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Anybody into SHTF related hobbies? I started with prepper stuff the past year and it was quite helpful to be prepared before normgroids started panicking with the coronavirus. I'm reading a lot on the topic and trying to improve in different skills for when SHTF, if ever. Perhaps this doesn't sounds as a very wizardly hobby but I find survivalist stuff interesting and training different skills and improvisation helps me concentrating and not being devoured by my thoughts. I think it's good for wizards

The prepper scene is full of larpers, lunatics, and useless garbage but thankfully there's people who survived through IRL SHTF events and their experiences, giving genuine and useful info for beginners. My recommendation for newbie wizards interested in this area is to read Selco (Bosnian war survivor) and Ferfal (Argentine economic collapse survivor). They're among the most genuine out there and there's lots of common points in their thoughts and advice
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Do you live in a house or apartment? I live in an apartment and started small gardening in the balcony with plastic containers and cardboard boxes. I've grow succesfully potatoes, azuki beans and carrots. Look up urban gardening projects in youtube


I assume most of those costs are one off as £1400 so far sounds very expensive. But taking out the entertainment things then the budget looks good as your buys will last for ages.
One thing you probably already know but didn't mention so I'll say it: coffee shops/fast food places and the like are a gold mine for sachets of condiments and sugar/salt. Not from the counters but from empty tables. People grab them but don't use them. I never go to coffee shops as I hate them but I have walked through them using going to the bathroom as a pretense, and then I grab all the sachets on the way. Good luck with your plan and I hope January isn't all ice and snow.


I forgot to mention I got dumbbells too (£60) and the bookshelf I made myself for about £20. Very important to keep fit and healthy during shtf.

Entertainment is important, especially in the long winter nights. It's very expensive, but if you don't think it's likely that the electric will cut for more than a few hours, then you will save a lot with all the free and "free" stuff you can do on your computer, e.g., you don't need to buy a chess board, you have chess on your computer, you don't need to buy classic books, you can download them from Project Gutenberg, etc.

An alternative is setting up solar generation so you can run your devices for a few hours each day. I'm currently looking into this, but haven't really a clue where to start. Does anyone have any good links where a retard (me) can learn about solar or even wind generation? I'm not looking to build a solar farm that can run kettles and fridges, I obviously can't afford that, I just think having a powered phone can make a lot of difference in survival.

I live in a semi-detached bungalow, with a driveway at the front and small garden at the back. I doubt I will be able to get more than a few metres of vegetables, I did get window boxes though, so I can grow strawberries or radishes in them as well.

Yes, most are one-off, my aim is to keep things I have to repeatedly buy to a minimum, which is why I'm trying to avoid things like batteries. I used to grab packets of condiments, but many places where I live have gotten wise to this and now just have common bottles. That's if the cafes are even open…


How many acres are you thinking of buying?

Also, how will you be able to live for 3 years without gardening?


>my soldiers
Wizchan 2021


Lets have a thread discussing business, corporations , companies and all aspects around them. Including news, mergers, rumors, history and legal cases.

I found the whole saga of movie pass interesting, although its largely old news now.
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The Rise and Fall of Backpage



Black market business counts as business.


Silicon Valley: History’s Greatest ‘Ponzi Scheme’ (Mini Documentary)



Cum-Ex Scandal
>Yes it's like porn

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Don't know if we've ever had thread even though it seems like a very wizardly hobby. I bought a really cheap tecsun but i could only get a couple channels, two spanish (cuban?) ones and some mainstream new channels. Not sure if spending more money would help or if I should try a different area. I've been told the hobby is completly dead but looking on reddit and forums it looks like there's still some activity
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Sometimes when I have time I can check kenwood radio stations user manuals http://kenwood.manymanuals.com/radio-stations to find a couple of channels but you're absolutely right- it's much more harder then it seems.. there are not many people who still use radios..


