April 7, 2015

A Shopping List From Someplace



  • DTMF decoder (the standalone type – not soundcard software)




  • Lineman's test-set (butt-set)




  • Night vision gear (NVDs)




  • Police scanner usable for your area(s) of operations




  • Wide-band communications receiver (Icom, Yaesu, AOR etc.)




  • Geiger Counter




  • Camping gear




  • A cast iron dutch oven and frying pan




  • Comfortable, low-observable outdoor-type clothing




  • Pair of sturdy hiking boots, or maybe two pairs




  • Comfortable socks




  • Visqueen plastic sheeting




  • Duct tape, 550 cord, cable ties, wire, electrical tape




  • Bicycle




  • Reference library of useful books




  • A couple good knives and a multi-tool (Leatherman tools are best.)




  • The means to sharpen your knives: sharpening stones, diamond rods, etc.




  • Locksmith tools (and the necessary skills to use them)




  • A .22 rifle and maybe a pistol (and a few bricks of ammo). A Marlin Model 60 or Ruger 10/22 is probably your best rifle choice.




  • Pocket notebooks (Get them at the dollar store.)




  • Scientific calculators (not the graphing type), especially solar powered ones




  • Solar panels




  • Hand tools (and a tool box to put them in)




  • A small anvil (or substitute)




  • Dremel tool (and a good assortment of bits)




  • Parts to build small generators




  • AC inverters and deep cycle batteries




  • A good pair of binoculars




  • Topo maps of your area (paper ones)




  • CB radio (preferably SSB)




  • A pallet of late-model laptop and small form-factor desktop computers (usually salvaged from dumpsters or bought from Goodwill)




  • Linux (and other open-source) OS disks




  • Assorted electronic parts and scrounged electronic devices that you can scrounge components from (usually salvaged from dumpsters or bought from Goodwill)




  • A well-stocked medical kit



3 comments:

  1. Reblogged this on echodeltasierra and commented:
    For your consideration.

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  2. A hair to split re. the Geiger counter: According to the CD (Civil Defense) vendor guy I met at a recent gun show, you really want a radiological survey meter to measure the radioactivity after a nuclear bomb, not a Geiger counter. Geiger counters are like 1,000 x more sensitive and are more suited to rock hounding.

    A nuclear bomb nearby would overwhelm and break a Geiger counter (and I don't mean ground zero which is obviously going to break everything, I mean where you might still survive in a shelter). So get the radiological survey meter, or maybe you want a dosimeter, that alerts you if you've had too much radiation for your own good.

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  3. You make the assumption that a Geiger Counter was placed on the list because of a thermonuclear detonation possibility.
    Radiological survey meters are not sensitive enough for background radiation measurements or other low-level stuff.
    If you want to measure fallout from an H-Bomb, you can build a Kearny Meter easily and cheaply enough.
    http://www.abomb1.org/pdf/kfm_inst.pdf
    Now why did the post specifically say "Geiger counter?"
    Rockhounding? Getting warm...

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