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Prepper Fiction • Re: The Fall

March 11, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Fightheat wrote:
Really enjoying this story so far thank you for your hard work!
Claire’s response in today’s world would definitely be over the top, however post shtf… I can see it being necessary there are no shelters to disappear into and not a lot of law enforcement available.

Thank you FightHeat for your feedback.

The next chapter is proving to be more difficult than I anticipated.

I am still working on it though.

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Stories and Fiction • BIG torque wrench

March 11, 2017 rj5156 0

2,250 pounds of torque. Almost as long as I am tall! I will try to get pics of someone using it. That will not be me! Obviously all I ever do is take pictures;)

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My hand for scale.

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Brian holding the 1/2 inch socket used to adjust the torque.

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Stories and Fiction • Really cool build series! 5

March 11, 2017 rj5156 0

A quarter inch goes IN the tube.

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Tacked. Weld cannot stick up past the top of the outside tube. Another tube goes over the inside piece and bolts in through that hole we needed to line up and it needs to sit square and flush.

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It is crucial to be supported and stable for this level of welding. It helps a good deal in ANY welding situation to be completely comfortable. Brian’s coffee cup happens to be a good height here.

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Completed weld.

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Stories and Fiction • Really cool build series! 4

March 11, 2017 rj5156 0

After welding the crack.

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All spiffed up!

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We need to find the center of the near end in this shot. This is a staged shot. Took all of our combined hands to hold everything perfectly in place. Once we got a scribed line on the top we transferred it down the inside. There is a hole in the part that fits inside here, and it has to line up.

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This the part that fits inside. It also needs to sit up a quarter inch or so. How we got it dead-on right and also got hold of it. Make more sense in the next pics. A groove was machined for the weld to sit in.

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Stories and Fiction • Really cool build series! 3

March 11, 2017 rj5156 0

Perspective shot. The rail project I have been doing is behind the welding screen.

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If you are going to abuse V-blocks, might as well abuse magnetic V-blocks! No V-blocks were injured in this process;)

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Another view.

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Weld detail.

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Stories and Fiction • Really cool build series! 2

March 11, 2017 rj5156 0

Tacked together here.

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Checking before finish welding.

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Where the parts go. One is shown near the bottom right on this machine. (It puts hoops on barrels.) I posted a link to an article about this particular build some time back.

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Preview of the pile of finished parts. Lefts and rights. Little out of order, this happened over a couple days.

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Stories and Fiction • Really cool build series!

March 11, 2017 rj5156 0

I am still going back and forth, riding the mag drill in the background, in between all the other stuff I’m posting about now. It took a very long time to do all those holes. We’ll get back to that but this was a specially neat job.

As usual getting it all lined up and holding it there is the hard part.

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The triangle part has to be put on before it is welded.

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Just because metal CAN be bent to a super-tight radius does not mean it should be… Need an after pic of the mend.

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Picola (sp?) Manufacturing in Sheperdsville Ky has some NICE equipment! This is 1/2 inch plate! They make some complex formed stuff with heavy material, we have seen 8 foot long bends in 5/8 plate. They do very nice work.

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Stories and Fiction • Finding center of existing hole

March 11, 2017 rj5156 0

Needed a center for an existing hole to scribe a larger circle outside it. (This larger circle aligns a cylinder on the plate.) Since the part is square it is clamped to the corner of the bench. You can kind of squint out the layout lines on the table the part was lined up with. There were multiple parts so it paid to lay it out. Then we could just line it up with the lines on the table, with the center lines (the + in the middle of the circle) that we also measured and laid out on the table.

The center of the + has been center punched, leaving a little divot for the divider point to sit in. Clamp a larger piece of metal to the table first if you don’t want center punch divots in your table. Cardboard and tape works too for really light stuff.

There are ways to do this if the part is not square and / or has no edges to line up on too, we will show that again when we get another one.

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Stories and Fiction • Re: Homeless? Life After a House Fire.

March 11, 2017 rj5156 0

Tweaking it in place usually involves hammers.

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This one took less than an hour. Loaded up

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and on it’s way!

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Some version of this setup is useful for woodworking too.

