Plant Growth Experiment: Inverted Container Planting
This is a long term experiment documenting my experiments with inverted planters. I will be testing a common web design, a commercial product known as the Topsy Turvy and standard clay pots with non inverted plants to use as a control. I will be g
If an EMP were to somehow happen,what would you do?
May 3 2013, 1:42 PM EDT by
dead space 3 co-op invite
does anybody want to play co-op with me on dead space 3 for the Xbox 360? message me
please have a mike
May 2 2013, 1:29 AM EDT by
I need help making new survival plans
A few years ago I had a solid survival plan. since then, i have married, fathered 2 children and moved across the country from a VERY rural area to an urban area. Charleston SC. The urban environment is still a foreign place to me and I dont have many contacts here.
so far, my plan revolves around moving back to my home town where I am very familiar with the environment.... bugging in and bugging out as necessary. but there are too many unknowns. the trip (by car) is a 12 hour ride and I will have to take my family through 5 dense urban areas. Columbia SC, Spartanburg SC, Knoxville TN, Nashville TN, and Paducah KY. I have checked alternate routes on google maps and I avoid Columbia and Spartanburg but have to pass through Atlanta GA and Chattanooga TN.
We are sure to die if we stay put, but the journey is too great and is just as likely to kill us.
Apr 14 2013, 9:56 PM EDT by
School Shooting Plan
LJ recently put a video about "Run, Hide, Fight" where the shooter goes into an office, and people plan for themselves.
So, I am not in a work place, I'm in a school. Now, I'll first explain the plan the school has put in place, and then say my opinion on it.
Plan is: Everyone says in their classes, and the teachers have black plastic bags that they tape in front of the door's window. Then, the strongest of the class move, for example, a heavy desk in front of the door. Then, after shutting the lights off, everyone silences their cellphones and does not call nor text message (which will most probably be a broken rule). There's a code to say that it's ended too.
Now, my issues with this:
-No escape route
-Unprepped persons could **** that **** up, I could name the people who will **** everything up. I'd knock them out first, but it's against the rules.
-There is no plan for if the shooter breaks into the class. The teacher replied to me "just close your eyes and hope for the best" (and I was like "I'd fight to death you scumbag")
-The plan is imposed, there's no "free-will", and you can't do what you want to save your life (even though I don't know of anyone in my classes who could block me, not bragging but I'm quite in shape, and I've had martial arts training)
And, as an added anti-bonus, they ask us to "all pile in the corner" which from the door's window the shooter couldn't see. OK, that's actually brilliant, but... we are trapped in a corner, when a shooter is there? Imagine the sh*tf*ck that ensues if he starts shooting in there... I think I'll get myself a classmate to take the bullets while I fake dead underneath, at least I think it's your only chance.
So, I exposed all of the plan, what do you guys think about it?
My survival plan
My original plan was to bug in, but then I read a page/thread about high-security prisons. Basically, my new plan is to collect a bunch of people and their supplies and high-tail it to the nearest high-security prison. Also, I am saving up to renovate my house so that it takes advanced motor skills to get in and out. I live within walking distance of a farm, hot spring, and a huge range of other places that have useful items, so raiding/ collecting extra supplies shouldn`t be a problem. (As you can see if you have an IQ of over 40, this plan only really works for toxic sludge/ pathogen/parasite zombies.) Please give me your feedback.
Apr 13 2013, 11:37 AM EDT by
My plans for a base and refugee camp
My plan is to make a field into my first base (it's fenced in and i know it well) and take in some refugees. will be scavenging with a group of 2-10+ by any means available. i am near a medium sized town to resupply and look for survives
1) food is easily available so is clean water
2) i have enough weapons to supply my team and can make weapons for others
3) the soil is good enough to grow some crops
will admit the heading south was VERY stupid (it was just a last minute add in really) and i apologize for that. now about the field, it has a 10 ft. fence (i think may be a little less) the ground is very fertile and currently just has wild grass and small trees on it. there is a large pile of ground up black-top that lets you see all the way to the single gate on a back road. the field itself is like a quarter of a mile long and a little less wide. as for food that can come from private homes and town for a while but the town is a little more then 10 miles away with a few houses between
hope this update cleared things up some
Zombie outbreak during school...
Lets say that you are in school(if you are in college or younger) or that you are a parent and your kid is in school, what would you do,how would you react,get to where your BOB,weapons,and kits are, and how would you escape the school.
