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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

June 14, 2017 NJMike 0

I haven’t had any vaccinations since childhood and have no idea what I had and when. I’ve been generally very healthy in terms of flu and the like. But past performance is no indication of future performance. There’s good information in this topic to chew on, and I’ll be considering a few shots in my near future. Thanks.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

June 14, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
Mollypup wrote:
It is wise, in general, to keep all vaccines up to date. Easiest way to do this is to request your family physician to do titers to check your immunity & see which ones you need to have redone. (cheaper too) Simple blood test. This blood test will also tell you if your natural immunity to a virus is still good as well. (from having had the virus)

This isn’t just a immigrant issue. There are plenty of US citizens who refuse to vaccinate due to various reasons, the most popular being the fear of it causing autism which has been proven to be false.

My kids were all vaccinated. Youngest developed an allergy as she came out of toddlerhood, a very serious one (she’d had mild reactions prior that docs ignored). She can no longer be vaccinated. Vaccines for these deadly diseases don’t just protect you, they help to protect those around you who can’t have them themselves.

but keep in mind US born natives have achieved certain immunities and aren’t active carriers – it’s a wide open door in comparison to immigrants and a spectacular cluster frick when they are half dead illegals coming crawling under the border fences …. if you specifically prep for pandemics this is a major concern ….

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

June 14, 2017 Anna 0

Don’t forget a whooping cough booster. My doctor recommended I have one, but I’ve yet to get it done. Can’t get that one at doctor’s office. Have to go to county health which means coordinating with when the nurse is available. A lot of county services have been cut so will have to see whether there is still a county health office or which neighboring county I’ll have to go to. Bummer. Should have gotten it done 3 years ago when first recommended.

I’ve had the shingles shot.

I’ve had measles (various varieties), mumps and chicken pox so assume I’m immune. Had small pox shot and have scar to prove it — does it give lifetime immunity?

I also keep my tetanus shot up-to-date. Was raised on stories of g-grandmother on dad’s side and g-grandfather on mom’s side dying of lockjaw. Doctor says I’m her only patient to keep track and show up requesting a booster. Just checked and I’m a month overdue for a booster. Guess I’ll inquire about other boosters when I go in for tetanus shot.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

June 14, 2017 Anna 0

Don’t forget a whooping cough booster. My doctor recommended I have one, but I’ve yet to get it done. Can’t get that one at doctor’s office. Have to go to county health which means coordinating with when the nurse is available. A lot of county services have been cut so will have to see whether there is still a county health office or which neighboring county I’ll have to go to. Bummer. Should have gotten it done 3 years ago when first recommended.

I’ve had the shingles shot.

I’ve had measles (various varieties), mumps and chicken pox so assume I’m immune. Had small pox shot and have scar to prove it — does it give lifetime immunity?

I also keep my tetanus shot up-to-date. Was raised on stories of g-grandmother on dad’s side and g-grandfather on mom’s side dying of lockjaw. Doctor says I’m her only patient to keep track and show up requesting a booster. Just checked and I’m a month overdue for a booster. Guess I’ll inquire about other boosters when I go in for tetanus shot.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 28, 2017 Mollypup 0
Blondie wrote:

rickdun wrote:ISIS threats on Las Vegas
http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/las-vegas … ip-hotels/

While I don’t know much about Vegas, there was a time it was heavily controlled by the mafia.

That said, if Vegas is still largely owned/controlled by the mob, I wouldn’t lose sleep over an ISIS attack there. The mob has always had an interesting way of protecting their assets.

Would be quite interesting to have ISIS tick off the mafia…. They’d do what we’ve not managed thus far. :rofl:

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 28, 2017 Mollypup 0
Blondie wrote:

rickdun wrote:ISIS threats on Las Vegas
http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/las-vegas … ip-hotels/

While I don’t know much about Vegas, there was a time it was heavily controlled by the mafia.

That said, if Vegas is still largely owned/controlled by the mob, I wouldn’t lose sleep over an ISIS attack there. The mob has always had an interesting way of protecting their assets.

