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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-22-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,332
Posted By GoodOlDave
Does "tools" include a 4X4 bug out vehicle and...

Does "tools" include a 4X4 bug out vehicle and all the tools it carries? That would essentially be a shelter on wheels. As long as you had food you could live out of the back of a truck for a long,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-05-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,085
Posted By GoodOlDave
Judging from actual SHTF situations (Los Angeles...

Judging from actual SHTF situations (Los Angeles riots, Katrina, Baltimore riots, etc etc etc) we can expect a number of things to happen-

A) when SHTF, police forces will be overwhelmed and they...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-05-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 37,025
Posted By GoodOlDave
Wouldn't even work. Rich people stay rich...

Wouldn't even work. Rich people stay rich because they know more about tax laws than the idiot lawmakers who make these laws. For one thing they declare themselves as corporations so they only pay...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-19-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By GoodOlDave
I wouldn't call the goings on in S. Africa a Mad...

I wouldn't call the goings on in S. Africa a Mad Max environment either. More like a "Mao's cultural revolution plundering everything that isn't nailed down and giving it to the people...meaning the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-24-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,926
Posted By GoodOlDave
No they don't. They're "solvent traps" ...

No they don't. They're "solvent traps" :D:
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-28-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,226
Posted By GoodOlDave
Somebody once told me that in the late 1890's...

Somebody once told me that in the late 1890's there was a serious railroad crash that was the result of poor quality of watches governing the railroad schedules at the time, so Congress passed laws...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-28-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,226
Posted By GoodOlDave
The mark of every gentleman is to wear a watch...

The mark of every gentleman is to wear a watch and carry a pocket knife. I wear a Citizen Eco-Drive, a birthday present to myself to make myself feel less bad for becoming old. It's solar so it...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-02-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,518
Posted By GoodOlDave
Yeah, I can see using the toothpick more often...

Yeah, I can see using the toothpick more often than an ability to setting things on fire. They don't like my setting things on fire at work. No need to get rid of it though.

I now keep the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-31-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,518
Posted By GoodOlDave
This is the only thread I see that's relevant so...

This is the only thread I see that's relevant so I will add onto it.

After waiting since January, these things have finally shipped and I finally received my order of Swiss Army Knife fireflies. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-25-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By GoodOlDave
Is there any way to tell whether Syrian chemical...

Is there any way to tell whether Syrian chemical weapons are really Iraqi chemical weapons? I find it suspicious that we invaded Iraq because they were illegally making chemical weapons but...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-25-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By GoodOlDave
Welcome to the Internet, where everyone is an ...

Welcome to the Internet, where everyone is an armchair expert in everything and makes it a hobby to point out how superior they are to everyone else.

...but yeah, I have that mask too. When I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-20-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,259
Posted By GoodOlDave
Yeah this guy lost me at "Antifa protestors...

Yeah this guy lost me at "Antifa protestors sprayed by pepper spray didn't disperse". Protest after protest, it's being shown those Antifa boobs are little children think it's all a game where they...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-11-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By GoodOlDave
The only SHTF use I can see for gas masks, which...

The only SHTF use I can see for gas masks, which is realistically the chemical agent we're most likely to encounter, are anti-riot agents like tear gas. In the event of any public unrest the tear...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-27-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41,141
Views: 5,938,291
Posted By GoodOlDave
I picked up a medical bag to combine all my loose...

I picked up a medical bag to combine all my loose medical supplies in one portable package. If S ever HTF I won't need to scramble for a box and shove all my medical supplies in my medicine cabinet...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-27-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By GoodOlDave
As harsh as it is (and Amundson himself admitted...

As harsh as it is (and Amundson himself admitted it was), it made brutal sense. As the time the most dangerous life threatening issue for long voyages was nutritional deficiency, namely of vitamin...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-26-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By GoodOlDave
Survival lessons from the race to the South Pole

Lately I had been fascinated by the explorations of Roald Admunson and Robert Scott in their race to reach the South Pole first. One team (Admunsons) made it there in superb time and back again with...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-26-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,896
Posted By GoodOlDave
Not to mention, in Japan (and I assume in other...

Not to mention, in Japan (and I assume in other Asian countries too) every family member has their own design of chopsticks, so everyone can see at a glance which ones are theirs.

