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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-21-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,147
Posted By maggie357
My GHB is my purse mostly. Guys have the...

My GHB is my purse mostly. Guys have the advantage over women by the ability to pee anywhere. Women carry purses. Kinda evens it up a little. :-) I am lucky in that my business travel is always...
Forum: Urban Survival 12-12-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,811
Posted By maggie357
I would go for water too, but divided between...

I would go for water too, but divided between stored water and a good filter. A barrel with a round piece of plywood on top and a floor length tablecloth becomes a nice end table, tv stand or plant...
Forum: Urban Survival 12-12-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,604
Posted By maggie357
All good ideas but here is my 2 cents from a...

All good ideas but here is my 2 cents from a woman with back injuries:
a) bicycle but instead of riding it, either walk with it and use it to carry heavier gear and support the upper body. Perhaps...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 10-25-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,662
Posted By maggie357
Unfortunately it will be the people who PAY for...

Unfortunately it will be the people who PAY for their insurance and can only afford a HIGH DEDUCTIBLE that cannot afford treatment for Ebola and wll die in droves. Those with gov't provided...
Forum: Urban Survival 08-10-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,908
Posted By maggie357
Will hold 3 tea candles for heating a cup of hot...

Will hold 3 tea candles for heating a cup of hot water during a winter storm if you are stranded on the highway. Not every emergency is TEOTWAWKI.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-05-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,327
Posted By maggie357
Living without a bathroom

TMI alert-will be talking about bodily functions when there is no running water or sewer.

We've been an entire week without a bathroom due to a remodel project that turned into an entire rebuild...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-08-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,100
Posted By maggie357
Actually I AM counting the votes. I've been...

Actually I AM counting the votes. I've been getting the ladies' Duluth Trading catalog for months but cringe at the prices. Looks like they are worth it though and Christmas IS coming. Thanks for...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-08-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,708
Posted By maggie357
A bottle of olive oil and a wick and hurricane...

A bottle of olive oil and a wick and hurricane make a lamp out of a wine bottle. Can use for cooking, moisturizing and light.
Feminine needs-most girls wait until the day "of" to buy their 5 day...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-08-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 133,005
Posted By maggie357
I like the idea of having a party. If I had meat...

I like the idea of having a party. If I had meat that was going to spoil if not eaten (since fuel for a generator is finite), I'd go around to the neighbors and tell them to come over, pot luck...
Forum: Urban Survival 10-01-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,450
Posted By maggie357
Thanks to the movie Psycho, my piece goes in the...

Thanks to the movie Psycho, my piece goes in the bathroom with me if no one else is home.
Forum: Urban Survival 10-01-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,748
Posted By maggie357
You've shown me that many pluses can also be...

You've shown me that many pluses can also be minuses, depending on the situation and given me much to ponder. thank you!
Forum: Urban Survival 10-01-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 25,625
Posted By maggie357
I'm thinking of alternates that, if they did...

I'm thinking of alternates that, if they did explode or leak, would not be so noxious. Maybe oven cleaner or scrubbing bubbles. That could be kept in a cooler. It may not be as effective as pepper...
Forum: Urban Survival 10-01-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,827
Posted By maggie357
I do the same since I travel for work. I keep...

I do the same since I travel for work. I keep only a spare set of work clothes and either t-shirt and gym shorts for summer or a sweat suit for winter. If I'm stuck overnight somewhere, most likely...
Forum: Urban Survival 09-13-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,948
Posted By maggie357
America's Patriot, I completely disagree. Case in...

America's Patriot, I completely disagree. Case in point, Ted Bundy, who had on a fake cast and asked for help getting in and out of his car. He relied on sympathy/empathy, THEN pummeled them to get...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-01-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,188
Posted By maggie357
Glad you are all safe. This sounds like a good...

Glad you are all safe. This sounds like a good trial run and gave you a taste of what a disaster could be like. Good thing you had that extra tent. Kudos!
Forum: Food and water 05-10-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 28,921
Posted By maggie357
We bought canned mackerel and will feed any older...

