Category Archives: beginning prepping

Guest post, some thoughts on radios, and why it’s hard to get a straight answer from a ham…

In response to this question- “@nick You seem well-informed on the subject, so what are YOUR recommendations for someone looking to just get a few radios?” I’ve consolidated some of yesterday’s discussion in one place.   ————————————————————————————— The important question … Continue reading

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

09:44 – It was 28.5F (-2C) when I took Colin out around 0715 this morning, with a slight breeze. Barbara got all of her errands run yesterday. She has a haircut appointment at 1030 this morning and will make a … Continue reading

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

09:14 – It was 39F (4C) when when I took Colin out around 0700 this morning, but it’s now warmed up to 57F (14C). Barbara and I are working all day at home on science kit stuff today. When Lori … Continue reading

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Thursday, 18 August 2016 — Oh goody, a list!

Preppers love lists. And here is a TOP 50 list, hurray! Get this stuff and you’re set! Problem is, it’s a fantasy. It’s supposed to be Survival Items, but quickly devolves into comfort items and lifestyle items. It fails to … Continue reading

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Monday, 15 August 2016

09:46 – Barbara yanked out our pathetic broccoli plants the other day. Their leaves looked moth-eaten, and there were no heads developing. Lori, our mail carrier, is just the latest person to tell us that broccoli doesn’t do well up … Continue reading

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Saturday, 13 August 2016 Home made first aid kits

Based on comments from a previous post, here is some discussion of basic first aid kits. FWIW, I like to build my basic kits and my much more capable ‘car kits’ around a makeup organizer or a toiletries organizer. I … Continue reading

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Saturday, 13 August 2016

10:31 – Barbara is off to the wellness center to volunteer for a day-long event for the library reading program. She’s picking up take-out for dinner on her way home. We made an apple crisp yesterday for our dessert/snack, using … Continue reading

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Monday, 11 July 2016

11:09 – As a follow-up to Nick’s first post, I’ll tell a similar story of my own. I got started prepping when I was nine years old, during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Like most adults, my parents were scared … Continue reading

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Let’s try out this guest post thing!

I posted this in Sunday’s comments, but let’s try it as a guest post (with a few edits). I think I’ve shared before, but if not, here’s how I approached food storage. Some needed background: I started prepping for a … Continue reading

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Sunday, 10 July 2016

09:38 – We have a mixed day scheduled today. We’ll be doing kit stuff as well as making up cookie and bread dough this afternoon. Email from Brittany. She finished her Walmart ordering, and is now just waiting for the … Continue reading

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