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DoctaGlockta
12-20-2010, 17:53
Happy early New Year Gentlemen!

We are close to the end of 2010. Wondering what plans some have for 2011?

I'm going to work on my skill sets in 2011. Probably get a pilots license or begin working towards it. My partner is a commercial pilot so he can hook me up with a great instructor and plan.

bdcochran
12-20-2010, 18:01
I finished listing MAC10 parts, Ruger Mini 14 parts, Ruger .45 single action parts, and Remington 700 bdl coyler magazines on web sites this am. I am downsizing the parts. Sold some HK91/G3 items this am by internet. I decided to set aside about 12 assorted .45 auto barrels for a future gun show. It is too much of a hassle to have to answer emails about match barrels.

I finished going through the extra tools and putting them aside for my older brother who just retired. I don't mind keeping doubles on tools, but triples are too much. He will also pick up some cases of 38 special reloads from me. I finally decided no more reloads, just factory ammo in the future.

I ordered completion screws for a half dozen 870/1100 sidesaddles that will be sold at gun shows.

I have disposed of the equivalent of the a three car garage of personal items this year. I had planned to do it later in life, but the opportunity has presented itself. Any cash generated has gone into other preps.

jokeruh
12-20-2010, 18:41
Wondering what plans some have for 2010?


If someone has plans for 2010 that have not been executed, then they had better hurry.

On a different note, this is stupid to start this thread almost 2 weeks before the new year. :upeyes:

DoctaGlockta
12-20-2010, 19:57
If someone has plans for 2010 that have not been executed, then they had better hurry.

On a different note, this is stupid to start this thread almost 2 weeks before the new year. :upeyes:

:rofl:

DoctaGlockta
12-20-2010, 19:58
If someone has plans for 2010 that have not been executed, then they had better hurry.

On a different note, this is stupid to start this thread almost 2 weeks before the new year. :upeyes:

Who died and made you the date Gestapo?

Akita
12-20-2010, 19:59
If someone has plans for 2010 that have not been executed, then they had better hurry.

On a different note, this is stupid to start this thread almost 2 weeks before the new year. :upeyes:
Vanity if you ask me.

Cajunmudman
12-20-2010, 20:15
Planted an Owari Satsuma tree out back. Along with growing straberry patch and pepermint plants. Once the blackberries are planted, we will have nearly year round fruit, berries and tea.

Grayson
12-20-2010, 20:50
http://cobolhacker.com/images/drwho/the_ninth_doctor_tardis.jpg
I've used my handy TARDIS to jump ahead to 2011 and get started on my 2011 preps over 10 days early, w00t! :D

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs11/i/2006/202/7/8/_thedoctor__by_GuyFlash.gif

jokeruh
12-20-2010, 21:37
Who died and made you the date Gestapo?

Glenn Beck did :cool:



http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yr-uQp2mL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

jokeruh
12-20-2010, 21:39
Vanity if you ask me.

That's what I was thinking

jokeruh
12-20-2010, 21:40
http://cobolhacker.com/images/drwho/the_ninth_doctor_tardis.jpg
I've used my handy TARDIS to jump ahead to 2011 and get started on my 2011 preps over 10 days early, w00t! :D

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs11/i/2006/202/7/8/_thedoctor__by_GuyFlash.gif


:supergrin:

kirgi08
12-20-2010, 22:24
If someone has plans for 2010 that have not been executed, then they had better hurry.

On a different note, this is stupid to start this thread almost 2 weeks before the new year. :upeyes:

Since yer kinda new,we have a contest every year in the S/P as ta whom would start the next years thread.

Granted someone jumped the shark.'08. :fist: :rant:

LASTRESORT20
12-20-2010, 22:32
Buying a New Jeep Wrangler 4 door & a few more `smaller` "toys".....Improving my money making skills...

lawman800
12-20-2010, 22:53
In a few months, I will cut down my expenses so I can put more into savings... or toys... or precious metals like gold and lead encased in brass.

No special preps more than what I have already been doing all along buying dry goods, MRE, Mountain House cans, and water. Not too worried about gas. There are 2 gas stations within a few blocks that I am going to loot as soon as it gets to that point.:supergrin:

kirgi08
12-20-2010, 23:40
:rofl:

nightwolf1974
12-21-2010, 16:12
we bought bee-keeping and candle making starters kits for my mother for x-mas. i bought some more Fed. 22lr. & Wolf 9mm ammo. bought a crank up lantern for my gf for x-mas. bought my sister a compound bow for x-mas. bought some more AR and 1911 parts. bought a SA GI ss 1911A1 & RIA Tactical for myself. bought more lures for my gf for x-mas. since the dates are being played with here, this is all in Dec.

g27_mengi
12-21-2010, 16:28
Been a long time since I've responded here. Years, I think.

What have I been doing? I'll recap, quickly:

1. Selling crap I don't need (a constant process)
2. Getting my soul in shape, and trying to be more like this Jesus guy... (I suck at this, but I'm trying)
3. Getting my body in shape: 3 half-marathons last year and uncounted hours and hours with the iron and the bicycle.

Hope all of you have been well, and hope each and every one of you are blessed with peace this fine Christmas season.

DoctaGlockta
12-29-2010, 09:51
Since yer kinda new,we have a contest every year in the S/P as ta whom would start the next years thread.

Granted someone jumped the shark.'08. :fist: :rant:

'Jumped the shark'? or 'Prepared'? - This is a preparedness forum correct? :cool:

JK-linux
12-29-2010, 10:34
Final payments on my Discover and Master Cards to zero out the year. Sold off last of my odd caliber firearms. Looking into getting a nice simple 3 month stash of food/water set aside. I'd say I'm quitting smoking on the first of the year, but that would jinx it.

volsbear
12-29-2010, 10:58
Can you count reading and research as preps? That's been what I've been doing most of. Trying to get that age-old question answered, "where do I start?"

Thinking of doing a garden this year. There's obvious cost savings and ability to feed in a crisis issues there, but also I thought it would be a fun thing to do with my son who will be four in May. We also have a baby due in May so a few extra pennies here and there wouldn't hurt.

I really just need to organize. I read a lot of these threads and when it comes to the basics, I'm always saying "Hey I have that/those." But we live in a small house with bad storage so the crap that I do have is scattered around, unorganized.

So I need to organize, prioritize, take inventories, etc. I also have a buttload of stuff I need to peddle off in a garage sale or other venue. And if baby #2 turns out to be a girl (which we found out in 3.5 hours today), I'll have a ton of boys' clothes and toys I can throw into that garage sale pile.

RED64CJ5
12-29-2010, 15:20
Been a long time since I've responded here. Years, I think.

What have I been doing? I'll recap, quickly:

1. Selling crap I don't need (a constant process)
2. Getting my soul in shape, and trying to be more like this Jesus guy... (I suck at this, but I'm trying)
3. Getting my body in shape: 3 half-marathons last year and uncounted hours and hours with the iron and the bicycle.

Hope all of you have been well, and hope each and every one of you are blessed with peace this fine Christmas season.

Sounds like you and I are in line. I am not as far along as you in step 3, but I am working on getting there.

PrO...
12-29-2010, 16:39
I gave my fingerprints to my local sheriff's office for a background check to get my CCW...does that count?

DoctaGlockta
12-29-2010, 18:30
I gave my fingerprints to my local sheriff's office for a background check to get my CCW...does that count?

I would say so.

wrenrj1
12-29-2010, 19:20
I have carbo/protein loaded on turkey, yams, corn casserole, stuffing, to the extent that I'm good through March without eating a single meal. I have also done the same with the terriers who act as my early warning system. A Trader Joe's has opened less than a mile away. I plan to make that my base of operations, as I like their frozen fish, and their employees will make for a supplemental food source, just wash them first...

lawman800
12-29-2010, 19:29
Final payments on my Discover and Master Cards to zero out the year. Sold off last of my odd caliber firearms. Looking into getting a nice simple 3 month stash of food/water set aside. I'd say I'm quitting smoking on the first of the year, but that would jinx it.

If SHTF, I would max out my cards beforehand. Why pay off the credit cars and deplete your cash when the world is coming to an end? Max out on supplies. Survive. Endure. Adapt. Overcome.

I gave my fingerprints to my local sheriff's office for a background check to get my CCW...does that count?

You done git it now, boyeee! When the Cubans and Russians start parachuting into your town, they're going to find all the 4473 forms and the CCW permit registry and come after you!

I have carbo/protein loaded on turkey, yams, corn casserole, stuffing, to the extent that I'm good through March without eating a single meal. I have also done the same with the terriers who act as my early warning system. A Trader Joe's has opened less than a mile away. I plan to make that my base of operations, as I like their frozen fish, and their employees will make for a supplemental food source, just wash them first...

Traders is good. I love their fresh apple juice but can't say for sure how their employees would taste. The ones here are all young kids that don't look too healthy nor thrilled to be there.

volsbear
12-29-2010, 19:32
Traders is good. I love their fresh apple juice but can't say for sure how their employees would taste. The ones here are all young kids that don't look too healthy nor thrilled to be there.

I think it would be more gratifying to whack unhappy people rather than happy people. Then it's like you're just putting them out of their misery.

NAS T MAG
12-29-2010, 23:06
Finally succumbed to those "buy gold" ads. Spent $50,000 to get $25,000 in actual gold.

Man, I feel great. My $50,000 was in paper and everyone knows it will be worthless.:rofl:

DoctaGlockta
01-01-2011, 04:09
Finally succumbed to those "buy gold" ads. Spent $50,000 to get $25,000 in actual gold.

:dunno:

G29Reload
01-01-2011, 13:28
Continue working on my house in case I ever need to sell it.

G29Reload
01-01-2011, 13:31
Reorganize my reloading bench.

RED64CJ5
01-01-2011, 13:35
I finished cleaning out a skull of a buck I killed earlier in the week. Going to mount him in the office, Euro-style.

G19freak
01-01-2011, 14:06
Snapped up on what was probably exactly the last one of the Midway Aimpoints---this will complete my "fighting" AR---have been putting this off for 6 months because the $600 hit for a red dot was bit much to swallow-----at $300 it was a no-brainer.

G29Reload
01-01-2011, 15:58
Plumbing repair...no more leaks in the basement.

It was ok, I didn't need the $300 anyway. :upeyes:

G29Reload
01-01-2011, 21:47
The week ahead, painting!:upeyes:

RWBlue
01-01-2011, 22:48
Worked on goals. (This should be done at quarterly, but....)
They still need work. I need to break each item down into tasks..

G29Reload
01-02-2011, 13:00
Worked on goals. (This should be done at quarterly, but....)
They still need work. I need to break each item down into tasks..

It's better to lay them out and prioritize rather than just act randomly.

