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Posted: 6/24/2011 1:50:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/24/2011 1:50:52 PM EST by Surf]
Started this thread to keep encouraging ourselves and others.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 1:54:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/24/2011 1:55:16 PM EST by die-tryin]
Paid off CC, paid other Bills, Volunteered for some OT over nite work for the extra $$ to buy preps, ordered a few essentials from SportsMans guide.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 3:14:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/24/2011 3:16:02 PM EST by Colt_sporter]
Filled out some life insurrance paperwork that some had some errors on it.

Thanks to ARFCOM I found a good source of camo spray paint. Not sure what I am going to paint just yet, but I know I need some.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 3:18:53 PM EST
paid a bill
ordered AK74 parts and cleaning supplies
Cleaned more guns
scheduled myself for 800 bucks worth of part time work which will be placed directly into an account for a house
inquired about mortgage preapproval
attempting to empty TSP account into buy a house fund
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 3:19:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/24/2011 3:20:45 PM EST by Ranger431]
Finally relegated my (very) old and used LBE to back up duty and bought a new SKD Edition Eagle Chest rig. Pictures to come when I finish the load out (i.e. confirm it by running some drills with it).

Will probably miss the LBE somewhat - I used it for 14 years in the army as well as other stuff, but gotta admit the chest righ feels much nicer.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 3:47:00 PM EST
Oil change, U-Joints replaced, Picked up a Sawyer Point Two Zero water filter, Sold off older gear to fund future food storage purchases.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 4:06:24 PM EST
Ordered more spare parts for my AR from midway usa. I basiclly will get all spare parts and pins for under $100. Good for SHTF

another 50 lbs of dog food for my best friend.

Link Posted: 6/24/2011 4:42:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/24/2011 4:42:58 PM EST by 505stevec]
Got 4 cases of MREs
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 5:00:29 PM EST
Ha!

In on 1, on this sites best thread.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 5:09:57 PM EST
Nothing today, on vacation. But in on one.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 5:12:15 PM EST
i got a whole case of toilet paper
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 5:17:00 PM EST
Picked up a Sawyer point one for $3.75 on clearance at Wallyworld. Makes 2 I have now, because one is none. Been working out of town the last two weeks for extra OT for stuff. Picking up a new Bushmaster tomorrow. Will be glad to get home to the wife and baby tomorrow.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 5:33:23 PM EST
Had to get tires for my daughters car at Walmart today.
While waiting looked around the camping section and found " Reliance Aqua-Tainer 7-Gallon Water Container " for $7.48. I paid $15.00 for one at Academy about a month ago.
Don't know if it was mis-priced or I overpaid at Academy.
I bought 4 of em though.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 5:35:38 PM EST
Picked up a $2 kerosene heater and shotgun sling at garage sale.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 6:27:06 PM EST
placed another order for spare parts for a ar-15

10 more buckets on order for food storage - CostCo now sells 6 gal buckets with good lids.

Going thru last years credit card bills, looking hard at re-occurring items...just cancelled my backup ISP dial up. Earlthink sure begged for me to keep my old account....not using it why keep it.

Bumped up my house payments - going to see if I can retire my last debt.

Signed up for life line - figured after someone got my discover card numbers and tired to charge 5,502 dollars worth of stuff....only a 2 dollar charge managed to hit the credit card before the card was shut down.


Link Posted: 6/24/2011 6:30:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By davidenorth:
Picked up a $2 kerosene heater and shotgun sling at garage sale.


Picked up a FREE 1968 Crafstman ColorMatic 240A stick welder, a set of logging tongs, a Squeezo strainer(?) and a couple boxes of stuff I haven't really looked at yet.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 8:12:45 PM EST
Another 36 rolls of TP and another 32 bottles of water. Added another $50 worth of canned goods and other spices/seasonings.


And in on 1 for once.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 8:29:15 PM EST
3 cases canned goods and some assorted auto bulbs/fuses that were 50% off.

