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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 8, 2017 AuntBee 0

My worry is that NK will launch from a boat or submarine that will be able to get close enough to make their ballistic capabilities, although not intercontinental, very effective. NK has a lot of subs, although I don’t know much about their capabilities.

The local power company wants to raise our rates to help cover undating a portion of the grid. I hope they are allowed to raise the rates if the’re really going to use the money for upgrading, and I never thought I’d see the day I supported a rate hike anywhere. I really wish we could partion off from NYC. I lived in one apartment there that ran (or didn’t run) on a 15 am fuse with a penny stuck in the socket. A lot of those old buildings are probably off code, which I think makes them sitting ducks in an EMP strike. I don’t want upstate to get caught in that cascade.

Aunt Bee
Pass the lamp oil

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Mon May 08, 2017 4:03 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 8, 2017 AuntBee 0

My worry is that NK will launch from a boat or submarine that will be able to get close enough to make their ballistic capabilities, although not intercontinental, very effective. NK has a lot of subs, although I don’t know much about their capabilities.

The local power company wants to raise our rates to help cover undating a portion of the grid. I hope they are allowed to raise the rates if the’re really going to use the money for upgrading, and I never thought I’d see the day I supported a rate hike anywhere. I really wish we could partion off from NYC. I lived in one apartment there that ran (or didn’t run) on a 15 am fuse with a penny stuck in the socket. A lot of those old buildings are probably off code, which I think makes them sitting ducks in an EMP strike. I don’t want upstate to get caught in that cascade.

Aunt Bee
Pass the lamp oil

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Mon May 08, 2017 4:03 pm


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Introduce Yourself • Re: Have a shelter property in Salt Lake City and want to se

May 8, 2017 AuntBee 0

If you’re determined to sell, I think Matte’s advice is best. There are several companies that specialize in selling BOL/bunkers. I would check them out carefully, though, and read the fine print. Since this is a niche market that is growing as people wake up, it seems ripe for deviltry.

If it were me, I’d keep the house.

Aunt Bee
Does it have a walk-in freezer?

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Mon May 08, 2017 3:43 pm


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Introduce Yourself • Re: Have a shelter property in Salt Lake City and want to se

May 8, 2017 AuntBee 0

If you’re determined to sell, I think Matte’s advice is best. There are several companies that specialize in selling BOL/bunkers. I would check them out carefully, though, and read the fine print. Since this is a niche market that is growing as people wake up, it seems ripe for deviltry.

If it were me, I’d keep the house.

Aunt Bee
Does it have a walk-in freezer?

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General Family Preparedness • Measles

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

Something to consider in terms of preparedness: making sure your vaccinations are up to date. I’m sure this topic has been raised before; apologies if so.

The immigrant/refugee population is bringing some diseases that we may have been vaccinated against as children, but that immunity has expired. Those of us who are older are just about as vulnerable as small children, although for different reasons. There is a schedule from the CDC for immunizations here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/ … adult.html

The headline of this article seems like overkill, but I think the point is valid.
Ancient Plague Spreads Through Minnesota Community As Muslim Refugees Refuse Vaccine https://conservativedailypost.com/ancie … e-vaccine/

(This is not a communicable disease, but worth mentioning. I had the shingles vaccine a few months back, even though I had chicken pox as a child. I know several people my age who have developed shingles and it was pure misery for them.)

Aunt Bee

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General Family Preparedness • Measles

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

Something to consider in terms of preparedness: making sure your vaccinations are up to date. I’m sure this topic has been raised before; apologies if so.

The immigrant/refugee population is bringing some diseases that we may have been vaccinated against as children, but that immunity has expired. Those of us who are older are just about as vulnerable as small children, although for different reasons. There is a schedule from the CDC for immunizations here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/ … adult.html

The headline of this article seems like overkill, but I think the point is valid.
Ancient Plague Spreads Through Minnesota Community As Muslim Refugees Refuse Vaccine https://conservativedailypost.com/ancie … e-vaccine/

(This is not a communicable disease, but worth mentioning. I had the shingles vaccine a few months back, even though I had chicken pox as a child. I know several people my age who have developed shingles and it was pure misery for them.)

Aunt Bee

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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

Jeepers. I missed a small crap storm. I also have a Ruger Mini-14 Ranch rifle, a 12 ga shotgun, and a .22 for-fun rifle, if that makes MIA feel better. I do not have anything like Icefyre’s arsenal, which is probably best for the safety of my neighbors.