No "did you...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-26-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,896
Posted By GoodOlDave
I'm not talking about third world countries like...

I'm not talking about third world countries like Venezuela or Argentina, genius. In places like those their national monument is "the slum". I'm talking about here in the US, and it's undeniable...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-26-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,896
Posted By GoodOlDave
This! Once upon a time gold was only available...

This! Once upon a time gold was only available in such limited quantities that when you had a gold pocket watch you could use it to barter with someone who couldn't even tell time. Now, everyone...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-09-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,469
Posted By GoodOlDave
I'm (almost) in the same boat, except that I live...

I'm (almost) in the same boat, except that I live out in the sticks. Some of the things I've been doing to get by-

-Get a car booster pack, of the type that jump starts cars. These will have...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-06-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,083
Posted By GoodOlDave
Whoops! My bad. In between bugout events my...

Whoops! My bad. In between bugout events my bugout bag serves as my regular day hike backpack, and I put a pouch for a smartphone on one of the shoulder straps so I can listen to music on my...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-05-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,083
Posted By GoodOlDave
Why would you ditch the mini-mag light over the...

Why would you ditch the mini-mag light over the headlamp? Mimi-mags can get pretty bright and the adjustable models can focus a beam into a small area, and they fit in areas that take up no space...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-04-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,501
Posted By GoodOlDave
So in other words you have a "get out of jail...

So in other words you have a "get out of jail free" card in that you have at least some power of authority and are well known enough that authority will give you some slack. You have to know that...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-02-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,501
Posted By GoodOlDave
Hmmm. If that's the case then you are largely...

Hmmm. If that's the case then you are largely immune from any bug out scenario that would affect most other areas of the country. Natural disasters like earthquakes, tidal waves, and hurricanes...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-02-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,339
Posted By GoodOlDave
One thing the motorcycle instructor drilled into...

One thing the motorcycle instructor drilled into us- always always always keep your head and torso warm. The reason why people's hands and feet get cold is because the brain is robbing them from all...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-02-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By GoodOlDave
Just throwing the idea out there, is it possible...

Just throwing the idea out there, is it possible that some of the newer phones might have an upgraded version of the utility? It's one thing for us cheapskates to hold onto our phones because we...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-02-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,340
Posted By GoodOlDave
I personally love the Windbrella George town...

I personally love the Windbrella George town folders. They collapse down so I can fit it into the door pocket of my truck. They are NOT wind proof, but they certainly are wind resistant. Plus they...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-02-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,501
Posted By GoodOlDave
Don't mean to put a damper on anyone's hobby,...

Don't mean to put a damper on anyone's hobby, since it is cannot be debated there is a lot of areas in this enterprise which people can do just for fun (hey, I'm the one cooking lunch with my Swedish...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-01-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By GoodOlDave
Just my take on it, but a much, MUCH better...

Just my take on it, but a much, MUCH better solution to sticky locks is WD-40. One squirt into a stuck lock and it will remain permanently unstuck, even in the middle of freezing winter.

The...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-23-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,190
Posted By GoodOlDave
By itself, your skill set is immaterial. Roving...

By itself, your skill set is immaterial. Roving looters will happily kill a doctor as they would a high school dropout for their stash. After that, the skill set doesn't matter so much as the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-23-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By GoodOlDave
Okay I really, REALLY tried giving survivorcord...

Okay I really, REALLY tried giving survivorcord the benefit of the doubt but I can't. Tried as I might I couldn't ignite it with a ferrorod. I even used a coiled up piece roughly the same size as a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-22-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By GoodOlDave
The problem I have with paracord belts, bracelets...

The problem I have with paracord belts, bracelets and shoelaces is that to extract the paracord, you have to unravel it. That necessarily means you're going to destroy whatever the item originally...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-22-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By GoodOlDave
Yes, I found the same thing. You need a lot more...

Yes, I found the same thing. You need a lot more than just a few threads- probably the whole six foot length coiled up in a large enough ball for the sparks to be able to touch it off- but then I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-21-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By GoodOlDave
My bad. It's actually called Survivorcord. It's...

