Started by NIN, May 17, 2019, 05:49:36 pm
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Quote from: Spaceman3750 on May 17, 2019, 06:15:44 pmLaptop, power strip, extension cord, and WiFi hotspot if you have one.Also snacks and a hard-sided water bottle are nice to have.
Quote from: Spam on May 17, 2019, 06:28:52 pm... his state atlas is what, like one page?
Quote from: xyzzy on May 17, 2019, 06:24:00 pmI'd bring printouts of the checklist for the next level for any specialty track you are attempting.A multi-tool like a Leatherman may already be on your list.Your favorite state atlas; there tends to be a crowd around the official ones used in briefings etc., having your own makes it easier to follow along.If you are at all proficient with maps, bring your favorite paper and electronic method for converting among the different coordinate choices (degrees-minutes-seconds, degrees-minutes where minutes have decimal point, UTM, etc.)Binoculars, if going into field and you're confident you can handle the extra weight.
Quote from: Spam on May 17, 2019, 06:28:52 pm... his state atlas is what, like one page? CheersSpam
Quote from: Holding Pattern on May 17, 2019, 07:05:19 pmTENS on a CD or USB drive
Quote from: Luis R. Ramos on May 17, 2019, 07:30:18 pmHe needs the sleeping bag as he stated he will stay overnight in the mission base, that is, the night before the actual mission. He could have gone to a motel, then he would not need the sleeping bag. But he is not. But he stated he is going for MSA(T). Or maybe I read too much. If so he does not need any binos! Unless he gets bored as an MSA and decides to get on an MS sortie...
Quote from: Holding Pattern on May 17, 2019, 07:05:19 pmSQTR books and signoff sheets50 extra ICS-214 forms50 extra ICS-213 forms10 extra ICS-205 forms1 bag with 100 pens1 battery powered mission clock with large LED face
QuoteA spare copy of your 101 card, F160,F161
QuoteTENS on a CD or USB drive24 hour pack72 hour pack
QuotePortable label printer with weatherproof labels
QuoteSpare safety glasses and earplugs
QuoteCustomize the below lists for your needs:https://emilms.fema.gov/IS144/assets/TERT_Lesson_3_05_personal_preparation_worksheet.pdfhttps://emilms.fema.gov/IS144/assets/TERT_Lesson_3_09_physical_preparation_worksheet.pdfAsk these mobilization questions:Mission POCMission NumberType of EventReporting Location (Check-in)Reporting Date/TimeRequired EquipmentLength of OperationsSafety IssuesRelay to them:Your Mode of TransportationYour Route and ETA---Spare USB cables to charge usb2,usb3, and lightning connector phonesSpare battery pack to charge them with in the 20,000mah range1 box of 1 gallon ziplock bags
Quote from: Eclipse on May 17, 2019, 07:25:13 pmQuote from: Holding Pattern on May 17, 2019, 07:05:19 pmTENS on a CD or USB driveI know I'll be sorry, but this is what now?
QuoteTrusted End Node SecurityTrusted End Node Security (TENS™) creates a secure end node from trusted media on almost any Intel-based computer (PC or Mac). TENS™ boots a thin Linux operating system from removable media without mounting a local hard drive. Administrator privileges are not required; nothing is installed. TENS™ turns an untrusted system (such as a home computer) into a trusted network client. No trace of work activity or malware can be written to the local computer. Simply plug in your USB smart card reader to access CAC and PIV-restricted US government websites.TENS™ differs from traditional operating systems in that it isn't continually patched. TENS™ is designed to run from read-only media and without any persistent storage. Any malware that might infect a computer can only run within that session. A user can improve security by rebooting between sessions, or when about to undertake a sensitive transaction. For example, boot TENS™ immediately before performing any online banking transactions. TENS™ should also be rebooted immediately after visiting any risky websites, or when the user has reason to suspect malware might have been loaded. In any event, rebooting when idle is an effective strategy to ensure a clean computing session.TENS™ is updated on a regular basis. Be sure to update to the latest version to have the latest protection and most recent drivers.
Quote from: Eclipse on May 17, 2019, 08:25:16 pm^ Not CAP "thing" and wholly unnecessary for CAP ES operations.
Quote from: xyzzy on May 17, 2019, 06:56:24 pmQuote from: Spam on May 17, 2019, 06:28:52 pm... his state atlas is what, like one page? CheersSpamI'm thinking of something like a DeLORME atlas. The one for Vermont & New Hampshire has 57 pages of maps. Good amount of detail for planning a drive to a trail head or crash site, marginal for hiking.
Quote from: Holding Pattern on May 17, 2019, 08:45:27 pmQuote from: Eclipse on May 17, 2019, 08:25:16 pm^ Not CAP "thing" and wholly unnecessary for CAP ES operations.Not a thing for you, but having a near instant recovery after a hard drive crash that happens to have bells and whistles for any USAF personnel visiting sure should be a CAP "thing."
