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by CG
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1452

Re: Atlantic tropics....

I looked at National Geographic's map website and can't for the life of me figure out how to get local topos. Any suggestions? I've used the USGS download client before ( https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/basic/ ), it is a little clunky to figure out how to use it, but they do have a "How To" link at ...
by CG
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1452

Re: Atlantic tropics....

I'll be honest, printing out some local topos from National Geographic and using them to practice with my compass really paid off, as with no power, cell service, or internet, when I heard on the radio that everyone in a mile of the Cape Fear was being evacuated, I pulled the maps out of my compass...
by CG
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Buying Brand New Truck?
Replies: 21
Views: 686

Re: Buying Brand New Truck?

Hubby ends up driving on lots of sand (delivering to sand plants). He has a 4x4 dually and said it works fabulously on the sand, but he's also generally got a pretty good amount of weight in the back because he's hauling tools and a compressor.
by CG
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Freezing Water supply?
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Freezing Water supply?

We use plastic Topo Chico bottles. The bigger ones are about 1.5L. Hubby takes 2 of them in his ice chest every day, and they're normally still pretty frozen when he comes home, even after longer days in 110F. He comes home and switches them out. I take a smaller one in my little lunch bag with all ...
by CG
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 41896

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

I carry an OTF knife at work, and I have gotten some odd looks from people around here, but since I have a good excuse, I just ignore it. IF HR ever asks, yes it is legal here, and it is the only knife that I can open and close one handed for when my other hand is occupied holding on to a ladder, o...
by CG
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 41896

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

I helped with the delivery of cups at the theater. Pallets, completely plastic-wrapped, higher than my head. "Anybody got a knife?" Uh, yeah. So I pop out my knife with a 3-4" spring blade (it is now legal in Texas), to which one of the guys goes, "I'm kind of embarrassed to take out my knife now," ...
by CG
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Ace wrap in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Ace wrap in the UK

My wife has been prone to joint injury in the past, and the most probable big problem I see us encountering is a bad ankle sprain/injury somewhere remote. Do you know of any latex-free equivalents to vet wrap? It doesn't concern me too much - In all probability I'm only ever going to be needing thi...
by CG
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat, and How to Survive It
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: Heat, and How to Survive It

It's not as hot where I live as you, but I struggle badly in summer regardless. What helps me is basically cutting out hot food. Hot drinks too, but I don't really go in for those anyway. I also try to find ways to eat/drink cold things (cold as I can manage anyway, I have sensitive teeth :P). I im...
by CG
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Videos to convert non-preppers
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Videos to convert non-preppers

by CG
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2054
Views: 160995

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Never saw anyone pass out during a jump but did see one of the most fucked up landing ever in Airborne School. It was during a final jump, a night jump and a captain landed one leg down well over extended, breaking it instantly, then went down on hard backwards on his left arm breaking it, and then...
by CG
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2054
Views: 160995

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Sorry it was so long....but I have some more stories to tell. Some good and some bad, but right now I have to wrestle a 10 year old for my HK USP. Even though it is a .40 S&W it is one of four HKs pistols that I have and I have had it for 20 years. She told me she bites, and I laughed back and said...
by CG
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Cold pack activating itself
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Re: Cold pack activating itself

Hard drive case should be about right, I think.
by CG
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FORUM UPGRADE
Replies: 49
Views: 1978

Re: FORUM UPGRADE

Slightly related to the topic: are there any decent free antiviruses out there these days? I haven't done my research in a while, and I think one of my computers might be relying on Windows at the moment. :shock:
by CG
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Free Prepper Ebooks
Replies: 6029
Views: 130980

Re: Free Prepper Ebooks

A Year without the Grocery Store
https://www.amazon.com/Year-Without-Gro ... B07983WM8S
119 pages
by CG
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 227
Views: 6842

Re: The Coming Civil War

MPMalloy wrote:Here is what Wikipedia says about crime & such in the aftermath of Katrina. Raptor was there, & has a real good thread, somewhere on ZS, about his first-hand experiences.
Linky to Raptor's thread
by CG
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Anyone have experience with green goo?
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Anyone have experience with green goo?

Calendula, plantain, comfrey, yarrow, and myrrh are often used in herbal recipes for salves. I have calendula-infused oil in the fridge for when I make my next batch.

I'd definitely be interested in a product like this if I ran across it in a store and could buy a single travel size one.
by CG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Teaching Basic First Aid Stuff to Older Kids/Teens
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Teaching Basic First Aid Stuff to Older Kids/Teens

Older Teens? Like old enough to take EMT classes? Red Cross teaches a First Aid Course that is ok. 11 and 14. Older kid and teen. I should have been more clear. I looked at the Red Cross one, but they want $50 per person, which isn't going to happen at the moment, so I was figuring I'll see what I ...
by CG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Teaching Basic First Aid Stuff to Older Kids/Teens
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Teaching Basic First Aid Stuff to Older Kids/Teens

Good little basic printable first aid guide: http://www.thebreakingnews.com/files/ar ... -guide.pdf
Nifty little wilderness first aid checklist: https://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_C ... tGuide.pdf
by CG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Teaching Basic First Aid Stuff to Older Kids/Teens
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Teaching Basic First Aid Stuff to Older Kids/Teens

Any particularly good resources y'all have run across for teaching older kids/teens basic first aid? Online videos, books, etc.? Free is good. I do figure that we should all do at least the Heartsaver course at some point but we don't have the money for it just yet. And yes, I'm googling around, I w...
by CG
Thu May 24, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING

I've never watched one of these videos before. Are they all this well produced? This was more like an episode of some type of "critical incident" tv show. I just subscribed to the channel on YouTube. After watching it, I've got to give major kudos to the ride-out crew at that plant. It sounds like ...
by CG
Thu May 24, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING

The USCSB just released a new video documenting their analysis of the Arkema plant fires. *snip for easier quoting* If you are used to watching the USCSB's videos on other chemical accidents, they will typically fault a host of negligent engineering, policy, and/or management practices leading to a...
by CG
Fri May 18, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"
Replies: 11
Views: 1394

Re: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"

Honestly, in that sort of situation, I may not think to grab my bag packed with clothes, but I have a gym bag packed and in the car for me at all times so I'll actually go to the gym. I at least have one set of clean clothes. I would, however, grab my purse, phone, and laptop (even if I just unplug ...
by CG
Fri May 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Interesting statement from Springfield
Replies: 30
Views: 871

Re: Interesting statement from Springfield

The closest Cabela's to me is in Lubbock, which is about 2 hours north of my AO. It's a nice store with friendly people and a decent selection of guns and ammo (prices are a bit high, but nowhere near as nuts as Gander Mountain). I don't even think there's a Dick's in my part of Texas, come to thin...
by CG
Thu May 17, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Interesting statement from Springfield
Replies: 30
Views: 871

Re: Interesting statement from Springfield

The closest Cabela's to me is in Lubbock, which is about 2 hours north of my AO. It's a nice store with friendly people and a decent selection of guns and ammo (prices are a bit high, but nowhere near as nuts as Gander Mountain). I don't even think there's a Dick's in my part of Texas, come to thin...

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