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Urban/Suburban Survival • Rokon Survey Giveaway!!

February 27, 2017 Live_Free_or_Die22 0

For those of you who do not know, Rokon manufactures 2-wheel-off-road motorcycles that are lightweight and can maneuver through tight spaces as well as float through water efficiently. I am a part of their marketing group and we are running a survey to increase brand awareness as well as gain more insight on how to market the upcoming release of their newest model: Rokon for Preppers.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could complete this survey which gives you the option to be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card. We hope you will participate and learn more about Rokon for Preppers

Thank you for your time, the link to the survey is below :)

https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=S … 5kLoZnUH1b

Statistics: Posted by Live_Free_or_Die22 — Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:46 am


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Traveling the railroads

February 10, 2017 ajax727 0

It sounds great just follow the tracks , sorry but not for me . You can see a long way or you can be seen from a long ways . Your are on a bridge about half way and surprise there are thugs ahead and behind a bottleneck , your are robbed of all goods or you are worm food .

Statistics: Posted by ajax727 — Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:00 pm


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Traveling the railroads

February 10, 2017 jimLE 0

i’ve thought of the railroad trucks before.but yet something just occurred to me.what if you your going down the tracks in one,in the middle of no where,?then you come across a train sitting dead on the track,and with bo way to get around it?

Statistics: Posted by jimLE — Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:46 pm


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Traveling the railroads

February 10, 2017 oldasrocks 0

You would need an electric solar powered-think quiet- rubber wheeled, V blade in front for zombies. Forward searching radar for oncoming trains. Quick dismount feature if train approaching. Painted on top to look like railroad rails/track in case of searching planes. Eco friendly toilet and plenty of clean underwear. Fast reverse option if train coming and no place to get off like on a bridge.

I’ll just stay home.

Statistics: Posted by oldasrocks — Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:48 am


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Traveling the railroads

February 10, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Gunns wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:

donba wrote:Out here in the west there are lots of tunnels. Mite be a good place to over nite……..

Just keep an eye out for the light at the end of the tunnel, because…………….
Reb

Zombies like tunnels.

“No Sanctuary” on railways…..Too many have discussed this. It will be a ambush point with all the travelers trying to avoid obvious points…..And yes, Zombies. :rofl:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Sanctuary_(The_Walking_Dead)

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:32 am


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Traveling the railroads

February 10, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

hope you realize that the railroads will continue as long as there’s a gooberment – AMTRAK is already a total FED control without any emergency powers employed …. it’s the immediate substitute for primary air travel – low tech enough that it couldn’t be totally disabled … you can bet on security for the pinchpoints ….

before you go all apocalypse – make sure there’s no locomotive waiting to run down your plan or GI plugging your butt ….

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:06 am


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Traveling the railroads

February 10, 2017 Gunns 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:

donba wrote:Out here in the west there are lots of tunnels. Mite be a good place to over nite……..

Just keep an eye out for the light at the end of the tunnel, because…………….
Reb

Zombies like tunnels.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:23 am


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Traveling the railroads

February 9, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

My dad used to ride either “Model A’s or Model T’s” on railroad tracks as a young lad in the 1930’s. The tires could be squeezed inside of the rails. Of course, he didn’t tell me until he was sure I was out of my wild years. Actually, I never outgrew my wild years.
Reb

Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:58 pm


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Traveling the railroads

February 9, 2017 Chester Copperpot 0

I had a pretty sudden revelation while driving today. I observed a CXS Railroad chevy tuck driving on the tracks. They have those nifty railway wheels that can drop down to ride the rails or go back up to ride the road. Think this would make a good shtf vehicle? When the trains stop, it sure would be better to travel the rails than the roads.

Statistics: Posted by Chester Copperpot — Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:59 pm


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Truth About Gangs

February 2, 2017 Cast Iron 0
blue fox wrote:
something to pay a little closer attention to for everybody. Gangs are starting to get smarter and better organized with some military training. I have learned from folks I still know in the military that they have started seeing people with gang tats showing up. The gangs have taken to sending newer members into the military to learn small unit tactics. Just something to think about.

Back in the late nineties, there was some alarm when we saw militia groups starting to use the SALUTE format.

