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A couple of quick comments regarding Datums and Coordinate Systems. NAD27 is the older datum used in N American. Older USGS topo maps used this datum. NAD83 is the current datum for newly published USGS topo maps. WGS84 is the default datum on
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Jump to new posts Re: What did you do today to prepare? by Roarmeister @ Yesterday at 07:14 PM

Originally Posted By: TeacherROResearching freeze dried foods. Adding sharps to a kit. Ordering a spare leatherman Oh yeah, the was my other item! Purchased a Surge (larger version of the Wave). I'm started to work out the stiffness in the pliers
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Jump to new posts Re: Choose One World To Live In by quick_joey_small @ Yesterday at 06:59 AM

Safe Haven. The idyllic 1920s Irish village on the holodeck in Star Trek Voyager. Especially if I was a crew member. The captain takes a fancy to the pub owner. So she instructs the computer; "make him two inches taller, give him an interest i
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Jump to new posts Re: the 10 essentials...prep for camping/hiking by TeacherRO @ 08/15/18 10:54 PM

As a frequent hiker, I am amazed at how many people I see with no gear at all. A cell phone I assume, but no water bottle, pack, jacket...
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Jump to new posts Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... by TeacherRO @ 08/15/18 10:52 PM

Take a look at commercial kits (bug out, first aid, etc.) and see what you can learn from them.
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Jump to new posts Re: A SAR Travestry by hikermor @ 08/15/18 08:25 PM

Originally Posted By: AKSAROriginally Posted By: chaosmagnet [quote=hikermor] I am skeptical about the need for winch use in this case, but I believe AKSAR has nailed an important consideration - justifying the capability. This is really the crux o
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Jump to new posts Re: Chef knives by hikermor @ 08/14/18 01:24 PM

Yes, enough of these cutting remarks...
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Jump to new posts Re: Bug Out First Aid Kit by TeacherRO @ 08/13/18 11:22 PM

Also, if you are bugging out by car, you kit can be fairly big and include sunscreen, tampons, etc.
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Jump to new posts Re: Monthly reminder - tech by TeacherRO @ 08/13/18 11:19 PM

Its time for your mid-month reminder -- Check your tech 1. charge 2. update 3. backup 4. test
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Jump to new posts Re: Barricades are there for a reason! by UncleGoo @ 08/12/18 12:57 AM

IME the threat of penalties imposed by the judicial system are nowhere near as effective, as those imposed by mother nature herself. One of the facilities where I worked experienced drownings every year--in areas clearly posted "no swimming&quo
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Jump to new posts Re: 1944 AF Manual 21: Survival, now downloadable by hikermor @ 08/11/18 09:40 PM

interesting document. While some things have changed, much remains the same. I was particularly interested in the section on dealing with "natives." It reads like an intro to a course in cultural anthropology, although isolated "nat
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