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#278121 - 12/21/15 11:07 PM Re: WW III [Re: Mark_R]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1863
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
Originally Posted By: Mark_R
If things go really south (nuclear), it's going to be Arizona's and Mexico's problem. There's really nothing much that I can do about it, so I'm not going to worry about it. Except buy chocolate cake :-)

You and Dagny get the chocolate cake, I'll get the doll I've always wanted and we will leave this world with no regrets.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#278133 - 12/22/15 05:53 AM Re: WW III [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Pete Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1347
I'm moving to some place where people are more jovial about their own annihilation. I plan to stockpile red wine, dried apricots, and chocolate with almonds.

I did tell you folks to buy a Cave with Dolby stereo. I know the sound systems for Armageddon are a bit pricey, but you could all chip in together.

On a slightly more serious note - I do see more folks who are planning for a global economic downturn. that thinking is becoming "in vogue". take your pick about how big you think the downturn will be ... opinions vary. But an increasing number of people are considering this option.

Jeanette - you really need to get rid of the Home Owners Association. It's just a suggestion. But there's nothing more annoying than an old man telling you to re-plant the geraniums outside your Bomb Shelter. :-)

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#278138 - 12/22/15 02:21 PM Re: WW III [Re: Pete]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1863
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
Originally Posted By: Pete
I'm moving to some place where people are more jovial about their own annihilation.

I'll pack my doll collection. I want a place with Internet access to continue playing our post apocalyptic role playing game.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#278139 - 12/22/15 03:20 PM Re: WW III [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4914
Loc: SOCAL
If I'm not mistaken, once you get to the other side of the apocalypse, internet access is no longer required to play post apocalyptic role playing games. It's an immersive technology for gamers wink but you don't get a reset, lose just once and it's game over.

Bummer...

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#278147 - 12/22/15 04:47 PM Re: WW III [Re: Russ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1863
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
Originally Posted By: Russ
If I'm not mistaken, once you get to the other side of the apocalypse, internet access is no longer required to play post apocalyptic role playing games. It's an immersive technology for gamers wink

In that case I will need the following equipment:

Medical Kits:
Carried:
Guide I

Strapped To Her Back:
Doc Blue's Family Medical Kit
With following added:

Over Her Shoulder:
EPMK, Level 2
With following added:

Nonin 7500 Pulse Oximeter with Pediatric Finger Clip Sensor and 7500 Carrying Case

Attached To Belt:
TMK-IFAK Pouch & Insert, Black with Black with Blue Cross Patch

Around Her Neck:
Neck Lanyard
LED Keychain Flashlight, White Beam
Rescue Howler Whistle

Purse:
Mason Pearson Hairbrush
Grooming Kit Case with the following:

Stainless Steel 9 oz Bottle with D-Ring Cap
MAGLITE 3-Cell D LED Flashlight, Blue
Zippo Classic
Eyeglass Case
Protein Bars, Three
Vitamin B-12 Pills, 100-Count Bottle
VioNex No Rinse Gel, 4 oz.
Kleenex Go Pack
VASELINE
White Cotton Gloves in Ziploc Bag
iPod Nano
Wallet
Passport

Custom Survival/BOB:
Case, 1450NF, Black
Fixed Blade Knife
Tuf-Cloth
Pocket Survival Kit
Note: Spark-Lite replaced with Metal Spark-Lite, Orange, Allen Wrench and extra flint.
Stormproof Match Kit, Orange
Original Candle Lantern, Aluminum with Citronella Candle and Cocoon
Stove with Spare Parts Kit and Funnel
Kettle
Halon 1211 Fire Extinguisher
Food Container with Titanium Spoon
Water Filter
Stainless Steel 40 oz Bottle with D-Ring Cap
Stainless Steel Cup and Lid
Individual Coffee Kits, Four
Vitamin Drink Mix, Seven Packets
Powdered Milk, Eight Packets
Undergarments, One Set, in aLOCSAK Bag, Six
Socks, Pair, in aLOCSAK Bag, Six
Beach Towel
All Weather Blanket, Blue
Emergency Poncho, Clear
Handkerchief in Ziploc Bag
Dermatone Z-Cote Lips'n Face Protection Creme
Sun Screen
Insect Repellent
Leather Work Gloves in aLOCSAK bag
Adhesive Bandages Fabric Strip, 1" x 3"
Nitrile Gloves, Ten Boxes
Personal Antimicrobial Wipes, Box of 100, Five Boxes
Biohazard Waste Bags, Five Boxes
Aura N95 Respirator/Surgical Mask, Ten Boxes
Sharps Container
Alcohol Prep Pads
SOFT-T Wide
Actidose-Aqua Activated Charcoal
Alka-Seltzer
Potassium Iodine, Three
Campsuds in Nalgene Bottle, 4 oz.
Unscented Baby-Mild Castile Liquid Soap, Organic Citrus Conditioning Hair Rinse, Travel Toothbrush and Dental Floss in aLOCSAK bag
Nature de France le Stick deodorant
Silica Gel Packet
Journal and Pen
Public Restroom Survival Kit

