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by modustollens
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 3974

Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

A friend told me of a great idea to. It goes back to the older days of Ham Radio and it's intentions of disaster communications. Actual relaying of messages for delivery even to those who do not have a Ham radio. Old style indeed. Using something called winlink, you can use the radio to send (or re...
by modustollens
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: So my phone got stolen yesterday
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: So my phone got stolen yesterday

I think the phones can be given a hard reset, home+volume up+power button or some such thing, to by pass the security lock - the phone gets reset and it is ready to go. A similar thing can happen to a PC or laptop that does not have the bios locked: stick in a thumb drive with linux, boot up a 'live...
by modustollens
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 3974

Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

We should try and have a 'ZS on the air night' to see if we can set up some contacts... But, we'd need to set the date far enough out - at least a month, so people can set up their calendar.

MT
by modustollens
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: U.S. economy can't outgrow future natural disasters, study f
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: U.S. economy can't outgrow future natural disasters, stu

"High income does not protect against hurricane losses" True. High income also usually provides for more political influence given that democracy is often merely a veneer for oligarchies and plutocracies. When the wealthy start to suffer from global warming then we may finally see some more action t...
by modustollens
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: ionisphere bounce.
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: ionisphere bounce.

Let's just hope U.S. .mil don't pollute the planet like they did with Vietnam and agent orange.
by modustollens
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: That water filter might not do what you think it does
Replies: 20
Views: 2569

Re: That water filter might not do what you think it does

I have three filters: an old MSR water works, a Sawyer squeeze, and a MSR Guardian. The water works, with the ceramic filter, works fine albeit its a bit slow and needs cleaning fairly often. I have used it since about '95 and never got sick, even pulling water out of rivers with tonnes of cows and ...
by modustollens
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Yeah!! Passed Technician exam!
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: Yeah!! Passed Technician exam!

Cool; reading the forum here spurred me to get mine; I've learned a lot since then; when your radio is ready send me a message and we can try a sched.

MT
by modustollens
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Summer hammock camping on the AT.
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Summer hammock camping on the AT.

Looks nice; maybe one of these days I should try and walk some of that trail. No bears? Is there a fee for staying in that fancy cabin? I am off for a week myself here in a few hours; I'll try and post something entertaining when I get back. Saw a bear and a rattlesnake last week when I was out for ...
by modustollens
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Your Gear in Action. Field Pics and Reviews Only.
Replies: 237
Views: 221050

Re: Your Gear in Action. Field Pics and Reviews Only.

Nice Smue! In keeping with rules from recent adventures: http://i.imgur.com/BvQGVDUh.jpg My Clark Jungle Hammock in CO woods Nice photos - my friend has a Clark too - well made, great over tarp design too. Pockets. In fact, we will be sleeping out next to the lake tonight. Very hot here now and the...
by modustollens
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug-out Load out, now amplified!
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Bug-out Load out, now amplified!

I picked up a new piece of radio equipment over the summer. So it was time to bug out and try out the new tech: a portable 50 watt amplifier for my HF. The BOL looks like this: http://modustollens.org/zsquad/hibou_amp_bug_out/OR_Hibou_Carson_July_31_2016_001.jpg There is shade all day here and a mas...
by modustollens
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 5418

Re: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag

I failed to see your extra socks, something that will be welcomed if you have "to hoof it."

You should add at least a pair of hiking or boot socks and a pair of liner socks, maybe two pairs if the weather is foul, perhaps even a pair of gore-tex liner socks.

MT
by modustollens
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: "The Survival Beast" blog/site
Replies: 5
Views: 4100

Re: "The Survival Beast" blog/site

Once I saw that this:

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was amongst the 20 items needed I had to close that window and move on...

MT
by modustollens
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 888
Views: 85606

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your

Took my new BOV down an old track today looking for an easier entrance to launch the BOC (Bug out Canoe); failed to reach the goal given that a sharp tree branch punctured the side wall of a tire. All I could hear was PSSSHHHH. Spare was put on deep in the woods for the slow crawl out to the road. T...
by modustollens
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Connecticut Bob cat.
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Connecticut Bob cat.

Nice; your lucky to see that; I would suspect they are rare...
by modustollens
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6651
Views: 307493

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Yes that is an HF. The rope was used to pull the antenna up the tower. We took down an older HF that had snapped free and replaced the feed line too.

MT
by modustollens
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6651
Views: 307493

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I also replaced all my radio power connections with Anderson Power poles for easy, mess-less connections:

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MT
by modustollens
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6651
Views: 307493

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

We - the local ARES group - went to the municipal operations centre near the nuclear plant - the place where disaster coordination will occur from. https://s32.postimg.org/bdgfjsrr9/board.jpg https://s32.postimg.org/gcovb2yxh/map.jpg We replaced an antenna on the tower: https://s31.postimg.org/ipm8x...
by modustollens
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fenix CL20 Lantern Field Use Review.
Replies: 15
Views: 3058

Re: Fenix CL20 Lantern Field Use Review.

I ordered one of each - the CL20 and the CL25R; I certainly prefer CL25R - it is super light when powered by the big lithium battery. I have not tried to recharge it yet with my solar panels. I have a week long trip coming up where I'll get to try that out.

MT
by modustollens
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini
Replies: 56
Views: 9340

Re: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini

I bought a couple minis from amazon; cheap, easy to use. Little after-use maintenance required compared to my larger MSR filters. I thought the water flowed pretty quickly too though I took water from a fast moving stream, not a stagnant pond. The bag seems a bit flimsy but the instructions clearly ...
by modustollens
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1754
Views: 265519

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

IOSAT: https://www.amazon.com/iOSAT-Potassium-Iodide-Tablets-130/dp/B00006NT3A Anyway, finally decided to get some iodine tablets in case there is real emergency one day. Picked up some for my whole family. Once you receive them please let us know of the quality of the packaging and the stamped exp...
by modustollens
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1754
Views: 265519

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

IOSAT: https://www.amazon.com/iOSAT-Potassium-Iodide-Tablets-130/dp/B00006NT3A The local ARES chapter here is having a practice session over at the nuclear power plant near my home next week, and I am slated to be part of the practice disaster drill; so, out comes the radio and the radiation. Anyway...
by modustollens
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: France - Bastille Day Terror Attack
Replies: 24
Views: 1618

Re: France - Bastille Day Terror Attack

Improvised MRAP?
by modustollens
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1754
Views: 265519

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Nice bug shirt. Got one last week myself.

New BOV for me yesterday. Now must sell old BOV.

MT
by modustollens
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Antenna Question
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Antenna Question

My friend and I built home made yagi antennas using easily found online plans (search for 'tape measure yagi') for our Baofengs. The results were impressive. We greatly increased our simplex range. I think we maxed out at 38km. I could also hit the local repeater from about 35km away when that yagi ...

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