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

September 28, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

While the big worry is EMP taking down not just the grid, but all electrical devices that aren’t shielded properly, there was a report earlier this month that hackers were already inside the grid control computers. North Korea has proven pretty good at hacking (the Sony hack was the most memorable in recent times), so it wouldn’t surprise me if they are actively trying to get into the grid control machines or are already there and waiting for orders from above.

References:
https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/ … tack-group
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat … /20601645/
http://www.newsweek.com/north-korea-cyb … ack-612997

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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 22, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Photon Guy wrote:

dmwalsh568 wrote:I guess I watch too much sci-fi since I immediately thought you’re a hologram trolling us biological entities. I mean someone who calls himself photon guy should know that other than a few bioluminescent creatures nothing living generates light. If someone said that to me IRL I’d nod politely and slowly back away trying to not spook them since they are bat guano crazy. :floppytongue:

Oh but we do emit light. We don’t see it as its outside our visible spectrum but look at somebody and use an infrared viewer and you will see what I mean. Photon was a big laser tag game, the first of its kind, and was really popular during the 80s. That is how I came up with my user name.

Ok, I had forgotten electromagnetism 101, that all electromagnetic waves are both waves and photons, and instead was focusing on visible light. So I admit you’re right, but I’d still disengage from someone claiming that our cells need light. :smartass:

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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 21, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Photon Guy wrote:
I was recently at a prepper event and the event of course included water purification and there were booths where people were selling various devices for purifying water. I did not see any water distillers like what I’ve got but I did talk to this fellow who was selling some kind of filtering device. We talked about distilled water and he mentioned that somebody else had said to him that distilled water loses its ability to transfer light into our cells. Supposedly our cells all contain light and water helps with that. With distilled water it loses that ability so it might not be a good idea to drink distilled water all the time. It has to do with the boiling, when you boil water that’s what causes it to lose that ability. Anybody know anything about this?

I guess I watch too much sci-fi since I immediately thought you’re a hologram trolling us biological entities. I mean someone who calls himself photon guy should know that other than a few bioluminescent creatures nothing living generates light. If someone said that to me IRL I’d nod politely and slowly back away trying to not spook them since they are bat guano crazy. :floppytongue:

Now if he was talking about electrolytes then yes that’s an issue but you’d have to drink a lot of water without eating salt, potassium, etc. – search on water intoxication for more info. Some runners can have issues if they drink just water during a race and no rehydration solutions. I suppose distilled could be worse than tap but not drastically.

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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 21, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Photon Guy wrote:
I was recently at a prepper event and the event of course included water purification and there were booths where people were selling various devices for purifying water. I did not see any water distillers like what I’ve got but I did talk to this fellow who was selling some kind of filtering device. We talked about distilled water and he mentioned that somebody else had said to him that distilled water loses its ability to transfer light into our cells. Supposedly our cells all contain light and water helps with that. With distilled water it loses that ability so it might not be a good idea to drink distilled water all the time. It has to do with the boiling, when you boil water that’s what causes it to lose that ability. Anybody know anything about this?

I guess I watch too much sci-fi since I immediately thought you’re a hologram trolling us biological entities. I mean someone who calls himself photon guy should know that other than a few bioluminescent creatures nothing living generates light. If someone said that to me IRL I’d nod politely and slowly back away trying to not spook them since they are bat guano crazy. :floppytongue:

Now if he was talking about electrolytes then yes that’s an issue but you’d have to drink a lot of water without eating salt, potassium, etc. – search on water intoxication for more info. Some runners can have issues if they drink just water during a race and no rehydration solutions. I suppose distilled could be worse than tap but not drastically.

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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 21, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Photon Guy wrote:
I was recently at a prepper event and the event of course included water purification and there were booths where people were selling various devices for purifying water. I did not see any water distillers like what I’ve got but I did talk to this fellow who was selling some kind of filtering device. We talked about distilled water and he mentioned that somebody else had said to him that distilled water loses its ability to transfer light into our cells. Supposedly our cells all contain light and water helps with that. With distilled water it loses that ability so it might not be a good idea to drink distilled water all the time. It has to do with the boiling, when you boil water that’s what causes it to lose that ability. Anybody know anything about this?

