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by CrossCut
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 45
Views: 664

Re: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?

I'm considering a Yaesu FT-450D. Installing the antenna looks less of a challenge than convincing the wife however.
by CrossCut
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Panel kits for 30/50cal ammo cans
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Panel kits for 30/50cal ammo cans

InstaMorph? Make a flat sheet of the stuff with a rolling pin, then use the ammo can (lid open) like a cookie cutter to get the right sized panel? Trim and sand, then drill holes for the controls.

I have a bag but never tried using it, there's some tricks and tips in the review comments.
by CrossCut
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 605
Views: 11423

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

My state has over 12k confirmed cases as of today, but none confirmed yet in our county. Mentioned before I'm in a cottage/cabin heavy area, and over the past couple weeks our local population has gone from the normal 3/square mile to, currently, at least 15. This while our state has been under a lo...
by CrossCut
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Humor
Replies: 28
Views: 584

Re: COVID-19 Humor

My favs stolen from this NSFW site https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WEIT_w0iL_E/Xn6Le75wndI/AAAAAAABIP0/-aoW7Z8__J442nWPMI0H7TeeLHIawUiegCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/2.jpg https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q-1ulbc4B_M/Xn6LfrHPW8I/AAAAAAABIP8/-3t7VF_8GAw3SNIVe_A9lh6PF_ZeohwoQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/4.jpg https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-...
by CrossCut
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Pandemic Preparations Influenza, Ebola & Updated for COVID 2019.
Replies: 166
Views: 20406

Re: Pandemic Preparations Influenza & coronavirus -Updated for Ebola.

The 1% Betadine mouthwash was a new one for me, don't believe I've ever heard of that product or that use before. I can find no reason, after 30 minutes of research, why 4.5mL of topical 10% povidone iodine in 45mL shot glass of water wouldn't be a safe and less expensive DIY "solution" (pardon the...
by CrossCut
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My Medical/Aid Supplies (Updated Pics)
Replies: 77
Views: 27908

Re: My Medical/Aid Supplies (Updated Pics)

Mags wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:54 pm
I'll see what I can do about posting up some load out pics.
Thanks, with FAKs like those I'm wondering what anti-sialorrhea agents you're packing. ;)
by CrossCut
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 605
Views: 11423

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

Also pretty neat: when we moved in this house didn't have a pantry, so I built one. We are incredibly happy with this but now my wife has requested I made (way more) space on the attic. Because of heat changes in summer it's not a viable option for (most) food, but the other prep stuff (and maybe b...
by CrossCut
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 607
Views: 94523

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Covid-19 self-quarantine day 10 (damn 4WD went out on the truck at the worst possible time or it'd be day 15). Pillsbury Golden Butter cake mix, best by Dec 2018 Duncan Hines canned chocolate frosting, best by Feb 2018 Candy Sprinkles, unknown, best guess is purchased in 2017 https://i.postimg.cc/mr...
by CrossCut
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Pandemic Preparations Influenza, Ebola & Updated for COVID 2019.
Replies: 166
Views: 20406

Re: Pandemic Preparations Influenza, Ebola & Updated for COVID 2019.

Found this at survivalblog: https://twitter.com/larrychu/status/1241842040519843840 Which led to finding this pdf, also from Stanford Medicine. Can face masks be safely disinfected and reused? Since it mentioned ozone as one method they'd test in the future, and not personally having searched for an...
by CrossCut
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 607
Views: 94523

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Normally an eggs, toast, and sausage for breakfast guy but trying to conserve on those to avoid trips to the store while also using some of the old stored food from the deep larder, so it's been pancakes for breakfast lately. https://i.postimg.cc/2j98tgcF/IMG-1427.jpg The can is baking powder, previ...
by CrossCut
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Stocks, Retirement funds -- Post Economic Crash
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Stocks, Retirement funds -- Post Economic Crash

I would note that like 2008 gold is not a hedge nor is other commodity or currencies nor for that matter T-bills. Cash is king once again. I just had to login and post this screen cap taken a couple minutes ago. https://i.postimg.cc/nrvkGMwF/gold-spot-3-24-2020.png No matter where gold closes today...
by CrossCut
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Soon to be new parent
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: Soon to be new parent

Congrats on your soon-to-be-larger family!
by CrossCut
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 605
Views: 11423

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

Northern midwest here, expecting my state to go over 1k cases with today's report. None reported in my county or surrounding counties yet, although I guess I won't know that for certain until 2 weeks from now given the usual incubation period. Can't report on the happenings in nearby towns, haven't ...
by CrossCut
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...
Replies: 33
Views: 870

Re: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...

