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Forum: Coronavirus 05-23-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,801
Posted By CONELRAD
Amen to that. I think most people did take it...

Amen to that. I think most people did take it seriously in the beginning.... Until it became clear the lockdown was more about politics than public health...
and these know-it-all government...
Forum: Coronavirus 05-23-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,088
Posted By CONELRAD
Now don't go around triggering the blue NPCs. ...

Now don't go around triggering the blue NPCs. They'll start screaming about how you're supposed to leave the good stuff for the "essential workers".:rolleyes:
Forum: Coronavirus 05-23-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,088
Posted By CONELRAD
You're preachin' to the choir. I'm not going to...

You're preachin' to the choir. I'm not going to wear a mask to show solidarity though because the same politicians calling for these mask requirements are the same ones who seem to get off on...
Forum: Coronavirus 05-23-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,088
Posted By CONELRAD
What I disparage is the mentality that...

What I disparage is the mentality that non-mask-wearers are mentally deficient or deviant. If wearing a mask makes you feel like you’re saving the world, by all means carry on.

The problem with...
Forum: Coronavirus 05-23-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,088
Posted By CONELRAD
Sadly it's impossible for a homemade mask to fit...

Sadly it's impossible for a homemade mask to fit as well as an N95, so the filtration performance is irrelevant. N95s are hard enough to maintain a seal with if you're doing anything other than...
Forum: Coronavirus 05-23-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 16,558
Posted By CONELRAD
Can we stop with the "anyone not wearing a mask...

Can we stop with the "anyone not wearing a mask is an idiot and needs to be removed from the gene pool" nonsense? If you're that concerned about droplet/aerosol transmission, wear an N95 and eye...
Forum: Coronavirus 05-23-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,088
Posted By CONELRAD
Cigarette smoke is made up of a significant...

Cigarette smoke is made up of a significant number of particulates smaller than .3 micron, which N95 and P100 masks are not effective in filtering. So yes, you will still smell tobacco smoke even if...
Forum: Coronavirus 05-23-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,088
Posted By CONELRAD
This should be the big takeaway... and far too...

This should be the big takeaway... and far too many people forget this when they start thinking they can make N95-equivalents out of vacuum cleaner bags. If you aren't replicating the proper fit of...
Forum: Coronavirus 05-19-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By CONELRAD
I hope everyone realizes that the reason...

I hope everyone realizes that the reason something is showing up under the blacklight in the article is that they used a UV fluorescent powder to SIMULATE the virus... blacklights will not "reveal"...
Forum: Coronavirus 05-18-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By CONELRAD
This should be easy enough to check. Most states...

This should be easy enough to check. Most states have C19 dashboards that show ICU capacity. So what state are we talking about here?
Forum: Coronavirus 05-18-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By CONELRAD
We sometimes use these “black light” exercises in...

We sometimes use these “black light” exercises in HazMat to demonstrate how contaminants can migrate after inadequate or no decontamination. It a fun exercise, but it doesn’t necessarily reflect...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-17-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,049
Posted By CONELRAD
Whats the perfect size survivalist crowbar?

A modification to the Fubar I would consider is to grind/cut the lower jaw off then paint over the cut to prevent rusting. Makes it easier to drive it into gaps.

...
Forum: Coronavirus 05-17-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,227
Posted By CONELRAD
Not really. There are N100 and P100, both...

Not really. There are N100 and P100, both provide better filtration than N95. There are also APR and PAPR systems and CBRN filters between disposable and SCBA.

ALL of you are forgetting is that...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 05-08-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By CONELRAD
I’m not saying you need SCBA, I’m not even saying...

I’m not saying you need SCBA, I’m not even saying you need a 6092. All you really need is a dust/particulate filter. A 3M 2097 P100 w/Nuisance-level Organic vapor relief would be more than...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 05-07-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By CONELRAD
We use SCBA or line-supplied air until the threat...

We use SCBA or line-supplied air until the threat and its concentration have been identified, then we can switch over to APRs if appropriate.



Those would work for the most part.



For...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 05-07-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By CONELRAD
Here is what you should probably be looking for:...

