WolfDen: It's alright. I only lasted 4 days. Cheers.
Oct 6, 2019 13:25:36 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - back after five days away with work.
Oct 7, 2019 19:44:54 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Sober October??? I'm doing a Bender till December
Oct 7, 2019 19:45:27 GMT 10
WolfDen: Yeah looking forward to Get Wrecked December!
Oct 7, 2019 20:53:06 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Well, things heating up in Syria/Turkey. And bird flu just off our shores in Timor Leste! Interesting days.
Oct 8, 2019 10:14:37 GMT 10
blueshoes: oooh i missed the bird flu in Timor Leste memo
Oct 9, 2019 13:57:05 GMT 10
blueshoes: Hey y'all! i'm a bit jealous of horses and the beach Spinifex
Oct 9, 2019 13:57:27 GMT 10
blueshoes: I was wondering, my EDC is probably just a typical mum-handbag but it's moderately extensive. Should i unpack my EDC - it's a backpack! - and list off what's in it? It's my go-to for being ready for anything but it hasn't got much classic 'prepper' gear
Oct 9, 2019 13:58:54 GMT 10
howler: sounds good, ive been wondering what to put in a couple of bags i want to make
Oct 9, 2019 18:11:52 GMT 10
SA Hunter: blueshoes-pack what you will need-your needs will be different to mine, and most other preppers-and, yes, would be curious what you carry.
Oct 9, 2019 18:27:03 GMT 10
teflon: Hi Everyone, I have just signed up - looking forward to being a member and participating.
Oct 10, 2019 22:40:03 GMT 10
WolfDen: Welcome teflon
Oct 11, 2019 7:35:08 GMT 10
It seems we have those items covered other than precious metals which I don't personally feel is important (our bartering currency will be food/water/fabrication services). We could use more of the addictive items like alcohol and coffee but we seem to keep depleting those stores .. oddly enough. I think they should have added skills to the list.
As a side note on the meds - my partner caught this flu that's going around and it hammered her, I started coming down with the symptoms after about 4 days as well so we both went to the doc and got scripts for antibiotics, they are more potent than the usual variety, no doubt because of the severity of this years flu. Anyways the newly issued antibiotics went into the medical supplies kit and we used some older antibioics (same type but lesser dose) from our med kit to treat the current symptoms. aka we used this 'opportunity' to refresh and bolster our prep med kit. - this kind of decision has a medical risk associated with it, so I'm not recommending anyone else tries it - but food for thought if you can afford to tolerate some health risk and based on the number of deaths from flu complications this year, many can't. If I stop posting in a few weeks time, all'y'all will know it wasn't the right decision
A ‘bad virus’ doesn’t need ABs - doctors prescribing them for people who are ‘sick’ just in case it is something more than a simple viral infection is poor practice. Being charitable I hope the GP thought it started as a viral infection and developed a secondary chest infection and that is what the ABs were for. There continues to be gross over prescribing of antibiotics by GPs - in part it is lack of knowledge - Australia for unclear reasons has imported a lot of poorly educated doctors from developing countries -who pass a test and are then let loose on the public - these doctors tend to gravitate to general practice in bulk billing Medicare practices in central city downtown areas or the rural areas - not bagging all of them but that has been my experience in QLD and NT. The second part of the problem is risk adversity - if you see 50 people with a severe viral illness, 1 of them will go on to develop a serious bacterial infection - so their solution is to give all 50 antibiotics to catch the one - that approach is irresponsible a breeds resistance in bacteria.