I save shower water for flushing the toilet. When I trim the trees the wood is saved.
PFA;; Last 10 days, My mail was being operated by a 3 unauthorized Party, Verizon alerted me, along with Norton security, during that time I passed my 4 hr. Cardio Nuclear scan stress test, includes treadmill year-end report will be 1/4/13 for my heart.. Beware folks the Internet is running rampet ;; alot of Phishing sites and stealing our Identity, So change log-ins and passwords, refresh your computer and have your net provider check your operation security.. Will all this be back to normal * Were protected by our Federal Gov, right.!! Sounds good, but I don't feel safe in this country..! Aleast for now we still have gun rights..!! Everyone have a Merry Christmas, and God Bless..!!
I was totally physically unfit. I began walking each day. I am currently increasing the distance each week.
10---4 Deb, Walk for life works, of course the proper cookies and milk..! Amen
Good for you! Walking 1 mile or riding a bike 1 mile burns 100 calories
That's good to know, I try get in at least 1 1/2 miles every day. I have a great pedometer - on Omron- just keep it in my pocket and it tracks steps, miles and calories. Right now I'm getting ready for an 8/10 of a mile trail at my local park.
Morning Twana, I can't say that I take any specific action each and every day in regards to training or prepping. What I can say is that after 21 years in the military it is ingrained to the point I don’t really think about it. I don’t have a workout routine like I had to maintain in the Army, but I do stretches throughout the day or whenever I feel tight. I keep telling myself that I need to get back into the push-ups, sit-ups, and run again but the truth is it’s hard to work into a normal day and it has to be a forced event. As far as prepping I have to schedule according to time and budget. I prioritize supplies and equipment as to what I can’t do without and then prioritize again as to what comes first to survival. As for my tools and equipment it’s an unconscious event. What I mean by that is I have maintained my equipment for so long that I don’t even think about it anymore. I check my weapons daily running through function checks and inspecting each and every piece as I work with it cleaning and just general care. I learned early on as a PVT to run straps, cords, buckles, and everything else through my fingers. Your sense of touch is keen enough to find things your eyes might miss and you can do it each and every time you touch something.
One thing I do is research and write; about everything. When I started all of this a couple of years ago I had a general idea of what I thought I needed and I figured my military training would serve me as needed, but I was wrong all the way around. My training served me well in the military, but in the civilian world I was quickly losing my skills. In the Army we had a saying; “You never rise to the occasion… you only fall on your training.” I started a list of food and equipment and expanded it to shelter and security. What I have ended up with is a book that is somewhere around 182 pages in length and grows a couple of pages a day. I also have a library of books covering everything from trapping to tracking and wild plants to include their uses for food and medical and where / how to find them. I also have added military Regulations, Field Manuals, and TM’s and anything I can find from FEMA, TSA, the Red Cross, and anything else I can get my hands on.
I do go out into the back yard or the woods when I can to try to apply what I have read and I like to take notes about the outcome, kind of an After Action Report (AAR); what went well, what went wrong, and what can be improved and how.
I will share any info with anyone who asks or wants help wherever I can. I don’t have anyone close by to work with so it’s kind of a one man show. I also know there are lots of gaps and cracks because I’m alone, but with that said I also know I am better prepared than most and I’m not going down in the first wave.
Up, greet family/pets, streach, meds, breakfast, more meds, FOX news, e-mail. Check "To Do" list and calendar for errends, appointments/meetings. Secure weapons. Weekly audit of ependable items on hand, make list for replacements & consult with sale papers/on-line offers for best pricing, including medical supplies. Long term food items are dated & rotated; bulk items have been processed for long term possibilities (rice, beans, etc) in food grade containers and initial packing with dry ice (kills bugs, eggs and creates super tight seal from the coldness). Hunting/fishing items cleaned and ready for use bi-monthly. I have several small garden plots with seasonal plantings, I'm in Fla. Tend fruit trees. Have water supply checked every 6 months, quantity and quality, I have city water, but also have a private well. I have breakfast at a local cafe about 1X/wk. to pick up on local goins on, some folks I've known since elementary school; never interrogate, just listen & elicete info. Journalize daily. I will send more to Twana for distribution.
I am 70, retired from the U.S.Army and stay very busy; I have a green house and small garden in boxes ; I collect rain water (when it rains here in TX.) have 3 containers of 250 gallons each for the garden; it is a blessing and works very well. I use shower and washing machine water for flowers ; compost; grass, cardboard, paper, alluminum cans; there is no limit; it is imagination at work.
Walking or riding a bike for 1 mile will burn approx 100 calories.
I will be 54 in Feb 2013. I work out daily with TacFit (Tactical Fitness). It was designed for special ops and is a thirty minute daily workout. Additionally, it relies on body weight since it is nigh impossible to carry weights with you into the field and is cardio intensive. It has three major levels of increasing difficulty. Each level has three levels of increasing difficulty.
Additionally, I train with Target Focus Training. The originator of the program is an ex-Seal. I have trained with other programs but what sets TFT apart is that they train to kill your attacker and they are not afraid to say so. What do you expect from a Seal, right? Generally, anyone who is trained with TFT can incapacitate, knock unconscious or kill a person with four or fight well-placed strikes. The strikes are easy to learn, are not reliant on your present health condition and are muscle-memory intensive.
Also, I am training to use knives rather than guns. I do know how to use a handgun but there are many reasons why a person should not rely on the handgun. The use of the knife actually fits will with TFT because the program stresses not to "fight" as in sparring but to do violence to another when necessary. The use of the knife is a tool within the system used to strike at certain targets for the greatest damage.
I also just finished reading an Army manual about survival. I was AF law enforcement and one of the hats I wore was a trained guerrilla warfare specialist. I was trained by the 10th SF in Germany. I am going to read the AF survival manual next. I am trying to fish more and I am going to learn hunting skills in case things go south.