Automated UAV - discovered post from 2009

I was looking for some UAV material when I came across a post from 2009. It talks briefly about a home-built UAV setup with a 100KM range. Yes, you read that right – 100 kilometers. It operates on HAM band, thus the power and range capabilities. It is also guided by GPS for unattended flight mode. While the post is on “Hack a Day”, the real information is at the other end of the links provided. Certainly makes for some

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Home and Retreat Video Security

Video Security

Part of establishing security for your home or retreat is the creation of a system of early warning. Early warning systems may include any method of raising an alarm when predefined boundaries have been reached by those looking to gain access to restricted areas. The early warning system is part of a larger security methodology. From a hidden or blended location, to a measured response, your methods must be part of an integrated whole.

Basic security setups might

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Google Maps a New Road - OFF Road

Yes, Google is touted today as taking its StreetView ™ tech down a new path. The newest in their line of photographic recording equipment is a back pack. This new get up will weigh about 40lbs, and allow its operator to record images where cars and planes can not do the job.

Off road mappers will try to capture as much information as possible. This means that your retreat, cabin, homestead, farm, ranch etc…. is now in the camera’s cross

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New Side Garage Door Today

Well, the old 32″ door on the side of the garage gave up. It had issues with the hinges before, and I didn’t much appreciate the locking mechanism or fit. With the recent theft of some equipment from the enclosure on that side of The Keep, I felt it was time to replace the door, beef up security and take back control of that part of the real estate.

I bought a steel door, pre-hung with complete jam and threshold

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How We Leave for, and Return from, Vacation

When we take off for a trip, long or short, we do so with an eye on who might be watching. Our methodology includes a few key actions that we believe add to our security, and to that of the home we leave behind.

If we are taking our RV, we don’t bring it home and leave with it on go-day. It might come home a week early, or not at all. If early, it is for a clean up,

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“Doomsday” Shows

Let’s get something straight right now, before there are too many other dreams of stardom that override common sense. If you want to star on a show, find one that has nothing to do with Doomsday this or Doomsday that. Go on a sitcom, or some cooking reality show. No one that appears on one of these “preppers shows” will ever again be able to regain anonymity. No one that signs a contract for rights and rewards will be able

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UAVs for Private Use (Tri and Quad Copters)

UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) offer quite a bit to the prepper. Small, inexpensive radio-controlled aircraft have now come down in price such that a prepper might build one, or have one built, for less than $1,000. That might seem like a lot, and they surely can go up in price from there, but they provide options to the prepper’s lifestyle and security that should be considered by certain individuals and groups in our community.

I’ll present you with a few

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The Cat is out of the Bag

The cat is out of the bag. Preppers are going mainstream, at least as comedic fare. Look at all the new shows. Doomsday Preppers. Doomsday Bunkers. Armageddon Preppers (casting call in the works). Meet the Preppers (Coming). PreppersTV (from the group that did Doomsday Preppers, except now they want more extreme preppers…).

There will be more…. this public-prepper-people thing is getting traction, and interest generates CASH. The focus is to entertain and sell air time, not teach. What they decide

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Is There a Best Bunker?

Update 09/29/13 – New article listing shelter manufacturers.

What if they gave a bunker party and no one could find it? LOL!

Whatever the purpose of the bunker, you certainly don’t want it to be known that you have one. So you better pass up the opportunity to be on any of the “Doomsday” shows. Don’t invite the reality shows over for a look-see, because they and everyone else will see it. See?

Seriously, folks… the best bunker is the

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Doomsday Preppers /Doomsday Bunkers

How have these shows, and others like them affected you? I believe they have, and there is little you can do about it. A few short thoughts on this….

You are on the radar. Not you specifically, but your SPECIES. Prepping has gone mainstream, so those activities and discussions we used to get away with will now have some eyes a-watchin’. Buzzwords that you and your friends could feel comfortable with before will now gain attention. Why? Because it is

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