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by therianthrope
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Bug-out Weapons
Replies: 91
Views: 10465

Re: Bug-out Weapons

Personally, I have my plan, a 10/22, a 12 gauge and a .45 (1911), GTG. As well as a couple folders and a fixed blade and a hatchet. Of course, with the exception of the .45, they're all more primarily meant to be employed as tools, but those are the main things on a bug-out I would have that are wea...
by therianthrope
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Art
Topic: Painted Miniatures (Zombies)
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Re: Painted Miniatures (Zombies)

Thanks, all, for the support!

I have the second set of zombies primed and fleshed... so hopefully pic 2 will be coming along maybe this weekend?
by therianthrope
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Help with some gunfighting RPG mechanics...
Replies: 21
Views: 3304

Re: Help with some gunfighting RPG mechanics...

Most role-players I've known like the numbers and rolling, it definitely adds to the drama and at the same time adds to the character of the character even, but unless you want battles to last an hour, I think you have to strike a fine balance between Jeriah's very free form "role-play" and a meticu...
by therianthrope
Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Braveheart vs. Zombies?
Replies: 28
Views: 2151

Re: Braveheart vs. Zombies?

Tendrax, that kukri in your avatar looks pretty sexy.
by therianthrope
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Braveheart vs. Zombies?
Replies: 28
Views: 2151

Braveheart vs. Zombies?

I searched around and didn't find it on the forums, so although this is a rather old video I wanted to share it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hfLZozBVpM Seems like it'd work pretty well against a zombie horde. May be a tad bit heavy for a bug-out by foot, but could definitely double as a meat-cle...
by therianthrope
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Help with some gunfighting RPG mechanics...
Replies: 21
Views: 3304

Re: Help with some gunfighting RPG mechanics...

For injuries there are several pools that are affected, body being "true" physical damage, stamina (concussive/non penetrative damage like .45 on armor) and wind (energy/adrenaline). Sorry I probably should have reserved that comment 'til I had a chance to read more about the system. I'd like to re...
by therianthrope
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: The Zombie as a Metaphor
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: The Zombie as a Metaphor

My favorite zombie metaphor in film is the zombie as consumerism. See Romero's Dawn of the Dead. It was no coincidence they barricaded themselves in a Mall.
by therianthrope
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Help with some gunfighting RPG mechanics...
Replies: 21
Views: 3304

Re: Help with some gunfighting RPG mechanics...

Initial thoughts from someone who's played a fair share of table-top RPGs: 1.) 0.5 seconds is too short for a segment of the combat turn, if you wanted to cautiously move 30' from cover to cover you'd lose all kinds of actions as it'd take you 3 seconds or more, and of course therefore be open to al...
by therianthrope
Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Art
Topic: Painted Miniatures (Zombies)
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Painted Miniatures (Zombies)

So I got this Zombie Apocalypse themed board-game (which you can read my review of here ) and decided to paint the miniatures. I only have 1/3 of the whole set (7 zombies out of a horde of 14 and 8 heroes) done, but figured I could update as I go along... http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lock4s9Zvw...
by therianthrope
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: 2-4 inches in 30 minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Re: 2-4 inches in 30 minutes

Denmark learned that the hard way. We're normally a country where the worst weather we experience is a Hurricane or blizzard every 2 or 3 years. last week we experienced this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tINAEETaZnE in about 30 minutes.. luckily it didn't last long, but is still managed to do dam...
by therianthrope
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Plants that repel insects in a garden
Replies: 18
Views: 2616

Re: Plants that repel insects in a garden

There's quite a bit of companion planting you can look at for pest control as well as synergistic growth, I have a book with this as well as other information in it called "Carrots Love Tomatoes", we do the marigolds and various herbs mentioned above, but still have problems with little tiny grassho...
by therianthrope
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: 2-4 inches in 30 minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 914

2-4 inches in 30 minutes

No, this is not about what your wife can expect once a year. Hey-oh! Sorry, so yes. Last friday we got a reported 2-4 inches of rain in 30 minutes where I live. May not sound like such a big deal, and maybe for some places (Pac NW? Hawaii?) it's not. But where I live, especially when 50+ mph winds a...
by therianthrope
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Zombie Board Game
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Zombie Board Game

I actually got this game (Last Night on Earth) a couple months ago too. Since the OP never gave a review I will... In summation (for the attention span challenged out there), it's basically "Left 4 Dead" adeptly turned into a board game, and accordingly is fast paced, well balanced and very fun! To ...
by therianthrope
Fri May 21, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Whats your EDC folder?
Replies: 170
Views: 8626

Re: Whats your EDC folder?

