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08/16/14 08:37 PM Portable wind power generator? by dweste

Any experience with such a thing? Home-made? Commercial?
Trying to find a portable wind power generator for use on my sailboat. Thanks!

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08/16/14 08:20 PM throw away your water filters! by CANOEDOGS

well maybe not right this second but have a look at whats coming down the pike via the Swiss.
http://txchnologist.com/post/93135974895/polymer-filter-quickly-makes-water-safe-to-drink

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08/15/14 12:25 AM Pacific Coastline dead? by Am_Fear_Liath_Mor

In a survival situation it was always a general principle that the coastline was always the place to find food.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1FrscZBjhc&feature=youtu.be

Is there anything in this video suggesting extinction level events of wildlife and sea birds on large areas of the Pacific coastline. The video presentation suggests that the vast majority of all species are extinct due to a massive die off in the Pacific Ocean.

I was spooked a few weeks ago after observing thousands of migratory sea birds circling over my house in North East Scotland.



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08/12/14 09:12 PM Connecting Smart Phones when no signal w/GoTenna by JoelS

Pretty cool idea to connect smart phones if the cell grid is down using slick 2 watt aux radio antennas that bluetooth pair with your phone (one for each phone needed). GoTenna

Solves a problem that I have been wrestling with since Hurr Sandy in NYC - how to re-establish comms with my wife if cell towers are overloaded. In effect, they turn your iPhone into a text walkie talkie, but can keep the conversations private too. Would also work when hiking in back country and no cell service.

Range is dependent on landscape and antenna heights but theoretically is 50mi.

I bought a pair at their discounted pre-launch price of $150 and will report back when I get a chance to real-world test them.

Amat Victoria Curam,
-Joel

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08/12/14 07:07 PM EBOV versus Pandemic Flu Preparedness by Meadowlark

Hello all --

Seeing as there are now four West African countries battling to contain the latest Ebola virus outbreak, I was wondering: what, if anything, would an individual do differently to prepare for EBOV versus pandemic flu?

While EBOV is highly unlikely to spread like wildfire in developed countries (so-called) due to improved infrastructure, medical care and contact tracing, it's still a good idea to consider scenarios that involve weaker, lesser-known pathogens.

As for me: I'm not doing anything specifically different, as I already live near a research lab containing stuff that makes EBOV look like the common cold by comparison, but I am checking to make sure our general med supplies are up to date and re-reading my 20 year old copy of The Hot Zone by Richard Preston.



--M



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