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by CG
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat, and How to Survive It
Replies: 18
Views: 1871

Re: Heat, and How to Survive It

It's not as hot where I live as you, but I struggle badly in summer regardless. What helps me is basically cutting out hot food. Hot drinks too, but I don't really go in for those anyway. I also try to find ways to eat/drink cold things (cold as I can manage anyway, I have sensitive teeth :P). I im...
by CG
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Videos to convert non-preppers
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Videos to convert non-preppers

by CG
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2133
Views: 210528

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Never saw anyone pass out during a jump but did see one of the most fucked up landing ever in Airborne School. It was during a final jump, a night jump and a captain landed one leg down well over extended, breaking it instantly, then went down on hard backwards on his left arm breaking it, and then...
by CG
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2133
Views: 210528

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Sorry it was so long....but I have some more stories to tell. Some good and some bad, but right now I have to wrestle a 10 year old for my HK USP. Even though it is a .40 S&W it is one of four HKs pistols that I have and I have had it for 20 years. She told me she bites, and I laughed back and said...
by CG
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Cold pack activating itself
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: Cold pack activating itself

Hard drive case should be about right, I think.
by CG
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FORUM UPGRADE
Replies: 49
Views: 9298

Re: FORUM UPGRADE

Slightly related to the topic: are there any decent free antiviruses out there these days? I haven't done my research in a while, and I think one of my computers might be relying on Windows at the moment. :shock:
by CG
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Free Prepper Ebooks
Replies: 6030
Views: 168484

Re: Free Prepper Ebooks

A Year without the Grocery Store
https://www.amazon.com/Year-Without-Gro ... B07983WM8S
119 pages
by CG
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 848
Views: 61495

Re: The Coming Civil War

MPMalloy wrote:Here is what Wikipedia says about crime & such in the aftermath of Katrina. Raptor was there, & has a real good thread, somewhere on ZS, about his first-hand experiences.
Linky to Raptor's thread
by CG
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Anyone have experience with green goo?
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

Re: Anyone have experience with green goo?

Calendula, plantain, comfrey, yarrow, and myrrh are often used in herbal recipes for salves. I have calendula-infused oil in the fridge for when I make my next batch.

I'd definitely be interested in a product like this if I ran across it in a store and could buy a single travel size one.
by CG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Teaching Basic First Aid Stuff to Older Kids/Teens
Replies: 7
Views: 3146

Re: Teaching Basic First Aid Stuff to Older Kids/Teens

Older Teens? Like old enough to take EMT classes? Red Cross teaches a First Aid Course that is ok. 11 and 14. Older kid and teen. I should have been more clear. I looked at the Red Cross one, but they want $50 per person, which isn't going to happen at the moment, so I was figuring I'll see what I ...
by CG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Teaching Basic First Aid Stuff to Older Kids/Teens
Replies: 7
Views: 3146

Re: Teaching Basic First Aid Stuff to Older Kids/Teens

Good little basic printable first aid guide: http://www.thebreakingnews.com/files/ar ... -guide.pdf
Nifty little wilderness first aid checklist: https://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_C ... tGuide.pdf
by CG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Teaching Basic First Aid Stuff to Older Kids/Teens
Replies: 7
Views: 3146

Teaching Basic First Aid Stuff to Older Kids/Teens

Any particularly good resources y'all have run across for teaching older kids/teens basic first aid? Online videos, books, etc.? Free is good. I do figure that we should all do at least the Heartsaver course at some point but we don't have the money for it just yet. And yes, I'm googling around, I w...
by CG
Thu May 24, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING
Replies: 17
Views: 2569

Re: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING

I've never watched one of these videos before. Are they all this well produced? This was more like an episode of some type of "critical incident" tv show. I just subscribed to the channel on YouTube. After watching it, I've got to give major kudos to the ride-out crew at that plant. It sounds like ...
by CG
Thu May 24, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING
Replies: 17
Views: 2569

