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

February 14, 2017 3ADScout 0

I have 2 T/A 312 and 2 T/A-1 phones. The TA-1s do not require ANY batteries and are sound powered, with a range of about 4 miles. The TA-312 take 2 D cell Batteries but many people don’t realize that the TA312 can be used without batteries for a distance of around 4 miles. If you use the 2 d cells it can go about 12. Sportsman guide has been offering brand new rolls of field phone wire for $27 which is incredibly cheap. Over the years I have managed to scrounge up some spare parts (going through $1 boxes at gun shows pays off) and even found some of the “crystals” that are used in the non-powered manual switchboard. Allows you to connect multiple phone when you want to. You don’t need a switchboard you can wire them in a hot loop but all the phone will ring and everyone can hear the conversation, which isn’t always bad. If you get a roll of wire try to find the reel handle it makes deploying and retrieving the wire very easy.

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Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 12, 2017 3ADScout 0

Good luck with the new pursuit- I am a second generation reloader and learn most of what I know from “apprenticing” with my dad for years. Still reload with him to this day and I can honestly say that having someone who has years of knowledge to bounce ideas and issues off of is priceless. Books are great but you will have issues that pop up.

many of the press Manufacturer’s are including DVDs with their presses and you can also find stuff on their websites and YouTube

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 3ADScout 0
terrapin wrote:
Scout,
I’m on the same side as you. But,
Anyone who thinks that they can reason with those fools,
needs to think again.
Because, those fools ain’t reasonable.
terp

I agree with you 100% Terrapin. I was not suggesting that the pen should be used to change the hearts and minds of the leftists fools but rather to persuade the masses in the middle.

Has anyone heard the president’s new advisor Sabastian Gorka? This guy (and his wife) is an expert on unconventional warfare. He has numerous presentations on YouTube that are very educational on unconventional warfare and counter-insurgency. Very insightful on ISIS which is what he is advising the president on.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 3ADScout 0
terrapin wrote:
The libs don’t want a civil war.
Not the violent, physical type.
They would lose…and they know it.
The libs want to brow-beat us into submission.

Stop fighting them on their own turf.
You can argue with a fool…
and, bring yourself down to that level.

Or not.

I respectfully disagree. The Maxists have always fought a two prong fight, one hearts and minds via propaganda and the other kenetic. Russian Revolution, Cuba, China, various campaigns fought by Che Greva, and let’s not forget all the Marxist terrorist cells from the Cold War like Red Brigade, etc. They definitely want YOU to believe that they are non-violent peaceful people but that is a good way to get a knife in your back real quick. Just look at the last presidential Campaign all of them holding “Love Trumps Hate” signs and look at them now. Call it rioting, but make no mistake it is a beginning of a new campaign that embraces violence to get what they want. Scary thing is at some point the right will beforced to fight fire with fire. Prepare now.

If anyone wants to see a very good TV Mini-series go onto YouTube and Search “Amerika”. There are about 10-12 episodes but it is a good dramatization of a Marxist over throw. The propaganda, brain washing, and the constant threat of violence against those who step out of line.

For those who think a another civil war is coming you need to realize we have been having a civil war for the last 50 years with the start of the 60’s counter-culture Revolution. Those folks are now politicians, teachers, professors, writers and reporters, they fight against our Constitution and beliefs everyday with twisted “news” stories, manipulated facts and research outcomes and brainwashing in our halls of education. Wake up folks, we are already AT WAR, thank the Lord we are not shooting each other . . . yet. Remember the PEN is mightier than the sword so pick up your pens (or type away on your keyboards)!

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 4, 2017 3ADScout 0

The next CW would be liberal verses conservative based on ideology but geographically (for the most part) it would be rural verses urban. Throughout history FOOD has been the greatest weapon, it would be some what easy to cut off the food supply to the cities for a while. But t just like in the 1860’s a navel blockade would be needed. At the same time since ports are in urban areas those in the rural areas can forget getting re-supplied as well. Let them eat cupcakes!