1 tin of aldi brand canned ham to try.
Link Posted: 6/24/2011 8:42:34 PM EST
Got "Lights Out" in the mail today. Ran 3 miles, weeded the garden.
Link Posted: 6/25/2011 2:38:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/25/2011 2:41:52 AM EST by troy808]
planning stages of reinforcement bars for the bomb shelter / boy's club.
hopefully will slow down hungry zombies and will double as storm protection for Cat V+ winds (windows are the weakest link)
Link Posted: 6/25/2011 3:20:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/25/2011 3:21:26 AM EST by Scout198575]
Started walking today and will start lifting on Monday, I'm completely out of shape and it sucks.
Finished building my first AR.
Got a good deal on 880 rds of 7.62x54r for the M44.
Helped the old man do some finishing touches to the chicken coop. The chicks have outgrown their little pen we had for them.
Starting to put back together a really old metal lathe that I got for free.
Will be purchasing a water filter for my BOB soon.
Link Posted: 6/25/2011 6:49:12 AM EST
in on 1

Going to hit yard sales on the way to work....

why don't we fill the other one first?...99 1/3 pages.....just curious...
Link Posted: 6/25/2011 10:20:40 AM EST
Filled out the paperwork to increase my life insurance and re adjusted the contributions on my health flexible spending account. Bought a couple extra containers of baby formula to get ahead in that area. Hit the neighbor's garage sale, but didn't find any treasures.

And in on 1
Link Posted: 6/25/2011 10:35:47 AM EST
Agreed! In on Arfcoms best thread!! WDYDTTP? Crossfit death workout last night, Brazilian JiuJitsu today then hitting the FOP range here in Alabama with an old army buddy and his firearms collection including a 338 Win mag rifle and a host of other weapons I am not too familiar with.

Train hard, as if your life depended on it because one day... IT WILL.
Link Posted: 6/25/2011 12:03:05 PM EST
‘The United States of Islam’

link
Link Posted: 6/25/2011 2:24:05 PM EST
I hit a yard sale, and got a nice hatchet, a nice garden hoe, and a hand drill for $10.00 not bad.

Link Posted: 6/25/2011 2:30:54 PM EST
Paid off my credit card, didn't have much on it but it feels good to be back to $0.00 due. Biggest thing that just happened in my young life is I bought my first house. Not looking forward to the payments, but the added space and freedom is going to be great. Kept the size and cost of the house to within reason, made sure not to get in over my head. Mid August is set for the closing date, pretty excited about that. Probably won't bother with a garden this year, but I'll start gathering ideas for next year.

Ordered a bunch of bullet casting equipment from Midway the other week. Took advantage of RCBS's "buy $300, get $50 back" mail in rebate. So I picked up their Lube-a-Matic 2, their 230gr .45 mold, and a few other odds and ends to get me started. Need to find a couple of tire shops nearby that will supply with wheel weights on the cheap.

Order of business once I'm moved in will be to get my CCW permit (finally).

Plan to order a Team Membership next week.
Link Posted: 6/25/2011 2:33:17 PM EST
Picked up 14 pmags at a gun show. 2- 1lb jugs of H335 small rifle powder. two boxes of 1000 count CCI small rifle primers. LEE 223 deluxe die set. and some kind of badass firestarter.
Link Posted: 6/25/2011 2:52:05 PM EST
At the fun show today.
Picked up a NIB Marlin 795 .22.
A Russian OD sling for my AK-47.
Several k rounds.
Link Posted: 6/25/2011 5:38:24 PM EST
Turned the unused guest room into a room that actually gets used:

http://i.imgur.com/j4Bnu.jpg

Now I just need to find a good deal on Powerblocks or Selecttech weights on Craigslist.
Link Posted: 6/25/2011 5:58:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By Hntrman:
At the fun show today.
Picked up a NIB Marlin 795 .22.
A Russian OD sling for my AK-47.
Several k rounds.


