What did you do today to prepare?

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Halfapint

Quote from: Moab on January 23, 2023, 01:40:46 AM
Quote from: Halfapint on January 11, 2023, 07:58:12 AMPurchased 2 275gal IBC totes, black covers for them, and plywood to build rain collection tops for them. Need to buy the plumbing for the rain catchment. Here in WA we get enough rain in the winter to fill the tote just by putting a catch on top of the tote.

I bohhht 2 15' hoop house greenhouses. I plan to get them set up in the area I just cleared for food production.

I straightened out the bent bracket for the wind turbine. I hope to have it up and running by spring as a test for a larger system.


Are those the ones with the aluminum cage around them?

Correct! Nice heavy duty things. Unless a tree falls on them. Ask me how I know
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Moab

Quote from: Halfapint on January 23, 2023, 06:58:05 AM
Quote from: Moab on January 23, 2023, 01:40:46 AM
Quote from: Halfapint on January 11, 2023, 07:58:12 AMPurchased 2 275gal IBC totes, black covers for them, and plywood to build rain collection tops for them. Need to buy the plumbing for the rain catchment. Here in WA we get enough rain in the winter to fill the tote just by putting a catch on top of the tote.

I bohhht 2 15' hoop house greenhouses. I plan to get them set up in the area I just cleared for food production.

I straightened out the bent bracket for the wind turbine. I hope to have it up and running by spring as a test for a larger system.


Are those the ones with the aluminum cage around them?

Correct! Nice heavy duty things. Unless a tree falls on them. Ask me how I know
How much are they? Used or new? 
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Ghost

Prepping wise? Somewhat related; paid off outstanding loans. Now it's down to normal everyday loans (house, truck). Credit card is minimal. Basically I started last year around this time and ratcheted the budget down and paid off a lot of stuff; just finished a few weeks ago.

Amazing the feeling of financial freedom. Building up the savings account. Wife and I had to dip into it a fair amount over the last few years; now we are replenishing it.

majorhavoc

+1.  Paying off household debt so it's not hanging over your head in times of a financial disaster (personal or otherwise) is definitely prepping related. At least in my book.

And as you say, it's an amazingly liberating feeling.
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Ghost

Multiple things completed or underway, yesterday and today.

  • Reorganized my GHB. Still not great but better than it was. Reevaluating everything in it. Likely going to swap with a different bag.
  • Orders paracord 2 point sling for my mini 14. Not looking to do tactical; has to be my main rifle due to the state I live in.
  • Ordered butt stock mag pouch for same.
  • Finished field stripping MREs for my kids packs (more details in ALICE thread)
  • Continuing to liquid stitch and sew the packs as needed.

NT2C

Swapped out all my carry ammo for fresh.  The stuff that got swapped out will be expended on my next range trip.  I'd been testing Barnes VOR-TX in my 9mm weapons with good results so took the plunge and swapped out the Hydra-Shok Deep ammo in my .45 for the Barnes VOR-TX, and swapped out the Federal HST ammo in my .380 for the Barnes TAC-XPD 80gr low recoil.  Those Barnes solid copper XPD hollowpoints have some really impressive terminal ballistics.  In every test I've seen with them they get perfect depth and full expansion.
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Ghost

Charged up some mags, added mag pouch to the mini 14. Also added paracord sling to it. The cord is fine and attaches as expected, but I'm likely going to modify and shorten one part of it. 

Also added lens flip caps for two other rifles.

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