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== Course Work ==
 
== Course Work ==
  
* Another round of First Aid and CPR certification
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* First Aid and CPR certification
* A talk by local amateur radio ARES/RACES operators
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* Amateur radio ARES/RACES usage taught by local operators
* A talk on brewing and distillation of alcohol (we probably oughtn't run a still in the space, however...)
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* Brewing and distillation of alcohol (we probably oughtn't run a still in the space, however...)
* Distillation of water for purification?
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* Water distillation and purification
 
* Penny stove building workshop: http://www.csun.edu/~mjurey/penny.html
 
* Penny stove building workshop: http://www.csun.edu/~mjurey/penny.html
 
* Electricity generation
 
* Electricity generation
 
* Tinkering: fabricating unavailable yet critical tools or devices out of items you might find in a common house or office
 
* Tinkering: fabricating unavailable yet critical tools or devices out of items you might find in a common house or office
* chainsaw maintenance
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* Chainsaw maintenance
* salvage and safe use of common demolition/mining explosives
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* Salvage and safe use of common demolition/mining explosives
* defensive driving
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* Defensive driving
* archery/fencing/sword/other-running-out-of-ammo-disaster-skills
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* Archery/fencing/sword/other-running-out-of-ammo-disaster-skills
* reloading, nothing like making your own ammo
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* Reloading, nothing like making your own ammo
* methane gas production
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* Methane gas production
* hand printing, copying, and cipher methods
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* Hand printing, copying, and cipher methods
* semaphore signaling
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* Semaphore signaling
* scripture cheatsheet for whipping up/controlling dirty masses of post apoc. fundies
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* Scripture cheatsheet for whipping up/controlling dirty masses of post apoc. fundies
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* Bee keeping
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* Animal [http://www.sparkybeegirl.com/iuhclasses09.html#farm husbandry] (keeping chickens, goats, rabbits and other edible pets)
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* Urban [http://www.sparkybeegirl.com/iuhclasses09.html#plants gardening]
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* Food preservation
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* Tunnel digging techniques
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* Trap door construction (for escape hatches and booby traps)
  
 
== Field Trips ==
 
== Field Trips ==

Revision as of 15:32, 2 July 2009

"What is zombie apocalypse preparedness?" you ask. Why, it's disaster preparedness, capped off with a trip to the rifle range and booze, of course! --- Here's what I thought might each be a fun Sunday afternoon/evening:

Ideas

Course Work

  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Amateur radio ARES/RACES usage taught by local operators
  • Brewing and distillation of alcohol (we probably oughtn't run a still in the space, however...)
  • Water distillation and purification
  • Penny stove building workshop: http://www.csun.edu/~mjurey/penny.html
  • Electricity generation
  • Tinkering: fabricating unavailable yet critical tools or devices out of items you might find in a common house or office
  • Chainsaw maintenance
  • Salvage and safe use of common demolition/mining explosives
  • Defensive driving
  • Archery/fencing/sword/other-running-out-of-ammo-disaster-skills
  • Reloading, nothing like making your own ammo
  • Methane gas production
  • Hand printing, copying, and cipher methods
  • Semaphore signaling
  • Scripture cheatsheet for whipping up/controlling dirty masses of post apoc. fundies
  • Bee keeping
  • Animal husbandry (keeping chickens, goats, rabbits and other edible pets)
  • Urban gardening
  • Food preservation
  • Tunnel digging techniques
  • Trap door construction (for escape hatches and booby traps)

Field Trips

  • A trip to a rifle range (ie: not just small-bore handguns)
  • A trip to a batting cage

Planning

Workshops

Brewing Workshop

Trolling Defence with Knives

* Coordinator    : San Mehat
* Materials      : One sharp knife - serrated, and one dull knife, unserrated
* Opt. Materials : Salt, Vinegar, Fava Beans, a nice Chianti
* Test subjects  : <TBD based on mailing-list/irc channel content>

Field Trips

Rifle Range

Shannon volunteers to do the calling around to find out about hours, group rates &c at local rifle ranges.

Batting Cage

Shannon volunteers to do the calling around to find out about hours, group rates &c at local batting cages.


Interested Parties

Put your name down if you are interested in attending any or all of these. We can get more specific on each event later.