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by sql_yoda
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexico becoming a failed state?
Replies: 1248
Views: 79166

Re: Mexico becoming a failed state?

Hi from almost ten years ago, phil in cs is still top billing
by sql_yoda
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: College kids
Replies: 13
Views: 1524

Re: College kids

lailr wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:58 pm
they know to leave directions of where they are going.
You're already doing better than me friend
by sql_yoda
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 19
Views: 4255

Re: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?

If you have the funding, I'd recommend making a trauma specific kit and a 'sick call' kit. not many remember the wound care portion and how many dressings you actually need. I would humbly add a traction splint because even if you're the only one to have in the nearest 150 square miles, someone wil...
by sql_yoda
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Levaquin shelf life
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Levaquin shelf life

NT2C wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:05 pm
drugs.com, is not...

https://www.drugs.com/ppa/levofloxacin-systemic.html
There's nothing about useful shelf life. Unless I missed it. There's a buttload of information there. I'm not trying to say there isn't - just I don't know how long is too long to keep it in my back pocket.
by sql_yoda
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Levaquin shelf life
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Levaquin shelf life

Read the professional literature on it. I have a copy of the Merck manual and Physician's Desk Reference from around a decade ago when I last contributed to this website but they are in fact silent on the topic. I know for a fact that some things in particular ciprofloxacin are formulated for decad...
by sql_yoda
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in a Low Resource Environment
Replies: 2
Views: 1773

Re: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in a Low Resource Environment

I can't speak to the effectiveness of vac therapy on large wounds; I have had several, and never once had positive results with the big wearable pump and negative pressure dressings. Doesn't stop my doctor from trying though. Full disclosure I am a wheelchair user with repetitive and frequent decubi...
by sql_yoda
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Levaquin shelf life
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Levaquin shelf life

I had a bad thing going on last year, cellulitis infection in my leg. It presented as swelling and redness for which my GP prescribed a ten day course of levofloxacin 500 mg. I took one, saw her the next day, and with no immediate outward signs of improvement, was admitted to hospital with IV vancom...
by sql_yoda
Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: News in the battle with MRSA
Replies: 8
Views: 1172

Re: News in the battle with MRSA

"discovered novel antivirulence drugs that, without killing the bacteria, render Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Streptococcus pyogenes, commonly referred to as strep, harmless" The harm that comes from MRSA etc is not the actual infection. It's in every hospital and tends to ...
by sql_yoda
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Rat....it's what's for dinner!
Replies: 43
Views: 3747

Re: Rat....it's what's for dinner!

Regulator wrote: If you’re a gambler, or just really like rat, here’s what you’re dealing with. Clicky
Excellent post. Thank you.
by sql_yoda
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Rat....it's what's for dinner!
Replies: 43
Views: 3747

Re: Rat....it's what's for dinner!

im not gonna lie... the tails actually look kinda freaky to me Me too, but earlier the OP said that rat tails are still edible if less desirable. I personally would love to know what happens to the tail if you braise it low and slow - i am guessing it would just be divine! The OP chose to post pics...
by sql_yoda
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Where do you draw the line? (Extended families)
Replies: 46
Views: 3438

Re: Where do you draw the line? (Extended families)

In my case, bugging out from a local disaster, no matter how bad, would be career suicide... does anyone know what happened to the public safety personnel who fled New Orleans after Katrina? I'm actually curious, now that I think about it... But given a disaster of sufficient magnitude, we're talki...
by sql_yoda
Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Where do you draw the line? (Extended families)
Replies: 46
Views: 3438

Re: Where do you draw the line? (Extended families)

to head down to step families farm in Gloucester. I know form holidays there that the farm is capable of housing my immediate family (step family included) for any extended amount of time with minimum discomfort. So my question is, at what point do you draw the line in deciding who stays or goes? A...
by sql_yoda
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Rat....it's what's for dinner!
Replies: 43
Views: 3747

Re: Rat....it's what's for dinner!