I just got a Gerber EVO (not jr) a couple weeks ago and really like it for the price ($20). Already seen a decent bit of use (cutting vinyl tape, teflon tubing, gummi-rubber and drop or two), had to sharpen the tanto point after the drop, but it is a perfect size for me for one hand use. Lightweight...
by therianthrope
Sun May 16, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Generator Conversion...Gasoline to Natural Gas
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

Re: Generator Conversion...Gasoline to Natural Gas

CO (carbon monoxide) is HEAVIER than air, not lighter. And yes, I could have stated the chimney thing better- the idea was to run a line all the way up the flue. And +1 the CO detectors- they are a great idea regardless. Please don't spread misinformation, especially misinformation that can potenti...
by therianthrope
Sun May 16, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: External safety on pistols: Crutch, Liability, or Necessity?
Replies: 65
Views: 2375

Re: External safety on pistols: Crutch, Liability, or Necessity?

I've only ever had one handgun, a 1911 which I've put ~400 rounds through over the course of a year, so I don't really feel like I have a whole lot worth while to say here other than as a relatively inexperienced handgun owner, I like having those multiple levels of safety (including the manual) pre...
by therianthrope
Sun May 16, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Simulation Game
Replies: 39
Views: 3095

Re: Simulation Game

1 - Extra shirt and pants for each survivor: (which you immediately use to layer up) 2 - Newspapers (one per person): (which you use to insulate layers or fuel later) 3 - A sectional air map made of plastic: (navigation good) 4 - A compass: (see 3) 5 - A small ax: (tools good) 6 - Family-size chocol...
by therianthrope
Sat May 15, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: gas microturbine power generation: natural and landfill
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: gas microturbine power generation: natural and landfill

Here's a quote I found @ http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/gc/harmony/documents/EH333.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Twenty pounds of garbage in a landfill can produce one cubic foot of methane in a year. So if you can figure out approximately how many Btu you use per year or per ...
by therianthrope
Sat May 15, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: gas microturbine power generation: natural and landfill
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: gas microturbine power generation: natural and landfill

I know that some larger urban areas have set up microturbines at landfills which run off the gas resulting from the decomposition of materials within the city landdfill, but I am wondering on exactly what the formula is. In other words, amount of and what type of garbage/sewage per kW. http://www.s...
by therianthrope
Sat May 15, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7442
Views: 343197

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?

A Gerber EVO for my new EDC. I like it quite a bit.
by therianthrope
Thu May 13, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: GHB water
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: GHB water

IMO, if you're not comfortable (inexperienced) with purification methods, too much is probably the point where it prevents you from being mobile for practical purposes. As for survival standards, you should have a gallon per person per day, I believe is the figure, 2 gallons if it's hot and you'll b...
by therianthrope
Thu May 13, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How much cash is in your BOB or Go-bag...right now?
Replies: 75
Views: 4477

Re: How much cash is in your BOB or Go-bag...right now?

$0 - for the same reason as has already been mentioned, I don't go anywhere without my wallet. Probably isn't a bad idea to have a back-up stash in the BOB though, for if you're robbed early on in SHTF or otherwise without cash which happens (go go gadget credit card!)...
by therianthrope
Thu May 13, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Energy, the Economy, and the Future [title edit]
Replies: 289
Views: 22804

Re: Peak Oil, the Economy, and the Future

I wonder how well our agricultural system would do at transitioning to a post-fossil-fuel world. In the better possible scenarios, agriculture would become more distributed, with food produced closer to its point of consumption. There is a reason modern agriculture and agri-distribution is the way ...
by therianthrope
Wed May 12, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Putting on muscle - fitness questions take 2
Replies: 59
Views: 1893

Re: Putting on muscle - fitness questions take 2

Awesome, Well my advice as a former nationally ranked competitive athlete, and former creatine user, is shovel anything in your body you want that isn't insulin or a hormone. Most supplements only offer fractional benefits. Once your training plateaus (not the little one everybody is thinking of, b...

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