This week I got to spend a lot of time thinking about the consequences of not taking care of myself. On Tuesday I sprained my right ankle really bad. Instead of taking care of it, I just pressed on. Since my left leg was now doing all the work of keeping me mobile, the extra stress caused my left knee to blow out on Thursday. Since I’m “getting older” it takes awhile to recover from stuff like this, and I’m still pretty much immobile as of this Sunday afternoon. Not complaining, just saying. Plus the budget was tight this week…
In spite of that, I did manage to get a few more preps taken care of:
Estwing Sportsman’s Axe. Not sure if this would be considered a prep item or a homesteading item. I got it for processing fire wood. I have a few bushcraft style knives, but the thought of abusing them by batoning wood always bothered me. I mean “right tool for the right job,” right? So I got an Estwing 14″ axe. It will save my knives from abuse and I’ve always been a sucker for a nice leather handle.
Reading glasses. No matter how well prepped you are, sometimes you’re going to need to read. Without reading glasses that’s dang near impossible if you can’t see up close without them. Costco had 3-packs on sale for $14.99 so now I have a pair for survival kit, my get home bag, and my bugout bag. I’ll probably pick up another pack before the sale is over.
Gorilla Tape. Duct tape has lots of uses around the homestead, around the house, and in the… well, wherever you might be. It’s also recommended by lots of people for survival kits. Since I’m building a survival kit, I decided to pick up a roll. I chose Gorilla Tape because it has a stronger grip than the other tapes I tried.
That’s it for me, what did you do to prep this week?