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Shit Creeper, sounds like a syk place.  I have access to my dad's lumberyard in my city, which has warehouses packed with misc wood, doors and windows.  There are also several flatbeds and box trucks in the yard, all of which I can get the keys to very easily.  I'm not saying it is a good place to hole up, but the materials and ability to carry lots of it would be great for fortifying other locations.
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BTW unholy, this particular station is in wallyworld, within a mile from the cheshire border, near a certain country club.


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Oh fuck, are you talking about the Farms?  If so, I think I know the building you speak of.  I also notice a large, white water tower; is that near the buildind?
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Yup, its near the farms. The water tower is actually there for supplemental water pressyre for the town, but its all purified drunkable water.  There are about 3-4 water towers near just that area. For Gaylord hospital, ashler village, and as backup water when they shut down the pumps. We're talking over a million gallons of fresh potable water contained in fenced in, elevated tanks.


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Edinburgh, Scotland. Seems that I could be on my own

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^Just go Braveheart all over their asses!
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^Just go Braveheart all over their asses!



Nah that would mean dressing up as a Austrailian cock end in a skirt



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At least we've got a few that could hook up.


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Yeah I hear you loud and clear, Coony. It's better that we can at least form small squads as compared to being all on our own. We don't all have to meet up.
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I was hoping for us all to meet up, but I suppose small groups have a better chance of making it.


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by Provo, utah....about 45 south of Salt lake City....right near the mountains.


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In the event things go down due to any sort of reason, we cant rely on internet for communications.

amatuer radio or CB? If anything happens we could keep in touch through that means.

 Since a few people live geographicaly close, even if there's one radio per geographic region, our morningstar "squads" could keep each other informed.

 I dont know too much about ham radios but would be interested into looking into it. It almost sounds plausible if a few of us got radios set up.

Each one of our squads could communicate once they meet up.

Thoughts?

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Ham set ups are mighty expensive, from what I've heard.  Still wouldn't be too bad an idea.


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Creeper, I'm guessing you guys at the firehouse have some pretty slick radio and transmitting equipment, are you familiar with those types of radio and communications?  I'd also bet that place you spoke of before would have various CB radios and what not, no?
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I've got some smoke signal gear set up. When the neighborhood is burning I'll start sending signals.

That and a flashlight with a red lenses that I can flash on and off.

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My personal knowledge of radios is very basic.

They're preset on all my rigs, and all I have to do is flip to the right channel and speak. I don't know too much aobut personally setting them up.

The station I was speaking of has a large antenae array  and different comms systems that are direct linked to state wide emergency managment, and regional emergency operations centers.

 It has a very high power output and there are multiple frequency booklets detailing different frequencies of interest.

 The comms capability is there, I just dont have the trainning to get the most out of it, not in my job description.

Dillo I believe is a dispatcher, maybe he can shed some insight into ham radios or CBs

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One other option is having prearranged meeting areas. CB's are relatively cheap but short ranged but could still be useful in approaching  meeting areas and scanning for potential problems.

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In the event things go down due to any sort of reason, we cant rely on internet for communications.

amatuer radio or CB? If anything happens we could keep in touch through that means.

 Since a few people live geographicaly close, even if there's one radio per geographic region, our morningstar "squads" could keep each other informed.

 I dont know too much about ham radios but would be interested into looking into it. It almost sounds plausible if a few of us got radios set up.

Each one of our squads could communicate once they meet up.

Thoughts?


Last I checked, I'm the only one here with a CB set up. I made a few inquiries a while ago but no one much responded with any knowledge.

They're really easy to set up, but like someone said before, they're pretty short range unless you're shooting skip. At that point you can actually broadcast from country to country. But you don't have a lot of control as to where you're aiming when you're skipping. Hams aren't usually used for mobile broadcasting as far as I know (in my area, at least), as they're generally used for base stations. In other places there are a good amount of mobile Ham operators. The main difference is that CB operation is completely free while Ham operation requires a fee and a license to operate (GAY).

But yeah dude, I'd be more than willing to invest in the idea. I've already got a CB set up in my car with a 4' firestik and an 8' steel whip. CBs are without a doubt the best resource for mobile communications, as you aren't relying on any company or satellites. You can broadcast on your own without the aid of anyone else.

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Dillo I believe is a dispatcher, maybe he can shed some insight into ham radios or CBs


To a limited degree. Every Sunday we do radio patches from out systems to neighbor county 911s and from field radios to main systems, and from the state systems down to local ones. It's mostly computerized but with enough jerryriggin' thrown in to make it's a annoying thing.

Once the power goes out, those things are worthless. Unless you have crank generator or something like that. I personally think non-governmental commo is fucked once things go south.

And those civies that do have it, I think it'll be used as bait like in Resident Evil 3, at the very begging.

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Im in Central Valley Cali baby. But at times the Bay Area!

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Yeah connecticut is wicked close, and even though I've only been in the area for about 2 years I have a good understanding of highways and hartford itself. My fiancee has a far greater understanding of the roads, but is at the same time a bad navigator. I don't even any radio equipment though, well I don't really have much of any bug out gear, not enough funds for such. Though once I get house my fiancee says I can make our basement into a bug out shelter cause even though she thinks zombies are impossible she does believe in other end of the world shit so thumbs up there.
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zombies impossible?


at one time didn't they say that about....
going to the moon?
manned flight?
splitting the atom?
flying faster than the speed of sound?
running the four minute mile?
instantly communicating with some douche techy in India?
heart transplants?
burritos that don't fall apart when you pick them up?

All I'm saying is be careful when you use the word impossible.




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My cousin told me some shit he saw while in the military that might make one wonder what the government was working on....or at least he civilian companies receiving money from the govt. From what I've heard, it would be foolish to automatically disbelieve what they don't know absolutely about.

On the bright side...those are the ones who usually die first in all the movies. Yeah me!

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I've seen some spooky shit before as well. I was in the middle of Bumfuck Nowhere, CA when the biggest "big-rig" (for lack of a better word) truck that I've ever seen rolled by with an escort of 15 or so blacked out government vehicles. The truck was hauling a gigantic cylinder that was seriously over 100 yards long. I have no idea what the fuck it was or where it was going.
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