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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15090 on: January 29, 2013, 08:09:13 PM »
On two polar extremes financially...

I bought a tactical pen, which is pretty cool.  I also got a free knife from a customer on my route, and it looks like it could do some serious damage, even if it is a little small (which is good).

My car keeled over (very loudly) this weekend, so yesterday I bought a very reliable used car and ponied up a tiny bit more for an extended warranty that will take me through 2017.  It's a Honda with 30,000 miles, so probably good for another 150,000 or so.  Smart decision, and I had Jay do the talking when we were at the dealership.  We got the interest rate down 5 percentage points because of him, plus free oil changes for the next 4 years.

I just brought my Bug Out Binder to the dealership, so when they asked for random info, I had everything right there.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15091 on: January 29, 2013, 08:19:03 PM »
We stoped in spring field Mo . Sams club monday on the way home. There was a nice couple there,
that just woke up scared. 2 full push carts ,not watching the people watching them. they were to wired for me to stop them and talk . seamed like they ran to the suv to load . and pack and repack
 There eyes were wide open but they werent watching what was going on .
things i wish i would have said to them , dont buy all that unless you can repack and store, it 6 flats of beans. check the payload because you shure blew it this time ,SUV dragging. 1 to watch 2 to load that kid can do some thing.They were not laughing with you it was at you running up and down the isles. A bad guy could have fallowed you home did you watch for him did you look ?
Slow down ,yes were happy for you , think fist ,are you ready to put up all that food ? its not a good deal if you waste it. Good Luck

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15092 on: January 29, 2013, 11:41:55 PM »
I love my LMF.

The jury is still out for me.  I have the Coyote version and find it a bit heavy.  Actually, on the last GHB/BOB/Pack revision, I swapped it out for a Glock knife to save half the weight.  My fav knife is the 80's Gerber USMC double edge, about the same weight and length as the Glock knife, but it's prolly best not to carry that one around on an everyday basis.  Utility wise, the single edged knives are more practical on the trail, anyway.

Today I worked on shelving for my new storage area.  Tomorrow I'll help a friend order a heap of freeze dried food, then get back on the solar project Thursday.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15093 on: January 30, 2013, 08:13:19 AM »
No overtime?
Thank goodnes, 4 hours yesterday and 8 more coming up tomorrow.  8)

It all goes in the piggy bank (preps, that is.)
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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 #15094 on: January 30, 2013, 09:16:41 AM »
Finally tracked down to lady who is trying to start a community garden in my town & got invited to a steering committee meeting.
I really only wanted a plot of my own but, I guess this might be better. Lots more work :o, but better for community building.  ;)

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15095 on: January 30, 2013, 10:50:20 AM »
i've been working on my baking skills--scones, tortillas, breads.  It's all well and good to have 700# of flour but if you don't know what to do with it, yer still gonna starve.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15096 on: January 30, 2013, 11:33:59 AM »
Pretty easy. Squash 12-16 raw almonds and drop into a jar of vodka, shake often and it is ready in a few months.

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Oh... and teaching my little one to be a carpenter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5BRxIvql-c I thought she did pretty good for just turning 3. (Actually I was just kinda keeping her out of the way and occupied, but figured she might be able to help me on the chicken houses soon.)

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When my youngest child was about her age, I discovered free scraps at the local lumber yard. A box of nails and a few 6 oz hammers kept my three boys busy for HOURS. No smashed digits, either. I think they did better then than I do some days now.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15097 on: January 30, 2013, 11:38:26 AM »
My wife got a large vacum sealer today for $0.00.  Way to go honey!!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15098 on: January 30, 2013, 12:47:29 PM »
Packed up a huge bunch of beans & rice noodles in mylar, with o2 absorbers. It all looked like a huge pile until I had it all consolidated. Now it looks like a very small food supply.  ::)
I guess I'd better pick up some more on payday!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15099 on: January 30, 2013, 12:47:40 PM »
Haven't posted in a while...been too busy fishing!

My wife bought me my first gun for xmas...Remington 870.  Put four boxes through it over the weekend shooting clays...good stuff.


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15100 on: January 30, 2013, 01:00:20 PM »
Packed up a huge bunch of beans & rice noodles in mylar, with o2 absorbers. It all looked like a huge pile until I had it all consolidated. Now it looks like a very small food supply.  ::)
I guess I'd better pick up some more on payday!

-Eriko

A little note to help you figure how many dried beans you have. When I cook dried white beans (Great Northern) I cook 2 lbs at a time. When the beans are done, it fills a 4.5 qt crock pot to the rim with very little juice. ... just my 2 cents

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15101 on: January 30, 2013, 01:11:07 PM »
Thanks Soccer Grannie!  ;)

A little note to help you figure how many dried beans you have. When I cook dried white beans (Great Northern) I cook 2 lbs at a time. When the beans are done, it fills a 4.5 qt crock pot to the rim with very little juice. ... just my 2 cents

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15102 on: January 30, 2013, 01:20:59 PM »
bought a bore light for my guns. pretty nifty doohicky.

i do have one question that maybe someone on here can answer: mine also has a laser pointer on it... aside from driving the cat crazy with it, i can't really see an application for firearms... can someone enlighten me?