PCola gun show by chance?

Link Posted: 6/25/2011 7:03:39 PM EST
Two full sets of new tires on both vehicles. $1K

Talked my wife into letting me get a Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle....you know....just in case my M1A stops working. It would be a shame to let all that German and Port surplus go to waste.
Link Posted: 6/26/2011 4:25:54 PM EST
Currently using an Eberlestock Operator as my BOB (previous was a Phantom). Found that I could really over pack the Operator. I removed some unecessaries and packaged my food by meal. With an M4 and three 20 round mags + water I am at 52 lbs. Still heavy, but that does include a temporary setup with a USGI poncho and a Jungle bag. Right now I don't need the bag (+100 degrees here). Going to order a lighter bag in the next few weeks and a sil nylon tarp. Once I get them in, I'll reweigh everything and see how it looks.
Link Posted: 6/26/2011 5:04:51 PM EST
1. spare AR field repair kit from Palmetto state armory.
and spare carrier
2. more 5.56 ammo...

3. Have 2 skin cancers on my back that need surgery
better get it done...probable won't be that many
dermatologist around when SHTF

4. going to put up some tomatoes in the freezer the
hot temps are making them split open..
Link Posted: 6/26/2011 6:30:09 PM EST
Moved a spare 275 gallon tank to the spot Where I'll fill it with diesel. Wish I'd Have filled this one a year ago.

Took the wife to lunch and a movie. Have to keep her as happy as possible.

Link Posted: 6/26/2011 7:15:33 PM EST
Worked in the garden today.
Bought some hand soap and mouthwash refills, and a lot of deodorant on sale.
Patterned my 870 with a bunch of different 00 Buck loads. http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=1&t=345499
Made a list of all the gun things I want to get before the 2012 Election/TEOTWAWKI panic starts... $1600 not including guns.
Getting things ready to start my new job. Back to work after 10 months unemployed and with a 65% raise, but I'll be working 300 miles from my house. A prepping nightmare...
Since school is out and my wife is off for the summer I've been taking her to the range. Her pistol is much improved, and she's getting faster with a carbine.
Link Posted: 6/26/2011 7:55:45 PM EST
Cleaned up the man cave / Room of destruction.

Went to my buddies house and picked up a bunch of first aid stuff because:

Friday, had some nice surgery, and got a couple of renegade Lymphnods taken out.....Hopefully no cancer!!! The doc said they looked ok.
1 big reminder there folks ...............Health...........the number one prep!!

If you haven't done so in a while, go get a physical and let the doc go to work on your backside with that finger.....no fun, unless she's cute!!
Link Posted: 6/26/2011 9:47:46 PM EST
Had my three and half yr old daughter help me plant the garden. Luckily we have a long and growing season here, so we will still get some food out of it. Hopefully the heirloom seeds are still good. I've had them for over 3 years and they were stored in my hot garage.
Link Posted: 6/26/2011 11:45:58 PM EST
Half way thru prepping 3k 5.56 brass ,will be loading up horny 75gr OTM'S and a few M193's
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 2:19:56 AM EST
It's strawberry season here in WI. So, today I picked strawberries from the garden and then I made 12 jars of homemade strawberry jam using my waterbath and canning rack.
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 2:30:52 AM EST
Almost done building the chicken coop.
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 9:31:38 AM EST
Finished building my second AR from spare parts. Added 1 can of fruit, 2 boxes of mac n' cheese and a vacuum sealed bag of trailmix to my BOB. Its not much but its what I have. Added some more canned food to my in house supply and a couple boxes of mac n' cheese.

Hopefully picking up some MRE's next pay check.
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 10:23:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/27/2011 11:02:19 AM EST by Darkninja]
Going to a gun store to check out their prices on pistols. I turn 21 in 11 days and I'm looking for my carry/shtf gun. Anyone know any reliable sites to purchase pistols from? Also need to look into a holster, I'm 99% sure I'm going to order a crossbreed supertuck, but with the wait being 6-8 weeks I think I'm going to have to go with a cheap IWB holster to hold me over until it comes in.