Apr 7 2013, 3:32 PM EDT by
My zombie survival plan
I think I will take only one of my friend with me, because two people won't need too much of supplies, and also can depend on each other. I will bring my cycling backpack, it can fit many cans and water bottle. Before go out to find supplies, I will take a axe and a flashlight from home.And also bring a couple cans of food, and some water. Then, I drive a car to the near convenience store, if I track some zombies but that ok, cause I can use my axe to kill them. I will stay there for a few days , block the doors and widows with wooden plans.
Apr 2 2013, 9:44 AM EDT by
The Wiskey thread
"The whiskey shop" the best idea the government of Ontario has ever come up with is in full swing. I've been sampling assorted whiskeys from around the world! and it’s put me in a mood to talk whiskey! This thread is dedicated to that nectar of the gods Whiskey! be it whiskey stories, favorite whiskey brands, what to avoid or simply its general goodness ;)
I know it's not zombies but at least it isn't politics!
Rocket Mass Heater
As you may know I am a chimney mechanic. I have been loosely following the development of Rocket Mass Heaters. These appliances are not yet supported by the NFPA 211 (chimney code) nor the IRC, but have great promise. The cost of getting a standard written and then testing is huge and drawn out though time. I perceive these as becoming very popular as local authorities begin to accept them.
The source page has a description of them, but in short:
Based on rocket stove technology, a rocket mass heater performs by using 1/3 of the wood used in conventional wood stoves, extracting more heat over a longer period of time, and producing 1/000 of the emissions as particulates.
I really want to build one of these and do some testing. I just don't have funding or a place to do it.
Here is a link to a set of DVD's that the pioneers of Rocket Mass Heaters have produced. If nothing else, get the set for the Fire Science disk. I haven't gotten it yet, however, these folks are down to earth with a keen eye to progress through science.
Mar 16 2013, 10:16 AM EDT by
My Zombie Survival Plan
First some background, I'm a 16 year old male from a small town in southern Iowa. Skill sets include, firearms, hunting, survival, etc.
Team: Me, Sister(18), Dad(51), Mom(46), Friend(16), Friends Sister(14), Mom(35), Dad(41)
Team skills include: Construction, Mechanic, Survivalists, Hunters, Cooks, Cleaners, etc.
Vehicles: 09 Chevy Traverse, 11 Chevy Silverado, 05 Dodge Ram.
Gear includes basic survival and camping gear
Weapons: (Melee) Hatchet, Bear Grylls survival knife, metal baseball bats, etc.
(Firearms) Numerous .22's and Shotguns, Bow, Paintball Guns(For Stunning People?)
Stage 1: Get ahold of friends and family and tell them wait out initial 'panic' after that head to our towns city pool(Main Office only windows inside fence, barb wire fence surrounding, use ladder to climb onto office building then into fenced area) Stockpile supplies making runs to nearby houses and stores.
Stage 2: Build up supplies and weapons then head to main city square, clear out building by building then build walls on 4 main entry roads along with 8 small side roads. Should take 1-2 Months.
Stage 3: Set up living quarters in apartments, armory in courthouse along with leaders houses, set up party area under band shell, livestock in 1/4 of courtyard, Graveyard in another 1/4, Farmland in final 1/4. In roads set up pots with food growing 1/4, Market 1/4, Work/Industrial 1/4, Car Storage 1/4. Loot buildings, starting nearby and working our way out from square, burn down houses for larger field of view. Have guards posted on walls and at rooftops. For newcomers quarantine them for 24 hours, after that question for how they got their, other groups they've came across, etc. Deal/Negotiate/Merge with other groups. Set up zombie traps outside town.
Stage 4: Continue on with life, reproduce, stay alive, grow groups and supplies, etc.
Comment Any problems with plan and if you want in!
Mar 4 2013, 12:09 AM EST by
Well it seems we've gotten off the spirit of this site we've forgotten zombies and the end of the world as we know it! Politics and guns can be tiring if endlessly discussed and are a spawning ground for misunderstanding and resentment. Carnack hasn't posted a scenario in a while (what a lazy butt eh? jk) so I thought I’d whip up this little one of dubious quality.
The hoard has receded and the world has begun to stabilize. The cost in life was staggering fewer than 20 million people survived on earth. The war lasted 15 years, most military supplies were exhausted. The cities lie in ruin. Fractured small settlements dot the landscape; big cities are a thing of the past. Agriculture has commenced and we are starting to rebuild what was lost. You are the leader of one of the larger settlements in your region you have 120 able bodied people. How will you rebuild? What will you build? What industry and trade if any will you have? How will you deal with potential shortfalls, disease and security? How will you acquire resources?
