spinifex: The aircraft are doing a tremendous job under very tricky flying conditions.
Nov 11, 2019 17:44:41 GMT 10
Chloe: All the burnt leaves and the strong yellow colouring of the outdoors has been strange, a very eerie feeling. Sending my thoughts out to everyone effected. I couldn’t have windows open due to the smoke around today, was bad enough
Nov 12, 2019 23:05:58 GMT 10
spinifex: We have another Catastrophic fire day looming on wednesday. 43 degrees and high winds. And it isn't even summer yet.
Nov 18, 2019 17:35:52 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - still away, expecting 43c & windy too. Looks ominous!
Nov 18, 2019 19:05:02 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hit 45c at home, 80kph winds. And of course, to keep electricity supplied to the big city Adelaide, our power was turned off till catastrophic conditions ease!!
Nov 20, 2019 15:49:19 GMT 10
spinifex: Interesting that the Adelaide Hills, also with catastrophic conditions, and many more large trees in close proximity to power lines, has had the power ON all day. I think calling our regions power cut a 'safety measure' is BS.
Nov 20, 2019 18:11:32 GMT 10
spinifex: Had the genset running all day keeping power up to computers, phones, fans and fridges. Spent the late afternoon at the beach ... which was very refreshing.
Nov 20, 2019 18:14:13 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Got my genset ready to go - but, can't find the key-turned the house upside down-nothing-grrrr.
Nov 26, 2019 15:40:35 GMT 10
blueshoes: G'day everyone, how are we all going? In Gippsland, it's "Summer" - 2nd December, 8 degrees and pouring rain...
Dec 2, 2019 16:19:56 GMT 10
blueshoes: SAH did you find your keys?
Dec 2, 2019 16:20:08 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi blueshoes - no luck!!
Dec 2, 2019 21:02:25 GMT 10
Paracord, as said is very versatile and way more compact then carrying just 5m of regular 13mm rope for instance, even if you only use it to string a tarp or hootchie. Duck Duct tape is very useful as well, especially for shutting up kids on long car drives...… But for I am to leave it in the car, the adhesive just melts and goes all sticky and stuff, same with 100mph tape.
Na, more so the inner central Qld heat while sitting in the car is what does the damage.
But it does have its uses, like when I used it to hold together the front end of my old car after I cleaned up a roo 2yrs ago on my way into town lol
Ouch, that reminds me I really need to get a bullbar for my car. Ah, that could also be an interesting thread. Our bug-out vehicles and how we got them ready for when SHTF (eg, storing a BOB or a mod etc etc).
Post by perthprepper on Aug 4, 2018 1:15:59 GMT 10
This could be a similar idea to "I've never needed spare water on my camping trip / desert 4WD trip / going out in Perth on a 43 degree day trip" prep.... so stop doing it because I've never needed it yet. Just a thought...
I've used, and handed out to others, so many bottles of 'spare water' I lost count some time back in the late 90's. But yeah ... one day I might run out of rope and tape ... and then I'll definitely wish I had more rope ... or tape!
I reckon for backpacking it might be quite a lot more applicable? Light to carry and handy for securing tents, tarps, hanging game, drying clothes etc?
Having said that I actually have a 2m length of 'starter cord' in my survival capsule. Mostly to stop a serious bleed or enable basic splinting.