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by Maeklos
Sat May 14, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 24207

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

What are the odds that if there's a shooting war between China and a coalition of nations (with or without the US), Russia joins the coalition as a co-belligerent, hoping to cut off big chunks of China for themselves? Or, a reverse of that, that China is pushing aggressively not in the hopes of a wa...
by Maeklos
Fri May 13, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Containment on CW
Replies: 21
Views: 2018

Re: Containment on CW

Looks like Containment got the axe, according to Yahoo.

http://www.yahoo.com/tv/tv-canceled-sho ... 40336.html
by Maeklos
Fri May 13, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 24207

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

I'm not an expert on Chinese farming techniques, but looking at things from a logical point of view, it would seem that investing time, effort, and money into modernizing the Chinese farming industry would be a much more effective way to help rather than causing international friction and potentiall...
by Maeklos
Fri May 13, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 24207

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

More relevant to the subject at hand:

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-sout ... ?r=UK&IR=T

Probably the biggest takeaway from the article is that Beijing will not honor any ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague.
by Maeklos
Fri May 13, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 24207

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

Likewise, he had many female characters who were brilliant in science and mathematics...and he made a point of insuring that no one was surprised about that in the story as he wanted to point out that all human beings can be remarkable. Reading through Starship Troopers and other similar works of h...
by Maeklos
Fri May 13, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 24207

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

LowKey wrote: BTW, for bonus points.....what nationality/ethnicity was the protagonist in Starship Troopers? :awesome:
Filipino!
by Maeklos
Fri May 13, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Russia Giving Away Land In Far East
Replies: 28
Views: 5291

Re: Russia Giving Away Land In Far East

Not much land (says average lot size is 80'x120'), but the lot is free if you build on it. Also, not far from Des Moines in Iowa: http://marneiowa.com/marne-free-lots Curtis, Nebraska, same deal: http://www.curtis-ne.com/freelots.php Also, one of the articles I remember reading about the free land i...
by Maeklos
Thu May 12, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Russia Giving Away Land In Far East
Replies: 28
Views: 5291

Re: Russia Giving Away Land In Far East

From the BLM http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/cultural/ak_history/homesteading/homesteading_Q_and_A.html#8 Is “homesteading” allowed anywhere in Alaska today? No. Homesteading ended on all federal lands [/u] on October 21, 1986. The State of Alaska currently [/u] has no homesteading program for its...
by Maeklos
Wed May 11, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert
Replies: 207
Views: 24207

Re: China MAY Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert

Nope, that was the book and author I referenced. I am not certain what you are asking. I'm not asking any questions. It is abundantly documented that Heinlein stated the novel is about his military and political views as triggered by debates about US nuclear weapons. Nothing to do with any species ...
by Maeklos
Wed May 11, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 33625

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

Looks like ISIS just unleashed a group of bombs in Baghdad.

http://www.yahoo.com/news/car-bomb-bagh ... 56209.html

At least 80 people killed, looks like both Sunni and Shi'ite locations were targeted.
by Maeklos
Wed May 11, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Russia Giving Away Land In Far East
Replies: 28
Views: 5291

Re: Russia Giving Away Land In Far East

There hasn't been any legal homesteading (gaining lawful ownership of the land by "staking a claim") in Alaska since the 1980's. You have to buy the land, either from private parties or from the state if/when a parcel becomes available. Those that are on a road (dirt or paved) have a premium value....
by Maeklos
Wed May 11, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: "End times doom porn" de jour
Replies: 14
Views: 2197

Re: "End times doom porn" de jour

I don't think there is anything left in the till after the F35 Stealth Multirole Fighter. What about that new stealth bomber the government is all hot and bothered about? Or that wonderful new technology that replaces the chaff in standard chaff launchers on aircraft with swarms of drones? Swarms o...
by Maeklos
Wed May 11, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Fort McMurray Evacuated
Replies: 69
Views: 7830

