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by TacAir
Mon May 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?
Replies: 31
Views: 412

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

I live in a city where cars get broken into all the time, so I can't keep a bag in my car. I have to rely on what I carry on me anytime I leave the house. I have a ThinkGeek Bag of Holding I take everywhere, and I always carry with me my multitool, lighter, flashlight, and one of those metal cards ...
by TacAir
Mon May 13, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Projection of extended blackouts for CA this summer
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: Projection of extended blackouts for CA this summer

Well, how neat. Just another reason to move to the Golden State.

Given how much power comes into CA from out of State (so they can pollute someone else's backyard) mean long, high power lines running across vast areas of dry bush....

This summer will be interesting for SoCal. Good luck to them
by TacAir
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Synagogue shooting near San Diego
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Synagogue shooting near San Diego

The Baltimore shooting had nothing to do with churches. Nothing. near a church - yes. A closed church that had nothing to do with a BBQ . https://www.wral.com/police-7-shot-1-fatally-in-latest-baltimore-violence/18353379/ At least one person was dead and seven others were injured Sunday following a ...
by TacAir
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Synagogue shooting near San Diego
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Synagogue shooting near San Diego

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/04/27/san-diego-synagogue-shooting-what-we-know-suspect-john-earnest/3605339002/ some local news, nothing against the Brits, but I prefer US news from local (same city if possible) sources. San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said that as one of his o...
by TacAir
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I'm moving to Alaska.
Replies: 50
Views: 3546

Re: I'm moving to Alaska.

Now that you've been in Anchorage for a while, what do you think of our little burg?
by TacAir
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Paris is burning
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Paris is burning

Don't you really mean "More of Paris is burning"

been an average of three church building a week being set alight for the last while.
by TacAir
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Coffee not essential for life, Swiss government says
Replies: 19
Views: 580

Re: Coffee not essential for life, Swiss government says

That coffee was for Gov't employees to drink on the job...eh?


I would think coffee drinkers would stockpile their own. I keep a fair amount of Freeze dried on hand. You know, just in case.
by TacAir
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

There is nothing quite like talking up "massive shortages" for just about anything to sell higher prices.... Works for the oil companies, why not farmers. I know some sections of the Midwest have been hit, some pretty hard, but not everyone had losses at the levels seen the Yellow Press. I guess fol...
by TacAir
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Surplus Growlers Hitting the Civilian Market
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Surplus Growlers Hitting the Civilian Market

Looks like a chopped M-151.

Good luck on getting spare parts. For that kind of jack, an ATV is the better long term choice.
by TacAir
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Deployment to the southern border
Replies: 25
Views: 927

Re: Deployment to the southern border

Since the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - i would think she would have armed security. What is possible is also dependent on location - the Tucson sector, for example, is entirely different than SoCal. In A...
by TacAir
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Need a Portable Radio
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: Need a Portable Radio

https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/portable/0505.jpg ATS-505 Coverage includes longwave from 153 - 279 kHz, AM from 520 - 1710 kHz, shortwave solid from 1711 - 29999 kHz and FM 87.5 - 108 MHz (stereo to earphone jack). The backlit display can show either the frequency or the time (12 or 24 hou...
by TacAir
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet

"environmental catastrophe," lost me right there....

Also - I thought 'study' was something peer reviewed by professionals or academics.

Still, thanks for thinking of others.
by TacAir
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Radios besides baofeng that can get FRS,GMRS,MURS?
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Radios besides baofeng that can get FRS,GMRS,MURS?

Buy a used scanner if you only want to receive.
by TacAir
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Last Starship (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: The Last Starship (2017)

This one?

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by TacAir
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I'm moving to Alaska.
Replies: 50
Views: 3546

Re: I'm moving to Alaska.

please take chains, have a stove or other way to stay warm if the Jeep takes a dump. Buy an Alaska Milepost to see what gas stations are open in the winter, ditto for hotels. The Milepost also has distance between points. Take at least one 5 gal gas can, just in case. Temps today in Ft Nelson BC, fo...
by TacAir
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4240
Views: 200027

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

We might have some help along the way https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/08/george-soros-bank-of-england.asp Makes you wonder if the US will, once again, call in all gold, silver and such as was done by FDR. @raptor - I nothing is nothing that can be called a 'safe investment' - but, what IYO,...
by TacAir
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I'm moving to Alaska.
Replies: 50
Views: 3546

Re: I'm moving to Alaska.

You flying? Bring 'em up as air cargo. No big. Cost varies by airline. Thee is a limit on ammo for commercial carriers FAA rulz Cartridges up to 19.1mm, shotgun shells Quantity limits: Reasonable amount for "personal use" during a trip. However, international (ICAO/IATA) regulations and some airline...
by TacAir
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I'm moving to Alaska.
Replies: 50
Views: 3546

Re: I'm moving to Alaska.

Moving to where in AK?
by TacAir
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?
Replies: 49
Views: 4693

Re: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?

I work on the 3rd floor of a 4 story building. We just had a 7.0 earthquake about 10 (air) miles away. I think this fills scenario. I happened to be at home. But after checking that the house was still weather tight (no broken windows etc) - I drove over to the DW workplace with extra batteries and ...
by TacAir
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: N. Carolina prepares for historic storm
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: N. Carolina prepares for historic storm

And in Alaska, it will be +40F and raining.

I swear - the Russians are dumping all their heat over the border....
by TacAir
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 440
Views: 21177

Re: The Coming Civil War

Population of Great Britain in 2018 - 66.57 million Population of Californian in 2018 - 39 million. California is also the State with the largest population. Although the land size of Wy is close to that of England. I would say rather than the US looking like the UK in 100 years... The rest of the U...
by TacAir
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: M 7.0 earthquake 7.0 mi. NNW Anchorage, Alaska
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: M 7.0 earthquake 7.0 mi. NNW Anchorage, Alaska

When it rains, it pours.. Storm hitting town now has winds of 75MPH and rain - but by Sunday night we should have 6 to 8 inches of snow.

If you don't like the weather, just wait a couple of days.
by TacAir
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: M 7.0 earthquake 7.0 mi. NNW Anchorage, Alaska
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: M 6.7 earthquake 7.0 mi. NNW Anchorage, Alaska

Minor damage inside the house - a lot of small stuff went flying. All the big stuff we have pinned down/bolted to the wall. Electric is back up in may part of town. The first aftershock was a MFer. Just had another, really sharp AF come thru. AT&T cell service stayed up, the wire phone service staye...
by TacAir
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Not just a Grand Solar Minimum, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: Not just a Grand Solar Minimum, but...

On the filp, I once worked VK9NS, Jim Smith - on 10M, on SSB! Jim was a CW guy thru and thru. He had just finished working on a sailboat radio - and I was checking the clubs (KL7AIR) long wire antenna to see how far up the bands I could load it. I was shocked to get a reply on 10M - let alone for No...

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