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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.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Evac Vehicle

August 7, 2017 Blondie 0

This may be old school but I thought all rag top Jeeps could also be fitted for a hard top, that they were interchangeable? I don’t think they have a big tow capacity. Besides, if you got nothing to tow, why worry?

Buy what suits your needs. If you have a BOL that’s well stocked you shouldn’t need to haul a wharehouse behind you. Consider if you need more seat room for people or more cargo to haul.

I have 4WD but it’s a must up here. I also wanted something I could sleep in if the need arises. Comes from being asked to leave many a great relationship at 1am. :p

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Evac Vehicle

August 7, 2017 Blondie 0

This may be old school but I thought all rag top Jeeps could also be fitted for a hard top, that they were interchangeable? I don’t think they have a big tow capacity. Besides, if you got nothing to tow, why worry?

Buy what suits your needs. If you have a BOL that’s well stocked you shouldn’t need to haul a wharehouse behind you. Consider if you need more seat room for people or more cargo to haul.

I have 4WD but it’s a must up here. I also wanted something I could sleep in if the need arises. Comes from being asked to leave many a great relationship at 1am. :p

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A.N.T.S. • Re: US-Bribery & Pay Off’s

August 5, 2017 Blondie 0

I would be far more concered about faux military/militia/LEO’s showing up rather than the real thing. There’s already enough posers out there who claim they are former Alphabet Soup and keep a Blackhawk in their backyard.

I was heading south on 127 one morning. Group of cammo/military style vehicles pulled over. A jeep was broken down. Not that unusual, 127 heads North to Camp Grayling but it was unusual to see a vehicle broken down. As I pass, I noticed Michigan license plates. Military vehicles don’t have state license plates. In any state.

Posers, not the real thing.

Ask enough of the right questions and they’ll run.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:33 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: US-Bribery & Pay Off’s

August 5, 2017 Blondie 0

I would be far more concered about faux military/militia/LEO’s showing up rather than the real thing. There’s already enough posers out there who claim they are former Alphabet Soup and keep a Blackhawk in their backyard.

I was heading south on 127 one morning. Group of cammo/military style vehicles pulled over. A jeep was broken down. Not that unusual, 127 heads North to Camp Grayling but it was unusual to see a vehicle broken down. As I pass, I noticed Michigan license plates. Military vehicles don’t have state license plates. In any state.

Posers, not the real thing.

Ask enough of the right questions and they’ll run.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:33 pm


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Robots after they invent their own language

August 5, 2017 Blondie 0

Swamp, admittedly the only IT/programmer folks I’ve ever known are co workers in their own department but they always seem exasperated at those of us who don’t have nor want the tech skills they posess.

That said, while folks like Zuckerberg or Gates tout the future of AI, do you think those huge egoes would ever develop something they can’t control? Something that could be smarter than they are?

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:39 pm


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Robots after they invent their own language

August 5, 2017 Blondie 0

Swamp, admittedly the only IT/programmer folks I’ve ever known are co workers in their own department but they always seem exasperated at those of us who don’t have nor want the tech skills they posess.

That said, while folks like Zuckerberg or Gates tout the future of AI, do you think those huge egoes would ever develop something they can’t control? Something that could be smarter than they are?

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:39 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 29, 2017 Blondie 0
anita wrote:
And PS–glad to see you back! I thought you’d driven that Urban Assault Vehicle right off the edge of the earth!

Glad to see her back, too! :D

The blueprints came and boy am I overwhelmed ! I did get drawings for slab, crawl and full basement options included so I have an idea for mechanicals with each option. Going to study these for a while before I get cost estimates. I need to learn what the water table is here is. The soil is sandy so it shouldn’t be hard to punch a well.

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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 29, 2017 Blondie 0
anita wrote:
And PS–glad to see you back! I thought you’d driven that Urban Assault Vehicle right off the edge of the earth!

Glad to see her back, too! :D

The blueprints came and boy am I overwhelmed ! I did get drawings for slab, crawl and full basement options included so I have an idea for mechanicals with each option. Going to study these for a while before I get cost estimates. I need to learn what the water table is here is. The soil is sandy so it shouldn’t be hard to punch a well.