But hey, if you're out and about and see something you need, on sale or available when its hard to find, grab it if you can.

RWBlue
01-02-2011, 14:30
It's better to lay them out and prioritize rather than just act randomly.

But hey, if you're out and about and see something you need, on sale or available when its hard to find, grab it if you can.

That is exactly what I am working on.
Breaking them down, organizing them, then prioritizing.

This isn't really about stuff.
It is more about doing.

Warp
01-02-2011, 15:12
I guess this is most likely to be the 2011 thread going forward. I was in the other one. Oh well.


I received some upgrades for my Remington 870 that serves as my HD shotgun and road trip car long-gun. It may even be my go-to rifle.

A Knoxx stock and a ghost ring setup with tritium inserts.

silentpoet
01-02-2011, 18:01
I have done a little work on my mostly emp proof car. Pulled a few pieces to repair, cleaned some parts, replaced all but one fuse with new ones. The one fuse I didnt replace I did not have one short enough. Will fix it when I get some money coming in.

Also started making plans to convert a basement bedroom to a shelter. More of a storm shelter, but will also store some more preps in there. It is ideal because it doesnt have a window. So technically it isnt considered a bedroom.

G29Reload
01-02-2011, 23:50
Find a new job!

cowboy1964
01-02-2011, 23:57
Finally succumbed to those "buy gold" ads. Spent $50,000 to get $25,000 in actual gold.

Man, I feel great. My $50,000 was in paper and everyone knows it will be worthless.:rofl:

Personally I buy off EBay, under spot price. I'm probably up 100% in the last year on my investment.

G29Reload
01-03-2011, 11:52
First gun of the new year...a new 870 added to the ready-alert rack!

marlinfan
01-03-2011, 12:53
Another trip to sam's club. Rice, noodles, flour, vitamins, canned veggies & fruit for the pantry. Rotating quarterly seems to work well.

KILLERtj
01-03-2011, 15:41
Quit smoking
trying new reloads
cleaning and organizing house
working on daily driver

KILLERtj

g27_mengi
01-03-2011, 15:53
Quit smoking


Stay strong. Took me a few tries to quit, but years later, it's the smartest thing I've ever done.

eyesnorth
01-03-2011, 16:28
Quit smoking


I'm three days in with the Nicorette. Good luck to ya.

eyesnorth
01-03-2011, 16:30
we bought bee-keeping and candle making starters kits for my mother for x-mas.

Are you already into beekeeping? Beesource.com is a really good resource.

M1A Shooter
01-03-2011, 17:51
got a bunch of canning jars for free from grandma :)
gave my copy of "how to survive the end of the world as we know it" to my MIL.
also am on my way to quit smoking. hopefully it lasts this go around.

kirgi08
01-04-2011, 00:40
Are you already into beekeeping? Beesource.com is a really good resource.

I'd love ta be able ta do this,I'm HIGHLY allergic,so is my kid.'08. :crying:

eyesnorth
01-04-2011, 01:30
I'd love ta be able ta do this,I'm HIGHLY allergic,so is my kid.'08. :crying:

Highly how?

kirgi08
01-04-2011, 02:24
All types of bee/wasp/hornet allergies.If I get stung by a stray,epi pen and a ride.My kid is worse.'08.

eyesnorth
01-04-2011, 02:38
All types of bee/wasp/hornet allergies.If I get stung by a stray,epi pen and a ride.My kid is worse.'08.

Well that just sucks. I was hoping for a slightly milder case. They can sometimes be treated with miniscule doses that build resistance.

kirgi08
01-04-2011, 06:11
It's cool,I got a neighbor that bks,.'08.

G29Reload
01-04-2011, 11:11
Adding to the barter liquor case stash.

Likely Bourbon. :cool:

G29Reload
01-04-2011, 19:03
Turned out to be Bulleit bourbon and Red Stag. Though some of it might get stashed and some of it might get drunk. :wavey:

RWBlue
01-04-2011, 19:17
Turned out to be Bulleit bourbon and Red Stag. Though some of it might get stashed and some of it might get drunk. :wavey:

Drink what you store, store what you drink. :whistling:
Or at least store what your friends will drink.

I have not had either of those. I guess if you force me to and send it to me, I will verify that they are good enough for you to store.:wavey:

volsbear
01-04-2011, 19:29
As insignificant as it might be, today I located another back-roads way in/out of the relatively large city I live in. The route takes you around a large lake and a fresh water river (fishin'), a large wooded area (huntin') and an EXTREMELY wealthy subdivision (lootin').

thejellster05
01-04-2011, 20:33
As insignificant as it might be, today I located another back-roads way in/out of the relatively large city I live in. The route takes you around a large lake and a fresh water river (fishin'), a large wooded area (huntin') and an EXTREMELY wealthy subdivision (lootin').

Good Find! :dancingbanana:

eyesnorth
01-05-2011, 09:38
Red Stag.

More power to you if you like it. I'll never buy another bottle of that cough syrup.

G29Reload
01-05-2011, 11:14
More power to you if you like it. I'll never buy another bottle of that cough syrup.

Maybe you should try it over ice and diet 7-up/sprite.:cool:

Garlic
01-05-2011, 16:20
Finally succumbed to those "buy gold" ads. Spent $50,000 to get $25,000 in actual gold.

Man, I feel great. My $50,000 was in paper and everyone knows it will be worthless.:rofl:

Sooooo.....you paid twice spot? Really?

G29Reload
01-05-2011, 20:10
Finally saw The Book of Eli. Not too much to learn about SP except fun to watch the barter scene and the usual Mutant Zombie Bikers.

Learned: If you're in PAW and facing a goon squad led by Gary Oldman, kill Oldman first.:whistling::supergrin:

volsbear
01-06-2011, 06:11
Finally saw The Book of Eli. Not too much to learn about SP except fun to watch the barter scene and the usual Mutant Zombie Bikers.

Learned: If you're in PAW and facing a goon squad led by Gary Oldman, kill Oldman first.:whistling::supergrin:

I watched the Book of Eli again recently as well. Funny you mentioned the barter scene - that's what stuck with me as well. What hit me is that we might be shocked at some of the stuff that is "worth" something post-SHTF... like shampoo and wet-wipes.

From a survival standpoint, ole' Eli did just about everything WRONG with the exception of getting in good with God.

bdcochran
01-06-2011, 07:05
Obtained three working squirrel trap cages. They work beautifully. Watched as set rat traps did not work. Double benefit. Protects fruit tree output when it is not shtf. Will work after shtf.

M1A Shooter
01-06-2011, 18:53
learned how easy it really is to plug my own tire. lots cheaper too. plugs and patches are up to 15 bucks now. used to be 6. got 5 plugs and the tools to do it for 8.

i have always done most all the work to my own vehicles, sometimes paying for oil changes due to laziness, but tires are one thing i never messed with before.

DoctaGlockta
01-08-2011, 03:03
Added a Lee Classic Loader in 45 ACP.

G29Reload
01-08-2011, 09:34
Bottled more water for the emergency stash.

Warp
01-08-2011, 10:29
Bottled more water for the emergency stash.

What did you bottle it in?

G29Reload
01-08-2011, 12:55
What did you bottle it in?

Gallon water jugs. Building the kitchen stash first, about 20 gallons in the cupboard, then loading up a rack in the basement.

I know, I should probably load up the basement first incase something happens. :upeyes: But I have immediate need for minor power failures, flushing the toilets, etc.

I use hosed out gallon orange juice mainly.

volsbear
01-08-2011, 13:20
How long does water "last" in a re-used one gallon plastic jug that once contained distilled water?

Specifically, if I use a gallon of distilled water for my kid's humidifier and then refill it with tapwater, how long will it last?

kirgi08
01-08-2011, 14:07
Milk jugs don't last that long,I'd use scepter cans or something made of a heavier plastic.3liter soda bottles are pretty strong.'08.

RWBlue
01-08-2011, 14:42
How long does water "last" in a re-used one gallon plastic jug that once contained distilled water?

Specifically, if I use a gallon of distilled water for my kid's humidifier and then refill it with tapwater, how long will it last?

Milk jugs don't last that long,I'd use scepter cans or something made of a heavier plastic.3liter soda bottles are pretty strong.'08.

I would not use either container.

The containers that I have seen for distilled water are not constructed to last forever. I believe they are designed to decompose fairly fast.

I am thinking that the large gallon milk jugs are the same, plus you have to clean them out or you have milk contaminate your water.

I have been using 2 liter pop bottles. I have a large stash of them under my bed. They have been there for more than a year with no issues. At another location, I have several other 2 littler bottles that have been around for much longer.

G29Reload
01-08-2011, 14:47
I actually did use the distilled water jugs. I use a CPAP machine with a humidifier and it beats just throwing them away.

They will last for years.

I'm more concerned with refilling them every 6 months or so to keep bacteria or mold from forming, mildew, mold whatever.

volsbear
01-08-2011, 15:04
That's more of what I was asking - how long can I keep the water around. So about six months?

etravix
01-08-2011, 15:16
.... Probably get a pilots license or begin working towards it. My partner is a commercial pilot so he can hook me up with a great instructor and plan.

Finish my pilot lessons and get my license. I've been at it for too long. Here's my advice if you decide to become a pilot. Fly at least 3 times a week, more if you can afford it. Good luck and remember.

"Don't ever let an airplane take you someplace where your brain hasn't arrived at least a couple of minutes earlier."

G29Reload
01-08-2011, 23:02
That's more of what I was asking - how long can I keep the water around. So about six months?

Six months. I hear that's the recommended, sounds about right.

RWBlue
01-09-2011, 09:12
I'm more concerned with refilling them every 6 months or so to keep bacteria or mold from forming, mildew, mold whatever.

Assuming you are starting out with good water and a clean container that is sealed, water can be stored forever.

There are some caveats:
Water will go flat and taste funny. It is not bad, but it tastes funny.

You should keep Chlorine around and a water purifier. That way if your water doesn't smell good or taste good.....

DoctaGlockta
01-09-2011, 09:47
We had 11 extra people stay over last night. Interesting exercise in food/water/toilet paper/other items consumption.

Just hygiene alone is going to be a challenge.

Too cold to be outside so everyone stayed inside. Good look at what one would have to have to take care of those people who might show up on your doorstep if the SHTF.

I've got a lot of work to do.

Warp
01-09-2011, 12:33
Gallon water jugs. Building the kitchen stash first, about 20 gallons in the cupboard, then loading up a rack in the basement.

I know, I should probably load up the basement first incase something happens. :upeyes: But I have immediate need for minor power failures, flushing the toilets, etc.

[B]I use hosed out gallon orange juice mainly.

Piece of advice: Just don't use milk cartons.

