March 1, 2022 at 9:59 am #47165
Welcome to March everyone!
March 1, 2022 at 12:07 pm #47167Anonymous
Yeah started my seedlings today. We started the family garden seedlings a week ago.
I left a few blanks because I’ve got some squash and stuff that’s gonna be a little later. It’s too early yet.
How’s it going with others who’ve started?
Hope it clears for the northern folk so y’all can get started too
March 1, 2022 at 2:05 pm #47171
I am going to get some cabbage going now.
Maybe some micro greens too.
I WILL have to use heat mats!
March 1, 2022 at 3:10 pm #47173
Tomatoes are growing and the peppers are ripening. Malabar spinach is doing well also Need to check the calendar again to see what else can be put in March.
March 2, 2022 at 10:06 pm #47214Anonymous
<div>Went to the range with my buddy who’s got ADD to help him sight in 6 rifles. I did 5 and he did 1 😂</div>
<div>I got to shoot an AR, 308, 223 bolt, 22 mag and 22 all on his dime though.
He was in a bit of a panic with world events and his decision to change out scopes and upgrade stocks n such without regard</div>
March 3, 2022 at 8:49 am #47228
There is a gun show next month. Dont have anything really in mind, but maybe a percussion BP rifle.
Maybe some more supplies.
March 3, 2022 at 3:45 pm #47244
One of the temples broke off my glasses. Had them for years and as such a perfect time to get my eyes checked-. appt tomorrow. While I was on that subject I learned about eye injuries and prevention from Doom and Bloom net. With that, a splatter screen is on its way.
Publix supermarkets is removing Russian vodka from their shelves, and they were also out of Spam.
March 4, 2022 at 10:39 am #47268
We had our eye exam last Monday.
3 new pairs of glasses are on the way: One for everyday use, one for shooting (gold/yellow tint), and a Rx pair of sunglasses.
I dont drink vodka, so no loss there.
Spam . . . that is interesting.
March 5, 2022 at 12:30 pm #47280
For the Spam, it may have been that one store as Walmart had some. I have 2 new pairs of glasses on the way. Got my USDA complete guide to home canning from Perdue U- large spiral bound book with glossy pages; so really user friendly
March 5, 2022 at 12:59 pm #47282Anonymous
We got spam but not spam singles and ain’t seen chorizo spam in few years now
March 5, 2022 at 3:49 pm #47284Anonymous
I have been busy last few days. It’s high 70s and mid 80s. We’ve strung barbed wire, planted fruit trees and transplanted thornless blackberries my neighbor gave me, unloaded a ton of compost, got a large truckload of donated wood chips from the power line cleanup crew and a few other things. I’m beat. Cold front coming tonight which will help with the sunburn 😂.
Feet up knuckles down holding down this chair rest of the night rehydrating
March 7, 2022 at 6:11 pm #47370
Gas is ranging from $3.69 to $3.99 here. Picked up Curads Germ shield ointment. Its a silver based antimicrobial. It was significantly less expensive in the grocery store than online.
The latest hurricane forecast isnt too promising. It appears that we probs will be impacted by a tropical system this year.
Spam singles, yup I dont see them either
Prepsteaders is having a series on how to prepare for imminent war, with homework. For the most part its pretty basic stuff, but one thing she suggested was to pick up a copy of the US Army ( or any military branch) survival manual; which I didnt have, but do now.
Lots of reorganizing, and decluttering. Also filling in gaps in food storage.
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March 9, 2022 at 9:56 pm #47457Anonymous
Repaired fence line today. Got a winter storm coming in tomorrow night. It’ll be 70 in a few days. It’s a roller coaster.
March 10, 2022 at 8:49 am #47475
Yeah, we are going to get part of that same storm.
Bummer as it was really feeling like spring here.
Red wing black birds are back. Usually that is the last of the song birds to return and mark that spring is really here.
March 10, 2022 at 11:54 am #47489
Saturday night we are getting a major temp drop, down to the 50’s. Sunday and Monday upper 60s to low 70s.
Wallyworld had space-heaters on clearance. $9.00. Tried Butterfield farms roast beef and Great Value pulled pork in sauce. The former was inedible. The can was good though, so that was cleaned ready for grease or whatever. The pulled pork was a sloppy joe consistency; waaay too much sauce. I got a few bites before that was trashed.
One of my email providers blocked the link to the Endgame series. I got the reminders -adverts but when it went live, nothing. I re-registered with another email and all is well.
March is when I go through my electronic prep items and test them. So thats the “to do” for the weekend. Give me time to replenish if need be before hurricane season.
March 11, 2022 at 7:51 am #47533Anonymous
That’s a good deal to have set times to do things. March is my time to restock and check things in the storm shelter. Won’t be today as we are having a snowstorm which kinda helps me with the sunburn and poison ivy I’ve got from the last few days 😂
March 11, 2022 at 12:14 am #47516Reluctant PrepperParticipant
Not sure if this is the place for this question. Any recommendations for personal geiger counter/ dosimeter? Just in case.
