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by NoSeeUm
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What I carry in my Hill People Gear Kitbag
Replies: 14
Views: 3332

Re: What I carry in my Hill People Gear Kitbag

I got the Heavy Recon kit bag for Christmas. My younger son has had the Heavy Recon bag since it was introduced. I'll be using mine while riding my Catrike Expedition to and from work during Spring, Summer, and Fall. Just ordered some molle gear to outfit it for my needs. I'll post some photos when ...
by NoSeeUm
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Helicopters in Snowstorms
Replies: 38
Views: 5286

Re: Helicopters in Snowstorms

I flew UH-1D/H in Korea during a blizzard. The only danger I was concerned with was wires since navigating is extremely difficult, and the OH-6 that we nearly did a head-on with. Got the XO to give up on the mission and head back to our field. Flew in heavy snow showers in AZ. When visibility got to...
by NoSeeUm
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Help me pick a pig gun caliber...or, talk me out of 6.8SPCII
Replies: 34
Views: 3370

Re: Help me pick a pig gun caliber...or, talk me out of 6.8S

First point, let me say Kermit looks Awesome! Which leads me to my second, Save your money and load 130gr sp at 2200 fps and keep kermit happy. Zero for 35 yards and Kermit will be 2.5" high at 100yds and only 1.5" low at 200yds. With the money saved you'll be half way to owning a nice IR scope. Thi...
by NoSeeUm
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs
Replies: 51
Views: 6377

Re: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs

Excellent post OP. Thanks to you all for your posts and adding to my library of knowledge.
by NoSeeUm
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit
Replies: 46
Views: 15531

Re: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit

Very clever! You've inspired me to build my own trailer for a recumbent trike I'll be purchasing soon.
by NoSeeUm
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: bunker suit. yay or nay
Replies: 18
Views: 2220

Re: bunker suit. yay or nay

Poor man's flash fire protection would be 100% cotton, if Nomex is too expensive for you. Additionally, I'd only wear 100% cotton under Nomex too. One of my Army flight instructors had pubic hair growing around his wrists. He told me it was a skin graft needed after he crashed in Nam. It was hot and...
by NoSeeUm
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: What Would Happen If G.P.S. Failed?
Replies: 61
Views: 10057

Re: What Would Happen If G.P.S. Failed?

A direct attack on the Master Control Station in Colorado springs by a terrorist group would probably take things offline for a while. The MCS is located on Peterson Air Force Base which also houses NorthCOM, so it is essentially unguarded against an attack. My old job was base security overseas. M...
by NoSeeUm
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: What Would Happen If G.P.S. Failed?
Replies: 61
Views: 10057

Re: What Would Happen If G.P.S. Failed?

Strangely the organization that would be least effected would be the US military. The military trains their leaders on how to navigate without GPS, few other organizations do that these days. While there are GPS guided munitions there are lots of other munitions out there. It would screw the milita...
by NoSeeUm
Mon May 23, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: These are your options. Choose Wisely my son!
Replies: 44
Views: 11553

Re: These are your options. Choose Wisely my son!

Heavy stapler in one of my tube socks
by NoSeeUm
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 11281

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

My previously mentioned bugout location (1/2 of duplex in small town), may be my current location upon the shtf. I chose this idea since it also provides tax and income benefits pre-shtf. Thinking I may duplicate this idea several times within same and nearby small towns/states. Mainly store food, w...
by NoSeeUm
Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 11281

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

"There is always a risk your BOL may be occupied when you arrive. I'd love to know how ZS would approach that. I suspect most of us would be rather irate. I think I"ll leave it at that."