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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 24, 2017 Blondie 0

Handyman, this is going to be propane. I checked with the utility co. and the closest natural gas is 2 1/2 miles away. Not enough homes in the area to justify the cost of bringing in natural gas. I do have electric at the road.

Just about every full basement that I’ve seen up here leaks. That’s when I found out rain gutters are not required by code. I saw 1 home with a dry basement. They also had rain gutters.

The thought of a full basement with glass block windows is appealing, but then there’s the price. :rolleyes:

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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 24, 2017 Blondie 0

Handyman, this is going to be propane. I checked with the utility co. and the closest natural gas is 2 1/2 miles away. Not enough homes in the area to justify the cost of bringing in natural gas. I do have electric at the road.

Just about every full basement that I’ve seen up here leaks. That’s when I found out rain gutters are not required by code. I saw 1 home with a dry basement. They also had rain gutters.

The thought of a full basement with glass block windows is appealing, but then there’s the price. :rolleyes:

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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 23, 2017 Blondie 0

OAR, repairing nasty crawlspaces up here is big business. Especially when it comes to removing the mold. I think it’s a combination of poor design and harsh winters.

I’ll price out the basement vs crawlspace after I get the plans.

Then I’ll get out the box of Kleenex.

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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 23, 2017 Blondie 0

OAR, repairing nasty crawlspaces up here is big business. Especially when it comes to removing the mold. I think it’s a combination of poor design and harsh winters.

I’ll price out the basement vs crawlspace after I get the plans.

Then I’ll get out the box of Kleenex.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:49 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 23, 2017 Blondie 0

OAR, repairing nasty crawlspaces up here is big business. Especially when it comes to removing the mold. I think it’s a combination of poor design and harsh winters.

I’ll price out the basement vs crawlspace after I get the plans.

Then I’ll get out the box of Kleenex.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:49 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 23, 2017 Blondie 0

OAR, repairing nasty crawlspaces up here is big business. Especially when it comes to removing the mold. I think it’s a combination of poor design and harsh winters.

I’ll price out the basement vs crawlspace after I get the plans.

Then I’ll get out the box of Kleenex.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:49 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 23, 2017 Blondie 0

Fullmoon, the property I bought is in the NW lower. 42″ is the minimum required depth and I’ve seen recs for 50-55″ depth. I’ll take notes on your suggestions with me when I shop for a builder.

I’m going to order the reproducable master. My oldest called around and found a copy place near him that has the capability of producing 24×36″ prints from a jump drive.

There goes next month’s pay raise. :(

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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 23, 2017 Blondie 0

Fullmoon, the property I bought is in the NW lower. 42″ is the minimum required depth and I’ve seen recs for 50-55″ depth. I’ll take notes on your suggestions with me when I shop for a builder.

I’m going to order the reproducable master. My oldest called around and found a copy place near him that has the capability of producing 24×36″ prints from a jump drive.

There goes next month’s pay raise. :(

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:28 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 23, 2017 Blondie 0

Fullmoon, the property I bought is in the NW lower. 42″ is the minimum required depth and I’ve seen recs for 50-55″ depth. I’ll take notes on your suggestions with me when I shop for a builder.

I’m going to order the reproducable master. My oldest called around and found a copy place near him that has the capability of producing 24×36″ prints from a jump drive.

There goes next month’s pay raise. :(

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:28 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 22, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
The old saying goes, I’d rather have it and not need it than not have it and need it. Good Luck with your build.

Spoken like a true Marine :blush:

Most of the newer builds here have furnace, hot water tank & fuse box on the main floor. I will be on a well & septic.

Need the plans for cost estimates. Can’t clear the site until fall.

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Construction Cornerstone • Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 22, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
The old saying goes, I’d rather have it and not need it than not have it and need it. Good Luck with your build.

Spoken like a true Marine :blush:

Most of the newer builds here have furnace, hot water tank & fuse box on the main floor. I will be on a well & septic.

Need the plans for cost estimates. Can’t clear the site until fall.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:58 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 22, 2017 Blondie 0

I found stock blueprints for a single family home that uses the space efficiently. Modest build w/ 2×6 walls which I’d prefer up here.

This plan includes a basement which isn’t required by code and I’m considering changing it to slab for cost savings. Just need to bring all the mechanicals to the main floor.

