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From Dawn T: What is fish mox?

Answer: Fish Mox in an antibiotic designed for fish that contains amoxicillin, which is the antibiotic regularly used to kill bacteria in humans and animals.

Folks are buying fish mox for human consumption since they don’t need a prescription and don’t want to take the time or spend the money to see a doctor.

Fish Mox can easily be purchased online without a prescription and is becoming a popular way to add medications to a bug out bag or emergency supplies. (Remember, I am not a doctor and do your own due diligence on this.)

From Marshall J: With many people working from home right now scammers are social engineering to make e-mails appear to be from senior leadership or a company’s IT dept. How can I protect myself from this?

Answer: This is a very common scam where hackers will send you an e-mail that appears from a co-worker or even your boss.

Oftentimes, the scammers will send an e-mail that claims there is something wrong with your work e-mail account and you need to follow their link for instructions.

What this really means is once you click on the link, your computer will get infected with a virus.

Ideally, anytime you receive an e-mail you should check the senders e-mail address and then pick up the phone and call the sender if there is anything that doesn’t seem right about it.

From Carol B: Have you ever had maid service when staying in a hotel? I’m convinced that the only way you can be sure no one enters your room without permission is to never leave it.

Answer: Yes, and it all depends on where I am and what I am doing. If I’m overseas, I never have maid service. If I’m here in the states and in a hotel for several days, then I will.

However, I never leave anything in the hotel room that could be comprised. So, no cell phone, no computer, no tablet.

You are correct to assume that someone could always enter your room, which is why no valuables are ever left and I never have sensitive conversations in my hotel room.

From Brian W: What do you think of the “Sticky Holster” type products?

Answer: Sticky Holsters are designed for inside-the-waistband use, but the smaller sizes also work well for pocket use.

Basically, the construction of the holster uses the pressure from your waistband to secure both the holster and the gun against your body.

In other words, the holster doesn’t have any clips or loops, as the “sticky” exterior keeps the holster in place. I personally don’t like these holsters for inside the waistband use, but I do like them as a pocket holster.

From Doc P:  Does anyone make some sort Faraday envelope or sleeve to put your phone and/or an iPad in?

Answer: There are a lot of options when it comes to small faraday bags that you could place your electronics in.

One bag to check out is the Mission Darkness Non-Window Faraday Bag. This bag is designed for phones and completely blocks all wireless signals to prevent hacking, tracking, and chain of custody corruption.

In other words, when a cell phone is stored in the bag, no apps or malicious code can be remotely triggered or wiped, no communication can penetrate, and no one can access the microphone, camera, GPS location, or data.

From Allen C: It is legal to add suppressors to small arms without government paperwork or a license?

Answer: In order to legally purchase a suppressor, you would need to fill out the government paperwork and go through a detailed application process that can take up to a year.

One of the requirements during the process is to pay a $200 tax and, of course, pass a background check. Suppressors are only legal in about 39 states so I would check your local laws before you start the process.



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