Survival in NY during current times is daunting as it is. Lately I’ve been having a tough time, although making due while watching my income go to pay taxes. I’ve been looking for new work, preferably a caretaker or superintendent position in ME or NH, the state’s my heart belongs. I’m 26 and still just young enough to move around and try to start somewhere fresh. As well as getting in touch with new people to share ideas for sustainable living post grid, if anyone needs my resume I figure I should ask around here. I’m a tractor and heavy equipment operator/tech by trade, but have built barns, poured concrete, installed plumbing and run conduit. I’ve got a resume and references for anyone who is interested.
Sorry for my first impression here to be asking for work, but anything goes in survival, I’ll make due either way.
In other news I have a project I’ve been working on lately, two sort of, but one is much more exciting. I call it the ark, and it’s an armored emp shielded ssd (solid state harddrive) with the entire contents of Wikipedia downloaded on it. I know it may at first seem silly, but an entire encyclopedia in a durable storage unit with an integrated pc designed just for viewing and navigating it’s files can be super useful. Ive used wiki chemistry articles to make aspirin from acne medication so there really is no limit to its help in a situation like this. Although I’m pretty much an outdoorsy person who rather wear a wool kyrtle and start fires with a flint if the world went my way, I’ve been nerding out and educating myself in circuity systems lately and want to bring that knowledge into my self sustainability goals. Electricity is pretty vital in having an edge in terms of defense as well, and being able to scrap and salvage components has opened a whole new world of prepping ideas for me. My second project is called the Nomad. It’s basically a frame backpack with a deep cycle twelve volt and inverter. Along with it is a charge controller and a wire spool. Built into the pack is a GPS unit, a uhf/vhf transceiver and a c420 papr blower. It’s heavy as hell, and started as a way for me just to be able to take those items from my home to car with my hands free in the event I needed to bug out. I’m thinking of cutting the weight an making a molle compatible chest mounted unit, for long distance exploring and logging of landmarks in a post-grid scenario. I’ve got loads of LiSO2 batteries to power a smaller unit efficiently. I haven’t integrated my radiological survey meter yet but I’d like to add that and some weather monitoring equipment as well. Sort of the eyes and ears for a camp of preppers to have someone travel a radius of maybe a dozen miles continuously to see what’s occurring outside the community. Your can’t prep if you don’t know, and prepping doesn’t end in disaster due to Murphys law.
I’m linking an imgur gallery for you guys. It’s a private post, you don’t need to sign up to view it, it’s a direct link. It’s just some pics from the last couple years. Some fun stuff I’ve built, operated or experienced, granted only photos I have one my phone.