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by Apollo-11
Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Waste Not Want Not - Storing Electricity
Replies: 19
Views: 1772

If you work in a hospital, computer center, or anyplace else with a number of UPSs, make friends with the maintenance guy. Usually, hospitals will change out the batteries every 2 years whether they need it or not. My business changes them when they fail the self-test which is more like every 5 year...
by Apollo-11
Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:18 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Solar Space Heating
Replies: 4
Views: 584

This site is the gold mine, as you may already know: http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Projects.htm (It's run by the guy on the magazine cover, Gary Reysa.) This guy, Morris Dovey, really knows his stuff. He designs, builds, and sells solar air heaters (He also gives away a fair amount of knowled...
by Apollo-11
Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Garage Doors
Replies: 53
Views: 4967

My garage door is older, made of wood instead of thin sheet metal. I have seen some of these newer houses with sheet metal doors so thin they remind me of soda cans. I would replace them with wood or heavy gauge steel for sure... wood doors are probably still available from an overhead door supplier...
by Apollo-11
Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: You can prepare for the PAW anywhere!
Replies: 10
Views: 1748

Re: You can prepare for the PAW anywhere!

Also, one booth was giving away all the free local topographic maps you wanted, made by the U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geologic Survey. I got them for about 20 miles in every direction. These maps, which were of the 7.5 minute series, are normally not cheap. I wonder if anyone has a web p...
by Apollo-11
Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:07 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Car wreck, child death.
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

As for how EMS deals with these things, it's usually not healthy. But you actually can choose not to remember something, if you want. Not sayin its the right thing to do, just sayin. Watch the Nicholas Cage movie "Bringing out the dead" for a pretty accurate portrayal of EMS life. I have a friend w...
by Apollo-11
Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: GETTING THE STUFF YOU NEED
Replies: 1378
Views: 150417

Got a wind up AM/FM/SW radio for Christnukkah! Yay! We gave away several wind up LED flashlights to the nephews/brother/sister crowd. I try to give them something useful every year, so that they don't become victims during a catastrophe. Also got one of those teeny air compressors that plugs into yo...
by Apollo-11
Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out with Pets - My Plan
Replies: 156
Views: 32664

Excellent, well thought out plan. We are now down to one cat; sadly, we had to put the other one down this year due to cancer. I absolutely would not bug out without her. We have pet carriers (several extras now) and quite a supply of dried food, canned food and treats. I also have a supply if dry f...
by Apollo-11
Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First post... hello from SW Washington State
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

BethDeath wrote: We do, but I'm the greatest!! :wink:

I wanted to try getting everyone around here together soon. I'll let you know if and when it happens.
Slick. How many people do we have around P-town do you think?
by Apollo-11
Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First post... hello from SW Washington State
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Dietrich wrote:And welcome from Seattle. I saw Apollo 11 blast off, btw!
LOL Dietrich, your Avatar is great...
by Apollo-11
Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First post... hello from SW Washington State
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Tidal waves, earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, ice storms, and rampant coffee shortages. Aaah, I love the Pacific Northwest! Welcome from Tacoma! Ah, volcanoes don't scare me. I grew up on the foothills of Mt. St. Helens. Whenever she burped, we got to go home and have a mini vacation. So I think tha...
by Apollo-11
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: ***ZS Homework*** Build a Fire
Replies: 56
Views: 23445

When I was a kid I went on a scouting trip for a weekend. Rained like hell when we arrived and the Scoutmaster, 2 assistants and 4 assorted parents were unable to coax a fire into life. After about an hour the Scoutmaster gave up and asked who had Scout Juice. Us always prepared types manager to pr...
by Apollo-11
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello The Camp! Finally get to sign on after the ice storm..
Replies: 11
Views: 576

You've never heard of the Amish? Well, I suppose it's possible. I would think that Aus may have something like them. They are Anabaptist Christians who live "outside" of modern society in their own communities. They generally don't use modern technology such as cars or telephones. Many do not have e...
by Apollo-11
Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello The Camp! Finally get to sign on after the ice storm..
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Welcome from a newbie in SW Washington State. The Amish and Mennonites are sure good neighbors - wish we had some around here. Maybe I should become Amish. :wink:
by Apollo-11
Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First post... hello from SW Washington State
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Hello from Oregon! Excellent... looks like we got some great people from OR/WA here. I work in Portland and commute in every day. The big "if/when" in the back of my head is an earthquake taking down a couple of the bridges. I have some preps at work if I'm stuck there, but it would be a close to e...
by Apollo-11
Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First post... hello from SW Washington State
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

First post... hello from SW Washington State

Not much to say here... I am introducing myself to a group of strange strangers. I have recently survived the flood of 2007 with no real problem other than a high water mark on my ankles. A job site that I work at up north required extensive repair after an 80 foot tall Doug Fir uprooted and fell on...

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