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by therianthrope
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexicali Earthquake [title edit -- epicenter not San Diego]
Replies: 41
Views: 1566

Re: San Diego Earth Quake.

@therianthrope: Its nothing new man. Suggest moving to OT, the quake is over. Of course it's not new. I didn't say it was. I said it seems like everyone on the Ring of Fire has been getting an extra helping recently, with the exception of a few places yet... But you're right (and super cool, I can ...
by therianthrope
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexicali Earthquake [title edit -- epicenter not San Diego]
Replies: 41
Views: 1566

Re: San Diego Earth Quake.

The whole Ring of Fire is in upheaval... if you live along these faults and haven't yet felt the effects of these recent shiftings, I'd start planning on it. Washington, Aleutians... I'm looking at you.
by therianthrope
Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Persuasive on Disaster Preparedness
Replies: 15
Views: 1581

Re: Persuasive on Disaster Preparedness

Glennbo wrote: If you are trying to be persuasive be sure to include a couple of examples where failure to prepare has had serious negative consequences for people. Such as...? I've found a couple from local news ('02 and '04 wildfires) but I'm open to more specific examples if anyone has a link ha...
by therianthrope
Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Persuasive on Disaster Preparedness
Replies: 15
Views: 1581

Re: Persuasive on Disaster Preparedness

Glennbo wrote: If you are trying to be persuasive be sure to include a couple of examples where failure to prepare has had serious negative consequences for people. Such as...? I've found a couple from local news ('02 and '04 wildfires) but I'm open to more specific examples if anyone has a link ha...
by therianthrope
Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bartering in the PAW
Replies: 87
Views: 4363

Re: Bartering in the PAW

And yet... trade is one of the only thing that separates us from the primates. Actually, it's been documented that chimps will trade non-food items for sex... it's not called the oldest profession for nothing. If we're talking an actual PAW, bartering is pretty much an inevitability for most people...
by therianthrope
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "avoid it all" plan 2.0
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Re: "avoid it all" plan 2.0

The challenges of living at sea full time are daunting.
Just make sure you have a set of SCUBA gear going into the PAW and you should be able to salvage enough stuff from the bottom of the ocean to raise plenty of chits for tomato plants and fresh water.
by therianthrope
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:26 pm
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

waht about coal..and coal made gasoline? IMO, converting coal into gasoline is not going to have any kind of future (unless our fearless leaders hold it in their infinite wisdom to subsidize it, which they very well may). Why? Because it takes lots of energy to do that (much like ethanol), it would...
by therianthrope
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:55 pm
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

http://www.theoildrum.com/files/PeakOil1.png M'kay, time for a reality check. Look and think about what this chart actually shows, or more importantly what it doesn't. 1st: The Y-scale starts at 64. The chart is deliberately presented this way to give the impression that this trend is more signific...
by therianthrope
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: BIg Barefooting Thread.
Replies: 45
Views: 3158

Re: BIg Barefooting Thread.

Doesn't change my insight in that one shouldn't ignore a pain they've been dealing with for years.
by therianthrope
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Improvised Weapon-- Hunting Staff Sling 56K
Replies: 8
Views: 2567

Re: Improvised Weapon-- Hunting Staff Sling 56K

Maybe try an atl atl?
by therianthrope
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My goods, chritique and suggest please
Replies: 22
Views: 1416

Re: My goods, chritique and suggest please

the thing is I only listed the stuff I have exclusively for disaster preparation First of all, as others have indicated regarding food preps, it's a good idea to prep what you eat and eat what you prep. So you don't find yourself needing your preps and find them spoiled. i.e. have a stock pile, but...
by therianthrope
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: You're not going to starve (right away)
Replies: 148
Views: 5030

Re: You're not going to starve (right away)

We were dropped off in the hills without any food but 3L water in our backpacks. ... They picked us back after three days. Seeing as 3 liters is ~1.5 days worth of water with pleasant conditions and minimal exertion, it's pretty safe to say you suffered from dehydration (headaches, shaky hands). Wh...
by therianthrope
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: BIg Barefooting Thread.
Replies: 45
Views: 3158

Re: BIg Barefooting Thread.

I'm also hoping to get rid of this pain I have on the back of my right heel. Its from right where the tendon connects down the back of my feet, and I believe it is from the running shoes. I'm not saying you are, but you really shouldn't ignore this and just hope it goes away. I'm not a doctor so ob...
by therianthrope
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Choosing your PAW appearance.
Replies: 135
Views: 6212

Re: Choosing your PAW appearance.

Sckitzo wrote: http://www.fmft.net/archives/001463.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The dude with the life-vest! I loled.

OT, be water my friend.
by therianthrope
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Workable business idea??
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: Workable business idea??

So what you're saying is you'd like to open up an Army Surplus store? :P
by therianthrope
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My goods, chritique and suggest please
Replies: 22
Views: 1416

Re: My goods, chritique and suggest please

I do need an extinguisher, Don't know the local laws there, but your landlord may be obligated to provide you with a charged, un-used ABC 4lber or something at least? Ask your maintenance, perhaps. As for shelter, something that's really cheap and IMHO every prepper should have is a "space blanket"...
by therianthrope
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: You're not going to starve (right away)
Replies: 148
Views: 5030

Re: You're not going to starve (right away)

I'm a very fit individual and yet I suffered disturbing head aches when I didn't eat. We also felt weak to fully perform our duties. My hands would shiver, making it hard to handle firearms. What was your sleep and work and hydration like? These sound like symptoms of fatigue and dehydration more s...
by therianthrope
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Forest Fire May Approach BOL
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: Forest Fire May Approach BOL

I would not advise thinking you could or trying to fight the fire yourself. Sure, take all reasonable measures to keep the fire danger on your property low and manageable for professionals (clearing trees and dead fall, automated sprinklers, etc. as advised above), but DO NOT get it into your head t...
by therianthrope
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: If you had to start from scratch, what 3 firearms?
Replies: 164
Views: 8177

Re: If you had to start from scratch, what 3 firearms?

To echo what some others have said...
1 - .22 LR rifle
2 - 12 gauge shotgun
3 - 9mm handgun
by therianthrope
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:03 pm
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

http://money.cnn.com/2010/03/11/news/economy/exxon_expensive_oil/index.htm From the very same article you quoted above: "When it comes to gasoline prices, Tillerson said he doesn't expect to see much of an increase this summer, mainly due to lack of demand." It doesn't matter how expensive it is to...
by therianthrope
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:41 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 think most folks here have valid points and to some degree agree on some very high level points: ... The big disagreement that I see between everyone is when is the cheap oil peak and how quickly it will decline. Agreed, except! Cheap oil is a relative term (actually an economic concept without a...
by therianthrope
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:00 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

Cheap energy underpins everything. Okay, I'm noticing a trend. You (peak-oilers, not trying to call out you specifically dltrammel or anyone else) are saying, "oil is going to get prohibitively expensive for everything". I'm saying, "why? so many things can and will happen to decrease demand". But ...
by therianthrope
Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: stocking up at little or no cost
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: stocking up at little or no cost

One word. Hotels. You can build up a good stock pile of soap, shampoo, conditioner, plastic cups, paper pads, pens and hard-candy/mints real quick. One could also conceivably nab tons of TP too - roll sheet after sheet onto a pen or pencil or something. Some places offer free "basic" toiletries if y...
by therianthrope
Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:22 pm
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

Anyone who's interested in the subject should do a bit of reading on their own and draw their own conclusions. My job is intimately linked with the energy industry. I have done my own research and I have drawn my own conclusions. You obviously don't like my conclusions but that's okay, that's acade...

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