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 ZScott » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:55 am

Been working on my BoB and SHTF gear. Got some new molle stuff. And Found some interesting stuff for the BoB and SHTF Gear. Some day Ill get off my lazy butt and take pics then post them.

Been doing a half hour to hours worth of exersize every morning, also starting riding bike to and from work today. Its about 3 miles one way. Which also reminds me to get my GHB/Daily carry orginzed for biking.
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Post by southalabama » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 pm

The local Wally World had a sale on 20lb bags of rice for $3.50..............20 lbs of rice will go along way

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Post by pyratemime » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:39 pm

I got my CPR certification today and found a local hiking buddy, I hope.
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Post by invicta » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:28 am

Bought a cheapo closed-cell camping mattress yesterday to compliment my air-filled Exped mattress in cold conditions. Bought an emergency-blanket (the thin aluminum-type), the I should add to my EDC.
I also bought a magnesium/firesteel-set. I'm going to make a small hacksaw-blade knife to go with it, as soon as I have the time.
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Post by jamoni » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:18 pm

Cleaned and oiled all my guns while watching Firefly. :)
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Post by Valekhai » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:31 pm

Over the past few days I bought a punch of canned food, 2 fire extinguishers (1 for the apartment and a small one for the car), got my car fixed (hole in the exhaust, was killing my gas mileage), and got a new EDC knife (CRKT M16-10KZ).
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Post by Indiana » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:41 am

Well my 8 year old son has watched an ancient firemaking methods disc daily since it arrived and today found a straight stick and asked me to cut it to size. We now have a hand drill. No coal as yet, but the tip gets HOT when it is spun on the hearthboard.

Last night I also put him in charge of making a firelay, which he did perfectly, he then gathered a handful of dried grass and made a tinder bundle, then had a go with the firesteel. He managed to strike a spark, without much accuracy as yet, but early days. He did get one into the tinder, but I couldn't get in quick enough to blow it to flame. With me guiding his hands for the next try we had fire in about a minute. Boiled a billy and had pot noodles sitting in the back yard.

I've now had to have a chat about when we practice fire and who HAS to be with him when he does it to prevent the house burning down lol.

Also used an old flannelette shirt to make char cloth, works nicely with the fresnel lens, works just as well with a firesteel, I'll chuck the tin in the ute box for "justin" lol.

All this and chocky too, not a bad Easter.

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Post by SMoAF » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:24 pm

yesterday, I bought some new-to-me "luggage" and picked up 25 more small ammo cans, since I was out of empties.
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Post by Oregon » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:33 pm

Picked up a used but like new 23,000 BTU kerosene heater off of Craigslist. $25 and it included a 5 gallon fuel can. The can alone sells for about half of what I paid for the heater.

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Post by herbalpagan » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:43 am

We paid off all of the credit cards. I also started some more seeds and the ones I started last week have sprouted (yeah! baby tomatoes) and we got the seed started unit's lights working so the starts have a home to live that helps them grow. :D
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Post by XtraBright » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:36 am

After reading all those aquaculture posts i will try my hands on it this year.

Got 2 big and used 3m pipes and cut them in half. Washed them with HD pressure cleaner, connected them, project stopped because auf heavy snowfall.

Will work on the attachment for the tractor to lay water hoses in the earth without shoveling. I have srap iron, a welder and an idea.

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Post by tilt » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:28 am

Got my appendix taken out... One less thing to malfunction when the dead rise...
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Post by invicta » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:11 am

Ordered MTech rescue knives for me and Saunterer. Shipping from the States, so it'll take some time until they're here.

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Post by MS8725 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:24 am

Got a new ruck and restocked my med bag.
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Post by pyratemime » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:49 am

Started my new physical fitness routine. Tomorrow I start leading PT for my squadron.

Also just timed myself on a 2 mile, 13:47. Not great but sub 14 is what I was shooting for so I am not to unhappy.
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Post by SkullGirl » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:26 am

Yesterday, I purchased a Coleman 3 person tent ($49.99) and a lantern ($14.99) at work (Costco).
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Post by SMoAF » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:51 pm

Ordered another 2400 rounds of centerfire rifle ammo in spam cans this morning. USPS brought me a few (27, IIRC) 30 round mags for the supressed Ruger 10/22, including one in blaze orange (WTF?!?!). I guess they ran out of Smoke. UPS brought another 15 assorted Glock mags, from that source (Botach) people love to hate. Hey, they were dirt cheap, and it took less than a week to get them. They look good, too.

In a few minutes, I'm gonna go and consolidate my ready AK mags. A friend gave me back a loaned AK w/mags over Easter (apparently, he's no longer worried about Jesus coming to get him. I'm not so ready to count Jesus out. After all, I STILL haven't "stepped on" the body...;) ), so I gotta clean it, relax the springs, inspect the ammo, et cetera.

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Post by Patient Zer0 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:14 pm

jamoni wrote:Cleaned and oiled all my guns while watching Firefly. :)
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Post by invicta » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:15 am

Bought a Fiskars folding saw for the treks.
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Post by 19kilo » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:18 am

Got a mountain bike today for having stopping chewing tobaco for six months. Now I need to lose the forty pounds I gained and get back into shape.
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Post by eugene » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:51 pm

My tires came in so I got them mounted and balanced for the truck/bov. went up a size and went from 2 ply passenger car tires to 8 ply AT's.

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Post by zephir » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:28 pm

i bought a shotgun recently
and 500 shells to go with it.
and a cleaning kit, printed online manual (its a used gun)

its a 20 gauge pump, while 12 gauge has the most choice of ammo and cheapest to buy, i got a 20 since I like guns that doesn't kick too much. And it was the cheapest gun I've found in 2 months.

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Post by Oregon » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:09 am

Picked up a partial case (8 meals) of MREs free from my father-in-law. I also recently planted raspberries and started some veggie seeds in my greenhouse.

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Post by Cybrludite » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:52 am

Taking part in a disaster decontamination drill at work.
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