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by HurricaneDad
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Club
Replies: 386
Views: 48347

Hatch wrote:The tentative date for the conference call will be: Friday, April 11.

--Hatch
N.B. This weekend starts the Mock Bug Out, and some of us (at least me) will be out in the field. Just sayin.
by HurricaneDad
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Club
Replies: 386
Views: 48347

Question for the thread: who else currently has a working HF rig, and what are your operating capabilities? --Hatch Yaesu FT-897D with full accessory load-out except upgraded mic (2x batteries, antenna tuner, internal PS, etc) Maldol HVU-8 but it's not tuned for xmit, since I'm only tech and don't ...
by HurricaneDad
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6697
Views: 337652

Repacked my pack, just about ready for testing this weekend. Bought a 3-pack of Alok-sacks from Sportsman's Guide, as well as a "Pocket Cooker" too. Really need to get something that I can pack and leave packed, rather than my "usual" camping kit. Meh. Bought some new camping food to try, by Enertia...
by HurricaneDad
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Free zombie novel 2 first 10 responders-help spread the word
Replies: 98
Views: 5266

Got mine in the mail today. Looking forward to reading it. Funny thing, I also just bought "Infected" by Scott Sigler. Why is this significant? Read this . In short, he went from all rejections to getting himself a #1 spot on Amazon.com for the novel he published last year. What does this have to do...
by HurricaneDad
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Emergency desalination water filter
Replies: 4
Views: 461

F.I.B. wrote:They are nice but take a lot of pumping for a little water.

Katadyn Survivor 35: Output 1.2 gal/h
True, but more portable than a still. And, since it's osmotic and excluding dissolved molecules, it's still impressive IMO.
by HurricaneDad
Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Emergency desalination water filter
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Emergency desalination water filter

I've thought these things were cool in concept, but had never seen one, let alone know that there was a hand-powered one available. Then, the other day, I get the newest Major Surplus & Survival catalog and what did I see? "Katadyn Survivor 35 emergency desalinator" for $795. Doesn't seem to be on t...
by HurricaneDad
Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Mock Bug Out Weekend of April 11-13
Replies: 139
Views: 14339

nfa wrote: If I don't check in by Saturday night, send in the ZS retrieval team for my gear... :evil:

nfa
Dibs on his firearms and stove(s).
by HurricaneDad
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Otaku Guilty Pleasures: Lotte Black Black Gum (Caffeinated)
Replies: 25
Views: 2099

Cool! I have been wondering how this stuff tastes for a while. Minty, you say! Kickin'! Now I gotta get myself some. Mint > cinnamon Point of note, there is a reference to "believed to be around 5 mg caffeine per piece". "Stay Awake" gum has 100 mg per piece. Too bad it's cinnamon flavored.
by HurricaneDad
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Mock Bug Out Weekend of April 11-13
Replies: 139
Views: 14339

MS8725 wrote:Sounds like fun. Time to bust out my topo map of central Nevada...
Thanks for the reminder, I need to figure out where I put the topo for the area.
by HurricaneDad
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Mock Bug Out Weekend of April 11-13
Replies: 139
Views: 14339

http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/images/dice-dodecahedron.jpg MBO Misadventure Simulation (using d12) Would you believe that I just used the online dice roll generator that Shift_Lock posted... And I rolled a natural 12! Maybe I should pick up a real die and take it with me to the field... Oh, an...
by HurricaneDad
Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Mock Bug Out Weekend of April 11-13
Replies: 139
Views: 14339

I'm in, like Flynn. I'm hoping that I can convince my buddy to go with me, but, if not, I'll be solo. In fact, between this and the upcoming BSA Grant Pilgrimage (http://www.usgrantpilgrimage.org/) which I will be chaperoning, I've actually had reason to get my hands on some new tools to use. I've p...
by HurricaneDad
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: IFAK Essentials Series: Asherman Chest Seal
Replies: 76
Views: 23523

Holy CRAP, Gunny! Super write-up!
by HurricaneDad
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tough as Nails, water cooled alcohol backpacking stove
Replies: 18
Views: 1253

It might be me, but it doesn't look like it'd be terribly stable. I'd be afraid that it might tip over. How do you address that?