We bought canned mackerel and will feed any older brown rice to the dogs with vegetable peeling, ends,etc. We did that for about 3 months and the dog actually improved in coat and overall health. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-10-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,633
Posted By maggie357
Oh,man. If you can buy a hand grinder(around...

Oh,man. If you can buy a hand grinder(around $60), grind your own grain (wheat, oats or rice) and bake it into bread right away, you will think you're eating like a king. Nothing from the store can...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-10-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,068
Posted By maggie357
I'm wondering if a light spray of WD40 on #10...

I'm wondering if a light spray of WD40 on #10 cans would slow/stop rusting if there is condensation inside the cached tube. Just a thought-has anyone tried it?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-10-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,477
Posted By maggie357
I don't change it. I just put the newest on top...

I don't change it. I just put the newest on top for drinking and will use the old for washing, scrubbing, toilet flushing etc. Will filter or disinfect as the situation demands. Eventually I'll...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-10-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,188
Posted By maggie357
Hikers on the Appalachian trail say they only...

Hikers on the Appalachian trail say they only hiked 7 miles a day in the beginning, but by a week or two were able to make 20, but that's rugged terrain. My point however is that if you do it...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-10-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,395
Posted By maggie357
I would consider Bioplasma Cell Salts made by...

I would consider Bioplasma Cell Salts made by Hyland. I've had some experience with these and done quite a bit of research and can attest to their efficiency.
...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-10-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,784
Posted By maggie357
Apply vaseline to edges of a piece of it and...

Apply vaseline to edges of a piece of it and apply over a lung puncture.
Forum: Urban Survival 05-07-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,850
Posted By maggie357
Great way to try MH foods. tHANKD. i'm...

Great way to try MH foods. tHANKD.

i'm in!!
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-27-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 31,860
Posted By maggie357
I'm thinking wrapping a jar of peanut butter in...

I'm thinking wrapping a jar of peanut butter in bubble wrap would insulate it somewhat from temp swings as well as protect against breakage. The bubble wrap can also be put under clothes for...
Forum: Urban Survival 04-25-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,054
Posted By maggie357
Oh, yes! Powdered honey and cornstarch mixed...

Oh, yes! Powdered honey and cornstarch mixed together in a shaker jar or with a big feather. A great bridal shower gift after SHTF! Edible body powder. And some real honey in some glycerin and oil...
Forum: Ladies Section 04-21-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,127
Posted By maggie357
Can she take a night class on basic auto...

Can she take a night class on basic auto maintenance & mechanics at a tech school when she graduates. If you can do the labor yourself, that's more than half the cost. If you can remove a part at...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-20-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,469
Posted By maggie357
I agree with nearly everyone. If you want to...

I agree with nearly everyone. If you want to learn to make better homemade bread, then that's what to concentrate on. It's hard to beat the smell of fresh baked bread and homemade jerky. You're well...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-20-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,373
Posted By maggie357
My advice would be to dig the grave of a loved...

My advice would be to dig the grave of a loved one when death seems imminent but before the actual death. Grief takes a lot out of you and unless you live near a group of good hearted people who...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-20-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,339
Posted By maggie357
Now is a great time to pick up sweaters, fleece...

Now is a great time to pick up sweaters, fleece and long pants from thrift stores since everyone will be looking for summer clothes. But...be careful about buying BDUs there. I bought a pair that...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-20-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,987
Posted By maggie357
Sugar. Candy & cookies. generic immodium. ...

Sugar. Candy & cookies. generic immodium.

But toilet paper, definitely. It 's one of those things we take for granted until it's gone. And if S never HTF, it's still good virtually forever.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 04-19-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 276,899
Posted By maggie357
Also ironic is that Massachusetts doesn't have...

Also ironic is that Massachusetts doesn't have the death penalty.
Forum: Urban Survival 04-19-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,054
Posted By maggie357
The lady that runs a store near me said it's fine...

The lady that runs a store near me said it's fine to use for baking. Just mix it with your other dry ingredients like flour and spices, then using the muffin method, mix all the wet ingredients to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-13-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By maggie357
Solar power and a huge battery bank.

Solar power and a huge battery bank.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-13-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,102
Posted By maggie357
In the 70's, people like you were called "back to...