Quote from: Eclipse on May 17, 2019, 11:32:44 pmQuote from: Holding Pattern on May 17, 2019, 08:45:27 pmQuote from: Eclipse on May 17, 2019, 08:25:16 pm^ Not CAP "thing" and wholly unnecessary for CAP ES operations.Not a thing for you, but having a near instant recovery after a hard drive crash that happens to have bells and whistles for any USAF personnel visiting sure should be a CAP "thing."CAP isn't remotely tasked with fixing CAP-USAF computers, and it's silly to assert it should be.
Quote from: Eclipse on May 18, 2019, 12:38:27 amMembers do not need Time Travel GPS Units, Arc Reactors, or a carload of Pelicans filled with "you never know".
Quote from: Eclipse on May 17, 2019, 11:36:32 pmICUT is a good idea, and someone at the SAREx should be able to knock out the practical for you, but with your time in, if you can't do the online in like 10 minutes, then it's time to hang it up.See if you can get the FAM/Prep for UDF done as well, then you could go out on en ELT.
Quote from: Eclipse on May 18, 2019, 12:38:27 am^ The only "USAF personnel" at a SARex are going to be CAP-USAF people.And as you type "but...", it's not a CAP ES role to be fixing anyone's PCs during a mission, regardless of why some rando USAF person is there or if they dropped their PC in the parking lot.Honestly, this Apocalypse mentality holds CAP back in so many ways.The vast majority of missions are accomplished with a few forms, a couple of laptops, some cell phones, and a few radios.Members do not need Time Travel GPS Units, Arc Reactors, or a carload of Pelicans filled with "you never know".An ipad and a hotspot are actually all anyone needs.
Quote from: Spam on May 17, 2019, 11:28:01 pmNIN:kidding about the size of your state aside, this is a good question (albeit liable to degenerate into "gear nerd fights"). I would suggest three things more bearing in mind your personal training state/goals:1. Remember to take any personal meds, including your choice for headaches.
Quote2. Pattern rightly mentioned checklists/books... to amplify, take both your mission staff TASK GUIDE, as well as your mission staff REFERENCE TEXT:https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/Mission_Base_Staff_Task_Guide_D05D81F929EB2.pdfhttps://static1.squarespace.com/static/52f294c6e4b0bede38b4d35c/t/5a88cc53c83025f59a757e23/1518914784873/Mission+Base+Staff+Reference+Text+-+May+2003.pdf
Quote3. I'm betting that you haven't done ICUT; if you'll be breaking into supporting Comm (and its required for MSA), take a laptop to spend some time working through the course during slack time. ICUT is now hosted on the new Axis LMS at: https://elearning.capnhq.gov/lms/_portal/user/index.php
Quote from: NIN on May 18, 2019, 08:31:26 pmThanks buckets, gang, for the hook up on things. Apart from forgetting my combat boots (I have my flight boots, at least), this weekend has gone pretty well. I managed to pull off several MSA tasks, get my ICUT practical knocked out, took a whole bunch of photos for PA and spent the afternoon in the comm shack passing traffic.
Quote from: NIN on May 18, 2019, 08:31:26 pmApart from forgetting my combat boots (I have my flight boots, at least), this weekend has gone pretty well.
Quote from: coudano on May 19, 2019, 04:01:42 amYou're an MSA... your 24 hour kit consists of a small rubbermaid tub of coffee supplies (mr coffee, filters, coffee grounds, creamer, sugar, trash bags paper towels, cups) . Your gear check will occur immediately after sign-in, before the mass safety brief and invocation!!! You can wait to be sent on an errand to get a box of bagels / donuts (make sure you hack 'inspect a vehicle' and 'navigate in a vehicle by map' when you do this mission critical sortie, or you can spark initiative and just show up with them
Quote from: NIN on May 17, 2019, 05:49:36 pmIts been ... awhile ... since I last went to an ES mission. My spiffy new 101 card is handily marked "*MSA". Headed to a mission base tonight for an overnight and all day mission tomorrow.What things in the modern OPSQUAL/TRAINEX/SAREX/ICS age should I be sure not to forget?(I already have "sleeping bag, et al" on my list there. You can be sure I'll be in the right uniform with the necessary accouterments)
Quote from: Color Guard Rifleman on May 19, 2019, 03:17:09 pmEven though you have been in CAP for a while and have been on few ES missions, be able to take criticisms. You probably know a lot about ES, but other people might have been in different situations and be able to teach you how to handle them.
Quote from: NIN on May 19, 2019, 03:55:38 pmOh, and as MSA-T, I wound up playing "Super IT troubleshooter guy" when the IC got locked out of one of the main laptops, and then I had to troubleshoot the wifi in the building, network printing, the wifi in the command post trailer, the printers in the command post trailer...
Quote from: NIN on May 19, 2019, 11:35:00 amYou laugh but...
Quote from: NIN on May 19, 2019, 03:55:38 pmOh, and as MSA-T, I wound up playing "Super IT troubleshooter guy"
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