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by JackBauer
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Urban Escape from NYC/Irene
Replies: 14
Views: 2138

Re: Urban Escape from NYC/Irene

All thanks for the feedback and encouragement. We are grateful we were fortunate and suffered no harm, unlike some others on the East Coast. Here's summary of return. Sunday, we dropped the kids off at my mother in-laws for a previously planned 4 day stay. There were no damages/floods in her town. B...
by JackBauer
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Urban Escape from NYC/Irene
Replies: 14
Views: 2138

Urban Escape from NYC/Irene

As foreward I have to thank all the crew here at Zombie Squad and ETS, with advice and guides from you guys I have been able to prep our family quite well over the last year. MODS please move this if I have the wrong sub-forum Primary: CONFIRMED our home flood insurance claim and info contact number...
by JackBauer
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug out Van and modification recommendations contest
Replies: 28
Views: 3206

Re: Bug out Van and modification recommendations contest

I would definitely add a power converter or a generator with a, say, 30' cable so that you don't kill yourself with carbon monoxide. How about a FAK and larger medical bag? Radios, and not just AM/FM, but NOAA, shortwave, and other things I know little about? A nice collection of maps. A toolbox wi...
by JackBauer
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug out Van and modification recommendations contest
Replies: 28
Views: 3206

Re: Bug out Van and modification recommendations contest

Why not a military trailer modified to be a camper? Any reason you want the van, which generally doesn't have 4x4 or off road capabilities? Do you already have the van or is it something you're getting? What's your "overhaul" budget? I'm the type that gets stainless water tanks, instead of using "f...
by JackBauer
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug out Van and modification recommendations contest
Replies: 28
Views: 3206

Re: Bug out Van and modification recommendations contest

Thanks to all so far, please keep 'em coming.

So far used, well maintained E-350 appears the most efficient platfor to build from.
by JackBauer
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: A last drink...
Replies: 259
Views: 19588

Re: A last drink...

A quad con panna!

For non-Starbucks junkies: 4 shots of high end espresso with just a dollop of fresh made vanilla laced whippped cream.
by JackBauer
Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug out Van and modification recommendations contest
Replies: 28
Views: 3206

Bug out Van and modification recommendations contest

Considering a fall-spring BOV project. Asking the illuminati collective here ;) for van and modification recommendations. Requirements are must seat and sleep 4 Excellent reliability, servicability range: 250-350 miles fully loaded would need to tow small supply trailer/water buffalo ~1000 pounds in...
by JackBauer
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What good is it?
Replies: 491
Views: 20106

Re: What good is it?

ninja-elbow wrote: Fake temporary tattoos, a whole book of them... let's say 50 sheets of them on 5"x8" backing paper.
Dual Use, tatoo's: morale booster for small children. Refuse paper can be used as tinder.

New item: bottle of white-out.
by JackBauer
Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: would you rather be solo or in a group if the shtf?
Replies: 138
Views: 8871

Re: would you rather be solo or in a group if the shtf?

Immediate Family and possibly well-trusted friends.

ANything larger would run into group politics regarding any decision making. and if it's SHTF I dont need that.
by JackBauer
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Anyone read Directive 51?
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Anyone read Directive 51?

Hey Baba, Just finished the second book Daybreak myself and look forward to the next book.

I strongly recommend these books to anyone interested in survival--great fiction, plausibale what if's, graphic action, and some nice survival info.
by JackBauer
Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Self-styled MacGyver enthusiasts: add your multi-use item
Replies: 29
Views: 3345

Re: Self-styled MacGyver enthusiasts: add your multi-use ite

Petroleum Jelly (VASELINE) I'll give ya a top '7' Uses: 1) Skin Protectorant 2) Lubricant 3) Fire starter/tinder 4) Rash relief 5) Wood polish 6) Leather softener 8) recommended by Porsche for alloy wheel protection :shock: there's ton of other real easy to make your own too http://www.food.com/reci...
by JackBauer
Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: One Weapon, One Partner, One Theme Song
Replies: 603
Views: 59302

Re: One Weapon, One Partner, One Theme Song

Great topic and wonderful creative posts. My win-win-win triumvirate: Partner: Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurma) from Kill Bill http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8148/uma.jpg Weapon: Soulfire (flaming sword from MMO Everquest) http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/8202/soulfirefromdofcover.th.jpg Song: Machi...
by JackBauer
Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My GHB (also with pictures!!)
Replies: 27
Views: 12558

Re: My GHB (also with pictures!!)

