frontsight: No water where I live.... problem is water corp is not detecting any problem.... now... I do live in an apartment block so other people are worrying about water to drink, I just sit back and chill.
Mar 12, 2019 21:59:56 GMT 10
Peter: Apparently an algae bloom in Perth's Swan River is a big problem. It has been advised that no fish/crustacean/molluscs from the river are to be consumed for risk of serious poisoning.
Mar 14, 2019 0:21:09 GMT 10
WolfDen: Damn, that must have happened fast. Wonder where? Read article a month ago, Maylands/Bayswater sections, where I live, were voted the best sections of the Swan River for cleanliness and quality of water.
Mar 14, 2019 9:20:49 GMT 10
frontsight: Mass shooting in NZ!
Mar 15, 2019 13:27:54 GMT 10
frontsight: Hope our NZ brothers and sisters are safe, by brothers and sisters, I meant any law abiding citizens.
Mar 15, 2019 13:30:29 GMT 10
spinifex: Sorry for the victims and their families and friends. Standby for media frenzy. Unfortunately we can't legislate psychos out of existence.
Mar 15, 2019 16:17:37 GMT 10
frostbite: I just watched the video taken by the shooter inside the mosque. Can't think of the appropriate words to describe it.
Mar 15, 2019 16:43:44 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all-as per above comments-condolanses to victims & families.
Mar 15, 2019 20:54:07 GMT 10
hillbilly: and there goes their guns. byebye.
Mar 18, 2019 7:09:19 GMT 10
norseman: I've read the manifesto and viewed the footage. He was no "nutter" he knew what he was doing! Not condoning his actions but you can see why the politicians and lefties are trying to shut down any alternate discussion of this tragic event!
Mar 18, 2019 8:06:58 GMT 10
Pion: Sorry Ive been away guys...been a little busy...
Mar 18, 2019 18:48:56 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Thanks for the warning WD - hope all our WA family are safe & well prepared.
Mar 18, 2019 20:54:30 GMT 10
Peter: I don't know why they say Perth will be hit - BOM is talking about a fair way from here... although I do hope our folks in those areas are safe... www.bom.gov.au/products/IDW21033.shtml
Mar 18, 2019 21:57:01 GMT 10
Weaponized germs are scary things. They have been engineered to be virulent, resistant to medicine and decontamination and more infectious than natural strains of diseases. I've read a fair amount about them, and conclude that if one of the highest level weaponised germs ever gets released by a disgruntled lab worker/despot things can get very serious, very quickly, for everyone.
Has anyone here got an action plan for what they'd do if weapons grade smallpox or plague gets on the loose? I figure that foolproof and lengthy isolation would be required. I'd be heading off to the most remote desert freshwater bore I personally know of with plenty of hunting kit, crop seed, bird net and insecticide (for plant protection in dire situations) and setting up camp for at least three years.
But then ... if one returned to the 'settled areas' when they interact with the survivors what is the risk of bumping into a 'carrier' of disease?
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2019 8:13:48 GMT 10 by spinifex
MY 'must have' list of food production items for a SA desert location with plenty of low salinity water:
Live chickens. 100kg of wheat (some for initially feeding said chickens but most for growing). Rotary quern.
Couple of Mattocks, CFS rake hoe, crow bar, axe, bow saw and spare blades. Fencing pliers. sunflower Oil press made from steel pipe and a car jack. 10 X 20l lidded buckets. 5m roll of fly wire. 6 X 1.8m sheets polycarb. 40mX6m commercial bird netting. (Wire, steel etc will already be on site.) 1l Confidor, 5l Chlorpyrifos, 1l dimethoate, 2kg wettable sulphur, 1 X piston pump knapsack chemical sprayer + spare seals, measuring cylinder. 2kg copper oxychloride. 5kg complete trace element mix.
Vegetable seeds: Jap and butternut Pumpkin, tomato (rouge de marmande and tommy toe), basil, coriander, carrot, white onion, daikon, radish, watermelon (Warpaint and Blacktail Mountain, cabbage, fenugreek, snow peas, peanuts, silverbeet, parsnip, beetroot, red bullhorn capsicum, Blue Lake beans. Tubers: Coliban and Pontiac potatoes, sweet potato, garlic cloves, asparagus, lemongrass. Other seed: Chick peas, red lentils, sunflower, maize, broad bean. Cuttings: Muscat grape, fig. (These should come to fruition in third year after striking.)
An additional 10X20l lidded plastic buckets with 13mm poly taps to be installed in the bases to be used in irrigation. 1-2 tubes of silastic to suit. 2.4m X 50m of 15% shade cloth.