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by SpecialPatrolGroup
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Fast track to APRS weather station
Replies: 1
Views: 1192

Fast track to APRS weather station

I want to make an APRS weather station, not so much weather but more as to relay what the state of some dry contacts are. I have a Yaesu FT-60 and FT-270 to play with. Has anyone used something like the Byonics TinyTrak? At the risk of sounding ignorant I really just want to plug & play and see what...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Pass the condoms! (Baofeng speaker mike mod)
Replies: 8
Views: 4271

Re: Pass the condoms! (Baofeng speaker mike mod)

Excellent mod :}
Also, there are 'dry' condoms, no lube/etc on them. I put them on TV remotes in the art room so I can sculpt, watch tv, and not mess up the remotes.
A dab of balloon latex poured on glass and left to dry would do it too :}
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?
Replies: 27
Views: 2758

Re: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?

Well gang my carless experiment is over... What was it, four? Five years? wow. Due to a change in my workplace, I can no longer carpool, so for that and some other reasons I now have my own quad heavy PTP transport (aka a car). I got a new one and will try to keep it tip top in the event I just go c...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Custom bushcraft knife for a Zombie Squad member
Replies: 57
Views: 4526

Re: Custom bushcraft knife for a Zombie Squad member

This thread rules!
Part of me now wants to try blacksmithing...
The other part realizes how much expertise went into what we're seeing...

It's a dilemma, but a great read.
And really, great work. I've never seen a knife come together in such detail.
"Thanks again, Zombie Squad!"
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?
Replies: 27
Views: 2758

Re: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?

There is a moving company in Ames, Iowa that does not use trucks - they use bicycles. They have even moved a piano this way. http://www.bikesatwork.com/hauling-cargo-by-bike/ 1000 lbs by bicycle? That is awesome! "But wait, there's more!" http://www.bikesatwork.com/carfree/" onclick="window.open(th...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Custom bushcraft knife for a Zombie Squad member
Replies: 57
Views: 4526

Re: Custom bushcraft knife for a Zombie Squad member

I feel so lucky to have stumbled across this thread! Thank you for sharing this build.
::subscribed::
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?
Replies: 27
Views: 2758

Re: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?

Ok since I'm in the thread there are two oddnesses with going carless I've noticed so far: First is a social thing. Sometimes when I'm going to a friends' or etc and I just "show up" via mass transit magic, said friends feel the need to take me home after partying or whatnot. I know they're being ca...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?
Replies: 27
Views: 2758

Re: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?

I was carless for a couple years in college. I was able to spend less money but limited to a small radius of places I could earn money. My day-to-day world was much smaller and that impacted my view of the city I lived in so I bought a bicycle which expanded my opportunities but still left me limit...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?
Replies: 27
Views: 2758

Re: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?

Probably the most annoying thing for me, amongst my fellow cycle-commuters, was a really deep-set holier-than-thou attitude. Quite a few were mostly liberty oriented, like me, but a certain percentage were *very* vocal, anti car, and highly politically active. I think they did a lot to chase otherw...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Great little house-truck!
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Great little house-truck!

Back porch, wood burning stove, all those books... how quaint and charming. At one point I wanted to buy a chip truck and turn it into a house. I think it could have worked, but there were some problems in getting things to fit. The wheel wells usually poke through the floor on those things and it c...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?
Replies: 27
Views: 2758

Re: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?

I think I'm at or around my one year anniversary of going carless and it's so much less of a big deal then I could have possibly imagined. You learn to keep your wits about you, plan ahead and get yourself out of pinches. Not that there's lots to worry about anyway. I've had lots of transit, walking...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: So, what can I get at Sears?
Replies: 15
Views: 1245

Re: So, what can I get at Sears?

Crowfoot wrenches!
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&s ... oot+wrench" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
They were the only place in town I could find the damn things.
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?
Replies: 27
Views: 2758

Re: Going carless - caveats, problems, other pending doom?

