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A.N.T.S. • Re: Another day, another apocalypse

November 18, 2017 Blondie 0

It used to be that "sex sells". Now it seems fear sells as well or better. After all, you can peddle it to a larger audience from Grandma to school children and it’s acceptable.A few people made themselves wealthy with their books predicting…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Why Only a Few States?

November 4, 2017 Blondie 0

Rickdun, my elementary school was a brick building, think it was built in the 30’s as a WPA project.The school’s copy shop was in the dark, creepy basement where the old Civil Defense stuff was still laying around untouched after all that time.I thoug…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Why Only a Few States?

November 4, 2017 Blondie 0

Lessee….I went to an old, old elementary school that had rusted Civil Defense and Fallout Shelter signs still hanging on the exterior. As a student runner, I remember seeing pamphlets that showed students covering their heads with their hands while…

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DIY and How-To • Re: Barn doors

October 31, 2017 Blondie 0

While it is spam, I saw the same sliding door concept for interior windows by an Amish builder.It’s like a shutter effect but sliding, closing and latching is done on the interior.Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:42 am

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Soap

October 30, 2017 Blondie 0

Maybe I’m showing my age but brush your teeth with baking soda. Wet the brush, dip into soda & brush away. A box is dirt cheap and it’s an effective cleaner your dentist will approve of. It’s also it’s a great stomach acid neutralizer when your an…

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Suggestions • Re: Where to develop medical skills?

October 28, 2017 Blondie 0

Red Coss still offers basic and advanced first aid training that’s still low cost.The advantage of living in a Metro area is that they still teach in person. Rural loccations, their training is mostly online.Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Oct 28,…

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Kansas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Last Weekend

October 18, 2017 Blondie 0

Good luck getting people together. A lot of folk have their face burried in FB waiting for someone they don’t know in a third world country to give them a thumbs up.My Plan B is to take care of me & mine. Same plan in place for like 25 years when …

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Kansas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Last Weekend

October 18, 2017 Blondie 0

Good luck getting people together. A lot of folk have their face burried in FB waiting for someone they don’t know in a third world country to give them a thumbs up.My Plan B is to take care of me & mine. Same plan in place for like 25 years when …

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A.N.T.S. • Re: DNA Test Kits

October 16, 2017 Blondie 0

The Cash Cow markets will be:Law enforcement. Even if you are not a suspect, your DNA could show you are a close blood relative to Cousin Guido who is a suspect. Biometrics are now huge business.Health insurance providers: Did your great aunt on your …

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Problem

October 2, 2017 Blondie 0

Swamp, Katrina hit the end of the month. Folks hung around to get their benefits on the 1st of the month.

Spending time with NOPD, they made one thing clear and that was the folks who didn’t leave were the ones they wished they would have.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:59 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: Cash demand soars in Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017 Blondie 0

My employer has offices in PR and they are closed indefinitely.

While there is “demand for cash” what are you spending it on? Little in the way of resources and what’s left would be price gouged. Ships and other containers from exporters like China still need to be cleared & inspected by Customs. With few employees and no electricity to operate systems.

If people aren’t working and most of PR is like a 3rd world country, what cash are they withdrawing?

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:21 pm


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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