Category Archives: beginning prepping

Tues. July 23, 2019 – a different way to prep

79F and 89%RH at 7AM. We never got more than that little bit of rain yesterday. It stayed a bit cooler, but it was still hot. As I woke up this morning, I had a realization… there is a way … Continue reading

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Fri. April 26, 2019 – driving all day, so some links

Supposed to be clear and nice today and tomorrow. I’ll update that before I leave the house.   [59F and not quite saturated] I’ve got a pickup in San Marcos, so I’ll probably swing by Austin as well and hit the … Continue reading

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Tues. Nov. 27, 2018 – an appeal…

Cold and wet this morning. Weather station hibernating due to weak batteries. It was 44F according to my wife’s phone yesterday, and I expect it will be the same or colder today, mainly based on the amount of time the … Continue reading

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Fri. Aug. 10, 2018 – prepper fail!

Back in the swamp, I mean Tree City USA, I mean Bayou City, I mean… Houston. 80F at 8am. So. Prepper fail. Yep. I left my carry on bag at the house we were staying at. My airline ‘bug out … Continue reading

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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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