Bending metal is an art form. This series is not about bad work. We’re looking at 3/8 and 1/2 inch plate here. It takes a lot of tonnage to move this much metal. Metal is not consistent. There are softer and harder spots, and metal wants more than anything to creep too. Even on light material long bends often vary along the length. they want to bow out in the middle. Some love with a hammer while they are clamped firmly in the brake (the machine used to bend metal) can help lighter metal into alignment. The heavy stuff needs different treatment.

I would LOVE to see the machines used to form these parts! Might get to. It is being done locally.

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Stories and Fiction • Re: Homeless? Life After a House Fire.

March 11, 2017 rj5156 0

Lot of stuff does not start out square. There is about a 1/16 inch gap on the right hand flange where it was bent just a little too far. One way to deal with that.

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Got it pulled down here.

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Better shot of the setup. The left side is done like the right one.

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Stories and Fiction • Re: Homeless? Life After a House Fire.

March 11, 2017 rj5156 0

Random build shots. These go out for secondary machining. Boring inside of the hole to exact size, think the outside dimension gets turned or ground or something too. Gets a hole drilled cross-ways.

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We have no idea what they are for. Things come through pretty fast and the title on the print is not necessarily any help. It’s probably either part of the huge machine that is painted white or the other huge machine that is painted blue? Just another cool little job in our world.

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Stories and Fiction • Re: Homeless? Life After a House Fire.

March 11, 2017 rj5156 0

Back. It’s been fun – and a great deal of hard work. Thought I was going to get caught here up yesterday but weather and signal did not cooperate. Perhaps I needed a down day to do some catch-up around the house and decompress from all the activity?

Still trying to keep it all roughly in order. It doesn’t happen in order of course. I drill and tap a while, measure and hold some, fetch stuff, work on something entirely different. Do my best with it.

Tried on Brian’s new welding helmet. Had to borrow his welding beanie too. Note to self, need beanies in gear bag. I like it. Room to wear a respirator in it. Lightweight. Good field of vision. People might have trouble telling us apart if we wear matching helmets though?

I have a lot of trouble finding gear to fit me. Most welding helmets sit up so high that I can’t even use my bifocals. I could use cheater lenses in the helmet or on my glasses but find this limiting. The distance range I am working in changes often and it slows me down and cramps my style to have to keep changing to accommodate this. I have found that helmets with a taller vision field are helpful to me.

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Hunting • Re: The Hunter/Warrior combo, how important is it?

March 11, 2017 Major French 0

Donot underestimate our liberal foes. First, yellow dog Democrats have stockpiled revolvers and sporting guns for decades. Undoubtedly, they will arm their Snowflake allies likewise. These militias will be a formidable threat, also. Second, there is an emergent movement among the Snowflakes to arm themselves with the most modern semiautomatics, too. Empirical evidence: The Huey P. Newton gun club.
When fifty Snowflakes hold AR-15s on your family while they take your food, vehicles weapons, and women? To prevent this same scenario, our vigilance is required.

If your idea of a modern is a 5-8 shot revolver, then that needs to change immediately. I realize not everybody can afford a Glock, but you can afford Canik 55 TP 9 or poly Witness 9mm, too. See? Cheap does not mean garbage, too. The WASR-10 is cheapest quality, But the VZ 2008 is probably a wiser choice, too.

Among the AR-15 choices is an upgraded Anderson assembly. Think adding A Fail Zero or CFA BCG and a Raptor or BCM ambi charging handle too. By helping improve feeding and extraction, you you are improving the weapon’s reliability, too. See? You don’t need a Wilson Combat AR for $2,000, too. Again, cheap does not mean garbage.

For the budget minded, Chinese SKS carbine can fulfill the pricier weapons’ defensive duties. Just run it stock and $280.00, used Chinese. The objective is? Modern pistols and rifles for all of your group in case of civil unrest or worse, Rodney King, Andrew, Katrina, and Joplin are proof it does happen here, too

Ammo? Again, avoid commie ammo in Western guns. But you don’t need +P or Zombie or specialized ammo for fifty dollars a box, too.
It is far wiser to stockpile modestly priced, albeit quality ammo is expanding type ammo ammo. Privi Partizan[PPU], Remington, Sellier & Bernet, American Eagle, Fiocchi, Federal, PMC, Speer, and Freedom Munitions are all wise albeit cheap choices here. This way, you can practice regularly but have more to stockpile, also. Again, cheap should not mean garbage.