Statistics: Posted by 3ADScout — Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:32 pm


Natural Disasters • Re: 12 hour notice sun flare. what would you do?

January 30, 2017 3ADScout 0
Major French wrote:
Would the following tactic to protect electronics? A. Unplug electronics B. put them in ziploc or plastic bags to protect from moisture, C. Put in a cellar, basement, storm bunker, safe room, or fallout shelter until the danger is announced over radio to have officially passed. Cheap analog transistor AM/FM radios could prove invaluable in this scenario, too. Why risk a $500.00 TV or a $300.00 computer when you could use a yard sale transistor radio instead?

Major French- if a Carrington level event was forecasted the last thing I would be worried about is my TV. I don’t think any of the TV broadcasters would survive. Life after a major solar flare would not allow for free time to watch TV even if you Blue ray and TV survived.

I would think time spent on Food and water would be time better spent than protecting consumer electronics. But that is just me. (I don’t watch much TV as it is)

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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.

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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


A.N.T.S. • Re: What’s ahead for 2017

January 15, 2017 3ADScout 0
Stahlrosen wrote:
I absolutely agree. It is mind boggling how much the druggies and welfare junkies cost this county (and I suspect many). We just had another heroin overdose late last week. Person just got out of jail not long ago, had to have an autopsy done to make sure there were no underlying causes (at taxpayer expense), rinse, repeat. I had a friend who’s son finally quit riding the truck because all their calls were overdoses. Those transports are all paid by the county, along with treatment. All mental health patients are transported by officers and currently our nearest facility is over 2 hours away. The officers have to stay until the patient has been evaluated and released or admitted. Sometimes that is many hours, again, all at taxpayer expense.
There are simple answers, but the bleeding heart libs will never allow that to happen.

So called drug treatment has become a huge industry within the US and like any industry they wield power in our legislatures and the laws just make it more profitable and insane for us average citizens who get to pay for it all.

So look at it like this- a person who shoots up, making their own choice to partake in illegal activity, ODs and we now have law enforcement who carry “free” narcan antidote injectors so we can save lives? No we have “free” narcan injectors for EMS and police so we can ensure a good customer base for the drug treatment industry of and all the other players like those in the legal system. If this sounds like a “conspiracy theory then ask yourself this-

Why haven’t our legislators provided “Free” Epi-pens to EMS, police, and schools? People who have allergic reactions are not engaging in illegal activity, very often they are children, and this is a very common occurrence. Price of an Epi-pen? $300-$700.

Statistics: Posted by 3ADScout — Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:24 am


A.N.T.S. • Re: What’s ahead for 2017

January 15, 2017 3ADScout 0
Stahlrosen wrote:
I absolutely agree. It is mind boggling how much the druggies and welfare junkies cost this county (and I suspect many). We just had another heroin overdose late last week. Person just got out of jail not long ago, had to have an autopsy done to make sure there were no underlying causes (at taxpayer expense), rinse, repeat. I had a friend who’s son finally quit riding the truck because all their calls were overdoses. Those transports are all paid by the county, along with treatment. All mental health patients are transported by officers and currently our nearest facility is over 2 hours away. The officers have to stay until the patient has been evaluated and released or admitted. Sometimes that is many hours, again, all at taxpayer expense.
There are simple answers, but the bleeding heart libs will never allow that to happen.

So called drug treatment has become a huge industry within the US and like any industry they wield power in our legislatures and the laws just make it more profitable and insane for us average citizens who get to pay for it all.

So look at it like this- a person who shoots up, making their own choice to partake in illegal activity, ODs and we now have law enforcement who carry “free” narcan antidote injectors so we can save lives? No we have “free” narcan injectors for EMS and police so we can ensure a good customer base for the drug treatment industry of and all the other players like those in the legal system. If this sounds like a “conspiracy theory then ask yourself this-

Why haven’t our legislators provided “Free” Epi-pens to EMS, police, and schools? People who have allergic reactions are not engaging in illegal activity, very often they are children, and this is a very common occurrence. Price of an Epi-pen? $300-$700.

Statistics: Posted by 3ADScout — Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:24 am