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by therianthrope
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Warming: Areas Least and Most Affected
Replies: 84
Views: 3660

Re: Global Warming: Areas Least and Most Affected

Sorry I was confused. :) Not a problem, I can see the confusion, just wasn't comfortable with words being put in my mouth, so to speak. My point was really just that one has to always be wary of "spin" and presentation of data, and that what the climate is actually doing is 1.) unknowable and 2.) i...
by therianthrope
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Energy, the Economy, and the Future [title edit]
Replies: 289
Views: 22879

Re: Peak Oil, the Economy, and the Future

This decrease in widespread economic viability will also instantaneously spurr development of or make existing alternatives more viable. The issue with this is that the existing infrastructure is based on CHEAP oil and nothing else. "Viable alternatives" will require immense development and cost to...
by therianthrope
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Warming: Areas Least and Most Affected
Replies: 84
Views: 3660

Re: Global Warming: Areas Least and Most Affected

Hmm. Globaly, I'm not really sure how both happen at the same time ... The OP asked us not to argue over if GW is truly happening or not. 1.) I never said they happen at the same time. I simply said the earth cyclically warms and cools, for ever and ever that's what happens. Reading comprehension, ...
by therianthrope
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Warming: Areas Least and Most Affected
Replies: 84
Views: 3660

Re: Global Warming: Areas Least and Most Affected

NO. THERE ARE MORE STORMS NOW. In all of USA history, NEVER before 2000 had 5 hurricanes hit FL in one year. in the 1950s to 2000, very few hurricanes have made landfall. MORE hurricanes made landfall in the 2000s than MULTIPLE decades before. I'm not saying there is simply more damage now, THERE W...
by therianthrope
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Energy, the Economy, and the Future [title edit]
Replies: 289
Views: 22879

Re: Peak Oil, the Economy, and the Future

Peak Oil as a concept (demand outpacing supply) can't really be considered a myth, it's a logistical probability (or eventuality in a vaccuum). But a Peak Oil disaster scenario is a myth IMO, for the simple reason of market economics. We're not in a vaccuum, trends are meaningless other than to indi...
by therianthrope
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Physical fitness
Replies: 148
Views: 8863

Re: Physical fitness

The most important thing is to just be healthy, IMO. You don't need to be able to hump a 100lb ruck ten miles uphill in a 50 mph head wind, backwards. If you have some level of cardio (30 minutes of elevated heart rate a day or whatever) and eat healthy, this will take your body a long ways toward c...
by therianthrope
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Biometric Gun Safe
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: Biometric Gun Safe

TDW586 wrote:st33ve0 and Stab74, again, most electronic keypad safes (and biometric safes for that matter) have keyed backup entry in case of power failure.
Somebody has an electronic lock safe... >.> ... <.< ... :lol:
by therianthrope
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: The Bushcraft Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 2099

Re: The Bushcraft Challenge

When I think of important basic bushcraft skills, I think about things like shelter, bedding, snares, dead-drop traps, fire, being able to discern directions and MAYBE being able to assemble some sort of rudimentary water filter, which could probably just separate out particulate at best... Being ab...
by therianthrope
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Shooting at Gander Mountain.
Replies: 61
Views: 3999

Re: Shooting at Gander Mountain.

Not a whole lot of sympathy for the clerk here. Just makes me even more wary of going into "non-dedicated" gun shops, i.e. stores that sell things other than guns. He's lucky he shot himself and not someone else. It happens more than I like to think about, even at pure gun shops, I'll see a customer...
by therianthrope
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Earth Duex
Replies: 63
Views: 1919

Re: Earth Duex

It's hilarious that "What Would You Do?" situations with zombies, people are often like, "well, since there's no such thing as zombies...". But for something like this, we're more than happy to indulge. Quite the duality.

As for the OP, like everyone else, I'd probably try to exploit it somehow.
by therianthrope
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Laser eye surgery
Replies: 28
Views: 1217

Re: Laser eye surgery

I've been looking into getting it for 3 years, but unfortunately my prescription is still changing and they recommend you not get it unless your vision correction has been constant for at least a year. My brother got it and loves it as much as everyone else here has mentioned. Most places will give ...
by therianthrope
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Warming: Areas Least and Most Affected
Replies: 84
Views: 3660

Re: Global Warming: Areas Least and Most Affected

the hurricanes are on average much more severe... ... ... thousands of people are still moving to the coast every year. The latter part of this quote is a very important thing to consider regarding the "evidence" for storms being more severe. You provided the caveat to your former statement three s...
by therianthrope
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Warming: Areas Least and Most Affected
Replies: 84
Views: 3660

Re: Global Warming: Areas Least and Most Affected

Where would I NOT WANT to be? If global warming is "real" (i.e. global climate manifests towards the high end of "predictions"), and self-sustainability is a concern to you (garden, rain water collection, etc.), you would not want to live in the few latitudinal degrees above what is currently the "...
by therianthrope
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Home invasion drills? Tips? Security?
Replies: 28
Views: 1930

Re: Home invasion drills? Tips? Security?

