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by EBuff75
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 599
Views: 11122

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

Detroit area suburb Had to drop by CVS today for a prescription and I waited until early afternoon at the slowest time (per Google) to go. There were probably 6-8 customers there at the time and more than half of them were wearing masks and/or gloves. The line for prescriptions had tape on the floor...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 245
Views: 32349

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

I’ve been collecting 18650 batteries and plan on making a huge power bank and running a bunch of small 800-1500w wind turbines, and one larger 3+kw turbine. You might look into old battery packs out of hybrid cars to use for your solar project. You can check around on the web to find info about doi...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Prep related wins and saves!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Perp related wins and saves!!!

A few weeks ago I headed off to my parents' house to help them get ready for a move. Since they were planning to give me a pile of stuff while I was there (including a large saw), I cleared out most of the preps/gear from the back of my Suburban to make room (I came back with it completely full of s...
by EBuff75
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: The Perfect COVID-19 Theme Song
Replies: 30
Views: 683

Re: The Perfect COVID-19 Theme Song

raptor wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:56 pm
Queen. Don't stop me now...
I can't ever hear this song without thinking about the scene from Shaun of the Dead. :D
by EBuff75
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29883

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Locally meat prices have shot through the roof, especially beef. Cube Steak at Publix was $17/lb. Other stores were the same. That indicates there might be some kind of issue; but I am not sure what the issue might be. I am not going to pay that much and I don't have to. My guess is that the rate a...
by EBuff75
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are we prepared for this?
Replies: 19
Views: 447

Re: Are we prepared for this?

I just placed an order with Amazon. The shipments are delayed a bit (taking 3-10 days rather than 1-2), but nothing saying that they won't ship. I did have the option to delay shipment for part of the order so that it could be bundled with other items. Since none of it is critical, I was fine with t...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 599
Views: 11122

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

Detroit area - Hit up Target for a few items tonight. TONS of toilet paper in stock (to the point where it was hanging about 4 inches off the edge of the shelves). Soap had been hit hard, but there was still quite a bit there, both in bar and liquid form. All of the alcohol wipes, rubbing alcohol, e...
by EBuff75
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 607
Views: 94492

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

When bringing in some groceries last week, a can of tuna fell and dented rather badly. It wasn't leaking, so I decided to use it for dinner. While spelunking in my pantry, I found an old box of Tuna Helper along with some old cans of tuna. Hmmm... You need two cans of tuna to make it, so this was a ...
by EBuff75
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 599
Views: 11122

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

Central Michigan area Spent the day helping my parents get ready for a move and we stopped at the local Home Depot for boxes while I was there. As we were checking out I had to laugh - not only did they have antibacterial surface wipes, but they had a whole display of them and they were on sale . Th...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Central TN Tornado outbreak
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Central TN Tornado outbreak

Stercutus wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:39 pm
It struck early in the morning and few people got warnings.
THIS ^^^ is why you should have a weather alert radio which is always running in standby mode!
by EBuff75
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29883

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

I am not seeing panic buying where I live, but I am seeing impressive numbers here following the request that american citizens have a two to three week supply of food and medicines and 'necessarys'. Pretty similar here in Michigan. I went to Sam's Club on Saturday evening. It was a bit of a mess (...
by EBuff75
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6808
Views: 348915

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Stopped at my local Sam's here in Michigan on Saturday evening. Looked pretty normal to me. A few empty spots here and there, but that's par for the course. They still had the big containers of hand sanitizer, an entire end rack of sanitizing wipes, lots of water, etc.. Of course, there haven't been...
by EBuff75
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6621
Views: 1029659

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

I also ordered a Mora Garberg back in December at a similar price. Never showed up and no response from seller, with hundreds of people basically saying the same thing. When I initiated the request for refund from Amazon it took less than 60 seconds to be approved! Amazon must've had them flagged as...
by EBuff75
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6808
Views: 348915

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Bought some tote bins to do some organizing. Without even planning to do so, I bought the exact same one that I use in the back of my Suburban. Didn't even realize it until I loaded the new ones in there, at which point I started laughing. It appears that I'm fairly consistent with my likes/dislikes...
by EBuff75
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Free Olight review thread-I3E
Replies: 16
Views: 2312

Re: Free Olight review thread-I3E

I have an Olight I3S EOS on my keychain. I keep it as a backup to my main light (ZebraLight SC600 Mk IV), in case the battery died or I lost it. Sort of a two is one, one is none sort of thing. Not a fan of the light on my phone because it takes too long to get it out and use it. Gotta get the phone...
by EBuff75
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Living in a van, down by the river...
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Re: Living in a van, down by the river...

Used my Suburban for a week's worth of "camping" in northern Michigan this past fall. Nice to just be able to pull in to a campground, plug in a cord to run some lights/laptop (I stayed in RV slots in the campgrounds), put in my window blocks (foil/bubble wrap type of insulation, painted very light ...
by EBuff75
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6621
Views: 1029659

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

NONE of the prices you have listed are showing or even close. They were at the time, as I was able to go out and look at them. Decided against it, since I felt that the number of calories wasn't really enough to justify the purchase, even at that reduced price. I think that the fruit one only had a...
by EBuff75
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Where to get a flashlight repaired?
Replies: 21
Views: 1355

Re: Where to get a flashlight repaired?

You might check with the folks on either Candlepowerforums or Budgetlightforums. There are lots of people there who mod flashlights and would probably be able to give you some expert advice on how to disassemble/fix/reassemble your light.
by EBuff75
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 28
Views: 3013

Re: Repair Wins

Seriously $100 for 2 air filter replacements.:? That would be a bargain for my car, given that it takes about 90 minutes to do the cabin air filter. You have to remove the glove box, half of the trim on the passenger side, the fuse panel (I wish I were joking), and then deal with stacked air filter...
by EBuff75
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: This Earthquake Safety Helmet Folds Flat Until You Need It
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: This Earthquake Safety Helmet Folds Flat Until You Need It

At $71 each, I think I'll have to find something else to use for my Devo costume... ;)

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by EBuff75
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain
Replies: 45
Views: 6177

Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

It slipped in unnoticed but the Chinese have cancelled all tariffs on pork and soy. This is a "good faith" gesture for negotiating with the US over tariffs and has nothing to do with their population starving this winter. When I saw the news about the tariffs being cancelled and the "reason" for it...
by EBuff75
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 99388

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

New off road tires is on my list for my Jeep. I want to get the Patagonia M/T tires. Doing a tune up and replacing one of the upstream O2 sensors today. Trying to improve my mpg. It's brutal. I'm driving from gas station to gas station. lol. Yeah, there were two options for the Grabber A/Tx tires -...
by EBuff75
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 99388

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Just got some new General Grabber A/Tx tires on my Suburban. The old tires (Bridgestone Dueller A/T) still had tread left on them, but they were very old and the previous owner stored the truck outdoors, so I decided to replace them just to be on the safe side. So far I've only driven from the shop ...
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Nat'l Preparedness month - 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Re: Nat'l Preparedness month - 2019

There's also the 30 Days 30 Ways preparedness challenge, with daily challenges (and an overall competition which you can enter) relating to preparedness.

Blog at: http://www.30days30ways.com/ and their Facebook page.

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