Capt Bart

What have you done today to better your Prep? III

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Today I extended my outside garden 7 ft X 30 ft = 210 sq ft. Removed all the grass & weeds and tilled the soil.  A good days work of 9 hours.

Will transplant some of my tomatoes this weekend in the new garden area.

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Went to a liquidation store today, purchased a few bath towels & cotton T shirts.

Bath towels normal retail $23 each, got them for $4 each.

T shirts retail $15 each, got them for 4 T shirts for $10

There we’re deals on dog food for $7 for a  50 lb bag. Didn’t get any,my dogs pantry has enough food for the next 2 Plus years. It was a howling deal non the less.

 

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Yesterday I managed to get about 500 retaining wall stones for free through a Letgo classified ad. It was hard work getting them to my back yard & taken a physical toll on me. On the plus side of things, I’ve saved thousands of dollars not having to buy them. Blessings indeed & greatfull of the outcome provided.

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3 hours ago, wally said:

hope your  gonna be okay...

I’ll be fine, as the saying goes no pain, no gain.

Used these stones for a outer border for the garden, that will help my seedlings for next years crops from wind damage.

The garden does look more eye pleasing now, with these retaining wall stones. 

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Today I was given 4 IPSC pop up plates targets with stands for FREE at my club.They are 8 inches in diameter and made out of AR-500 steel, slightly used , but it beats paying  $1,000 if I had to buy them.

It surely  made my day, blessings indeed.

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Went to a liquidation store today & managed to get 2 dozen pairs of 100% wool socks, at $96 taxes in it was a super deal.

Im going to give one pair of soaks  to all my buddies. 

Their feet should be toasty warm come winter time.

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Today I was given 3 more used IPSC target popers with stands for FREE at my club.

I was happy to get them, now I have 7 in total. 

Im very happy indeed.

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3 hours ago, wally said:

do you have room at your place to put up a range?

 

 

No .

My intentions is to set up a IPSC rifle course when I go to Crown Land.

Set these stands up for the day in Queens Land with a few of my buddies, then when we’re done shooting, bring these target stands back home. 

This year is a no go, fall is almost here. Come spring time next year, it’s going to be a ding, ding,  ding affair. I’m quite sure these plates could handle 223’s &. 308’s easily.

Shooting a 9mm, 40 s&w, or 45 acp carbine would be fun as well.

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Yesterday I did a practice run on fire starting in a downpore of rain in 3 different methods, the easyist was using char cloth & flint, then using a ferro rod was second, then the hardest was using a bow drill method.

Char cloth & ferro rod methods are ideal for me now, so much that I refuse to light I fire with a match or a lighter for quite some time now.

ive made a 20 gallon propane tank wood stove a few years back & have cooked meals with it many occasions.

It’s fun practice as usual.

Have you practiced fire making without a match or lighter lately?

How about starting a fire in the rain or on a snow covered ground.

Practice until it becomes natural, that’s the ticket.

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i like the mag bar with striker and rod myself i've only practiced with it under dry conditions though...we do get a lot of rain during fall and winter so i should try it then too....thanks for the reminder...

 

 

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