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A.N.T.S. • Re: Why Only a Few States?

November 4, 2017 Defcon09 0

How can the government protect over 320 million people? Answer, they can’t. The only thing we can expect is for our Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard to to attempt to keep the "bad toy" at bay. That is part of the role the "federal"…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Why Only a Few States?

November 4, 2017 Defcon09 0

How can the government protect over 320 million people? Answer, they can’t. The only thing we can expect is for our Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard to to attempt to keep the "bad toy" at bay. That is part of the role the "federal"…

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Introduce Yourself • Re: Hello From Maryland

October 23, 2017 Defcon09 0

NDN8tve wrote:I don’t think this went through the first time I tried to do it, so Hello From Maryland. If there is anybody close out there, give me a shout.Welcome from Morgan County WV.Where (about) are you located?Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — M…

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Emergency Communications • Re: Are CB radios still an option?

September 19, 2017 Defcon09 0
orangetom1999 wrote:

Vetmike wrote:All well and good but remember that anything you transmit can be picked up by anybody with the right equipment. There was entity called the Army Security Agency and it had the capability to listen in on any sort of electronic emission as well as DFing it. Per FCC regulations, it is illegal for you to encode or otherwise conceal your message so using something like PGP or any other cryptography is illegal. It is also illegal to use brevity codes (eg 6256 means ‘met at Sam’s Place’)
The safest way to use any form of communication is to always act as if someone was listening to your every word. So don’t broadcast: “Joe, you and your convoy meet us at the intersection of Highways 90 and 15 and we’ll go on to the bug out site.” cause someone with illintent will be waiting for you.

I am going to call BS on this one VetMike…. not out of disrespect but with great respect.

…………………….In a SHTF or TEEOTWAWKI…all that legal and illegal stuff goes right out the window. True enough about being monitored or DF’d. I understand that.

I have to agree with you also OT on this one. In a event the Feds/GOV, etc. will be falling all over themselves when it hits. Weak signal comms will be put on the back burner and as for the evil do’ers listening, we have ways of confusing them. Anyways, for us who should prepare before it hits, get the gang together and develope your own “smoke signals”, if ya know what I mean.

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:18 pm


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Emergency Communications • Re: Are CB radios still an option?

September 19, 2017 Defcon09 0
orangetom1999 wrote:

Vetmike wrote:All well and good but remember that anything you transmit can be picked up by anybody with the right equipment. There was entity called the Army Security Agency and it had the capability to listen in on any sort of electronic emission as well as DFing it. Per FCC regulations, it is illegal for you to encode or otherwise conceal your message so using something like PGP or any other cryptography is illegal. It is also illegal to use brevity codes (eg 6256 means ‘met at Sam’s Place’)
The safest way to use any form of communication is to always act as if someone was listening to your every word. So don’t broadcast: “Joe, you and your convoy meet us at the intersection of Highways 90 and 15 and we’ll go on to the bug out site.” cause someone with illintent will be waiting for you.

I am going to call BS on this one VetMike…. not out of disrespect but with great respect.

…………………….In a SHTF or TEEOTWAWKI…all that legal and illegal stuff goes right out the window. True enough about being monitored or DF’d. I understand that.

I have to agree with you also OT on this one. In a event the Feds/GOV, etc. will be falling all over themselves when it hits. Weak signal comms will be put on the back burner and as for the evil do’ers listening, we have ways of confusing them. Anyways, for us who should prepare before it hits, get the gang together and develope your own “smoke signals”, if ya know what I mean.

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:18 pm


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Introduce Yourself • Re: Hello From WV

September 5, 2017 Defcon09 0
abreed05 wrote:
Checking in from WV! Been here pretty much all of my life. Looking to move some place different in about a year or so. Been an outdoorsman pretty much all of my life. Grew up in a family that hunted, fished, and camped. Got into prepping a few years ago. Been gaining knowledge ever since and now I want to help spread the knowledge so we can all become a little more self-sufficient!

Welcome from Morgan County, the Eastern Panhandle.

