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by Apollo-11
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Pain killers and the like.
Replies: 59
Views: 4477

You can buy Valerian Root in capsules. Easier to choke down than the tea. Indeed. Doesn't seem to have the same effect on me, at least not as strong. You just have to take more of them! If I have insomnia more than 2 nights in a row, I take two, with two St. Johns Wort and I am out like you gave me...
by Apollo-11
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Catholic Saint Candles - Thanks, Crypto!
Replies: 82
Views: 6258

Czechnology wrote:Is there a Buddy Christ one?
Image
Buddy Christ FTW!

I'll bet you could make a decal out of that pic if you really really wanted one.
by Apollo-11
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Catholic Saint Candles - Thanks, Crypto!
Replies: 82
Views: 6258

A long while back (it may have been pre-Y2K) I found a cardboard case with 4 of these candles at WalMart of all places. They were marked as emergency candles, with no decoration. (Sold in the candle aisle) Just a plain white unscented candle in a glass column. I bought a case and put them on the she...
by Apollo-11
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Pandemic - Bird Flu" Science Channel:UPDATED-VIDEO LINK
Replies: 43
Views: 2242

WOW - what's the deal too me 3 times to post what I posted above!! keeps giving Debug mode - posting erros.... Hit the "Back" button, then highlight and "Copy" all of your post. Then hit "Refresh", wait for the page to load, "Paste" your text back in the box, and hit "Submit". Depending on your bro...
by Apollo-11
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: GETTING THE STUFF YOU NEED
Replies: 1378
Views: 139998

There are some Idahoan instant potatos that you just add water. It apparently already has instant/powdered milk and butter in it. I picked up a big box at Sams. They taste pretty good. Going to add them to the supplies and next time at Sams pick up another box or two. Oh yeah! Those are good... if ...
by Apollo-11
Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: PNWMNGOPNWHTFTSZW June 20-22 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 11326

T-shirt design: ZSC-005 "We like our zombies like we like our women... wet, and with brains." Ok, I love you guys but give me a fucking break. Don't forget there is a girl in this group and no matter how much I love you guys I'm not wearing a shirt that says that. If you guys insist on that one the...
by Apollo-11
Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Essentials Series: Paracord Lightstick Wrap (Many Pics)
Replies: 49
Views: 16715

I have had excellent results with the Color Bright lightsticks at the dollar store. You can buy the shorter two-pack for $1, or you may find the longer 1-pack which is quite a bit brighter (about 7 inches long). They are made in Mexico, if that matters to anyone. The human eye picks up bright green ...
by Apollo-11
Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Washington
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Whattup?
by Apollo-11
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Garage Doors
Replies: 53
Views: 4655

Fortunately, we don't have a garage door opener. I don't park in the garage, and couldn't if I tried. The table saw is in the way. Some of the newer garage door openers have pretty good security; codes that reset themselves every time with billion-digit combinations, etc. The old ones, however... I ...
by Apollo-11
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: BIL staples on sale at walgreens
Replies: 5
Views: 668

How long can a can of ham be kept? You'd probably be in good shape if you rotated them and ate them up before they got old. Two+ years at least, unless its the kind that needs to be refrigerated. Buy a couple a year, then next year, buy a couple more and eat the older ones on a practice campout. Im...
by Apollo-11
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:20 am
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: PNWMNGOPNWHTFTSZW June 20-22 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 11326

How about Jun 20 - 22?? Would anyone be opposed to doing this in a run of the mill campground with a range nearby? Votes for the beach? The mountains? A lake? I know areally sweet lake up in the Olympics, difficult to reach and by gravel roads but the lake is beautiful, great for swimming, and awes...
by Apollo-11
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: SHTF, Barter stock piles
Replies: 30
Views: 2184

