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  1. CountryGent

    Disaster event(s) that made you say "Hhhhmmm ....."

    Has there ever been a disaster event — be it seen in the news, read in a history book, experienced/survived personally, or near miss — that made you think, rethink, otherwise produced real world preparedness actions on your part? If so: What was/were the event(s)? What preparations did you...
  2. BanjoGeek

    Wildfire disaster relief for Veterans

    The disabled American Veterans has obtained drafts (checks) to be sent out to Veterans/surviving spouses that have been impacted by the wildfires in Oregon. The drafts are up to $1,000 per household. Contact intel: dav.vbaport@va.gov
  3. awshoot

    Cliff Mass got canceled for saying the obvious: Seattle's Leadership is a Disaster

    Cliff Mass does detailed weather analysis for our region (and sometimes elsewhere if its a big weather event). If I hear a storm is coming I check out what he has to say because he goes deep into the data. But he got himself canceled recently after saying what is obvious -- Seattle is a...
  4. The Heretic

    There’s a one-in-three chance of a ‘massive’ disaster that could be worse than COVID-19, says Deutsche Bank

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/theres-a-one-in-three-chance-of-a-massive-disaster-that-could-be-worse-than-covid-19-says-deutsche-bank-2020-06-17 2020 reminds me of the old joke about how this guy convinced the government to put all the mobile homes in one place in Kansas as a solution to...
  5. RicInOR

    Other State  TX - Carry Handgun for 1 Week After Natural Disaster

    Texas just passed a bill to let people carry their handguns for a full week after natural disasters
  6. P

    Other State  Texas law to allow constitutional carry after a disaster...

    Texas Senate approves bill allowing Texans to carry guns for week after natural disasters: report I found it odd that people from Texas were always boasting about how conservative their state was and how much it was a pro-gun state and yet they don't have Constitutional carry like Idaho and...
  7. CountryGent

    FEMA Error Exposes 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors to Fraud

    News from Reuters: FEMA Error Exposes 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors to Fraud :eek:
  8. ATCclears

    Seattle disaster exercise - April 28

    Received from ARRL. Disaster Exercise to Simulate Major Power and Cellular Phone Outage Saturday April 28, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM Seattle — Imagine there is a major power blackout covering Seattle and the metro area. There is no cellular phone service. No one knows the cause of the...
  9. CountryGent

    The Next Megaquake (BBC Documentary)

    The BBC put out a documentary on the history of, and potential future event, of a megaquake in the Pacific Northwest. I watched it the other day and the science was pretty interesting, so I am passing it along. Cheers.
  10. IronMonster

    Oregon and Washington make the top 12 list of the most disaster prone states

    These Are The 12 Most Disaster-Prone States In America #4) Washington: 132 Disasters Declared Not on the list in 2013 Washington state has risen quickly on the disaster scale over the past few years, skyrocketing due to the number of wildfires, floods, and landslides. They’ve even had a...
  11. Joe13

    Storage container, how would you outfit it for a disaster?

    Just curious how some of you would outfit a 20' storage container if you had one? Welding brackets on the inside doors so you could put a bar across it to keep it closed would be item 1 for me as well as making a way to convert it from locking it from the outside to quickly changing it to keep...
  12. USMC-03

    Infantryman's Disaster Preparedness Check List

    In light of all the civil emergencies facing our great land, I present an infantryman's check list for any eventuality. Tailored by and for yours truly... By USMC-03, Gentlemen-Scholar M1 Garand with 2 dozen clips of ammo; check M1911 with five loaded magazines; check Poncho and poncho liner...
  13. CountryGent

    Mennonite Disaster Service

    With all the chaos going down in Texas, I thought I would pass along a charity that I've supported through various ways over the years. It is the Mennonite Disaster Service. After a disaster, they rebuild homes, repair damaged dwellings, clean up debris, etc., for folks of all religious...
  14. ATCclears

    What not to do in a disaster

    What not to do in a disaster Survival is less about heroic actions than avoiding mindless mistakes.
  15. B

    Fact check this disaster prep article (nuke specific).

    If a nuclear bomb explodes, these are the emergency supplies you should have prepared or grab on the run Looks like some good info in there, I didn't know a lot of it since I don't really prep for this kind of event, but it's something I'm thinking about prepping for more and more.
  16. CountryGent

    Addicts in the Wake of a Major Disaster

    "The drug addicts will, naturally, first go to the drugstores and clinics. The alcoholics will ravish the liquor stores. Skid row will move uptown." — How To Survive the H-Bomb and Why (1962), page 80, by Pat Frank. "You have drug addicts that are now walking around this city looking for a fix...
  17. Dave Workman

    Are you prepared? Disaster may be looming

    Is ‘disaster’ looming on America’s horizon? One day after trouncing Hillary Rodham Clinton in the West Virginia primary, rival Bernie Sanders’ campaign today declared that she gets the Democrats’ nomination, the party will be “courting disaster,” according to today’s Washington Times. <broken...
  18. Crohnos01

    Here's a new one... for me anyway. Reloading disaster

    Wow... I have been reloading for in the neighborhood of 40 years and never seen this before... Maybe some one can explain this one for me. My son was given several hundred rounds of . 223 ammo which had been purchased apparently by a friend of his at a gun show . The friend tried to...
  19. Siglvr

    Portland NET teams - Disaster prep teams

    Contrary to what some may believe, Portland is encouraging citizen prepping for disasters. They are encouraging everyone to step up and have at least 14 gallons of clean water per person on hand, you might have seen the OPB water challenge for instance...
  20. liquidsys

    Review of the Aqua Pod Emergency Water Storage system

    I bought one of these off amazon recently. Looked at a bunch of them. Aqua Pod, Water Bob, cheap knockoffs etc. Settled on the Aqua Pod as I got a deal on it, and knew I was buying two. One for testing, one for emergency use. I personally hate buying something without every truly knowing how...
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