Gear Advice

FullMoon
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Gear Advice

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Tim recently gave some useful advice about Geiger counters and which one's to consider. Thanks for that!
There's lots more gear we need to live a mostly self contained existence, and I'm finding it time consuming to figure it out. If anyone has experience with gear, specifically stuff on the market right now please chime in when you can. Thanks in advance

spottybrowncow
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Re: Gear Advice

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FullMoon wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:44 pm
Tim recently gave some useful advice about Geiger counters and which one's to consider. Thanks for that!
There's lots more gear we need to live a mostly self contained existence, and I'm finding it time consuming to figure it out. If anyone has experience with gear, specifically stuff on the market right now please chime in when you can. Thanks in advance
I think these are really cool:

https://www.sunoven.com/

Use the sun to cook anything, even if it's cool, as long as you have some UV.
Only problem is, everyone will smell whatever is cooking (unless you live way out).

Navigator
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Re: Gear Advice

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Here is one that is significantly less expensive, though not as sturdy. For the budget minded.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074S ... 3240e894a8

One of the things that you may have to anticipate is the scarcity of fuel, not just gas, but anything that burns. This would allow you to boil water and cook under most conditions, so it is a great idea.

In post WW1 Vienna, the city stopped getting coal shipments. The locals chopped down and burned the famous Vienna Woods (the WienerWald) to heat their homes and cook. Soon there wasn't a tree left in the city.

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Navigator wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:27 pm
Here is one that is significantly less expensive, though not as sturdy. For the budget minded.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074S ... 3240e894a8

One of the things that you may have to anticipate is the scarcity of fuel, not just gas, but anything that burns. This would allow you to boil water and cook under most conditions, so it is a great idea.

In post WW1 Vienna, the city stopped getting coal shipments. The locals chopped down and burned the famous Vienna Woods (the WienerWald) to heat their homes and cook. Soon there wasn't a tree left in the city.
So that's what happened. When I visted Vienna in the 1990s I was surpised how few trees there were. Vienna is filled with beautiful buildings, many decorated with gold leaf, but the city is almost light grey in appearence. The lack of greenery was still noticable in the 1990s.

FullMoon
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Re: Gear Advice

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Solar cooker is a great idea and I've never seen it before!

Cool Breeze
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Re: Gear Advice

Post by Cool Breeze »

Yes, pretty cool. As someone who has been lucky to do well in his life, even though I'm in the "not totally sold" crowd regarding how awful things might be, I still am compiling such things because my cost is not that high (I can afford it) and the gain could be tremendous. Just having alcohol, batteries, food, weapons, etc gives you a tremendous leg up - and if you don't need them - all the better.

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