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  • What did you do TODAY to prepare?

    This should motivate everyone here and get the wheels turning, what did you or are you doing today to prepare?
    WHAT IF THE AMERICA YOU KNEW, WAS ABOUT TO CHANGE?

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  • #2
    Took a 4 mile hike through the woods to clear the mind :) Sometimes a little alone time allows you to think more clearly, and get ready for the days to come:cool: Guess it helps to keep up my fitness as well!

    Good topic and when you do something interesting or to prepare let others know... it may motivate folks to get yer stuff in order!
    73

    later,
    ZA

    Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
    beat you to death with it because it is empty.

    The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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    • #3
      I brought order to chaos, and made sure the chaos was secured. - in other words, I organized and inventoried my supplies. Still need more though...
      "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." "The things you own end up owning you"-Tyler Durden

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      • #4
        I slept in till 9:30am
        I tried to fix an electrical circut under my home that was carrying less than 120 V.
        I hung Christmas lights.
        Stuck my new scope and mount on the M1A, attached slings to other rifles.
        The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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        • #5
          I posted some reloading information under the "weapons" section on Xcolony.
          Went to Church
          Went to Big Lots and filled up the pantry again.
          5 more boxes of long term storage Bordan Milk.
          Loaded 100 rounds of 38 specials.

          You know, typical Sunday.

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          • #6
            I acquired some electronics gear that may be converted to survival uses e.g. broadcasting low-power transmissions, archiving messages, pest repelling, etc.

            I wrapped Pennies for future use in makeshift batteries.

            I saw a deal on chocolate bars (staple of soldiers, hunters, and woodsmen everywhere,) so I jumped on it.

            I piled up more aluminum cans to be used as a spare revenue stream.

            I turned over in my mind some more possibilities for spare revenue, as one never knows when they may be needed in these "interesting economic times."

            I continued my seemingly-never-ending struggle against clutter in my apartment. (To me, Survivalism is not just a matter of stockpiling necessities, but also of assuring that you can find your things when you need them and assuring that your things don't get the better of you.)

            Last week, I was a guest twice at a gym and did both cardio and fat-burning exercises on their bicycle. I managed to stay in the same zone as a 20-year-old for 10 minutes and the same zone as a 30-year-old for 15 minutes. I've still got some good stamina, but I'll need to persist to have a lean, mean, surviving machine.

            I'm still struggling against allergies, but I'm starting to get better. Zicam Swabs for both Colds and Allergies are a welcome addition to any First-Aid Kit, as are Hall's Fruit Breezers pectin-based Losenges.

            In other words, Survivalism is just a day-in-the-life for me, but I'll be doing much more as time goes on and as I aquire new means to fulfil my own goals.
            "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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            • #7
              Sunday I picked up some more canned meats, added a few more 2- liter bottles to my water storage, added some small items to my first aid supplies. Socked away some more money to purchase a small generator, started exercise program, made arrangements to get my first gun. tried to get hubby to pick me up some containers/barrels for some gas storage, guess I'll do that myself during the week. Looked into barrels for rain water storage.

              My plan today after work is to organize my camping supplies, see exactly what i have; perhaps do a better inventory on my food supplies and write up a list of what i want to add. Put together a better BOB, mine is severely lacking, especially now that the weather is cold.If I just do one thing a day, I feel I am ahead of the game- certainly ahead of those who don't do a darn thing to plan for a future, any future.
              "Be Excellent to Each Other"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Diesel View Post
                This should motivate everyone here and get the wheels turning, what did you or are you doing today to prepare?
                Well, not today, but just recently I've gotten a good start on my "root cellar". I'm 6 feet down 7 feet long and about 3 feet wide behind my garage. Now all I have to do is start tunneling inward, that's the hard part. I got my empty sand bags in to start putting the removed dirt into to use as reinforcement for the big hole. I've got a long way to go. If any of my nieghbors have seen it they must think I'm fixing to murder my wife or someone else. :D Gives them something to talk about I guess.
                BBC
                The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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                • #9
                  Cool deal BBC! I have been contemplating adding a root cellar as well. Is this going to be a masonary type or wood one line with Waterproofing materials. That will be another project for me after I get the chicken coop built later this month :D
                  73

                  later,
                  ZA

                  Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
                  beat you to death with it because it is empty.

                  The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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                  • #10
                    Niether, I thought that the ground was hard and stable enough that I would line it with some rubber treated canvas tarps from mil. surplus. If you think that this is a bad idea let me know, I've never done this before. The biggest thing is just getting it dug and then I thought that I would continue to improve it as time and funds permitted.
                    bbc
                    Last edited by beebopcop; 12-08-2008, 04:18 PM. Reason: spelling
                    The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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                    • #11
                      BeeBopCop,

                      I hope and trust that you have verified that there are no pipes, cables, or other utilities in your dig-spot. It would be, to say the least, embarrassing if word got out that Weather On the Ones was knocked out for a week because of a Survivalist digging a root cellar.

                      As they used to say on Hill Street Blues: "Hey! Let's be careful out there!"

                      :cool:
                      "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TheUnboundOne View Post
                        BeeBopCop,

                        I hope and trust that you have verified that there are no pipes, cables, or other utilities in your dig-spot. It would be, to say the least, embarrassing if word got out that Weather On the Ones was knocked out for a week because of a Survivalist digging a root cellar.

                        As they used to say on Hill Street Blues: "Hey! Let's be careful out there!"

                        :cool:
                        I ran across what appears to be a very old and dry sewer pipe and nothing has come from it. The rest of the dig is slow hand work and I don't anticipate any utilities in the way. I'm going up under a concrete slab for my garage that will become the cieling. I think that I am pretty safe and yes, it would be embarrasing to have some survivor geek knock out all the power. If I do, feel free to disown me.:)
                        bbc
                        The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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                        • #13
                          Cool BBC! Sounds like you got a plan :)
                          73

                          later,
                          ZA

                          Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
                          beat you to death with it because it is empty.

                          The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks man. I could use some encouragement.
                            The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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                            • #15
                              How do you plan to brace/re-enforce the under side of the garage floor as your ceiling?
                              WHAT IF THE AMERICA YOU KNEW, WAS ABOUT TO CHANGE?

                              The best thing you can do to support the site is pass it on to your friends and fav sites like other forums, facebook, twitter etc. Let people know about us! :)

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