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Friday Open Thread - What have you done this week to prepare?

Got some good things accomplished this week:

  • Purchased a new buffer tube, castle nut and Magpul ASAP sling mount, all from Amazon. The old buffer tube had been purchased used, and arrived to me with a gouge in the threads; it worked, but needed replacing. The $17 Amazon buffer tube is good quality, made in the USA and installed perfectly, as did the other pieces.
  • Purchased and set up a black Magpul MS2 Sling. I will post a review in a bit, but initially, it works well, switching shoulders is easy, switching from single to two point is fast, construction is good. Could use some padding - not really a big deal, but might get tiring if you were wearing the rifle slung for long periods of time.
  • Received shipment of the 300 rounds of 5.56mm 55-grain FMJ I purchased a bit ago.
  • Purchased and received shipment of of some WWII vintage silver dimes; Mercury dimes--a very pretty design--and I found them for just under spot, too!
  • Purchased a strap wrench, successfully opened my Military Fuel Cans and rotated my 10 gallon emergency stash of gasoline. Used a shaker siphon to transfer the fuel, which worked amazingly well. HIGHLY recommended.
  • Put together a dozen meal/snack packs from off the shelf components. I'll have a post up soon. Basically 1000-1200 calories of ready-to-eat, no heating needed, trail-friendly foods.
  • Have been reading Cody Lundin's When All Hell Breaks Loose; excellent/quirky so far!
  • Our camping trip plans are moved to next weekend.
  • Heading to the range this morning--yay!
Should figure out some other good stuff to do over the much-needed long weekend! Yay! Enjoy the Monday off, readers! 

Let us know what you've been able to accomplish so far this past week!