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If you are considering purchasing spare parts for your semi-automatic rifle, single-shot rifle, or semi-automatic handgun, the most essential spare part (and the one most likely to break) is the so-called extractor. In a semi-automatic r...
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If you are a serious survivalist you need spare parts for your rifle. The down side is that spare parts are expensive. A Springfield M1A can cost from $1400-$2500. The spare parts set illustrated will run $150. If several people on the b...
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There are so many possible contingencies to worry about, that I'm not sure that an individual family has to worry about making a written disaster plan. You can do so if you want, of course. Certainly it seems absurd to make a diagram of...
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Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL's) use electricity to heat an element in a lamp's base that leads the mercury vapor to produce light. At the end of a CFL bulb's life the heating element may continue to function, and produce a fire. There ...
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Dutch ovens are extremely useful. They can be used indoors or out, over a gas, coal, charcoal or wood fire, and can bake, broil, saute, fry and cook better than any single utensil. The biggest advantage in a disaster is that a dutch ove...
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In a power outage there is a liklihood people will be trapped in elevators that suddently stop. Most elevators have an emergency battery operated lighting system. The intercom (if installed) may not work. Call for assistance with your...
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I have done volunteer work in Joplin twice now, once on memorial day weekend, and once today. Neither time was I in the disaster zone but we did drive through it to get to where we were going both times, should I be concerned at all abo...
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Many states now have laws mandating the storage of and the training in use of so-called "automatic defribrillators". In nursing homes and senior centers they must be present if the center is to operate. These devices enable a lay p...
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If you are a diabetic, and injecting yourself with insulin several times daily, a disaster can be very difficult. You may run out of insulin, or injectable needles. I would be cautious about throwing them away, if the disaster seems to b...
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Hi, Get the facts on radiation exposure, radiation sickness and how to protect yourself Click Here: http://www.medhelp.org/general-health/articles/Radiation-Exposure-FAQs/145 Of the many fallouts from the tragic earthquake and ...
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A few weeks ago the Doctors put up a blog for all to see with information regarding the n radioactiviity from the reactor in Japan , today I hear that is is indeed like Chenobyl and they have made it a serious 7 we are also seeing that ...
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Hi, http://www.medhelp.org/general-health/articles/Emergency-Supplies-Every-Home-Needs/146 Best, MedHelp
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About this chat Radiologist Garry Choy, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital discusses the health risks of radiation exposure, how you can protect yourself and the signs and symptoms of radiation sickness in this free one-hour health c...
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Live from the Japan Disaster: Medical Response on the Ground Tuesday Mar 22, 2011, 08:00PM - 09:00PM (EST) http://www.medhelp.org/health_chats/register/59 About this chat Join emergency aid physicians who will be reporting LIVE from S...
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does any one have a good first aid kit list of what i can put in my home first aid kit. thanks
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Snow goggles are necessary if you spend extended time in an environment where the landscape is entirely covered in snow. The North Pole for example, if you are assisting Santa and his elves. Or in Colorado, if you are camping in the s...
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Leathernecks from the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center at Quantico Virginia recently evaluated twelve pocket knifes, any one of which is suitable for a survival kit. My preference is for a Kershaw Skyline model 1760, which they did not e...
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If you are a disaster planner you need contact telephone numbers for the dispatchers of every railroad in your district. In some cases this may mean ten or fifteen telephone numbers. Whew! I hate to say that not many municipalities with ...
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Two ropes of different diameters may be fastened together by what is called a sheet-bend, sometimes known as a becket bend or a weaver's knot. Yeah, caregiver222 believes you really have to learn this simple knot. It hold best under a...
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Caregiver222's suggestions for storage is to confine yourself to rectangular plastic milk crates, eight-quart transparent (preferably) file storage containers with waterproof sealable tops, and one or two .50 cal surplus ammunition conta...
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