What Did You Prep This Month?

Walk With God

I continued to pray for my 50 closest neighbors.

I continued my study of the Gospel of Mark.

I also continued teaching Sunday School and attending church.

Although, to be honest, I missed several weeks of church and Sunday while sick with COVID. I was also not good at keeping up with my Bible study for at least a week of that time.

Self Defense/Hunting

Made an ammo purchase of 40 rounds of 5.56/.223 and 100 rounds of 9mm.

Supplies/Gear

Rotated the emergency pantry and restocked it.

Wonderful Wife and I discussed it and we decided to go ahead and add to our long term food storage. We discussed it with the kids and we will be sending an additional bucket of rice and another of beans to be stored at their houses. We spoke with my mom and she agreed to store an extra pair of buckets at her house as well.

We will talk to our youngest daughter about doing the same for her and her girls. Since they live several hundred miles away it is particularly important for her to be well stocked since it could be difficult for them to make it here in an emergency.

All told this will be at least eight more buckets of food distributed across four households in two cities. I have already bought the buckets and they are here. The lids are on order as are additional oxygen absorbers and food safe diatomaceous earth (DE). I have enough mylar bags on hand. Once everything is on hand we will purchase the additional beans and rice and get to filling them.

Amazon had 2.6 gallon collapsible water storage containers on sale for just under $10. Although I have a number of water storage solutions already, adding a couple of these didn’t cost much and added another way to store water in case of an emergency or a disaster.  Most of my storage solutions are 5 gallons or up so these could prove handy for smaller, easier to transport quantities of water.

Security

No activity this month.

Finances

Even with Wonderful Wife not working we managed to put a little money aside and invest a bit in crypto. We also used a refund check for a cancelled medical procedure and combine it with Credit Card points to make a small purchase of precious metals.

Fitness/Health

This month has been spent dealing with and trying to recover from COVID.

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That’s it for me. That’s what I prepped this month. How about you? What did you Prep this month?

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.

2 thoughts on “What Did You Prep This Month?

  1. I am trying to add to our food areas, but have not gotten into the Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers yet. I have a question about the diatomaceous earth. What is it used for?

    Joe

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    1. That one is actually pretty new to me as well and this will be my first time using it. If the DE is mixed into the rice and beans it acts as as additional protection against any critters that survive the packing process. Any weevils or other bugs that hatch are killed by the DE before they can do any damage. Many food companies already add DE to packaged grains and other foods for this reason.
      The rice and beans should be rinsed before use but the DE is basically calcium so really shouldn’t be toxic in anything less than massive doses.
      Take care and god bless.

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