Of course the big item is getting the 9mm off layaway and at least a couple of boxes of ammo. Sportsmansguide has 4 Kerosene lamps for $18.00. These are the fully enclosed lamps. I love the look of the Hurricane type lamps they are a little hard to move without breaking the chimney. My local True Value store is having a great sale on several little items I’ve been wanting to pick up.
I’ve been wanting to get a hands free flashlight for some time and True Value has a LED light that clips on to the brim of a hat/baseball cap for only $2.00. I can afford to get 5 and have some for trade or to give out to family members. I have quite a few little flashlights already on hand for trade so I don’t think I can go wrong for only $2.00.
I’m just going to pick up four boxes of canning lids and skip the jars as I still have plenty of jars for canning still on hand. My garden is still on the small side so I’ll make it up once the harvest starts coming into the farmer’s markets and Pauls.
Last but not least is grabbing another outdoor extension cord for $7.00 at True Value. After riverrider’s adventure I want to have at least one more cord that gives me three 25 foot plus cords along with my shorter outdoor cords. I never thought all that much about extension cord going bad and I really should have considering my Army experience.
Big Lots is having a good sale on paper goods and I really like the store brand paper towels. The sheets are perforated so you can tear off just a half sheet or a whole sheet and at eight rolls for $5.00 they are a good buy. I will also pick up another package or two of the copy paper for $3.00 each. I know Ferfal from the Blog “Surviving in Argentina” said having paper and being able to copy and print was a good way to barter or pick up some extra cash in a collapse, it might be SHTF but paperwork goes on forever! Big Lots is still selling Hunt’s canned tomatoes for 60 cents a can so I will be picking up a case of twelve for the pantry as backups for my canning.
I’ve seen a couple of different ready to eat meals and veggies in single servings that might work in the BOV or my bugout buckets that I want to test out and see if they are good tasting and can be reheated without electricity. These meals would provide a break from cooking beans and rice or pasta and provide a simple break from all that waiting and work as well as combat food fatigue. I’ll let you all know how they work out.
I finally got moving a bit and got the fridge cleaned out. Honestly I dropped the ball while I was feeling crappy and let some food rot and it was nasty at least for me. I don’t like having a fridge full of food and much prefer to have it in the freezer or pantry. I also had a bad egg that I must have missed with the mineral oil. It’s darned easy to tell a bad egg when all you want to do is get the smell as far away as quickly as possible. My other eggs seem fine but the yolks are a little less firm so I’m going to try dehydrating scrambled eggs for storage.
Getting some fuel into the RV and another filled propane tank. I’d like to get some additional oil as we are starting to see another rise in petroleum products. I’d feel a lot better if I had 25 + gallons of kerosene on hand but that will have to wait for more paychecks.
I did find that Wally world has the little Zodi propane camp shower for $80.00 and I can order and have shipped for free to the store or my home. This is a newer version and I have to supply the water bucket for the pump but I can handle that easily. I don’t like supporting Wal-mart but this is what I can afford. This is a want to have, not a need to have. I think I can do okay with my five gallon Igloo water container for storing warm water if the power goes out. Same for the big Mr. Heater as I can run a 12 volt fan to circulate the heat via my little power paks.
I’m still not feeling all warm and fuzzy about the PTBs this Sept. and them holding it all together. But they have surprised me before and I keep hoping I’m wrong and all I will have on hand is a great camping and tailgating set up. In a way, I feel some pity for them as power and money is all they have in life.