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by darmstrong
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 24979

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Police in Iceland request that people kindly cancel their criminal plans.

https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news ... _covid_19/

In all seriousness, be prepared. Disasters bring the best and worst out of people.
by darmstrong
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1774
Views: 283704

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Some of the Com block gas masks use Asbestos in the filters. I mean it's better than breathing mustard gas but still not great. :ohdear: I'm quite certain that most 80s filters have asbestos in them and over time that asbestos has broken down into the little tiny particles that I DO NOT want in my ...
by darmstrong
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 485
Views: 6820

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

Called the local health clinic to see how they were doing on masks. They said that they weren't running low, but any donations would be appreciated. I bought a big bag of N95s a few years back for emergencies. For a minute I thought "well if they don't need them then why wouldn't I keep them?" but ...
by darmstrong
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1774
Views: 283704

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

I purchased a Polish MC-1 gas mask about a week ago from a vendor who still had some in stock. It arrived today and was tested. I also got a rain suit and rubber gloves to go with the mask. It's not quite as good as coveralls, but should provide a decent barrier in case things go south. We already h...
by darmstrong
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 485
Views: 6820

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

Eastern Oregon is starting to see some more cases being tested for. A local countertop business is shutdown. The owner is a friend and one of the employees came back with a positive test. All the other employees are now in quarantine. The general public of Idaho didn't care about the Coronavirus. On...
by darmstrong
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 485
Views: 6820

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

Update from Eastern Oregon: Prepping for a Shelter in Place order that's probably coming tonight or tomorrow. Gov Brown said it was coming if people wouldn't abide by the previous orders. Last week I pulled out an old USB webcam that I had and hooked it up to my media-pc, which runs Netflix to my TV...
by darmstrong
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 24979

Re: COVID-19 Thread

What we HAVE started to see is supply chain issues. Paper products were gone very early, and panic buying has left good sized gaps on the shelves. Meat, dried beans, rice, flour, sugar, and other staples are getting scarce. There are still plenty of things like potato chips, junk food, frozen foods...
by darmstrong
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 24979

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Now that things are bad, I am resisting the urge to stock up even more. I recogize that I am in a much better position than most of my family and neighbors. My community is seeing shortages and placing limits on purchases. Even though Aldi would let me buy 4 of each type of canned good they have, I...
by darmstrong
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 485
Views: 6820

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

People drove 3 hours to shop at a local grocer this morning, according to an employee. They pretty much cleaned out bread, flour and other things. That's some pretty serious desperation. We picked up two bags of flour, even though it looks like we are in good shape to ride this out. I know we have 2...
by darmstrong
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 485
Views: 6820

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

Local report for Eastern Oregon. Governor directs that no gatherings of 250 or more people. 3 churches that have larger than 250 per service are requesting that some people stay home. One church is ONLY streaming their service on the web. Smaller churches are asking vulnerable populations to stay ho...
by darmstrong
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 485
Views: 6820

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

Discussion about staffing today at work, and how Operations runs on partial capacity. After showing the numbers and the rate of infection, there was some concern about what do things look like in a 6-8 weeks. I've learned that a lot of people don't really understand exponential increases in things.
by darmstrong
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6802
Views: 347134

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Not sure if it is still true today but there might also be a grand total for the day and not just you can only withdraw x amount at a time or a what method are you purchasing with. For example years ago I made some normal purchases and then went to make my big ticket purchase which we a 400 dollar ...
by darmstrong
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand
Replies: 34
Views: 685

Re: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand

With Guard Dogs German Shepards are the gold standard when it comes to providing trained security. The various Border Collies are also great. Just about any dog is trainable with the right approach, some are just better suited. Our English Mastiff was tough to train and shit for a "watch dog" but.....
by darmstrong
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 24979

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Ever wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:21 am
Does anyone remember the aprx date COVID-19 moved into Italy with a vengeance?
February 23rd was the day that 67 new COVID-19 infections were listed on the WHO Situation Report. The 24th was another 48 new infections. That was the day I knew that it wouldn't be contained.
by darmstrong
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 485
Views: 6820

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

Eastern Oregonian here. We had a case about a few hours up the freeway with a closure of a Casino and school for cleaning. Based upon on the infectious time period, I suspect that we'll have another bunch crop up in the next 2 weeks. Hand sanitizer is being sold in limited quantities by a number of ...
by darmstrong
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand
Replies: 34
Views: 685

Re: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand

Maybe not keeping out heavy equipment for long, but ICF is SUV proof. https://www.quadlock.com/insulating-concrete-forms/icf_house_car_crash.htm Plus small arms and explosives: https://youtu.be/Jo8OuQUcpGo https://youtu.be/u_XoB9diHvU https://www.quadlock.com/insulated-concrete-forms/news/030527bla...
by darmstrong
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand
Replies: 34
Views: 685

Re: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand

Skipping being bulletproof, DeviantOllam has a lot of good pentesting videos that would offer useful info for general intrusion resistance. I got a bit interested when there were some burglaries and peepers (potentially but not necessarily related) in the area. The first step in securing a house ge...
by darmstrong
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 24979

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

After reading about masks and infections, I'm guessing that we're really looking at a variety of threat models. If you were visiting a patient with an active case of coronavirus, you'd wear mask, gloves and possible gown. This is different than just being in public. Though, Joseph Kwan of Hong Kong ...
by darmstrong
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to the forum. Lots of great information around these forums and there's always a need for more information, planning and thoughts around the zeds.
by darmstrong
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: K9 First-Aid fail
Replies: 12
Views: 3003

Re: K9 First-Aid fail

I've heard that you should always muzzle the dog, because even the best non-aggressive dog could bite when it is hurting. A muzzle is a must for preparedness. You are correct that even the best dog can bite, though some dogs individually and breeds seem to be less prone. A muzzle also prevents prob...
by darmstrong
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1056
Views: 24979

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Our seasonal flu seems to be reporting a mortality rate of around .095% to .097% at this time. Right? And COVID-19 is being reported, at this time , at 2% mortality rate isn't it? As of yesterday's number the mortality rate was 2.9%. This is to be expected based upon the large increase in numbers o...
by darmstrong
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey peeeeepul
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Hey peeeeepul

Welcome. There's great information in these forums. The Forum isn't as active as it once was, but still many great people. I lurked here for probably 7 years before having an account and always found the information when I was searching for information.
by darmstrong
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Index of possible disasters (tiny and SHTF)
Replies: 13
Views: 3486

Re: Index of possible disasters (tiny and SHTF)

Secondary disaster\hardship. Disaster strikes some distance away, type irrelevant, but displaces a significant population mass - they are en route to\through your location. Like a plague of locust, scared humans moving in mass are a destructive force on par with any biblical scourge. This has alway...
by darmstrong
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Would we still have water & power if COVID-2019 comes to the U.S.?
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Would we still have water & power if COVID-2019 comes to the U.S.?

Most places can run a skeleton crew and have plans accordingly. COVID19 wipes out the staffing to make things happen. This is different than taking out the infrastructure in a hurricane situation. Some work can compel their employees to report for work with termination being the consequence for fail...

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