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G29Reload
02-22-2011, 17:46
but 40 boxes of Cheerios? wow. :wow:

There's some expiration dates that need to be adhered to. Cereal
WILL go stale even in sealed packages.

UneasyRider
02-22-2011, 19:14
There's some expiration dates that need to be adhered to. Cereal
WILL go stale even in sealed packages.

I generally keep 80-100 boxes of Cherios in the house at any given time. The best by dates are about 1 year and I eat 2-3 boxes per week. I eat the stuff for breakfast and before I go to bed. I friggin love Cherios and I like to keep a 1 year supply of food on hand.

gotplastic
02-22-2011, 19:19
I only go to Wal-Mart about once a month. Was in there this weekend picking up some seeds, and walked by the ammo counter without buying anything. Feel so much shame.

quake
02-22-2011, 19:58
There's some expiration dates that need to be adhered to. Cereal
WILL go stale even in sealed packages.

It will, but it can be slowed greatly if kept in as dry an environment as possible. We keep the dehumidifier in our 'pantry' at 35% humidity, and things like cereal, pasta, crackers, etc, stay fresh well past their 'use-by' dates.

For us it's cheerios & rice chex both, and they stay good until a good six or eight months past the marked date.

G23c
02-22-2011, 21:02
I generally keep 80-100 boxes of Cherios in the house at any given time. The best by dates are about 1 year and I eat 2-3 boxes per week. I eat the stuff for breakfast and before I go to bed. I friggin love Cherios and I like to keep a 1 year supply of food on hand.

now it makes sense knowing your Cheerios addiction. :supergrin: store what you eat and eat what you store. i have three kids, I understand Brother.

BonoVox
02-22-2011, 21:17
Bought 75 ounces of silver (1 OZ and 5 OZ bars) about a month ago when silver was in the $28s. Love to say I have a crystal ball but to be honest a friend was buying from APMEX and I piggy baked on him to get shared shipping and some volume discounts.

Bought a case of 45ACP and 9MM FMJ. This was to beat the mail order law that California was about to start enforcing in Feb, but then was blown out in the courts. I actually bought the ammo a few hours before the announcement came out on the courts acting on it. I probably could have cancelled, but those cases went on top of the other cases.

Bought some more bottled water.

Actually hit the range with my 13 year old daughter for a science fair project she is doing comparing different calibers and penetration into our home made ballistic gelatin. That was a LOT of fun and she wants to get back out there ASAP! She has moved up from her 22lr Cricket rifle and had a blast taking out Zombie Bowling Pins with all sorts of firearms after we finished her project work.

Training a teenage Zombie fighter is probably my best prep of the month!:cool:

G29Reload
02-22-2011, 22:21
I generally keep 80-100 boxes of Cherios in the house at any given time. The best by dates are about 1 year and I eat 2-3 boxes per week. I eat the stuff for breakfast and before I go to bed. I friggin love Cherios and I like to keep a 1 year supply of food on hand.


Well, thats great until you don't. I used to eat quaker crunchy cereal of some type with oatmeal until I burned out. Had half a dozen
boxes go stale before i knew it.

The stuff is made with oats though. (cheerios) I was raised on the stuff. It's one of the "good" cereals as opposed to capn crunch which made more infrequent appearances.

I just mainline straight oatmeal now. Gets baked into oatbran muffins with walnuts and cranberries.

quake
02-23-2011, 07:48
Put back another ten buckets of staple foods. Three of pintos, five of rice, and two of popcorn for meal & such. Four gallon square buckets this time, as they'll stack & store much more space-efficiently than the 5-gallon round ones that I've (and most others have probably) used in the past.

First time using the four-gallon size but they actually work out stunningly well for planning 'this many pounds to that many buckets'. Twenty pounds of pintos, or twenty-five of popcorn, fit exactly right. Rice took ~118 lbs for five buckets, between 23 & 24 lbs per bucket.

Like to find smaller bags - the five-gallon size ones are enough too wide that it makes it a little awkward when heat sealing. Doable, just awkward.


Ran the first batches of 160-grain loads thru the new .45LC snubnose. Five rounds each of six different recipes using titegroup & bullseye, run over the chrono as a baseline starting point. May try working some up with faster red-dot powder; haven't decided yet, just getting started on the experimenting at this point.

Also got our company set up as a DirecTV installing dealer. Just a minor side thing now, but if people start more & more staying home due to economic reasons, it might be nice to have that side business already in place.

DoctaGlockta
02-23-2011, 08:12
Doing research on FTA satellite systems. If anyone here has done as well please chime in. Thanks.

UneasyRider
02-23-2011, 11:19
Well, thats great until you don't. I used to eat quaker crunchy cereal of some type with oatmeal until I burned out. Had half a dozen
boxes go stale before i knew it.

The stuff is made with oats though. (cheerios) I was raised on the stuff. It's one of the "good" cereals as opposed to capn crunch which made more infrequent appearances.

I just mainline straight oatmeal now. Gets baked into oatbran muffins with walnuts and cranberries.

I know just what you mean brother. I have given away large quantities of food that I have grown tired of eating but that makes me feel good too.

Cheerios on the other hand I have been eating for decades and I am not really worried about appetite fatigue. I have to have my Cheerios.

volsbear
02-23-2011, 11:20
New SHTF bag came yesterday - see that thread on the LA Police Supply 3-day pack.

Sitting down since I'm home with my sick kid and organizing a list of supplies.

jarubla
02-23-2011, 12:38
Bought a couple of pistols, more dehydrated veggies, a few homesteading type books, some surgical sutures, and a Bosch kitchen mixer part.

We're pretty solid preppers (I was raised with the food storage mentality; gardening, home canning, boy scouts n' such). These last two weeks have been fairly major purchases for us (not our every day purchase type things).

A bit of side info; we drive/keep in running condition old cars (newest is 11 years old, oldest 22 years old), live within our means, and prep things we'll use/eat.

What with the earthquake in New Zealand, it's time for the fam to review our earthquake prep plans.

-Jay

jokeruh
02-23-2011, 13:11
Took delivery of a storage building about 3 weeks ago. The building allows me to store many items which were outside and in closets (freeing up more room for food and other items which I can't store outdoors). :supergrin:

I was about to buy a generator (I was waiting for the building so I wouldn't have to store it outside) but they raised the price on the one I was about to buy from $650 to $800. :crying: I am going to wait it out to see if they will drop the price back down.

2 weeks ago I practiced fire starting using a magnesium bar and battery/steel wool combination. This was my first time using either method. Key to magnesium bar: sufficient shavings in a pile on top of plenty of tinder (wind was a huge problem as it EASILY blows the shavings) as the magnesium burns FAST. Key to steel wool/battery: I created a cavity deep inside the wool and stuffed plenty of tinder inside. That method easily created fire and was completely unaffected by the wind. The steel wool/battery combo is simply, effective, and reliable. I may add this method to my 3day packs as it is extremely easy and a very light weight addition (right now, each pack has 2 lighters and 1 magnesium bar).

Last week, I got some 1911 replacement springs to put away for future use.

On Friday, I shipped out by ambi G21SF to Glock. The mag release was sticking. Glock has been extremely helpful so far. They emailed me a prepaid shipping label. All I had to do was box it up and drop it off at the local Fedex outlet. Glock said they would replace the frame with a standard SF frame. All of this is no cost to me. I should have the gun back in about 3-4 weeks.

Purchased another G30SF Saturday. I like extras/compatibility with parts/magazines of guns I already own.

Bought another holster and dual mag carrier.

Yesterday, received 2 more 55 gallon water barrels from emergency essentials. Washed out, filled, and put them in the storage building. This brings my water supply up to 80 days. My food supply is around 80-90 days currently. My goal for the immediate future is to get my food and water supply over the 90 day mark.

I am heading to walmart in a few minutes to pick up some more canned goods, hand sanitizer, paper plates/spoons/cups, etc. I already have a lot of sanitizer on hand. However, I am stocking more. If we ever have to go an extended period w/o water, I plan to conserve as much water as possible by the use of sanitizer for cleaning/bathing (I know this is not ideal but it is better than smelling bad and spreading germs).

That is all that I can think of at the moment. I know I will have some more stuff to add soon.

MSP Sarge
02-23-2011, 21:41
Felt the need to buy 200rds of .308 168 Match King Federal. Also purchased a propane lantern and 15 spare mantels.

NIB
02-23-2011, 22:03
Finally got my food preps going after much procrastination.

Bought a 50 lbs bag of rice and two 20 lbs bags of beans along with a package of Spam cans. Still a ways to go but this should get me through short term.

G29Reload
02-24-2011, 02:35
That is all that I can think of at the moment. I know I will have some more stuff to add soon.

Jokeruh To Do List

1. Change despised, hateful avitar from deluded socialist c$%*
enemy of the country to something pleasant, human or funny.

volsbear
02-24-2011, 11:37
Jokeruh To Do List

1. Change despised, hateful avitar from deluded socialist c$%*
enemy of the country to something more pleasant, human or funny.

Or at the very least, use a picture of a SMOKIN' HOT socialist. Not that hag.

Babynine
02-24-2011, 12:18
I finally replaced my Mr. Coffee cheepo electric coffee grinder with a manual Hario ceremic burr travel grinder. I also bought a single burner Coleman Dual Fual 533 stove at Wall Mart for $46 as my '65 Coleman 413G suitcace stove is huge.

G29Reload
02-24-2011, 17:30
manual Hario ceremic burr travel grinder..

Thanks for this major find.

I have already perfected power failure coffee with Bialetti stove top espresso maker, and a coleman gas stove or the MSR pocket rocket.

But if I have no coffee ground, I'm f'd.

Lone exception is if one of my UPS has enough juice to power the electric one I have. The hand grinder will complete the circuit...if I have a supply of beans stored, (starbucks bagged have about a 6 month expiration date) I can hang for a bit.

I cannot function through armageddon without morning coffee.:faint:

ML Roak
02-24-2011, 17:36
Starting to get the finishing touches on my 1919a4 Semi conversion. Bought a Ruger SP101 in 357 Mag. Keep stashing more food.

G23c
02-24-2011, 19:28
collected all flashlights to check batteries and start consolidation.

jokeruh
02-24-2011, 20:36
Jokeruh To Do List

1. Change despised, hateful avitar from deluded socialist c$%*
enemy of the country to something pleasant, human or funny.

If you promise to stop using bold font then I promise to change my avatar. :tongueout:

I used to have this one as my avatar

jokeruh
02-24-2011, 20:52
Yesterday, I picked up about 30 canned goods. Some of them were corn and fruit. The majority were stews, soups, spaghetti & meatballs, etc. I also got some more jerky.

Rearranged the pantry by rotating in the new stock.

I bought plastic cups, spoons, and plates. I also got more sanitizer.

A few weeks ago I purchased 2 stainless, 24oz water bottles (1 for each 72hr bag). Originally, I was just using plastic bottles. In my opinion, the stainless is far superior. The weight increase is negligible (not even worth mentioning) and I can now boil water in the bottle itself. It is hard to go wrong with a $5 stainless bottle that has a screw-on top and seal.

G29Reload
02-25-2011, 00:36
I used to have this one as my avatar

If projectile vomiting is your goal...

I said, pleasant, human or funny.

Maybe you're just a socialist or are a fan of the destructive Left. They usually don't hang out here because they expect the .gov to take care of them.

jokeruh
02-25-2011, 11:42
If projectile vomiting is your goal...

I said, pleasant, human or funny.

How can you not laugh at two faces that look that hideous?

Maybe you're just a socialist or are a fan of the destructive Left. They usually don't hang out here because they expect the .gov to take care of them.

Not sure why you would think this. The only thing that helps me through the day is to try and laugh at them..........and that doesn't often work. Did you look closely at the stupid looks on their faces?

G29Reload
02-25-2011, 19:04
How can you not laugh at two faces that look that hideous?

Because they make me want to vomit instead? Because of the incredible damage she's caused to our nation?

I wouldnt laugh at her unless she was dangling from a noose.

Lugi
02-26-2011, 11:46
Just ordered some maxpedtion stuff..........


Tactile Pocket Large,Vulture-II Backpack, FR-1 Pouch,5in. TacTie, Volta Battery Pouch,Pygmy Falcon-II Backpack,32 oz. Wide-Mouth Nalgene,Four-By-Six Pouch and a F.I.G.H.T. Medical Pouch!







:supergrin:

RWBlue
02-26-2011, 12:04
Starting to get the finishing touches on my 1919a4 Semi conversion.

That sounds like soo much fun.

Lugi
02-26-2011, 13:12
Just ordered 500 rounds of blazer brass...not bad for 117.00 shipped.:supergrin:

lawman800
02-26-2011, 16:55
Their faces would be funny but they have power to influence our lives and that is not funny. If they are powerless and just butts of jokes, then they would be funny.

silentpoet
02-26-2011, 21:32
I am halfway through a rebuild of my caddy's carb. I took it off the car and tore it apart. Most of the interior carb looks ok, with not too much deposits. The caddy is my emp proof vehicle.

Also increasing my medical knowledge.

volsbear
02-26-2011, 21:42
I am halfway through a rebuild of my caddy's carb. I took it off the car and tore it apart. Most of the interior carb looks ok, with not too much deposits. The caddy is my emp proof vehicle.

Also increasing my medical knowledge.

The foot bone's connected to the... ankle bone.

bdcochran
02-26-2011, 21:51
Halfway through a shooting course today. Sold a Feather .22lr barrel and sleeve. Received check on a prior sale - most people are honest and I ship when product is ordered most times instead of waiting for the check to come.

I learned how to bake French bread with a bread maker and just popped another 4 loafs in for final baking.

M1A Shooter
02-26-2011, 23:18
got a few assorted mountain house meals to try out. will stock the ones worth stocking away in my packs.

volsbear
02-26-2011, 23:27
Bought some supplies for the 3-day pack I just bought recently.

Does anyone know of a good place to order the individually packaged OTC meds?

M1A Shooter
02-26-2011, 23:47
Bought some supplies for the 3-day pack I just bought recently.

Does anyone know of a good place to order the individually packaged OTC meds?

http://www.chinookmed.com/cgi-bin/item/01332/modules/-Chinook-Medication-Module----------------------

volsbear
02-26-2011, 23:48
Thanks M1A

Moochin
02-27-2011, 00:05
Started this years veggie garden. Planted tomatos, cucumbers, onions, lettuce, bell peppers, banana peppers, and some herbs in my greenhouse.

Ordered 20 more fruit bearing trees, various strains of peach, apple, and plum to plant.

More ammo is a given.

Slowly working on the wife, getting her on board. Easiest way I have found is getting her involved in gardening. I help her with her 'flower' bed, which in turn eases her into the idea of growing our own food and later, preserving/canning.

Tom Kanik
02-27-2011, 06:13
Bought more canned goods, another sleeping bag for the vehicle, new battery for the truck and another for solar panels, and new tires for the 4X4 truck. Also picked up onion and potato sets for the garden.

Grayson
02-27-2011, 10:21
ETA: vols, minimus.biz might be worth a look too.

A bit more than just "this week," but:

***Sportsman's Guide has a pretty decent deal (esp when you factor in Club discount AND coupons from sites like retailmenot.com) on Wise freeze-dried food kits. Picked up a bucket to supplement my food storage. 25-year shelf life, and they come in 4-serving pouches instead of #10 cans. Tried the Lasagna from a sample pack I ordered from Wise themselves, pretty good. Just remember what I generally fail to when cooking pouch foods, MIX IT **VERY** WELL. ;) BTW, note that the "sample" packs are 2-serving and only a 7 year shelf life. While I'm sure the packs aren't as DURABLE as a #10 can, they come in a pretty robust plastic bucket, and with the more convenient serving sizes, I think it's a good trade off.

***When I sampled that lasagna, it was with some family members that are getting more and more into prepping, which is a good thing.

***Grocery store had a better-than-usual sale going on this week. I was mostly going for day-to-day stuff rather than storage stuff (IE, milk, OJ, eggs) but did pick up some stuff to add to the food stores. Spent $100, but saved $30. Made me wonder how much I coulda saved if I'd had some coupons..

***My cousin's husband is looking into getting at least one more rifle soonish. Dunno if it's due to the "possibility" (read: certainty) upcoming calls for more gun control, or the fear that prices are going nowhere but UP regardless. This is good for me because the better armed the people in "my circle" are the happier I am, and also because I just might have something to offer to sell him... ;)

***Getting the taxes done, but not sure how much I need to be celebrating as last year I tried to adjust things to where I wouldn't be getting a big refund back. If I get one, it's either going to the oil bill, or to getting the road/driveway fixed up.

***Picked up more CRKT M-series folders on the cheap at Sportsman's Guide too. The big tanto one even comes with a spare pocket clip. HANDY for me, as I have an uncanny knack for hitting the clip against things that REALLY bend it out of whack.

***Oh yeah! I got another younger cousin into shooting with my handy M&P BB pistol. :thumbsup: She was MUCH more of a hard sell than her younger sister, but she took to it pretty well I think.

***Found a 2AA Mini Maglite with a 1AAA Solitare combo-pack at Wally World on clearance for $9 and snapped it up. You can NEVER have too many flashlights, especially when you're around people who don't share the same philosophy! But I have to say, given the terrible winter we've had this year, the power company has kept the lights on almost all the time...

G29Reload
02-27-2011, 12:54
Practiced SWAT tactics on the first woodchuck of the year. Think I winged him, he's still in his hole and unwilling to negotiate. :supergrin:

WM run. They do have great prices on canned goods. Some re-stocking.

(AMMO CHECK: they were out of 9mm bulk packs and prices are posted about 23 and change on the 100pak.)

Picked up Turbo tax to start the return...

finshed and submitted the assessment appeal on the house. Those people are crazy out of their minds.

M1A Shooter
02-27-2011, 13:14
put away some food buckets today.
50lbs of all purpose flour
150lbs of rice
30lbs small red beans
30lbs great northern beans
35lbs of split green peas
50lbs of oatmeal

also added 20lbs of canned ham and 30lbs of canned chicken, 2 cases each of canned corn, peas and green beans.

need to add a bit of fruit to round it out better. still working on it though. sugar and spices will come in the next month as well.

good start for just my wife and i?

SRT76
02-27-2011, 14:42
Bought some supplies for the 3-day pack I just bought recently.

Does anyone know of a good place to order the individually packaged OTC meds?

There are some good sites that have lots of "travel size" stuff. Check those out.

volsbear
02-27-2011, 14:59
Practiced SWAT tactics on the first woodchuck of the year. Think I winged him, he's still in his hole and unwilling to negotiate. :supergrin:

WM run. They do have great prices on canned goods. Some re-stocking.

(AMMO CHECK: they were out of 9mm bulk packs and prices are posted about 23 and change on the 100pak.)

Picked up Turbo tax to start the return...

finshed and submitted the assessment appeal on the house. Those people are crazy out of their minds.

My walmart last night was the opposite. Piles of 9mm but zero .45acp. Bummer.

G23c
02-27-2011, 17:25
checked and updated all car bags. changed out batteries in flashlights and added Celox to the FAK's.

G29Reload
02-27-2011, 17:55
put away some food buckets today.
50lbs of all purpose flour
150lbs of rice
30lbs small red beans
30lbs great northern beans
35lbs of split green peas
50lbs of oatmeal

also added 20lbs of canned ham and 30lbs of canned chicken, 2 cases each of canned corn, peas and green beans.

need to add a bit of fruit to round it out better. still working on it though. sugar and spices will come in the next month as well.

good start for just my wife and i?

With that kind of purchases, I'd say you're well on to two years.

G29Reload
02-27-2011, 18:02
Another addition picked up at WM: 7lbs of corn flour.

Gonna learn to make my own tortillas!


Everyone should stock this. Poor mexican peasants who lived without power or refrigeration developed their diet for a reason.

In the hot dessert, bread would not keep, nor the yeast to make it.

Like Jews wandering in the dessert, cornflour tortillas are just another kind of unleavened bread.

For SHTF, mix the flour with water, roll it out and throw it on hot iron till its ready...minute or so, so not a lot of fuel to make it either. Skillet and camp stove gets it done.

Rice and beans, dinner is served!

volsbear
02-27-2011, 19:43
Picked up a fire starter and a new flashlight for my new bag.

bdcochran
02-27-2011, 21:51
Took a two day class in handgun. One instructor. One other student with little shooting practice. Her husband had died and she inherited the guns. At the end of the class she was able to put two magazines of 9 mm ammo in a pattern the size of a thumb shooting rapid fire from about 8 feet. She was taught sitting and standing at 12 feet and was able to put over 600 rounds through an area the size of a fist over the two days.

For me it was a refresher course - I go back to basics as often as I can. Corrected a few things in my shooting.

lawman800
02-27-2011, 22:22
One other student with little shooting practice. Her husband had died and she inherited the guns.

:needspics:

I function checked most of the gear that needs batteries.

M1A Shooter
02-27-2011, 22:29
Another addition picked up at WM: 7lbs of corn flour.

Gonna learn to make my own tortillas!


Everyone should stock this. Poor mexican peasants who lived without power or refrigeration developed their diet for a reason.

In the hot dessert, bread would not keep, nor the yeast to make it.

Like Jews wandering in the dessert, cornflour tortillas are just another kind of unleavened bread.

For SHTF, mix the flour with water, roll it out and throw it on hot iron till its ready...minute or so, so not a lot of fuel to make it either. Skillet and camp stove gets it done.

Rice and beans, dinner is served!

going to look up a recipe as well. was just thinking about this today.

the other bread we eat alot of here is banana and zuccini bread as they also require no yeast. the base recipe is the same and you can add pretty well anything to it for flavor.

silentpoet
02-28-2011, 03:11
The foot bone's connected to the... ankle bone.

Actually I dissected a sheep's heart and learned more about the cardiovascular system. Learned that Digitalis is a product of fox glove plants.

quake
02-28-2011, 07:38
Another addition picked up at WM: 7lbs of corn flour.

Gonna learn to make my own tortillas!


Everyone should stock this. Poor mexican peasants who lived without power or refrigeration developed their diet for a reason.

In the hot dessert, bread would not keep, nor the yeast to make it.

Like Jews wandering in the dessert, cornflour tortillas are just another kind of unleavened bread.

For SHTF, mix the flour with water, roll it out and throw it on hot iron till its ready...minute or so, so not a lot of fuel to make it either. Skillet and camp stove gets it done.

Rice and beans, dinner is served!

+1. We stock bulk popcorn for cornmeal and corn flour use. For the last 5-6 years, I don't think my wife or mother in law either one have made cornbread that wasn't made from bulk popcorn from sam's club. It's a little more dry than store-bought cornmeal, but not much; you can easily allow for that with minor adjustments to the recipe. Plus it stores well, and is silly cheap. I put up another 50 lbs of popcorn last week (2 four-gallon buckets), and iirc paid something like $15-$16 for it. That's a lot of corn bread, tortillas, etc.

GeorgiaGlockMan
02-28-2011, 09:18
This isn't really a prep but more of a sanity related item that could be useful.

Just upgraded my bow hunting gear from a 6-7 yr old Hoyt Vtec to a new Hoyt Carbon Element.

Wow - what a nice bow. It makes me very happy and it is so quiet the deer won't hear it coming!

volsbear
02-28-2011, 09:19
This isn't really a prep but more of a sanity related item that could be useful.

Just upgraded my bow hunting gear from a 6-7 yr old Hoyt Vtec to a new Hoyt Carbon Element.

Wow - what a nice bow. It makes me very happy and it is so quiet the deer won't hear it coming!

What'd'ya do with the old one?

GeorgiaGlockMan
02-28-2011, 09:26
What'd'ya do with the old one?

Nothing. It is still a great bow. It's been relegated to back-up bow duty. I'd like to say that I am going to still shoot it semi-regularly but it's not likely unless the CE goes down in a crisis.

G29Reload
02-28-2011, 12:36
+1. We stock bulk popcorn for cornmeal and corn flour use. For the last 5-6 years, I don't think my wife or mother in law either one have made cornbread that wasn't made from bulk popcorn from sam's club.

HTF does THAT work? You crush the stuff in a mill? Is that what ordinary cornflour is made from?

M1A Shooter
02-28-2011, 16:28
scored a wood fireplace insert today with a spare blower motor assembly for free :) too bad i didnt find it a few months ago but still a great deal.

also have a buddy who is going in with me to build 80% lowers. im buying the jig and using his milling machine :)

DoctaGlockta
02-28-2011, 18:33
HTF does THAT work? You crush the stuff in a mill? Is that what ordinary cornflour is made from?

I have heard that is the best way to store cornmeal.

fmfdocglock
02-28-2011, 19:13
Just ordered two more 275 serving freeze-dried food buckets.

quake
02-28-2011, 19:20
HTF does THAT work? You crush the stuff in a mill? Is that what ordinary cornflour is made from?

Mill works fine, but they actually use a food processor. Don't recall the brand, but it's some heavy-duty one that eats up unpopped popcorn like it was soft oats or something.

That really is all cornmeal is, although I suspect that it may be usually field corn (dent corn) rather than popcorn. But yes, just ground corn; just like wheat flour (or meal either one) is just ground wheat, to whatever coarseness.

They also add some other things (salt, baking powder, shortening[?], maybe other as well), but that's not necessary for consumption, just for flavoring and versatility. Ground finer into flour, a simple mix of flour & water (and ideally at least some salt), it can be cooked just as M1AShooter says.

volsbear
02-28-2011, 19:55
It's funny how now that I've made a list, I realize that I've got half this crap already in my house.

kirgi08
02-28-2011, 20:03
I use a pda when I'm shopping,it's a lot easier than a written list.We do have a back-up written list just in case.'08.

volsbear
02-28-2011, 20:21
I use a pda when I'm shopping,it's a lot easier than a written list.We do have a back-up written list just in case.'08.

yeah my list is a word document that lives on my phone.

kirgi08
02-28-2011, 20:24
Freezing eggs is another useful prep.'08.

BonoVox
03-01-2011, 02:11
:needspics:

I function checked most of the gear that needs batteries.

Good call.:whistling:

phil evans
03-01-2011, 06:10
" +1. We stock bulk popcorn for cornmeal and corn flour use..... Plus it stores well, and is silly cheap."

what is the shelf life of popcorn, is it similar to wheat berries/white rice?

quake
03-01-2011, 09:50
...what is the shelf life of popcorn, is it similar to wheat berries/white rice?
Depends who you ask. If you believe what the bag says, it's short. Last I bought (from Sam's) had a packed-date of November 2010, and a "use by" date of May 2011 - six months. But that's ludicrous frankly. Even before I stored popcorn long-term and before we thought to use it for cornbread, we bought it in bulk bags just for use as normal popcorn made on the stovetop. (Between our own two yeti sons and their football-player twin friends from next door, it was something cheap for the kids that way.) I know there's been times we've popped corn that was a good two years old and had been stored just in a plastic bin to keep bugs out; not sealed or anything. No detrimental effects that we could tell.


From http://www.popcornlovers.com/shopcontent.asp?type=Customerservice:
POPCORN STORAGE
What is the Shelf Life of Popcorn?
ANSWER: Popcorn kernels have a 5 year shelf life when stored tightly sealed in a cool, dry area. When stored for more than five years the moisture content of the kernel may change and more unpopped kernels may remain after popping.


From http://www.popcorncounty.com/faqs.html:
What is the shelf life of popcorn kernels?
Popcorn has an indefinite shelf life as long as it is stored in ideal conditions. However for best results, we recommend using it within one year from purchase.

One tip that I've read for reviving old & dry kernels is to add a spoonful (teaspoon, tablespoon, don't recall) of water to a jar of dried-out popcorn, shake it up & let it set for a while, until some of the water is absorbed into the kernels. Might work and might even be someday necessary, but have never had to do it. Even just setting in an unsealed (covered) bin, we've popped corn that was at least two, maybe three, years old; with no detectable difference.

Being good for several years just "in the pantry", makes me comfortable that it'd be good for much longer than that the way we pack it up long-term. It gets left in its paper bag in a dry-ish environment for a week at 35% humidity, then heat-sealed in mylar bag with O2 absorbers, so it should be good for a long time imo. Haven't tested it after long-term storage because I've only been storing it several years now, and the "non-packed" stuff (as bought from the store) lasts that long even without special protections.

Grayson
03-01-2011, 21:38
I need to look into popcorn. Dunno why I haven't, I like the stuff just fine. Use for cornmeal/flour is a plus too.

That Jim Guy
03-02-2011, 02:56
Bought another 100lbs of rice and 250lbs of Hard Red Winter Wheat, traded an old Alice Chalmer tractor for 5000 rounds of 5.56 & 1800 Rounds of South African 7.62x51, My LaRue gas block should be in today to finish my AR build.. And trying to keep my face from rotting off from this damn Brown Recluse bite..

kirgi08
03-02-2011, 04:06
I frikkin hate spiders.'08. :rant:

Glocktastic
03-02-2011, 04:26
I frikkin hate spiders.'08. :rant:

especially Brown Recluses (and Black Widows.)

Grayson
03-03-2011, 20:18
I've abandoned using the "fill up your gas tank when it gets half empty" rule.

....With the brouhaha over gas prices of late, now I get skittish if I start to get below 3/4 of a tank...! :dunno: Guess part of it comes from being out in the sticks pretty far.

Warp
03-03-2011, 22:09
I've abandoned using the "fill up your gas tank when it gets half empty" rule.

....With the brouhaha over gas prices of late, now I get skittish if I start to get below 3/4 of a tank...! :dunno: Guess part of it comes from being out in the sticks pretty far.

That would be gas every other day for us.

I am planning to fill up one or two of my cheap *** red plastic containers this weekend to supplement my full time stash of 4x5g scepter MFCs

Warp
03-04-2011, 10:03
I just (finally) had my wisdom teeth out, oh, a couple of hours ago.

Short term suck, long term peace of mind.

GeorgiaGlockMan
03-04-2011, 10:23
I just (finally) had my wisdom teeth out, oh, a couple of hours ago.

Short term suck, long term peace of mind.

Ouch. Hope youheal fast.

G23c
03-04-2011, 13:25
picked up two more gas cans. those are some of the first things to go just before a hurricane.

UneasyRider
03-04-2011, 14:42
I just (finally) had my wisdom teeth out, oh, a couple of hours ago.

Short term suck, long term peace of mind.

Good prep! I had mine out by an Army dentist doing a 30 rotation of pulling teeth, he had to break the lower many times then grind the remaining tooth down to the bone. I still remember it.

G29Reload
03-04-2011, 15:30
Brutal memories. I had a couple out in the dentist chair when I was a kid, bloody mess.

Two others by hospitalized surgery. Ugh.

Sometimes dentistry is just torment. No wonder they have such high suicide rates.

Warp
03-04-2011, 18:47
Mine went well. They came out 8-10 hours ago and I haven't taken any painkillers at all. Just whatever was in the injected during the procedure...which seem to have worn completely off quite awhile ago.

No, if only I could eat solid food and didn't have to taste blood all the time...

NDCent
03-05-2011, 09:35
Mylar bagged some rotated beans, pasta, sugar, and instant potatoes.

fmfdocglock
03-05-2011, 10:47
This is not really a prep, but I have started car pooling again with 3 other buddies from work. We live within a 1/2 milre radius of each other. Pickup takes only 10-15 min in the am.

We each save $40-$60 per month in gas on our vehicles, not counting wear and tear/mileage.

G29Reload
03-05-2011, 11:18
Mine went well. They came out 8-10 hours ago and I haven't taken any painkillers at all.

This is prep right here.

You STILL get any prescription for painkillers filled, and take ALL refills if any.

Store them away for house first-aid reserve. time may come when you need them for something grievous and there is no doctor...or open pharmacy. Lock em up in your gun safe.

Warp
03-05-2011, 13:04
Another big one, right on the heels of the wisdom teeth: ZERO credit card debt. This is the first time for us, well, ever to be able to make that claim.

Feels good. :)

This is prep right here.

You STILL get any prescription for painkillers filled, and take ALL refills if any.

Store them away for house first-aid reserve. time may come when you need them for something grievous and there is no doctor...or open pharmacy. Lock em up in your gun safe.

Of course. I have hydrocodone plus one refill. I'll wait a little while to fill it as, for some reason, I have until August. It's right next to my ciprofloxacin

TangoFoxtrot
03-06-2011, 08:22
Today the wife and I decided to take $1100.00 and braek it down into small donominations to keep in our house safe. This cash will only be used if we had to bugout.

Grayson
03-06-2011, 11:29
Of course. I have hydrocodone plus one refill. I'll wait a little while to fill it as, for some reason, I have until August. It's right next to my ciprofloxacin

Meds can be broken up into 3 categories. Non-controlled, like your Cipro. Unless state laws are different, the script (and any refills) is good for a year from the date it's written .

"Controlled" meds like the Hydrocodone, are good for 6 months. I wouldn't wait till the very last second, but if it were me I'd wait a while to fill it too. May as well have the freshest stock available in your preps.

Some leftover dental hydrocodone REALLY helped me one night, I had some kind of 24-hour bug where I was so sore I felt like I'd been hit by a train.

"Narcotics" cover the "good stuff" like Percocet, Demerol, OxyContin, Duragesic, and the like. And odds and ends like most ADHD meds. Those can't be REfilled at all, but the last time I checked (and its been a while!!!), there's a loophole where the written script is good indefinitely. In THEORY, I'm sure both the pharmacist and the prescribing doctor would be a little wary of filling a 2-year old narcotic Rx.

****
As for me, topped off my supply of surplus 7.62x51, and ordered some A-Pack MREs for the "bugout" stash.

phil evans
03-06-2011, 12:41
unless otherwise so stated.
i'd put the prescriptions in the freezer - camouflaged or very hard to open.
rather than the gun safe.
~0 F slows down chemical reactions.

G29Reload
03-06-2011, 15:54
I have 10 yr old percs and vicodins that are just fine.

BORNGEARHEAD
03-06-2011, 16:47
I have my 3rd 110 watt solar panel. I'm now feeling pretty good with my power situation.
I setup a 4ft shop light in the basement with plant lights so we could get an early start on our vegetables this year.
We have an appointment in a couple weeks to get a solatube installed in our bathroom. The bathroom is the only room without natural light in it. This should save us on electricity a bit and brighten things up. I've talked to people who have them and they said that they rarely ever need to turn the bathroom light on.
I fired up my 100mpg scooter today so she's ready to run me to work this summer. I'm glad I only live 3 miles from work.

MajorAmby
03-06-2011, 18:33
Finally ordered some mylar bags and o2 absorbers. It is recommended to have 1500cc o2 absorbers right? I got the 2000cc ones, which I guess won't have a negative impact...

M1A Shooter
03-06-2011, 20:36
i need to order some more mylar and absorbers as well. i use the 2000cc ones for 5gallon buckts.

MajorAmby
03-06-2011, 20:53
i need to order some more mylar and absorbers as well. i use the 2000cc ones for 5gallon buckts.
Thanks

Markasaurus
03-06-2011, 22:45
gun safe and ammo?

G23c
03-10-2011, 17:51
picked up 24 small propane bottles. on sale at Home Depot for .99 cents each.

G29Reload
03-10-2011, 18:22
picked up 24 small propane bottles. on sale at Home Depot for .99 cents each.

PLEASE ELABORATE!

What do you mean, small?

1 pounders? Standard coleman type disposables, full ones?

G23c
03-10-2011, 23:45
yes, the small Coleman type disposables. i use them for Mr. Heater propane heaters. Spring coming up, they must be moving out winter inventory.

Warp
03-10-2011, 23:50
picked up 24 small propane bottles. on sale at Home Depot for .99 cents each.

yes, the small Coleman type disposables. i use them for Mr. Heater propane heaters. Spring coming up, they must be moving out winter inventory.

Holy crap. That sounds spectacular.

UneasyRider
03-11-2011, 08:59
bought 144 rolls of TP, 72 bars of soap and 48 boxes of tissues... plus lotion... 6 gallons of Tide laundry soap. Hit a bogo on soup for 100 cans of one my wife likes.

Also bought some silver rounds for the first time in a few months.

M1A Shooter
03-11-2011, 13:17
restocked OTC meds today.
getting my dog further along in his protection training.
another 100lbs of rice, 30lbs of beans, 50lbs of salt, 50lbs of sugar and 50lbs of flour.

Tom Kanik
03-12-2011, 23:45
Picked up some supplies ahead of starting a small flock of chickens, and a couple more 100# propane tanks. Also bought more canned goods.

G23c
03-13-2011, 06:01
made a list for a BOB, car box and home prep for my sister-in-law. she was watching the Japan tsunami coverage with Mrs. G23c and saw the need to at least have a BOB.

jdavionic
03-13-2011, 12:29
Picked up an 870 express magnum (26" barrel) at the local gun show for $250. Had minor surface rust on a few spots outside and absolutely soaked in oil on the inside. Got rid of the surface rust with Blue Wonder gun cleaner. Stripped it down, degreased the gun, then used Eezox, and reassembled.

Looks beautiful and very smooth action. I tried to post a pic with this one, but ImageShack was having some issues. I either need to find another image share spot or wait until ImageShack resolves their issues.

Anyway, I've got many guns...but I didn't have a shotgun. However since I missed deer rifle season this year, I wanted to go turkey hunting. A shotgun is just so versatile. Definitely seems like a good tool to add to toolbox for SHTF.

rokryder
03-13-2011, 12:49
went shopping for an ak47. reworked the bee hives and put a chicken with a mended broken leg back in the coop.

SRT76
03-14-2011, 10:39
Hit another big benchmark for us. Have been debt free for some time now, (except the house) and we just hit our goal of 3.5 months worth of expenses in savings! Now it's time to really kick the 401k in gear.

On vacation this week with a few "preps" on the to-do list...
-Get our will written and establish a trust for the kids if anything happens to my wife and I.
-Up our insurance on the contents of or house.

Update:
-Increased insurance on home contents.
-Took out separate policy on my rolex and firearms.
-Crunching numbers on more life insurance and refinancing home loan.

SRT76
03-20-2011, 07:25
My efforts to get back in decent shape paid off. I completed this in 33 minutes yesterday.

http://www.warriordash.com/register2011_east_texas.php

Lots of fun.

volsbear
03-20-2011, 15:49
My efforts to get back in decent shape paid off. I completed this in 33 minutes yesterday.

http://www.warriordash.com/register2011_east_texas.php

Lots of fun.

I'm doing it in June.

Nice work.

Warp
03-20-2011, 17:30
I'm still lifting heavy ass weights on a regular basis. The right way.

I added a carry gun to the rotation. My G19 had been sole EDC for a couple of years after taking over the G26's spot. It has a contender now.

G30SF + Ameriglo Operator night sites + MTAC + 250 rounds Ranger T-series + 1,000 rounds US manufactured brass case 230gr FMJ

Sweeet

UneasyRider
03-21-2011, 18:56
Just ordered a 16" heat sealer from Sorbent Systems. I have two goals for this spring and putting back a good quantity of rice, beans, wheat and pasta is one of them.

Tom Kanik
03-22-2011, 11:11
Bought some more Mountain House pouches at WalMart, and received my Busse SAR-6 knife.

jdavionic
03-22-2011, 16:10
Well, I picked up an 870 shotgun about 1.5 wks ago. I got my second barrel from Midway today...18.5" with tritium sights. So now I have 2 configurations - hunting with the 26" and SD with the 18.5".
http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/6241/img5417i.jpg (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/img5417i.jpg/)

Lugi
03-22-2011, 19:54
I know it's nothing really but I put 33 bucks stashed in my car tonight. Something happen like a month ago where I wish I had that. :frown:

M1A Shooter
03-22-2011, 21:06
am trading work for a new truck since mine crapped out on me this week. keeps me out of a new truck payment :) also got a raise at work today

not completely prep related but the money i sold my broke truck for as parts is going into savings and more preps.

Warp
03-22-2011, 21:45
I know it's nothing really but I put 33 bucks stashed in my car tonight. Something happen like a month ago where I wish I had that. :frown:

It is a good idea.

We have a little bit of cash in a baggy in an envelope in the owner's manual.

M1A Shooter
03-22-2011, 22:08
I know it's nothing really but I put 33 bucks stashed in my car tonight. Something happen like a month ago where I wish I had that. :frown:

going to do similar tomorrow. good idea.

Lugi
03-22-2011, 22:12
It is a good idea.

We have a little bit of cash in a baggy in an envelope in the owner's manual.

I had a 2 roll of quarters in my bob "in the trunk"...but hard times had me no choice to use it.

Lugi
03-22-2011, 22:13
Well, I picked up an 870 shotgun about 1.5 wks ago. I got my second barrel from Midway today...18.5" with tritium sights. So now I have 2 configurations - hunting with the 26" and SD with the 18.5".
http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/6241/img5417i.jpg (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/img5417i.jpg/)

Love that look! :supergrin:

Lugi
03-22-2011, 22:14
going to do similar tomorrow. good idea.


:supergrin::wavey:

lawman800
03-22-2011, 22:29
Many moons ago, my dad taught me a few things about being "prepped" for the road. He always said to keep cash in the car just in case you get stuck somewhere in the middle of the night or out in the boonies that won't take credit. He also said to always have a gun. Wise ahead of his time, I guess.

G23c
03-23-2011, 11:01
changed out (seasonal) the extra clothing I keep in the car. replenished the "emergency" money in the family van.

jdavionic
03-23-2011, 11:05
Love that look! :supergrin:

Thanks! I've got a swivel on the mag cap, and will install a stud on the stock to accommodate a sling. Just haven't gotten that far yet. But the wood stays :supergrin: I have a friend that offered me a synthetic stock for free; however I really like the wood.

M1A Shooter
03-23-2011, 19:44
just took inventory after my Sams club trip and i can comfortably say that i have enough food stored for 1 year for my wife and i plus all of our pets.

sold my broke down truck and am getting another by trading work for it. the cahs from the truck gives us 3 months worth of living expenses and now a year of storage food. been trying to get way ahead knowing my wife is losing her job this fall when the attorney she works for retires.

GeorgiaGlockMan
03-23-2011, 19:46
My wife has completely opened her eyes wrt prepping with the current japanese disaster. She was about 85% beforehand.


Little things like already having KI tabs and a stock of non radioactive water already at the house have seemed to really help. She is really starting to take a more proactive role without seeing me as severely paranoid.

Thanks to a few good folks here she thinks I am clairvoyant in some respects.

Lugi
03-23-2011, 19:58
Many moons ago, my dad taught me a few things about being "prepped" for the road. He always said to keep cash in the car just in case you get stuck somewhere in the middle of the night or out in the boonies that won't take credit. He also said to always have a gun. Wise ahead of his time, I guess.

Like I said.....real nice! :supergrin:
I want mine cut down real bad.

volsbear
03-26-2011, 14:56
Picked up a brand new Coleman 2 burner camp stove from the 1960s for $30!

G23c
03-27-2011, 20:14
picked up more manual can openers and 3 more tarps. like mags, can't have enough.

ancient_serpent
03-27-2011, 20:26
Went to the range, confirmed the zero on my (and the wifes) rifles. Picking up a little ammo tomorrow...

quake
03-28-2011, 06:33
Loaded ~1100 pistol & revolver rounds this weekend for an upcoming campout. Since these are primarily for other people's kids to shoot, I used a single-stage press instead of progressive. It's a lot slower, but I prefer the multiple "eyes-on" opportunities of the single-stage over the progressive. Fact is, for anything higher-pressure than .45acp or .38spl, I use single-stage all the time for those calibers anyway.

ML Roak
03-28-2011, 08:02
ordered another 1000 rounds of .308 to belt-up for the 1919a4, and got a case of MREs to stash.

AFshooter
03-28-2011, 13:59
Completed Water Survival and High Theat Combat Survival Training refreasher courses.

The courses are constantly changing and improving. I was glad to see health and physical fitness on the FIRST slide of the academics presentations.

NDCent
03-28-2011, 15:23
Replenished some long term food storage. Fertilized the garden. Bought a few extra plumbing supplies for repairs. Found some demo building materials I could salvage for free.

bdcochran
03-28-2011, 17:43
Continued practising trapping - multiple animals this week.

Finished cleanout of garage, house and attic - only took 13 months.

Based upon the usual wrangling on this forum, I obtained a specific candle holder with 45 9 hour candles and three led lanterns.

Lugi
03-28-2011, 18:23
Bought 10 campbell's chunky soup (sirloin burger) 99 cents each! :supergrin:
I'm lacking in food preps, I guess this is a baby step....I have like 20 cans of soup.:embarassed:

Tom Kanik
03-29-2011, 00:01
Lugi -- that's a good start! Don't overlook a few cases of bottled water and toilet paper.:wow:

Lugi
03-29-2011, 17:58
Lugi -- that's a good start! Don't overlook a few cases of bottled water and toilet paper.:wow:

Man I go to sams and always get like 6 cases of water....so I do have water at all times.

Hey man how come the "wow" face?

bdcochran
03-29-2011, 23:26
"Man I go to sams and always get like 6 cases of water....so I do have water at all times. "

Go right ahead.



Commercially Bottled Water
The Los Angeles Fire Department advises that supermarket bottled water should not be stored for longer than six months because the plastic will start to deteriorate after that time. Rotate the household stock of water bottles you keep for emergencies.
Food Grade Containers
It's important to use only food grade containers for water storage. Reusing plastic milk jugs is not recommended because bacteria may be lingering in the container even after washing. Never store water in a container that once held toxic liquid. Chemicals from the container may still be present. Some old glass jars contain lead that might leach into the water over time.
Safe Storage
Food grade water containers in various sizes are available from camping supply stores. Five-gallon containers from a home water delivery service make a good emergency supply if they are sealed and properly stored. Water containers should be kept in a cool, dark location. Concrete makes plastic deteriorate, so ideally containers should be stored on a wooden pallet.


Read more: Water Storage Problems | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_7331861_water-storage-problems.html#ixzz1I2djetkf

Tom Kanik
03-30-2011, 05:15
Lugi - I was just trying to stress the importance of water and TP -- nothing else implied.:wavey:

M1A Shooter
03-30-2011, 15:41
i thought it might be a stock TP or see how long you can go without it. after a short time, the wow face will make sense :)

Lugi
03-30-2011, 18:12
Lugi - I was just trying to stress the importance of water and TP -- nothing else implied.:wavey:

Cool thanks.

Lugi
03-30-2011, 18:14
"Man I go to sams and always get like 6 cases of water....so I do have water at all times. "

Go right ahead.



Commercially Bottled Water
The Los Angeles Fire Department advises that supermarket bottled water should not be stored for longer than six months because the plastic will start to deteriorate after that time. Rotate the household stock of water bottles you keep for emergencies.
Food Grade Containers
It's important to use only food grade containers for water storage. Reusing plastic milk jugs is not recommended because bacteria may be lingering in the container even after washing. Never store water in a container that once held toxic liquid. Chemicals from the container may still be present. Some old glass jars contain lead that might leach into the water over time.
Safe Storage
Food grade water containers in various sizes are available from camping supply stores. Five-gallon containers from a home water delivery service make a good emergency supply if they are sealed and properly stored. Water containers should be kept in a cool, dark location. Concrete makes plastic deteriorate, so ideally containers should be stored on a wooden pallet.


Read more: Water Storage Problems | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_7331861_water-storage-problems.html#ixzz1I2djetkf

We drink a ton of water so I don't think that would be a problem...it would be rotated alot.

Lugi
03-31-2011, 14:53
Just got back from china mart.....

I bought 24 rolls of good toilet paper, 6 cans of bumble bee tuna, 3 cans of chicken, 3 cans of spam turkey, 1 can of 25% less salt spam......and last but not least 1 can of dak ham!

Not a ton but a start! :supergrin:

Tom Kanik
03-31-2011, 21:40
Lugi - I would call that a GOOD start!:cool:

Lugi
03-31-2011, 23:36
Lugi - I would call that a GOOD start!:cool:
Thanks! :supergrin:

fmfdocglock
04-03-2011, 15:57
Purchased another bucket of 25 yr shelf-life freeze-dried food.

Bought another 400 rds of .223.

Getting there.

M1A Shooter
04-03-2011, 18:51
got 2 5gallon buckets full of once fied lake city .223 brass for $20

also got a 3rd German Shepherd which i'll post in another thread but it counts as part of my security system :)

Slagged
04-03-2011, 19:02
Congrats on the 3rd GSD!! I am about to restart bite training with my 6 month old GSD. We had to stop for a few months due to teething. We have been working on obedience for the last few months. I took a hiatus from the PSA club during teething, but should start back up next month.

http://catie.smugmug.com/Family/Brembo/brembo2/1236281483_XwatC-L.jpg

M1A Shooter
04-03-2011, 19:36
very nice looking dog. my first is doing bite work regularly and i very protective of my wife as i wanted when we got him. the second is a severely abused rescue that my wife has retrained and has become certified with the ADA as a therapy animal. this one will be trained as well but lost his nerve as a bomb dog with the military when he had one go off pretty close to him. we just got him from a "handler" that believed you needed to man handle him to show him who's boss.

AFshooter
04-05-2011, 01:57
Under the "what preps did you have to use this week" category, a fire extinguisher. Second time in the last month.

Folks, if you don't have a serviceable fire extinguisher in your vehicles, you are wrong.
Also, when shopping for an extinguisher, consider what size you want to have when you really need it.

Lugi
04-05-2011, 08:01
Under the "what preps did you have to use this week" category, a fire extinguisher. Second time in the last month.

Folks, if you don't have a serviceable fire extinguisher in your vehicles, you are wrong.
Also, when shopping for an extinguisher, consider what size you want to have when you really need it.

Well a week ago my wife needed her small flashlight cause the power went out.
Yesterday I went into work and the power was out cause of a storm we had over night, we stayed opened and I got my small mag light out and I used it.

Told the wife yesterday, rather have and NOT needed then to need it and NOT have it.

NDCent
04-05-2011, 08:22
Topped off a couple different calibers of ammo. Fertilized the garden. Rotated some bulk instant spuds and pasta.

callihan_44
04-06-2011, 11:16
not sure if this has been mentioned but I would recommend getting into shape, if it really does hit the fan for whatever reason more than likely people are going to have to do more physical labor. Chopping wood, bugging out with gear and the chance of gasoline being sold out means doing it on foot, hunting for food-growing food etc.

Warp
04-06-2011, 11:29
not sure if this has been mentioned but I would recommend getting into shape, if it really does hit the fan for whatever reason more than likely people are going to have to do more physical labor. Chopping wood, bugging out with gear and the chance of gasoline being sold out means doing it on foot, hunting for food-growing food etc.

Yes, it has been mentioned. And I will bet that the vast majority on this site are in poor shape.

I lift heavy ass weights pretty regularly and have gained quite a bit of muscle over the last year or so. Gained some fat too, but it is what it is.

bdcochran
04-06-2011, 17:36
Yes, physical exercise is part of preps.

Yesterday, I did the daily weightlifting and stretching exercises at the YMCA. This is done daily. I had two hours of Argentine tango instruction in the evening. And, no I have not watched television at home in at least the last 15 years or longer.

Did the weightlifting and stretching today already.

I sold another 2 Feather 9mm rifle barrels from inventory. A client in the reloading business is coming by tonight to pick up a MEC press, accessories, wads, primers, and other miscellaneous gun stuff. Downsizing and sophisticating up in equipment is also part of preps.

callihan_44
04-06-2011, 17:53
I workout with weights 4-5 days a week and have done so for years, will go on a backpack trip soon and generally hike 10+ miles depending how much time I have to kill and sometimes the pack weighs up to 80lbs

farmer-dave
04-06-2011, 19:40
Ordered 2 cases of 22 ammo from shopdunns.com, cheaper then going to walmart and it saves me alot in gas money driving there.

M1A Shooter
04-06-2011, 20:07
i dont work out often but i run a bit and have a very physically demanding job. ive put on a few pounds since i got out of the army but am still almost good enough to pass a PT test. have much more physical endurance from my work though.

after the stom blew through couple days ago, ive managed to get all the free firewood i can stand :) just need to let it cure now.

Warp
04-06-2011, 20:32
I just squat 345 lbs for a set of 7 a good 1.5" below proper (parallel...crease of hip to top of patella) depth. :)

tobias boon
04-06-2011, 20:43
I bought a Lee Classic Loader in 45 colt for my Ruger Vaquero. My most reliable pistol, so I figure it will be the one that never goes away. Oh and I bought spam.....duh.

thecommuter
04-07-2011, 13:07
I just squat 345 lbs for a set of 7 a good 1.5" below proper (parallel...crease of hip to top of patella) depth. :)

3 years ago i was squating around 465,i stopped working out and about 2 weeks ago i hit the gym again with a football buddy and just did my first squat work out since. I did some high reps and "low" weight and man i forgot how much it hurts!!!!!! :crying:

Warp
04-07-2011, 13:17
3 years ago i was squating around 465,i stopped working out and about 2 weeks ago i hit the gym again with a football buddy and just did my first squat work out since. I did some high reps and "low" weight and man i forgot how much it hurts!!!!!! :crying:

Well, yeah, that's what you get for taking time off. When I started back last year (Jan '10) I squat 155 3x5 and limped for days afterward.

Lugi
04-09-2011, 17:23
Picked up some plastic pallets today....washed them off, they where full of spider eggs and webs.
They came out looking brand new. :supergrin:




http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h153/HIJODEPERRA/100_1142.jpg

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h153/HIJODEPERRA/100_1143.jpg

All clean.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h153/HIJODEPERRA/100_1141.jpg

M1A Shooter
04-09-2011, 22:48
A/C went out today. using fans and open windows as it gets later but am probably going to need to replace it. luckily i trade work favors with the guy who owns the HVAC co here in town so it shouldnt be too bad.

i have started trading favors for work done with people at work and neighbors. i feel its a good way to meet them and help people out while also getting help when needed. its been a good thing so far as its created a couple good prep-type conversations with the neighbors when we all find out each others past and their thought process. harder to have these conversations just in passing as we all wave at each other from the front yard. much easier when youre hauling brush or fixing fences for a couple hours.

23caps
04-10-2011, 18:54
Picked up a new ar15 (it's been on the list for a while) and 1k of ammo for starters. also 50lbs of rice an everyday staple we always use, and 3 cases of soup

UneasyRider
04-13-2011, 18:28
I had a birthday so I got a few requested gifts...

500 rounds of Ranger .40
A field surgical kit with all of the hardware and software.
Night sights for each AR.
A dozen PMAG's
2 Gould & Goodrich B800 Open Top Two Slot Concealment holsters.
A hot jaw clamp.

Lugi
04-14-2011, 09:29
more caned chicken and another dak ham.

G23c
04-15-2011, 15:26
picked up more of the canned goods that the kids will eat.

M1A Shooter
04-15-2011, 21:25
got my free wood stove fireplace insert today. going to be installing it as soon as the weather breaks long enough for me to get it cleaned up just a bit and rework the flu pipe inside my fake chimney :)

picked up another dozen free buckets to store the last SAMs club run in.

jdavionic
04-16-2011, 18:50
Based on the feedback from this thread,
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1336278

I ordered the following 3 books -
* The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy - 18th edition
* Where There is No Doctor
* When There is No Doctor

Total cost was about $90, but I think it was money well spent.

kirgi08
04-16-2011, 22:03
JD,there's a dental version out there also.'08.

jdavionic
04-16-2011, 22:10
JD,there's a dental version out there also.'08.

Do you know the title? Is it the red Merck manual that you are recommending?

kirgi08
04-16-2011, 23:13
My brother has it,I think it's title is "Where/When" there is no dentist.I'll try ta get a better title on Sunday.'08.

bdcochran
04-17-2011, 03:37
I bought two flexible water siphons. CAn be used in the alternative for fuel transfer.

G23c
04-17-2011, 17:18
got more medical supplies and about 20 more cans of sardines (on sale for .79 cents each).

mac66
04-17-2011, 18:14
I went and shot an Appleseed this weekend. It was lots of fun.

http://www.appleseedinfo.org/

M1A Shooter
04-17-2011, 21:16
more buckets for food storage
got the chainsaw repaired
bought a 6x10 tilt bed trailer
and booked a weekend in florida for my upcoming 5th anniversary, dont do anything for just one aniversary and you'll understand why this is a prep :)

Lugi
04-17-2011, 22:22
more buckets for food storage
got the chainsaw repaired
bought a 6x10 tilt bed trailer
and booked a weekend in florida for my upcoming 5th anniversary, dont do anything for just one aniversary and you'll understand why this is a prep :)

If you're going in the summer...you should make plans to do it all in the morn, cause it will rain EVERY DAY around 3 o'clock.

M1A Shooter
04-17-2011, 22:58
we are going back to sanibel island and staying in a time share condo. my wife grew up on the island and her parents still live there. used to the rain but im lookeing forward to just taking a few days off finally. be good to sit at the beach and burn for a few days.

jarubla
04-19-2011, 15:48
Picked up a new pistola, burned weeds out in the garden, cleaned the garage and sorted the prep/camping stuff out there, bought some canning jars @ Savers (a local thrift store)

-Jay

wjv
04-19-2011, 16:15
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i303/bcvojak/RVNet3/Yamaha2000_1.jpg

From Wise Equipment - On sale this month for $879.99

BORNGEARHEAD
04-19-2011, 20:15
I FINALLY bought a Super Siphon and also picked up a Stant locking gas cap for my rig.

UneasyRider
04-20-2011, 05:51
I FINALLY bought a Super Siphon and also picked up a Stant locking gas cap for my rig.

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but most gas tanks are anti siphon now so the way that it's done around here anyway is to punch a hole in the fuel tank and drain it from the bottom. I would rather let them take my gas. :faint:

bdcochran
04-20-2011, 07:28
Easyrider. I also bought two of the super siphons this week. Not to siphon from a car.

UneasyRider
04-20-2011, 08:19
Easyrider. I also bought two of the super siphons this week. Not to siphon from a car.

Well that's good news. I have a few siphons for my 55 gallon drums of water, probably something like that. It would be a nice way to carry gas home though. I live in Florida and rotate my gas out before hurricane season every year and it's a small pain in the butt to ferry the cans back and forth to the gas station and dump gas into our vehicles for a couple of weeks. I know, I just dumped the last of it and have a few more to fill up.

UneasyRider
04-20-2011, 09:09
Just placed a large order with Sorbent for mylar bags, oxygen absorbers and desicants. My family is trying to move into quantity this month. Also shopping solar ovens and a grain mill.

Kevin108
04-20-2011, 22:45
I finally ordered a test kit to check out my well. I put a new pitcher pump on it last October and I have some spare gaskets on hand.

M1A Shooter
04-21-2011, 05:47
for moving fuels, i read recently that someone had bought an electric fuel pump, stating that the inline ones were easier to use and it was also a spare part for their car if need be, and put a length of fuel line on each end as well as wiring battery clips on the pump. this way they could attach it to the bttery of their car and us the pump to move fuel like it was intended to do. iirc, they used pulling gas from a gas station holding tank in the event of SHTF or similar.

Tom Kanik
04-21-2011, 07:07
Picked up some more canned goods, along with more ammo for the shotguns, Judge, and M1 carbine.

Lugi
04-21-2011, 10:11
More canned goods.

G23c
04-21-2011, 10:59
picked up more Sta-bil and a better tow strap.

Warp
04-21-2011, 12:32
Upgraded my EDC. Added a second legit flashlight. 580 (real, ANSI, out the front) lumens in my pocket is pretty sweet. And since I use lithium ion rechargeables in my carry lights I can play with it at will.



http://www.eagletac-usa.com/products/product.aspx?pid=1-3-6981

volsbear
04-21-2011, 15:10
Upgraded my EDC. Added a second legit flashlight. 580 (real, ANSI, out the front) lumens in my pocket is pretty sweet. And since I use lithium ion rechargeables in my carry lights I can play with it at will.



http://www.eagletac-usa.com/products/product.aspx?pid=1-3-6981

Dimensions?

(couldn't find it on that link)

Kevin108
04-21-2011, 16:16
We're coming up on our 1-year anniversary of being in our house. It's so nice to have room to keep things on hand. Anyway, I pulled out my notes today that I started working on a couple years ago and decided to get serious about them again.

I'm working on some specific plans for our home and once I've made enough progress with our preps to have my head in the game, I will reach out to some friends that live nearby and share my plans.

TangoFoxtrot
04-22-2011, 20:04
We're coming up on our 1-year anniversary of being in our house. It's so nice to have room to keep things on hand. Anyway, I pulled out my notes today that I started working on a couple years ago and decided to get serious about them again.

I'm working on some specific plans for our home and once I've made enough progress with our preps to have my head in the game, I will reach out to some friends that live nearby and share my plans.

Kevin, I have some friendly advise. Read the attached link before you tell friends or anybody else about your prepping plans.
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1337511

Kevin108
04-22-2011, 20:54
I have read that thread. I'm not telling everyone, just a select few. :thumbsup:

UneasyRider
04-22-2011, 20:59
Buying rice, beans and wheat for LTS. Making the move for a 1 plus year food supply, which means 6 months with family to feed. Need to sink a well big time.

jdavionic
04-23-2011, 09:54
Order several QuikClots in both 50g and 25g, some for home, BOBs, and GHB.

Added more medical supplies to my GHB - gauze, protective gloves, etc.

Reorganized my GHB to reduce wasted space and get it more compact.

Warp
04-23-2011, 10:58
Dimensions?

(couldn't find it on that link)

You have to click on the little gray tab that says Specs.

http://www.eagletac-usa.com/products/product.aspx?pid=1-3-6981&tb=2

5.5" long. 1" diameter body, 1.3" diameter head.

It goes in a cargo pocket. I have switched almost entirely from jeans to kaki (or whatever) pants/shorts that all have cargo pockets. Most people would not consider it to be a pocketable light. It is almost identical in build to my Olight M20.

Here it is in my new EDC picture

The Quark is much more in line with what most people would EDC/pocket carry.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g105/austin3161324/2a52d03e.jpg

TangoFoxtrot
04-23-2011, 16:30
Warp, no extra mag for the G19?

jdavionic
04-23-2011, 18:45
Ordered a neck knife - ESEE Izula Rat
http://images.rockynational.com/Md/6178_1/IB_ESEE_Izula_Black.jpg

Lugi
04-23-2011, 19:23
Ordered a neck knife - ESEE Izula Rat
http://images.rockynational.com/Md/6178_1/IB_ESEE_Izula_Black.jpg

NIce!

Here's mine.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h153/HIJODEPERRA/100_1122.jpg

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h153/HIJODEPERRA/100_1121.jpg

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h153/HIJODEPERRA/100_1123.jpg

Sorry for the crappy pictures. And ordered them from the same place as you did.They're a good place to order from.

G23c
04-23-2011, 20:26
Lugi, nice BUB (back-up blade).

jdavionic
04-23-2011, 20:56
NIce!

Here's mine.


http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h153/HIJODEPERRA/100_1121.jpg



From what I've read, they are excellent knives. Have you thought above trimming the sheath? I need to look at it when it arrives. I may want to trim it down like this video -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUpjruZK_fk

Lugi
04-24-2011, 08:15
From what I've read, they are excellent knives. Have you thought above trimming the sheath? I need to look at it when it arrives. I may want to trim it down like this video -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUpjruZK_fk

Nah.. never thought of cutting it down.
The knives are very, very sharp. It's thirsty for blood.

barbedwiresmile
04-24-2011, 17:24
I spent the past two weekends clearing an area for a round pen for one Mrs BWS's delinquent ponies. A nice side effect was about two cords or so of wood that I sectioned, split, hauled, and stacked. Mostly hickory with some red oak and poplar in the mix. And pine for the outdoor fire. Now I am absolutely exhausted. Sitting by a fire pit, drinking bourbon and coke with the radio on. Charcoal is on the grill ready for some venison steaks. It doesn't get much better.

SHTF? Not too worried out here. I'll save on property taxes. Cheers. And God bless Real America.

barbedwiresmile
04-24-2011, 17:28
Update: just put the steaks on after that post. Soaked in worcestershire with coarse ground pepper. Smells like heaven. Wish y'all were here. Sincerely. -BWS

DoctaGlockta
04-25-2011, 07:04
Talked to a close family member about putting some supplies aside in case of emergency yesterday. I went through my list of what I had and tried to help by getting online with her and looking for things to purchase. Most of my purchases have been done in the last 3 years.

I was amazed that I found the following:

No mountain house #10 cans of many things
Big Berkey systems not available
My bogo lights had increased over 33% from just a year ago
Couldn't find #10 cans of whole eggs at Honeyville
Still waiting on big sacks of powdered milk from Auguson farms that I ordered over 3 weeks ago.

Anyone else finding similar things?

As a side note Costco.com has started to sell 5 gallon buckets and gamma lids!

crimsonaudio
04-25-2011, 13:11
Picked up another 20 oz of silver (bought a few months ago with someone else, picked it up this weekend).

Ordered 4k more .223 for the ARs.

M1A Shooter
04-25-2011, 21:26
wife started into the "extreme couponing" thing. she hasnt quite hit the "extreme" level but has saved over 600 bucks in her first week, all of which was storage food, cleaning supplies and tp. she still uses her reqular budget for groceries and supplies but got 5 times more this week.

kirgi08
04-25-2011, 21:51
Cool,be sure ta flag those rotation dates.We use a pda and a hard copy ta keep track.'08.

jdavionic
04-26-2011, 19:38
Ordered 175 rds of Federal 00 buck in a .50cal ammo can from AIM. They have a special for $89.95 (add about $16 for shipping).

JK-linux
04-26-2011, 20:05
.....

Glocktastic
04-27-2011, 16:38
Picked up an M4gery. Time to feed it some Pmags and bulk ammo....

jdavionic
04-27-2011, 17:00
Picked up some extra masks (N95) for my GHB. Not gas masks, but I could envision some scenarios where it would be desirable to have one.

Added a mouth barrier (micro shield) to my GHB.

And finished my CPR and First Aid certification renewal.

NDCent
04-27-2011, 17:25
Bought some commercial shelving for prep storage. Building them would have been cheaper but these do look and work well, the wifey approves too.

It's been flooding here all week, maybe I should price an ark.

Tom Kanik
04-27-2011, 19:46
Picked up a few more Mountain House pouches at WalMart along with more pet food and pellets for the air rifle.

Mike2
04-28-2011, 06:28
Planted three extra rows of string beans, also bought 8 more cases of pint jars plus ran accross a sweet deal at one of the big box stores for some canning lids and rings bought 20 boxes of each and only gave ten bucks for all of it.

volsbear
04-28-2011, 06:57
Went to see a presentation yesterday done by Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman (Ret.). His Bulletproof Mind - Mental Preparation for Combat."

Good stuff.

M1A Shooter
04-28-2011, 12:22
Went to see a presentation yesterday done by Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman (Ret.). His Bulletproof Mind - Mental Preparation for Combat."

Good stuff.

his books "On Combat" and "On Killing" are pretty good and have helped me out in the past.

M1A Shooter
04-28-2011, 12:29
put 50lbs of flour and sugar into buckets. stocked up on 8 cases of canned dog food and 250lbs of dry dog food thanks to my wifes new shopping strategies.

also went without power for two days during these storms. got the generator out and it fired right up. got caught with 2 gallons of gas in 40 gallons worth of cans. that wont happen again, at least not anytime soon. luckily the entire area wasnt effected so i could drive across town to fill up.

used the generator to keep the fridge and freezer going and a couple of fans. too busy at school and work to really notice much outside of not having hot water for a shower. showed us that we are decently prepared for this kind of thing.

even had tarps and nails stocked in the garage to repair what roof damage we had until it cleared so i could patch in the shingles we also had :)

i think my neighbors are now a little better off as well as a couple of them were amazed at our preparedness and swore to keep more stored themselves. having the neighbors milk and eggs in your fridge to keep them makes for a good opening to the preparedness necesary for such a minor disruption.

Warp
04-28-2011, 12:51
Went to see a presentation yesterday done by Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman (Ret.). His Bulletproof Mind - Mental Preparation for Combat."

Good stuff.

I was not aware of that particular book. I have on killing and on combat though. Good reads.

Good deal seeing him in person

M1A Shooter
04-29-2011, 22:20
added a dehydrator finally. had it less than an hour and it already has frozen veggies in it, peas, corn, green beans and potatoe dices. we shall see how well this works.

TangoFoxtrot
04-30-2011, 05:00
Picked up some extra masks (N95) for my GHB. Not gas masks, but I could envision some scenarios where it would be desirable to have one.

Added a mouth barrier (micro shield) to my GHB.

