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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: EMP strikes

April 25, 2017 NJMike 0

Ahem.

One thing to consider is not just the % of people who have guns but likelihood of running into someone.

Per 2015 info, Pennsylvania had 27.1% ownership, New Jersey had 11.3%
http://reverbpress.com/politics/firearm … -by-state/

However, per 2010 info, people per sq. mile in PA is 283, and in NJ is 1185.
http://www.netstate.com/states/tables/s … 10_psm.htm

So, just playing with the numbers above at hand, one might estimate 77 armed people per sq. mile in PA, and in NJ the land of gun control there would be potentially 134 armed people per sq. mile.

There are perhaps more armed LEO, Federal Agency, and Military in NJ per Sq. Mile too.

That will all make for an interesting time.

Good news is any international humanitarian aid from Western Europe might arrive in NJ more quickly than the interior, depending on if Ports Newark-Elizabeth or the airports are intact. Ha ha.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: April 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep Todayhis Week?

April 21, 2017 NJMike 0

Picked up some incremental purchase supplies like first aid and gadget batteries (regular and rechargeable Eneloop).

I also bought several useful medical references, used and new. For those interested, the newer pocket sized guides were:
Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopeia 2017 shirt pocket edition
Tarascon Adult Emergency Pocket Book (same size)
The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2016

I do have to contact one of the leading makers of long term food storage. I received a delivery this week and two #10 cans were badly dented, and a mylar bag was not sealed properly leaving stroganoff flavored dust everywhere in another box. Hoping they’ll address that.

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General Food Topics • Re: storing food without climate control

April 21, 2017 NJMike 0

For smaller scale use, I’ve tried the clay garden pot within a much larger pot, with damp sand in between and a damp towel on top. It definitely keeps the items in the smaller pot much cooler in hot weather.

Found a related article (there are others out there too):
http://graywolfsurvival.com/2874/keep-f … zeer-pots/

In terms of commercial products, this is something to keep an eye on, although I’d almost bet it uses the science in the 3rd world example
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/busi … -cool.html

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: If a Nuclear Bomb Hit NYC

April 18, 2017 NJMike 0

Nukemap3D didn’t work for me, so I went back to the v2. If fallout and radiation trend to NE, then CT is toast more than NJ. If there’s just a singular detonation in lower Manhattan, I’ll live unless I happen to be visiting. I’m only in that area a handful of times a year.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: April 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep Todayhis Week?

April 10, 2017 NJMike 0

Another congrats on the weight loss, Cin.

I did a little shopping this weekend.

Picked up an old radiation detection kit that I’ll be looking to get fixed up. There’s a place in Texas that calibrates and re-certifies these.

Also bought some more first aid items, new items, replacement items (e.g.-fresh hydrogen peroxide), and also additional fire extinguishers for home and vehicle.

Other than that, a relaxing weekend. My taxes are almost done. :)

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: April 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep Todayhis Week?

April 10, 2017 NJMike 0

Another congrats on the weight loss, Cin.

I did a little shopping this weekend.

Picked up an old radiation detection kit that I’ll be looking to get fixed up. There’s a place in Texas that calibrates and re-certifies these.

Also bought some more first aid items, new items, replacement items (e.g.-fresh hydrogen peroxide), and also additional fire extinguishers for home and vehicle.

Other than that, a relaxing weekend. My taxes are almost done. :)

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Other weapons • chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

I found this story earlier:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/05/cy … s-use.html

The parents of an Idaho boy injured by a government-planted cyanide “bomb” have filed a petition calling on the White House to ban the controversial devices, used for decades by the Agriculture Department to control predators.

Here are the specifics on the device:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M44_%28cyanide_device%29

Doubt these are used in my area, but I was surprised a hazardous chemical agent like cyanide would be deployed for pest management in a projectile form, almost like a landmine. As the top story proves, the public can be exposed. Or someone with ill-intent could get access to these items.

Personally I think chemical projectors should be banned and instead more traditional methods should be used to cull predatory species. But while they remain in use, this could be a hazard to watch out for in a SHTF future, especially if the spider hole crowd or others re-purpose it.

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Other weapons • chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

I found this story earlier:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/05/cy … s-use.html

The parents of an Idaho boy injured by a government-planted cyanide “bomb” have filed a petition calling on the White House to ban the controversial devices, used for decades by the Agriculture Department to control predators.

