What did you do today to prep?

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  1. Texfisher33

    Texfisher33
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    Picked up some basic med supplies at the $ store, few more cans of veggies, and bought an MSR miniworks water filter.
     
  2. Sun195

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    Bought a bucket of Shelf Reliance quick rolled oats. Supposed to have a 25-year shelf life; 297 servings @ 170 calories per serving. We'll see what shape it arrives in - I had two buckets of oats from Augason Farms that looked like they got run over by a fork-lift (probably just pressure difference).

    Refilled my spare propane tank.

    Also changed all the batteries in my smoke detectors.
     
  3. Stomper

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    That reminds me... I was just looking at bags of rolled oats (one of my favorite foods, BTW) in the local Bi-Mart this weekend and was wondering what the shelf life of that would be as factory packed in the sealed, heavy paper bag. I couldn't find a "use by date"... any input on the shelf life of rolled oats stored in the store-shelf bag, in a dry, sunlight sheltered, 68-75*F environment, w/o the plastic buckets and oxy-eaters?
     
  4. Sun195

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    According to this article, maybe up to 28 years. I like the buckets because they store well, keep critters out of them, etc.
     
  5. Stomper

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    Thanks for that info! Do you also (personally) put an oxy-eater on top of the oats when sealed in the bucket?
     
  6. ATCclears

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    This is perhaps an unusual one. I had the septic tank pumped at the house, such that at least that aspect of life will be functional for another 2.5 years.

    Peter
     
  7. knuckle Head

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    Hey it works for me, it is actually something a lot of people are really over due on, and in a crisis are going say oh SH!t
     
  8. bnz43

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    I planted peas ,its time get m in!
     
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  9. Mark W.

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    Did this last week but forgot to mention it. I had a checkup with my Doc for my various maladies And I asked him if he would mind helping me out with the amount in my precriptions. I told him I wanted to be able to stash a 10-14 day supply of pills and if I am having to refill every 30 days that becomes very difficult. So he changed the prescriptions to 90 days Which I can now put a 10 day supply away and on average have much larger supply should something happen that would prevent me from refilling.
     
  10. Stomper

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    That is one aspect of life I'm definately blessed in. At nearly 45, I enjoy excellent health and am not tied to any prescription meds. My mom & dad would be up poo-poo creek for the myriad prescriptsions they take... Dad is a type-1 diabetic and his legs/feet are knackered, mom is a type-2 caused by lifestyle and poor dietaey habits, and she suffered a stroke a couple years back and takes meds for that.... Me, the only thing I take is ibuprophen for life's aches and pains that comes with middle age... Oh, yeah and a morning cuppa coffee for the daily kick start. That reminds me, I have to add freeze fried instant coffee to my stores!
     
  11. knuckle Head

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    Just buy some instant coffee off the shelf in a sealed container, if you put it a mylar bag with an oxygen absorber or vacuum seal, I came across some I sealed up ten years ago for a backpacking trip, that gotten shoved into my a rubber storage container and forgotten about. I said what the heck I tried it, it was fine tasted no different, beside I bring my water to a boil for instant coffee anyways so that would kill 99% of any germs.
     
  12. coop44

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    started buying 5 weeks of groceries every 4 weeks a few months back. Use up the oldest first, so everything is fresh. now I have a months worth in reserve. At this rate I will have to start working on more storage.
     
  13. knuckle Head

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    Excellent, Congratulations!!!!!!!!
     
  14. wedge556

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    Went to the doctor and got a physical and a tet**** shot. (good for ten years) Bulked up the items in my every day carry first aid kit and bought a new pistol light. Also bought a new pair of running shoes. Gotta get back into shape....
     
  15. thewhitebuffalo83

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    I picked up a used sub-2000 to complement my G19. I picked up the G17 sub-2000 so I am going to have to pay to have the grip cut down or do it myself. For it being the Glock 17 version it sure has a short grip comparatively.
     
  16. Riot

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    Giving this a try...

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    Apparently you can continuously grow green onions and celery in a cup of water next to the window...
     
  17. Stomper

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    Please be sure to post updates on this!
     
  18. mjbskwim

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    got more brass powder and pills
     
  19. Riot

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    Well the green onions grow like wild fire...over and over again. I just had to trim them down and throw away the greens just a few days ago. It works great which made me look into the celery. Still in the new phase with the celery- I think that will take much longer to grow.
     
  20. Sun195

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    Bought some Ciprofloxacin and Potassium Iodide pills - never know when they might come in handy.

    Also, picked up some more 5.56 ammo at the gun show - always buy some ammo when I see it.
     

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