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by ZombieGranny
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Columbia Gorge Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Columbia Gorge Fire

We aren't anywhere near fires either, but the smoke is unpleasant.
It looks overcast like it's going to rain, and can start to bother the throat if outside for very long.
by ZombieGranny
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricanes 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 30975

Re: Hurricanes 2017

I've successfully found food grade buckets and lids for free, by asking local groceries or bakeries for empty buckets. They get them for frosting, butter, etc. and are usually willing to part with them for free, because otherwise they just recycle them. If you go that route, be aware that many busy...
by ZombieGranny
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member into this commuity!
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: New member into this commuity!

I had looked on the 23rd before I posted, to see if there was anything 'spammy' and there wasn't at that time. I'm glad you posted the explanation, as others looking at his posts as they stand now wouldn't see any spam either. Perhaps in future, something like "SPAM REMOVED" could be added at the ti...
by ZombieGranny
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member into this commuity!
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: New member into this commuity!

Why is this person being labeled a spammer? and to the point of putting one in his/her avatar?! That is rude. People are TOLD to make an introduction post in this forum. - There is NO spam here whatsoever, I merely get the impression that English is not the poster's first language. Spammers usually ...
by ZombieGranny
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Remember to check for bugs
Replies: 9
Views: 3685

Re: Remember to check for bugs

Do you do the 3 day freeze? 3 days in the freezer will kill most of the critters/eggs; very common to do for long-storage items, although most people omit that for items stored in the kitchen for daily use. If there is room in the freezer I try to do it when they come home, at least in the summer mo...
by ZombieGranny
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 974
Views: 75835

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

First they're servants, then equals, then gods' servants, then gods?

I don't like this brave new world.
Most people will not be in mansions with a fleet of robot servants to attend their every whim.
I think we have a new disaster to prepare for...
I think we need a new acronym.
by ZombieGranny
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member into this commuity!
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: New member into this commuity!

Welcome!
by ZombieGranny
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are you seeing prepper panic buying in your AO?
Replies: 38
Views: 2444

Re: Are you seeing prepper panic buying in your AO?

The second fridge is in the garage, not on the front porch.
by ZombieGranny
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Flooding in NOLA
Replies: 21
Views: 1452

Re: Flooding in NOLA

I'm personally a bit bitter, I think; when we bought this place 20 years ago, it was not considered anywhere near a flood plain. In fact, we discarded several houses because they were in a flood zone. Because of Katrina, they decided as the ground is rather flat, it rains, & there are rivers around,...
by ZombieGranny
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Flooding in NOLA
Replies: 21
Views: 1452

Re: Flooding in NOLA

Not trying to fight, it's a difficult problem... I think the "homeowner" would be between a rock and a hard place: the insurance covers the buildings & contents, not the land. Even if the insurance company did actually pay up, there's not enough there to buy a new place. If they tried to say "bag it...
by ZombieGranny
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Flooding in NOLA
Replies: 21
Views: 1452

Re: Flooding in NOLA

The entire area of Western Washington is considered flood plain nowadays, due to the fact the area was carved out by glaciers and is still crisscrossed by rivers. We pay a HUGE amount per month for flood insurance even though the area has never flooded in the entire time records have been kept for t...
by ZombieGranny
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2133
Views: 210252

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Cheering him?
But I suppose that is not a 'nice thing' to do.

I'm a great believer in folks getting what they deserve... that old reap what you sow thing.
by ZombieGranny
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2133
Views: 210252

Re: My Job, My Hell...

There are those who think people can do any nasty thing they want; and, because we are all so 'civilized', nothing bad will happen to them in return. [and feel that]* Those who cause that 'something bad' to happen are monsters. Personally, I believe in justice. One reason I should never have certain...
by ZombieGranny
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 974
Views: 75835

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

Looks like there won't be as many people needed on planet Earth.
The trend toward smaller and smaller families continues because of economics.
by ZombieGranny
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 13
Views: 3088

Re: Just wondering

I suppose they enjoy the repartee.
If the poster is really wanted to go away, simply ignoring them and reporting any post or avatar that breaks the rules usually bores them & they leave.
by ZombieGranny
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Children's Toys in the EOTWAWKI.
Replies: 47
Views: 9514

Re: Children's Toys in the EOTWAWKI.

I was a country kid...
We used to go flatten the tall grass in empty fields or hayfields into rooms.
(It would pop back up in 2 days or so.)
Once the hay was baled, we were allowed to stack the bales up for walls until they came to collect them.
by ZombieGranny
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Children's Toys in the EOTWAWKI.
Replies: 47
Views: 9514

Re: Children's Toys in the EOTWAWKI.

The army men still sell about 50 - 100 to a pack at the dollar stores.

(We used to melt them when they got all messed up. :oops: )
by ZombieGranny
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 974
Views: 75835

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

sigh.
I should have known better than to try to be serious in this thread.
Perhaps it should go in Off Topic, as it seems to be a joke thread.

I will bow out of it, never fear.
by ZombieGranny
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 159
Views: 25309

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

I've found a person either loves it here, or wants to kill themselves.
No middle ground.
<*)))-{
by ZombieGranny
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 159
Views: 25309

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

Ooh yeah - toss me in the desert and I'm one unhappy Gramma.
by ZombieGranny
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 159
Views: 25309

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

I can see how they're taking a while, if you don't know how to move in that vegetation it's like going through a ball of string.
Not to mention the moss and loose rocks make slippery walking.
But still... they knew they were going to do this, and started fresh.
by ZombieGranny
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Expiration date on Rolled Gauze
Replies: 5
Views: 1202

Re: Expiration date on Rolled Gauze

Band-Aid type bandages might lose some of their stickiness over time, but I've seldom had any problem with old ones if they originally worked well.
If the rolled gauze was yellow I'd toss it, but that must take a very long time.
I have 10 year old gauze that is still white.
by ZombieGranny
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 159
Views: 25309

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

Another team gone and only 4 days in?

The main lesson learned so far?
Survival is HARD.
About a fourth of the people have had some sort of injury already.

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