I guess I watch too much sci-fi since I immediately thought you’re a hologram trolling us biological entities. I mean someone who calls himself photon guy should know that other than a few bioluminescent creatures nothing living generates light. If someone said that to me IRL I’d nod politely and slowly back away trying to not spook them since they are bat guano crazy. :floppytongue:

Now if he was talking about electrolytes then yes that’s an issue but you’d have to drink a lot of water without eating salt, potassium, etc. – search on water intoxication for more info. Some runners can have issues if they drink just water during a race and no rehydration solutions. I suppose distilled could be worse than tap but not drastically.

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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 21, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Photon Guy wrote:
I was recently at a prepper event and the event of course included water purification and there were booths where people were selling various devices for purifying water. I did not see any water distillers like what I’ve got but I did talk to this fellow who was selling some kind of filtering device. We talked about distilled water and he mentioned that somebody else had said to him that distilled water loses its ability to transfer light into our cells. Supposedly our cells all contain light and water helps with that. With distilled water it loses that ability so it might not be a good idea to drink distilled water all the time. It has to do with the boiling, when you boil water that’s what causes it to lose that ability. Anybody know anything about this?

I guess I watch too much sci-fi since I immediately thought you’re a hologram trolling us biological entities. I mean someone who calls himself photon guy should know that other than a few bioluminescent creatures nothing living generates light. If someone said that to me IRL I’d nod politely and slowly back away trying to not spook them since they are bat guano crazy. :floppytongue:

Now if he was talking about electrolytes then yes that’s an issue but you’d have to drink a lot of water without eating salt, potassium, etc. – search on water intoxication for more info. Some runners can have issues if they drink just water during a race and no rehydration solutions. I suppose distilled could be worse than tap but not drastically.

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Water • Re: Spill Containment Trays – help!

September 15, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

When I searched for spill on a site I’ve used in the past for shelving units and organization systems I came up with a bunch of hits. one of which is close:

http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/mater … t-platform

It’s yellow and doesn’t have a plug. but it’s got a grating meant to hold drums full of liquid.

They also have a small tray containment system:

http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/mater … n-capacity

Not quite the size you’re looking for, but the price isn’t as crazy as some of their more industrial products.

But, if you’re just looking to keep individual bottles of stuff from spilling over the place and you have a bit of spare room…have you considered disposable aluminum chafing dishes? Like you’d used on a food buffet line or salad at a church gathering? I’ve bought a bunch of the insert chafing dishes that you fit two in a warming system, and they might do the trick at a fraction of the cost…. Or for really small bottles, disposable aluminum pie plates or 9×9 brownie pans…

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

September 15, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Gunns wrote:
Boo

Nothing will happen. Fat boy knows he will be killed if he does anything. This is about negotiation and control.

If we were to leave him alone and let him save face with his elite, sure. But I can easily see him doing something stupid if he thinks it’s the only way to hold onto power in NK. And if he thinks he’s going down then I’m willing to bet he’ll do his best to take as many of us with him as he can.

And swinging back to the OP: At this point I’m very glad the USAF secret shuttle is in orbit…hopefully it’s capable of dealing with any new NK satellites. A bucketful of BBs in a crossing trajectory would do wonders to make sure no EMP threat from that…

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

September 15, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Gunns wrote:
Boo

Nothing will happen. Fat boy knows he will be killed if he does anything. This is about negotiation and control.

If we were to leave him alone and let him save face with his elite, sure. But I can easily see him doing something stupid if he thinks it’s the only way to hold onto power in NK. And if he thinks he’s going down then I’m willing to bet he’ll do his best to take as many of us with him as he can.

