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by Hermit
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur/CB Radio Network: pt 4 - networking
Replies: 298
Views: 106891

Cromwell wrote:...You can see them off to the left in this photo.

Cromwell
Ok, now I'm itching to see everyone else's setup.

Anyone else care to share a pic of their "communications" setup?
by Hermit
Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:17 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Network: part 2 - Licensing
Replies: 124
Views: 81009

Hermit, I know I recommended w8mhb's site myself. But I just looked at it yesterday. Mike has not updated his site to reflect the fact that they changed the Tech test this past summer. He's not using the current test, so use another source of practice exams like the link jamoni has posted above. Ye...
by Hermit
Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Survival Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 2098

Since you've only gotten one response to your self-defense question, I'll chime in there. I've taken a BUNCH of flavors of training, and only one has been of any worth to me what-so-ever; American Kenpo. If you are coming to St. Louis, I am more then happy to introduce you to, IMHO, the best instru...
by Hermit
Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Network: part 2 - Licensing
Replies: 124
Views: 81009

jamoni wrote:I just went to http://www.qrz.com/p/testing.pl and took the test a bazillion times. Anything technical I googled until I understood it.
How many hours/days did you study (estimate)? I've been taking the practice exams at http://www.w8mhb.com/ over and over again.
by Hermit
Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Network: part 2 - Licensing
Replies: 124
Views: 81009

jamoni wrote:Just got my technician license. Let me tell you, those guys make regular nerds seem like suave sophisticates. They did mock the guy who failed, though, which was pretty cool.
Grats on the license...I'm working on getting the book to study up.
by Hermit
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Tracking the outbreak before the News reports it.
Replies: 9
Views: 2026

Awesome find.

I really like the Google Earth version of it as well...even if it is a bit memory intensive.
by Hermit
Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Google Earth maps of avian flu spread
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Google Earth maps of avian flu spread

Google Earth maps of avian flu spread
http://declanbutler.info/Flumaps1/avian ... ese%20maps

Also has links to other maps related to Avian at the bottom.
by Hermit
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Survival Kits for Home, Bugging Out, On-Body
Replies: 8
Views: 1107

Re: Survival Kits for Home, Bugging Out, On-Body

As someone new to this subject in comparison to others here this was a big help. Glad to have my attention brought to the site in general too, thanks.
by Hermit
Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Shopping malls a target?
Replies: 14
Views: 1297

Re: Shopping malls a target?

I'd say heightened awareness is called for in shopping malls regardless of the season. They're softer targets than public schools, these days. Very true. I remember visiting my high school after a few years in college and was amazed at how locked down it was. A shopping mall looks like a cake walk ...
by Hermit
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Survival Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 2098

From what I can tell from my own little HAM training guide, you can hook up an internet connection using HAM radio equipment, which can be very helpful. Wireless technology (like my laptop) work using radio waves, so if there is a way to substantially boost the signal using your HAM gear, we're loo...
by Hermit
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Survival Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 2098

jamoni wrote:I see what you are doing with my name, there. That's not funny. Not funny AT ALL. :evil:


Okay, it's a little funny.
Whoops, sorry...totally innocent on my part I swear! :oops:
by Hermit
Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Survival Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 2098

Re: The Survival Newbie

From a PAW point of view, I'd recommend any modern realistic knife fighting system. Escrima would be very valuable. For unarmed combat, I'd recommend a combination of boxing and some grappling form. Aikdio, judo, wrestling hapkido, etc. If you do move to St. Louis, PM me, and I can introduce you to...
by Hermit
Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Winter Camoflauge question
Replies: 10
Views: 1018

Based on my experience and reading of field manuals, all black is a big no no and I would suspect all gray or other colors. The main emphasis, as already noted, is to break up the human outline - the human eye is instinctively drawn to the shape of another human being. A sniper ghillie suit can work...
by Hermit
Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Survival Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 2098

The Survival Newbie

Survival has been an interest of mine over the years, but admittedly I'll state that I am far from what I could consider a "survivor" if the worst happened. I love zombie films and how zombies are really greater representation of viral pandemics. Over the years however, I've come to see survival hor...
by Hermit
Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: H5N1 Bird flu
Replies: 42
Views: 5498

My curiosity is piqued by the somewhat unreliable information released from China regarding additional H5N1 strains specifically with regard to contraction by humans. Recently China released findings and information pertaining to H5N1 research to U.S. researchers which is encouraging, but the conspi...

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