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Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-14-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,036
Posted By ImbriD
This is about control, plain and simple. They...

This is about control, plain and simple. They want to overturn the election. No one is screaming Pence right now, and if they did people would realize it a coup and Pelosi would be next in line for...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-30-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,676
Posted By ImbriD
AR15? Don't need anything like that when we can...

AR15? Don't need anything like that when we can have fully semi-automatic AR-47's that shoot .50 cal boolits.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 10-20-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By ImbriD
Depends upon depth of your water. While we have...

Depends upon depth of your water. While we have a several hundred foot well, our water is only about a foot down. For a backup we use a pitcher pump that can suck water from as much as 20 feet. ...
Forum: New Member Introduction 10-19-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By ImbriD
Welcome from Columbia, SC

Welcome from Columbia, SC
Forum: Food and water 09-16-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,587
Posted By ImbriD
Trash bags. Can never have enough. Something...

Trash bags. Can never have enough. Something you'll use daily and will have numerous uses of things go south.
Forum: Communications 09-09-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,715
Posted By ImbriD
First thing to note is these are ham radios. The...

First thing to note is these are ham radios. The majority of the frequencies these use are in the ham only bands so you need a ham license.

As for the radios themselves I use UV-5R's and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,814
Posted By ImbriD
I'm in IT and was there for Y2K. It could have...

I'm in IT and was there for Y2K. It could have been a real issue if companies didn't spend billions updating systems.

The logic as you said was that older systems that pretty much ran...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 08-31-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By ImbriD
I had it done recently and with a modern dentist...

I had it done recently and with a modern dentist you shouldn't need more than a topical. I also had one 20+ years ago and needed some serious numbing and had pain for days afterwards.

Now they...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 08-16-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,634
Posted By ImbriD
I have a few CDV-715's that I bought of ebay and...

I have a few CDV-715's that I bought of ebay and they all worked. Sent one off to ki4u for calibration.

The others are for nostalgia. They make a great conversation piece.
Forum: Food and water 08-11-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By ImbriD
We keep 2 to 3 cases on hand at all times and...

We keep 2 to 3 cases on hand at all times and found it's good until about 18-24 months after expiration. We had a case that was way past the expiration date that looked, smelled and tasted fine...
Forum: Reviews and questions 07-31-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,198
Posted By ImbriD
I have a Gen 1 and a Gen 3 (PVS-14 bought from a...

I have a Gen 1 and a Gen 3 (PVS-14 bought from a friend that needed cash). Yes, the Gen 3 is much better however, many Gen 1's are very usable depending upon your situation.

My Gen 1 is a...
Forum: New Member Introduction 07-28-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By ImbriD
Aleichem Shalom. Welcome from Columbia SC.

Aleichem Shalom. Welcome from Columbia SC.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-12-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By ImbriD
Everyone likes to laugh and post pictures of...

Everyone likes to laugh and post pictures of "horse face", but she's normalizing the freak show that's going on in American politics. They're pulling the entire spectrum, both left and right further...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-09-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By ImbriD
One thing that no one has mentioned is what is...

One thing that no one has mentioned is what is your load type?

That needs to be factored into inverter sizing. For instance, if you're running a device with an electric motor than the starting...
Forum: Communications 07-02-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,885
Posted By ImbriD
How's the SWR? I read some of the reviews on...

How's the SWR? I read some of the reviews on both and saw an SWR complaint.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-27-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By ImbriD
Agreed, which is why I say support as many as you...

Agreed, which is why I say support as many as you can. They may suck, but as you said, they're slowing down the erosion of our rights.

Anything that can slow down, stop or derail the current...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-26-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By ImbriD
I don't agree with all the NRA is doing and...

I don't agree with all the NRA is doing and really dislike all in fighting, but not supporting the NRA is supporting the enemy. No matter how you slice it, the smaller orgs can't hold a candle to...
Forum: Looking for - want to buy 06-25-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,010
Posted By ImbriD
You're half right. Grounding is good and nesting...

