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by CrossCut
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1607
Views: 98557

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

I'm afraid to even imagine why you should drip some rubbish into your eyes? Infection with COVID through the eyes will not occur, there is not such a mucous membrane as in the nasopharynx. But to damage vision is quite likely. In the same way, I see no point in rinsing the nose and washing off the ...
by CrossCut
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1607
Views: 98557

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

... And PVP-I is still $22 a gallon at Amazon. ^^^^ --- Good data. ---- ^^^^ Since this requires only a 1% solution you can buy 8 ounces of 10% solution and get 80 ounces of solution for $5.20 to try it out. You should have a decent supply this on hand in your FAK anyway for would treatment. https:...
by CrossCut
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1607
Views: 98557

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Results of a clinical trial of 606 COVID positive patients treated with PVP-I just released. Effect of 1% Povidone Iodine Mouthwash/Gargle, Nasal and Eye Drop in COVID-19 patient , January 2021. ABSTRACT: Background : The sudden onset of COVID-19 began in late 2019 caused by a novel coronavirus (SAR...
by CrossCut
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: We're going to shut down the ZS forums server after New Year's
Replies: 31
Views: 492

Re: We're going to shut down the ZS forums server after New Year's

Hope the new forum software doesn't restrict access for TOR users altogether. I get a captcha at the www.zsforums.com currently with some TOR exit node IPs. "We have noticed an unusual activity from your IP 195.176.3.23 and blocked access to this website. Please confirm that you are not a robot" Wou...
by CrossCut
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 424345

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Nobody got any preparedness stuff for Christmas? Or got any stuff done over the holidays so far? :shock: We exchanged Amazon gift cards with family this year instead of presents. Zero sum game for the adults, give $100 and get $100 back, but seemed better than just skipping any gift exchange at all....
by CrossCut
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Attack on Aspen Colorado NG Home Distribution System
Replies: 17
Views: 436

Re: Attack on Aspen Colorado NG Home Distribution System

Maybe we need a "Infrastructure attacks + Monkeywrenching in 2020/2021" thread to consolidate this type of activity in a single place? Unlike the the recent train derailments and the Nashville AT&T explosion this one wasn't particularly destructive nor life threating, but I expect to see many more e...
by CrossCut
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Digital Handheld Scanner
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Digital Handheld Scanner

I've heard good things about "Bearcat" Uniden scanners, but have no experience with this... Aren't police channels digitized, encrypted and inaccessible to the public? As NT2C said, it depends on the department. You have digital, encryption, and "trunking." All of which make it more difficult to fo...
by CrossCut
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: When they come, try to plug the hole with them - Zombie chokepoint & bottleneck scenarios
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: When they come, try to plug the hole with them - Zombie chokepoint & bottleneck scenarios

I used to play an ASCII D&D video game and if you've ever opened a door to a room with 20 orcs in it, you'd know the best strategy was to back out the doorway slightly because the orcs could only come thru one at a time. One time I had a dead cockatrice, a monster that if you look at it, it turns y...
by CrossCut
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 3M Security Film
Replies: 15
Views: 306

Re: 3M Security Film

I regret not having this installed when we had our home built, but it was cost prohibitive with the other upgrades I also wanted. After living in the home a few years I got a quote on having a similar product called ShatterGARD installed, but I wanted the film attached to the window frame not just o...
by CrossCut
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 424345

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Expensive month in preparedness. New tires for the truck, the old stock tires never were very good in the snow and not much tread left, probably had a couple thousand more miles I might have got out of them, but wasn't risking another winter with them. Propane refilled, good for another 3-4 months n...
by CrossCut
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1435
Views: 102788

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

Maybe the OPSEC/privacy stuff deserves it's own thread? Probably is one, but I'm too lazy to look. But, if looking for OPSEC/privacy in today's world I'd recommend Michael Bazzell's website and book. The latest edition of his book is available at Amazon, I picked up an older edition (free) at his we...
by CrossCut
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 10832