In the 70's, people like you were called "back to the land-ers". Ask the grandparents to tell you family stories about how they lived during the depressions, during World War 2, etc. They'll enjoy...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-13-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By maggie357
You can tell her, "Now that the weather is nice,...

You can tell her, "Now that the weather is nice, we might decide to go camping at a moment's notice for the weekend. If we have to spend time packing, there won't be time enough to actuall camp, so...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-13-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,878
Posted By maggie357
As a former safety officer of a company, I would...

As a former safety officer of a company, I would ask that if you slip away without saying anything, please leave a note at your workstation or other place that will eventually be seen by others so...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-17-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,712
Posted By maggie357
I've been concerned with chemicals leaching from...

I've been concerned with chemicals leaching from plastic drink bottles stored in a hot car. If it's a true survival situation, that wouldn't really be a concern, but since I EDC my natural spring tap...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-17-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,427
Posted By maggie357
You could use the questionable totes (washed out...

You could use the questionable totes (washed out very well and labelled) for storing water to do laundry, clean house, wash dishes and flush the toilets. With that, you'd need less drinking water...
Forum: Food and water 03-17-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,699
Posted By maggie357
I'm wondering if a solar oven could be used to...

I'm wondering if a solar oven could be used to roast beans. Has anyone tried it?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-17-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,181
Posted By maggie357
A campfire becomes a matter of survival if the...

A campfire becomes a matter of survival if the temp dips or if you become wet. Keeping your body's core temperature at 98.6 is a necessity. Combine a campfire with a lean-to lined with a foil...
Forum: Urban Survival 03-09-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,457
Posted By maggie357
I'd throw in a roll of co-wrap or an Ace bandage....

I'd throw in a roll of co-wrap or an Ace bandage. If you don't need it for first aid, it can be used for cordage to bind two items together. But if you twist and ankle or need to hold a gauze pad in...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-06-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,463
Posted By maggie357
A bottle of water, bandana, multitool with...

A bottle of water, bandana, multitool with flashlight, and a bottle of rosemary essential oil ALWAYS which works for cleaning toilet seats, deodorizing, unstuffing a stuffy nose, and will actually...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-06-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,555
Posted By maggie357
Aw, Crutch, you ain't old, just...

Aw, Crutch, you ain't old, just ..um..experienced. LOL Good to hear from ya, buddy! You raise a lot of good points. Survival can be in baby steps. Doing is better than knowing. Doing something...
Forum: Ladies Section 03-03-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,032
Posted By maggie357
I'm thinking old school. Take the photo, print it...

I'm thinking old school. Take the photo, print it on paper. Scan it and post to the internet. There-no location I am betting.
Forum: Ladies Section 03-03-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,115
Posted By maggie357
OK, you've got at least three great stories to...

OK, you've got at least three great stories to put in your book. You ARE writing a book, aren't you? I want to reserve a copy for my hubby. He got up from watching the race on TV when I told him...
Forum: Ladies Section 03-03-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,739
Posted By maggie357
I used a well known cosmetic line along with my...

I used a well known cosmetic line along with my friend. We both had break outs. We switched from the lotion cleaner to the soap bar cleanser and haven't had a break out since. If you like what you...
Forum: Ladies Section 03-03-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By maggie357
When I had physical therapy, a lady was coming in...

When I had physical therapy, a lady was coming in to have PT on her plantar fasciitis. Also, my massage therapist says she can help. I found the rocker bottom shoes especially helpful when I had a...
Forum: Ladies Section 03-03-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 37,823
Posted By maggie357
I believe crocheting and repairing fishing nets...

I believe crocheting and repairing fishing nets would be a valuable skill if you live near the water.
Forum: Ladies Section 03-03-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,651
Posted By maggie357
After all that great advice (especially let the...

After all that great advice (especially let the man be the man, you be his "back-up") all I can add is that it sounds like time for a camping trip with your dad about midway between you. There's...
Forum: Ladies Section 03-03-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,959
Posted By maggie357
I agree that being a woman is for all phases of...

I agree that being a woman is for all phases of life, not just prepping. That said, I do carry scented hand sanitizer from Bath & Body Works (I understand the alcohol in scented hand sanitizer will...
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