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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Post by thelight » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:07 am

Purchased 768 rounds of .30-06
Received an Excalibur food dehydrator in the mail.
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Post by southalabama » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:10 pm

Bought a couple medical alert tags (allergic to insect stings) at a RiteAid closing its doors. $5.99 then 80 percent off.

Also got a box of Sam splints in the mail.

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Post by jay_imok » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:53 pm

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Post by brer » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:23 am

ordered 300 pounds of long term foodstuffs
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Post by Grace » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:39 am

Dressed a stitched-up splinter hole after my doctor sliced an inch into my foot. Confirmed that my FAK is just as high speed as I'd hoped.
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Post by Madrik » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:44 am

Looked at guns online.

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Post by meanstreak » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:19 am

Cut firewood in the morning. Next took some friends to the range and let them try out some of my firearms. After that I came home and split the firewood. When that was done, I cleaned and stored the guns that were used at the range earlier.

It's a lot of fun to see folks really getting into the firearms hobby. My buddy bought two guns in two days after going to the range with me.
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Post by scavenger » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:22 pm

Today is the day I´m starting to get prepared seriousely.

First of all: today I scanned all my important documents, put the files on a usb stick which i´d put in a waterproof little box. I also loaded them up on my webspace (password secure) and put them on a cd-rom which I am going to put in the archive of my organisation (the austrian red cross).

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Post by phil_in_cs » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:25 pm

My wife and I took pistol training classes yesterday.
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Post by That German Guy » Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:15 pm

Bought some more 10mm Auto cases. Old ones were fired four times, so out they went.

(Yeah, I know, they could last longer, but I'm just not willing to take that chance)
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:37 pm

Today I got some stuff together for my FAK/Trauma Bag (Which I should have by the end of the week YAY! :lol: ), made some more duct tape business cards to stick wherever, and going to spend some time working on my website. FTW.
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Post by IllicitDreams » Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:41 pm

I started organizing my FAK/Trauma Bag, made a list of things I need to add to it.

Reorganized some of my preps, and made a list of some things I need to buy.

I started looking over the Intro to C.E.R.T stuff since my first class is Wednesday.
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Post by Regret » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:09 pm

Cleaned and sharpened my knives.

Re-read the FM-1698 S.W.A.T. Team Manual by Robert P. Cappel

Took the U.S. Army FM3-25.26 (Map Reading and Land Navigation) into the forest to practice some of the techniques.

Oh...and I ate hearty.

- Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 sausage, homemade hashbrowns, orange juice, and tea.
- Lunch: Leftover chili from last night's dinner, cheese toast, crackers, water, and tea.
- Planning for dinner: Porkchops, brown rice, spinach w/eggs, and tea.
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Post by tinfoil toque » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:05 pm

Volunteered for [url=ttp://www.3m.com/intl/ca/english/market/traff ... ining.html]respiratory fit testing training[/url] through work. Yay, free learning.

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Post by phoenixmastm » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:55 pm

Re-organized the BOB, added some stuff I picked out from various stores.

Replaced air filter, 2 tires (both rear), and fan belt on truck.

Sat down with the father and made an "Emergency Situation" plan. Basically, family Bug Out Plan.

Started saving for an SKS.
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Post by Vegas Hitman » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:19 am

Learned how to disassemble my SKS and Mossberg 500. It was long overdue, but I know now. It is definitely easier than I thought it would be.
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Post by phil_in_cs » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:34 am

received the remaining items I needed for my FAKs (izzys, instant cold packs) and now need to finish assembling them
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Post by ais4122 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:26 pm

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Post by Cymro » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:53 pm

Cleaned. My fucking. Mauser. Again.
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Post by Leatherman » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:50 pm

Started reading the US Army Survival, while busy being sick.

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Post by phil_in_cs » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:13 am

Got the new gear into the FAKs. Need to recheck my lists, the update my FAK post
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Post by Politenessman » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:15 am

Did an ammo inventory
... and I've not got enough!!!
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Post by Sapient » Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:20 pm

Reorganized my (cheap, crappy, store-bought, but better than nothing) EDC belt-looped IFAK to make some of the items more resistant to wet weather and help me remember where each item is kept. Made a mental note to add more gloves to the kit.

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Post by southalabama » Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:24 pm

Ordered a CRK neck knife with zytel sheath.

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