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by doitnstyle1
Sun May 09, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Portable handcrank generator charger thingy. (help)
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Portable handcrank generator charger thingy. (help)

I just got one on ebay for about 3 bucks including shipping. The only problem is that I havent had the chance to get to try it. I had to store it whilst I went to Florida for a couple of weeks. I can give you a better report once I get back and try it out more.
by doitnstyle1
Sun May 09, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: alarms/trip wires??
Replies: 65
Views: 17369

Re: alarms/trip wires??

dollar tree has a small door alarm. you can take it apart and hook up a simple trip system using a clothespin, a coupl eof wires on the contacting ends of the clothespin, a piece of cardboard and your tripwire. run the wire from the alarm to the clothespin so they make contact when you open the clot...
by doitnstyle1
Fri May 07, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Door Jamb Armour, Security Screen Door , Install and review.
Replies: 85
Views: 36152

Re: Door Jamb Armour, Security Screen Door , Install and review.

I have been able to break through a door on one swing at the top of a wooden door splitting it down the middle. It all depends on the wood grain. Metal doors can buckle in a couple of shots again from the top of the door. two counter measures I would do are place a deadbolt at the top and bottom of ...
by doitnstyle1
Fri May 07, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Caught some punk pissing on my car tonight
Replies: 63
Views: 4035

Re: Caught some punk pissing on my car tonight

In some places even if you just hose them down that can be considered assault. I would just get a bright flashlight, a bullhorn and a video camera. let them know that they are being video taped during the commission of a misdermeanor over the bullhorn and since you have their face on video that if t...
by doitnstyle1
Thu May 06, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Meeting Room
Topic: i maybe moving to Denver, Colorado...seeking CO's to ?
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: i maybe moving to Denver, Colorado...seeking CO's to ?

problyontheredlist wrote:what's BLM land? i totally love the mountains, cold weather and camping and gardenning...i'm trying to convince the Hubby to make the move for us!
(BLM) Bureau of Land Management = Federal open land
by doitnstyle1
Thu May 06, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: For you military types...
Replies: 106
Views: 3692

Re: For you military types...

it aslo depends on te MTOE of said unit. If the commander has not authorized it most of the crew still will carry the now shorter M4. I have seen tank crew all carry M16 back in my day and the driver and the Tank Commander the only ones who do carry sidearms. Medicas technically are suposed to but n...
by doitnstyle1
Thu May 06, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Honeybee population continues to shrink
Replies: 37
Views: 3011

Re: Honeybee population continues to shrink

I do recall reading that the ancient Mayans used a stingless bee for honey production. Yes there are some around the world. Melipona beecheii and M. yucatanica are a couple to mention. I had the pleasure of getting freaked out by a swarm of these during my travels in Costa Rica. They really do not ...
by doitnstyle1
Thu May 06, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Dental problems have become my #1 paw concern.
Replies: 22
Views: 1580

Re: Dental problems have become my #1 paw concern.

You could look into the methods used in "Where there is no dentist" Other than having some take a dremmel and getting filling material from a dentist office you could only pull a tooth. Even then you still run a chance of running an infection below the gum. Closed abcesses can be vicious. I myself a...
by doitnstyle1
Thu May 06, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Escape From New York
Replies: 61
Views: 3344

Re: Escape From New York

Either bugging in or buggin out, neither is good in such a large Metropolis. There is always something that can go wrong. IMO the waterways may become tto cluttered with debris in a PAW that would make navigation by inflatable anything dangerous. A solid kayak could do the job, can be portaged acros...
by doitnstyle1
Thu May 06, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: pet survival kit
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: pet survival kit

My only suggestion is that the animal should be a little more self sufficient in that it should be able to carry its own weight. My dog has saddle bags that she carries her own dishes, food, water and blankets. She is a Bull Mastiff breed but the amount of equipment is realtive. A small dog should ...
by doitnstyle1
Thu May 06, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: pet survival kit
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: pet survival kit

My only suggestion is that the animal should be a little more self sufficient in that it should be able to carry its own weight. My dog has saddle bags that she carries her own dishes, food, water and blankets. She is a Bull Mastiff breed but the amount of equipment is realtive. A small dog should b...
by doitnstyle1
Thu May 06, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Links
Topic: The beginning of a book I am writing on SURVIVAL
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: The beginning of a book I am writing on SURVIVAL

