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Do note that with respirators, the fit is important. As negative pressure mask relies on a proper seal. (man, shave!) Test fitting respirators (disposable or reusable) with a simulant can be handy if you need to use respirators frequently. After te
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Jump to new posts Re: Happy Hanukkah by LesSnyder @ Today at 04:02 AM

Season's Greetings to all, especially the young men and women serving around the world keeping the rest of us safe... I pray that you will be home safe with your loved ones for next year... a special thought for the linguists, analysts, and operators
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Jump to new posts Re: What did you do today to prepare? by LesSnyder @ Today at 03:52 AM

I think I'll drain the fuel from the portable inverter generator tomorrow...it has been on stand by, waiting for the first cold snap... I've already changed out the oil, and picked up a set of spark plugs for both sets...
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Jump to new posts Re: building in a fire zone by hikermor @ Yesterday at 04:24 PM

Originally Posted By: clearwaterLike building in a flood plain, many people are building in historic fire zones. The Thomas fire and the fire in Santa Rosa follow paths of previous fires. When deciding where to live, one should check all natural an
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Jump to new posts Re: How to Flee the Fire (in ten easy steps) by Russ @ 12/11/17 04:20 PM

Looks like we dodged another bullet. The only fire nearby is 80% contained and hasnít grown in acreage since it was 0% contained. There was an initial report of a fire east of here but it didnít make the Cal Fire website. Apparently the local FD h
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Jump to new posts Re: Fire Preparedness Article by Russ @ 12/11/17 04:10 PM

I tend to agree. If there is a fire in the neighborhood, I expect the NG to be shut off further upstream. Otherwise, if the local FD is successful, itís a hassle for everyone turning the gas back on.
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Jump to new posts Re: Getting found: reflectivity & lights by Herman30 @ 12/10/17 08:02 AM

I was thinking about the yellow vest in the context of being seen in a emergency situation in the wild. Usually I wear dark or camo clothing in the bushes. The yellow reflective vest I have folds down to a small package that fits in a pocket. Meaning
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Jump to new posts Re: Puerto Rico - Real Large-Scale Emergency by M_a_x @ 12/09/17 09:09 PM

As an engineer I would not mix a count of direct fatalities and an estimate, which I would expect to be not very accurate. However the estimate can be useful to indentify potential risks and needs for the aftermath and help to plan for them. Keeping
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Jump to new posts Re: The Cajun Navy by hikermor @ 12/09/17 05:06 PM

Good post. The points made ring true with my SAR experience. There are times when you should, indeed must, augment the local FD and PD with trained, responsible, and capable civilian volunteers. This ideally can benefit everyone, especially the vi
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Jump to new posts Re: rug could buy time between rattlesnake bite, anti by Treeseeker @ 12/09/17 08:32 AM

Hikermor, That was just tongue in cheek about avoiding Arizona. I've been there a number of times including hiking down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Great trip! Nomad, I've also been to Maine many times. My mother was born there. Yep, summer
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Jump to new posts Re: "Climbing is Dangerous" by Pete @ 12/07/17 05:27 AM

"Another search reveals the fictional character is Count Helmut Ovden -- so, yes, European nobility, although not a real one, but one from a writer's imagination." Thank you. I had no idea that Count Helmut was fictional. OTOH - a Hemming
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