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by FanaticalModerate
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 48181

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

Power's been out for about 90 minutes now. Generator picked up the slack in exactly 13 seconds and is running like a champ. With the UPS, my computer never even went down. Between cost of the unit and fuel, this is expensive electricity, but I'm digging it. Propane stove run over to the neighbors w...
by FanaticalModerate
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 48181

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

A decent source of non-hype (i.e.NWS) info on surge/tides: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/quicklook/data/SANDY.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; There's enormous amounts of data available via NWS and NOAA, but it sure can be difficult getting to the right page for what you want a...
by FanaticalModerate
Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 48181

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

About an hour ago it was going right over us...now its not :?: According the weather channel most likely path it is supposed to loop around you. Although that does not mean you won't be affected. Very true - with a storm this large, the exact path becomes less important. An example using the Nation...
by FanaticalModerate
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 48181

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

NWS Philly/Mt Holly has been doing an exemplary job of communicating with the public - not always easy for scientists and bureaucrats - many positive "lessons learned" will eventually be coming out of that. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; As a whole, New j...
by FanaticalModerate
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 48181

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next

I am about 50 miles from the coast here in NC. It's 1100 and the wind is picking up but no rain yet. Our coast is getting pounded. These forecasters don't really know what is going to happen. They have never seen anything like this. It is being called the second biggest storm in history. That's the...
by FanaticalModerate
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 48181

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

I guess it depends on your infrastructure. Most areas on the Gulf Coast get that much a couple times a year, but the storm drainage is also ready for it. More than just a difference in infrastructure. :) Have long been a follower of the weather forums at Storm2K ( http://www.storm2k.org/phpbb2/inde...
by FanaticalModerate
Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 48181

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

Airballrad's good reminder to get caught up on laundry/dishes reminded me of an old checklist. Since this could be a "winter storm" event for those on the southwest side of Sandy, I figure I might as well bump it: http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&p=1232131" onclick="window.open(this....
by FanaticalModerate
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 48181

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

I disagree. Everyone starts sometime, somewhere, somehow.


ETA: Thanks for the good link-full post Major.
by FanaticalModerate
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 48181

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

it's SUPER nice to not have to go buy ANYTHING...and to know yer already ready :D Agreed! I think that's been one of the best things about prepping - a lot of folks miss out on that, because they never stop buying stuff. ....I will be traveling out of it...getting our mother in law from VA beach, a...
by FanaticalModerate
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 48181

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

Sandy is likely beginning its mutation from tropical to ex-tropical. Suggests a few things: It's future will be influenced more by the cold fronts and accompanying pressure gradients and less by traditional tropical hurricane influences (such as open water temperature). Thus, applying normal "hurric...
by FanaticalModerate
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 48181

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

Navy is taking this seriously. Still plenty of disagreement amongst the prediction models, but could be disastrous for NYC - "a 100+ year storm" Powers that be in Manhattan are taking it quite seriously, as shown by NWS throwing everything they've got into making best/quickest predictions possible. ...
by FanaticalModerate
Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 238
Views: 11445

Re: Explosion in Oslo

Lastly, as I mentioned earlier: This is an attack on the Norwegian Democracy as a whole, and our job now will be to make sure that Norway will continue to be a open, free democracy. We must make sure that people can continue to enjoy the freedom of speech, and the freedom to be a member of any poli...
by FanaticalModerate
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Question about storing food in humid basement.
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: Question about storing food in humid basement.

Humidity can damage more than your pantry. Mildew can damage just about everything (I have too much experience with this) :cry: , and some molds may even be a moderate health hazard. Tackling dampness and mildew in the basement should be a high priority. Bonanacrom is right, but if that's too big a ...
by FanaticalModerate
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: J-Quake
Replies: 801
Views: 35124

Re: J-Quake

Does anyone give any credence to the speculation there may be a quake in Cali in the next week or two in the wake of the Christchurch and Japan quakes? (The Pacific Ring of Fire is all connected correct?) The US Gov in their infinite wisdom is ordering my father out there on business the very week ...
by FanaticalModerate
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: From the flat land of Lubbock, Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: From the flat land of Lubbock, Texas

Welcome Aboard!
by FanaticalModerate
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ShelterBox
Replies: 20
Views: 1442

Re: ShelterBox

No. All the gear goes in the box. As majorhavoc says, the gear" varies, depending on the situation, and you may be looking at a picture which includes parallel/alternative items that would not both be included. Clicking around on the site might reveal those particulars. Also: Shelter Box Red Cross M...
by FanaticalModerate
Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Kind of new member from NJ
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Kind of new member from NJ

Welcome Aboard!
by FanaticalModerate
Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: British Basher "basha" Shelter ~ Review ~ 56K
Replies: 89
Views: 10975

Re: British Basher "basha" Shelter ~ Review ~ 56K

Just got mine in the mail today. Sportsmans guide must have filled that backorder way faster than expected. I'm really pleased with it, especially for the price. I would say the material is somewhere between a USGI poncho and ripstop nylon - lightweight but not flimsy. I like the sealed seams as we...
by FanaticalModerate
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Noobi from Fl
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Noobi from Fl

Welcome Aboard!
by FanaticalModerate
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Where would you go?
Replies: 67
Views: 2399

Re: Where would you go?

First off, yes I have utter access to the building because I still work for the company, just not at that installation. Secondly, as I said, it's be the closest, not my ideal. Idealy I'm getting the hell out of dodge, however a situation where TSHTF and I've got to get someplace safe immediately it...
by FanaticalModerate
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: J-Quake
Replies: 801
Views: 35124

Re: J-Quake

The Center for Disease Control is usually a pretty good resource. Apologies if it's already been linked in this thread, I don't think it has. :? What's often overlooked is how much stuff CDC does besides "diseases." Here's their page on Radiation Emergencies . It contains a huge array of links and r...
by FanaticalModerate
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: J-Quake
Replies: 801
Views: 35124

Re: J-Quake

When the earthquake/tsunami occurred, I knew it would be bad, but I really, REALLY thought that the Japanese government would be able to snap their fingers and solve most of the immediate suffering (of the type that we have BOBs and such for). This is a very organized and capable country ... so much...
by FanaticalModerate
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Small Tinned Food
Replies: 31
Views: 1354

Re: Small Tinned Food

I'm looking for a small tin food (Size of a sardines can) that is high in protein and calories, and doesn't taste like shit for my GHB. Ideas? Seems to me like "small cans of tuna" (packed in oil) should be the #1 option to meet those specifications. But perhaps it would help guide responses if you...

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