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General Family Preparedness • Getting Organized

September 29, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

After almost 7 years of prepping, we have accumulated a ton of supplies. Organizing the smaller items has become a gigantic problem. I’ll know I have items like; tent lights, emergency candles, pocket flashlight, water filters, and compressed towels, etc. in the Prep room, but where did I put them? I was constantly searching buckets, drawers, and totes for the one thing I was looking for. What a waste of time! Finally, I hit on a great way to store dozens and dozens of items that could be found in an instant. I went to Walmart and bought an Over the Door Organizer, like this:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Whitmor-Supreme-White-Over-the-Door-Shoe-Organizer/37389035

It has 24 big, clear pockets, so I can spot what I’m looking for right away. I located the items I needed for our recent hurricane in seconds! If we had to Bug Out, I could just roll up the organizer and shove it in the car. I love this organizer so much, I’ve decided to buy 2 more to hang on the ends of our row of shelves. They would be great for holding things like medical supplies and toiletries, and clear up some floor space. Wish I’d thought of this years ago!

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:15 am


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General Family Preparedness • MASSIVE untapped resource(s) here…

September 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

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{DISCLAIMER….I’m a research FREAK…lol}

Please read below and also feel free to add your personal most recent(the web is always growing) BEST/FAVORITE resources here for a great thread that all can contribute to.

So, you know about Google, of course….

I am shocked how many people still look at me with blank faces when referencing Scholar….For some reason its just not put out there much.

I cant tell you the amount education that this has given me over the years….

The web is a labyrinth. It is an extremely valuable resource but there is just so much trash, opinion, sponsored links, fake news, etc., that you have to really work hard to find reliable information that is fact based…You almost have to have a degree just to be able to reliably navigate it and filter out the trash……Then I stumbled across Scholar about 5 years ago.

ANY time I have a health issue(Myself, friends/family), need to research findings, have a scientific hobby I want to learn more on, etc., I go here…..

It will be clunky at first while learning to navigate it, may be overwhelming to understand (or not…)with the terms used, but I cant tell you enough where it has taken me with a little practice….

Just as an example….I again found a diagnoses for a friend recently that their Dr. missed(So damn common in todays med system…Treat the symptom instead of finding the cure) and it reminded me of how if you’re not happy with the level of care you’re getting to reach out in finding answers instead of waiting for them and just have to pass this on here…Now after mentioning it at least there’s the right direction being taken for treatment…..this has happened 3 times now in this area alone since I learned about it……Of course rely on the experts first but this may help you to understand something more where they just drop the ball in explaining what to expect, complications of procedures, next treatment courses, etc…

That’s just the Med stuff….Like I said this will help you self-educate in SO many other areas….

Sometimes,(well, most of the time these days…lol) if you want something done right you need to do it yourself….

Please check it out….If this post only helps one person learn more, find an answer, etc., then it was worth my time to write. :thumbup:

Best wishes to you and yours,
~D

GOOGLE SCHOLOR

http://scholar.google.com/

Stand on the shoulders of giants.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Features of Google Scholar
•Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place
•Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
•Locate the complete document through your library or on the web
•Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
•Check who’s citing your publications, create a public author profile

How are documents ranked?
Google Scholar aims to rank documents the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature.

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:48 am


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General Family Preparedness • MASSIVE untapped resource(s) here…

September 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

.

{DISCLAIMER….I’m a research FREAK…lol}

Please read below and also feel free to add your personal most recent(the web is always growing) BEST/FAVORITE resources here for a great thread that all can contribute to.

So, you know about Google, of course….

I am shocked how many people still look at me with blank faces when referencing Scholar….For some reason its just not put out there much.

I cant tell you the amount education that this has given me over the years….

The web is a labyrinth. It is an extremely valuable resource but there is just so much trash, opinion, sponsored links, fake news, etc., that you have to really work hard to find reliable information that is fact based…You almost have to have a degree just to be able to reliably navigate it and filter out the trash……Then I stumbled across Scholar about 5 years ago.

ANY time I have a health issue(Myself, friends/family), need to research findings, have a scientific hobby I want to learn more on, etc., I go here…..

