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    digging in the dirt, camping, reading, crafts

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  1. mommato3boys

    poverty cooking

    One thing to add is a tube of tomato paste. I had never seen it before until we were visiting youngest in south Texas and went to HEB. I started looking for it when I got back home and what do you know my store carries it. It is going to save me a bundle. You just don't know the number of recipes I have that call for 2 or 3 tablespoons of tomato paste. NO sense in opening a whole can. I am stocking tubes now.
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    It was fast. Right after her husband and mother passed away (within days of each other) she was diagnosed with Lymes but it turned out it wasn't Lymes it was the early onset of ALS. I believe it was March or April she moved in with her daughter in south Texas then in June or July she went on Hospice.
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    Is it me or...

    Basically we have gotten lax since Trump has gotten in office. That we are growing complacent and it is going to bite us in the butt soon rather than later. That we should not only be prepping supplies but knowledge....lots of knowledge.
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    Revamping the car kit.

    Gofish we have mechanic gloves. They are great, no slip but they are flexible enough to use as driving gloves. You need a good pair of gloves if you have to change a tire especially if it blew out. You do not want to cut a hand on a blown out tire.
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    Revamping the car kit.

    Well Gofish you have lit a fire under me. As I stated in my post above we are embarking on a 12 hour road trip soon and well I didn't want to put it off any longer. I am bad we had been without funds for so long and now that we have a few extra dollars I am being a mizer. I could not justify not stocking the Silver Surfer (that is what I named the car) any longer. On the plus size our Walmart has their "stocking stuffers" and man gifts out so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. We got a really nice emergency road kit with the triangle and jumper cables (8 cage) for $20. It has towing rope and a few other things. I picked up road flares to go with it. I picked up one of the long ice scrappers that has a brush on the other end. Also added a funnel. I got one that had a screw on extension for those hard to reach places. I also found 2 in 1 work light & pen light (two pen lights and 2 work lights). The work light will fit in your hand and has a 360* swivel hook as well as a magnetic base. They will fit in the small tool box I have for the car just fine. They even came with batteries all for $10. Next is the first aid kit. I was just going to pull stuff from our kit in the house but dang I have let it get low. So we now have a stocked kit in the car. Wasn't fancy like Gofish, I just added craft sticks and tape for finger splints, but I did splurge and get the one that has stuff for 1st & 2nd degree burns. Just never know when you are going to touch something hot on a broke down car. I forgot the mask so need to pick some up. Also found a tire kit, it has the green slime and a small inflator you can plug in to your car and inflate your tire. It was only $20 and I figure on some of the roads we are going to have to travel it is $20 well spent. It is like 250-300 miles between towns peace of mind is worth $20. It came with a tire gauge but I picked up a digital one also. We already have sleeping bags but I picked up the ziplock space bags that you suck the air out of and the sleeping bags will go in them. Also ran across a small box of Wetfire. It is a pack of 5 all weather tinder so we can add it to our BOBs. I also picked up one strike anywhere match. We have some other fire starters but I have wanted one of the strike anywhere match for a while. Also got hot hands. My big splurge and I had to argue with hubby for is a SUV floor jack. The car has one of those little jacks but I am terrified of them. When I was just learning to drive my mom had taken me out on some country back roads and we had a flat. While changing said flat the jack gave way and my arm got penned between the tire and car. So I only use a floor jack and for added security a jack stand and wheel chok. So my shopping trip wasn't cheap after that but it will last longer than the car. Now just to add oil and antifreeze and I think we will be set.
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    Revamping the car kit.

    I am adding hot hands and foot warmers to our bag. Hot hands to stick in the coat pockets if I have to walk and the foot warmers to toss in the sleeping bag, so that we can conserve gas in the car or if it is not safe to run the car to keep the heat on. Gofish we found glow sticks to after Halloween. 10 cents each I bought all they had. We are about to strike out on a 12 hour car trip so I must get the car ready this next week. The trip down won't be so bad. I am; however, concerned about the return trip. so I am going to make sure if we get stuck we are warm and have food and water. I like the bag you used but I am going to use those bags that you can flatten so I can store them under the seats, since we have an suv and it doesn't have a trunk. https://www.target.com/p/space-bag-storage-bags-clear/-/A-53318458?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=bing_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Storage%2BOrganization%2BShopping&adgroup=SC_Storage%2BOrganization&LID=700000001230728pbs&network=s&device=c&querystring=space saver storage bags&msclkid=0b3080cc8186151480b0db2b8f9887d6&gclid=CLmf-Pmlyt4CFT2GxQIdO6ICCw&gclsrc=ds
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    Is it me or...

    She needs to get out of my head. She voiced my fears. I guess it is time to double down and suck it up and continue on prepping.
  8. mommato3boys

    Is it me or...

    Ok Jeepers, glad to know it is not just me.
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    Is it me or...

    Is it me or has places like Emergency Essentials and other online places stopped giving codes out for discounts. May be I am not getting them because I haven't ordered in a while. But I have noticed I am getting few and few "special sale" notices.
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    Revamping the car kit.

    We now have a second vehicle so I need to get it "stocked" so far all we have is 3 bottles of water and 2 Navajo blankets. Oh and a jack of course (LOL) I did put my 4 way lug wrench in the car. It makes getting those darn nuts off easier.
  11. mommato3boys

    Need lots of prayers

    Yes Snowmom, things are better. After 25 months hubby finally was approved for disability. so we are slowly getting back on our feet.
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    Yes I believe MacKinnon was her user name. She was from Tennessee but the last 6 months or so she has been living with her daughter here in Texas.
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    I don't know if many of you remember Alexis. She hasn't been on here in a while. I just found out that on October 5 she lost her battle with ALS.
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    Air Fryer

    Hummm, I have been wondering about these and an instant pot. If I had to choose I would probably go with the air fryer because I have 3 crockpots and they work just fine.
  15. mommato3boys

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    Some one is a mind reader on here. I was taking a look at my 5 year plan and scrapped it about six months ago. With hubby's health issues everything is falling to me now plus taking care of him. So we are downsizing. No more dreams of large gardens, goats, sheep and an orchard. Now we are talking a postage stamp size yard and in town living. (shudder) but you do what you got to do. So it is back to the drawing board. Your post are helping me with my revised 5 year plan. Keep the ideas coming ladies. I need all the help I can get.

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