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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by coctailer, Nov 5, 2009.
How was your Appleseed Shoot? Was this the shoot at Wolverton Mtn?
No, not Wolverton Mtn.
Mine's in Dundee, OR and is the 19th and 20th.
Cleared 3 fields of fire; translation...
Slayed three maple trees and one cherry tree; got thirteen-more 12 foot logs (8-20" in dia.) on the deck.
Local deer herd is chowing down on the moss (litchin?), cherry blossoms, and leaves...
Unloaded a truck, second load this week.
First one we had load & unload help, this one we did all on our own. A day to load it, 5 hours to unload.
Got the cardio for the whole weekend out of the way...
Replaced the aux battery in the old chevy today; a 12v deep cycle AGM.
I run an isolator on the truck so the aux battery will charge when engine is running, but a load off the aux will not drain the primary when key is off....
All can be removed when I replace the truck....it has 306,000 original miles (clean oil and regular maintenance).
Odds and ends ...
I did a crapton of yard work, brush clearing, etc. Beyond maintenance, it will help us with some planned planting.
Split firewood and worked on the storage area. I don't know how many more evening fires we'll have in the coming months, but it needs to get done any away.
Did maintenance work on various equipment (e.g., chainsaws, vehicles, etc.)
Bought a new game camera for the southwestern end of our property. I found that a metal bench I had setup was ripped off by some POS. That and a sign was torn down. (Neither were particularly valuable, but there are few things that irk me like one of the local cretins trespassing and messing with our land.)
Started another Cascadia-related book. It has more to do with one person's preps on the coast, so some of it wouldn't likely apply to us, but I read everything I can on the topic.
Got some target practice in with three revolvers.*
Enjoyed my first chance at firing select fire weapons.
Completed Idaho enhanced cwp training.
Gathered extra computer parts,
Hounded 13 pounds of brass
Worked on a 2m yagi antenna.
Participated in a 2m simplex voice net and a 6m digital net.
I am working on recommendations for emergency dismissal from school. We had an issue today where we had to dismiss early and contact all the parents. The main issue was that once we were outside, in a location other than where we go for fire drills, all the classes got mixed together. Once students found out they were getting out early, it was difficult to wrangle them. There were also families that could have had multiple students checked off at once, but check out was set up so that each student had to be checked off as an individual.
They can organize rallies for safer schools and against the Second Amendment, but can't be trusted to stay in one place? Kind of like herding cats.
Good luck on the recommendations. Every parent/guardian has different situations to deal with - no one is the same. It sounds like something that needed done a while ago with parent/guardian input.
7-12 being told, at the end of second period, that they're one phone call away from freedom on a nice day. That's about right.
I think the main "problem" is we are a decent sized small town. Everyone thinks small town and half the people are related to each other one way or another (and a few ways I didn't want to know about) that we don't have some "big city" procedures in place. But we are also not quite small enough that you can just yell down main street that school is closed and all the parent's show up within 10 minutes.
I ordered a couple of books; one on large-scale water storage, the other on defensive revolvers. I also obtained canned goods and continued plowing through reading material. So, pretty standard stuff, but it is good to be moving forward a little bit each day.
I took some time off from my usual ten hour a day work slave schedule to do another movie.
This doesn't really answer your question, but last year, I began printing all student rosters with addresses and phone number contacts for my emergency evac packet. I also hand printed any allergy and medical conditions each student has and if any other people are authorized to pick up. I did this because we don't keep hard copies of emergency cards anymore. The computers will always work. If the power goes out we have generators
I just watched it last weekend, good job Burt!
Today, received the MK-Tek kydex holster for the 686 Plus... Fits the 686 well enough, and of course fits me well enough too... Has retention adjustments as well as can’t and carry height adjustments. I think it’s well worth the cost. Perhaps I’ll try appendix carry
Planted the last 3 beds of green beans! Looks like Im going to be canning later this summer.
10 cases of water ! Add to storage
Woohoo, books came in. The one on water storage has got me and the better half thinking about summer projects.