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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-14-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,830
Posted By oalo
MSM was quick to jump all over this. In every...

MSM was quick to jump all over this. In every report that I've read, the guy actually died from a heart condition, not lack of O2. The coincidental timing was perfect for MSM to pounce on it.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-13-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,199
Posted By oalo
Messages printed and delivered

After a bit of a delay (broke my foot), I finally made it up to MMM's hide-away and delivered his Christmas package with all of your warm wishes tucked inside. Mike lives in a truly beautiful area....
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-13-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 418,893
Posted By oalo
Met MMM!

This month, MMM has had more company than he's had in a long time, ha!

I figured I'd better get up there before the snow hits for real. Dropped off a few things and we took a trip down to town so...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-06-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,199
Posted By oalo
Merry Christmas, Mike: The winter may be...

Merry Christmas, Mike:

The winter may be tough, but we know you're even tougher! Keep hanging in there and know that a lot of folks are rooting for you.

"I can do all things in him who...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-04-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,199
Posted By oalo
re: Mtnman Mike

Wasn't sure where the best place to post this would be, so here it is...

I will be making a short visit to Mtnman Mike in the very near future. As some of you know, he is holed up at his mountain...
Forum: Wyoming 08-22-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By oalo
Hi, Mike. Still need help or did you get it...

Hi, Mike. Still need help or did you get it covered? Just now seeing this or I would've offered sooner.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-08-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By oalo
Wow. No thanks, but I will be sure to send...

Wow. No thanks, but I will be sure to send everyone else your way (30 mi away from me, with nothing in between, thank you very much).
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-10-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,986
Posted By oalo
Agreed - you just never know. My parents...

Agreed - you just never know.

My parents were worthless, as parents, as teachers, as providers. Not bad human beings, but terrible parents.

Now, my grandparents, on the other...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-10-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By oalo
As stated, 30K town/city in the middle of nowhere...

As stated, 30K town/city in the middle of nowhere (closest town is 45 miles away, also in the middle of nowhere). I live in the middle of this Nowheresville, so I guess that makes me a city slicker....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-10-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By oalo
Burying tiny preps?

I have recently acquired some small, very heavy duty plastic tubs from work. They are approximately 1' wide, 8" deep, and have a screw top lid on an opening that is about 1.5" wide. They held a...
Forum: Urban Survival 07-06-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,241
Posted By oalo
I would wander by with my family and think, "Oh,...

I would wander by with my family and think, "Oh, thank goodness, firewood to keep us warm tonight and to cook dinner with. Then pillage what I could for that purpose. While doing that, I would...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-08-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,245
Posted By oalo
I joined you guys. That's enough for me. And that...

I joined you guys. That's enough for me. And that was after lurking on and off for years.

I'm sure if push comes to shove, I'll eventually fall in with someone/some group, but that would be on a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-08-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,591
Posted By oalo
I grew up on a farm. One day, when I was 6 or 7,...

I grew up on a farm. One day, when I was 6 or 7, I grabbed a feed bucket that had been sitting in the dark corner of one of the stalls to feed some of the younger calves by hand. I expected that it...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 04-05-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 205,073
Posted By oalo
Ok, I'll jump in. I smoked from age 15 to...

Ok, I'll jump in.

I smoked from age 15 to 40, quit on my 40th birthday because I didn't like the sound of having smoked for 25 years and then being a "40 year old smoker". Quit cold turkey and...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 04-05-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By oalo
Yes!!! I was fine with them as a kid, and can...

Yes!!! I was fine with them as a kid, and can still eat cooked apples/applesauce no problem. I've learned that regarding raw apple (which I love), I have to eat and drink something along with it and...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 04-05-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,704
Posted By oalo
That sounds close to what I went through. I had...

That sounds close to what I went through. I had three days where I pretty much just stayed in bed and thought, "what have I done?" and had serious doubts about getting the second one in a few months....
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 04-05-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,430
Posted By oalo
PF started up for me about 3 years ago due to...

PF started up for me about 3 years ago due to lots of time on hard floors. I tried everything I could read up about (and afford). Frankly, what finally worked for me was taking time off of work for 3...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-01-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,494
Posted By oalo
I've only been asked this twice. Both times it...

I've only been asked this twice. Both times it was by someone I know, like, and for the most part trust.

So I took the time to explain. One of them was even a guest at my house when things...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-29-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,444
Posted By oalo
It would be interesting to know exactly what all...

It would be interesting to know exactly what all she had with her and what changes she will make to that inventory for the future. Sounds like over all she did just fine. She didn't rattle off any...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-29-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,327
Posted By oalo
Check out images of the town of Coober Pedy for...

