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by Vallyn
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: PSA: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 25
Views: 5721

Re: PSA: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Got me to dig mine out from under the sink. Yes, it's under recall, but also, it's not reading as full anymore despite never having been used. Not sure I'll be able to return it, but at least now I know I'll need to replace it. The one the previous owners left with the house is also reading as disch...
by Vallyn
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: How to stock up on prescription medications.
Replies: 10
Views: 3767

Re: How to stock up on prescription medications.

Depending on the drug, chances are a lot of doctors would be amenable to writing you an extra prescription so you can have some extra on-hand for whatever occasion makes it hard to get your prescription refilled the week it runs out. Obviously that's not an option with anything more controlled, but ...
by Vallyn
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: OK, Fess Up, Which One of Ya'll Was This?
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: OK, Fess Up, Which One of Ya'll Was This?

I wonder what they found that had survived the fire with enough information to find the individual responsible. Kudos for having multiple fall back locations, I also wonder if he could drive out there or if he had to carry in everything, if they had to remove some of it by helicopter... My experien...
by Vallyn
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best keychain flashlight
Replies: 31
Views: 9637

Re: Best keychain flashlight

Honestly, how do your keychains not get horribly bulky? I dump the keys for all but my most typical vehicle to try to keep the size down so it fits in my pockets well. Went with a penlight instead, which gets carried alongside a pen.
by Vallyn
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cheap, field expedient cleats.
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Re: Cheap, field expedient cleats.

tony d tiger wrote:May as well run a few hex head sheet metal screws into the soles of your boots.
Only recommended if you will never ever walk on pavement or rock or indoors again. :) I've only found cleats useful on thicker ice, like frozen lakes, though my actual uses have been pretty limited.
by Vallyn
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Alternative remedies for bleeding control
Replies: 18
Views: 5765

Re: Alternative remedies for bleeding control

It sure looks like there's a general principle at play here. Absorbing the water component of the blood concentrates the clotting factors, which speeds clotting, compared to absorbing all the blood as a bandage would do. <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4869418/> Obviously, infection co...
by Vallyn
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ballin on a Budget Bag... Gimme ideas
Replies: 56
Views: 7019

Re: Ballin on a Budget Bag... Gimme ideas

If you want to accept the risk, I ended up buying a $21 60L hiking backpack on Amazon. I'm reasonably happy with what I got. It had one pocket with an internal seam that wasn't properly encased, which I fixed by hand. It probably isn't adequate for a through-hike, but it seems completely adequate f...
by Vallyn
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ballin on a Budget Bag... Gimme ideas
Replies: 56
Views: 7019

Re: Ballin on a Budget Bag... Gimme ideas

If you want to accept the risk, I ended up buying a $21 60L hiking backpack on Amazon. I'm reasonably happy with what I got. It had one pocket with an internal seam that wasn't properly encased, which I fixed by hand. It probably isn't adequate for a through-hike, but it seems completely adequate fo...
by Vallyn
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Tea tree oil
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: Tea tree oil

It's worth mentioning that tea tree oil has a pretty limited shelf life -- I'm typically seeing figures of about 2 years from manufacture and 6 months after opening. The effective component oxidizes over time and appears to become more likely to cause irritation or allergic reaction as it does so. N...
by Vallyn
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Zombie prevention/hindrance tactics
Replies: 3
Views: 2768

Zombie prevention/hindrance tactics

I came across this, and it was too good not to share.
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by Vallyn
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1761
Views: 511311

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

91Eunozs wrote:Ok, which of you is this?

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The license plate is a nice touch!
Oh hell yes!
by Vallyn
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time
Replies: 49
Views: 11749

Re: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time

Plan on de-worming your furballs when things settle. Fleas are part of the tapeworm lifecycle.
by Vallyn
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Any sugestions for a week long hospital stay kit?
Replies: 24
Views: 6612

Re: Any sugestions for a week long hospital stay kit?

If you've got longer hair, favorite brush/comb and a way to secure your hair. I've heard horror stories from people whose hair wasn't contained and got mats in it during extended hospital stays.
by Vallyn
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Best deal on water containers?
Replies: 61
Views: 17098

Re: Best deal on water containers?

I finally got around to getting a food-grade hose and filled up a couple boxes of water that I've had read to go but unfilled. Got these a few years back. Initial impressions: The tape for the boxes is BS, but I think if I wrap them up with some good packing tape, they should hold up pretty well. I'...
by Vallyn
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: NYT: How to Survive the Apocalypse
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: NYT: How to Survive the Apocalypse

The question is......why would anyone want to survive the apocalypse Same reason you choose to survive day to day despite all those things that stress you out and all that, even though it seems like it'd be easier to lie down and quit. You actively choose to tell that darker voice to shut up, you'r...
by Vallyn
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ballin on a Budget Bag... Gimme ideas
Replies: 56
Views: 7019

Re: Ballin on a Budget Bag... Gimme ideas

I'm low budget right now and I'm not interested in tactical/MOLLE gear, which would look excessively mall ninja on me. Honestly, I'm planning on hitting Goodwill to see what's there for a BOB. Immediate goal is just to get camp stove, flashlights, shelter, radio, water treatment, etc in a single kno...
by Vallyn
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Behold the rise of the "common sense prepper"
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Behold the rise of the "common sense prepper"

ZombieGranny wrote: What is AO ?
Saw it elsewhere, thought it was in the parlance here. "Area of Operation" = locale.

Well, unless I'm talking about soccer, in which case it's American Outlaws.
by Vallyn
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Behold the rise of the "common sense prepper"
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Behold the rise of the "common sense prepper"

its like mad max, people think prepping is for the 'end of the world' but more often than not the preps are for more common and mundane things. blizzards, cyclones, bush/forest fires, drought, flooding etc don't sound as cool as nuclear war, zombies, widespread killer diseases (though that one is v...
by Vallyn
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Behold the rise of the "common sense prepper"
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Behold the rise of the "common sense prepper"

Also, a combination of insurance and savings is probably the best bet for all those. Which most people acknowledge is good, if you can manage it.
by Vallyn
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Behold the rise of the "common sense prepper"
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Behold the rise of the "common sense prepper"

Everyone worries about big things, but my scary scenario of choice is still quarantine.
by Vallyn
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Your main folder/EDC?
Replies: 447
Views: 88084

Re: Your main folder/EDC?

Vallyn. I have found large plotted plants and buried my knife in an airport or two. Always there when I returned. Your TSA theft of knives options and results may vary. I like that a lot, actually. Not sure it would have worked for that city council meeting, but I like it. :) I really do need to ED...
by Vallyn
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: BO Porsche?
Replies: 21
Views: 3138

Re: BO Porsche?

Those never came in diesel, did they?
by Vallyn
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wild Edibles Identification Guide
Replies: 125
Views: 45135

Re: Wild Edibles Identification Guide

Great thread! Not a lot that I can contribute, but this year I learned that the yellow flowers of dandelions are delicious. I rinsed mine, dredged them in flour, and fried them. Flavor is reminiscent of button mushrooms. Hoping to get my hands on some pawpaws. I found a bunch of trees a few weeks ba...
by Vallyn
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Your main folder/EDC?
Replies: 447
Views: 88084

Re: Your main folder/EDC?

Lately, Gerber BG pocket tool. http://a.co/0csrvl8 It's a little clunky, but I lost 2 Victorinox Tinkers to security checks (second time was really dumb on my part, should have anticipated it, but I've always got a knife and didn't think of it) in a matter of months and wanted something a bit cheape...

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