Here are the specifics on the device:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M44_%28cyanide_device%29

Doubt these are used in my area, but I was surprised a hazardous chemical agent like cyanide would be deployed for pest management in a projectile form, almost like a landmine. As the top story proves, the public can be exposed. Or someone with ill-intent could get access to these items.

Personally I think chemical projectors should be banned and instead more traditional methods should be used to cull predatory species. But while they remain in use, this could be a hazard to watch out for in a SHTF future, especially if the spider hole crowd or others re-purpose it.

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For Sale & Trade • Re: More about military field phones.

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

Agree with TSK’s response above. Tip and ring voice has been put on cattle fencing in the past as long as the wires were separated.

Not alot of cattle fence in my area though. I keep some CAT5E and CAT6 UTP on 1000′ spools, and a mix of connecting hardware and tools.

In regards to coax, not sure but it might be possible with a passive balun adapter to convert back over to line cord. Lots of different types. Examples:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/CCTV-Camera- … s/47603780
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/contro … pi=1876%2C{creative}%2C{keyword}&is=REG&A=details

Read specs/descriptions carefully, the Walmart example says CAT5, but doesn’t have a plug&play RJ45 connector, it’s 2 wire terminal. Also, transmission type is assuming CATV or similar if the distances appear short. It may possibly work longer for field phone transmission, assuming it works. I’ll have to give it a try though. It would be useful to keep a coax crimper and appropriate ends on hand if that’s the goal.

I do need to look at the sound powered units as options. That’s better than stocking more D batteries.

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For Sale & Trade • Re: More about military field phones.

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

Agree with TSK’s response above. Tip and ring voice has been put on cattle fencing in the past as long as the wires were separated.

Not alot of cattle fence in my area though. I keep some CAT5E and CAT6 UTP on 1000′ spools, and a mix of connecting hardware and tools.

In regards to coax, not sure but it might be possible with a passive balun adapter to convert back over to line cord. Lots of different types. Examples:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/CCTV-Camera- … s/47603780
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/contro … pi=1876%2C{creative}%2C{keyword}&is=REG&A=details

Read specs/descriptions carefully, the Walmart example says CAT5, but doesn’t have a plug&play RJ45 connector, it’s 2 wire terminal. Also, transmission type is assuming CATV or similar if the distances appear short. It may possibly work longer for field phone transmission, assuming it works. I’ll have to give it a try though. It would be useful to keep a coax crimper and appropriate ends on hand if that’s the goal.

I do need to look at the sound powered units as options. That’s better than stocking more D batteries.

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Check In Here New Jersey Preppers • Re: Greetings from SNJ

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

Greetings Jonawal1069,

Welcome. The NJ specific forums don’t seem to be too busy, but I do check in occasionally and just saw your note.

I’m up for meeting some time. Eventually I hope to find myself in PA, but for now I’m in central NJ (South Eastern part of Middlesex Co. aka NJ’s neck). I do get down to S. Jersey periodically. There’s some groups on Meet Up. I’ve gone to the Philly Survive & Thrive events when I can, and also to a group that meets in Deptford. Feel free to send me a PM.

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Check In Here New Jersey Preppers • Re: Greetings from SNJ

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

Greetings Jonawal1069,

Welcome. The NJ specific forums don’t seem to be too busy, but I do check in occasionally and just saw your note.

I’m up for meeting some time. Eventually I hope to find myself in PA, but for now I’m in central NJ (South Eastern part of Middlesex Co. aka NJ’s neck). I do get down to S. Jersey periodically. There’s some groups on Meet Up. I’ve gone to the Philly Survive & Thrive events when I can, and also to a group that meets in Deptford. Feel free to send me a PM.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: April 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep Todayhis Week?

April 3, 2017 NJMike 0

Nice frog. Suppose if she loses her voice, she’s good for a single serving of frog legs too. lol

I had a few medical/first aid items arrive this past week, so I took an inventory of my medical supplies which has helped identify a few gaps to still fill in, and some expired items to replace.

Bought more books at the Thrift store. Books included an old ARC Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care, 2 books on basketry, a 70’s book on brick laying with more instruction than pretty pictures (the way I like books), and a two binder set from U of Nebraska Cooperative Extension – “Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage”. This was a great find. It had habits and information on many kinds of animals, including specifics on how to bait and trap them. The previous owner also included in the 2nd binder two other publications on predation of livestock and dealing with aquatic rodents.

My seedlings are doing fine, but my peppers are a bit leggy. I should be able to fix that though. Picked up some more containers today for the container garden.