Assuming you are starting out with good water and a clean container that is sealed, water can be stored forever.

There are some caveats:
Water will go flat and taste funny. It is not bad, but it tastes funny.

You should keep Chlorine around and a water purifier. That way if your water doesn't smell good or taste good.....

This.

A little bit of bleach (use a medicine dropper, I forget how much to use, do a search) mixed in when you bottle it up is not a bad idea either. If you get too much chorine taste when it comes time to drink let it sit out for awhile. Also, if it tastes flat, poor it back and forth between contaienrs.

G29Reload
01-09-2011, 13:58
Piece of advice: Just don't use milk cartons.



This.

A little bit of bleach (use a medicine dropper, I forget how much to use, do a search) mixed in when you bottle it up is not a bad idea either. If you get too much chorine taste when it comes time to drink let it sit out for awhile. Also, if it tastes flat, poor it back and forth between contaienrs.


Yep and yep.

I have nothing against using the 2L soda bottles either.

Not only sloshing from container to container, but I can also run it thru one of the pitcher filters I have.

Not a single one of the problems listed is a downside in comparison to filthy, unhygenic water from any of a number of sources you could end up forced to use. Mandatory boiling type of sources.

Warp
01-09-2011, 15:02
2L soda bottles work very well.

Cajunmudman
01-09-2011, 16:53
Planted the following in my greenhouse:
20 Better Boys
28 Bell Peppers
17 Zuchchini

Gonna be a good spring.

G29Reload
01-09-2011, 18:40
Gotta be LA. It's too cold up here, even for a green house!

crimsonaudio
01-09-2011, 18:51
Built a 30A pigtail set for the generator, insulated the garage door.

G29Reload
01-10-2011, 12:11
Completely rearranged the pantry, rotated stocks, pulled out some past due for immediate use, audited for my next shopping run.

Have been building the pantry with increasing seriousness and duration for more than two years now.

Recall first doing it when there was talk of a worldwide rice shortage with famine cropping up in SE Asia and parts of Africa, but fortunately it stopped there, a couple years back. Price of rice did go up, especially the good jasmine rice, but I found 40lbs of it at good prices and have been keeping that level for awhile.

Now approaching a year at over 1100 calories per day. Coronal mass ejections and EMP attacks be damned. The rest of the world will starve but I will be hanging out.:wavey:

Cajunmudman
01-10-2011, 13:19
Gotta be LA. It's too cold up here, even for a green house!

Debated if I even needed one.
Our problem is that if you plant too early you will get hit by a late frost. But, by May, we have 90 degree days and tomatoes shut down.
It can be tricky, so, in the greenhouse they go.

wrenrj1
01-10-2011, 19:11
2L soda bottles work very well.
If nothing else, keeping 2L bottles of water are good for non-potable water uses, i.e. flushing the toilet for several days. No need to rotate if that is the identified use.

Warp
01-10-2011, 19:46
If nothing else, keeping 2L bottles of water are good for non-potable water uses, i.e. flushing the toilet for several days. No need to rotate if that is the identified use.

I personally do not keep any non-potable water. I do not currently have any intention to do so either.

I know of no reason not to have 2L bottles of drinking water.

And as mentioned previously water does not have to be rotated. I havn't rotated mine for over a year. I really don't feel like doing it either, so I probably won't.

G29Reload
01-10-2011, 20:03
Agreed...if I'm going thru all the trouble to store water, it better be
potable.

M1A Shooter
01-10-2011, 21:44
i am setting up rain barrels on my garage. that will be my non-potable water source for flushing toilets and watering the garden.

ML Roak
01-10-2011, 23:20
looking at putting in a 150 or 200 gallon tank in the basement with a booster pump, part of a plan to increase water pressure to the rest of the house, but also keeps a couple hundred gallons of fresh water handy (+ a 50 gal water heater). Looking seriously at a cistern as well. Picked-up some more canned goods & a couple cases of bottled water, ordered a few books from amazon, and almost have my AR back into fighting shape. (the free-float handguard unscrewed while shooting, putting in a lock screw to prevent that from EVER happening again.) Wife thinks I'm nuts, but she has thought that before:supergrin:

G29Reload
01-11-2011, 00:33
does anyone make a rain barrel with an overflow that goes into a downspout?

If I'm not paying attention, I don't want an rainbarrel overflowing and hitting my foundation.

jdavionic
01-11-2011, 08:55
I haven't done preps this week. Instead, I've been using them this week. Been snowed / iced in for 2 days now and it looks like it could possibly be the end of the week before we get back to normal.

Before the storm, I was running usual errands and folks were frantically looking for ice melt, milk, etc. I bought a bunch of ice melt some time ago. We have plenty of food. I was at Home Depot before the storm and it was insane. The guy asked if I needed help and I told him 'no, just looking for some wood to build a bird house'. He laughed hysterically and said 'you must be the only one here that is not in a panic'. I just thought the wood would be nice for a little project in case I got bored.

I also bought paint from Sherwin Williams so I could do some odd jobs around the house.

No preps, but sitting comfortably at home. :supergrin:

Warp...you holding up well? I believe you live in my neck of the woods.

G29Reload
01-11-2011, 09:15
Snow is inbound here, but not a lot. I am so prepped I don't even have to go out.

Great feeling!:wavey:

jdavionic
01-11-2011, 09:32
Great feeling!:wavey:

It really is a great feeling. The people that frequent the S&P are well aware that preps go well beyond a stockpile of ammo & guns. It includes the idea that you could endure a wide variety of scenarios for some time or indefinitely (depending upon how well you've done) without relying on someone to come to your rescue.

Many years ago, we went through an ice storm where we lost power for days. We had to stay in one room for the most part (room with the fireplace), but we were fine. Just spent time mostly playing with the kids to keep them entertained.

volsbear
01-11-2011, 09:50
It really is a great feeling. The people that frequent the S&P are well aware that preps go well beyond a stockpile of ammo & guns. It includes the idea that you could endure a wide variety of scenarios for some time or indefinitely (depending upon how well you've done) without relying on someone to come to your rescue.

Many years ago, we went through an ice storm where we lost power for days. We had to stay in one room for the most part (room with the fireplace), but we were fine. Just spent time mostly playing with the kids to keep them entertained.

When you think about it, preparing to be "snowed-in" for a few days takes very little. A couple of loafs of bread, some soup, a protein source, maintaining power to the core components of the house, some entertainment, water, a heat source - that's it. When peopel run around in a panic, you know they've done NOTHING.

S&P fanatics aside - I honestly believe that even an average household should be able to endure a five-day snow-in. That's not asking a lot.

G29Reload
01-11-2011, 12:41
an average household should be able to endure a five-day snow-in. That's not asking a lot.

Key word there. Most can't last 3, I'll bet.

I've actually gone out pre-snow for entertainment purposes. Nver needed more than a few ffresh veggies, but grab a cart and stroll the aisles. the LOOK in people's eyes! I'd snicker out loud if it wasn't so sad, really.

Warp
01-11-2011, 13:17
When you think about it, preparing to be "snowed-in" for a few days takes very little. A couple of loafs of bread, some soup, a protein source, maintaining power to the core components of the house, some entertainment, water, a heat source - that's it. When peopel run around in a panic, you know they've done NOTHING.

S&P fanatics aside - I honestly believe that even an average household should be able to endure a five-day snow-in. That's not asking a lot.

5 days of snow-in, with functional utilities, shouldn't take anything you don't already have...preppr or not.

Even without utilities it takes a few days to reall be an issue. Back in northern Indiana in 1998 we went 6.5 days without power. Late in day 3 we got our hands on a generator. It would have been pretty cold inside by day 4 if not for that, but otherwise it was fine.

Mack Donald
01-11-2011, 13:31
..when storing water..

..why do I never see anyone here mention..

..hmmm..

..5 gallon water containers..

..ya know..

..like the..

ahem

drinking water companies do????????????????????????????

:embarassed:

Warp
01-11-2011, 14:45
..when storing water..

..why do I never see anyone here mention..

..hmmm..

..5 gallon water containers..

..ya know..

..like the..

ahem

drinking water companies do????????????????????????????

:embarassed:

Where do you get your 5 gallon containers?

RWBlue
01-11-2011, 17:14
..when storing water..

..why do I never see anyone here mention..

..hmmm..

..5 gallon water containers..

..ya know..

..like the..

ahem

drinking water companies do????????????????????????????

:embarassed:

Lets start with the fact that I have never seen those containers for free.

Then go on to mention the weight of the containers, that fact that they are round, the lack of carrying handle, all make them difficult to work with.

We could do Septor containers. They would basically look like gas cans, feel like gas cans, but be made for water. They are easier to handle, but cost an arm and a leg. I assume I would get a few if I lived some place where water was an issue.

G29Reload
01-11-2011, 17:28
..when storing water..

..why do I never see anyone here mention..

..hmmm..

..5 gallon water containers..

..ya know..

..like the..

ahem

drinking water companies do????????????????????????????

:embarassed:

Um...because why would you spend money on them when you already have the EASY TO HANDLE 2L bottles, etc?

I can see having a few bulk containers and I'm sure they're mentioned here from time to time but saving and using the 2L bottles you already have is just too easy.

M1A Shooter
01-11-2011, 17:41
i have 7 of them. weh we had our flood here last may, i went to the home depot to get a generator, work tool to help others out, and noone there seemed to be caring at all about the flood except a couple people looking for sump pumps and dehumidifiers. i took 4 of the 5G jugs with me and my wife got 3 more from the grocery store that day. we have had them since.

honestly, they were a last effort for us as we were seriously lacking in water storage at the time. kind of odd to realise you dont have clean drinking water when half the town is under water. that said, i have since started other means of storage, like the 2L bottles and barrels. the poster above is correct about their shape and lack of handle makes them a pain to move around. i have 6 in the bottom of my office closet with a plywood shelf laid ontop of them.

volsbear
01-11-2011, 19:08
Um...because why would you spend money on them when you already have the EASY TO HANDLE 2L bottles, etc?

I can see having a few bulk containers and I'm sure they're mentioned here from time to time but saving and using the 2L bottles you already have is just too easy.

Good point. I use my one gallon distilled water jugs because it's something I already have to buy. Why buy a container twice, much less a clumsy one?

bdcochran
01-12-2011, 07:12
1. I improved my trapping skills by setting squirrel traps in the backyard with the fruit trees.

2. I spent 5 hours in the dental chair yesterday with two dental students and an instructor doing crown lengthening on two teeth. $300. Part of the "keep up with the meds" program.

3. I moved my sale ads for glock 20-21-29 parts, 870/1100, HK91, Garand, AR
15 to Calguns. Part of my sophiciation down program.

