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Old 12-29-2012, 2:12 PM
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What you did today to prep?

Post what you did, practiced, or bought.

If you didn't do anything, feel free to read what others have done to prep.

For me, I purchased 4 lanterns that will also be used for camping.
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Old 12-29-2012, 3:26 PM
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Purchased two more 5 gal gas cans to add a total of 10gal of gas to my disaster preparedness supplies.
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I received yesterday 2 Black Berkey replacement filters that I ordered online. So today I went to Lowes and bought 3 pieces of food grade 5 gallons buckets.
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Went shooting to keep in practice.
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Charged a few batteries today


We used to buy the bulk packs of AA/AAAs at Costco. Now, we have a decent stock of AA/AAA Eneloops that we rotate to keep everything "fresh".

I really wish they (Eneloop) had CR123s. I only have one light at the moment that uses the 123s so it's not that big of a deal
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Old 12-29-2012, 5:02 PM
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Priming 5.56 cases in preparation for reloading them.

Since I've already loaded over 900 .223 rounds wtih 55 grain FMJBT, these will be 5.56mm rounds with 62 grain SS109 bullets for actual defensive use, should the need arise.

I've already got several hundred 75 grain HD HPBT rounds loaded, should the need arise.
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Old 12-29-2012, 6:17 PM
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Picked up 1k 223 rounds & a LW Colt Commander. Filled another 5 gal gas can & picked up 5 gal of water.
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Old 12-29-2012, 6:30 PM
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You'll probably laugh, but I vacuum sealed one pair each of clean of underwear and socks. The rain reminded me that walking in wet socks is the worst. Having a guaranteed dry pair of either is like heaven after a long, wet day.
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Ordered a cool small 4$ compass that clips onto your watch band (gshock) Had good reviews so why not. Also purchased a cold steel SRK knife, and was given an LED lantern that is solar/hand crank powered, pretty damn bright too!
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bought a few walmart walkway solar lights $1 each, they each have a AAA battery in them, to try and convert them to cheap AAA battery solar chargers

oh, and I grabbed 100 .40, and 50 9mm
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You'll probably laugh, but I vacuum sealed one pair each of clean of underwear and socks. The rain reminded me that walking in wet socks is the worst. Having a guaranteed dry pair of either is like heaven after a long, wet day.
wow, its good to know i'm not the only one that thinks that
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You'll probably laugh, but I vacuum sealed one pair each of clean of underwear and socks. The rain reminded me that walking in wet socks is the worst. Having a guaranteed dry pair of either is like heaven after a long, wet day.
No laughing here...the vacuum sealer instructions (at least my Food Saver) suggest sealing all sorts of stuff like that.
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No laughing here...the vacuum sealer instructions (at least my Food Saver) suggest sealing all sorts of stuff like that.
I just checked my Food Saver instructions, but no fun hints like that. Bummer. I've vacuum-sealed batteries, printouts, ammo, food (of course), and now clothes. I may have an addiction...
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I have a 2 story house with a stairway that has a landing and reverses direction. There is already a closet under the tall part that extends (finished) under the landing - great for luggage, xmas, etc.. Back in the finished portion of the under landing, I cut the drywall to access the short portion of the stairs. I am able to fit a lot of supplies under there, which is good since my garage is detached.
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Old 12-29-2012, 8:27 PM
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I just checked my Food Saver instructions, but no fun hints like that. Bummer. I've vacuum-sealed batteries, printouts, ammo, food (of course), and now clothes. I may have an addiction...
I've sealed Burt's lip balm, cheap wood matches, cheap lighters, baking soda, salt, sugar. I may have an addition.
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Picked up this magazine that caught my eye today at the supermarket. Its a prepper magazine! So far everything I've read in it has been very interesting. Definitely a magazine I could subscribe to.

