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by sheddi
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Saran wrap
Replies: 43
Views: 3896

In the UK, we're told to wrap burns in cling film (which is what it's called over here) before we take someone to the hospital (after running cold water over it for 20 minutes). To prevent infection no doubt. Do you put anything between the burn and the cling wrap? Nope. Everytime I've been taught ...
by sheddi
Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: emp
Replies: 61
Views: 6766

crypto wrote:Every advanced piece of electronics other than the stereo is located in front of the firewall, under the hood. Cooked.
... and the stereo has an antenna that sticks outside the car body - it has to otherwise the radio wouldn't work. So it's toast too.
by sheddi
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Day Hike with Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack and other EDC gear
Replies: 15
Views: 2038

Re: Day Hike with Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack and other EDC

That's a good write-up with some nice photos!
by sheddi
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Stove combat!
Replies: 86
Views: 16422

I must get around to doing some stove comparisons ...

If you fancy an Optimus but the 111 Hiker seems too big for you, there's a Russian clone of the smaller 8R Hunter available for $40 from A&H Packstoves.

edited for the usual.
by sheddi
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Get ready to bug out if need be.
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

Re: Are you ready to bug out if need be?

I understand that most of y'all are prepared to bug in, thats my plan as well. Yep, I'm planning to bug in unless my home becomes untenable. My answer applies to me; Mrs Sheddi seems to take 4x longer to pack even when it's planned, and the one time we had to get out of the house in a hurry in the ...
by sheddi
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: What Do You Eat For Lunch?
Replies: 94
Views: 11711

czechnology wrote:ROAST BEEF FLAVORED CHIPS??

God, I love Europe sometimes.
Heh. There's not that many flavours of Monster Munch.

Try the list on the left-hand side of this page for the flavours offered by one of the big names in the UK.
by sheddi
Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Fires in So Cal
Replies: 101
Views: 6280

From the (limited) news coverage I've seen in the UK, it seems like the evac centres are all working well. Is the story the same in the US media?
by sheddi
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: OC spray Advice: what works, what doesnt work?
Replies: 19
Views: 1545

Brash wrote:I'd like to see some of the LEO's post correct technique for using spray.
Here's how not to do it, from a local newspaper report.

I must admit the article made me giggle ...
by sheddi
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Favorite hot sauce
Replies: 79
Views: 8107

Encona original hot pepper sauce.

Image

A friend of mine spent 8 months in South Carolina and I had to ship Encona sauce to him as he couldn't find a suitable local alternative ...
by sheddi
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: What Do You Eat For Lunch?
Replies: 94
Views: 11711

Lunch for me goes through phases. Eg. I got a case of HDRs from the US so for the next week or so I had half a HDR for lunch. (The others went in the cupboard or were traded out to my co-workers.) And similarly with 24h ORPs, although one of them lasts 3 days or more. Most recently, lunch was a hun...
by sheddi
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Sugar on wounds
Replies: 40
Views: 2796

The rationale, however flawed, of putting granulated sugar on a wound would be that because it is a solute, and by creating an area of hypertonicity (high solute concentration) you increase the osmotic gradient. Here is a report discussing the use of honey as an antibiotic for topical wound treatme...
by sheddi
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What are good winter cloths
Replies: 67
Views: 5689

Fleece is good... +1. I remember when fleece first hit the shelves in the UK, in the mid 80s. Malden Mills Polarplus cut a swathe through the previous-generation fibrepile garments. I've still got a (rather well worn) Polarlite jacket here. I've got some fleece trousers that it's rarely cold enough...
by sheddi
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Edible British Plants and Foraging for Food
Replies: 109
Views: 20018

I'm not going to post how to make jam as that is beyond the scope of this thread and really deserves it's own. That was a hint. My jam recipe. http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21845 9th post. (Sorry, don't know how to link straight to a specific post :( ) And a hint on apples: in the ...
by sheddi
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: What Do You Eat For Lunch?
Replies: 94
Views: 11711

Lunch for me goes through phases. Eg. I got a case of HDRs from the US so for the next week or so I had half a HDR for lunch. (The others went in the cupboard or were traded out to my co-workers.) And similarly with 24h ORPs, although one of them lasts 3 days or more. Most recently, lunch was a hunk...
by sheddi
Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Forget Bird Flu... A True Menace That Is Here Today
Replies: 33
Views: 2016

Don't you think its strange that this media blitz about staph awareness comes right about the same time that medicaid and medicare both are going to stop paying for care related to hospital caused infections and that the hospitals will have to eat the cost as it is not legal to charge the person fo...
by sheddi
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Getting Your Calcium In The PAW?
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

quazi wrote:Another option is what they call "shelf milk." Actually, I hear it called a lot of things, and I'm not sure what the correct term is.
This stuff? Just like Wikipedia says, it's ubiquitous here in the UK (although, unlike the French, it's not our principal variety of milk).
by sheddi
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:16 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: New source for Camping or Bug out food.
Replies: 25
Views: 2601

I occasionally see these in the UK.
by sheddi
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FAK on sale at Birgade Quartermaster -
Replies: 15
Views: 1708

Brash wrote:You guys get all the best surplus shit.
Get someone in the US to buy you one, then pick it up at Z-Con :wink:
by sheddi
Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My new BoB now with more Multicam Kifaru Zulu & Load Lis
Replies: 27
Views: 5664

Erik wrote:I'd stick with one gallon of water. That should be enough, along with some kind of water purification. That'll cut 15-20 pounds off your pack instantly.
OK, I know I live in metric-land, but doesn't 24 x 8oz bottles of water makes 12 pounds total?
by sheddi
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Forget Bird Flu... A True Menace That Is Here Today
Replies: 33
Views: 2016

theclockwork wrote:
nfa wrote:Whenever I get worried about MRSA, I just take a 3 day series of whatever antibiotics are lying around the house from previous prescriptions that I never bothered to finish... :wink:
NFA, that is a very bad way to go about things.
I think nfa was kidding ...
by sheddi
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Mistakes survivalists make
Replies: 129
Views: 19761

Re: Peak Oil

Meh. They've been saying that Peak Oil is gonna happen Real Soon Now since the end of WWII. Too true. When I was at school - back in the neolithic (OK, 1985) - I had a a project on oil supply. All the big multinationals had confirmed reserves for the next 10 years or so. My all-too-predictable conc...
by sheddi
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Pandemic - what can you really do?
Replies: 92
Views: 4789

I'm not buying that at all. What kind of "response mechanisms" do we have now that they didn't have back then? How could health officials have responded that would have made things better back then? I can't speak for your neck of the woods, but I was reading this earlier today: Exercise Gold Snap -...
by sheddi
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Language Translation Guides in BOB?
Replies: 29
Views: 2422

Doc Simon wrote:You also need to get a card in french that teaches you to say:
"I accept your surrender."
En français:
"J'accepte votre reddition".
by sheddi
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Garbage Truck Living
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

BloodLust wrote:It's a Unimog.
It's not a Unimog. The truck's a MAN, a different German marque.

The reason it looks bigger inside than out, is that the sides both slide out and the roof pops up!

For trucks in this vein, try http://www.allrad-christ.com/ and try not to look at the prices ...

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