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by SCBrian
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2344

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

Picked up some steaks on Saturday (cooking tonight). The price seemed about normal for it (3 NY Strips, $24) I think last time was 22$ +/- so chaulked it up to general flux in the market. I did notice that all the Ramen had been bought, but it's also back to school time, and college kids, etc... Nex...
by SCBrian
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin

Wonder if they are confusing "Dump" and "Landfill" with "Solid Waste Convenience Center" We have a number in the area. It's a 'pre' dump. where they have a number of 20 yard or what have you trash containers. Metal waste in one, Electronic waste in another, Yard debris in one, etc. Most also have a ...
by SCBrian
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead and The Living 8**Update 8-15-19 Chapter 5 Posted***
Replies: 21
Views: 533

Re: The Dead and The Living

First, thanks for posting! Second - Please dont take this the wrong way, as I'm not a writer, editor or even play one on TV. I read a few paragraphs in and will be back to read more as time permits, but just a quick note - You used "Chris" 149 times in the first 2 chapters. Maybe use another descrip...
by SCBrian
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What if you was at a family get together, hour in you see chaos take place.
Replies: 16
Views: 450

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

I be like: but they is good group of people zombies! They only want my family and I can always get another. So I tell them this is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife! How did I get here? Before they can react, I say: where is that large automobile? You may say to yourself, my god...
by SCBrian
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day
Replies: 65
Views: 6586

Re: Everyday is Cybersecurity Awareness Day

A lot of times, fraudsters will use small transactions 1-5$ to "test" a card before a major transaction.
My wife gets alerts on her phone anytime our card is used in addition to hard upper limits on the amount. She can change it near instantly for big purchases.
by SCBrian
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Protests in Puerto Rico
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Protests in Puerto Rico

The problem is the corruption is endemic down there, and until the Puerto Ricans get tired of it, it'll continue. :(
by SCBrian
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cell Service
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Cell Service

I can see both working well in a SHTF situation. Carry a loon type kit (for lack of a better term) in the back of a vehicle for long distance travel. Need coms across the midwest, send that kit airborne and talk as long as line-o-sight is there. Or use ham radio repeaters on towers to cover the area...
by SCBrian
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Group bug out project- recommended apps?
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Group bug out project- recommended apps?

You are assuming the 'Net will be fully functional and not shut down (for any number of reasons from political to technical) ditto for the PSTN. Do you have a frail-safe plan for comms out? Made my recommendations based on him working on the planning stages, not the post-stage. Post stage - those d...
by SCBrian
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Group bug out project- recommended apps?
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Group bug out project- recommended apps?

Right now we use 'Signal' to keep in touch. Is there an app out there or messaging service that would enable us to make not only a group chat but some kind of system where we can make lists (supplies we've gathered or connected), make to do lists, assign who's responsible for what lists, upload map...
by SCBrian
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Pick your 10 items for the tv show "Alone".

My list is pretty similar to yours. tarp 550 cord sleeping bag large pot ferro rod water bottle gill net Leatherman hatchet 2 lbs of dried pulses/legumes/lentils mix (starch and carbs) Ultimately I went with the net over the line due to the barb-less hooks. Barbless hooks mean active fishing, not pa...
by SCBrian
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 158
Views: 19974

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

Where else can you find these series? Netflix? It's being broadcast on the History Channel. No Netflix. And I doubt you could find in to torrent. As it's not that popular of a show. But maybe. I doubt it's playing anywhere else. As it's just being broadcast. You might find earlier seasons on Amazon...
by SCBrian
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Glow in the dark paracord.
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Glow in the dark paracord.

in lieu of "Glow in the dark" I"ve considered Tritium or something similar. lemme find the linky for a product I've looked at a few times. it's advertised as "camping night light" etc. pricewise it falls between "glow in the dark" and Tritium stuff... ETA: "Paqlite" is the brand I was thinking about...
by SCBrian
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cell Service
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Cell Service

Moved to Communications. Also, a caution is advised here. You are new to our system so I would strongly advise you to read and understand all of our rules, particularly those regarding the discussion of illegal activities. Scavaging is often theft, and theft being an illegal activity we do not disc...
by SCBrian
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cell Service
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Cell Service

There is a lot more to it than that which I won't get in to but you get the idea. So long as there is a strong financial incentive (in the case of Somalia piracy and fraud) a service will be provided. Plus you tend to focus on infrastructure when your customers are likely to show up carrying RPG's,...
by SCBrian
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cell Service
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Cell Service

I can say from personal experience (just last night) With the great internet outage (lol) the cell networks were swamped. Voice was spotty, data useless. When the network went down, people fired up their hotspots, etc. and it hit the system hard. Also - depending on the type of disaster - cell phone...
by SCBrian
Thu May 02, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Unknown Disease
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Unknown Disease

Digging in, and cross referencing, some interesting finds: (My emphasis) http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/29/c_138021982.htm Chief District Officer of Humlam Dholakhraj Dhakal told Xinhua via phone that the death toll climbed to 10 while over 200 people fell ill due to the unidentified disea...
by SCBrian
Thu May 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Unknown Disease
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Unknown Disease

Kinda scary looking until you read the description: ... Though the doctors, on the basis of the symptoms, suspect the outbreak to be seasonal common cold and cough, they said they couldn't say anything for sure until the test report. "We can say for sure what the cause of deaths is only after we ret...
by SCBrian
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?
Replies: 31
Views: 2886

Re: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?

moab wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:05 pm
Shredded flavored dried squid. Taste great and makes great bait. :)
I'm disgusted and yet intrigued. :ooh: Any links to share?
by SCBrian
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?
Replies: 31
Views: 2886

Re: What's your favorite non-prep prep item?

At $20 for 100 sticks on Amazon , and one stick for every 3 ounces of water, for a normal sized mug you're looking at 60 cents per. Not a horrific price but not very cheap either. Might be better to make your own using a roll of heat seal bags and a bag sealer. Could be worse, some really mean pers...
by SCBrian
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Apartment "Farming"
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

Re: Apartment "Farming"

NamelessStain wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:50 am
BTW, you will need vertical space, my cucumbers plants grew over 9 feet high and from one pot (8 plants) I was harvesting 5# every week and making them into pickles for about 3 months.
I can attest to this mans prowess with his vegetables and his boxes. :ooh:
by SCBrian
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: SE Storm activity- April '19
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: SE Storm activity- April '19

At first, it seems hard to believe, but then, people...what can you say... Nah, it's a call center. Most are only driven by numbers. 99% of them are not "Warm, caring places". $5 says their policy will include clocking out before seeking shelter, and the directive to make up the time missed while i...
by SCBrian
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Sick in a Bug Out. What do you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Sick in a Bug Out. What do you do?

Let me, by all means necro this thread. I have been going on about 5 weeks now with a cold. Just your average run-of-the-mill cold. It started in the sinuses, I took some decongestants, and it dropped to my lungs. Sounds like the same stuff that worked it's way through my AO. Light cold that moves ...
by SCBrian
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 234
Views: 24082

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

4am posts are allowed to have grammar/spelling errors, it's in the rules somewhere. Cant wait to see the pictures, vicariously living the dream!
by SCBrian
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 87
Views: 10079

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

Escape & Survival Module The Escape & Survival Module was developed for an elite US military unit, but it also can be a lifesaving device for those who travel in harm’s way or in dangerous regions. This kit provides effective tools to enable escape from captivity and subsequent survival. It's all c...

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