And swinging back to the OP: At this point I’m very glad the USAF secret shuttle is in orbit…hopefully it’s capable of dealing with any new NK satellites. A bucketful of BBs in a crossing trajectory would do wonders to make sure no EMP threat from that…

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Hackers inside the electrical grid

September 6, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

Found an article on how hackers have already penetrated both US power grids and European power grids. Basically, they could shut the grids down anytime they feel like it….basic research from Symantec. Article over on ArsTechnica:

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec … -networks/

Hackers lie in wait after penetrating US and Europe power grid networks
Intrusion into power companies’ operational networks is a dramatic escalation.

Nation-sponsored hackers have penetrated the operational networks multiple US and European energy companies use to control key parts of the power grid that supplies electricity to hundreds of millions of people, researchers warned Wednesday.

The incursions detected by security firm Symantec represent a dramatic escalation by a hacking group dubbed Dragonfly, which has been waging attacks against US and European energy companies since at least 2011. In 2014, Symantec reported that Dragonfly was aggressively establishing beachheads in a limited number of target networks, mainly by stealing the user names and passwords used to restrict access to legitimate personnel. Over the past year, the hacking group has managed to compromise dozens of energy firms and in a handful of cases, install backdoors in the highly sensitive networks the firms use to supply power to the grid.
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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 5, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

I’ve already buttoned up my faraday cages, but I’ve put my prep Kindle in multiple layers of foil and paper just in case.

At the start of this I pulled the trigger on more FD #10 cans of meats and some of veggies too.

I’ve also got a SHTF shopping list if ANY military action starts going across the NK/SK border, assuming I have any time at all. But I’m guessing it won’t go nuclear at once unless the little fat boy decides he’s going down so he might as well take anyone he can with him. If nothing happens to the continental US, then I end up with more shelf stable items to figure out where to stuff them in the house….but if the ballon goes up, then having a bit more cooking oil, flour, etc will make things last longer.

And if we get EMP’d then when I get home I fill the water bobs and cover them with towels to block the sunlight. Next I start blocking up the basement windows and preparing for nuclear fallout – either in case of nuclear bombs going off at a distance (I have no illusions about surviving a close hit…no blast shelter here) or the eventual fires at nuclear plant cooling ponds upwind of my location. Beyond that, depends on what’s happening. I have a radio and flashlight in each faraday cage, so I can take one of each out in case of secondary (or more!) EMP blasts a few days to weeks later. Hopefully some radio station would be online. I’m not that far from a FEMA bunker and the MEMA bunker, so chances are someone would be broadcasting after an event…but if not I have other preps.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 5, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/ne … -islands-0

Irma has reached Cat 5 status with 175MPH winds

Hurricane Irma is nearing the northern Leeward Islands and is now a Category 5.

Hurricane warnings have been issued for portions of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Irma will target the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Wednesday into early Thursday.

Parts of Hispañola, the Bahamas, and Cuba are also in the path of Irma late this week.

Irma is increasingly likely to target parts of the Florida peninsula as a dangerous hurricane this weekend.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Sun update…CME incoming…Very active sunspot.

September 5, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
Not much we can do about something like that. Damn scarey.

While we can’t protect the grid ourselves, we CAN take measures to prevent damage from geomagnetic storm induced currents in our personal electronics. Unplug everything you can, and retract or remove any antennas that you can. It’s long cables that gather the energy from a geomagnetic storm and if you disconnect the cables you should be fine.

And anything stored in a faraday cage against nuclear EMP will also be fine from a geomagnetic event, but it’s overkill – just removing cables should be enough.

Of course you still need to be prepared for a multi-year grid down event, since the transformers and any unprotected electronics connected to the grid will be damaged…but your electronics would be ok when the grid starts coming back….

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 29, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
I thought the governor of Texas told them not to evacuate? Am I wrong?