When the infection happens people will form their own governments by taking over well fortified areas. What I would do if it happens, i would secure the place with most supplies like a Wall-mart or country market and secure all the entrances so they wont get in and i would start making weapons out of car parts of pipes and hand them out to everyone i trust with a weapon we would not be a government yet but if we stay there long enough we might turn into one. who agrees.
Feb 27 2013, 10:58 AM EST by
Planet of the Apes
AMC is airing the 5 original Planet of the Apes movies. While not zombie movies, they do bring up some interesting concepts of of survival and re-building technology.
Watching the first movie, I notice that the apes have firearms, but not much else of high technology. Now the orangutangs are actively quashing technology but can a society that can manufacture rifles really be kept from making higher technology?
I know that my skill set would allow me to establish 14th century technology with a few pieces of later tech. But short of scavenging it would be hard to do better. I wonder what sorts of things would be needed to get to 20th century technology.
Plastics seem to be well out of reach. I certainly don't have any clue how to make plastic even if I could access raw material.
Metals are within reach. While I can construct a blast furnace and a forge, while I can even make fuel to fire them, I find that I am lacking in the ability to recognize the ores*. Prospecting seems a skill that takes luck if one doesn't have modern test equipment.
So without using scavenging as a resource, what must we learn to be able to get back to higher tech?
Feb 16 2013, 10:23 AM EST by
Zombies invade the government
Well on my weekly trip back from the vet I caught this on CBC ONE and thought I'd share. It's nice to see the canadian government discussing something important for a change ;)
A little food for thought on Superbowl sunday
Seventy years ago today the USAT Dorchester was sunk off the coast of Newfoundland en route to Europe via Greenland by a torpedo fired from U-223.
The Dorchester was carrying 904 men 230 survived. Four men on this ill-fated ship chose to die so others could live. Four US army chaplains, known as the immortal chaplains, The Reverend George L. Fox, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, Roman Catholic priest the Reverend John P. Washington, and the Reverend Clark V. Poling chose to die so that others could live. On the sinking ship they gave their life jackets to the young soldiers, stayed below decks, guided others off and attempted to keep everyone calm. A plethora of stories from that day of the actions of these men exists my favorite is of the Rabbi Alexander D. Goode giving his gloves to a panicked solider whom attempted to return to his cabin due to fear of the cold. The Rabbi gave the man his, telling him he had another pair. It was a minor story but one of my favorites of that day, but one that shows true compassion. To those about to die, to those lucky enough to survive the bitterly cold waters of the north Atlantic these men acted as a rock despite their own fears and impending deaths. They were lauded and honoured in their day but as time passed they have mostly been forgotten.
Today athletes will be falsely lauded as “heroes” on the oft forgotten anniversary of true heroism. We distort what a hero truly is in the modern world diluting the word until it has no meaning. A hero is someone who gives everything of themself without expectation, without reward, without vested interest and without hesitation. Let’s take some time to remember the true hero’s in our world rather than falsely labeling someone who is paid to play a game as such.
So, you guys brought up WalMart, huh?
Well, I am proud to announce the... what are you going to do with you girlfriend/spouse thread!
Probably going to crash face-first in the void of un-replied to threads, but if it takes off, well curious to see that!
Gotta come clean
Been going through some changes recently and I need to come clean.
I have never owned a gun. Ever. Never possessed one.
I have lied in the past about owning them but I never did and now I'm coming clean on it.
Jan 27 2013, 2:53 PM EST by
Zombie Survival Gear. Where do you get yours from?
Just wondering where do you get your survival gear from? I myself have been using trueswords for years and they recently added a zombie apocalypse survival page, which is just links to other sections of the site. http://www.trueswords.com/zombie_apocalypse.php, I am 20 years old and have been a repeat customer of theres for quite a few years now. They have great quality items from what I have bought, the weapons not so much but the survival gear it has some great quality. I am also a fan of blades so I have bought a few blades from there which work well but zombie killing material? No, at least not the ones I bought. So tell me some of the places you get your survival gear from because would always love to see what there may be that trueswords does not have. I feel if it does not all fit in one small bag and in your hands then it is not important to have. One paratrooper bag should always be enough to carry all your survival needs.
Jan 22 2013, 3:14 AM EST by