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  1. CountryGent

    Cascadia Currency Conundrum

    Some months ago, I was in a voice meeting with, among a number of other individuals, the Commissioner of Financial Institutions in Puerto Rico. There were other government officials, at least one lawyer, management types, and IT professionals. I was one of the latter. The chief concern of...
  2. CountryGent

    "Unprepared" by Oregon Field Guide

    This episode of Oregon Field Guide is on the topic of "the big one" and Oregon's level of preparedness, or lack thereof. The show also compares and contrasts with preparations in Japan for similar events. Anyway, I watched it today, and just thought I'd pass along in the event it is of...
  3. CountryGent

    Yeti Power Stations?

    I am curious if anyone has had experience with these devices. I am looking at the Yeti 1400: And <broken link removed> : A member of our household is Type One Diabetic (insulin-dependent). We have close to a year's worth of said insulin, and related supplies, on hand. It has to be, of...
  4. CountryGent

    Experts Predict Uptick In 2018 Earthquakes

    I read this article on Forbes magazine this morning. As I am currently reading a book on earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, as well as having actively working on earthquake-related preps most of this year, it caught my eye. Anywho, I just thought I'd pass it along. Cheers, friends...
  5. ATCclears

    When ‘the big one’ hits should ants help grasshoppers?

    Burke: When ‘the big one’ hits should ants help grasshoppers? | By Tom Burke The short version of the Greek storyteller Aesop’s fable, “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” goes: Ant works all summer laying in food; grasshopper spends summer making music. Comes winter the ant eats, the...
  6. CountryGent

    Cascadia Rising Type Event & Preparations?

    Considering this is likely the most destructive natural disaster that could impact our region, I thought starting a thread in which we can discuss the eventuality, compare notes, ponder scenarios, and consider what can be done to be more prepared. As some may not be completely familiar with the...
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