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by williaty
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: It's not TEOTWAWKI, the world is just more dangerous...
Replies: 40
Views: 2804

Re: It's not TEOTWAWKI, the world is just more dangerous...

Maybe i did take this different and off the deep end, but there was mention of the Occupy group growing bigger and i imagine as the group grows there may be factions within it that maybe be extremist or have just have a completely different agenda and are just using the Occupiers. Which in this cas...
by williaty
Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Communications Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 6324

Re: Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Communications Plan

I will never participate in any ARRL sponsored event or group ever again, it is non-altrustic in nature and design I feel. First of all, do you really mean ARRL or do you actually mean ARES/RACES? If you mean ARRL, your comment is kind of pointless since the guy you were responding to was talking a...
by williaty
Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4561
Views: 254782

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Explanation of how ZeroHedge had no idea what they were talking about (again) plus an actual clarification from CME confirming that ZH was wrong:

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by williaty
Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Jerry cans
Replies: 24
Views: 1960

Re: Jerry cans

The gasoline equivalent stick of dynamite measure is HIGHLY misleading. The big factor they all leave out is the degree of atomization and the overall air to fuel ratio. Gasoline stores a huge amount of energy. This is what makes it a good fuel. However, it's effective at releasing this energy in a ...
by williaty
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your EDC!
Replies: 745
Views: 87312

Re: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your ED

I had to think long and hard about this to come up with one. I don't get a lot of interaction with the public (self employed, specialty shop). So most people who see me flip out a pocket knife are either family or customers who are here specifically because I can do clever things with tools. However...
by williaty
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!
Replies: 31
Views: 2994

Re: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!

OOOO.... thanks for finding that Seville stuff. It's about 1/5th the price of the Metro while still retaining the features I like about the Metro. I'll have to buy a basic shelf from Seville and see if they're good enough to serve.
by williaty
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!
Replies: 31
Views: 2994

Re: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!

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I fail. We're using those in the bedroom as clothing storage. If we get things in small enough waterproof containers, those are definitely a viable option.
by williaty
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!
Replies: 31
Views: 2994

Re: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!

6-8' of water in your basement? Ouch! Is that how high it usually floods? And how often, for how long at a time (in the pre-zombipocalypse world)? How high is your ceiling? (ie how much potential "dry" space can be gained by going up?) In my basement (with one minor damp spot), we are blessed with ...
by williaty
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!
Replies: 31
Views: 2994

Re: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!

Floor to ceiling wire racks, bolted to floor and ceiling so you can stock them from the top (last to flood) down. Are you thinking of a commercial product or do you have a example of DIYing this? I'm not entirely sure what you're talking about. Something like this: http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/...
by williaty
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!
Replies: 31
Views: 2994

Re: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!

DialM wrote:Floor to ceiling wire racks, bolted to floor and ceiling so you can stock them from the top (last to flood) down.
Are you thinking of a commercial product or do you have a example of DIYing this? I'm not entirely sure what you're talking about.
by williaty
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The BOB is dead!
Replies: 169
Views: 12738

Re: The BOB is dead!

Good Post. I would say that a BOB isn't needed for a lot of preps, but if you have one you are better prepared than someone without. I can think of another potential disaster where a BOB would be invaluable, like evacuating your home because of an explosion in a chemical plant or a hazmat train goi...
by williaty
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!
Replies: 31
Views: 2994

Re: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!

Guys, just leave it alone and address the actual question, please. The hydrodynamic situation isn't going to change. It's a constant we have have to work with.


Does anyone have any input on shelves?
by williaty
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!
Replies: 31
Views: 2994

Re: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!

The last reply was starting to get it. The water table here is about 6-8' above the floor of the basement when there's any rain. The golf course that we didn't invite to the neighborhood was kind enough to install a medium sized pond about 125' from our property line who's mean pool level is actuall...
by williaty
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The BOB is dead!
Replies: 169
Views: 12738

Re: The BOB is dead!

Forest fire- authorities post evacuation notices well before these reach populated areas, giving you more than enough time to load up more than just your backpack. Tornadoes- same thing, authorities can track weather systems likely to cause tornadoes, giving people ample time to pack a vehicle or t...
by williaty
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 5 gallon buckets for water storage
Replies: 23
Views: 5174

Re: 5 gallon buckets for water storage

There's a huge difference between the efficacy of the soap and the toxicity to humans. Just because Dawn is non-toxic but will break down wax doesn't mean that the less-effective car wash soap doesn't have something toxic in it. The real question isn't wither or not the soap is toxic. It's wither or...
by williaty
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Peanut Butter prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1529

Re: Peanut Butter prices

There was a story on NPR about this at least a month ago. 1) Too much subsidy for corn to get turned into ethanol means it's more profitable to plant corn and have a poor yield than to gamble on peanuts. This leads to fewer acres of planted peanuts. 2) Terrible ongoing drought in most of the peanut-...
by williaty
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!
Replies: 31
Views: 2994

Shelving For Preps, But With an Exciting Twist!

So shelving isn't supposed to be a big puzzler in the preps game. Buy some wood, buy some nails, and just sort of bodge it all together. You'll either end up with shelves or modern art that will sell for so much money you can afford to hire someone to build you shelves. Except for me. You see, the o...
by williaty
Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from central ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Hi from central ohio

And another from Central Ohio

What's the minimum number for a chapter? We've got to be getting close by now.
by williaty
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.
Replies: 38
Views: 2497

Re: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.

As an aside, silicone spray on the black weatherstripping around your doors will prevent your door from freezing stuck to the weatherstripping. This is a very common problem for "frameless" doors where the glass seals directly against the weatherstripping.
by williaty
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.
Replies: 38
Views: 2497

Re: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.

Hit the snow shovel, or any other shovel, with PAM, or MUCH better, silicone spray. Coat it pretty wet, then wipe it around with a paper towel, and wipe off the excess. Snow will no longer stick. We have two shovels in each car 1) A "sport utility shovel" (dumbest name ever!) for clearing drifts, di...
by williaty
Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.
Replies: 38
Views: 2497

Re: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.

Hella 500FF fogs if you've got the room for them. Cheap and highly effective.

Hella Micro DE fogs if you're space-limited. Much more expensive, not quite as good, but only the size of a pop can.
by williaty
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.
Replies: 38
Views: 2497

Re: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.

Yup, I've seen fog like that myself a time or two, but it's pretty rare, at least in the places I've lived. Evidently it's common by you. It's not that common, really. It's just that it's all-or-nothing around here. We're either clear or socked in like a horror movie. There's none of this "light wi...
by williaty
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.
Replies: 38
Views: 2497

Re: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.

There's another reason why fogs are mounted low... There's usually a layer of clear air between the road and the fog and putting the fogs down low allows them to penetrate through that layer. We definitely don't get that clear layer in fog around here. It's either a clear night or solid from the gr...
by williaty
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.
Replies: 38
Views: 2497

Re: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.

There's another reason why fogs are mounted low... There's usually a layer of clear air between the road and the fog and putting the fogs down low allows them to penetrate through that layer. We definitely don't get that clear layer in fog around here. It's either a clear night or solid from the gr...

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