The Census Dot Map

Every once in a while, someone comes up with a neat little internet tool that causes the mind to wander into dusty territory. Looking at this map might remind you of the pictures from space showing lights at night on various continents. It might remind you of how crowded some locations are. Or, it may reinforce your thoughts on bug-outs and roaming hordes.

The Census Dot Map is most useful with “Toggle Labels” on, and of course, zoomed in to

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The Real Direction of Drones Overhead

Higher and higher, smarter and smarter and with better eyes than any eagle could ever evolve. I’ve been talking about drones for private use for a while now. Well, here is some information about government drones and your privacy. Keep in mind while looking at this information, that the technology discussed is already in use, with the distinct possibility of having already been replaced with superior equipment. The advancement of technology knows no end point.

Here are some links I

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EMP Attack will Destroy Infrastructure in Cascading Fashion

This article takes the EMP concerns many have and increases their numbers. The key to the initial event leading to massive destruction in secondary and tertiary events is the SCADA infrastructure present just about everywhere. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems are responsible for the control and operation of natural gas lines, oil refineries, dams and water system flow, electrical grid power flow and more. Give this article a read. It passes my “smell test” handily.

Think EMP Would

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The RV Bug Out Practice Run

Each bug out plan needs to be run on occasion. For the RVer, this is little more than doing what you do for a snap shot trip, with some modifications. Going over RV BOVs, we can quickly see that they take the form of:

Motor Homes of all classes Truck /camper rigs Travel and Fifth Wheel trailers Tent trailers and small tear-drop type trailers

Each of these has its own pre-trip readiness requirements. I believe that most owners have their

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Mass Exodus from the Cities - Is it Possible?

Mass Exodus from the Cities – Is it Possible?

The internet forums sometimes get into a tizzy over the whats and whys of how to deal with the “hordes” that will evacuate from cities, and spill into the countryside. “What will you do? How will you handle their requests and demands for help? How does your Christian attitude justify THAT response?” … and so on and so on.

Occasionally, someone will support the view that most people will die in

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Combat After the SHTF

A Marine posted a video on his YouTube channel, and I had opportunity to watch it today. I don’t spend much time with videos by people with a know-it-all message because, after all, I’m the true know-it-all, right? I have a web site that says so, so it must be true. Hehe, NOT.

I watched the video because some people I know also watched it, and gave it good reviews. So, a Marine wants to share a few things, say

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Grid Down Wargaming

The troubles in the Eastern United States are serious, and we would not want to belittle what is happening to our countrymen there. If you are in the middle of that mess, we’re hoping you come through it okay. No one expected these kinds of results from the weather. Some of those without preparations are having a hard time.

We can learn from it all, however. We can see that the loss of power, even locally, transforms a pretty nice

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Older USMC Sniper Introductory Film

Found this older informational /training video on USMC Sniper Team operations. From the audio comes a comment that is key to understanding the role of the sniper. The significance of the target is more important than the quantity of targets. Something to consider.

 

The M40A1 weapon platform is the object of this video. It is based on the Remington 700, which is a widely used rifle within SWAT teams across the US. The LAPD uses them almost exclusively. Of

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Interesting USMC Video - M82 SAS

Found this video over at the blog of the Modern Day Patriot.

By the way, if you’ve ever clicked to rewatch a YouTube video only to find that it has been removed, you know the frustration that comes with knowing you could have saved it to disc. If you never knew you could saved the vids, what you might want to do is get a browser plugin that allows saving “FLV” files. FLV is the video format for YouTube

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D.C. Getting Nuked by the History Channel

Here is History Channel’s show on D.C. getting nuked, and the following 24 hours. I’m not so sure they have it right, but it does make for decent study material, or thought-food at the least.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCme_K6MYLY&feature=related

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