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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by Hammer31 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:53 pm

3 years ago, before I started my current job.

When was the last time you "Replaced" the ammunition for your CCW (At the range :))
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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by CCHAPL » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:57 pm

When was the last time you went through your FAK, and made sure you have every thing where it needs to be, and you have every thing stocked.
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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by TippeeToes » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:23 pm

Peregrinus wrote:When was the last time you check the smoke detectors (batteries) and fire extinguishers (charge) in your house?
They are supposed to have batteries?

When was the last time you cleaned under the couch.

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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by smallthunder » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:56 pm

When was the last time you "Replaced" the ammunition for your CCW (At the range )
About a month ago.
When was the last time you cleaned under the couch.
OMG In the fall and I almost died. :lol:

When was the last time you looked under your bed, and did something about it?

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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by JeffLrrp » Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:12 pm

.... cleaned/oiled/otherwise checked your guns?

ETA: bed? Not in years. Eeww.
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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by Nutman KY » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:26 pm

When was the last time you checked your food preps for the rotation

did that today and am good to go
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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by Tperkins » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:37 pm

Nutman KY wrote:When was the last time you checked your food preps for the rotation

did that today and am good to go
Started preps a week ago :lol:


Changed your brake fluid :wink:
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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by shrimpwd » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:54 pm

I don't have a vehicle yet. But I redesigned my pantry today and tossed 3lbs of pearled barley that expires in a few days. I bought 5lbs to see if the family would like it, and we didn't.

Someone else answer the question about brake fluid.

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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by Cybrludite » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:59 am

Didn't change it, but had my brake fluid checked while getting my oil changed this past Saturday.

When was the last time you tested a back roads bugout route out of town? (For me, it was about a year ago, taking US-61 to Memphis from New Orleans for MidSouthCon)
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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by Krustofski » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:33 pm

Cybrludite wrote:When was the last time you tested a back roads bugout route out of town?
Two weeks ago. My potential BOL is my parent's place, and the route to this leads through a rural and broke county. Every road is a back road there.

When was the last time you learnt something new about your local flora or wildlife?
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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by JTNieman » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:42 pm

Couple days ago, and pretty often. I've only been around Louisiana for 5 years, now.

When's the last time you checked the contents of first aid products in your house to ensure the bare minimum is there, and that you know what to do with all the stuff you do have, if you're a gear whore?

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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by smallthunder » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:04 am

This last weekend.

When was the last time you checked your water filters condition?

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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by tedbeau » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:28 am

Chantrea wrote:Vaccuumed/cleaned out your dryer vent and exhaust tube (one of the most common sources of house fires!)?

Cleaned up the grease and residues on your stove exhaust fan filter?
Stove exhaust fans have filters??

Actually to the OP, great idea for a thread.
Things I need to do: Furnace filters, I look at them every other day and have been watching to see if they are "ready" to change.

I also need to make electronic copies of important documents, and catalog my wife's jewelry collection, but that will take days and several thumb drives.

Last time I zeroed truck gun, 2 weeks ago.
Last time I changed batteries in smoke alarm one month ago. Going to replace the older alarm next week.

When was the last time you trained for close quarters combat with your hand gun? (Going tonight)
When was the last time you learned a "survival" skill? Two weeks ago, here, (Actually, almost daily here).

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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by tedbeau » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:31 am

Bubba Enfield wrote:
Oneswunk wrote:...renewed your cpr.
Early November.

Discussed preparations/readiness with your spouse?
Almost every day, I love the way her eyes roll!

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Post by Redacted » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:36 pm

tedbeau wrote:
Bubba Enfield wrote:
Oneswunk wrote:...renewed your cpr.
Early November.

Discussed preparations/readiness with your spouse?
Almost every day, I love the way her eyes roll!
Doing it now while watching TWD.

When was the last time you updated your Will?
Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?

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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by smallthunder » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:58 am

Redacted wrote: When was the last time you updated your Will?
My dog gets everything.

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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by BullOnParade » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:47 pm

When was the last time you repacked your BOB. I just had to go through every pocket to find my damn spare keys ... I need to be more familiar with this thing.
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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by zombieapocalypsegame » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:55 pm

Funny, I found my flash drive in my GHB in the car.

It had my most recent resume on it, which was several months old. When is the last time you updated your resume?
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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by Murphman » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:44 am

I updated my resume 3 months ago when I was purchasing a franchise, for which I needed to get business insurance and increase my life insurance coverage.

When was the last time you updated your insurance coverage?
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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by roOism » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:23 am

Last October, moved into a new house.


When did you last install new security features in your home?
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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by tedbeau » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:37 pm

When was the last time you checked you GHB for items that had "wandered" away?

Had to stand in line to get into a gun show Saturday. Was still half asleep when I left house and realized I did not grab my stocking cap out of my warmer winter coat. I wanted to wear a lighter coat so I wouldn't be overheated walking around the gun show.
When I got to the show I figured I'd grab the stocking hat out of my GHB to wear until I got inside. Wrong! The hat has gone missing. I must have taken it out to wear at some point and not put it back.

I either need to double up on those types of items or make a rule that GHB gear is only to be used in a real PAW SHTF situation.

When was the last time you changed the batteries in your EDC flashlight?

Had to use mine to look for my daughters lost keys, lost while sledding last night. Got a call that she lost her keys at the hill. Off I went, I did grab a few extra LED lights and we used those and my good light to look. My light is considerably brighter so I switched to it when we were not having any luck finding the keys using the cheaper LED lights.
Still didn't find the keys until today in the daylight. I do need to replace batteries in all the lights we used last night though.

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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by smallthunder » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:45 pm

Updated my BOB, replaced all expired medications, battery's (rechargeable of course :clap: ), checked everything to make sure it all works as planned, and added/removed a few things.

Now I'm off for a weekend camp with it all.

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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by JakeMcCandles » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:02 pm

Lube/Oil/Filter the Jeep - Last weekend.

Hit the gym - This morning (for the first time in awhile :D )

Checked flashlight batteries - Constantly (I have two young kids who go through them like crazy)
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Re: When is the last time you.....

Post by zantra » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:49 pm

when was the last time you got your pulse up to 90% of your max heart rate and held it there for 30 minutes? Me, it was yesterday.

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