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What Did You Do This Week To Prepare?
#46
In august I took this class,

[url="http://www.oregonfirearmsacademy.com/courses/Wilderness.htm"]http://www.oregonfirearmsacademy.com/courses/Wilderness.htm[/url]



Now I'm working on putting a survival plan together, Hitting the treadmill 4 times per week, reading "Building the Perfect Survival kit" by McCann, buying up the items for my BOB using you folks as a reference on what to get.



and in two weeks I'm taking this class,

[url="http://www.oregonfirearmsacademy.com/courses/Wilderness%201.htm"]http://www.oregonfirearmsacademy.com/cours...derness%201.htm[/url]
#47
I went to Ready.gov, printed out 50 copies of ReadyKids materials and gave them out to my Cub Scouts. This included colouring pages, checklists, supplies scavenger hunt, contact list, etc.



Personally, I'm shooting 4x a week to prep for Bow Season...
#48
Rebuilt my .30-06 700BDL and my 10-22 to get ready for hunting season. Tinkered with my pack, and survival gear. Worked my thankless inside job to pay for my outdoor habits.
"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam" ~Hannibal~
#49
It's been another week, and if you thought I'd forgotten about you, think again!



It's tough work being your own drill sergeant and recruit, while living the high life, but someone's got to do it. This week was a little slower in terms of physical activity, since I worked my second job for most nights, but I did manage to complete the following:



- Completely cleaned and reorganized my garage, installed shelving to organize our supplies and threw out stuff that was getting in the way of total organization.

- Worked with my wife to get her home business started.

- Rode my bike to work three times, worked out every day.

- Went to the range three times, took some private lessons to work on some particular things I'd like to improve, and created a plan with milestones to achieve the next level of my personal goals.

- Came up with rough outlines for starting two outdoor related businesses that could allow me to transition out of my current line of work and into the field full time.

- Went shopping to round out one specific part of my kit - climbing and rappelling.

- Made a list of gear that I want to take to Texas and started to pack my things.

- Made phone calls, wrote e-mails and letters to stay connected with important people in my life and followed up on projects that I am currently engaged in with them.

- Called my family to make sure things were OK.

- Did some short term and long term financial planning.

- Made arrangements for some training for my wife in certain areas related to our safety and health.

- Dated my wife (perhaps the most important thing I did all week).

- Enjoyed some things that I'll miss if and when the balloon goes up.

- Prioritized my list of things I need to accomplish this week.



How about you?
"Act like a man of thought - Think like a man of action." - Thomas Mann
#50
Went shopping at Sam's Club, bought a plastic bucket with 90 freeze dried meals in it. Good till the end of 2011.





Muleskinner,
He who hesitates is lost.



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Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.



You can lead a fool to talk, but you can't make him think.



Sometimes I wake up grumpy, and sometimes I let her sleep.



There are damm few problems that can't be fixed, with a long handled shovel and a thirty ought six.
#51
This is terrific reading, I am learning so much in a short period of time and I have been a woodsman almost all of my 61 years.

I have a terribly sedentary job, basicly teathered to a computer desk 8-12 hrs a day, lunch at the desk 90% of the time. Just bathroom breaks and an occasional walk up the stairs to the fridge. The company gedunk has pogey bait to satisfy the worst of appetites, lots of sugar and chocolate, very hard to resist, thankfully there is at least bottled water to help stay away from the carbonated sugar drinks. I am feeling some motivation (seems everyone is dedicated to better fitness) to get on the bicycles again, fall is here, the weather cooler, but even with my many home home projects, I will force myself to the saddle. I did manage to get some things in order this weekend.

A. Placed some steel roofing back on my barn, an area that has given me just a bit of water, not serious, but necessary none-the-less.

B. Cleaned and inventoried my pantry, found that even though we don't use a lot of it, (tend to give it away and then re-stock) it seems to have shrunk a bit, maybe only good for a month or two, so time to get out and case buy cans/bottles for a month.

C. Stopped to look for some 110 conibears, they were out but showed me a HR 17hmr with heavy barrel, about a perfectly unbalanced a gun as I have ever held, would need a bi-pod but I like to shoot from the shoulder. Scratch that one, I probably have enough firearms anyway.

D. Cleaned and re-filled 3 food grade 55 gal drums, fresh water and 5.5 tsp bleach. These may not be the best water to drink after a while, but boiled and filtered should suffice.

E. Wandered around our small parcel trying to figure out a way to put in a stealth spider hole/root cellar somewhere, we have house on slab and crawl space,so we really need a tornado/fire shelter too. Wondering should we attatch it to the house and not be able to get out of the thing should the house blow over on it? Maybe we need to do a tunnel system like the Viet Cong, more than one entrance. Root cellar would be a great place to store the water too, don't have to worry about freezing when power goes out and we can't keep a wood stove going.

F. Snaring is illegal in our state for small game except non lethal fox and coyote sets, but I need the practice anyway in case the SHTF, tomorrow could be the day, we never know, so made up a couple of lightweights for rabbit/squirrel, and bought some light aircraft cable for mid-range game, coon/beaver. If things go south, the last thing LE will be doing is worrying about someone taking game to eat. Makes it tough to practice those skills here though.

