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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Needful Things

October 29, 2017 Mollypup 0

daaswampman wrote:Start with all the disposables you use daily. Include all hygiene and health products you have ever needed! Having assisted in the aftermath of several big name storms, two of the most appreciated items were baby wipes and socks! …

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Las Vegas attack

October 4, 2017 Mollypup 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
I do need to organize and add to first aid supplies, also need a bag for my truck.

Not just in the event of attacks but injuries. Little grandson fell and cut his chin, we could
not get it to stop bleeding so ended up at the ER, not necessary. I just ordered 2 cans of blood
stop spray and some blood clot stuff for larger wounds.

I like my knives super sharp, dropped one the other day and the blade grazed my knee and cut
a big gash, had a time getting the bleeding stopped, same day cut finger while cutting carrots.

But I need a first aid kit, we used to have one from hubs job but over time used up the stuff,
I like the ones in the steel case, looking at them now trying to decide if they have enough
essentials. I also need to organize all the stuff I have, its here and there.

Any suggestions for a good, fairly complete one. or a list and is it better to buy piece meal
and just have a small one in the vehicle?

I got a really good one from Sam’s Club way back. Still have it. Liked it so much that I gave each of my grown girls one for their families for xmas that year. I’ve always been one to carry an extra bag with your basic pharmacy in it. It started off with that whole pack the diaper bag thing with the first born & evolved as they grew. My “lunch box” for work is such a bag, although not nearly as large, and most people come to me before going to the company nurse. lol I carry everything from aspirin, tylenol, anti-diarrheals to good cough meds, not to mention some basic first aide supplies. The Sam’s Club first aid kit is kept in the trunk of my car.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Las Vegas attack

October 4, 2017 Mollypup 0
NJMike wrote:
That kind of kit is a good idea.

I do have an IFAK, plus additional first aid items, all within a backpack kept in my vehicle. It includes items like quick clot, gauze, etc. plus the more mundane items like band-aids. I have been thinking about a smaller pack of just the first aid trauma items, basically something to go in my laptop bag for work for within the office. It can be more difficult for a guy given social norms. Women are almost always allowed purses in a venue, but a man carrying a backpack everywhere doesn’t really work for some places. I wonder if the concert in Vegas allowed bags to be brought in…anyone know?

You could use PC to your favor & call your bag a “man purse” (yes, it’s a thing) :rofl::rofl::whistling:

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Las Vegas attack

October 4, 2017 Mollypup 0
NJMike wrote:
That kind of kit is a good idea.

I do have an IFAK, plus additional first aid items, all within a backpack kept in my vehicle. It includes items like quick clot, gauze, etc. plus the more mundane items like band-aids. I have been thinking about a smaller pack of just the first aid trauma items, basically something to go in my laptop bag for work for within the office. It can be more difficult for a guy given social norms. Women are almost always allowed purses in a venue, but a man carrying a backpack everywhere doesn’t really work for some places. I wonder if the concert in Vegas allowed bags to be brought in…anyone know?

You could use PC to your favor & call your bag a “man purse” (yes, it’s a thing) :rofl::rofl::whistling:

Statistics: Posted by Mollypup — Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:20 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Las Vegas attack

October 3, 2017 Mollypup 0

NJ Mike I watched live video taken during the concert as the shots were fired. The shots sounded like firecrackers on the video. Witnesses say they too thought at first it was firecrackers & that they thought they were part of the show. It wasn’t until they realized people were dropping that they were gunshots. I don’t know if this had to do with the distance between them & the shooter or perhaps the music drowning out much of the sound or what. I did notice when listening/watching once the music stopped it sounded more like automatic gun fire. (but then that is with foreknowledge that is what it was too)

Be cautious at that concert.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Las Vegas attack

October 2, 2017 Mollypup 0
Blondie wrote:
I found it interesting this guy was mid 60’s. Doesnt fit the profile of a typical active shooter.

Initial report say he was “known to law enforcement” but had no serious criminal history. I read that as = nut case.

Not necessarily. I would imagine if that were the case they wouldn’t hesitate to make it known since it would put doubt on the terrorist angle. There could be other reasons. Police could’ve been tipped off this guy was buying illegal weapons or vast amounts of ammo but didn’t have enough evidence to do anything about it. Could be he’d get drunk & disorderly in the casinos for that matter.

Mid 60s is unusual though. By that stage in life one is usually past irrational impulsive behavior, and if not, others most certainly are fully aware of it.

I’d expect someone in their 60s to not be especially vulnerable to muslim indoctrination either as a young person is. There are exceptions though, always. Just because you’re older doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t be vulnerable to such things.

I find it really unusual that ISIS is claiming responsibility. We’ve had other shootings ect they could’ve made similar claims & didn’t. Very odd.

Since I got in on this while it was happening I’m more than a bit disturbed that both police & many eye witnesses were reporting shooters on both the 32nd & 10th floors. Shooter on the 10th floor was targeting police (most likely to keep them at bay), shooter on 32nd floor targeted the crowd. This was occurring at the same time. There is more than enough distance between the two floors for them not to be mistaken. The more witnesses state the same thing, the more accurate the report. Now, however, only 1 shooter on the 32nd floor is being reported. Seems all those witnesses (including trained police) were mistaken. No. So there is a high chance the 2nd shooter (or more) managed to escape. Are police searching for them? Who knows? It would be difficult to explain….oh hey, we found this other shooter, after you’ve stated to the public the lone shooter is dead & that all accounts of multiple shooters are false. So probably not.

By the way, I’d imagine police can accurately determine where shots being fired at them are coming from.

Apparently Paddock is so skilled he can shoot from two floors at the same time in two different directions. Amazing. (actually a 3rd floor was mentioned but I don’t recall which one & more focus on the 10th & 32nd as the minutes ticked by)

What stands out to me most?

9/11 horrified the nation, but it literally pulled people together. Politics ect was put aside for quite some time to unify against our attacker. Patriotism soared. We were Americans, first & foremost.

Vegas has horrified a nation. If social media is any indication (and it is, which is why I keep it & the hundreds upon hundreds of “friends” I have on it) this is not happening. People are already bickering & at each other’s throats. You’ve got everything from “look what that old white guy did” to “gun control” nuts & it goes to hell from there.

It shows how utterly divided we’ve become as a nation, how serious it really is. The terrorist attack didn’t scare me. (I avoid crowds anyway) But the degree in which we’ve allowed ourselves to become divided most certainly does scare me.

It’s not “us” as a nation anymore. It’s us vs them, no matter what. :shakeno:

Our enemies might as well attack, we’ll be too busy fighting among ourselves to fight back. omg

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Las Vegas attack

October 2, 2017 Mollypup 0

Note: Just stumbled across something that is stating ISIS is claiming responsibility for this attack. According to them, Paddock converted months ago. Reported by the Associated Press. Hmm. Possible. No evidence has been found to confirm these claims yet. However, sort of odd they’d claim responsibility if he didn’t. We’ve had other incidences in which they didn’t.

Statistics: Posted by Mollypup — Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:07 am