Would be quite interesting to have ISIS tick off the mafia…. They’d do what we’ve not managed thus far. :rofl:

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 27, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
ISIS threats on Las Vegas
http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/las-vegas … ip-hotels/

While I don’t know much about Vegas, there was a time it was heavily controlled by the mafia.

That said, if Vegas is still largely owned/controlled by the mob, I wouldn’t lose sleep over an ISIS attack there. The mob has always had an interesting way of protecting their assets.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat May 27, 2017 4:48 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 27, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
ISIS threats on Las Vegas
http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/las-vegas … ip-hotels/

While I don’t know much about Vegas, there was a time it was heavily controlled by the mafia.

That said, if Vegas is still largely owned/controlled by the mob, I wouldn’t lose sleep over an ISIS attack there. The mob has always had an interesting way of protecting their assets.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat May 27, 2017 4:48 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 27, 2017 anita 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
Boston Globe? I’d take any criticism from them as a compliment.
Reb

You’ve got that right.

From right up front in the article:

From Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently mocking the state of Hawaii to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson being completely over his head to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and HUD Secretary Ben Carson being, well, Betsy DeVos and Ben Carson, the competition is fierce.

I suppose the globe thinks that john (dumb as a rock) kerry and hillary (should be tried for treason) clinton were wonderful secretaries of state–and they are the reason the world is in the stellar shape it is today.

Why even look at it?

Statistics: Posted by anita — Sat May 27, 2017 11:34 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 27, 2017 anita 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
Boston Globe? I’d take any criticism from them as a compliment.
Reb

You’ve got that right.

From right up front in the article:

From Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently mocking the state of Hawaii to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson being completely over his head to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and HUD Secretary Ben Carson being, well, Betsy DeVos and Ben Carson, the competition is fierce.

I suppose the globe thinks that john (dumb as a rock) kerry and hillary (should be tried for treason) clinton were wonderful secretaries of state–and they are the reason the world is in the stellar shape it is today.

Why even look at it?

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Poop Tips-Misc. Discussion

May 26, 2017 ReadyMom 0
fanny wrote:
I thought about your poop cat the other day OAR .. cameras caught Mexicans launching drug bales across AZ border with catapults. Coulda used your unit to send back some care pkgs..! :D

And thx RM .. nice fold down unit but I just can’t fathom a cardboard box supporting up to 275 lbs..? Esp if someone wiggles / moves on it.

:lol: good thing there are bucket options! -k

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May 26, 2017 fanny 0

Even my husband is starting to feel it. Just the other day, he told me to go ahead and get things moving toward acquiring some livestock (cattle, sheep, etc.) after initially resisting the idea. He also started talking about adding additional chickens…meat birds as well as the layers we currently have. If even HE is starting to feel the urgency, then it’s serious!

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Poop Tips-Misc. Discussion

May 26, 2017 fanny 0

I thought about your poop cat the other day OAR .. cameras caught Mexicans launching drug bales across AZ border with catapults. Coulda used your unit to send back some care pkgs..! :D

And thx RM .. nice fold down unit but I just can’t fathom a cardboard box supporting up to 275 lbs..? Esp if someone wiggles / moves on it.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Burying a tank for storage

May 22, 2017 oldasrocks 0
ajax727 wrote:
Good advice oldasrocks .
I cut my first one open back in 76 or 77 . We piped in fumes from a tractor , and the temps was around 40 degrees . We built a wood fired water system to cure tobacco it was a money saver for us . 4″ tubes 28 of them , 5 feet deep fire box . One stack fan pulling air (home made ) one door fan pushing air and a brick on a top fill pipe ( pressure relief valve ), when the brick was rocking the water temp would be 212 -215 .

Love it! that’s the American way-build it yourself.

They’re digging up a few more underground gas tanks around here. SO tempting to haul a couple more home.

