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by FyreWitch
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Twitter Chat
Replies: 0
Views: 415

Twitter Chat

Not sure where else to post this, here seems good. There is a pretty good live chat going on twitter now for survival, preps, etc. It is #preppertalk. Daily from 6pm to midnight ET. If you are a Twitter member just search #preppertalk and join in the stream. There are good topics and also good links...
by FyreWitch
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: As terrible as it is..
Replies: 26
Views: 2546

Re: As terrible as it is..

Well said, huntingohio :D
by FyreWitch
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Carseat Help
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Carseat Help

All carseats have to meet federal standards, so I wouldn't worry about that. I agree with the booster seat idea if the 4 year old is big enough. Other than that, just have to keep looking. I had 3 kids in car seats at the same time. I went to multiple stores and looked and measured. I think that's p...
by FyreWitch
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Families with Autistic Children--What advice would you give?
Replies: 95
Views: 27962

Re: Families with Autistic Children--What advice would you g

One more thing, children with disabilities can often grow up to be very functional adults. If someone works with them to bring out their gifts and find the uses for their differences, they can do so well. Not everyone can be independent, there are some children who will be dependent upon someone for...
by FyreWitch
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Families with Autistic Children--What advice would you give?
Replies: 95
Views: 27962

Re: Families with Autistic Children--What advice would you g

Great thread! I have 3 kids that fall on the high end of the autism spectrum, now adults. I've also worked as a home care nurse for many years with children with severe disabilities that require a nurse. Some observations: 1. It is really better to talk about a person WITH a disability or person WIT...
by FyreWitch
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Teachin' 'em young
Replies: 14
Views: 1590

Re: Teachin' 'em young

This is such a great thread! Hearing about parents teaching the kids this stuff is just awesome. I'm so happy there are still good young parents in this world. I grew up in the 60's and back then Dads didn't do much on their own with kids, especially a little girl. My dad took me everywhere with him...
by FyreWitch
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: As terrible as it is..
Replies: 26
Views: 2546

Re: As terrible as it is..

I would also have to think that Gramp's emotional needs would be at least as important as his physical requirements in any kind of prepping/bugging out planning. How's he doing since his life partner passed? Not knowing his specifics, I'd have to think his current emotional anchors are you and his ...
by FyreWitch
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Mental Health in the PAW
Replies: 43
Views: 1398

Re: Mental Health in the PAW

I believe it will be very important to keep an eye on each other. In the SHTF phase, survival instincts will kick in and people will tend to run on pure adrenaline which will keep some symptoms at bay, especially depressive symptoms. After that, even those who never had symptoms before may experienc...
by FyreWitch
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2138

Re: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?

The Lyme Disease vaccine for humans is no longer available. They stopped making it due to lack of demand. The problem with a TEOTWAWKI situation is that all of the diseases that are no longer seen in the US and Western Europe will return with lack of sanitation and no more mosquito control. The vacc...
by FyreWitch
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2138

Re: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?

This is politics by a different name, I wonder when a mod will have to put their foot down. Perhaps people should have refrained from baiting Marcis by requesting more info and making disparaging statements. That's how things get out of control. Everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion and to co...
by FyreWitch
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2138

Re: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?

Smallpox is still considered to be eradicated. There is an occasional case due to lab workers being exposed to viral samples. There is also a VERY remote possibility that it could reappear naturally through mutation of other pox diseases. Smallpox is eradicated, there is no doubt. The chances of an...
by FyreWitch
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Non-conventional wisdom: Please add what you know
Replies: 69
Views: 4841

Re: Non-conventional wisdom: Please add what you know

I find more doctors who are becoming selectively respectful of natural healing methods. Not a loud bunch. But the few are quietly coming around. In a serious SHTF or TEOTWAWKI, there will be great need of healers who can work wiithout pharmaceticals to depend upon. Very happy to meet a like- minded ...
by FyreWitch
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Non-conventional wisdom: Please add what you know
Replies: 69
Views: 4841

Re: Non-conventional wisdom: Please add what you know

If you have an infected cut or burn that is prurient (green 'n yukky) slather some honey on it & then cover with a sterile dressing. Repeat the process every twelve hours or so, using a clean dressing each time. You'll see all the green infected gunk that the honey has drawn out onthe old dressing ...
by FyreWitch
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Non-native languages after a SHTF
Replies: 64
Views: 2352

Re: Non-native languages after a SHTF

This is a good point A.C.E. I think because this forum is in English, many don't realize that English isn't the first language of everyone here. I find talking to different people, that most people in modern, global societies learn English in school since it is so prevalent in business and other are...
by FyreWitch
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2138

Re: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?