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:43 am


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Water • Re: Water from Dehumidifiers

August 24, 2017 Defcon09 0
JayJay wrote:
And this line of questioning baffles me–what would it produce?
A quart a week??
I don’t know…but wouldn’t a 2 liter be better. I’d buy these to drink and fill (and I don’t even drink sodas) before relying on this method.
JMO folks.

In the summer months my dehumidifier produces about 2 gallon every 3 days. In the winter about 2 gallons per week. Now, not sure if the water is safe to drink but maybe safe enough to wash dishes, wash hands (because one drys these) or use to flush toilets.

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:01 am


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Deals, Sales, and Coupons • Re: Batteries! Great Sale!

August 13, 2017 Defcon09 0

Well, when I opened the package and pulled out 4 AA’s I was a bit skeptical about how long these would last because the weight seem a bit less than the Rayovac High Energy batteries. So I inserted the Insignias into the scanner and I must say they have met if not surpassed the Rayovac’s. Now this is not a scientific test but a very close comparison. I would say “well worth the price!”

ReadyMom wrote:
Your welcome. Found out about the sale through my Facebook feed. I’m seriously getting more. Bought 120 AA and 120 AAA.

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:44 am


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Deals, Sales, and Coupons • Re: Batteries! Great Sale!

August 13, 2017 Defcon09 0

Well, when I opened the package and pulled out 4 AA’s I was a bit skeptical about how long these would last because the weight seem a bit less than the Rayovac High Energy batteries. So I inserted the Insignias into the scanner and I must say they have met if not surpassed the Rayovac’s. Now this is not a scientific test but a very close comparison. I would say “well worth the price!”

ReadyMom wrote:
Your welcome. Found out about the sale through my Facebook feed. I’m seriously getting more. Bought 120 AA and 120 AAA.

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:44 am


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Tennessee Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Update BNC Kit

July 30, 2017 Defcon09 0
Cumberland wrote:
Has anyone updated their BNC kit lately? Could be a good time to do it. The U.S. will probably absorb the first strike to get rid of some of us. :cursing:

Probably a good time to update. I purchased 3 new filters in 2000 and the date expired 2010. They have been sealed in a nitrogen fill metalized pouch. Probably okay except for bio hazard.

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:09 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions

April 6, 2017 Defcon09 0

[quote=”3ADScout”]WATCH SYRIA!! A military strike in Syria gets trump 3 things:
1. He doesn’t look like a Russian puppet.
2. He signals he isn’t bluffing about willing to take unilateral action against N. Korea.
3. He demonstrates he has more Humanity than President Obozo who said chemical weapons use was a red line and did nothing. How could the left wing media spin that –

Not sure about all this, I believe this Syrian thing is as much a religious war between Muslim factions as much as a political war. I tend to, TEND TO, lean toward not getting involved any further than we are now.

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:44 pm


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Introduce Yourself • Re: New Member From PA

March 29, 2017 Defcon09 0

Joe,

I sent you a PM regarding this. Welcome to the club!

joefreedom wrote:
Greetings,

I am a member from the York, PA. area.

I am pretty well prepared and have done multiple practice drills to test myself and family.

My immediate question is where can someone find “junk” land to set up fall back resources?

Junk as in cheap acreage, just to put a small “retreat” stash and regroup camp in.

Thank you

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:13 am


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West Virginia Meetups • Re: Eastern Panhandle of WV..Martinsburg

March 10, 2017 Defcon09 0
dianaspug wrote:
Hi I have a home in Romney wv. But currently live in Northern Neck of Va. Moving back to the hills of WV this spring, looking for preppers in the area of Eastern panhandle of wv, is there any active preppers in the area?

Welcome back. There are a few of us here in the eastern panhandle but are in “Hodini” mode. Stay tuned……………….

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:03 pm


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West Virginia Meetups • Re: Eastern Panhandle of WV..Martinsburg

March 10, 2017 Defcon09 0
dianaspug wrote:
Hi I have a home in Romney wv. But currently live in Northern Neck of Va. Moving back to the hills of WV this spring, looking for preppers in the area of Eastern panhandle of wv, is there any active preppers in the area?

