What did I do to prep this week?

New Editors-At-Large, inexpensive gun safe, garage cleaning and Mylar uses.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Benjamin Franklin

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What did I do to prep this week?

By Bev Sandlin

First I want to share with you that the following subscribers have stepped up to the plate with John from Iowa and have agreed to help out with writing articles, forwarding interesting stuff and in general helping to keep YOU informed, please welcome and thank our new Editors-At-Large!!!

MsKYprepper from Kentucky!

Thesouthwesttactical from Nevada!

Suni from Texas!

Harriet from New Zealand!

Wyzyrd from Virginia!

How fantastic is this! Their articles are already starting to show up on SCP. Thank you so much guys and gals! If you would like to be an Editor-At-Large for SCP, just email Rourke and me at scprepper at outlook dot com!

Okay, what did I do to prepare this week? A lot—for me in the midst of the holiday season! I bought and installed a small 10 gun safe of sorts (Just tin, not one of those 400 lb. monsters!) in my closet. $69 at Menards, it is a Sentinel, has a top shelf for ammo storage and pistols, has a surprisingly good lock, comes with lag screws to secure it, and best of all it fits in the space I have! Now, no more guns knocking around the closet, they are safely secured. A full review and pictures will be coming.

I have been cleaning out my attached garage. How does that relate to preparedness? I can walk through it now! And have a place to work on my preparedness projects other than the kitchen table! And, hopefully, I will have some upstairs storage for preparedness supplies. I’ve been at it in bits and pieces for 3 days now, probably another 3 before I get it done! I should have taken a before picture and then you would understand! We have been and are still under construction with one of those long drawn out remodels. I finally had no choice but to clean because I didn’t want my paint to freeze and the garage is not heated.

I am also now researching buying a Food Saver vacuum sealer with the help of John from Iowa and Damian from reThinksurvival.com. Both are very knowledgeable about these contraptions and it sounds like it will be a money saving investment in short and medium term food preservation.

I purchased a roll of 50”x25’ 2 mil Mylar for $28 including shipping through Amazon from Bulk Hydro that was delivered yesterday. This is generally sold for growing plants inside because it reflects 90% of the light and heat back to the plants and is a total blackout material—hmmm, I don’t think I need to grow those kinds of plants! I wanted to check it out for several reasons, 1) in one bathroom and the master bedroom I want to use the Mylar for the blackout and heat reflective value, 2) I want to “paper” the inside of an outside cat house with it for the comfort of the barn cats, 3) I wanted to check it out for possibly making some window quilts with it (Just feeling it, I’m thinking the heavy duty Mylar blankets from http://www.dealsonlywebstore.com/ will be better for that.), 4) I insulated my garage door with foam board and am considering the Mylar over the foam board to reflect heat back into the garage, and 5) Wyzyrd has given me a little tutelage on how to successfully start plants indoors and I thought I might use any excess to help create a mini-greenhouse in the basement.

Full review with more ideas coming soon! I’d say that was a pretty full week!

 

ROURKE’s Preview of the week to come…

Okay Patriots, what did YOU do this week to prep?

 

 

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A smile for you…

Ha Ha

A father wanted to read a magazine, but was being pestered by his daughter. To keep her busy, he tore a sheet out of the magazine that had a picture of the world printed on it. He tore the picture into small pieces and said “Here, now go into the other room and see if you can put this picture of the world back together again.”

A few minutes goes by and he daughter appears in the room and hands him the picture all correctly fitted together.

The father was surprised and ask her how she was able to fit all those little pieces of the world back together again so quickly.

“Oh..” she said, “On the other side of the paper was a picture of Jesus and once I got Jesus in the right place, then the world came out alright.”

 

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