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by ineffableone
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Homestead land in the WA Okanogan
Replies: 105
Views: 27742

Re: Homestead land in the WA Okanogan

Here are a couple of links to other masonry cook stove builds. Thanks, the sentiment of sharing other examples is appreciated. However the type of masonry stove that Walker did is a very special type of new design. He is combining rocket mass heater tech and masonry stoves into a new special type o...
by ineffableone
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Homestead land in the WA Okanogan
Replies: 105
Views: 27742

Re: Homestead land in the WA Okanogan

So with it being winter, and me wintering off my property not a lot I can do on the property itself. But I don't want to just sit idle either. So I have been working on my house design plan. A thread at permies.com was talking about where to locate a RMH (rocket mass heater) in an Owen Geiger design...
by ineffableone
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 50 years later in the Zpaw what will you choose
Replies: 45
Views: 3646

Re: 50 years later in the Zpaw what will you choose

It's a trap! It's the Black Fortress from Krull so you die or escape, but that room is going to reappear in a different location around the world and only the spider queen can tell you where it lands. For those that have seen the movie this presents a lot of problems. Hopefully you came across a Cy...
by ineffableone
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 50 years later in the Zpaw what will you choose
Replies: 45
Views: 3646

Re: 50 years later in the Zpaw what will you choose

I voted, Black powder. Cause I am already stocking BP for PAW. While the other weapons might be shinny and have a cool factor. The BP weapon would be my 1st choice and grab. Since I know how to make BP in PAW. I won't even bother with trying to nail down what specific rifle, pistol, musket, since it...
by ineffableone
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: preppers choice for Antibiotics?
Replies: 51
Views: 9534

Re: preppers choice for Antibiotics?

Since no one responded since my last post not sure how many noticed that comment. I have found further info that shows it does not effect fish and bird antibiotics, it is only for food producing animals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUuLx6KVtcU So like I had said previously it wont effect fish and...
by ineffableone
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Zombie Apocalypse would take 100 days if left unchecked
Replies: 16
Views: 5782

Re: Zombie Apocalypse would take 100 days if left unchecked

Yep. I guess i'll run down to my friendly neighborhood WalMart and pick up a mine sweeper down the mine sweeper isle. There is a plenty of selection there. You don't take into consideration that there will be some kind of coverup that always happens with some kind of disaster. Yeah, I'm opening tha...
by ineffableone
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Zombie Apocalypse would take 100 days if left unchecked
Replies: 16
Views: 5782

Re: Zombie Apocalypse would take 100 days if left unchecked

Here is where I have a problem "90 percent success at finding and infecting one human per day" Sure in the out set before people start realizing to hide from zombies. However as soon as it becomes common knowledge there are zombies, that number will drop dramatically. I can't give a solid number, bu...
by ineffableone
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Manuka Honey for Health and Healing?
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Re: Manuka Honey for Health and Healing?

Manuka honey may have some special properties, but AFAIK, any *raw* honey can be helpful in wound care and management. IIRC, the docs in this study using honey on diabetic ulcers did not use Manuka honey. In answer to the question about using honey as a part of my diet, I take a tablespoon of raw l...
by ineffableone
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 18163

Re: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread

a good cart resource with lots of pix of different cart solutions http://www.armadilling.com/trailers-carts-sledges/ Nice find, though surprising they didn't have the Dixon roller pack in the list of commercial trailers/carts. However I really liked the Radical Designs stuff, which I don't think I ...
by ineffableone
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Manuka Honey for Health and Healing?
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Re: Manuka Honey for Health and Healing?

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/56f73c4c93b095c29a51bd3e7413d92c4bc836559b163c20aef4fb9f62d5395b.jpg Homesteaders Doug and Stacy occasional put out these little health product/tips videos. I thought I would share this one here since they were very much discussing it's prepper minded uses. Sinc...
by ineffableone
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Observing your surroundings
Replies: 11
Views: 4923

Re: Observing your surroundings

I have noticed this lack of awareness of your surroundings getting worse over the decades. It seems to me that more and more people are getting so used to living in their own little personal bubbles, that they observe less and less of the world around them. Including lack of scanning for potential d...
by ineffableone
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?
Replies: 48
Views: 3112

Re: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?