Check out images of the town of Coober Pedy for more inspiration. An entire small town under ground. Surface temperature of 122*F = 72*F underground there. Very interesting and well done.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-18-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,032
Posted By oalo
I moved from a place of relative calm to a place...

I moved from a place of relative calm to a place of perpetual wind. A normal day here is sustained winds of ~30mph and a windy day can be sustained winds of ~40mph with gust of up to 75mph.

Pros:...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-18-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By oalo
Thank you, that's exactly what I was thinking. I...

Thank you, that's exactly what I was thinking. I appreciate the additional information.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-17-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By oalo
Wow, I hope not! I was being paranoid but even I...

Wow, I hope not! I was being paranoid but even I didn't wander down the body bag/personal cage path, ha!

Even if they do bother to track you down, maybe it means you get extra rations. (Then the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-17-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By oalo
Yes, that is correct and I think you're right....

Yes, that is correct and I think you're right. Over the years I've been added to multiple databases in various states, even if my status is now listed as "inactive" or "expired".

I think I'm...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-17-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By oalo
Diarrhea would definitely kill you quicker. Not...

Diarrhea would definitely kill you quicker. Not to mention you'd be going through water like crazy and would be more vulnerable due to constant pooping and being distracted by severe cramping and the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-17-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,838
Posted By oalo
Low-tech ideas: A bell to be kept either...

Low-tech ideas:

A bell to be kept either bedside or chairside for the person to ring for help when needed.

A metal potato masher in case foods need to be mashed up for easier...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-17-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,897
Posted By oalo
Hmm. Above preschool but not by much. A...

Hmm. Above preschool but not by much. A kindergartener in some areas and perhaps a 5th grader in others. Definitely still learning/struggling. I'm not really prepping to save my self - more trying to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-17-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By oalo
Opinion on attending a training

I am interested in attending a couple of upcoming trainings. I would be attending for both personal (largely) and professional (to a lesser degree) reasons. They are scattered around the country, but...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By oalo
I am truly sorry for your loss and my heart...

I am truly sorry for your loss and my heart breaks for what you are going through right now. Thank you for making such a loving but difficult decision for him and for giving all of them a warm and...
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-14-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By oalo
Tracy is a crap hole even to this day, but man,...

Tracy is a crap hole even to this day, but man, if you're looking for cheap real estate...:D: Although, it sounds like the cop did you a solid getting you out of the elements. Who knows, coulda been...
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-13-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By oalo
Born in Clear Lake, when my parents lived there...

Born in Clear Lake, when my parents lived there to attend St. Cloud State. Raised on a farm 10 miles outside of Marshall (southwest corner).

I agree that things always seem to work out, but feel...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,575
Posted By oalo
Everything is pretty much shut down here - roads...

Everything is pretty much shut down here - roads and businesses. The kids and I are hoping to ski or snowshoe to the coffee shop and movie theater later today, if they stay open. Also a good day to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,575
Posted By oalo
I'm north of you and expecting the same. Had to...

I'm north of you and expecting the same. Had to chuckle when I decided to make a last minute run to walmart to grab an extra bag of dog food - shelves were bare! We're all set, so whatever, but with...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,431
Posted By oalo
You had me at "ginger", nevermind all the other...

You had me at "ginger", nevermind all the other adjectives, lol.:rofl:
Forum: Minnesota 03-12-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,919
Posted By oalo
Yes, I realize that this is an old thread. That...

Yes, I realize that this is an old thread. That said...in addition to what everyone else has said about prepping for winter, I have this memory from when I was growing up on one of the farms.

We...
Forum: Wyoming 03-12-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,993
Posted By oalo
Checking in from the SE corner here. Married into...

Checking in from the SE corner here. Married into Wyoming 21 years ago from Denver. Rural Minnesota before that.
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-12-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6,299
Sticky: Your Username
Views: 733,265
Posted By oalo
It was the name of one of my kids' guinea pigs....

It was the name of one of my kids' guinea pigs. Beyond that, it's unique enough that it's not usually already taken.:p
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-12-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5,538
Views: 725,661
Posted By oalo
For as long as I can remember, I have always...

For as long as I can remember, I have always brainstormed preps/tactics/supplies/groups, etc. I believe it was a combination of being raised by my grandparents on their farms (both sets of which made...
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-12-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By oalo
Longtime lurker saying "hi"

Hello to all. I've lurked on and off here for years and finally decided to make it official. Most likely I won't have a whole lot to say or add, but wanted to be able to "thank" people for their...
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