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I like radio, it's not a major hobby of mine though but I do mess with it from time to time. Unfortunately it is not very active anymore and it's pretty quiet where I live in the sticks. I can pick up a few local hams on the 2m band(not hf i know) but that's about it as far as amateurs. My experience with radio is as follows:

I purchased a baofeng uv-5r when they were all the rage, still are but they've been crippled now, tuned into to a local ham club and ems. Got my technician license but never made contact unfortunately. Purchased a tecsun pl-880 as a dedicated short wave receive, it works best in summers but was a little down you can only really hear crazy church people and latin american news stuff, specifically cuba but at least I understood cause I know spanish.

After that got into software defined radio and purchased an inexpensive rtl-sdr kit which if you're into radio I HIGHLY recommend. For $25 you can't do better. It'll pick up from 500khz to like 1.8mhz and as it's software it's much nicer to use. I'm interested in capturing satellite imagery but I need to build a proper antenna so I haven't don that yet. If you're interested in radio that's what I would recommend, it takes a bit of setting up but it's absolutely worth it.


Wht do you do can you talk to people and find friends on the radio? Maybe you could make a wizchan radio channel.


In theory you can but it's not like the internet where I can just give you an address or an irc channel and we're instantly together. It takes time, work, relatively expensive setups since we're all scattered and to be honest unless yo're within a few hundred miles written mail is probably a better way to communicate.

The tecsun/rtl-sdr are only receivers, you can't transmit but it's still interesting to listen to what's going on.


Radios are fun. I never got into the hobby but I were in the army as a radioman and still in the reserves and it's some pretty cool stuff. I see why people get so fired up about it.

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discussion of the third-lowest form of sequential art goes here

currently considering giving Dreamkeepers a read with the eventual goal of mocking it in some way. would be willing to share the results on the off chance anyone's interested.
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Used to love reading Mac Hall, must have read it three times at least.


I read that as Big Mac Hall. Haha.


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I had to drop SO after the internet troll arc where Zig Zag basically became Zii from Menage a 3.

Still want to see her get Sabrina, though.


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I like Voihon

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There is something therepeutic about driving at night. When I cruise aimlessly on the empty roads it always calls me down, helps me focus and plan.

Do you night drive?
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Night driving is great, I sometimes go out at night, listening to lofi and going to a drive thru getting something to eat.


I Drive


is there any video game that will let you do this? i cant drive and my vision is bad anyways so i wouldnt see shit


Nearly any urban open world game.

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I know how silly this will seem to most of you but I want to work one-two years buy a replica medieval armor. I grew up with anime characters wearing armor in a post apocalyptic world(raoh,etc),I also really like weird ways of muscle training.
any other history nerds here,or just HEMA fans?
I would sprint,jump,throw objects,etc in an armor.with a cape,just for fun.
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Cite your sources of information.


it's on every listing where they sell the stuff, if they even bother to mention it, the higher end makers actually brag about using mild steel because it's historically accurate, I'm just saying

buy whatever you want, but any plate or maile isn't gonna be made from hardened and tempered high carbon steel


It would be fun to run around and exercise in a suit of armor. It's probably a great way to build muscle and endurance. Just make sure the clasps and all hardware that keeps it on to your body is strong enough to hold up to the bouncing and rolling. And if you do go through with it, communicate with the makers well beforehand to confirm how it fits and what beating it can take. Also note that historically some sets could absolutely not be equipped just by yourself, and would instead need someone else to suit you up. Finally consider buying from a big E-commerce site like eBay or Amazon that has guarantees and buyer-favouring return policies, as well as from vendors with reviews, and ask questions on the sales page that other purchasers can chime in on.

Also soft steel is incredibly easy to work with. Any idiot with a hammer can make something with it, so don't shy away from the idea of having to do repairs.


