What did you do to prep… lately?

This week’s preps – Feb 23 (???) 2018

It’s not like I stopped prepping for the last 2 – 3 weeks, just nothing that fits into a nice little “what did you do to prep this week” label…

So what HAVE I been doing?

I got to go to my prepper group meeting on the 8th. As always it was good information, but the specific topic was something that really isn’t on my personal list of imminent threats. On the 15th I went to my monthly CERT group meeting. This was about situational awareness and the speaker was very good. Plus they gave out a free tool (gas shut-off wrench)…

Prepping for health…

I joined the gym at my work and I’ve actually been going. I also bought a pair of 30 lb dumbells and started using them. Even my normally critical wife has is noticing the difference in my smaller belly and (very slightly) bigger arms. My plan to not drink is working out well (OK, “pretty well”) as is my attempts to eat healthier foods,

Back yard preps…

I ordered two more blackberry plants (should get here next week) and started looking for some heirloom squash seeds.  Got some yard cleanup done. Bought two camping/survival stoves – a Kelly Kettle and a Solo stove and pot combo. Both burn wood so they should be fun to experiment with.

Misc. preps…

Talked to my kid about backpacking this summer. Took him to the REI store to look at packs. Found a nice kid-sized Osprey and tried it out. Clerk was very helpful. Adjusted the fit for us and loaded it up to let my son try it. He loved the pack except for the color. He wants a “military color.” Only problem is I can’t find a good kid’s backpacking pack in anything except bright blue or bright green. I think the pack makers are missing out on a good marketing opportunity here…

I joined ARRL and the NRA. NRA because after the recent rants from the left about the “need” to destroy the 2nd Amendment and anyone who supports it, I think it’s important to do something to support and show my support for our American Bill of Rights. ARRL because they’re an incredible technical resource for anyone interested in radio communications. Speaking of radio comm, I also got a couple of really good antenna design references…

What did you do to prep over the last couple weeks?

Peace out,
porcupine

Related Links:

Kelly Kettle
National Rifle Association
ARRL

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