4. researched head lamps and bid on some on ebay.

Mack Donald
01-12-2011, 07:43
Lets start with the fact that I have never seen those containers for free.

Then go on to mention the weight of the containers, that fact that they are round, the lack of carrying handle, all make them difficult to work with.

We could do Septor containers. They would basically look like gas cans, feel like gas cans, but be made for water. They are easier to handle, but cost an arm and a leg. I assume I would get a few if I lived some place where water was an issue.

The fact that they are not free may be valid..Okay..

so anytime I don't like someone else's opinion from now on..

..I'll just say that I've never seen x or y for free.

..hypothetical example (not my opinion) - - "Dangit, those PMAGS and Glock 17 rounders are not free." ..does that mean they are bad ideas???

My Porsche wasn't free, but I still drive it and like it..(may be thought of as a bad idea) :whistling:

My cost for them is comparable to what some here have paid for those blue or green Aquatainers, but these are much more durable.

..The containers do weigh more, are more durable, and are quite stable when at least partially filled..

..The lids snap on, are reusable, and do not leak IME..

..Yes, they are round which is not the best shape for storage..

..The 2 liter bottles are also round..
..Five gallons worth of 2 liter bottles might take up as much space, but can be stored separately in smaller places..
..My five gallon and three gallon containers have handles,
and I'm strong enough to move them around with ease..

..You are fortunate to live somewhere that water is not an issue.. I guess I am too, but I still store it..

:)

Mack Donald
01-12-2011, 07:53
Good point. I use my one gallon distilled water jugs because it's something I already have to buy. Why buy a container twice, much less a clumsy one?

You and G29Reload are right, but for me..

..when I want to put ten gallons of water in a vehicle..

..I'd rather grab two 5gal containers instead of nineteen 2 liter containers..

..I apologize for the foolish ideas..

..Carry on with the most excellent way of the GTS&P..

..Store water by 2 liter bottles, gallon jugs..NO 5GAL JUGS!!!

jdavionic
01-12-2011, 08:27
For water storage, I have a mix of different containers. I have the large water cooler containers that are sealed. They were a gift. I kept telling a neighbor to ask their company to stop delivering them to my house by mistake. After numerous reminders, I finally concluded that they wanted me to have them. :whistling:

In addition, we have numerous cases of the smaller water bottles from Sams Club.

And lastly, I have a portable filtration system (Mini Works) with a ceramic filter, plus spare filters. Each filter will support filtration of up to 500 gallons.

cyrsequipment
01-12-2011, 08:46
You and G29Reload are right, but for me..

..when I want to put ten gallons of water in a vehicle..

..I'd rather grab two 5gal containers instead of nineteen 2 liter containers..

..I apologize for the foolish ideas..

..Carry on with the most excellent way of the GTS&P..

..Store water by 2 liter bottles, gallon jugs..NO 5GAL JUGS!!!

Boy you're *****y...:upeyes:

No one said that they WON'T use anything but a 2 liter bottle, they just said they were easier and cheaper. The idea here is to do thing cheaply when and if possible. If the 2 liter bottles work for these people, who the heck are you to tell them that it doesn't work?

cyrsequipment
01-12-2011, 08:47
As for me, I started working out again. My new job involves me sitting at a computer all day and I realized that I needed to get back into it...

snakeman
01-12-2011, 08:50
I ordered 2 CZ 82 pistols and 1000 rounds of ammo. I am going to put them in my BOB's. and leave them there after I give them a good running at the range.


snakeman

Mack Donald
01-12-2011, 09:03
Where do you get your 5 gallon containers?


Various..

..Local bottled water delivery companies, Sam's Club, Lowes, etc..

Those from Lowes and two of the local delivery services have handles.

You might even find some that are more square in shape.

Ask your friends what company their office uses.

Mack Donald
01-12-2011, 16:24
Boy you're *****y...:upeyes:

No one said that they WON'T use anything but a 2 liter bottle, they just said they were easier and cheaper. The idea here is to do thing cheaply when and if possible. If the 2 liter bottles work for these people, who the heck are you to tell them that it doesn't work?

I am omd. :wavey: Where did I say 2 litre bottles don't work?

Read the other post and relax. I noted my opinion and the relative good qualities of both 2 liter bottles and 5 gallon jugs. It was just an idea that I have never seen in all the threads I've read here about water storage.

IME it is a good, durable storage option somewhere between the Mississippi River and an eye dropper. I don't disagree that the 2l bottles
are a good option, but the 5 gallon jug is an alternative with a few favorable qualities.

:)

RWBlue
01-12-2011, 17:13
The fact that they are not free may be valid..Okay..

so anytime I don't like someone else's opinion from now on..

..I'll just say that I've never seen x or y for free.


You asked, "why do I never see anyone here mention".
People answered.
You are not happy with the answer.

You could have said you use X and have not had any issue with them.
You could have said you have access to X and would like to use them.
But no you decided to ask a question and then when you didn't like the answer you now try to post that you use them and have this and that and ....

Warp
01-12-2011, 17:15
Various..

..Local bottled water delivery companies, Sam's Club, Lowes, etc..

Those from Lowes and two of the local delivery services have handles.

You might even find some that are more square in shape.

Ask your friends what company their office uses.

I like my Aquatainers. I have 14 and have for awhile. That is enough for us for now.

And, for free, 2L soda bottles.

G29Reload
01-13-2011, 08:11
I like my Aquatainers. I have 14 and have for awhile. That is enough for us for now.

And, for free, 2L soda bottles.

This.

Have a few large ones for grab-n-go, and fill the balance with 2L you were just gonna throw out anyway.

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01-13-2011, 11:39
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DoctaGlockta
01-13-2011, 17:40
Making some Indian candy for storage tonight. Still haven't perfected my formula yet.

G29Reload
01-13-2011, 22:00
SPAM ON SALE!

I'm actually ambivalent about the stuff, but 3 for $5 is a good deal.

Proud owner of two new cases stacked in the pantry.

Can't beat the shelf life...

Still in search of the elusive Bacon flavor. Everything but...

Regular
REduced sodium
Light
Hickory smoked
Turkey (2 thumbs up)

plus 4 cans of treet, 1.69 and BOGO free! 85c a can, I'm in.:wavey:

kirgi08
01-13-2011, 23:21
I've been preaching about the turkey variety for 2yrs.We got 8cases of it.We like the treet variety for use with eggs ect.Also Hereford puts out a canned ham/roast beef and a nice corned beef hash,great shelf life and decent quality.We cook the ham with pineapple the beef over rice/noodles and the cbh with eggs/toast ect.'08.

crimsonaudio
01-14-2011, 06:32
SPAM ON SALE!
Where?

G29Reload
01-14-2011, 09:21
Where?

Martin's, the one affiliated with Giant Food. (Northern VA) in this case Winchester. But unless they've re-stocked, I almost cleaned out the remainder.

But it may be a distributor/chain discount, else if Hormel is running a promotion it might pop up everywhere. Eye's peeled!

G29Reload
01-14-2011, 14:01
I've been preaching about the turkey variety for 2yrs.We got 8cases of it.We like the treet variety for use with eggs ect.

The turkey seems the least unhealthy.

How is the treet gonna taste? pretty much the same as regular SPAM?

kirgi08
01-14-2011, 14:08
It's cheaper here and not quite as popular as spam is.'08.

G29Reload
01-14-2011, 14:27
It's cheaper here and not quite as popular as spam is.'08.

The question was, how is it going to taste? (Treet)

Tom Kanik
01-14-2011, 17:57
We bought more garden seeds and ammo for the Taurus Judge.

kirgi08
01-14-2011, 20:47
The question was, how is it going to taste? (Treet)




About the same as the pricier spam brand,make it inta a sammich or cube it inta mac-cheese.'08.

G29Reload
01-14-2011, 21:38
Great, you saved me from opening a can.

It's like a fire extinguisher, only to be opened in case of emergencies!

Actually, its a bit greasy, unhealthy at least eating it at one sitting isnt a good idea and kind of fattening.

So, once you open can, you're committed to finishing it and that would take me 3 days to a week and I'd be sick of it by then, not to mention the killer farts. Living alone I have no one to torture with them.:supergrin:

kirgi08
01-14-2011, 23:19
We use treet a few times a week,rotation is key.Fry some up with taters and bottle up the all the natural gas youse can.We are looking for the fats that this product produces,we'll balance out it's use accordingly.We have a ton of tuna/in oil for the same reason.We use the lowered sodium version.'08.

G29Reload
01-15-2011, 00:45
We use treet a few times a week,rotation is key.

I always rotate, but I think rotation is less key with spam like products than anything else, due to the 3+ years or more long shelf life.

Someone on here posted something to the effect of either experience or comment from someone at hormel that in theory the stuff will NEVER go bad, and some has survived for a decade or more. I wouldn't want to test this out or be the first to taste it, just sayin...it can hang out longer than anything else I can think of except maybe dried pasta and even that can get brittle.

kirgi08
01-15-2011, 01:53
I'd love ta see that link.'08.

Warp
01-15-2011, 08:24
I would hope that Spam doesn't go bad, or at least that it would take an awfully long time to do so. It is, after all, canned.

AK_Stick
01-15-2011, 09:28
I always rotate, but I think rotation is less key with spam like products than anything else, due to the 3+ years or more long shelf life.

Someone on here posted something to the effect of either experience or comment from someone at hormel that in theory the stuff will NEVER go bad, and some has survived for a decade or more. I wouldn't want to test this out or be the first to taste it, just sayin...it can hang out longer than anything else I can think of except maybe dried pasta and even that can get brittle.



I can attest to spam being well spam, after close to 7 years.

wasn't any different than regular spam, we cut it up, threw it in the mac n cheese and went to town.

UneasyRider
01-15-2011, 10:57
Both the canned albacore tuna and wild king salmon have shelf lives of approximately 8-10 years! In fact, the longer you are able to store your cans before eating them the better! By letting the cans slightly age, the natural juices and oils can settle into the fish, which increases its soft flakey texture. The shellfish we carry have a shelf life of 2-3 years. There is no apparent expiration date on each can; the expiration date is found within the cannery code.
Source(s):
www.davesalbacore.com

I would bet that Spam is even longer than tuna because it's all about preservatives and I think that spam is the winner there. Now if we could nuke it like some countries do it would last forever because the bacteria would not be inhibited but removed completely.

KILLERtj
01-16-2011, 10:25
No smoking, 3 weeks and counting......

Bought some new fire extinguishers, canned fish and vegetables.

KILLERtj

fmfdocglock
01-17-2011, 16:57
Ordered 5oz of silver.

bdcochran
01-17-2011, 17:27
Dinty Moore
Spam

Ham Chunks

Chili

Dried Beef
Indefinite

Indefinite life span for the above. Just make sure the can doesn't bulge and/or it doesn't smell.

