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#1 Champion of Cyrodiil

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 05:09 PM

I think the Coronavirus is a serious issue and was wondering if anyone else on this forum is preparing for quarantine, chaos, etc?

 

I have:

 

  • GIS Data and Digital Maps of Central Virginia on 8TB RAID1 Synology with Laptop, Property Ownership data, Topology maps, USGS Satellite Imagery, etc.  I hope to be able to find all the different kinds of stores, and other offices and retail shops without internet.  Also mapping routes.)
  • Supplies for Hunting, Security, Communication and Medicine
  • Food Pantry List, Refrigerator List, and Freezer List, Ordered by longevity and protein/carb requirements.
  • Developing Plans for "Hunkering Down" and "Bugging Out".
  • Packing Kits to support aforementioned plans.  E.g. 7Km Range VHF Radios, Rugged 25K mAh Power Bank w/ Solar, 5 gal-Gas Can, Portable Gas Powered Generator. 
  • 4x4 SUV with good ground clearance, V8, full tank of gas, oil change and some tools to work/fix it.  Range of about 400 miles.
  • Solar Charging Kit, First Aid Kit
  • Camping Gear, Tent, Lights, Sleep Systems, Mini-Grill, cups/pots/pans etc.
  • 90 Gallons of Fresh water, (80, 5 and 5) (2 People, 45 Days @ 1 gal/day/person.
  • 2 Months Pet Food for 1 Cat, 1 Dog.  Small Crate for Cat, Special Leash & Leader for Dog (They go straight to SUV with Food in event its time to leave.)

 

Thinking about it from this perspective... I'm not really a prepper, and I dont plan to have a ton of stuff prepped... but I don't want to just sit around and wait for it all to get worse and be standing there vulnerable in my pajamas either. 

 

Anyone else pulling stuff together?  Anything I should consider besides what is listed above?  I think I should consider a water filtration kit for 'on the go'.  Also I have a books and reading material for training for survival and off grid living.  Very detailed and thorough books, more for reference than actual reading.  

 

Also, does anyone actually know anyone personally with this virus yet?  I've yet to make text/email/phone contact with anyone personally affected. 

 



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Posted 15 March 2020 - 05:13 PM

Also, can this thread be "Pinned" for a couple of weeks to help make it easier to find for everyone?



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Posted 15 March 2020 - 05:50 PM

ok.. not a prepper...  

 

There is one case in North Dakota.  I am not panicking.  I do have food, but I dont see us dissolving into complete chaos anytime soon.  

 

Turn off the TV and wash your hands.  you will be fine.



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Posted 16 March 2020 - 02:50 AM

My kid's school is shut as a precaution and has been for the past two weeks. They're shut for at least another month, so my wife and I are having to take turns taking time off work to look after her. That's fun. Not doing any doomsday preparation or anything; people are blowing it way out of proportion with buying up hand sanitiser and such. 

 

Our county's the worst hit in the country, but eh.


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Posted 16 March 2020 - 05:50 AM

Totally blown out of proportion.  IMO, the media has done this.  

 

I now am sitting on the couch, with a directed week off work.  There is this female next to me that says she is my wife..  seems nice...  will monitor this situation...



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Posted 16 March 2020 - 06:01 AM

I agree about the seriousness of COVID-19. It's getting worse every minute. 



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Posted 16 March 2020 - 04:27 PM

Totally blown out of proportion.  IMO, the media has done this.  

 

I now am sitting on the couch, with a directed week off work.  There is this female next to me that says she is my wife..  seems nice...  will monitor this situation...

LOL.

 

Forgot you had a boarder? 

 

I wish we had some time off. My country still has large gatherings, however there have only been less than 10 cases of the T-Virus thus far. 


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Posted 16 March 2020 - 08:14 PM

eh..  kinda forgot.  You get into a rut.

 

To be fair..  there is only one case in the state I am in, and its 300 miles away.  



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Posted 17 March 2020 - 09:40 AM

You're lucky. We have at least 5 of covid cases here in our area. We need to do self quarantine. 



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Posted 17 March 2020 - 08:56 PM

You're lucky. We have at least 5 of covid cases here in our area. We need to do self quarantine. 

 

That's not good man, you need to make your immune system strong as well. Follow all the guidelines imposed by your government.


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Posted 18 March 2020 - 05:55 PM

This mf spittin'!
 

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Posted 18 March 2020 - 05:58 PM

Speaking of which, I'll mark the settlements Obama is talking about on your map.



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Posted 19 March 2020 - 02:59 PM

Totally blown out of proportion.  IMO, the media has done this.  


I have to disagree with you on that one. The news media does blow things out of proportion, but not everything is an overreaction.

This is a serious thing that is going to kill a whole lot more people in the coming months before things level out.

And not just the elderly/already ill people are getting fucked up by it, some regular healthy people are ending up on ventilators in hospitals.

The world will survive, but this thing will leave its mark.

Plus I heard today that they've been testing the Chinese people who got it and recovered and have found that their sperm count is rock bottom.