The last Radio Shack in this area (as far as I know) just went out of business and closed this weekend. I unfortunately caught wind of the closing sale too late to get electronics components (resistors, capacitors, etc. were all gone @90% off), but I did get some AA and 9V battery packs @70% off.

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

March 30, 2017 NJMike 0

True or not, it’s a bit irresponsible of our politicians to be personally insulting any world leader, especially someone who is unhinged, poisons his family and executes his generals in hideous ways, who has access to nukes.

I’m not just talking about McCain’s statement though. It’s a wider observation. Coming from our leaders, personal insults are schoolyard behavior, making us look less diplomatic on the world stage, and not being productive to reduce tensions in hot spots or resolve crises.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Top 50 Places To Find Supplies After SHTF

March 30, 2017 NJMike 0

Agree with the prior comments.

More risky to go looking for stuff that one may/should already be prepared to have.

That said, it’s not a bad idea to consider local resources, or where to look for people to trade with, depending on the duration of an event and severity. In some cases, areas not emptied outright may be held. For example, if there’s a group held up in a machine shop/garage and you have a need for some equipment repair, then that’s something to keep on one’s radar. If there’s a group sitting on the roof of their store, perhaps bringing them extra water might be welcome and they might offer in exchange some goods they’re protecting.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: MARCH 2017 – What Did You do To Prep This Week/Month?

March 24, 2017 NJMike 0

I enjoyed the Kindle version of Survival Medicine so much I bought the paperback.

And that led to several other medical purchases.

My fish will be safe at least. ;)

Also completed the indoor seeding/transplanting to larger pots that I wanted to get done. I’ll be picking up remnants from two older portable greenhouses that have seen better days. I’m going to re-purpose just the shelf portions of the frame for stacking seed and pot trays for better vertical space use indoors.

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California Meetups • Re: Idea for a rendevous

March 24, 2017 NJMike 0
pathowes88 wrote:
So I have an idea to do a meet up with classes but I have no idea how to organize it. I would like some help with it. It would mainly be for South Bay Area people, but others would welcomed.
I don’t want to do anything big, maybe around thirty to forty people or so. For venue I’d go for a building like a community center or something that could hold the amount of people I’m looking for. Maybe just a single day event just to see if it would go well. Dollar admission to help with the costs. I’d like it to have some classes so people can learn hands on but not entirely sure though.

Sounds like a number of events I’ve attended or helped out with in the Northeast. Try using Meet Up, website version or App. You’ll cast a wider net in getting attendance. Meet Up does have a fee. You can ask for donations in the meeting to recoup the cost just like recovering the venue cost. You want to see an example, look up group “Survive and Thrive Philadelphia”.

Do you already have topics that you’re a subject matter expert on, that you can share? Any other co-organizers with other skills? First thing is to get a meeting planned with a useful or compelling (but not controversial) topic, then start up the group. That first meeting sets the tone, so be prepared to solicit ideas, and ask for people to participate.

Have the chairs out before people arrive if at all possible. That avoids people with different ideas on chair placement causing delays with re-arranging things.

Plan time for introductions. Some people will just give a name, some will want to lay out all their concerns. Allow a little time for that, if you’ve got that time budgeted.

Set some ground rules on use of photography or video that everyone is happy with.

Steer away from politics if you’re looking for inclusiveness.

Anyone providing a demo should ideally provide handouts. Finding a venue with a whiteboard, or projector is a bonus.

Understand and follow the venue’s rules on things like open fire, weapons, etc. that may curtail certain preparedness activities.

Run a giveaway of something useful, make it fun like a knowledge trivia contest.

See if there’s interest in book swaps, seed exchanges, etc.

If you’re not using Meet Up, you may want to set up a voluntary signup to be contacted for future meetings.

On class ideas, things that have happened locally across several different groups- water treatment, solar power, aquaponics, long term food and storage, fire starting, making alcohol stoves, canning and preserving, chicken raising, firearm basics and range time, making natural cordage, wild edibles, first aid, situational awareness, and communications.

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Gardening • Re: How to best take advantage of forest fire damage

March 23, 2017 NJMike 0

Not a farmer here, but some random suggestions…

If your focus of effort is mainly the one acre area for fruit trees, I’d suggest getting the soil tested in several spots to see what nutrient amendments are needed.

See if the local agriculture department has guidance. Example online resource:
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nr … RDB1259629

Do a cost/benefit analysis of investment to yield.

