What did you do today to prep?

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

  1. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer
    Portland
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    Thanks for the tip on the ammo! Ordered 500 - that should last me a couple hours. :cool:
     
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  2. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter
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    Your welcome! I'm just thinking on buying enough SS198 to function check each gun with, then keep it for personal defensive ammo.

    For range ammo, keep an eye on Palmetto State. They have seemingly every other week specials on American 5.7, usually with free shipping, as well as frequent deals on FN SS196. Both I think under or about $.40/rd.
     
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  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu
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    Good to see you, Burt! Welcome back, best wishes for your friends!
     
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  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim
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    Garage sales!!
    Got a nice little deep freeze for $35 and a friend gave me some cast iron cook ware
     
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  5. CountryGent

    CountryGent
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    Hey me from a few days. So, I tried the 30-rounders after replacing the springs. One ran great, one ran so-so, one was completely worthless (jamming every 1-3 rounds). I'm going to stick with 15-rounders, some of which run flawlessly, but keep the working 30-rounders just for fun.

    Beyond, that, did some shooting with our suppressed Ruger 10/22. I also cleaned out the truck and, in the process, worked through and repackaged survival supplies in said. I'm now working on some radio-related projects.
     
  6. bigezfosheez

    bigezfosheez
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    For $12, I got two boxes at an estate sale full of quick-clot packs, surplus bandages, and aluminum-handled tourniquets.

    I also got about 25 reloading trays for $12 (the one's that sell for $12 each at sportsman's warehouse) and about 12 large plastic ammo boxes for $8
     
  7. billcoe

    billcoe
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    Burts back! Glad to see you, figured you'd gone full Grey man. :)


    Went and checked on the Camas I planted. Most of the 50 bulbs I planted are growing. Now, how do I leverage that into 4,000 plants all over the place?

    At work, all along the nature trail, next to the park in the natural are.....

    Also worked out in the am, recharged my 18650 batteries (my emergency radio in the faraday cage takes them as well as most of my flashlights), cleaned and oiled a pistol, 3 spare barrels, my Leatherman Charge Titanium (starting to rust), my knife (also starting to rust) and then went and bought 2 bricks of 400 rounds per of .22 LR at Fishermans Marine they have on sale for less than $50.
     
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  8. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim
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    Last month I finished an AR pistol build in 300BLK. It took me almost a week (off & on) but I finished case prep of over 1k .223 % 5.56 cases, gonna make a lot of Freedom boolits for all the 30 round magazines I stocked up on this winter after the election...:D:D:D
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim
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    I visited the neighbor who lost her husband a couple months ago. He had his FFL for 49 years as a gunsmith.
    She has a bunch of lead she asked if I wanted:eek:.
    I try to be nice to neighbors ;)
     
  10. Brutus57

    Brutus57
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    Just so you know... It is quite easy to can your own bacon. My wife did several jars as part of getting her Master Food Preservationist certificate. I don't know the details off the top of my head since it has been a few years but I am sure the wise and wonderful all-knowing InterOz can tell you. It worked out fine, as did potatoes, even after 3 years they were quite tasty and suitable to mash or fry.

    Brutus Out
     
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  11. Sgt Nambu

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    Took my $100 Christmas Cabelas gift card from my wife and kids and bought a bunch of Sig HP ammo! :D
     
  12. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775
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    Shot the 40 target 3d course at Kutch Archery today. Only lost one arrow.
     
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  13. sheepdogs

    sheepdogs
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    Got my 8-year-old daughter over the fear of recoil with a family member's HK USP replica BB gun. So funny seeing her shoot a full-size 'pistol' but it was heavy enough (2 lbs) to mask ALL (100%) of the recoil. After she became apprehensive about her BB rifle (cheek weld bumped her face), I've been trying to find a solution to move things forward. Success!!
     
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  14. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775
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    "To each his own", but for me, watching and coaching young shooters are the BEST experiences at the range.... listening to old timers is a close 2nd.

    Thanks for sharing!
     

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