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Old 03-27-2017, 9:03 PM
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2 Hudson's Bay wool blankets; swap meet find.
Good score!!!!
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Old 03-28-2017, 9:05 AM
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Good score!!!!
thank you. the Hudson's Bay 'Chief's Blanket' has always been one that i've liked a lot.
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Old 03-28-2017, 3:01 PM
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reroofed goat pen...shade cloth on stringers vs tarps and bungees. Permanent vs cheap.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:49 AM
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Picked up 9mm/45acp/Ammo

Had to tie down everything outside again (65 MPH Winds)

Rearranged my garage and put some go boxes closer to the door for easier excess

Picked up more first aid

Looking for another dog,

Order half dozen of oem glock parts

Order some more solar lights

Made my son small bug out bag

Order 5 BCG for my AR's

I think that's it.. I am sure a missing stuff
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Old 04-03-2017, 4:39 AM
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Lately I have been finding ways to save money to spend on preps and savings, in multiple forms.

Most recently I have been seeing places like Walgreens drop the generic, sugar-free sweetners, and only stock Equal and Splenda so they can increase profits, when I used to buy their generic for cheap as hell. eBay seems to be a nice source for products that you can't find locally any longer, cheaper, and in bulk. Coffee is next on my list when I get low.

The negative for them is they will not get the impulse buys from me if I don't go into the store... saving me more, but the impulse buys were healthier foods such as nuts.
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Old 04-03-2017, 8:25 AM
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Hiked five miles to start getting back in shape, harvested some fallen punkwood and fungus to make char, experimented with local rocks to see which would make a spark, tried my hand at a bow drill for the first time.

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Old 04-03-2017, 10:12 AM
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Hiked five miles to start getting back in shape, harvested some fallen punkwood and fungus to make char, experimented with local rocks to see which would make a spark, tried my hand at a bow drill for the first time.

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Old 04-03-2017, 10:29 AM
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I have been tying to eat a bit healthier.
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Old 04-03-2017, 1:16 PM
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How did the bow drill go???
I got a coal then the stick snapped. I think I prefer the method with a shoe lace wrapped around your thumbs.

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Old 04-03-2017, 1:36 PM
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I also should have used a hardwood for the drill.

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I did the bow drill again today using the hole on my Spyderco endura as a socket and got it to actually work.

Three things I learned, bank line is very stretchy and will heat up as it is used but Paracord has its own issues. Of the two Paracord is harder to work with but gets better results.

Only cut into your plank just enough to stop the drill from slipping out.

The dust it creates will take a spark from a Flint and steel.

It works in a pinch and I'd probably only ever use a bow drill fire as a way to acquire another method of creating fire, like if I ran out of char cloth and absolutely needed a fire to make more char. But if I had any other method I'd use that first.





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Got back to the gym to get in tune for the big day...
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Old 04-10-2017, 11:01 AM
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1. Picked n installed a new Solar motion detector light. Lights up the whole backyard now.

2. Picked up a XD 9mm, seating in jail

3. Picked up 4 packs of blood stop, 20g each same as clox, $4.88 for both

4. Installed another gun rack in the safe

5. Order 2 new featureless grips and Anderson Parts Kit.

6. Picked up 10 more RATS TQ for our bags/FAKs

7. Order extra parts for the farm equipment. Less down time

8. Cleaning up around the property again, still need to do the other half

9. Picked up more sandbags

10. Built a small hydroponics set up

11. Picked up a case of 38spl snakeshot. Seen way to many rattlesnakes lately

I am sure there is more, just can't think of it right now
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Old 04-16-2017, 3:17 PM
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1. Cleaned n setup Grill for BBQ season.

2. Planted more peppers

3. Picked over 1000rds of 22LR /150rds 9mm/200rds 233/60rds 556/50rds 40s&w/5rds 12g

4. Picked 10 NIB BCG

5. Topped off fluids in the DD

6. Picked up more blood stop for our first aid kits

7. Not really a prep but got the dogs a check up

8. Picked up extra water

9. Update the tool bag in the car

10. Not a prep but cleaned up the chairs n tables in the backyard

11. Put money down on a boat - something small

12. Cleaned out the outside fireplace.

13. Picked up some climbing gear

14. Order a PX4 9mm Type G

I think that's it.
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Old 04-16-2017, 7:49 PM
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3 chickens now in coop, hen boxes and mini coop installed.

Goats drenched and apparently over kidney stone scare

ate first fresh laid egg from new chickens.

secured 100+ once fired AA hulls, 20 ga.
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Thinking about getting chickens. Did you build a coop yourself or buy a pre made one ?
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Old 04-16-2017, 9:53 PM
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I built my coop and it took on a life of its own. We refer it as the chicken palace now.
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Old 04-17-2017, 4:56 AM
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Thinking about getting chickens. Did you build a coop yourself or buy a pre made one ?
Well both, sorta. While building a Coop to get chickens, a FB friend from a Chickens page put me in touch with someone that had to get rid of her three chickens. I asked was she doing with the coop, she gave it to me. $279 Retail. Another friend gave me his raised roosting boxes, water and feed hangers...

I will place all of that inside my much bigger run being completed today. I will post pics!

If you some basic woodworking skills and tools you can build one for much less...

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Old 04-17-2017, 10:32 AM
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one days output!

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Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
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The best lack all conviction, while the worst
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The hens sure are kicking out the eggs this time of year aren't they...

As to the coop, if you want it to be a fancy mini barn looking thing you can spend as much as you want. If you want something to house chickens all it needs to be is dry and somewhat predator proof. Old camper shells can be had for free and work well...

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Had some veggies that were nearing the end of their storage period so put them in the dehydrator. 2 trays of celery chunks (I use for soups & stews), 1 tray of celery leafs (all the pieces that aren't good for soups & stews I dry then grind into powdered celery, like celery salt without the salt), 2 trays of carrots (soups & stews), 3 trays of diced onions, 1/2 tray mini bell peppers, 1/2 tray jalapeno peppers. Once dry I put a desiccant packet in the bottom of a mason jar, fill it up, and vacuum seal the lid. I refilled the dehydrator with 3 trays of cubes of potatoes, 4 trays of slices of potatoes, and 2 trays of medium thickness slices of onion seasoned with sea salt, pepper, & powdered garlic.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:07 PM
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Procured 3 Stoner Spare lower parts kits (no grip) from Midway-USA for the ARs.
The kits were half off @$20. Added several buffer recoil springs.
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Charged up all my goal zero lights filtered and filled all my water containers and picked up some iodine tablets, those looking to get in shape think about getting a bike they are great for exercise I've lost 30 lbs in two years and improved streng and stamina as well as key if need to bug out with no gas!
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Old 04-26-2017, 2:43 AM
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2x500MG IBU @ $14.49, shipped(, but I changed my search terms after the purchase and found them for even $1.50 less, THEN revised the terms AGAIN, and found them [1000 AKA 2x500] for $10.55-phrack).
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1. Put a Lower n Glock 21 in jail

2. Picked up a ammo wallet in 357/38spl

3. Picked up some MREs

4. Pick up New solar light for the backyard

5. Picked up 9mm/45 GAP n ACP

6. Filled up containers with extra water for washing

7. Planted more food in the yard

8. Picked up 5 more boxes of stop bleeding powder

9. Pick up a New EDC flashlight

I think that's it
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