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by Gaelin
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: New CERT trainee
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: New CERT trainee

Attended the second session on Tuesday. Unit 2 deals with fire suppression, the types of fires (a,b,c,d and oddly k) the different types of fire extinguishers that match these types of fires and the proper way to deal with a small fire. CERT personnel are not trained to fight large fires due to the ...
by Gaelin
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: New CERT trainee
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: New CERT trainee

That makes a lot of sense about the age spread. I hadn't considered the responsibilities others might have. I have a lot of down time right now so that allows me to participate in CERT.
by Gaelin
Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: New CERT trainee
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: New CERT trainee

Apparently the local highschool has some kind of referral program with CERT. This would explain the high percentage of teenagers in my class. As I stated before im the oldest in my class at 38 and all the rest are 17-18. Way below my age range. I thought of one other thing about this mix. Im a big g...
by Gaelin
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: New CERT trainee
Replies: 12
Views: 980

New CERT trainee

Well, I did it. I just signed up for my local cert team training courses. I have the book and man is there a lot of info in there. I think it will help me train my disaster survival skills tremendously. There is no fee for the basic training though they do offer advanced skills training for a fee so...
by Gaelin
Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1774
Views: 284211

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

Went yard saleing yesterday, found a brand new still in the box Coleman lantern for four bucks! Also found a Bug Out backpack for my son for three dollars. Then bought a large Alice pack with frame and straps for $20.

Hopefully this luck will keep up for a while.
by Gaelin
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: IFAK Essentials Series: The NPA and OPA (Updated)
Replies: 16
Views: 17186

Re: IFAK Essentials Series: The NPA and OPA (Updated)

I always wondered what those two j-hook looking plastic pieces were in my FAK. Now I know. Thanks to Gunny and Jim I learned something new from zombiesquad. That's what I like about this site.
by Gaelin
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interesting Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 2844

Re: Interesting Situation

Upon further research, I have discovered that there is a local CERT chapter. I was unable to locate them when I last searched, but they offer first aid courses and wilderness F/A courses as well as other disaster related training. They have never been called up or activated, but we live in a quiet (...
by Gaelin
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Anyone here read Max Brooks's "Zombie Survival Guide"
Replies: 24
Views: 2220

Re: Anyone here read Max Brooks's "Zombie Survival Guide"

That's interesting. I never made that connection.
by Gaelin
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the "system" starts eating the pieces...
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

Re: When the "system" starts eating the pieces...

I agree with ZGrannie, if there was no contract there should be no bill.
by Gaelin
Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: HOPELESS
Replies: 24
Views: 3778

Re: HOPELESS

MM, what part of the country are you from?
by Gaelin
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Raiders in Washington state
Replies: 117
Views: 14521

Re: Raiders in Washington state

I agree that this guy is not the sharpest crayon in the box, but what about his "followers" or team or whatever? One idiot is called an idiot, 50 idiots is called a riot. Im really hoping that most of his "plan" was conceived by NatGeo.
by Gaelin
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: HOPELESS
Replies: 24
Views: 3778

Re: HOPELESS

How did you introduce the idea of prepping? If you start out prepping for zombies/nukes/plague etc it might be a little off putting, If you introduce it (like others suggested) as stocking up, or keeping a little extra on hand it seems less strange and more acceptable. It took me almost 2 years to g...
by Gaelin
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Teaching Kids about firearm safety
Replies: 24
Views: 4471

Re: Teaching Kids about firearm safety

Good suggestions so far. I have two boys (11 and 7)and Ive been training them in firearm safety since the oldest one was five. That's also the first time he fired an ar15. I make them recite the firearms safety rules before they ever touch a gun, whether its at the range or just for cleaning / exami...
by Gaelin
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interesting Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 2844

Re: Interesting Situation

Thank you JohnE for the links. I'll check them out.
by Gaelin
Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interesting Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 2844

Re: Interesting Situation

Interesting article Bae. I am no medic, but I am learning as much as I can on the lay-person side of things. Little mnemonic tricks like that help make things easier. I have taken a Red Cross CPR course a few years ago but that was about all it covered. Maybe I can talk to some of the local medics. ...
by Gaelin
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interesting Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 2844

Re: Interesting Situation

That was a concern that my father and I shared. We didn't want to disturb the area in case there was evidence needed by the sheriff. (And to clear a point it was the Sheriff's office that responded to the call, not the police.) So once I checked her pulse, by using the carotid artery, We backed off ...
by Gaelin
Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interesting Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 2844

Re: Interesting Situation

Bae, pre hydrating would be a good idea, but this was a spur of the moment decision to go. We literally decided to go after my dad got home from work. It was supposed to be a test of our BOBs. It was supposed to be a mock bug out / emergency type scenario. The BOBs worked well and we were pleased wi...
by Gaelin
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interesting Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 2844

Re: Interesting Situation

TacAir, I never thought about the blanket, I had two of the mylar type emergency blankets in my pack. I should have covered her for privacy considering what she was wearing. The temp never dropped below 80 degrees even throughout the night so weather was not a consideration. (Welcome to South Georgi...
by Gaelin
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interesting Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 2844

Interesting Situation

Had an interesting situation a couple of weeks ago. Wondered what you guys thought. My dad and I had set out for a weekend MBO. We selected a place near the river and began walking through the woods. After several hours we selected a place to camp. By this time my dad was suffering from mild heat ex...
by Gaelin
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Any ZS members in Georgia?
Replies: 15
Views: 2879

Re: Any ZS members in Georgia?

Sadly, for me there is no "local" chapter. I think there is one in North GA but im not too sure how active it is.
by Gaelin
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Any ZS members in Georgia?
Replies: 15
Views: 2879

Re: Any ZS members in Georgia?

I am near Valdosta GA.
by Gaelin
Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gaelin's BOB update
Replies: 38
Views: 5615

Re: Gaelin's BOB update

OK, my (sorta) annual review of my BOB. Several things have been added. Finally got a water filter pump added, which increases my potable water supply exponentially (or a t least a whole lot)and added MRES throughout. I also added a few new light sources such as the headlamp and resupplied my paraco...
by Gaelin
Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: My new baby =)
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: My new baby =)

Congrats. I bought my K31 back last year and fell in love with it instantly. They are fun to shoot. It also seems to have less recoil that what I had expected and far more accurate than I had expected right of the shelf. By this, I mean the previous owner almost seems to have zeroed it for ME. I jus...
by Gaelin
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: RPK purchase
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Re: RPK purchase

rofl...nice

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