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Old 12-28-2016, 08:18 PM   #6231
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Sometimes, it's helping others prep. I've been working with a good friend of mine on canning and preserving. I also started to help her build up some durable supplies like cast iron cookware, dry goods, etc. I explained it to her as being ready for an extended power outage, or getting snowed in. Now her and her husband have a few weeks of supplies stocked up.



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Old 12-28-2016, 09:23 PM   #6232
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Purchased 2 rolls of light galvanized wire for repairs and 2 rolls of heavy picture hanging wire (multistrand) for snares.
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Old 12-30-2016, 06:09 PM   #6233
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Hi Folks, Zimmy here. I thought some of you may be interested in these digital thermometers I bought. I'm using my hot water tank not only for domestic hot water but also for in floor heating in one room.

I have thermometers on both upper and lower elements on the tank with a differential of about five degrees which prevents constant cycling from bottom to top thermostats.

I bought four of them just to have around for other projects. Link below for thermometers.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231987701022?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageNa me=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Old 12-30-2016, 10:24 PM   #6234
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More cans of of tropical fruit, 4 big can of FD beef stew, some purple hull peas, Velveeta, spray cheese, antibiotics. I've exceeded the preps budget lately so time to back off a bit.

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Old 12-31-2016, 04:26 AM   #6235
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Went to Aldi's today and bought some more low cost canned foods. I like Aldi's.

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Old 01-09-2017, 02:50 AM   #6236
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Back from our Caribbean vacation. Went from 80's and sun and sand to-25 and snow. Really having a tough time getting over jetlag. 15 miles treadmill this morning, first good workout since I've been back. Wood box filled. Fitted my boots on my new skis. Soon as this cold snap breaks I'll give them a try.

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Old 01-11-2017, 04:23 AM   #6237
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I took a brief break away from normal preps, and started buying some precious metals. So, I've been posting less. But, I was lying in bed last night, thinking about getting back into normal prepping mode. I got out of bed, and opened up my old prepper spread sheet that I used to plan my prep strategy, and track my progress.

Vegetable oil and water were on my priority list.

So, I bought some Crisco on the way home from work tonight.
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Tomorrow, I'll get some water. (Too expensive at the grocery store I stopped at.) I'm going to buy several gallons of water, in durable containers, and put them in the back of our under-sink cabinets in bathrooms and kitchens. I would love to invest in one of those giant water tanks, and put it in my garage...but the wife would kill me. The baby steps continue, I guess.

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Old 01-11-2017, 04:32 AM   #6238
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Oh, I did make a list of supplies to buy at Costco. My wife agreed we needed all the stuff, so I don't have to buy any of them as preps. She'll buy them as every day use items that we are just stocking up on.

Tonight, she actually talked about "my stores" and "your stores" (in the context of "Your stores stay out of my pantry!" For some reason, she thought my favorite salsa was a prep item.) That is major progress, though. My stores are in the back of the basement...long term stuff that we don't use every day (but which she occasionally raids). Her stores are an area of shelving I set up for her right near the stairs, and which I filled up with food stuffs we use all the time. She's been using all the stuff I bought, and she has been replacing them in bulk. I'm so proud of her that she thinks of them as "her stores."


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Old 01-11-2017, 04:32 AM   #6239
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going to take a break and take stock and see what i am weak on. the girls and i are going through the pantry this weekend and start there. i know i need to add more water ,so i will be getting some gallons of water and we have a well on our place . will see what we need to do to get it up and running. and also will add more rain barrels.




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