So there. :floppytongue:

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri May 05, 2017 7:31 am


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

Jeepers. I missed a small crap storm. I also have a Ruger Mini-14 Ranch rifle, a 12 ga shotgun, and a .22 for-fun rifle, if that makes MIA feel better. I do not have anything like Icefyre’s arsenal, which is probably best for the safety of my neighbors.

So there. :floppytongue:

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri May 05, 2017 7:31 am


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

Jeepers. I missed a small crap storm. I also have a Ruger Mini-14 Ranch rifle, a 12 ga shotgun, and a .22 for-fun rifle, if that makes MIA feel better. I do not have anything like Icefyre’s arsenal, which is probably best for the safety of my neighbors.

So there. :floppytongue:

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri May 05, 2017 7:31 am


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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Book Needed: All About Antibiotics

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

PDR is free online. The main advantage is that they have the FDA Safety updates, which includes generic.

http://www.pdr.net/browse-by-drug-name

Congratulations on getting all your antibiotics. I noticed recently that the fish antibiotics are no longer on the open shelves at the pet stores locally. Didn’t ask the stores about it. That may be a New York Nanny State thing. We are blessed to be protected from ourselves. ;)

Aunt Bee

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Book Needed: All About Antibiotics

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

PDR is free online. The main advantage is that they have the FDA Safety updates, which includes generic.

http://www.pdr.net/browse-by-drug-name

Congratulations on getting all your antibiotics. I noticed recently that the fish antibiotics are no longer on the open shelves at the pet stores locally. Didn’t ask the stores about it. That may be a New York Nanny State thing. We are blessed to be protected from ourselves. ;)

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri May 05, 2017 6:13 am


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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Book Needed: All About Antibiotics

May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

PDR is free online. The main advantage is that they have the FDA Safety updates, which includes generic.

http://www.pdr.net/browse-by-drug-name

Congratulations on getting all your antibiotics. I noticed recently that the fish antibiotics are no longer on the open shelves at the pet stores locally. Didn’t ask the stores about it. That may be a New York Nanny State thing. We are blessed to be protected from ourselves. ;)

Aunt Bee

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General Food Topics • HONEY: powder

April 27, 2017 AuntBee 0

Augusson Farms sells powdered honey. Since real honey doesn’t spoil, why would anyone store honey powder? Unless it’s b/c the powder weighs much less? Or is there a secret recipe?

Aunt Bee
Mildly insulted at the very idea

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:21 pm


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 22, 2017 AuntBee 0
BK in KC wrote:
Just curious AuntBee, have you decided on which handgun yet?

I bought a Ruger SR22. Since some time will pass until I have the permit, the guy at the gun shop told me I could come in any time to spend some quality time with it. :D

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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 22, 2017 AuntBee 0
BK in KC wrote:
Just curious AuntBee, have you decided on which handgun yet?

I bought a Ruger SR22. Since some time will pass until I have the permit, the guy at the gun shop told me I could come in any time to spend some quality time with it. :D

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

April 22, 2017 AuntBee 0

I am increasingly nervous. I am glad we have a president that will respond decisively, but the tactic of being unpredictable that works well with keeping our enemies off balance is giving me an ulcer. Maybe part of this anxiety stems from the crazy undermining tactics (treasonous?) of Congress, and the lack of support from his own party. I don’t like it that Paul Ryan is 3rd in line or, indeed, in Congress at all. I don’t like it that a Muslim is set to head up the democrats. Trump is very strong, but how long can he hold up? Odrama will make it worse when he decides to stop hiding in a non-extradition country and returns to DC. This is the first time I believe in the Deep State.

The division between left and right, and Soros supported Antifa (kids in ninja costumes), cities and states defying federal law, and the sheer hatred and hysteria over Trump has only ramped up the muttering about civil war. Most people can’t conceive of what that would really be like. Too many movies, maybe.

The creeping Sharia that has been inching its way into our political structure and into our neighborhoods and schools worries me the most. The Muslim playbook of ultimately taking over a country by using our laws and policies to gain ground, taqiyya (deception), and population replacement is very effective in our current environment. Western countries have declining populations; Muslim countries have massively growing populations. Wouldn’t it be interesting, though, if the very immigrants that we want to block from Mexico and S. America turned out to be a match for Islam?

Islam is not compatible with Western culture. There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. They do not want to be American. They want America to become them. Comply or die. I do not believe the same is true of latino immigrants. They want to keep their culture, but they don’t seem to feel they should force everybody else to join them.

