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by Apache
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2006

Re: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?

Smallpox is still considered to be eradicated. There is an occasional case due to lab workers being exposed to viral samples. There is also a VERY remote possibility that it could reappear naturally through mutation of other pox diseases. Smallpox is eradicated, there is no doubt. The chances of an...
by Apache
Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Anyone Shoot?
Replies: 26
Views: 3251

Re: Anyone Shoot?

All moving smoothly and after getting the cabinet installed today I cannot wait to purchase my first shotgun. I *think* I am decided on a Hatsan Escort in a Mossy Oak paint-job. Can't believe they can be picked up for under £400 new and I have used one which I get on very well with. The Hatsans are...
by Apache
Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Car FAK and IFAK
Replies: 12
Views: 1245

Re: Car FAK and IFAK

I prefer nitrile gloves, chuck a couple of pairs in each kit so when you grab them they are there.

Get a simple CPR barrier, handy until ambulance arrives.
by Apache
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Anyone Shoot?
Replies: 26
Views: 3251

Re: Anyone Shoot?

Both myself and the girlfriend shoot. Mixture of clays, bunnies, crows, deer and a little bit of game. Between us we have 10 shotguns and 2 rifles and a free bullet humane killer. A handful of the shotguns were given to us when a relative left the country. My nice gun is a Beretta Silver Pigeon III ...
by Apache
Tue May 03, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Warning - Don't complain to the Police
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Warning - Don't complain to the Police

I suspect there will be more to this than appears on the surface.
by Apache
Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Treating a broken leg on a bird
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: Treating a broken leg on a bird

A few years ago, I had a duck that had a broken leg. I made an improvised splint for the leg out of various first aid items 2. The duck was NOT at all cooperative with this treatment, it kept trying to remove the various layers of bandages holding the metal splint in place, requiring me to un-wrap ...
by Apache
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: What would you buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Re: What would you buy?

The problem you have in this sphere is the internet. IMO you are better concentrating on quality at a fair price rather than being the cheapest. As there is nothing like this close to where I live I use the net and compare prices and quality as best I can. Was looking at buying a Basha. Can pick the...
by Apache
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: IMPORTANT: New Airgun Security Law
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: IMPORTANT: New Airgun Security Law

Worth pointing out! I am a member of a few shooting forums so did know about the issue. I don't have any under 18's in the house and don't routinely lock up my airguns but they are kept out of sight and away from casual visitors. There is no requirement for a cabinet just a secure [locked] room or c...
by Apache
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Storing Medicine In Refrigerator
Replies: 12
Views: 4216

Re: Storing Medicine In Refrigerator

Store them according to the instructions. A fridge is damp. A cool dark cupboard would be better.
by Apache
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: A multilevel approach to FAK for group support
Replies: 10
Views: 1912

Re: A multilevel approach to FAK for group support

I like your ideas. A couple of things pop into my head reading it. I would like to see a major dressing in the small kits that are carried at all times, as you can't always plan a major injury. Although a vital survival issue, not sure where matches come into play? Some small LED lights don't take u...
by Apache
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Concentrated Betadyne/Povidone-iodine
Replies: 11
Views: 1741

Re: Concentrated Betadyne/Povidone-iodine

Betadine disinfects by slowly releasing its iodine. Slowly, to decrease its toxicity to your own cells. So it takes a little while to work. When prepping skin with betadine for a procedure, the betadine MUST be allowed to dry in order for it to be considered to have actually disinfected. Very brief...
by Apache
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Police.uk - personalised crime map
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Police.uk - personalised crime map

mattltm wrote:Postcodes with less than 12 reported crimes don't appear and the stats are way out.
Not true! We have no reported crimes but our postcode works! Live in the middle of nowhere.
by Apache
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: zsc:010 membership questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1275

Re: zsc:010 membership questions

the_alias wrote:You miss the point.
Which is?
by Apache
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: UK Ambulance Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: UK Ambulance Forum

I have registered.
by Apache
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: zsc:010 membership questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1275

Re: zsc:010 membership questions

Still don't see any reason to pay any money? I don't want my username green, I hope I give a bit back to the forum and gain a little in return. This is what it should be about, not paying for the privilege. Why not have an ad banner that I can ignore like all other sites and keep it free for all? I ...
by Apache
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: The UK "Pay It Forward" Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1531

Re: The UK "Pay It Forward" Thread

Where can I get a 'wellness stick'? Are they prescription only or freely available?

:lol:
by Apache
Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: It hath begun (zombie walk 2010) (56k think again)
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: It hath begun (zombie walk 2010) (56k think again)

ash.cbr wrote:I thought of all places Yorkshire would have a lot of 56k connections :lol:

I thought it was just common courtesy to warn someone if your about to kill their connection.
That was my point really! I'm 45 minutes to a supermarket, yet internet speed on so bad!
by Apache
Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: It hath begun (zombie walk 2010) (56k think again)
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: It hath begun (zombie walk 2010) (56k think again)

Does ANYONE not have broadband now? 56K warnings maybe of use 5 years ago, but even my mother has broadband!

:twisted:
by Apache
Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Is Blood-Sugar Equipment A Waste Of Time?
Replies: 34
Views: 1631

Re: Is Blood-Sugar Equipment A Waste Of Time?

Most of the stuff I have been taught for disaster medicine flat out tells us that insulin dependent diabetics will not survive if it is more than a week beyond their med supply. Pah, much longer than that in most cases, especially if avoiding highly processed foods. You'll pee a lot and drink a lot...
by Apache
Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Is Blood-Sugar Equipment A Waste Of Time?
Replies: 34
Views: 1631

Re: Is Blood-Sugar Equipment A Waste Of Time?

Depends on the context you are talking about. If you mean as a kit to use now then a glucometer is a very useful thing to have, especially if you have a family member who is diabetic. Make sure you have a means of raising blood sugar, otherwise it's pointless. If you are talking end of the world sce...
by Apache
Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Arm-Britain Pro-Gun Movement
Replies: 28
Views: 1801

Re: Arm-Britain Pro-Gun Movement

Gun ownership isn't difficult in this country. You need secure storage, not to have any criminal record or psychotic tendencies and a reason for owning a rifle. What's so difficult with that? The forum linked, as a shooter, turns my stomach. We shouldn't be looking keep a loaded shotgun under the be...
by Apache
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Recommend me a stethoscope
Replies: 46
Views: 8947

Re: Recommend me a stethoscope

I know that quite a few students, techs, and doctors at my vet school have their stethoscopes marked with tags you'd use on a dog collar. I used to use them for marking artery forceps and scissors. The problem with the one on a stethoscope is it can jingle with the head and give erroneous sounds an...
by Apache
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Survival Hunting Weapon
Replies: 21
Views: 1431

Re: Survival Hunting Weapon

It may seem a silly questionbut have you considered a rifle or shotgun? It may not seem like it but the relevant licences aren't as impossible to get as you might think. I understand a few UK based ZS'ers have perfectly legal firearms. Realistically that is your best bet. You are limited to the amo...
by Apache
Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Leeds earthquake
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Leeds earthquake

Ripon isn't exactly Leeds! I felt it just as Silent Witness came on. Nowt much.

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