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by SCBrian
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME
Replies: 401
Views: 62183

Re: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME

So did you figure out why your generator only ones for 10 minutes? Im thinking the coil may be going bad. New carb, new plug, clean lines, new gas, etc. I'm sending it to a small engine shop to make sure it gets fixed right. In the mean time, I'm eyeing the china mart 100$ one at 1kw. it's enough t...
by SCBrian
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Have you had to draw your concealed carry, and why?
Replies: 20
Views: 253

Re: Have you had to draw your concealed carry, and why?

Only had to pull it once, but made it obvious a few times. I used to do some work as a contractor, and sometimes we would take jobs in the "Not so great" side of town. One of us was ALWAYS carrying. Usually me. I haven't ever had to pull it out, but I've had to tuck my shirt in behind it and make it...
by SCBrian
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Dead Don't Die (2019) Trailer
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: The Dead Don't Die (2019) Trailer

Watched last night. I just had a feeling it was all gonna end badly...
:rofl:
by SCBrian
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME
Replies: 401
Views: 62183

Re: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME

All, the hallowed hall with the Wall of Shame. Lets put my picture, right ....there.... Sat through the hurricane with power for most of it. Lost power around 1p local. At 5p decided it was time to wake the Genny up. Rolled it out back, and cranked it up. Enjoyed the power and fans and freezer... fo...
by SCBrian
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gear Buying Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Gear Buying Advice

Oh and also any good books either kindle style or hard/soft copy just looking for some good reads survival/skill related people have read over the years and liked or thought had good advice/tips. Also camp/backpacking cooking sorta books as well. As always thanks. 2 threads to browse. Due to the ag...
by SCBrian
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: CCW While Hiking
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: CCW While Hiking

For short hikes, I usually just carry as normal. For longer backpacking trips, I have a condor pouch that threads on my packs waist belt. I've modded the inside to hold my g27 and a spare mag with elastic to keep them in place.
by SCBrian
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Modular home on plot of land
Replies: 36
Views: 3173

Re: Modular home on plot of land

For the record, I had to LOL at this part:
Get $10 off instantly: Pay $46,890.00 upon approval for the Amazon Prime Store Card.
Yea, $10 savings!
by SCBrian
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 71
Views: 8033

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

Anyone running a linux box and using webmin as a GUI needs to make sure they are on the most current version (1.93). https://threatpost.com/backdoor-found-in-utility-for-linux/147581/ The backdoor gave anyone with knowledge of its existence the ability to execute commands as root, meaning an attacke...
by SCBrian
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3330

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

Picked up some steaks on Saturday (cooking tonight). The price seemed about normal for it (3 NY Strips, $24) I think last time was 22$ +/- so chaulked it up to general flux in the market. I did notice that all the Ramen had been bought, but it's also back to school time, and college kids, etc... Nex...
by SCBrian
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin

Wonder if they are confusing "Dump" and "Landfill" with "Solid Waste Convenience Center" We have a number in the area. It's a 'pre' dump. where they have a number of 20 yard or what have you trash containers. Metal waste in one, Electronic waste in another, Yard debris in one, etc. Most also have a ...
by SCBrian
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead and The Living 8**Update 8-15-19 Chapter 5 Posted***
Replies: 21
Views: 1048

Re: The Dead and The Living

First, thanks for posting! Second - Please dont take this the wrong way, as I'm not a writer, editor or even play one on TV. I read a few paragraphs in and will be back to read more as time permits, but just a quick note - You used "Chris" 149 times in the first 2 chapters. Maybe use another descrip...
by SCBrian
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What if you was at a family get together, hour in you see chaos take place.
Replies: 22
Views: 1190

Re: What if you was at a family get together, hour in you see chaos take place.

I be like: but they is good group of people zombies! They only want my family and I can always get another. So I tell them this is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife! How did I get here? Before they can react, I say: where is that large automobile? You may say to yourself, my god...
by SCBrian
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 71
Views: 8033

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

A lot of times, fraudsters will use small transactions 1-5$ to "test" a card before a major transaction.
My wife gets alerts on her phone anytime our card is used in addition to hard upper limits on the amount. She can change it near instantly for big purchases.
by SCBrian
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Protests in Puerto Rico
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Protests in Puerto Rico

The problem is the corruption is endemic down there, and until the Puerto Ricans get tired of it, it'll continue. :(
by SCBrian
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cell Service
Replies: 14
Views: 901

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: 9
Views: 850

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: 9
Views: 850

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: 8
Views: 679

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: 159
Views: 21455

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: 563

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: 901

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: 901

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: 901

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: 909

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...

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