What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

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Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Post by Deeps » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:23 pm

Jan Smits wrote:I read about 10 "Getting started" guides online, some more useful than others. Made some lists, rifled through cupboards, bought some things. Filled some water containers. Wrote up an inventory and currently trying to menu plan according to calories.

Quite a lot for a first week, but I'm fairly confident I have my first week of stores in place. I'll continue researching (ie reading labels), and experimenting for a while before upping the stores to a month.

Food and bugging in seem straightforward enough. EDC and bugging out seem to need the most thought, and expense.
Good stuff, having an idea of what your priorities are makes it a more streamlined approach, its easy to get carried away if you see or read something that catches your eye and you get 'prep envy'. :lol: It sounds like you're going about it the right way though, a weeks worth of food and water is a great place to start from, its stuff we all need. Its unlikely you'll be able to cover all eventualities so (for me anyway) its covering the basics first and then thinking about some of the more exotic or pricey stuff. I think prepping is one of those things that you're never fully satisfied with, there's always that extra something that you want. :lol:

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Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Post by Jan Smits » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:56 pm

Yes, not satisfied with purification tablets, I must have a water filter.
And some more maps, yes, I need all the maps.
And a better SAK, and another torch...
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Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Post by Decaff » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:08 pm

Well I completed the shortbread cookie tree, took 7 hours from start to finish and stands almost a foot tall. Just need the icing to harden and it can be cellowrapped. Tomorrow will be gingerbread men for the local shopkeepers boys and maybe a few to munch on 8-)
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Post by Cougar » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:21 am

Decaff wrote:Well I completed the shortbread cookie tree, took 7 hours from start to finish and stands almost a foot tall. Just need the icing to harden and it can be cellowrapped. Tomorrow will be gingerbread men for the local shopkeepers boys and maybe a few to munch on 8-)
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Decaff your shortbread tree looks amazing, and reminded me I haven't had breakfast yet :D
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Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Post by Arzosah » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:56 am

It'll make a lovely centrepiece :)

Own preps: the dishwasher's on, the kitchen counters are ready for action, and the Amazon gift vouchers are inputted into Amazon ready to roll :mrgreen:
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There are affiliate links to Amazon in this blog.

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Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Post by raz » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:59 pm

I was killing time in B&Q earlier and ended up with 1 of these

http://www.diy.com/departments/torq-300 ... 533_BQ.prd if the charge times work out it could come in handy for more than just the car.. might help out around the house with all the power cuts here recently :)

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Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Post by sniper 55 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:49 am

Decaff wrote:Well I completed the shortbread cookie tree, took 7 hours from start to finish and stands almost a foot tall. Just need the icing to harden and it can be cellowrapped. Tomorrow will be gingerbread men for the local shopkeepers boys and maybe a few to munch on 8-)
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Really lovely Decaff.

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Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Post by Brambles » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:24 am

I have prepped the dinner. :D Nothing to do now all day. Merry Christmas!
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Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Post by izzy_mack » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:43 pm

we have our Xmas dinner on Xmas eve, so clearing up and relaxing. Will i ever get the glitter out of the carpets or bedding - maybe by easter! Merry Xmas to all, hope santa was good to you, got lots of great pressies, favourite a new pair of Mendls :D

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Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Post by Decaff » Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:20 pm

I clearly had far too much time on my hands last night, I made the Decaff family into gingerbread :lol: :lol: :lol:
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