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by raptor
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Non-profit Security team advice/questions?
Replies: 26
Views: 2069

Re: Non-profit Security team advice/questions?

This is a great write up! Thank you.
by raptor
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4428
Views: 242914

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

The cynic in me says that thiseas done so that the PTB could raise the bribe amount required to look the orher way for this activity.

Just another form of inflation.
by raptor
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Hobo Signs
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Hobo Signs

...and do not forget FEMA X codes: https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwpcontent.answcdn.com%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fthumb%2F1%2F1b%2FKatrina_x_large.png%2F300px-Katrina_x_large.png&f=1&nofb=1 https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdanswenson.com%2Fpaper%2...
by raptor
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 817
Views: 54807

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Good post TAC. Not exactly apple to apples but just another fact point showing a massive mobilization of US forces inside the US. I would note that in the aftermath of Katrina (no martial law was not declared!) that every branch of the armed services deployed to south LA & MS upon the orders of the ...
by raptor
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Too many questions...
Replies: 27
Views: 873

Re: Too many questions...

Simple, cheap and effective. Not easily destroyed or removed. Discrete. That is a great idea! Concrete ones are also available precast at a low cost and add density. If you plant hedges in them you also get some added concealment. https://www.sandersonconcrete.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/large-wh...
by raptor
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 817
Views: 54807

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Your point does make sense. However, I do note that "civilized" places waged civil on many occasion. The threat of no HVAC, power and internet is IMO not likely to prevent a conflict. On the other hand if one occurs it will certain drive people towards the areas that may still have such items. In sh...
by raptor
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Youtube Prepper Vlogs: Good vs. Bad
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: Youtube Prepper Vlogs: Good vs. Bad

Youtube has become my go to channel for any unfamiliar task that I may wish to complete.

However, the problem I have found with many of the videos is that the presenters generally take 5 minutes for every minute the task requires.
by raptor
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Official Lucky Dumbass Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Official Lucky Dumbass Thread

Please be civil and follow the rules when posting to this thread. The purpose of this thread is to record for posterity (or posteriors?) stories of people who owe their continued existence to lady luck, good fortune or a simply random chance. Basic rules: (for the time being) 1) The person(s) must s...
by raptor
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness
Replies: 19
Views: 248

Re: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness

Do the presentations in public with the press and media invited (open bar will get them there the first few times we award it). Get ZS mentioned on the evening news a few times and we'd probably pick up quite a few new members. Maybe just some zombie-head shaped challenge coins? They could have som...
by raptor
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Wood and water.
Replies: 23
Views: 1054

Re: Wood and water.

The Woods Walker memorial thread:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=123773
by raptor
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Woods Walker in Memorium
Replies: 31
Views: 629

Re: Woods Walker in memorium

I am at a loss for words here. This is a tremendous loss for us all. To the extent possible we will keep his posts and try and set up something as a memorial to honor his memory. He will be missed. I will keep WW/MWW and his family in my prayers. "The woods are lovely dark and deep....but I have pro...
by raptor
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness
Replies: 19
Views: 248

Re: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness

Being a tropical sea level creature I cannot even imagine the conditions and all of the risks here. That said cold and conditions like these clearly are quickly life threatening and hazardous. I do however have an office in Gillette, WY and go there in the winter for work. They get little snow but -...
by raptor
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 249
Views: 18588

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

‘I wish I was dead’: Senior IRGC commander accepts responsibility for downing Ukrainian jet, says it was mistaken for missile https://www.rt.com/news/478011-irgc-accepts-guilt-downing/ Hmmm...that is unususal; a senior Iranian saying something that i agree with 100%. The official statement was that...
by raptor
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Choosing a rifle for a small frame deer hunter
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Choosing a rifle for a small frame deer hunter

The other negative for a lever action is that most require a very positive (almost forceful) motion to eject and reload. With practice it is second nature but for new shooters a misfeed is not uncommon. Still I agree with your recommendation. In this case I lent the 9 year old one of my rifles, a bo...
by raptor
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Choosing a rifle for a small frame deer hunter
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Choosing a rifle for a small frame deer hunter

That is a great article you wrote up! Thanks for sharing it. Picking out a firearm for anyone is kind of like buying shoes and a tie for someone...i.e. It is hard to get a proper fit. My $.02 is that you hit the nail on the head with the Rossi 92 (Trapper model w/ 16 inch barrel). I use this despite...
by raptor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Puerto Rico Earthquake - January 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Puerto Rico Earthquake - January 2020

MPMalloy wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:26 pm
It seems that (?) is just shitting all over PR. Why?
The following is not meant to explain why:

Caca happens. When you are most vulnerable even a little turd can cause issues. PR is vulnerable....or at least its power infrastructure is vulnerable.
by raptor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 249
Views: 18588

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

I use these to reuse any replaced HDD: https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S?ref_=Oct_BSellerC_160354011_0&pf_rd_p=6616413b-1c60-55ef-a1ae-ef9578b5d282&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-6&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=160354011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=P5KBQ58P6X52Q...
by raptor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Puerto Rico Earthquake - January 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Puerto Rico Earthquake - January 2020

The reports still arriving show the power grid still has issues. This indicates that 80 % of the customers still have no power. http://news.trust.org/item/20200108102705-whjbu Nearly 500,000 of the island's 1.5 million customers had service on Wednesday morning, up from 100,000 the night before, and...
by raptor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Record cold in India leads to many deaths
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Record cold in India leads to many deaths

The Suspicious 0bservers site covers the whole magnetic field = weather thing. A neat graphic at that site claiming to show the magnetic pole shift since 1600 http://youtu.be/mhYdYD2CsnA Source: https://suspicious0bservers.org/ For the record I am not vouching for anything there. Caveat Emptor :D
by raptor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 249
Views: 18588

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Remember the Iranians have been shooting missiles for quite some time. This is the attack on the Saudia Arabia in Sept. 2019. Just one of many https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/how-iran-used-drones-and-missiles-stop-5-worlds-oil-supply-83561 That attack BTW also caused a minor oil price spike s...
by raptor
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 249
Views: 18588

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

I am not changing my preps at this point beyond those related to IT at my business.
by raptor
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Record cold in India leads to many deaths
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Record cold in India leads to many deaths

It would appear that the poor air quality as well as the fog is a greater HSE issue than 40F to 50F temps.

Now no heat and -25f that would be an HSE issue very quickly.

What has the moving magnetic field got to do with the ambient temperature?

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