What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

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What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Gunny » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:41 pm

In a spinoff of the 'Getting What You Need' thread that Will started a while back, I'd like to start another specifically for the personal experiences section.

The rules are very simple: List what you did to prepare for whatever emergency situation you feel might affect your AO.

I'll start:

Today I received a free sample of Z-Medica's new Quick Clot formula.
Tonight I'm reloading a bunch of empty magazines from the range, and sending off two defective pistol magazines for replacement.

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Post by Jamie » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:55 pm

Put the free sample of quik-clot into my FAK

Adding more long-term storage-able food to my pantry

Refilled 2 propane tanks (total of 4 for cooking/heating)
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Post by kyle » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:00 pm

Bought a case of water to keep in my trunk because I'm down to half a case. Someone keeps drinking them. :oops:

Also, went and picked up my CCW license. Nine times out of ten I'm in a place where carrying isn't an option (work, school, bar, etc) so I'll probably rarely carry but it's better to have and not need it then need it and not have it.
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Post by andygates » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:20 pm

Went through the van, cleared away any out-of-date supplies (and, er, ate them!), made a nice fat shopping list...

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Post by Pariah » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:25 pm

Gonna' count my ammo later. Went through my BOB and added a few things to my wishlist.

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Post by grand94jeep » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:59 pm

I went to work today to fund my habit. :twisted:
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Post by Trebor » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:22 pm

On Saturday I took a one-day Defensive Handgun class to brush up on my skills. Even as an instructor, supervised training is always good.

Today I received two 5 Gallon water cans from LC Enterprises and 3 USGI M-16 mags. As soon as I can figure out where we can store the loaded cans, I'll fill 'em up.

I also received my wife's Ultimak mount and Aimpoint scope for her M-1 Carbine. I'll sight that in, along with my Daewoo and Eotech, tommorrow.

Next Sunday my wife and I are taking a Defensive Rifle class.
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Post by Dave_M » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:53 pm

-Finished the bulk of building a new underfolder frankenstein (damn AK addiction!)

-Dehydrating some beef crumbles right now
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Post by MICKPORNO » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:01 pm

making some beef jerky in the dehydrator...

prepping some .223 brass for handloading...

loading in some .308 from already prepped brass...

rotating out some of the foods from the bob and replacing with better, fresher, lighter foods...

working on upgrading ham licence to general...

upgrading VHF antenna mounted on the house...

running power to inverter in truck bed, under camper shell...

redistributing FAK supplies among several FAK's, cuz someone sent me a shitload of kool FAK stuff...

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Post by Miami » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:16 pm

Purchased another two hundred rounds of UMC .223 Remington 55Gr FMJ. Also purchased another case of 24 half liter bottled water. Also just as I am typing this my free case of Quick Clot came in the mail. Good stuff to have on hand for wounds.
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Post by IRON DRAGON » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:30 pm

Just picked up a case of caned generic chicken/Beef from the farmers market of all places lol!

Purchased grill and tank for BOL.
Setup Range event for the 5th.
Picked up 200 rounds of 5.56 Tracers

Edit: Did I miss the free quick clot sign up thread? :D IF so whens the next one.
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Post by Rasp » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:42 pm

Water proofed my meager supply of shells.
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Post by Vindex » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:29 pm

Bought a brick of AA batteries and 2 LED camping lanterns

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Post by Trebor » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:49 pm

IRON DRAGON wrote: Edit: Did I miss the free quick clot sign up thread? :D IF so whens the next one.
Yeah, what's up with that? I'll take some free Quick Clot or any free first-aid supplies anyone is giving out.

I could use them to build up another kit and stash it with my range bag.
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Post by Squirrley » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:19 pm

Trebor wrote:
IRON DRAGON wrote: Edit: Did I miss the free quick clot sign up thread? :D IF so whens the next one.
Yeah, what's up with that? I'll take some free Quick Clot or any free first-aid supplies anyone is giving out.
ditto.

and, to stay on topic, I got a notebook for my BOB, and a pair of tru-spec marpat bdu pants, cause my army store doesnt carry tiger stripe anymore :(
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Post by kyle » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:30 pm

Miami wrote:Purchased another two hundred rounds of UMC .223 Remington 55Gr FMJ. Also purchased another case of 24 half liter bottled water. Also just as I am typing this my free case of Quick Clot came in the mail. Good stuff to have on hand for wounds.
I got a free sample of Quick Clot 1st Response in the mail today, too! I didn't get a case though. Just one sample packet from Z-Medica. Who wants to let me try it on them? I only have one sample so it'll have to be a small wound.

<edit> I just re-read Gunny's original post. Looks like everyone's sample(s) came in today.
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Post by Gunny » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:53 pm

If you mooks wanted free Quik Clot you'd visit the first aid forum more often :P

Just added a set of clothes to the truck along with my danners.
Also relocated one of four maglights I had in my truck to the house and added 4 batteries for the maglights in the truck.

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Post by doc66 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:14 pm

Today I cut wood with a buddy then used his range to get in some trigger time. Tested out the new (old) Mauser .308 I'm going to make into a Scout Rifle and shot my Springfield Ultra Carry and Glock 23.

It was a good day in all.

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Post by meancoyote » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:40 pm

i loaded up a bunch of 223 and sized a coffee can full of 9mm. also told my wife it is vital for the survival of man for me to be in Missouri in june. oh, and started planting my garden.

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Post by Lonestar » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:00 pm

Began assembling parts for making my new still.
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Post by Valarius » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:13 pm

Debating about going to class or skipping it to go home. Another blizzard approaching.

I'll buy some cheap food to throw in my car, in case I get stuck in a blizzard.

Tomorrow, I'm putting my boots inside.
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Post by MICKPORNO » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:25 pm

Gunny wrote:If you mooks wanted free Quik Clot you'd visit the first aid forum more often :P
hey...who you callin' a mook?....gooney!!

just bottled 5 gallons of homebrew.....
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by travellingJeff » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:55 pm

Fantastic post, Gunny!

Today I went for a 13 mile hike around the outskirts of my small, redneck town. Learned lots of new ins and outs between the 'real' roads, and I saw four Canada geese and one male and one female mallard. I took my newly made BOB (the one in my sig) and did yet another shakedown on it.
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