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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    https://www.wired.com/story/best-emergency-apps/ As the person responsible for my family’s emergency planning since fourth grade, I’ve been using Red Cross checklists for years, learned to pack solid emergency kits, and recently included apps in my preparation. To get an expert opinion about...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Wired magazine has published an article entitled "The Best Emergency Gear to Keep at Home," and I'm curious what your opinion is about whether their list, which includes a portable cellphone charging battery, is more advertisement than advice. What items would you add? Which ones can I do...
  3. General Discussion
    I do not know where to post this... so someone please move this question that I have, if necessary. What does "Vesta" make that is 50 foot long and requires a railroad car to haul? Maybe the spelling is "VESTE"... Here are the details. I was driving from Denver on I-76 eastwards, when...
  4. Louisiana
    http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/index.htm Looks like a nice event if you're interested in amateur/HAM radio or just communications in general. Hope to see ya there :) :thumb:
  5. Site Information & Suggestion Box
    Hi all, I need to have my account name changed or have my account deleted along with all posts related. This is for important reasons. How can I get this done? Thanks!
  6. Communications
    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/05/19/ham-radio-old-technology-gets-new-respect/?cmpid=edpick&google_editors_picks=true ***Seeking reliable backup communication in a crisis, emergency managers are finding new solutions in an old technology: ham radio. “It’s just another avenue, another...
  7. Events, Connections and Get togethers
    F.Y.I. Here is information for 2 Texas Gulf coast Hurricane Workshops. I've been in Texas for years and been through several hurricanes and tropical storms. Didn't think there was anything really new to see at one of these workshops but I went anyway last year (to the one in Pasadena). So...
  8. Communications
    EMERGENCY FREQUENCY LIST FOR TEXAS & NATIONAL FNARS (FEMA SHARE SYSTEM) Day: 10493 Khz USB Night: 5211 Khz USB 03873.0 Khz LSB Texas ARES Emergency (night) 03935.0 Khz LSB Texas ARES (health & welfare) 03955.0 Khz LSB South Texas Emergency 03975.0 Khz LSB Texas RACES 07240.0 Khz LSB...
  9. Books, Movies & Stories
    Here it is, for us fans of the show but also for us that not only love the show but appreciate it for it's survival 'What-If' discussions! I'll start... I wrote a blog post a whild back regarding a Z-Day apocalypse. Now, in truth everyone has their own personal belief of a Z-Day. It will...
  10. DIY - Do It Yourself
    For all of us who are adults, we understand the dangers of fire in an enclosed space. (That was the disclaimer, so if you do not understand, get some TP and isopropyl and stop reading…) Like most of the people on this forum, I have experimented with a variety of heat sources for emergency...
  11. Communications
    'Special Operations' is looking for the tech to override am/fm broadcasts to broadcast...propaganda? http://www.usatoday.com/story/nation/2013/08/20/propaganda-effort-seeks-ways-to-override-broadcasters/2676099/ ***The U.S. Special Operations Command wants to find technology that would allow...
  12. Communications
    Hey all. I am brand new to HAM and other forms of commo. I've used a walkie-talkie, and that's about it. I'm networking with some family members to have communication options for (fill in the blank) emergencies, in the event that cell services were to be unavailable. I have been researching two...
  13. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Hey all. I am brand new to HAM and other forms of commo. I've used a walkie-talkie, and that's about it. I'm networking with some family members to have communication options for (fill in the blank) emergencies, in the event that cell services were to be unavailable. I have been researching...
  14. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Hey all. I am brand new to HAM and other forms of commo. I've used a walkie-talkie, and that's about it. I'm networking with some family members to have communication options for (fill in the blank) emergencies, in the event that cell services were to be unavailable. I have been researching...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Recently Wise food company was running commercials during the natgeo Doomsday preppers episodes offering free samples of their products . I called and took them up on their offer and received 2 samples of their product Overall I liked the way both of them tasted and consider wise...
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey guys! This thread is dedicated to those of us who carry survival tins, pocket survival kits, personal survival kits, or any small kit that would be carried in your pocket. Giving new guys ideas on how to start their own PSK's, and giving the older members new ideas. So what's in your PSK?
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi all! I had an interesting mini disaster just tonight that I thought I'd share. I was outside doing some yard work when I see my kitchen light went out.. I look around and the whole neighborhood was black! So we lost power, no big deal.. where I live we lose power at least twice a month for...
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I recently bought a 10'6' kayak and immediately thought to put a survival kit in it. The problem is, Im not sure what I should include in a survival kit that is meant to be in a boat, risk the chance of possibly getting submerged in water, and still have no problem functioning. So if anybody...
  19. Ladies Section
    A BIG Thanks to my mom (r.i.p. mom) for living for "someday" packing away a little fuel for emergencies Save some dry wood cut into small pieces in old recycled jars. Pat down to pack it or carefully pack it from the top using a hammer to further break pieces so more will fit. You could also...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm new to this site but not new to prepping. I am a former paramedic and firefighter and my husband and I are both veterans. I have a farm and are self reliant so we are planning on bugging in. However, if is the worst case, we are bugging out to our ranch. So, I thought I was covered and then...
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