It will be clunky at first while learning to navigate it, may be overwhelming to understand (or not…)with the terms used, but I cant tell you enough where it has taken me with a little practice….

Just as an example….I again found a diagnoses for a friend recently that their Dr. missed(So damn common in todays med system…Treat the symptom instead of finding the cure) and it reminded me of how if you’re not happy with the level of care you’re getting to reach out in finding answers instead of waiting for them and just have to pass this on here…Now after mentioning it at least there’s the right direction being taken for treatment…..this has happened 3 times now in this area alone since I learned about it……Of course rely on the experts first but this may help you to understand something more where they just drop the ball in explaining what to expect, complications of procedures, next treatment courses, etc…

That’s just the Med stuff….Like I said this will help you self-educate in SO many other areas….

Sometimes,(well, most of the time these days…lol) if you want something done right you need to do it yourself….

Please check it out….If this post only helps one person learn more, find an answer, etc., then it was worth my time to write. :thumbup:

Best wishes to you and yours,
~D

GOOGLE SCHOLOR

http://scholar.google.com/

Stand on the shoulders of giants.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Features of Google Scholar
•Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place
•Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
•Locate the complete document through your library or on the web
•Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
•Check who’s citing your publications, create a public author profile

How are documents ranked?
Google Scholar aims to rank documents the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature.

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:48 am


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General Family Preparedness • MASSIVE untapped resource(s) here…

September 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

.

{DISCLAIMER….I’m a research FREAK…lol}

Please read below and also feel free to add your personal most recent(the web is always growing) BEST/FAVORITE resources here for a great thread that all can contribute to.

So, you know about Google, of course….

I am shocked how many people still look at me with blank faces when referencing Scholar….For some reason its just not put out there much.

I cant tell you the amount education that this has given me over the years….

The web is a labyrinth. It is an extremely valuable resource but there is just so much trash, opinion, sponsored links, fake news, etc., that you have to really work hard to find reliable information that is fact based…You almost have to have a degree just to be able to reliably navigate it and filter out the trash……Then I stumbled across Scholar about 5 years ago.

ANY time I have a health issue(Myself, friends/family), need to research findings, have a scientific hobby I want to learn more on, etc., I go here…..

It will be clunky at first while learning to navigate it, may be overwhelming to understand (or not…)with the terms used, but I cant tell you enough where it has taken me with a little practice….

Just as an example….I again found a diagnoses for a friend recently that their Dr. missed(So damn common in todays med system…Treat the symptom instead of finding the cure) and it reminded me of how if you’re not happy with the level of care you’re getting to reach out in finding answers instead of waiting for them and just have to pass this on here…Now after mentioning it at least there’s the right direction being taken for treatment…..this has happened 3 times now in this area alone since I learned about it……Of course rely on the experts first but this may help you to understand something more where they just drop the ball in explaining what to expect, complications of procedures, next treatment courses, etc…

That’s just the Med stuff….Like I said this will help you self-educate in SO many other areas….

Sometimes,(well, most of the time these days…lol) if you want something done right you need to do it yourself….

Please check it out….If this post only helps one person learn more, find an answer, etc., then it was worth my time to write. :thumbup:

Best wishes to you and yours,
~D

GOOGLE SCHOLOR

http://scholar.google.com/

Stand on the shoulders of giants.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Features of Google Scholar
•Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place
•Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
•Locate the complete document through your library or on the web
•Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
•Check who’s citing your publications, create a public author profile

How are documents ranked?
Google Scholar aims to rank documents the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature.

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:48 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: I’m BAAACK!

September 11, 2017 kenjabroni 0

My son knows how to swim but he didnt do a lot of it. I would say he is a novice swimmer and he did fine in basic training. There are some career fields that do require more swimming and water time, but computers werent one of them LOL

Statistics: Posted by kenjabroni — Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:27 pm


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September 10, 2017 catfeet 0

Thanks everyone!

DS does know hoe to swim; we’ve a pool, but he’ll be taking the Red Cross lessons next summer because well, Navy! Unfortunately, we don’t have a swim team, though high school does offer lessons, which he’s taking right now. It’s pretty chilly though, being in the high sixties most days.

