Survival Pack

I think a quality mask filter should stop spores and most airborne pathogens. Hepa filter with N99. We use something similar when using electrocautery on condyloma. There have been nurses who contracted condyloma in their airway from bovie smoke inhalation.
There is a cool bushfire mask called a fair air. That I have. That theoretically does that job.

Otherwise p2 masks are good. If even for when you are packed in a bus or a shelter. And everyone gets covid.

Or like the world trade centre. Where the whole city just had dust and crap in the air.

Gloves, goggles, mask and high vis are underrated in the high speed tactical bug out scene.
 
Getting zombiefied is the only way to tolerate a porta potty in the summer sun.
Do you have a reference for that information? This is a very serious thread, after all.
 
Do you have a reference for that information? This is a very serious thread, after all.
Yes. We have a summer reggae festival on a river bar here. Its 3-4 days in full sun with 20,000 people drinking and partying all night and day like savages. The porta potties become hazardous by the third day. You need to be somewhat altered and desperate to enter. We use our shoe ONLY to open the door and check it out first. At night, one must carry a light and give a quick flash to see color. All blue is good. Any other visible color is unacceptable. A no touch standard and bringing your own paper is advisable. I think that some people must be performing yoga in there during use from the things I have seen. I saw one troublemaker type enter one, the victims of his troublemaking followed him and then tied a rope around the potty and pushed it over with said troublemaker inside. He became apoplectic and eventually emerged covered in the blue and various other colors of the contents of the tank.
 
Yes. We have a summer reggae festival on a river bar here. Its 3-4 days in full sun with 20,000 people drinking and partying all night and day like savages. The porta potties become hazardous by the third day. You need to be somewhat altered and desperate to enter. We use our shoe ONLY to open the door and check it out first. At night, one must carry a light and give a quick flash to see color. All blue is good. Any other visible color is unacceptable. A no touch standard and bringing your own paper is advisable. I think that some people must be performing yoga in there during use from the things I have seen. I saw one troublemaker type enter one, the victims of his troublemaking followed him and then tied a rope around the potty and pushed it over with said troublemaker inside. He became apoplectic and eventually emerged covered in the blue and various other colors of the contents of the tank.
I keep "Dude Wipes" in my bag. One of the benefits is that you can always use them to wipe down public toilet seats, including porta potties (thankfully, the last time I ever had to sit on a porta potty seat was in 2005 - there were no bushes to go behind).

Aside from the contents of the toilet, the toilet seat isn't even the worst part, though. Since there's a urinal in the same booth, "aim" become less of an issue for the seat than it is for actual public restrooms.

The worst part is that when you sit down, the urinal is literally inches from your face. And it's a urinal where urine escapes by going down a tube, not by being flushed away with clean water.
 
I keep "Dude Wipes" in my bag. One of the benefits is that you can always use them to wipe down public toilet seats, including porta potties (thankfully, the last time I ever had to sit on a porta potty seat was in 2005 - there were no bushes to go behind).

Aside from the contents of the toilet, the toilet seat isn't even the worst part, though. Since there's a urinal in the same booth, "aim" become less of an issue for the seat than it is for actual public restrooms.

The worst part is that when you sit down, the urinal is literally inches from your face. And it's a urinal where urine escapes by going down a tube, not by being flushed away with clean water.
Oh I know. Im very familiar after 20 some years of reggae on the River and other such sundry events.
 
Yes. We have a summer reggae festival on a river bar here. Its 3-4 days in full sun with 20,000 people drinking and partying all night and day like savages. The porta potties become hazardous by the third day. You need to be somewhat altered and desperate to enter. We use our shoe ONLY to open the door and check it out first. At night, one must carry a light and give a quick flash to see color. All blue is good. Any other visible color is unacceptable. A no touch standard and bringing your own paper is advisable. I think that some people must be performing yoga in there during use from the things I have seen. I saw one troublemaker type enter one, the victims of his troublemaking followed him and then tied a rope around the potty and pushed it over with said troublemaker inside. He became apoplectic and eventually emerged covered in the blue and various other colors of the contents of the tank.
Average day in India
 
Survival packs on Maui are different. For one thing theres always buds, matches and rolling papers.

