Alternative Lighting

As alternative lighting has been a popular topic on various Jars Prep nets I figured the following from a local blog here in North Carolina would be a good reminder for a lot of people.

https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/oil-lamps/

I especially like his comments towards the end shown below.

If you can be the guy who shrugs when the power goes off and simply charlie mikes (continues movement) on with his life, then the problems of the world will be no big cause for panic.

Based on the success stories shared on the Jars Prep net there are many that are just continuing on like nothing happened!

Camping and Survival

It is Tuesday and I am already looking forward to tonight’s prep net on the mighty blow torch. I was reading on http://survivalblog.com/ about a company moving down from New York to Sanford. Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to stop in can visit the store.

I talked to the owner Tony for quite a while and encourage anyone that is looking for some camping or survival stuff to visit https://www.campingsurvival.com/ as they most likely have what you need. He mentioned to me that he took the technician class last year, but was out of town for the exam. We need to ask him when visiting when he will get licensed as he would be a good resource.

baconHe has a varied background and mentioned they will be having some demo days and manufacturers visit their warehouse for some specials. I even saw professionally canned bacon for the first time. Among his long term food storage and MRE’s he also had a lot of fish meds in stock.

Looking forward to hearing you on the radio tonight at 9:00 PM on the AK4H repeater as we have our weekly rag chew about preparedness. Whether you enjoy listening on your radio, scanner, or even echolink it is a check in driven net so if you have your technician license or higher feel free to hit the PTT button. If you have not gotten your ticket yet please let us know what we can do to help.

DeVilbiss Generator

This is a great offering as discussed on tonight’s Jars Prep Net.

I was offered a generator for sale from a friend at work. I have one that suits my needs and thought I would pass this offer along. My generator is from the same manufacturer as my friends and it is good quality plus the price is right.

This generator is a DeVilbiss and is rated at 5000 watt continuous 6250 watt surge output. Power is a 10 hp Briggs and Stratton gas engine.
The generator was run and tested right before the last storm we had a couple of weeks ago. He is asking $300.

Contact Joe McGinnis directly at 919-449-1216 and let him know Mike Foster gave you his number.

See ya later as I am breaking open the piggy bank to see how much I can scrounge. That seems like a heck of a deal to me!

Radio and Prepping

As discussed on the Jars Prep Net below are the links I referenced about communication, radio, and prepping.

Frank and Fern (http://thoughtsfromfrankandfern.blogspot.com)

Sparks 31 (https://sparks31signalcorps.wordpress.com/)

Western Rifle Shooters (https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/) which is a dump of various bloggers and sometimes has radio information.

73,

kk4kfg

Post Weather Tips

Certainly hope that everyone can tune in and give us a postmortem on how the winter weather and a power outage went for everyone. What did you learn that you can improve upon?

I am looking forward to turning on the radio tonight at 9:00 PM on the AK4H repeater as we have our weekly rag chew about preparedness. Whether you enjoy listening on your radio, scanner, or even echolink it is a check in driven net so if you have your technician license or higher feel free to hit the PTT button. If you have not gotten your ticket yet please let us know what we can do to help.