You're half right. Grounding is good and nesting is good. The "skin" of a Faraday cage can act as a capacitor and discharge it's current via the easiest path to ground which can be you.

Now there...
Forum: The Tech Zone 06-24-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,282
Posted By ImbriD
I agree with Dread11. Neither is very good for...

I agree with Dread11. Neither is very good for modern games.

What kind of games do they want to play?

GPU (graphics card) is the biggest and most expensive thing to consider. I'm an Nvidia...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 06-18-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,998
Posted By ImbriD
An AR-10 fits the bill. .308 and semi-auto. The...

An AR-10 fits the bill. .308 and semi-auto. The gen 2 PSA's are pretty good. They worked out a lot of their original problems.

@Surviving Surburbia, thanks for the link. Didn't know you could...
Forum: Communications 06-14-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By ImbriD
It's actually not really new. It's been around...

It's actually not really new. It's been around for a while. Readily available hardware is fairly new but the tech has been around for a while.

One thing to note is a quote from one of your...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 06-13-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By ImbriD
People keep getting their panties in a twist over...

People keep getting their panties in a twist over the level of prior corruption. Unless someone does something about it, it's all just noise. And by doing something about it I mean charges.

We...
Forum: Communications 06-09-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,002
Posted By ImbriD
I don't have one but have heard really good...

I don't have one but have heard really good things about them. It's a gizmo called Rugged Spot. They say it can do the various digital modes and bridge between DMR to Fusion or D-STAR. It's a bit...
Forum: New Member Introduction 05-29-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By ImbriD
Welcome to the boards. South Jersey. Nice...

Welcome to the boards.

South Jersey. Nice area. Have family in central and south Jersey. Both nice areas but wouldn't want to live in NJ again.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-27-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,562
Posted By ImbriD
Couldn't agree more. Our BOL is very rural but...

Couldn't agree more. Our BOL is very rural but in order to "hope for the best but prepare for the worst" we dragged in modern tech so I can work when being out in the country.

Very much miss the...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-27-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,562
Posted By ImbriD
Solid advice. Solar panels should be one of the...

Solid advice. Solar panels should be one of the last purchases. Also, running off batteries and use the generator sparingly is certainly the way to go.

I do disagree with the RV charger because...
Forum: New Member Introduction 05-26-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,839
Posted By ImbriD
PA transplant here too. Have you considered...

PA transplant here too. Have you considered relocating down south? Cost of living is much better and we're certainly more freedom loving than Philly or Pittsburgh.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-26-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,562
Posted By ImbriD
Since you haven't purchased the inverter yet...

Since you haven't purchased the inverter yet check out the Samlex EVO inverter/charger. It could solve al your issues with one device.

It can input from mains, generator, batteries and solar...
Forum: Communications 05-24-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,988
Posted By ImbriD
+1 to FT-897d Every ham I know that has one...

+1 to FT-897d

Every ham I know that has one loves it. I've worked a club members rig and was impressed.

If I could find a used one that I could trust I'd snatch it up in a New York minute.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-23-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By ImbriD
I've seen bonded at a single point being a path...

I've seen bonded at a single point being a path to ground done before but as country boy stated, the faraday cage is an infinitely conductive object.

For smaller electronics we use unlined steel...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 05-17-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By ImbriD
Maybe if it was a hot girl, but a 90 pound, butch...

Maybe if it was a hot girl, but a 90 pound, butch haircut, anorexic doesn't fit too many definitions of hot.
Forum: The Tech Zone 05-04-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,186
Posted By ImbriD
Same here. For the for now I'm using Pale Moon...

Same here. For the for now I'm using Pale Moon which is a fork of FireFox. Works pretty well.

Still prefer firefox, but until they fix the problem I'll use Pale Moon.
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,820
Posted By ImbriD
Answered the door at the BOL late one night (yea,...

Answered the door at the BOL late one night (yea, someone had the huevos to walk way down the drive) and answered the door with the door knob in one hand and my M&P in another. Wife also had an AR...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-09-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,883
Posted By ImbriD
Very cool idea, but you could make something...

