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2012: What have you done this week to prepare?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by G29Reload, Dec 30, 2011.

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  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I need to learn more about these. Things like...how to use them in winter, using them hours on end for roasts and such, principles behind them, etc.

    -Emt1581
     
  2. UneasyRider

    UneasyRider C.D.B.

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    You need to buy a solar oven cookbook. My sister in Maine just bought a great book on making bread and sent me one too, here is a link:

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Reinharts-Artisan-Breads-Every/dp/1580089984/ref=cm_sw_em_r_dp_A9HGpb1KWJ7CJ_tt"]Amazon.com: Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day (9781580089982): Peter Reinhart: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514dDCGHT3L.@@AMEPARAM@@514dDCGHT3L[/ame]
     
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  3. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Check your PM's

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  4. bdcochran

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    Completed two bucket water filter project. Reviewed the filters and purifiers on hand and bought lithium batteries for the steripens.

    Continued shedding possessions. Had a client come and haul away stuff for sale at shows. (A significant part of preparations is getting rid of stuff that no longer works or is not needed).
     
  5. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Bought:

    Two bags of betadine wipes
    Two wound management kits
    Two QuikClot Blood Clotting Sponge (50 gram)
    One Black Diamond Orbit LED Lantern (10-45 lumen)
    One Sawyer "1 million gallon" gravity water filter

    Used my 20% off members coupon @ REI so the water filter was only $80.
     
  6. quake

    quake Millennium Member

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    I got a Colt LE6920CA.

    That should keep the zombies at bay for a while.
     
  8. MoneyMaker

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    not a thing as nothing will happen in this lifetime that requires more then a few days to get back to normal
     
  9. quake

    quake Millennium Member

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    You're funny.


    In an illogical, "let's ignore history in favor of regurgitated platitudes" kind of way; but funny. :wavey:
     
  10. LongGun1

    LongGun1 StraightShooter

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    Nice week! :thumbsup:



    Started my week this afternoon by giving basic semi-auto defensive pistol & knife training to my niece..a RN.

    Was very pleased with her weapons handling, presentation & marksmanship with the G19! :supergrin:

    Presented her with a Benchmade/HK Vex for EDC!


    Considering replacing/supplementing the G19s with a couple of CZ P07 Duty (threaded version) as primary suppressed platform

    http://www.cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-p07-duty/







    Got a chance to T&E + run a belt thru a new Shrike on Friday..

    ..lots of fun & very nice for the price!

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    LG1- You fired it?!?! Holy crap! I didn't even think they brought them to market yet. How much was it?

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
  12. LongGun1

    LongGun1 StraightShooter

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    :supergrin:


    :cool:


    IIRC, the WTC was a smoking twisted pile of rubble when the deposit was made on this new concept! It has been a LOOONG wait!




    The price was lower for those very early adopters & is confidential!
     
  13. kirgi08

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  14. M1A Shooter

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    ordered a shockwave tech. raptor grip for my shotgun - it shipped today.
    got 100 rounds for my glock 35. still need to get dies and components to reload for 40.

    applied for a different job that is in line with my current degree - i'm in my senior year of college now. should make prepping a bit easier again and make up for my wife losing her job this last week.

    forgot to add:
    went to land between the lakes for a hike with my GHB. did 10 miles in hilly terrain in 3 hours. decided that at 25lbs, my GHB is a bit much for a GHB and not enough for a BOB. time to rethink some stuff. wanted to test out a new filter and cook on my pocket stove but the trails i chose werent as close to the water as i thought, and i decided a hot lunch was a waste while hot in the sun anyway.
    i do plan to make an overnight trip in the next month if i can. will test a bit more and be able to spend some more time out in the woods.
     
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  15. JackMac

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    case of buckshot, Mountain House freeze dried #10 can foods, can goods from grocery store and white rice and beans. Reloading supplies too.
     
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    Hell, I'll do some volunteer work to shoot a few machine guns here and there and learn a bit more about guns.

    Im in Shreveport every weekend.
     
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  17. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    Ordered GoalZero 7watt solar battery charger/power "Adventure" kit + Luna Light, Costco having a sale on them. $109. Beats GZ's normal price of $172 for same

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Those seem very interesting.

    Living in the cloudy pacific NW, I'd prefer a 15w version as I probably would only get ~50% efficiency out of it 3/4 of the year.
     
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    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    I was reading how a different technology, the sort used in the PowerFilm charger (copper induim gallium selenide? amorphous? CIGS panel?), was superior for overcast/low light. The GZ item I bought (monocrystalline) is best for bright, direct sun.

    You can't deny the PowerFilm's coolness factor, rollable and all.

    Check it:

    http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/rollable-solar-chargers.php
     
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  20. greatwun

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    Just picked up a SOG Trident on sale at walmart for $39.98. Also got a box of 38spl.
     
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