Here is what you should probably be looking for: https://botach.com/scott-045135-cbrn-filters/




I have no problem with Avon. My criticisms of the FM50's proprietary filters are based on...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 05-06-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By CONELRAD
Are you talking about fallout or full CBRN...

Are you talking about fallout or full CBRN capability?
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 05-06-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By CONELRAD
The Avon FM50 is the current US military mask. I...

The Avon FM50 is the current US military mask. I wouldn’t recommend that particular model because of the proprietary cartridges. The C50 uses standard 40mm cartridges. They’re okay, but heinously...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 05-05-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By CONELRAD
I hate that website. AVON is the only mask on...

I hate that website. AVON is the only mask on that page worth purchasing, but for civilians vs. weapon fallout, it's overkill. SGE isn't bad, but the materials they use for their seals/skirts aren't...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-05-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,520
Posted By CONELRAD
I agree with you probably 99% of the time, but...

I agree with you probably 99% of the time, but you're wildly incorrect on this event and time will bear that out. The notion that all 309,900 persons in the US who have tested positive are fighting...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-05-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,865
Posted By CONELRAD
Exactly, there are other parameters that affect...

Exactly, there are other parameters that affect infectiousness. COVID is not the airborne superbug that everyone is claiming it is. If it were, as I said, I would have it along with everyone I...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-05-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,865
Posted By CONELRAD
If, you say so. I don't know what the R0 of...

If, you say so. I don't know what the R0 of treated TB in a hospital setting is.
But untreated TB is R0=10, and anytime pre-hospital workers are exposed to it, it's an immediate trip to the...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-05-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,865
Posted By CONELRAD
I have done my research. The 3 hour in the air...

I have done my research. The 3 hour in the air claim is poppycock. I pointed that out when someone posted the claim here. "Airborne" has a very specific meaning. It means the virus is still...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-05-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By CONELRAD
Cloth masks are not equivalent to...

Cloth masks are not equivalent to N95/P100/N100/P95. The recommendation is meant to prevent the mask wearers, especially those who may be asymptomatic carriers, from spreading the virus to others. ...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-05-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By CONELRAD
Nice clickbait. Spreading misinformation is...

Nice clickbait.

Spreading misinformation is not helpful to those of us who have to deal with this event. Kindly keep your panic-mongering to yourself.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-05-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,865
Posted By CONELRAD
It's not airborne, it's still aerosol/droplet...

It's not airborne, it's still aerosol/droplet spread, same as it's always been. The cloth mask recommendation is to prevent people from spreading it... not to protect people wearing the masks.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-05-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,520
Posted By CONELRAD
WI is still quiet for the most part. I've heard...

WI is still quiet for the most part. I've heard the Milwaukee area is kinda nuts because the low-income areas have been *almost* completely ignoring the stay at home recommendations so the infection...
Forum: Coronavirus 03-30-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,562
Posted By CONELRAD
They indicated that the method proposed by Duke...

They indicated that the method proposed by Duke University (hydrogen peroxide vapor) did not damage the mask and shows promise. I don't think they're opposed to the masks being disinfected and...
Forum: Coronavirus 03-30-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,520
Posted By CONELRAD
The upper midwest seems to be pretty quiet. ...

The upper midwest seems to be pretty quiet.

I spoke to a Chicagoland doctor today from one of the largest hospitals in the city. They had ~65 COVID-19 patients in their hospital. That's it. ...
Forum: Coronavirus 03-30-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,562
Posted By CONELRAD
If you're trying to disinfect disposable masks or...

If you're trying to disinfect disposable masks or FFRs, you may want to look at this: https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1816576O/disinfection-of-disposable-respirators-technical-bulletin.pdf

If...
Forum: Coronavirus 03-29-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 12,886
Posted By CONELRAD
There was a recent study that used aerosolized...

There was a recent study that used aerosolized Hydrogen Peroxide to sanitize masks for reuse without degrading them. That is the only tested method I have heard of so far.
Forum: Coronavirus 03-25-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,823
Posted By CONELRAD
We're supposedly seeing 10-20% hospitalizations...

