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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14430 on: November 12, 2012, 01:37:32 PM »
Cedar - You might be thinking of the thread about just the iPhone and the apps.. 

I think this is the link....

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=7175.0

Cedar, bet you find even more to download...LOL, you know more apps, more ideas, more projects...
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14431 on: November 12, 2012, 04:16:38 PM »
Thanks Rikkrack. I have NO idea why that was so difficult for me to find.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14432 on: November 12, 2012, 05:07:07 PM »
Our two older sons inspected/cleaned the flue and outdoor wood furnace and got it started up for the first time this winter while hubby and co-worker have gone deer hunting, and daughter and I made homemade bread.  Two youngest sons have been a bit under the weather, so spent much of the day in their room studying and quizzing each other on the US Constitution. 
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14433 on: November 12, 2012, 08:49:20 PM »
Canned and additional nine pint and 2 quart jars of apple sauce.
Have forty pineapple slices in the dehydrator.
Watched several episodes of doomsday preppers.
Planned four routes to get the wife home from work or me to her on foot if the need ever arises.  Will test one rout on foot next week.  Need to get some boot inserts and break them in.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14434 on: November 13, 2012, 02:00:17 AM »
Composed  and printed a guide with hard to remember survival and preparedness data (i.e. soap recipes, hand signals etc)

I am starting a document with all commercial shortwave stations that transmit in English (/station/location/time/freq/signal strength etc)...

wish me luck they are 1489 listings!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14435 on: November 13, 2012, 12:11:50 PM »
Yesterday I got certified in CPR and AED.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14436 on: November 13, 2012, 01:28:18 PM »
Ordered some first aid supplies.
Replenished some preps used over the pas t 2 weeks.
Marinade, helping you enjoy your steak, if the steak gets tough or even If it don't. :)

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14437 on: November 13, 2012, 05:27:06 PM »
Completed yesterday!

1. Completed fuel storage

2. Completed maintenance on the Generator

3. Revised prep-list (needs and wants)

4. Registered and received student ID for FEMA to take courses online (National Fire Academy (NFA) and Emergency Management Institute (EMI) classes).

5. Ordered the Arrl Ham Radio License Manual and downloaded the I-Pad app (test questions).

It was a busy day honoring those who serve past, present, and future.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14438 on: November 13, 2012, 09:39:44 PM »
Today I failed forward.   I took my shoulder strap get home bag out with me and the dog for a short 16 minute walk around the neighborhood.  I was also carrying my EDC items concealed in their appropriate places.  About five minutes in I came to some realizations. 
  • Just carrying the pack on my shoulder will not work for the long haul.  Not enough padding for on top of the shoulder.  This was rectified about another five minutes later when I extended the strap and put it over my head and under my arm so I then could have both hands free and the weight of the pack was distributed more efficiently.
  • The pack was too heavy for its intended purpose.  This made me rethink the items I have in the pack and I will reevaluate each for their requirements.
    I will do some before and after pictures soon and post where appropriate.

Lastly, thanks to Saint-TyR I will be looking into the NFA and EMI classes.  I allready have a FEMA student ID and have taken several of their classes.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14439 on: November 13, 2012, 10:46:17 PM »
Well Lets see.  Added another 45 Cans of Veggies to the stock, Dillions has Canned Veggies at .47 ea. right now.

Picked up another Brick of .22

Put the Finishing touches and Delivered a Customers Kydex Holster So more Prepping money in my Pocket!!

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1500 Gallons of Rain Water Storage.  I had a complicated 2 barrel setup being supplied by the Guttering off my Metal Building.  Now This will go in place of the Barrels and I have a Timer hooked up to a hose to drip water my Raised garden bed with this lovely thing supplying it!!!  oh and it was Free!!!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14440 on: November 14, 2012, 12:05:39 PM »
New truck tires
Rain check for 5x bricks of Federal champion 22lr
Embellished our blackout kits

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14441 on: November 14, 2012, 06:23:29 PM »
Bought a Zodi hot shower unit and another rayovac sportsman lantern.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14442 on: November 14, 2012, 07:42:17 PM »
Adjusted the sensors tonight on 2 solar powered motion sensor lights. I am going to install them this weekend.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14443 on: November 14, 2012, 07:58:32 PM »
once again carried stubborn hens into the new coop, cleaned out the goat pen and tilled it into the front gardens.. had a conversation with my ducks about how laying eggs in a nest is awesome but they insist on the muckiest patch they can find.. DH hauled down another cord of wood from the BOL..Made time to hop on here :)
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14444 on: November 15, 2012, 04:25:36 AM »
Was very discouraged a few weeks back when I went to the Al American site and saw the price of the 30 quart canner. Then I got the EE flier in the mail. So of course I delayed and worked on making sure I had the $$$ for it. Went online to order it last night and of course it's backordered. Went to Amazon and found it there for $10 more plus free shipping. It's on it's way!

