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    Bought 4 new Bantams.
    Went to the indoor range, 50kms away, with my wife. Shot 50 rounds each. She shot .38 special. I shot 9mm semi auto.
    Bought Remington 12g u/o shotty.
    Not bad for a day I thought.
    It's a dog eat dog world out there


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    My fiance and I went out and cut firewood.. I cut and loaded, and she just loaded... Split about 30 logs, and got in touch with a few neighbors who had trees down to clear them out to prep for next years burn... May have to use some this year if its gets cold enough..

    Bought some bullets for reloading, worked on plans for a rocket stove(JIC)...

    Tux

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    I started feeding a raven down on his luck who's been hanging around for a few days despite the best efforts of the resident hawk owl to chase him away. When the raven started hopping around underneath the cabin, looking for garbage, I put out a handful of dog kibble on the beach for him. He ate it it all within no time.
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    I'm going to cheat a little bit and quickly go over what I've done this summer,
    my preparations have been many.
    First, my wife and I planted a subsistence garden this year. Lots of staples.
    Potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, onions, peas, beans, etc....
    Also planted a substantial herb garden, and purchased about 400 lbs of
    apples, plums, pears, bananas, and other types of fruit.
    For the last 3 weeks, we've been harvesting our garden, and drying
    everything we can. In addition to dehydrating, we've also been canning fruit.
    I think that we've got about a 2/3 to 1/3 ration of dried fruit to canned fruit.
    Our dehydrator has been running so much that I'm afraid we'll burn out the
    motor in it.
    In addition to building up our dried goods, we've been laying in supplies of
    canned goods. Every time a grocery store has a "case lot" sale, we've been
    buying extra.
    Purchases other than food include a 4600 W backup power generator, a used
    tent trailer (with 2-way fridge, running water, and a furnace), and an
    apartment size freezer. The freezer and the backup generator both fit into
    the tent trailer when packed so that we can take them with us.
    As some on here know, I've gotten my PAL (Canadian Gun ownership license)
    this fall, and I've just today, purchased a Remington 870 12 gauge shotgun.

    All in all, it has been an eventful summer and fall this year.
    Oh yeah, and one more thing, I'm working on a coffee can stove, as the fine
    city that I live in has seen fit to ban all open wood fires (including fire pits)
    within the city limits.
    Municipal elections are coming up and I'm going hoping that all of city
    councilors that voted for the ban, get voted out off office.

    Cheers
    Dave

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    Familiarized myself w/ some more back roads out of the metro area. It can be surprisingly difficult to get out when not using main arteries. My assumption, in the event of an actual emergency, is that major arteries & thoroughfares will be clogged.
    Note to self - time to update my local area maps.
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    This week started to list motorcycles addition that would make it better in case of a bug out, already get 70+ miles to the gallon just want to add a few items that will help like a trailer good winter project.

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    hmmm, good Q.
    lets see:
    cover up fishing boat, charge batteries, feed neighbor dog, clean take-down rifle,
    serice sled, track a cougar,
    lots of stuff not really relevant.

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    Picked up m Remington U/O today.
    Sweeeeeeet.
    Can't wait to use it on those pesky clay targets that keep eating all our...clay!!
    While we were there had another 50 rounds on the range.
    My wife on the .38 revolver and me on the Glock 9mm again. Got some great tips from the ROs as well.
    I love that. Actually getting help from those who can see you are keen and a sponge.
    Oh Oh and we put our name down for a .22 revolver for my wife when she gets her pistol license in Jan. She loves it. It's nice and light. Old. 2nd hand. A BRNO Grand I believe.
    So she's happy and that's a good thing.
    It's a dog eat dog world out there

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    Did a bunch of winterizing around the place. Shot a deer but I gave it away to a family I know who are kind of needy so...I guess they're more ready for whatever comes next.
    some fella confronted me the other day and asked "What's your problem?" So I told him, "I don't have a problem I am a problem"

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    hey great stuff folks, this week so far i ahve been in school at night trying to upgrade my certificates which makes me more valuable in the canadian north when it comes to heating a home, more bartering skills for me basically, i can fix your boiler or furnace in exchange for ........... if you have excess of something i can fix your house, thats it so far but the weekend is coming
    always be prepared-prepare all ways
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    Quote Originally Posted by wareagle69 View Post
    thats it so far but the weekend is coming
    You understand of course what this means?????? Monday should be interesting!
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    what an intersting quote, just might catch on
    always be prepared-prepare all ways
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    Bought 40lbs of rice and 15lbs of dry beans. Stored them in buckets and rotated my food stores. also bought (6) 3 liter bottles of water.
    ""What the hell you doin' with that lawnmower blade?" "I aim to kill you with it.""

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    Bought a little extra food for LTS and learned to make char-cloth. Thing about storing food, its hard to stop even though you have enough, maybe its just me.
    I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
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    Bought a couple boxes of .223 and 12ga.
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    Excellent thread! Since I am a noob to the forum, I will give you a quick rundown of the last few months:

    Mid-summer: Finally able to do deep knee bends again (long story involving a cement staircase, some furniture, and my kneecap) so I began taking long walks in town. Also started growing concerned about life, the universe, and everything. Started reading the "best if used by" dates on canned foods at the grocery.

    Late summer: Renewed my concealed carry permit, purchased a used H&R 12 ga pump, and a makarov pistol (small, accurate, and reliable). Started doing some afternoon hikes in the local foothills. Started buying a little extra each time I was at the grocery. researched and put together a BOB. realized I have no idea what I am doing.

    Fall: Worked on a plan. A lot. Acquired more supplies. Did my 1st weekend hike/campout in 14 years, only 10 miles total. Sore for a week afterward.

    This Week: Signed up for a FA class offered by the Red Cross (long time since the scouts). Practiced at the range. Bought more beans, bullets, and bandages.

    Still working on that plan.
    Last edited by Dave Johns; 11-15-2008 at 03:06 AM.
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    Well pilgrim, if you stop running with sharp objects, you might make it.
    The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the Earth. What befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.
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    But the scissors make it more exciting!


    also, thanks!
    It could be that the purpose of your life is merely to serve as a warning to others.

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    Dave - you said you realized you had no idea what you were doing. Sounds to me like you are doing just fine. Keep it up - a little at a time.
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    ya know sometimes ya just gotta relax i spend so much of my time learning i study in the morning before work then at work during breaks i read my first responder books then go to school a couple of nights a week and spend more tiime studying so this weekend the homestead is on cruise control the boss is away so the mice will play i'm taking all three wonder mutts to the bush first time for the new toy will see how she does and just gonna split wood and clean the barn this weekend thats about all
    always be prepared-prepare all ways
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