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15103 on: January 30, 2013, 01:27:35 PM »
I like my laser light for 2 reasons:
1. Bad guy sees a red light on his chest & knows he's gonna be dead
2. If I can't get to my glasses, I can see the red light & know where I'm aiming

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15104 on: January 30, 2013, 01:31:34 PM »
Managed to pick up 400 tea light candles at IKEA for $16....4 cents a candle seemed good value and will be a good addition to my Black Out stores.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15105 on: January 30, 2013, 07:06:43 PM »
Today and yesterday i learned how to make salsa using home grown tomatoes and peppers. I also got a great opportunity to work on one of my 13 skills and got to learn how to can using a pressure cooker and also a standard pot. I cant wait to learn more!!
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15106 on: January 30, 2013, 08:36:22 PM »
Received my Gerber LMF today. Wonderful knife. Beat my expectations. It is heavy but that is wanted for this knife. Super thick blade that will take plenty of abuse. The handle is a great non-slip surface. The only thing I did not like about it is the sheath. I prefer a sheath that is completely made from Kydex with a positive lock that keeps the knife from moving in it. I don't like flimsy nylon. 1 plus though is that the kydex part of the sheath has a carbide knife sharpener integrated in it. Very nice feature. I would highly recommend this knife for a general survival/bush knife.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15107 on: January 30, 2013, 09:49:46 PM »
I like my laser light for 2 reasons:
1. Bad guy sees a red light on his chest & knows he's gonna be dead
2. If I can't get to my glasses, I can see the red light & know where I'm aiming

oops! this isn't a light to put on my gun, more of a cleaning tool that has a laser integrated into it... the only way this guy is sticking on my gun is with duct tape.


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15108 on: January 31, 2013, 08:14:29 AM »
jumped on the scale this morning and i've dropped 10 pounds! only 20 - 25 more to go. my wife and i recently went to a whole foods diet and i have to say i have never felt better in my life. gotta be healthy and fit for the zombies, if you don't believe me go watch zombieland... rule #1


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15109 on: January 31, 2013, 06:10:26 PM »
bought the new ant round from TSP mint


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15110 on: January 31, 2013, 07:43:04 PM »
My wife dropped by the coin shop 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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'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 #15111 on: January 31, 2013, 08:44:01 PM »
Received my Gerber LMF today. Wonderful knife. Beat my expectations. It is heavy but that is wanted for this knife. Super thick blade that will take plenty of abuse. The handle is a great non-slip surface. The only thing I did not like about it is the sheath. I prefer a sheath that is completely made from Kydex with a positive lock that keeps the knife from moving in it. I don't like flimsy nylon. 1 plus though is that the kydex part of the sheath has a carbide knife sharpener integrated in it. Very nice feature. I would highly recommend this knife for a general survival/bush knife.

Nylon?  Interesting. 

My LMF came with a Kydex sheath, slotted around the edges for attaching to webbing, vests, weaving into dropleg pistol holsters, etc.  The click is almost too positive for me, it takes quite a bit of "yank" to pull it out.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15112 on: February 01, 2013, 05:09:03 AM »
Not a whole lot ofprepping going on here lately.

Buying ammo components when I can locate them so I can continue to reload.

Fighting the good fight trying to keep my town from banning almost all guns. Yep. That's right. Check out the proposed bylaw change on page 14 of this attachment.

http://westfordma.gov/pages/government/westfordma_townmeeting/documents/2013atm/DRAFT_2013ATMWARRANT_1-23-2013.pdf

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15113 on: February 01, 2013, 09:15:36 AM »
I was able to pick up a Leatherman Wingman Multi-tool on clearance for $10.00 yesterday.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15114 on: February 01, 2013, 10:06:19 AM »
Today and yesterday i learned how to make salsa using home grown tomatoes and peppers.

Was WAY better than storebought too wasn't it?

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15115 on: February 01, 2013, 10:11:49 AM »
I was looking at a guy as a potential member of a crew.  Cool guy, awesome skills, and lots of gear.

Found out I couldn't trust him.  He didn't do anything horrible, just something to lose my 100% trust.  Glad I found that out now instead of when it could have got me and others killed.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15116 on: February 01, 2013, 10:50:12 AM »
Was WAY better than storebought too wasn't it?

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yes it is its actually HOT just the way i like it  ;D
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15117 on: February 01, 2013, 11:39:41 AM »
Heavy G,
Thank God you found out now.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #15118 on: February 01, 2013, 12:13:25 PM »
I made the montly Costco and Walmart runs to replenish and extend LTS.
"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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'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 #15119 on: February 01, 2013, 06:05:52 PM »
bought some silver at a great price... also has a nice logo on it :)
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