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#284214 - 04/12/17 05:34 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2146
Doing my fitness today; goal of 5 days a week/150 minutes of cardio-load.
Like experience, its one of the thing I can't buy.

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#284225 - 04/13/17 12:42 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3555
Loc: Ontario, Canada
We're heading on a road trip this weekend. April always brings unpredictable, all over-the spectrum weather here. We're traveling through a snowbelt on this trip, and the forecast is for rain or snow, so two things are at the top of the list today:

1. Vehicle Maintenance - topping up all the fluids, oil change, etc.... and the annual debate with my husband about whether or not to take off the snow tires just yet. He's always done it on Easter weekend and I've always done it at the end of May, and every year we argue about it. wink

2. People Maintenance - making sure us humans are ready for an out of town emergency or stranding. Packing overnight bags (a.k.a. BOBs), winter outerwear, entertainment for the kids, reading materials hubby and I, important IDs/health cards, etc...
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#284259 - 04/18/17 11:23 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
EMPnotImplyNuclear Offline
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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 304
*today at the dollartree, just some highlights smile
Gear
  • 52.41 oz Stainless-Steel Dog Bowls, 1.5...liter
  • 6 inch combination sharpening stone
  • ~3inch camping knife , serrated lock back , dull/thick but sharpening stone takes care of that and serrations smile
  • 15 inch handsaw
  • *dry bag, seal gear, 2.5 liter , 12.625 in x 6.875in, good for 1meter intermittent submersion
  • 3 pack lighters (butane flint wheel)
  • 9 led flashlight with batteries, plastic, waterproof, 3xAAA
  • blue 4'x6' tarpaulin
  • pruning shears
  • *fleece lined hat
  • 6 valentine cards with whistle
  • ...

Sani/med
  • *styptic pencil, alum, stop bleeding
  • bandaids
  • triple antibiotic
  • "tylenol"
  • ...

Eats
  • 20 count blueberry tea, foil wrap for 3year shelf life
  • 32oz/2lb dry pampa long grain white rice
  • 32oz/2lb dry pampa brown rice
  • 24oz/1.5lb dry pinto beans
  • 15oz pampa mackrel in brine
  • *32oz white vinegar
  • ...

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#284261 - 04/19/17 12:52 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: EMPnotImplyNuclear]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3555
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Nice list! I love the dollar store and second-hand stores. So many budget-friendly treasures to fill a pack, medicine cabinet, pantry, tool shed...


Edited by bacpacjac (04/19/17 12:52 PM)
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#284623 - 05/24/17 11:02 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2146
Daily workout - Hill hike today

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#285123 - 07/24/17 10:39 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1533
Loc: North Central Florida
Today while we were at Sam's Club Mom bought two fire extinguishers. This is in addition to the one in the garage.

https://www.samsclub.com/sams/fire-extin...%20extinguisher

We will get two more when we go back to Sam's Club a month from now.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#285125 - 07/24/17 10:59 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 5863
Loc: southern Cal
A 10BC rating is fine for flammable liquids and electrical items,but a 1A rating for "fires involving fabrics, plastics, wood"is minimal,to say the least. Just keep a bucket of water handy.

Be sure you now how to employ the extinguisher properly - it is not necessarily obvious, especially under stress.
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#285127 - 07/24/17 11:12 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1533
Loc: North Central Florida
One time I had to extinguish the carpet and couch with a pitcher of water because we did not have a fire extinguisher. I safely disconnected the surge protector from the wall outlet before extinguishing the fire.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#285128 - 07/25/17 12:04 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2741
Loc: USA
The most important rule of thumb for fire extinguishers is that if you can't knock the fire down with one of them, drop it on the ground and run away screaming.

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#285129 - 07/25/17 12:08 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: chaosmagnet]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Loc: North Central Florida
Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
The most important rule of thumb for fire extinguishers is that if you can't knock the fire down with one of them, drop it on the ground and run away screaming.

This is not helpful.

Jeanette Isabelle
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