December went quick for our house, as I am guessing it did for many of you. While my main focus was around time with family and friends I did manage to work in a couple of prepping tasks.
Here are a couple of ways I prepped in December.
During December I took advantage of a holiday deal that was being offered by Survivalist Prepper for their Academy membership. For the past couple of months, I have enjoyed listening to their weekly podcast and wanted to see more of what they offered. As I make my way through the program I will provide updates on my experience. Here is a link with more information if you want to check it out for yourself, Survivalist Prepper Academy.
Several months ago I received my HAM Technician license and picked up a small radio to start working with. I started out with the Baofeng UV-5R for about $35 from Amazon. The communications coordinator in my local CERT team recommended the unit and it had received good reviews on Amazon. During December I picked up the second unit and set it up with the same preprogrammed channels. As a result, we now have a low-cost communications network at home that could be used in an emergency situation.
In an article last month, What’s in my Get Home Bag, I noted several items that needed to be updated. Luckily my wife must read my posts and want me to get home if needed because several showed up as gifts on Christmas morning. I now have an Orca EMT IFAK pouch and an Evernew Water Bladder with my bag. Once I get some more time testing them out I will provide additional feedback.
What prepping activities did you do in December?
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