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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14370 on: November 07, 2012, 11:44:22 AM »
Hello to all ya'll experienced preppers!  ;D I've been randomly lurking the boards via my phone and decided today to officially join in hopes of picking up some seriously useful tips and info.

I'm pretty proud of the prepping I did today, although I'm sure it's extremely basic compared to what most of you have accomplished.

Today:
 I filled and dated 6 2 liter bottles with water which puts me halfway to my 1st goal of having a 3 day water supply for my family of 4. Then I headed to the Dollar Tree (love that place!) and picked up some great items for our BOB bags and for our home stash.

2-6 count boxes of emergency candles
box of 10 count protective face masks
2 jumbo glow sticks for each of my boy's bags
2 pouches of Hormel pepperoni for each of our bags
3 heavy duty Stor[it] bags with the ziploc closure to keep our car kit items dry and handy

I also started 'To Do & Buy' list with books we should read and keep, items we need to pick up regularly, skills we should learn, etc. It's pretty sloppy right now but my OCD will kick in once it gets longer so I'll have it nice and organized!

I'd love to hear any suggestions anyone would like to share.....starting with an easy way to waterproof matches?

Thanks!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14371 on: November 07, 2012, 11:54:26 AM »
2 pouches of Hormel pepperoni for each of our bags

I actually picked those up and intended to put into our bags then noticed the expiration dates. Not real crazy on meat and expiration. Just an FYI something to look at or rotate regularly. I opted for a bag of nuts in each bag. Mainly because I can never remember to rotate, and would hate to need it and find some nasty meat.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14372 on: November 07, 2012, 11:58:40 AM »
I actually picked those up and intended to put into our bags then noticed the expiration dates. Not real crazy on meat and expiration. Just an FYI something to look at or rotate regularly. I opted for a bag of nuts in each bag. Mainly because I can never remember to rotate, and would hate to need it and find some nasty meat.

I did check the dates and they're good til 07/13. Our bags are also our camping bags which lets us use up anything we need to replace and dump things we don't need or add what we do.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14373 on: November 07, 2012, 01:30:59 PM »
Planted spinach (Gigante D'Inverno), carrots (Tonda di Parigi) and radishes (White Beauty) in cold frames today, and am going through my seed inventory to see what I need to order next month.  Even though I'm in zone 5, there are some veg seeds I start under the lights in mid December. 

And I voted yesterday as well...for all the good it did.  :(

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14374 on: November 07, 2012, 02:16:11 PM »
Woke up and said ohh ya the election happened..took a deep breath and just kept pushing, yesterday my mother and I sorted and rotated my prep room took careful notes and I am very happy to say I easily have more than a literal ton of food not counting my home canned goods, baking pantry and freezer. I sent my mother home with a good amount for her store room and well have helped her get back on the setting back wagon as we all have taken a step back due to my fathers health issues me fighting with the tiny town I'm working on moving out of so on and so forth..but it was a good feeling, today i said hey my internet is working pretty well i better hop on the TSP for my bi monthly pop in.. today i am prepping in the form of utilizing the internet while it works well to catch up on things and get a bit of work done( if you look at my website that counts as me doing work ;D )
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14375 on: November 07, 2012, 02:32:11 PM »
just paid off one of our cars early. i don't usually get excited for the mail, but i can't wait to get the title and call it MINE!


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14376 on: November 07, 2012, 03:34:12 PM »
just paid off one of our cars early. i don't usually get excited for the mail, but i can't wait to get the title and call it MINE!

Congrats!!
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14377 on: November 07, 2012, 03:44:27 PM »
Put a ruger 10/22 on layaway,
Also picked up 300 rnds 5.56 ammo and some quick clot for my bob
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14378 on: November 07, 2012, 06:30:08 PM »
I received my Theis IWB holster and new belt today. Awesome. It feels so good on my belt. Of course, the gun is digging into my fat roll, but it is just about as comfortable as I can expect. After all, someone wrote here "a carry gun is supposed to give comfort, not be comfortable". I can draw and reholster with one hand. With my shirt untucked, no one in hell is going to know I'm carrying unless they give me a hug. I can probably tuck, but it is noticeable. I am so glad that men's fashion in Houston is going to untucked shirts.

I am taking two days off from work (I've earned it) mainly so I can prep in the wake of the election results. I am going to get the oil and transmission fluid changed in my car, check out that storage place for extra preps and then go get that AR-15 and high capacity magazines tomorrow. "Obama made me do it" - at least that is what I am going to tell my wife.

I re-re-re mounted the scope on my 10/22 and the lock-tight needs to dry another 24 hours so I will be going to the range on Friday to shoot. No guilt since the wife is working. Maybe, just maybe I can hit something this time.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14379 on: November 07, 2012, 08:28:58 PM »
Pulled weeds in SFG and noted a cabbage plant completely chewed in half. I knew it was a rabbit by the calling card it left. (pile of poop). So now Iam going to spread chicken wire around my SFG beds. Thought hard about how I need to get my butt in gear and keep building preps.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14380 on: November 07, 2012, 10:29:59 PM »
4 weeks ago I made my first batch of Fire Cider. This has garlic, horseradish, onions, ginger and cayene pepper steeped for 4 weeks in apple cider vinegar. Then strained and honey added to taste.

This is good to boost your immune system and wards off sinus infections which I get a lot of.

Last week I felt like I was getting sick so I started taking a large tablespoon 3 times per day and within 24 hours I felt better. Everyone around me is coughing and snotting so I am doubling the dose. It tastes very good.

So today I started 4 more quarts.