Living full time in a semi-remote resort area I can see the dilemma from both sides. There's a fair number of 2nd homes and cottages nearby us, many more than full time homes, and the local economy is largely based on tourism which is now (and maybe for the foreseeable future) defunct. Currently man...
by CrossCut
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 30321

Re: COVID-19 Thread

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/breaking-trump-eyes-2-week-quarantine-only-drug-grocery-stores-open A knowledgeable source said that Department of Homeland Security officials are telling states that it is ready to mobilize the National Guard and dispatch them with U.S. military...
by CrossCut
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Pandemic Preparations Influenza, Ebola & Updated for COVID 2019.
Replies: 166
Views: 20406

Re: Pandemic Preparations Influenza, Ebola & Updated for COVID 2019.

Been sterilizing more often now. Had this for nearly a year. It's a portable room UV sterilizer. Need to change the filters in my room air filter. Hey thanks for this, I forget that I have 3 of them, not the same model, time to clean them and turn them on, can't hurt Thanks again Used mine a few ti...
by CrossCut
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Portable, (near-)universal UVC / ozone producing germicidal station
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Portable, (near-)universal UVC / ozone producing germicidal station

Thanks for splitting this off into a new thread NT2C. I may cut notches out of the plastic garage can so the lid seals better, thanks. Not much new to report, except that when using this on a 100% polyester jacket and another jacket with a 100% cotton shell with a polyester lining, after 20 minutes ...
by CrossCut
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Portable, (near-)universal UVC / ozone producing germicidal station
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I have a couple of thoughts that occur to me about this: Can all the items involved withstand that level of UV exposure without serious or significant damage, including the container? How much heat will be produced and will it damage anything or reduce bulb life? Wouldn't putting this on a timer ma...
by CrossCut
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Portable, (near-)universal UVC / ozone producing germicidal station
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Portable, (near-)universal UVC / ozone producing germicidal station

Portable, (near-)universal UVC / ozone producing germicidal station. https://i.postimg.cc/RV0D8NtN/uvc-ozone.jpg Had the bulb sitting on the shelf for the past few months, and was thinking about our planned trip to town tomorrow with COVID-19 in mind. Easy enough to shower and change clothes when we...
by CrossCut
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: The Poor Man’s Prepping
Replies: 736
Views: 99513

Re: The Poor Man’s Prepping

Well, regarding disinfecting masks for reuse, there is this: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4699414/ A variety of techniques for decontaminating N95 respirators have been tested, including autoclaving, steam generated by heat or microwaves, ethylene oxide, vaporized hydrogen peroxide, ...
by CrossCut
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand
Replies: 34
Views: 850

Re: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand

The first step in securing a house generally requires a little bit of thought and a small amount of money. It's not a complete overhaul of every door and window. As with almost all securing steps, it just depends on the threat model. In my work, security is super important and I regularly remind my...
by CrossCut
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 30321

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Meanwhile... Caught a few minutes of Ground Zero radio before dozing off last night, the host is in the PNW and said there's no hand sanitizer within 50 miles of Portland. As far as Walgreen's is concerned, looks like he wasn't lying . We started using the 70% hand sanitizer about 2 weeks ago after ...
by CrossCut
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand
Replies: 34
Views: 850

Re: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand

If building new, I'd recommend looking at an insulated concrete form home. Many advantages over stick or brick homes; typically better insulation, ballistic and wind/water protection, less air infiltration, and radiation protection just to name a few. Mentioned in another thread I built our two stor...
by CrossCut
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 30321

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Ok, so we live in the age of Twitter. The SGUS poorly worded statement probably had to meet a minimum character requirement or something and he simply did what a lot of doctors do and assumed people had a basic working knowledge of how treatment facility protocols work, which isn't even remotely tr...

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