Re: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING

The USCSB just released a new video documenting their analysis of the Arkema plant fires. *snip for easier quoting* If you are used to watching the USCSB's videos on other chemical accidents, they will typically fault a host of negligent engineering, policy, and/or management practices leading to a...
by CG
Fri May 18, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"
Replies: 15
Views: 5109

Re: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"

Honestly, in that sort of situation, I may not think to grab my bag packed with clothes, but I have a gym bag packed and in the car for me at all times so I'll actually go to the gym. I at least have one set of clean clothes. I would, however, grab my purse, phone, and laptop (even if I just unplug ...
by CG
Fri May 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Interesting statement from Springfield
Replies: 30
Views: 2922

Re: Interesting statement from Springfield

The closest Cabela's to me is in Lubbock, which is about 2 hours north of my AO. It's a nice store with friendly people and a decent selection of guns and ammo (prices are a bit high, but nowhere near as nuts as Gander Mountain). I don't even think there's a Dick's in my part of Texas, come to thin...
by CG
Thu May 17, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Interesting statement from Springfield
Replies: 30
Views: 2922

Re: Interesting statement from Springfield

The closest Cabela's to me is in Lubbock, which is about 2 hours north of my AO. It's a nice store with friendly people and a decent selection of guns and ammo (prices are a bit high, but nowhere near as nuts as Gander Mountain). I don't even think there's a Dick's in my part of Texas, come to thin...
by CG
Mon May 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat, and How to Survive It
Replies: 18
Views: 1871

Re: Heat, and How to Survive It

Make sure you get enough salt as well as liquid, wash all creases in your body often to avoid perspiration salt cracking the skin (including the small of your back oddly enough) and a hand fan is your friend. I electrolyte my water up. ;-) And thank you for the reminder, I just ordered a new fan fo...
by CG
Mon May 14, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat, and How to Survive It
Replies: 18
Views: 1871

Re: Heat, and How to Survive It

Stercutus wrote:I am willing to give up booze for the cause but caffeine? :ohdear: May as well stay inside as nothing is going to get done anyway.
Hubby asked if y'all are encouraging murder when I said that was a suggestion. :lol:
by CG
Sun May 13, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat, and How to Survive It
Replies: 18
Views: 1871

Re: Heat, and How to Survive It

The only way I found to increase tolerance is to stay out in the heat longer while making sure you stay hydrated. Now, the heat I know of is deep south humid heat. If you want to mitigate it instead of getting used to it their are old time remedies. Wicker or Straw hats are a must, they let your he...
by CG
Sun May 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat, and How to Survive It
Replies: 18
Views: 1871

Re: Heat, and How to Survive It

Give up coffee? And wine?!? *passes out at the thought* OK, so it wouldn't be the craziest thing I've done. I'm currently eating better and losing weight. Changing how I dress would be an issue, only because the only money budgeted for clothes any time soon is to replace work clothes as I shrink, an...
by CG
Sun May 13, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heat, and How to Survive It
Replies: 18
Views: 1871

Heat, and How to Survive It

How does one go about increasing their heat tolerance? It's only May, and I'm already melting outside to the point where I'm considering only running errands before 10am because it's too freakin' hot walking across parking lots. It was almost 100F yesterday, and was still 90F at 8:30pm. All the info...
by CG
Thu May 10, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: California to Mandate All New Homes Solar Powered
Replies: 20
Views: 1907

Re: California to Mandate All New Homes Solar Powered

My immediate reaction is that this will definitely help the working homeless in their major cities be able to afford to live there. Not. California's housing problem is legendary. Increasing property values of single family homes and lowering energy costs won't change much. Increasing how much a si...
by CG
Thu May 10, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: California to Mandate All New Homes Solar Powered
Replies: 20
Views: 1907

Re: California to Mandate All New Homes Solar Powered

My immediate reaction is that this will definitely help the working homeless in their major cities be able to afford to live there. Not.

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