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  1. Wow.....I didn't know any of that! See why we gather here! Minty Tylenol? ......... ?????????? MtRider
  2. I had one of those orange triangle flags sticking up from the back of my disability scooter. Back in the decade we still lived in apartment across the street from the Safeway. Those scooters don't scoot fast enough with all those cars! MtRider
  3. I'll have to check back tomorrow??? Didn't get my confirmation code. MtRider
  4. Must sign up for an account with them. Attempting to do so. Aiiiee, their Captcha is difficult to read. Then.... apparently I failed to recreate my password exactly and ..... now waiting for my email confirmation. But you said this was worthy so I will pursue!! MtRider
  5. Maui's been in the news alot lately. A man was fatally attacked by a shark....right off shore from a major hotel strip. A place we've been many times. I think he MIGHT have been just off the shelf and into the DEEP....which is an area you might find the hunters. Then there was the surprising locate/rescue of a woman lost for 17 days. Pretty deep into the tropical vegetation and severe topography. Not to mention aggressive wild pigs. Really....searchers ran into them. She planned to go for just a little hike/jog. What did she bring with her? Wearing: capri pants. Tank tops. Shoes [possibly just rubber slippahs which are toe thongs]. Hair binder. And pretty much nothing else, apparently. Keys [and thus anything helpful on the key ring], water bottle, cell phone, etc were left at her car because........she was just going down the path a ways. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/25/us/hawaii-hiker.html?fbclid=IwAR24AlfBT7orH2DC4KHpYn2TFlhoTBu3GmjOS1CVww12C9vgejy01YMaPT4 It's an interesting story....from her initial bad choices to her grit and determination as days..WEEKS... go by and she becomes injured and weakened. She makes some good choies that saved her....like getting near water to keep hydrated. Application for us: [...Well you knew that was coming, right? ] I immediately began to asses my EDC .....again. For any new folks.....EDC means Every Day Carry ( also known as Layer One). EVERY day carry. ALWAYS carry. Don't even go out the door without it. In my case, I don't go further than the upper deck porch unless I've got most of it. House PHONE being #1.....even if I'm just going down to do laundry. [note to self: quit putting PHONE in laundry basket cuz ya forget it and it drowns!] Seriously, this is what I've noted: A. Since DH has retired, I haven't been quite as vigilant. Cuz I have back-up at home now, most of the time. That's a new situation for me but I don't want it to allow me carelessness. B. It's summer and I need to get water into my EDC, even if it's a little bottle. BUT....if I was really serious, I think I should be carrying a Sawyer Mini and a flat "canteen". Anywhere in our barnyard/pastures....the creek/pond is there. But not drinkable without at least filtering. CGA first mentioned the Sawyer brand; she liked it. I put that on my To Buy list. C. It's summer and I also need to slip a folded mylar sheet into my EDC. It will be a protection from sun/heat if I every fall-and--can't-get-up. D. It's summer and the First Aid Instant Cold Pack [crack open the capsule and it's a short-term freezer pack] needs to get back into my EDC. ...Not used in snowy winter, of course.....and well, I'm not sure it's quit snowing yet. But we're close to being TOO HOT. At least part of the day. <----- this does not help me with EDC! Hmph! E. Not yet but soon, it will be time to add at least one face mask for dust and/or smoke. My particular sensitivity even when it might not be at levels that bother others. I do have a whole box in my vehicle....and DH's vehicle. And the bandanna but it does not work as well. F. After reading about her 17 day emergency, I think I want to put a few more pills into my EDC. Antihistamine...in case of smoke inhalation...for my particular allergic reaction. I have Nuprin [200mg] but might put a couple Strong Ibuprofen [900mg] in too. Can you imagine trying to move after breaking one of the bones in lower leg? And whatever happened to the skin on her ankles? OW! That would send my MS-impaired nervous system into shock way too fast. Anti-diarrhea med? She was eating moths... On the premise that a few pills won't take up much space or weight.... Thinking on this. G. Some have counseled to have a trauma bandage. Don't own one of those. I always have a bandanna or two. Figured that would suffice. Mebbe? I'm rethinking this one too. If I get too much, I cannot carry the weight/bulk. I'm already carrying protection things like bear spray and such for our larger wildlife issues. So I need to think this through and try it out. Here is my EDC and I DO faithfully carry all this in pockets/key chain/etc. EVERYwhere, not just here. [except the bear spray.] List divided into category rather than location. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= water bottle(s) ...maybe. Many in my vehicles tho. eyeglasses and sunglasses ...hat ...leather belt watch ...hair binder ...medic-alert bracelet Pockets *=on key ring/carabiner E-bar Peppermints (2) Peppermint gum whistle* house PHONE small knife* SAK [Swiss Army Knife] P38* key chain light* lip balm [it's also fire starter/sunscreen] lighter bandanna Kleenex (2-3) string safety pin* hair pin bread tie* $$$ In a Ziplock Drivers License and other Permit Medicare card/other ins. Map of our immediate area Folks cell#s [NEED Maui #s] 2 Bandaids Ahem....Protection from wildlife =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- MtRider ....what ELSE is imperative to save/sustain life before one can get to a larger pack/vehicle/further aid/etc?
