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Prepper Poltergeist

Did you build a shelter... or a tomb?
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Y'know what would really suck? What if you were, like, this prepper, right? And you had put together this WORLD-CLASS shelter, all fully stocked and all, six months worth of water and ammo and DVDs and EVERYTHING? And then the collapse of civilization comes, but you're all "hah-hah, suckers, I'M gonna be FINE!" and you and your family go down in the shelter and set the time lock on the blast-proof door and settle in for the duration.... and that's when you find out the shelter has a POLTERGEIST. Wouldn't that suck? Soup cans flying around, bullets going off, water canisters exploding,...
smendler, Apr 07 2017

Holy water https://forums.cath...thread.php?t=723074
Good indefinitely, apparently... [8th of 7, Apr 07 2017]


       Sounds like a cable series to me. Let's see a script. [+]
whatrock, Apr 07 2017

       // six months worth of water //   

       Just make sure there's some holy water in there.   

       Does holy water have a "best before" date ? Can it "go off", lose its effectiveness ? Can it be periodically re-blessed ?   

       Presumably you'll have a bible, and the complete works of Shakespeare ?
8th of 7, Apr 07 2017

       //holy water have a "best before" date ?// That depends. Traditional blessing tends to go off in 1-2 weeks at room temperature, or 2-3 weeks in a refrigerator. Note that it should not be frozen, as all the blessing tends to concentrate in the last-to-freeze bit, and then forms a cloudy (or aetherial, as the industry prefers to call it) precipitate. This is one reason why holy water is served chilled, but without ice cubes.   

       More recently, the Church in some regions has switched to more advanced blessing technology, which incorporates a continuous-flow (rather than batch) blessor and an in-line pasteurizer/exorciser. Holy water prepared in this way will keep for months, even at room temperature, although it may decline slightly in potency. The general advice is that it should not be used for major or critical miracles if older than two months, and should be discarded after six.   

       And then there's UHT holy water, which is supposedly stable indefinitely or until the Day of Judgement, which ever is the earlier. However, many people find that it has a disagreeable taste, and it is generally reckoned to be less effective than in-date (or re-blessed) H.W.   

       It should also be noted that the Germans, in 1942, commandeered one of Norway's largest factories producing holy water, returning it to Norwegian control only when their mistake was pointed out by a young Uberwassenstoffenfuhrer.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 07 2017

       [Max], you're blithering again. Put the mouse down, and step away from the keyboard.
8th of 7, Apr 07 2017

       No, you fool, I was blathering. Do try to pay attention.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 07 2017


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