I am afraid of WWIII, fueled by nuclear weapons. I’m afraid of an EMP. I’m afraid of seeing our country turn into Venezuela due to political strife.

Apologies for the rant and rave. I think I have to turn off the TV, the radio, and stop reading letters to the editor.

Aunt Bee
Tired of her thoughts

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:42 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

April 22, 2017 AuntBee 0

I am increasingly nervous. I am glad we have a president that will respond decisively, but the tactic of being unpredictable that works well with keeping our enemies off balance is giving me an ulcer. Maybe part of this anxiety stems from the crazy undermining tactics (treasonous?) of Congress, and the lack of support from his own party. I don’t like it that Paul Ryan is 3rd in line or, indeed, in Congress at all. I don’t like it that a Muslim is set to head up the democrats. Trump is very strong, but how long can he hold up? Odrama will make it worse when he decides to stop hiding in a non-extradition country and returns to DC. This is the first time I believe in the Deep State.

The division between left and right, and Soros supported Antifa (kids in ninja costumes), cities and states defying federal law, and the sheer hatred and hysteria over Trump has only ramped up the muttering about civil war. Most people can’t conceive of what that would really be like. Too many movies, maybe.

The creeping Sharia that has been inching its way into our political structure and into our neighborhoods and schools worries me the most. The Muslim playbook of ultimately taking over a country by using our laws and policies to gain ground, taqiyya (deception), and population replacement is very effective in our current environment. Western countries have declining populations; Muslim countries have massively growing populations. Wouldn’t it be interesting, though, if the very immigrants that we want to block from Mexico and S. America turned out to be a match for Islam?

Islam is not compatible with Western culture. There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. They do not want to be American. They want America to become them. Comply or die. I do not believe the same is true of latino immigrants. They want to keep their culture, but they don’t seem to feel they should force everybody else to join them.

I am afraid of WWIII, fueled by nuclear weapons. I’m afraid of an EMP. I’m afraid of seeing our country turn into Venezuela due to political strife.

Apologies for the rant and rave. I think I have to turn off the TV, the radio, and stop reading letters to the editor.

Aunt Bee
Tired of her thoughts

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:42 pm


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Guns • Re: Practicing Your Defensive Pistol Skills at Home

April 20, 2017 AuntBee 0

Now here’s a cool thing.
In case this doesn’t load, It’s a headboard with a push open compartment for your rifle. A person would just have to raise their hands over their head and there it is.

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I guess it’s not a new idea, but it’s new to me.

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:17 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Check Your Kindle-‘Alexa’ App!!

April 20, 2017 AuntBee 0

Thanks for the heads up. I had an Alexa spy in my house briefly. (I gave it to a nerdy friend. Come to think of it, I don’t hear from him any more. :eek: )

I didn’t like that gizmo from the start, although at first it was fun to ask stupid questions to see what it would say. Then it started to play random music, and when I ordered it to stop, it changed to a different song or turned up the volume. When it started blurting out responses to the TV, I knew it had to go. I got rid of it before Christmas, shortly before that news story about Alexa ordering things online. I tremble to think what it would have ordered.

I see now that Alexa is a demonic entity. It was indeed hiding on my kindle and tries regularly to load itself on my iPad. We need an exorcism rite. *nudge*

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Check Your Kindle-‘Alexa’ App!!

April 20, 2017 AuntBee 0

Thanks for the heads up. I had an Alexa spy in my house briefly. (I gave it to a nerdy friend. Come to think of it, I don’t hear from him any more. :eek: )

I didn’t like that gizmo from the start, although at first it was fun to ask stupid questions to see what it would say. Then it started to play random music, and when I ordered it to stop, it changed to a different song or turned up the volume. When it started blurting out responses to the TV, I knew it had to go. I got rid of it before Christmas, shortly before that news story about Alexa ordering things online. I tremble to think what it would have ordered.

I see now that Alexa is a demonic entity. It was indeed hiding on my kindle and tries regularly to load itself on my iPad. We need an exorcism rite. *nudge*

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:31 pm


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Guns • Re: Practicing Your Defensive Pistol Skills at Home

April 20, 2017 AuntBee 0

Great article. I like this part because I think doing something like this while I wait for the judge.

