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September 29, 2019 at 12:35 pm #23248
I already have a medicine kit in an old fashioned train case. I just keep it there and use it from there so it is always ready to go. I am working on a ‘everything I might want’ kit for each vehicle (redoing it) like new phone books, cell phone chargers, nail clippers, scissors, flashlights etc and checking to see what’s already there or needs to be filled in. I’ve made a list to check. The weather is starting to get cooler now so time to redo anyway Will think of what other kits I want.
Daisy, you seem like a very organized person and that it comes naturally to you. Some of us are – what shall I say- we have to fight against being procrastinators.
September 28, 2019 at 11:14 pm #23236
OldMtWoman, I always enjoy what you write.
September 28, 2019 at 1:58 pm #23219
Gotta work on my bag but not going to sleep out tonight. I caught a bad cold and its cold outside here at night.
I am used to camping though so sleeping outside isn’t a big deal- unless all I have is what is in the bag. I don’t plan to bug out because of DH disability but always have plan B in mind.
In a way, my car has been my bag. If we were in a nearby city during EMP though that wouldn’t be good.
September 28, 2019 at 1:34 pm #23217
Somehow I skipped this one. We have one story house with windows in each bedroom and fire extinguisher & smoke alarms. It would be difficult for disabled person to get out of window so will work on that.
I had a house fire before (wasn’t home and cause not determined) and later on when neighbor’s house burned, went over after calling fire dept put kids in my care that was parked out of way of fire dept and tried to put out fire till time to get OUT and then grabbed an armload of coats and boots on the way out. Soon windows blew out, and house was a goner.
September 27, 2019 at 4:28 pm #23192
with rules about being respectful and civil??? the house representatives are anything but respectful and civil even when people are willing to show up of their own accord.
September 27, 2019 at 4:20 pm #23191
Picked up some things at a sale that fulfill about half of this day’s challenge- will put things on the list to finish the rest of it.
Also need to over hall cupboards so I can find things easier. (again)
September 27, 2019 at 4:11 pm #23190
Doggone, something happened to my typing again. I hope it doesn’t show up double.
Here goes again- Also don’t have a group per se, but have been assessing neighbor’s skills. Most of group would be family )small group) and some trusted friends but with opsec. (Have a too talkative family member) otherwise not a problem person, but helpful. I am onboard more than others but if SHTF suddenly they would come onboard fast. We have a wide variety of skills that cover the basics and neighbors have skills that would fill in the blanks and we would help one another.
Big problem would be that some need special medicines. Even the most disabled among us (we are all getting old) have skills a lot of other people don’t have.
Biggest problem would be people on drugs and people that think the world owes them a living. A lot of that everywhere even if you don’t realize it. In a small village you know who the nuts and troublemakers are for the most part, but multiply that number by number of people in a more populated area and problems multiply.
September 25, 2019 at 9:39 pm #23120
I’m reading this late so won’t be starting a fire tonight. I used to burn wood and I always try to make a ‘one match fire”. Still burn in the firepit and burn in the incinerate anything with my name on it. My favorite thing to use is a book of matches- easy peasy and small to carry. Other than matches I prefer a welding striker. Lots of sparks with that.
September 24, 2019 at 11:02 pm #23086
I use my knives- have too many- need to thin them out.
Favorites are a case knife bought years ago; butchered many a deer with it, and a western from Boulder Co that I found at a rummage sale. That one had been abused and I need to sharpen it. Both have leather handles and I use then often as well as other specialty knives. My Dad could sharpen a knife (or hatchet) better than anybody and he taught me how to do it although I’m not as good as him.
September 22, 2019 at 2:44 pm #22996
‘Could’ propagate disinformation? oh yeah.
September 22, 2019 at 2:38 pm #22994
Good shooting crowbar. I will have to do this challenge later. I had to go to a large city on business. Took all day. Today was church and this afternoon canning apples and plums. Also dried apples in dehydrator. Tasted pretty good.
September 22, 2019 at 2:28 pm #22993
I pretty well have this covered as it is an ongoing project for me to constantly learn about plants and what to do with them. I will try planting elder and bayberry shrubs. Haven’t done that yet.
September 20, 2019 at 3:09 pm #22930
A good question but somehow I missed it too. It would have to be my house- I live in BOL.
Oldmountainwoman mentioned garage sales. People really don’t know what they have. I scored an excaliber dehydrator for five bucks for one thing. Bought lots more canning jars lately. Hate the new lids. I keep putting pertinent info in a notebook.
September 20, 2019 at 2:56 pm #22929
Basically have this done. Will try to think of any gaps.
Daisy this is a very good challenge. We needed something new to keep us going.
I just put a renewable candlewax source on the #17 lighting page.
September 20, 2019 at 2:48 pm #22928
A renewable source for candle wax is the bayberry shrub. A quart of berries yields about a cup of wax. Here is a link: http://backwoodsresistance.com/bayberry-plant-survival/