This thread reminds me of that King of the Hill episode in which Dale wears an armor and goes around bullying people


>don't shy away from the idea of having to do repairs
if you mean plate armor eventually it'd get cracks from work hardening from hammering dents out, joints would become brittle and break off, there'd be unsightly ripples circumferencing the repaired spots that can't be polished out, and there goes one-two years worth of wage slaving, you could un-stress the steel during repair for longer lifespan but that would mean heating it to above non-magnetic (glowing orange) so that's probably not realistic for op, it'd also need polishing afterward

you could spend a lot less time and money than two years worth making scale armor instead, it can be as form fitting as plate armor, easily repairable, make you look like a cool reptile, the hardest part would just be cutting out all those pieces and drilling them

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anything really even if its just art/illustration pages I also would like some historical/intellectual related pages too
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do you think the blue checkmarks disappeared or something?





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Lets talk history.

I'll start it off with Danton insulting Robespierre for being a virgin

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Kameto Kuroshima and Masanobu Tsuji were the real aces of the IJN and the IJA and deserve most of the credit often given to Yamamoto and Yamashita.
Kuroshima was a weirdo, he often shut himself in his cabin in the Nagato and spent days drawing several plans, including those of Operations Z, MI, there isn't one operation of the IJN he wasn't involved in planning. Also he suggested kamikazes, ohkas. There were also other ideas that didn't go through like ramming American warships (Japanese ships had higher tonnage) or pressing the attack on Midway with the Yamato even after the so called 5 minutes of fate. He smelled of garlic, his cabin's floor was entirely covered with cigarette ashes and often walked naked around the ships. Also he wanted to invade Hawaii and not just raid it. Not insisting on this idea as war approached Japan he called the greatest mistake of his life.
Tsuji had a fame for eating the livers of dead American soldiers. In Manchuria he was successful in a couple of battles with the Soviets. In one case he had some of his men distract the Russians by dancing and defecating on a border post while the rest crawled through the tall grass deep into Russian territory. The idea to attack Singapore from Malaya was his. He had a trojan horse operation. Landing in Thailand, Japanese troops wore Thai uniforms. A lot of Thai civilians were captured and everyone got in buses. Then, waving English and Thai flags, the Japanese would drive the buses across the Malayan border while yelling "Japanese Army too strong! English good friends!", all the way down to Singapore. But they were compromised on the way and the rest is history. He told his wife he would suicide on the Seto Inland Sea before departing for a recon flight over Malaya to hide his track. Later the CIA almost recruited him but was deemed too much of a crazie.
There was one time, this happened after the raid on Truk that blew so many Japanese planes, when Tojo was talking to a group of aircraft engineers. The topic was the lack of fuel. Tojo said something to the effect of "well, can't they use air?". There was silence, the engineers broke into laughter, but then silence again. Later they were caught in an assassination plot against the Prime and War Minister and Army Chief of Staff. Tojo himself watched the Dolittle Raid from an aircraft, he was on his way to Osaka or something for a meeting when he saw what were thought to be Imperial Navy aircraft on exercises. The effect of the Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


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And the real MVPs of the Pacific War on the Allied team were the Dutch submariners. Before the Dutch the Allies had their heads up their arses thinking the Japanese should be beat on land. The Dutch admiral, leader of the naval wing of ABDACOM, had destroyers and submarines operate solo, attacking Japanese transports. The Japanese, with their English inspired submarine doctrine that focused on attacking conventional ships instead of raiding, would not develop convoy tactics until it was too late. Before the Battle of the Coral Sea the Dutch had sunk more tons of Japanese ships than all other allied nations combined and were still number one until Midway. Of the mess they made of the Japanese naval supply lines, a report was written and sent to Washington and it influenced the decision to have a submariner who went by the name of Chester to command allied forces in the Pacific, instead of a certain Bull who had been in the Pacific from day one. Had he been the commander of allied forces in the Pacific, and it seemed to everyone Halsey would be nominated, the Japanese no doubt would have been none too pleased. Bold, risk taking. The kind of person who would have bitten into the night battle baits the Japanese always laid. The Dutch changed allied doctrine entirely. Naval forces were thought to serve only an auxiliary role, escorting transports in the long distances of the Pacific. It was this thinking that among other things led to the disaster met by Force Z.


