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10 Trojan L16's...
My old pile is on it's 13th year... Since the listed life expectancy is 7 years, I was getting a little nervous, even though they still check out fine (They are starting to show a little increase in variance between cells on a hydrometer test).
I am 100% on top of my charge/maintenance routines, and it has paid off big time.
A neighbor who was a little slipshod, had his start to go South in 6 years.
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Bought instant milk, clothes pins, clothes line, Brita replacement filters, and a rust inhibitor for the guns. Also talked to my druggist about iodine pills and some other supplies. He is also prepping. Do something EVERY day.
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Bought various cans of food and added two gallons of water to my storage.

I'm on a mailing list from a company that sells all kinds of intriguing "gadgets". Today's mail featured a manual typewriter. It's not cheap at $150 but still less than I had imagined they might cost. It's new. I didn't know anyone still manufactures manual typewriters!

I'm so tempted to order it. It seems like a handy gadget to have if TSHTF. Maybe a good barter item? Or better yet, it might be a good barter skill. In exchange for items I might need, I could offer to use the typewriter for anyone in the community who may need to circulate information. If I buy the typewriter, I will also stock ribbons, paper and carbons. What do you think?
Why not just get an old manual at a garage sale? People practically give them away around here.
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made a trip to Wal-Mart and picked up more food, a collapsible water container, some camping items, socks, a first aid kit ...
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planted 9 raspberry bushes..... visited the doctor.......
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added more to my first aid kit and ordered some hemostats/butterfly strips.

order two tiny CRKT knives to drop into two packs just to have some mini knives for the heck of it.

put a maxpedition bag up for sale to fund a different model that would get more use
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10 Trojan L16's...
My old pile is on it's 13th year... Since the listed life expectancy is 7 years, I was getting a little nervous, even though they still check out fine
I thought you were talking about the other kind of Trojans and so you can guess what I thought "L16" meant.

I rotated out some 10 month old gas stocks. Put 20 gallons of mid-grade fuel in four 5 gallon containers and put 20 gallons in the truck. Total was $150 for the gasoline at $3.75 a gallon. I also filled up two 5 gallon diesel containers at $3.85 a gallon for $41.25.

$191.25 for just a little bit of fuel.... crazy.
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Yeah --- UPS came today.... got a "tankers backpack" from Sportsmans Guide Military Surplus section..... and ordered a bunch of stuff from them later in the afternoon with the coupon that came with the new backpack...........
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3 liter apple juice clear plastic bottle. Used all the juice (my kids love it), cleaned the bottle, filled with very hot water, topped with a small piece of plastic wrap and the bottle lid. Marked it 4/11 and stored!
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3 liter apple juice clear plastic bottle. Used all the juice (my kids love it), cleaned the bottle, filled with very hot water, topped with a small piece of plastic wrap and the bottle lid. Marked it 4/11 and stored!
and a drop or two of bleach, right?
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Bought 200' of paracord..

Ordered a Fin Ka-Bar knife..

Ordered a Stansport 50,000 btu stove..
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4 stainless steel flasks, 2 stainless steel trowels, 4 magnesium fire strikers, 2 bottles of water tablets, 20 packets of heirloom seeds, a stainless steel 2 piece GI style mess kit and a large Alice backpack w/the aluminium frame. Was going to get a couple .50 ammo cans, but were sold out, AGAIN.
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Received 10 100-hour emergency candles via Fedex today.
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Bought 13 buckets and lids from Hope Depot for storage. All my long term food is in mylar, I use the buckets for rodent proofing and it makes shelving and moving stuff easier.
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Practiced with Slingbow. Took nock out of carbon arrows and glued in golf tee.
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Bought 13 buckets and lids from Hope Depot for storage. All my long term food is in mylar, I use the buckets for rodent proofing and it makes shelving and moving stuff easier.
If rodents are a concern get some boric acid powder and spread thinly on the floor. This will take care of nearly all critters. Just make sure you aren't breathing the stuff. Another critter proofing substance is moth balls or crystals. If the smell won't be an issue that is.
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We usually make 2 main trips to the store per month, but also there are the occasional sporatic trips for an unusual ingredient or an item that gets used infrequently. It is on those trips that I spend five or ten on storage items. Mrs Skully needed eggs for an upcoming to-do, so I stopped on the way home.

Two dozen eggs, 4-1lb bags of black beans, 4-1lb bags of barley. These go into 16.9oz PETE bottles with O2 absorbers. $7.63 and about fifteen minutes later we have more food preps. Little by little for the last couple of years and we have an impressive load of groceries and a good rotation system.
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Recieved 8 Berol fine colour pens which are brilliant for writing in and will be great for the mind mapping - normal felt tips are to think.

I did my first film out of doors and I can quite understand why in the Tsunami people got distracted by doing it. I think I will add some solutions to the mind map Im doing about that to help out. I did have the dog in tow as well, but his really good and sat down for a rest (its not like we go far) while I took the footage.
- I learnt I must do a slower sweep, and make sure the cameras off when Im not using it, as some I filmed I didnt know I was.

After tea break I went and did about an hour in the craft cupboard with a break inbetween. I found a lot of stuff Id forgotten I had and got rid of another carrier bag of stuff to be sold.

For the Japanese I drew out some comical illustrations to remember the first five numbers.
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Right now I have 7 quart jars of bacon in the pressure canner, and I scored a 40-pound box of fresh, boneless, skinless whole chicken breasts at $1.69 a pound, so 10 pounds are individually freezing in the freezer on trays, 10 pounds are simmering as the first step in canning, and the other 20 are in the downstairs fridge until I get some space cleared to work with them.
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Bacon??? How does that work out? I have canned meats for along time, but bacon never crossed my mind
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