My weeks are usually busier than a one-arm paper hanger, this week has been no different.
Ammunition seems to becoming a little more available – at least .223 and 5.56. In the past week or so I picked up close to 400 rounds averaging $10 for a box of 20. Cost is higher than several months ago – but cheaper than many places. I also picked up one box of 50 rounds 45 ACP.
I put a Para Expert 1911 .45 on lay-a-way at my local gun shop. I love Glocks, XD’s and M&P’s – but nothing quite feels like a 1911. Hope to get it in a month or so.
Went to some yard sales on Saturday and picked up a Magellan eXplorist 200 Handheld GPS Receiver for $20.00. Also bought an old Realistic Weather Radio that receives shortwave as well as AM/FM bands – for $2.00. Not bad.
I also ordered a small hand-held BAOFENG UV-5R Ham radio. This is my second Ham radio and need to learn a lot more about them – even to listen. I am getting there. At only $40 – they are a great deal.
I need to work on some areas that have degraded – namely:
- toilet paper
- food (certain items have dropped below minimum levels)
- need some good hiking shoes (to replace worn ones)
- put together a couple of seed banks (just used the one I had stored away to rotate the seeds)
- Store more water – too much emphasis on filtration
No miracles -but steps in the right direction.
How about you? What have YOU done lately?