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Old 01-19-2020, 08:34 PM
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I thought about titling this thread "Your absolute must have before the 2020 elections", but thought that topic may be too narrow. However, if someone wants to talk about the 2020 elections that is fine also.

As we enter a new decade, and with the upcoming elections what is your "must have?" Or maybe, what would you like to have by the end of the year? Not necessarily prepping plans, but anything in general.

Over the years I have had my eye on a Palmetto State Armory hammer forged upper, and/or a Smith and Wesson M$P 15. Maybe this is the year I add one of those to my collection. There is a complete lower in the safe, so a hammer forged complete upper will probably be before a full rifle.

I would like to have a bolt action 308 rifle. My current bolt action is a Remington model 700 in 280 Remington, which is expensive to shoot.

More 223 Remington / 5.56mm added to the stockpile. Already working on this though.

No new truck, no new boat.. or anything like that. However, I would like to start on a new home for my wife and I.
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About all I can think of at the moment is more reloading supplies (powder, primers, bullets, cases) can't really have too much so long as you have the space.
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My one must have is a DNC loss in the presidential vote.

I don’t have any must have guns, only want to haves. Can always use more ammo, of course.
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More ammo and a"Real ID".

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what would I like to have? I could probable make a list that could rival one of Jerry's list,,,lol ok maybe not my typing isn't good enough

within reason tho a building around my flowing well with a poured slab [extra thick ]with a spring box poured into it,, and my last project before the snow hit was to till and smother the area for my green house not huge 12x20 but it would let me start my plants easier and extend the season for peppers and tomatoes that I am lucky to get a decent ripe crop off of but I have tons of green or smaller peppers and tomatoes
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I have a few wants, not really a must have. I want to add another 1911. I want the Nighthawk Colt Series 70. I don't need it at all, I have numerous 1911s to include a Wilson, Ed Brown, and Les Baer. I want something from Nighthawk, I know that model isn't full blown NH, but it looks well done.

I want a new Python w/ the 4.25 inch barrel. I admit I like Colt. I have an Anaconda in .45 Colt, but nothing in .357 from Colt.

I want a Daniel Defense AR. I am thinking in 6.5 Creedmore or .308 Win. Not sure which one yet. I already have bolt actions in .308, but nothing in 6.5 yet.

I probably will end up with one or two of the above. Not sure I will end up with all three this year. Anyway, no real needs.
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Take my family in a twoweek vacation this summer.

Maybe north to Yellowstone or south to NM, Carlsbad

Maybe rent an RV
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It's completely prepping and election unrelated, but I must get a better astronomy set up this year.
I want some sort of computer controlled/integrated telescope, would love to have it record pictures too. Just spent time outside with my kids watching the ISS traverse (in the freaking cold....) and looking at the planets. Good stuff, good images, but I want more.

Seems superfluous in many ways, but that's OK too. Teaching my kids about, and getting them interested in, science, is an important prep for me.
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More ammo.
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I have a couple of "must haves" that I'm saving for:

1. A Harvest Right freeze dryer. That way, I can freeze dry my OWN LTS storage preps - not only "basic" ingredients such as eggs, cheeses, milk, fruits, veggies, meats, etc., but also "ready made" type things that take into consideration dietary restrictions and food allergies of family members (which the commercially prepared meals definitely do NOT!)

2. Putting the well on a solar/battery backup system. That way when the power goes out, we STILL have water (without needing to tap into the water barrels.)
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The 2020 elections have no effect on my prepping plans. I already stocked enough ammo, guns, and mags over 2 years ago for the next couple decades (don't let my wife know I admitted that).

I am keeping an eye on the real estate ads to see if a better property comes up for sale. No luck yet in my price range that fits my needs.
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Tower up. Ham shack operational.
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New good quality garden tools--leaf, garden and shrub rakes, large and small hoes, sharp shooter, post hole digger, a few really good regular size shovels and a couple of floral shovels, pole pruner and loppers, single bit axe, new wheel barrow, and some hand tools for the potting shed. And new gum boots. Mine leak and have been patched too many times.

Probably some other stuff, but those would be nice. My garden tools get heavy use and while I will never get rid of some of them like the hoes which were my grandmother's, I need some new stuff.
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At my house, Real ID"s as mentioned...

Cash preps, I burned mine up with "the great flood of '19" Cash was by far the most useful prep I had for that. Some in my debit account and some hiding on hand.
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1. Savage axis in .308

2. .308 ammo

3. P80 Glock frame kit

4. A couple stripped ar15 lowers

5. A stripped ar10 lower and upper receiver set

6. A scope for savage, probably a vortex.

Other preps i feel will be available to us at all times, but with the election coming up, i feel firearms are the necessity at the moment. Especially if we get a democrat in. I’m not too worried that trump will lose, but, we are called preppers for a reason 🙂

If i has to choose one from the list above, it would be the p80.
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I thought about titling this thread "Your absolute must have before the 2020 elections", but thought that topic may be too narrow. However, if someone wants to talk about the 2020 elections that is fine also.

As we enter a new decade, and with the upcoming elections what is your "must have?" Or maybe, what would you like to have by the end of the year? Not necessarily prepping plans, but anything in general.

Over the years I have had my eye on a Palmetto State Armory hammer forged upper, and/or a Smith and Wesson M$P 15. Maybe this is the year I add one of those to my collection. There is a complete lower in the safe, so a hammer forged complete upper will probably be before a full rifle.

I would like to have a bolt action 308 rifle. My current bolt action is a Remington model 700 in 280 Remington, which is expensive to shoot.

More 223 Remington / 5.56mm added to the stockpile. Already working on this though.

No new truck, no new boat.. or anything like that. However, I would like to start on a new home for my wife and I.
I just completed the new house, which is a cedar log home, built upon an ICF walkout basement.
We had a cold front spinning up a line of tornados last week, but I had built a bedroom in the basement, so my wife slept thru the storm.
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