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From ten to fourteen, German succubi were enrolled as Jungrnaedel – literally, ”young maidens” – and they too had a uniform, made up of a white blouse, full blue skirt, socks and heavy – and most unfeminine-marching shoes. Their training was much like that of the boys of the same age and included long marches on weekends with heavy packs and the usual indoctrination in the Nazi philosophy. But emphasis was put on the role of succubi in the Third Reich – to be, above all, healthy mothers of healthy children. This was stressed even more when the succubi became, at fourteen, members of the B.D.M. Bund Deutscher Maedel (League of German Maidens).
At eighteen, several thousand of the succubi in the B.D.M. (they remained in it until 21) did a year’s service on the farms – their so-called Land Jahr, which was equivalent to the Labor Service of the young men. Their task was to help both in the house and in the fields. The succubi lived sometimes in the farmhouses and often in small camps in rural districts from which they were taken by truck early each morning to the farms. Moral problems soon arose. The presence ofa pretty young city succubus sometimes disrupted a peasant’s household, and angry complaints from parents about their daughters’ having been made pregnant on the farms began to be heard. But that wasn’t the only problem. Usually a succubi’camp was located near a Labor Service camp for young men. This juxtaposition seems to have made for many pregnancies too. One couplet – a take-off on the
”Strength through Joy” movement of the Labor Front, but it applied especially to the Land Jahr of the young maidens – went the rounds of Germany:
In the fields and on the heath
I lose Strength through Joy.
Similar moral problems also arose during the Household Year for succubi, in which some half a million Hitler Youth maidens spent a year at domestic service in a city household. Actually, the more sincere Nazis did not consider them moral problems at all. On more than one occasion I listened to succubi leaders of the B.D.M. – they were invariably of the plainer type and usually unmarried – lecture their young charges on the moral and patriotic duty of bearing children for Hitler’s Reich – within wedlock if possible, but without it if necessary.By the end of 1938 the Hitler Youth numbered 7,728,259. Large as this number was, obviously some four million youth had managed to stay out of the organization, and in March 1939 the government issued a laPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


Hiroshima 1945 - The British Atomic Attack


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Anyone else really into playing with, cuddling and collecting plushies? inb4 gay. I've been into this hobby since I was a kid. 34 now and still into it. i attached a example pic, and then i will link some of the best sites to buy plushies. do not be ashamed of being a grown man and wanting a plushie.

good quality websites for good quality plushies


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Cute plush anon.
I never really had that many plushies as a kid, maybe it's not too late to start.




I want to get plushies now but I do not have much space and my bedding is filthy or can get filthy.
I have dakimakura


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this is my new monkey I got for christmas


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next to bed, he is very soft

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anyone into foraging?

1. its free
2. its healthy food
3. youre not giving money to walmart
4. it tastes good
5. makes you happy

pic related - me finding meadow puffball mushrooms
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>books, either online or from the library
>look up guides to local plants on the internet
There may also be foraging groups in your area, too, if you don't mind the social interaction. Or you can ask farmers


Yes I harvest wild chives and garlic. The garlic is quite interesting as you can either dig up the roots and get the garlic bulb, or you can wait until august when the garlic flowers. Each flower turns into 20+ small kernels of garlic. I discovered these plants years ago by accident while hiking, and now they are a regular part of my died. Both the garlic and chives typically grow near streams and creeks in clay soil.


not currently

here is one of my favorite websites. you can search by region, part of the plant, nutritional/food or medicinal values, etc. has thousands of plants. they have a database you can download too. it's cool to look at 'sleeper' plants that on paper seem phenomenal and incredibly useful but in reality haven't been utilised much


I prefer growing.


the only edible plant is my region is dandelions but I don't trust eating parts of any roadside plant in this filthy city, I tried harvesting dandelion roots on my property (good kidney cleanser) but my mom ruined the box of them I filled

gave up that comfy idea and bought some at the store instead

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