March 11, 2022 at 6:52 am #47531Anonymous
I know some preparedness folks who carry these with them
I can’t recommend anything as I don’t have any but the dosimeters run bout $100 on Amazon and Walmart
I have in the past with jobs worn the ones like hospitals use around their X-ray machines. It’ll change color if anything goes wrong.
March 13, 2022 at 8:58 am #47654
Well, the big snow storm we were supposed to get was a bust.
Got 2-3 inches on Friday night. Saturday we were supposed to get anywhere from 4 to 12 inches of snow and high winds.
We got some of the winds, but NO snow! Last nights lows was in the single digits.
NOAA is forecasting highs in the 40s this week, lows in the 20s and 30s.
Looks like we have turned the corner.
March 13, 2022 at 2:48 pm #47680Anonymous
Hit the indoor range with my son today. Accuracy tested some 10mm Double Tap 200gr Hardcast. It did very well.
Sighted in the Keltec 9. It really likes the Winchester white box 147gr HPs and the Winchester 124gr Military loads that have a flat nose.
The 7” folding AR is an absolute flame thrower with M193 ball
I carry the Hornady Short Barrel 75gr SP in it because of this.
March 14, 2022 at 9:05 am #47728
In the garden, the spinach is thriving.Leaves are nice and tender. Peppers are almost ripe. The tomatoes are getting there.
Ordered an antenna for the radio. Still hoping to find an old Grundig at a thrift store.
One of my neighbors is getting it. Stocking up on food and getting supplies.
The fans are working, just needed a charge. Lights are fine, though not much of an issue here as our storms are during the summer when there is lots of daylight. Cooling is the real issue.
Could probs use more cans of sterno, so thats next.
Dont know what the deal is with salt here. Walmart was out of their brand. Also no Walmart brand canned fruit either. Pasta is back on the shelves, but not much.
Things may improve when the snowbirds head home, we’ll see.
March 18, 2022 at 11:06 am #47911BarrensHomeyParticipant
Still have a foot of snow and frost 3 feet deep. It’ll take a few weeks of mud before we can get anything happening here.
I want to get a tv/CB/ham tower & antennae up this spring. The local ham radio store closed last year, so I’ll likely pick up a used one off Craigslist.
Our new house needs a front porch finished. We’re ordering materials now, while we can still get them. Gotta fix the camper motor, I think a squirrel gnawed thru the main battery connection last fall. Expand the security system so I’ve got a clue when someone’s on my driveway. How about a chicken coop? Plenty to do…
March 18, 2022 at 2:11 pm #47924Anonymous
It’s a roller coaster still. It’s 80 then freezing. Who knows from day to day. Yesterday I sweated pulling mesh wire and today I froze finishing and hanging gates
Gardens done with deer fence and I’ve got one small area to finish so we can go get feeder cattle. that wind kinda hit me after getting wet today so I called it early. It’s the nice thing bout being retired
Seedlings are coming along nicely
We picked up some corned beef at reasonable prices because of St Pattie’s day so we are gonna can them this afternoon
March 20, 2022 at 7:58 pm #48050Anonymous
Got some projects finished with decent weather. Rains coming next few which is fine cause I need a rest from the physical. Be taking care of admin stuff during the two days of rain and truck maintenance on day three.
The shortages at the store are pretty much the same every week. Fresh chicken, pasta, biscuits etc. when they do get it folks target it quick.
We had to stop working to check on a wildfire. It was a a few miles away but the smoke got real thick. We lost a firefighter down south today at one.
Having a bit of a time finding calves to feed out. Slim pickings right now. I might be a little too early.
March 21, 2022 at 11:34 am #48086
The breed pair of Mallard ducks are back. 🙂
March 21, 2022 at 12:07 pm #48091
A nasty case of the hiccups, yes hiccups did a number on my upper back.I was able to sleep it off, but the pain is starting to creep back up.
Ordered Himalayan cause it was cheaper in bulk, and you cant find the generic regular or sea salt anyway. Only brand name which was twice the price.
Walgreens had the triple antibiotic ointment buy 1 get the other 50% off. Expiration date was 1/25. I am done with Wallyworld as their stock is old.
Need to get the elderlies set. They think I am bonkers, oh well.
Reading the section on water requirements in the US Army survival manual. Will be working on that this week.
March 21, 2022 at 12:49 pm #48095Anonymous
As the guy who filled the water buffalo for the army it’s gonna be bout 4-5 gl per person per day and not the standard regurgitation of 1gl per person per day
Im not even sure what to say bout them hiccups other than that sure sucks and hope it quits soon.
March 21, 2022 at 1:41 pm #48098
Give this a read.
