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Practical Prepping Protocol even if Poor

 
Pooka  (OP)

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The past two days have set heat records for these dates and believe me, it was horrible for someone made ill by sun and heat! I would have loved a basement floor to lie on.

The hottest day, near 90 F, helper and I had to be outside, trying to arrange a soaker hose among planters. Horrible. I wasn't physically able to do much, and she couldn't "get" the instructions I was giving, and it was awful for both of us. It's still not done right, so Monday we will try again.

I am concerned about what may be coming in our air after this awful ME thing goes wild. We have to be thinking about possibly covering our gardens so that food will still be edible, and water sources that begin in the open air - for example a city reservoir, always uncovered, which is a crime in itself, far as I'm concerned, will have collected whatever comes out of the air, and then flows right through our pipes into our kitchens, bathrooms, and laundries.

Being "prepared" means a constant watch on everything, unfortunately, because we do not know the directions from which troubles may come.

I suppose it's possible some form of diplomacy might stop what is about to happen, but it seems very unlikely at this point.

Please be considering all these things - if you have planted food in the ground, think of how you would cover it to keep nuclear materials or biologicals off your vegetables and fruits.

Think about how you are going to breathe if mess is in the air, and your family - what about the children, who would be most affected, along with us older ones.

Heads on a swivel seems a trite saying by now. We need something better and more pointed - suggestions?
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I have been practicing sleeping outside in my very cold camper even though I don't have to. It really teaches you how to adapt to this if you need to sleep outside for whatever reason.
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What are your current nighttime temps? Do you have pets?
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The past two days have set heat records for these dates and believe me, it was horrible for someone made ill by sun and heat! I would have loved a basement floor to lie on.

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A fan pointed directly on you will do wonders! But you have to be in shorts & a T-shirt (or no shirt). Keep a wet washcloth handy & rub it on your arms & legs to wet them...you will actually get cold with the fan on you.

Put a fan (pointed inwards) in your bedroom window as soon as the sun goes down, and the bedroom will cool off in 3 minutes.

And there is always a cool shower if necessary.

That's why I did without AC...to figure these things out.
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Mental Case

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Heads on a swivel seems a trite saying by now. We need something better and more pointed - suggestions?

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I'm not sure what you're asking...how to breathe with air contaminated with nuclear fallout???
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That's why I did without AC...to figure these things out.
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Have been doing all these things for years. Having to be outside is the harshness.

I also have the type of scarf filled with gel which absorbs water and continues cooling the neck until evaporated. Only takes a quick rinse to have it cooling again. They are a great blessing. So is the fan blowing on me as I sit here, when it's hot out. Also have a fan blowing on me in the bedroom.

Have to close the sliding glass door about three in the afternoon when the sun hits it, and close the blinds over it. Then when the sun is above the eaves, we open it again for evening cooling in here.

Believe me, with lupus, you learn early on everything that can be done to save your life and keep you comfortable! I just don't like heat and will probably complain about it more over the summer. It's not from not doing everything possible to cool off, including getting into the shower with sundress on when it's really sickening!
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I'm not sure what you're asking...how to breathe with air contaminated with nuclear fallout???
 Quoting: Mental Case


Asking if someone has a better saying than "Heads on a swivel"
for us to use as signal for extreme alertness.
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Pooka  (OP)

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Crunch doing well today? Your ideas are such fun, and so impressive! Now if Godblessya would come back, between you and her we'd have everything covered!
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Mental Case

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Asking if someone has a better saying than "Heads on a swivel"
for us to use as signal for extreme alertness.

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"HEADS UP" :)
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05/11/2019 07:48 PM

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Here is my tip. Get chickens. Then check with your local food bank to collect their unwanted \expired stuff for your chickens.

I recently started doing this. Not only an I getting a couple big boxes not produce and bread for the birds. (Masking the eggs free and nutritious). But I pick up the canned goods as well. Organic coconut oi, jam, not sauce, etc is still good long after the exploration date. But if they can't read the expiration date or it's past it. They toss. I pick up.

