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by kir
Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: How to send texts with no cell service
Replies: 27
Views: 3490

Re: How to send texts with no cell service

A quick update about Firechat. I mentioned that during prior field testing we had a complete inability to communicate despite all apparent technical troubleshooting. I found out that in earlier versions iOS and Android devices were not cross-compatible. They could only talk to other devices of the s...
by kir
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Ukraine!
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Hello from Ukraine!

Ласкаво просимо! Я не говорю українською, але використовувати Google Translate занадто. Я високо ціную вашу готовність спробувати і з нетерпінням чекаємо від вас більше. (Welcome! I don't speak Ukrainian but use Google Translate too. I appreciate your willingness to try and look forward to hearing m...
by kir
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Vetting your information
Replies: 60
Views: 4868

Re: Vetting your information

This needs to be required reading for new members.
by kir
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: How to send texts with no cell service
Replies: 27
Views: 3490

Re: How to send texts with no cell service

Just a heads up, there was a recent update to Firechat and now my friends and I are not able to get Firechat to work without Internet connectivity. We were also all forced to resign up. Even after resigning up and after putting our phones into Airplane mode and then only enabling Wireless... Firecha...
by kir
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: How do you increase your situational awareness?
Replies: 50
Views: 9046

Re: How do you increase your situational awareness?

Lots of good ideas in this thread already. I personally find the little games you can play to be the best mindset-trainer for me. I found the following to be a good article that I re-read every so often to remind me of what I'm working on. Stratfor: A Practical Guide to Situational Awareness http://...
by kir
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Survival bracelets = mall ninja?
Replies: 70
Views: 4497

Re: Survival bracelets = mall ninja?

No one sees the ones I make and wear as it ends up under clothing most of the time. However, I have used mine quite a few times, but for nothing I would term an actual emergency. Replaced a broken boot lace. Actually had a belt break and used it to hold my pants up. Three times where I showed up to ...
by kir
Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: I need a solar cell charger recommendation...
Replies: 89
Views: 8174

Re: I need a solar cell charger recommendation...

I have actively used both Solio and Brunton Solar Charger/Lithium-Ion units in hiking/camping situations with great success. I also have one of those hand crank USB crank dynamos from Deal Extreme linked near the top of the thread. Though I don't foresee myself using it to actually charge a smartpho...
by kir
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: J-Quake
Replies: 801
Views: 38331

Re: J-Quake

Not life threatening... but we've noticed a marked increase of spam distributed malware capitalizing on subject terms related to "Japan" and "earthquake", as well as a number of Google ads when one searches for similar terms that are pointing to malware. There have already been some reports of peopl...
by kir
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New members Alaska Please go to chapter section
Replies: 49
Views: 1573

Re: New member from Alaska - Tim

Awesome! I'm really looking forward to meeting you all. :D It always seemed like ZS would be a big hit in Alaska since so many people are already preparedness minded.
by kir
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New members Alaska Please go to chapter section
Replies: 49
Views: 1573

Re: New member from Alaska - Tim

Take a look at the link in my sig to learn a little more about ZS. Most important thing to know is no politics or religion and nothing illegal. We are about disaster preparedness and helping others learn how to prep as well.
by kir
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Why Did You Join Zombie Squad?
Replies: 99
Views: 6842

Re: Why Did You Join Zombie Squad?

They promote prepping with a sense of humor and charity. That's something I want to see more of.
by kir
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: ZSARC ragchew or net for HF?
Replies: 17
Views: 4650

Re: ZSARC ragchew or net for HF?

I'd do Sunday too. I'm pretty flexible that day as well so time is not much of an issue.
by kir
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New members Alaska Please go to chapter section
Replies: 49
Views: 1573

Re: New member from Alaska - Tim

A couple of us tried to get something going two years ago but there we weren't able to drum up much more than a couple meetings at coffee shops, a dinner at Moose's Tooth, a couple range trips and a camping trip. So you certainly won't be stepping on any toes getting it off the ground. Historically,...
by kir
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New members Alaska Please go to chapter section
Replies: 49
Views: 1573

Re: New member from Alaska - Tim

Welcome! Sounds like it's time for another meet and greet! =D
by kir
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Radio Go-kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1840

Re: Radio Go-kit

This is awesome. Thanks for the link! I've been slowly working on putting together one of my own in a spare pelican case.
by kir
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: google maps as rally point markers
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: google maps as rally point markers

It depends on how much risk you are comfortable with when it comes to entrusting your information to a third party. If you are willing to accept the risk that Google may mishandle and inadvertently allow your information to be leaked to an untrusted source then it's "secure enough" for your applicat...
by kir
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Milepost bug out updates
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Milepost bug out updates

I like the idea of flagging mileposts and bucket caches... though I can also see there are contingencies that have to be weighed in their usage as mentioned they can be messed with. I am reminded of the system of codes used by hobos to indicate information to others in the know. It seems like someth...
by kir
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Portable Pelican Power Pack
Replies: 21
Views: 5476

Re: Portable Pelican Power Pack

Awesome! I've got a spare pelican case sitting around that would be perfect for this. I really like those photographer power packs linked above too.

Looking forward to your writeup WESBC!
by kir
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: ZS005threadforstuffaboutAlaska
Replies: 108
Views: 3993

Re: ZS005threadforstuffaboutAlaska

I've been having problems with my glasses fogging up. I've tried various anti-fog sprays and different styles of ski-masks and other face protection, to no avail. Most of the fog seems to be on the inside of my glasses, almost none is on the outside of the lenses. Do you guys know if goggles would ...
by kir
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Another Daddy Daughter Hike/Camp UPDATE 11-5-11
Replies: 51
Views: 3969

Re: Another Daddy Daughter Hike! UPDATE 1-16-11

This thread makes me want to be a daddy. I hope to use your ideas and methods someday soon.
by kir
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keeping water in car in winter.
Replies: 24
Views: 2019

Re: Keeping water in car in winter.

I haven't found a good answer to this question... so my GHB comes inside with me both at work and at home. The only time the GHB is in the vehicle is while I'm actually using the vehicle.
by kir
Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Bergmann In Alaska
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Bergmann In Alaska

Welcome!
by kir
Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: EDC flashlights
Replies: 46
Views: 3490

Re: EDC flashlights

I carry a Gerber Infinity Ultra Task . http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n276/haytkir/gerber_ultratask.jpg Costs $15-30. Uses a single AA. Has a hard end cap. Twists on/off, with practice it's easy to turn on and off with one hand. Not the brightest flashlight, but it serves my needs. It's been bri...
by kir
Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: The SHTF and you are on a cruise ship...
Replies: 31
Views: 1692

Re: The SHTF and you are on a cruise ship...

Ohnoooooooo, I'm going on a cruise in a few months. Your timing is impeccable sir. :evil: The answer I think depends a lot on the type of S that H's The F. The first decision that would probably need to be considered is whether to stay on the boat or bug out. Cruise ships have emergency plans and li...

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