What Did You Do to Prep this Month and Bath Salts Strike Again

A variety of related blogs often write “What did you do to prep this week/month” posts. They’re an easy way to grab a consistent post idea. I’ve avoided doing that largely because other sites already do it, but I have been curious how SHTF Blog’s readers might sound off on the subject. Are you making conscious steps to become a bit more prepared every week or month? If so, what are you doing, improving skills, buying equipment, learning more information?

This month I purchased a basic .22 lr spinner target for target practicing. I haven’t used it yet, but I’ve wanted something that I can see what/where I hit without having to go check paper targets after each magazine. If you have a variety of these spinner targets, you could set them up at varying distances and have someone calling off which target to hit. This could improve target acquisition time in addition to accuracy. Along that “product acquisition” preparedness theme, the folks over at Deep Conceal are sending me one of their holsters that I plan to test and review. Watch for that.

There wasn’t much that I did this month to improve my skills or knowledge, but if exercise is preparedness (as Jarhead likes to remind us), I’ve done plenty. I’ve joined the local YMCA and have been exercising again for the past 5-6 weeks. Over the long Memorial Day weekend that just ended I also hiked the 10 mile Bold Coast loop trail that’s far up the Maine coast about 30 minutes from the Canadian border. It’s a beautiful yet desolate area where the population is low and welfare rates are high. Before I move on to a more disturbing topic, here are a few pics I took from the hike:

Now on to bath salts. Remember my post from last July about bath salts turning freaks into crazies? Based on the recent story about the guy all whacked out on bath salts (media is calling it “a new potent form of LSD”) eating the face off another man, all I can say is – watch out for freaks on drugs! The information to walk away with is this: the drug makes people really hot, so they get naked, delirium sets in, and they gain super human strength and an inability to feel pain. So if you see a naked person acting crazy …

The irony of this article is that just a day ago I received an email from a reader in Florida that stated:

5/16: McArthur High School HazMat Situation: Students, Teachers
Decontaminated After Breaking Out In Rash
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/16/mcarthur-high-school-contamination_n_1521764.html

5/19: No confirmation on chemical at Fort Lauderdale International
Airport … http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/terminal-2-evacuated-at-fort-lauderdale-airport-in-hazmat-scare

5/21: Police: Man bites woman in Westchester
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/westchester/newsnow/x639948018/Police-Man-bites-woman-in-Westchester

5/23: I-285 reopens after hazmat incident
http://www.wesh.com/r/31112110/detail.html

5/23: Man Bites Cousin’s Nose Off
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Man-Bites-Cousins-Nose-Off-153100125.html

5/24: Second Broward school reports mystery rash
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/24/2815003/second-broward-school-reports.html

5/25: Hazmat Called After Kids Exposed To Pesticide On Bus: Hazmat,
EMS Respond To Lake County, FL School
http://www.wesh.com/r/31112110/detail.html

5/25: ‘Disoriented’ passenger subdued on flight in Miami
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/25/passenger-restrained-on-flight-to-miami-arrested/

5/26: Florida Doctor Spits Blood at Highway Patrolmen After DUI Arrest
http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-doctor-spits-blood-troopers-face-dui-arrest/story?id=16436402

5/27: Georgia contractor bites Lowe’s employees, resists arrest
http://columbus.wtvm.com/news/crime/54763-contractor-bites-lowes-employees-resists-arrest

All separate incidents, but all in Florida… Is this the start of the zombie apocalypse?!

Perhaps. Not the zombies I envisioned from Night of the Living Dead, but I guess “zombie” can have many meanings.

SO – what DID you do to prepare this month for the “zombie” apocalypse?

– Ranger Man

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