A popular loadout for serious offroaders, particularly JK (2007-2018) Jeepers who have a bumper that can hold an integrated front winch.
For when you're just going camping and need a small fire kit that isn't too expensive.
What kind of ebike did you get and are you happy with it? Have you felt any limitations? (Other than the points @hikermor brings up)
Would be so awesome to see a kit with specific products that are “the essentials anyone should have to handle basic bike repair after SHTF”! Even if someone doesn’t have a bike now, it’d be a valid prep to have some of those basics around in anticipation of bikes being more prevalent after SHTF.
My heart goes out to teachers. Ya’ll already aren’t treated well, and now this is just insane.
How likely do you think mass walkouts are? What would districts/admins do in response?
Thank you both. CP, I’ll check out that book. Xenogirl, if you didn’t love veggies when you started, how long did it take to develop that habit/craving?
Awesome contribution Kris! Thanks for taking the time to spell it out as so many people are getting into biking for the first time.
I just bought a new one a few weeks ago after being out of biking for a decade. Took all day to find one in my size in stock, as most of the inventory is gone.
Any tips on finding local bike co-ops?
I mean more common / easier to get and use things like a portable solar panel. That seems easier to me than trying to store enough energy to then run through an inverter and be able to power a normal 110v wall-plug device.
Again, thanks so much, that’s all helpful. Your comments about the difficulty of it and things failing got me wondering… is there a “dummies plan” even more specific than your original post that maximizes the chance of success for a total newbie? In other words, some crop / mix of crops and a plan that is near fool proof?
@Tom Rader so does that mean you’ve actually used one and it works? What would you guess the success rate is for a random commercial building? In other words, if you have a sillcock key, do you think you could get water from 20% of the buildings in a city?
“In non-healthcare settings, this combo may even be more protective than wearing an N95 FFR alone.”
Interesting. Any sources you can point to? (I see you’re a doctor, just want to learn more)
I once crossed the foot border between Hong Kong and “main” China, and even before COVID, there was a pattern of mainland chinese going to HK to buy western products, particularly home consumables. I was amazed at how many elderly people were lugging diapers, formula, and so on across the border.
We used Instacart and similar things the last few months and haven’t experienced any item limitations.
Even if they do implement that kind of tracking, it feels like you could get around it with little effort.
Love the topic, although I don’t have much to add. @HBIC are you making those tofu examples from scratch? Is tofu hard to make in a no-utilities situation?
Some friends with kids 2-10 years old have successfully ‘trained’ their kids to not fidget with the mask, complain, and so on. They described it as similar to potty training in that they didn’t assume they would suddenly train the kid in one day and it’s perfect forever. Rather, with the “back to school” deadline in mind, they started off small and with positive reinforcement keep moving the kids into longer and longer periods of wearing masks. At first the young kids would get antsy after a few minutes, but now they’re up to a few hours.
@Paul have you seen any tangible evidence yet about the long-term damage to first responders?
Agree with most/all of your points. Well put!
Ditto. It’s not even due to the civil unrest lately… even without that, it seems like the “threads are being pulled.” Even just anecdotally from paying attention to my local Nextdoor group, it seems like crime is going up while police response is going down.
Found this interesting https://theprepared.com/blog/product-shortages-and-shipping-explainer/
Does your wife know if her school with be requiring masks? It seems insane to me that there would be teachers not wearing a mask.
As someone who isn’t familiar with “solar cooking”, how would you quickly describe the line between what is good to cook with it vs. what’s not? I just don’t have a frame of reference for how to think about where a solar cooker might fit into the grand scheme of things.
So you’ve been treating covid patients in a hospital? Wow, what’s that been like? (Maybe a new post?)
Even though I’ve been taking covid seriously, I’ll admit that the whole “you might not get really sick but your lungs will be permanently hurt” thing has definitely had a personal effect and made me more careful.