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by TacAir
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Camp Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 448

Re: Camp Fire

Cal Fire - 56 confirmed dead
130 missing.

I see the fire cost is now - 'near' a billion $
by TacAir
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 574
Views: 69188

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Found a box of Special K hiding on a shelf in the food room. Packaging was intact. So, opened and ate it. It tasted a bit stale. Since I use UHT milk, no big. It was stored in the dark and a constant low temp. I suspect dry cereal, esp the sugar coated stuff, will be well past the Best By date if th...
by TacAir
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Camp Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 448

Re: Camp Fire

100k have evacuated. Where they will all go is now an open question.

May the Lord have mercy, 'cause Mother Nature has shown none.....
by TacAir
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 314
Views: 9929

Re: The Coming Civil War

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 Fearon, a scholar of civil wars at Stanford University, defines a civil war as "a violent conflict within a ...
by TacAir
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 314
Views: 9929

Re: The Coming Civil War

https://www.atf.gov/explosives/us-bomb-data-center ATF site cover criminal bombings - more common than you might think. Mostly because most coverage is both local and most are - these days - drug/criminal related activity. 'Latest' data (2014) https://www.atf.gov/explosives/docs/report/2014-usbdc-e...
by TacAir
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 314
Views: 9929

Re: The Coming Civil War

https://www.atf.gov/explosives/us-bomb-data-center ATF site cover criminal bombings - more common than you might think. Mostly because most coverage is both local and most are - these days - drug/criminal related activity. 'Latest' data (2014) https://www.atf.gov/explosives/docs/report/2014-usbdc-ex...
by TacAir
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster

"Custom" dog-tag with
My full Name & spouses first name
DOB
telephone number of home and wire's work. Neither have changed since 1991, so it's been a good bet.
Religious pref.

Nothing of value to steal if I'm down and out.
by TacAir
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue Leaves at Least 4 Dead
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue Leaves at Least 4 Dead

For some historical perspective on the issue - https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-from-lynchings-to-mass-shootings-the-history-of-deadly-attacks-on-jews-in-america-1.6601089 Money quote: Lethal attacks on U.S. Jews in their homeland have been very rare, with Saturday’s mass shooting i...
by TacAir
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Tunnel Rat Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Tunnel Rat Poll

Mark me as a "None of the above"

pump in a few hundred gallon of Avgas and Diesel. Marinate. Add a willie peter for garnish.
by TacAir
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 314
Views: 9929

Re: The Coming Civil War

I'm voting for 4CHAN
by TacAir
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Night of the Comet
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Night of the Comet

Well worth watching for the laffs.

Lampoons the "Comfortable Catastrophe" series of 'disaster' flicks of the time.
by TacAir
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You Have $900M to prepare with...
Replies: 35
Views: 486

Re: You Have $900M to prepare with...

I've covered this in the past... Only, I was too modest in the amount for the story. The Lottery Roscoe had most certainly seen some bad days in the past. Far more than a few. In fact, maybe too many. Hell, pulling two tours in Guatemala, humping ruck in the highlands while dodging ambushes from bot...
by TacAir
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: PG&E Pre-Emptively Cuts Power To Thousands In California
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: PG&E Pre-Emptively Cuts Power To Thousands In California

Given the number of wildfires and loss of property due to downed power lines last season, this seems very reasonable.
by TacAir
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Massive loss of insect biomass
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Massive loss of insect biomass

https://media.nature.com/lw926/nature-assets/nature/journal/v433/n7027/images/433703a-f1.2.jpg and https://oup.silverchair-cdn.com/oup/backfile/Content_public/Journal/icb/56/2/10.1093_icb_icw035/2/m_icw035f1p.png?Expires=2147483647&Signature=G3Fk15zCYq7MksW5MF78iAbCxia8lUsBrNHsYMKn~q9QAbs1jy1x0YwL9...
by TacAir
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: VX-3R alternatives
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: VX-3R alternatives

The VX-6R is an ultra-rugged 144-430 MHz FM Hand-Held featuring wide receiver coverage, JIS7 submersibility, the Yaesu-exclusive Emergency Automatic Identification (EAI) system, and ultra-simple keyboard access to important features. New on the VX-6R is the One-Touch Direct Memory Recall feature, th...
by TacAir
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: uBITX radio - spurious emissions warning
Replies: 0
Views: 192

uBITX radio - spurious emissions warning

This radio has enjoyed brisk sales in North America owing to the $109 price tag. Turns out, you should stop using the radio owing to spurious emissions (harmonic related) that do not meet US regulations. Spurious emissions (spurs) generated in the double balanced mixer at 45 MHz that exceed US emiss...
by TacAir
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tiny Radio
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: Tiny Radio

SONY SRF-M35W

AM/FM/WB same RF scheme as the 'prisoner radio' but digital. Single AAA battery good for about 40 hours.
Earbuds/headphone listening only. Very sensitive. I've used one for years, highly recommenced.
by TacAir
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Earthquake And Tsunami Hit Indonesia
Replies: 27
Views: 552

Re: Earthquake And Tsunami Hit Indonesia

Thanks for the updates, Have seen very little in US media. Ham bands are dead into the AO.
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: 225

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: 6
Views: 1306

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
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: One of my BOLs is down
Replies: 2
Views: 289

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: 29
Views: 776

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

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