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Old 02-15-2013, 12:08 AM
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I took my twins school back packs from last year and started making thier own BOBs. There only 7 so I just put some water, a small first aid kit and am energy bar. What else would you put into a kids BOB?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:23 AM
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I made a Costco run this morning and got dog food. So I went into our year supply and rotated out the dog food that was already food saved and then food saved the new bag.
I do this every 5th bag I buy, which is about every 3 months.
If you have pets, you should be prepping for them, since they can't.
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Old 02-15-2013, 7:30 AM
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For a kids bob! I just had a wole thread about this. I have a newborn. For a 7 ywar old, include entetainment toys and pictures. There own flashlights, clothes!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 7:39 AM
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I bought some super portable sleeping bags!
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Bartered 600 9mm plated cartridges for 4lbs of powder, so I gain 25000 grains of pistol powder for ~$67 in components & 1.5 hours... now... where to find more primers...?

8-10 Months of pistol powder for 1.5 hours work, and a fraction of my components, AND helped him out... not bad.
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picked up and a 2nd paracord bracelet.
Interestingly enough, my son saw me wearing both bracelets (I wear 1 everyday, and put the 2nd bracelet on so I wouldn't forget it at work) and commented to me,"You have 2 survival bracelets!!" As I looked at my 8 year old, who I haven't taught much about being prepared, he looked at me and with that look of cocky attitude on his face said, "Yeah that's right I know what it is!"
Then he asked for 1 for himself.
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Old 02-16-2013, 6:57 AM
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New batteries in my eotech and in the electronic lock on the safe.
Checked headspace on my new AR build, all good, will sight in tomorrow morning.
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I took my twins school back packs from last year and started making thier own BOBs. There only 7 so I just put some water, a small first aid kit and am energy bar. What else would you put into a kids BOB?
1 - pair clean underwear
1 - pair clean socks
1 - small package of kleenex or small amount of TP
- extra sweater or jacket
- a SMALL game or deck of cards to keep them occupied

The above will not add much weight, but you will be happy they have it!
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Old 02-16-2013, 5:35 PM
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1 - pair clean underwear
1 - pair clean socks
1 - small package of kleenex or small amount of TP
- extra sweater or jacket
- a SMALL game or deck of cards to keep them occupied

The above will not add much weight, but you will be happy they have it!
Great ideas! Keep warm, keep entertained and TP! Ill add them to it thanks.
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Every time I go to the store I'll pick up something that I can put in the earthquake kit. Today it was a 12pk of cup-o-noodles (Just add water)
and two 12pks of instant oatmeal. I like these because all you need is a kettle of hot water to make oats, soup, coffee/tea. Not gourmet but will keep you warm and fed. Every 6-8 months I'll rotate it out of the shed into
the everyday supply or donate it. Canned soup,beans, peanut butter, and tuna are also in the mix. -g
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went to costco and picked up a 50 pound bag of rice, beans, and 40 LB bag of flour. I'll be eating rice and bean burritos for awhile. Also got my garden going. Last years garden was a learning experience. This year I hope to can and freeze.
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I loaded 250 rounds of .223 ammo today. I have found a new hobby in reloading.
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Ordered Mountain House Foods, a water filter & a shovel knife kit from Provident Metals. Yesterday Target for supplies; bathroom, cleaning, medical, etc...
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went to costco and picked up a 50 pound bag of rice, beans, and 40 LB bag of flour. I'll be eating rice and bean burritos for awhile. Also got my garden going. Last years garden was a learning experience. This year I hope to can and freeze.
What area of cali do you live in and what is the climate like? if you have any tips on gardening and growing produce you have would be greatly appreciated! my mom and I have been thinking about starting a small garden in our backyard to cut back on produce costs. Thanks!
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Old 02-17-2013, 2:28 AM
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I ate a bag of chips and bought 300 rounds of 9mm.
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Old 02-17-2013, 5:59 AM
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Went to the archery range, picked up an extra mag for my 10/22 as well as 4 signal flares.
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Old 02-17-2013, 5:47 PM
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Cleaned out another 50 Mason Jars for canning and My kids and I cut out 200 sq ft of lawn for a garden that I am going to teach them how to grow veggies and such. Used a sod cutter, tiller, and my back....oh man its sore today.
I want to teach my 10 yr old twins how to grow veggies and how to eventually be self sustainable off of it.
Now to order some seeds from 24x7 kits
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Old 02-17-2013, 6:02 PM
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Ate an amazing plate of mushroom raviolis and a ceasar salad with a glass of blood orange san pelligrino.... oh...and I bought 30 rounds of winchester .40 cal for $5.
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Loaded 300rds .223 yesterday, prepped and primed 400rds .223 brass today.
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Old 02-17-2013, 8:58 PM
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I reviewed this thread to see if I want to pickup on any of the mentions
I see ideas I like on occasion
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The only other ones I could get if I wanted would be Hep A and B but I'm still researching these to see if I want to get them. .
you will need these
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Make sure to use gas preservative.
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Bought more shotgun shells and waterproof ammo cans to store. I also purchased more batteries and a pair of flares. I bought a 7 gallon blue water jug and tossed it in the tub. Cause im lazy. And met a dude at walmart who was buying supplies, so i asked lots of questions. Ended up running to big 5 and grabbed a pair of boots.
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I finished 3 BOBs today. One for each vehicle with 72 hours of supplies for each family member (4) and, as a thank you gift, put supplies together for a starter BOB for the in-laws. I have other family members who laugh and ridicule me for giving prep-type items as gifts but no one on the receiving end is ever anything but grateful. I've decided that from now on , any gifts I do give will be of a prep nature. Like 0bama says, "if we save just one life" lol.
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Finished a B.O.B for my 12 y/o daughter.

