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Forum: Urban Survival Yesterday, 01:39 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,316
Posted By Aerindel
"But then he felt that he had to come here. Now...

"But then he felt that he had to come here. Now he sleeps in a room in the field hospital where he works. And in his time off, he comes to Bustan al-Qasr to wait for the snipers to open fire.

The...
Forum: Urban Survival Yesterday, 12:41 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,316
Posted By Aerindel
Well, if typical SHTF is a hurricane, fire, etc,...

Well, if typical SHTF is a hurricane, fire, etc, no, of course not. Guns will barely come into it.

What people ARE talking about is something like Syria, Kosovo, etc..when nobody is really a...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-17-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By Aerindel
I uses a six person tent. For two people ...

I uses a six person tent.

For two people

I find the extra room is invaluable for stuff and working space. You never know when you may need to spend all day INSIDE the tent, with all your stuff....
Forum: Food and water 01-17-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,324
Posted By Aerindel
I can't argue with that.

I can't argue with that.
Forum: Communications 01-17-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Aerindel
The thing is there is certain reputation around...

The thing is there is certain reputation around ham operators of being people who are also prepared. It's exactly the kind of thing I think would be targeted in SHTF.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-17-2020, 02:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,675
Posted By Aerindel
yup ..... Although not so much keep it...

yup
.....

Although not so much keep it warm, thats the radiative heat from the fire, but it re-directs the draft from the floor to the walls where it carries away any moisture.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-16-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,988
Posted By Aerindel
Yeah, I should have phrased it that way as well.

Yeah, I should have phrased it that way as well.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-16-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,988
Posted By Aerindel
Yes. Absolutely. Its the key to the AKs...

Yes.

Absolutely.

Its the key to the AKs reliability.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-16-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,988
Posted By Aerindel
uh.... okkay......:space

uh....

okkay......:space
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-16-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,675
Posted By Aerindel
Good point. The idea had so much wrong with it...

Good point. The idea had so much wrong with it just in theory I never even pursued it far enough to think about the difficulty of actually performing it.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-16-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,988
Posted By Aerindel
Yes, but as I say, its been a lot less reliable...

Yes, but as I say, its been a lot less reliable for me than steel cased x39.

Steel cases do not rebound as far after being fired as brass. Which is not a problem for a highly tapered case like...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-16-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,675
Posted By Aerindel
That is what everyone has been doing. We have...

That is what everyone has been doing. We have been suggesting your plan will not work and that you should do something else. We have been suggesting you learn more about how insulation works.

We...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-16-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By Aerindel
Smart. I can't imagine what I would do with...

Smart.

I can't imagine what I would do with a lump of aluminum....a coil of copper tubing however could be invaluable.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-16-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,988
Posted By Aerindel
I'd rather BUY x39. If I could just HAVE...

I'd rather BUY x39.

If I could just HAVE ammo for my ar's,.....it would be 7.62x51
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-16-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,675
Posted By Aerindel
I actually am very familar with tipis and yurts...

I actually am very familar with tipis and yurts as my parents moved here orginally with the plan of living in a tipi (ended up buying a fallen down house instead) but where part of a group of people...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-16-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,675
Posted By Aerindel
A dictionary is only ever a valid ...

A dictionary is only ever a valid counterargument if its a spelling be.

Anyway, if an air gap is dead air....please explain why insulation exists, what is the purpose of all those layers or...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-16-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,801
Posted By Aerindel
Sorry, but those numbers sound insanely high for...

Sorry, but those numbers sound insanely high for doing it yourself. I only spent about 3K building the foundation for my house, doing the work myself. My friend had a 50x50' slab poured for his shop...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-16-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,988
Posted By Aerindel
See, I've never had very good luck with steel...

See, I've never had very good luck with steel cased 556 ammo. Part of they I went x39, as that caliber was designed for steel cases in the first place. Straight wall and steel case have just never...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-16-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,988
Posted By Aerindel
What the hell are you talking about??

What the hell are you talking about??
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-16-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,988
Posted By Aerindel
Indeed. Thats the best thing about it for me, 556...

Indeed. Thats the best thing about it for me, 556 costs enough that I feel I have to pick up the brass and reload it, but x39 I don't worry about.



Well, I have an AK and an AR....I simply...
Forum: Food and water 01-16-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,524
Posted By Aerindel
Well, most of my canned stuff is in 12 can boxes...

Well, most of my canned stuff is in 12 can boxes from costco as its only in the last couple years I started growing enough to can.

Mostly vegetables.

Lots of diced tomato, I use that stuff in...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-15-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,988
Posted By Aerindel
No offense taken. I have not taken mine to war so...

No offense taken. I have not taken mine to war so I can't speak about how it would hold up under that use. I just know mine has been flawless so far for hunting and plinking.



Its not the...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-15-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,675
Posted By Aerindel
I don't remember where I read it, but someone...

I don't remember where I read it, but someone once said that the primary challenge with survival is not heat management, but moisture management.
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 01-15-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,107
Posted By Aerindel
Pain is really odd. When I got shot it...

Pain is really odd.

When I got shot it shattered my femur. I didn't make a sound, I tried to take a step, fell over when my leg bent in half about a foot above my knee. Didn't cry, didn't...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-15-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,988
Posted By Aerindel
Its because it has cool name and uses the same...

Its because it has cool name and uses the same bolt as 556 in an AR.

And people didn't used to understand how to get .39 to run well in an AR so it got a bad name in the past.