I should have gone with a different flashlight.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#278148 - 12/22/15 05:12 PM Re: WW III [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4914
Loc: SOCAL
I have a similar Maglite, mine is black with a 3 watt LED (roughly 150 lumen). For the other side since there will be limited to no resupply, something running AA batteries that can use solar to recharge would be a better option.

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#278149 - 12/22/15 05:25 PM Re: WW III [Re: Russ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1863
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
Originally Posted By: Russ
I have a similar Maglite, mine is black with a 3 watt LED (roughly 150 lumen). For the other side since there will be limited to no resupply, something running AA batteries that can use solar to recharge would be a better option.

I've always been a MAG-LITE fan. Mom wanted a bright, compact EDC flashlight for herself so I asked this forum. It was then I began to appreciate the virtues of a quality 18650 flashlight.

Jeanette Isabelle
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"When you're up to your [neck] in alligators, it's hard to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp." -- Floridian proverb

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#278222 - 12/27/15 12:18 AM Re: WW III [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Pete Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1347
Jeanette

thoughts ...

1. Maglite, oxygen system and pulsoximter - all good ideas.

2. A couple of throw away towels for vomit or diarrhea - very helpful

3. an extra couple of elastic bandages ... super useful

4. gummy vitamins in a bottle ... very helpful

5. MEDS - amoxicillin, doxycycline, ciproflaxin - super useful !
You're not supposed to have them, but who cares. It's WWIII.

6. advil, Tylenol, motrin, aspirin - VERY important to have all of them

7. sunscreen 50 SPF

best of luck,
Pete

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#278225 - 12/27/15 12:49 AM Re: WW III [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
Just ran across this -- a nationwide nuke drill in 1954 with NYC, DC, Chicago highlighted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6zO_gdRQ9I


Another, bigger one in 1955:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_f2al0WMTU


NYC civil defense drill - 1953

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8l_HNRmkPc

1951 -- biggest nuke drill in America to-date

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGt04no33FI


Fortunately, everyone had the benefit of the government's civil defense films, such as this jewel from 1951. Today, little Tony would have the added benefit of a bicycle helmet. And the radiation app on his smartphone.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKqXu-5jw60


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#278244 - 12/28/15 02:59 AM Re: WW III [Re: Dagny]
Teslinhiker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1379
Originally Posted By: Dagny
Just ran across this -- a nationwide nuke drill in 1954 with NYC, DC, Chicago highlighted.


Thanks Dagny. I was born well over a decade and then some years after when some of those videos were first produced. Nonetheless they really take one back to a simpler - and much more, naive time.

Growing up in grade school, we did not do the duck and cover drills. However and perhaps by then, the whole naive and almost propagandist mindset of hiding under a desk or shielding yourself with a blanket or other clothing would protect from a nuclear blast was no longer a valid mindset. Make no mistake though. Even here in Canada, the perceivable threat of nuclear war during my young years was a real and much talked about possibility.

Interestingly enough, this news story Declassified: Here’s where the U.S. planned to nuke if a war with the Soviets broke out appeared on several websites just before Christmas. Even though the planning and targeting was from 45 years ago, it is still a sobering look back of what could have happened.
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