What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Topics in this category pertain to planning. Discussions include how to prepare yourself, your family and your community for catastrophes and what you plan to do when they hit you.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by angelofwar » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:39 pm

As of late, since my physical preps are in pretty good order, and me and ZSSC45 have been rather active, I've downloaded Survivorman season 1-4 and watched them all, now I'm on "Beyond Survival with Les Stroud". You pick up neat little primitive tips, and, it's just pure enjoyment to see these indigenous people enjoy the land so much, and appreciate what little they have.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by zombieapocalypsegame » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:43 pm

Applied for a job at Bass Pro Shops headquarters now that I am in Springfield, MO.

And, since the vast majority of my preps are in storage while living in the RV, I have focused on planning for different types of emergencies. With this part of the country, we're zeroed in on tornadoes and flooding.

So, I am focused on BOB's that will get us to the storm shelter, or allow us to live without the RV (ID papers, insurance, etc)

I am forcing myself to laser focus upon portability.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Liqudfyre » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:37 pm

Planted two pear trees in the backyard to go with the other fruit trees and garden crops.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by LivelyToaster » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:01 pm

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Is that Russian surplus gas masks? Kind of looks like them. If it is word of warning, they discountinued use due to asbestos in the filters. Granted its probably the least of your worries if you ever had to use them... more or less just food for thought.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by ZombiePlace » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:47 pm

situps, pushups and some little weight lifting
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Boromokot » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:10 pm

morning gym workout in prep for BCT and about to go on a 6 mile hike with my BOB to test it out

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Silent Kube » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:52 pm

Tested my first ever hand loaded rounds. They all went bang but I think the load needs a bit of tweaking.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by NamelessStain » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:42 pm

Made my first pickles today from cucumbers I grew. Need to let them sit a month before trying them.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by echo2 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:07 pm

LivelyToaster wrote:
echo2 wrote:Image
Is that Russian surplus gas masks? Kind of looks like them. If it is word of warning, they discountinued use due to asbestos in the filters. Granted its probably the least of your worries if you ever had to use them... more or less just food for thought.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by procyon » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:38 pm

Silent Kube wrote:Tested my first ever hand loaded rounds. They all went bang but I think the load needs a bit of tweaking.
Cool. What did you load?

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And they always need tweaking.
Keep telling you SO that.
That way you always have an excuse to go shoot. :clap:
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Silent Kube » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:35 pm

procyon wrote:
Silent Kube wrote:Tested my first ever hand loaded rounds. They all went bang but I think the load needs a bit of tweaking.
Cool. What did you load?

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And they always need tweaking.
Keep telling you SO that.
That way you always have an excuse to go shoot. :clap:
9MM. Had a few FTEs but other than that they all went bang and none went BOOM.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by zombieapocalypsegame » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:17 am

Scoped out the area where I hope to live, buy land, etc.

Marshfield outside of Springfield is a pretty good spot. Remote enough to be out of the way, close enough to a decent sized city for work, services, etc.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by roOism » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:22 am

Honed my ZPAW skills in State of Decay.

Oh, and picked up a few PMags and some .308 for my Ruger GSR.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Zimmy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:09 am

Worked on the new chicken pen and added 690' of PVC pipe and fittings to the inventory on the farm.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by jjs72 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:01 am

Picked up a Eureka Tetragon 4 man tent at Goodwill. Unused, like new. 8 bucks. Get lucky on finds once in a while.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by amber5499 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:21 am

jjs72 wrote:Picked up a Eureka Tetragon 4 man tent at Goodwill. Unused, like new. 8 bucks. Get lucky on finds once in a while.
What an awesome find! I'll have to swing by my GW today!


I just picked up an evening job at a local grocery store. My 9-5 temp office jobs keep cutting me loose for lack of work. Hopefully, this little part time job will help us stay afloat better in this economy. And even though I cook a lot for my family, I have never formally had any jobs with food service/deli/bakery areas so this means new skills and an increase in my network!!!

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Ziolo » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:33 am

700 rouds of 7,62 x 39
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by NamelessStain » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:09 am

Ziolo wrote:700 rouds of 7,62 x 39
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I always see these cans, does anyone have a link to deciphering the markings? It's just a curiosity thing for me.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by ZombiePlace » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:08 pm

30 minutes on a boxing bag

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by BloodLust » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:48 pm

Changed and replenished expiring medicines.

Put in new food stuff.

Streamlining BOB stuff to work on AA batteries:
Headlamp, flashlight, etc. Added Eneloops as well with the Goal Zero Nomad 7 & Guide 10 Plus battery pack. I can keep recharging the AA batteries and my cellphones and other electronics on the go.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by DJH » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:59 pm

Bought a 2nd propane exchange tank for the BBQ. Now when I run out, I can just swap it and go exchange the other one when I feel like it. Woot.

Also built an herb drying rack, hanging style, from some window screen, chain, and old picture frames.
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