I haven't confirmed this myself yet, but that's a real spooky notion.


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Posted 19 March 2020 - 08:43 PM

Interesting input from everyone.  I live in the US and have been following the John Hopkins Map, which seems to have good details. 

Be careful with other links because i've heard there are some bad malware redirects with weird URLs for the same map.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

 

Just make sure its HTTPS, and has jhu.edu as the domain. 

 

Looking at the actual daily rate, we are still going up pretty fast.  There have been a lot of lockdowns and restrictions.  I had to go to work today to get some hardware up and running, and showered and washed clothes when I got back.  Traffic is much less and way less people out.  Kind of nice in a way, lol. (sorry, probably too soon.)

 

I swear we were just at 7,000 last night, and we're at 14,000 now.  In my state we had about 25 confirmed wednesday and now at more than 100 with 2 deaths already.  I've been hearing that even younger healthy people are getting put in the ICU on ventilator because of this thing, so while you should definitely wash your hands, also stay 6 feet away from people.  Plus this stuff can apparently survive for multiple days w/o a host.  Bad stuff for sure.



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Posted 19 March 2020 - 08:49 PM


Seriously? Listen to the old lady at the end for sure.



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Posted 20 March 2020 - 05:48 AM


I have to disagree with you on that one. The news media does blow things out of proportion, but not everything is an overreaction.

This is a serious thing that is going to kill a whole lot more people in the coming months before things level out.

And not just the elderly/already ill people are getting fucked up by it, some regular healthy people are ending up on ventilators in hospitals.

The world will survive, but this thing will leave its mark.

Plus I heard today that they've been testing the Chinese people who got it and recovered and have found that their sperm count is rock bottom.

I haven't confirmed this myself yet, but that's a real spooky notion.

 

Let me re-phrase...

 

Yes, this is a dangerous illness.  I believe the media has created some false panic ..  being that, for example, the run on toilet paper, guns, and ammunition,

 

I agree, this will leave its mark.



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Posted 20 March 2020 - 03:48 PM

Buying toilet paper and bottled water seems to be humanity's go to "holy shit" purchases when anything catastrophic happens.

We're just primates with anxiety doing our best not to die.

 

And I definitely agree that most media outlets blow things up much larger then they need to be, which happens purely for profit, so why would they ever stop making money from panic when it's obviously so goddamn easy to accomplish.

 

Goddamn, things are frustrating.


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Posted 20 March 2020 - 05:43 PM

Just wanted to say that I really didnt buy THAT much ammo. Seriously, a few hundred rounds isn't a crazy amount to have for occasional target practice and hunting. Also I havent really "hoarded" either... just trying to be prepped for 12 weeks or so, and then ready to leave with enough stuff to go camping for the summer if I have to... which could also be very dangerous without proper plumbing for sanitation. #3rdWorldProblems

I do own my home, and it is far enough from the city with a river crossing requirement to get here, so that limits through traffic. I have a well with electric pump, so as long as I have power I can pump my own water. If the power ever goes out, I have a small generator...

Okay, so The gasoline-powered generators produce at best 6.13 kilowatt-hours per gallon of fuel, at worst 4.42, and a median of 5.7. [https://settysoutham...-power-plants/]

So My 4x4 has a 28 Gallon (160 Liter/Litre) tank. Which is 171.64 kilowatt-hours of power reserve through my small generator in perfect conditions.

My in-ground pump is submersible and i think around 100 feet.

  • Nominal Flow Rate 10 gpm
  • Flow Rate @ 100 Ft. @ 40 PSI 11 gpm
  • Flow Rate @ 100 Ft. @ 50 PSI 10 gpm
  • Flow Rate @ 150 Ft. @ 40 PSI 10 gpm
  • Flow Rate @ 150 Ft. @ 50 PSI 9 gpm
  • Rated Voltage 230VAC
  • Amps 8

 

8 AmpHours at 230V ~ 1.84 kilowatt-hours

 

Lets say 80% efficiency, I get 8 GPM w/ 100 Ft. @ 10 GPM..

 

1.84 kilowatt-hours I think gives me 8 gallons * 60 Minutes...

 

480 Gallons of water?

 

Using my 4x4's gas, perhaps I get 170 kilowatt-hours divided by 1.84 is 92.38 hours...

 

So maybe I pump 44,347 gallons of water total before I run out?

 

2 People @ 5 gallons per day is 10 gallons a day, 4434 days is about 12 years ... 

 

So maybe 10 at best.  Yea, availability of water from a hole probably wont be an issue. The generator, and pump however will be.  Hopefully by then I'll have figured out how to craft a old fashioned hand pump.



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Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:25 PM

Now...  if you utilize solar/wind, a moderate battery system with converter..  you can last until the batteries go out.

 

I cast and reload..  ammo is NOT a problem.



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Posted 21 March 2020 - 06:54 AM

I tried telling everyone to love each other while they still could. Now look what happened. You can't even go out on a date anymore. All these people making fun of my favorite holiday finally understand why relationships are important. Huzzah!