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by TacAir
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: My fiance is buying me an engagement present
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: My fiance is buying me an engagement present

Congrats for finding someone you want to spend your life with!

An increasingly rare event these days, or so it seems.

Best of luck and best wishes for your coming life together.
by TacAir
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Food for car kit storage, extreme temperatures?
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Food for car kit storage, extreme temperatures?

Towanda wrote:
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:26 pm
Clif bars and dried fruit. I rotate them with the equinoxes.
I'm partial to fruit leather. DItto on Cliff bars or the like.
by TacAir
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Icelandic volcano getting ready to erupt?
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Icelandic volcano getting ready to erupt?

Even a minor eruption would be a disaster for Iceland. Authorities have closed roads and are considering some limited evacuations. Since you "Can't tell the players without a Program", here is a listing of 'active' volcanoes, locations and links to images etc. https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/erupti...
by TacAir
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: One of my BOLs is down
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: One of my BOLs is down

The entrance chamber has a leak. Seeds are safe.

And yes, poor construction is to blame
by TacAir
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 231

Re: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!

With so much battery powered a low voltage disconnect device would seem to be in order.

http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/ProductsServ ... /index.htm
by TacAir
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: ALX-SSB low power, low cost radio set
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: ALX-SSB low power, low cost radio set

How would people here set this radio up for emcomms? To be cost and weight efficient, I"m thinking mono-band, half-wave dipole, coax and battery. If monobanding, I don't think a tuner would be needed if a resonant antenna was used. I"m thinking 40m is on the high end of the NVIS capable frequencies...
by TacAir
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: ALX-SSB low power, low cost radio set
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: ALX-SSB low power, low cost radio set

I have 20M/49M because I'm in Alaska. If I was in the Lesser 48, it would be 80/40 for NVIS. If you use a resonant dipole - like this https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRwPb7l21iQP3FsloG9QyU4tnzlnTv0IUXc3rKoRNiliwDeLQZK you would carry the wire and lightweight coax (RG-174) and se...
by TacAir
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: ALX-SSB low power, low cost radio set
Replies: 10
Views: 378

ALX-SSB low power, low cost radio set

Early note - This is not a Trail Friendly radio in its form factor. It is a low cost, medium power (10 Watts), full coverage per band, portable radio set that is a kit or assembled... Here is the review Review - ALX-SSB transceiver. http://www.qrvtronics.com/CatHAM_Radio/images/ALX_SSB_FrontPanel.JP...
by TacAir
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Where to Live in the US to Avoid Future Natural disasters
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Where to Live in the US to Avoid Future Natural disasters

I would not live in the any of the listed cites owing to past and current "social problems".

Kinda cool Tulsa did something about their flooding issues.
by TacAir
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: The Prepper Moms
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: The Prepper Moms

One need only look at the many Food Storage site to see women getting the message and being ready.
by TacAir
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Free Natural Gas For Cooking Forever
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Free Natural Gas For Cooking Forever

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by TacAir
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Liquid Light Revisited
Replies: 48
Views: 51519

Re: Liquid Light Revisited

Commenting on a many-year old post... SPAM?
by TacAir
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Put Your Key Fob in the Microwave
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Put Your Key Fob in the Microwave

Several cars have been stolen or looted at the COSTCO around the corner using just this 'relay attack' method. No sign of a break in? No insurance payout for theft....

Locally, (Anchorage AK) car theft has become a major issue with 300 to 400 autos stolen as day.....
by TacAir
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: "Lifeboat" Ration Comparison (Now with Poll)
Replies: 53
Views: 22903

Re: "Lifeboat" Ration Comparison (Now with Poll)

Not much of a Necro, but more of a belated bump - from a time when content on the site was most excellent...
by TacAir
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Kilauea Slowly Erupts
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Kilauea Slowly Erupts

From this http://khnl.images.worldnow.com/images/16936646_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=upscale&width=800&lastEditedDate=20180612223258 to this https://amrank.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Hawaii-volcano-eruption-Residents-build-tiny-houses-for-evacuees-780x405.jpg Donated materials Donated Labor (Union...
by TacAir
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 227
Views: 6847

Re: The Coming Civil War

"The New Civil War" or CWII" - this is getting a lot of exposure in various web places in the last year. I don't see a "Civil War" per se - that is to say "an armed conflict between well defined groups". Please note my use of the word "Armed". It may not matter.... To be a bit more precise - James F...
by TacAir
Thu May 10, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: budget QRP rig
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Re: budget QRP rig

UPDATE on low cost SSB rigs The folks that brought you the uBITX 40Meter rig now have the new BITX all band rig. $109 all up. You need to find or make your own case. 10 watts. Full documentation to include the Aurdino software for the VFO/BFO. CAn do CW as well. http://www.hfsignals.com/ CS series n...
by TacAir
Mon May 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: JeeperCreeper wants to move. Help him.
Replies: 25
Views: 1229

Re: JeeperCreeper wants to move. Help him.

Check in with the folks at Providence Hosp - Seward. Last I checked for a buddy that's a PA, they included a place to live as part of the 'pay package'.
by TacAir
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Traill Friendly radios, new stuff 3/31/18, MFJ has You Kits
Replies: 94
Views: 13891

Re: Traill Friendly radios - new content 9/1/17 QRP SSB 15W

Well, will wonders ever cease? I see now that MFJ has a You Kits tab on their main website. The folks at Vibroplex ( the only US dealer) have posted a note that as Feb 2018 they no longer carry or have anything to do with You Kits. I had wondered why the sudden and seemingly unexplained break. This ...
by TacAir
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Root Cellar/Long Term Bulk Storrage
Replies: 11
Views: 545

Re: Root Cellar/Long Term Bulk Storrage

My FIL took an old freezer, pulled the door seal, lack and handle. After removing the compressor and heat exchanger, he drilled several holes in the "back'. I was buried 'face up' in the back yard next to the garden. When vegetables were stored, the top was covered with straw for added insulation. C...
by TacAir
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Off-Grid "castle"
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Off-Grid "castle"

The castle lies 35 miles south of Goldfield, Nevada, near State Route 267 and Scottys Junction on Hwy 95. The road is kept open and is travelable by all vehicles, except maybe a low sports cars. Call ahead for tour times and road condition http://www.hardluckcastle.com/index.html Life on a different...
by TacAir
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Youtube to ban videos promoting sales/manufacture of guns
Replies: 32
Views: 1584

Re: Youtube to ban videos promoting sales/manufacture of gun

The times, they are a changing. The folks at a certain photo sharing site decided to start charging $100s for use of the hot linking. The folks of UToob, have to decided to cut off a large customer segment. How this will play out is hard to say, but count on other site upping their restrictions....
by TacAir
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Maryland highschool shooter dies after exchange with officer
Replies: 15
Views: 1041

Re: Maryland highschool shooter dies after exchange with off

Hey - Mass media.

DO NOT name the dead shooter.

Refer to the cat as the "Formerly living freak" or some such.

To do otherwise is to encourage copycats....

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