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by CG
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1492
Views: 73221

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

We still have lots of blank spaces on the shelves in our local stores - especially if you're looking for specialty items (like gluten-free food). When I find them, I'm buying more than I usually would as they might not have any when I go back for the next week's shopping.
by CG
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1272
Views: 86300

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately, I face the choice of drive through riot central at riot oclock or get fired tonight :vmad: ETA: In terms of assessing the risk of unrest, I think it's worth noting that the single officer who was indicted was not indicted for killing Breonna Taylor. The fact ...
by CG
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1272
Views: 86300

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Just saw on the news that none of the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor will be charged. Correction: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/kentucky-grand-jury-indicts-1-of-3-officers-in-fatal-breonna-taylor-police-shooting/ar-BB19lZRH?OCID=ansmsnnews11 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A former detective...
by CG
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45294

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

And CDC states that only 6% were Cooties only deaths. The other 94% had an AVERAGE of 2.6 comorbidities. Which means those people had 3.6 illnesses including COVID. The average age of death is 81. The current average life expectancy is 78.8. If you watch ZDoggMD, he goes through those numbers. His ...
by CG
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45294

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

2 thoughts on this: 1. I’ve seen info stating that in places that had an exceptionally light flu season, COVID is killing more people - basically, the ones that probably would have died of the flu had they caught it this year. 2. This is what happens when what drugs (and supplements, and vitamins) c...
by CG
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 47
Views: 1322

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

That is a good video. And commendably apolitical. One thing I'd add regarding City Prepper's suggestion that Election Day might be a bad time to get away from your urban home for a few days: have enough food, clothing and other supplies (including a cash reserve) to last you for at least double the...
by CG
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

You hit some great points. The RV won't let us do a loft. Depending on how the loft is done it can yeild 50%-100% more square footage. That is attractive. And the tiny house can be better insulated. Actually...I ran across some with RVs with a loft. They aren't huge, but they're at least extra slee...
by CG
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

You hit some great points. The RV won't let us do a loft. Depending on how the loft is done it can yeild 50%-100% more square footage. That is attractive. And the tiny house can be better insulated. Actually...I ran across some with RVs with a loft. They aren't huge, but they're at least extra slee...
by CG
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)
Replies: 144
Views: 10811

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)

NT2C wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:51 pm
So, it looks like a second round of checks may be distributed. What plans do you have for yours?
Stash it. Until things go back to normal, anything extra is getting stashed.
by CG
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45294

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

NT2C wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:59 am
Well, counting from when the wife got home from Idaho (Sept 1) we're done with self-quarantine.
Yay! Now you can run amuck! ...Or at least get fresh veggies from the store.
by CG
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 410

Re: Charging Eneloop AA through USB

Just as an FYI, we tend to pick up stuff like this between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Apparently jumpstarts and batteries that can start your car are popular as gifts, so they go on sale.
by CG
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What are you doing to strengthen your immune system?
Replies: 24
Views: 491

Re: What are you doing to strengthen your immune system?

Working on breaking the candy and junk food addictions in favor of real food.

Getting outside more.

Actually taking my supplements instead of setting them up, then going "Meh."
by CG
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45294

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

So, we had been informed that two patients in my MIL's care facility had tested positive (asymptomatic). My wife just spent two weeks there visiting her mom. We were initially told that the patients were in isolation. Last night we get a phone call from the care facility giving us an update, becaus...
by CG
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45294

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Wait - did your MIL test positive while your wife was there? How long did it take them to tell you that it was your MIL after they said there were 2 patients? She tested positive before my wife got there. We didn't find out until 4 days after my wife came home. She was there two weeks and visited h...
by CG
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45294

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

So, we had been informed that two patients in my MIL's care facility had tested positive (asymptomatic). My wife just spent two weeks there visiting her mom. We were initially told that the patients were in isolation. Last night we get a phone call from the care facility giving us an update, becaus...
by CG
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6898
Views: 394305

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I saw this "do 100 burpees a day for 30 days" challenge and accepted it. I gotta work on that Apocalypse Bod and I want ALL the ladies to admire my fine body in those assless chaps. So.... Let's do the CrossFit ones with the jumping and the push-ups and all that .... Got 50 done and I hit a physica...
by CG
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1272
Views: 86300

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

The wife and I will be voting in person this year. The state of Virginia, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that this year I'm not handicapped enough to qualify for a mail-in ballot, despite previously issuing them to me. Can't you just tell them you'll be out of state at the time of the election...
by CG
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6898
Views: 394305

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I saw this "do 100 burpees a day for 30 days" challenge and accepted it. I gotta work on that Apocalypse Bod and I want ALL the ladies to admire my fine body in those assless chaps. So.... Let's do the CrossFit ones with the jumping and the push-ups and all that .... Got 50 done and I hit a physica...
by CG
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: JeeperCreeper bought a house
Replies: 18
Views: 528

Re: JeeperCreeper bought a house

Your mentioned power tools. I bought a Ryobi 40 volt cordless trimmer and spare battery a few weeks ago. I have about a one acre yard with lots of stuff to trim and it seems to get the job done for me. I also like the other attachment options available. I will likely get the tiller attachment in a ...
by CG
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2020 Hurricane Season
Replies: 101
Views: 4392

Re: 2020 Hurricane Season

I talked the generator over with dad, and the eventual decision was to buy one if it becomes pertinent. At some point I'll get a travel trailer and probably want a generator anyway, so it wouldn't ultimately be a once-use item; just need to be prepped for storage. However, I can avoid the expense f...
by CG
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Coin shortage?
Replies: 64
Views: 2537

Re: Coin shortage?

I just got a big thank you from a cashier for paying with exact change. I'm guessing they're running low and people are being cranky with them about it.
by CG
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1492
Views: 73221

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

I know someone who was tested, got a negative result, and was told there's a 30% chance it's a false negative. Anybody finding good numbers on the actual accuracy of the rapid testing? Very, if done right, but doing it right is hard. The swabs have to be jammed way on up the nose or down the throat...
by CG
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1492
Views: 73221

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

I know someone who was tested, got a negative result, and was told there's a 30% chance it's a false negative.

Anybody finding good numbers on the actual accuracy of the rapid testing?
by CG
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1492
Views: 73221

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

A very tiny study of gargling with Betadine, Listerine, tap water, or nothing, for those diagnosed with Stage 1 (<5 days of illness) COVID-19. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04410159 Results under the "Study Results" tab. I'm looking at the results - I'm not seeing where anybody developed a...

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