Thanks, guys. I'm going to see a friend who has some woods on Saturday. I'll see about getting a small log so I can work on making my own set of wedges during this non-camping weather. Wood wedges can work great. Even though there was trouble embedding the video, it was worth it as that is a great ...
by ineffableone
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?
Replies: 48
Views: 3112

Re: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?

the "&feature=youtu.be" was likely the cause of the embedeing not working.
by ineffableone
Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: In the Zpaw serrations or not?
Replies: 18
Views: 1751

Re: In the Zpaw serrations or not?

I voted full straight blade. A non serrated blade is just so much easier to sharpen in the field using found materials, while a serrated blade really takes specialty equipment to sharpen effectively. Also a straight blade is more universally useful. While yes serrated blades excel at cutting fibrous...
by ineffableone
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?
Replies: 48
Views: 3112

Re: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?

I have done way way more fire wood processing using my feet,rocks, and hands than battoning and chopping for camp fires.... That is a great point, and so often forgotten. That there are often very low tech wood processing methods that can save your gear wear and tear as well as sometimes use less e...
by ineffableone
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?
Replies: 48
Views: 3112

Re: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?

Live in a wet climate and you'll understand that batoning is probably going to be part of your skill set if you don't have an axe. I live in the PNW, and rarely need to split wood to get baton sized fire wood. I tend to collect small sized sticks instead of batoning or splitting with my axe. I have...
by ineffableone
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?
Replies: 48
Views: 3112

Re: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?

Live in a wet climate and you'll understand that batoning is probably going to be part of your skill set if you don't have an axe. I live in the PNW, and rarely need to split wood to get baton sized fire wood. I tend to collect small sized sticks instead of batoning or splitting with my axe. I have...
by ineffableone
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs
Replies: 51
Views: 6450

Re: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs

Something not mentioned, but highly worth noting. Location of where you set up camp as well as how you orient your sleeping set up. Cold air sinks, we all know this. But it is so common to forget this when setting up a camp it is worth reminding folks. You don't want to locate your camp where the c...
by ineffableone
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs
Replies: 51
Views: 6450

Re: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs

I"ve been working through this stuff for a while. I don't have great answers yet, but I"ve found a few ways to stretch the gear I have and increase it's capability. I realize the discussion here is focused on the gear you can take with you, but I feel we need to consider gear we can acquire in the ...
by ineffableone
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: WWYD - Dog bite in the PAW (pun intended)
Replies: 22
Views: 4287

Re: WWYD - Dog bite in the PAW (pun intended)

BTW, I think this is actually a very good WWYD. In SHTF and PAW, dogs would be a serious concern. Our tendency to think of dogs as friendly and dog's less than fearful attitude of approaching humans would make dog bites a likely problem, especially with children who likely wouldn't realize they can'...
by ineffableone
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: WWYD - Dog bite in the PAW (pun intended)
Replies: 22
Views: 4287

Re: WWYD - Dog bite in the PAW (pun intended)

Chop her hand off, and say "this is what happens when you wrap injuries in dirty bandages and wait 6 hrs to report it." OK kidding again. But in all seriousness, if this sort of situation did occur I would have been using the girl's injury to spread to the whole community the importance of immediate...
by ineffableone
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Italian Supervolcano is showing signs of activity
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: Italian Supervolcano is showing signs of activity

Honestly I have to say I have been surprised how little this has been reported in the media. As much hype as Yellowstone gets if it does anything, and this supervolcano looks to have very real chances of blowing within our lifetime, and it barely has gotten coverage. Though the amount of Italian art...
by ineffableone
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Italian Supervolcano is showing signs of activity
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: Italian Supervolcano is showing signs of activity

Ah yes that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.
by ineffableone
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Italian Supervolcano is showing signs of activity
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: Italian Supervolcano is showing signs of activity

We were in Vesuvius last year. The tour guide talked quite a lot about the Volcano. He seemed genuinely concerned about it and he lives in Rome. He also stated that the general consensus locally was an eruption of some type in the next few years. Never seen a tour guide try to discourage people fro...

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