Non-Preppers and MAGs: In times of need, people that did not prep will see the obvious benefits of joining together as MAGs (Mutual Assistance Groups) to help each other out, what other choice do they have? As someone who has prepared, you will need to be very careful about who you let into your MAG though, as … Continue reading Neighbors and OPSEC
I decided to start mapping out HAMs I hear on my local Oregon Emergency Net on 3980.00 and adding information to them concerning band conditions. The data can also be downloaded in a table for off-grid use. These are not people I have contacted so they are not in my normal logbook, but hearing them means … Continue reading Who are Your Emcomm Contacts?
# 10 Can: Can of food approximately 7" x 6-1-4" A.O.: Area of Operations, surrounding area you are living in. ALICE: All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment BoB, BOB, or B-o-B: Bug-out Bag: Synonymous with G.O.O.D. Kit. See also: BIB, GOOD and INCH BOL, B.O.L., or B.o.L.: Bug-out Location. Synonymous with retreat BoV or BOV: Bug-out Vehicle. Synonymous … Continue reading Prepper Glossary
If you had to pick an HT (Handi-Talkie) for your "Tactical Comms" radio, what would it look like feature wise? I started asking myself this questions recently as I'm in the market for more HTs for SHTF. I currently only have two (TYT-UVF1) radios that I would consider field worthy and while they are nice … Continue reading The Perfect Prepper HT?
At least not in one place. When my new guard dog pup (ain't he cute) decided to chew up my favorite sling, a $40.00 Viking Tactics Bungee that I kept on my SBR, I was forced to take another look at slings. First of all... Wow! There are some ridiculous prices out there for slings. Having … Continue reading The Best 2pt Sling you can’t buy!
What follows is an update of the setup and testing of my Solar Powered Portable Cross-band Repeater described in the link. It could not be much hotter conditions for my area. Even though the official temps were high 90's for this week in August, my thermometers at the house always read 6-10deg F higher than the … Continue reading Field Test of Portable Solar Powered Repeater
This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine... I've never been a gun collector. Each gun I own serves a specific purpose. They are tools, some better suited for solving specific problems than others and most with overlapping capabilities. The two AR15's in the picture demonstrate this point very … Continue reading SHTF Rifle Setups