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#88002 - 03/11/07 03:32 AM What I've done this week/month for Readiness
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2809
Loc: La-USA
I made significant increases in readiness during the past few days and will assemble that which must be done, during the next few days. Upgraded my BOB to an ALICE pack which, if needed, will be much easier to hump across country (I mean swamps and marshes).

My vehicles have been checked and all discrepancies have been remedied.

My old BOB (pack) along with more MRE's, water, and basic equipment, went to my daughter's BF, and he will supplement that from his own equipment, so they will both be well equipped, and with primary and secondary transportation as well.

Tomorrow, I will renew my gasoline supplies and finish refilling a 5600 gal pool with fresh water and a new cover. I will also rescreen my back porch and this time I am making it capable of being sealed off with plastic sheeting (6ml - 10ml).
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#88029 - 03/11/07 03:51 PM Re: What I've done this week/month for Readiness [Re: wildman800]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
I made one of these paracord bracelets, with a fastex buckle from ITW Nexus that has a built in whistle. I don't like bracelets, so I made it large enough to fit around my calf just above the top of the 10" Matterhorn boots I normally wear. Gives me proabably 11 or 12 ft of paracord, and a whistle, all rolled into one...
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#88042 - 03/11/07 09:26 PM Re: What I've done this week/month for Readiness [Re: OldBaldGuy]
raydarkhorse Offline
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Registered: 01/27/07
Posts: 510
Loc: on the road 10-11 months out o...
Updating my BOB replaced most of the consumables, added a poncho liner, and a new candel lantern. Put my truck in the shop for some needed maitenance. Updated the map program on my computer. Last but not least bought a new AMK PSK
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#88051 - 03/11/07 10:28 PM Re: What I've done this week/month for Readiness [Re: raydarkhorse]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 691
My March gear test, and some surprising things that I learned...

http://familydisasterplanning.blogspot.com/

(latest entry)

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#88067 - 03/12/07 01:23 AM Re: What I've done this week/month for Readiness [Re: teacher]
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
I bought a lightweight BOB/Truck/Camp firearm. Stainless Springfield M6 in .22Hornet/.410.
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#88101 - 03/12/07 01:37 PM Re: What I've done this week/month for Readiness [Re: wildman800]
el_diabl0 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 301
Loc: NE Ohio
* I went for a bike ride and realized how out of shape I am. I did get to test the cargo rack I installed over the winter. Worked well with 10 lbs on the back.

* sharpened some knives

* oiled up the handguns
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#88187 - 03/13/07 02:18 AM Re: What I've done this week/month for Readiness [Re: el_diabl0]
Blacktop Offline
Member

Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 134
Loc: Cypress, TX
Rotated my gasoline supply (20+ gallon) and then built an outside storage locker (weather resistant) to get all of those gasoline cans out of the garage.
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#88242 - 03/13/07 04:40 PM Re: What I've done this week/month for Readiness [Re: wildman800]
el_diabl0 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 301
Loc: NE Ohio
yesterday i went to my local wholesale store and stocked up on some food items and paper products.
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#88275 - 03/13/07 10:11 PM Re: What I've done this week/month for Readiness [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2809
Loc: La-USA
I felt the need to:

Partially assemble some pieces of equipment such as the filter/mount for the air handling unit and some of the associated piping.

Rearranging the interior of my garage some more, to facilitate converting it to the shelter mode, quicker.

Getting the standby plywood covers cut and ready to be put up to seal up the garage.

Does anybody else feel the need to increase Readiness to DefCon 2?
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#88294 - 03/14/07 02:05 AM Re: What I've done this week/month for Readiness [Re: Blacktop]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2822
What did you build that out of to make it weather resistant?

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