ETA: Also looking at a good belt, are the Crossbreed belts good?
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 10:53:16 AM EST
Added more salt and sugar to my stash, also continue adding more food supplies every week. Picked up more plastic buckets from Costco.
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 11:38:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By Darkninja:
Going to a gun store to check out their prices on pistols. I turn 21 in 11 days and I'm looking for my carry/shtf gun. Anyone know any reliable sites to purchase pistols from? Also need to look into a holster, I'm 99% sure I'm going to order a crossbreed supertuck, but with the wait being 6-8 weeks I think I'm going to have to go with a cheap IWB holster to hold me over until it comes in.

ETA: Also looking at a good belt, are the Crossbreed belts good?


The supertuck is great. Their belts are ok, but I much prefer the http://www.thebeltman.net/bh112.htm

Great belts. Buds gunshop has worked for me.

Be very deliberate when re-holstering IWB- clothing sticking out snagging the trigger, strings from jackets, etc are a threat.
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 12:44:37 PM EST
Took the 2 youngest crabbing with me, 1200' trotline.
They honed some skills, practiced boat handling, and got some good eats.

And the youngest found out out that docking in a hard running tide ain't as easy as it looks.
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 4:52:04 PM EST
Tried two new magazines and zeroed the Bushnell TRS-25 on my Underwood M1 Carbine. The Korean 15 rounders work fine but it looks like I'll need to redo the Ultimak, it seems to have shifted under recoil. I need to replace the barrel band spring with one that's in spec and will keep the mount from moving under recoil.

Also tried two new Metalform 7 round magazines in my Springfield Loaded M1911A1. Although I've read good things about them they do not work well in the Springer. I got several failures to eject and a couple stovepipes. 60+ trouble free rounds through the gun with known-good Chip McCormick Shooting Star magazines narrowed the problem down to the Metalforms. Oh well, better to discover this in practice.
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 8:01:19 PM EST
Bought 10 boxes, (assorted flavors), of Great Value instant oatmeal @ $1.68 ea. 10 envelopes per box.

1 - 12 pack added to the TP fort.

3 cans Gillette Foamy

Link Posted: 6/27/2011 11:41:31 PM EST
Did some bowling pin shooting with my .45 to get ready for the two man team event next month.

Down to mounting a Primary Arms Micro Dot on my upstairs gun. The G2 w/ mount and LED drop in from Primary Arms rocks. Brighter then a Surefire LED bulb.


Cleaned up the basement .... an ongoing project.

Learned to set up an IP camera....Thanks CJ!

Chickens and garden is doing well.

Taco

Tina Turner


They are a bit camera shy.

Link Posted: 6/28/2011 1:29:09 AM EST
Federal Airtight wood stove....................$80 !
28x28x34 box, no rust, no light shining through.

Now I just need a bazillion bucks worth of chimney pipe.
Link Posted: 6/28/2011 2:42:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By Surf:
Did some bowling pin shooting with my .45 to get ready for the two man team event next month.

Down to mounting a Primary Arms Micro Dot on my upstairs gun. The G2 w/ mount and LED drop in from Primary Arms rocks. Brighter then a Surefire LED bulb.
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff124/flytosail/DSC_0557a.jpg

Cleaned up the basement .... an ongoing project.

Learned to set up an IP camera....Thanks CJ!

Chickens and garden is doing well.

Taco
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff124/flytosail/DSC_0552.jpg
Tina Turner
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff124/flytosail/DSC_0546.jpg

They are a bit camera shy.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff124/flytosail/DSC_0543.jpg



Looking good!

Stepped on the scale today, been doing my best to shed off a few pounds. Just by eating less and better, I'm down almost 12 pounds in 12 days.
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