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#292311 - 05/17/19 06:52 PM Re: The urban '10 essentials' [Re: TeacherRO]
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Cash & Credit card
ID & Insurance cards
Smart phone w/power bank
Pen
Pencil
FAK w/extra prescription medication
Duct tape
Flashlight w/ extra batteries
Bandana tied with paracord
Pocket knife
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#292421 - 06/07/19 07:38 PM Re: The urban '10 essentials' [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
[quote=TeacherRO]
Iím not clear what the utility is of having phone numbers in a separate file on the same device, please explain.


Good point; better to have these on paper.

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#295318 - 03/20/20 06:39 PM Re: The urban '10 essentials' [Re: TeacherRO]
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Recent changes:
Bandana for face. Work gloves. Hand sanitizer.
Updated public transit schedules. AA flashlight.

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#295321 - 03/20/20 08:15 PM Re: The urban '10 essentials' [Re: TeacherRO]
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Nitrile gloves. Too much hand sanitizer dries out your hands and makes them more vulnerable.

How does two layers of a cotton bandana work compared to an actual N-95 mask? I imagine they arenít comparable, the bandana certainly doesnít seal, but may give a false sense of security.
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#295743 - 04/14/20 03:30 PM Re: The urban '10 essentials' [Re: Russ]
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[quote=Russ

How does two layers of a cotton bandana work compared to an actual N-95 mask? I imagine they arenít comparable, the bandana certainly doesnít seal, but may give a false sense of security. [/quote]

It helps you not share the virus - and perhaps a little from note getting it.

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#295745 - 04/14/20 08:43 PM Re: The urban '10 essentials' [Re: TeacherRO]
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Read on an other forum that someone suggested using cloth intended for windows to filter out pollen and dust. And perhaps combine that with cotton bandana.

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#295746 - 04/14/20 10:37 PM Re: The urban '10 essentials' [Re: Russ]
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Originally Posted By: Russ
Nitrile gloves. Too much hand sanitizer dries out your hands and makes them more vulnerable.

How does two layers of a cotton bandana work compared to an actual N-95 mask? I imagine they arenít comparable, the bandana certainly doesnít seal, but may give a false sense of security.


social distancing number one, cough into armpit/elbow even with improvised mask

The pillowcase and the 100% cotton t-shirt were found to be the most suitable household materials for an improvised face mask. The slightly stretchy quality of the t-shirt made it the more preferable choice for a face mask as it was considered likely to provide a better fit.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258525804_Testing_the_Efficacy_of_Homemade_Masks_Would_They_Protect_in_an_Influenza_Pandemic


Easier to understand graphics version of that table smile
https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/best-materials-make-diy-face-mask-virus/

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#295794 - 04/20/20 02:40 PM Re: The urban '10 essentials' [Re: TeacherRO]
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what does the SD mean?

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#295796 - 04/20/20 03:24 PM Re: The urban '10 essentials' [Re: LCranston]
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Originally Posted By: LCranston
what does the SD mean?


Standard Deviation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_deviation).

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#295804 - 04/21/20 06:15 PM Re: The urban '10 essentials' [Re: teacher]
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Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: teacher
Originally Posted By: Russ


How does two layers of a cotton bandana work compared to an actual N-95 mask? I imagine they arenít comparable, the bandana certainly doesnít seal, but may give a false sense of security.


It helps you not share the virus - and perhaps a little from not getting it.


I second that. We have probably all seen pictures of people going to extremes for costume protection (even full SCBA gear!) A cotton mask probably controls the cough/sneeze trajectory from a sick person better than filtering out particulate from others. For a person who isn't sick, the barrier is likely more psychological than physically effective leading to a a false sense of security. I personally will stick with frequent hand washing and physical distancing more than wearing a "home made mask". smile

I've been working from home for the last 5 weeks now and have only been out in public a few times (for grocery shopping/car repair and 1 meeting). My province also has almost nil infections compared to other jurisdictions. My concerns are more economic based than with getting sick.

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