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How did you prep today and Did you do any physical training ?


If so, what and how, when and where? Maybe you're works will help others get started or give others some good ideas.

Preparing is new to some of us, therefore, we need all the suggestions and Ideas we can get.

Thanks to all who help in this.



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I save shower water for flushing the toilet. When I trim the trees the wood is saved.

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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.

It’s Not That Simple

A 150-pound athlete burns about 272 calories by swimming 1,500 yards in 30 minutes. Swimming butterfly for the same amount of time will burn 38 percent more calories, while breaststroke burns only 25 percent more and backstroke burns 12 percent less. A 120-pound athlete burns only 218 calories swimming the same 1,500-yard workout (60 lengths in a 25-yard pool). If all those numbers left your head swimming, remember that calories burned depends on stroke, effort, speed, gender, weight and skill. Most swimmers swim a mix of strokes at various intensities, so calorie counts should be taken with a grain of salt. In general, the faster an athlete swims, the more calories she will burn in an hour. For example, if the 150-pound swimmer in the previous example can swim one more length per minute, she will burn 102 more calories in the same 30 minute period. If you do the math, that actually works out to almost half a calorie LESS per length. Surprised? In swimming, efficiency is more important than effort. The Exercise and Sports Science Review has shown that competitive male swimmers expend only 280 calories to swim a mile (about 70 lengths), while swimmers of average ability will incinerate about 440 calories to cover the same distance. At that rate, how can swimming faster possibly burn more calories? Even though efficient swimmers burn fewer calories per lap, they cover more distance in the same period of time. All those extra lengths can add up to over 100 additional calories in 30 minutes.

Swimming Compared to Other Exercise

A study by Jang, et al., in 1987 found that collegiate male swimmers and distance runners burn equal numbers of calories in training. Female swimmers actually burned more calories than their on-land counterparts. This is probably because competitive swimmers do more high-intensity intervals, which burn more calories and require more energy for recovery than the steady efforts frequent in a distance runner’s training. Many studies have been done to find out why elite swimmers, on average, have 5 percent more body fat than other endurance athletes. Luise Burke reviewed several studies published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine and International Journal of Sports Medicine in her book Practical Sports Nutrition. She concluded that these studies failed to provide satisfactory answers to the puzzle (see references below for more information). Swimmers' high body fat percentages remains a mystery.

Best Workout for You

Swimming is an excellent full-body aerobic workout, burning as many calories per hour as running or cycling at the same intensity. It is a safe option for overweight, elderly and pregnant athletes whose bodies cannot handle high-impact sports. If swimming floats your boat, then keep at it. It doesn’t matter if you’re splashing around with your kids burning 400 calories an hour, or burning 748 calories per hour honing your butterfly for the Olympic trials. Any kind of swimming burns calories. Whatever sport gets you off the couch most often is the one that will burn the most calories in the long run.

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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. 




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