Search found 642 matches

by IceWing
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Tamiflu Info and some thoughts
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

The thing about it, is an established version of either avian strain does not exist in a human version, so we cannot treat it, as we have no idea what it will be. The reason Tamiflu etc is so heavily debated, is anti-virals are going to be whats needed to keep people alive until a vaccine can be cr...
by IceWing
Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Tamiflu Info and some thoughts
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

Read a little further down in the wiki I linked. *nods* didn't quite read that correctly the first time. So, it sounds like they're on the path to stopping the cytokine storm, or at least mitigating it somehow. But, the question is, how long will it take before something is available, based off thi...
by IceWing
Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Tamiflu Info and some thoughts
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

The only thing about that, is that H5N1 and it's funky family are supposed to be the extra fun type of influenza that create cytokine storms , turning a healthy immune system into it's most powerful weapon against the host. Just like in 1918, this time around its going to be 20-40 year olds dying w...
by IceWing
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Tamiflu Info and some thoughts
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

Right now, it hasn't jumped species much... Where it has, it hasn't been all that successful at human to human transmission. With luck, that's where we'll see it stay... But, I would suggest either using the search feature in the forums here, searching for either "HN51" or "avian flu", or googling f...
by IceWing
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Tamiflu Info and some thoughts
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

Tamiflu Info and some thoughts

Morning folks... Well, in the course of several conversation with my dad over the past couple of years, he and I have had a few limited discussions regarding preparedness. Overall, he's not an organized preparer, but due to the pack rat gene, his house is a prime spot for supplies... (Need a generat...
by IceWing
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparations when you're sick?
Replies: 16
Views: 996

You know, this is actually an interesting topic. Right now, my fiance is not doing well, due to a pinched nerve in her leg, which is making it nearly impossible for her to do much of anything (getting better, but still having problems walking when it flares) If the SHTF right now, we'd be in trouble...
by IceWing
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: PAW Supply Closet
Replies: 101
Views: 34550

There you go, hating on my living room AGAIN, CC! :( Let the good folks here decide - do you like my living room colors or not? Tell me now! :D -Erik Actually that red is almost a dead on match to the one we were considering in our living room... The problem we had\have is that our living room does...
by IceWing
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: GETTING THE STUFF YOU NEED
Replies: 1378
Views: 136679

Well, I'm trying to get more and more in. And, my fiance is on board as well, so I'm not getting any grief for most preparedness gear. For example, for x-mas, she bought me a dynamo powered LED lantern. Puts off quite a bit of light come full dark. I've also implemented the rule that any amazon orde...
by IceWing
Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Question regarding Air Quality downwind of metroplex
Replies: 7
Views: 383

There are numerous locales that call themselves Metroplex. There's even a Chase Bank facility downwind of lower Manhattan, where the WTC stood. Could you be more specific? Well, I was trying to be a little vague here, because I am going to use this information to hopefully purchase a new site for a...
by IceWing
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Question regarding Air Quality downwind of metroplex
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Fountain Square? Well, you're near my neck of the woods. I reccommend East , then. The area is much more sparsely populated, and beautiful to boot. Near as I can tell, there's no threat of mass exodus in the region. If you move West, you're smack in the middle of three major cities. Your assessment...
by IceWing
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Question regarding Air Quality downwind of metroplex
Replies: 7
Views: 383

I can't comment on the exact nature of airborne particulates, but is your question concerning toxins, fallout or infectious agents? The three all have different qualities. The following is not a qualified statement of fact, just my opinion. I'm concerned more about general air quality and I guess t...
by IceWing
Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: freight lines and trains
Replies: 31
Views: 1860

Railroad Maps Coalition FYI, I'm pretty sure it's illegal to walk along the tracks. Not sure about abandoned tracks. It would probably be an interesting hike to investigate an old rail line, if it's legal. I'm pretty sure that, at least around here, the tracks and surrounding ground (the berm they'...
by IceWing
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Question regarding Air Quality downwind of metroplex
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Question regarding Air Quality downwind of metroplex

Hey again folks, One of the things I'm hoping to do soon is to get us out of our current residence and relocate to a place out of town. I'm also trying to figure out a way to get from said place, to my new job, which isn't swamped with commuting people. So, I'm looking east\west of the metroplex. Th...
by IceWing
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Job Change = Different Commute + Evac Options = Input Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 479

I just found out I may be in the exact same position as you Ice. I've suddenly taken a vested personal interest in this thread, as I'd likely be parking my car ~15mi from work and metro'ing the rest of the way. My biggest concern is how I'm going to be able to CCW this way. Time to make some phonec...
by IceWing
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What is a Major City? OR The 100 mile Rule
Replies: 32
Views: 1717

Me and a couple of my buddies have tried to figure out the likely Evac\Exodus routes for our region. Our consensus is that the interstates will be the primary routes taken (and clogged) by the hordes of people. We think that this is due to the mentality that has taken root in people's heads that, ev...
by IceWing
Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Job Change = Different Commute + Evac Options = Input Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 479

If your traveling back roads for a good part of the journey, how about burying small stashes along the way home? Maybe a days walk between each one. This gives you the option of traveling light and fast with a certainty of shelter and a meal / change of clothes at the end of a journey stage. Good f...
by IceWing
Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Job Change = Different Commute + Evac Options = Input Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Would your office let you keep a folding bike? Might make things easier/quicker, and bikes can navigate stalled traffic fairly easily. I've actually contemplated this as a possibility. However, I cannot say for sure, at this time, if that will be a viable option or not. Keep em coming though... Ple...
by IceWing
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Job Change = Different Commute + Evac Options = Input Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Job Change = Different Commute + Evac Options = Input Needed

Hey there fellow preparees... Ok, I've got a scenario I'm contemplating here... I start a new job on Jan 2. Right now, I've got my routes from my current job (approximately 40-50 miles, depending on which route) figured out so that I'm on back country roads almost the entire way home (roughly 70 min...

Go to advanced search