The choices are a reproducible master (no copy shop locally), or set of 4 or set of 8? Town hall, building dept, etc don’t require a copy to be filed.

If I need the foundation changed and the builder wants the plans professionally modified, what’s my most cost effective choice?

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Construction Cornerstone • How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

July 22, 2017 Blondie 0

I found stock blueprints for a single family home that uses the space efficiently. Modest build w/ 2×6 walls which I’d prefer up here.

This plan includes a basement which isn’t required by code and I’m considering changing it to slab for cost savings. Just need to bring all the mechanicals to the main floor.

The choices are a reproducible master (no copy shop locally), or set of 4 or set of 8? Town hall, building dept, etc don’t require a copy to be filed.

If I need the foundation changed and the builder wants the plans professionally modified, what’s my most cost effective choice?

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:31 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Are we becoming to soft for the outside world?

July 17, 2017 Blondie 0

I believe your physique and your skill set are quite separate.

As an LEO, I had a Chief who at 45 lbs overweight still jogged every day and I saw skinny guys who couldn’t scale a 6′ chain link fence.

In the day before FEMA, etc disaster response services were cobbled together of Red Cross, LEO’s and some volunteer firefighters. To feed us, a volunteer named Harry would show up. He looked like Santa dressed in fatigues.

Harry had been an Army cook when they had such a thing. He also had a mess tent and a complete trailer fitted as a rolling kitchen. He could throw a meal together for 25 on short notice with preps from his kitchen on wheels and kept us fed 24/7 for days. Tho he no longer moved fast he had a lot of stamina.

I’d take a guy like this over somone with a 30″ waist who learned all his skills on YT.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:31 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Are we becoming to soft for the outside world?

July 17, 2017 Blondie 0

I believe your physique and your skill set are quite separate.

As an LEO, I had a Chief who at 45 lbs overweight still jogged every day and I saw skinny guys who couldn’t scale a 6′ chain link fence.

In the day before FEMA, etc disaster response services were cobbled together of Red Cross, LEO’s and some volunteer firefighters. To feed us, a volunteer named Harry would show up. He looked like Santa dressed in fatigues.

Harry had been an Army cook when they had such a thing. He also had a mess tent and a complete trailer fitted as a rolling kitchen. He could throw a meal together for 25 on short notice with preps from his kitchen on wheels and kept us fed 24/7 for days. Tho he no longer moved fast he had a lot of stamina.

I’d take a guy like this over somone with a 30″ waist who learned all his skills on YT.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:31 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 16, 2017 Blondie 0

I’m not suggesting head for the tourist campground but you can make yourself aware of service roads, two tracks, etc on federal or state land that can get you safely off the beaten path for a time.

I wouldn’t squat in someone’s unoccupied seasonal deer camp or vacation cottage. One thing I learned is that many owners up here have a ‘signal’ at their remote location that shows those in the know that the camp is occupied. Friends have one of those decorative seasonal flags they put out when they’re at camp. No flag & people there? Tresspassers.

I agree with Cadit, most people will head home & stay put. Something about human nature.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:36 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 16, 2017 Blondie 0

I’m not suggesting head for the tourist campground but you can make yourself aware of service roads, two tracks, etc on federal or state land that can get you safely off the beaten path for a time.

I wouldn’t squat in someone’s unoccupied seasonal deer camp or vacation cottage. One thing I learned is that many owners up here have a ‘signal’ at their remote location that shows those in the know that the camp is occupied. Friends have one of those decorative seasonal flags they put out when they’re at camp. No flag & people there? Tresspassers.

I agree with Cadit, most people will head home & stay put. Something about human nature.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:36 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: BOL vs Camping or Base

July 16, 2017 Blondie 0

I’m not suggesting head for the tourist campground but you can make yourself aware of service roads, two tracks, etc on federal or state land that can get you safely off the beaten path for a time.

I wouldn’t squat in someone’s unoccupied seasonal deer camp or vacation cottage. One thing I learned is that many owners up here have a ‘signal’ at their remote location that shows those in the know that the camp is occupied. Friends have one of those decorative seasonal flags they put out when they’re at camp. No flag & people there? Tresspassers.

I agree with Cadit, most people will head home & stay put. Something about human nature.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:36 pm