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by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Pandemic Preparations Influenza & coronavirus -Updated for Ebola.
Replies: 144
Views: 16085

Re: Pandemic Preparations Influenza & coronavirus -Updated for Ebola.

Back in the late 90s I completed the 40 hour Hazmat emergency response course. Long sleeves, gloves, hat or hood, mask and eye protection should be enough to keep you safe while going to browse the empty shelves at the supermarket. If there is someone at home to help decontamination is as simple as ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 1789

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Pets may have to be left behind. It seems like any sound contingency evacuation plan would make provision for keeping pets and families together, as it would be traumatic for both to be separated, especially permanently. I can't imagine leaving ours behind. Coronavirus's ability to spread getting s...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 1789

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Just popped in to say - From CNBC : US to evacuate Wuhan consulate and any citizens who want to leave city as China coronavirus spreads So breaking quarantine and bringing contaminated people to a new area...What could possibly go wrong with that? This is what is called an "Ordered Departure" so fa...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Pandemic on Netflix
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Pandemic on Netflix

I previously reported on the Netflix series Explained and their 20 minute episode on The Next Pandemic. I'm currently 4 episodes in to the six episode docu-series "Pandemic". This is excellent. It takes a global look at the effort to control pandemics, from the lone doctor on duty at the hospital in...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: US Flu season in Full Swing - Update
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: US Flu season in Full Swing - Update

Could not copy the image, but this infographic is worth a look.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/pr ... imates.htm
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 1789

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: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 1789

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: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 1789

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: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 1789

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: 6
Views: 115

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: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 1789

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: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 1789

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: 38
Views: 1106

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: 252
Views: 18909

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: 252
Views: 18909

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: 252
Views: 18909

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: 675

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: 38
Views: 926

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: 47
Views: 6617

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: 1007

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: 15
Views: 470

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.

Images are too big to post here.

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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: 340

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: 13
Views: 1284

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....

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