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by therianthrope
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Finding water
Replies: 64
Views: 4393

Re: Finding water

A solar still is nothing you can depend on but is certainly a good supplement. And if drinking your pee directly seems distasteful to you, you can pee into your solar still pit, and/or place green plant foilage in there too, to add more moisture to your system.
by therianthrope
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Clandestine Urban Navigation
Replies: 65
Views: 7649

Re: Clandestine Urban Navigation

The storm drain / sewer system can be a great way to get around in the PAW. So, what you're all saying is just because Apocalypse Man says it's a good idea, doesn't make it so? Awww... :( That being said, railroad tracks are an alternate way to navigate cities on foot at least. I'm sure lots of oth...
by therianthrope
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2012? The End or Not?
Replies: 625
Views: 33631

Re: 2012? The End or Not?

the mayans who made up this calander claming the world was ending simpley dident cut a big enough piecs of stone. I think it's worth noting that some "experts" translate/interpret the much touted Mayan End of the World predictions as a Rebirth. Is that any less threatening? I dunno, maybe not to so...
by therianthrope
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: High tech bug-out
Replies: 130
Views: 5768

Re: High tech bug-out

Still...being able to recon an area seems priceless. I'm not by any means saying recon isn't valuable, but let me ask you this (without knowing your specific set-up/plan) as it seems to fit your initial premise. S just HTF and you grab your BOB and are heading to your BOL. You have your laptop set ...
by therianthrope
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: where would you head if SHTF?
Replies: 48
Views: 1727

Re: where would you head if SHTF?

oldasrocks wrote:Several people I know say they would head for the Rocky Mountains. WHY? There is nothing there but pine trees and cold.
Yes, nothing except pine trees and cold, and easily purifiable water and one of the most diverse and healthy ecosystems in the U.S. Sounds horrible. :roll:
by therianthrope
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: High tech bug-out
Replies: 130
Views: 5768

Re: High tech bug-out

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/raidentech168/cyberd03.jpg Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfHCqD1FvEY&feature=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; While that is really cool, I don't know how stable/informative any imaging would be, looks like it's flight is pretty herky-jerk...
by therianthrope
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dorm Prepping or The Limited Contingency Planner
Replies: 37
Views: 1594

Re: Dorm Prepping or The Limited Contingency Planner

OK - that specificity helps and will probably lead to more helpful suggestions ... I definitely want and appreciate input on my specific situation, but I'd like the thread to be applicable to other limited resource situations as well. raptor and dltrammel brought up really important points that I c...
by therianthrope
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dorm Prepping or The Limited Contingency Planner
Replies: 37
Views: 1594

Re: Dorm Prepping or The Limited Contingency Planner

Having stuff and being prepared are 2 different things. You can be adequately prepared on a budget. The basics are really simple: 1) Identify likely risks (i.e. Hurricane, Ice storm, etc) 2) Determine what you have to do to ensure your safety (evacuate, stay warm, etc.) 3) Determine what is readily...
by therianthrope
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dorm Prepping or The Limited Contingency Planner
Replies: 37
Views: 1594

Dorm Prepping or The Limited Contingency Planner

So I was advised to start a new thread after some issues were brought up in the course of another topic. I know when I started college, thinking about or prepping for any kind of SHTF scenario was not anywhere close to on my radar. Obviously things (me and the world) were quite different 10 years ag...
by therianthrope
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What is YOUR plan specifically?
Replies: 32
Views: 861

Re: What is YOUR plan specifically?

Stockpiling on a college student income... While I'm not a college student and had a comfortable income until I got laid-off a couple weeks ago, I do rent. And it's a very small apartment, with very limited storage. And while I have managed to do what I feel like is some solid backpack prepping (se...
by therianthrope
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The small airport as a BOL?
Replies: 59
Views: 2412

Re: The small airport as a BOL?

