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A.N.T.S. • Re: Prepping With-out Comms

December 19, 2017 woodchipper518 0

Prepping w/o comma is not advisable. A couple of radio receivers is minimum. A couple of FRS radio pairs too I’ve been stepping up my comm preps in the last couple of months. I’m in a loose affiliated group of folks who have committed to comm prepar…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: ANTS Net on Friday’s

December 15, 2017 woodchipper518 0

Pretty sure my 5watt Baofeng won’t reach that far. Working with loosely affiliated preparedness folks locally to set our radios with common frequencies / channels. I have a 25watt car radio coming next week. KG5QPR…still very much a newbie. I’m not…

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CERT • TX – Denton County CERT – Monthly Meetings

October 4, 2017 woodchipper518 0

Denton County, TX has monthly meetings at the Emergency Operations Center on Teasley drive. It’s hard to miss as there is a 150ft tower next to it. They also have a monthly meeting in Little Elm typically at the Administrative buildings on El Dorado.

https://sites.google.com/site/dentoncountycert/

They hold CERT trainings twice a year. It is a multi-day training program typically over Fri-Sun for two weeks. If interested check the schedule.

These folks are well led and active in the community supporting preparedness fairs, training, etc. They coordinate with the other major DFW counties: Dallas, Collin and Tarrant….on actual and training deployments. There a lots of HAM folks involved and they have a monthly muster to keep everyone connected and familiar with their handheld operations.

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Books • Re: 3 of my favorite authors

October 4, 2017 woodchipper518 0

in prepper/post apocalyptic genre…

Bobby Akart
Darrell Maloney
Mark Goodwin

There are lots of other authors but since these guys participate in Kindle Unlimited, I am happy to plug them. Bobby Akart has 3 non-fiction books that are stellar reads in his Prepping for Tomorrow series: EMP, Cyber Warfare and Economic Collapse.

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Books • Re: 3 of my favorite authors

October 4, 2017 woodchipper518 0

in prepper/post apocalyptic genre…

Bobby Akart
Darrell Maloney
Mark Goodwin

There are lots of other authors but since these guys participate in Kindle Unlimited, I am happy to plug them. Bobby Akart has 3 non-fiction books that are stellar reads in his Prepping for Tomorrow series: EMP, Cyber Warfare and Economic Collapse.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: October 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

October 3, 2017 woodchipper518 0

I had a very focused weekend with the wife and daughter out of town. Took over the kitchen and breakfast room to do a full inventory of my medical and hygiene preps. Identified some gaps and shortfalls and started purchasing needed items to fill those gaps. Enhanced my off-grid cooking capabilities with a grill, briquettes, etc. Increased my knowledge and skills by learning to make 1) bread without yeast 2) naan from my prepped supplies 3) briquettes from shredded paper 4) how to make IV saline and lactated rings solutions. I meet with some newbies at a urban cooperative group a friend started. Most folks were all bluster but one guy was quiet, reserved and dropped some knowledgeable comments that make me think he’s a bit more progressed in preparedness thinking.

Added 2 more 5 gal water containters. Added 2 more 5 gal gas containers. Rotated out another 5gal gas into my car’s tank. Mylar bagged more rice, flour, beans, etc….that I had been procrastinating on doing. Vac-sealed a few things to extend shelf-life. Bought more buckets and gamma lids.

Started on a presentation for a prepper meetup group on SHTF diseases, prevention and how to change one’ thinking about prepping for disease scenarios.
Baught more food & supplies for my preps. Need to rotate out more food this month.

Did not buy any more guns or ammo. Haven’t been to the range yet either.

Added content to my eJournal and reorganized it some. File and organized my printed prepping/homesteading materials.