The governor said folks should evacuate. The Mayor of Houston said no mandatory evacuation. The mayor was worried about injuries and deaths on the highway as everyone tried to get out of town all at once. It had happened before and lots of folks died even before the storm hit – Rita in 2005:

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/08/27 … -stay-put/

It’s a classic no-win situation, ask folks to evacuate knowing that there will probably be deaths that wouldn’t have happened if everyone stayed put. But if you don’t evacuate and get a disaster like Harvey then you get blamed for a massive humanitarian disaster.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 29, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
I thought the governor of Texas told them not to evacuate? Am I wrong?

The governor said folks should evacuate. The Mayor of Houston said no mandatory evacuation. The mayor was worried about injuries and deaths on the highway as everyone tried to get out of town all at once. It had happened before and lots of folks died even before the storm hit – Rita in 2005:

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/08/27 … -stay-put/

It’s a classic no-win situation, ask folks to evacuate knowing that there will probably be deaths that wouldn’t have happened if everyone stayed put. But if you don’t evacuate and get a disaster like Harvey then you get blamed for a massive humanitarian disaster.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #5 (Aug 2017)

August 21, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

To add to the uncertainty, our Aegis missile defense destroyers seem to be dropping like flies in the Pacific. One yesterday, another back on June 17th, and a third in late January. At least the January one just ran aground rather than running into tanker ships. :whistling:

The McCain is missing sailors after this latest crash and I fear those missing won’t be found alive. And with the repairs that will be needed, this is the third Aegis destroyer in the Pacific to be out of commission for a while. I have to wonder how many can be in repair dock and we still have an effective ABM defense. :nervous:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/20/asia/us-n … index.html

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #5 (Aug 2017)

August 21, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

To add to the uncertainty, our Aegis missile defense destroyers seem to be dropping like flies in the Pacific. One yesterday, another back on June 17th, and a third in late January. At least the January one just ran aground rather than running into tanker ships. :whistling:

The McCain is missing sailors after this latest crash and I fear those missing won’t be found alive. And with the repairs that will be needed, this is the third Aegis destroyer in the Pacific to be out of commission for a while. I have to wonder how many can be in repair dock and we still have an effective ABM defense. :nervous:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/20/asia/us-n … index.html

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 20, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

Put 70 lbs of rice into gallon Mylar bags, then sealed into three buckets with 2 pounds of salt and two spam cans each. Just received some #10 cans of turkey tetrazzini and FD beef cubes. Also got a bunch of small cans of FD sliced cherries – opened one up to test and both the wife and I enjoyed them – makes a nice snack as is, no rehydration needed. Will try rehydrating and cooking with them later.
Organized basement to make room for more stuff later if news reports on hot spots makes me too nervous.

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General Food Topics • Re: Store fruitcake

August 14, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

I suspect it lasted that long because it was basically in a freezer all that time based on where it was found….

For those if us living outside the artic we need to take more active steps to preserve fruitcake. Decent article about that covers shelf life extension of fruitcake:

https://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/fruitcakesec.htm

That said, I’m not planning on storing fruitcake at all, let alone long term. Store what you eat and all that… :evil:

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General Food Topics • Re: Store fruitcake

August 14, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

I suspect it lasted that long because it was basically in a freezer all that time based on where it was found….

For those if us living outside the artic we need to take more active steps to preserve fruitcake. Decent article about that covers shelf life extension of fruitcake:

https://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/fruitcakesec.htm

That said, I’m not planning on storing fruitcake at all, let alone long term. Store what you eat and all that… :evil:

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General Food Topics • Re: Store fruitcake

August 14, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

I suspect it lasted that long because it was basically in a freezer all that time based on where it was found….

For those if us living outside the artic we need to take more active steps to preserve fruitcake. Decent article about that covers shelf life extension of fruitcake:

https://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/fruitcakesec.htm

That said, I’m not planning on storing fruitcake at all, let alone long term. Store what you eat and all that… :evil:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 14, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
DIL, says in S Korea they don’t use pennies now.

Canada hasn’t used pennies in years…they stopped minting them in 2012. Instead, folks now round to the nearest nickel. No sign of a push for all electronic payment up there – they just realized it costs more than a penny to mint a penny, so it was silly to keep making them.