I've also been pondering the type of ammo to use, don't want too much over penetration. AR-15 loaded with 55 grain .223 FNJ will do the job with little chance of over penetration. That's my weapon of choice for HD. I must be missing something... how is there "little chance of over penetration" ther...
by therianthrope
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Money Saving Tips
Replies: 68
Views: 5096

Re: Money Saving Tips

I do a lot of the things mentioned above and would like to reinforce the fact that the simple things work. Just about all of the steps I personally take can be chalked up towards making oneself healthier as well. Which IMHO is the biggest way to save. Because it doesn't matter how much money you've ...
by therianthrope
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Biometric Gun Safe
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: Biometric Gun Safe

Hoot Harrington wrote:I think there is some sort of manual open for them, besides an EMP is pretty unlikely.
EMP may be unlikely, but forgetting to keep the batteries up isn't, nor is loss of electrical utilities.

+1 for using a mechanical lock.
by therianthrope
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Fast or slow
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Fast or slow

I would imagine it as a mix of both. Initially after being turned, why wouldn't a zombie have the physical capabilities of it's former living self? Assuming the body is still intact, maybe just a few gaping bite wounds, they should have the mobility of any living person, if not more because of the l...
by therianthrope
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Vibram Five Fingers (VFF)
Replies: 437
Views: 25259

Re: Vibram Five Fingers (VFF)

The body is designed for walking barefoot. It is DESIGNED for it. It is NOT designed to wear blocky shoes with inflexible soles. No human in the evolutionary record has hooves. When you allow the body to operate as it is designed to (in conjunction with conditioning, which you seem to have ignored)...
by therianthrope
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Vibram Five Fingers (VFF)
Replies: 437
Views: 25259

Re: Vibram Five Fingers (VFF)

support is needed when your body is being asked to work in ways it is not intended for, not when you are allowing your body to do the job nature designed it for. Sorry, but this makes no sense and is plain bad advice. My advice was given with the loose dirt, gravel, rocks and large elevation change...
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Storing canned food in possible freezing conditions
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Storing canned food in possible freezing conditions

Even if they don't burst, repeated freezing and thawing will make food less and less palatable, as it will just degrade the physical and in some cases chemical structure the food.
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: So You're Unemployed: UPDATED, NOW WITH WIN INSTEAD OF FAIL!
Replies: 54
Views: 2846

Re: So You're Unemployed: Meat N' Taters' Guide to Sanity

I too got laid-off to ring in the New Year from my job of 3 years, about 2 weeks after ending a 3+ year relationship. Was a nice double whammy. I definitely became a complete POS for a couple weeks, a lot of self-pity and numbness, and I am still probably playing too many video games and spending to...
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: building permanent hideout/shelter??
Replies: 25
Views: 1921

Re: building permanent hideout/shelter??

... a layer of steel in between and then the hollow channels in the cinder block with concrete. I'm curious what thickness of steel are you thinking would be prudent? If you do fill the cinder block with anything, make sure you're aware of it's thermal expansion/contraction properties. Otherwise yo...
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Pedestrians get more respect brandishing full Nalgene bottle
Replies: 38
Views: 5048

Re: Pedestrians get more respect brandishing full Nalgene bottle

Keep the tips of your hands in your front pockets with your elbows jutting out to the side, and sway or swing from side to side with the music, alternating your weight from one foot to another. You get space. Or you get a meat-head who thinks you want to mosh. I don't know if I'd recommend such pas...
by therianthrope
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Cavemen Lifestyle
Replies: 67
Views: 5489

Re: Cavemen Lifestyle

There's very little about the lifestyle that's healthier. Low quality clothing, risk of injury, being eaten by large predators... C'mon man, you're being absurd. It's not about wearing furs and taking it to the extreme literal sense. It's about altering our modern, sythetic food, sedentary lifestyl...

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