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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 22, 2017 Blondie 0

Agreeing with Mrs. FP, Prepping is something that evolves with your needs.

Once you have your basics then you consider your future plans based on needs and wants. I went to acquiring durable goods about 2 yrs ago. Now I’m looking to plan my activities gearing up for retirement down the road. What will my future needs be and how to plan ?

It’s been awfully quiet, in fact too quiet for me. Can’t help but think something large scale is being planned.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:32 pm


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Introduce Yourself • Re: Hi from Ottawa Canada :-)

September 19, 2017 Blondie 0

I guess I’m closest being 2 hrs from SSM.

While I have good friends in Cabbage Town outside of Toronto, they don’t Prep. The shootings at your Parliament building were unnerving to me. This was not Canada.

If you need anything, shout!

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:42 am


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Water • Re: Spill Containment Trays – help!

September 15, 2017 Blondie 0

Try a search for cargo liner/cargo trays. I was looking at them for the back of my SUV but I haven’t bought one yet.

A detail shop here has them. Have you tried Tractor Supply?

You want them for your vehicle or for the house?

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:23 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma relief websites

September 13, 2017 Blondie 0

My experience is that if you put up a website directng people to free food & water give aways, people from 5 states away will show up swearing they were in the hurricane area.

People’s generosity to give during these episodes is often outpaced by other’s greed.

“Got some ID”? “Oh uh no we lost it in the flood”! “

There are FEMA & Salvation Army trucks in the area no doubt.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:38 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma relief websites

September 13, 2017 Blondie 0

My experience is that if you put up a website directng people to free food & water give aways, people from 5 states away will show up swearing they were in the hurricane area.

People’s generosity to give during these episodes is often outpaced by other’s greed.

“Got some ID”? “Oh uh no we lost it in the flood”! “

There are FEMA & Salvation Army trucks in the area no doubt.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:38 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Looting

September 11, 2017 Blondie 0

Illini, that’s what I’m suggestng – to take care of your own.

A Sherriff in most jurisdictions has the jail as their primary duty. This means feeding, housing prisoners, making sure they get their meds, transporting them to court and or prison. Right now they’re a bit overwhelmed.

If you live in a rural area, Sheriff’s road patrol is often suspended when they are short handed. Road patrol is never guaranteed. Even if your community contracts and pays for road patrol, there is usually language in the contract that says while the Sheriff will make every effort to maintain a road presence, it can’t be guaranteed.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:51 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Looting

September 11, 2017 Blondie 0

Illini, that’s what I’m suggestng – to take care of your own.

A Sherriff in most jurisdictions has the jail as their primary duty. This means feeding, housing prisoners, making sure they get their meds, transporting them to court and or prison. Right now they’re a bit overwhelmed.

If you live in a rural area, Sheriff’s road patrol is often suspended when they are short handed. Road patrol is never guaranteed. Even if your community contracts and pays for road patrol, there is usually language in the contract that says while the Sheriff will make every effort to maintain a road presence, it can’t be guaranteed.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:51 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Looting

September 11, 2017 Blondie 0

In defense of the LEO’s, looting is a crime againt property. Not a matter of life & death.

You have a priority in your daily calls and I’m sure the short road staff has bigger issues to deal with.

That said, store owners will inflate their losses and insurance companies will dash their expectations of a bonanza settlement. Not to mention Pookie & Jose showing up to file for FEMA assistance just approved by DJT. Of course, they had grannie, grampy and 15 other relatives living with them who suffered catastrophic losses as well.

There was so much fraud going on post Katrina it was unreal.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:32 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Looting

September 11, 2017 Blondie 0

In defense of the LEO’s, looting is a crime againt property. Not a matter of life & death.

You have a priority in your daily calls and I’m sure the short road staff has bigger issues to deal with.

That said, store owners will inflate their losses and insurance companies will dash their expectations of a bonanza settlement. Not to mention Pookie & Jose showing up to file for FEMA assistance just approved by DJT. Of course, they had grannie, grampy and 15 other relatives living with them who suffered catastrophic losses as well.

There was so much fraud going on post Katrina it was unreal.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:32 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #6 (Sept 2017)

September 8, 2017 Blondie 0

@Patrioticstabilist @Mollypup Ask what type of visa they are attempting to obtain.

