What did you do to prep this week? A weekly post about the various things I do to help myself and my family/friends become better prepared.
This week was a bit slow for us. We’ve started the move to my grandfather’s and have begun to stay there. As a consequence, there’s been less activity here on the site. You will see more content soon.
Changed the alternator in the ’86 Ford. Two bolts and two plugs and it comes right out. I put the new one in and went to hook it up only to find that the pulleys didn’t match. I had to remove the new alternator and pull the pulleys before swapping them. With the old pulley on the new part the truck is definitely more reliable. I also picked up a 24″ LED lightbar that will be mounted on the truck.
Met with a local guy that’s a friend of a friend to do some trading and bartering. He ended up with a camping stove and cash while I ended up with a pocket full of silver. We have plans to do more trading.
Had a small cookout with my local group. It’s been a few months since we all got together at once. We talked about all the negative things going on and then all the positives. Despite problems we all have, we also had many things to be thankful for. One member reprogrammed our handheld radios, another brought a generator and cart, another brought solar panels, and another brought batteries for use with the panels.
Altogether, it was a good productive week. It has been busy and will continue to be for the next few weeks before it slows down to some semblance of relaxation. It’s good to know who your friends are.
So how about you?