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Bushcraft: must have prepper survival skills!

March 11, 2017 gman 0

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Guns • Re: Misconceptions About Pistol Sights

March 11, 2017 Major French 0
headhunter wrote:
I didn’t want to leave my iron sights, I had just shot one of my best strings and took out 9 bowling pins in 6 seconds. The next shooter took out 9 in a little over 3 seconds using a red dot. Lasers are also quick and light and small. Fiber optics really help “old” eyes. Night sights are excellent. I was sold on “Big Dot” and a friend showed uo with Tru -Glo fiber optic and Trinium. My M&P presently has the factory Crimson -Trace and Tru-Glo. My revolvers almost all wear green fiber optic front sights (with the red,I feel there is to much of a halo). I will own up to having a 2X Leopold on my super accurate Ruger Competition. Not always is it well lit and bright. As far as BK in KC, some people dismiss thinking the bullet to the target- I won’t. The force be with you.

How well do night sights fare in daytime usage?

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Check In Here Delaware Preppers • Re: New Member

March 11, 2017 Hightide63 0

Hi. Just came across you post and thought I’d give you a shout. Doesn’t seem to be a lot of action on here. That’s a shame. But like a lot of my friends nobody seems to want to put forth any effort. I on the other hand would like to start meeting people in more of a group setting to get out and do things for the purpose of learning and teaching different skills concerning survival/prepping. Hopefully that will happen and we can meet. All depends on how much people really want to that i guess.

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Check In Here Delaware Preppers • New to this forum hopefully not alone

March 11, 2017 Hightide63 0

Hi to whoever still checks this forum,
Came across this forum and decided to sign up and give it a try. Although it doesn’t appear to have much action on it I figured it’s still worth a shot. I am looking for like minded people to get together with in the prepping/survivalist community for the purpose of having practical hands on classes of various topics. Basically people who want to get off their butts and actually do things instead of just talking about doing things. I myself included. I am very eager to get out in the woods and try the things that I have studied up on. People I know not so much. So if anyone knows of a group that’s looking for an extra set of well used hands or individuals looking to get up with others for the purpose of doing and learning all aspects of survival lets try to get something started that fits that bill. Lets get off the pot and see where this goes.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Online data collection and privacy

March 11, 2017 Murby 0
rickdun wrote:
Murby, that’s the legal way of doing things, we are not living in a legal society anymore, you may want to direct your question to the CIA, NSA, DNI, etc. and see what kind of response you get from them.

There’s no technical way that I am aware of for the government to track my movements going through a VPN without the VPN knowing about it and allowing it. They could track me through my ISP, but all they’d see is a bunch of heavily encrypted data that would require time on a super-computer in order to crack. Good luck with that…

So this would reduce the variables to just two:
A) They serve a warrant on the vpn ordering them to hand over the data for me specifically. As I was saying, they could still track my internet activities if they targeted me specifically but even their warrant would be nearly useless as my VPN and its encryption are external to the USA and thus not subject to any warrants. The NSA, and probably the NSA alone, probably has the computing power to intercept my encrypted traffic through my ISP and decrypt it.. that said, we’re not talking about a geek like me with a good computer doing this.. This type of thing would take a significant amount of resources, as in the kind of resources that tie up expensive super-computers.. And again, they’d have to target me specifically..

B) The VPN service I use is complicit and volunteers the information.. I seriously doubt they would do this as it would put them out of business in a big hurry once word got out. In fact, to my knowledge, no VPN service has ever done this or even been accused of doing it. That would be on par with a gynecologist being accused of taking pictures of patients and posting them on the internet.. Who would visit that doctor after that?.. All of the government spying that has taken place has happened through the telecommunications companies like Verizon, Comcast, etc and all of the surveillance (again to my knowledge), was low level data collection using a big wide fishing net. Anyone with an ounce of technical common sense and concern for their privacy could have easily avoided being swept up in it.. IE: those of us who use heavily encrypted VPN services with IP addresses that change on an hourly basis.

daaswampman wrote:
How would you know if a VPN has been served a warrant or not, unless your the top dog? Even a small and secure VPN or any variant crosses the net, so a warrant may be pointless. The recent “cloud’ issues makes it more pointless. I sure don’t have answers, but if you want to keep a secret – you don’t tell anyone. Swamp

My VPN is not subject to the laws of the USA even though they have servers here.. The encryption is still external. I also never do anything with “the cloud”.

