Valuable - Insightful - And Humorous Tips For
From Posts At The Privte-Eye Mailing List
Here in Ohio, staying warm is always a problem, but that's only half the
- Along with staying warm on surveillance, I prioritize visibility.
- Windows fog up and seems sometimes the only way to unfog them is to
- the car's blower which lights up the dash and the driver for all the
- world to see.
- I have a small fan unit which has optional heat. Keeps me warm and
- maintains visibility. I think it's better than some of the chemicals
- which prevent fogging because you can more easily control where you
- to unfog. Much warmer than opening the window!
- These units plug into the cigarette lighter.
- More ideas?
- Jeff Rataiczak
- InCamera Investigations, Inc.
- Member: ASIS
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (937) 898-8976
- Pager: (937) 978-1012 / Fax: (937) 898-9656
- --"Cover any tracks you make in the snow."
- Susan Croft (Croft Investigations, LTD)
- 1775 11th Street, Fennimore, Wisconsin 53809
- 608-822-4335 (voice) 608-822-3238 (fax)
- I spent my time in the Dakotas and learned about winter - that's why
- moved back to Southern California. When it gets cold here, I put on
- long pants!
- Doug Iversen
- Nationwide Investigative Services
- P.O. Box 1731
- Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729
- (909) 625-5169
- License PI-17675
- Let's start with these.
- 1. Try not to get cold. A cold PI is an unhappy PI. We all carry in
- cars the following items.
- A. Wool (specify wool) blankets, at least two.
- B. If you can get away with it, I suggest a small propane heater
- brand name Heater Jr. I think it's made by Coleman and two propane
- If your car has to be outside where snow and ice will form then I suggest
- not using this product as it will keep your car clear of ice and snow.
- C. Coffee of Tea, something warm to drink. If you can't get out
- of your vehicle then something to dispose of the waste product.
- D. I keep thermal a hunting suite and gloves in the car also.
- I can't think of anything else here.
- Roland Campos
- CPI Investigations
- 1011 Oster Dr., Suite J
- Huntsville, Al. 35816
- FLORIDA WINTER SURVEILLANCE TIPS!
- 1. Be sure to allow extra time when traveling from site to site.
- Tourists abound and you never know what they're going to do! (Apologies
- to Jeff Rataiczak)
- 2. Even though the earth's axis points away, the sun can still be
- dangerous. Pack extra sunscreen!
- 3. In the winter months sharks tend to migrate south to warmer water.
- Be careful at the beach.
- 4. The Walt Disney World Florida Residents Discount promotion was
- discontinued at Thanksgiving. We have to pay full price now, but
- really, who wants to go with all the tourists?
- 5. Be sure to pack a light windbreaker or at least a sweater. You
- never know when the temperature's going to dip below 70.
- 6. If you're on surveillance and you car windows start to fog up. .
- Just open a window!
- 7. To save on your electric bill, try running the air conditioner only
- during the day. The evenings are usually cool enough to leave the
- windows cracked.
- 8. If you want to blend in while on surveillance, wear shorts.
- Hope that these help!
- Happy Holidays!
- Jim Ley
- DataLink Investigative Services, Inc.
- Post Office Box 41282
- St. Petersburg, Florida 33743-1282
- (813) 381-8500
- (813) 345-8324 Fax
- Visit our website:
- Being from Chicago I remember those cold winters and surveillances
- freezing temps. Wear lots of layers of clothing and try heat packs
for your hands.
- Same type that football players use.
- Here in Southern California, winter surveillance means wear a sweatshirt
- light jacket in the morning, and have shorts to wear in the afternoon.
- Clark Dickenscheidt
- CDI Investigations
- 501 Washington Street, Suite 624
- San Diego, CA 92103
- (619) 299-6695
- (619) 260-6122 fax
- CA License # PI 16207
- I would make a nice fire, and farm out all cases and collect a finders
- Happy holidays to all!
- ATA investigative Services
- Christine Adams Tripp, JD
- Don't leave a trail in the snow, harder to be sneaky now! Give your
favorite camcorder a warm blankie! Take extra time to pick a good vantage
point,prefferably one you can observe
- from the car's heater.
- Happy Holidays to All.
- Edward J.Panek
- Senior Investigator
- Protective Circles Inc.
- P.O.Box 1173,Edgartown,Ma.02539
- AN electric blanket works nice... just use an ac adapter. Been doing
- this with the heater for years. My biggest problem is .. where do I
- to go pee..:)
- Deborah Rose
- DCR Enterprises - Tx License A-07031
- (972) 272-0829 (972) 272-1904
- I grew up in Michigan, on the shores of one of the Great Lakes, where
- the average annual snowfall is 109 inches and the windchill factor
- plunges the temp to far below zero. Best way to stay warm? Irish coffee
- and a VERY good friend. :)
- Elaine Bray
- Confidential Research Services
- Albany, OH
- ICQ: 5145885
Sportys Catalog, a catalog for airplane pilots and enthusiasts, sells
- just the thing.. Its a small red handheld container, designed to fit
- "anyone." male or female. Although they are designed for
- flights in a small airplane, they would work well for this also!
- (Don't ask the question if you don't want to know the answer!)
- Martin in Phoenix
- (where we don't have to shovel what we get in the winter, SUNSHINE!)
- For any cold weather operation, it's imperative that one maintain adequate
- body heat, or the effects of hypothermia become apparant. Dexterity
- makes operation of the video equipment a problem. Sitting and staring
- space impairs the success of your task. Becoming ill and losing several
- days to recuperation takes the profit out of the job, and we won't
- into the financial detriments of freezing to death.
- LLBean has it's catalog on the net, and it's one of the best. Look
- magic words GORETEX in anything you might buy, and cover every inch
- body with it. Is there anyone who's ever worn Goretex that would not
- present it as an unquestioned MUST for any task that involves sitting
- cold? Just don't try to wear it by the fire to get warm -- it works
- ways as a heat barrier. Take it off when you go inside so the heat
- to you.
- Here in Clearwater, FL it is getting MIGHTY cold....(almost went down
to 50 last night)....
- We definately start wearing socks (normally that's formal wear only).
- For daytime, I recommend the Burmuda shorts, rather than the swim trunks....T-shirt
as opposed to tank top...and a base ball cap (they say you lose most of
your heat through your head)...
- Happy Holidays to all !!!
- Jason Wade
- Director of Operations
- STEALTH Services, Inc.
- Years ago, I worked for a company that was involved in the
- construction of a nuclear power plant. The construction people were
- hanging off safety belts a hundred feet off the ground with the wind
- blowing 30-40 mph and low temperatures. I asked some of the guys how
- they stayed warm and was shocked to find out that they all wore panty
- hose under their pants; various other things to cover their torsos.
- Panty hose are great for lower body protection.
- Vicki Duneman
- EPMPF - Information Services Division
- Having worked in Chicago, Maine and Colorado in the winter, I have
- that snow mobile suits (with hood) and insulated Sorel boots seem to
- the best for long periods of sitting in a vehicle. These boots have
- felt over socks for warmth. I also purchased a large quantity of heat
- generating packets for putting in the pockets of my clothing under
- suit. I have a small electric heater purchased mail order for keeping
- windshield from frosting over from breath. It does not throw enough
- keep me warm. A can of sterno or a few candles will also generate some