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by EBuff75
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon
Replies: 21
Views: 366

Re: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon

If you go to Google earth and look at the site you will notice that the crescent shaped cove at bottom of your photo was not there before the explosion. That is the crater left over from the warehouse that ceased to exist as result of the explosion. 33°54'06.00" N 35°31'07.35" E CNN has an article ...
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon
Replies: 21
Views: 366

Re: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon

I'm not sure what was stored in this structure (maybe materials for concrete?), but it looks as though it may have helped to deflect some of the blast away from the downtown area: https://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com/cnn/digital-images/org/71070b22-1cb7-4e46-bd48-3c607601fe7a.jpg That's one tough structur...
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon
Replies: 21
Views: 366

Re: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon

I'm not sure what was stored in this structure (maybe materials for concrete?), but it looks as though it may have helped to deflect some of the blast away from the downtown area: https://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com/cnn/digital-images/org/71070b22-1cb7-4e46-bd48-3c607601fe7a.jpg That's one tough structure...
by EBuff75
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: An Increase in Violent Street Crime
Replies: 25
Views: 989

Re: An Increase in Violent Street Crime

Crime in my area has dropped off significantly. Our local PD does a weekly broadcast where they talk about things which are going on (a friend of mine is the one who does it) and other than a large increase in domestic issues, everything else has fallen well off. Property crimes are down, probably b...
by EBuff75
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Boys
Replies: 16
Views: 2188

Re: The Boys

Really looking forward to this!
by EBuff75
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Alternatives to Dogs for Herding Livestock
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: Alternatives to Dogs for Herding Livestock

Donkeys and llamas are also used to guard livestock. Just watch out for the spitting and general orneriness!

https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story ... 048380001/
by EBuff75
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

I've been curious about this company ever since I saw Edwin Sarkissian test one of their ceramic plate and vest combos on YouTube (yes, I know that his channel is just firearms/explosives entertainment, not serious testing). He shot it with a .50 BMG and it stopped the bullet, but there was so much...
by EBuff75
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

I've been curious about this company ever since I saw Edwin Sarkissian test one of their ceramic plate and vest combos on YouTube (yes, I know that his channel is just firearms/explosives entertainment, not serious testing). He shot it with a .50 BMG and it stopped the bullet, but there was so much ...
by EBuff75
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Annnddd... we're back
Replies: 26
Views: 1369

Re: Annnddd... we're back

NT2C, that sounds like a good reason to stick with them! Good customer service trumps best price every time! I've now got a core of repair companies that I use personally for that exact reason, but it's taken me some years (and a few missteps) to find them. Also glad to hear that there are steps bei...
by EBuff75
Wed May 20, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: MI flooding - May 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: MI flooding - May 2020

I grew up in Midland and remember the 1986 flood. This is significantly worse. The Tittabawassee River is already above 34ft and expected to hit 38ft. The record which was set in 1986 was just under 34ft. About a quarter of the town is under an evacuation order. The water and sewer system is expecte...
by EBuff75
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?
Replies: 33
Views: 2280

Re: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?

Just one question; this is a low res map, but I see quite a few islands that are inhabited but without road access. How is anyone to move about without a boat? Swim? The larger islands which have people living on them generally have some type of commercial ferry service. For smaller islands which a...
by EBuff75
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?
Replies: 33
Views: 2280

Re: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?

Is anyone out there from Michigan? Can anyone confirm or deny this? https://www.rt.com/usa/485572-michigan- ... ronavirus/ https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/ar ... ery-stores https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2 ... seeds-and/ Yes, shutting down gardening, paint, and furniture sales areas of ...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 36534

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

Detroit area suburb Had to drop by CVS today for a prescription and I waited until early afternoon at the slowest time (per Google) to go. There were probably 6-8 customers there at the time and more than half of them were wearing masks and/or gloves. The line for prescriptions had tape on the floor...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 250
Views: 37385

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

I’ve been collecting 18650 batteries and plan on making a huge power bank and running a bunch of small 800-1500w wind turbines, and one larger 3+kw turbine. You might look into old battery packs out of hybrid cars to use for your solar project. You can check around on the web to find info about doi...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Prep related wins and saves!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1983

Re: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Perp related wins and saves!!!

A few weeks ago I headed off to my parents' house to help them get ready for a move. Since they were planning to give me a pile of stuff while I was there (including a large saw), I cleared out most of the preps/gear from the back of my Suburban to make room (I came back with it completely full of s...
by EBuff75
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: The Perfect COVID-19 Theme Song
Replies: 39
Views: 2569

Re: The Perfect COVID-19 Theme Song

raptor wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:56 pm
Queen. Don't stop me now...
I can't ever hear this song without thinking about the scene from Shaun of the Dead. :D
by EBuff75
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 61568

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Locally meat prices have shot through the roof, especially beef. Cube Steak at Publix was $17/lb. Other stores were the same. That indicates there might be some kind of issue; but I am not sure what the issue might be. I am not going to pay that much and I don't have to. My guess is that the rate a...
by EBuff75
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are we prepared for this?
Replies: 19
Views: 1184

Re: Are we prepared for this?

I just placed an order with Amazon. The shipments are delayed a bit (taking 3-10 days rather than 1-2), but nothing saying that they won't ship. I did have the option to delay shipment for part of the order so that it could be bundled with other items. Since none of it is critical, I was fine with t...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 36534

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

Detroit area - Hit up Target for a few items tonight. TONS of toilet paper in stock (to the point where it was hanging about 4 inches off the edge of the shelves). Soap had been hit hard, but there was still quite a bit there, both in bar and liquid form. All of the alcohol wipes, rubbing alcohol, e...
by EBuff75
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 619
Views: 102687

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

When bringing in some groceries last week, a can of tuna fell and dented rather badly. It wasn't leaking, so I decided to use it for dinner. While spelunking in my pantry, I found an old box of Tuna Helper along with some old cans of tuna. Hmmm... You need two cans of tuna to make it, so this was a ...
by EBuff75
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 36534

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

Central Michigan area Spent the day helping my parents get ready for a move and we stopped at the local Home Depot for boxes while I was there. As we were checking out I had to laugh - not only did they have antibacterial surface wipes, but they had a whole display of them and they were on sale . Th...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Central TN Tornado outbreak
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Central TN Tornado outbreak

Stercutus wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:39 pm
It struck early in the morning and few people got warnings.
THIS ^^^ is why you should have a weather alert radio which is always running in standby mode!
by EBuff75
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 61568

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

I am not seeing panic buying where I live, but I am seeing impressive numbers here following the request that american citizens have a two to three week supply of food and medicines and 'necessarys'. Pretty similar here in Michigan. I went to Sam's Club on Saturday evening. It was a bit of a mess (...
by EBuff75
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6862
Views: 379611

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Stopped at my local Sam's here in Michigan on Saturday evening. Looked pretty normal to me. A few empty spots here and there, but that's par for the course. They still had the big containers of hand sanitizer, an entire end rack of sanitizing wipes, lots of water, etc.. Of course, there haven't been...

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