Me - this week. I spent 5 hours in the dental chair doing crown lengthening. I go back tomorrow to have an 8 year old implant tightened down and to remove stitches on the crown lengthening.

If you think that you will play dentist after shtf, you have about as much chance as starring with Sylvester Stalone in the next Rambo movie. Get the dental and medical work done now.

I also will be taking a portion of stored, 30 year old survival food to charity. I have fresher stuff.

volsbear
01-17-2011, 17:28
I'm trying to figure out how to do a white trash watery distillery without going to a chemistry store LOL

RWBlue
01-17-2011, 17:48
I'm trying to figure out how to do a white trash watery distillery without going to a chemistry store LOL

Do you remember my post about making a filter with clay, coffee grounds and heated with cow dung?

It is not a white trash way, it is a third world way. And it is suppose to work.

bdcochran
01-17-2011, 18:19
Volsbear: G. Washington produced 11,000 gallons of white lightening in 1799. The common stuff sold for $.50 a gallon and the good stuff for $1 a gallon. The Mount Vernon distillery is now reconstructed and allowed to produce 5000 gallons a year by the State of Virginia and serve it on the grounds of Mount Vernon. Time for you to take a sightseeing trip.:supergrin:

volsbear
01-17-2011, 18:48
Is there any point to distilling your own water in an ordinary, non-SHTF world? I looked it up. It looks time consuming and looks like it would burn quite a bit of natural gas. At 90 cents per gallon at the store, buying it seems cheaper.

RWBlue
01-17-2011, 19:11
Is there any point to distilling your own water in an ordinary, non-SHTF world? I looked it up. It looks time consuming and looks like it would burn quite a bit of natural gas. At 90 cents per gallon at the store, buying it seems cheaper.

It looks like you are doing something different than I had in mind.

Why are you distilling water?

volsbear
01-17-2011, 19:14
It looks like you are doing something different than I had in mind.

Why are you distilling water?

My kid's humidifier and my CPAP machine. I looked into doing myself here at my house but the common method seems to be boiling water, running the steam through a tube into another container, and then discarded what isn't evaporated. But that seems expensive compared to the 90 cents per gallon at the store.

DoctaGlockta
01-18-2011, 05:31
My kid's humidifier and my CPAP machine. I looked into doing myself here at my house but the common method seems to be boiling water, running the steam through a tube into another container, and then discarded what isn't evaporated. But that seems expensive compared to the 90 cents per gallon at the store.

Depending on how severe your Apnea is you might want to check into an Oral Appliance as a back up. Loosing weight will also help but you probably already know that - and that may happen if things really get FUBAR'd.

bdcochran
01-18-2011, 19:06
I had rotated in some freeze dried foods last year. Today, I gave 6 cases of older stock to the local food bank.

Some people go to a lot of trouble to construct special shelves and may try to remember to rotate food stock. I do my rotation more simply. I donate the food as part of my charitable contributions. Given my age, I might not have to be concerned about rotating the stock that I currently have stored.:yawn:

G29Reload
01-18-2011, 22:27
,make it inta a sammich or cube it inta mac-cheese.'08.

I did exactly this with the lite spam today. Don't need to that again for at least a year. I don't know how trailer parks manage to survive, mac and cheese is just not how I remember it as a kid even with the additional spam added, plus shredded cheddar on top and crumbled potato chips on top of that and baked for 20 mins. Plus I browned the spam and house still smells funky.

kirgi08
01-18-2011, 23:17
Hunger is the best sauce.'08. :eat:

crimsonaudio
01-19-2011, 05:42
Eat what you store, store what you eat - both aspects of the phrase should influence the other. We've gotten used to eating spam occasionally around here - it's not high quality meat, but the kids love it. Fact is I didn't care for it initially, but now it's 'not bad', and when the SHTF, that's one less thing we'll have to adapt to...

sebecman
01-19-2011, 08:14
Spam.....cut into cubes and fry with a lot of onions. Add spam and onions to VELVEETA mac n cheese, eat.

It's good, anyone who says otherwise is fooling ya...

DoctaGlockta
01-19-2011, 09:03
Spam.....cut into cubes and fry with a lot of onions. Add spam and onions to VELVEETA mac n cheese, eat.

It's good, anyone who says otherwise is fooling ya...
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G29Reload
01-19-2011, 10:57
Eat what you store, store what you eat - both aspects of the phrase should influence the other. We've gotten used to eating spam occasionally around here - it's not high quality meat, but the kids love it. Fact is I didn't care for it initially, but now it's 'not bad', and when the SHTF, that's one less thing we'll have to adapt to...

I generally live by this philosphy. But...

Spam is not high on my list. Its...OK. Certainly edible, and ...

Acceptable.

There is an exception granted to spam in that it is high protein/fat, a
meat that can be stored unrefrigerated. So I do store more of it
than I would eat generally, especially due to the recent sale of 3 for
5 bucks. I figured I've wasted much more than the $30 bucks I spent
on the stash.

Yes, it will be heaven in a can if SHTF. chopped and cooked with rice
and in theory it can be eaten cold while I huddle in a cold basement
after the big one goes off and those in the distance starve while
extracting themselves from the ruble.

I was imagining the super bowl parties in trailer parks across the
land will be cubing the stuff for skewering with toothpicks on the big
day the steelers take on the Pack, to go with their keystone light
and maybe a velveeta dip over a sterno can.


But I digress...

What did I do this week? I posted in the correct thread.

sebecman
01-19-2011, 11:31
I was imagining the super bowl parties in trailer parks across the
land will be cubing the stuff for skewering with toothpicks on the big
day the steelers take on the Pack, to go with their keystone light
and maybe a velveeta dip over a sterno can.

What do you care what me and my sister do in the privacy of our own home?!?

G29Reload
01-19-2011, 14:13
What do you care what me and my sister do in the privacy of our own home?!?

Just as long as you're not doing it to each other!

:rofl:

G29Reload
01-19-2011, 17:13
It could be that it was because I had the Lite spam. Maybe the hi-test or bacon flavor would be better. I recall trying the hickory flavor awhile back and it wasnt bad.

G29Reload
01-19-2011, 22:51
Researching a good price (non-ripoff) on a couple more G18 mags JIC.

What say you all?

G29Reload
01-20-2011, 11:08
Might have to hurry up on this.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1307769

What's a good price on the 33rounders, real Glock, not aftermarket?

G29Reload
01-20-2011, 15:42
Doubled my firewood supply. Can make it thru the rest of the year now, at least till spring. Some more split too, before the snow flies here in VA tonight.

G23c
01-20-2011, 19:43
rotating out MRE's.

Carry16
01-20-2011, 21:47
I recall eating spam as a kid. My mom used to put it in a glass dish and pour a can of baked beans over the top and heat it in the oven - IIRC it wasn't too bad with the beans masking the flavor. And at that time there was only ONE flavor spam. I have it in my preps, but I'll give it to the dogs when expiration comes up.

The only thing I did this week was pick up some more Eneloop batteries - replacing all my old standard NiMh batteries with them. Also picked up a spare Olight M30 and a book on animal trapping and a couple extra CAT tourniquets.

Watched Right Outside Your Door with the wife the other night and she's hot for some more stock - off to Sam's Club when the roads clear ;-)

M1A Shooter
01-21-2011, 14:36
picked up some free buckets from a couple grocery stores locally. they stated that they only get one or 2 per month. also called the walmart bakery and they have tons of buckets all the time and sell them for $1ea.

now to decide what i am going to put in my first 7 buckets for long term storage.

crimsonaudio
01-21-2011, 17:37
Found canned corn and peas on sale at the local grocery @ 0.50/can, picked up four more cases.

Picked up more dry milk to pack away.

M1A Shooter
01-21-2011, 18:21
i found a similar sale at Food Lion not too long ago and stocked up a couple cases. the sweet peas taste like they were prepared in pool water. anyone else ever run across anything similar?

wrenrj1
01-21-2011, 18:30
Bought one of these last weekend:

http://www.ruger.com/products/lcr/models.html

crimsonaudio
01-21-2011, 19:20
i found a similar sale at Food Lion not too long ago and stocked up a couple cases. the sweet peas taste like they were prepared in pool water. anyone else ever run across anything similar?

Hrmm, no - we eat these all the time.

kirgi08
01-21-2011, 21:38
i found a similar sale at Food Lion not too long ago and stocked up a couple cases. the sweet peas taste like they were prepared in pool water. anyone else ever run across anything similar?

Was it the "store" brand?,if so,rinse them then freeze them.When you go ta use them the taste should be improved.I use store "brands" for dtd,I use the national brands for longer term storage.'08.

M1A Shooter
01-21-2011, 23:04
they are the food lion store brand.

jdavionic
01-22-2011, 14:38
Bought another ammo can so I can reload more .223. The others are packed :supergrin:

LongGun1
01-22-2011, 20:42
As for my week...

Ordered 2 cases (1,120 rds per case) of Yugo 7.62x39mm FMJ ammo packed on strippers....$182 each + shipping

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=A76239YS&name=Yugoslavian+7.62x39+on+SKS+Chargers+40rd+box&groupid=39

https://www.aimsurplus.com/EOS/images/product/a76239y2.jpg


Really have a "soft spot" for ammo that is prepackaged on strippers..

..sealed for long term storage..

..& cases that have handles for portability! :supergrin:

All of the above goes well with my 'ammo philosophy'.....as articulated on this thread.

http://98.196.65.94/practicalpreps/forums3/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2153



Also ordered 120 rds of the above 7.62x39mm (for T&E....so I can leave the cases sealed)..

..100 rds of 9x18mm JHP (T&E)

..and 100 rds of Dynamit Nobel (GECO) 9x19mm FMJ (T&E).

jdavionic
01-22-2011, 20:47
As for my week...

Ordered 2 cases (1,120 rds per case) of Yugo 7.62x39mm FMJ ammo packed on strippers....$182 each + shipping

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=A76239YS&name=Yugoslavian+7.62x39+on+SKS+Chargers+40rd+box&groupid=39

https://www.aimsurplus.com/EOS/images/product/a76239y2.jpg



I got that email from AIMS too. Have you shot brass cased rounds out an AK? Any issues?

RWBlue
01-22-2011, 21:35
I got that email from AIMS too. Have you shot brass cased rounds out an AK? Any issues?

I have.
This is not commercial ammo. It is designed to run in AKs and SKSs. The Brass is not an issue because it is used once. The STRIPPERS are GREAT!!.

