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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #570 on: July 08, 2016, 10:13:42 PM »
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO STAY SAFE TODAY?


If you read the article above about the violence in Dallas, Texas, does that make you think about you and your family’s safety?

I said to be aware of your surroundings.  I need to expound on that statement. 

CAR:
If you found yourself suddenly in an area where there was real danger, what should you have in your car to help you?  Let’s raise the stakes - if you were stuck there, roads were closed, you couldn’t drive out of there, now think of what you need in your car to help you.  In Dallas, no cars could leave that area last night, the cars were still there  this morning. 

Where is that BACKPACK you are supposed to have in your car?  I have Life Gear Wings of Life Survival Backpack.  As a reminder what you might have in a backpack, here is what is in this one:

Backpack includes:
Thermal blanket
All weather poncho
Hygiene kit
First aid kit
Multifunction tool
Leather work gloves
Respirator mask
Compass
Signaling whistle
Thermometer
Red emergency flasher
Waterproof document/cash bag
Signaling mirror
Writing pad & pen
6-page disaster preparedness action guide

Emergency food rations:
Made in USA
Meets US Coast Guard standards (160.046/23/0)
Meets Department of Defense regulations (SOLAS 74/83)
5-year shelf life
Non-thirst provoking
Withstand temperatures of -40 to 300 degrees F
Ready to eat: each package contains 9 pre-measured 400 calorie meals
Individual portions eliminate messy breakup
Contains no cholesterol or tropical oils
Enriched with vitamins and minerals, exceeding RDA requirements

Emergency water packets:
Made in USA
US Coast Guard approved
No oxygen transfer (no chance of bacterial contamination)
Pre-measured packets make water easy to dispense
Easy to transport; no cups needed
Withstand temperatures from -40 to 210 degrees F

That reads like the backpack must be heavy.  It is light weight, I have no trouble picking it up.  If you have a bag with those items in it, you would be in good shape if you had to leave your car or stay in your car for a long time in order to be safe.

GET ONE OF THESE:

There is another item I want you to have in your car – there is one in mine.  I wrote about this in these articles, but I was reminded of it when we were passing BEHIND a large building the other day.   I saw a water spigot  sticking out from the building with no handle on the top.  There was no way to get water out of that spigot – except one way and I had the way to do it. 

To keep someone from turning on the spigot, but allowing credible people to open it, there was a round, flat, metal piece , with an indention in it.  A key fits in that space to turn on that spigot.  That key is called a Sillcock key.  It has four different sizes of keys on it.  One would fit in that space and I could get water from the back of that building.  If you were stuck in a town or city, you could get water from the back of a large building.

A Sillcock key is inexpensive – below is the one I bought in 2013, and it costs $9.09.  Think about it – I could have stopped behind that building, used my key, and had water.  I want you to be able to get water from a building, too.  Just click on the link below, get the key and put it in your car.

Put a backpack with supplies in your car and a Sillcock key and ONE OTHER ITEM.  That is explained below this link to the key:

https://www.amazon.com/Cobra-Products-PST154-4-Way-Sillcock/dp/B0002YVMEM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1468034519&sr=8-2&keywords=sillcock+key

Maybe you have a first aid kit in your car or your backpack has a first aid kit in it.  There is one item it doesn’t have that could save your life, especially if you take blood thinner meds.

The item is Celox packets.  Celox will stop bleeding in seconds, unless it is an arterial blood flow.  Celox is used by the military on the battlefield to stop bleeding and I have packets of it in my car.  You open the packet and put the powder on the cut and it will stop bleeding quickly.  You can buy it on Amazon.  Ten packets are $27.50.  Keep some in your house and in your car.

https://www.amazon.com/CELOX-Temporary-Traumatic-Treatment-10-Pack/dp/B0032UY9BQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1468036589&sr=8-3&keywords=Celox

I hope you will consider what I have written and take action to obtain or put together a backpack/bug out bag for your car, Sillcock key, and Celox, before you might need them and not have them.



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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #571 on: July 15, 2016, 08:39:33 PM »
Thanks, Victoria...

IN this day and age, with the increase of violence in our society, I continue to be amazed that people believe depriving law-abiding citizens of their firearms will help the situation. Good comments on keeping preparedness items in the car.


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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #572 on: May 02, 2017, 12:13:36 PM »
To: LvsChant and All:

I am writing a book.  The working title is, “DAILY LIFE TO ETERNAL LIFE”

On the cover will also be this:

“Life: Solving Your Problems – You Can Do It.”
“Eternity: No One Dies – Not Even You.”

Part of “Daily Life” is preparing for an emergency so part of this book will include this.

I am now 83, retired, so it is time to write this book so others can benefit from my lifetime of gathering knowledge about the human condition while living on this earth.

Credentials I had during my career giving me the expertise to write this book:
Elementary School Teacher
Professional School Counselor including Psychological Examiner
Professional Special Education Counselor including Psychological Examiner
Professional Associate School Psychologist including Psychological examiner
Licensed Professional Counselor including Psychological Examiner
Clinical Associate, American Board of Medical Psychotherapists
Licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Bible Scholar All My Life
Common Sense, Problem Solver All My Life

Thanks to all of you who read my articles about preparing for an emergency.  I will keep you in mind as I write this book.
Marcella Derrick



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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #573 on: May 02, 2017, 03:48:11 PM »
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The early bird gets the worm.....But the second mouse gets the cheese.

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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #574 on: May 02, 2017, 03:50:18 PM »
Good title, good luck with the book
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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #575 on: May 02, 2017, 05:37:16 PM »
Looks great, Victoria.

