Prep’s This Week

FYI: The regular “Prep’s This Week” post will be published on Saturdays from this point forward.

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What a week!!!! Emotions ran all ends of the spectrum and ended certainly up on the high side.

Made a couple significant purchases –

Ordered an upper to further a new AR build project. I selected the 16″ Mid State Specter .223 Wylde Gen3 Slim Rail version. This is my second upper purchased from Mid State Firearms so obviously I am very happy with my first.


Ordered a Yaesu 2900R 2 meter ham radio. After a lot of research I selected this mobile radio due to its excellent power(75 watts), not fan, and rugged reputation. Many in the 4×4 community use this radio while off-roading and with a tall whip antenna report excellent range. I have not ordered any additional cables, mounts – or even the appropriate antenna yet. November 29th I start ham radio classes.

I considered purchasing an HF radio such as the Yaesu FT-857D. With some recent events I don’t feel the sense of urgency to get this level of radio right now – but will early 2017. Having the lack of knowledge on how to use a radio of this type I’ll look closer at getting one after my upcoming class.

Also ordered a ProMag 15 round magazine for my Hi Point 9mm Carbine as well as 2 30-round Kel-Tec PMR30 magazines. Found these on  sale from The Sportsmans Guide.

Made some headway on organizing supplies. Seems like an endless battle. Getting there.

Started some Christmas shopping and did so with a preparedness-twist: bought my youngest a Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 .22LR semi-auto carbine. I have one of these already and love it.

Sounds like “Guns and Radio Week”!

OK – how about you?

What prepping have you done over the last week?



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