My 7.62x39 AR...
Forum: Food and water 01-15-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,524
Posted By Aerindel
The ingredients for the kind of food you like to...

The ingredients for the kind of food you like to cook. My answer would not be the same as yours.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-15-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By Aerindel
Cool. In that case I double down, err,...

Cool.

In that case I double down, err, triple down on my recommendation to get that book.

A big problem in blacksmithing is that there is lot of arrogance and "Well, sure, you could make a...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-15-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,675
Posted By Aerindel
Dead air is. Dead air is not what you get...

Dead air is.

Dead air is not what you get with a ten inside a tent.

Don't take my word for it. Look of the R-value of an air gap.

Set up a tent, and then a tent within a tent. Heat them...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-15-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By Aerindel
https://i.imgur.com/gIaMHHp.jpg This are...

https://i.imgur.com/gIaMHHp.jpg

This are couple of my swords and a flail that I forged. No melting needed. The swords are both 5160 leaf spring steel.

And I learned how to do this before the...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-15-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By Aerindel
I can safely say that a thousand years from now...

I can safely say that a thousand years from now it will still be radically easier to make new tools from the steel and iron we have right now than to make new bronze from copper and aluminum.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-15-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By Aerindel
y Okay, I understand. You have no idea how...

y

Okay, I understand. You have no idea how tools are made. Thats okay.

You don't melt steel to make tools. This is very very difficult and only done on industrial levels and results in...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-15-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By Aerindel
I don't understand what you are saying. For...

I don't understand what you are saying.

For tool, knives hatchets steel is vastly superior, and there is all the raw materials to make high quality tools, knives and hatchets laying all around us....
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-15-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,675
Posted By Aerindel
Sort of. Its a lot more complicated than that. ...

Sort of. Its a lot more complicated than that.

Let's start at the beginning.

There are three methods of heat transfer.

Conduction, heat moving through matter.

Convention, heat transfer...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-15-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By Aerindel
Every car has enough high quality pre forged tool...

Every car has enough high quality pre forged tool steel in it to make a lifetime of tools. No reason to ever mess with bronze. Coil springs, leaf springs, CV axles, crank shafts, etc. Better steel...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,119
Posted By Aerindel
I'd keep a fueled snow machine handy. With a...

I'd keep a fueled snow machine handy. With a radio. No coms and no transportation seem like a massive problem.

Guy is was ill prepared. I'm just saying that having a backup shelter in place where...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-15-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,801
Posted By Aerindel
Probably has something to do with the climate. ...

Probably has something to do with the climate. Fresh food from your garden is only available about three months of the year here if your lucky. Sleeping outside pretty miserable for 9-10 months....
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-15-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,675
Posted By Aerindel
I've pulled dead people out of tents who used...

I've pulled dead people out of tents who used unvented heaters though...

I ask because tents have essentially zero insulation value and twice nothing is still nothing so you need a constant source...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-15-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,266
Posted By Aerindel
Yeah, thats the only one I could think of too.

Yeah, thats the only one I could think of too.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-15-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,675
Posted By Aerindel
Heat with what?

Heat with what?
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,119
Posted By Aerindel
Have you ever been to a place like this? ...

Have you ever been to a place like this?

Getting a shed and a stove there could cost thousands of dollars and be a major project. His 'house' wasn't a plastic hoop house just for the fun of it....
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-14-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Aerindel
Yes, its just freestanding outside the door right...

Yes, its just freestanding outside the door right now. That is a good point, it may work fine if it was actually installed.

I was given it for free by someone who got it out of an old building. I...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-14-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,801
Posted By Aerindel
Interesting point of view. I see food is...

Interesting point of view.

I see food is almost a trivial prep compared to shelter. You can stock a decades worth of food for just a couple percentages of what a house and acre of land costs.
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 01-14-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,107
Posted By Aerindel
Ha, that is exactly what I would expect an RN to...

Ha, that is exactly what I would expect an RN to say. In the ambulance we often spend half an hour calming a patient, telling them its going to be okay, etc and then we get to the ER and some nurse...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 01-14-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,107
Posted By Aerindel
One thing I have found for myself is that pain is...

One thing I have found for myself is that pain is cumulative.

It effects me more, the more of it I've had. New pain reminds me of past, worse pain, and has an element of fear I never used to have...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 01-14-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,551
Posted By Aerindel
https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/...

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/eiytyqzbj4qjxizfpzua.png
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 01-14-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,107
Posted By Aerindel
I have seen both, and I seen both in both...

I have seen both, and I seen both in both people, and myself.

A lot depends on time. Most people can actually be very stoic for short term. Its after it goes on for days, weeks, years, that they...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,119
Posted By Aerindel
It was a plastic hoop house with a wood stove....

It was a plastic hoop house with a wood stove. Case closed.


https://i.imgur.com/nGfguaS.png
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-13-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Aerindel
Any HVAC experts want to help me set up an oil furnace?

I have an old Lennox household oil furnace that someone gave me years ago. I stashed it away in my shop with the intention of using it as shop heater, which I do not intend to keep heated all the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,119
Posted By Aerindel
Looking into it seems that he was living in a PVC...

Looking into it seems that he was living in a PVC quonset hut structure, which are fairly common in the bush as they are lightweight and relatively cheap to have delivered by air.

But, to a bear...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 01-13-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,638
Posted By Aerindel
Well, I'm pretty sure he has me on his ignore...

Well, I'm pretty sure he has me on his ignore list. I tried to PM him telling him that this thread is a prime example of what the mods are trying to crack down on, political thread derailing, but I...
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