Very cool idea, but you could make something similar for $20 or so. Trash can and a 5 gallon bucket would do the trick.

Use a jigsaw to cur slots in the side of the bucket and a drill to drill...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-05-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By ImbriD
You mention food. Food waste is solid and...

You mention food. Food waste is solid and considered black water.

As for real gray water, check you state / local laws. Many areas require gray water to be treated like black water since it...
Forum: Food and water 03-30-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,268
Posted By ImbriD
Thanks, will seriously have to check them out.

Thanks, will seriously have to check them out.
Forum: Food and water 03-30-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,268
Posted By ImbriD
No offense but looking at conversions on...

No offense but looking at conversions on craigslist is a good place to go wrong without completely researching.

Most people think solar is safe and easy since the voltages are normally low on a...
Forum: Communications 03-29-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,753
Posted By ImbriD
+1 Use the cable sarco2000 linked. Same one I...

+1 Use the cable sarco2000 linked. Same one I use. Several club members tried to cheap out and had issues.

One thing to note: Do not use the same config you download from the radio to program...
Forum: Communications 03-28-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By ImbriD
Very clever idea. Built the tape measure yagi a...

Very clever idea. Built the tape measure yagi a few years back and it performed surprisingly well.

Will have to try it sometime and see how it compares to my roll up j-pole.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-22-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,732
Posted By ImbriD
Very biblical since Syria is threatening to...

Very biblical since Syria is threatening to attack Israel if they don't withdraw from Golan Heights
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-16-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By ImbriD
Have you looked at the chest freezer to fridge...

Have you looked at the chest freezer to fridge conversion. We did one to test out and they work well with regards to power consumption less than 300w per day. We have a standard 5 cuft chest...
Forum: New Member Introduction 02-24-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By ImbriD
Welcome from Columbia SC

Welcome from Columbia SC
Forum: Communications 02-18-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,988
Posted By ImbriD
The FT-450D is a solid rig. Since you mention...

The FT-450D is a solid rig. Since you mention older rigs I'm assuming price might factor in, so I'm going to throw out the Alinco DX-SR8T. Very solidly built rig. It's an outstanding starter rig. ...
Forum: Food and water 02-10-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 25,693
Posted By ImbriD
We recently got a bucket of PetPREP dog food. ...

We recently got a bucket of PetPREP dog food. Claims a 15 year shelf life. Dogs liked it so will end up getting more.

Walmart and thereadystore.com sell it.

We also always keep at least 2...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 02-09-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,659
Posted By ImbriD
The system is quite real and supposedly the...

The system is quite real and supposedly the official name is Perimeter. Details came out after the collapse of the USSR.

It's more than just loosing connection with central command. It has to...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 01-27-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 11,274
Posted By ImbriD
What has he really won? Caves on everything. He...

What has he really won? Caves on everything. He had Fineswine clapping like a school girl on guns. Schumer was laughing at him over the shutdown. Only thing he's good at is mindless tweets at all...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 01-26-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,283
Posted By ImbriD
200kV/m does seem like a bit of a stretch. ...

200kV/m does seem like a bit of a stretch. 50kV/m was thought for the longest time to be the theoretical limit. Bad news is if that's true it would completely invalidate pretty much anything from...
Forum: The Tech Zone 01-23-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By ImbriD
The difference between a Baofeng and a good base...

The difference between a Baofeng and a good base station radio is night and day, even with an external antenna on the Baofeng.

For me, first base was a Kenwood v71a but it's a bit pricey for a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,671
Posted By ImbriD
Yep, but you went to another company pushing...

Yep, but you went to another company pushing their far left BS. Target was a huge proponent of the trans/whatever bathrooms under our prior admin.

Haven't shopped there since.

I've used...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By ImbriD
I saw Trumps speech where he said: “How much more...

I saw Trumps speech where he said: “How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?”

That sounds a lot like the argument the anti-2a members of congress have espoused over...
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