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by bgnad
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: BIO5 Researcher Identifies Cities at Risk for Bioterrorism
Replies: 22
Views: 1397

Tulsa, OK. is shown as yellow, but in the last big round of bio-terror exercises, we came out (IIRC) with the second to the highest response score in the nation (Kansas beat us, believe it or not).

-Bubba
by bgnad
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What can be learned from "random" shootings?
Replies: 31
Views: 1716

Raptor, why is it that every time you open your mouth, something useful falls out of it? :D What movie was it that came out in the 90's "Strange Days" I think, had a great line. "It's not a matter of if you are paranoid, it's a matter of if you are paranoid ENOUGH " because today (and it's always be...
by bgnad
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bug-Out New York
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

FlatlinesUp wrote:I've been to NYC...

git now while the gittin's good... :wink:
Don't wait for any ZPAW, EOTWAWKI, SHTF or any other alphabet soup reason... just go.
Word!

-Bubba
by bgnad
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Zombie Con 2008
Replies: 465
Views: 25148

Are Day trips OK?

Don't know that I can get away for the whole weekend, but I'd be interested in getting to meet some of you all.

-Bubba
by bgnad
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Charity Projects
Topic: ZOMBIE SQUAD VOLUNTEER AWARDS PROGRAM!
Replies: 98
Views: 83146

crypto wrote:I'm about 24 hours in with the red cross so far, yay!
Good Job Crypto!

You've just busted the asses of about 99.8% of the rest of the population of the CONUS.
:D

Keep it up!

-Bubba
by bgnad
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Charity Projects
Topic: ZOMBIE SQUAD VOLUNTEER AWARDS PROGRAM!
Replies: 98
Views: 83146

bump. Is anyone volunteering out there and taking advantage of this? We should have the ZS enamel pins in soon. I'll get a picture of them up. They are sharp. If you have any question about the program let us know! I haven't sent in any paper yet, but I will. I've only got 4 or 5 hours for Jan, but...
by bgnad
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Mobile comm suite . Now with Pic!
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

Jvandenhaus wrote:Now, what am I missing?
A bag to keep it in when not in use and to keep it handy for a quick grab and go.

A moderately small fanny pack would probably work just fine for you, depending on what else you want in your radio kit.

-Bubba
by bgnad
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: ULTIMATE SURVIVAL FORTRESS
Replies: 121
Views: 15387

Anyone have a Masonic lodge in their town or is it more prominent in the south? The one here is huge and made of thick stone with small entrances. Large ornate balconys, kitchen which mean food storage. Roof access, the works. You never know what a secret society has stashed away. But it's worth a ...
by bgnad
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: FYI->EMA First Responder Guide For Space Object Re-Entry
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: FYI->EMA First Responder Guide For Space Object Re-En

bgnad wrote:I am not making this up :D

here is a link to a PDF document

First Responders Guide

-Bubba
Try this one

http://www.courant.com/media/acrobat/20 ... 679354.pdf

I see that I fat fingered the link, I'll edit and fix it

-Bubba
by bgnad
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1310
Views: 175040

Not everone has your kind of resources.What happens if you are unable to get to you BOBs?If your BOB are destroyed or surrounded by zeds. If that is a serious possibility for you, then you need to work harder. I've been at this a few years, but I have a BOB & HD FAK under my cube at the office, ano...
by bgnad
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: FYI->EMA First Responder Guide For Space Object Re-Entry
Replies: 4
Views: 467

FYI->EMA First Responder Guide For Space Object Re-Entry

I am not making this up :D

here is a link to a PDF document

First Responders Guide

-Bubba

Edited to corrected link.
by bgnad
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1310
Views: 175040

The essence of preparation is that you won't need to loot. You will have what you need and don't want to get caught up in violence that you could have avoided by spending $50 earlier . I think if we get fully into the PAW, to the point Mike referred to and marine salvage laws come into play for a W...
by bgnad
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Network: part 3 - Equipment
Replies: 78
Views: 75019