This will come in very handy as I am usually lucky if I get 1 day per week to can. I can now pump out 2-3 times the amount I used to be able to. Just in time for Turkey sales!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14445 on: November 15, 2012, 09:17:36 AM »
I got my well drilled!  We've been without a water source of any kind for 18 months, so this is pretty huge.  It's 300 feet, 150 feet less than expected, so I saved money, too. 

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14446 on: November 15, 2012, 09:41:55 AM »
I am only 2 months into storing food but i put away over 100 lbs the other night with mylar bags and o2 absorbers


also bought some ammo which is typical

picking up 15gallon water and gas drums tonight

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14447 on: November 15, 2012, 03:51:57 PM »
5 hours OT today.
"I went down Virginia, seekin' shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain."

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14448 on: November 15, 2012, 04:03:47 PM »
150 pounds organic black beans
As well as 86-ish pounds of my 'regular' gleaning stuff. Will put about 40 pounds into LTS. Also got a turkey today which we will roast this weekend and then can up into Turkey/Veggie soup.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14449 on: November 15, 2012, 11:57:08 PM »
got the right valve that i need to finish off my worm bin.

picked up 100 rounds of 223 for the AR.


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14450 on: November 16, 2012, 03:24:15 AM »
just got my very First Bread made out of the oven. (used my prep flour & yeast for it)



they are not perfect but they are mine!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14451 on: November 16, 2012, 05:49:50 AM »
LOOK GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14452 on: November 16, 2012, 06:49:10 AM »
and it is the crust is thick and the bread is a bit heavy for my liking but it goes down mighty well.

The big test will be tommorow when it will be diped in hot tomato sauce that will be accompaning a nice pork. slroop!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14453 on: November 16, 2012, 10:13:07 AM »
The bread looks great GreekMan.  8)

I rotated the gasoline stores and picked up a few extra LTS items on sale at the grocery store.
"I went down Virginia, seekin' shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain."

...A quote from the book 'Mataroda' comes to mind:
'To do more than your best is impossible, to do less is unthinkable'
WWCD = What would Cedar do?

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14454 on: November 16, 2012, 10:18:45 AM »
Bought over 40lbs of different meat at Cash & Carry.  Cut up into meal portions and froze.  Excellent for crock pot, or even dutch oven should we lose power.  Also got some other storage staples.  Low labor food prep.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14455 on: November 16, 2012, 10:23:09 AM »
Headed out to Costco for some longer term storage items and bought the Kindle version of Book 3 in the 299 Days series by Glen Tate.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14456 on: November 16, 2012, 11:51:14 AM »
and it is the crust is thick and the bread is a bit heavy for my liking but it goes down mighty well.

Looks awesome. If your crust is too thick, use less flour for kneading. Typically that is the issue.

If it is too heavy still, next time let it rise longer. One trick is to put a bowl over very hot water on the lowest rack in your oven, and on the top rack put your bread in its bowls or pans, oil and then cover. When you think it might be ready, stick 2 fingers into it and they will dent nicely and easily. Then pull them out and keep them warm, preheat the oven and then bake.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14457 on: November 16, 2012, 01:47:06 PM »
3 boxes of Hornady 75g TAP- all the store had

$112 worth of buckshot too

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14458 on: November 16, 2012, 03:16:00 PM »
Replaced my old K-bar folding knife, its had years of service including all my hurricane deployments, with a S&W Border Guard I had been eyeing for weeks at academy. Not bad for $20 and I got a knife sharpener with it.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14459 on: November 16, 2012, 03:22:26 PM »
got my 930 today!!! Woo hoo!!!!

Can't wait to get canning this weekend (right after I meet with the attorney)