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by majorhavoc
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 7522

Re: Repair Wins

If a new anode buys me another year or two it'll be worth it. Honestly at this point during the shelter in, I'm looking for projects with a high glory ratio (low effort/high payoff). Thanks again. As always, ZS is a veritable font of good information. :awesome:
by majorhavoc
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 7522

Re: Repair Wins

<Beaucoup additional information> Thank you; that's super helpful. I did learn about the two separate heater elements and sacrificial anode from the YT videos I watched. What I actually bought was a HW tune up kit that includes two new heating elements and replacement upper and lower thermostats. A...
by majorhavoc
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 7522

Re: Repair Wins

I'm on well water and noticed one evening that the water pump had been running constantly for longer than usual. Went down to the basement and found water pouring from my electric water heater. RIpped off the insulating jacket and discovered a badly corroded component hanging loose from a threaded o...
by majorhavoc
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: State of Federal Preparedness
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

Re: State of Federal Preparedness

When I first read the title of the article MPMalloy linked to, I thought: "Well, duh ." But the gist of that article is more subtle than that. “We have built our systems around what we can handle instead of what might occur.” This touches on a similar point I brought up in passing a couple of weeks ...
by majorhavoc
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1092
Views: 63344

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

Then there is this: https://scontent.flex1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91302235_10221284723656087_353938002776424448_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=dd9801&_nc_oc=AQn0T_G8VjhE-by_S7Y13hw0ltK4VuWaghUuAOnizjmxlnvUY8YuwaL04oU1rAqzlrg&_nc_ht=scontent.flex1-1.fna&oh=422d5121e3ffcb78e7f04d4954333747&oe=5EB4404F E...
by majorhavoc
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1092
Views: 63344

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

Ever wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:16 pm
3 family members with COVID in Oklahoma

1 active, 1 recovered, 1 died this afternoon
Seriously? I am so sorry Ever.
by majorhavoc
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Honda Element BOV
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Honda Element BOV

A shame it was never offered in AWD, As mentioned; the vast majority were AWD, its actually quite rare to happen across a 2wd one. The single biggest impediment to softroading is the fuel tank, which is dead center between the axles and the lowest point on the whole car :lol: It has an impressive s...
by majorhavoc
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Any Newbies Here Because of Coronavirus?
Replies: 33
Views: 4791

Re: Any Newbies Here Because of Coronavirus?

I've lurked for years and only post sporadically. When I do participate, though, I've never regretted it. Glad to see new traffic, new ideas, and like-minded folks! Also, silver lining...there's nothing like a crisis to convince your non-prepper friends that you aren't totally nuts. I just wish it ...
by majorhavoc
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Honda Element BOV
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Honda Element BOV

Outstanding post. A lot of very creative ideas there. The twin bed roof cargo carrier is brilliant. What kind of jerry cans are those? Are they metal or polymer? Also, can you link to exactly what twin bed frame you used? Something like that might work well on my Kia Soul. I always thought highly of...
by majorhavoc
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 51
Views: 6008

Re: Homemade Face Masks

I think I'm going to have a custom flag made for my flagpole. Just have them screen print an image on it to make it look like a giant mask, attach green ribbons to each corner like ties and run it up beneath the Stars & Stripes on my flagpole as a reminder to people to "mask up". "Mask up and carry...
by majorhavoc
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1092
Views: 63344

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

Maine 4/3/20. 432 cases, 9 dead, 75 hospitalized, 113 recovered (including my close friend, praise be). Day two of our statewide mandatory stay at home order. Which means the second day in a row I didn't go to the store on an invented excuse just to break up the stultifying monotony of being single ...
by majorhavoc
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 51
Views: 6008

Re: Homemade Face Masks

I found this and I'm running with it. I have no way of vaporizing hydrogen peroxide, but thoroughly dampening a mask with it and leaving it to dry out overnight has to have some disinfecting effect. Not trying to burst your bubble here but I'd hate to see you get sick because of reliance on faulty ...
by majorhavoc
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 51
Views: 6008

Re: Homemade Face Masks

Hey Everybody. I'm not any sort of pro, but when I hear about reusing masks & such, I shudder quite uncomfortably. Again, I'm not a professional. I have something like a 1/2 balaclava that I can wear. I'll probably order one of those Etsy masks or something off of (shudder) Amazon. :? I found this ...
by majorhavoc
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 51
Views: 6008

Re: Homemade Face Masks

Hey Everybody. I'm not any sort of pro, but when I hear about reusing masks & such, I shudder quite uncomfortably. Again, I'm not a professional. I have something like a 1/2 balaclava that I can wear. I'll probably order one of those Etsy masks or something off of (shudder) Amazon. :? I found this ...
by majorhavoc
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 51
Views: 6008

Re: Homemade Face Masks

I made three masks today of my own design. I use material cut from HEPA vacuum cleaner bags, :words: How was the breathability? Even with N-95 masks which are designed to 95 % effective while still providing easier breathing , I still notice how much more difficult breathing is through them. I just...
by majorhavoc
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 51
Views: 6008

Re: Homemade Face Masks

I made three masks today of my own design. I use material cut from HEPA vacuum cleaner bags, cut into 6.5" by 9.5" rectangles. I open up a small paper clip (so it forms a very elongated sideways "S") and hot glue that at the center of one of the 9.5" sides. Then I hot glue 16" sections of elastic tr...
by majorhavoc
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1092
Views: 63344

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

Maine 3/31/20. 303 confirmed cases, 5 deaths. Our governor announced an executive order this afternoon mandating all residents (and visitors) shelter in place effective 12:01am Thursday. Travel outside of homes will be prohibited except for grocery shopping, medical care, buying medications, providi...
by majorhavoc
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1092
Views: 63344

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

I was just giving an example of road closures in Maine, in reference to my statement in the first paragraph of my post, about the outbreak in the nursing home.

Sorry if that was misleading. The reporting on the vigilante driveway closure on Vinalhaven Island hasn't included pictures. Yet.
by majorhavoc
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1092
Views: 63344

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

My beer arrived! It's not as exciting as you might think, a translucent plastic can full of, well, slightly foamy brown beer. It has a label stating the contents but other than that it could be a gallon of motor oil. The paperwork states "consume within three days of opening" and as you know I'm a ...
by majorhavoc
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1092
Views: 63344

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

Maine 3/29/20. 253 cases. Seems to be increasing by about 12 new cases each passing day. Still very low numbers comparatively, although the death toll tripled over night from one to three. Localized outbreak reported in at least one nursing home. All non-essential businesses are pretty much closed. ...
by majorhavoc
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"
Replies: 54
Views: 7255

Re: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"

I was shocked to find plenty of toilet paper in my local Walmart today. None in the paper goods aisle, mind you, those have been completely bare for weeks. I was in the automotive section and stumbled on multiple packages in the RV supplies aisle. Now the RV specific TP is about 3 times as expensive...
by majorhavoc
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1092
Views: 63344

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

UK national status: 17089 confirmed cases (+2546), 1019 fatalities (+260), 135 patients recovered (no change to official figure). Hampshire local status: 384 cases (+67). Birmingham still leads with 428, Sheffield is catching up with 361. The medical director of the NHS was on TV earlier, as part o...
by majorhavoc
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6683
Views: 1121184

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Kelty Redwing 44L Internal Frame pack. $39.98 Flash sale @ Dicksportinggoods.com (until 10:00pm PST 3/27). Add $9.02 filler to get free shipping, or do free "contactless" curbside pickup (I guess they leave it outside like a bomb and you swing by at speed and sweep it off the curb. Extra points if y...

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