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by SCBrian
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cell Service
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Cell Service

I can see both working well in a SHTF situation. Carry a loon type kit (for lack of a better term) in the back of a vehicle for long distance travel. Need coms across the midwest, send that kit airborne and talk as long as line-o-sight is there. Or use ham radio repeaters on towers to cover the area...
by SCBrian
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Group bug out project- recommended apps?
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Group bug out project- recommended apps?

You are assuming the 'Net will be fully functional and not shut down (for any number of reasons from political to technical) ditto for the PSTN. Do you have a frail-safe plan for comms out? Made my recommendations based on him working on the planning stages, not the post-stage. Post stage - those d...
by SCBrian
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Group bug out project- recommended apps?
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Group bug out project- recommended apps?

Right now we use 'Signal' to keep in touch. Is there an app out there or messaging service that would enable us to make not only a group chat but some kind of system where we can make lists (supplies we've gathered or connected), make to do lists, assign who's responsible for what lists, upload map...
by SCBrian
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".

My list is pretty similar to yours. tarp 550 cord sleeping bag large pot ferro rod water bottle gill net Leatherman hatchet 2 lbs of dried pulses/legumes/lentils mix (starch and carbs) Ultimately I went with the net over the line due to the barb-less hooks. Barbless hooks mean active fishing, not pa...
by SCBrian
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 158
Views: 18703

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

Where else can you find these series? Netflix? It's being broadcast on the History Channel. No Netflix. And I doubt you could find in to torrent. As it's not that popular of a show. But maybe. I doubt it's playing anywhere else. As it's just being broadcast. You might find earlier seasons on Amazon...
by SCBrian
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Glow in the dark paracord.
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Glow in the dark paracord.

in lieu of "Glow in the dark" I"ve considered Tritium or something similar. lemme find the linky for a product I've looked at a few times. it's advertised as "camping night light" etc. pricewise it falls between "glow in the dark" and Tritium stuff... ETA: "Paqlite" is the brand I was thinking about...
by SCBrian
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cell Service
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Cell Service

Moved to Communications. Also, a caution is advised here. You are new to our system so I would strongly advise you to read and understand all of our rules, particularly those regarding the discussion of illegal activities. Scavaging is often theft, and theft being an illegal activity we do not disc...
by SCBrian
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cell Service
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Cell Service

There is a lot more to it than that which I won't get in to but you get the idea. So long as there is a strong financial incentive (in the case of Somalia piracy and fraud) a service will be provided. Plus you tend to focus on infrastructure when your customers are likely to show up carrying RPG's,...
by SCBrian
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cell Service
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Cell Service

I can say from personal experience (just last night) With the great internet outage (lol) the cell networks were swamped. Voice was spotty, data useless. When the network went down, people fired up their hotspots, etc. and it hit the system hard. Also - depending on the type of disaster - cell phone...
by SCBrian
Thu May 02, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Unknown Disease
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Unknown Disease

Digging in, and cross referencing, some interesting finds: (My emphasis) http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/29/c_138021982.htm Chief District Officer of Humlam Dholakhraj Dhakal told Xinhua via phone that the death toll climbed to 10 while over 200 people fell ill due to the unidentified disea...
by SCBrian
Thu May 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Unknown Disease
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Unknown Disease

Kinda scary looking until you read the description: ... Though the doctors, on the basis of the symptoms, suspect the outbreak to be seasonal common cold and cough, they said they couldn't say anything for sure until the test report. "We can say for sure what the cause of deaths is only after we ret...
by SCBrian
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?
Replies: 31
Views: 2538

Re: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?

moab wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:05 pm
Shredded flavored dried squid. Taste great and makes great bait. :)
I'm disgusted and yet intrigued. :ooh: Any links to share?
by SCBrian
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?
Replies: 31
Views: 2538

Re: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?

At $20 for 100 sticks on Amazon , and one stick for every 3 ounces of water, for a normal sized mug you're looking at 60 cents per. Not a horrific price but not very cheap either. Might be better to make your own using a roll of heat seal bags and a bag sealer. Could be worse, some really mean pers...
by SCBrian
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Apartment "Farming"
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Apartment "Farming"

NamelessStain wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:50 am
BTW, you will need vertical space, my cucumbers plants grew over 9 feet high and from one pot (8 plants) I was harvesting 5# every week and making them into pickles for about 3 months.
I can attest to this mans prowess with his vegetables and his boxes. :ooh:
by SCBrian
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: SE Storm activity- April '19
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: SE Storm activity- April '19

At first, it seems hard to believe, but then, people...what can you say... Nah, it's a call center. Most are only driven by numbers. 99% of them are not "Warm, caring places". $5 says their policy will include clocking out before seeking shelter, and the directive to make up the time missed while i...
by SCBrian
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Sick in a Bug Out. What do you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Re: Sick in a Bug Out. What do you do?

Let me, by all means necro this thread. I have been going on about 5 weeks now with a cold. Just your average run-of-the-mill cold. It started in the sinuses, I took some decongestants, and it dropped to my lungs. Sounds like the same stuff that worked it's way through my AO. Light cold that moves ...
by SCBrian
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 226
Views: 22740

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

4am posts are allowed to have grammar/spelling errors, it's in the rules somewhere. Cant wait to see the pictures, vicariously living the dream!
by SCBrian
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 87
Views: 9221

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

Escape & Survival Module The Escape & Survival Module was developed for an elite US military unit, but it also can be a lifesaving device for those who travel in harm’s way or in dangerous regions. This kit provides effective tools to enable escape from captivity and subsequent survival. It's all c...
by SCBrian
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 931
Views: 51045

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

There was one greeter I read about recently who was told he has 30 days left to comply with the new job requirement that he be able to lift 50lbs and reach objects on the top shelves in the store. The man is in a wheelchair. How's he supposed to reach that shelf? Skirts ADA rules? " When the autono...
by SCBrian
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Resources for Research
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Re: Resources for Research

https://12bytes.org/articles/resources/ ... r-research


worked ok for me. I clicked the (Insert URL) button and dropped the address into the middle...
should look like

Code: Select all

[url]https://12bytes.org/articles/resources/resources-for-research[/url]
by SCBrian
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Low-Grid web-searching?
Replies: 14
Views: 1581

Re: Low-Grid web-searching?

smells spammy....
Following the off thread though, anyone looking for a VPN should visit : https://torrentfreak.com/vpn-services-k ... mous-2018/ since many VPNs are required to log your activity.
by SCBrian
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: High gain AM/FM automotive antenna mast?
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: High gain AM/FM automotive antenna mast?

In my days of Jeeps, CB's and Armour-all ing the vinyl seats before taking my (Now wife) out 4 wheeling :rofl: . I remember seeing connectors to run your AM/FM radio off the whip antenna. Dont know if it'll help reception, but maybe worth looking into? I know the common complaint was anytime you key...
by SCBrian
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Religious & Ethinc Groups Take CERT to New Level
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: Religious & Ethinc Groups Take CERT to New Level

Those issues aside maybe some New Yorkers could weigh in on this. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/muslim-community-patrol-nyc/ Not a new yorker, so take this for what it's worth. On one hand I can understand the "Easier to talk to someone like yourself", but on the other hand, it's rife for abuse...
by SCBrian
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: good starter tool set for home and auto use ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Re: good starter tool set for home and auto use ?

Craftsman is making a serious effort to bring manufacturing back to the US. : https://www.craftsman.com/whereitsmade That said, the core of my hand tools have been Craftsman and I've had them for over 25 years. Kobalt (Lowes), Husky (Home Depot) also come to mind. Snap-on is a good brand, but likely...

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