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by nomad211
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Disaster Protocols
Replies: 29
Views: 3735

Re: Disaster Protocols

When I was backpacking and needed my phone to report back to family once a day and occasionally check the GPS, I would simply leave my phone turned off until I needed it. Despite the daily call and gps check, I would expend less than 10% battery per day, and this is on a phone notorious for bad bat...
by nomad211
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Disaster Protocols
Replies: 29
Views: 3735

Re: Disaster Protocols

RachelBB wrote:Even for just a "regular" power outage, I duct-tape the fridge and freezers shut. You'd be amazed how many times folks in the house automatically go to the fridge and open it! I really like this idea. Why did I not think of that? Me too, but first, I move some of the bottles of froze...
by nomad211
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Neighborhood Robberies Need advice!!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5093

Re: Neighborhood Robberies Need advice!!!!!

"how about also organizing a Neighborhood Watch program, with nightly patrols ?"

In Florida ?

Good luck finding anyone willing to volunteer for THAT duty.

Didn't work out very well for the last guy I read about who tried that !
by nomad211
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Perished - short film on surviving zompocalypse
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: Perished - short film on surviving zompocalypse

Enjoyable . . . thanks very much for posting. The weed eater method of killing Zombies? Not sure I'd want a face full of fresh Zombie blood blowback all in my eyes & mouth. YUK ! ! Gotta say, naked zombie girl was one of the nicest Undead I've seen ! ! And, like everyone else, I LOVED the ending, LOL.
by nomad211
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Loaded Chamber Indicator; Why I like them
Replies: 18
Views: 2008

Re: Loaded Chamber Indicator; Why I like them

I agree completely that their a very useful item. That's why I tend to view my Springfield XD as a sort of improved Glock. Same basic striker fire design, but I greatly prefer the ability to visually confirm that the action has been cycled i.e. "cocked" & a round in the chamber, which as you pointed...
by nomad211
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mossberg 500 trigger assembly
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Re: Mossberg 500 trigger assembly

Forgive me for sounding dumb, but I'm missing something here . . .

What would the benefit be of changing out the trigger assembly???
by nomad211
Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out HELL
Replies: 7
Views: 1421

Bug Out HELL

I know we've all heard this before, but the point was brought home again this morning & I thought I'd share. What's the most important part of your bug out system??? Your body's ability to do so ! ! ! I always ran, worked out, & kept myself in good shape, but as I got older I did become more & more ...
by nomad211
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Nuclear Family"
Replies: 0
Views: 1079

"Nuclear Family"

Has anyone else seen this??
And how'd you like it.
by nomad211
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Creekside Adventure
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Creekside Adventure

Lucky kids to have such a great parent !
by nomad211
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: First Responders
Replies: 17
Views: 2238

Re: First Responders

Oh, I agree, it's a moral & ethical minefield.
That's why I'm asking if anyone can provide some insight into how far one's professional obligations take them?
And when do they decide it's time to devote themselves to caring for their own?
by nomad211
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: First Responders
Replies: 17
Views: 2238

First Responders

We were discussing Hospital staff during a true Biological Emergency on another forum & I began to wonder about something. This question goes out to Fire, Police, EMS, Nurses, etc . . . . Yes, everyone took an oath to service, BUT, is there a point in a true SHTF MAJOR level catastrophe where it bec...
by nomad211
Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Signalling
Replies: 27
Views: 2332

Re: Signalling

I also try & keep at least part of my gear in bright colors that could be used to help signal a rescue. Even added a hot pink plastic table cloth to use as signal marker similar to the ones the military uses. .99 cents at the Dollar store & weights nest to nothing.
by nomad211
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Agency issued handguns?
Replies: 149
Views: 17551

Update

S.C. Highway Patrol no longer uses .40 caliber Glocks, they switched over to the .45 GAP when Glock offered to furnish training ammo for them if they'd switch. I guess Glock had to do SOMETHING with all those GAP's, LOL. Greenville City P.D still uses Sig P-226's but the S.O has switched to Glock 21...
by nomad211
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Considering a Double Action .357
Replies: 44
Views: 3896

