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by Brekar
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sheltering in your car...
Replies: 22
Views: 2292

Re: Sheltering in your car...

Well I can tell you that a Copenhagen can filled with hand sanitizer will burn long enough to take the edge off of a cold locomotive engine that had the heaters quit on it. Of course wearing 2 layers and good Carharrt gear helped to. I feel that I could deal with being in my car for a day or two if ...
by Brekar
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Fall/Winter 2017 Hunting Stories Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: Fall/Winter 2017 Hunting Stories Thread

I grew up hunting, I've spent my whole life hunting and fishing, mostly in Mo, but I've been a few other places. I haven't had much luck hunting here in Mo recently. Since my grandfather died my deer hunting land got sold, a few years ago, now I'm in the process of trying to find some land to buy wi...
by Brekar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Specific Baby Prep Items
Replies: 32
Views: 7726

Re: Specific Baby Prep Items

Hey folks! Does anybody have recommendations on good winter baby clothes? Canadians, I'm looking really hard at you all. But I"m open to anybody's experiences. My baby will be born sometime in November, +/- whatever that little one feels like. We live in Nebraska, and visit northern Iowa and Milwau...
by Brekar
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Curious!
Replies: 38
Views: 5557

Re: Curious!

I would fight them as covertly as possible. Since it's likely that they would use the rails to move their people, equipment, etc I would use my knowledge of the inner workings of how railroads work and teach others how to sabotage covertly, i.e. engines stalls continually, fail brake tests, sanders...
by Brekar
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Curious!
Replies: 38
Views: 5557

Re: Curious!

I would fight them as covertly as possible. Since it's likely that they would use the rails to move their people, equipment, etc I would use my knowledge of the inner workings of how railroads work and teach others how to sabotage covertly, i.e. engines stalls continually, fail brake tests, sanders ...
by Brekar
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Zombies on a train (AKA Train to Busan)
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: Zombies on a train (AKA Train to Busan)

I watched this recently as well. I really enjoyed it. A good movie worth watching if you don't mind subtitles. I like how things fall apart so quickly, and there isn't firearms, etc to fall back on. Instead its bats, etc for self defense. I like how they improvised armor in order to fight through. I...
by Brekar
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: RVs
Replies: 62
Views: 13155

Re: RVs

I agree with them. RV's are not really worth the $$, but a good tow behind trailer isn't a bad purchase. Back around 2006 I lost my job and it took me almost 18 months to find any suitable work that paid the bills. Previous to the job loss I had acquired and restored a 1988 Fleetwood Prowler. By res...
by Brekar
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2128
Views: 207068

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Figured I'd never post in here but I had an interesting day at work Wed so I figured I'd share. (Background) I work as a train conductor/RCO operator. RCO = Remote Control Operator :D (a.k.a. Worlds biggest remote control car). A fun job but not without its risks. On Wed I was working RCO and backin...
by Brekar
Mon May 29, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: What do you guys do for employment?
Replies: 554
Views: 53462

Re: What do you guys do for employment?

train conductor/RCO operator.
by Brekar
Mon May 29, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: New Zombie movie "Train to Busan"
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: New Zombie movie "Train to Busan"

I watched this recently as well. I really enjoyed it. A good movie worth watching if you don't mind subtitles. Since I do work as a train conductor, albeit on a freight train, it did make me wonder how many zombies I could take with a tomahawk brakestick and Redwing steel toed boots before I went do...
by Brekar
Mon May 29, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Here Alone 2016, Filmed in the Finger Lakes Region
Replies: 13
Views: 1546

Re: Here Alone 2016, Filmed in the Finger Lakes Region

I watched this over the weekend. So stop reading this if you haven't and don't want minor spoilers. First off, don't watch expecting it to be a full blown zombie movie. It really uses the zombie context to examine the possibility – or impossibility – of living with, and moving on from, the mortality...
by Brekar
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Other uses for key keepers
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Re: Other uses for key keepers

I don't normally have any usage for the key keepers you mentioned. I do however use one of these larger carabiner " Large Carabiner " to attach my railroad lantern to the backpack I carry while traveling from one end of the rails to the other. It makes for a much quicker access to the lantern, keeps...
by Brekar
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Intelligence Gathering
Replies: 148
Views: 16330

