Even with the holiday and all the folks at the house, I was able to get a few things accomplished:
- While doing the Thanksgiving meal shopping, picked up some additional canned veggies and soup to replace what I have been providing to the kids.
- Finished putting together a “Just In Case” bag to always take with me when I go out locally. The intent is for it to be a combo get home and worst case scenario bag. (Worst case scenario would be I could rely on it if I was never able to make it home). Contents are based on Dave Canterbury’s 10 C’s, but it is not the best stuff I have in case it gets stolen. For example, it doesn’t have a K-Bar in it, but it has a Condor Rodan knife. It’s a relatively inexpensive knife a lot like a Becker BK-2. If something happens to it, it won’t be too upsetting, but I could rely on it as a survival tool.
- Neighbor was throwing out a Husky Portable AC/DC Power System that I rescued. Nothing wrong with it, said he didn’t have a use for it. I offered to pay, but he said knowing that someone could use it was payment enough for him. Wow!!!
- Finished creating a permanent storage spot for my water barrels and filled them up. I feel much better now!
- Learned another good lesson this week. I have been storing a lot of my tools and miscellaneous items in 5 gallon buckets with the lids that have gaskets. I thought it was a great idea in that I could just grab buckets and go if needed. However, trying to re-open them to either get something out to put in a kit, or add something new is a real pain. It takes a while to pry it off without breaking all the plastic, and I have even ripped a couple. I am rethinking this decision and will transfer these things to a Rubbermaid tote of manageable size.