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by cybrus
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Winter BOB Hike, Skill Share Pittsburgh January 23, 2010
Replies: 39
Views: 1348

Re: Winter BOB Hike, Skill Share Pittsburgh January 23, 2010

Unfortunately, my wife has to work tomorrow which puts me on babysitter duty. Hope you guys have a good time!
by cybrus
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Winter BOB Hike, Skill Share Pittsburgh January 23, 2010
Replies: 39
Views: 1348

Re: Winter BOB Hike, Skill Share Pittsburgh January 23, 2010

I'd be up for this if my wife doesn't get scheduled to work that day - if so, I'd be up for grabbing a ride with someone.
by cybrus
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Maxpedition Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 7869

Re: Maxpedition Gear

I ordered the Larkspur from LA Police Gear on Tuesday. Hopefully it will ship soon. I plan on giving it a good test when I receive it.
by cybrus
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Maxpedition Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 7869

Re: Maxpedition Gear

I've got a Pygmy Falcon II in OD Green but I also like Khaki and Foliage.

I'm really really really interested in the Larkspur bag.
by cybrus
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Show off your Tent/Shelter pr0n!
Replies: 280
Views: 109463

Re: Show off your Tent/Shelter pr0n!

Raccoon Creek State Park with my dog, Emma:
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Tried to hang my hammock in here, but it was just too small:
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by cybrus
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Multi-use - ham and fire - radio suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1275

Re: Multi-use - ham and fire - radio suggestions?

Ahah: The great quandary about VHF/UHF radio gear and the lack of public safety dual band models. I end up carrying both a VHF HT and a UHF HT radio on rescue operations since our squad has a UHF Tac repeater. We are dispatched on VHF and interop with the local FD's on VHF. The Thales Liberty softw...
by cybrus
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Multi-use - ham and fire - radio suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1275

Re: Multi-use - ham and fire - radio suggestions?

Well, basically, a certified radio means that the manufacturer has put that particular model through the certification process, and certifies that it meets all of the technical requirements. IIRC, one of the technical requirements is that there is no simple way for the user to change to a random fr...
by cybrus
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Multi-use - ham and fire - radio suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1275

Re: Multi-use - ham and fire - radio suggestions?

unless it is an emergency, the FCC rules are quite clear on that part. The original poster made pretty clear that the fire department was looking to buy radios for its normal use. For that purpose, they need to buy the proper equipment for the job. In an emergency, I'm sure it's OK for the fire dep...
by cybrus
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Multi-use - ham and fire - radio suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1275

Re: Multi-use - ham and fire - radio suggestions?

rpc: thank you for the info you provided. My fire department is currently looking at radios but they're focused on replacing our existing Motorolas with new Motorolas. I was looking, outside of normal channels, for possible alternatives that might be cheaper and/or offer more options other than the ...
by cybrus
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Multi-use - ham and fire - radio suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1275

Re: Multi-use - ham and fire - radio suggestions?

One of the ones I was really interested in (based on other forum threads) was the Yaesu VX-3R but it looks like it tops out in the 470s and we have some departments that operate up in the 490s. Being able to use one radio for all of them would definitely be nice.
by cybrus
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Multi-use - ham and fire - radio suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1275

Multi-use - ham and fire - radio suggestions?

I'm a volunteer fire fighter and our department has been having some issues with the repeater that we share with a few neighboring municipalities. We're also in the (extremely slow) process of switching from VHF (154.xx MHz) to UHF (460 - 490 - not sure where we'll end up). We currently use Motorola...
by cybrus
Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ok Boys, New Product for you to review:
Replies: 25
Views: 1631

Re: Ok Boys, New Product for you to review:

I'd just get an EOD Breacher Bar and sharpen the side.
by cybrus
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Giga Power vs. Pocket Rocket
Replies: 25
Views: 3387

Re: Giga Power vs. Pocket Rocket

I have the Giga Power and really like it. I don't have any experience with the MSR stove, so I can't compare them. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't work as well with larger pots - it's harder to keep it stable. But I think that's an issue with any of these stoves.
by cybrus
Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Kitchen fire last night! - moderate fail
Replies: 26
Views: 1256

Re: Kitchen fire last night! - EPIC FAIL

I'd grab a fire extinguisher that is marked ABC - that will cover just about everything you'd run into in the kitchen. If you do go for a CO2 extinguisher, be aware that it works by displacing oxygen with carbon dioxide and if you use it in a smaller room, you may displace the oxygen right out of yo...
by cybrus
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: TC's New EDC messenger bag: The 'Jack Sack'/'Bauer Bag'
Replies: 50
Views: 6526

Re: TC's New EDC messenger bag: The 'Jack Sack'/'Bauer Bag'

Would a Nalgene bottle fit in the side pocket?
by cybrus
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Pennsylvania Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 4037

Re: Pennsylvania Thread

Allegheny County - West View specifically
by cybrus
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Camp meal Part 2. 56k warning.
Replies: 12
Views: 3002

Re: Camp meal Part 2. 56k warning.

I'm heading out tomorrow morning for an overnighter - just me and the dog. I'll definitely be trying some of these recipes!
by cybrus
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The Dynamic Entry Gorilla Bar
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: The Dynamic Entry Gorilla Bar

At 40" and 17.5 lbs, that seems a little too big for effective use. We use 30" Halligan bars on our fire apparatus and those seem big enough and they're very useful for forcible entry. You could probably use them as melee weapons as well, but you'd probably want to train with them first.
by cybrus
Fri May 09, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: flying with your firearm
Replies: 24
Views: 1300

I flew last month from Pennsylvania to Texas. I just took my XD and I put it in one of these: http://www.center-of-mass.com/Images/CarSafe/LnM_Top2.jpg http://www.center-of-mass.com/Images/CarSafe/LSideView1911.jpg Link: In Car Safe from center-of-mass.com I looped the security cable around the inte...
by cybrus
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Books
Topic: EDEN book review
Replies: 35
Views: 2439

Posted my review - gave it 4 stars and that is only due to the editing issues. I thought the story was excellent and, though it took a bit to get used to, I enjoyed the way the story jumped around. I liked the new "take" on zombies with the different types and I also really enjoyed the pace changes.
by cybrus
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Shepherds PotPie
Replies: 26
Views: 1284

This sounds very good - I can see this possibly happening this weekend!
by cybrus
Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: The FBI wants my fingerprints..
Replies: 90
Views: 3453

I'm probably missing something here. But don't all CHL holders in all states have to submit fingerprints? And aren't all those fingerprints accessible by feds? Anyone.....anyone.....? Pennsylvania doesn't fingerprint you for your carry license. My prints are on file from a short job in the banking ...
by cybrus
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Firefighter Roll Call...
Replies: 17
Views: 1295

Going to be going for FF 1 in the fall.
by cybrus
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "The Road" to hit the screen. Will it translate?
Replies: 308
Views: 14604

They are shooting some of the film in the Pittsburgh area around the end of February/March/beginning of April. Mostly suburbs and outlying areas, including "suburban areas along with coal mines, forests and an unused freeway a couple of hours away." Source: Filming of 'The Road' leads to Pittsburgh ...

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