That looks so damned good. I wasn't paying a lot of attention until I saw the photos of seared meat and then doused in broth. Damn man that looks so good. Question though, were there any parts that would be chewy or stringy? The western appetite has some amount less tolerance for game meat, and it l...
by sql_yoda
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Where do you draw the line? (Extended families)
Replies: 46
Views: 3438

Re: Where do you draw the line? (Extended families)

For me, it is a matter of who will work or not. Food for the short term could be hard, but long term it could be beneficial to have a few extra hands to produce more. What if they had a car full of supplies, but got jumped. I'm confused about how you open up with an ode to self-sufficiency and end ...
by sql_yoda
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Terra Nova
Replies: 101
Views: 7854

Re: Terra Nova

I really liked the finale. The last few episodes were losing me, but they really pulled it together for the finale. Hope it gets renewed for another season. I have to disagree. Is the show still worth watching for the premiere in season two; yes - but barely. Maybe it was South Park that called thi...
by sql_yoda
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Where do you draw the line? (Extended families)
Replies: 46
Views: 3438

Re: Where do you draw the line? (Extended families)

After trying to convince extended family to prep for themselves, those family member would not be welcome to use the resources that I have been storing for my wife and two children. As much as it would pain me to have to turn family away in a TEOTWAWKI I would do it. Especially those who offered no...
by sql_yoda
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What did you get for Christmas that is a PAW Prep Item?
Replies: 153
Views: 6969

Re: What did you get for Christmas that is a PAW Prep Item?

I got a book claiming to be an SAT test about zombies. Still not sure if the two-legged and zero-armed variety is more dangerous than the two-armed and zero-legged variety. :cry:

I freaking have a wish list on amazon!
by sql_yoda
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: How do you cook your fish?
Replies: 26
Views: 2765

How do you cook your fish?

Watching the first season of Good Eats and got to the fish episode called "Hook, Line, and Dinner." I noticed something tonight about pretty much every cooking show I've ever seen about how to cook fish - the first thing the host says is "if it smells like fish it isn't fresh"; the second thing they...
by sql_yoda
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Electric weapons - suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Electric weapons - suggestions

It's a weird situation. Before the new law, nobody was allowed to carry electrics except current and former LEO's and ex military, and everyone was allowed to carry firearms as long as the weapon wasn't concealed or loaded. I'm not a handgun fan, and I can't really explain why - the barrels are alwa...
by sql_yoda
Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Terra Nova
Replies: 101
Views: 7854

Re: Terra Nova

I'm ex-Army and still keep a subscription to Army Times. I'm always reading about all of the things they are doing to upgrade military weapons. Trying caseless ammo for rifles and all sorts of electronics. It's not far fetched that in 100 years time they will be using rifles with electric fireing p...
by sql_yoda
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: strangest thing you have ever seen
Replies: 1844
Views: 160993

Re: strangest thing you have ever seen

Not two years ago, I was rolling down state street with my lady friend when this hopped up hippy dreadlocked moron started railing at me - "Use Hydrogen!" - Yeah - did he not notice that I was using muscle power to locomote my crippled ass down the street, which is a lot more efficient on all scores...
by sql_yoda
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Because it's not a virus, you moron!
Replies: 29
Views: 2758

Re: Because it's not a virus, you moron!

One little slip of the knife is all it takes I guess. You'd think that all this time and energy focused on disaster prep and rebound would help a guy to exercise caution - you'd be wrong. All it took was a single tiny slip of the knife. A man can spend years trying to please six and eight-tops but t...
by sql_yoda
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me out with my BoB
Replies: 35
Views: 1426

Re: Help me out with my BoB

$500 is a lot - I'd recommend just keeping like - $10 in quarters, 2x$20's and $10 in singles in your bob - you really don't even need the twenty's but the singles and quarters would be awesome if you happened upon a vending machine that still works after you bug out
by sql_yoda
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Comments for "Because it's not a virus, you moron!"
Replies: 25
Views: 1422

Re: Comments for "Because it's not a virus, you moron!"

I support you and the idea of a groupwrite, but I am saddened that zs contributors are not usually predisposed to sustain a thread like this for long. If you have a story you want to share, they are very supportive and sometimes "micro-fanbases" can develop, but on average they don't really engage i...

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