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by majorhavoc
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 12
Views: 90

Re: Homemade Face Masks

Hey Everybody. I'm not any sort of pro, but when I hear about reusing masks & such, I shudder quite uncomfortably. Again, I'm not a professional. I have something like a 1/2 balaclava that I can wear. I'll probably order one of those Etsy masks or something off of (shudder) Amazon. :? I found this ...
by majorhavoc
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 12
Views: 90

Re: Homemade Face Masks

I made three masks today of my own design. I use material cut from HEPA vacuum cleaner bags, :words: How was the breathability? Even with N-95 masks which are designed to 95 % effective while still providing easier breathing , I still notice how much more difficult breathing is through them. I just...
by majorhavoc
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 12
Views: 90

Re: Homemade Face Masks

I made three masks today of my own design. I use material cut from HEPA vacuum cleaner bags, cut into 6.5" by 9.5" rectangles. I open up a small paper clip (so it forms a very elongated sideways "S") and hot glue that at the center of one of the 9.5" sides. Then I hot glue 16" sections of elastic tr...
by majorhavoc
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8845

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Maine 3/31/20. 303 confirmed cases, 5 deaths. Our governor announced an executive order this afternoon mandating all residents (and visitors) shelter in place effective 12:01am Thursday. Travel outside of homes will be prohibited except for grocery shopping, medical care, buying medications, providi...
by majorhavoc
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8845

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I was just giving an example of road closures in Maine, in reference to my statement in the first paragraph of my post, about the outbreak in the nursing home.

Sorry if that was misleading. The reporting on the vigilante driveway closure on Vinalhaven Island hasn't included pictures. Yet.
by majorhavoc
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8845

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

My beer arrived! It's not as exciting as you might think, a translucent plastic can full of, well, slightly foamy brown beer. It has a label stating the contents but other than that it could be a gallon of motor oil. The paperwork states "consume within three days of opening" and as you know I'm a ...
by majorhavoc
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8845

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Maine 3/29/20. 253 cases. Seems to be increasing by about 12 new cases each passing day. Still very low numbers comparatively, although the death toll tripled over night from one to three. Localized outbreak reported in at least one nursing home. All non-essential businesses are pretty much closed. ...
by majorhavoc
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"
Replies: 46
Views: 1240

Re: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"

I was shocked to find plenty of toilet paper in my local Walmart today. None in the paper goods aisle, mind you, those have been completely bare for weeks. I was in the automotive section and stumbled on multiple packages in the RV supplies aisle. Now the RV specific TP is about 3 times as expensive...
by majorhavoc
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8845

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

UK national status: 17089 confirmed cases (+2546), 1019 fatalities (+260), 135 patients recovered (no change to official figure). Hampshire local status: 384 cases (+67). Birmingham still leads with 428, Sheffield is catching up with 361. The medical director of the NHS was on TV earlier, as part o...
by majorhavoc
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6620
Views: 1028224

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Kelty Redwing 44L Internal Frame pack. $39.98 Flash sale @ Dicksportinggoods.com (until 10:00pm PST 3/27). Add $9.02 filler to get free shipping, or do free "contactless" curbside pickup (I guess they leave it outside like a bomb and you swing by at speed and sweep it off the curb. Extra points if y...
by majorhavoc
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1091
Views: 27186

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Anyone else live alone and find themselves working from home for the first time? It's an odd experience; hours stretching into days without human contact. It reminds me a bit like 9/11. I was married then, had a wife and young daughter to look after and, frankly, to share the experience with. But st...
by majorhavoc
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1091
Views: 27186

Re: COVID-19 Thread

. Other than the once-a-week grocery run and taking perishables to my elderly in-laws up the road, not much exciting happening. Hoping to keep it that way. Yep, this is pretty much what I expected for a major crisis. It might start out exciting, but once things settle down, it's generally long peri...
by majorhavoc
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1091
Views: 27186

Re: COVID-19 Thread

I went somewhere last night after work, too ashamed to say where, or for what ... But the store limit was 10, and the line up was over an hour long, everyone 6-8 feet apart. It's alright. You can say "condoms" on this forum. ;) Seriously, I expect a bump in births in 8-10 months. Really? :shock: Th...
by majorhavoc
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 925
Views: 98972

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

NT2C wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:27 pm
I just realized that there's a word missing from the thread title. Hmmm... To fix it or not to fix it?
"do" or "do" not. There is no try.
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by majorhavoc
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 925
Views: 98972

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

I, ah, gassed up the car again even though it was only down a quarter of a tank. No evidence I can see that any kind of fuel shortage is in the offing. But I'm just anxious in general lately and keeping the car topped off seems to help. It would be a distribution failure if that were to happen, not...
by majorhavoc
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 925
Views: 98972

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

I, ah, gassed up the car again even though it was only down a quarter of a tank. No evidence I can see that any kind of fuel shortage is in the offing. But I'm just anxious in general lately and keeping the car topped off seems to help. After last night's New England snowstorm (and - sigh - yet anot...
by majorhavoc
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8845

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Maine now has 118 cases, with 12 hospitalized. I just heard a frightening statistic from the state's director of disease control today. He admitted that there's a backlog of 1300 tests that are pending results. Apparently there is a critical shortage of some re-agent needed to complete the tests. In...
by majorhavoc
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey!
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Hey!

I've been part of this place for a very, very long time. Haven't checked in a while though, so thought I'd just stop in. To all the newcomers; you're reading one of the coolest disaster preparedness groups across the entire internet. Some of you were probably newly born when this place was created....
by majorhavoc
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8845

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

BullOnParade wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:03 pm
NT2C wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:24 pm
BullOnParade wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Or a high profile sporting championship.
World Heavyweight Tag Team Fight for Survival
I want to get a belt made to such effect now. Thanks.
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by majorhavoc
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Been a very long time
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Been a very long time

Welcome back, Phil. Great advice all around.

And I'd say your new profession is going to be very much in demand in the coming weeks and months.
by majorhavoc
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8845

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Maine added 18 new cases overnight, now up to 107. The director of our state CDC noted that 89 was the total number of cases in the United States as of 3/1/20. Five of those are hospitalized, one is fully recovered. I strongly suspect that my medically quarantined friend is also Coronavirus positive...
by majorhavoc
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8845

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

The Alabama Department of Public Health is reminding people to only call 911 for emergencies. Do not call 911 for information on coronavirus, if you need ride to the doctor’s office or have mild symptoms or want to get tested for COVID-19. :roll: Area hospitals are now begging supplies so that they...
by majorhavoc
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"
Replies: 46
Views: 1240

Re: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"

The Urban Prepper has a good video focusing on what you can still do now to deepen or [*choke*] start your COVID-19 preps. Several nuggets in there that I hadn't thought of and found very useful.

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