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by ZMace
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Backyard Chicken Coop
Replies: 52
Views: 10212

Re: Backyard Chicken Coop

For someone unsure, a fertilized egg just has a tiny red spot on the yolk, and tastes just the same. The red spot (like a mm across) will develop into the chick under ideal conditions. If you are worried about cracking out an egg and a chick coming out, you need fresher eggs. If you are worried abou...
by ZMace
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "limited" nuclear exchange?
Replies: 48
Views: 1686

Re: "limited" nuclear exchange?

GoSlash27: You mean 300 million, not 3 million for the population of the US. A disaster of this size would be catastrophic, but I believe some people would be able to survive. The ensuing nuclear winter would be toughest for long term survival (assuming you survived the initial hits) but there are p...
by ZMace
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Relieving Yourself - Mature audiences please..
Replies: 58
Views: 2856

Re: Relieving Yourself - Mature audiences please..

Some one mentioned it, but the humanure route is a very viable way that takes wastes and without using water turns it into a useable and very good compost. Of course you still need TP or a substuite. You can read the humanure handbook for free at: http://www.jenkinspublishing.com/humanure.html very ...
by ZMace
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Wheat?
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Wheat?

studog: Soft white is generally used for unleavened products, like crackers, pita bread, flour tortillias etc. Hard wheat is used for breads. If you can keep it dry and insect free (a day or two of freezing works wonders for bugs) it will last practically forever. I worked at a place where they stor...
by ZMace
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Kerosene - why and how
Replies: 13
Views: 1043

Re: Kerosene - why and how

For someone who has not seen or made/used one before it would be difficult. Sure it is just a boiler with a condensing column, but in practice that could be hard. Of course, since we are all about preparation here, every one should learn to build/operate a still!
by ZMace
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Kerosene - why and how
Replies: 13
Views: 1043

Re: Kerosene - why and how

Unfortunately producing distilled alcohol sufficently pure to burn is pretty intensive... not saying that producing coal oil or kerosene isn't, but it does take some effort to produce it, as well as a substrate that could be turned into alcohol or something that you can already eat, like corn or bar...
by ZMace
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Pets survival
Replies: 99
Views: 6012

Re: Pets survival

I have numerous pets, fish, cats, gerbil (lol), dog and 3 cats. If I bug in, all will stay with me and be taken care of to the best of my ability. Probably only the dog has tactical advantages, the cats do have their uses though. If I bug out, the cats (at least 2) will come to help control vermin/p...
by ZMace
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey from Idaho.
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Hey from Idaho.

Hey everybody! great forum here been lurking for a while and there is so much stuff going on I think I am going to need be be able to post now. I am in the Moscow region of Idaho (not Russia, we pronounce it differently). Haven't seen anybody from there yet, but plenty from Idaho itself. Been workin...
by ZMace
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Throwing Knives
Replies: 38
Views: 7525

Re: Throwing Knives

I throw knives just for fun, and while they wouldn't make much of a dent in a zombie, against an unarmed assailant they should work just fine. (providing you have them ready and somebody is closing in on you with no weapons even though you have a big knife in your hand...) yeah... they are just a ho...

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