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Prepper Events and Meetings / Re: Prepper Swap Meet
« Last post by TWP on July 13, 2016, 08:48:45 PM »
Good!  We'll be there too.
Prepper Events and Meetings / Re: Prepper Swap Meet
« Last post by Jerry D Young on July 13, 2016, 08:24:19 PM »
Thank you!

Really looking forward to it.

Prepper Events and Meetings / Prepper Swap Meet
« Last post by Glenda KG7MZO on July 13, 2016, 07:23:36 PM »
All right folks.  This is the much anticipated event I know many of you have been waiting for!  So, round up your barter items and get ready to test those haggling skills!

Prepper Swap Meet
Saturday, August 13, 2016
In the parking lot of Prep and Save
1472 Linda Way
Sparks, NV 89431
10:00am – 12:00pm
 Brush off your old gear.  Box up some of that extra food storage that’s taking up space.  Bring your extra books, bedding and blankets.  Have an overstock of medical supplies?  Bring all your excess Prepper gear and barter items and hone your bartering skills with other Preppers looking for deals!
All transactions must be trade/barter – NO CASH TRANSACTIONS, except for Prepper silver
Please bring your wares, a table or something to display your gear and be ready to get your barter on!
The Prep and Save Store will also be open for any in-store purchases.

The meeting was really terrific.  A lot was covered and Rob's comments (as always) were enlightening. 

Those that missed it, I hope you can make the next one.

Look forward to the next one.

Report on the meeting?
How'd it go?
Very sorry to let you all know, I cannot make this session.
If you talk radio stuff, take notes, email them to me and we can continue the discussions via email or posts on the forum.
Prepper Events and Meetings / Re: Bug In Earthquake Drill
« Last post by Jo Schumacher on July 09, 2016, 04:22:09 PM »
Thanks for this Robb, I have bottles in the freezer, but when my power has gone off.... several times during the winter, I left them in the freezer... sometimes someone just has to tell us to do something like move them to the fridge to help extend that cooling time. 
Sad news for me but not for you.  A dear friend and prepper died last month, his cousin came to work on his estate and has asked me to sell some of his prepping items.  I will bring them to this meeting on Tuesday.  I haven't yet inventoried it but I can tell you that dry food, I think a gas mask, a basic go bag, are some of the items.  If you can't make it Tuesday and want more info. Call at 775-848-0692 and we can talk about what you want me to set aside or if you want to buy it now.  Otherwise I look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday and hope to not have to bring anything home with me.  PS Cash is best but if you are bringing a check book let me know so I can find out if you make it out to the cousin or the estate.
Prepper Events and Meetings / Bug In Earthquake Drill
« Last post by Rob McKevitt on July 06, 2016, 09:05:49 PM »
It's July with a hot summer weekend with lot's to do and a perfect time to get it done until the earthquake hits, and it's a big one. At 8:42 AM on July 9th, Northern Nevada is shook by a massive 7.5 earthquake lasting almost a full minute and you are caught in it. Damage is widespread and utilities are interrupted. Travel is restricted due to road and bridge damage. It's time to activate your plan and get your kit. We are going to begin our Earthquake Drill with a simulated event giving us a chance to practice our plans, test our kits and hone our skills. At a weekend of your choosing if you are unable to commit to this weekend, we will start our drill. Begin by activating your family meet up plan to ensure everyone knows where to go. Physically turn off the water to your property or at each sink and toilet. Turn off the main power breaker to your home or apartment. Simulate turning off the gas to your home although please don't actually do this; otherwise you will need the gas company to come out and turn it back on along with your pilot lights. Your refrigerator if left closed will normally last a 24-hour period. Most Preppers keep bottled water in the freezer to move to the refrigerator to extend this time period. Having a thermometer in both the refrigerator and freezer is a cheap but effective way to ensure the safety of your food by knowing when to throw it out. Plan on not being able to flush your toilets unless you have stored extra water to do so. Your hot water heater is a great source of additional water. If you haven't drained a hot water heater, please learn to do so for this drill. It's simple and helps extend the life of your unit. Do not use a bar-be-que or white gas camp stove inside your home due to carbon dioxide poisoning. This is VERY dangerous and should never be done. You can use these to cook your meals but only outside. For those that feel confident in their plans and preparations and want to enhance their training, I would encourage you to begin sooner and extend you drill for 48 hours. It is meant to be inconvenient and to put you through different situations so sometimes it may take longer than 24 hours to see an issue manifest. Start Friday instead of Saturday and restore the power and water on Sunday evening or even for the most adventurous, Monday. If there was an actual earthquake, most of us still have to attempt to go to work and what better way to really test out your plans than when you have to work on a schedule and get to work on time. If you are up to the task, add an additional element to your drill like traveling by foot or bike somewhere, helping a neighbor in some way as though you would in a real event or communicating to others in the group your drill in real time. Maybe you might invite over friends or family to share in your drill as though they weren't able to stay at their own homes. What would a real event look like for you and add that element.Please post your experiences and lessons learned on our forum. What went well? What didn't work like you expected? What big take away lesson did you learn? Did you add a twist, extra tasks or manage in an additional element to your drill?  So, make a plan, get a kit and get ready to rumble.
Make plans right now to attend this premier Prepper event.
Learn about Ham Radio, how it benefits the Prepper and what it takes to have reliable radio communication during a disaster or emergency.
Location: To be determined
Start sending us your location suggestions.
I would like to see a location at a moderately high elevation to give us more propagation and cooler temperatures.
Send suggestions to me at or just reply to this post.

We show up to set up camp on Friday.
The Field Day event runs Saturday through Sunday.
More info will be posted so keep an eye here.
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