I had lost my preparedness mojo for the last couple of months. Distracted with business, complacent, etc. I had stopped watching the news, stopped looking at Facebook, etc. Something switched back on and now I am back evaluating and preparing….
– Improved my vehicle emergency preps and reorganized things I had forgotten I even had.
– Re-building 2 INCH bags and actually asked my future SIL to participate to challenge my thinking and prep items. (also I transferring my daughter’s survival responsibility to him…he needs to change his lone wolf survival thinking)
– switched out a AR pistol upper in 300BO to be chambered in .223 which makes more sense. I’ll either keep the 300BO upper or sell it. It’s relegated to a play thing now but still has value as a backup weapon.
– started saving $$ aside so I can buy preps that complete existing gaps. Mostly antibiotics and additional ammo to replace what I’ve been shooting up since Thanksgiving. The AR upper was not a great use of my $$ but it’s done and I don’t have any regrets except lack of antibiotics
– swapped out my 5 gal water cans with fresh water
– started pouring my year old stabilized gas into my car’s gas tank and replacing it. This will take a several tanks to do as I am only adding 2.5gal of stored gas to my tank. I’m a bit paranoid about the impact to my engine.
– Presented to a small group of like-minded preparedness folks the concept of personal security away from home. Two other guys covered: home security and general security concepts without emphasis on guns. Yep, even in Texas we have folks that are biggots about guns…geez.
– working on another hands-on meeting for this weekend with the same group on firestarting skills and tarp setups. This could be embarrassing since I have not played with these topics in a very long time. My shelter bag looks solid so it’ll be a test of it, too.
– started back on my family e-journal – preparedness manual for our specific preps. I print updated pages so it’s generally current in printed form most of the time.
– clean out frozen meats, eat and replace.
– store some beans, rice that need to be mylar’d
– redistribute my medical and hygiene preps into a red bucket for immediate grab & run
– Food, water, food, water….knowledge.
– re-learn my very aged skills in leather-working
– plan my get-home and bug-out routes, get maps, mark, laminate and distribute to friends. Having these in my head is useless to all (duh!)
I guess I did get my mojo back afterall!
Statistics: Posted by woodchipper518 — Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:57 am