I now have several shelves of good food for an emergency. I can still feed it to the chickens come winter . (They are not getting the Marion Barry jam or shrimp!)
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I now have several shelves of good food for an emergency. I can still feed it to the chickens come winter . (They are not getting the Marion Barry jam or shrimp!)

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You could fatten them up with cans of spam right before slaughter.
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"HEADS UP" :)
 Quoting: Mental Case


No.
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Pooka  (OP)

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I now have several shelves of good food for an emergency. I can still feed it to the chickens come winter . (They are not getting the Marion Barry jam or shrimp!)

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You could fatten them up with cans of spam right before slaughter.
 Quoting: Mental Case


When you quote someone, their name needs to be with the quote so we know to whom it is attributed. Not always necessary to quote anyone - just word your sentence so that we understand the subject starter. Saves space.
Prayer is the most powerful force on earth.

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Here is my tip. Get chickens. Then check with your local food bank to collect their unwanted \expired stuff for your chickens.

I recently started doing this. Not only an I getting a couple big boxes not produce and bread for the birds. (Masking the eggs free and nutritious). But I pick up the canned goods as well. Organic coconut oi, jam, not sauce, etc is still good long after the exploration date. But if they can't read the expiration date or it's past it. They toss. I pick up.

I now have several shelves of good food for an emergency. I can still feed it to the chickens come winter . (They are not getting the Marion Barry jam or shrimp!)
 Quoting: samanthasunflower


Good job, Samantha Sunflower! Do you also have more food put away for yourself? I do hope so - remember a good quantity of beans and rice, like them or not, as filling and highly caloric, which will be necessary. Many other kinds of food, vitamins, lots of things you will need for yourself.

How are you doing on water supplies?
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Lowkey Cyberpunk

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05/11/2019 09:18 PM
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Over the years I've been able to assemble a basic set of medical supplies, some from outright buying equipment like my manual BP cuff and stethoscope. But if you like to go to rummages and yard sales you can find some interesting stuff there. I picked up an old microscope, all it needed was some cleaning to be fully functional. Actually ran across a really nice binocular model later on for $15 but it didn't have a mirror as an option for a light source.

Found a dissection kit, picked it up because of the scalpel. Reusable and can be sharpened.

I have nursing manuals from the 1930s that talk about how to process equipment and supplies for sterile use from a time before modern custom packs with disposable everything. Old lab manuals that teach you how to make supplies rather than order them and do tests with fundamental equipment instead of loading a sample into an automatic machine that requires proprietary cartridges. Old pharmacy manuals that tell you how to prepare medicines and assay them for effectiveness. This is a niche that a prepper's library can fill.

It's not that I'm a medical professional but I hope to work with them in a collapse to provide the safest care that we can provide under the circumstances.
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When you quote someone, their name needs to be with the quote so we know to whom it is attributed.

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When it's the post directly above my post...it didn't seem necessary.
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Over the years I've been able to assemble a basic set of medical supplies, some from outright buying equipment like my manual BP cuff and stethoscope. But if you like to go to rummages and yard sales you can find some interesting stuff there. I picked up an old microscope, all it needed was some cleaning to be fully functional. Actually ran across a really nice binocular model later on for $15 but it didn't have a mirror as an option for a light source.

Found a dissection kit, picked it up because of the scalpel. Reusable and can be sharpened.

I have nursing manuals from the 1930s that talk about how to process equipment and supplies for sterile use from a time before modern custom packs with disposable everything. Old lab manuals that teach you how to make supplies rather than order them and do tests with fundamental equipment instead of loading a sample into an automatic machine that requires proprietary cartridges. Old pharmacy manuals that tell you how to prepare medicines and assay them for effectiveness. This is a niche that a prepper's library can fill.

It's not that I'm a medical professional but I hope to work with them in a collapse to provide the safest care that we can provide under the circumstances.
 Quoting: Lowkey Cyberpunk


Very, very well done! Again - wish we were neighbors! I've always loved thrift shops and garage sales for the amazing finds to be had. Wish I could still be going. Maybe one day soon.