Welcome back. There are a few of us here in the eastern panhandle but are in “Hodini” mode. Stay tuned……………….

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:03 pm


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Check In Here Washington Preppers • Re: I’m a prepper…you’re a prepper

February 17, 2017 Defcon09 0
Hamradiogirl wrote:
Hello from KF7LXG –
I’m a licensed ham radio operator with a degree in Emergency Mgt. I’ve been a prepper since my Dad (WWII, Korea, Vietnam Vet) taught me about EMP’s many years ago. Just looking for other like-minded singles out there….

Welcome to the club hamradiogirl. Nice to have you.
KC4YIH

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:21 am


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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Saying no to unprepared families

February 8, 2017 Defcon09 0
Illini Warrior wrote:

apache235 wrote:Staying in town is an invitation to disaster. At some point someone will notice that you aren’t starving and they will come. They will come when you least expect it or when you do or both. They will come and they will prevail. Tornado, EQ, storm, whatever, sure help out. Grid down, get as far away from people as you can to a secure location that you have stocked with the necessities to keep you and yours alive for the duration – which may be years. Saying NO is easy if there is no one to say no to.

and when raiders start attacking isolated farm places that’ll make you safe how? …. or will you be another Jeremiah Johnson fighting off the Indians one by one …

Must not know much about farms and farm life. Most likely you will be much SAFER, key word – safer on a farm (big piece of property) generally located several miles away from the city. Now if I was in search of provisions I’d chose the easiest sources generally found in apartment complexes and the like. I can cover more ground in less time. As my provisions dwindle and they are harder to find I move to the rural areas to search. Now, I should know that there is more open space out there and I can be spotted quicker by the ones protecting their provisions, more like to be shot and killed. Once I get out in the farm land I am probably walking because gas supplies are depleted, takes longer to get around, have to carry my spoils on my person instead of in a car or truck. Man this sucks……………I go find another city. The person on a 100 acre farm can spot an intruder earlier and can get you lined up in his 9x scope on his 308 sniper rifle – what more can be said?

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:09 pm


Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 6, 2017 Defcon09 0
Blondie wrote:
I read thru the newly imposed immigration ban and I was surprised to learn that it included those who already have a Green Card or visa.

While the protests at JFK are a “meh” for me, I came zcross this response to an article on the topic on ZH. While those of us who read ZH know the responses can run amok, this one caught my eye:

Trump is waiting for more updates on the Israeli intelligence he received warning of an imminent attack on the United States by a Saudi sponsored group of mercenaries. This immigration gate closure was planned but was rushed through after Trump found out that the terrorists were on the move. Unlike 9/11, Israel this time let the USA know of the attack plans, knowing full well that if Trump found out later that Israel failed to warn the USA, there would be hell to pay. The question for me is, was the Super Bowl the target, just like in the move “Black Sunday”.

In light of the fact that DJT has spoken with Bibi and it’s been real silent for my tastes, care to comment?

I didn’t want to get involved in this topic. Seems it got a minor side track on schools and teachers. However, Trumps so called ban is temporary believe it or not. Unless there is some sort of attack which can be connected to immigrants. AND, the hiatas is not illegal. Read this:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/02/ … n-ban.html

The President Has Authority to Dictate Immigration
Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the power to regulate immigration. In 1952, Congress passed a law empowering the president to deny entry into the U.S. to “any class of aliens” considered to be “detrimental to the interests of the United States.”  In other words, a threat to America and in the interests of national security.   

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:41 pm


Introduce Yourself • Re: Repeater’s

February 6, 2017 Defcon09 0
Eaglehrt wrote:
Ham Guys……………. did we find out why the repeater’s went down all at once, Anyone?

ANy reports of a substation going down. If you can determine if the affected repeaters are on the same electrical substation grid that could affect them. But also, homes on the same system would be affected.

Statistics: Posted by Defcon09 — Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:53 am