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Financial Issues • Re: Cryptocurrency for investments?

March 23, 2017 NJMike 0

http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin- … 017-2017-3

It can be manipulated or influenced by larger entities just like today’s currencies (ref:PBOC and SEC in link above).

It’s electronic and even easier for a nation state to freeze or seize assets, just like a bank account. (ref:PBOC in link above)

Governments can shut down exchanges or shutdown or isolate Internet traffic if/when/where they choose.

It’s more imaginary than physical fiat paper and coin currency.

In following several linked articles this one is interesting too. China plays a big role in Bitcoin.
http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin- … ibi-2017-1

To each their own. Personally, I’m a big No.

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Vacuum Sealing • Re: Hand Pump Vacuum Sealer

March 21, 2017 NJMike 0
SSPrep wrote:
I didn’t look at the price, but a $20 brake bleeder works fine.

Yes. And they often have a gauge too.

Another option are manual pumps used for Chinese cupping sets, but I think the brake bleeders would be better.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Spreading Prepper Mentality—Pros Vs. Cons?

March 20, 2017 NJMike 0

My philosophy is I’ll tell people, if I’m comfortable with telling them. I’ll share information with them If I think it will be fruitful. 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy had local impacts. I know many people in different social circles who don’t or won’t self-identify as Preppers, but who definitely prepare to some degree. Curiously we don’t talk prepping in a formal manner. Most people only discuss preparedness in vague general terms. I think many prefer not to disclose too much information. I can respect that, given I’ve been outed by family to other family and their friends on things I kept in the house. I’ve even had a Prepper from a group out me in front of others as a Prepper at a non-prepping public event.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: What are you doing on this first day of spring?

March 20, 2017 NJMike 0

I have to container garden this year until I move again. However, it’s a bit cold today to do much outside, plus melting snow and ice, and then there’s being at work…

This past weekend, I started transplanting healthier seedlings from tray positions up to larger 3″ pots. I also split some existing Aloe into fresh pots with fresh soil.

Stopping by the old place tonight, so will probably pick up some more containers. Later I’ll probably do more seedling transplanting to 3″ pots. I have some lemon balm seeds to start as well.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: MARCH 2017 – What Did You do To Prep This Week/Month?

March 14, 2017 NJMike 0

Picked up some more canned goods.

A recent Home Depot trip had the grow your own mushroom kits for half off. I picked up two and will be starting one of them next week. I added some flashlights from the clearance section too.

I also finally began using the Kindle I’d picked up on a Black Friday sale. I’ve been downloading free books on various prepping topics. It’s another backup to the paper books and the PDFs I have on other electronic media.

One of the Kindle books I’ve added is the Survival Medicine Handbook. It’s been a good read so far. Excellent information for some medications needed for my fish.

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Food & Water • Re: Ghee???

March 14, 2017 NJMike 0

I have a small case.

Reminds me I’ll need to get some canned crab and lobster as carrying devices for the butter.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Great Augason Farms LTS Food SALE!

March 10, 2017 NJMike 0

I received my two orders Wednesday and Thursday. My first order included someone else’s packing slip instead of mine, with a name and partial address. I suppose someone out there may have got my packing slip in their delivery. Not too worried as it was a small order. Besides,Walmart, my CC company, and by extension the .Gov already know. :whistling:

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: MARCH 2017 – What Did You do To Prep This Week/Month?

March 8, 2017 NJMike 0

I’ve got some seedlings growing in flats. Just basil and peppers. The rest of my planting will be direct sow or plants. Picked up some purslane seeds too. I’m going to plant in containers, save some, and spread the rest about outside to see where if it will take.

Paid down some cc divorce debt. Lawyers are doing well in this at least.

With that progress I put in a modest order for some additional LTS foods.

Three batches of mead to rack into new carboys between now and the weekend.

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Drying, Dehydrating, & Smoking • Re: Testing our dehydrator

March 8, 2017 NJMike 0

Sounds great. Good idea to concentrate on items you want that could be difficult to get in the future. Out of curiosity how are you storing these when you’re done?

I’ve got a small dehydrator that hasn’t been used in years. I have some bananas that are ripe so perhaps I’ll see if it’s still working. Otherwise, I picked up a newer one for the GF around the holidays and she’s using it. I may be outsourcing my dehydrating…lol.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Congress told to brace for ‘robotic soldiers’

March 7, 2017 NJMike 0
ajax727 wrote:
What is funny as hell is people willingly bring it home so they can be spied upon and information filled about all aspects of there life .

