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#302180 - 12/30/23 09:02 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Phaedrus]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3825
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
I ordered some screw-in studs for my muck boots. They're pretty much what you'd use on snow tires. Given that I destroyed my right shoulder a few years ago after slipping and falling on the ice, I think avoiding that in the future is vital for my health and survival.


I took a hard fall on ice a few years ago and it was educational. Good move.

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#302190 - 01/03/24 11:09 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2959
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
When my unopened medication is about to expire, I take it to our local pantry before buying more. I only dispose of opened products. Last time I bought four bottles of povidone-iodine, consistent with my practice to avoid running out of a product. However, at least with povidone-iodine, anything more than one bottle is too much.

Edit: Does Gold Bond powder have an expiration date? I have been using it inside my shoes.

Jeanette Isabelle


Edited by Jeanette_Isabelle (01/03/24 11:24 PM)
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#302191 - 01/04/24 09:36 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2995
I converted my Camelbak hose to the newer style. For those that may not know the older military style had a longer connector (my pack if from 2011). My water filter came with a hose with a Camelbak adapter but it was the shorter length for the consumer packs so while it would fit in it didn't latch so I had to hold it to fill the bladder. I noticed Camelbak changed their military packs to the shorter style a while back. So I ordered a new hose and swapped the bladder ends so I can plug the new hose into my older bladder and now can unplug the mouthpiece and plug in the water filter hose.
I'm not a fan of the straw style filters and carrying dirty water, I prefer to put filtered/clean water into my pack so I'm staying with they style for now.

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#302241 - 01/22/24 05:16 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Phaedrus]
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1182
Loc: Channeled Scablands
Do it yourself cleats for thick soled boots and shoes. Saw some logging sawyers in the hardware store parking lot with a cordless drill adding these to their boots.

Posted on my blog a long time ago. Works for running etc too.

https://blog.owareusa.com/2012/12/09/cleats-for-your-running-and-hiking-shoes/

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#302266 - 02/01/24 07:16 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2959
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
For my preparations today, I purchased spare sheets, a pack of eight pencils, six glue sticks, two watch caps, socks, and CR2032 batteries for my glucometer.

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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#302275 - 02/03/24 09:05 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2995
Bought and printed fishing license.
I save and print the PDF of the license and then "laminate" it with shipping tape. One copy goes with the fishing gear and one in the (Kbar) Backpack Kaster in my Cameblak.

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#302307 - 02/20/24 01:49 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2995
After forgetting the power supply to my CPAP on an overnight trip I ordered an off brand spare to keep in my travel bag.

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#302308 - 02/20/24 05:15 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3152
Loc: Big Sky Country
I picked up another 200 rounds of 125gr .300 Blackout ammo and 100 rounds of 75gr BTHP Match ammo in .556 NATO. I like to make regular purchases in excess of what I use for training and plinking as I like to keep my stock level adequate.
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#302309 - 02/26/24 12:21 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 501
Loc: Finland
Bought 4 of this little usb LED light. 1.2w so it should run pretty long plugged to a power bank. Intended use when long term lighting is needed (camping, power failure etc). Bright enough to light up a 25 square meter room so than it is possible to see enough to function normally.



Edited by Herman30 (02/26/24 12:22 AM)

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#302310 - 02/26/24 01:17 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3825
Loc: USA
I have a few, they’re great!

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