Apoceclipse: Dogan Edition.

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Apoceclipse: Dogan Edition.

Post by Dogan » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:27 pm

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A forecasted one million plus people will be coming to my Oregon to watch the eclipse. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management has issued a bunch of warnings, expecting phone lines to go down, fuel lines to form, and supply chain issues.

My plan:

I've already gotten a room in the path of totality. I'll be packing my BOV with a week worth of food and water (in addition to the 3 days worth I keep in there), as much extra fuel as I can safely fit on my roof rack, in addition to a few odds and ends such as a sleep system, more first aid gear, and camp toilet.

Plan is currently to leave at midnight or so on Saturday of the eclipse and drive to my room, hoping to traverse 56 miles in less than 8 hours, scope out viewing points, then bug in and keep myself entertained until Monday, then leave at about 0600 Monday and stake out a location in a nearby park with LOS to the eclipse. Leave by 1045 to try and beat some of the traffic leaving the state.

Anyone have any advice?
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Re: Apoceclipse: Dogan Edition.

Post by Stercutus » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:57 pm

Stay home, Watch it on TV? Sublet out your room for 5X whatever you paid for it and hit the beach instead with the extra money.
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Post by flybynight » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:36 pm

You need to infiltrate the high ground, cause a diversion over here... cut holes in the wire here, fire on all the machine gun positions. Then your B-Group comes across the area in a flanking maneuver... and when you reach the bunker, you lay down grazing fire on the defilade. I think that's pretty simple. Got any questions so far? :ooh:
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Re: Apoceclipse: Dogan Edition.

Post by Zembecowicz » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:37 pm

Personally I'm planning on making sure I'm stocked up on food, booze, coffee, and toilet paper and going not much of anywhere that weekend. I'm not quite in the path of totality, but I'm awfully close to it and the main highway to Eastern Oregon is the only road to much of anywhere from my house.

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Post by RickOShea » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:26 pm

flybynight wrote:You need to infiltrate the high ground, cause a diversion over here... cut holes in the wire here, fire on all the machine gun positions. Then your B-Group comes across the area in a flanking maneuver... and when you reach the bunker, you lay down grazing fire on the defilade. I think that's pretty simple. Got any questions so far? :ooh:

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Re: Apoceclipse: Dogan Edition.

Post by drop bear » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:37 am

Drive 56 miles in less than 8 hours. Have I missed something?

Anyway spare cash is always good.

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Re: Apoceclipse: Dogan Edition.

Post by LowKey » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:43 am

RickOShea wrote:
flybynight wrote:You need to infiltrate the high ground, cause a diversion over here... cut holes in the wire here, fire on all the machine gun positions. Then your B-Group comes across the area in a flanking maneuver... and when you reach the bunker, you lay down grazing fire on the defilade. I think that's pretty simple. Got any questions so far? :ooh:

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Re: Apoceclipse: Dogan Edition.

Post by raptor » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:17 am

I still remember seeing my first total eclipse as a child. It was amazing.

Then the partial eclipse in NOLA in the 80's was equally amazing to me.

If you never seen an eclipse in person it is worth the hassles, within reason of course.

Treat this like any other large scale event. Like Mardi Gras for instance. Arrive early, enjoy the event and be patient allow 4x the regular amount of travel time.

BTW everyone tries to beat the traffic. You either have to miss half the event or get stuck. Enjoy the full event, chill until the traffic has dissipated.
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Re: Apoceclipse: Dogan Edition.

Post by Dogan » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:59 pm

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raptor wrote:BTW everyone tries to beat the traffic. You either have 5o miss half the event or get stuck. Enjoy the full event, chill until the traffic has disipated.
I've seen a partial from Hawaii long ago. Ever since then I've wanted to see a full.

I'm planning on it taking forever, but I figure midnight/early morning on Saturday will be a good lull that won't require sleeping in a parking lot, and that 8 hours+ will be enough time during said lull to go 56 miles If not my check in window is open until 2300 that night.
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