Or so Im told.
 
Ive been thinking about money/currency. If Putin does the dirty, paper money might become useless so I looked at buying a few 1g gold ingots (@ 瞿95 each), the smallest amount available in the U.K. But it seems a bit of a large amount if Im exchanging one for food or bottles of water etc. So what can I do? Cut them up some how? Turn them into pip/pit sized dimensions? Would it be obvious to a post-apocalyptic trader that they are gold? Should I calm down?
 
Ive been thinking about money/currency. If Putin does the dirty, paper money might become useless so I looked at buying a few 1g gold ingots (@ 瞿95 each), the smallest amount available in the U.K. But it seems a bit of a large amount if Im exchanging one for food or bottles of water etc. So what can I do? Cut them up some how? Turn them into pip/pit sized dimensions? Would it be obvious to a post-apocalyptic trader that they are gold? Should I calm down?
Civilization has to be intact for gold to be worth anything. Gold has no intrinsic value. You can't eat it or wear it, nor does it make for a more effective weapon than any other rock.
 
Civilization has to be intact for gold to be worth anything. Gold has no intrinsic value. You can't eat it or wear it, nor does it make for a more effective weapon than any other rock.
Thats a good point. Where can i get my hands on a camel?
 
Thats a good point. Where can i get my hands on a camel?
I think ammunition would become the world currency. Especially 9mm and 12ga. That seems to be the thing to stock up on.
 
I think ammunition would become the world currency. Especially 9mm and 12ga. That seems to be the thing to stock up on.
Not in the U.K.! Bags of chips她r Marmite!
 
I think ammunition would become the world currency. Especially 9mm and 12ga. That seems to be the thing to stock up on.
Civilization has to be intact for gold to be worth anything. Gold has no intrinsic value. You can't eat it or wear it, nor does it make for a more effective weapon than any other rock.
Not so sure.

Unless you destroy all civilization, everywhere. Gold has been associated with wealth everywhere since the late Neolithic or Chalcolithic period dating back more than 6,000 years. Sure. Your most immediate concern is getting food and shelter, but I'd bet the widespread craving for gold for wealth and status would continue. What people will do to get that stuff defies all logic. And as long as enough people desire it, it actually has value.

Other than "desireability", gold has a few other unique attributes that come to mind:

1. It resists oxidation and corrosion far better than other metals.

2. It's very ductile and malleable. You can draw it into the finest wire, or form it into all kinds of shapes either by hammering or casting.

3. It's a great electrical conductor, so combined with attributes 1 and 2 above it's valuable for use in electronics, etc.

4. It works well for implants ,etc. and is usually well tolerated by living tissue ...so again considering attributes 1 and 2 above, it is about the best thing for fillings, crowns, etc. in dental work. It's a bit old-fashioned and demands a high level of craftsmanship but it's still the "gold standard" if you can find a dentist who still has the skills. ;)

5. If all else fails, it is fairly soft and denser than lead, so you could use it for bullets if you re-load your own shells. If lead kills ordinary things, and silver is good for werewolves and possibly certain other supernaturals, just think how great gold bullets would be! And they would certainly cut down on unecessary shootings. Like whose gonna waste gold bullets?

So after the basics (food, tools, medical supplies, weapons, and toilet paper) gold sure beats most other currencies I can think of except...

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Ive been thinking about money/currency. If Putin does the dirty, paper money might become useless so I looked at buying a few 1g gold ingots (@ 瞿95 each), the smallest amount available in the U.K. But it seems a bit of a large amount if Im exchanging one for food or bottles of water etc. So what can I do? Cut them up some how? Turn them into pip/pit sized dimensions? Would it be obvious to a post-apocalyptic trader that they are gold? Should I calm down?

Jewellery might be better. Because your average Joe won't be able to tell real gold from fake.

If you were really on point. American dollars if you are not American. And possibly Yen if you are
 

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