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#302311 - 02/26/24 04:07 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Loc: Big Sky Country
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#302315 - 02/27/24 11:41 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Registered: 02/03/07
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
I have been investigating ways use some old PV solar panels and scrounged high-capacity computer fans to move heated air into freeze-sensitive areas of my sprawling house.

I might be able to do a direct-drive off the panels during the day, saving battery or generator power. This could be extremely handy -- heat is easy to generate, but moving it is a significant problem.

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#302323 - 03/01/24 07:45 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Today was a day filled with meaningful activities. My mom and I decided to clean our closets and donate clothes we no longer wear to a local charity. We also went through our medicine cabinet and found some over-the-counter medications that would expire soon. We decided to donate those as well, hoping they would be helpful to someone else.

After our donation, we went to Ollie's to do some shopping. I was ecstatic to find two pairs of jeans that fit me perfectly. While browsing, I came across three puzzles I couldn't resist buying. I also picked up a four-pack of highlighters, a small bottle of school glue, and a six-pack of clear tape. These stationery supplies are always handy to have.

During our shopping trip, I realized I needed to change my emergency prepping strategy. I made a list of the over-the-counter medications that I need to restock so I can be better prepared for any health-related emergencies. I also realized that I needed to replace the batteries in my D-Cell MAG-LITE flashlights. I decided to check prices at different stores to get the best deal.

I still need to buy the batteries, but I plan on doing it soon. Overall, it was a productive and fulfilling day. I am glad we could donate some of our belongings to a good cause, and I am happy with my purchases.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302324 - 03/01/24 08:34 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Because Sam's Club had the lowest price at $17.98, I ordered a 14-pack of Energizer D batteries from them.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302327 - 03/05/24 06:19 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
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Finally got a new watch as the display on mine went bad a long time ago.
I went ahead and got one of the higher end with GPS since my handheld GPS is now old enough to buy its own beer never know how much longer it will hold up so I have some redundancy there.

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#302331 - 03/06/24 06:18 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
We also went through our medicine cabinet and found some over-the-counter medications that would expire soon.

I replaced the items I donated: the lice kit, Pepto Bismol, and Benadryl. I also replaced and rotated the Simethicone I used. And I also bought another twelve boxes of Propel with ten packets each.

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#302340 - 03/27/24 11:21 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Registered: 02/03/07
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
I live on a hill, and I'm getting serious about controlling the fire load that directly threatens my property and buildings. Last year was a scary drought and fire year. This year will be worse.

I burned three giant brush piles, in succession, each the size of two pickup trucks parked together. This was only possible when we had enough snowfall to ensure safety. These have been accumulating for a full year -- it was not safe (or legal) to burn.

The chainsaw and I will be spending some quality time over the coming weeks, clearing deadfall and creating mowed halt lines. There is much more to do.

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#302419 - 06/09/24 07:45 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
I ordered a bottle of vitamins and a case of facial tissue.

https://www.samsclub.com/p/members-mark...d=plp_product_3

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302437 - 07/01/24 07:07 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2964
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Today, I ordered four five-count boxes of large Biofreeze pain relief patches to alleviate my muscle discomfort. Additionally, I purchased a new pill splitter to replace my current one, which has become too dull to provide a clean split. Based on my projected usage, I also stocked up on a two-year supply of a regularly used hygiene product. However, this is just a fraction of what I require periodically. I aim to amass a seven-year supply of these essential items as long as space permits.

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#302438 - 07/02/24 01:45 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Registered: 02/03/07
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
1. I threw a few dozen leftover heritage potato tubers in the ground. I already have enough garden and don't need the calories, but perpetuating and storing the seed (tubers) means that I can give the finger to supply chains anytime I want.

2. I refreshed connections with a bunch of neighbours right across the road. We trade surplus and exchange information -- and collectively these folks have the diverse skills to form a self-sufficient medieval village from centuries past.

3. And I also had the opportunity to see old neighbours from decades ago -- they knew my face and not one of them threw a punch! This tells me I have a very wide pool of capable country folks to draw on if needed. Growing up, you never know what you left in your wake, and sometimes you did better than you thought. Wow.

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