Well, I just found out the hard way that my Yaesu FT2500M can take at least 30 seconds of key-down with no feed line attached, and not burn out the finals. :oops: Luckily it was set to low power. Oh dude, that is not a cool test! :shock: Don't let the magic smoke get out, it won't work then! It cam...
by bgnad
Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Network: part 3 - Equipment
Replies: 78
Views: 75019

Well, the Missouri ARES guys are putting together a 2m/6m packet repeater network, which so far spans the state from Kansas City to St. Louis, along the Missouri River. There's plans to extend it north and south from there. I don't really need the 6m element of it, since I'm right on top of most of...
by bgnad
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Network: part 3 - Equipment
Replies: 78
Views: 75019

They had a 30m receiver and a 20m transmitter, too. I chose the 6m receiver because I already have an HF rig that covers 10-180m, and some VHF/UHF gear. So 6m is about the only band I don't have covered. Yes, I think that the only band which sees less use than 6 meter is the 220 mhz band (1.7 meter...
by bgnad
Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Radiological Emergences. Do you plan for them ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1238

If fallout is your concern then you might pull out the old CD manuals. They have a section on radiation attenuation. The suggest that vertical evacuation may provide some protection. For instance if you can get 15 or 20 stories up in a 30 or 40 story building that would put distance between the fal...
by bgnad
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Radiological Emergences. Do you plan for them ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1238

Radiation and nukes are scary things. They require specialized preps to even stand a chance at survival. The best bet if to do not have an underground NBC capable shelter is to avoid the risk or plan on bugging out ASAP. Yep. I am about as far from SF and Seattle as I can get without getting too cl...
by bgnad
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Radiological Emergences. Do you plan for them ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1238

Don't worry about it Bgnad. Nukes are scary shit. I was in a Pershing II firing battery in Germany for two years. I was scared. I didn't like feeling helpless. I thought to myself, "If the first one doesn't get me---what do I need to know and what do I have to do?" I'm telling you, I slept better a...
by bgnad
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Network: part 3 - Equipment
Replies: 78
Views: 75019

The only thing I know about the scope is that it exists and supposedly works. It's under the bench at my school's radio shack. It may be holding up one end of the bench. :) BTW, I purchased a breadboard, a third hand, and a 6m FM receiver kit from Gateway electronics. Jamoni, I'd be very interested...
by bgnad
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Radiological Emergences. Do you plan for them ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1238

Yes, but not for a nuclear strike on my area. As a port city with many petrochemical plants within a 60 mile radius, the location of an interceptor base for the GOM area and major transport facilities, I think the New Orleans area is a likely target but probably a second strike target. I think a di...
by bgnad
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Radiological Emergences. Do you plan for them ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1238

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/congochris/map.jpg See me? See NORAD? Yup, in the event of a nuclear attack, I'm hosed. No plants nearby to melt down, though so I'm good there. :shock: WOW! :shock: In the event of a full court press..... well it was nice knowing you... However, I've always wo...
by bgnad
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Radiological Emergences. Do you plan for them ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1238

Radiological Emergences. Do you plan for them ?

And now for my stupid question of the day. Do any of you out in ZS land expect a radiological incident in your area. Any by this I mean any thing from the high end of a nuclear weapon destination or a reactor accident or a dirty bomb to a radiation fuel spill during transport. Basically, anything th...
by bgnad
Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: GETTING THE STUFF YOU NEED
Replies: 1378
Views: 141000

To deal with a possible nuclear emergency (civil, or miltary), I bought a very lightly used Victoreen CD-V717 survey meter. This is the type of meter that comes apart with the bottom used remotely to measure the gamma radiation outside of the shelter. This is accomplished using a 25 foot cable that...
by bgnad
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Held up in a Wal-mart parking lot...and got stupid!
Replies: 71
Views: 6814

What exactly is a curbstomp? -Bubba The curbstomp is definatly one of those things that if you do it you will face murder charges. Basicly you make the guy bite the curb, and you stomp on the top of his head. Not exactly a self defense move, and more of a pre-meditated act of bad things. *Mods do w...

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