Re: Fort McMurray Evacuated

Meh, statistics will be statistics. And the majority of statistics will be living out of a suitcase for the next couple months in either a refugee camp or an appropriated hotel, with no money coming in except whatever unemployment the government can allocate to them. Granted, coming out of any disas...
by Maeklos
Tue May 10, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Fort McMurray Evacuated
Replies: 69
Views: 7830

Re: Fort McMurray Evacuated

Looks like the fires have passed Ft. McMurray now. Reports are saying only about 10% of the city was destroyed, though it's still going to take weeks for work crews to move through it all, assess the damage, and get a handle on any hazards still in play. http://www.yahoo.com/news/officials-encourage...
by Maeklos
Tue May 10, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Russia Giving Away Land In Far East
Replies: 28
Views: 5291

Re: Russia Giving Away Land In Far East

I would also what more than a single hectacre, while 2.5 acres is a decent chunk. If I were going to move over there and try to help their economy and help repopulate the land, I would want a little more something like 10+ acres. This. If you're someone who's interested in homesteading, check out t...
by Maeklos
Tue May 10, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Female Preppers, Canadian Prepper's youtube video series
Replies: 14
Views: 1861

Re: Female Preppers, Canadian Prepper's youtube video series

Gals like this are why I've hunted for folks on Youtube like Survival Lilly and Bushcraft Stephi. Finding good examples of women in the survival/prepping community serves two big purposes that I can see: 1. Woman and men are simply wired differently by evolution, and I think that difference in persp...
by Maeklos
Tue May 10, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini
Replies: 56
Views: 11307

Re: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini

RonnyRonin wrote: -but once again if the Squeeze works fine without doing anything, why bother?
If it'll chew up funky gunk and spit out fresh, no reason. Unless it degrades the lifespan?
by Maeklos
Tue May 10, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water

It's better than nothing, don't get me wrong. And I think that's about the sole draw of it. If it works as advertised, you wind up with a half liter of water while biking/hiking/whatevs in the Big Wide Open. It's pretty much Bonus Water. But, if it is a solar-charged battery model, you've got to th...
by Maeklos
Tue May 10, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini
Replies: 56
Views: 11307

Re: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini

TacAir wrote:Any reason you didn't pre-filter at least some of the gunk before running the water thru the filter?
This is what I was wondering. I keep a semi-loose weave cotton hanky as a general face wipe and pre-filter for my Katadyne just to keep out the looser bits of debris and floaty gunk.
by Maeklos
Mon May 09, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

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. EDIT: And doing a bit of math, generating 2,300,...
by Maeklos
Mon May 09, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water

I'm not sure which aspects of the rebuttal video you disagree with, or why you disagree with them. I'm also not sure about what aspects of the video you're considering an assumption. The majority of what was said was fact. He made assumptions about the power output of the solar cell, but in his exa...
by Maeklos
Mon May 09, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water

The product is bullshit. Science to the rescue. Nah, video's assumptions are off. If the video maker's assumptions were right, solar stills wouldn't work. The water bottle is basically a solar-powered, fan-assisted solar still that, instead of using a standing water source, uses the humidity in the...
by Maeklos
Mon May 09, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Fort McMurray Evacuated
Replies: 69
Views: 7830

Re: Fort McMurray Evacuated

EDIT: Oh wait I got one (that I stole): RUSSIA BOMBS CANADA WITH DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE! MORE AT 11! "Russian extremists drop highly reactive compound on beleaguered Canadians fleeing wildfire!" From reading the updates in the news today, it looks like conditions are starting to inhibit the spread of ...
by Maeklos
Sun May 08, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 10777

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

On a related note, I'm sitting in a concrete bunker waiting for a tornado warning to pass. This is Oklahoma. :) It's funny how much you come to miss tornados when you leave the area. They're kind of a great way for the whole family to gather together around a radio, talk, hang out. Even play board ...

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