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by CrossCut
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Dermabond not letting wounds weep a bad thing?
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Dermabond not letting wounds weep a bad thing?

Not like I'm qualified to have an opinion, but here it is anyway. Chapter 54, Wounds, of the free Primary Surgery Vol 2 book taught me a lot. https://www.ghdonline.org/surgery/discussion/primary-surgery-trauma-volume-2-2/ A laceration on the cheek you kiss should be handled differently than a lacera...
by CrossCut
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6908
Views: 401846

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Cutting your attenuation with some better coax might help. It'd double your costs though, at a minimum. How are you switching between antennas? Didn't even bother looking at the LMR grades, that's what I'd like, but the cost puts it in the "after I win the lotto" category :) Have a Daiwa CS-201 swi...
by CrossCut
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6908
Views: 401846

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Ordered 65' of marine grade RG-8x coax, with Amazon prime points only cost me $25. Going to try getting a different vertical antenna installed before winter (and the election) for 10m/11m/freeband listening, have a semi-homebrewed vertical whip at about 30' now which I'm not impressed with, going to...
by CrossCut
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1336
Views: 90543

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

If a mob is trying to burn my place down, my friends places only need to be intact and quiet to suddenly be far better than mine. And if the world is in a state that mobs are burning houses down with any regularity, most of my friends will be grateful to host another shooter that also cooks and cle...
by CrossCut
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1525
Views: 79574

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Why would we experience positive resilience? Most people aren't enjoying this, even if it's not having a particular negative impact. We're just not being as adversely effected, because we view this less as a world-ending insoluble problem and more something else to overcome. It's why we're preppers...
by CrossCut
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1525
Views: 79574

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Interesting study, Horror fans and morbidly curious individuals are more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic At first I was surprised that "prepper genre fans" didn't also exhibit higher positive resilience scores on average, but wondering now if that might just be a consequence o...
by CrossCut
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6908
Views: 401846

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Acquired a couple more big rocks/small boulders to line the sides of the driveway. Our dirt driveway is about 100 yards long with 60 yards of that through woods, the rocks are for decoration (not all that uncommon around here) now but have the added function of blocking car/truck access if rolled in...
by CrossCut
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Food Saver medical recipes
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Food Saver medical recipes

Where do you get the fluids, tubing, & caths? Amazon for the flush syringes, shopmedvet for the tubing, start kits, and the caths (think the caths were in their "soon-to-expire" sale items - they might want a license for them otherwise), and the fluids I always have to shop around for each order. I...
by CrossCut
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Food Saver medical recipes
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Food Saver medical recipes

My (cheap) vacuum sealer died some years back and never replaced it. That said, the "procedure kit" that gets the most use here is this one. https://i.postimg.cc/MpvZ6Sd7/splinter-kit.jpg Each FAK gets one, and after band-aids and Liquid Skin (for dog paws, mostly) it's probably the most used item i...
by CrossCut
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup

Okay, I wasn't aware that FCC had ruled differently on the stun and kill functions then they reportedly had previously, or maybe I was misinformed from the start. It's been too many years now to remember where I got the info from but it was part of a discussion about the encryption (scramble) funct...
by CrossCut
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6908
Views: 401846

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

boskone wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Looked into a high-efficiency stove to put in the fireplace? They burn cleaner.
I'm dampering it down too much I think, too cold of a fire for complete combustion. Problem is unless it's sub-zero cold outside the house turns into a sauna running it hot.
by CrossCut
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup

The stun, kill, and revive functions, at least, falls under telecommand, and the auxiliary and remote station rules, and is allowed under the regs. From http://www.arrl.org/auxiliary-station-faq : "Telecommand is defined by the FCC as a one-way transmission to initiate, modify or terminate functions...
by CrossCut
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6908
Views: 401846

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Yesterday was chimney sweep day, I do this once a year before heating season. Two story home with the wood burner on the lower level, the only places the creosote builds up is the stove pipe at the woodstove and the chimney cap. This year the build up wasn't as bad as years past, we built a polebarn...
by CrossCut
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)
Replies: 144
Views: 12103

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)

Last time I looked at the proposed legislation we wouldn't qualify based on the max household income for the second round. If we do, it'll likely go toward truck tires here too. Bridgestone Duelers, this'll be the 3rd set, love those things for snow and soft sand.
by CrossCut
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup

Looks like a nice rig. The DTMF remote control part piqued my curiosity enough to go check out the manual and am impressed with the number of options available. Besides just displaying the decoded DTMF tones received, also has patrol, monitor, stun, kill, revive, and alarm functions. Didn't see that...
by CrossCut
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The State of Oregon is on Fire
Replies: 19
Views: 711

Re: The State of Oregon is on Fire

The arsonists don't help the situation, either. Saw an article in The Oregonian of an individual starting a fire in a median, and another article that there's no proof of protesters (or others) intentionally starting forest fires and asking people not to spread false rumors to the contrary. If they...
by CrossCut
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 538

Re: Charging Eneloop AA through USB

Just a thought quazi, but you might consider a Stanley portable power station/jump starter for the battery. 19Ah sealed lead acid battery, and can charge it with solar power (or an alternator) through the cigarette lighter port. I did a post on it last year, https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewt...
by CrossCut
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1525
Views: 79574

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Rain delay on some wood cutting planned for today, so working on a new and improved longer-lasting nasal spray formula. Test #1: 2 ml of 10% PVP-I 3 ml of glycerin 25 ml of distilled water https://i.postimg.cc/DwL3vq2C/nasal-spray-N-I.jpg Was reading that chlorhexidine solutions have better substant...
by CrossCut
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1525
Views: 79574

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

In case anyone was wondering Listerine Cool Mint®, in a simulated snot suspension, appears to be just as effective as original Listerine. Virucidal efficacy of different oral rinses against SARS-CoV-2 With multiple studies showing it's spread by individuals in the initial pre-symptomatic/asymptomati...
by CrossCut
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1525
Views: 79574

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Very interesting. I think I'll stick with Listerine, because it's still highly efficacious and I already have a massive bottle of it. Not to sound like a P&G commercial but Listerine has proven oral health benefits that make it worthwhile to use daily. https://www.listerine.com/total-care-campaign ...
by CrossCut
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1525
Views: 79574

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Very small number of participants, but how ironic if Listerine proved effective at preventing (?) / curing (!?!) COVID in anything even remotely close to 80% of the population, considering everything we've been through. I've been adding the PVP-I to Listerine, creates less bubbles/suds when gargling...
by CrossCut
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1525
Views: 79574

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

A very tiny study of gargling with Betadine, Listerine, tap water, or nothing, for those diagnosed with Stage 1 (<5 days of illness) COVID-19. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04410159 Results under the "Study Results" tab. I'm looking at the results - I'm not seeing where anybody developed a...
by CrossCut
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1525
Views: 79574

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

A very tiny study of gargling with Betadine, Listerine, tap water, or nothing, for those diagnosed with Stage 1 (<5 days of illness) COVID-19. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04410159

Results under the "Study Results" tab.

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