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by grenfell
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Lockdown?
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Lockdown?

Armed guards on the Tenerife hotel and in northern italy and our government did rush through the legislation to force people to stay in quarantine while the group were stopping on the wirral but yes i reckon dl is right i think they'll fanny about. I'm almost surprised we haven't seen bleating about...
by grenfell
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Dedicated flood preps
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Dedicated flood preps

On the subject of dedicated flood preparations my mind is drawn back to a job i worked on probably twenty five years ago. If anyone knows Stoke on trent they may know Ford Green hall ,a timber framed building built next to a pool. Sometime in the '80's ( i think) the water rose and flooded the hall....
by grenfell
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Dedicated flood preps
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Dedicated flood preps

I'm high enough to not have to worry about flooding so my preps are more general to ease any supply problems there may be. With regards to furniture i recall seeing a report a few years back on the tv from Bridgenorth or somewhere along the severn at least about the precautions taken at one house. F...
by grenfell
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.
Replies: 48
Views: 1714

Re: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.

Does it make a good cover story? It might distract the headlines for a while. Politicians are pretty much the same whatever hue they are or from whatever country they all want to see BAU and don't want to be remembered as the ones at the wheel when everything goes tits up. Closing down cities , airp...
by grenfell
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.
Replies: 48
Views: 1714

Re: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.

Apologies for dragging up the past. I mentioned earlier that there were rumours of racism towards chinese people and communities and whether that is or not it could be percieved that way and no doubt it gives some an excuse. Going back to the current problems i was listening to the radio yesterday a...
by grenfell
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.
Replies: 48
Views: 1714

Re: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.

To be fair i can associate with that . Going back a bit but i can remember friends and myself being convinced that the aids epidemic was a result of some sort of biological warfare accident . The official line at the time was that it originated in green monkeys and of course it was sexually transmit...
by grenfell
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.
Replies: 48
Views: 1714

Re: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.

Makes a good conspiracy though and :tinfoil all the deaths have been in china...
Can't help thinking that the one child policy worked an awful lot better and didn't do as much harm to the economy .
by grenfell
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.
Replies: 48
Views: 1714

Re: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.

I'm leaning towards agreement rather than anything else. A thousand dead in a country with a population of 1.4Bilion sounds a handful and a mortality rate of 1-2% doesn't make it sound too bad. I suppose the main difference is how contagious the virus is. If another virus has say a 10% mortality rat...
by grenfell
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.
Replies: 48
Views: 1714

Re: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.

Yes i've read about the effectiveness or not of various masks and of course the importance of hygine. It was more the idea of improvised efforts that had me wondering. A torn up bedsheet should i think give a modicum of protection ( and could be either washed or burnt afterwards)but i was wondering ...
by grenfell
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: What Other Books Not Survivalism Related ?
Replies: 18
Views: 823

Re: What Other Books Not Survivalism Related ?

I suppose we get the bible and the complete works of Shakespeare as they do on desert island discs ? I'd add Pratchets Disc World novels . Quite often a moral theme and a comment on the world we inhabit now plus humorous and can appeal to anyone from probably 12years old onwards.