He’s also taking a number of computer courses in high school, we are a green ribbon tech high school. This semester he’s taking computers and networking, where, in his words, “we get to destroy them and build them back up!” He’s pretty happy about that course.

Statistics: Posted by catfeet — Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:45 pm


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September 10, 2017 catfeet 0

Thanks everyone!

DS does know hoe to swim; we’ve a pool, but he’ll be taking the Red Cross lessons next summer because well, Navy! Unfortunately, we don’t have a swim team, though high school does offer lessons, which he’s taking right now. It’s pretty chilly though, being in the high sixties most days.

He’s also taking a number of computer courses in high school, we are a green ribbon tech high school. This semester he’s taking computers and networking, where, in his words, “we get to destroy them and build them back up!” He’s pretty happy about that course.

Statistics: Posted by catfeet — Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:45 pm


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September 8, 2017 IceFire 0

Welcome back, Catfeet! If your son is planning on going into the Navy, make sure that he takes swimming lessons if he doesn’t already know how to swim along with his cross country running. After all, Navy means being on a BOAT on the WATER. Swimming is essential! Being on the swim team would be good practice, and he could build up his endurance.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:37 pm


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September 8, 2017 IceFire 0

Welcome back, Catfeet! If your son is planning on going into the Navy, make sure that he takes swimming lessons if he doesn’t already know how to swim along with his cross country running. After all, Navy means being on a BOAT on the WATER. Swimming is essential! Being on the swim team would be good practice, and he could build up his endurance.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:37 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: I’m BAAACK!

September 8, 2017 IceFire 0

Welcome back, Catfeet! If your son is planning on going into the Navy, make sure that he takes swimming lessons if he doesn’t already know how to swim along with his cross country running. After all, Navy means being on a BOAT on the WATER. Swimming is essential! Being on the swim team would be good practice, and he could build up his endurance.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:37 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: I’m BAAACK!

September 8, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Son went to army was in 10 years, got money for college, completed his degree. Then
went to work for DOD, has a very good job now, terrific benefits, and if he can stay an
excellent pension. If you choose wisely and not go in for just cannon fodder you can
get a great education.

He took satellite/microwave repair, communications type and had to sign up for 5
years plus pass the testing to get in it. He has never been sorry is now a GS 13.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:23 pm


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September 8, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Son went to army was in 10 years, got money for college, completed his degree. Then
went to work for DOD, has a very good job now, terrific benefits, and if he can stay an
excellent pension. If you choose wisely and not go in for just cannon fodder you can
get a great education.

He took satellite/microwave repair, communications type and had to sign up for 5
years plus pass the testing to get in it. He has never been sorry is now a GS 13.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:23 pm


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September 8, 2017 kenjabroni 0

Welcome back Cat. You sure were busy while away.

My son joined the Navy and he was put into a computer field. Hes doing very well with it and the training will pay off greatly for him in the future no matter what course he decides to take with what hes learning. Your son will have many opportunities if hes able to get into that training. Tell him to study the free asvab testing online so he scores good on it because if he does then he can get just about any job he wants. Good luck to him.

Statistics: Posted by kenjabroni — Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:50 pm


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September 8, 2017 kenjabroni 0

Welcome back Cat. You sure were busy while away.

My son joined the Navy and he was put into a computer field. Hes doing very well with it and the training will pay off greatly for him in the future no matter what course he decides to take with what hes learning. Your son will have many opportunities if hes able to get into that training. Tell him to study the free asvab testing online so he scores good on it because if he does then he can get just about any job he wants. Good luck to him.

Statistics: Posted by kenjabroni — Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:50 pm


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September 7, 2017 Cin 0

Welcome back!

Tell your son to check out computer classes on line – MIT and Khan University are just two that have their classes in IT and computer tech online. You can take the classes for free, but if he chooses to get a grade or certification, you’ll have to pay. Just going through the curriculum for free is worth learning.

Statistics: Posted by Cin — Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:01 pm


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September 7, 2017 Cin 0

Welcome back!

Tell your son to check out computer classes on line – MIT and Khan University are just two that have their classes in IT and computer tech online. You can take the classes for free, but if he chooses to get a grade or certification, you’ll have to pay. Just going through the curriculum for free is worth learning.

Statistics: Posted by Cin — Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:01 pm