The point being, as I was saying earlier, if they want to track ME specifically, they’re going to have to devote considerable resources.. Funny thing is, they wouldn’t find anything anyhow.. Some interest in prepping for the end of the world, a few minor political comments, a bit of lesbian porn, an anti-religious rant here or there, and a few searches to find cheap 22lr ammo.. Not exactly juicy stuff for a law enforcement agency.

So one might ask.. Then why use a VPN at all if you’re not doing anything wrong???? Here are my personal reasons in no important order:
1. ISP’s are known for “throttling” their users bandwidth based on the website they are visiting. If you visit youtube, they might slow your connection down a bit to save themselves money. By going through a VPN, your ISP has no idea of where your data is going or where its coming from.. That means that profiling your data and throttling your connection based on that profile is impossible.

2. I don’t want corporations tracking my movements and then tailoring their services or products based on some psychological profile they have of me based on my internet habits.

3. I search for all kinds of things on the internet.. I even searched for information on how long it takes for a child to die in a hot car because I was curious as to how parents make these mistakes when I see the stories in the news. What if I searched for this information and then a month or two later, it happened to me? A prosecution could use that information against me and claim I planned it all along. (Ya, I just made that up because I saw a similar thing happen in the news a few months back) My point being, “Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law”.. and your internet activities are fair game. By using a VPN, and proper computer management and drive encryption, I can avoid all those worries.

4. (and this one is a bit embarrassing but I’m going to be honest about it) Occasionally, usually in the winter months when I’m bored, I find it fun to infiltrate websites that cater to really bad people..and then troll a bit for fun.. You know the types.. the KKK, the White Pride, and the religious wacko websites… Sometimes its fun to poke them with a stick and get a rise.. Of course, this results in being banned pretty quickly but its still fun.. Using a VPN allows me to change my IP address anytime I want and gives me the option of just using a different username.

VPN’s are great! I find it silly that everyone doesn’t use them…

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Introduce Yourself • New Member

March 11, 2017 tedwanda 0

Hello Hello My wife and I are in Missouri. We were team drivers for 10+ yrs. I drove for 19 before she joined me. We’re baby boomers and semi retired. God gave us 4 acres and a big barn to live out our days and we’re searching for ideas to use it. I’ve had a couple of surgeries and have been down about a year and have 7-8 months till I’m up and running again. I would like to not only learn, while I’m down, but actually create all the things We are going to need to make it and be able to help others. I look forward to meeting people of like mind and will welcome all your help and suggestions. If you send anything direct to me my name is Ted. I look forward to our meeting.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Online data collection and privacy

March 11, 2017 daaswampman 0
Murby wrote:

rickdun wrote:
The government tracks by IP address, all computers, smart phones, iphones, etc., are all registered and tracked by GPS. The government may not know who you are but they know where you are.

And how would they track me through a VPN without serving a warrant on the VPN?

How would you know if a VPN has been served a warrant or not, unless your the top dog? Even a small and secure VPN or any variant crosses the net, so a warrant may be pointless. The recent “cloud’ issues makes it more pointless. I sure don’t have answers, but if you want to keep a secret – you don’t tell anyone. Swamp

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Online data collection and privacy

March 11, 2017 daaswampman 0
Murby wrote:

rickdun wrote:
The government tracks by IP address, all computers, smart phones, iphones, etc., are all registered and tracked by GPS. The government may not know who you are but they know where you are.

And how would they track me through a VPN without serving a warrant on the VPN?

How would you know if a VPN has been served a warrant or not, unless your the top dog? Even a small and secure VPN or any variant crosses the net, so a warrant may be pointless. The recent “cloud’ issues makes it more pointless. I sure don’t have answers, but if you want to keep a secret – you don’t tell anyone. Swamp

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Prepper Fiction • Re: The Fall

March 11, 2017 Fightheat 0

Really enjoying this story so far thank you for your hard work!
Claire’s response in today’s world would definitely be over the top, however post shtf… I can see it being necessary there are no shelters to disappear into and not a lot of law enforcement available.