  6. I can't find it, Ambergris. Looked thu twice.... I've been reading things here and there for years about Food Forest, Permaculture, etc. Sounds very good but I don't know a lot about it. MtRider
  7. Hugs to Wormie. MtRider ....continued prayer
  8. Whooooooeeee! That's a heavy duty shack y'all are building for a woodshed. I think DH would agree with working harder post-retirement, Homesteader. He's recently retired and he's out and about fixing too. Fixed the disintegrating box where the creek comes out of the culvert pipe. We use it to have a deep place to dip water for ducks, etc. The decades of creek running thru it have near to washed it away. So...he kinda fixed it. Think the drill ran out of power before he got the last screws in tho. Isn't that always the case? MtRider ....DH isn't one that likes fixing tho.
  9. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-057-2019-release MtRider for Wormie and MrsW
  10. Well I hope irrigation guy was not just more irritation! MtRider
  11. Have a safe and productive trip, Jeepers. Watch out for crazy holiday drivers! Everyone else too! Today I woke finally feeling much closer to my normal. Got my hair washed. DH and I got 2 loads of laundry done and put away. Made gravy for the roast and potato leftovers. Just lotta quick things here and there. Resting in between. Compared to yesterday when I could hardly walk...even with the quad cane. Knees just kept giving way...even when I locked them. Whooee. This has been such a long siege but dropping the medication will surely help. But....that med was slowing me down so much --- I didn't need the sleep aid. Now I'm struggling with that again....so I must be back to normal. MtRider ......aaaand it SNOWED most of the day. Melted tho. Sheeeeeeh!
  12. I'm INTERESTED but mostly ignorant on this topic. Convinced that this would be the ONLY real solution in my current location. ....but if I got anything large going, I'd get a visit from the local sheriff. So many Grow houses in these here mountains now...and they are not growing tomatoes. They pay a visit places with an elevated electric bill. Cuz those type of Grow houses don't use window glass. Completely in the dark but for the electric lighting. Another aspect, even here in arid West is the moisture accumulation.....it's ruining a lot of rented homes. Course they PACK those Grow houses with the ....product. More profit and then they leave the mold-destroyed home to the devastated owners. This is what I know about this topic cuz.....well....y'know. Colorado, right? Rocky Mt High...and all that. Not MY intention for indoor growing. I also know tilapia is one of the easiest fish cuz of ability to survive temperature changes. Trout are fragile. Have heard nothing of blue gill. One other ....can't remember which. You can eat the carp/goldfish, right? MtRider
  13. Good to hear, ZZelle. Been praying for him. Sounds so serious. I haven't heard of anything in our area, Ambergris. Are the big weather systems stirring up ....stuff? I've had bronchial congestion [successfully keeping it clear so far] since April. Will pray your nephew too. MtRider
  14. Hope everyone's okay that were in the path of those storms yesterday/today.... and the flooding that resulted. My MO friend called yesterday morning and we talked about the impending weather. Today she emailed and said twice, that she's glad she lives on a hill. On a big bluff over the MO river. Can see it but it won't reach them. Poured all day tho....she's not trying for even a container garden this year. No drowning rabbits or chickens either at this time. Good timing to take the break this year. Might get chickens later in the summer. I'm feeling better. Able to sweep 6" of snow of porch steps. SNOW? ...yes it looked like out there this morning. Got a lot more snow but melted as it fell all day yesterday. All melted now and our 'rice paddy' is back. I walked with the dog this evening.....slow, careful, and not far. I have a technique if I'm unsure. [I'm using unsure in place of "fragile" which is probably a more appropriate but detestable word...if truth be told] Anyway, I go for a short distance one direction from our driveway and return. If I have more energy I go same distance the other way and return. That way I don't overshoot my ability and find myself at twice the distance from my return to the vehicle to take me UP to the house. Also the reason I'm almost never in barnyard by road without vehicle to get me back UP to house. UP is significant at nearly 9,000'. MtRider ....be careful out there in the weather!
