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Offline livinitup0

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14550 on: November 30, 2012, 03:53:48 PM »
I didnt exactly "buy" anything or do any standard preps today... but me and my GF decided to stay another year in our tiny apartment to save money and pay off debt. We had planned for a while to move somewhere bigger (and more expensive), but decided today it was a smarter idea to redecorate as best we can and stick it out for at least another year.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14551 on: November 30, 2012, 03:57:55 PM »
Just decided to pull the trigger on a Big Buddy heater from CostCo.  One of the better prices at 119.  I am not sure if it is the latest generation, but I do need to get some additional heat in the garage during the winter when I decide to work on the lathe.  This hardware will work as a short term emergency heat source.  It has the standard built in carbon monoxide sensor, so while it's safe - I would never leave the area or sleep with the h/w running. 

I already have a few packages of the smaller tanks for Big Buddy Heater, now to find some quality adapters / fuel filter for the 30 gal tank(s) I keep outside for my BBQ. 
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14552 on: November 30, 2012, 04:02:12 PM »
Just got my delivery from Amazon, thats what!

Nesco FD-75A 700-Watt Food Dehydrator
Nesco LT-2SG Add-A-Tray for FD-61/FD-61WHC/FD-75A and FD-75PR Dehydrators, Set of 2
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(2) Emergency Fire Starter

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14553 on: November 30, 2012, 04:39:17 PM »
Made a trip to the 99 cent store and picked up some first aid supplies for the bag, along with some misc stuff I thought might be useful.

Since my most likely problem is going to be a layoff in a couple of months, saving money is my big thing.  I also cancelled a bank account that wasn't doing anything but costing me $5 each month and cancelled my gym membership that I never use.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14554 on: November 30, 2012, 05:00:47 PM »
received the next two books in the series im reading written by a famous author some here may know lol

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14555 on: November 30, 2012, 07:03:49 PM »
Went to the Small Farm Agritourism Summit all day at Oregon State University.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14556 on: November 30, 2012, 09:32:42 PM »
Researched ham HF NVIS antennas.  Getting close to moving on this...
Build it or buy it, start it up and try it, maybe even fry it.  Otherwise you'll never know if it works.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14557 on: December 01, 2012, 07:01:02 AM »
researching goat butchering, have a neighbor who needs help with an aggressive one that's headed for the freezer soon.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14558 on: December 01, 2012, 10:22:06 AM »
researching goat butchering, have a neighbor who needs help with an aggressive one that's headed for the freezer soon.

Just do it like a deer Cheryl.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14559 on: December 01, 2012, 11:28:19 AM »
Signed up and listed my skills on 13skills.com. Now I am off to work on the propane conversion kit for the generator.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14560 on: December 01, 2012, 12:45:05 PM »
Signed up on 13 skills.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14561 on: December 01, 2012, 07:33:36 PM »
Hopped onto 13 skills and have the ball rolling, met with some nice folks coming to visit their pup for the first time and talked for two hours about all sorts of things including how the got out of CA and THEY asked about prepping and i enjoyed indulging! Made a new video for you tube about incubating duck eggs(uploading now,be done by the morn lol) got some serious winter cleaning done  :)  went and checked on the tank deicer / bred goats.. and now that we got all of the straw raked up we put all new straw down..
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14562 on: December 01, 2012, 11:46:39 PM »
Researched ham HF NVIS antennas.  Getting close to moving on this...

keep me in the loop how this goes!
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14563 on: December 02, 2012, 08:45:09 AM »
keep me in the loop how this goes!
Will do, Hootie.  As soon as I've actually done anything, I'll start an NVIS thread over at the ham board.  Been in the middle of this in-town move for the last couple of weeks, been eating all of my time.  But that's winding down now.

Back on topic, yesterday I installed spinskins on a couple of friends' bikes.  (spinskins?  review link: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=33217.0)  It'd be a tragedy if either of them had a flat while pedaling away from zombie hordes.
Build it or buy it, start it up and try it, maybe even fry it.  Otherwise you'll never know if it works.

