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Re: Ever's bug-out to the Radisson
« Reply #60 on: September 20, 2021, 03:45:54 PM »
Signing out 🙋

Good luck, take care and we'll see you when you get back, Ever.  :smiley_clap:

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Re: Ever's bug-out to the Radisson
« Reply #61 on: September 20, 2021, 07:06:04 PM »
Lift off to the Radisson is Monday at 8:30am so am in the final take/don't take, pack/don't pack, need/don't need, Want/don't want/yes I do/no I don't bug-out count down.
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I'm looking at it like I'm in an event shelter, or maybe at a low dollar camp retreat, with electricity, AC, my own bathroom and room. It would actually be the kind of thing that would be an adventure to me if it wasn't for dodging Delta and long covid.
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Exactly the right attitude to have: vigilant optimism.  A positive state of mind has been proven to be a valuable coping skill in emergency situations.  And in dire circumstances, the difference between life and death. 

This bug out is a rare opportunity to test both your preps and your state of mind.  A learning experience, surely.  (Ever: "Yes, quite true but please stop calling me Shirley.")  Stay safe and looking forward to your after action report. 
Give me a minute.  I'll think of something.

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Re: Ever's bug-out to the Radisson
« Reply #62 on: October 02, 2021, 04:53:40 AM »
Am back and for some odd reason sleeping a lot. Now the bed there was m.a.r.v.e.l.o.u.s. and slept really well. I was moved there and back with my few things so that wasn't any kind of stress. So don't know why all the sleeping going on. 👵

But will be back with BO reporting of the good, super good, the bad, and one Super Fail much sooner than too much later.

zzzzzzzzzzz
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Re: Ever's bug-out to the Radisson
« Reply #63 on: October 09, 2021, 02:54:19 PM »
This bug out is a rare opportunity to test both your preps and your state of mind.  A learning experience, surely.  (Ever: "Yes, quite true but please stop calling me Shirley.") 
Airplane
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Re: Ever's bug-out to the Radisson
« Reply #64 on: October 09, 2021, 05:32:27 PM »
This bug out is a rare opportunity to test both your preps and your state of mind.  A learning experience, surely.  (Ever: "Yes, quite true but please stop calling me Shirley.") 
Airplane

Looks like I picked the wrong weekend to stop sniffing glue

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Re: Ever's bug-out to the Radisson
« Reply #65 on: October 09, 2021, 06:54:04 PM »
Food and drink.

One of the notable overall things was I ate, maybe, ten to fifteen percent of the food I took. Not all that surprising to me as I have 'always' overestimated my food consumption when camping/hiking. Plus that a plentiful motel breakfast offered each morning could be taken to the room for consumption, and the fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, bagels, coffee & tea part of it could be held for snacking during the day. Not bad at all if one is without vehicle for nine days in a motel!

I used adaptations of @SCBrian's recipes at least 50% of the time I actually cooked, which was about 25% of the time I ate.  Even my adaptations with what I carried were Good, so I can imagine how good they would have been had I precooked all recommended ingrediants and frozen in servings or had all the ingredients with me to do a proper job in the room. I made the Chicken Bog, peanut butter chicken ramen, fried potatoes, chicken and cheesy pasta, & chicken chili. um um good!

If I'd known that little dorm fridge provided would freeze everything in it no matter how low it was turned I would indeed have precooked and feasted every day on your fine cooking, SCBrian!

Because of the freezing fridge all drinks were room temp, iced, or microwaved hot. The drink choices taken can be improved upon.😁

Now, that little room coffee maker had no pitcher. You set the cup under the drip for one cup pouches. Which I learned was too  strong for my liking with the first cup. (that blew the top of my head off) so.... I learned to heat the water in the cup in the microwave. Then dunk the teabag-like coffee thingy in the cup to my preferences. Save the bag to use for four more cups through the morning. um um ummm "Now, that's a good cup of coffee."