Re: Intelligence Gathering and Patrolling

No that's not me. None of those videos are me. I was still living out of state when that tornado wreck happened. I just remembered being shown those video's during my training so I grabbed them for an example. The video above was from a Union Pacific train near Harvard IL in 2008. I had my tornado e...
by Brekar
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Intelligence Gathering
Replies: 148
Views: 16330

Re: Intelligence Gathering and Patrolling

Earlier I touched upon railroad routes as a means to travel in disaster or PAW scenarios. I am aware that the tracks and right of ways are private property. For tracks currently in use they may be patrolled by railroad police officers. So consider this intel gathering and not an intent to trespass....
by Brekar
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Man in the High Castle
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: The Man in the High Castle

I am about 1/2 way through the 1st season, and I quite like it, unlike that horrible Hand of God Amazon put out recently...
by Brekar
Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?
Replies: 49
Views: 8973

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

Here is an example of what happens when a freight train gets hit by a tornado. Note to self: Freight trains make horrible tornado shelters and instead make huge potentially lethal flying objects. Well the standard rule of thumb is that if we get a tornado alert over the radio we are to immediately ...
by Brekar
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?
Replies: 49
Views: 8973

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

Well I am a freight train conductor, and the area where I work doesn't have earthquakes, but if one did hit, I would likely die from whatever TIH/PIH hazard I am carrying in my cars. Tornado's happen to our trains way more than anyone realizes, but more often than not usually just tips everything ov...
by Brekar
Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: IWB holster for Glock 19... recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 2046

Re: IWB holster for Glock 19... recommendations?

I'm left handed, and have carry my M&P Pro .40 in a Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe made from horsehide from Az to Mo every single day, under clothing from thin t shirts and shorts to heavy winter coats, and have never had a problem with concealment. I have carried it for 5 years this way, 2 years in Az...
by Brekar
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Underground living at it's best
Replies: 12
Views: 1685

Re: Underground living at it's best

Yeah, dragons were always a problem, and Alister never got to come along, he to much of a whiny bastard for me. And to give you guys a size reference of how big these caves can be, here's my Durango parked near where I work... http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d157/Brekar/112612201026-Copy_zps9243b8...
by Brekar
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Underground living at it's best
Replies: 12
Views: 1685

Re: Underground living at it's best

I have worked in a place very similar to that one mentioned for several years, and I can tell you from personal experience that the air in there can get very bad quickly, especially if there isn't any air coming in from outside, all it would take is one moron to start his vehicle and let it run with...
by Brekar
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Small air vent, 10x6 airvent
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: Small air vent, 10x6 airvent

It sounds like you might need something like these.

Air Filters...

Good Luck either way...
by Brekar
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Love to retouch this topic tires.
Replies: 51
Views: 3613

Re: Love to retouch this topic tires.

the new diesel i am getting has the Cooper STT's on there now (its a buddies truck, and he is giving me a good deal). They will work untill they wear out. these are the Cooper Discoverer STT tires http://s.shld.net/is/image/Sears/09534858000?hei=315&wid=315&op_sharpen=1&resMode=sharp&op_usm=0.9,0.5...
by Brekar
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Mini bottles of hot sauce (Arizona Gunslinger)
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Re: Mini bottles of hot sauce (Arizona Gunslinger)

While I've never used those little bottles, I have tried the sauces inside them. When I worked at the Phx Sky Harbor airport the company I worked for sold the normal sized bottles and we were allowed a few for samples when we first got them. No one I worked with wanted them so I ended up with 8 bott...
by Brekar
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Best SHTF tires for a 4x4 in stock configuration?
Replies: 49
Views: 4711

Re: Best SHTF tires for a 4x4 in stock configuration?

I personally can't say enough good things about the tires I run on my stock Durango. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d157/Brekar/100_4863.jpg http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d157/Brekar/100_4862.jpg These are Cooper Discoverer STT's in 31x10.50r15 and I have used them in every type of weather/te...

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