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by fred.greek
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Any sugestions for a week long hospital stay kit?
Replies: 24
Views: 3700

Re: Any sugestions for a week long hospital stay kit?

Does the patient area of the hospital have wifi?

Chargers. My own toothbrush, shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc. Notepad & pens.
Underwear. Books? Sandals. My own drugs, prescription and OTC, vitamins.
by fred.greek
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Massive Meteor Strikes the Moon
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: Massive Meteor Strikes the Moon

Consider Shoemaker–Levy, which hit Jupiter back in 1994. Despite the gravity of Jupiter, which is much more than Earth, NASA recorded explosions that went significantly above the “surface” of the planet.
by fred.greek
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: If you took strangers in your home,what'd be your 3 rules?
Replies: 58
Views: 8672

Re: If you took strangers in your home,what'd be your 3 rule

One rule.

Do what I tell you if you want to live, I’ve been expecting this for a long time.
by fred.greek
Wed May 03, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Water from the air
Replies: 18
Views: 1335

Re: Water from the air

Notes I collected a long time ago... ___________________ Water Collection from "Dry" Air. Before modern dehumidifiers, there were methods shown usefull in precipitating water from the air. Dew ponds appear to predate history. They are large but shallow artificial pools, smooth rock to protect the wa...
by fred.greek
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: What would be a more realistic zombie?
Replies: 34
Views: 6880

Re: What would be a more realistic zombie?

http://www.johnringo.net/TheLibrary/BlackTideRising/UnderaGraveyardSky/TheInevitableZombieApocalypse.aspx The author at the link presents the argument that genetic manipulation ability is developing quickly and extensively, and becoming “cheap” and simple to do, with the probability that soon it wil...
by fred.greek
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Zombie Apocalypse would take 100 days if left unchecked
Replies: 16
Views: 3235

Re: Zombie Apocalypse would take 100 days if left unchecked

Further re zombies: http://www.johnringo.net/TheLibrary/BlackTideRising/UnderaGraveyardSky/TheInevitableZombieApocalypse.aspx The author at the link presents the argument that genetic manipulation ability is developing quickly and extensively, and becoming “cheap” and simple to do, with the probabil...
by fred.greek
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Why do you prep?
Replies: 31
Views: 3491

Re: Why do you prep?

Our present “just in time” delivery system is essentially always on the verge of failure. Our physical infrastructure has deteriorated. Our economy is a joke and the dollar is an illusion. Most levels of government are bankrupt. We are a net importer of almost everything (i.e. fuel, food, clothing, ...
by fred.greek
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: preppers choice for Antibiotics?
Replies: 51
Views: 7360

Re: preppers choice for Antibiotics?

If I read the document at the link correctly, it would seem that fish antibiotics, a popular aspect of “prepper” lore, will as of this coming January require all to go to a veterinarian and get a prescription to make a purchase. http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/developmentapprovalprocess/ucm48210...
by fred.greek
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Post Election Rioting and Protests
Replies: 40
Views: 3477

Re: Post Election Rioting and Protests

"Not my President"... is how I've felt many times, especially the last 7+ years...
by fred.greek
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Daylight's End
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Daylight's End

It looks like someone posted the entire movie on youtube. Cannot tell for sure, or how long it will be there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWklmL-C7Kg
by fred.greek
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: What do you guys do for employment?
Replies: 554
Views: 48806

Re: What do you guys do for employment?

The wife and I are both retired federal civil service, living off the tax donations and debt of working US workers. We know this can not continue indefinitely and are planning / acting accordingly.
by fred.greek
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keeping the toilet running while bugging in....
Replies: 43
Views: 6652

Re: Keeping the toilet running while bugging in....

Have had personal observation of sewage “collection” failure. At the last place we rented, power was out for a while. The water kept flowing. Our house was downhill, something like 40 foot or more elevation difference from the houses up hill. People kept flushing. Eventually the collection and pumpi...
by fred.greek
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: EcoCooler & Cooling w/o Electricity
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Re: EcoCooler & Cooling w/o Electricity

I would suspect that a ventilated shaded space over the roof and walls would do much more to help internal temperatures.
by fred.greek
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Forget the potassium iodide
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Re: Forget the potassium iodide

Like most things, it depends… Iodine is to “fill up” the thyroid gland to prevent it from absorbing radioactive iodine from the environment. There may be other substances to “pre fill” other organs. There appear to be chelation procedures to help the body rid itself of various substances that may be...
by fred.greek
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Washington Post evaluates zompoc survivability by county
Replies: 22
Views: 4257

Re: Washington Post evaluates zompoc survivability by county

I don't understand where we are in Arizona, sort of north-east of Yuma, is a low survival (of zombies) area.

There are not that many people, and the desert should be dehydrating the zombies fairly rapidly....
by fred.greek
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Arrow Making and Maintenance
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

Re: Arrow Making and Maintenance

Remember to comply with the federal arrow shaft tax, if it applies to your situation...

http://taxmap.ntis.gov/taxmap/pubs/p510-035.htm
by fred.greek
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Best weapon for the zombie apocalypse?
Replies: 61
Views: 11739

Re: Best weapon for the zombie apocalypse?

A zombie does not feel pain, nor care about wounds to tissue that do not physically prevent the zombie from continuing “efficient” pursuit, grabbing, or chewing. If the former human is a zombie because the higher brain functions are gone, and it’s just the primitive reptile brain functioning, “killi...
by fred.greek
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Civilian Concealed Carry vs. Peace Officer
Replies: 15
Views: 2631

Re: Civilian Concealed Carry vs. Peace Officer

This country needs as may “Peace Officers” as it can get, vs “Law Enforcement” officers.
by fred.greek
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12441
Views: 556273

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

I’ve watched season 6, episode 1, several times. I’m missing something. Granted, I have not seen all of season 5, but I miss the safe community, rock quarry connection, and why are they leading a horde, to somewhere??? http://www.amc.com/shows/the-walking-dead/full-episodes/season-06/episode-01/firs...
by fred.greek
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Yellowstone Supervolcano
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano

If not close enough for the actual explosion, or the pyroclastic flow, then the threat is the ash fall, being smashed when a roof collapses, or what may be worse, inhaling the dust and either slowly suffocating or rapidly developing a debilitating lung disease. http://ashfall.unl.edu/life_death.html...
by fred.greek
Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: LONG term powered vehicle lifespan?
Replies: 64
Views: 4335

Re: LONG term powered vehicle lifespan?

The diesel was developed at the end of the 1800’s. The steam engine in the early 1700’s. I sure hope we don’t drop back further than that.
by fred.greek
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Convincing spouse you're not nuts for prepping...
Replies: 56
Views: 7780

Re: Convincing spouse you're not nuts for prepping...

Stuff - If you are going to need something “down the road”, and can buy it now for later use, there is a good chance it will be a better “investment” than normal investments. Buying food on sale, in bulk cuts down on overall food costs. (One of our “highest return” investments for the past few years...

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