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#285571 - 08/24/17 12:29 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Phaedrus]
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Avoid puffer fish unless you know which are safe. Certain varieties are poisonous. Puffer Fish on Wikipedia

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#286163 - 09/12/17 11:09 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Ocala, FL
This is not about what I did today to prepare. Instead, this is about how my EDC was there for me when I needed it.

Three times in my life I experienced a severe case of heartburn. As part of my EDC, I have an 8OZ bottled water and a first aid kit in my bag. In my first aid kit, I have three packets of Alka-Seltzer. As mom and I were out, I felt the burning sensation again. My EDC was there when I needed it.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#286166 - 09/13/17 12:31 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I had to skip dinner tonight. I'm still not feeling well. I tried just a bowl of yogurt thinking I could at least handle that. I am.

Mom says this is an experience I could learn from, figure out what I could have done differently. I EDC bottled water and Alka-Seltzer. I don't know what I could have done differently.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#287120 - 11/17/17 05:15 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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I joined the gun club today . . . yes, the same in which Mom is an officer (the club's secretary, to be more specific). The majority are men; there are some women. At thirty-one, I am the youngest member.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#287122 - 11/18/17 12:43 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1506
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
JI... will your doctor prescribe omeprazole (20mg) for the heartburn... congratulations on stepping to the dark side at the gun club....if you ever decide to carry concealed, think about joining one of the action shooting sports... I prefer USPSA...it is a very good way to learn safe gun handling skills in dynamic situations....it is active in the Ocala area... YMMV


Edited by LesSnyder (11/18/17 12:43 AM)

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#287123 - 11/18/17 12:45 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Registered: 07/11/10
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Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
I ordered on of the Colt M4 lowers from Brownells... had a Colt upper laying lonesome in the safe

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#287127 - 11/18/17 03:32 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: LesSnyder]
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Originally Posted By: LesSnyder
JI... will your doctor prescribe omeprazole (20mg) for the heartburn.

No, the doctor, instead, has put me on 40mg of Omeprazole.

Originally Posted By: LesSnyder
congratulations on stepping to the dark side at the gun club....if you ever decide to carry concealed, think about joining one of the action shooting sports... I prefer USPSA...it is a very good way to learn safe gun handling skills in dynamic situations....it is active in the Ocala area... YMMV


I joined the gun club to be informed in other ways.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#287309 - 12/11/17 09:27 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
My Grandmother passed away last summer and all us Grandchildren got a little inheritance cheque a couple of weeks. All the bills are up to date, and the rest of the Christmas shopping is budgeted for, so we have budgeted Grandma's money for car repairs. It's going to get a serious overhaul. The catalytic converter broke on yesterday, so this timing is perfect, especially with Christmas travel coming up fast.

We were stunned when another small check arrived on Friday. My Uncle generously decided to divide some of his inheritance amoung his nieces and nephews! Cool! We spent every penny this weekend, fully stocking the pantry and freezer. It feels so great to have them both full again!
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#287310 - 12/12/17 08:22 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Loc: Germany
I went through my FAKs and replaced items that are about to expire, checked the scissors, replaced adhesives (a check revealed they lost to much of their stickiness), replaced latex gloves with nitril gloves.
I recharged my AA rechargeables and performed the weekly test run for my GPS receivers (they start faster when they are allowed to sync the almanach regularly).
I rotated a part of my water reserves.
I scheduled the updates for my vehicle navigation devices for tomorrow.
I will refill the water for windshield washing system this afternoon before my next ride.
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#287314 - 12/12/17 10:20 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Updating winter car kits - food, matches blankets, etc. for the cars.

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