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Old 03-02-2011, 04:16 PM   #31
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I heard someone talking about making your own maple syrup on the radio yesterday. It was a face-palm moment: how the heck DIDN'T I think if this on my own long ago?

Anyway, spring is coming and I have at least a dozen big maples in the yard, so I'm off to get some taps and buckets.

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After reading through the list, I see water isn't popular?

I.

The question was what have we done lately. I always have food and water stored, as well as fuel / generator and emergency shelters.

The SO has had a bad feeling about a major earthquake here in So. Cal. I don't put much stock in her premonitions but I am going to do some extra bolting down and stocking up. It will make her feel better and can't hurt.
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I heard someone talking about making your own maple syrup on the radio yesterday. It was a face-palm moment: how the heck DIDN'T I think if this on my own long ago?

Anyway, spring is coming and I have at least a dozen big maples in the yard, so I'm off to get some taps and buckets.
I like the sound of that, it's been a while since I had access to maple tree syrup.
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I picked up some .308 ammo and 30 silver dollars this weekend at the gun show in Wichita. I got the coins for not much more than spot price, I'm happy. I need to do some research on a couple of them, they might have numismatic value being in great condition and having 1880's dates.

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I bought a new pistol and shotgun, (Beretta 92fs Inox, Remington 870 express) with a meagre supply of ammo. But sold a bunch of silver bullion to finance it.

If anyone has read the survival forum post "silver" you will see my post on selling bullion ot buy goods. I leave it up to others to make thier choices, but I'm cashing in the bullion to buy functional goods atm. Just to max my silver's profit potential.

I also got a 24 hour pack, but that's out budget. I'm planning a 72hr pack next, or a set of pack boots. Never underestimate the power of boots! Nothing can ruin your plans more than feet that are hurting!... well except some things...

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I bought a new pistol and shotgun, (Beretta 92fs Inox, Remington 870 express) with a meagre supply of ammo. But sold a bunch of silver bullion to finance it.

If anyone has read the survival forum post "silver" you will see my post on selling bullion ot buy goods. I leave it up to others to make thier choices, but I'm cashing in the bullion to buy functional goods atm. Just to max my silver's profit potential.

I also got a 24 hour pack, but that's out budget. I'm planning a 72hr pack next, or a set of pack boots. Never underestimate the power of boots! Nothing can ruin your plans more than feet that are hurting!... well except some things...
I think you made the right choice, silver Is still easy to get.
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By 24 or 72 hour pack do you mean those prefabricated bug out bags? If so, you can make your own better and cheaper and tailor it to yourself.

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I just finished loading all my pistol and rifle magazines, even the 10/22 mags.

I also readjusted the scope on the Eddystone and sharpened my Ka-Bar bowie.

I hate to go all tinfoil hat on you guys, but I just have a bad feeling and these things certainly can't hurt.

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By 24 or 72 hour pack do you mean those prefabricated bug out bags? If so, you can make your own better and cheaper and tailor it to yourself.
Right you are! I was referring to just getting the packs themselves to build my own. Right now I'm using normal backpacks, but I figure if I need to move on foot I'll want to carry more on me than in just a normal bag.

I live near a huge nature reserve, it's a bog so its super wet and unusable for vehicles. So if I chose to head in there for whatever reason foot would be the way to go.

Any suggestions for a 72 pack? I was thinking tailor tactical? or somesuch thing. But I'd rather not look like some militiaman to my neighbors on my nature walks!
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What about surplus packs from an Army-Navy store? Surplus is generally pretty good quality stuff and usually super affordable.

Unless you get all camouflaged or mall ninja'd up, an old army ruck shouldn't be any big deal.

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