Post by KevinTheCynic on Mar 19, 2011 22:50:56 GMT -5
While these pages show a number of ways to deal with a lack of technology, it's the collection of items that people have improvised from various bits & pieces that's of real interest to me. I thought it would be of general interest here and maybe useful as an illustration of the "outside the box" thinking that would be needed if the shit hits the fan in a big way.
A mini flame thrower made out of some waterproof matches and some hair spray cans. Tested by me and a buddy of mine works pretty will in a pinch whether lighting a cooking fire or lighting something/someone else. Using a bucket and some plastic/or glass but plastic is better. Tilt the plastic at an angle over the bucket and pee in the bucket and let it sit out in the sun for a couple hours. And once condensation does it job and it trickles either use a pipe at the base of the plastic or just let it run off into another bucket you'll have a little bit of water. Some very simple traps are easy to throw together with whatever you find think about it long enough and traps are very very easy to make. Blades become dull and break easily after continual use. Blunt weapons inflict a good bit more damage and don't need to be sharpened not to mention you can make blunt weapons out of pretty much anything. People are gonna fight me about the above comment and im here to tell you especially being a sword collector myself REAL swords are hard to come by and even real swords have a breaking point. More or less swords are only good for a while and most of the people who will argue this point either have never owned one and only go by what the see from hollywood... IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WELL. Point blank end of story.
MEGATØN: Hmm... So the upgrade to Proboards V5 happened I see. Looks like I'll need to make some tweaks.
Jan 7, 2014 0:24:28 GMT -5
Corny: Looks cool so far, are the tweaks already in effect?
Jan 7, 2014 13:33:23 GMT -5
MEGATØN: Yeah, there wasn't much to change actually. I'm still browsing plugins and such to see if there are any other things we can add easily.
Jan 7, 2014 18:48:30 GMT -5
autumn: Looking good for the changes...
Jan 8, 2014 11:17:46 GMT -5
mikefink: Hey everyone! I would love it if you checked out the trailer for our new post-apocalyptic independent film, Margot the Furnace! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSxCAR7_93k
Jan 11, 2014 14:05:50 GMT -5
MEGATØN: I just gave it a thumbs up, Mikefink.
Jan 12, 2014 0:23:59 GMT -5
Survivor: Hi! I don't want to spam, so please feel take this down, but I recently wrote a book about amd would love to get some feed back. It is at Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Survivor-Diaries-Monte-Vista-Village-ebook/dp/B00HUHVWZS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=13898074
Jan 15, 2014 12:37:10 GMT -5
thomasvallianatos: Hey there ! i am a post apocalyptic artist and i have some interesting links for you to check: 1) the art of post apocalypse: https://www.behance.net/gallery/The-Art-Of-Post-Apocalypse/11980795
Jan 17, 2014 9:25:58 GMT -5
thomasvallianatos: 2) my post apocalyptic music: I just released my ep "Wasteland". Check this out: http://www.beatport.com/release/wasteland/1211646
Jan 17, 2014 9:27:18 GMT -5
matov: Starting to warm to the new look.
Jan 19, 2014 3:38:40 GMT -5
autumn: Yeah, i think the visual update is pretty nice actually.
Jan 21, 2014 10:34:56 GMT -5
tomindustrial: Yes, pretty nice, indeed. Great work; but I also liked previous! I also found out that I can also view the forum in my "new" opera browser on my old samsung-blueearth and it looks also great!
Feb 7, 2014 20:46:13 GMT -5