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by CG
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 7547

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

It crossed my mind that if the crematoriums were running 24/7 as has been alluded, due to the large amount of people killed by this virus. Wouldn't our spy satellites have picked up these heat blooms? And if so , then our government is complicit with China over the severity of the problem. My first...
by CG
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 7547

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

MPMalloy wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:04 am
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by CG
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Living in a van, down by the river...
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Living in a van, down by the river...

Biggest drawback for me was the headroom. You end up having to crawl around all the time, and trying to change clothes like that is annoying. Not bad for a short vacation, but I wouldn't want to live that way. I need enough room to stand up! The same would go for a teardrop style camper, which is p...
by CG
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Living in a van, down by the river...
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Living in a van, down by the river...

Anyway, this week I finally retired my faithful 1995 Sidekick and picked up a Kia Soul for a around town auto. In looking for cargo mats, I was surprised to find dozens of videos on how to convert this sub-compact into a 'camper'. I am slightly disturbed by the idea of turning a Kia Soul into a cam...
by CG
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Modern Medieval Armored Combat
Replies: 10
Views: 1229

Re: Modern Medieval Armored Combat

All I can say is, the bruises I've seen that were given through chainmail have been epic.
by CG
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Lentils
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Lentils

You can also use them to stretch your current provisions.

I used to mix cooked ground beef with lentils half and half and use that as my base for spaghetti meat and taco meat.
by CG
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons

By the way, if you expect your office manager to watch your holy terror of a 2-year-old. IMO Unless it is a dire & unusual emergency, being asked to do that is legitimate grounds to say "F this! I am so out of here" and quit without 2 weeks notice. Well, to be fair, it was dire and unusual for that...
by CG
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons

Leaving your job for mental health reasons does not equal mental illness. I know more than a few people who have left their job in order to maintain good mental health. I'm pretty certain that my job that I left because of my "attitude" would count under this one. By the way, if you expect your off...
by CG
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Japan - Earthquake & Typhoon
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Japan - Earthquake & Typhoon

https://news.yahoo.com/japan-earthquake-5-7-magnitude-100800822.html A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has jolted the main island of Japan as Typhoon Hagibis, one of the strongest storms to hit in decades, continues to reap devastation throughout the central region of the country. The earthquake recorded a...
by CG
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 103
Views: 9775

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

We were told that the Bahamian government asked a medical ship coming down to bring 1500 body bags, and that they're having to go out into deeper water every night to flush their engine or something because of the number of bodies in the water. Who said this? The news? Somebody associated with the ...
by CG
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 103
Views: 9775

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

We were told that the Bahamian government asked a medical ship coming down to bring 1500 body bags, and that they're having to go out into deeper water every night to flush their engine or something because of the number of bodies in the water.
by CG
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?
Replies: 49
Views: 3513

Re: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?

I have a London Fog laptop backpack that sounds like it would meet your requirements if you're looking for something you can wear around a city with nobody giving it a second thought. I bought it at TJ Maxx for about $40, I believe. Black, and the label on the outside is a piece of black stamped lea...
by CG
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6697
Views: 337642

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Does it count if it's for where you work?

Scheduled an appointment to have somebody come give me a quote on an alarm system, surveillance system, and access control system next week.
by CG
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Active Shooters Odessa Texas 8/31/2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Active Shooters Odessa Texas 8/31/2019

For those who are curious, the 17-month-old went home Sunday night. They said there is still shrapnel in her, but it's not of immediate concern. She looks like a happy baby in the picture, albeit with a busted lip and her arms being braced away from her (I'm guessing so she can't mess with the stitc...
by CG
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Active Shooters Odessa Texas 8/31/2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Active Shooters Odessa Texas 8/31/2019

So, things we "learned" during the event that were just flat out wrong, according to the current info being given out: 1. More than one shooter (a friend in Odessa was told there were 9 at one point!) 2. At the Midland Cinergy (they were at the Odessa one) 3. At the Midland mall (I don't even know i...
by CG
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Active Shooters Odessa Texas 8/31/2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Active Shooters Odessa Texas 8/31/2019

MPMalloy wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:57 pm
I just heard about this. From NPR: At Least 5 Dead, Several Injured In West Texas Shooting

I'm glad you two are ok. Any word from other TX ZSer's?
Everybody else that I know of lives 2-5 hours away from here.
by CG
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Active Shooters Odessa Texas 8/31/2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Active Shooters Odessa Texas 8/31/2019

It's kind of wild the reports that were flying around through it all.

It doesn't help that people outside the area can't keep Odessa and Midland straight, especially since the Cinergy in Odessa is technically in Midland County.

Events where people would gather tonight seem to be getting cancelled.
by CG
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Active Shooters Odessa Texas 8/31/2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Active Shooters Odessa Texas 8/31/2019

Best synopsis I've see so far: https://www.newswest9.com/article/news/crime/odessa-shooter/513-17dbe2e0-4b2b-487e-91a8-281a4e6aa3b8?fbclid=IwAR13v96SlwHA0-ZqdJZknEzAccdSrFlWs11DpRGieMrkCsNaD1udLFfERYw According to Midland police, the shooters were driving from Midland to Odessa on I-20 when they sto...
by CG
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences
Replies: 53
Views: 9425

Re: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences

We have a ton of Ryobi 18v tools. However, I've yet to see anybody suggest our primary source for them: pawn shops. We've picked up all sorts at anywhere from 20-60% of the original price, generally with batteries. We make sure to test them out in the shop to make sure they at least run. We ask to p...
by CG
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: For the Prepper who has everything
Replies: 17
Views: 1775

Re: For the Prepper who has everything

I don't need a fighter jet. I don't need a fighter jet. I don't need a fighter jet. I can't fly one, the local airport probably doesn't have a hangar I could use and the storage fees would be nuts. Although, I probably could offset some of the cost by renting the jet to the local PD or maybe one of...
by CG
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: EU’s satellite navigation system fully offline
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: EU’s satellite navigation system fully offline

This reminds me, I need a new atlas in the car.
by CG
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Stuff I Carry on Family Vacation
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: Stuff I Carry on Family Vacation

Things I also at least have available in the hotel room, but generally carry: 1. Ankle Brace (because I'm a klutz, and while I can get to the store easily if I mess up my wrists, not so much with the ankle) 2. Umbrella (for rain and for sun) 3. Tiny tube of sunscreen 4. Lip balm with sunscreen (are ...
by CG
Sat May 04, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Cental Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 2070

Re: Hello from Cental Texas

*waves from west Texas*

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