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by taipan821
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How have your preps evolved?
Replies: 20
Views: 3127

Re: How have your preps evolved?

Johnnie_T wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:04 pm

Has the COVID-19 outbreak and the world's response changed the way you prep, or what you're prepping for, or the length of an event you're expecting?
Sort of...It has opened my eyes as to just how desperate people will get. so I need to improve my preps in preparation for cyclone season.
by taipan821
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6805
Views: 348245

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

bought a Coleman 414 fuel stove to go with my 550B for cooking during power outages.
by taipan821
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Prep related wins and saves!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1247

Re: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Perp related wins and saves!!!

currently myself and a housemate are moving into a new home, low and behold, the housemate has no cutlery to eat dinner with, no problem, preps include disposable cutlery. That's a prep save though my housemate is terrified of my hiking stoves...and now knows where my stash of chocolate is :gonk: wi...
by taipan821
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How have your preps evolved?
Replies: 20
Views: 3127

Re: How have your preps evolved?

when I started prepping my plan was one person, three weeks and that would be bare bones, using a hiking stove to boil water or heat ready to eat meals. My current prep plan is 2 people, 2 weeks and I want to be comfortable, with a secondary use for entertainment. So my prep budget is going towards ...
by taipan821
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6805
Views: 348245

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

noticed my bulk chemicals were running low, so put an order in today for various household cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer (5L bottles)
by taipan821
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Suicidal son of a friend
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Suicidal son of a friend

Suicide has always been a taboo subject and it is a difficult subject to talk to someone about. Be a friend and ask people if they are ok, including yourself. As someone who has had to deal with suicidal persons who were both unsuccessful and successful I can not stress it enough, a simple question ...
by taipan821
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6805
Views: 348245

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

- Booked in for a first aid course
- finally put all my fire and rescue gear away
now I'm sitting here going through a box of junk, sorting and getting rid of stuff
by taipan821
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Australian Bush Fires
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Australian Bush Fires

Just finishing packing a deployment bag as I write this for future deployments down there to assist with firefighting efforts. unfortunately outside of the immediate frontlines this is becoming a very political issue. that said -> 3000 army reservists have been called up, this is the first time this...
by taipan821
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 28
Views: 2976

Re: Repair Wins

MacWa77ace wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:29 pm
I have real bad luck with tiny parts like that so I'm paranoid about that kind of stuff and usually look at a job going, 'ok what am I going to break or lose while doing this?'. :lol:
I am notorious for this as well, for me its those tiny screws used here and there inside electronics, so tiny.
by taipan821
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepped to spend the night at airport?
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: Prepped to spend the night at airport?

Recently I was traveling by air for a deployment to fight fires, carrier lost my personal luggage and all my safety gear. A story full of adventure and the 7 stages of grief! I always take an airline emergency overnight pack (normally a set of pjs and toiletries) along with a change of socks/jocks, ...
by taipan821
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 28
Views: 2976

Re: Repair Wins

Ive managed to successfully repair a stair chair a family member had that wasn't working

new switch, new key lock, new batteries, new charger, fixed some wiring.
by taipan821
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 28
Views: 2976

Re: Repair Wins

This could be a beneficial and motivating idea. I'll add a repair win of my own. My mother had an electrical issue with her trailer and was going to take it to a shop to repair it. I went around, troubleshooted the issue, replaced the faulty plug and tidied up the wiring, $12.50 part instead of $100...
by taipan821
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Flat pack bowl.
Replies: 7
Views: 1139

Re: Flat pack bowl.

Great, if what you're eating out of it is cold and light. I'm not too sure I'd trust it with hot soup. It says they're good for soup on their website. And the picture shows soup. It's meant to hold cold and hot meals and soup in. They are pretty incredible if a bowl is in your BO preps. No weight p...
by taipan821
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6805
Views: 348245

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Bought a zippo along with spare flints and wicks, trying to reduce my reliance on disposable butane lighters
by taipan821
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 925
Views: 99076

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Yesterday was a day of activity. - Replaced old fixed fiberglass UHF antenna with new, removable metal one - Installed Hella 1000 driving lights, flood and spot. - upgraded stock headlights with Phillips whitevision bulbs. - installed inverter with OEM style switch and relay. - upgraded interior lig...
by taipan821
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: For the Prepper who has everything
Replies: 17
Views: 1989

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 taipan821
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Home defence with an airgun? Countries with no fire arms allowed
Replies: 16
Views: 3470

Re: Home defence with an airgun? Countries with no fire arms allowed

Simple answer: if the locality in question uses the UK restriction of a 12 foot pound limitation on energy, the answer is no. Typical .22lr as a 40 grain bullet at standard velocity of 1000 fps is 90 foot pounds; a 29 grain .22 short at 750 fps is 35. A CB cap of 20 grains and 500 fps I think fits ...
by taipan821
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Unexploded ordanance
Replies: 13
Views: 2600

Re: Unexploded ordanance

Australian here. UXB is actually a bit of a concern here due to the number of ww2 bases around Northern Australia. finding abandoned munitions (grenades, bullets, artillery rounds, bombs) did happen for a while after the closure of the bases. You can still find the odd munition even today. I imagine...
by taipan821
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Child ID bracelets?
Replies: 17
Views: 5730

Re: Child ID bracelets?

saw this topic being brought up, thought I would share my 2 cents. The idea of ID bracelets for the kids is a wonderful one and more people should do it. However I do wish to remind everyone (not that anyone here needs reminding) but you shouldn't leave the kids unattended, zooming off following the...
by taipan821
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 925
Views: 99076

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

where to begin - cleaned the car and washed it - booked it into my friendly mechanic for a service - received new switches for install (to keep that OEM look) - upgraded the headlights to aftermarket halogens - purchased some halogen spotlights (upgrading to HID) - installed new UHF CB antenna. - re...
by taipan821
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Interesting video on prepper lockpicks
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

Re: Interesting video on prepper lockpicks

Disclaimer: What I am about to talk about has been used for rescue and medical responses, nothing illicit. Often some lateral thinking is required when you go to a medical call to a locked house. the patient is normally unable to unlock the door, and they live alone. Some ways I've managed to get in...
by taipan821
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Questions about power inverters
Replies: 22
Views: 2519

Re: Questions about power inverters

As NT2C and raptor said - Fuse it, if you are running one or two aftermarket electrical devices inline fuses are ok, any more and you would want to install an aftermarket fusebox, makes fault finding easier - Wire thickness. the thicker the wire the less voltage drop over distance, the thicker wire ...
by taipan821
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: an Australian How to guide to prepping...thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

Re: an Australian How to guide to prepping...thoughts?

Mount Kosioscu is the tallest peak in Oz, I would do a google search of any deaths in the area to skiers, exposure, avalanches to see if it worth mentioning. My wife is a geophysicist and she confirmed that Australia has no fault activity so I would skip that or just put a link to New Zealand's EQC...
by taipan821
Thu May 30, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: an Australian How to guide to prepping...thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

Re: an Australian How to guide to prepping...thoughts?

Sounds like a cool project. If I remember right, ZS used to have a wiki; I don't recall it being heavily populated, though. I might initially lay your document out as an outline, for overall organizational purposes. E.g. just off the top of my head: 0. Definitions and overview 1. Threat Assessments...

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