I swear, there are times it seems like "Baofeng" is Cantonese for "hot mess."

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14564 on: December 02, 2012, 11:38:36 AM »
I did some YouTube research on dressing and butchering deer, put some mineral oil-coated eggs away in dry storage and experimented with my first loaf of beer bread. As a fledgling hunter who's never intentionally killed anything bigger than a yellowjacket, I have to say the field dressing video was pretty intense! I was uneasy (and a little queasy) at the beginning, but by the end of the video the predator in me was ready to take on the challenge. If the 20-year-old me could see me now!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14565 on: December 02, 2012, 11:45:58 AM »
keep me in the loop how this goes!

Pretty simple, and I've tested it out to about 150 miles.

ALE is helpful in setup.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14566 on: December 02, 2012, 12:31:22 PM »
Dehydrated another batch of elk jerky while we were sleeping last night.  It's coming out a little at a time this morning as it's done.  I tweaked my recipe from last time and oh man this is getting good.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14567 on: December 02, 2012, 12:43:25 PM »
Picked up almost 400 lbs of grass-fed beef and pastured pork from a local farm. Going to learn to cure/smoke/dehydrate!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14568 on: December 02, 2012, 01:17:07 PM »
Picked up almost 400 lbs of grass-fed beef and pastured pork from a local farm. Going to learn to cure/smoke/dehydrate!

That is a beautiful and fulfilling sight isn't it?
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14569 on: December 02, 2012, 01:41:10 PM »
nothing glorious today...I just sharpen the serated knives in the house.

And layed out 2 more articles for my blog but I cannot get in the mood to actually write them. wish i ahd a dictaphone and a secretary for this chore!
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14570 on: December 02, 2012, 01:41:26 PM »
Picked up almost 400 lbs of grass-fed beef and pastured pork from a local farm. Going to learn to cure/smoke/dehydrate!

Nice... and thanks for supporting your local farmer.

When you start to smoke/cure, go to a large animal vet and pick up bovine spinal needles. We had this guy up in Canada buy them all the time and I knew he didnt have cattle. I asked him and he used them for injecting brine next to the bone in his hams.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14571 on: December 02, 2012, 09:05:26 PM »
Last night I hosted an evening get together with two families of preppers...and signed up for 13skills.  :) 
Today was a lazy day for me, and I spent much of it perusing the new seed catalogs that arrived via the post yesterday and planning my gardens. DH, along with three DSs, went out and cut a fence line through the woods for the new goat fencing.  It was a bit slow going as they decided to cut some of the trees into firewood as they went along.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14572 on: December 02, 2012, 09:48:37 PM »
Finally got a great ham radio handheld.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14573 on: December 02, 2012, 11:17:57 PM »
signed up on 13skills, need to finish setting it up.

started to change a flat tire on my bicycle so the wife and i can go on rides and decided to clean up the drive train... well... ended up needing some tools i forgot i needed (it's been 20 years since i took apart a bike). just ordered them on amazon along with other things that were needed around the house.

once the bikes are rolling it'll be one more way to get some exercise and spend time with my wife.


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14574 on: December 03, 2012, 11:25:52 AM »
Finally got a great ham radio handheld.
Great! what model?

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14575 on: December 03, 2012, 01:06:29 PM »
Signed up for my 13 skills for 2013 at www.13skills.com.  Good luck to all that are embarking on this challenge.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14576 on: December 03, 2012, 01:25:51 PM »
Bottled 6 gallons of wine and started another batch.  (If I was on Doomesday Preppers I'd tell them I was planning for a post-apocalyptic stupor.)   :beer: 

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14577 on: December 03, 2012, 06:09:42 PM »
Added a little to the ammo pile and picked up hard carrying cases for my rifles.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14578 on: December 03, 2012, 06:41:12 PM »
I know you rotated some gas too!  ;)


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #14579 on: December 03, 2012, 06:43:33 PM »
I know you rotated some gas too!  ;)
Actually, I do that on Fridays.  ;) Today was all about shooting preps. Tomorrow, the range.
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Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
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