Other than that, COOL!
by HurricaneDad
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gas/Chemical Exposure. Are you prepared? (Pics)
Replies: 48
Views: 4050

So, what's the best protection to get assuming I need to evacuate THROUGH potentially hazardous areas caused by a chemical spill/toxic smoke, or similiar industrial accidents. IMO, "it depends" on the type of chemical release. I'm in semi/quasi-rural area, so my two biggest risks are chlorine (I li...
by HurricaneDad
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: A New Way for CPR
Replies: 9
Views: 861

One of my FF friends in town here has told me that they're one of the pilot areas for this method, too. Anecdotal evidence is strongly supportive. The support has been raging for several years, and the jury is still out. That being said, I've seen some research that supports the recent changes. Defi...
by HurricaneDad
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Would any of you buy this????
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Looks like the MedBak is a LOT bigger than the one that ovationman linked to.

Check out the pix here: http://tinyurl.com/33n2m2

Personally, I'd go with the MedBak over the other one. Then again, I carry and know how to use the stuff, too.

YMMV, price makes a difference.
by HurricaneDad
Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What type of tent are you using in your BOB?
Replies: 54
Views: 3268

Ellie With An Axe wrote:Here's my tent posing in its natural habitat.

Image
(picture props to Rick, who takes great photos)
Dear Ellie. I hate you, but only because you have lovely places to go hide in, while I have nothing but corn fields for hours around.

Medic
by HurricaneDad
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Gerber LMK II ASEK for $59.99 at LA Police Gear
Replies: 56
Views: 7798

Would you believe that, when I ordered mine a couple of weeks back, it was STILL on clearance, but they listed it as "backordered" and shipped it when it came in?

Nice, heavy knife. Good feel in the hand.
by HurricaneDad
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6697
Views: 337652

FYI - The Red Cross courses are not what they once were. I was fairly disappointed with the first aid course. However, I am now exploring being a trainer with them. After you get your ARC trainers ticket, look into American Safety and Health Institute. http://www.ashinstitute.org/ PM me your addres...
by HurricaneDad
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Donations for Molon Labe: $250.73 Raised
Replies: 66
Views: 4541

I hope to get some PM(s) from you guys with ideas on how to pay it forward to the ZS community. I already plan a donation to ZS itself. What else? Just a thought, take it for what you paid for it. ;) When the time comes, help kit out a FNG who has the heart, but not the funds. IMO, that's the best ...
by HurricaneDad
Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bivys again, or, to put a finer point on the question . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Biff wrote:
Medic wrote:Any updates? I'm shoipping...
Yup.

First look here, then here.
Thanks, Biff. Hella reviews! You've given me quite a bit to think about.

Did SnugPak give you any feedback on why the one you bought might have leaked?
by HurricaneDad
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bivys again, or, to put a finer point on the question . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

geoff88 wrote:Let us know your thoughts on the Snugpak when it arrives Biff.

Geoff
Any updates? I'm shoipping...
by HurricaneDad
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Donations for Molon Labe: $250.73 Raised
Replies: 66
Views: 4541

Re: Donations for Molon Labe: $206.76 so far!

CavemanSam wrote:First of all, I just want to make sure this is in the right place. I didn't think this was appropriate for the charity section. This is about ZSers helping out other ZSers in a time of need.

Thank you Zombie Squad!
Add another @25.00 cash to the donation pot.
by HurricaneDad
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Morale Patches
Replies: 41
Views: 7416

Doc Simon wrote:I put a moral patch on the sling of my rifle and got my ass handed to me. It varries from unit to unit what you can do.
GREAT way to keep the morale of teh troops up, commander!

Blargh.

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