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Settling In

Page history last edited by Michael 3 years, 3 months ago

to the Index or Science team S-71, or to Winter Castle

 


 


report covers:   26 February, 2140 to 24 May, 2140.

 

26 February, 2140

 

weather report:  light winds from the SSE, 10% clouds, mid-day high temperature 70° F.

 

     The team settled in at Las Vegas, New Mexico.

 

More to come on their history.

 

Caches Visited by Team S-71

 

     Over the next few weeks, the team visited three more of their caches. Two of them, in Colorado, had apparently been cleared out at least ten years before, by someone with a proper wrench. A cache in New Mexico, a few kilometers southeast of Datil (in the Datil Mountains, near the Plains of Saint Augustine -- the ruins of the Very Large Array were dotted over the valley) was undisturbed and in good condition. When opened in March of 2140, cache NM3 was found to contain the following:

 

Green shaded items will be shared all or in part with Recon Team R-54.

 

cache contents - universal - 3.0 cubic meters

quantity

item

volume

1

14.5x20 runflat tire and wheel, for Commando vehicles (or regular military 2.5 ton and 5 ton trucks, for that matter); normally laid flat on the top of the cache; weight about 150 kg; uninflated but looks the same since it's a runflat. They are randomly set up for either left or ride side usage ... this one is a RIGHT side tire.

0.8

1

vehicle lube set:  19 liter can of API GL-5 gear oil, 5 liter can of lube oil, 5 liter can of chassis grease

0.1

1

box of 18 (one of each size) resistweave coveralls, without patches

0.4

1

box of 6 sets Project-issue underwear (socks, shorts, tee-shirts) -- two each of small, medium, large sizes

0.1

2

sets of Project-issue personal equipment (belt, suspenders, ammo pouches, holster, canteen, compass, KCB-70 knife, field dressing in belt pouch)

0.1

2

pairs of Project-issue black leather boots - one is medium, one is randomly either large or small

0.1

2

cases of LRP rations (each case is 5 boxes, 12 meals per box, 4.2 kg per box), total 120 meals

0.1

1

box of 12 M10A1 filter canisters for M25 gas masks

0.1

1

case of 2880 rds 9x19mm ball ammunition

0.1

1

case of 1200 rds .44 Magnum ball or soft point ammunition

0.1

1

case of 1640 rds 5.56x45mm ball ammunition

0.1

1

case of 2000 rds 5.56x45mm linked ammunition (twenty Stoner-system 100 rd. plastic tubs), 4 ball to 1 tracer

0.1

1

case of 920 rds 7.62x51mm ball ammunition

0.1

2

cases of 800 rds 7.62x51mm linked ammunition (four cans, each with a 200 rd. belt), 4 ball to 1 tracer

0.2

2

cases of 210 rds .50 cal linked ammunition (two cans, each with a 105 round belt)

0.2

1

case of 500 rds 12 gauge Magnum buckshot ammunition (in five "30 cal" cans)

0.1

1

case of 2500 Stoner-style links for 5.56x45mm ammo, and 1800 M13 links for 7.62x51mm ammo, plus linker/delinker tools for each caliber

0.1

1

case of Morrow batteries:  280 MP-AA "camera batteries", 10 "radio batteries", and 2 "vehicle batteries"; total weight 12 kg

0.1

 

cache contents - resupply - 4.0 cubic meters

quantity

item

volume

2

Project mountain kits

0.6

2

Project personal desert kits

0.4

2

Project personal cold weather kits

0.4

2

Project survival gear

0.6

2

Project CBR gear set

0.6

1

Project team desert gear set

0.3

1

Project team cold weather gear set

0.3

1

case of six Stoner M22 rifles, with slings and 36 magazines

0.5

2

Browning Hi-Power pistols, each with 4 magazines and a holster

0.1

1

HK69A1 grenade launcher, with sling, cleaning kit, and holster

0.1

1

M10B shotgun, with sling and two D-cell hulls for AA batteries (batteries not included)

0.1

 

cache contents - operations "B" - 1.0 cubic meters

quantity

item

1

case of 72 M433 HEDP 40mm grenades

1

case of 24 M651 tear gas 40mm grenades

1

case of 144 M576E2 multiple projectile 40mm grenades

1

case of 44 mixed red, white, green star shells and M583 parachute flare 40mm grenades

2

cases of 50 rounds 20mm linked ammunition (100 rds total)

 

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