I wouldn’t be too sad to see the US do the same thing since I don’t see myself using buckets of pennies in a home made forge post SHTF.

What I consider more problematic are places that say they won’t take any bill larger than $20. That’s more dangerous since it forces folks to carry lots of small bills (looks suspicious to any LEO looking to add to their coffers via asset forfeiture) or switch to credit/debit cards.

BTW, I try to avoid the slang terms of plastic for credit/debit cards or paper for cash, since some countries use plastic “paper” currency…Canada for example (why, yes, I do vacation up in Canada once a year – polite folks, good exchange rate and I can drive up there with only minimal hassle at the border each way.) :smartass:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 14, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
DIL, says in S Korea they don’t use pennies now.

Canada hasn’t used pennies in years…they stopped minting them in 2012. Instead, folks now round to the nearest nickel. No sign of a push for all electronic payment up there – they just realized it costs more than a penny to mint a penny, so it was silly to keep making them.

I wouldn’t be too sad to see the US do the same thing since I don’t see myself using buckets of pennies in a home made forge post SHTF.

What I consider more problematic are places that say they won’t take any bill larger than $20. That’s more dangerous since it forces folks to carry lots of small bills (looks suspicious to any LEO looking to add to their coffers via asset forfeiture) or switch to credit/debit cards.

BTW, I try to avoid the slang terms of plastic for credit/debit cards or paper for cash, since some countries use plastic “paper” currency…Canada for example (why, yes, I do vacation up in Canada once a year – polite folks, good exchange rate and I can drive up there with only minimal hassle at the border each way.) :smartass:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 14, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
DIL, says in S Korea they don’t use pennies now.

Canada hasn’t used pennies in years…they stopped minting them in 2012. Instead, folks now round to the nearest nickel. No sign of a push for all electronic payment up there – they just realized it costs more than a penny to mint a penny, so it was silly to keep making them.

I wouldn’t be too sad to see the US do the same thing since I don’t see myself using buckets of pennies in a home made forge post SHTF.

What I consider more problematic are places that say they won’t take any bill larger than $20. That’s more dangerous since it forces folks to carry lots of small bills (looks suspicious to any LEO looking to add to their coffers via asset forfeiture) or switch to credit/debit cards.

BTW, I try to avoid the slang terms of plastic for credit/debit cards or paper for cash, since some countries use plastic “paper” currency…Canada for example (why, yes, I do vacation up in Canada once a year – polite folks, good exchange rate and I can drive up there with only minimal hassle at the border each way.) :smartass:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Reserve Currency

August 14, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
DIL, says in S Korea they don’t use pennies now.

Canada hasn’t used pennies in years…they stopped minting them in 2012. Instead, folks now round to the nearest nickel. No sign of a push for all electronic payment up there – they just realized it costs more than a penny to mint a penny, so it was silly to keep making them.

I wouldn’t be too sad to see the US do the same thing since I don’t see myself using buckets of pennies in a home made forge post SHTF.

What I consider more problematic are places that say they won’t take any bill larger than $20. That’s more dangerous since it forces folks to carry lots of small bills (looks suspicious to any LEO looking to add to their coffers via asset forfeiture) or switch to credit/debit cards.

BTW, I try to avoid the slang terms of plastic for credit/debit cards or paper for cash, since some countries use plastic “paper” currency…Canada for example (why, yes, I do vacation up in Canada once a year – polite folks, good exchange rate and I can drive up there with only minimal hassle at the border each way.) :smartass:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 9, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

Depending on ages of who gets here – books, board games, dice games, card games or singing and storytelling. And a well hidden supply of comfort foods including chocolate, hard candies and popcorn for occasions that need something extra special.

