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by wolf_from_wv
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Busted electronics, what's in your repair kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2353

Re: Busted electronics, what's in your repair kit?

I have a tool bag that is a dedicated electrical kit. But its mostly tools specifically designed to work on or take readings on electrical components and wiring. The only parts I stock are: Assorted Connectors Assorted shrink insulators. Assorted fuses. 12 and 14 and 16 gauge red, black and white w...
by wolf_from_wv
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Busted electronics, what's in your repair kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2353

Re: Busted electronics, what's in your repair kit?

I copied pictures for some formulas, component info, and pinouts for some common chips I use and put them on business cards which I then laminated. I've been trying to organize all my components so I can find them. I've made a portable kit with some crimp connectors , after a trolling motor failure ...
by wolf_from_wv
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Headlamps?
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: Headlamps?

I like to have two, depending on the task. I like to have one very bright one - 350 lumens or higher so I can see what I am working on or in. A less powerful light - less than 100 lumens - is helpful when trying to read something.
by wolf_from_wv
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: EMP car?
Replies: 29
Views: 1517

Re: EMP car?

What boskone said. 2012 study by the Academy of Military Transportation, Tianjin, China. Study on Effects of High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse to Engine Electronic Control System , only the preview is available for free. Unless you are on ResearchGate and try to request the full-text... https://w...
by wolf_from_wv
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What island would you go to?
Replies: 19
Views: 1597

Re: What island would you go to?

Australia is an island where even the plants try to kill you...
by wolf_from_wv
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:39 am
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: 1921

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

It might be our end, but it would be an end worthy of remembrance. Maybe the zombies would trip on the empty brass and steel cases and fall down...
by wolf_from_wv
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Unexploded ordanance
Replies: 13
Views: 2118

Re: Unexploded ordanance

70 years later, WW2 bomb explodes in German field...
https://weather.com/news/news/2019-06-2 ... r-war-bomb
by wolf_from_wv
Mon May 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?
Replies: 37
Views: 3576

Re: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?

That's the problem with the ultra-bright tactical flashlights... The are great for lighting up the area, but put out too much light for close-up reading.
by wolf_from_wv
Mon May 13, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Projection of extended blackouts for CA this summer
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

Re: Projection of extended blackouts for CA this summer

NT2C wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Stercutus wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:37 pm
I think they will cut power wherever the risk of them getting sued out of business is too high.
They cut the power in an area that then riots and I think they'll get sued out of business.
Won't the resulting fires light things up? :)
by wolf_from_wv
Thu May 09, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Asteroid Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 2264

Re: Asteroid Prep

sets up rows of speakers, puts "I don't want to miss a thing" by Aerosmith on repeat? Meh... Maybe something by my old late, great friend David Peel? (how the military ever gave me a security clearance with a friend like him I'll never know) Maybe a little Van Halen Judgement Day ? Maybe play the v...
by wolf_from_wv
Tue May 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Asteroid Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 2264

Re: Asteroid Prep

sets up rows of speakers, puts "I don't want to miss a thing" by Aerosmith on repeat?
by wolf_from_wv
Tue May 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Unexploded ordanance
Replies: 13
Views: 2118

Re: Unexploded ordanance

Dolly Sods brochure with UXO instructions: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5090664.pdf 2000 tons of UXO being dug up in Germany each year https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/seventy-years-world-war-two-thousands-tons-unexploded-bombs-germany-180957680/ Zone Rouge in France ...
by wolf_from_wv
Mon May 06, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Unexploded ordanance
Replies: 13
Views: 2118

Re: Unexploded ordanance

If for some reason you are headed across country, and you have to pass through Dolly Sods, WV on foot, stay on the trails. https://www.fs.usda.gov/generalinfo/mnf/recreation/generalinfo/?groupid=119410&recid=12366 ----------------------------- Over Memorial Day weekend, an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)—...
by wolf_from_wv
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Active Killer incident
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: Preparing for an Active Killer incident

I added the previous post and a couple others in blue font into the main post.
by wolf_from_wv
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Active Killer incident
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: Preparing for an Active Killer incident

"The Buick of Truth" Windshield inside to out https://www.theboxotruth.com/the-buick-o-truth-1-windshields-insideout/ Windshield outside to in https://www.theboxotruth.com/the-buick-o-truth-2-windshields-outsidein/ Pistols and car doors https://www.theboxotruth.com/the-buick-o-truth-3-pistols-and-ca...
by wolf_from_wv
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Pathogens in fog?
Replies: 7
Views: 3607

Re: Pathogens in fog?

Every time I take the interstate here, and drive by the sewage treatment plant, and the car fills up with the smell, I wonder about airborne pathogens...
by wolf_from_wv
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Active Killer incident
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: Preparing for an Active Killer incident

That's what the Run, Hide, Fight video has been criticized for. It's not a step by step plan, it's a pick the best route for the situation. As for meth: On March 27, the WV State Police picked up a guy doing 130mph on his way to Washington. He had taken meth and driven straight through from Missouri...
by wolf_from_wv
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Lights Out
Replies: 30
Views: 5573

Re: Lights Out

Stercutus wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:26 pm
I'd imagine the original work of fiction on the same topic by Halfast (David Crawford) would be better (and free!) but to each his own.

http://files.meetup.com/3499102/Lights_Out.pdf
I read this book after the Derecho of 2012 that knocked power out on the East Coast, on a Kindle...
by wolf_from_wv
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Active Killer incident
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Preparing for an Active Killer incident

I started working on this document off and on about a year ago. It is not complete, and is a work in progress. I think I got everything cited correctly. It started out as a question about unmanned vehicles, but I have found over the years that I like returning home at the end of the day, and like to...
by wolf_from_wv
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: PAW YouTube Library
Replies: 12
Views: 1628

Re: PAW YouTube Library

(Arise post)

Would micro-SD cards be a viable storage medium?

I think the $40 Android tablet from Walmart will read them. The tablet could be recharged with some type of cell phone charger. Not sure about longevity of the tablet battery, and the screen could be scratched up or broken.
by wolf_from_wv
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Life-saving items to keep in your car in case of winter emergency
Replies: 10
Views: 2026

Re: Life-saving items to keep in your car in case of winter emergency

Some people might say I overprepared for my daily commute in possible snow/freezing conditions. MOLLE SUSTAINMENT POUCH 4 – Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Pinto Beans & Rice 2 – Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Red Beans & Rice 1 – Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Roasted Chicken 1 – Chicken flavor Ramen noodles 2 – Butterball...
by wolf_from_wv
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 25706

Re: lighters - a basic discussion... It is Time...

Do you think similar results could be had by the simpler expedient of wrapping the exterior of a zippo lighter in duct tape? The metal of the case itself should be gas tight, perhaps all that's necessary is to seal the seam while the case is closed. If that works it should also prevent the exterior...
by wolf_from_wv
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Re: Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored

The crayon boxes that Walmart sells, work fairly well for storing 16 or so AA batteries. I haven't counted how many AAA. Someone else was using the plastic boxes for reloaded cartridges. A multimeter with a dedicated battery test position is best, because it tests the battery under load. A regular m...

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