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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2008, 02:22:34 AM »
Purchased (2) 5 gallon buckets and found out that you can't put much into a 5 gallon bucket.  Going back out tomorrow to get some more.

I get square five gallon buckets from a guyI know. 

A 20 lb bag of rice will fit perfectly into one.


Got 20 lbs of rice today and a lb of salt.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2008, 07:33:40 AM »
20lbs of rice in a 5lb bucket.  Neat trick!!  ;-]
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2008, 11:22:13 PM »
20lbs of rice in a 5lb bucket.  Neat trick!!  ;-]

20 lbs bag of rice (weight) in a 5 gallon bucket (volume). 

Take thyself back to math class!   :D

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2008, 12:28:20 AM »
I harvested sweet potatoes.  Planted two patches of Turnip and Mustard greens.   Dis-assembled crates that were made out of 2 x 4's from a window company to make a new chicken coop and a picnic table for the get away house.  ;D



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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2008, 06:59:18 PM »
Rotated out 10 gallons of emergency water with fresh.

Ordered 5 more 6 gallons buckets and mylar liners for a little food storing next weekend.

Checked GunBroker for any deals on 45 ACP ammo.

Transferred half my kerosene from the cans they came in to blue plastic cans. I heard that even the smallest amount of water in the kerosene could rust out the cans. I only transferred half because I wasn't quite convinced, but you never know. I'll check them more often then I was anyway.

Kept an ear on the business channels about the bailout and surfed the net looking for more information. For some reason, after I listened and read for a while, I went and loaded up a few more magazines for my rifle. It made me feel better for some strange reason.  :-\

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2008, 10:28:12 PM »
Wel this is a retro-active listing. I bought 15 lbs of rice (I do not have a container for them yet and I am wondering if one my my 6 gallon water containers could hold it in good condition), bought some glow sticks, 3 lbs of salt. *Iodine is an important nutrient. More cans of food. Got a wicked good price on line for some silver. Got my water pump on my jeep fixed.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2008, 10:50:22 PM »
Took a CHL course today...  :-\

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2008, 08:28:16 AM »
I harvested sweet potatoes.  Planted two patches of Turnip and Mustard greens.   Dis-assembled crates that were made out of 2 x 4's from a window company to make a new chicken coop and a picnic table for the get away house.  ;D
(*points to his wink emoticon*)  Just sounds funny!  =-D

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2008, 08:43:17 AM »

Kept an ear on the business channels about the bailout and surfed the net looking for more information. For some reason, after I listened and read for a while, I went and loaded up a few more magazines for my rifle. It made me feel better for some strange reason.  :-\

Nuff Said...

I ALWAYS feel better after loading magazines.  ;D
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2008, 08:45:36 AM »
Funny...unloading them makes ME feel better.  ;-]
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2008, 08:56:56 AM »
Depends on how you do it.  ;)

Yesterday...I fired up the generator and the snow blower.  Ran them for a little bit.  Added Stabil to the tanks.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2008, 08:42:24 PM »
I inventoried ammo yesterday afternoon as well as got up a list of spare parts for my rifles (i.e. firing pins, extractor springs, etc.)
Today, I picked up some more rice for long term storage.
 
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2008, 10:17:01 PM »
Giot a dehydrator (fo free!)  and started drying some apples.  Went to cut up the jalepenos that were hanging, but they were mostly dry anyway.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2008, 11:06:24 PM »
I took some finances and solidified them. Looked at some single shot guns in my price range.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2008, 11:15:14 PM »
Finished building my second pantry over the weekend.  Now I get to fill it.  I built it in a separate location in my basement that is a lockable room.  Helps keep it from becoming a conversation piece.  My other pantry is the standard walk in style that houses have off the kitchen.  That one I don't mind people knowing about.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2008, 12:54:20 AM »
I have something very similar to that.  I have a pantry that we draw our every day food from.  We also have the five row shelf that is the, "we're out of X can you go grab it."  and then we have a room in our basement that has a padlock on it that has most of our preps.  Even a few plants under lights because I want to see it they will give a little more or even go all year.  Not all because I have a five gallon bucket in the back of all the closets in our house(4).  I really should take some pics one day so I can get some feedback,  not hot or not feedback but serious critique to improve my room.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2008, 06:28:50 AM »
That's exactly what we do as well.  Since we "stockpile" stuff we eat everyday, we have the excess in the basement.  If the pantry runs low, we simply bring more up from the basement.  Any new stuff we buy gets marked with the date and added to the "stockpile".
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #47 on: September 30, 2008, 06:49:44 AM »
$600 order from Emergency Essentials, $200 order from Amazon (mostly Barry Farms stuff) cashing out a badly performing 401K to pay off some of the wifes debt. Figure by the end of October, only the house and her Jeep left in the debt column....and under $100K combined, I can live with it.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #48 on: September 30, 2008, 08:30:52 PM »
Picked up the last case of wide mouth pint canning jars at Wally World along with the last 11 boxes of lids. They were in the clearance isle. Wally World was making room for all the HollowPeoplesRepublicofChinaThanksXmasween Stuff!! :-\ Payed cash money...I mean Federal Reserve Notes.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2008, 11:50:55 AM »
How do you get something like Anti-biotics to store? I always wonder what I would do for a major medical problem during the EOTW. Any suggestions?