In my years at ZS I learned many sharable wise things. One memorable thing was "When you are a refugee eat what's in front of you." So, younglings, bringing it to our now-home, UFoZS... in a bug out, conserve any packed items you carry if safe food is offered. "Eat what's in front of you." 👵
« Last Edit: October 09, 2021, 07:03:29 PM by Ever (Zombiepreparation) »
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Re: Ever's bug-out to the Radisson
« Reply #66 on: October 09, 2021, 06:56:25 PM »
This bug out is a rare opportunity to test both your preps and your state of mind.  A learning experience, surely.  (Ever: "Yes, quite true but please stop calling me Shirley.") 
Airplane

Looks like I picked the wrong weekend to stop sniffing glue
👍 Also Airplane
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Re: Ever's bug-out to the Radisson
« Reply #67 on: October 09, 2021, 08:16:31 PM »
This bug out is a rare opportunity to test both your preps and your state of mind.  A learning experience, surely.  (Ever: "Yes, quite true but please stop calling me Shirley.") 
Airplane

Looks like I picked the wrong weekend to stop sniffing glue
👍 Also Airplane
Roger Ever... What ?

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Re: Ever's bug-out to the Radisson
« Reply #68 on: October 23, 2021, 01:21:29 AM »
This bug out is a rare opportunity to test both your preps and your state of mind.  A learning experience, surely.  (Ever: "Yes, quite true but please stop calling me Shirley.") 
Airplane

Looks like I picked the wrong weekend to stop sniffing glue
👍 Also Airplane
Roger Ever... What ?
Also Airplane.

😄 😄
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Re: Ever's bug-out to the Radisson
« Reply #69 on: October 23, 2021, 01:33:55 AM »
Being cooped up in a motel for nine days:

I wasn't!!!! 

The motel was a no-mask facility but from my door to the outside was a brisk 13 second walk in my n95.

I was at the edge of town and walking in the fresh air the majority of my waking daylight moments. It was bliss. Kept my cane with me just in case, but never had to use it. The sounds of the bugs, the tall prairie grass, and best of all was being in a place I had a 360° view of the big blue cloud filled sky with birds flying and a breeze blowing.

Being the the outdoors that often for that long was the best time I'd had in 23 months because, annually, the day before Thanksgiving I go into flu season semi-isolation due to my health....  which was 2019, which turned into a pandemic before flu season was over and I don't have transportation to travel safely 'during' one. So... 23 months.

I turned on my tv the first an only time the last night I was there. I didn't read any books, I had no idea what was happening in the state, country, world, or even the city.

At night I was outside at the firepit talking to travelers. Everyone had a story to tell.

I rarely saw one of our tenants. (yay)


I told several people I know that I was staying. 😄
« Last Edit: October 23, 2021, 02:28:30 AM by Ever (Zombiepreparation) »
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Re: Ever's bug-out to the Radisson
« Reply #70 on: October 23, 2021, 07:01:39 AM »
Being cooped up in a motel for nine days:

I wasn't!!!! 

The motel was a no-mask facility but from my door to the outside was a brisk 13 second walk in my n95.

I was at the edge of town and walking in the fresh air the majority of my waking daylight moments. It was bliss. Kept my cane with me just in case, but never had to use it. The sounds of the bugs, the tall prairie grass, and best of all was being in a place I had a 360° view of the big blue cloud filled sky with birds flying and a breeze blowing.

Being the the outdoors that often for that long was the best time I'd had in 23 months because, annually, the day before Thanksgiving I go into flu season semi-isolation due to my health....  which was 2019, which turned into a pandemic before flu season was over and I don't have transportation to travel safely 'during' one. So... 23 months.

I turned on my tv the first an only time the last night I was there. I didn't read any books, I had no idea what was happening in the state, country, world, or even the city.

At night I was outside at the firepit talking to travelers. Everyone had a story to tell.

I rarely saw one of our tenants. (yay)


I told several people I know that I was staying. 😄


YAY!   :awesome:   
You made the best of it and actually had a respite from apartment life.  That's what we were hoping for you and so glad that's how it turned out.  Other bug out scenarios are unlikely to be that kind of picnic, but the universal takeaway here is to maintain a positive attitude.  Which is always helpful to remain resilient and flexible in the face of an emergency situation.  It's just as important (if not more) as your physical preps.

Sounds like getting out of doors is a real hassle for you in your apartment building.  Has this positive experience got you thinking about moving to a different rental situation?
Give me a minute.  I'll think of something.

 

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