Mobile Observation Posts

FLIR, the big time thermal imaging folks that bring the invisible to your eyes has introduced a new line of imagers that start around $499. This line includes infrared and thermal cameras so I’m not sure at what price point the good stuff starts. They have not answered me back, yet. It has promise, though.

Image from http://www.flirsecurity.com/showcase/

A retreat that houses a small number of people may need some assistance in watching over things, especially in off shift.

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TACDA Blog Site

The American Civil Defense Association has a blog site up and running. The NEW BLOG site featured a post that discusses siting your fallout shelter. Picking a location to bury your shelter is an important undertaking. The article, witten by Paul Seyfried and Sharon Packer of Utah Shelter Systems, is “Location, Location, Location“. Its text is saved on this post to preserve it should anything happen to the original.

The URL is http://theamericancivildefense.com/2014/05/27/location-location-location/

 

By Paul Seyfried and Sharon Packer

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The Effects of a Nuclear Explosion - Study and Preps

The missiles are launched, the reentry vehicles do their job, and mushroom clouds rise over metropolitan America. Could you survive? How? Would it even be worth it?

Recently, I watched a video wherein an individual made certain claims. He was describing the effects a nuclear detonation would have at various distances from ground zero. As I watched, I heard a few points made that didn’t sound right. Now, the effects of a nuclear explosion vary quite a bit from device

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Convoys - Configuration and Operation (Civilian)

For the purposes of a civilian prepper group, a convoy can be defined as a group of two or more vehicles (of any type) traveling together under common control from one point to another. There may be multiple way points. Not all vehicles may remain within the convoy. Some might leave at a predetermined point, and others may join. But all will be subject to a common plan of operation in order to maintain orderly and safe transit. Without the

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Tilapia Without the Health Risks - Raise Your Own

Image from Jacksonville.com, via OffTheGridNews

I found a very nice article and video on a small scale Tilapia raising method. Check out this article over at Off The Grid News. It discusses a 1,000 gallon /250 fish system that can be run in a basement. I looked at the math, and based on his ratios (and my own experience raising fresh and salt water fish), it would be dirt simple to set up a small 100 gallon /50 fish

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EMP Methods and Preps - Part III

For previous parts of this series, see:

EMP Methods and Preps – Part I

EMP Methods and Preps – Part II

In the first two parts of this series, I laid out why I believe the threat of an EMP attack on the United States is both possible, and feasible. The returns to the attacker far outweigh his investment in time, technology and the sacrifices among his personnel. I described how certain advances in technology and materials allow attackers to

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List of NBC Shelter Builders

There is a definite increase in interest for bomb /fallout /blast /weather /bio-chem attack shelters this last year. Doomsday Bunkers helped raise general awareness among the average Joe and Jane. Prepper interest, though, seems to have leaped from “I’d like to….” to “Maybe we can sell off a few things and get on board. People are concerned with various scenarios, and bunkers (underground shelters) can reduce or eliminate the effects of these.

EMP Nuclear Attack Fallout Societal Collapse Biological Warfare

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Interesting Design Tidbit from Utah Shelter Systems

Utah Shelter Systems may very well be the best NBC shelter manufacturer in the US. The proprietors, Sharon Packer and Paul Seyfried, have many years of experience behind them, backed up with education in various areas that pertain directly to their shelter work. They have tried hard to keep costs down while providing great builds. If you have not yet visited their web site, and are in any way interested in shelters, go over to Utah Shelter Systems and have

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Remember the Penetrator Antenna from the70s?

My dad ran this as one of his antennas in the 70s. A Hy Gain Super Penetrator. It claims great range. Well, we chatted with people across the country under skip conditions – really! We did! Amazing antenna.

Cost him $110 then at Radio Shack. Here it is for $149. NOS. I almost did it….. But I’ll let someone else have at it. It would make for a great retro radio station that actually works.

A Reply to a YouTube Series of Vids

A reply to a series of videos from a YouTube user by the name of StankMouthCharlie.

Stank Mouth posted a quartet of videos with the title “Why Most Doomsday Preppers Will Die.” They can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1bch3BVgl4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVodljGX5wg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLSmP-WGv-U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEhWw6YbQgQ

In Charlie’s series, he covers a number of issues relating to the foolishness of prepper stockpiling, training, bugging in or out, marksmanship, manliness, shelters and retreats – all in the face of predatory “gangs” or “posses” with skills and

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