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What did you do today to prep?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by coctailer, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Fri.: Lubed GMC temps were around +10 degrees, that night temps dropped to near zero with heavy snow from the NE.

    Sat. +4 degrees, 8” of powder with drifted snow. Checked stock water, trough was dry, water spigot was frozen. Gate to water trough was frozen in place so stock was milling around tank. Used pick axe to free gate. Gathered Emergency Back-Up 5 Gallon Water Cans and carried them through drifted snow to Emergency Back-Up Water Spigot. Caps to jugs were frozen tight. Fought way through drifts to Emergency Back-Up Pipe Wrench. Filled 5 Gallon Cans. emptied out junk from back of Dodge and drove to trough, could not get nearer than 60 feet to trough due to stock trailer. Carried cans through drifted snow to trough.
    Decided to relocate stock trailer. Backed Dodge under stock trailer (through drifted snow), trailer tires were frozen to ground but after several attempts were pulled free thanks to Locker rear diff in Dodge. Was able to back Dodge to trough and filled it after several trips. Water that splashed on clothes, gloves and water cans froze solid. Cleared snow from mailbox, 3 decks and front of barn. I hang clothes in shower and water cans in bath so that they melt/dry/don’t freeze again.
    Sunday AM, temps are in the teens, snow has drifted against the house, there is 12” in the back of the Dodge and 20” in the back of the GMC, snow has drifted into the cabs of both trucks. All of yesterdays snow drifts have reappeared. On returning from my 1st trip to the water trough (empty again) the Dodge mysteriously stops running but mysteriously re-starts after gasoline is added to the fuel tank. By 11AM temps have risen to +20, the powder snow has begun to absorb moisture from air, compresses under the weight and is becoming more difficult to drive through. I make last trip to water trough then use both trucks to pack down snow to county road by noon. For some reason my back is sore.
     
  2. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I bought a quart of Military Special 80 proof vodka to start making tinctures. At 13.00 a quart can't beat the price. If you have access to the local base check it out.
     
  3. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Got a good laugh watching the puke main stream news. They interviewed this young couple, you know the ones in an apartment living on love, as they were "struggling" to walk through the snow and ice to the store, because....ok...here it comes.....they only had a banana and a jar of peanut butter to eat.:laugh::laugh::paranoid:

    My son just called me and said he went to the grocery store and they were out of bread, milk, eggs, the usual stuff. Safeway even..no surprise there. He pulled some bread from the freezer, got some eggs and milk from us.
     
  4. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Store here was still stocked, got the fixins for beef stew. I also ordered a few 55 gallon water barrels.
     
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  5. Outdoorxj

    Outdoorxj Wilsonville Active Member

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    Man you are making me feel bad :{ im young and in love with my fiancee and we live in a apartment :( Oh well better than being homeless and i figured for being 22 not to bad for a full time worker and student!
     
  6. Outdoorxj

    Outdoorxj Wilsonville Active Member

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    We drove to fredmeyers and bought ice cream. (They where selling out???) We always have extra food, Plus i "can" so i like to keep a nice rotation. This is why i tell my friends and family to prep... They laugh and say for what... ZOMBIES and i just sit back and laugh because i really have no need to panic and leave the home. We need to prep for things like this winter storm.
     
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  7. Outdoorxj

    Outdoorxj Wilsonville Active Member

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    I also bought 8 more magazines for my 22. They were on "sale" at fishermen :/ $26. Oh well i needed more anyways.
     
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    tfbit Eugene, OR Active Member

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  9. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Went shopping in The Gorge, very disappointing experience
     
  10. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    It Doesn?t Take Much For People To Start Behaving Like Crazed Lunatics

    I spent the afternoon cleaning up and organizing a remote storage unit. Note - it is a good idea to keep a look out for people who would rent extra space for cash. An older lady in LO is renting me her condo storage for $25 a month paid a year in advance. About 12'x20'. A lot cheaper than a professional storage facility, off the books.

    If you prep don't keep everything in one place. If you have things remotely stored and someone closer to the storage gains knowledge of that fact your efforts are futile. The closer person will steal your stuff in a SHTF scenario before you can get there. Happened to me twice now. Unfortunately, I am not invisible and all it takes is a 'hey, are you are Mormon' comment and you know it is time to plan to pack that site up.
     
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  11. B.P.

    B.P. Gresham Member

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    Bi-Mart had the foodsavers on sale so i bought one, also bought more ammo and will be getting a few items from the gunshow this weekend

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
     
  12. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Where do you find this 'So Called' Ammo?
     
  13. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Internet or many retailers sell ammo all day long.
     
  14. GMuny

    GMuny Portland New Member

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    I researched some potential BOL property in ID and joined this site!
     
  15. B.P.

    B.P. Gresham Member

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    I carry a .40 Cal, so I never stopped being able to buy ammo :thumbup:
     
  16. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Humph!
    At least Burt and Gmuny have their heads in Rght Places, LOL :)!
    OOPs sorry; this aint the place fer that!
     
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  17. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Rectalistan? ;)
     
  19. Stump

    Stump Westeren Washington New Member

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    Picked up additional portable antenna's for the Ham radios, can't count on phone or cells plus they have a lot better range. Also adding to the solar charging system for them.
     
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  20. GMuny

    GMuny Portland New Member

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    Thanks! I can't believe I'm just now finding this site! Feels like home...
     
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