anyone used their preps?

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  1. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator Site Supporter

    Alaskachick and I both were introduced to REI, back when we were Kids, by our respective families. We both have 5 digit Membership Numbers, from back when REI was a Co-op....I went into the original Store up near Broadway in Seattle once with a pair of 10 year old Richle Boots, that were just "plain worn out" and asked the Shoe Manager to replace them....He looked a little weird, but said he would.... then I told him I was only kidding, and bought a NEW Pair of the same style... He gave me a discount on the boots..... A lot more Yuppified, these days, but the Return Policy is still the same... and I still get my annual Rebate Check, in the mail, every year.... Just Say'en.... YMMV....
  2. munchy

    munchy Monkey

    Yup I felt like a douche tradin in the coat but at the time I was unemployed, and the size of my rebates has been in the triple digits for more than a few years, I need fewer hobbies lol. A friend worked there and people would buy gear and return it at the end of the season, talk about taking advantage. I thought they were still a co-op though.
  3. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey++

    When we set out on prepping I tried to buy as much stuff as possible that we normally use. So flour rice ect comes from a bucket with a gamma lid and when empty the next bucket gets opened and the old one refilled, marked and stored.
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator Site Supporter

    I am visiting my oldest sisters place in Utah... We had all our meals, prepared f r,om the rotating stock from their Preps. Not that much difference from what we would normally eat except we had fresh milk, instead of Boxed Milk.....
  5. JABECmfg

    JABECmfg Multi-Useless Site Supporter

    I've dug into the stash before, but never because of a real emergency and never for anything critical to survival - a roll of aluminum foil once, a bottle of whiskey more than once, and some hygiene items every now and then - soap, toothpaste, etc.

    I have a self-imposed rule that I tend to follow - when raiding the stash, always replace what you took with 2 of the same thing. My reasoning is that if I allow myself to run out of something in my normal daily life, it's because I have either overlooked it, or misjudged how much of it I would need or how long the amount I had on hand would last - and if I did it once, there's a good chance that I'd do it again and run out of it in a "situation", so I take it as a sign that I should be keeping more of it.
    munchy and oldawg like this.
  6. Turtle

    Turtle Monkey

    in 2011 i was without power for about 12 days..people laughed at my trangia burner not a week before...wasn't so funny when they wanted hot coffee lol
  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey... Site Supporter

    Used ours last year during our week long ice storm that shut everything down including power, grociery stores and most gas stations. We did well when most of our neighbors evacuated for services at their families or other areas that still had power and heat. Had a good list of needed items for our prep's afterwards, call it lesson's learned.
  8. KAS

    KAS Monkey

    tard dart wha kinda things were u short
  9. PaxMentis

    PaxMentis Philosopher King

    We rotate foodstuffs and paper products...on a yearly basis we use some of pretty much everything of that sort that we store. We have only in the past few years started storing freeze-dried foods , mostly staples that we like, and I make it a point to include them now and then (I make a great TVP taco...).

    As far as other stuff, pretty much everything I own is a prep...for something. I needed some motor mounts done for my car last week and dipped into the store of flat stock I have "just because".

    As far as actually needing to use my preps, no...but they sure make it handy to do stuff without running to town for the stuff I need. (or did before we moved to town) :smile:
  10. testhop

    testhop Monkey

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