Bonus! Zombies like protein. OR Now I'll have something to fill that hole with in my basement. [emoji4]
by NoSeeUm
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 11281

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

Without much thought given to a BOL, other than a relatives home, I have formulting a BOL solution for my family. The issue really is the type of scenario. A disaster like a tornado / hurricane / nuclear power plant failure may require a temporary move followed by starting over. That would fall unde...
by NoSeeUm
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Let's say you have to cross the country in the ZPAW
Replies: 35
Views: 9789

Re: Let's say you have to cross the country in the ZPAW

Unfortunately this will likely be my scenario. I work as a consulting engineer and usually work hundreds of miles from home (currently over 1500 miles). Fortunately I can fly both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft so, the acquisition of an aircraft would probably be my best bet if a total collapse...
by NoSeeUm
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cross Band Repeater in a box-solar powered w/battery backup
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Cross Band Repeater in a box-solar powered w/battery bac

Great idea. That would be an awesome addition to an amateur radio supported event such as a triathlon or bike race.
by NoSeeUm
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: What is your faviorite Defensive Pistol Caliber
Replies: 70
Views: 13623

Re: What is your faviorite Defensive Pistol Caliber

I carry either a 9mm or a 45acp at a 98% to 2% ratio, respectively. So 9mm would be my favorite carry caliber. Mainly because my XD is a double stack (16 + 1 vs 8 + 1 of Colt Commander). I personally believe the terminal ballistics of the 45acp is better but, not as good as two 9mm rounds. So, that ...
by NoSeeUm
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Canik TP9 SF : mini review
Replies: 9
Views: 2064

Re: Canik TP9 SF : mini review

Accompanied my younger brother to J&G Sales in Prescott, AZ two weeks ago. He picked up the last TP9V2 they had in stock. Very nice trigger. I'm definitely buying one next time I get back to Iowa.
by NoSeeUm
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Canik TP9 SF : mini review
Replies: 9
Views: 2064

Re: Canik TP9 SF : mini review

I didn't tie my shoes this morning hoping I'd have the same accident.

Thanks for the review.
by NoSeeUm
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: strangest thing you have ever seen
Replies: 1846
Views: 185439

Re: strangest thing you have ever seen

While giving helicopter flight instructions just north of Phoenix, in the middle of the desert, I saw a dog sled team pulling a sled with wheels on it.
by NoSeeUm
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: JW80's WMBO(LOTS OF PICS)
Replies: 22
Views: 2236

Re: JW80's WMBO(LOTS OF PICS)

Excellent post and lessons learned. Amateur radio, we don't need no stinking cell service. Even CB would of been a better option for communication. As said earlier, use same coordinate system and coordinates rather than GPS map database.
by NoSeeUm
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Driving in the Dark
Replies: 43
Views: 5008

Re: Driving in the Dark

There are a lot of things that come into play when driving in the dark. Teaching yourself to use certain techniques can help. Most importantly scanning, because of your fovea centralis (night blind spot) if you focus on one spot you will lose focus (it'll disappear) on the object within a few secon...
by NoSeeUm
Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Zombie Body Armor
Replies: 108
Views: 50339

Re: Zombie Body Armor

Isn't bringing a dead thread back to life great practice for the undead?

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by NoSeeUm
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: 2 meter vs police scanner vs AM radio information quality
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

Re: 2 meter vs police scanner vs AM radio information qualit

In Cedar Rapids when severe weather is coming, I tune to ARES. That's because the national weather and news channels are depending on spotters. If the news is in weather emergency mode, I'm hearing the details 2 plus minutes ahead of their report.

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by NoSeeUm
Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: zombie has thermal imaging, what do you do?
Replies: 46
Views: 5147

Re: zombie has thermal imaging, what do you do?

Beating thermal imaging is dependent on what kind of ride your zombie is using. If your dealing with a zombie on foot, your best bet is terrain masking. If the zombie has very good equipment, be aware that he will be able to see latent heat sources (foot prints, temperature changes on solid surfaces...
by NoSeeUm
Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur/CB Radio Network: pt 4 - networking
Replies: 301
Views: 124668

Re: Zombie Squad Amateur/CB Radio Network: pt 4 - networking

Location: 42.0, -91.6
Radios: IC-746 Pro, Yaesu FT-8800, Yaesu FT-60
Bands: 440, 2m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 30m, 40m, 80m (no 160m antenna)
Modes: AM, FM, SSB, QRS CW
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