We're supposedly seeing 10-20% hospitalizations here. The reason the hospitals will become overloaded is partially self-inflicted. I'm being told the minute a patient with COVID-19 starts showing...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 03-22-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,973
Posted By CONELRAD
No, it was just moved... ...

No, it was just moved...
https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/NIAC%20Catastrophic%20Power%20Outage%20Study_FINAL.pdf

sheesh. Switch to decaf.
Forum: Coronavirus 03-19-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By CONELRAD
“Let them die”. Nice. Asphyxiation is a pretty...

“Let them die”. Nice. Asphyxiation is a pretty horrific way to die.
Forum: Coronavirus 03-19-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,845
Posted By CONELRAD
Yes, there are some circumstances that they can...

Yes, there are some circumstances that they can be reused as the links in the stickied thread on respiratory protection describe. My point was that responders taking used masks away from people is...
Forum: Coronavirus 03-18-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,845
Posted By CONELRAD
Probably to dispose of them before someone tried...

Probably to dispose of them before someone tried to re-use them. You can’t sanitize and reuse disposable masks.
Forum: Coronavirus 03-18-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,845
Posted By CONELRAD
Responders are not going to take someone else’s...

Responders are not going to take someone else’s used mask. Let’s not get stupid here.
Forum: Coronavirus 03-18-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,103
Posted By CONELRAD
You do realize that only a small portion of the...

You do realize that only a small portion of the water stream actually makes contact with the pipe wall, right? Relying on your plumbing to disinfect your water, probably isn't a good idea.
Forum: Coronavirus 03-15-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By CONELRAD
The 24 hour grocery stores around here are doing...

The 24 hour grocery stores around here are doing it too. It’s nothing sinister. So many products need to be restocked they can’t do it with people clogging the aisles. Same with pick-up, they...
Forum: Coronavirus 03-14-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By CONELRAD
This is a little like asking where to buy a...

This is a little like asking where to buy a parachute after you're already on a plane that's falling out of the sky. All of the major emergency food suppliers are sold out. You're too late to find...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-14-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By CONELRAD
https://nationalfireinc.com/inspection-testing/scb...

https://nationalfireinc.com/inspection-testing/scba-scuba.html

Every 5 years. I know someone who bought a 4500 psi SCBA bottle to do the same... only those have a 15-year life. The steel and...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 03-13-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,143
Posted By CONELRAD
What does this have to do with anything?

What does this have to do with anything?
Forum: Coronavirus 03-13-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By CONELRAD
Aside from it being completely unnecessary... I...

Aside from it being completely unnecessary... I admire your entrepreneurial spirit.
Forum: Coronavirus 03-13-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By CONELRAD
8 hours or until they become contaminated. This...

8 hours or until they become contaminated. This is covered in one of the links in the stickied thread on respiratory protection: https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=936636
Forum: Coronavirus 03-12-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,411
Posted By CONELRAD
Sounds like another bargain-hunting opportunity...

Sounds like another bargain-hunting opportunity to me.
Forum: Coronavirus 03-12-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,410
Posted By CONELRAD
Where did this COVID-19 automatically results in...

Where did this COVID-19 automatically results in heart damage claim come from? AFAIK, the reason the heart is affected isn't because the virus attacks the heart, it's because the loss of pulmonary...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 03-12-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,393
Posted By CONELRAD
Or she just has Parkinson’s.

Or she just has Parkinson’s.
Forum: Coronavirus 03-12-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,339
Posted By CONELRAD
I'm not raging specifically at you FerFAL......

I'm not raging specifically at you FerFAL... mostly just venting, so don't take this personally.

What part of "it's not 3% across all age and health characteristics" do these TP-hoarding...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 03-12-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,393
Posted By CONELRAD
That "Trump landslide" talk could backfire...

That "Trump landslide" talk could backfire spectacularly if the right gets complacent thinking Trump's re-election is a foregone conclusion. Why do you think the MSM is pushing coronapanic so hard? ...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 03-12-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,393
Posted By CONELRAD
Nope. Hillary is a guaranteed loss for the Dems,...

Nope. Hillary is a guaranteed loss for the Dems, and they know it. As the nominee or VP-nominee, she would guarantee Bernie's supporters sit the election out and could cause a full-on schism of the...
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