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by taipan821
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: no joke zombie apocalypse is coming
Replies: 63
Views: 16042

Re: no joke zombie apocalypse is coming

Ellywick wrote:
When someone is willing to pay $2.99 just for the privilege of tearing it apart :wink:
It would be a waste of $3, but that would be the best book review I've seen

"It's sh**, don't waste your money" then the rest of the time is spent making confetti
by taipan821
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: no joke zombie apocalypse is coming
Replies: 63
Views: 16042

Re: no joke zombie apocalypse is coming

I'm getting a 'wannabe' feel from reading the blurb.

almost like its a wannabe prepper writing a book for other wannabe preppers.

so, when will the official ZS review come out :awesome:
by taipan821
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: bicycle field repair kit
Replies: 9
Views: 3564

Re: bicycle field repair kit

I am adding a few additional items to my repair kit. - zipties - basic first aid supplies (combine pad, bandage, band aids) crammed into my handlebars - cash (about $50 in small denominations) stashed away for a taxi home (if something major breaks) I also wear fingerless gloves to protect my palms ...
by taipan821
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"
Replies: 15
Views: 6567

Re: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"

actually had something similar last night. we had a suprising amount of rain fall, leading to some local flooding.

Finding myself in about 2 foot water with sandbags and swift water rescue door knocking, the resident had two choices.
sandbags or evacuate.

An interesting night indeed
by taipan821
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: bicycle field repair kit
Replies: 9
Views: 3564

bicycle field repair kit

I've recently started to go bike riding again to improve cardio (rule 1) and I recently got a flat, easily fixed by replacing the tube, then repair the old tube once back home. but it got me thinking of what tools one would need to carry if using a bike to bug out, and where the tools could be store...
by taipan821
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Help choosing a new flashlight for my AR
Replies: 39
Views: 3298

Re: Help choosing a new flashlight for my AR

I must say, finding a good AA torch is hard enough. I ended up getting a pelican 7200, 3.7V lithium ion 18650 battery, charges via usb, 900 lumen. I've had it for a year and my only complaint is that I wish I could run the torch while charging the battery, other than that its been working well for m...
by taipan821
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: UK bug out bag...bags?
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Re: UK bug out bag...bags?

\I'm happy to go with civilian brands it they are offering similar quality and toughness to the military bags. You'll quickly notice civilian is an improvement over military packs. I have a SORD Large Field pack, it only gets used when I need to pack everything including the sink, for most hikes 3-...
by taipan821
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Too much Ozone
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Too much Ozone

So....more ozone = less UV rays.

from an area with the highest skin cancer rates (North Queensland, Australia) and where every day the UV rating is extreme...can't see the bad part of the deal.

I'll reconsider when I can't breath though
by taipan821
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: March-May ZS Postal Match
Replies: 43
Views: 9578

Re: March-May ZS Postal Match

I'm keen, might have to modify it a bit for Australian regulations (min distance at local range is 109 yards)

also, link to range targets is not working
by taipan821
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: rebuilding 'survival kit'
Replies: 10
Views: 2341

Re: rebuilding 'survival kit'

You probably shouldn't use candy as a food source. Or even a ration bar. Take advantage of that weight and throw in some dehydrated meals like mountain house. You'll be much better served. Physically and mentally. Or make up your own with Knorr food packs and tuna or chicken in foil. There are many...
by taipan821
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How high is practical for hose irrigation with 330 gallon IB
Replies: 12
Views: 3686

Re: How high is practical for hose irrigation with 330 gallo

Question: wouldn't it be easier to dig the trench anyway? what I'm reading is you want to build a tower to hold many gallons of water, and fill them from a hose. supporting the water is one thing, the safety issue of dealing with a 150 foot hose while climbing the tower. this might be a case of do i...
by taipan821
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: rebuilding 'survival kit'
Replies: 10
Views: 2341

rebuilding 'survival kit'

Hello all with several components of my survival kit nearing expiration I though it would be a good time to streamline it. changing my survival kit to a 2 part, with the intention of lasting at least 24 hours part A is 1200 calories of the most compact food I can find (probably some sort of candy) p...
by taipan821
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: COOL IMAGES,,, WHAT IF ?
Replies: 37
Views: 8557

Re: COOL IMAGES,,, WHAT IF ?

http://cms.trtworld.com/sites/default/files/styles/headline/public/2017-08/trtworld-302188-338834.jpg?itok=JR7uUB_0 funny bit of info regarding australia and new zealand. when Australia became a country in 1901, the option for new zealand to join australia as a state was agreed upon by all the stat...
by taipan821
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's the range on a FLIR camera?
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: What's the range on a FLIR camera?

