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by OmahaOutdoors
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Contact paper = chest seal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1846

Re: Contact paper = chest seal?

Definitely a different approach. I would never have thought of it. I would love to know if it really works well, but hopefully you never get the chance to test it. Way to think outside of the box though.
by OmahaOutdoors
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Installing new electrical
Replies: 18
Views: 2785

Re: Installing new electrical

Sorry that this isn't of any direct help, but you might want to check out a local forum for electrical stuff specifically, or even just a national one. Either way, you are probably more likely to find someone. On another note, it sounds like you have a good plan. Save some money by doing the basics ...
by OmahaOutdoors
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Civilian Concealed Carry vs. Peace Officer
Replies: 15
Views: 4428

Re: Civilian Concealed Carry vs. Peace Officer

If you have the desire to become an officer for the sake of being an officer, do it. You only live once. If you feel like it might be more trouble than it is worth and the primary motivation is the ability to carry more, then probably not. That is my two-cents anyways, for what it's worth.
by OmahaOutdoors
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Companions pursued.
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Re: Companions pursued.

I'd need more information to make a proper decision. What type of shelter do I have in the immediate area? Is it a defensible position that I can take the high ground? Do I have the equipment to set up any sort of warning system (trip wires, noise makers, even just twigs that would awaken me)? Also,...
by OmahaOutdoors
Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Long-term stock market investment
Replies: 12
Views: 1731

Re: Long-term stock market investment

As an addition to what Raptor said, Vanguard is definitely a good one to check out. They have stock and bond index funds with virtually no fees. Also, adding to CorpsmanUp, consider diversifying by investing in bonds, stocks, international funds, AND also commodities (gold index or physical gold is ...
by OmahaOutdoors
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical Parent Gear. This is cool.
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Tactical Parent Gear. This is cool.

I didn't know they made stuff like this. I see what you mean that it isn't really "tactical," but what do you expect when you are carrying a baby? Still, really cool to have. Thanks for the share!
by OmahaOutdoors
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Look I built a first aid kit to keep in my truck!
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Look I built a first aid kit to keep in my truck!

I like that duct tape is something you intend to add. I always keep duct tape with my first aid supplies as well.
by OmahaOutdoors
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Charleston SC
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Hello from Charleston SC

Hello and welcome to the forums! I am finding it to have an abundance of useful information and great discussions, so I hope you find it to your liking as well.
by OmahaOutdoors
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Road werry companions.
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: Road werry companions.

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That would be a good start. As far as the scenario, I would definitely hope for #2, but it might not be realistic. If I see that I can step in and help, I will. But, in a doomsday scenario, it is not always practical.
by OmahaOutdoors
Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: A boat for someplace that "doesn't" flood?
Replies: 11
Views: 1569

Re: A boat for someplace that "doesn't" flood?

I'm not sure how important an actual boat would be in your case, but that "boat planter" idea is definitely going on my list of creative tools.
by OmahaOutdoors
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You've got to bug out to an unknown BOL, and you can only...
Replies: 24
Views: 3057

Re: You've got to bug out to an unknown BOL, and you can onl

Unknown location and unknown situation is what makes me pick the 8,000 rounds of .22 LR. Bigger may be better and 800 rounds may seem plenty, but without knowing what I am getting into, I would prefer more. Additionally, .22 LR gives me access to more sources of food (I've done more small game hunti...
by OmahaOutdoors
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What Would You Do for your companion?
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

Re: What Would You Do for your companion?

Agreed with the above. Specifically, I would issue a verbal warning and as I drew my own weapon I would scan for any more aggressors. Assuming I did not spot anymore allied with this knife-wielding, companion-killer, I would proceed to engage if necessary.
by OmahaOutdoors
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 4213

Re: lighting

Like anything else, I find redundancy is the key to lighting. Keep some emergency candles (with brass head and rim from shotgun shell to help extend life), have a cache of batteries for my maglight, keep a couple of maglites nearby, and have some glow sticks. Also, I forget what they are called, but...
by OmahaOutdoors
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How long do water pouches really last?
Replies: 18
Views: 2365

Re: How long do water pouches really last?

In general, water is really something that goes bad but there still is some concern with long-term storage of this type. I tend to follow the rule that if it is more than 25 years old I probably should reconsider its quality. In general, cycling water is always a good idea.
by OmahaOutdoors
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Solar powered watch
Replies: 33
Views: 4156

Re: Solar powered watch

Thanks for the share. I wasn't aware solar watches were nearly this efficient. I may end up grabbing one myself soon knowing this.
by OmahaOutdoors
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: a bitten mother
Replies: 9
Views: 2273

Re: a bitten mother

As others have suggested, it would depend on the conditions. Assuming that bites are the only way to spread the disease, the girl would be visually inspected to see if she had any potential bite marks. If she did, she and her mother would both have to be killed. If not, she would be separated from h...
by OmahaOutdoors
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Advice for the Big Move
Replies: 9
Views: 1528

Re: Advice for the Big Move

First of all, congratulations on making the move. I hope you and your roommates are prepared for what is ahead, as living with someone can be much different than being friends with them previously. All the advice you have received thus far is great, especially about putting money away to invest. In ...
by OmahaOutdoors
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How Far Would You Go To Survive?
Replies: 26
Views: 3196

Re: How Far Would You Go To Survive?

MacAttack wrote:I wouldn't eat my own parts, but I might just eat someone else's.
That is the hard part. In theory, I wouldn't eat my own limbs or anyone else's either. But, if things actually got to that point, maybe I would be willing to make some "best-friend jerky."
by OmahaOutdoors
Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Poll time: Coawabunga!
Replies: 14
Views: 2260

Re: Poll time: Coawabunga!

Bo staff. It's the only one of the bunch that I have actual training with.
by OmahaOutdoors
Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Veti-gel
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Re: Veti-gel

I watched a video about this just a couple of weeks ago. I am looking forward to seeing it on the market for human use.
by OmahaOutdoors
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My Medical Library
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: My Medical Library

Can someone who just knows the basics really utilize these books, or what other training would you recommend?
by OmahaOutdoors
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: So I found out I'm out of shape.
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Re: So I found out I'm out of shape.

That's pretty cool that you got to be an extra in that. Having experienced getting back into shape recently, I can tell you it will be frustrating at first, but if you can start building up that running you'll be glad you did... Especially when a real emergency situation hits.

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