Because it’s been a while since last I checked, I went through Ye Olde Bugge Outte Bagge on Sunday, and found myself short of a couple of items, most notably paracord. (How the hell did that happen? I used to have a 500′ drum of the stuff. There is some thick rope in the bag, but only about 25′ of it.) Also short were facemasks, but I do have a few of those so no panic there, really. Also lacking was the supply of water-purification tablets, all duly remedied by a quick trip to Academy.
The nunya gun and ammo were fine, of course, as was the backup supply of .22 ammo.
One disturbing shortcoming was that neither of my walkie-talkies works anymore — no idea how that happened, but they were only Radio Shack 1-mile cheapies, and I haven’t used them since about 2007 anyway, so I’m probably due a new pair. Which brings me to an RFI: does anyone have any idea of the latest and greatest in walkie-talkies? Caveat: I don’t want to spend a boatload of $$$ on them; I just want them reliable, with about 2-5 miles range. Features etc. to a minimum, especially if those have an effect on the total price. All personal experience welcome (as with all my RFIs).
Other than that, all is well.
Update: I’ll be getting these radios unless someone warns me off.