Thanks for all the inputs, gang :} I do not have to move kids around and work is not a hassle to get to, usually carpool. Someone mentioned looking logistically viable to women; I've piloted aircraft, boats, forklifts & a donkey, owned trucks, vans and cars, currently have three motorbikes in the ga...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pelican Case
Replies: 24
Views: 3510

as long as weight is no concern

I have two Pelican 1620's that get used when I'm flying somewhere. First they were used to take my scuba gear to Mexico, then later to haul a bunch of craft gear to a gig in California. Great stuff! I have some smaller ones for camera and radio gear... also great. Only problem with the 1620's is tha...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Colony on Discovery
Replies: 664
Views: 26918

Re: The Colony on Discovery

You are obviously British and have a typical British attitude about firearms. But here in the states they are VERY common and found in almost every 5th house and building. They are no more dangerous on TV than in a movie. Just don't give them real ammo. Make them all fire safe blanks. Looks real, s...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Colony on Discovery
Replies: 664
Views: 26918

Re: The Colony on Discovery

D-Train wrote:I'm sure they've been instructions on what they can and cannot carry. Nobody even has a spear or war hammer or some other simple weapon.
Yup. They made a big deal of showing Andre take the folding knife, but where was it during the fight?
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Colony on Discovery
Replies: 664
Views: 26918

Re: The Colony on Discovery

So I was just wondering... what if one of the colonists had a knife or other type weapon, and just started to go to town on the big dude? The whole pack of colonists were in a frenzy anyway, so its probably not too far fetched... It's a really big reach, but possible. They keep production stuff off...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Colony on Discovery
Replies: 664
Views: 26918

Re: The Colony on Discovery

I think you can see this during the solar episode. There's an artsy shot of the sky in a hodgepodge parabolic reflector. I wonder if that's in the yard somewhere? Could be handy for heating water/cooking without flame. Also if you look up this show on Wikipedia you can read about upcoming episodes a...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Colony on Discovery
Replies: 664
Views: 26918

Re: The Colony on Discovery

There is a place for a shower and a washing machine. It's after shelter, security, food, and water. If people are getting in to the inner sanctum before the group notices, then they need to work on security. If they are rationing food and water, then they need to work on food and water. They are pl...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BDUs in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: BDUs in St. Louis

Not sure about cheap but Uncle Sam's Safari Outfitters is one of the go to places in St Louis. With three locations to serve you...
http://www.unclesams.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
No telling how much money I've given them over the years. Fun stuff.
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Colony on Discovery
Replies: 664
Views: 26918

Re: The Colony on Discovery

Truthfully, if it's my warehouse, I'm damn near legally allowed to burn it down. ...with no better plan he squats at work with his female and supplies, then leaves to do who knows what and is genuinely surprised that in a lawless society someone else claimed the abandoned-for-a-month building and s...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Colony on Discovery
Replies: 664
Views: 26918

Re: The Colony on Discovery

Truthfully, if it's my warehouse, I'm damn near legally allowed to burn it down. Was that really "his house"? If forgot how they phrased it. Sure he had a key, which hardly means he belongs there; pre-PAW he could have been an employee at whatever the place was. SHTF, so with no better plan he squa...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Colony on Discovery
Replies: 664
Views: 26918

Re: The Colony on Discovery

They still need to work on their priorities. They built a washing machine. :roll: This comes up over and over on other boards and I don't think it's as much a problem as people work it up to be. My goal is to get to a point in life were I can take the time to simplify or automate mundane things. If...
by SpecialPatrolGroup
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Colony on Discovery
Replies: 664
Views: 26918

Re: The Colony on Discovery

I would never trade a generator for a jackhammer! Keep the can of Tuna also. I don't see them fishing at all. What if you were a Persian trader who'd nicked a whole truckload of generators? No telling what you can trade 'em for. And didn't they go fishing in the same episode? Maybe the episode prio...

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