That was a good read. A very good start. However I should advise that Distress is the bad form of stress Eustress is the good form of stress. The body cannot function without a little of each. Distress is basically stress that cannot be coped with through normal physiological and mental balances. Sm...
by doitnstyle1
Wed May 05, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: New job, longer commute, no guns allowed
Replies: 50
Views: 2744

Re: New job, longer commute, no guns allowed

try a locker at a local gym that you attend, safety deposit box at a nearby bank (although getting it in an emergency may be a little difficult) or a cache'. You could take apart a pistol and store the parts individuallly in the vehicle so that they are not together and are not likely to be identifi...
by doitnstyle1
Wed May 05, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bartering in the PAW
Replies: 87
Views: 5096

Re: Bartering in the PAW

I would have to agree with some of the people here. Trading Ammo and guns is never a good idea. they can always be used against you. During Hurricane Andrew, people who had been neighbors for 20 years were shooting each other over food and water. My order of preference: 1. Skills - this is a resourc...
by doitnstyle1
Tue May 04, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How Does Your Garden Grow? 2010
Replies: 207
Views: 10439

Re: How Does Your Garden Grow? 2010

ok for those of you with weed problems. Yes the black plastic works great to keep the weeds out and yes there is a problem with watering and water retention in some cases. If you use a drip system under the plastic you can have tight rowing areas around each plant and no weeds. If youdon't use a dri...
by doitnstyle1
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Inflatable boats
Replies: 35
Views: 3002

Re: Inflatable boats

I own a Sevylor. these are quite sturdy and can handle most punishment on some rivers. However their safety factor is not so great when handlind rapids of gretaer than Class II. I had an almost catastrophic event where the river bucked me and a friend out of the kayak and we almost died. There was v...
by doitnstyle1
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: The Urban BOL
Replies: 17
Views: 2900

Re: The Urban BOL

I rmember post hurricane Andrew I was volunteered to guard a reserve unit facility until relief came. Relief didn't come for about 3 days. The local gangs decided they would try to "help" us with the facility and were quite adamant about doing so. So much that we had to charge weapons and "politely"...
by doitnstyle1
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: S just HTF, first 5 things you do?
Replies: 191
Views: 11456

Re: S just HTF, first 5 things you do?

There are some good posts however I have to agree with certain things First I would take a good pre-game shit! probably the last comfortable shit might have in a while. I see a lot of people trying to bug out. There were a lot of posts though that made sense. You should make decisions as you got and...
by doitnstyle1
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Acronym /abbreviation suggestions?
Replies: 163
Views: 67469

Re: Acronym /abbreviation suggestions?

In order to make this simpler can we have the primary post updated to reflect the acronyms in alphabetical ordder as opposed to going through the countless posts in this thread?
by doitnstyle1
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from an undisclosed location at the center of the Earth!
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Hi from an undisclosed location at the center of the Earth!

Thanks for creating these boards but at he same time I hate you. Cause now I'm going to have to do a ton of more reading on some of the interesting topics you have. Just wait, soon you will be hating us for making you a gearwhore too (kitwhore if you're on the other side of the pond :P ) But we thr...
by doitnstyle1
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Level 1 IFAK (pics)
Replies: 35
Views: 2254

Re: Level 1 IFAK (pics)

Tourniquet is not bad to have. Partial amputations require an immediate application. Dont waste too much time with bandaging. cover apply tourniquet and evac to higher eschelon of medical care. This is of course in a SHTF situation. If you are medical personnel you have protocols. I found the use of...
by doitnstyle1
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from an undisclosed location at the center of the Earth!
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Hi from an undisclosed location at the center of the Earth!

Hi everyone! I'm not really new to ZS. I have followed some of you on the site through a friend. I have been interested in joining and actually having time to go through the boards for some time now. You sound like an interesting group and a safe one. Thanks for creating these boards but at he same ...
by doitnstyle1
Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2010 Hurricanne Season On Going Preparations
Replies: 73
Views: 3511

Re: 2010 Hurricanne Season On Going Preparations

I'm an old power generaton guy trained in the military. Th rule of thumb you want to adhere to is the 80% rule. You do not want to exceed 80% of your generator's load. This is to prevent shut down damage to the brushes and internal cicuitry. Also you aill have another 20% for start up of heavy equip...

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