The groups would send a young man to enlist. He would go to boot camp and maybe some infantry school. Then he would pop positive for marijuana, get discharged, mostly administration separation, and then take the skills back home.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:21 am


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Truth About Gangs

February 2, 2017 blue fox 0

something to pay a little closer attention to for everybody. Gangs are starting to get smarter and better organized with some military training. I have learned from folks I still know in the military that they have started seeing people with gang tats showing up. The gangs have taken to sending newer members into the military to learn small unit tactics. Just something to think about.

Statistics: Posted by blue fox — Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:51 pm


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Situational Awareness

January 25, 2017 3ADScout 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
Hmmm…interesting post.

all the above (except “Safetown”…never heard of that and don’t even know if offered here in CA) and this beauty… http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/

Bens YouTube channel is excellent. I’ve been a daily viewer for 3-4 years learning the sciences you mention…He’s developed an app quaintly labeled “The disaster prediction App” that has it all including the daily updates and customizable alerts…..the most accurate earthquake prediction app out there IMHO.

nice to meet you Scout…

DR1VEN,

Nice to meet you too. Will have to check Ben’s YouTube channel out.

Statistics: Posted by 3ADScout — Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:25 pm


Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Situational Awareness

January 24, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I have traveled all over the US for many years now and my husband traveled all over the world, neither of us has been threatened or robbed yet. My DD and I went from Indiana to California, we have met, seen, and talked to nice people. Folks that are like us, willing to help, friendly, and good folks. I’m not naïve enough to think everyone is good but the good do outweigh the bad, thankfully.

You just have to watch out for those folks that use “alternative facts”, that’s the best I have heard yet, man a creative way of describing lying.

Oh well, I’m careful but not paranoid and not hiding in some hole somewhere, with stashes for 20 years put away. I might not last as long but in what I’m seeing in our futures, that might be for the best.

So all of you, enjoy whatever your guy thinks, I’m sure he will see, try and force it all on us.

So night night from Vegas, trip going well, just poor wifi most places.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:42 am


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Situational Awareness

January 22, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Hmmm…interesting post.

all the above (except “Safetown”…never heard of that and don’t even know if offered here in CA) and this beauty… http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/

Bens YouTube channel is excellent. I’ve been a daily viewer for 3-4 years learning the sciences you mention…He’s developed an app quaintly labeled “The disaster prediction App” that has it all including the daily updates and customizable alerts…..the most accurate earthquake prediction app out there IMHO.

nice to meet you Scout…

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:13 pm


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Situational Awareness

January 22, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Hmmm…interesting post.

all the above (except “Safetown”…never heard of that and don’t even know if offered here in CA) and this beauty… http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/

Bens YouTube channel is excellent. I’ve been a daily viewer for 3-4 years learning the sciences you mention…He’s developed an app quaintly labeled “The disaster prediction App” that has it all including the daily updates and customizable alerts…..the most accurate earthquake prediction app out there IMHO.

nice to meet you Scout…

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:13 pm


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Situational Awareness

January 21, 2017 3ADScout 0

If you don’t know, who, what, where, why and how of what is going on around you; you might find yourself behind the eightball. In this electronic Information Age information is abundant, this is both a good thing and a bad thing. So how do you maintain situational awareness? Being a former scout I helped gather tactical Intel for battlefield commanders. We used acronyms like SALUTE to report information. We were also given priority information reporting requirements. Such as what is the chemical defense posture of the enemy? Now as a civilian I also deal with development of situational awareness. It is amazing to me how under-utilized our smart phones are by many.

Here are some of the things I use to maintain SA.

Earthquakes- you can sign up for free alert from the USGS at https://sslearthquake.usgs.gov/ens/register . But I find the Quakefeed app free in the apple istore very very good. They provide a map overlay of many of the tectonic plate faults.

Electric power- many electric suppliers have a website that providers veiwers with system wide outages. Get way to determine if the poweroutage is small or large scale. Ours also provides estimated time of restoration for areas that are out. I can even get an idea if our BOL is without power without traveling 45 minutes to find out.

Your state 5-1-1, these are great- need to buy out? Go to 511 and look to see what is closed, where construction is, etc. many provide a map. Also many have camera feeds that can be accessed by the public so you can see what traffic flow is and weather etc via the camera. These are dependent upon electric however.

Local media alerts- many local media outlets offers text alerts for “Breaking News”, sign up for them!

Twitter/Facebook- many public safety agencies have their own social media pages and can be a great way of getting real information.

Neighborhood Watch- our neighborhood watch provides email alerts- if there is any criminal activity in the area we get details, including descriptions of vehicles etc.