The issue, it is corrosive. It is just not worth the extra time for me to clean my rifle every time I shoot. I don't shoot that often. I shoot multiple rifles when I go. I may only shoot 10-50 rounds per gun....

jdavionic
01-22-2011, 21:52
I have.
This is not commercial ammo. It is designed to run in AKs and SKSs. The Brass is not an issue because it is used once. The STRIPPERS are GREAT!!.

The issue, it is corrosive. It is just not worth the extra time for me to clean my rifle every time I shoot. I don't shoot that often. I shoot multiple rifles when I go. I may only shoot 10-50 rounds per gun....

Thanks! For me, I tend to shoot only a couple of guns per visit. So the corrosive ammo is not an issue for me.

thejellster05
01-22-2011, 22:31
Found Campbells Chunky Soup at Hyvee for .99 a can bought some of those, plus other canned goods. Also did a full inventory of food and ammo. Helps to know what you have too much of and not enough of!

LongGun1
01-23-2011, 10:15
I have.
This is not commercial ammo. It is designed to run in AKs and SKSs. The Brass is not an issue because it is used once. The STRIPPERS are GREAT!!.


Yep, I ran thousands of mil-surp brass-cased 7.62x39mm with no problems..

..expecting the same results here as well.

And love the fact it is prepacked on strippers! :supergrin:



The issue, it is corrosive. It is just not worth the extra time for me to clean my rifle every time I shoot. I don't shoot that often. I shoot multiple rifles when I go. I may only shoot 10-50 rounds per gun....


Yes, the ammo does have corrosive primers & is Berdan-primed..

..as was most of the 7.62x25mm. 7.62x39mm, 7.62x54R ammo I have shot over the decades..

..& also most of the 7.62x25mm. 7.62x39mm, 7.62x54R, etc ammo I currently stock .


Even some of the Eastern Bloc ammo labled "non-corrosive" was found to have corrosive primers...IIRC


The AKM I practice with most are from either Norinco or Poly Technologies..

..both having corrosion resistant bolts, bolt carriers, firing pins, extractors, springs, etc..

..as well as chrome-plated gas pistons, bores & chambers.


My practice is done differently..

..normally lots of rounds thru a single gun or a few guns..

..many of my guns do not see much daylight after they are sighted in & function tested for issues..

..so a little extra attention when cleaning is not a problem.


That being said...I have found no real issues even if the Norincos or Poly Technologies AKM are not cleaned properly..

..and have done much worse..

(outside in the dirt for several weeks in the weather for T&E)

..with no functional effects to the test guns.




On the flipside..

With guns that do not have "corrosion resistant" this & "chrome-plated" that..

(like my .50 BMG when shooting corrosive ammo)

..they get the boiling hot water treatment...or similar..

..followed up with a coating of oil soon after firing.

Lacking 'due dilligence' when using corrosive ammo with these guns is not a good practice to follow!



YMMV

Glocktastic
01-23-2011, 17:25
picked up 50lbs of Organic rolled oats at .79 a lb for the long term buckets... It's great to see those things fill up.

greatwun
01-23-2011, 18:38
Picked up a used maverick 88 and 2 boxes of shells for under $200. Also picked up 300 more rounds of 45ACP from WW.

doneroman
01-24-2011, 15:27
Loaded another 1000 rds..

SRT76
01-24-2011, 16:48
Been a while since I updated.

Started socking away money again. Maintained our debt-free status, but hadn't been saving alot since the baby.

Stashed several hundred dollars in cash around the house.

Took a tactical handgun glass.

Been working out 3-4 days a week for a little over 3 weeks now.

Purchased a few boxes of .45 HP.

Made 13 waterproof firestarters out of matches, cardboard and gulf wax. Tested 1. Burned for about 3 minutes with a lot of heat.

Picked up my small generator from my buddy that was getting it up and running again.

G29Reload
01-24-2011, 18:38
Acquired a Mr Heater Big Buddy heater.

IT uses either one or two 1lb throwaways, or if you can find one,
a hose with adapter to a 20lb BBQ bottle cylinder.

I only managed to wipe out WalMart of their last dozen or so double-packed Coleman (Worthington) cylinder pairs.

Inefficient, I know. I will eventually find a BBQ bottle hose and a way to route it outdoors.

Meantime, I can heat the house in an emergency. Each pair of
1 lb'ers can go 12 hours on the low setting (4000 btu)

With that kind of endurance, I can set it in the basement in the large utility room and keep the pipes from freezing over.

For a short duration, 3 hours max, I can crank it up to 18000 btu. Pretty expensive though. They cylinder pairs at WM
were $5.12. About double the price of propane in BBQ bottles and that's twice the price of bulk propane delivered.

Now I have more than just electric and a low efficiency fireplace.

DoctaGlockta
01-25-2011, 01:49
Acquired a Mr Heater Big Buddy heater.

IT uses either one or two 1lb throwaways, or if you can find one,
a hose with adapter to a 20lb BBQ bottle cylinder.

I only managed to wipe out WalMart of their last dozen or so double-packed Coleman (Worthington) cylinder pairs.

Inefficient, I know. I will eventually find a BBQ bottle hose and a way to route it outdoors.

Meantime, I can heat the house in an emergency. Each pair of
1 lb'ers can go 12 hours on the low setting (4000 btu)

With that kind of endurance, I can set it in the basement in the large utility room and keep the pipes from freezing over.

For a short duration, 3 hours max, I can crank it up to 18000 btu. Pretty expensive though. They cylinder pairs at WM
were $5.12. About double the price of propane in BBQ bottles and that's twice the price of bulk propane delivered.

Now I have more than just electric and a low efficiency fireplace.

Look into getting an adapter to fill those canisters from a larger tank.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AMC5WO/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000VVJ4T6&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0D0BW8GFWZFP30TX0TR5

G29Reload
01-25-2011, 10:31
Look into getting an adapter to fill those canisters from a larger tank.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AMC5WO/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000VVJ4T6&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0D0BW8GFWZFP30TX0TR5

I held one in my hands last night at Tractor Supply.

I passed on it. Most 1 lbers' have a warning against doing this.

It may just be boilerplate, but gas is something I won't tinker with.

I do not trust the process, or me handling it, anyway. Any kaBOOM would take all the savings out of the routine.

I am considering drilling a hole to outside to pass the line thru so the
cylinder could sit outside and the hose could be used to feed the
heater.

bdcochran
01-25-2011, 11:08
Somewhere I have the old tool for refilling 1 pound containers. It is very dangerous to refill. I don't recommend it for people who don't know what they are doing. Hint. You never refill a container while inside any structure or near any source of existing or potential flame.

I just bought one of the new fangled refill devices and it will go into storage for shtf. I don't intend to use the device before shtf

Well, I went to Amazon.com to buy. In buying I needed to add an item so I will relate about it. Benoxyl peroxide is an old substance in the form of cream or soap sold legally in most states. A couple of progressive states have made it difficult for even doctors to prescribe this old product. If you have non cancerous growths, spots and so forth on your skin, this product works very well. Incidentally, another old fashioned product that is no longer readily available is 5% pine tar soap It worked in Mississippi when you took bath outdoors in a wash tub and scrubbed all over and rinsed off.

G29Reload
01-27-2011, 13:22
I've seen a pine tar shampoo, supposed to be good if you have dandruff or something.

Will-21
01-27-2011, 17:44
Some 9mm ammo and some 90% silver dimes.

gotplastic
01-27-2011, 18:31
I held one in my hands last night at Tractor Supply.

I passed on it. Most 1 lbers' have a warning against doing this.

It may just be boilerplate, but gas is something I won't tinker with.

I do not trust the process, or me handling it, anyway. Any kaBOOM would take all the savings out of the routine.

I am considering drilling a hole to outside to pass the line thru so the
cylinder could sit outside and the hose could be used to feed the
heater.

I picked up one of these as well this month and like it. It's good as a 3rd backup for heat in the house, but I use it primarily so I can warm the garage (to hit golf balls). Wally World has the adaptors so I picked one up for $20. The small cylinders were just getting too expensive.

crimsonaudio
01-29-2011, 15:05
Bought some slugs for the shotgun.

Packed up more potato flakes and milk powder in 5G buckets (w/gamma lids).

Bought more Spam (they had bacon flavor - bonus!).

M1A Shooter
01-29-2011, 17:01
got my go to AR carbine out to 400 yards today. i definately need more practice at distance but am still more than accurate enough out to 400 with american eagle xm855 and a stock stag a3 with a millett dms scope.

i know its not much but most assume they are much better at distance than they really are.

will be getting a sams club membership tomorrow to start filling my first 7 buckets for long term. and starting the Dave Ramsey plan of saving money and getting debt free. very basic info that i knew but i appreciate how he explained which step to do first and why. ive been doing similar in a different order and not making progress as steady as id like.

UneasyRider
01-30-2011, 10:54
got my go to AR carbine out to 400 yards today. i definately need more practice at distance but am still more than accurate enough out to 400 with american eagle xm855 and a stock stag a3 with a millett dms scope.

i know its not much but most assume they are much better at distance than they really are.

will be getting a sams club membership tomorrow to start filling my first 7 buckets for long term. and starting the Dave Ramsey plan of saving money and getting debt free. very basic info that i knew but i appreciate how he explained which step to do first and why. ive been doing similar in a different order and not making progress as steady as id like.

Good job at the 400 yard range! I shoot 200 with my AR's and could maybe shoot 300 but 400 yards is fantastic.

volsbear
01-30-2011, 10:59
Today, my birthday present from my wife was a Garmin eTrex Legend. So I need suggestions on software downloads. Obviously a mapping program for my region. Do they make trail maps as well?

jdavionic
01-30-2011, 11:19
Started clearing space and shopping for shelves. I've got an area under a staircase in the garage that I plan to dedicate to supply storage - mainly foods.

It seems ideal since it's a drive under garage that is surrounded by earth on 3 sides (4th side is the garage doors). The area stays cool in the summer and doesn't get too cold in the winter.

Commander_Zero
01-30-2011, 15:46
Asked the guy at the meat department at my local grocery store if he'd give me a better deal on the ground beef they had on sale if I bought a large enough quantity. To my surprise, he said yes. Got 50# for $1.49/#. Took it home, repackaged it into bricks, vacuum sealed it, and tucked it away in the deep freeze.

http://commanderzero.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/IMG_m2793-300x144.jpg
Link (http://commanderzero.com/?p=2102)

gotplastic
01-30-2011, 17:16
Made a Cabela's run; was hoping to pickup a Remington 700 SPS Tactical, but had to get a rain check, should be in about 2 weeks.

Also got an order I placed for MREs and 9 cans of Mountain House. Installed some new shop lights for reloading 10 months of the year, and starting my garden the other 2 months.

lawman800
01-30-2011, 19:24
Absolutely nothing other than rechecking the gear and taking inventory.

