Friday, November 2, 2012

Survival Preparedness

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'...
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)
    Cell Phone
    B.B. / Pellet Gun
    Pepper or Bear Spray
    Shortwave Radio
    AM / Weather Radio
    Ham Radio
    C.B. Radio
    Survival Laptop
    Water Bottles
    L.E.D. HeadLamps
    Solar Charger
    Ultimate Survival Kit
    Can Opener
    Pocket Knife
    Knife (we recommend the SOG Knives – The Seal Pup Elite Knife)
    Cable Ties
    Portable Camping Stove
    Waterproof Matches
    Emergency Candles
    Fire steel
    Magnesium Fire Starter
    Tinder (for fire starting)
    Plastic Freezer Bags
    Plastic Trash Bags
    Eating and Cooking Utensils
    Emergency Food or MRE’S
    Energy Bars
    First Aid Kit
    Personal Hygiene
    Dental floss
    Rubbing Alcohol
    Signal Mirror
    GPS Device
    4 Season Tent
    Plastic painters tarp
    Bivy sack
    Hiking Backpack
    Hiking Tarp
    Hiking Hammock
    Sleeping Bag  (Extreme Cold)
    Space blanket
    Mylar blanket
    Water Storage
    Water-purification tablets
    Water Filter
    Sewing Kit
    Duct Tape
    Plastic Tubing
    Tool Kit
    Camp Axe
    Snare Wire
    Emergency Credit Card
    Personal Identification Papers
    Family Photos (moral Booster)
    Dust Mask
    Good Hiking Boots
    Extra Socks
    Rain suit or  poncho,
    Wide Brim Hat
    Chemical hand warmer packets
    Chlorine Bleach
    550 Paracord
    Fishing Pole
    Fishing line
    Playing Cards
    Fire Extinguisher
    Jumper Cables
    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)

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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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