That’s about it.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: October 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

October 3, 2017 woodchipper518 0

I had a very focused weekend with the wife and daughter out of town. Took over the kitchen and breakfast room to do a full inventory of my medical and hygiene preps. Identified some gaps and shortfalls and started purchasing needed items to fill those gaps. Enhanced my off-grid cooking capabilities with a grill, briquettes, etc. Increased my knowledge and skills by learning to make 1) bread without yeast 2) naan from my prepped supplies 3) briquettes from shredded paper 4) how to make IV saline and lactated rings solutions. I meet with some newbies at a urban cooperative group a friend started. Most folks were all bluster but one guy was quiet, reserved and dropped some knowledgeable comments that make me think he’s a bit more progressed in preparedness thinking.

Added 2 more 5 gal water containters. Added 2 more 5 gal gas containers. Rotated out another 5gal gas into my car’s tank. Mylar bagged more rice, flour, beans, etc….that I had been procrastinating on doing. Vac-sealed a few things to extend shelf-life. Bought more buckets and gamma lids.

Started on a presentation for a prepper meetup group on SHTF diseases, prevention and how to change one’ thinking about prepping for disease scenarios.
Baught more food & supplies for my preps. Need to rotate out more food this month.

Did not buy any more guns or ammo. Haven’t been to the range yet either.

Added content to my eJournal and reorganized it some. File and organized my printed prepping/homesteading materials.

That’s about it.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: June 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

June 19, 2017 woodchipper518 0

As always, added, food to the inve6ntory. Rotated out and restocked. Moved to a new job only 6 miles from home versus 40+ miles. Now I will be walking thru and around upper middle class areas only. The previous walk was through light industrial, barrios and less than desirable areas. Still kept the same EDC/Car bag as it was designed for a 3-4 day trek. Married off my oldest to a good man with like-minded thinking so my food supply timeframe just increased. Oh the preps I could have bought with the price of her wedding,

One of my water sources was a local lake about 600ft away. Unfortunately, my subdivision bought the parcel and is developing it for more houses so my walk through the woods is no more. For now, I’ll have to buy some more 5gal jugs and think about putting up the rain catchment system I currently have mothballed from the prying eyes of neighbors.

bought some bulk ammo. Started taking some tactical training classes.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: June 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

June 19, 2017 woodchipper518 0

As always, added, food to the inve6ntory. Rotated out and restocked. Moved to a new job only 6 miles from home versus 40+ miles. Now I will be walking thru and around upper middle class areas only. The previous walk was through light industrial, barrios and less than desirable areas. Still kept the same EDC/Car bag as it was designed for a 3-4 day trek. Married off my oldest to a good man with like-minded thinking so my food supply timeframe just increased. Oh the preps I could have bought with the price of her wedding,

One of my water sources was a local lake about 600ft away. Unfortunately, my subdivision bought the parcel and is developing it for more houses so my walk through the woods is no more. For now, I’ll have to buy some more 5gal jugs and think about putting up the rain catchment system I currently have mothballed from the prying eyes of neighbors.

bought some bulk ammo. Started taking some tactical training classes.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: My experience in a city without water

May 3, 2017 woodchipper518 0

I just spent the several hours cleaning out containers for future water storage but that does not help when it is a ‘Do Not Use’ situation. I need to rethink this scenario and start storing more 5 gallon jugs and cases of water. I am 100 yards from a 100K gal neighborhood pool…at least that can be boiled and used for cleaning purposes. And I’m only 300 yards from a big lake. But I’m NOT setup for a large boiling effort….something to rethink, too.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: April 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep Todayhis Week?

May 1, 2017 woodchipper518 0

It has not been a stellar couple of months but I found my preparedness mojo in April. Doubled my supply of ammo in all my calibers. Rotated out my stored/stabilized gasoline. I didn’t have any problems dumping 5gal of year old gas into my tank at a time but I usually topped it off with fresh gas, too. Rotated out my stored water re-purposing it in the wife’s fountains. Caught up on a bunch of paper work for my knowledge library. Added more food. Mylar bagged rice, corn meal, pasta, etc. Moved food in temporary storage to long-term storage which makes room for more foods. Rotated out canned and frozen foods based on Use Dates on several occasions. Of course, range practice. That’s all I remember.

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