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by TacAir
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Organized Looting Gangs Becoming More Brazen in U.S. Cities
Replies: 33
Views: 952

Re: Organized Looting Gangs Becoming More Brazen in U.S. Cities

Well, I must say - that poster certainly looks...inflammatory.

And yet the minions that run that site allow it to stay up?

How odd.
by TacAir
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1484
Views: 72148

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Related to 'fat' https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200715/Cholesterol-lowering-drugs-show-promise-to-lower-COVID-19s-threat.aspx (doctor reviewed article - ie, seems legit) Could a simple drug, that has been on the market for decades, be used to treat COVID-19? A research team led by Hebrew Univer...
by TacAir
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Wisconsin Police Shooting and Protests
Replies: 44
Views: 1089

Re: Wisconsin Police Shooting and Protests

Lessons from Katrina well leaned and not forgotten?

Just 15 years ago - how time flies....
by TacAir
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 112
Views: 40017

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

@Firefly58 You are correct, Brown rice is not a good LTS item. White rice, fortified white rice is a solid choice LTS storage item. Properly stored rice should be good for 30 years. Properly = Sealed in mylar, O2 scrubber and in a cool, dry place - as described int he OP. here is a link to nutrition...
by TacAir
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1229
Views: 85034

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

"I think a lot of people have no clue what a real war is like. A little 1913 if you ask me."

quite for truth. However, a very large number of people do know exactly how hard it sucks to be in a war... Hopefully - they will be able to pass on some of this 'Corporate knowledge' to the clueless...
by TacAir
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 44
Views: 1214

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

If I may - re"muddy intel" I would note that all intel i provided or self-gathered. is at best, muddy. .I also note that all rioting is local. That is to say, if folks managed to burn down all of Kenosha - the impact outside of the area could be minimal. Note - Could Be , Knowing where you supply ch...
by TacAir
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1229
Views: 85034

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

@SCBrian Are these so-called 'web reporters' any worse than the overpaid talking heads seen on the TeeVee? Everyone in the media (big or litle) seems to have an agenda, open or hidden. The "news" is no longer fair or balanced, or in some cases, even the truth of a thing - thus continues the Balkaniz...
by TacAir
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 44
Views: 1214

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

I think what will, or will not, happen in the post-election period will be entirely media driven. I no longer watch the TeeVee, getting my news/information from an aggregator site, Its a mosaic of stories across the Nation and requires some thought to sort out what it means for me here in the Frozen...
by TacAir
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: JeeperCreeper bought a house
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: JeeperCreeper bought a house

Well... With interest rates taking a dive, and with my and my wife's careers looking up, it was time to be an adult and stop renting. We bought a house. Pretty standard affair for Alaska "suburbs". Clean well water, new septic, little over an acre, big garage, 2 sheds, ranch home. (SNIP) Biggest th...
by TacAir
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: European FT-817/818 users?
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: European FT-817/818 users?

@IAmOne I feel your pain friend. We get screwed all the time on postage here in AK. I have to image that someone locally carries Maxpidition gear around your A/O. If you have to go .mil surplus, you could have a decent bag for less that the cost of postage. But, it would be a really ugly colour :mrg...
by TacAir
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1229
Views: 85034

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

Just checked the BOL.

All set. !0 ft high fence, with razor wire and folks with auto rifles at hand.

The down side is the noisy airplanes taking off and landing at odd hours...
by TacAir
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Rite in the Rain pen?
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Best Rite in the Rain pen?

The best pen?

That makes me SOL - I carry a pencil. Two actually.
by TacAir
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time wannabe from Las Vegas.
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Long time wannabe from Las Vegas.

Are there really whole tribes of people in the sewers? Yes. Actually, under the streets in the 'flood control' tunnels. There are many YT vids on this 'lifestyle'. Drugs, alcohol and a gambling addition go a long way to explain much in the way of the Troglodyte community. I lived in Las Vegas for o...
by TacAir
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1229
Views: 85034

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

Looks like its Denver's turn in the barrel
https://kdvr.com/news/local/business-co ... d-looting/

I wonder who will be next? Tucson? Fenix? Salt Lake?

Seems the madness is heading west....
by TacAir
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1229
Views: 85034

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

LOL

I live in Alaska because it is about as far away from the US as you can get and still be in a State where you can ride a bicycle to Austin - NV or TX.
by TacAir
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: New Rig & Antenna
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: New Rig & Antenna

Just remember to cut the power back. Digi mode are 100% duty cycle, something your Icom wasn't built to handle at full power.

I'd suggest starting with PSK31 - then head for the Ft8 jungle once you get your rig/ant dialed in...

good luck
by TacAir
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: What if Google went down for a week or two
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: What if Google went down for a week or two

The loss of Google would matter - for a while. Something else would come along to replace it, just like AltaVista or Ask Jeeves. Having a paper list of email addresses is something that should have been done a long time ago. I don't save anything via the Google. We also keep a running IP listing of ...
by TacAir
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1229
Views: 85034

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

We've been 'topping up' LTS supplies since the first windfall. (ie COVID Cash) I've put the boss on notice for possible vacation in "mid-Nov (fuzzy enough to cover most anything) A large number of folks locally are working from home, but the already bad employment numbers might get worse as the COVI...
by TacAir
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Recently arrived - SW-3B QRP HRf rig
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: Recently arrived - SW-3B QRP HRf rig

You are welcome.
by TacAir
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Portland Violence
Replies: 64
Views: 1813

Re: Portland Violence

Make no mistake, 'fireworks' can be very dangerous by themselves.

Throwing a 'canister' type mortar firework can cause a lot of damage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RKIGY6WxvU (misused fireworks demo)
by TacAir
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Organized Looting Gangs Becoming More Brazen in U.S. Cities
Replies: 33
Views: 952

Re: Organized Looting Gangs Becoming More Brazen in U.S. Cities

Sounds like the '92 kerfuffle in LA. Back then, Gangs looted liquor stores. Caravans of vans & SUV would roll up and empty the stores in minutes. ( I guess in Chiraq, they have upped their game. This is no time to be living in or around a "major urban area; in the US. In Minneapolis, business are le...
by TacAir
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon
Replies: 34
Views: 1071

Re: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon

Learning form an others loss is smart. The folks in Lebanon missed the lesson of China Port of Tianji/ 2015 Big smoking hole there as well. 11,300 tons of "Industrial' chemicals as well. (...concluded that the explosion occurred after a highly flammable chemical, nitro-cotton, had been allowed to dr...
by TacAir
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6893
Views: 392815

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

On the human side of things Currently getting all of the delayed dental work done for DW. When she is all caught up, then my turn. In a couple of weeks I'm taking take the Eurovan in for get it lifted/leveled. Just had the oil changed in the engine and the transmission checked, flushed w/new oil the...
by TacAir
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Recently arrived - SW-3B QRP HRf rig
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: Recently arrived - SW-3B QRP HRf rig

@ dabster In a basic sense, both radio are (mostly) made in China and put out 5 watts of RF. That it where it ends. The Bofangs run VHF (100+ Mhz) and UHF (400+ Mhz) Line of sight. Period . Yes, if you are on a mountain and someone else is on a mountain..lots of range. Or using a repeater on a mount...

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