  15. Thanks everyone. I'm OKAY. Spent hours in ER. In the end, after lots of test to make sure, they came to the same conclusion we did. But we had to check. They took me off the medication for the AFib. My pulse rate is regularly too low for a beta blocker type med. AND everything else came back totally, excellently NORMAL. EKG included so that will be available for the cardio appt next week. That appt is also just a follow up and sounds like the doc today doesn't expect me to have any more AFib trouble. [ except if I ever have anesthesia again] Actually the doc asked if I felt comfortable with the risk of dropping that med. YES. Was hoping to anyway. So while MS and surgery of any type will always require weeks to fully get back to MY normal, we all think the med was dropping my pulse rate too low right from the start. And this morning it was just awful. Sure got me right in the VERY busy ER tho when DH mentioned I had shoulder and neck pain. Ladies...y'all know those are two ways that women exhibit potential heart attack, right? THAT'S what sent us in to check for sure. That's why they threw every test in the book at me today. SO many other reasons for the symptoms..... .................but what if it wasn't. Now we know for sure. And so will the cardio when I see him next week. Thanks AGAIN for prayer, friends. This month has sure been a DOOOZEY! MtRider ......I don't even know HOW MANY INCHES OF SNOW we've got so far today. Road is pudding again. No wildfires tho!
  16. Hi everyone. ....I'm not well. Pray. Feels like the med for what happened in hospital has outlived it's usefulness. Now it's too much in my system. This is why I hate chemical "cures". Too strong for me. Swings back the other way. MtRider ....blech!
  17. Kappy, Good luck with your sleep stuff....and C-pap stuff. How horrid that they damaged your equipment!!! Least you got out alive!! I'm TRYING to keep a more normal sleep schedule. It's hard!!! Kinda sliding back to late [wee hrs of AM] sleep time again. Partly cuz I wasn't feeling well enough to go to sleep. Some success. Know what you mean about minding one's own business, WE2. And when to break that rule.... Hard choice. MtRider .....we have more SNOW in the schedule. Won't stick and need moisture but..... {dang global warming!}
  18. Well, it sounds like you created a sensation, Midnight. Yeah....I stay far away from FB. MtRider
  19. I have one more cousin coming Memorial weekend with her dh. Whew. Haven't seen them since kids and all the sudden... I did see this one, L, when I took a trip back to the Midwest about 4 yrs ago. I'll be real excited to see her again. All of them are just great. Funny and kind to my mom. They are coming to pick her brain about her generation in this family. But all visits so short....a couple days. RESTING today. Really feel wiped out tho I've been sleeping better. Do y'all know it's been SNOWING HERE? Not.Kidding. It doesn't stay but it's not nice and sunny. Hmph. I'm not even going to ask Jeepers about any addictive 'farm game' on a Kindle. ...... { is it on a Paperwhite or just Fire?} ....nooo, I don't want to know..... MtRider
  20. With this severity, good thing you took him in!!! MtRider
  21. Wow, TheCG. This stuff is really messing up our ability to do normal activities. We've always had an unlisted number.....and that obviously has not helped either. Course we've had this number for decades and with the random dialing, it will hit listed and unlisted the same. MtRider .....time for a brand new technology?
  22. Definitely. So scary. MtRider
  23. I've hardly used bicycles except on country gravel roads . They were miserable to pedal the heavy old bikes of my childhood....gained a lot of muscles in legs and arms. The light skinny wheels wouldn't have lasted on gravel roads...unstable. Oh...I guess I did use a bike on Maui for some months before we got a car. Going thru the road work area did get a little skeeery! It was a bridge construction and there was no way around. It was at nite so I'd wait for a long opening between cars.....then pedal like crazy to be thru that narrrrrow part with cement barricades and back off to the side of the highway before the next car came thru. I'd forgotten that. From stories told, seems like cars/bikes attract like magnets. .....as in, driver focuses on bike and not focused on keeping his/her car AWAY from the bike! Would that "magnetic attraction" ....visual then unconsciously steering towards bike....be doubled with such a strange sight to stare at? Or....does it really 'create space' as they are intending? Midnight, I'd be interested in hearing the opinions. MtRider
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