9-1-1- our county 911 provides a free service called “Safetown” that we can sign up for and access to see current dispatches for fire, EMS and some many police calls.

Reverse 911 type systems- many local governments have systems that allow them to send alerts via phone (landline, cell and VOIP), however in many locations you have to opt in and provide your information, especially if you have a cell phone or VOIP phone.

Space Weather- geomagnetic storms, etc- sign up for alerts here from NOAA
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
Another site I like to monitor (I don’t believe they offer any alerts) is http://spaceweather.com
They also have a list of potentially hazardous asteroids.

Local live camera feeds- besides the cameras on the 511 we have places like the news that have live camera feeds of like our downtown area, and other places with lots of public use. When you find them bookmark them for future viewing.

Do you have a local “Topix.com” forum? Unmoderated forum that usually heavily infested by trolls but I find useful information from people who don’t want to go to the media or the media won’t cover, etc.

Local government meetings- want to find out what is coming down the pipe? Attend you city or township meetings. You never know what you might learn. Changes in roads? Locally our state has been tearing down bridges over interstates in more rural areas. They are also wanting to put roundabouts in. Is a new business coming in? Will that “gentleman’s” club bring criminal activity? Will the new company have hazardous chemicals?

Just some of the ways I gather information. What do you do?

Statistics: Posted by 3ADScout — Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:39 am


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Urban/Suburban Survival • Situational Awareness

January 21, 2017 3ADScout 0

If you don’t know, who, what, where, why and how of what is going on around you; you might find yourself behind the eightball. In this electronic Information Age information is abundant, this is both a good thing and a bad thing. So how do you maintain situational awareness? Being a former scout I helped gather tactical Intel for battlefield commanders. We used acronyms like SALUTE to report information. We were also given priority information reporting requirements. Such as what is the chemical defense posture of the enemy? Now as a civilian I also deal with development of situational awareness. It is amazing to me how under-utilized our smart phones are by many.

Here are some of the things I use to maintain SA.

Earthquakes- you can sign up for free alert from the USGS at https://sslearthquake.usgs.gov/ens/register . But I find the Quakefeed app free in the apple istore very very good. They provide a map overlay of many of the tectonic plate faults.

Electric power- many electric suppliers have a website that providers veiwers with system wide outages. Get way to determine if the poweroutage is small or large scale. Ours also provides estimated time of restoration for areas that are out. I can even get an idea if our BOL is without power without traveling 45 minutes to find out.

Your state 5-1-1, these are great- need to buy out? Go to 511 and look to see what is closed, where construction is, etc. many provide a map. Also many have camera feeds that can be accessed by the public so you can see what traffic flow is and weather etc via the camera. These are dependent upon electric however.

Local media alerts- many local media outlets offers text alerts for “Breaking News”, sign up for them!

Twitter/Facebook- many public safety agencies have their own social media pages and can be a great way of getting real information.

Neighborhood Watch- our neighborhood watch provides email alerts- if there is any criminal activity in the area we get details, including descriptions of vehicles etc.

9-1-1- our county 911 provides a free service called “Safetown” that we can sign up for and access to see current dispatches for fire, EMS and some many police calls.

Reverse 911 type systems- many local governments have systems that allow them to send alerts via phone (landline, cell and VOIP), however in many locations you have to opt in and provide your information, especially if you have a cell phone or VOIP phone.

Space Weather- geomagnetic storms, etc- sign up for alerts here from NOAA
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
Another site I like to monitor (I don’t believe they offer any alerts) is http://spaceweather.com
They also have a list of potentially hazardous asteroids.

Local live camera feeds- besides the cameras on the 511 we have places like the news that have live camera feeds of like our downtown area, and other places with lots of public use. When you find them bookmark them for future viewing.

Do you have a local “Topix.com” forum? Unmoderated forum that usually heavily infested by trolls but I find useful information from people who don’t want to go to the media or the media won’t cover, etc.

Local government meetings- want to find out what is coming down the pipe? Attend you city or township meetings. You never know what you might learn. Changes in roads? Locally our state has been tearing down bridges over interstates in more rural areas. They are also wanting to put roundabouts in. Is a new business coming in? Will that “gentleman’s” club bring criminal activity? Will the new company have hazardous chemicals?

Just some of the ways I gather information. What do you do?

Statistics: Posted by 3ADScout — Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:39 am