All visas issued by our State Dept have an annual quota. I don’t know if that is calendar year or budget year which expires Sept 30th.

Once the quota is met, it’s a waiting game. Tourist/visitor visa is usually the easiest to obtain and for most countries, limited to 30-90 day stay in the US.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:04 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #6 (Sept 2017)

September 8, 2017 Blondie 0

@Patrioticstabilist @Mollypup Ask what type of visa they are attempting to obtain.

All visas issued by our State Dept have an annual quota. I don’t know if that is calendar year or budget year which expires Sept 30th.

Once the quota is met, it’s a waiting game. Tourist/visitor visa is usually the easiest to obtain and for most countries, limited to 30-90 day stay in the US.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:04 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #6 (Sept 2017)

September 8, 2017 Blondie 0

@Patrioticstabilist @Mollypup Ask what type of visa they are attempting to obtain.

All visas issued by our State Dept have an annual quota. I don’t know if that is calendar year or budget year which expires Sept 30th.

Once the quota is met, it’s a waiting game. Tourist/visitor visa is usually the easiest to obtain and for most countries, limited to 30-90 day stay in the US.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:04 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Gas Mask questions

September 5, 2017 Blondie 0

I can’t speak specifically to military surplus but the biggest issue with any respirator is fit.

It must conform to the fit of your face without any leakage. If your spouse has facial hair you can get fitted but it’s more difficult.

You’re already at a disadvantage if it’s a used mask as the seal was conformed to someone else.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:54 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Gas Mask questions

September 5, 2017 Blondie 0

I can’t speak specifically to military surplus but the biggest issue with any respirator is fit.

It must conform to the fit of your face without any leakage. If your spouse has facial hair you can get fitted but it’s more difficult.

You’re already at a disadvantage if it’s a used mask as the seal was conformed to someone else.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:54 am


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Prayer Requests • Re: Update on Rebnavy

September 4, 2017 Blondie 0
tidewaterva wrote:
Our dear friend and brother Bill passed away quietly today at 1 pm. Thanks to all for your prayers and concern.

I’m more than heartbroken but he’s with Janice’s son who he spoke of often.

If Janice feels comfortable please share his arrangements and again, if she needs anything, please post or PM.

If she doesn’t want to share, we completely understand her wishes to stay annonymous.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:28 pm


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Prayer Requests • Re: Update on Rebnavy

September 4, 2017 Blondie 0
tidewaterva wrote:
Our dear friend and brother Bill passed away quietly today at 1 pm. Thanks to all for your prayers and concern.

I’m more than heartbroken but he’s with Janice’s son who he spoke of often.

If Janice feels comfortable please share his arrangements and again, if she needs anything, please post or PM.

If she doesn’t want to share, we completely understand her wishes to stay annonymous.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:28 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 28, 2017 Blondie 0
daaswampman wrote:
Price gouging is tricky business and damn hard to prove and get a conviction. Swamp

Swamp, there is a fine line between price gouging & entrepeneurship. ;)

I was on the Indiana Toll Road during Hurricane Sandy. About 6-8 pickup trucks passed in a convoy, all headed east. And all stocked with portable gennies. New in their boxes.

Profiteering off the unprepared. We often speak of items to store for barter. These guys were thinking the same, just a much bigger scale.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:41 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 28, 2017 Blondie 0
daaswampman wrote:
Price gouging is tricky business and damn hard to prove and get a conviction. Swamp

Swamp, there is a fine line between price gouging & entrepeneurship. ;)

I was on the Indiana Toll Road during Hurricane Sandy. About 6-8 pickup trucks passed in a convoy, all headed east. And all stocked with portable gennies. New in their boxes.

Profiteering off the unprepared. We often speak of items to store for barter. These guys were thinking the same, just a much bigger scale.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:41 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 28, 2017 Blondie 0
daaswampman wrote:
Price gouging is tricky business and damn hard to prove and get a conviction. Swamp

Swamp, there is a fine line between price gouging & entrepeneurship. ;)

I was on the Indiana Toll Road during Hurricane Sandy. About 6-8 pickup trucks passed in a convoy, all headed east. And all stocked with portable gennies. New in their boxes.

Profiteering off the unprepared. We often speak of items to store for barter. These guys were thinking the same, just a much bigger scale.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:41 pm


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: EMP, no electricty, etc

August 28, 2017 Blondie 0

Try a local supplier to the Amish.