“When it comes to defensive pistol practice, airsoft and BB pistols are useful training tools. Some of these are extremely realistic and operate exactly like a real pistol, such as the ASP line from SIG Sauer. It’s a simple matter to make a “bullet trap” for one out of a cardboard box stuffed with newspaper, and you can recover the BBs and use them over again. I’ve found them to be useful for all kinds of practice but especially appreciate using them to work on controlling the sights and pressing the trigger. Another option could be to invest in a laser training system, like those from LaserLyte. If you look around, you’ll find many laser training ystems varying in cost from several dollars to a few hundred dollars.”

Thank you for posting the article, CI

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:55 pm


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Guns • Re: Practicing Your Defensive Pistol Skills at Home

April 20, 2017 AuntBee 0

Great article. I like this part because I think doing something like this while I wait for the judge.

“When it comes to defensive pistol practice, airsoft and BB pistols are useful training tools. Some of these are extremely realistic and operate exactly like a real pistol, such as the ASP line from SIG Sauer. It’s a simple matter to make a “bullet trap” for one out of a cardboard box stuffed with newspaper, and you can recover the BBs and use them over again. I’ve found them to be useful for all kinds of practice but especially appreciate using them to work on controlling the sights and pressing the trigger. Another option could be to invest in a laser training system, like those from LaserLyte. If you look around, you’ll find many laser training ystems varying in cost from several dollars to a few hundred dollars.”

Thank you for posting the article, CI

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:55 pm


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 18, 2017 AuntBee 0

Hey! I didn’t know all that about PA! I thought they had tough gun laws. I like Pennsylvania, except the state troopers are a little more alert to speeding than I’m used to. 😉

Aunt Bee
Hmmm…

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Introduce Yourself • Re: Hello everyone!

April 18, 2017 AuntBee 0

Hello and welcome from NY. NY is as bad as California for taxes, insane politicians, and a new regulation every five minutes. Flee! Flee!

If you thrive in cold, New Hampshire and Vermont are good choices for gun rights, taxes are better, but some areas DO have some drug problems and the crime that goes with it so you’d want to look at that. Of course, you didn’t say you wanted to move. :D I’m with you on the cold preference. Half of my ancestors came from up near the arctic circle.

Aunt Bee
Yum, reindeer

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:35 am


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 17, 2017 AuntBee 0

Survived the 6 hour class. I learned a lot that I thought I knew already. And they gave us cookies. So now begins the long wait for the sheriff and the judge. It’s encouraging to me that there are so many people who are pro 2A even without the Odrama influence. I think we’re going to need to be armed soon. More about that in another thread.

OAR, I appreciate the offer, and if I had a motorhome, I might take you up on it. Then I could do an APN tour, inviting myself everywhere. The Walmart electric cart won’t cut it for long distance travel.

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:42 am


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 17, 2017 AuntBee 0

Survived the 6 hour class. I learned a lot that I thought I knew already. And they gave us cookies. So now begins the long wait for the sheriff and the judge. It’s encouraging to me that there are so many people who are pro 2A even without the Odrama influence. I think we’re going to need to be armed soon. More about that in another thread.

OAR, I appreciate the offer, and if I had a motorhome, I might take you up on it. Then I could do an APN tour, inviting myself everywhere. The Walmart electric cart won’t cut it for long distance travel.

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:42 am


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Okie’s Law • Re: How do preppers keep from losing their minds?

April 17, 2017 AuntBee 0

I see the value of collecting all that information, movies, music for long range use. Unless there’s an EMP that fries everything electronic, the next generations might find them useful or educational. The cards are small and take up little room. Maybe you personally will never have time for those files, but your grandchildren might. I think we’re all going to miss the easy access to information via the Internet more than we expect, especially you young whippersnappers. I have many reference books (old librarian), but the aren’t exactly portable or comprehensive.

I second the suggestions about arts and crafts, cards and board games, jigsaw puzzles, musical insreuments, etc. I’d add a good ham radio set up, too.

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:25 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: How do preppers keep from losing their minds?

April 17, 2017 AuntBee 0

I see the value of collecting all that information, movies, music for long range use. Unless there’s an EMP that fries everything electronic, the next generations might find them useful or educational. The cards are small and take up little room. Maybe you personally will never have time for those files, but your grandchildren might. I think we’re all going to miss the easy access to information via the Internet more than we expect, especially you young whippersnappers. I have many reference books (old librarian), but the aren’t exactly portable or comprehensive.

I second the suggestions about arts and crafts, cards and board games, jigsaw puzzles, musical insreuments, etc. I’d add a good ham radio set up, too.

Aunt Bee

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:25 am