I generally watch Sam from Prep Medic for info on tactical and remote medical issues. I found another channel today, that I have spent several hours going through and thought was worth sharing. Six Echo Systems. Both good channels for learning from when preparing for training in wilderness and Tactical medicine courses.
I’m always on the look out for easy to grow plants that can be used as a staple crop. Going to try growing these next.
Prepping is a life style not something you can really do here and there. Life gets in the way every now and again. Ive noticed many of my friends that are into prepping are the same way, but lately they have gotten back into the prepper mindset with all that is going on in the world.
Governments have learned that it is much easier to fight each other through proxy and economics than ever firing a shot and to control people through fear rather than force.
I myself had put aside prepping to deal with loss, injury, rehab and building a new home to live in. I had enough tinned, jar food and TP to last 6 months which over the last nine months has slowly been rotated into oblivion to help save funds to pay off vet and mechanical bills. I’m still trying to save for a small trailer and working on my van which includes another fridge.
My preps are by far not complete but Ive thought of starting to stock up again on essentials. Storage room is now my short coming, hence the trailer idea. I was always buying extra tinned tomato’s when out on sale, I put them in everything from stews to curry’s. With the rising price of food and fuel I walk through the markets now and barely come out with anything for the same money which a year ago would have filled a trolley.
Seeds are once again on my list many still out of stock, chicken forage, wild garlic, strawberry spinach, walking onions, alpine strawberry’s, goose berry’s, salsify, burdock, mangel wuzel, okra. Anything easy to grow from seed and can be used as a staple.
I no longer watch the news, I no longer care about which countries are fighting one another, which are trying to create their own currency, or trying to launder off their old stock piles of arms to fight by proxy or the new variants of germ warfare. I don’t know how else you would describe our latest plague. I wont say the (C) word its not politically correct.
I prep because I know if anything goes wrong there’s always food in the pantry, even if I cant afford anything else.
This is something Ive been searching for a long time. A smaller mattock with a removable handle for storing with my recovery gear. Add an axe head for an all round multi digging and chopping tool.
Recently I stopped carrying items either on my belt, because of the sports seats in my Raptor the items would dig into my side. Or in my pockets due to the bulk and weight. My pants kept falling down. I was determined that anything I had in storage that I couldn’t incorporate into my system of carry for all my packs would be either sold or given away. So I started using my Versipack more and it became a habit to grab it every time I went out and I only carry the minimal of gear in it to keep down weight and what I have found I use all the time.
Maxpedition Gear Octa Versipack
Gerber Multi tool
Spare Reading Glasses
Torniquet – RATS
Wallet – Maxpedition Gear Spartan
Spare charging cable
Knife Benchmade SOCP “There may be cake and for special meat cutting tasks” Coch
Spare Handcuff key
Been messing around with my TT Medic Assault Pack today and trying to fill it out. Cant finish it off until I receive a full length a full length bungee section.
I’m still getting used to van life. I cant seem to settle. Since November Ive had to keep busy all the time, now the van is on the road I get itchy feet every few days. I know I need to organize the inside better. Met a Youtuber today Richard from Bushcub’s Adventures. At-least I actually talked to someone. I’m starting to feel like a fringe dweller, living on the edge of society. Life was easier when I had my staffy, Its been 9 months now and I still miss her every day. Had to come down out of the hills, not enough sun to charge the panels. I was using the diesel heater more up there.
I don’t know who works out how long it takes for a track to walk but their full of shite! 10 minutes more like 30. Pushed myself on this one. I don’t like giving up. It also ended the day for me, camped around the corner for the night.
Today was more stenciling for the rear door and manufacturing brackets for attaching the solar panels onto the roof racks. Will require a four man job to lift them onto the van. Time to start feeding the internal wiring network.
I decided to replace my 511 Tactical Rush 12 with the TT Medic bag for my bleed out kit. I just couldn’t organize the rush as I would have liked.