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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14381 on: November 07, 2012, 10:46:25 PM »
4 weeks ago I made my first batch of Fire Cider. This has garlic, horseradish, onions, ginger and cayene pepper steeped for 4 weeks in apple cider vinegar. Then strained and honey added to taste.

Oooh, that sounds so good right now! I'm not sick, but I was outside tonight for a couple hours and got chilled. But as it stands, I will have to be content with a cup of herbal tea and the knowledge that in a few weeks I'll have my own Fire Cider.  ;)

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14382 on: November 08, 2012, 08:09:43 AM »
made 9 quarts of Apple Pie Moonshine
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House smells great!
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14383 on: November 08, 2012, 08:22:39 AM »
Now THAT is what I call being prepared!

And if all else fails, at least you can drink your problems away...

I landed an interview for a job with a 50% pay increase tomorrow after I got angry enough to blast out resumes when the dirtbag company I work for took away our health insurance to replace our policies with some High Deductible plan that doesn't cover ANYTHING unless we shell out $5,000 of our own money FIRST during the year (on top of the $300/mo in premiums we pay) — and even IF we pay more than $5K in medical bills on top of our premiums the insurance only kicks in 80% after the deductible — so that million dollar surgery will only leave me with $200,000 in debt.

Hopefully I will have a new job with a RAISE before I even have to decide whether to sign onto this BS health plan or go outside the company to shop for REAL health insurance.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14384 on: November 08, 2012, 09:20:50 AM »
Been using preps more that prepping.
Still no power. But I am keeping a running list of things to replenish and things to get.

I did order an adapter to fill 1 lb propane cylinders from a 20 lb tank.
I have been using my heater buddy and will refill the tanks.
Also while i was running errands. Stopped by Target and picked up an Emerson Ice Maker which was on sale for 129.
So far, so good.

That's about it for now.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14385 on: November 08, 2012, 10:44:22 AM »
I finally got a job.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14386 on: November 08, 2012, 12:32:59 PM »
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Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14387 on: November 08, 2012, 12:36:30 PM »
got our generators off our BOL across our swollen "creek" that is now a full blown river, DH was convinced we were to be swept away but we made it across.. and i feel better now that we have them back at home base.. going over to in-laws later to decide on a good place to build a winter goat corrall..
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14388 on: November 08, 2012, 02:53:17 PM »
Built a ceramic candle/5 gal bucket water filter.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14389 on: November 08, 2012, 03:48:10 PM »
I took the leap and purchased an AR-15 today (M&P15 Optics Ready) for $900 at Academy. Five Magazines, some ammo a case. The wife was working from home today and saw me bring the box in (I told her what I was going to do). She did not say a word. I promised her I would get an outside storage place which is exactly what I will do tomorrow.

I took it in the back, field stripped following the directions and removed the bolt. I will store disassembled and keep the bolt at home.

Optics....hmmmmm....?

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14390 on: November 08, 2012, 04:56:54 PM »
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14391 on: November 08, 2012, 05:40:44 PM »
Re-packed and winterized my get home bag.  Added an emergency contact list, list of medications and photocopies of all my wallet "plastic" to the documentation binder in our bug out bags.  I also uploaded those .txt filles to my encrypted, online storage account.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14392 on: November 08, 2012, 07:10:09 PM »
Just bought a POE router - that's power over Ethernet.   This will go hand in hand with my new IP camera that I bought late last month.  Mostly this is a science experiment that I can afford to tinker with.

The follow on purchase will be a 100 foot cat 5 cable so I can test mount it and get home video's.

If this hardware looks good I can always use to to see who is out side, and to keep an eye on my parked cars.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14393 on: November 08, 2012, 07:29:38 PM »
Gleaners today. 30 pounds LTS. My highlight of today was Bob's Red Mill Hemp Seed. Yummy!!!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14394 on: November 09, 2012, 09:13:19 AM »
Arranged the application of my trailer skirt (thanks goes to Cedar for the idea). A standard skirt, including hardware, would have cost just shy of $1500. I paid $90 for the material and $10 for some strong tape and with an hour or two of work it was done. Less sightly than it would be with hardware, but for the price I'm willing to live with that and the difference in heating is incredible. We've had an unusually cold night and I actually ended up turning my heat down below the usual because I was too warm. And the floor isn't cold on bare feet. Sweet.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14395 on: November 09, 2012, 09:19:02 AM »
Made cold frames of left over material around house/yard. (still need to plant them)
Put in 100 channel cats into aquaponics tank
Placed order for firewood, picking up vs delivery saved 200 bucks.
Installed HD Antenna myself and got 4 new channels.
Paid off 1st debt and now on to # 2
Downloaded bunch of free kindle books recommended on here.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14396 on: November 09, 2012, 11:58:39 AM »
I bought an axe..i'll probably stock on some supplies tomorrow too

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14397 on: November 09, 2012, 02:39:19 PM »
~found this site
~bought 4 canned goods
~dehydratted 3 containers of mushrooms
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14398 on: November 09, 2012, 02:43:59 PM »
Refilled some holes in my pantry and picked up two extra cases of canned goods plus everything needed for the turkey day fixin's when I did my monthly grocery shopping this morning. 

Dehydrated some fresh herbs from the garden. 

And best of all, a building in town is being taken down, and I was given 5 full length glass doors plus the window/door screens out of it, all in perfect condition. I'm one leap closer to having enough material to complete the green house...at no cost to me!  :)

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14399 on: November 09, 2012, 04:53:24 PM »
Rotated some LTS items between home and the BOL, rotated the gasoline stores and picked up a few extra LTS items at the grocery store.
"I went down Virginia, seekin' shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
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