*One full change of clothes + 2 xtra pair socks/undies.
*Gloves, wool cap and sweatshirt, cap.
*3 days of food. 2 packs oatmeal for each breakfast, mountain house for lunch/dinner
*Girly products. not quite ready for this...and chapstick, sm first aid kit
*Xtra shoes tied outside.
*Her "necklace" that has small knife, whistle, compass, fire starter
*poncho, plastic bags, zip ties, tube tent, emergency blankets, para cord,
water purification tabs, 2 nalgene bottles, bug spray,
*150 rounds of .22 and 3 mags for her 10/22
*4 or five small water bottles.

It only weighs about 15lbs and is still LIGHTER than the insane amount of books she carries around all day!
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1. Started my SHTF Plan I learned to do last Sunday at the SHTF Seminar I took with Stan Lee at http:/www.stcrispian.com

2. Signed up for another survival class 3/23 with Christopher Nyegres.
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What area of cali do you live in and what is the climate like? if you have any tips on gardening and growing produce you have would be greatly appreciated! my mom and I have been thinking about starting a small garden in our backyard to cut back on produce costs. Thanks!
squash is an abundant grower. A few plants of different varieties will be great. I grew corn last year but it takes 3 months for 2-3 husks per plant. Not a high yield, while my squash just kept producing. Not worth it to grow corn since they need lots of water, and consider the price you can buy them at the store.
Stagger your plants, plant a few , then in a month plant some more and since the growing season is long in so ca plant again. Do this so you can have a constant supply of fruit, because by the time the first plants starts to slow down the last crop will be picking up. For fertilizer, just type in manure in cl and get it for free. Mix it in with your dirt, look up making manure tea.
Tomatoes is another plant that does high yield, plus you can freeze them, can them etc. Swiss chards grow like weeds, kale, and lettuce. Lettuce will bolt(tips turn yellow) in the summer heat if in direct sunlight. Enjoy it's a fun hobby and nice to eat organically non gmo foods.
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Care to elaborate? I must admit I haven't given it too much thought since getting my TDaP shot.
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For those of you with kids..don't forget meds in their age range. Trying to figure out how much medicine you "might" or "think" you should give your kid from the adult bottle of medicine is not something you want to have to worry about if that time should ever come.Wal-mart or Target brand is usually cheaper for ibuprofen,cough&cold,allergy, and other various meds, but I will spring for something that costs a bit more if it has a longer expiration date. Wal-mart always seems to have a bargain bin full of stuff for 99cents. I also buy Tylenol and Motrin in a big bottle from Costco or Sam's Club and put a pinch of each into and old prescription bottle and keep one in the glove compartment of each vehicle, along with some Immodium in there and a few allergy pills in their own foil packet for me and my daughter. My .02
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Bought 2000 rounds 22lr, and set aside money for a 22lr firearm. Also tried out a mossberg 500, rossi 357 revolver, glock 21, and kimber 1911 at the range. Also bought some extra food that has good shelf life.
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Last week made a run to Honeyville and purchased more canned soup mixes, fruits, and 10" cast iron skillet.

Two days ago purchased a Grundig 450SL field radio. I'm trying out all of th features. Also scored on 30lbs of lead for casting from CL

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Gear check.

Setup the tent. Fired up the generators. Lit the portable stoves. Checked the propane & electric ranges. Ordered more medical gear. Relaxed.
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Wow, some of you guys really go at it hard....Almost feel lazy, after reading a few of your posts,lol.

Anyways, I built a new 6' x 4' raised bed out in the garden, replacing a beat up 4x4 bed I tore down at the end of last summer. I tilled up the all the other beds, and got some manure/compost all mixed in. I also stared at my little "jiffy" greenhouses for awhile, always amazed at how fast some of those seeds sprout up! Now cup of coffee and gonna relax.
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searched with futility for the parts I need to build my AR. The only thing I have is the 100% stripped lower.
After that, I worked through my garage and found several used and no longer in use sports items. Going to get them cleaned off (remove contact info) and try to get them sold or traded away to fund future prep purchases.
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Bought a few more gallons of water and rotated out some of the items in my supply shelf.

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