Lehman’s advertises themselves as such. They got their roots as a hardware store in Ohio’s Amish country but it’s more of a tourist attraction now. Hand crank wash tub with wringer, soap making supplies, oil lamps, to name a few.

I was down there over 4th of July. Lots of really dumb looks on people’s faces. Kinda the same dumb looks at the Mennonite bulk store.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:38 am


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: EMP, no electricty, etc

August 28, 2017 Blondie 0

Try a local supplier to the Amish.

Lehman’s advertises themselves as such. They got their roots as a hardware store in Ohio’s Amish country but it’s more of a tourist attraction now. Hand crank wash tub with wringer, soap making supplies, oil lamps, to name a few.

I was down there over 4th of July. Lots of really dumb looks on people’s faces. Kinda the same dumb looks at the Mennonite bulk store.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:38 am


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: EMP, no electricty, etc

August 28, 2017 Blondie 0

Try a local supplier to the Amish.

Lehman’s advertises themselves as such. They got their roots as a hardware store in Ohio’s Amish country but it’s more of a tourist attraction now. Hand crank wash tub with wringer, soap making supplies, oil lamps, to name a few.

I was down there over 4th of July. Lots of really dumb looks on people’s faces. Kinda the same dumb looks at the Mennonite bulk store.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:38 am


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: EMP, no electricty, etc

August 28, 2017 Blondie 0

Try a local supplier to the Amish.

Lehman’s advertises themselves as such. They got their roots as a hardware store in Ohio’s Amish country but it’s more of a tourist attraction now. Hand crank wash tub with wringer, soap making supplies, oil lamps, to name a few.

I was down there over 4th of July. Lots of really dumb looks on people’s faces. Kinda the same dumb looks at the Mennonite bulk store.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:38 am


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Videos, Movies, and TV shows • Re: Detroit – the movie

August 20, 2017 Blondie 0

If this was Summer of ’67, wasn’t just The D that got lit up. Add Cleveland and Watts (LA) to that list.

I took a college class where the professor said there was a thought in these communities that if you set your own neighborhood on fire, HUD would come in and build you a brand new one. Didn’t happen. Most cities bulldozed the rubble and built parking lots.

If you poor, where you gonna go? These were the days before food stamps, Section 8, payday loans, VA disability, SSI.

Even Medicare didn’t come along ’till ’68.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:51 pm


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Videos, Movies, and TV shows • Re: Detroit – the movie

August 20, 2017 Blondie 0

If this was Summer of ’67, wasn’t just The D that got lit up. Add Cleveland and Watts (LA) to that list.

I took a college class where the professor said there was a thought in these communities that if you set your own neighborhood on fire, HUD would come in and build you a brand new one. Didn’t happen. Most cities bulldozed the rubble and built parking lots.

If you poor, where you gonna go? These were the days before food stamps, Section 8, payday loans, VA disability, SSI.

Even Medicare didn’t come along ’till ’68.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:51 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 19, 2017 Blondie 0
daaswampman wrote:
“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” – Richard Bach

Amen.

Not making light of anyone’s circumstances. I’ve been in a corner many times with seemingly no way out.

I had the good fortune to work with a retired Marine who gave me let’s say a “pep talk”one day years ago.

He told me “life has handed you a bunch of kwap. You have A but need B”. “Your goal in this life is to figure out that challenge and beat the ba$tards at their own game”.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:07 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 19, 2017 Blondie 0

I pay no attention to what my managers say but I carefully watch everything they do. Their actions and their statements rarely align.

For those who say you need to get out, but it’s not up to you, who is it up to? If someone else is calling the shots that keeps everyone in a risky situation you need to have a serious discussion.

I stayed put for a long time for “the sake of my kids”. Now I’m so far behind of where I need to be it’s not funny. You can’t buy more time.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:13 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 13, 2017 Blondie 0
ForwardPreppers wrote:
Also, it would be wise to consult your physician about possible side effects of KI pills before they are needed.

Mrs FP

If you have an allergy to shellfish, it’s best to avoid iodine. Also, if you can’t tolerate the contrast dye used when undergoing hospital imaging, you may have an allergy to iodine.

I am allergic to iodine so I stock Sea Kelp tablets. Less effective as they are lower dose but a step above nothing and better than anaphylactic shock.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:23 pm