Pneumovax needs to be repeated every 5 years. It's actually pretty easy to get it paid by insurance. Your doctor just has to document a risk factor some of which are: COPD, asthma, smoking, history of frequent upper respiratory infections and working with the public especially in institutions (healt...
by FyreWitch
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2138

Re: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?

Smallpox is eradicated in the world. Guess you haven't been listening to the news over the last few years. It is making a comeback thanks to weakened vaccinations in some of the poorer nations, some new strains are more resistant than before. It could become the next epidemic. dukman: citation need...
by FyreWitch
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2138

Re: What vaccinations for TEOTWAWKI ?

I hope that everyone does some research on vaccines while preparing for TEOTWAWKI. First, US residents should be aware that vaccine recommendation from the CDC vary greatly from those of other countries or the WHO. Vaccine recommendations for residents of the US are based on CDC research on what dis...
by FyreWitch
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Starting Firearm for an Exceptionally Small Woman
Replies: 54
Views: 3043

Re: Starting Firearm for an Exceptionally Small Woman

Of course I am joking. I suggest starting her with a 22 revolver or pistol. If the number of guns one owns is an issue where you live then I say start with a 3-4 inch 357mag revolver shooting 38s to start. It allows you a huge range of ammo and one of the finest Self Defense cartridges of all time....
by FyreWitch
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Starting Firearm for an Exceptionally Small Woman
Replies: 54
Views: 3043

Re: Starting Firearm for an Exceptionally Small Woman

For training I would definitely go with a .22. Most people find it easier to start with long guns than pistols. That's her choice. I started a a child so didn't ever have to get over fear of guns. Let her get comfortable with the feel of a gun, with the noise, etc before actually purchasing somethin...
by FyreWitch
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Non-native languages after a SHTF
Replies: 64
Views: 2352

Re: Non-native languages after a SHTF

I think being multi-lingual is an advantage no matter what. At least learn the most common "other" language where you are or plan to be. In the Western Hemisphere I think that would be Spanish, then French or Portuguese (not sure in which order, remember Brazil is a big country). All of us in health...
by FyreWitch
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Solo, Family, or Large Group?
Replies: 55
Views: 1799

Re: Solo, Family, or Large Group?

Thanks everyone :) I do believe I have a great deal still to give and would be extremely useful in the PAW. I intend to continue to learn, grow and adapt so that I can be useful to the very end of my life. I was just thinking about the kinds of situations where most parents would sacrifice themselve...
by FyreWitch
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: **Read this before anything else in the First Aid section**
Replies: 77
Views: 74716

Re: **Read this before anything else in the First Aid sectio

1. Unless you know that someone is allergic to NSAIDS, IMO, Tylenol isn't a necessity. But, to each his own. Some of aspirin's side-effects are exactly what makes it useful - anticoagulation not Gi Bleed :) 2. I have seen it used with good results. Just thinking of not carrying things that aren't mu...
by FyreWitch
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Risk Management: We're (Collectively) Doing It Wrong
Replies: 13
Views: 1891

Re: Risk Management: We're (Collectively) Doing It Wrong

Yes!!! These are the issues that make me really wonder if anyone has any common sense at all. I live in New England and wonder every winter how people can live here and not even have snow tires! Why are they all running to the store when the weather report calls for snow? Snow ill inevitably happen ...
by FyreWitch
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Solo, Family, or Large Group?
Replies: 55
Views: 1799

Re: Solo, Family, or Large Group?

I would really not consider 20 people to be a large group. Of course I come from a place where families with 10 kids are not uncommon :) I think any group on the move would have to be quite small (maybe 6) but a large group can be split up for movement. The Army does it. I would not RELY upon neighb...

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