Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:37 PM
Dave Of The Dead said:
I don't suggest trying it, but there's the knowledge anyway.
I don't suggest trying it either since, for one, you can't get picric acid from soil. The other is that it's actually the other damn way around, it takes nitric acid, sulfuric acid and phenol to synthetize picric acid. Not that it even makes any damn sense since you could make nitric acid out of ammonia, which is a lot easier to come by than picric acid or better yet, get some actual nitric acid which is used as industrial antiscalant (for use in piping and such) and to age wood artificially in woodworking. Plus, PA itself is explosive, so why you would bother to go around doing all the extra stuff is beyond me.
The author doesn't specify HOW you're going to concentrate the nitric acid (even if the whole part wasn't nonsense) and if you try to boil it, you're in for a nasty surprise since it's an oxidant used in early rocketry and a bit of organic impurities in it (which there's bound to be plenty of in an extraction from organic compounds, in uncontrolled conditions no less) might cause it to react violently and possibly self ignite. It also takes high concentrations (he never said how high, and I'm not telling either) of both acids at the right proportions to achieve any result other than ending up with a gunky acidic mess.
There's a reason why stuff like that has frequent and copious disclaimers, namely that fiddling around with strong chemical reactants without the appropiate knowledge of chemistry is likely to result in injuries or death. I mean no offense by this, and I'm not trying to be cocky, but if what you know about chemistry and/or explosives comes SOLELY from the internet, just don't.
Posted 21 June 2008 - 09:33 PM
Was, major in chemical engineering, I switched majors half course. I still do experiments as a hobby, when I find the money to do so.
Posted 01 November 2008 - 04:58 PM
weld (fairly well)
Hot wire a car... (my skills as a petty criminal when I was a kid pay off)
carry 100 pounds for an hour without complaint
I have some (miner) plumbing experience
General contracting (drywall, roofing, windows etc...)
Manipulate people ( check my bio... I'm a salesman)
Shoot a bullseye (7/10) times - Moving target ( 5/10) times
Handle may booze better then most (I'm irish and Canadian... Hell I'm drinking right now 7th beer)...
Run a mile in 4+ min
fight (I don't suffer from the cowerdly acts that some people pull) Have a first Degree blackbelt in Shotokan.
Smart (smart enough to join these forums)
Electronics (no electricle skills, don't ask me to rewire anything)
Shattered heel (I am a cripple but I can run I just suffer pain afterward)
Shoot a bullseye (7/10) times - Moving target ( 5/10) times (it's a minus as well)
Listen to idiots ( I'm so stuborn that I'd either try to take the leader role or wind up dead....)
I drink so much that its intolerable...
Damn I really can't think of any more right now....
(reason for post)
This belongs in Survival, it comes down to how well you will survive when it comes to Z day.... Do you have skills that would help you survive or be worth saving? Post please lets see....
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Former Member: ninja steve
Posted 01 November 2008 - 05:43 PM
Can do most minor and some major electrical and mechanical repairs.
I'm in good enough shape to carry a good sized pack or another person if needed.
Know basic first aid.
Got a pretty good grasp of common sense, that should help quite a bit.
Posted 01 November 2008 - 05:59 PM
Former Member: darkescaflowne
Posted 01 November 2008 - 07:58 PM
Former Member: VideoJunkie
Posted 01 November 2008 - 10:53 PM
This post has been edited by VideoJunkie: 02 November 2008 - 02:49 PM
Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:29 PM
Other than that, I've taken a year of vocational electronics (robotics, computers, and general electronics) but fell just short of getting any certifications. I am a good driver and have wonderful navigational skills. I'm an okay shot with a pistol. Blades are my specialty. Give me any blade and I can sharpen it to a razor edge.
Another skill I have just started to develop is knot tying. This also goes along with my unusually high flexibility and dexterity. I can contort my arms and hands to escape from handcuffs behind my back and being tied up in general.
Former Member: The GWD
Posted 02 November 2008 - 04:01 PM
And this may sound like I'm joking, but I fully volunteer my services to start and participate in some sort of breeding program. I'm twice a father, my seed is very potent. Let's face it, mankind's whole point on earth is to procreate - apocalypse or no.
Posted 02 November 2008 - 04:07 PM
However My primary specialization will be providing the seed for the next generation of humans.
Genetically I am proven.
My children are all healthy, tall and strong, way way beyond average intelligence.
Perhaps my German lineage has something to do with this?
Am I a product of Eugenics?
Why do I have children by more than one woman?
Are my children the result of continued selective breeding?
Why do my sons seek out blond women?
Why did my daughter marry a blond lawyer?
So many questions so few answers I am willing to provide...
For the low price of forty thousand dollars I will sell you a very nice bridge.
Currently it is called the Brooklyn Bridge but you can rename it to anything you like.
Oh yea, just in case.
This post has been edited by Bob: 02 November 2008 - 04:23 PM