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Bug out vehicles

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Comment by Jan Carter on July 11, 2019 at 18:51

There will always be challenges to not living within a well populated area.  It has been an interesting 48 hours up on our mountain with 48 to go before we know if our youngest member will survive.

Sunday morning our neighbor reached out to me that she was on her way to the emergency vet, an hour out of town.  Her 14 year old golden had woke up bleeding profusely from one of her ears and it would not stop. I was the back up to take care of the 3 year old cat that we affectionately call the puppy kitty because he plays with all the dogs as well as the other cat up here.

Turns out she had a tumor that burst and Monday she went to her regular vet to be set up for early Tuesday surgery.   By the time all is said and done and we get her home last night about 6, her owner calls me and she is on the way back to the emergency vet.  This time the cat has a bite on his foot and is screaming in pain.  Turns out a copperhead bite will do that.  She spends the night in Blueridge because the ER vet closes at 7am and there is no one to take care of the cat.  So at 630 the cat comes back to the Hiawassee vet to be taken care of for the day and then back to the ER vet after they close because they have no one there at night to monitor him.  Snake venom has about a 72 hour period that it can suddenly turn deadly to the cat and most vets wont give anti venom to a cat unless it becomes necessary because it also can prove fatal.

So even if you decide to go just a little out of the way and not actually “off grid”, make sure you know how to protect the animals you can and how to treat those that do get critically ill.

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lessons from the great depression

Great article with some no nonsense, common sense suggestions

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Comment by dead_left_knife_guy on January 30, 2017 at 10:41

Michael, you can't get a campfire burn on a cloudy day because the sun's light is made diffuse by the clouds, which means the light scatters & travels in all sorts of different directions. In order to get a burn through focusing sunlight (via magnifying glass, or in this case a polished parabolic surface on a knife), the rays of light must first be traveling parallel to each other -- as they do when there are no clouds between the sun & the focusing surface. A sunburn is an entirely different mechanism, & the diffuse UV rays can still cause a sunburn on the skin, because this requires much less energy. If they required the same amount of energy, you wouldn't get a sunburn even on sunny days -- unless someone was focusing sunlight on you with a magnifying glass or highly polished parabolic surface. As far as the solar knife goes, that handle is made of aluminum, which I doubt would be very comfortable, especially in cold weather, & the sheath they provide wouldn't give much protection to that polished surface -- even the rivet of the retention strap would likely scratch it, thus reducing its efficacy. It's an interesting concept, but the execution leaves me preferring a much cheaper magnifying glass or more flexible fresnel lens in addition to whatever knife I would be carrying (the 420 blade & sheath are not the focus of this knife, the parabolic mirror handle is).


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