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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by MPMalloy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:59 am

NT2C wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:22 am
w3rdtoyamama wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:30 am
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Picked up my new shotty from the LGS
which one you get?
Mossberg 500 eight shot with 20" barrel.
12 or 20?

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by NT2C » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:04 am

MPMalloy wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:59 am
NT2C wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:22 am
w3rdtoyamama wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:30 am
NT2C wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Picked up my new shotty from the LGS
which one you get?
Mossberg 500 eight shot with 20" barrel.
12 or 20?
12 of course. 8-)
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Zed Hunter » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:18 pm

Canned some peach pie filling.

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Post by teotwaki » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:08 pm

Ran 5 miles in the hills
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by aikorob » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:52 pm

changed oil in generator
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by teotwaki » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:38 pm

aikorob wrote:
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changed oil in generator
Generators! I rigged up an external charger with an Anderson PowerPole plug so as to maintain the Yamaha's starter battery without having to unbolt the covers.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by teotwaki » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:43 am

ran a ten mile race yesterday morning then spent 5 hours on a unmarked trail trying out my Cold Steel parang-chete
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by MPMalloy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:14 am

teotwaki wrote:
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ran a ten mile race yesterday morning then spent 5 hours on a unmarked trail trying out my Cold Steel parang-chete
All of teotwaki's enemies lay dead at his feet.... :mrgreen:

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by teotwaki » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:53 pm

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All of teotwaki's enemies lay dead at his feet.... :mrgreen:
Yeah! All of those blasted deer ticks that crawl out to the ends of the branches hoping to snag unwary hikers.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by taipan821 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:22 pm

Serviced the chainsaw, getting ready for cyclone season. Also have an appointment to get fitted and tested for a full face respirator today.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by teotwaki » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:52 pm

taipan821 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:22 pm
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
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by taipan821 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:00 pm

teotwaki wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:52 pm
taipan821 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:22 pm
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 a wildfire setting) The testing part (negative pressure respirator) involves connecting up the respirator to a machine which samples particles inside and outside the mask. Then you have to talk, move your head, move your body and do different styles of breathing to ensure a good seal.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Brekar » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:28 pm

Bore sighted my new scope for my Savage .270, and did a lot of maintenance to my newest deer blind.

I paid $25 for it last year, first time I've used it...

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by NT2C » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:54 pm

Sighted in my 12 gauge, ran some rounds through my .45 and my .380 for practice.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by MPMalloy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:36 am

I reaffirmed that I do have earthquake coverage on my renter's policy (HO-4).

Quake Insurance? California Wants People To Say Yes To Coverage

Yes, I'm in Iowa. :D Working on flood insurance, but knowing the limitations of flood coverge & being above ground-level, it's lower on the list.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by teotwaki » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:59 am

taipan821 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:00 pm

Needed to get fitted for a respirator for work (as protection against dangerous pandemics) and for volunteer work (dealing with thick smoke in a wildfire setting) The testing part (negative pressure respirator) involves connecting up the respirator to a machine which samples particles inside and outside the mask. Then you have to talk, move your head, move your body and do different styles of breathing to ensure a good seal.
Very cool! It all makes good sense and I appreciate the details. I've just never heard about it before so I like learning about these things
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Stercutus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:19 am

I cleaned out my fridge and freezer. Got rid of anything that looked suspect or excessively old. I then emptied out the back up fridge that mostly stores beverages for the gym and put all the good food in there. When I was in the military we did this every time we moved. That was a while ago.

Mostly I did this because the fridge died. So today I'll get the fridge serviced.
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Post by absinthe beginner » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:12 am

Bought a Bark River Bravo knife and leather sheath, and a Toaks 750ml titanium, pot off E*Bay.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by NT2C » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:36 am

Stercutus wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:19 am
I cleaned out my fridge and freezer. Got rid of anything that looked suspect or excessively old. I then emptied out the back up fridge that mostly stores beverages for the gym and put all the good food in there. When I was in the military we did this every time we moved. That was a while ago.

Mostly I did this because the fridge died. So today I'll get the fridge serviced.
Is this really preparing though? Seems more like a response action to a mini-DICE.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by teotwaki » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:15 pm

NT2C wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:36 am
Stercutus wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:19 am
I cleaned out my fridge and freezer. Got rid of anything that looked suspect or excessively old. I then emptied out the back up fridge that mostly stores beverages for the gym and put all the good food in there. When I was in the military we did this every time we moved. That was a while ago.

Mostly I did this because the fridge died. So today I'll get the fridge serviced.
Is this really preparing though? Seems more like a response action to a mini-DICE.
Is it preparing for when the PAW never happens?
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Stercutus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:10 pm

teotwaki wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:15 pm
NT2C wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:36 am
Stercutus wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:19 am
I cleaned out my fridge and freezer. Got rid of anything that looked suspect or excessively old. I then emptied out the back up fridge that mostly stores beverages for the gym and put all the good food in there. When I was in the military we did this every time we moved. That was a while ago.

Mostly I did this because the fridge died. So today I'll get the fridge serviced.
Is this really preparing though? Seems more like a response action to a mini-DICE.
Is it preparing for when the PAW never happens?
It is called living clean and healthy which is all part of being prepared. Sure it was in response to a problem but it needed to be done. The problem was no doubt contributed to by overloading the fridge leading to premature failure. Keeping the fridge clean from extraneous items will make it last longer and hold up better.
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We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by NT2C » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:23 pm

Stercutus wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:10 pm
The problem was no doubt contributed to by overloading the fridge leading to premature failure. Keeping the fridge clean from extraneous items will make it last longer and hold up better.
Do we have any members who are refrigeration techs that can comment on this? I've never heard of such a thing but I won't discount it just because of that, I'd like to hear what someone who works on such things professionally says. I have a buddy who was a climate control tech in the Air Force but he's not answering my text at the moment.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by teotwaki » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:38 pm

Stercutus wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:10 pm
The problem was no doubt contributed to by overloading the fridge leading to premature failure. Keeping the fridge clean from extraneous items will make it last longer and hold up better.
A modern upright home fridge cools the internal air and then circulates it within to cool the contents of the fridge. If you put in so many items that every square inch was filled such that air could not circulate then you might cause a compressor failure because the thermostat never dips to the target temperature and keeps the compressor running nonstop. I will assume that over-stuffing was not your fridge's problem.

Filling a fridge with lots of items to cool is not overloading it. Once it reaches the target temperature it takes less cooling cycles to maintain the temperature compared to a empty fridge where that one is trying to keep mostly air in the empty spaces cool. A fridge is not air tight so cold air can leak out and the empty fridge will have many short cooling cycles compared to the full fridge.Basically in the full fridge the food that was cooled down acts as thermal ballast so the fridge will stay cool longer than an empty fridge.

Efficiency of a full fridge versus an empty fridge has been proven to be about equal so your fridge's premature failure was probably some other issue such as bad door seals rather than the amount of food stored in it.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by MPMalloy » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:20 am

Stercutus wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:19 am
I cleaned out my fridge and freezer. Got rid of anything that looked suspect or excessively old. I then emptied out the back up fridge that mostly stores beverages for the gym and put all the good food in there. When I was in the military we did this every time we moved. That was a while ago.

Mostly I did this because the fridge died. So today I'll get the fridge serviced.
There needs to be air flow behind fridges. A freind had that proplem once. Just an inch or two, iirc.

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