Last night we went to the local BBQ and Fly In On The River held in our town hosted by the local Wabash BBQ. They had a great turnout for the first evening of a 2 day event. There was a band playing called Salem Road and they were very good. They played a wide variety of rock and rock classics. We stopped by a friend who is in the competion and sampled some sausage, chicken, ham and beef along with a couple of beers. There is a precision drum and dance team from Kansas City that showed up to perform. They are called The Marching Cobras. What a talented bunch of kids. To end our rare evening out we sat on a friends deck and watched a very nice fireworks show.
While cruising Craigslist yesteday morning I found an ad for food grade buckets with lids for 2 bucks apiece. In the morning we are going to get a dozen of them. We have filled all the last ones we bought, at a higher price, with rice, beans, pasta, sugar, spices. We will next put away some more rice and beans as well as a quantity of salt and powdered milk. We really need to get a quality water filter to augment our food supply. I keep telling everyone to keep their eye on Craigslist as there is no telling what treasure you'll find on that site. So, this week to add to our preparedness inventory I added 300 rounds of .22, a 6 gallon water can and a dozen 5 gallon buckets and a case of pint jars. Oh, and this morning I found at a local thrift store, 2 books for 2.99 each. One called "The Green Pharmacy" and the other called "The Doctors Guide to Home Remedies". What have you done in the last week to boost your family's preps?