In October I spent some time sharpening and in some cases re-learning previous skills and plans. With the amount of new information and input we all deal with, carving out some time for review and reflection is very important to make sure we have properly prepped for the everyday unexpected.
Here are a couple of ways I prepped in October.
Growing up as a Boy Scout I spent a lot of time learning knots. How to tie them, what they are good for, and along with all of the odd name like a sheepshank or a two half hitch . While it is useful to know how to tie a proper knot for a given situation and maybe even what the knot is called I have not kept up with this skill set. So, I ordered some para-cord and set out to relearn some basic knot tying. In addition to brushing up on the basics, I also did a para-cord project that you can check out, Para-Lightning Cable.
I took advantage of a slow Saturday afternoon this month and did a quick inventory/sanity check of my Get Home Bag. This is a small backpack that I keep in my car with basic supplies that I might need to help get home during an unplanned event. Since putting the bag together several years ago, I have spent time learning and thinking about what might be important in different situations. Until now I have never gone back to make sure the bag still meets my needs. I unpacked everything from the bag and compared it with the inventory list that I keep. As part of this excessive, I pulled several things out, refilled some of the consumables that I had used, and made a list of items that I would like to add in the near future.
Our dog’s love October because that means they get a new stockpile of Pumpkin puree. Every year, near or after Halloween, we buy up clearance pumpkins, typically for less than a $1 each. We then bake them, package the puree in storage containers, and freeze to be used as dog food supplement for the next couple of months. FrugallyBlonde.com has a great step by step article on How to Cook a Pumpkin.
What did you do to prep in October?
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