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by woodsghost
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?

This check is a massive devaluation of the US dollar. I've been advocating for a devaluation for about 10-15 years, but I'm still pissed seeing my savings become worth less. I'm pretty sure my wife and I will put this in savings. We are going to sell the second car, pay off the primary car, and plou...
by woodsghost
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Any Newbies Here Because of Coronavirus?
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

M813 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:01 pm

I don't feel foolish for researching this stuff anymore but it's a hollow victory.
It's not much fun being "right" when you are predicting "disaster." But it sure is nice to have prepared!
by woodsghost
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello...
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Hello...

Great to have you back and you have terrific posts!!! Your gear looks very well thought-out.

I look forward to seeing you around, and congratulations on retirement!
by woodsghost
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 509
Views: 7729

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

This staying home business is driving me nuts. Thank goodness I get to drive a sleepless kid around at night. My oldest daughter is enjoying the seat I installed on the back of my bike. And I'm now downing our supply of local honey to cope with allergies. There are always silver linings to things. W...
by woodsghost
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1068
Views: 25939

Re: COVID-19 Thread

JT42 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:14 pm
Sadly, we hit a milestone today: USA now has the highest total number of documented Covid-19 cases.
I'm betting that has a lot to do with better documentation. But I could be wrong.
by woodsghost
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1068
Views: 25939

Re: COVID-19 Thread

More than 3 Million people filed for unemployment this month in the US. This isn't just the most ever, it is the most by lots. As I'm thinking about this, I'm remembering we have had the lowest unemployment numbers in recorded US history. Or pretty close to it. We have pulled people into working wh...
by woodsghost
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1068
Views: 25939

Re: COVID-19 Thread

BullOnParade wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:33 am
I went somewhere last night after work, too ashamed to say where, or for what ... But the store limit was 10, and the line up was over an hour long, everyone 6-8 feet apart.
It's alright. You can say "condoms" on this forum. ;)

Seriously, I expect a bump in births in 8-10 months.
by woodsghost
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How have your preps evolved?
Replies: 20
Views: 3090

Re: How have your preps evolved?

For me: no.

But in 12 months I might have a different answer?
by woodsghost
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 825
Views: 27344

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

And one of our full on anti gunners said yesterday to us 2A peeps, "you guys are lucky, you have guns for protection." :shock: Did you let him/her know that can be fixed? Pretty quick? This is America, after all. a little harder when they are starting off behind the panic buying curve. While I agre...
by woodsghost
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Stocks, Retirement funds -- Post Economic Crash
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Stocks, Retirement funds -- Post Economic Crash

I'll be interested in seeing what others ways, but I think the time to cash out was 3 months ago. Right now I plan to stay in and maybe move liquid cash into the market when it stabilizes. What I've been hearing is a bunch of people have their cash stashed and waiting for the market to stabilize bef...
by woodsghost
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Soon to be new parent
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: Soon to be new parent

I was going through some paperwork from the hospital for our second kiddo and saw some stuff on crying. I realized that is probably part of your question. In short, a nurse told us "no baby ever died from crying." Which is mostly true. It sucks, but they don't die of it. Our first daughter had a 7 h...
by woodsghost
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Soon to be new parent
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: Soon to be new parent

Preps: a good baby carrier. Like lil'baby. Brittax car seat. An EMT friend has consistently found they really do save lives. Cloth diapers. If you are a prepper, they save money and you don't worry about the store running out. The baby carrier and car seat above are expensive. Cloth diapers save abo...
by woodsghost
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 946

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

A .38 spl Colt Commando. Based on the Police Positive, but parkerized. A beautiful pistol. Very accurate. It is becoming my safe queen which means either it will go in long term storage or will get sold. From the serial number it looks like it was made close to 1942, and I am pretty fond of it. I pa...
by woodsghost
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 946

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

I just need to share the story of my selling my 12 ga buckshot. I belly up to the counter with a big box of 12 ga buckshot. I'm chatting with the help and he is explaining their policy and how he will count it up and pay. He is a big shotgunner so we chatted about what buckshot loads we preferred fo...
by woodsghost
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How have your preps evolved?
Replies: 20
Views: 3090

Re: How have your preps evolved?

My prepping has got more streamlined. I'm less random and more focused and organized. Having a wife and now 2 kids and a job with livable pay has simply changed my "get a house someday" to "get a house soon!" I'm thinking about and talking to my wife about making a bigger change and going from our a...
by woodsghost
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 946

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

Selling guns today. One went to a local gun store. One will go on GunBroker. One will likely be a private sale. One may or may not get sold (an antique and best to sell online but pistol sales are tough due to FFLs being reluctant to ship your pistol). The shotgun went to the LGS, and got less than ...
by woodsghost
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 825
Views: 27344

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

MacWa77ace wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:11 pm

And one of our full on anti gunners said yesterday to us 2A peeps, "you guys are lucky, you have guns for protection." :shock:
Did you let him/her know that can be fixed? Pretty quick? This is America, after all.
by woodsghost
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 509
Views: 7729

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

We are down to 249 rolls of toilet paper. We may have to ration. I told the wife no more than three sheets a visit. I could not quite understand her response. It was something along the lines of where you are supposed to put the paper maybe... On another forum, it was mentioned that vaseline can gr...
by woodsghost
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 946

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

People can disagree with what I'm about to say, and I'm fine with that. My experience is not the same as everyone else's. I don't think there is much true "racism" out there. But I define "racism" as thinking "one race is better than another." What I've been seeing for the last 5 years or so looks m...
by woodsghost
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 825
Views: 27344

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

I don't know if the run on .22lr was artificial ... The market had pumped out a .22 conversion or analogue for every popular center fire for 2-3 years minimum prior to Sandy Hook. A week later there was paranoia about legislation coming to grab guns and restrict ammo purchases. Everyone bought ammo...
by woodsghost
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 825
Views: 27344

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

The local Scheels is having a sale on ammo. When I stopped by today the ammo clerk was talking about how they sold out of buckshot and other defensive shotgun loads last night. They had restocked some brands, but a bunch were still sold out. This is interesting to me in a "during a virus panic and a...
by woodsghost
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 509
Views: 7729

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

After I finish at the laundry mat here, I'm stopping by Winco for a few "nice to haves" I'm low on (mainly popcorn). I'll report on what I find there. Everything I do for physicial and social activity is closed down now. I'm hoping the weather improves so it's easier for me to get out hiking. I sho...
by woodsghost
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 509
Views: 7729

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

My employer has mandated that all people capable of working from home must do so. No experation. I have no idea what the grocery stores are like. I haven't been out in a while. In-laws are visiting to help with caring for our new child when it arrives. But Chez WG should be fine for a little while, ...
by woodsghost
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1068
Views: 25939

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

What sort of info are you *the ZSer* looking for? In general? For the virus? I want to know death rates, means of transmission, incubation, symptoms, risk groups, and general geographic concentrations. Lingering effects on people who have got over the illness are also useful. After that I suppose I...

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