And of course this airport and its faculties that said person is using just so happens to be one they "own"....of course. It seems to me like he's talking muni-airports, which are public properties. No trespassing involved just going there. But yeah, as indicated, a lot of people especially dependi...
by therianthrope
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: High tech bug-out
Replies: 130
Views: 5768

Re: High tech bug-out

PIR sensors are extremely low weight. Obviously I don't know much about them especially what kind you're thinking about specifically for your application, it just seems like a whole lot to worry about (power, perimeter size, profile, maintenance, lifespan, monitoring) for something that can be acco...
by therianthrope
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Finding water
Replies: 64
Views: 4393

Re: Finding water

I think the second should be about water. In terms of survival necessity, water should have been the first post. As for procuring water, do some research about native plants in your area, some hold significant amounts of attainable water in their vascular systems or even in natural "cups" formed by...
by therianthrope
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: High tech bug-out
Replies: 130
Views: 5768

Re: High tech bug-out

I assume that in ... a PAW my laptop will be sustainable... I don't want to highjack the thread, but raptor (or anyone thinking their computer is gonna save them in PAW), I'm curious how you believe this to be true? Where I work, our field teams use laptops every week when they're on-site (industri...
by therianthrope
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: High tech bug-out
Replies: 130
Views: 5768

Re: High tech bug-out

I would think it depends on the BOL and emergency scenario. If it's a long term BO, I'd think you'd be better off just using the space/weight for something more sustainable or directly applicable to long term survival. You can rig up trip-wire type alarm systems really easily and cheaply, with next ...
by therianthrope
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Custom Trail Mix
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Custom Trail Mix

Was it the guy who has a Nalgene full of GORP in his BOB? Heh, nope, haven't seen that one so I'm not sure what you're talking about. I do have a nalgene I don't use for water anymore (was made/bought before BPA's were well known), and while I wouldn't use it for food either, it has made a nice wat...
by therianthrope
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist
Replies: 79
Views: 4098

Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

#1 Backpack Survivalist - this was my no. 1 because this is really all I can do ATM. I rent a tiny apartment so I have no space for stocking and no long-term storage, and all I can think of to do to prep for anything is expand my camping/hiking set-up into a minimalist survival/Go-Bag set-up. #2 Mon...
by therianthrope
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Jobs that have high pay now and would also succeed in ZPAW?
Replies: 58
Views: 2466

Re: Jobs that have high pay now and would also succeed in ZPAW?

From my observations of folks in the Third World (and especially Second World) locales... due process, civil liberties, and sanctity of contracts are not viewed as "luxuries." They are frequently thought of and viscerally wished for. While they may not speak in fancy terms about it, even people wit...
by therianthrope
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Excercise Gear
Replies: 48
Views: 1815

Re: Excercise Gear

Thanks for this link!

I really don't have the space for workout equipment in my tiny apartment, and during the winter I rarely get out to ride my bike so I always get out of shape. But this is a good basic set to maintain some level of fitness.

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by therianthrope
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Custom Trail Mix
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Custom Trail Mix

For god's sake whatever you do, avoid the walmart brand "big bag" of "great value" ... Yeah, I believe I came away with the "Indulgent Trail Mix" ... which the almonds and cashews and dried fruit in it were alright, but it ended up being mostly chocolate/peanut butter chips. Melts in your mouth, an...
by therianthrope
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Jobs that have high pay now and would also succeed in ZPAW?
Replies: 58
Views: 2466

Re: Jobs that have high pay now and would also succeed in ZPAW?

Gotta say, I agree with tom_saxon. From civil and economic contracts to the due-process/civil liberties and monetarily festooned criminal system of modernity, all would be reduced to much simpler systems. Systems far less concerned with those luxuries (due-process/civil liberties and money) afforded...
by therianthrope
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Three 15 year old MRE's
Replies: 82
Views: 4220

Re: Three 15 year old MRE's

Thread subscribed. :mrgreen:
by therianthrope
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: PAW vices?
Replies: 47
Views: 2399

Re: PAW vices?

I amazed that no one has brought up the oldest vice in the world... ... Sex, gambling, and all sorts of mind altering susbstances conveniently located in place... This may be because this thread is about how you are prepping to account for your vices and people probably don't want to admit they hav...
by therianthrope
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Custom Trail Mix
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Custom Trail Mix

Nuts Online...

It pretty much is what it says. I find it useful because it lists nutritional stats so you can assemble special mixes depending on the field needs you're going for: caloric rich, high protein, fiber, etc. And the bulk prices I think are pretty reasonable.

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