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

Several stores in my area are giving away turkeys if you buy $100 worth of groceries. Freezer space is harder to find than any meat products right now. Recently I've bought chicken for $1.69 a pound, steak and bacon for $2.99, and whole wild caught salmon for $3.99 (you had to buy the whole fish). ...
by CrossCut
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1607
Views: 98557

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Mouth wash versus Covid, update #413 Still waiting for the results of more clinical trials , a few more are complete now but no results yet. Wasn't going to post any more in vitro study results or expert opinion/letters to the editor about it (some pro, some con) until more human trial results were ...
by CrossCut
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 250
Views: 10258

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

Not much election specific here, but since fire (natural or manmade) is the greatest concern the smoke/CO detector batteries were replaced and the fire extinguishers checked last Sunday. We restocked paper goods that had been depleted during the lockdown, and without realizing it had gotten critical...
by CrossCut
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Dermabond not letting wounds weep a bad thing?
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Dermabond not letting wounds weep a bad thing?

Not like I'm qualified to have an opinion, but here it is anyway. Chapter 54, Wounds, of the free Primary Surgery Vol 2 book taught me a lot. https://www.ghdonline.org/surgery/discussion/primary-surgery-trauma-volume-2-2/ A laceration on the cheek you kiss should be handled differently than a lacera...
by CrossCut
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 424345

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Cutting your attenuation with some better coax might help. It'd double your costs though, at a minimum. How are you switching between antennas? Didn't even bother looking at the LMR grades, that's what I'd like, but the cost puts it in the "after I win the lotto" category :) Have a Daiwa CS-201 swi...
by CrossCut
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 424345

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Ordered 65' of marine grade RG-8x coax, with Amazon prime points only cost me $25. Going to try getting a different vertical antenna installed before winter (and the election) for 10m/11m/freeband listening, have a semi-homebrewed vertical whip at about 30' now which I'm not impressed with, going to...
by CrossCut
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1435
Views: 102788

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

If a mob is trying to burn my place down, my friends places only need to be intact and quiet to suddenly be far better than mine. And if the world is in a state that mobs are burning houses down with any regularity, most of my friends will be grateful to host another shooter that also cooks and cle...
by CrossCut
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1607
Views: 98557

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Why would we experience positive resilience? Most people aren't enjoying this, even if it's not having a particular negative impact. We're just not being as adversely effected, because we view this less as a world-ending insoluble problem and more something else to overcome. It's why we're preppers...
by CrossCut
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1607
Views: 98557

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Interesting study, Horror fans and morbidly curious individuals are more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic At first I was surprised that "prepper genre fans" didn't also exhibit higher positive resilience scores on average, but wondering now if that might just be a consequence o...
by CrossCut
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 424345

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Acquired a couple more big rocks/small boulders to line the sides of the driveway. Our dirt driveway is about 100 yards long with 60 yards of that through woods, the rocks are for decoration (not all that uncommon around here) now but have the added function of blocking car/truck access if rolled in...
by CrossCut
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Food Saver medical recipes
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Food Saver medical recipes

Where do you get the fluids, tubing, & caths? Amazon for the flush syringes, shopmedvet for the tubing, start kits, and the caths (think the caths were in their "soon-to-expire" sale items - they might want a license for them otherwise), and the fluids I always have to shop around for each order. I...
by CrossCut
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Food Saver medical recipes
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Food Saver medical recipes

My (cheap) vacuum sealer died some years back and never replaced it. That said, the "procedure kit" that gets the most use here is this one. https://i.postimg.cc/MpvZ6Sd7/splinter-kit.jpg Each FAK gets one, and after band-aids and Liquid Skin (for dog paws, mostly) it's probably the most used item i...
by CrossCut
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup

Okay, I wasn't aware that FCC had ruled differently on the stun and kill functions then they reportedly had previously, or maybe I was misinformed from the start. It's been too many years now to remember where I got the info from but it was part of a discussion about the encryption (scramble) funct...

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