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General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

August 9, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

One thing I haven’t seen mentioned here are folks with natural gas stoves piped into the utility system. I have one and I know that’s it’s not going to work as an oven when the power goes out, even if natural gas keeps flowing because of the safety systems in the stove. The stove top WILL work as long as I can light it manually with a match or lighter. So anybody piped into natural gas should flip a circuit breaker and test their stoves now before a real emergency just so you can be aware of what works and what doesn’t…if you’re lucky and have an old style non-electric gas oven, I’m jealous!

And I almost have too many ways to cook post-SHTF – solar oven, propane grill, camping stove, Kelly kettle, a few rocket stoves, a few small charcoal grills, and a bunch of cast iron cookware if I have to fall back to campfires. Solar oven will be my go-to whenever the sun is out since it doesn’t use a limited fuel source, but I have layered backups just in case….

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General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

August 9, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

One thing I haven’t seen mentioned here are folks with natural gas stoves piped into the utility system. I have one and I know that’s it’s not going to work as an oven when the power goes out, even if natural gas keeps flowing because of the safety systems in the stove. The stove top WILL work as long as I can light it manually with a match or lighter. So anybody piped into natural gas should flip a circuit breaker and test their stoves now before a real emergency just so you can be aware of what works and what doesn’t…if you’re lucky and have an old style non-electric gas oven, I’m jealous!

And I almost have too many ways to cook post-SHTF – solar oven, propane grill, camping stove, Kelly kettle, a few rocket stoves, a few small charcoal grills, and a bunch of cast iron cookware if I have to fall back to campfires. Solar oven will be my go-to whenever the sun is out since it doesn’t use a limited fuel source, but I have layered backups just in case….

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Pandemic Preparedness • Post-Ebola Syndrome

July 19, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

Scientists have been studying the survivors of the last mass Ebola outbreaks and have found that in some cases the virus hides in some immune cells and other spots in the body that the immune system doesn’t touch much.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07 … une-cells/

“Post-Ebola syndrome” is something else to keep you up at night
Researchers are only beginning to understand this and may now have monkey model.

The hardest part of their research is that:

Most animal models of Ebola infections result in nearly 100-percent fatalities in short order—nixing the chance of developing persistent infections. But Zeng and his colleagues are hopeful that their data can lead researchers to a model of persistence using medically treated rhesus monkeys. The researchers say they’ve already begun work on developing such a model.

So even when someone has recovered, it doesn’t mean that they are not infectious anymore…

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Pandemic Preparedness • Post-Ebola Syndrome

July 19, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

Scientists have been studying the survivors of the last mass Ebola outbreaks and have found that in some cases the virus hides in some immune cells and other spots in the body that the immune system doesn’t touch much.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07 … une-cells/

“Post-Ebola syndrome” is something else to keep you up at night
Researchers are only beginning to understand this and may now have monkey model.

The hardest part of their research is that:

Most animal models of Ebola infections result in nearly 100-percent fatalities in short order—nixing the chance of developing persistent infections. But Zeng and his colleagues are hopeful that their data can lead researchers to a model of persistence using medically treated rhesus monkeys. The researchers say they’ve already begun work on developing such a model.

So even when someone has recovered, it doesn’t mean that they are not infectious anymore…

Statistics: Posted by dmwalsh568 — Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:05 pm


Pandemic Preparedness • Post-Ebola Syndrome

July 19, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

Scientists have been studying the survivors of the last mass Ebola outbreaks and have found that in some cases the virus hides in some immune cells and other spots in the body that the immune system doesn’t touch much.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07 … une-cells/

“Post-Ebola syndrome” is something else to keep you up at night
Researchers are only beginning to understand this and may now have monkey model.

The hardest part of their research is that:

Most animal models of Ebola infections result in nearly 100-percent fatalities in short order—nixing the chance of developing persistent infections. But Zeng and his colleagues are hopeful that their data can lead researchers to a model of persistence using medically treated rhesus monkeys. The researchers say they’ve already begun work on developing such a model.

So even when someone has recovered, it doesn’t mean that they are not infectious anymore…

Statistics: Posted by dmwalsh568 — Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:05 pm