For those who believe, the most important preparation of all is our relationship with God. Mine has suffered significantly over the last few months. I have not made the time for prayer or for studying God’s word. It seems a lost suitcase turned out to be a real blessing (link). While not perfect, I have done much better spending time everyday in prayer and studying God’s word everyday. Regardless of how my other preps go this is what is most important and what I am most excited about.
Most of my preps over the last month or so have revolved around guns and hunting stuff. I bought two more .50 Caliber ammo cans for long term ammo storage. I filled, labeled and put them in my storage area.
As I thought she might, Wonderful Wife “surprised” me with a new rifle for Christmas; a Mossberg 464 SPX.
This is one funky gun and I am not sure if I love it or hate it but it is a cool addition to my collection.
I also made some time to reload 100 rounds of 9mm practice ammunition and some test rounds in 7.62×39 and .30-30. I also cleaned and de-primed a couple hundred, mostly 9mm, cases I picked up on one of my trips to the range. With all that reloading I went ahead and restocked primers, picking up 100 large rifle primers and 300 small pistol primers.
I bought 60 rounds of .30-30, 180 rounds of 7.62×39 hunting ammo, 100 rounds of 5.56, 10 rounds of 12 gauge buckshot and 20 rounds of self-defense 9mm ammunition.
I made a couple of trips to the range. The first was to try out the new .30-30 and check the zero on my hunting rifles. Unfortunately, that didn’t go all that well and I went back to sharpen my skills and get myself back on track. I’ll need at least one more before we head out on out hunting trip in February.
Based on the troubles I had at the range I decided to spend a little money on gear. I purchased a new trigger for my hunting AR and installed it. The trigger is much lighter and smoother and has helped with my accuracy. I also ordered the Happy Trigger from Wild West Guns. I hope to get it out to the range and test it out and make sure the scope is zeroed as soon as possible. Gear doesn’t replace training and although both of these improvements will help my accuracy nothing replaces good old fashioned hard work and practice.
Like I said, lot’s of gun stuff.
One of the things that went missing from my EDC bag at some point was a charging cable for my phone. I bought a new one to replace the one that “walked off.” A few months ago I purchased a Streamlight ProTac 2 AAA for my EDC bag. I have been so impressed with it that I decided to buy another one for my backpack that I carry for work. I carry it regularly for work and wanted an equally good light for it as I have in my EDC bag.
In preparing for my trip to the Lexington I bought a new sleeping bag. My current bag is a mummy bag that is not particularly comfortable although it is very compact and light which was the reason I chose it at the time. This one is bigger and more cumbersome to carry but is significantly more comfortable and slightly warmer. A good option to have on hand if needed.
That’s it for me. That’s what I prepped this week. How about you? What did you Prep this week?