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by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1632
Views: 110581

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

I have some masks on the way. A number of choices were all sold out/unavailable. There's a gun show in town & I couldn't be more bummed. Thanks for sharing those links. I would not avoid your local gun show. Given that somebody had to have been to the greater Wuhan metro area, or been in close cont...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1632
Views: 110581

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

I heard this today. 36 minutes of serious sober questions from the host and listeners calling in. For perspective, the USA has had approximately 8000 influenza deaths in the 2019-2020 flu season. Guests: Charles Chiu, professor of medicine, UCSF Lesley McClurg, science reporter, KQED Christine Kreud...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1632
Views: 110581

Re: Chinese Mystery Illness Prompts Hospital Lockdown

Likely third US case in North Carolina. CDC is monitoring another 60 suspect cases.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1632
Views: 110581

Re: Chinese Mystery Illness Prompts Hospital Lockdown

But they are moving very quickly, aggressively and very decisively to address the virus...almost as if they know it is a greater risk than it appears right now. Here is one to make you crap your drawers, Johns Hopkins just wrapped up a simulation (called Event 201) of a zoonotic coronavirus that we...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: US Flu season in Full Swing - Update
Replies: 18
Views: 2805

Re: US Flu season in Full Swing - Update

Diabetic patients are particularly vulnerable.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1632
Views: 110581

Re: Chinese Mystery Illness Prompts Hospital Lockdown

I just came across an abstract published 23 JAN 2020 that calculated the R sub nought, that's the letter R with a tiny zero subscript, or rate of infection between 3.6-4, That is higher than Influenza but lower than Mumps. It also means that 72-75% of transmissions must be stopped for the number of ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1632
Views: 110581

Re: Chinese Mystery Illness Prompts Hospital Lockdown

Raptor is pretty much on the mark, but health authorities disagree on the type of mask. Public should use surgical masks, not N95 masks, to guard against Wuhan virus spread: Experts SINGAPORE - A top infectious disease expert and the Ministry of Health (MOH) have said that the public should not rely...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Woods Walker in Memorium
Replies: 79
Views: 29140

Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Words fail me, but his contributions to our understanding of the outdoors and bushcraft bestow him some immortality. Enjoy the hike Woods Walker.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 257
Views: 35546

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Nervous troops who shoot first are nothing new, OBTW Navy AAW doctrine in the 80's was "shoot - shoot - look - shoot" Meaning two birds off the rail followed by a radar check and follow up shot if the first two didn't splash the target. Don't forget that a then top of the line warship, the USS VINCE...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 257
Views: 35546

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

flybynight wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:53 pm
Growing consensus Ukraine jetliner shot down by Iranian forces

https://youtu.be/S1eb4djGNOs
It has been confirmed. Two SA-15 TOR surface to air missiles fired in error. An Iranian actually tweeted an image of the nose cone of one of the missiles from near the crash site.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 257
Views: 35546

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

This is a huge escalation. Look for a cyber attack in response.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Overlord
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Re: Overlord

This could have been fun, they could have even gotten around the politically correct integrated troops with a 10 second scene about a special hand picked unit (like the Dirty Dozen), but this is a slow paced, illogical pile of crap devoid of wit, humor, pacing or scares.
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?
Replies: 56
Views: 7438

Re: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?

absinthe beginner wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Now it seems like events in Virginia, among other things, are giving new impetus to existing preppers, and causing more newbies to take stock of their ability to ride out a storm.
There have been no disasters in Virginia, natural or otherwise, in the last three months.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Expanse; Syfy Series
Replies: 52
Views: 9611

Re: The Expanse; Syfy Series

I burned through season 4 this weekend. I was wanting more. My only complaint was that liberated from the standards and practices of basic cable, they went overboard with Secretary General Avrasarala dropping F-bombs.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Too many questions...
Replies: 29
Views: 4505

Re: Too many questions...

I think your biggest liability is that you have such a dim view of your neighbors. It has been said in numerous other threads, and I'm paraphrasing, "that no man is an island." Your best preps are cultivating relationships with your neighbors. Neighbors that will stand with you when the shambling ho...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: So, I'm buying a small mountain...
Replies: 25
Views: 3316

Re: So, I'm buying a small mountain...

Sounds great. Go ahead and plant corn in your raised bed, but for everything else use growing walls.

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by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Underground 6
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Underground 6

Netflix gave Michael Bay a lot of money to make a movie for them. He did. However, it lacks the sly satire of Deadpool. If I knew the amazing car stunts were done using practical effects and stunt people I would be impressed, like I was with Mad Max: Fury Road. Sadly I must hand the crown to Michael...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: College kids
Replies: 21
Views: 4893

Re: College kids

A lot of good advice has already been given. I will add a little more which I hope will be just as valuable. Make sure the carless child has a bicycle. If they have room for it in their apartments or dormitories, the basic camping gear of hiking boots tent or tarp sleeping bag and suitable clothing....
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: EMP feature length
Replies: 6
Views: 1426

Re: EMP feature length

flybynight wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:33 am
Ok Cool thanks . Do I still have to watch it folding laundry?
No, you can do it while ironing.
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: EMP feature length
Replies: 6
Views: 1426

Re: EMP feature length

I don't find anything about a movie called EMP feature length. Have you got a link? Is it a short movie cause it doesn't take me long to fold my laundry . I guess I could watch it over several weeks of folding. Or do I NOT have to watch it while folding?( Don't think I've ever seen a movie that req...
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: EMP feature length
Replies: 6
Views: 1426

EMP feature length

This is a modestly made, slow paced independent film about an 11 year old girl surviving through an EMP apocalypse. Things progress logically and rationally with prepping flashbacks. Watch while folding laundry.
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Odd question. Where to buy Mexican blankets?
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: Odd question. Where to buy Mexican blankets?

Mexico?

Sorry, I couldn't resist. Try your local PierOne store.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What island would you go to?
Replies: 23
Views: 4626

Re: What island would you go to?

Tae Ora! New Zealand, hands down.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Anna and the Apocalypse
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Re: Anna and the Apocalypse

Watched this last night. Loved it. Songs were great.

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