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 suntzu » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:36 pm

I ordered three extra mags for my Glock 21 SF, and Maglula speedloaders for my pistols and my AK47. Not much else to do since I broke my shoulder yesterday.

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Post by bingo 7 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:49 pm

Just wrapped the duct tape I bought a few days ago around some business cards.

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Post by mithuth » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:01 am

I sharpened my katana and put 18' of phone cord around the handle and scabbard.
Just kidding!


Actually I bought a large FAK from Sam's Club. i'll inventory it and post pics later today, my camera is at home and I came straight to work.
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Post by southalabama » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:17 pm

Thanks to lapolicegear ordered another Maxpedition Baby Condor on closeout for $39.99 and an emergency strobe, along with two roll pouches for FAKs.

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Post by Lurch » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:07 pm

Bought 30 rounds of 00 at Walmart. Only $7.56 per 15 rounds, not too shabby.

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Post by Blacksh33p » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:02 am

I biked five miles and did enough of a workout to keep me sore for a week.
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Post by panzerslayer » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:56 pm

Another 5 boxes of 12 ga 00 buck and 5 boxes of 12 ga Slugs
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Post by mithuth » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:07 pm

Here's a link to the 326pcs FAK I bought. http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/naviga ... tem=367314

Yesterday, I bought an EDC bag at Wal-Mart. It was on clearance for $7.00, how could I pass it up. I needed something to better organize some of the crap I lug around on a daily basis. My computer bag barely held my computer and accessories, let alone clothing or other gear.



Here's a few pics:
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Here's the nice Laptop sleeve sewn into it. It's got some nice padding around it, and a nice lumbar "pillow" for when it's loaded out.
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I also bought a pack of 9 hour candles, and trimmed them down for easier storage. I saved the extra paraffin to use on some matches and other gear.
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Post by jay_imok » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:21 pm

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Post by mithuth » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:26 pm

jay_imok wrote:
mithuth wrote:... a pack of 9 hour candles, and trimmed them down...

4 1/2 hour candles out of stock?
Holy crap that made me spit Mt Dew out my snot cannon. teeheehee...
I originally planned to put a couple of them in an altoid container, but after taking the one down too far and making a 5 minute candle, I decided against it. So I took the remaining 2 down to an easier storage size, bit not nearly as much.
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Post by suntzu » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:44 pm

I went to the local gunshow abd walked out with 500 more rounds of 7.62 x 39, 5 30 round AK mags, and enough triox firestarters to last my girlfriend and I into old age. Also, received my 3 Glock magazines and Maglula speedloaders in the mail this morning.

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Post by jay_imok » Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:30 pm

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Post by phoenixmastm » Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:49 pm

Yesterday: Worked out at the local YMCA for the first time in years.

Today: Regretting that I even agreed to go work out at the YMCA yesterday. :P




Seriously, I'm glad I know have friends who go there and will go there with me on a semi-daily basis. Time to get in shape folks. :D
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Post by jamoni » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:04 pm

Today I watched four episodes of "Survivorman" back to back, while eating pudding and egg mcmuffins.
Yesterday, I took my boy hiking. He wore his pack, and I wore my BOB. We did about 1.5 miles. Would have done more but we got a late start and had to turn back to get back by dark.
We found a bunch of fossils. The boy can recognize chert and knows how to break it (safely) to get sharp objects. He pointed out several spots that would make good shelter, and a few streams for water. He also discovered why hurrying along a trail with a pack on your back is a bad idea, as he took a nosedive. He was alright, just a bit shaken.
I found out firsthand that, compared to a frame pack, a frameless pack SUCKS. I'll never buy a frameless pack again. I had about 2/3 of the weight I had on my last trip (with a frame pack) but it felt like twice as much. There was no way to transfer the weight to the waist belt without the whole thing sagging backwards. I'll probably get a lightweight frame pack for summer.
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Post by jamoni » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:39 pm

Today we had a flintknapping class in my Archaeology course, by this guy:

http://www.flintknapper.com/
I've met him before, at some Cahokia Mounds events. He's a pretty cool guy.
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Post by ninja-elbow » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:49 pm

Paid off Visa card yesterday. Made truck payment on it today. :roll:
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Post by Bubba Enfield » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:07 am

Last night I finally went through the food stash, removing stuff that's no good and organizing/cataloging. Tonight I'll start getting the camping gear organised and on shelves.
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Post by bingo 7 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:49 pm

Purchased a Alice Pack with a frame, as one without a frame is not that great.

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Post by Jack Swift » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:18 pm

I haven't decided yet. I could order my first proper "survival" style knife, the BK7, or I could save my money for a 10/22. (First firearm.)

I'd have use for both. I dunno... I'll have to think about it.

Actually, I might get this instead of the BK7 and save the rest of my money:
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It's a Finnish blade called "Hukari." It's practically a 5mm thick billhook without the hook. Carbon steel. Weight 500g. Rubber handle. 30€
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Post by HurricaneDad » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:08 pm

This week: Called Roto-Rooter out to ream my sewer drain, because it backed up through the commode and flooded the bathroom and hallway. Tore up carpeting and under-laying floor in hallway to clear out sewage-soaked carpet, padding and under-layment.

Today, bought mini- FUBAR, on clearance at Target for $15.00 :twisted:
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Post by herbalpagan » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:07 am

Finally bought our safe (to hold important papers and a stash of cash), and continued with stockpiling supplies.
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Post by andygates » Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:53 pm

Biked forty miles (first long ride of the year) and fitted new smoke alarms in my flat. Fire's more likely than zombies :)
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Post by Flea » Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:56 pm

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Post by milesdzyn » Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:10 pm

Quiting smoking cold turkey. This is day 4, so far not to bad. No patches or gum, thou I have 20 pieces of 4mg Nicorette Gum (Free Sample) available in my FAK, just in case.

Not sure when the cravings get really bad but I haven't had a slip yet. Just drinking a lot of water and some gatorade.

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