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  1. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Won't help you in this situation :)
  2. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    THE capital of New Zealand straddles a violent crack in the earth's crust that is overdue for a seismic shift. Hundreds of buildings in Wellington's central business district could be destroyed, and thousands may die. So how do residents live with the risks...
  3. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    We just had a decent-size shake here in Christchurch an hour ago centered 10 miles from the city ... was driving when the car started wobbling all over the road. As I was pulling over I thought it was the car, but then looked down the road at the street lamps swaying and other cars stopping...
  4. Australia and New Zealand
    Hey guys, I would like to hear your views on what the best bug out location would be when the SHTF. lets say one scenario lasts about 2 weeks-1 month and the other lasts 3 months or more. I'd also like to hear if your bug out locations would change depending if the SHTF scenario turned...
  5. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Given my experience with quakes here in NZ this year I thought I might share something that I think might be useful. For those who don't know much about quakes (like me, before this year) there are three main types of wave created by quakes, Primary "P" waves, Secondary "S" waves and L waves...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In New Zealand we experience a lot of slips and rockfalls due to steep roadside escarpments, rain, snow and earthquakes. If the SHTF for an extended period I can imagine it wouldn't take long without council services clearing the roads before major routes became impassable due to slips on the...
  7. Communications
    I bought a pair of Oricom PMR755 UHF CB radios from Kathmandu in New Zealand and had real problems with one of the handset's auto-squelch control, with blurts of hiss. Took them back, got a replacement, same thing - but didn't bother to take them back. Suspect a design flaw or low-quality...
  8. Australia and New Zealand
    We've been discussing the merits of inverter generators over in another thread: http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?p=3404082 It seems that the extra cash for inverter types is unnecessary. Not that I was considering getting a generator, but now that I've reached the conclusion a...
  9. Australia and New Zealand
    I've been looking online for bulk food suppliers (primary staples or canned goods) either in Canterbury or for online purchase and I'm not having much luck. Supermarkets are just too expensive, even with just waiting for specials. Spent over $300 on grocery shopping last night. Crazy. There's...
  10. Australia and New Zealand
    Hi Guys, What are your thoughts on Crossing the Cook Strait in a SHTF situation? I know it depends on specifically what's gone wrong. Like a tsunami would probably destroy most of the boats. Would it be possible to get across in a kayak? Would an attempt in a raft be suicide? Your thoughts...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My heart and thoughts go out to those who were affected by the earthquake yesterday which has literally sunk and crashed all of Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city. The 6.3 earthquake, while much smaller than the one a few months ago (and some have termed it only an 'aftershock')...
  12. New Member Introduction
    Heya I'm new here but hope to learn heaps - can see this is a great and active site already - big props to the creator, mods and supporters!
  13. General Discussion
    Hey guys My site www.lewis-matt-tramping.weebly.com has had uddates with more trips and 20 hiking and mountain biking trips coming up in the next 3 months. Also please have a look at our youtube channel www.youtube.com/lewismatttramping and subscribe for latest trip reports, wilderness...
  14. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1044657/First-deaths-linked-to-swine-flu-in-NZ
  15. Australia and New Zealand
    I thought we might be able to add some info on this survival option which may have unique solutions to Aus and NZ members. All suggestions, experiences and comments welcome. Pic # 1 Trailer mounted 3.5 Kva 240 volt Vac, air cooled, electric/pull start diesel generator. The 5 watt solar panel is...
  16. Australia and New Zealand
    Here is a link with Pics of the most lethal Australian venomous snakes which you may encounter in the bush, urban areas on a day to day basis, or in survival situation. Anti venom is going to be a big problem in a survival situation. http://home.iprimus.com.au/gunnado/snakes.html Geographical...
  17. Australia and New Zealand
    Pretty much what I want to try and do here is have our own small version of the Links section of this forum. The links section is great, however some of it doesn't really apply to us. So, try to post links to websites in which an Australian or New Zealander will be able to purchase survival...
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