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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #576 on: May 11, 2017, 11:34:03 AM »
Dear Friends,
I have the name of a non-fiction publisher.  I have to write two books instead of one.
Titles are, first book, "LIVING WELL DURING AN EMERGENCY - YOU CAN DO IT"
Subtitle: "EMERGENCY STRIKES: CREATE NORMAL LIVING FOR FAMILY AND SINGLES"

Second book, "EARTHLY LIFE TO ETERNAL LIFE"
Subtitle: "ETERNITY: NO ONE DIES - NOT EVEN YOU"

As I said, I will post new emergency articles here as I write them.
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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #577 on: May 12, 2017, 06:47:17 AM »
Great news, Victoria... let us know how it progresses.

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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #578 on: May 27, 2017, 12:44:06 PM »

Dear friends/readers:

I have100 pages of the book completed as it should finally be, with updates of information.  Based on what I have already done, I think it will be 300+ pages long.  I didn't realize I wrote that much.  Plus, the updating is adding more pages.

I hope to have this completed within a month, working every day on it.  Picture me sitting on a couch with computer on my lap, with snacks and iced tea next to me.  If I didn't have to go places, I'd lock myself in this room and not come out until this is done.

However, I went to a casino last Sunday and won $870.  Went to one yesterday and won $960.
Victoria  Marcella
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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #579 on: May 29, 2017, 04:50:58 PM »
So... luck or skill???

Sounds great, Victoria.

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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #580 on: May 30, 2017, 09:46:12 AM »
So... luck or skill???
Sounds great, Victoria.
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About casino winning - I can give you some tips:
Only play on Progressive machines - the amount of money to win goes up as people put money in and don't win.  Progressive machines usually have several stated jackpot win possibilities on the machine, just look up and they are there at the top of the machine. 
Only play on progressive machines that give you a possibility for free games.  It was on free games that I won those two jackpots.  There was one lesser jackpot there, then the middle one, which I won on both machines.  The top jackpot on the machines was well over $1,000. 
I don't play on machines with gobs of pictures on them and many lines.  I play the ones that have 7's and other designs and just have three rows on them to match up for winning money.

There were three machines like the ones I described.  Most people pass them by because they are not flashy.  On top of these machines there is a lit up red vertical bar.  If I was in another casino, I would look for machines with the red vertical bar on top to see if those were there.  If not, I would look for progressive machines that give free games with not many rows on them. 

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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #581 on: June 03, 2017, 08:36:40 PM »
Thanks for sharing... I am much too risk-averse to enjoy gambling and must admit I have only played slots a couple of times, but I appreciate the tips (just in case).

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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #582 on: June 03, 2017, 09:03:58 PM »
@LvsChant

In writing this book, I have updated everything that needed to be updated, including updating items and where to purchase items. It takes more research, but that is what I do.  In updating, I have purchased improved items than could be had when I wrote here or the ones I have, are no longer available, so others had to be found for people who need these items.  Time changes everything. 

I am watching the news about the terror attacks in London in two different locations - London Bridge and Borough Market - 6 victims dead, three terrorists dead - so far.  Many in hospitals and hospitals are on lock down to protect people in the hospitals.

These attacks are going to keep happening.  It makes sense to be able to stay in your house if this happens in your area.  I hear talking heads saying this is the "new" normal - these attacks are going to continue.  If you don't have supplies in your house to stay there for a while, get some, get some today.
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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #583 on: July 01, 2017, 11:31:54 PM »
@LvsChant

I now have 250 pages of this book written.  I think 50 more pages might do it.  I have now contacted a person in the publishing business and will hear from her in the not distant future.  It has taken a long time, working every day, to update everything I have written before.  I will keep you informed in the progress from this point forward.
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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #584 on: July 06, 2017, 09:14:16 AM »
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I hired an editor.  Takes eight to ten weeks to get a report, then editor will help me from this point forward to get the book in print.  It has taken on more importance since N. Korea can send an ICBM here.  Anyone living in the western states should have some supplies as that is the area a nuke could hit if they increase the distance of the ICBM or it already has the required distance.

Due to North Korea and their capability now to send an ICBM to the states, it won't be long, as in they may be able to do it now, before they send a nuke tipped ICBM into our upper atmosphere, and blast us back to the 1800s with an EMP - electromagnetic pulse taking out our power for months/years.  If they don't have the miniature nuclear tip yet, they can just ask Iran for one and they will be happy to give them one.

According to my Bob, the Earth Scientist, they won't send one to Alaska due to the magnetic interference of the North Pole; they would have difficult guiding it due to that.  He thinks either an EMP would happen above the western states, or they would send a nuke to San Diego or Los Angeles. 
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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #585 on: August 01, 2017, 07:14:10 PM »
I won another $1,000 at a casino.  That is $2,600 in one month.

The book, "LIVE WELL DURING AN EMERGENCY - YOU CAN DO IT", is now 300 pages, edited numerous times and ready to go.  I have another maybe 40-50 pages to write and then add the Table of Contents and Index at the back. Total pages likely 370-380.

Writing a book is like an albatross on your back, so much writing and it isn't going to happen if you don't write it.  Plus, you have to write it in a specific book form or a publisher won't be interested.  However, I have to say a computer is a wonderful tool - what if we had to write a book long hand, or on a typewriter and have to hand erase every letter we typed wrong, then re-type it?  I appreciate every book writer who had to do that before we had these wonderful machines.
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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #586 on: August 14, 2017, 08:51:10 PM »
Wow! Great news, Victoria...

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Re: After years of prepping and still going - by Victoria
« Reply #587 on: August 14, 2017, 09:21:03 PM »
Wow! Great news, Victoria...

The book, "Live Well During An Emergency - You Can Do It", will be finished within five or six days.  It will be about 360 pages.
I need a rest....
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« Reply #588 on: August 15, 2017, 10:00:16 AM »
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