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by taipan821
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 12
Views: 438

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.
by taipan821
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Transmitting Power Over Distance
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: Transmitting Power Over Distance

what about portable batteries? work charges the batteries via solar, then move the charged batteries to the machine requiring them.

could mount them in a small trailer with inverter and breakout for portable power around the place.

Just a crazy idea
by taipan821
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Eye Glasses & recomendations
Replies: 16
Views: 2569

Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

If you work with a company that expects you to wear protective eye wear, see if they are willing to assist (or better yet pay) for a set of prescription safety glasses. I volunteer with my local rural fire brigade and they provided me with prescription goggles and lens inserts for my respirator. oth...
by taipan821
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?
Replies: 43
Views: 2574

Re: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?

This is a downside (among many) of working as a paramedic...business picks up when things go bad. policy is to shelter at station during severe weather events (cyclones) then continue to work until relieved. You will have paramedics doing 24 hour to 72 hour shifts depending on the location of the st...
by taipan821
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 843
Views: 73221

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

cleaned the car, repacked the boot (turnout gear, FAK, search kit) filled tank with 2018 fuel, refilled jerry cans with fuel and preservative for 2019
by taipan821
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Camp Fire
Replies: 92
Views: 3925

Re: Camp Fire

Stercutus wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:08 pm

"House is empty, all have fled to safety. Except for our pet rattlesnakes that we released in to the house to fend for themselves."
house is empty, except for the pyromaniac, who is there for everyone's safety
by taipan821
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Camp Fire
Replies: 92
Views: 3925

Re: Camp Fire

Another reason I believe all preppers should have a bugout option. I cannot tell you how many preppers I hear say "I am staying in my home. I am not leaving or bugging out for any reason. I"ll just die in my house." with reference to storms and large fires, I will say my spiel i give to people ever...
by taipan821
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Camp Fire
Replies: 92
Views: 3925

Re: Camp Fire

Hope everyone who is in the affected area are safe and ok, and I hope that everyone in the danger zones are safe and ready to GTFO of dodge
by taipan821
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster
Replies: 31
Views: 1698

Re: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster

from the other side of the coin...trying to find out personal details. ICE cards/numbers are great, medi alert bracelets. I've also rummaged through handbags and cupboards looking for any info that might be useful. I don't know about your area, but the government healthcare system here, all I need i...
by taipan821
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 1444

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

Crimp tool and Wire stripper...just in case I would also include a box in your toolkit with stuff for quick repairs, electrical tape, nails, screws, butt splice joiners, crimp connectors, solder, Flashtac (tar backed aluminum foil) zipties Also might be pushing the boundaries, but would a basic gas ...
by taipan821
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!

Following this due to having a height of 6' 8"
by taipan821
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Australia becoming a NAS
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Australia becoming a NAS

It is highly unlikely Australia will go nuclear, even more unlikely we'll make nuclear weapons. We've already had the british drop both atomic and hydrogen bombs on us. with regards to pacific, we're sort of in a bad place. China is our biggest economic ally, America is our biggest military ally. mi...
by taipan821
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Question Regarding USA
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Re: Question Regarding USA

I'd say Isuzu is far more common then Mitsu Fusos, but the caveat there is that a 4x4 Isuzu is virtually non-existent while almost half the fusos I see are 4x4, so for that particular variant going Mitsubishi might be wise. If 2wd is fine then Isuzu all the way. Ivecos are sweet, but I've never act...
by taipan821
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Question Regarding USA
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Re: Question Regarding USA

RickOShea wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:00 pm

Not to mention the extra hassle of having to drive around the U.S. with the steering wheel on the wrong side. :rofl:
No, Our steering wheel is on the right side :clap: you lot just drive on the wrong side.
by taipan821
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Question Regarding USA
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Re: Question Regarding USA

I'm mainly looking to see how common they are. If they are common vehicles, it means parts would be readily available. Not intending to buy in US, but I want to narrow down vehicle choice
by taipan821
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Question Regarding USA
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Question Regarding USA

Hi all I'm in the early stages of planning a touring setup to better explore Australia. One of my dreams is to take this vehicle and explore other continents. My vehicle choice is being limited to a light commercial 4x4 truck (Iveco Daily 4x4, Isuzu, Fuso Canter). So the question is simple. how comm...
by taipan821
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You Have $900M to prepare with...
Replies: 37
Views: 1758

Re: You Have $900M to prepare with...

Why a project bug out vehicle? You’ve already chosen a pretty remote location. If you do big out, why not just have a skilled off road garage built you a couple, before you actually need them, then start on your project vehicles I've had a look at the commerical expedition vehicles. and I don't lik...
by taipan821
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You Have $900M to prepare with...
Replies: 37
Views: 1758

Re: You Have $900M to prepare with...

I'll play in the hypothetical scenario an aussie can win the US lottery. change over the currency, 900 million becomes 1 264 050 000 AUD - Don't advertise it - Pay of the debts - buy some nice land...somewhere in the Australian alps...about 40 acres should suffice - design and build dream home - par...
by taipan821
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Full face respirators
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Full face respirators

Thank you for the advice zXzGrifterzXz, its always great to get feedback from someone in the field. Operational doctrine does not allow SCBA but I'll look into PAPR as I also require a respirator for work (ambulance, in case of a patient with a dangerous pandemic). Thanks
by taipan821
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6608
Views: 275646

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Also have an appointment to get fitted and tested for a full face respirator today. More about this please! The WHYS and the HOWs please. Sounds interesting Needed to get fitted for a respirator for work (as protection against dangerous pandemics) and for volunteer work (dealing with thick smoke in...
by taipan821
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Full face respirators
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Full face respirators

Hello all. Recent experiences have taught me the value of having a full face respirator. it will be mainly used to combat smoke inhalation at wildfires. I'm getting tested to ensure I can properly don and doff them. The question is, which brand should i get. I'm looking at the ability to add a 1/2 f...
by taipan821
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6608
Views: 275646

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Serviced the chainsaw, getting ready for cyclone season. Also have an appointment to get fitted and tested for a full face respirator today.
by taipan821
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: To reload or not to reload, that is the question
Replies: 27
Views: 1187

Re: To reload or not to reload, that is the question

I reload my ammo, 10 reloads per case, batches of 100. but everytime I go to the range i buy a box of factory ammo so I have a supply of ammo which I know will work safely. I shoot the reloads, the factory ammo is kept for emergency use. This allows me to practice my shooting, develop my reloading e...
by taipan821
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Why You should Avoid flood Waters
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: Why You should Avoid flood Waters

"If its flooded forget it"

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for all urban fires and rescues in Queensland...the most common rescue was motorists in floodwaters, not fires, not car crashes...people driving through floodwaters.

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