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Bought a solar charger to put in the BOB and also bought some ammo.
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Finished the first round of testing on the Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus, went to the range and ran through some shooting drills, and took a walk around the neighborhood with my child in our winter garb.
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I fattened up the neighbor next door and across the street.
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I bought 400 rds of XM193.... thats all for me...
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I bought 400 rds of XM193.... thats all for me...
May I ask where you guys are buying your 5.56 these days?? My usual sources have jacked up their prices a lot. Feel free to PM me if you don't want the whole world to know.
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You'll probably laugh, but I vacuum sealed one pair each of clean of underwear and socks. The rain reminded me that walking in wet socks is the worst. Having a guaranteed dry pair of either is like heaven after a long, wet day.
Good idea. I've just used ziploc bags, but vacuum sealing them will make them smaller, as well as keeping them dry.

Thanks.. Time to update the BOB and GHB's.
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Pick up three low temp sleeping bags, 2 bulk pack of cci 22 lr and 5 boxes of 12 gauge birdshots at Bass Pro.
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Talked to my wife's friend's husband about his plan to purchase solar panels last night.

Last week chopped up several 2x4 studs I got from work for free and made kindling. Filled up a 30 gallon trash container with it, made two escrima sticks (fighting sticks, stained and sealed) from a 1 1/4" diameter oak dowel, casted more .318" round balls for buckshots, since my 8 yr old girl has been off from school she's been able to practice with her BB gun and we are able to have more bonfire in the backyard.
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I bought 50lbs of white rice, 50lbs of pinto beans, 2 cases of spam, TP, and water from Costco. Spent the evening vacuum sealing 2 cup packs of rice and 1lb packs of pinto beans. Dated and sealed them in plastic buckets and those will be placed in my cool/dry closet in my bedroom.

That's about it for this weekend....
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I installed a new and more ergonomic stock and pistol grip on my SHTF AK-74. Also, I helped my two best friends shop for reliable pistols.
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Wife called from Costco to see if I needed anything. I asked her to grab a case of SPAM! =]
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I ignored a condescending Liberal family member who will not get my help in the future.
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Bought two Mag Led lights for my car kits (2 days ago).
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well, over the weekend, ordered a case of #10 cans of dehydrated potatoes, bought 2 large ABC fire extinguishers, and cut and stacked a cord of wood.
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Refreshing water supply. Its cheaper to refill the barrels during the winter, when I'm not watering the lawn. Problem is it takes forever to siphon 4 55 gallon barrels. At least I know it still tastes good
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Cleaned out my bug out bag and helped a coworker but one together.
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Box of 50 each .380 & .38
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I reorganized my bug-out load to support my AK until my reconfigured AR (FF handguard, new sights) is tested and re-zeroed.
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Added extra canned goods, bulk rice and some other dry goods on each costco and Sams club runs in the last two months.
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Started 308 AR build, bought reloading supplies, got 1500 rnds 223, added $250 canned goods, bought $500 meats (heard that meat prices will go up if the fiscal sh*t hole continues), got several jars of olives and a case of vodka and 1 case of single malt, and bought some lottery tickets (even a blind squirrel finds a nut).
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I ignored a condescending Liberal family member who will not get my help in the future.
This. I unfortunately spent the weekend out of town with my ultra-lib brother-in-law and his wife. They both openly mocked me when they saw our BOBs and gun in the car. Tried to talk to them about why I do it but all they would do is mock me and tell me guns have no place in a civilized world. I argued with them point for point and tried to talk sense into them about guns, but being the raging moron liberals that they are, you can't talk logic and fact with them. It's a miracle that I didn't punch my pompous brother-in-law in the mouth over the weekend.
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Yesh, the fact that you wanted to punch him, man... So do I. Of course, I would've made them (both) walk from somewhere cold and desolate, not really hit him.
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went through food items; sorting them out and organizing for storage.
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I bought 5x5g food grade buckets so I can store rice and beans and eventually use a couple of them to make a long term water filter. I also bought a gallon of bleach for supplies stash.
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