My bad. It's actually called Survivorcord. It's made dy a company called Titan.

https://www.titansurvival.com/collections/survivorcord
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-21-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41,141
Views: 5,938,291
Posted By GoodOlDave
Thank you friend! This doesn't have the same...

Thank you friend! This doesn't have the same shelf life as regular mayo which tells me it doesn't have a gallon of chemicals and preservatives in it. After tasting the all natural version, do you...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-21-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By GoodOlDave
Experimenting with EDC paracord storage

I've been experimenting with ways to EDC emergency paracord unobtrusively. There are times when you don't have access to the 50' roll in your BOB and wearing a paracord bracelet looks silly in the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-20-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41,141
Views: 5,938,291
Posted By GoodOlDave
You've piqued my interest. Can you post the...

You've piqued my interest. Can you post the recipe?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-20-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,028
Posted By GoodOlDave
Great tchotchke to hand out as a bonus but...

Great tchotchke to hand out as a bonus but probably not something to be relied upon in an actual survival scenario. It took quite a few attempts to light your kindling so technically it worked, but...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-20-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 41,141
Views: 5,938,291
Posted By GoodOlDave
So who is saying you can't have fun in this...

So who is saying you can't have fun in this craft? :)

Last week just for fun I took out my Swedish army mess kit and canteen just to say I can make Mac and cheese with bacon in the middle of the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-19-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,083
Posted By GoodOlDave
What do you carry for food?

What do you carry for food?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-19-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 41,141
Views: 5,938,291
Posted By GoodOlDave
No problem. I am just describing it incorrectly....

No problem. I am just describing it incorrectly. The cylinder is actually a foot of black duct tape wrapped around a spindle. The actual length of the spindle itself is about two and a half...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-19-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,083
Posted By GoodOlDave
Is that a serious question? Hang the solar phone...

Is that a serious question? Hang the solar phone charger on the outside of the backpack via a carabiner (solar panel facing out) during the day to store a charge (it is a battery after all). Plug...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-16-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,083
Posted By GoodOlDave
this won't help you with weight but why so many...

this won't help you with weight but why so many P-38s? Personally I hate those things. They're so tiny that after only opening up one can your fingers feel like you've been thumb wrestling for a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-16-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41,141
Views: 5,938,291
Posted By GoodOlDave
The spindle actually is the keychain. The only...

The spindle actually is the keychain. The only way it could get lost is if I lose the whole keychain.

Realistically, I've had this for a while but have yet to have an occasion to use it, mainly...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-15-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 41,141
Views: 5,938,291
Posted By GoodOlDave
Well yeah, I keep two 50' bundles in my bug out...

Well yeah, I keep two 50' bundles in my bug out bag too. this is for those times when you're not particularly planning to go anywhere where you'll need such things, but inevitably do.

It would be...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-15-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41,141
Views: 5,938,291
Posted By GoodOlDave
I don't have it yet so I cannot comment fully...

I don't have it yet so I cannot comment fully until I do, but it seems to me those belts have extremely limited space. The only things you can put into it are flat and foldable things like money,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-15-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 41,141
Views: 5,938,291
Posted By GoodOlDave
I am trying an experiment. I ordered one of...

I am trying an experiment. I ordered one of those belts with the secret zipper pocket with which I will see how much paracord I can fit into it.

The problem with paracord bracelets and belts is...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 02-12-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,886
Posted By GoodOlDave
Lord of the Rings offers more lessons than we...

Lord of the Rings offers more lessons than we know. In the story Frodo was the character depicted as the one with the heavy burden, and yet Samwise did all the cooking and ration planning and...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-09-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41,141
Views: 5,938,291
Posted By GoodOlDave
Okay I gotta ask...is gold REALLY going to be...

Okay I gotta ask...is gold REALLY going to be that valuable in a SHTF scenario? Yeah gold is pretty and all but it has little practical use in itself. Food and liquor have been monstrously...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-09-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 41,141
Views: 5,938,291
Posted By GoodOlDave
Rubbermaid is putting out a rubber gasket sealed,...

Rubbermaid is putting out a rubber gasket sealed, all clear plastic containers called Rubbermaid Brilliance. Extremely strong plastic too. I just got the medium one to be my BOB beverage container....
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