Great post and Nice GHB, like Woodswalker mentioned, Osprey makes great stuff. The Daylite pack is nice and not too expensive, Im consider 2 of them for my girls to use as grab and go bags I use the Osprey Raptor http://www.amazon.com/Osprey-034914-520-Raptor-14-Daypack/dp/B002N4PB8M as my GHB. Fits...
by JackBauer
Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Anyone read Directive 51?
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Anyone read Directive 51?

Directive 51 http://www.amazon.com/Directive-Novel-Daybreak-John-Barnes/dp/044101822X An interesting apocalytic sci fi novel. I find the plots and sub-plots interesting and somewhat plausible. I'm about halfway through and enjoying it a lot. Got some great survival stuff. There's a sequel named Dayb...
by JackBauer
Thu May 05, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Osama Death Leading to Increased Terrorism?
Replies: 33
Views: 1300

Re: Osama Death Leading to Increased Terrorism?

There's been a lot of police/military activity in our area the last several days State police with assault rifles stationed in Hoboken train terminal Increased coasst guard and police boat traffic on hudson and east rivers. Chit, on Monday night my MMA group were evacuated from our DOJO by police be...
by JackBauer
Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Simple discussion on top 10 things needed to survive
Replies: 22
Views: 3063

Re: Simple discussion on top 10 things needed to survive

You left out morale, motivation and drive. You fall into the dumps for whatever reason and everything else will flag. People who are depressed will not work as hard or be as successful. Morale drops too low and they may self terminate or take to caving in each other heads with blunt objects. This g...
by JackBauer
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Storing canned foods in vehicle during winter?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Storing canned foods in vehicle during winter?

I wanted to add some canned tuna, beans and soups to the emergency food tote in my SUV, but concerned about freezing conditions.

Anyone have experience storing canned foods in sub freezing temps for a season or two?
by JackBauer
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12448
Views: 702845

Re: "Walking Dead" New Cable Series

Someone in a post mentioned the knocked over tool box but remember 'standard' LE cuffs are hardened steel. I'm taking bets if/how the SOB frees himself and whether it requires a self inflicted "injury". If it does he's an even bigger idiot than he looks. The cuffs may be difficult to cut through bu...
by JackBauer
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DurzoBlint's Get Home Bag, pic heavy
Replies: 32
Views: 3114

Re: DurzoBlint's Get Home Bag, pic heavy

Take the items of of the packaging and test them to make sure they operate, open properly, etc
Have mother test and operate the equipment.
by JackBauer
Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12448
Views: 702845

Re: "Walking Dead" New Cable Series

If it does he's an even bigger idiot than he looks. The cuffs may be difficult to cut through but that pipe they're on seems fairly easy. Not just easy, but that threaded rod looks rusty and that hack saw should go through it like butter. All he has to do is weaken it and give it a few kicks and pu...
by JackBauer
Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Emergency Water Supply
Replies: 18
Views: 1572

Re: Emergency Water Supply

Most residential hot water heaters hold between 70 and 125 gallons of water. That's hardly enough to last a family of three, three days of normal flushing, bathing, and cooking. You want a non-invasive emergency water supply, then get yourself a swimming pool. No one said it should be the only sour...
by JackBauer
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12448
Views: 702845

Re: "Walking Dead" New Cable Series

Great show, awesome potential inconsistencies and all.. Some really excellent starter plots have developed. Special effcts look great for a TV show. This show will probably redefine Zombie physiology and behavior. The redneck on the roof is some friggin piece of work. Seems like there's always gotta...
by JackBauer
Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Emergency Water Supply
Replies: 18
Views: 1572

Re: Emergency Water Supply

Not many people know this but your hot water tank is a hidden reservoir for use in an emergency... Even fewer know how exactly to go about accessing the water inside. Yes, you can use the taps/faucet but what if the water pump has gone and there's insufficient pressure to drive it out the taps ;) I...
by JackBauer
Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Multi tool selection.
Replies: 43
Views: 3992

Re: Multi tool selection.

I've used a lot of multitools, my current favorite is the full size Gerber Suspension on belt and the mini suspension on keyring. Use both frequently as a field mechanical Engineer..l Both are Suspensions are well built, the blade lock release is nicely done too. http://www.gerber-tools.com/Gerber-S...

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