It depends on the type of thermal imaging camera. I have access to tiny ones that can see up to 100m, all the way up to the ones used on the aforementioned police chopper. pretty decent bit of kit, but it might be more effective to surround your homestead with IR security cameras, they're cheaper an...
by taipan821
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Busted electronics, what's in your repair kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 4310

Busted electronics, what's in your repair kit?

Hi all I recently was fixing a broken electrical component for a relative's lazy boy recliner and it got me thinking, what would I do to repair stuff of an electrical nature when I couldn't duck down to the shop. I can build basic circuitry but this got me thinking. What do people stock up on, resis...
by taipan821
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Self-healing grids
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: Self-healing grids

This would be really interesting to follow and see what develops, imagine a grid that can isolate, generate and redirect alternative power to minimize interruptions. however, we'll have to bomb-proof the transmission lines here first, as they have the rather unfortunate history of falling over every...
by taipan821
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Jurassic Park survival
Replies: 19
Views: 4237

Re: Jurassic Park survival

I choose other...as an employee I have access to the staff only sections, and any respectable zoo has a gun to deal with rogue large animals.

also...I choose a lethal weapon nearly everyone owns...the automobile, with a 1957 pattern australian army machete as backup, no modern cheap machetes here
by taipan821
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ideas on best bug out firearms?
Replies: 71
Views: 8977

Re: Ideas on best bug out firearms?

+1 on using .223 as your calibre Pros: - Easy to shoot - common to find - good for small to medium game - accurate - easy to reload (tons of reloading data on it) - good reaching distance Cons: not good against large game like feral pigs (200+ kg), water buffalo and crocs (not alligators, estuarine ...
by taipan821
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: La Nina
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: La Nina

I've had 85+ inches of rain this year, so I could use a little drought. :ooh: C'mon down to the the South (of California) Better wait for the fire season to end. Maybe March ? :lol: Would it be poor form to air-drop sticks & marshmallows? :clownshoes: that depends, are you air dropping them to fire...
by taipan821
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2017 Hurricane season assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: 2017 Hurricane season assessment

and as your hurricane season ends, cyclone season starts....
by taipan821
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?
Replies: 28
Views: 4911

Re: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?

I was looking at some trucks, as potential off-road projects, and thought about all the systems I wouldn't need for the vehicle's intended purpose. While a/c may not necessarily be "out" given that I live in the south, many vehicles made in the last few decades are pretty loaded down with lots of h...
by taipan821
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Faraday cage contruction?
Replies: 5
Views: 3861

Re: Faraday cage contruction?

do you plan on using it regularly? does the ATV have an ECU? My first though would be a shipping container with aluminium tape over the hinges, a wire mesh would work, but you'd have to ensure that the gaps are less than the wavelength. A normal garden shed should work...but I do not know if the con...
by taipan821
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: OK, Fess Up, Which One of Ya'll Was This?
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: OK, Fess Up, Which One of Ya'll Was This?

the setups appear to be quite well made and though out, I wouldn't mind doing a Q and A with the person responsible, though I'm sure he/she doesn't frequent the forum. and a lesson we can all take away from this, protect your supplies, especially ammo from heat and ignition sources. not unheard of e...
by taipan821
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Multi agency exercise: Hillclimb
Replies: 1
Views: 2894

Re: Multi agency exercise: Hillclimb

The second scenario of the day: A property owner had gone out in the morning to check fences, 1/2 hour later the horse returned, no rider. Search team was activated to search for the missing person. upon discovery a quick head to toe revealed a head injury, nil neurological effects, an impaled objec...

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