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Preparations for a very uncertain future. . .

A Spring Break Trip To The Range

Between painting, gardening, and other ‘honey-do’ list chores this week, the wife and I took some time out to get some range-time in. That meant packing up our favorite guns and a picnic lunch and a 158mi drive from Miami to Punta Gorda and our favorite range – the Babcock Webb range.
I’ve inserted a few pics and a video or two as a reminder to you, the faithful readers of this blog, to keep your skills sharp by shooting often. It’s a skill you will want to keep sharp in the event of an emergency.
Oh, and take your spouse. They’ll love it.  I found out than mine would rather shoot a .308 than a .223.  Go figure.
Be safe. Be prepared.

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March 20, 2011 Posted by | Firearms, General | , | Leave a comment

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder from Japan

As a school teacher on spring break, I had prepared a list of ‘Prepping-Related’ tasks to get done this week. The items on the list took on a good measure more urgency as the news stories of the horrific tragedy that is gripping the people of Japan continue to shock and appall us.
Before I continue, allow me to ask my readers to keep those poor, unfortunate people in your prayers.
But if their misfortune can serve as a lesson to us, it should be this: Disasters, natural or otherwise, CAN happen to you and your loved ones and it is your duty/obligation to be as prepared as you can be for a wide variety of contingencies. Towards that end, I spent a few hours emptying and refilling one of my 55 gallon drinking water barrels.

8 drops of unscented bleach per gallon (440 drops total) after I emptied, then refilled the barrel, and it should be goo for another 12-18 months.  In an emergency, drinking water is like gold.  A lack of electricity or damage by a hurricane’s winds can, and has in the past here in Miami, caused a interruption in running water – leading to lining up at a government truck for a handout gallon or two.  A supply of drinking water and a good water filter are disaster essentials.

Be Safe.  Be Prepared.

March 14, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

   

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