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What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« on: September 02, 2016, 02:26:36 PM »
If you do one thing every day to prepare for (insert favorite Apocalyptic scenario) it really adds up.

I'm off work today, so I took the opportunity to change out and freshen my stored water supply. Thirty
gallons stored in 5 gallon cubes, a few drops of bleach, and put away until the next six month rotation.

What did you do today?

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2016, 07:52:15 PM »
Changed batteries in my flashlights and other electronics.
Life is an adventure. Make it awesome.

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 05:54:29 PM »
I bought a few extra cans of soup on sale and put them in with my food storage.

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2016, 04:35:41 PM »
I practiced my CW (Morse code) for when voice comms just can't get through.

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2016, 10:11:33 AM »
I practiced my CW (Morse code) for when voice comms just can't get through.

I should really get on that...  I downloaded one of those morse code trainers, and if I can get it down, you can really do a lot with pocket-sized radios running on tiny batteries.

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2016, 09:43:32 PM »
We actually went to a Prepper show in town. Got a couple of NuManna Grab N Go Buckets. 1 person, 1 month of food. Non-GMO, No MSG. Also won a pocket water filter. Sadly did not win the AR15 raffle.

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2016, 09:00:52 PM »
Got some more e-books on medical issues, got a couple more 3-day ration packs - now looking into 5-ga pails of rice, beans, etc.
There's nothing quite like the offer of 230 grains to a man's chest to remind him of his manners.

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2016, 11:48:14 PM »
This site offers a lot of great classes "survivalist" stuff including Herbal certifications, emergency childbirth, building, etc. www.thehumanpath.net

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2016, 02:14:53 AM »
A good friend of mine is letting me put together an emergency first aid kit for her, and my box arrived today.  I've got some HyFin chest seals, some compression bandages, and a tourniquet...  And I've got a nylon EMT pouch to put it all in.

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2016, 01:36:19 AM »
I feed the chickens and the rest of the menagerie. Does that count? There's enough domestic meat and eggs here to last us for a couple years.  We also have 55,000 gallons of water in tanks, 1000 gal of diesel, 4 500gal LP tanks, 8 generators, about 25 fruit and nut trees, etc. If we had to, we can probably last two years off grid without having to leave home or be too inconvenienced. The only thing I have been procrastinating about is building a "nest" for my 1919 on a high point on the property and loading and linking another 5000 rounds or so.
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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2016, 09:41:10 PM »
It's now two days after Trump has been elected. Reports of Trumpies attacking people on the street.
I stocked up on more ammo today. I think I'm going to need it.

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2016, 06:47:34 PM »
Today I ordered an extended 100 hour battery and armored case to go along with the new cell phone I ordered. I'll be able to stay in contact longer without a recharge for as long as the network stays up.

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2016, 07:11:30 PM »
I prepped a lot during the Reagan years and again during the Bush regime, but I'm older and more tired now, so I just don't bother.

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2016, 07:06:46 AM »
Experimenting with hardtack. Friend has a recipe that seems to work good. Hardtack is true survival food, it will help you survive, but gourmet it is NOT. Rock effing hard and damn near tasteless. I'm playing around with a few things to see if I can make it even SLIGHTLY more palatable without sacrificing shelf life. If it works, I'll post results.

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Re: What Did You Do to Prep Today?
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2016, 01:39:19 PM »
I've had some bad hardtack and some really good hardtack. If you're planning on eating it within a month or so, try to find a way of making it a little softer. Adding to a pan with some corn that you just ground up in your frying pan, with the butt of your knife, and a little bacon fat is a great way to start off the day.
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