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What are your prepping goals for 2013?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by raindog, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    My wife and I made our goal list for 2013.

    #1 prepping goal - get in great physical shape. Not that we're bad shape, but we'd like to increase our cardio endurance and after talking, I think this is the best single thing we can do for prepping (and of course it has non-disaster benefits as well).

    #2 prepping goal is to go through this with a fine-toothed comb:

    IS-22 Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
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  2. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    In no particular order:
    - personal fitness
    - secondary business (income)
    - more food and water
    - medical supplies, and possibly some medical training

  3. WashCoDad

    WashCoDad Beanerton Active Member

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    Lose winter weight
    Rain water collection system
    Stockpile wood / propane
    Only buy brass cased ammo
  4. Mrand55

    Mrand55 Salem Member

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    being pretty new to any sort of prepping and mostly being concerned about some sort of natural disaster, extended power outage, etc. my main goals are stocking up on ammo, getting our 72 hour bug out bags put together, buying a rifle (most likely a shotgun) and continuing getting physically prepared. Also, the wife and are have already started getting a plan in place in case the shtf but we will continue working on that. To be honest, I used to think "preppers" were a little crazy but as things have gone on and the way the world is going, I feel like I'm behind for not getting started earlier. Good luck to everyone and happy new year (in a few days)
  5. Widerstand

    Widerstand Portland rebmeM roineS

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    My goals for 2013 are as follows.

    1. Last summer in Portland was a really dry summer, I have 1600 gallons of rain collection ability and I used it all on the garden so the plan is to use biodegradable laundry soap and pump the water from the washing machine into a 55 gallon barrel, then use a sump pump to top off the rain collection system in the dry times of the summer.

    2. Once that is done plan is to expand the size of the garden some.

    3. Build a green house for early starts of plants.

    4. Basement shelves for long term food storage.

    5. Two months of food stored for myself and my girlfriend.

    6. I would like to get a shortwave radio.

    7. Keep building out my shop so I have a better ability to make things rather then buy them.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  6. good2eat

    good2eat Great NW Member

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    No particular order, actually probably working on all at the same time:

    Get reloading tools and supplies and become proficient at calibers we use
    Personal fitness
    Complete paying off land
    Continue to prep land for home construction, build large enough green house, work on water catchment and cystern system.
    Get propane generator and stock propane
    Continue with food and medical supply preps

    And this is just the top items...always lots to do......gonna be another busy year
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  7. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Maybe move from an apartment into a house

    Build up long term stocks of water, food, and a largerfirst aid kid

    Build up our savings, including items which may be useful as barter items for times when the banks/computers are down.
  8. Modeler

    Modeler Ketchikan, Alaska Soccer Fan

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    Finish building storage in the garage.
    Build a chicken coop and start raising chickens this Spring.
    Continue stocking up on ammo as available.
    Get a pistol safe for the bedroom.
    Continue growing the garden.
    Can food.
    Start my commercial fishing business.
    Get a few extra cords of firewood.
    Plant more fruit trees and vines.
    Rent out my wife's vacant house.
    Continue paying off debt.
    Lobby the Oregon Legislature regarding not restricting our gun rights.

    Gonna be a busy year it seems :thumbup:
  9. viehmann7680

    viehmann7680 Centralia Active Member

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    1.) Dedicate more time to my preps... I slacked off a lot towards the end of the year
    2.) Making dedicated space to preps, with shelving and everything.
    3.) Make and keep organization records for my preps
    4.) Reloading supplies
    5.) Build a library of useful books... hard copies, to include maps
  10. Just Me

    Just Me Peoples Republik of Oregon Active Member

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    - At least 6 months of food stores.
    - Start a garden while it is a luxury.
    - More trigger time for the family.
    - Preps at the BOL.
  11. FortunateSon

    FortunateSon Marion County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Better to get a late start than not take any action at all. The first step for all of us was recognizing the need.......
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  12. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Nothing too significant: go through all the medications and make sure they are up to date. Maybe add some more long-term food storage if something goes on sale. Get some measuring cups to make sure that food is utilized properly (if ever needed). Probably a bunch of little stuff that I might add to my stores, but nothing urgent. Get some more wool, army-surplus clothes - this stuff is cheap and great.
  13. badclam

    badclam willapa bay Sunny SW WA Active Member

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    I'm ready. All I need is more condoms.
  14. AggieWill

    AggieWill Vancouver, Wa New Member

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    I'm planning to get to the 80% solution on finishing up my "lists of lists"

    1. finish putting together my dry-food supply (including our dog's food!)
    2. expand the garden to a full 2 acres, and add some raised beds closer to the house for the early-season greens and peas
    3. stock up on some more .223 ammo (if it's ever available again, jeez!)
    4. Finish the gravity fed water system for the house (70% done....maybe by June)
    5. Improve the phyical conditioning. Our goal is at least 1 5 mile hike/week. We'll pack some firearms, ammo and snacks, and tryoto have a little picnic. Combining a bit of fun "hides" the workout from the kids...:cool:
  15. Angie

    Angie Reno, NV Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    #1 goal is to move out of Kalifornia (husband is already in Reno with a good job, I'm waiting for the ranch to sell)

    #2 more water storage (only have one 55g drum and about 15 gallon jugs right now)

    #3 two more rifles and two more handguns with a lot more ammo

    #4 continue long term food storage
  16. Just Me

    Just Me Peoples Republik of Oregon Active Member

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    That would be my #1 goal also. ;)