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Prepper Fiction • Re: The Fall

March 11, 2017 Fightheat 0

Really enjoying this story so far thank you for your hard work!
Claire’s response in today’s world would definitely be over the top, however post shtf… I can see it being necessary there are no shelters to disappear into and not a lot of law enforcement available.

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Pandemic Preparedness • Re: Has anyone seen this yet??

March 11, 2017 daaswampman 0

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(NEWSER) – The CDC warned American hospitals last year to keep an eye out for the emergence of a possibly fatal, drug-resistant yeast infection, and now the agency’s fears may be realized. CDC officials tell the Washington Post that 35 patients in the US have been stricken with Candida auris, a fungus that can cause bloodstream, wound, and ear infections, with another 18 people harboring the microbe without becoming ill. Some strains of the pathogen don’t respond to the three main classes of antifungal drugs, and based on the small number of cases health officials have had the chance to review, 60% of patients hit with C. auris have died (though the agency notes many of those patients had other serious medical issues they were contending with). The fungus is contagious and durable, especially in health care facilities, where it can stick around on furniture and other equipment for months.

http://www.newser.com/story/239592/fear … d-cdc.html

The fungus is contagious and durable, especially in health care facilities, where it can stick around on furniture and other equipment for months.

This is what makes it so interesting! It can survive in the environment for months! Imagine what could happen in an average nursing home. Swamp

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Pandemic Preparedness • Re: Has anyone seen this yet??

March 11, 2017 daaswampman 0

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(NEWSER) – The CDC warned American hospitals last year to keep an eye out for the emergence of a possibly fatal, drug-resistant yeast infection, and now the agency’s fears may be realized. CDC officials tell the Washington Post that 35 patients in the US have been stricken with Candida auris, a fungus that can cause bloodstream, wound, and ear infections, with another 18 people harboring the microbe without becoming ill. Some strains of the pathogen don’t respond to the three main classes of antifungal drugs, and based on the small number of cases health officials have had the chance to review, 60% of patients hit with C. auris have died (though the agency notes many of those patients had other serious medical issues they were contending with). The fungus is contagious and durable, especially in health care facilities, where it can stick around on furniture and other equipment for months.

http://www.newser.com/story/239592/fear … d-cdc.html

The fungus is contagious and durable, especially in health care facilities, where it can stick around on furniture and other equipment for months.

This is what makes it so interesting! It can survive in the environment for months! Imagine what could happen in an average nursing home. Swamp

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Pandemic Preparedness • Re: Has anyone seen this yet??

March 11, 2017 IceFire 0

Yes, I saw this a couple of days ago. For things like that, as well as other “antibiotic resistant” or “anti-fungal resistant” nasties, I keep colloidal silver on hand. It seems to take care of a lot of things that have built up resistance to the “conventional” meds.

Haven’t seen you on here for a while. Welcome back.

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Pandemic Preparedness • Re: Has anyone seen this yet??

March 11, 2017 IceFire 0

Yes, I saw this a couple of days ago. For things like that, as well as other “antibiotic resistant” or “anti-fungal resistant” nasties, I keep colloidal silver on hand. It seems to take care of a lot of things that have built up resistance to the “conventional” meds.

Haven’t seen you on here for a while. Welcome back.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Deep Survival – interesting vendor – ?????

March 11, 2017 IceFire 0
Stahlrosen wrote:
I do find sites like this intriguing if nothing else for ideas on things we may not have thought of. A lot of our “trauma” type supplies we get from equine suppliers, fluids, suture, special bandages, charcoal, etc. Sometimes it is less expensive through those routes.

I agree. Fluids, IV setups, suture needles and material, syringes, needles, certain meds, etc. I usually buy through my local farm/ranch store or feed store. Certain other meds I get through the local aquarium supply store.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Deep Survival – interesting vendor – ?????

March 11, 2017 IceFire 0
Stahlrosen wrote:
I do find sites like this intriguing if nothing else for ideas on things we may not have thought of. A lot of our “trauma” type supplies we get from equine suppliers, fluids, suture, special bandages, charcoal, etc. Sometimes it is less expensive through those routes.

I agree. Fluids, IV setups, suture needles and material, syringes, needles, certain meds, etc. I usually buy through my local farm/ranch store or feed store. Certain other meds I get through the local aquarium supply store.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:33 pm