You have done so well in preparing - and likely there would be someone with the skill and knowledge, just no parts and pieces, with which you could pair! Lucky people you find to help!
Prayer is the most powerful force on earth.

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Pooka  (OP)

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When it's the post directly above my post...it didn't seem necessary.
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Often two or more people are writing and posting at the same time so what you thought was going to be just above you may be three or four posts above, or even on the previous page.
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Often two or more people are writing and posting at the same time so what you thought was going to be just above you may be three or four posts above, or even on the previous page.

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It is your thread Pooka...I'll bow out of it gracefully.
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It is your thread Pooka...I'll bow out of it gracefully.
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NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU MC
You misundertand.
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It is your thread Pooka...I'll bow out of it gracefully.
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NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU MC
You misundertand.
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Hold on about two minutes - brb
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However after doing that for a while I started developing a cough...so I stopped & the cough went away.
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You may have a mold issue.
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However after doing that for a while I started developing a cough...so I stopped & the cough went away.
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You may have a mold issue.
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I didn't think of that - MC - mold?

MC please refresh this page.
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Mold would be scary, and a basement is a good place for it.
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God to see you again, LookingInward - how goes?
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Very, very well done! Again - wish we were neighbors! I've always loved thrift shops and garage sales for the amazing finds to be had. Wish I could still be going. Maybe one day soon.

You have done so well in preparing - and likely there would be someone with the skill and knowledge, just no parts and pieces, with which you could pair! Lucky people you find to help!
 Quoting: Pooka


I have an advantage with the work that I do, I get to pick through custom pack revisions for stuff that is going to be thrown out. All kinds of surgical equipment, probes and scissors and forceps and clamps. It's all floor grade stuff but in a situation where it is needed...

But we each have an advantage in some way. Check your local events calendar. I have a (reasonably) local group that is doing monthly classes on herbalism. You have to put up with some new age stuff but the rest is solid. There's a community garden group to my south that teaches beekeeping. Find these people in your area, even if they aren't in your own political/religious/philosophical circle of thinking and learn while you can!
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I have an advantage with the work that I do, I get to pick through custom pack revisions for stuff that is going to be thrown out. All kinds of surgical equipment, probes and scissors and forceps and clamps. It's all floor grade stuff but in a situation where it is needed...

But we each have an advantage in some way. Check your local events calendar. I have a (reasonably) local group that is doing monthly classes on herbalism. You have to put up with some new age stuff but the rest is solid. There's a community garden group to my south that teaches beekeeping. Find these people in your area, even if they aren't in your own political/religious/philosophical circle of thinking and learn while you can!
 Quoting: Lowkey Cyberpunk


Wonderful that you have access to those items. May many lives be saved as a result of your forethought. Lord, bring the right medical experts to partner with Lowkey to save many.

Anyone able to attend classes, I wholly concur - take every class you can - First Aid, herbalism, anything and everything because ever fact and method you learn will come into play at some point.

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Wonderful that you have access to those items. May many lives be saved as a result of your forethought. Lord, bring the right medical experts to partner with Lowkey to save many.

Anyway able to attend classes, I wholly concur - take every class you can - First Aid, herbalism, anything and everything because ever fact and method you learn will come into play at some point.
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Amen. Let those who read this thread be moved to learn something, to store something, to be someone. That person who has a solution, who knows how to do something, who has the wherewithal to make a desired outcome happen, let them be someone who considered what is said here.
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God to see you again, LookingInward - how goes?
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Amen. Let those who read this thread be moved to learn something, to store something, to be someone. That person who has a solution, who knows how to do something, who has the wherewithal to make a desired outcome happen, let them be someone who considered what is said here.
 Quoting: Lowkey Cyberpunk


Could not agree more. We each have gifts to offer. Let us learn to use our gifts and be ready to use them for the greater good, meaning any individual or group in need of those gifts.
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God to see you again, LookingInward - how goes?
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Seems both personal and political.
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