I’m probably lucky I didn’t get caught hauling the two I have. 20 ft long and 10 ft diameter. I had a crane sit them on my 20 ft trailer and drove home. Drug them off with a tractor. No wide load signs, no hazmat paperwork, nothing. I cut one in half for two 10 ft tall 10 ft diameter sheds. The final cut when they split open they always flare/pop. Scares the poop out of you.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Burying a tank for storage

May 22, 2017 ajax727 0

Good advice oldasrocks .
I cut my first one open back in 76 or 77 . We piped in fumes from a tractor , and the temps was around 40 degrees . We built a wood fired water system to cure tobacco it was a money saver for us . 4″ tubes 28 of them , 5 feet deep fire box . One stack fan pulling air (home made ) one door fan pushing air and a brick on a top fill pipe ( pressure relief valve ), when the brick was rocking the water temp would be 212 -215 .

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Burying a tank for storage

May 22, 2017 oldasrocks 0

Ajax do you know how to cut into an old gas tank safely? There is a trick to it and NOT for amateurs. You;ll wake up here and there in cooked pieces if you don’t do it right. Even if a tank has been sitting for 15 yrs it will still blow. The gas permeates into the metal and locked in till heated.

Probably should have been given an insanity plea but welded on a new valve on a 10,000 gallon tank 1/2 full. When you’re hungry you do stupid things. For some reason the last gas tank I repaired spooked me and I have not welded one since.

Fill them with exhaust fumes to offset the oxygen balance. Put an airtight hose on an exhaust, preferably diesel and let it cook for 1/2 hr or more. Make sure you have an exit for the gases on the other end of the tank so it’s vented properly. Leave the exhaust running into it while cutting. I used the regular hose they use in garages to vent exhaust outside. Anything else will melt.

I have a 6,000 gallon tank done that way. Cut a straight line on the side you want the hinge on. Then weld on a piano hinge. proceed to cut out the other 3 sides of the door. Every 12 inches or so of cut cover it with duct tape to minimize any air/oxygen getting back in.

Do the door latch in a way no one can lock you inside.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Burying a tank for storage

May 19, 2017 ajax727 0

Seeing is believing swamp .
We have the same issue due to ground water level in some spots . I have one barrel just like the gas station one . It had fuel in it at one time , i have not cut it open yet . It will go on a pad then encased and covered with dirt ,one end door , plywood floor will be used for storage / storm shelter .

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Burying a tank for storage

May 19, 2017 ajax727 0

Seeing is believing swamp .
We have the same issue due to ground water level in some spots . I have one barrel just like the gas station one . It had fuel in it at one time , i have not cut it open yet . It will go on a pad then encased and covered with dirt ,one end door , plywood floor will be used for storage / storm shelter .

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May 18, 2017 daaswampman 0

I have several and there is more to it than the strength of the tank. Ground water and soil type are also factors. My first professionally installed shelter did not float as there was a one ton weights attached to each corner, but the floor buckled and it filled with a foot of water. That’s right, one foot of ground water above the floor, destroyed a 30 thousand dollar, professionally built, steel reinforced fiberglass storm shelter!

After that I learned how to install one. Either have a drain system or gently bury it in concrete. I have one much like the one pictured and it is now totally entombed in concrete as a drain system was not possible that close to the pond. It took several weeks and forty yards of concrete, but it ain’t moved, leaked, twisted or anything else! That is forty yards of concrete at two tons per yard! The other one with a drain system is also problem free, but not nearly as cool as the tomb!

I have seen several concrete septic tanks installed for discreet storage and none have had any serious problems! Swamp

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Burying a tank for storage

May 18, 2017 daaswampman 0

I have several and there is more to it than the strength of the tank. Ground water and soil type are also factors. My first professionally installed shelter did not float as there was a one ton weights attached to each corner, but the floor buckled and it filled with a foot of water. That’s right, one foot of ground water above the floor, destroyed a 30 thousand dollar, professionally built, steel reinforced fiberglass storm shelter!

After that I learned how to install one. Either have a drain system or gently bury it in concrete. I have one much like the one pictured and it is now totally entombed in concrete as a drain system was not possible that close to the pond. It took several weeks and forty yards of concrete, but it ain’t moved, leaked, twisted or anything else! That is forty yards of concrete at two tons per yard! The other one with a drain system is also problem free, but not nearly as cool as the tomb!

I have seen several concrete septic tanks installed for discreet storage and none have had any serious problems! Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Thu May 18, 2017 6:25 pm