G29Reload
02-03-2011, 15:19
Ditto what lawman800 said. See first aid thread.

Found a spare wick for the oil/kero lamp in the LR

Found a cheap source of SPAM and Underwood deviled ham: Wal Mart!

I know, who knew, right?

Reviewed spare stove and alternate cook methods along with
lighting down in the sporting good section.

Made a list for after I get my next gig.

G23c
02-03-2011, 20:10
fired up my propane heaters, just in case the cold weather does something to our electricity. kids loved it, thought it was cool. good to remind them of what not to touch when we really need them.

ML Roak
02-04-2011, 00:49
Ditto what lawman800 said. See first aid thread.

Found a spare wick for the oil/kero lamp in the LR

Found a cheap source of SPAM and Underwood deviled ham: Wal Mart!

I know, who knew, right?

Reviewed spare stove and alternate cook methods along with
lighting down in the sporting good section.

Made a list for after I get my next gig.


Walmart brand Spam is made by SPAM, the plant code is the same on both of them. I hit walmart tonight and grabbed another $25 worth of groceries.

G29Reload
02-04-2011, 12:11
Walmart brand Spam is made by SPAM, the plant code is the same on both of them. I hit walmart tonight and grabbed another $25 worth of groceries.

Interesting, not surprising though.

What is really weird is I went to the SPAM site and they advertise at
least FOUR flavors I ve never seen before, or available ANYWHERE,
so it seems.

Has anyone ever seen in the store any of these SPAM variants:

Hot and Spicy (made with tabasco sauce)
Garlic
Black Pepper
Spam 'n Cheese

???

It can be mail ordered for 2.75 a can but the actual act of doing that
would just be...bizarre...:shocked:

Has anyone ever had the test market for SPAM hot dogs?

volsbear
02-04-2011, 12:37
Wow - I haven't had SPAM in eons.

How does it taste these days?

Huntinfool
02-04-2011, 13:15
Asked the guy at the meat department at my local grocery store if he'd give me a better deal on the ground beef they had on sale if I bought a large enough quantity. To my surprise, he said yes. Got 50# for $1.49/#. Took it home, repackaged it into bricks, vacuum sealed it, and tucked it away in the deep freeze.

http://commanderzero.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/IMG_m2793-300x144.jpg
Link (http://commanderzero.com/?p=2102)

Hey read your blog page also. Had a couple of ideas ...

One: I wonder if you've ever thought of canning the meat. There are at least two advantages to canning one it's preservation is not dependant upon electric. And it's cooked ready to heat and eat or it can even be eaten cold if no heat is readily available.

Two:Wonder if you might be able to get a bigger, better, discount if they didn't have to package the ground meat with styrofoam and cellophane. You could supply some sort of bulk container for it thereby saving them that extra cost of packaging.

Just some thoughts.

~HF~

G29Reload
02-04-2011, 13:15
Wow - I haven't had SPAM in eons.

How does it taste these days?

Same as it always has. My only real fascination with it is its long term storage ability, clean, hygenic, hermetically sealed real meat protein that can be eaten cold or cooked.

I have some adverse issues with both the product and company, but
lets just say it serves its purpose. I eat no more than necessary to maintain stock rotation, or if I'm out of deli ham but have leftover
cheese to complete a sandwich.

The fact they have other more jazzy flavor variants makes it easier
to stomach too. The Spicy variety sounds interesting. I intend to
have as flavorable a shelter as possible. :embarassed:

volsbear
02-04-2011, 13:52
Same as it always has. My only real fascination with it is its long term storage ability, clean, hygenic, hermetically sealed real meat protein that can be eaten cold or cooked.

I have some adverse issues with both the product and company, but
lets just say it serves its purpose. I eat no more than necessary to maintain stock rotation, or if I'm out of deli ham but have leftover
cheese to complete a sandwich.

The fact they have other more jazzy flavor variants makes it easier
to stomach too. The Spicy variety sounds interesting. I intend to
have as flavorable a shelter as possible. :embarassed:

All I remember of SPAM is my granny slicing up and sticking it on some bread with some mustard and cheese. It was ok back then! LOL

Glocktastic
02-04-2011, 16:05
Another 50 lbs of Organic Rolled Oats for the buckets (ordered while still on sale @ .79 lb). That amounts to more than 2.5 mos. of breakfast for the fam.

Huntinfool
02-04-2011, 17:04
My dad loved Spam fried with a slice of cheese, some onion, banana pepper rings, and some Miracle Whip and/or Mayonnaise!

All this talk is making me hungry! Think I'll go have a rib eye and salad!

~HF~

volsbear
02-04-2011, 17:08
My dad loved Spam fried with a slice of cheese, some onion, banana pepper rings, and some Miracle Whip and/or Mayonnaise!

All this talk is making me hungry! Think I'll go have a rib eye and salad!

~HF~

Why not SPAM?

Huntinfool
02-04-2011, 17:12
Why not SPAM?

Believe me I thought about it but it'll keep the ribeyes in the fridge won't! LOL!

~HF~

silentpoet
02-04-2011, 17:44
I labeled my intermediate storage buckets better. And I stuck a small hammer on top of the buckets to make resealing them easier.

bdcochran
02-04-2011, 19:55
Part of preps has to be addressing the unpleasant and not putting it off.

I worked hard on my income tax return today. I also went through accumulated papers from the last year and threw out a number of folders.

There is a website on ebay for a seller named bouldercity nevada. That city does not allow gambling. It has a truck continuously traveling up and down California picking up confiscated knives, leatherman tools, swiss knives. Prices on the used items has been jumping with inflation in the last two months. However, I always have some bids in. Nice to pick up a used (confiscated TSA) leatherman tool for 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a new one!
Because I now have a lifetime supply, I let you guys know. Go check it out. I have a number of bids out there, but people have overbid me this week.

How about a Victornox Swiss Champion plus knife for about $25 delivered?

Warp
02-04-2011, 20:39
Part of preps has to be addressing the unpleasant and not putting it off.


Tell me about it. I saw the oral surgeon the other day and scheduled an appointment to have my wisdom teeth removed.

I despise the dentist, though.

:sad:

Huntinfool
02-04-2011, 23:38
Part of preps has to be addressing the unpleasant and not putting it off.

I worked hard on my income tax return today. I also went through accumulated papers from the last year and threw out a number of folders.

There is a website on ebay for a seller named bouldercity nevada. That city does not allow gambling. It has a truck continuously traveling up and down California picking up confiscated knives, leatherman tools, swiss knives. Prices on the used items has been jumping with inflation in the last two months. However, I always have some bids in. Nice to pick up a used (confiscated TSA) leatherman tool for 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a new one!
Because I now have a lifetime supply, I let you guys know. Go check it out. I have a number of bids out there, but people have overbid me this week.

How about a Victornox Swiss Champion plus knife for about $25 delivered?


Did a search on ebay for (bouldercity nevada) 0 results. Can you provide a link?

~HF~

bdcochran
02-05-2011, 00:28
Seller/Store Added Subscriptions (Email sent) Actions
bouldercitynv bouldercitynv ( Feedback Score Of 21304) 100.0%
eBay Store: Boulder City Internet Sales

You can also use ebay search engine and plug in used leatherman tools, auction only, and you will snag the website.

M1A Shooter
02-05-2011, 20:42
finally got a sams club membership. picked up some rice, flour, salt, sugar etc... to place in buckets. also will be ordering bucket liners and o2 obsorbers once i track down a decent dealer. any suggestions?

rest is just maint. fixed a couple dripping faucets and a loose toilet. do this all the time at work but never want to do the same work when i get home :)

bdcochran
02-05-2011, 21:04
I have already itemized my 870, 1100, Glock, MAC 10, Remington 700 bdl ,AR15, Garand, HK91 parts for sale. I have listed them before and will relist them in a couple of weeks on upwards of 5 web sites.

I am in the process of cleaning up a large Sears tool chest of wheels for sale (already have another) and a complete I think Mec650 set up for sale.

I had loaned the MEC unit on a semi permanent basis to a disabled USMC vet who would reload shotgun for both of us. He died last year and I will not be reloading in the future.

I photographed a number of die sets and sent them to a dealer client for sale or usage. I have a lot of Dillon 550 press spare parts that I photographed and I haven't figured out how to sell them.

I acquired and cleaned up and got sheaths for a number of Buck 110, Leatherman tool and Victornox Champion knives. They are being spread around to different residences.

kirgi08
02-05-2011, 22:29
finally got a sams club membership. picked up some rice, flour, salt, sugar etc... to place in buckets. also will be ordering bucket liners and o2 obsorbers once i track down a decent dealer. any suggestions?

rest is just maint. fixed a couple dripping faucets and a loose toilet. do this all the time at work but never want to do the same work when i get home :)

Do you have any oriental "food" stores around you.I've found that they have some decent prices on rice and bulk soya.Hispanic stores have good deals on spices.From what I've seen/YMMV,the best way ta turn a "bland" meal inta a winner is a extensive spice cabinet.Also a lot of herbs/spices can be homegrown with a little effort.

As ta the faucets,it's sorta like a mechanic working on his own car.'08. :whistling:

Full boat---- aces over fours. :tease:

jdavionic
02-06-2011, 07:50
I don't really consider this much along the lines of preps, but I figured some my be interested in something like this for various uses. I have Fenix flashlights and love them. But I wanted a keychain light that was robust, varying brightness settings, small, and ran off a common battery. Fenix doesn't offer one that fits this description.

I found this one.
http://goinggear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_19&products_id=255

I received it & it's perfect for the purpose that I bought it.

crimsonaudio
02-06-2011, 10:49
But I wanted a keychain light that was robust, varying brightness settings, small, and ran off a common battery. Fenix doesn't offer one that fits this description.
Err, what about the LD01? https://www.fenix-store.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_419&products_id=2477

I've had one on my keychain for years now, works great and fits all of your criteria...

jdavionic
02-06-2011, 11:06
Err, what about the LD01? https://www.fenix-store.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_419&products_id=2477

I've had one on my keychain for years now, works great and fits all of your criteria...

Good point...but I wanted the smallest that I could find at a reasonable price (<$35). The LD01 is a little bigger (about 0.3 in longer) and cost almost 3 times as much. However it's certainly an option.

bdcochran
02-06-2011, 12:07
Photon 2 - have bought a large quantity over the years. Quality key chain light. Gifts.

1 old 0311
02-06-2011, 13:27
Like most here I am on a 'snug' budget, but every week I pick a few boxes of instant rice, or bags of beans. It adds up and beans, and rice are the basis for most of the worlds meals.