And finished my CPR and First Aid certification renewal.

I added some real good masks(2) and mouth barriers to my GHB as well. I think with the threats of bios and flu it is one of the most important additions.

UneasyRider
04-30-2011, 05:55
Ten 100 hour plus candles on sale for $3.49 each.

Another 300 pounds of rice.

A super pail of back beans.

jdavionic
04-30-2011, 16:55
Received all of my orders this week -

QuikClot Mesh Bags - in both 25g and 50g
Izula Rat neck knife - wrapped it with paracord and trimmed the case. Works well.
175 rds of Federal 00 Buck in a 50 cal ammo can
100 ft of paracord - made several survival bracelets
Received books - Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Treatment, When there are no doctors, and Where there are no doctors...great books!
N95 masks for GHB
CPR Mouth Barrier for GHB
In all, it was a productive week. Next week, I plan of getting some rice, salt, and beans for storage.

jdavionic
04-30-2011, 17:40
Forgot to add one more thing...some may laugh at. It's been a long time since I had to demonstrate a variety of knots. I was bored so I decided to take paracord, look up a bunch of different knots, and practice. I can't believe how much I have forgotten. Knot tying is such a good skill to have.

dukeguy
04-30-2011, 20:17
We're newbs here, so we're taking lots of first steps. Started water storage this week. Purchased first 25 lb. bag of rice from Costco to experiment with storage techniques. Food Lion had a buy one get one free sale on soup. Bought LOTS of soup. Purchased 72 hours worth of Mountain House meals, as well as 72 hours worth of store food to make up homemade MRE's.

Cleaned out pantry to create space for more food. Cleared space in upstairs bonus room for utility shelves. Now that we're ready for it, we'll be concentrating on more food purchases with a goal of building a 3 month supply.

Completed a new first aid kit for the BOB. Purchased Bersa Thunder 380 for the wife. (She's learning to shoot for the first time.)

On the ammo side of things, we've stockpiled 1000 rds. of 223, 1500 rds. of 9mm and 250 rds. of 00 buck. With the addition of the Bersa we'll have to start laying in some 380 as well.

Started researching portable generators, as that would come in handy for hurricane season and the occasional snow/ice storm that completely shuts everything down in NC.

I feel good about what we've accomplished so far, but we have a long way to go.

UneasyRider
04-30-2011, 21:13
We're newbs here, so we're taking lots of first steps. Started water storage this week. Purchased first 25 lb. bag of rice from Costco to experiment with storage techniques. Food Lion had a buy one get one free sale on soup. Bought LOTS of soup. Purchased 72 hours worth of Mountain House meals, as well as 72 hours worth of store food to make up homemade MRE's.

Cleaned out pantry to create space for more food. Cleared space in upstairs bonus room for utility shelves. Now that we're ready for it, we'll be concentrating on more food purchases with a goal of building a 3 month supply.

Completed a new first aid kit for the BOB. Purchased Bersa Thunder 380 for the wife. (She's learning to shoot for the first time.)

On the ammo side of things, we've stockpiled 1000 rds. of 223, 1500 rds. of 9mm and 250 rds. of 00 buck. With the addition of the Bersa we'll have to start laying in some 380 as well.

Started researching portable generators, as that would come in handy for hurricane season and the occasional snow/ice storm that completely shuts everything down in NC.

I feel good about what we've accomplished so far, but we have a long way to go.

You are off to a great start. Your choice to focus on food and set up a food storage room with shelves and ammunition are very sound. You will get lots of ideas and opinions here and they will mostly be valid and help you out a lot. Personally I try to focus on what life would be like if the electricity were out everywhere and it keeps my purchase decisions in line, just my personal way of not having a ton of guns and no food or water. Just keep at it the way that you are doing it and in a year or two you will be amazed by what you have accomplished. Welcome aboard and good luck.

jdavionic
05-01-2011, 06:24
We're newbs here, so we're taking lots of first steps. Started water storage this week. Purchased first 25 lb. bag of rice from Costco to experiment with storage techniques. Food Lion had a buy one get one free sale on soup. Bought LOTS of soup. Purchased 72 hours worth of Mountain House meals, as well as 72 hours worth of store food to make up homemade MRE's.

Cleaned out pantry to create space for more food. Cleared space in upstairs bonus room for utility shelves. Now that we're ready for it, we'll be concentrating on more food purchases with a goal of building a 3 month supply.

Completed a new first aid kit for the BOB. Purchased Bersa Thunder 380 for the wife. (She's learning to shoot for the first time.)

On the ammo side of things, we've stockpiled 1000 rds. of 223, 1500 rds. of 9mm and 250 rds. of 00 buck. With the addition of the Bersa we'll have to start laying in some 380 as well.

Started researching portable generators, as that would come in handy for hurricane season and the occasional snow/ice storm that completely shuts everything down in NC.

I feel good about what we've accomplished so far, but we have a long way to go.

You're off to a great start. One area that is critical to address early is not mentioned above. Water. You look for some means to be self sufficient on water for some period. The means and period vary from person to person and their respective particulars - e.g., do the have a well? how many in the family? etc.

For me, we have water stored in a variety of forms - 5 gallon containers, cases of smaller water bottles, etc. We also have an MSR MiniWorks filtration system with Sweetwater drops for our BOBs.

UneasyRider
05-01-2011, 08:44
Had a small but expensive order from Sorbent Systems waiting for me when I got home last night. My wife had put it in my office hiding with some of my latest purchases. Going to be a busy week.

jdavionic
05-05-2011, 16:18
Purchased a CDV-715 radiation detector.

volsbear
05-05-2011, 19:42
Hitting exercise hard. Running, and a mix of cardio/strength stuff.

G23c
05-05-2011, 20:39
sewed 500 Euros and 2 phone numbers into my jacket, oh never mind.

Lugi
05-05-2011, 21:10
Got a maxpedition large tactile and a fight med pouch.

RWBlue
05-05-2011, 22:25
Updated Resume

Warp
05-06-2011, 00:15
Hitting exercise hard. Running, and a mix of cardio/strength stuff.

I need to do that. I'm still big on the strength training but need to add the conditioning.

Strict overhead pressed 180 for three reps today.

crimsonaudio
05-08-2011, 19:31
Found more climate controlled storage in the house by turning this:

http://crimsonaudio.net/misc/stair_storage_before.jpg

into this:

http://crimsonaudio.net/misc/stair_storage_during.jpg

Still need to finish the trim and make the door, but it's a surprising amount of space for food storage...

crimsonaudio
05-10-2011, 16:59
Started moving long term storage food into my new under-stair area:

http://crimsonaudio.net/misc/stair_storage_panorama.jpg

quake
05-10-2011, 17:08
Crimsonaudio - looks good, I'd just be a little watchful about the bagged stuff as far as insect & moisture issues.


This week, found a deal on subsonic 9mm stuff. Federal's 147-grain fmj-fp at $12.12 a 50-box and picked up a case.

crimsonaudio
05-10-2011, 17:17
Crimsonaudio - looks good, I'd just be a little watchful about the bagged stuff as far as insect & moisture issues.
Thanks. Yah, those are 50# bags of sugar, and this area is centrally located in the house. I've had those bags for a couple of years with no bugs, so I feel pretty good about it.

Shouldn't be any moisture in there - if there is, I'll have much bigger issues!

M1A Shooter
05-11-2011, 20:49
just got back from florida. took mrs M1a down to see family and friends as well as celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary.

got to stock up on some medical supplies and had a family friend/doctor help me put some antibiotics back and get some daily meds stocked up as well.

have to build shelving in my office now as all of our preps have filled under the beds, pantry, hall closet, repurposed linen closet and the office closet. finally starting to talk my wife into storing paper goods out in the garage as they dont get affected by the heat or cold. she says its more comforting to see it all.

BORNGEARHEAD
05-11-2011, 23:23
Crimsonaudio- Brilliant!! That's a lot of space for storage and it can be very well hidden also.

quake
05-12-2011, 08:11
...as well as celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary...
Congrats on the anniversary. (Got our 25th coming up in 7-8 weeks.)

UneasyRider
05-12-2011, 09:11
Trimmed my neighbors tree limbs that were extending over the property line into my "air space" which is a known no fly zone around hurricane season. I would really like to cut one of the darned things down so that it doesn't land on my house in a big storm but they resist me...

M1A Shooter
05-12-2011, 20:15
Congrats on the anniversary. (Got our 25th coming up in 7-8 weeks.)

thanks. congrats to you too. the first five seemed to blow by pretty quick looking back on it. cant imagine 25 just yet. :)

quake
05-12-2011, 20:54
thanks. congrats to you too. the first five seemed to blow by pretty quick looking back on it. cant imagine 25 just yet. :)

Sneaks up on you (or did me at least). :dunno:

As strange as it feels when your kids become teenagers, it's even stranger when they're no longer a teenager. That was a weird feeling, when my oldest turned 20.

quake
05-13-2011, 17:57
Finally got around to zeroing the scope on my .45LC single-shot carbine. Ended up using a short 40-yard zero, simply to keep it closer to 'on' at the shorter ranges that it'll most-often be used at.

RWBlue
05-13-2011, 18:03
Started moving long term storage food into my new under-stair area:

http://crimsonaudio.net/misc/stair_storage_panorama.jpg

Very interesting editing of the photo.

RWBlue
05-13-2011, 18:04
Re-updating the resume after receiving some criticism.

Next week I get to go to some formal training.

Kegs
05-13-2011, 18:05
Prepare for what? :tongueout:

quake
05-16-2011, 22:02
Ordered more buckets & mylar bags (again). Stopped using round buckets a while back and went to square instead simply for space-efficiency reasons. Downside is they do cost a little more; upside is they waste a lot less space.

Warp
05-16-2011, 22:07
Ordered more buckets & mylar bags (again). Stopped using round buckets a while back and went to square instead simply for space-efficiency reasons. Downside is they do cost a little more; upside is they waste a lot less space.

Where do you get them?