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PostWed Mar 11, 2020 10:14 am 
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neek wrote:
Been thinking about what the nearest safe water to Seattle is.  Would I wash dishes in filtered/boiled water from Lake WA?

Absolutely.  I mean, in an apocalyptic situation like we're talking about, my cleanliness standards for my dishes will slip a little.  I would definitely drink from Lake Wash if I had no other choice.  In nature shows you see zebras drinking from a crocodile infested river, same reason.  The crap in the water might get me, thirst definitely will.

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Are streams from above, say, 1000 ft in the Issaquah Alps safe to drink from after treatment?

Let's talk about bikes again.

Part of why the Paradise fire was so deadly was the streets became an instant traffic jam.  We sounds all expect our cars to be useless in a bad enough disaster.  This is one of those "bring a raincoat and hope for clear skies" kind of things.
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PostWed Mar 11, 2020 2:17 pm 
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My ebike won't work very well on the hills after a bit.  I do have an acoustic bike backup.

I biked around a bit when we were cut off during the 2006 flood.  The only gas available at the only gas station was super premium extra costly.  There wasn't much of anywhere to bike to other than down the road to see if the water had gone down.

During an earlier, longer cut off, my enthusiasm for biking was ruined when a friend pointed out that we had no cops available and the local drunks were driving around.....drunk.

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PostWed Mar 11, 2020 2:27 pm 
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The privileged people with the e bikes are gonna be fine! They're going to be makin 45 mph getaways up steep trails, going for days up into the mountains. With ability to carry all the water they need!!! All while just sitting there driving, probably drinkin a lemonade!!!

Lewis and Clark didn't have ebikes!!!

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PostWed Mar 11, 2020 5:23 pm 
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My eyes are getting bad.  Today I read the title as "Beijing Prepared for Unexpected Calamity".
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PostWed Mar 11, 2020 6:09 pm 
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BigBrunyon wrote:
The privileged people with the e bikes are gonna be fine! They're going to be makin 45 mph getaways up steep trails, going for days up into the mountains. With ability to carry all the water they need!!! All while just sitting there driving, probably drinkin a lemonade!!!

Lewis and Clark didn't have ebikes!!!

That's a cheery thought!  I better start watching the hacking videos so I can make mine go 60mph for 200 miles.

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PostWed Mar 11, 2020 8:05 pm 
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If water were an issue, I would first use what’s in my hot water tank, though come to think of it, I might not have access to my apartment.... then I would use lake Sammamish.   Though I’d rather be some distance from shore.   I’ve seen what some of the water coming off of Cougar mt. looks like. It’s really, really, really bad looking.   I would sooner drive some distance into the mountains and get water there.

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PostThu Mar 12, 2020 7:07 am 
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It would not surprise me one bit if we find China did this on purpose.  Look at the sheep in this country and how they've reacted.  Going crazy buying toilet paper?!?!?!  Just the downturn in the market (however temporary) is enough to tell me they could have planned this for this purpose alone.

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PostThu Mar 12, 2020 7:16 am 
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Backpacker Joe wrote:
It would not surprise me one bit if we find China did this on purpose.  Look at the sheep in this country and how they've reacted.  Going crazy buying toilet paper?!?!?!  Just the downturn in the market (however temporary) is enough to tell me they could have planned this for this purpose alone.

Breaking into the Jack Daniels already??
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PostThu Mar 12, 2020 9:26 am 
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OK, the name calling using sheep has just made the poster someone not to be taken seriously.  Tin foil time, me thinks.

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PostThu Mar 12, 2020 9:27 am 
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neek wrote:
Backpacker Joe wrote:
It would not surprise me one bit if we find China did this on purpose.  Look at the sheep in this country and how they've reacted.  Going crazy buying toilet paper?!?!?!  Just the downturn in the market (however temporary) is enough to tell me they could have planned this for this purpose alone.

Breaking into the Jack Daniels already??

Not at all.  Think about it.  The Chinese dont care how many of their own people they kill.  They're certainly pissed off at Trump and the US for our actions as of late.  It shouldnt surprise anyone they very well could have cooked this up in a lab.  Hell, the town this originated in IS WHERE said lab exists........

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PostThu Mar 12, 2020 9:33 am 
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TP hoarding explained:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/theres-plenty-toilet-paper-us-122309255.html

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PostThu Mar 12, 2020 9:45 am 
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treeswarper wrote:
OK, the name calling using sheep has just made the poster someone not to be taken seriously.  Tin foil time, me thinks.

Ok, so using lemmings instead of sheep somehow would have given legitimacy to my claim?

Give me a break.  Like Tommy Lee Jones said in Men in Black, "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."

Good lord, look at the reactions people are having.  We'd be better off if the Dow Jones was run by Vulcans instead of humans at this point.  Just the irrational run on TP adds to my point.  Not a run on food, but TP?

Please.

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PostThu Mar 12, 2020 11:00 am 
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treeswarper wrote:
OK, the name calling using sheep has just made the poster someone not to be taken seriously.  Tin foil time, me thinks.

The most important thing I learned after a decade in management: let people dig their own grave.  Generally doesn't take long for them to reach China.
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PostThu Mar 12, 2020 1:23 pm 
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I won't lie. I am glad we left King County 2 years ago and have been building a farm. I'm homeschooling our boys currently until what happens, happens. Life goes on though - seedling are growing, spring will come and crops need to go in.

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