Friday, November 2, 2012
Who would have thought that some of the most populated areas in the U.S. would be going 5 days + without electricity, water, food & other necessities.
Many of you have laughed at me for storing food and survival gear, even some of my East Coast friends.
I not laughing at them and I do feel bad for them. It saddens me to see so many in dire straits (state of extreme distress.)
I pray several times a day for all those effected in this disaster.
It’s never too late to plan for a disaster.
Hurricane Sandy developed from a tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea on October 22.
officials advised residents to prepare and or evacuate as early as October 24, 2012.
Here we are, it's November 2, 2012 and all hell is starting to break loose on the East Coast.
Some news links
Drivers Waiting 6 Hours For Gas in NYC...
Tempers Rise in Wake of Storm...
'Finding bodies left and right'...
'They forgot about us'...
CHUCK SCHUMER CONFRONTED: 'We Are Gonna Die!'
CUOMO: 'No reason to panic'...
Utility workers pelted with eggs...
Mile-long lines, price hits $6...
Residents Furious RED CROSS Offering Cookies & Hot Chocolate, Not Blankets Or Clothes...
Two massive generators power NY media, not masses...
Staten Islanders Plead for Help: 'We Need Food'...
'Please don't leave us'...
VIDEO: Stranded New Yorkers Defecating in Apartment Buildings...
You should have supplies to last you a minimum of 4 weeks.
Here is a small list~
Personal locator beacon (PLB)
B.B. / Pellet Gun
Pepper or Bear Spray
AM / Weather Radio
Ultimate Survival Kit
Knife (we recommend the SOG Knives – The Seal Pup Elite Knife)
Portable Camping Stove
Magnesium Fire Starter
Tinder (for fire starting)
Plastic Freezer Bags
Plastic Trash Bags
Eating and Cooking Utensils
Emergency Food or MRE’S
First Aid Kit
4 Season Tent
Plastic painters tarp
Sleeping Bag (Extreme Cold)
Emergency Credit Card
Personal Identification Papers
Family Photos (moral Booster)
Good Hiking Boots
Rain suit or poncho,
Wide Brim Hat
Chemical hand warmer packets
Oil (for your vehicle, can also be used to start a fire or create smoke for a signal fire)
Fuel Cans for/ with gasoline. 50 gallons
Tire Repair Kit
Hard Candy ( can give you a boost of energy and a boost to your moral)
Money ( Putting a $50 and a $100 in you kit might come in useful some day)
Pet Supplies (if needed)
HOW TO READ PROPAGATION NUMBERS
The A index [ LOW is GOOD ]
- 1 to 6 is BEST
- 7 to 9 is OK
- 11 or more is BAD
Represents the overall geomagnetic condition of the ionosphere ("Ap" if averaged from the Kp-Index) (an average of the eight 3-hour K-Indices) ('A' referring to amplitude) over a given 24 hour period, ranging (linearly) typically from 1-100 but theoretically up to 400.
A lower A-Index generally suggests better propagation on the 10, 12, 15, 17, & 20 Meter Bands; a low & steady Ap-Index generally suggest good propagation on the 30, 40, 60, 80, & 160 Meter Bands.
SFI index [ HIGH is GOOD ]
- 70 NOT GOOD
- 80 GOOD
- 90 BETTER
- 100+ BEST
The measure of total radio emissions from the sun at 10.7cm (2800 MHz), on a scale of 60 (no sunspots) to 300, generally corresponding to the sunspot level, but being too low in energy to cause ionization, not related to the ionization level of the Ionosphere.
Higher Solar Flux generally suggests better propagation on the 10, 12, 15, 17, & 20 Meter Bands; Solar Flux rarely affects the 30, 40, 60, 80, & 160 Meter Bands.
K index [ LOW is GOOD ]
- 0 or 1 is BEST
- 2 is OK
- 3 or more is BAD
- 5 is VERY VERY BAD
The overall geomagnetic condition of the ionosphere ("Kp" if averaged over the planet) over the past 3 hours, measured by 13 magnetometers between 46 & 63 degrees of latitude, and ranging quasi-logarithmically from 0-9. Designed to detect solar particle radiation by its magnetic effect. A higher K-index generally means worse HF conditions.
A lower K-Index generally suggests better propagation on the 10, 12, 15, 17, & 20 Meter Bands; a low & steady Kp-Index generally suggest good propagation on the 30, 40, 60, 80, & 160 Meter Bands.
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