, and you've got to get mercury and nitric acid, but would do the trick.
by Confucius
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Fallout 4......
Replies: 440
Views: 44382

Re: Fallout 4......

Anyone else more or less stop playing? Not remotely invested in the story. Just couldn't keep my interest...
by Confucius
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: looking for the name if a movie
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: looking for the name if a movie

Sure it was a movie? Kinda sounds like the 100...
by Confucius
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Started to work into hiking shape
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: Started to work into hiking shape

Congrats on the start. I would think about maybe not taking a pack, or just taking a camelback or something for your training until you've lost a bit of that weight, if for no other reason than to spare your knees. If you're not used to it, there are all sorts of fun overuse injuries that can occur ...
by Confucius
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home biogas system
Replies: 32
Views: 2787

Re: Home biogas system

Requires electricity, but I'd think a garbage disposal would be a good choice for shredding inputs. If you hook one of these up to your house lines, make sure to have some way to dehydrate the gas (a tube of silica gell or something). It's all well and good to experiment, but this stuff will have a...
by Confucius
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home biogas system
Replies: 32
Views: 2787

Re: Home biogas system

Requires electricity, but I'd think a garbage disposal would be a good choice for shredding inputs. If you hook one of these up to your house lines, make sure to have some way to dehydrate the gas (a tube of silica gell or something). It's all well and good to experiment, but this stuff will have a ...
by Confucius
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: State of emergency in Flint, MI due to high lead-in-tapwater
Replies: 30
Views: 2745

Re: State of emergency in Flint, MI due to high lead-in-tapw

To understand this better, why a minor change in pH dramatically changes the lead content, here's the pourbaix diagram for lead in a 100 mM chloride solution. http://i.imgur.com/ZSHg5s5.jpg Above 7 pH at a neutral potential, it forms insoluble lead hydroxide, this is known as a passive film. Once it...
by Confucius
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Cab Insulation
Replies: 22
Views: 2937

Re: Improving Cab Insulation

There's actually a very good chance (especially if your car is dark), that it will subcool below the air temperature. Will only happen if these very cold days also happen to be quite clear. I know that doesn't make a ton of intuitive sense, but the car is emitting infrared light, and if it goes fast...
by Confucius
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Cab Insulation
Replies: 22
Views: 2937

Re: Improving Cab Insulation

Many small aircraft are insulated with "Frost King" duct insulation. Should get you a couple R.

1/8th of an inch. It'd be a lot of work, but it's doable. Sound deadened my subaru with Dynamat over a weekend a couple of years back.
by Confucius
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: State of emergency in Flint, MI due to high lead-in-tapwater
Replies: 30
Views: 2745

Re: State of emergency in Flint, MI due to high lead-in-tapw

News outlets now reporting an emerging outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in Flint. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/01/flint-michigan-water-crisis/424062/ No evidence yet it's related to the drinking water issue, but you have to wonder. Legionnaires Disease if I am not mistaken a wat...
by Confucius
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: What's around Tacoma, WA?
Replies: 13
Views: 3189

Re: What's around Tacoma, WA?

Yeah, wasn't too blown away by Puyallup or Lacey. Bit of a schlep, as the job is in the port area. Gig harbor was pretty nice, but the toll is a bit of a downer. I mean, only like a hundred a month, but still annoying. I don't know, got a few other interviews (and I mean, still have a job) if I end ...
by Confucius
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: What's around Tacoma, WA?
Replies: 13
Views: 3189

Re: What's around Tacoma, WA?

Thanks folks, will be checking out Lacey today. What's everyone's thoughts on gig harbor? Falling in love with the area...
by Confucius
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: What's around Tacoma, WA?
Replies: 13
Views: 3189

What's around Tacoma, WA?

Alright folks, I've been trying to get out of LA for a while now, and this Monday I've got an interview for a position in Tacoma. I'm flying up tonight so I can spend the weekend looking around to see if it's the sort of place I'd like to live. Anyone have any suggestions for areas to check out? Wou...
by Confucius
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2016 goals
Replies: 16
Views: 1435

Re: 2016 goals

LowKey wrote:
Confucius wrote:Get out of Los Angeles

That's it. Yeah, I'll keep saving money, yeah, I'll keep getting in better shape. Really though, priority #1 is relocation.
Alaska.
Just sayin'.... :crazy:
It's on the list. Right next to Washington and Montana.

We'll see...

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