David F.
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Civilization Restart Garden

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton 11 hours ago. 77 Replies

In discussing Bug Out/In Bags and what to plan to do if one has an epic emergency and of course the sliding scale of emergences I am reminded that I don’t have the skills or knowledge to restart…Continue

Math and Zombies

Started Sep 25 0 Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64Q1EE6EHwELooks like PBS NOVA is having fun mixing math and Zombies.I thought some would find this funContinue

Signed up for the Gym. Asking for a Clue.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Jul 26. 88 Replies

So my wife and I signed the family up for the Gym. It is a University Gym and it is stocked with more geegads then I have a clue about. Frankly I don’t have a clue about anything Gym related.Goal for…Continue

Shoe maintenance by mail.

Started Mar 24 0 Replies

My local shoe repair shops are closing down.  The closest shoe repair is over an hour’s drive.  Given this I am thinking it would be easier to see if there are online repair by mail shops.  I would…Continue

 

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Rick Shelton replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"No I haven't tried making gunpowder in my back yard but if a Civilization Ending Event happened I would try because I know it would come in quite handy for a lot of things, but mostly defense.  I also haven't tried smithing but there…"
11 hours ago
David F. replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"Ah but have you tried to make gunpowder in your back yard?  It's a bit tricky. I do agree that we would retrograde to some new tech level.  Probably a mix of solar and water power for radio and heavy torque work. "
12 hours ago
Rick Shelton replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"What if one knew the formula for making gun powder?  Shotguns, or more likely 'blunderbusses' would not be out of the question.  One could even make a Kentucky long-rifle which would greatly enhance hunting."
12 hours ago
Penelope replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"My point is mostly in your phrasing.  I think it's a great idea to think about "where would we be x years after y kind of disaster?"  You just can't say that y is something that sends us back to the Iron Age.  So…"
12 hours ago
David F. replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"Yep I know it is hard.  I have to say this months Nat Geo has a great article on the two differing methods of GMO plant production and our advances in food crop production."
16 hours ago
David F. replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"I disagree about it not being a good disaster preparedness thought project.  I do think you would find people adapting the remains of the previous civilization, but most people don't know how or have the machines to make more PVC,…"
16 hours ago
David F. replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"You have a good point.  I have a book from the 60s or 70s that is a how to homestead.  I always thought it was a very good how to restart.  Of course it would need to be backed up with a clear understanding of Renaissance defense…"
16 hours ago
N. Vest replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"You can make a decent bow out or fiber glass and pvc, but that might be cheating"
17 hours ago
Carl Monster replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"Really interesting stuff there. Last spring I attended a talk that started out, innocently enough, on the rich agricultural history of our township. It went on into the changes of the last century, and ended with a fascinating, yet chilling,…"
17 hours ago
Will replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
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17 hours ago
N. Vest replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"These days people pay good money to learn diets about not eating carbs. The whole premise behind the paleo diet is nothing but meat, fruit and veggies, no refined grains"
17 hours ago
N. Vest replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"Acorns take some work to be palatable, but as a plus you get tanic acid from them which can be used to tan hides. Don't ask me how to use it to tan hides, but it can be done."
18 hours ago
John Muir replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"I think the evangelical aspirations of the Conquistadors was about .000000000000000000000000000000000005 percent of their motivation. They drug a few token priests along with them to recite - in Spanish - a document explaining who they…"
18 hours ago
John Muir replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"The mid-Easterners had Almond trees, oxen with which to plow, and swine. This allowed them to focus on technology and infrastructure instead of hunting and gathering, and those pesky unclean swine gave them diseases to toughen up their immune…"
18 hours ago
Will replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"Janissaries, Jerry Pournelle.  US troops stranded on a low-tech world try to reinvent civilization. There are so many ideas that if you cd just somehow get them back to the past, you could change the ancient world. Wooden horse…"
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Penelope replied to David F.'s discussion Civilization Restart Garden
"Yup.  It actually took about 1,600 years to re-invent concrete.  It's fun to think about what today's ordinary knowledge could bring to another time, Connecticut Yankee and Dr. Who style, but it's not a good disaster…"
yesterday

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At 11:56am on February 26, 2014, Bob Giraldi said…

Thank you as well for your kind words.

At 9:06pm on December 19, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Better late than never! lol Welcome to The Great Debate.

At 9:31am on May 27, 2011, Steve M said…

David, I noticed that you didn't put your name on the members map, I was just looking to find out how close you were to the tornado that ripped through TUSCALOOSA, Alabama. Did you suffer any from that tornado?

Then I realized I went right by your fair city when I was escaping Hurricane Katrina. I was going to friends in Tupelo.  At the time I was living in Pass Christian.

At 7:39pm on January 8, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site !!!!
At 1:24pm on January 8, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Welcome to the Community, David! Glad to see you already starting discussions.
At 11:42am on January 8, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there David. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my new group The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
 
 
 

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