MONDAY!!! What did you do to prep this week?

MONDAY!!! What did you do to prep this week?

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.

I took the entire week off from work and it was much needed. Had to go to Tennessee and while there visited some friends. While on the road I hooked up my CB for some comms testing. The radio in question is an old realistic. They don’t even make them anymore but it worked flawlessly.

Taken with my Nikon Coolpix L830 camera while on trail in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee.

Thursday I traded a Mossberg 930 that was functioning quite right for that Weatherby Mark V I told you about. I owe $400 on the rifle now. Testing, video, and pictures to follow when I bring her home.

While in Tennessee I did a bit of horse trading with a guy I know that sells optics at the local flea market. I managed to trade a Ka-Bar BK9 knife for a Millet TRS-1 4-16×50 riflescope that’s slightly used. Testing to commence once mounted on the Weatherby.

Screenshot taken from

Went out on a hike and did some edible plant identification. Look for a wild foods post coming soon. While I was hiking plants found included:

Wild Strawberries
Black Berries
Black Walnut
River Birch
various types of Violets

I also found a really awesome Shelf Fungus. First time for me. They are great for holding an ember. Basically, you take a slice out of a dried one and strike a ferrocerium rod or some other sparking device and it will smolder for hours. Great way to transport fire in bad conditions as well.

All together it was a fun week. How was yours?

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