What did you do to prep this past week?

This week I will have limited access to the Internet so responding to comments as well as any issues with the website will be difficult and slow.

This past week I was able to pick up and work on a few things:

Picked up some seeds from the local Farmer’s Exchange. I am getting ready to plant my garden and also put together a few seed banks.

Group Ham Repeater. I have put in a lot of hours trying to put together a small Ham repeater. By the way – I know “Ham” doesn’t need to be capitalized. Anyways –  hours and hours have been spent trying different ways to extend 2 meter communications so that if the local repeater is compromised for any reason group communications would be possible. It has been about 9 months since working on it and just started back on Saturday. Still no success. I am using a Argent Simplex Repeater hooked to a Baofeng UV-5R Handheld.


So far success continues to evade me. Technical issues are providing intermittent levels of success where 100% reliability is required.

Crossbow. Picked up a target for my Barnett crossbow which I have not shot since buying it several weeks ago. It is a compound model like my bow and plan to add a recurve for the simplicity.

Bought a box of Federal 45ACP 230-grain FMJ ammo with aluminum cases for my Springfield XD45 Tactical. I have shot these before and love ’em.

Chinese PVS-14 Clone. I ordered a Chinese-copy of a PVS-14 night vision monocular. I know this thing is NOTHING like a really PVS but really curious if it is useful at all. I have an old toy night vision device and it actually works pretty decent.


So – what have you done this past week?



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