Re: Considering a Double Action .357

A little background to hopefully aid in making a decision. .357's will fire .38 spl as well as the more powerful .357 magnum, which is a nice for a survival handgun, allowing two different calibers to be used depending on what you can beg, barter, or scrounge. Cops used to practice with light loaded...
by nomad211
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Late Night Lurkers
Replies: 78
Views: 9437

Re: Late Night Lurkers

Glad you and your family made it through safe ! ! ! But . . . no cops that I know of respond to a prowler call using sirens. First off, calls for service are dispatched based on the threat to lives, & while someone poking around at night is scary, it's not actually life threatening. IF the situation...
by nomad211
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bug out book...
Replies: 15
Views: 1832

Re: Bug out book...

Kind of off topic, but this post made me think about something. Whenever I travel by air, I always print out my boarding pass, car rental paperwork, hotel reservation, etc. Basically hard copies of everything, slide them into clear plastic sheet protectors, & store them in one of those thin plastic ...
by nomad211
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: E&E belt kit
Replies: 137
Views: 44193

Re: E&E belt kit

No offense, Guys, but real this is the reason that virtually everyone makes prisoners remove ALL their clothing, submit to strip searches, & then issues their own clothing for them to wear. So . . . unless you're planning on "keistering" your E&E kit, ya might want to consider something else. And, B...
by nomad211
Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 86ish Ford Work truck for cheap, should I get it?
Replies: 33
Views: 870

Re: 86ish Ford Work truck for cheap, should I get it?

FYI, I bought a 1983 F-150 off Craigslist last year for a few hundred cash & couldn't be happier with it. It's a stick shift 4X4 with great body, engine, power train, etc. that serves all my needs as a back-up to my daily driver. Perfect for camping, hauling stuff, & bug out (if needed). Oh yeah, BI...
by nomad211
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Broken Tooth
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Broken Tooth

Chipped off a chunk of tooth the other day. No real prob, since my Dentist fixed me up the next day. But it's a good reminder to carry one of those small dental repair kits in your gear. If I'd been out in the boonies, or bugging out, things whoud had been a LOT different ! ! ! HATE that part in "Ca...
by nomad211
Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Tactical Tuesday presents: Footwear
Replies: 60
Views: 13325

Re: Tactical Tuesday presents: Footwear

Good advice ! Anybody ever read David Morrell's books? He's known for creating "Rambo", but it's his later work that shines. A former college professor who attended the BOSS outdoor training so that he could write intelligently about things like outdoor survival, as well as extensive research in oth...
by nomad211
Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Gotta leave in a hurry? What will you grab?
Replies: 34
Views: 2411

Re: Gotta leave in a hurry? What will you grab?

I DID HAVE TO LEAVE IN A HURRY three weeks ago, when a large flatbed truck carrying 55 gallon drums spilled it's load just a few doors down from my house. I looked out when I heard the crash & SOME sort of vapor was starting to rise out of the spilled drums. I certainly didn't want to stick around t...
by nomad211
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Panic in the Year Zero/Last Man on Earth.
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: Panic in the Year Zero/Last Man on Earth.

ALWAYS have recommended "Panic in Year Zero" as one of, if not the best, movies to demonstrate the reasons to prepare ! ! ! ! Ray Milland stole the show as he played a normal every day Joe who suddenly finds himself responsible for the safety of his wife & children in the PAW. I agree completely wit...
by nomad211
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Short review of "Bug Out" by Scott Williams
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Short review of "Bug Out" by Scott Williams

Browsing on Amazon & ran across "Bug Out; The complete plan for escaping a catastrophic disaster before its too late" by Scott B. Williams. Read LOTS of articles, but never thought about an entire book on the topic. Turns out there may be a reason. Maybe the topic is more suited to be covered in art...
by nomad211
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Homemade Tire Traction
Replies: 27
Views: 4689

Re: Homemade Tire Traction

Siping may work & I may look into it, but the recent snow storms gave me a chance to test my home made mix & it worked just fine. Driverway is uphill, so I backed in before the snow started. When I eventually had to go out, I just poured some of the mixture of kitty litter, rock salt, & fine aquariu...

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