G. This I thought was an interesting footnote: My city born and raised wife knows I try to stay a little prepared and I was going on about trying to get some things in order. She looked me right square in the eye, (well, not exactly, she wasn't standing on a milk crate or anything) and said, with a bit of a giggle: "We are not even close to prepared, if the SHTF and we get blasted in this country to any extent, it will be CHAOS. We need to do a bunch more." Where did that come from? I never thought she ever gave gettin' ready a thought. I guess now we can have some meaningful discussions about this. I knew I hit the jackpot when she said yes as I was on my knees begging for her hand, but this really takes the cake. "Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then!"

Keep up the great writing everyone, you are all a blessing to me. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> Sawyer (A tree cutter married to a tree hugger.)
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Oh, may I go a-wandering until the day I die;

Oh, may I always laugh and sing beneath GOD's clear blue sky. Friedrich-Wilhelm Moller



"We face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its costs in things natural, wild, and free."

Aldo Leopold



Just Rambling again......... Sawyer
#52
Not nearly enough as last week but hey. I can only blame my lazy ass.



1) More cleaning and organizing gear.

2) Bought ammo

3) Went to the range and practiced (need to buy more ammo)

4) Getting deep into the world of 550 cord (knots, wraps, fobs)

5) Future business research

6) Hopefully going on Chris Nyerges wild food hike this weekend

7) Put a clothes line out back to dry clothes (I know its not much but save a little energy)



Thats all I can think of right now. I need to do so much more. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wacko.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wacko:' />



Cheers!!!
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#53
Read new issue of SOF, got inspired to write some investigation aid software, brainstorming that with a P.I. friend of mine, and a few of my friends in the tech industry.



Last weekend was my 1 year wedding anniversary. Spent it all with the wife. Took her shooting Sunday morning, verified my zero on my new scope. Remembered why I love 300 win mag so much.



Took the missus golfing at the best course in the area. Learned that the new nike drivers are not my cup of tea. Managed to top every ball I hit with the driver, much to my frustration. Still, had a good time, saw more deer on the course than golfers. Found that golf makes my shoulder not so happy, then found that vicodin still makes me not sleep very well. Yay coke a cola, I'm still awake... for now...



Sent my trailhawk head to vec today for some of his lovin touch.



Bought my mom a new laptop. SSHHHH. She doesn't know yet, and it won't be here till the end of the month.
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#54
hit the gym for some high intensity training... all week! of course, I've been doing this for quite sometime.



stock piled more water... I have 20 gallons just for my self. I always buy three cases 1 for daily use and two for emergency. when I run out of the one case, I'll go back and buy three more. So, about every 5 days I buy three more.



I am constantly doing research and experimenting with different things.



updating, changing, practicing, improving gear
#55
[quote name='Alan Halcon' post='157764' date='Sep 11 2007, 09:59 AM']stock piled more water...[/quote]



Beer don't count as water Brother Halcon! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' />



Dave
Some mornings it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps!


#56
[quote name='supersockmonkey' post='157757' date='Sep 11 2007, 09:32 AM']6) Hopefully going on Chris Nyerges wild food hike this weekend[/quote]



Look at you, leaving yourself an out so you can slack. Are you going, or aren't you?

I thought we'd already talked about this and you'd said yes.
"Act like a man of thought - Think like a man of action." - Thomas Mann
#57
[quote name='concentric' post='157782' date='Sep 11 2007, 10:48 AM'][quote name='supersockmonkey' post='157757' date='Sep 11 2007, 09:32 AM']6) Hopefully going on Chris Nyerges wild food hike this weekend[/quote]



Look at you, leaving yourself an out so you can slack. Are you going, or aren't you?

I thought we'd already talked about this and you'd said yes.

[/quote]



Im going, get out of my ass. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' /> I left that in there incase you flaked.



Oh and Halcon reminded me i forgot to put water storage on my list. Switched to buying 2 liter soda's instead of cans for water storage.
Narrator: The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections. - Idiocracy
#58
Quote:Repacked some gear, got my canvas Rucksack to the point where I can take only it on my two day dirt time trip in later Sept.



Emailed new friend about our 2 day dirt time trip



Found out friend has a funeral that weekend, going solo out to my camp.



Trying to reschedule with friend for early October.



Rethinking warm gear. Need to repack pack.



Practiced with nunchaku. (Weekly)
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#59
<img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/angry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':angry2:' />



I refuse to reply any further on this topic 'til Vec rescinds his 50 points before breakfast post.



I just can't compete......





I'm just feeling so, so......inadequate



Oh, Brother Vec, We are sooo not worthy!!!!! (spoken in a most plaintive voice while groveling in a most sincere Wayne and Garth fashion)



Somebody, please hold me.....
I Hear Voices.....And They Don't Like You.



"Further, I propose that this "Moment of Misery" be hence-to-forth be referred to as "Moment of Misery for Misanthropic Yammering", or "MOMMY"!" ~ DDennis2



(what an effing moron. - i feel such pity now for his lovely wife and intelligent children - and maybe even for his food-quality dawg, nick-named "Spicy" sez i.)
#60
[quote name='supersockmonkey' post='157794' date='Sep 11 2007, 11:55 AM']Im going, get out of my ass. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' /> I left that in there incase you flaked.



Oh and Halcon reminded me i forgot to put water storage on my list. Switched to buying 2 liter soda's instead of cans for water storage.[/quote]



Touche, although I barely had a toe in.



Good man on the 2Ls.
"Act like a man of thought - Think like a man of action." - Thomas Mann


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