It’s going to be difficult when most folks have these. You’ll have to think about what you’re saying visiting friends who have them. Think about when these devices get put into stores in the place of live salespeople, or in parks and public places to provide a public information service.

While the country is divided, the machines and their corporate overlords take over. Big Brother is watching.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: They Are Playing With A Revolution

March 3, 2017 NJMike 0

I suppose I’ll speculate. It’s Friday.

I look at several events that this country has survived – Civil War, Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Kent State, various riots (Watts, Newark), etc. I’m optimistic that the country will eventually weather almost anything that doesn’t put us back into the 18th C. or make everything glow with radiation, or both.

Aside from an economic meltdown, the most likely event we could see would be a Snowflake Revolution at the voting booth. If it happens it will be reactionary and based on political spin and the exaggerated consequences of a Trump presidency. It would resemble a Left version of the Tea Party or the Silent Majority of Trump Supporters. But hey, that’s democracy in action.

I feel our education system and news outlets are creating generations of stupid people who aren’t critical thinkers and allow themselves to be manipulated into actions. Thus I’m worried some misguided soul will try to be the next Hinckley, or even worse be successful.

I’m also concerned about a government being knee jerk reactionary to events (violent protests, singular acts) and we end up with the same types of overreach and controls on peoples lives that were feared the past 8 years.

On that last point I’m going to present a Chicago example. What if, in order to reduce the outrageous inner city gang violence, high murder rate, and drug epidemic we see Chicago getting a Boston Bomber like government response or worse? What if the National Guard is brought in, there’s neighborhoods lock-downed and door to door treatment to remove illegal guns, illegal drugs, illegal aliens, and round up anyone with outstanding warrants? What if a confiscation includes guns or other property of law abiding Americans out of expedience? What if services are turned off (Cell coverage, Internet, Electric, Water) to ensure compliance? What if people die in this operation? What if the actions taken are considered overall to be legal? What if the nation decides the ends justifies the means and expands this systematically to other cities, then suburbs, then elsewhere?

This article was an interesting read on Boston.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the … n-bombing/
Here’s an interesting 6 min video of what door to door looks like:
http://jimbovard.com/blog/2013/04/22/bo … ut-window/

Some interesting topics many people may not be aware of when considering the 4th Amendment:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exigent_circumstance
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_view_doctrine

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Prepper Fiction • Re: The Fall

February 28, 2017 NJMike 0
Cast Iron wrote:
NJMike, thank you very much for your input. I really appreciate it.
Based off your critique and observations I clearly did not convey the relationship dynamic as well as I thought I did.
The first draft went more into detail about Claire, her parents, the relationship with Jason and how it all started . . . but it felt like I was going down a rabbit hole and questionable if it was adding to the overall storyline or not.

And to be honest, some of it felt like a cliche: mousey, verbally/emotionally abused young lady, limited options, marries a, to use your most excellent words, bonehead who is nearly carbon copy of her father.
There is a lot of psychology there.
After years and years of continued verbal/emotional abuse, during the SHTF, she snaps.
Again, feels like a cliche.

You have given me something to think about for future posts.

Thank you again.

You’re welcome. I enjoyed the read. I’d say cliches are cliches because they happen often enough to resonate with people and past experiences. That doesn’t mean a cliched character is bad in the story if done properly. If I drew an incorrect cliched conclusion from your intent, that’s based on my life experiences. You still created a character in Claire deep enough in a few short passages to get a reaction out of me.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMPs (Electro Magnetic Pulse)

February 28, 2017 NJMike 0

Murby,

I’m curious on this:

It should be noted that putting electronics in a Faraday cage for a solar storm is a waste of time.

Is this due to the duration of a massive solar storm and someone taking their electronics out of the box prematurely?
OR
Is this due to construction/materials of the Faraday cage vs. shorter wavelengths’ penetration?
OR
Inducted energy within the Faraday Cage, or something else?

Also, Any difference if the Faraday Cage is non-screen and grounded?

Thanks.

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CERT • Re: Comminucations Breakdown

February 28, 2017 NJMike 0

My prior community’s CERT team were almost all radio licensed and a number of them had been operating for some time. They all had their own equipment at home in addition to what the OEM provided. I was involved with them post-Hurricane Sandy, so not sure if there was some course correction needed in their case, as identified in the OP situation. I did learn that CERT is handled differently at the town and county levels depending.

Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:26 am