I've seen a couple of people suggest antibiotics. I'd call that a really bad idea. First, most antibiotics have a finite shelf life- bad for a stockpile. Never mind that some can get a bit toxic after they spoil- it is only a living organism. Second, a lot of them are very specific on what they wor...
by Apollo-11
Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: PNWMNGOPNWHTFTSZW June 20-22 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 11326

I speak truth. A guy in a spacesuit wouldn't lie to you.
by Apollo-11
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: BIL staples on sale at walgreens
Replies: 5
Views: 668

TEC9man wrote:I also like their small canned hams. I buy them on sale. Throw in a can of pineapples and yummo.
Yeah! That would be good over a campfire.
by Apollo-11
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Expiration and Storage information on foodstuffs
Replies: 19
Views: 2676

Wow. really interesting info. I had no idea I could freeze eggs. I thought they'd crack or something. Btw, grated cheese that is bought from a store pre-grated can last more than 4 weeks. just refrigerate cold or freeze if when not in use. It can last up to 6 months (some cheeses) And of course reg...
by Apollo-11
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Greywater
Replies: 15
Views: 1367

Re: Greywater

OK, so what can you use greywater for? That's what I've been working on for a while. Depending on who you ask you'll hear all sorts of dos and don'ts like flushing your toilet, water plants, irrigating crops, and all sorts of other things. I want to know if anyone else here is interested in greywat...
by Apollo-11
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: PNWMNGOPNWHTFTSZW June 20-22 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 11326

I'm in. Some kind of campout would be good. Centrally located between the Seattle people and the Portland people would be really good. (Or we Portland people can do our own outing which will be immensely cooler than the Seattle people.) If you haven't done it, Mt. St. Helens must be experienced up c...
by Apollo-11
Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: BIL staples on sale at walgreens
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: BIL staples on sale at walgreens

I don't know how universal this is, but at my walgreens there are 1 poundish bags of mixed nuts and cashews on sale for 4$, .5 poundish bags of dried fruit for 3$, and honey bears that are maybe half the size of standard ones for 1$. Hope it's the same at your walgreens and hope this helps. Yep. I ...
by Apollo-11
Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out with Pets - My Plan
Replies: 156
Views: 27169

Obiwan wrote:We have two cats...they are very much members of our family

But I am with Erik...they are animals...people come first

Making them an integral part of our survival plan would involve some training in Vietnamese cooking :wink:
Maybe for you! My cat is essential to my mental health.
by Apollo-11
Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: How to learn ham theory
Replies: 21
Views: 1991

Wow, the old men administering my test were real dicks then. Well, that's always a possibility. :D But another possibility is that it was another organization was involved. The page I linked you to is the rules for Volunteer Examination sessions conducted by ARRL volunteer examiners. There are a nu...
by Apollo-11
Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: safe rabbits
Replies: 83
Views: 10191

meancoyote wrote:yes it is aluminum.
Well that's why this project is expensive! I think I'd have used 2x4s. LOL

Seriously, very good job.
by Apollo-11
Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Pain killers and the like.
Replies: 59
Views: 4477

Just to keep this on-topic, it is worth noting that it is all right to take the maximum doses of multiple types of OTC pain relievers. For instance, if acetaminophen alone isn't getting the job done, you can simultaneously take the labeled dosage of aspirin, and ibuprofen, and naproxyn as well. Doi...
by Apollo-11
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: GETTING THE STUFF YOU NEED
Replies: 1378
Views: 139998

Picked up 48 rolls of toilet paper at Sams club. Sounds like a lot,..but I gotta have more :!: You never can have enough of that stuff. :D You can use it to write your Christmas list next year! Put me down for one roll; I've been good. Then when you're done writing the list, go ahead and reroll it ...
by Apollo-11
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: SHTF, Barter stock piles
Replies: 30
Views: 2184

Something else you could consider is magnesium shavings. It may sound retarded, but think about it. Most people nowadays can't make a campfire using a can of gas and a blowtorch. Having something available that could aid them with this endevour would not only provide something for trade, but you wo...

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