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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: 1398

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: 1398

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: 1398

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: 1398

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: 1398

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: 1398

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: 680

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.
by grenfell
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.
Replies: 48
Views: 1398

Re: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.

I got given some of these by a rep a while ago £8 each! And imo utter poo... Straps pull out the staples... Avoid https://www.screwfix.com/p/3m-9332-disposable-valved-dust-mist-fume-respirator-p3/49665?tc=AA3&ds_kid=92700024696242867&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1241687&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1244069&gclid=Cj0K...
by grenfell
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: What Other Books Not Survivalism Related ?
Replies: 18
Views: 680

Re: What Other Books Not Survivalism Related ?

All very good points . I'd add some fiction to this post apocalyptic library . Reading about a future space adventurer or a gritty detective might not teach any practical skills but they very often have a moral message running through them in the same way as biblical stories do and to have an avenue...
by grenfell
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Prepping and climate change
Replies: 72
Views: 2191

Re: Prepping and climate change

I think it was Nietzsche who said that in the western world faith in religion was being replaced by faith in science Or to put it another way that belief technology will solve all our problems. I don't know if it will but we are a pretty inventive species even if at times our inventiveness can work ...