orgprophet: WAKE UP EVERYONE .... you will NOT be able to prep soon!
Jul 7, 2019 10:29:06 GMT 10
spinifex: What will be stopping everyone from prepping? And how soon is soon? Got a hot tip about an upcoming event?
Jul 7, 2019 13:46:22 GMT 10
WolfDen: I hope everyone had a good weekend! Hit tomorrow with everything you have. Chest out, shoulders back, chin up!
Jul 7, 2019 23:22:45 GMT 10
orgprophet: spinifex ... you can not prep if you can not get things, when the gfc hit it was a liquidity issue ... banks stopped trusting other banks to be able to pay so the system was grinding to a halt .... when confidence erodes that credit no longer is issued to
Jul 8, 2019 16:55:14 GMT 10
orgprophet: other banks or other suppliers of goods, the shelves will become empty ... banks can become closed, credit cards all suspended ... and you will have to live on what you have available ... this happens when hyperinflation kicks in or confidence is lost
Jul 8, 2019 16:56:25 GMT 10
spinifex: A major storm front is supposed to lash South Oz this arvo. Winds to 120k. A good test for the pallet wrap hut!
Jul 10, 2019 8:31:59 GMT 10
WolfDen: Yeah sounds like good weather Spinifex!
Jul 10, 2019 10:01:23 GMT 10
spinifex: Getting some good rains now. Hope it extends to the dry areas 100km north of here - farms up there have been missing out a lot this winter and struggling to keep stock fed.
Jul 10, 2019 12:54:56 GMT 10
WolfDen: I hope everyone has an awesome weekend!
Jul 13, 2019 12:45:30 GMT 10
justdoitmyway: Anyone around ?
Jul 13, 2019 14:33:07 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.