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« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2008, 01:08:11 PM »
How do you get something like Anti-biotics to store? I always wonder what I would do for a major medical problem during the EOTW. Any suggestions?

http://www.allivet.com/Fish-Antibiotics-s/162.htm
is where I got mine.  They took a bit longer than I liked to ship, but I'm a "need it now, right now" kinda guy.
BUT, and I'm not sure where I read it, they come off of the same "for human consumption" line.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2008, 02:02:54 PM »
I did get my Doctor to write me a prescription for Epi- Pens ( Bee sting pen). I got two and put them in my truck and first aid kit just in case. Even though I'm not allergic he lets me get them because of all the time I am in the woods. After insurance they were $5.00 ea. I know that they will also provide you with a travel pack of stuff if you are traveling to a third world country. I'm going to ask the Doc. if I can get samples or something for the shelf. I noticed on a pill bottle of antibiotics that they expire after a year. Do you know what the life is of the fish-cillin is?

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2008, 03:38:03 PM »
Took my 12ys old son out for target practice with his new 10/22.   He is driving tacks with that thing..

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2008, 03:50:59 PM »
$600 order from Emergency Essentials,
Emergency Essentials/beprepared.com is a great site to buy from.


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2008, 07:26:10 PM »
Hey All
This is my first post. I have been listeneing to the podcasts since almost day one. We have been steadily working on getting prepared.
We got a generator and Fuel.
We planted a garden.
Plus some other common sense things


But today we got some silver to add to the "cash stash"

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2008, 07:57:38 PM »
. Do you know what the life is of the fish-cillin is?

Lemmeecheck, beerightback....



These are about 8 months old, and they expire in Oct 2010.  I'm guessing 3yrs shelf life.  I store mine in the freezer, so I'm guessing I'll get 5 or so.
IIRC, the 'cillins decrease potency with age, the 'cyclines get toxic? Someone can verify that, but that's the reason I only deal with cillins......'cept Amoxycillin.  It has a nasty habit of stopping my heart.  Not much use stocking THAT stuff, is there ;)

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #56 on: October 01, 2008, 08:02:14 PM »
Today I just read a couple of sites, so knowledge for today. Yesterday I picked up 2 x boxes of 550 .22 form WalMart.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2008, 03:34:26 PM »
I continued one of my new missions and exercised to get in better physical shape and discussed the social and economic problems we face today and possibility of things getting tough with a friend to spread the word about survivalism. 8)
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2008, 04:05:18 PM »
I replaced my plastic fuel cans with metal NATO style jerry cans.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #59 on: October 02, 2008, 06:02:42 PM »
Got a $25K loan at 3.75% to pay off all the wife's debt.   :-\

Sounds kinda stupid borrowing money to pay debt, but the interest savings alone were worth it.  She's not got a good credit rating, and they make a hell of a lot of money on her interest charges (think 25% or higher)

The fact that the loan comes out of a poorly performing retirement account, that at the earliest is accessible in 20yrs helps. It's also paid back via payroll deduction and not taxable unless I quit.

Now it's just a matter of time before she gets another card....and I get unmarried. Or bury her in the back yard.

EDIT: Struck through your obvious joke.  ;-]
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