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The Walking Dead - "Isolation" - S04E03 - OAD 10-27-13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by danterner, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Oct 29, 2013 #61 of 145
    john4200

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    A quick back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests that you would need at least one barrel (~1 meter diameter, assuming 100cm rain per year) per person just to catch enough rain for drinking water, and that is not even accounting for periods of drought and evaporation losses. I don't think they have nearly enough barrels.

    Maybe they could rig tarps around the barrels to catch more water, but maintaining the tarps (and keeping them from blowing away) would be a chore. They'd probably be better off trying to dig a well and/or building a water tower with a large funnel to catch water. Or maybe they could find some well within driving distance and make regular runs to fill barrels.
     
  2. Oct 29, 2013 #62 of 145
    fmowry

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    Seems to be a rural area. I'd imagine many houses have wells. Looks like the prison well is sucking water out of a swamp.

    Or they could just go back to the warehouse and grab all the booze from the last episode. Plenty to drink.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2013 #63 of 145
    Maui

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    Could it be the Governor version 2.0?
     
  4. Oct 29, 2013 #64 of 145
    sbourgeo

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    Probably a solar powered laptop like in the remake of the movie "On the Beach". :D
     
  5. Oct 29, 2013 #65 of 145
    getreal

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    Could the Governator be trying to lure them via radio?

    Carol's been acting strangely lately (putting herself at risk, sudden out bursts), and she worked in the general area of the crime scene.

    But I like the theory that she might be taking the rap for Carl jr. and his itchy trigger finger.

    Eavestroughs capture rain from a much larger surface area and then drain into rain barrels, filling them up quickly in just one rainstorm. That's what we had growing up. In fact, several rain barrels would be overflowing after a storm.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2013 #66 of 145
    john4200

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    Does the prison even have rain gutters? And if it does, would you drink water that had flowed over the roof into a gutter before going into the barrel?
     
  7. Oct 29, 2013 #67 of 145
    fmowry

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    They are drinking water from what appears to be a makeshift pump with a hose leading to a muddy stream or pond. I'd prefer roof water INSIDE the compound.
     
  8. Oct 29, 2013 #68 of 145
    john4200

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    Yeah, but that makes no sense. Who would be stupid enough to drink stagnant water from a pond next to a bunch of decaying bodies? I just assumed it was bad writing and ignored it.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2013 #69 of 145
    scandia101

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    I don't think anyone was suggesting that they should depend entirely on rain water for their water supply.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2013 #70 of 145
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    If it's that or die, yes, I'd have no problem drinking that roof water.
     
  11. Oct 29, 2013 #71 of 145
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Who said it was stagnant water?
     
  12. Oct 29, 2013 #72 of 145
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    It may not be easy, but is most certainly is entirely possible for Carol to drag a couple of bodies a few dozen yards.
     
  13. Oct 29, 2013 #73 of 145
    john4200

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    It certainly was not a fast flowing stream. It was in a low lying area that had little or no slope to it. Not good for drinking, especially considering the number of decaying bodies in and around it.
     
  14. Oct 29, 2013 #74 of 145
    john4200

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    I'd be glad to let you drink the roof water (or the pond water), while I got my water from a nice well. More good water for me!
     
  15. Oct 29, 2013 #75 of 145
    zordude

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    Enjoy!

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  16. Oct 29, 2013 #76 of 145
    john4200

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    I said a nice well, not a contaminated well.
     
  17. Oct 29, 2013 #77 of 145
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Where did you get the idea that when I said "If it's that or die" that getting well water would be another option?
     
  18. Oct 29, 2013 #78 of 145
    scandia101

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    At least you admit that you have no information that says it is stagnant
     
  19. Oct 29, 2013 #79 of 145
    pmyers

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    I think people forget that it isn't easy to leave the prison and just grab whatever you want. Everytime you leave those gates your chance of death skyrockets. You would really have to weigh the benefit vs the risk of what it is you need.

    Constantly going someplace else to transport water, would not be a risk I would want to take. That would be a last resort.
     
  20. Oct 29, 2013 #80 of 145
    john4200

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    Where did you get the idea that there was no other option?
     

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