March 21, 2022 at 1:59 pm #48099Anonymous
Well got my transplanting done on this welcomed rainy day. Moved up to solo cups.
March 21, 2022 at 4:37 pm #48108
Styrofoam cups work really well as they hold in the heat. I use them for seed starting. Trim the tops as needed.
March 22, 2022 at 6:55 am #48137Anonymous
Buckle up cause it’s season
March 22, 2022 at 9:57 am #48148
Know a guy who lives down that way.
Three tornadoes touched down within 20 miles of him.
Six total radar confirmed.
March 26, 2022 at 11:44 am #48355
Lots of reading. First on solar cookers. Lots of info out there and much of it is pretty technical. Also humidity mitigation in dehydrating in humid climates. And yes dehydrating outside is not an option.
Electric dehydrators. Purchased a Nesco round stackable at the thrift store and it went right back. The stacking design was just too annoying to work with. I have horizontal tray style on its way.
Shortwave radios. If you have the patience the Eton traveler works well. It just takes time to zero in on the stations and figure out the buttons.
Hope everyone is doing well.
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March 26, 2022 at 1:47 pm #48361Anonymous
Yeah it’s a pretty nice weekend. Took a break from physical work today. Grilling some chicken for moms meal prep, put up some pasta and cereal, string a netting around my container garden to keep the chickens out. it don’t take much to keep them off cause they are fat n lazy kinda like their owner.
Just kinda relaxing in this 70 degree sunny day
hope y’all are enjoying it too
March 28, 2022 at 12:01 pm #48444
Like 3-4 inches of it.
March 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm #48452Anonymous
Clearing fence line. Straw hat says it all. 80 today
It’ll cool down a few times between now and Easter but we are done with snow I think.
Those generic batteries from Amazon sure work good on this dewalt stuff. Whole lot cheaper.
Time for lunch
March 29, 2022 at 9:59 am #48501
what’s the part # for De Walt generic batterys? from Amazon, i have several De Walt, hate the price for “their batterys”
thanks in advance
March 29, 2022 at 11:28 am #48509Anonymous
March 29, 2022 at 2:32 pm #48514
thanks so very much—have a great day ‘
March 30, 2022 at 7:52 am #48538Anonymous
You can get 4 of those off Amazon for the cost of one brand name bought at a store.
That extra thing shown is a belt holder for the batteries that can also be bolted to a wall for storage.
March 30, 2022 at 9:19 am #48542
got them on order yesterday sure appreciate the info.
had to get new battery for Van “S78DT” 2 side 2 top post, from Home Depot 99.00 w/ core exchange, got Mil Discount too. came up to $94.00 same battery O’reillys 179.00+
cool & rainy here today. more rain tomorrow,
updating Inventory, A-Z
March 30, 2022 at 9:37 am #48543Anonymous
Yeah the auto parts companies overcharge on batteries bad. Almost double in all cases.
Im fixing to order a adapter that conveys black and decker to dewalt cause I’ve got one tool that’s B&D
March 30, 2022 at 1:47 pm #48557
Publix one of the major grocery chains in our area is discontinuing their free drug program. One report said that the meds. which includes Amoxicillin and Metformin is going to their $7.50 list-$7.50 for 2 weeks supply.
Stouffers small red box dinner, well its up to $4.00 in one place.
Spinach has about a week or 2 left. Tomatoes are grown, just need to ripen. Peppers are growing strong, good harvest.
March 30, 2022 at 4:59 pm #48559Anonymous
That’s awesome to get a harvest this early.
We are about 2-3 weeks from planting
I never trust this state till Easter because of cold snaps
82 yesterday and the high today was 60 this morning when I got up down to 45 now at 4pm
March 30, 2022 at 5:18 pm #48561
For us, it is Memorial Day weekend.
March 30, 2022 at 6:31 pm #48564
We have a year round growing season-Zone 10 with no seasons per say, just wet and dry. Soil is basically sand. And with the heat we cant just plant any variety of “X”, and some things we simply cant plant. Say goodbye to Apples and say hello Pineapples.
March 31, 2022 at 6:09 pm #48592Anonymous
So my buddy saw some ammo that’s been in short supply and bought me a few boxes. He put it in his basket and then was having a conversation with the salesman.
The salesman suddenly stops and says “if you take that out of his basket you’ll be escorted from the store”. My buddy looks and sure enough this guys got his hand in there trying to steal the ammo from him before he can even pay for it.
This is where we are at folks. Foods next
Y’all stay safe
March 31, 2022 at 6:52 pm #48596
Something similar happened at a thrift store. A woman left her paid item-in a bag in her cart. Someone swiped it.
And indeed, food is next.
April 1, 2022 at 12:27 pm #48631
Happy April 1.2022 storm gone out sea,still windy 19MPH +/- simi cloudy,, planning on Mowing yard 3/4 acre. 60 degrees
have a great Day all.
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