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by airballrad
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1462
Views: 109173

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

You are quite correct. But that's of little solace when the vast majority of people who use the system know nothing about it and just assume it's black magic under the hood.
NT2C wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:46 pm
Said it before and I'll keep on saying it... Online privacy is an oxymoron.
by airballrad
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1462
Views: 109173

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Back in the '90s I installed fixtures (displays, special inventory systems, etc), and once got talking to a Walmart logistics guy. At the time they were the largest single datastore in the world, and he said they put together patterns even though they often didn't know why; like if the Raiders lost...
by airballrad
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vehicle get home bag list?
Replies: 13
Views: 904

Re: Vehicle get home bag list?

I spent a lot of time and thought on this once upon a time. It was a time when I had about a 45 mile walk home if something happened that was so bad that roads were not passable or vehicles were not usable. Given the distance and the weather variability in the mid-Atlantic US, I just kept my BOB in ...
by airballrad
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Possible bug-out rig
Replies: 22
Views: 935

Re: Possible bug-out rig

Late to the party here, but I will echo what others have suggested regarding staying away from the towing capacity numbers. Even more important is the payload capacity; if a 5th wheel trailer has a max weight of 10,000 pounds, for example, you are looking at potentially putting 2000 pounds on your t...
by airballrad
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1773
Views: 528408

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

It's really been a boon this past year; we bought it in 2019 but in COVID times it has been great to get the family out of the house while remaining in our own "bubble". We have travelled a good bit of Florida and not had to be around other people very much. Kinda what I'm looking for when we sell t...
by airballrad
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1773
Views: 528408

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

Shoot, I forgot all about this thread. Current Bug Out Rig: https://sn3302files.storage.live.com/y4mRYz4p6Wjq-unlQFvicsjR_Zm8ZlYXEO9PYhziR65lFc5eJRd3GdQ6X5a0cz5AD2zwWPPbnUhGouCJCeN8OSoweWa8uywwR2qpEIVQNKnmCSFUHGKxLYgcoajubyfTiOujK6FI-tLldBcMULYN5LUrt2RANZO_TUSWCCwYh3yAfXg4iU8ihYJp5dmTzbLARUD?width=1...
by airballrad
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 258
Views: 13675

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

NT2C wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:27 pm
So, Bethesda? During rush hour?
I avoided the area altogether during rush hour when I could help it. :lol:
by airballrad
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 258
Views: 13675

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

I spent most of my life within about an hour's drive of downtown DC.

I am not at all upset to live 1000 miles away from it now.

Even my state capital is about five hours' drive.
by airballrad
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years
Replies: 8747
Views: 644780

Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

I hear ya. The kids were all still in elementary school when we moved here to Sarasota about 4 years ago; now we will not likely move until the youngest is done with HS in about nine more years. It's pretty nice here, though, so if the time comes that we relocate it probably won't be too far anyway....
by airballrad
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years
Replies: 8747
Views: 644780

Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

This has always been my favorite Zombie fiction story (on or off ZS), and I now live about an hour south of where the story takes place. If you had told me ten years ago that I would live in SW Florida and be holed up in my house with my family because of a virus, I'd have said you were nuts, but he...
by airballrad
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1632
Views: 110561

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Ah Zombie Squad. It's good to be back home! :awesome: I'll second that, although a bit less facetiously (Sorry, V_Lee) How has everybody been? Long time, no post (although I have been lurking in this excellent thread for a couple weeks). Things here in Sarasota (North of Fort Meyers, South of Tampa...
by airballrad
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricanes 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 41487

Re: Hurricanes 2017

That does it, I'm moving to Yellowknife. :lol:
by airballrad
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Hurricane Preps
Replies: 28
Views: 9262

Re: Hurricane Preps

As with any sort of potential problem or disaster, it is so much nicer to not think about it. After all, if we ignore it, it might just go away, right? Irma was my first Florida hurricane. It was amazing to watch the last-minute running people around here did in the days before she arrived. I know m...
by airballrad
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricanes 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 41487

Re: Hurricanes 2017

And then there was Maria.

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by airballrad
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Hurricane Irma AAR - Gulf Coast Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 3849

Re: Hurricane Irma AAR - Gulf Coast Florida

I am hearing the lights may be off in the Keys for months in some places as well as the Virgin Islands. You guys got lucky all things considered. Absolutely. Unless a tree went across lines or a water main broke, there was no real impact to infrastructure here. People are grousing at the idea that ...
by airballrad
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Hurricane Irma AAR - Gulf Coast Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 3849

Hurricane Irma AAR - Gulf Coast Florida

Posting this up as a basic overview of preparations for and experiences with Hurricane Irma's impact on my area (Sarasota, FL). If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to pile on. The potential for Irma to affect my area began to get my attention on Saturday, 02 Sep; about a week bef...
by airballrad
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricanes 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 41487

Re: Hurricanes 2017

I lost track of this thread for a whole week. Well, I've been busy. :-) AAR from Sarasota, FL: 1) We got damned lucky here. Instead of a Cat 4 coming at us from the Gulf, we got a Cat 2 after it beat up on Miami/the Keys and Naples/Marco Island. 2) If you're going to have equipment, be familiar with...
by airballrad
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Strictly Multitools
Replies: 231
Views: 27584

Re: Strictly Multitools

For my purposes at least, the Wave is the perfect combination of features, weight, size, build quality and overall design. The Wave is pretty awesome. It's their best-seller for a reason. They also make a tool called the Charge. It's basically a Wave with different handle and blade materials that p...
by airballrad
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: What do you guys do for employment?
Replies: 554
Views: 62979

Re: What do you guys do for employment?

I work for my university as a parking enforcement officer. Yes, I'm a glorified meter maid. :lol: But I basically get paid to exercise every day since we cover the whole campus on foot. Give it a few months and I will have the legs of a god. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBZmLzv9NKQ On Topic: Stil...
by airballrad
Thu May 26, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Katrina Experiences - Note this is very long
Replies: 250
Views: 149796

Re: Katrina Experiences - Note this is very long

Hurricane season is looming; time to bump this thread again.
by airballrad
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Bartertown
Topic: Eagle Industries Gear and other equipment clean out
Replies: 4
Views: 4461

Re: Eagle Industries Gear and other equipment clean out

kana70 wrote:I guess I do not have privileges to post pics, so if you are interested in an item, I will email you pics.
To post pics, you'd have to host them somewhere (Photobucket, imgur, etc) and post the links.
by airballrad
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: LAPoliceGear.com what a joke.
Replies: 45
Views: 9504

Re: LAPoliceGear.com what a joke.

corrsk wrote:Actually I just orders 6 shirts. 3 polos and 3 button up short sleeve shirts
LAPG sells shirts.
Jorian just explained why he doesn't sell clothes. :) Which reminds me, I have some first aid kits to refresh.
by airballrad
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2303
Views: 257383

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Laager, I thought about the book idea. If you do it in a collection of short stories format like we've had the fortune of getting them it would be interesting to get lil's perspective on them, whenever applicable. So your story followed by her version of it, that'd be comedy gold I think. I would p...
by airballrad
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Changing user names
Replies: 412
Views: 65071

Re: Changing user names

That name is already taken. Care for another?
quazi wrote:Could I get my name changed to Tyler? (Without the question mark.)

Nobody's called me quazi in like ten years.

Thanks.

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