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by helicopilot
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: What Did You Prep This Week
Replies: 1304
Views: 111002
Canada

Re: What Did You Prep This Week

Some serious shopping there FarmGal. What did you get for sickle? Considering getting one as well, but am not willing to part with a pay check for one...
by helicopilot
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Communication & Tech
Topic: Mobile Communication
Replies: 9
Views: 1455
Canada

Re: Mobile Communication

Clarence, this is becoming interesting to me... Comm is anything but KISS and I have to tell you that the old adage “amateur speak tactics, professionals talk logistics” was written before electronic communications! About half the planning before a military aviation mission is spent on communication...
by helicopilot
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Communication & Tech
Topic: Mobile Communication
Replies: 9
Views: 1455
Canada

Re: Mobile Communication

Just read bout the massive outage. I have some GMRS (?) radios - those with a range advertised at 20-40km (exaggerated 10x) compatible with my neighbour’s. I also have 3 BAofengs but have not yet configured them - still in boxes in my metallic gun vault. I could share those with my neighbours to cre...
by helicopilot
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: No shortages?
Replies: 100
Views: 2012
Canada

Re: No shortages?

Sale prices on feed is negligible. Peavey Mart (Tractor Supply) sometimes marks them as $0.50 off.
by helicopilot
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: No shortages?
Replies: 100
Views: 2012
Canada

Re: No shortages?

Canning jars are up $2/ dozen ($7.99 to $9.97) Chicken feed up about $2/ sack ($13 to $15) Mrs HP is usually the one doing groceries so I don’t have the same “intelligence” on grocery inflation, but the credit card bill for grocery gives me an idea of about 20% rise in cost, though we’ve also been b...
by helicopilot
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: No shortages?
Replies: 100
Views: 2012
Canada

Re: No shortages?

Actually... Don't do what I just did and look at previous orders on Amazon vs current prices, it's scary!! Average is 20% increase!! Batteries, coffee pods, work gloves, Nalgene water bottle...
by helicopilot
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: No shortages?
Replies: 100
Views: 2012
Canada

Re: No shortages?

Another interesting thing. Looking at buying some more rechargeable batteries. Looked on Amazon and the price seemed steep ($45 for a 16 pack of EBL 2800 mAh). Checked my previous order, 2 years ago was $38 for same. I suppose demand drives the cost and there's probably more demand these days. Any s...
by helicopilot
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Gardening and agriculture
Topic: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 1720
Canada

Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

I don’t think I can take credit for anything... but yes, I’ve certainly read of preppers and their “seed vaults” Ready to take on gardening at the first sign of TEOTWAWKI. Their in for a surprise. I’m 5 years into serious gardening and it’s truly humbling. This year I don’t have fancy stuff. It’s le...
by helicopilot
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: No shortages?
Replies: 100
Views: 2012
Canada

Re: No shortages?

Interesting situation today. A neighbours asked me if they could buy eggs from me as there were NONE at the store she went. She had also heard that there were none at another store.....

I’m not really in the stick, but by a medium sized town a relative short distance away from Edmonton.
by helicopilot
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: What Did You Prep This Week
Replies: 1304
Views: 111002
Canada

Re: What Did You Prep This Week

Gardening and canning. A few dozen jars of berry compote and already half a dozen jars of pickle.

Obtained a small chicken tractor from a friend who gave up on backyard chickens (but now has pigs and beef).

Rotated approx 80L of gas.

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