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by taipan821
Tue May 14, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Hurricane Preps
Replies: 28
Views: 3248

Re: Hurricane Preps

raptor wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Do you have a link to an adaptor that will allow these to work in D cell applications?
A quick Ebay search reveals
https://www.ebay.com.au/b/D-AA-Battery- ... 7029526404
by taipan821
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: At Work/Things Go Bad (Bangkok Edition) - Version 1
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: At Work/Things Go Bad (Bangkok Edition) - Version 1

Funny you should bring this up, just had major flooding where I live (2019 Australia) Shelter in Place is the best option, trying to walk through floodwater in an urban setting is really dangerous, hidden currents, popped manhole covers, rapid erosion, animals in water, power, damaged bridges the li...
by taipan821
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: New Zealand Mosque Shootings
Replies: 88
Views: 2246

Re: New Zealand Mosque Shootings

New Zealand is already looking at changing their firearm laws after this event, similar to what Australia did after Port Arthur. I hope that any new law minimizes disruptions to an excellent, friendly and courteous shooting community.
by taipan821
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Tunnel Rat Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 2073

Re: Tunnel Rat Poll

If my 6'8" frame is being pressed into tunnel rat duties size is not an issue.

but the ranges were so close a supressed .22 or .38 cal pistol would do wonders.

are you sure we an't use acetylene gas and a match?
by taipan821
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?
Replies: 27
Views: 1554

Re: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?

premade pesto sauce

I can make fresh pesto using my garden and oil, but using the premade stuff is so easy for a quick meal.
by taipan821
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

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: 16
Views: 1053

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: 3187

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: 49
Views: 4885

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: 863
Views: 77404

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: 94
Views: 5982

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: 94
Views: 5982

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: 94
Views: 5982

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: 2530

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: 1989

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: 1866

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: 1112

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: 1180

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: 1180

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: 1180

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: 1180

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: 39
Views: 2856

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: 39
Views: 2856

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: 1386

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

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