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Offline fishman1113

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15180 on: February 08, 2013, 09:28:06 AM »
Picked up an SKS and a Mosin Nagant carbine!  Excited to try them out this weekend.  The SKS at least.  Nagant didnt come with the head space tool.  So got to wait until I can pick one of them up. 
Also am going to the homestead to work on putting in the floor in the living room today!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15181 on: February 08, 2013, 01:40:35 PM »
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15182 on: February 08, 2013, 02:11:13 PM »
4 Hour CPR class tonight . wow that sucked . but i passed.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15183 on: February 08, 2013, 02:19:51 PM »
Picked up more LTS items on sale at the grocery store and rotated the gasoline stores.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15184 on: February 08, 2013, 05:35:16 PM »
I found my local and state prepper forums!

More new friends!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15185 on: February 08, 2013, 06:52:42 PM »
Today, around 5 pm I learned I need to have my handgun easier to get to. I was on the phone and the tv was on, when I heard a noise that at first sounded like something fell. Ended the call and went to check on the noise, thinking I would see what I thought was something that fell. As I stepped into the living room, I heard the same noise. It was like somebody was jerking on the storm door. I immediately grabbed the landline phone & gun & dialed 911. It took me about 1.5 mins to get the gun and about 15 mins for the police to get here. I was alone & there was no car here. I flipped the porch light on to let it be known that someone was in the house.

My gun has found a new (and much closer) spot to reside.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15186 on: February 08, 2013, 07:14:21 PM »
Picked up more LTS items on sale at the grocery store and rotated the gasoline stores.



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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15187 on: February 08, 2013, 07:24:11 PM »
I just replenished my stocks on the commercial style MRE's for the last year.  I don't buy much, but they are sure handy when you just don't have time to cook / failed to bring a meal when you are out and about.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15188 on: February 08, 2013, 08:31:49 PM »
  • More pallets (3).
  • Taught my daughter names of types of birds today, like the Oregon Junco, Towhees and Ravens.
  • Also quizzed her on animal scat. She has deer, elk, llama, horse and bird down.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15190 on: February 08, 2013, 09:42:40 PM »

My gun has found a new (and much closer) spot to reside.


Good on ya, soccer grannie.  Good on ya.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15191 on: February 08, 2013, 11:57:37 PM »
completely stripped down my mosin and cleaned all of the metal surfaces... i mean there wasn't a screw left to be undone... pretty simple gun, i was able to do it all without a manual.

i'm gong to 'borrow' the heat gun from work next week to get the stock cosmo free... then it's time to hear my baby roar!


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15192 on: February 09, 2013, 11:07:48 AM »
You didn't say if you had a manual, if you are interested: http://www.jgsales.com/mosin-nagant-free-printable-manual.-p-1600.html

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15193 on: February 09, 2013, 05:09:07 PM »
I ordered three cases of Mountain House from Safe Castle Royal. Figure if I cannot buy bullets, I can still buy food.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15194 on: February 09, 2013, 05:36:23 PM »
In a long list of things to get done on the preparedess front, I made a big step forward on the precious metals front....not the copper jacketed kind!

My order should arrive in a few days.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15195 on: February 09, 2013, 05:37:41 PM »
Pushed snow. Some for free - like the neighbors who are older themselves or care for an elderly parent/neighbor, some for cash - just people around town to make a few bucks for more preps. :D

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15196 on: February 09, 2013, 06:44:38 PM »
Built the hive boxes and top bars for my warre hives, hopefully I'll be done with them this week
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15197 on: February 09, 2013, 06:51:37 PM »
Yesterday I cleared out our shed and squared away all of my gardening tools, Sharpened the axe head and shovel blade. Bought a new handle for the hand hoe and changed it over for the old splintered one.

I have been training our new puppy to come and sit so that has taken up some time. I know that this is not exactly prep however it’s good to have an obedient dog who is able to follow your commands if there is a chaotic situation.

Added more simple food stocks during the week + increased my battery, household candle and dog food supply.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15198 on: February 09, 2013, 08:51:55 PM »
Went to the endimion parade with the family. It was a good Maris gras. It's not over until Wednesday but its over for me!
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15199 on: February 09, 2013, 08:58:01 PM »
got a new pair of shoes, more age and lifestyle appropriate.

also got a nice set of files from my grandfather's house.


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15200 on: February 09, 2013, 09:36:41 PM »
  • Pruned an OLD standard pear tree to half it's size and chipped up the debris which was not firewood
  • Pruned a cherry tree to an appropriate size and got the dead wood off
  • Layer started 10 Blackcaps (kinda like a cross between a blackberry and raspberry)
  • Decided where to put the small fruits section of the farm and started preparing for that
  • Finished the new floor in Z's office
  • Stained 3/4 roundstock for floor trim
  • Cut all the Scotch Broom from a section of the farm

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15201 on: February 09, 2013, 11:26:20 PM »
Finished one part of the garden today.

On a sad note: My Flemish Giant rabbit lost her babies. I think she miscarried.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15202 on: February 10, 2013, 12:39:42 AM »
From North Florida-I just got back from Wal-Mart and picked up 2 boxes of Winchester 9mm 115 grain FMJ box of 100 for $24.95 each. 

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15203 on: February 10, 2013, 08:17:36 AM »
They have any 22lr in Live Oak?
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15204 on: February 10, 2013, 08:25:33 AM »
I got more than 3/4 of the flooring in the living room!  Hope to get the rest done this week. 

Pruned my raspberries.  Getting them ready for the move.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15205 on: February 10, 2013, 08:54:43 AM »
pick up some LTS and packed them away.... no, i did not rotate any gas  :)
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15206 on: February 10, 2013, 09:14:06 AM »
Freed up some $$ to make an Ag purchase.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15207 on: February 10, 2013, 11:22:38 AM »
FINALLY received my upper from cheaper than dirt.  Put it on my recently assembled lower.  The wife's upper will be here approximately 1-1-14 accordingly to CTD.  Scheduled a home brew class for me and a coworker.  Bought four 15 gallon plastic food grade barrels with bungs for 10 bucks each.  Good for storing fuel or water.  Got bung wrenches and siphon pumps too.  PM me in the Denver area if you want to find out where to get these barrels.  They are great a nd clean.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15208 on: February 10, 2013, 05:21:09 PM »
Just got back from Gander Mountain in Valdosta GA. They just got a shipment of ammo in. Picked up 80 rds. 762X54 for $40 200 rds .40 for $90 and 10 rds. of military grade 00 buck for $10. Added 5lbs cornmeal and a few other things for lts.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15209 on: February 10, 2013, 06:28:12 PM »
Today I bought the Steven Harris Battery Bank Videos, watched them and made some notes on what I'm going to put together for backup power. I have to say that if you're just getting into this stuff, and are a visual learner like myself, the videos are great material.

 I'm about halfway toward having everything I need to get going.