G29Reload
02-07-2011, 14:10
I made space in my pantry, and moved a case of MRE's down to the
basement, along with a box with plastic utensils, and some canned
backfill. SPAM, fruit, soup and stew and the rules are for this batch:

All cans must be self opening.
All things in the box must be edible cold, without cooking.

Some warming can be done with an included can of Sterno. Napkins,
a candle and a mason jar with wooden matches and a couple 2L
bottles of water are in there also.

They are on a shelf at eye level in a closet, in case I have a small
flood or some water issue down there.

The reason for this set-aside in the basement is simple.

Most of my preps are above ground, in daylight. I regularly use what
I have, to keep rotation up. Eat what I store, store what I eat, in
most cases.

It would be a major PITA to have everything in the basement.

Thing is, I live 8 miles from the Prez' nuke bunker at Mt Weather.

While survival that close in the event of a direct hit is very dicey, the
only chance I will have is if I am underground, and at 8 miles the
blast wave either dissipates or is reduced sufficiently.

I do recall reading a table that indicates by 7 miles the 300 mph
blast winds will be down to under 100mph. The most I've ever seen
here is during a hurricane with 70 mph winds gusting to 90. The
house did fine.

Whether that also dissipates lethal air overpressure, or gamma
burst is another story.

I figure total time, max from the flashcube going off is 90 seconds.
If I'm sleeping and don't see the flash, but hear the unmistakeable
boom, or hear the windows shattering, maybe half that if I'm lucky.

There will be no time to grab anything. So, there should be a
minimum of 14 days chow down there, and I think I have that. 40
gallons additional water is in the HW heater.

As long as I'm within reach of the basement door, I should be ok if winds carry the fallout away.

quake
02-08-2011, 14:29
More of the same, mostly financial & business-related 'preps'; getting settled into new building & such. Also finally got my new-to-me taurus 450SS to the range for the first time. Five-shot snubnose revolver, but in .45LC caliber (one of my favorite calibers lately) with a ported barrel; it's both practical and 'a hoot' at the same time. :cool:

Also spent more time trying out a new 3-D cell flashlight; the Coast P17. Good light with very-good runtime as far as I can tell so far. (Still on the original batteries.)

M1A Shooter
02-09-2011, 21:37
got the money together and a deal with a truck driver buddy of mine to get 4 275 gallon food grade totes for water storage and a couple black pickle barrels for composters.

just waiting for this round of snow to melt.

Warp
02-09-2011, 21:48
got the money together and a deal with a truck driver buddy of mine to get 4 275 gallon food grade totes for water storage

That sound sweet.

thejellster05
02-09-2011, 22:04
Got some "Bonus money" and made it work for me. Went to Cabela's and picked up 250 rds of 9mm, 100 rds .38 SPL, 150 rds of .45 and 60 rds of 00 buck! It was awesome, in fact my basket handle kept falling off from the weight!
Also bought my first case of MRE's..... A really good week overall!

bdcochran
02-14-2011, 13:54
I am in the process of listing gun parts for sale for probably the last time. Whatever doesn't sell will go back into inventory. Today, I was able to list AR15 parts with a picture and HK91/G3 parts with a picture. I hope to get the Garand parts listed today as well.

The foregoing is part of the process of sophisticating down in what I own and will maintain.

SRT76
02-14-2011, 16:51
Increased my 401k contribution to 7%.

RED64CJ5
02-14-2011, 18:17
Increased my 401k contribution to 7%.

Very cool. :thumbsup:

Hope that the company helps you with matching, too!

bdcochran
02-14-2011, 19:00
Listed Glock 10mm/.45acp parts and tool for sale as well as Feather .22lr and Feather 9mm barrels and shrouds.

My goal this week is to list Remington 700 mags, 870 parts, 1100 parts and maybe a new Benelli barrel for sale. Downsizing. Also learning photbucket and posting pictures (maybe good skills for survival in this high tech world).

DoctaGlockta
02-15-2011, 14:32
Some might not think of this as a prep but I introduced my kids to safely using a BB gun this weekend at the lake.

RWBlue
02-15-2011, 14:51
Some might not think of this as a prep but I introduced my kids to safely using a BB gun this weekend at the lake.

Sounds like a great prep to me.

RWBlue
02-15-2011, 14:59
Tossed out some old stuff. It is time to buy new. Stuff does wear out.

bdcochran
02-15-2011, 15:09
Listed 870,1100,garand, mac10, and colyer magazine parts on website for sale today.

quake
02-15-2011, 15:27
Ordered some lighter-weight 160-grain bullets for working up loads in the new .45LC snubnose.

Also trying some new buckets for storage - 4 gallon square buckets instead of the normal 5-gallon round ones, just in an effort to minimize wasted space. (fwiw on those - http://www.uline.com/BL_8172/Square-Pails ) They're a little more expensive to use, but it's a tradeoff imo - fewer gallons stored per dollar, but more gallons stored per square foot. Can't comment on them as I haven't used any of them yet; have the buckets, bags and fillers, but am waiting on a fresh order of 02 absorbers which should be here any day.

SRT76
02-15-2011, 16:17
Very cool. :thumbsup:

Hope that the company helps you with matching, too!


They match up to 5%.

Kegs
02-15-2011, 16:32
Finalized my robots, my plague infested rat population, my laser-gun equipped drones, my cloud seeding UFOs and my Lighting bolt powered negative air hyperbolic chamber to survive my own creations while they plague the rest of you.

After Armageddon is finished, I will release the Cracken with time-release virus to clean up the mess, and then after the virus gets him, enjoy the rest of my life on a quiet, peaceful Earth.

:rofl:

G29Reload
02-15-2011, 16:44
the new .45LC snubnose.


What did you finally end up with?

quake
02-15-2011, 18:39
What did you finally end up with?

Used (discontinued) Taurus 450SS2C; five shot, 2 3/4" ported barrel. Short barrel and porting are the reasons for the lighter bullet experimenting; that short of an acceleration space combined with ports over the last 3/4" inch or so bleeding off even more, makes me want to try lighter bullets & faster powders.

http://www.taurususa.com/images/imagesMain/450SS2C.jpg


Taurus has dropped the gun from production, but they still have the spec sheet on their website:
http://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=649&category=Revolver&breadcrumbseries=&search=450

Wish it was still available. Speedloaders for the old Charter .44 bulldog work perfect with it, hogue makes grips for it (I don't really like those ribbed grips; fortunately the "Tracker" series grips fit it), and it's in one of my favorite calibers. They used to make the same gun as the model 415 in .41 magnum, so even with the thinner cylinder walls of the .45LC, it should be relatively stout. Only time will tell...:dunno:

silentpoet
02-15-2011, 19:30
Picked up 25 pounds of flour and a big pack of tp from sams club.

LASTRESORT20
02-15-2011, 20:02
200 more rounds of 9mm ball 124gr `American`
200 XTP 200gr bullets for 10mm
200 more `new` Brass casings
500 large Pistol Primers
Finally spring Kits for G19 & G20SF

10 more cans beef-stew
10 more cans "canned fruit"

CrazyFeet
02-16-2011, 19:06
loaded up on canned food from sams club
picked up 10oz of silver.

volsbear
02-16-2011, 19:13
Ordered a 3-day pack from LA Police Gear, some para cord, some bandages, and a pair of trail running shoes for half off!

NDCent
02-16-2011, 20:56
Made up another emergency heater for my sister and brother-n-law. I've seen a few mention mr heater buddy propane heaters on here...here's my alternative.

I take a 10 to 15 dollar dolly (hand truck - 2 wheel cart), rubber tarp strap a 20 pound propane bbq cylinder to the bottom, mount a ventless propane heater 8 to 10 inches above the bottle, attach them with a 1 to 2 foot flexible gas line and I have a portable heat source I can roll anywhere needed. You can often find used heaters for sale, or for around 2 hundred bucks you can buy a new 30,000 btu blue flame with adjustable thermostat. Blue flame work best for heating space and areas, brick heaters work best at heating objects. It's not much more expensive than the screw to the 20 pound bottle catalytic heaters, and is much safer to use in the house and sleep around.

I keep several 20 pound bottles around for grilling, fish and turkey cookers, camping stove and lanterns, I use them with a hose tree that allows 3 items hooked to one bottle. For about 60 bucks you (or the guy you buy your gas from) can make up a refill hose with valves and adapters to let you fill your 20 pound bottles off your homes 325 to 1000 gallon propane tank.

Picked up a couple sheets of osb and plywood, restocked on different length deck screws and nails. Finally took my well cap off and modified it to allow me to leave my emergency hand pump (pvc pipe with a foot valve) inside the well casing.

fmfdocglock
02-17-2011, 18:12
Bought a 5 oz Silver Bar.

Lugi
02-18-2011, 23:55
Bought some johnson & johnson surgical dressing.

jarubla
02-19-2011, 00:19
Bought some canned/dry food @ Kroger -- gotta love coupons (spent $60 and saved $140)

Dehydrated some fruit leather

Bought the better half a Bosch mixer (she is big into baking), she has been drooling over one for a few years now, and her kitchen aid was not cutting it any more. She can now make 4 loaves of bread in one go.

Tomorrow we head to Emergency Essentials to check out dehydrated veggies, powdered eggs, an electric wheat grinder and some water barrels.

-Jay

G29Reload
02-19-2011, 10:41
bought a case of canned fruit on sale at food lion

rotated stored gasoline...dumped some 3 month old hi test into the camry and refilled with more amoco 93

appealing tax assessment on the house, too high

picked up another jar of honey

UneasyRider
02-19-2011, 15:07
Bought 4 dual mag holders, a luminox watch, 8 gallons of laundry detergent, 72 bars of soap and 40 boxes of Cherios.

bdcochran
02-19-2011, 17:27
With assistance, reviewed contents of attic and brought down items. Some will be sold. Others will be given to the Salvation Army. A few hundred dollars of excess gun parts were sold this week

As always, went to the YMCA today for my daily round of weight lifting.

Restless28
02-19-2011, 17:32
Stocked up on non-perishable foods to get us to the 2 week supply.

I found Luck's brand beans for 2 for 88 cents at Piggly Wiggly today!

GeorgiaGlockMan
02-22-2011, 09:10
Just added about 20 cu yds of concrete and steel ontop of my bunker.

Yipee!

kirgi08
02-22-2011, 10:16
Stocked up on non-perishable foods to get us to the 2 week supply.

I found Luck's brand beans for 2 for 88 cents at Piggly Wiggly today!

I hope you didn't get the "fat free" type.'08.

G23c
02-22-2011, 14:55
Bought 4 dual mag holders, a luminox watch, 8 gallons of laundry detergent, 72 bars of soap and 40 boxes of Cherios.

good call on the detergent and soap, but 40 boxes of Cheerios? wow. :wow: