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SURVIVAL DAY 57 (Electric Mountain Bike)

Riding a Bike is an incredibly efficient mode of transportation. You can cover long distances and do it quietly, which is a good thing in a survival situation. Now boost the every day benefits of a good bike with this Electric Mountain Bike which will give you some extra boost when you need it.

That means that even when your legs are tired and those zombies come pouring out of that harmless looking RV you can will still have that extra boost of energy to get away.

Pair this with some Solar Panels and you can recharge your bike wherever you are, no matter who far off grid you’ve wandered.

DaySurvival GearCategoryEstimated Cost
Survival Day 57Electric Mountain BikeTechnology$600
Total = $8700
Survival Day 56Raptor Bed LinerTools$120
Total = $8100
Survival Day 55Augason Farms Emergency Long Grain White RiceSurvival Food$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $7980
Survival Day 54Camo Rain SuitSurvival Clothing$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $7780
Survival Day 53Stake And GrilleBasic Supplies$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $7680
Survival Day 52VIPERTEK VTS-T03 - Stun Gun FlashlightWeapons$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $7580
Survival Day 51Solar Security LightsSecurity$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $7480
Survival Day 50Garmin eTrex 30x Handheld GPS NavigatorTechnology$150 X 2 = $300
Total = $7380
Survival Day 49Overhead Garage Storage RackTools$200
Total = $7080
Survival Day 48Future Essentials Canned Dry Dog FoodSurvival Food$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $6880
Survival Day 47Thermajohn Thermal UnderwearSurvival Clothing$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $6780
Survival Day 46Shop TowelsBasic Supplies$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $6680
Survival Day 45Bear SprayWeapons$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $6580
Survival Day 44Blackout CurtainsSecurity$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $6480
Survival Day 43Light Bulb Security CamerasTechnology$40 X 1 = $80
Total = $6380
Survival Day 42Ratchet Tie Down StrapsTools$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $6300
Survival Day 41Pure Wesson Vegetable OilSurvival Food$20 X 10 = $200
Total = $6200
Survival Day 40Handyman Tool Belt SetSurvival Clothing$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $6000
Survival Day 39Travel ToothbrushBasic Supplies$8 X 5 = $40
Total = $5900
Survival Day 38Yeacool Portable Shovel MultitoolWeapons$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $5860
Survival Day 37Smart PlugsBlackout Curtains$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $5780
Survival Day 36Solar Water Heater/CollectorTechnology$1000 X 2 = $2000
Total = $5680
Survival Day 35Multi-Tool Screw DriversTools$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3680
Survival Day 34CLIF BAR - Energy BarsSurvival Food$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $3650
Survival Day 33Over Glasses Ski/Snowboard GogglesSurvival Clothing$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $3550
Survival Day 32Dual Post Grill Fire SpitBasic Supplies$70 X 2 = $140
Total = $3500
Survival Day 31Elk Ridge Fixed Blade MacheteWeapons$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $3360
Survival Day 30Door Stop AlarmsSecurity$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3260
Survival Day 29SUAOKI Crank Lantern/FlashlightsTechnology$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3230
Survival Day 2836 Inch Wrecking BarTools$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3200
Survival Day 27Stanley Classic Vacuum BottleSurvival Food$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $3170
Survival Day 26Watch HatsSurvival Clothing$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3130
Survival Day 25The Woods White Camouflage Bedding SetBasic Supplies$60
Total = $3100
Survival Day 24Hickory StickWeapons$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $3040
Survival Day 23Spring Loaded Latch PinsSecurity$10 X 10 = $100
Total = $3000
Survival Day 22Rechargeable 520 Lumen Lithium Ion Waterproof LED SpotlightTechnology$40 X 5 = $200
Total = $2900
Survival Day 21Tire ChainsTools$100
Total = $2700
Survival Day 20Emergency 3600 Calorie Food BarsSurvival Food$10 X 8 = $80
Total = $2600
Survival Day 19Winter Camo Bib OverallSurvival Clothing$60 X 2 = $120
Total = $2520
Survival Day 18Bulk Toilette PaperBasic Supplies$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $2400
Survival Day 17CRKT Provoke Kinematic KnifeWeapons$200
Total = $2200
Survival Day 16Personal 130 dB Emergency Protection AlarmsSecurity$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $2000
Survival Day 15Solar Charger 25000mAh With 4 Solar PanelsTechnology$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $1900
Survival Day 14Vehicle Snow ShovelTools$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $1800
Survival Day 13Nature's First Sea Salt BucketSurvival Food$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $1700
Survival Day 12Travel/Camping Utensils Basic Supplies$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $1500
Survival Day 11Carhartt Men's Cold Weather SocksSurvival Clothing$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $1470
Survival Day 10OUTDOOR EDGE ParaClaw Paracord Survival BraceletWeapons$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $1370
Survival Day 9Drop Bar Door BracketsSecurity$40 X 10 = $400
Total = $1330
Survival Day 8Kaito KA500 Crank Emergency RadioTechnology$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $930
Survival Day 7Mechanics Tool SetTools$70 X 2 = $140
Total = $830
Survival Day 630-Day Emergency Food PailsSurvival Food$90 X 4 = $360
Total = $790
Survival Day 5Trooper Ear Flap Bomber HatSurvival Clothing$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $430
Survival Day 4Bumper DumperBasic Supplies$120 X 1 = $120
Total = $400
Survival Day 3Smith & Wesson SWHRT9B 9in High Carbon S.S. Fixed Blade KnifeWeapons$20 X 4 = $80
Total = $280
Survival Day 2RUGCEL WINCH 4.8T Heavy Duty Recovery Winch Snatch BlocksTools$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $200
Survival Day 1Spyderco Tenacious Plain Edge Folding KnifeBasic Supplies$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $100

SURVIVAL DAY 56 (U-Pol Products RAPTOR Black Truck Bed Liner Kit – 1 Gallon kit)

Raptor Bed Liner is the perfect way to take a beat up vehicle and make it look awesome again. Pound out the dents, fill the holes with body filler, and with a bit of prep, you are ready to make that vehicle look good again. Of course, I guess that is a bit subjective, but I really like the bed liner look on off road vehicles and trucks.

Remember that prep is always key with any Bed Liner application. There is self etching primer and sandpaper, and make sure you read the directions and you will have good results. If you don’t pay up front with time on the prep you’ll pay later when the Bed Liner is flecking off.

DaySurvival GearCategoryEstimated Cost
Survival Day 56Raptor Bed LinerTools$120
Total = $8100
Survival Day 55Augason Farms Emergency Long Grain White RiceSurvival Food$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $7980
Survival Day 54Camo Rain SuitSurvival Clothing$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $7780
Survival Day 53Stake And GrilleBasic Supplies$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $7680
Survival Day 52VIPERTEK VTS-T03 - Stun Gun FlashlightWeapons$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $7580
Survival Day 51Solar Security LightsSecurity$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $7480
Survival Day 50Garmin eTrex 30x Handheld GPS NavigatorTechnology$150 X 2 = $300
Total = $7380
Survival Day 49Overhead Garage Storage RackTools$200
Total = $7080
Survival Day 48Future Essentials Canned Dry Dog FoodSurvival Food$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $6880
Survival Day 47Thermajohn Thermal UnderwearSurvival Clothing$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $6780
Survival Day 46Shop TowelsBasic Supplies$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $6680
Survival Day 45Bear SprayWeapons$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $6580
Survival Day 44Blackout CurtainsSecurity$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $6480
Survival Day 43Light Bulb Security CamerasTechnology$40 X 1 = $80
Total = $6380
Survival Day 42Ratchet Tie Down StrapsTools$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $6300
Survival Day 41Pure Wesson Vegetable OilSurvival Food$20 X 10 = $200
Total = $6200
Survival Day 40Handyman Tool Belt SetSurvival Clothing$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $6000
Survival Day 39Travel ToothbrushBasic Supplies$8 X 5 = $40
Total = $5900
Survival Day 38Yeacool Portable Shovel MultitoolWeapons$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $5860
Survival Day 37Smart PlugsBlackout Curtains$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $5780
Survival Day 36Solar Water Heater/CollectorTechnology$1000 X 2 = $2000
Total = $5680
Survival Day 35Multi-Tool Screw DriversTools$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3680
Survival Day 34CLIF BAR - Energy BarsSurvival Food$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $3650
Survival Day 33Over Glasses Ski/Snowboard GogglesSurvival Clothing$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $3550
Survival Day 32Dual Post Grill Fire SpitBasic Supplies$70 X 2 = $140
Total = $3500
Survival Day 31Elk Ridge Fixed Blade MacheteWeapons$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $3360
Survival Day 30Door Stop AlarmsSecurity$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3260
Survival Day 29SUAOKI Crank Lantern/FlashlightsTechnology$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3230
Survival Day 2836 Inch Wrecking BarTools$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3200
Survival Day 27Stanley Classic Vacuum BottleSurvival Food$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $3170
Survival Day 26Watch HatsSurvival Clothing$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3130
Survival Day 25The Woods White Camouflage Bedding SetBasic Supplies$60
Total = $3100
Survival Day 24Hickory StickWeapons$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $3040
Survival Day 23Spring Loaded Latch PinsSecurity$10 X 10 = $100
Total = $3000
Survival Day 22Rechargeable 520 Lumen Lithium Ion Waterproof LED SpotlightTechnology$40 X 5 = $200
Total = $2900
Survival Day 21Tire ChainsTools$100
Total = $2700
Survival Day 20Emergency 3600 Calorie Food BarsSurvival Food$10 X 8 = $80
Total = $2600
Survival Day 19Winter Camo Bib OverallSurvival Clothing$60 X 2 = $120
Total = $2520
Survival Day 18Bulk Toilette PaperBasic Supplies$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $2400
Survival Day 17CRKT Provoke Kinematic KnifeWeapons$200
Total = $2200
Survival Day 16Personal 130 dB Emergency Protection AlarmsSecurity$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $2000
Survival Day 15Solar Charger 25000mAh With 4 Solar PanelsTechnology$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $1900
Survival Day 14Vehicle Snow ShovelTools$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $1800
Survival Day 13Nature's First Sea Salt BucketSurvival Food$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $1700
Survival Day 12Travel/Camping Utensils Basic Supplies$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $1500
Survival Day 11Carhartt Men's Cold Weather SocksSurvival Clothing$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $1470
Survival Day 10OUTDOOR EDGE ParaClaw Paracord Survival BraceletWeapons$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $1370
Survival Day 9Drop Bar Door BracketsSecurity$40 X 10 = $400
Total = $1330
Survival Day 8Kaito KA500 Crank Emergency RadioTechnology$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $930
Survival Day 7Mechanics Tool SetTools$70 X 2 = $140
Total = $830
Survival Day 630-Day Emergency Food PailsSurvival Food$90 X 4 = $360
Total = $790
Survival Day 5Trooper Ear Flap Bomber HatSurvival Clothing$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $430
Survival Day 4Bumper DumperBasic Supplies$120 X 1 = $120
Total = $400
Survival Day 3Smith & Wesson SWHRT9B 9in High Carbon S.S. Fixed Blade KnifeWeapons$20 X 4 = $80
Total = $280
Survival Day 2RUGCEL WINCH 4.8T Heavy Duty Recovery Winch Snatch BlocksTools$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $200
Survival Day 1Spyderco Tenacious Plain Edge Folding KnifeBasic Supplies$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $100

Fat Guy – Exhausted at 2.3 miles

I’m not sure how a single tenth of a mile can make such a difference. I can walk at 3.5 mile per hour for 3 miles and while I feel it, I can do it consistently. Ramp that up to 3.6 mile per hour and I can barely go a mile before it takes force of will to keep going.

So I was super happy that I could make it 2.3 miles today, but it was an effort.

Sadly I’ll be travelling starting on Wednesday so this may be may last workout for the week. If I’m lucky I’ll be able to get on the treadmill tomorrow but after that I’ll be on the road.

Mr Squeaks Cat Tax

SURVIVAL DAY 55 (AUGASON FARMS EMERGENCY LONG GRAIN WHITE RICE)

If you can only stockpile one or two food items, this Augason Farms Emergency Long Grain White Rice should be stacked up in the back of your closet.

Why?

It is both a meal and an extender. What do I mean by that? Well, with nothing but some water and maybe a little vinegar for taste, you can make rice balls and they will keep you going. Sure you will get sick of them if its all you have, but you won’t be hungry.

Then, as an extender, this Long Grain White Rice can be used with just about every other food you will find, hunt, or scavenge, to make it last longer. Did you trap a rabbit or squirrel? Rabbit/Squirrel rice is delicious, and by using Rice to augment that scrawny bit of meat on the animal you can either feed three or four people one good meal, or give yourself a few days of food.

  • 270 Servings
  • 45,900 Calories
  • Certified Gluten-Free
  • erfect for Food Storage, Emergencies, Survival, Camping, and Everyday Use!
  • Up to a 30 Year Shelf Life!
DaySurvival GearCategoryEstimated Cost
Survival Day 55Augason Farms Emergency Long Grain White RiceSurvival Food$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $7980
Survival Day 54Camo Rain SuitSurvival Clothing$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $7780
Survival Day 53Stake And GrilleBasic Supplies$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $7680
Survival Day 52VIPERTEK VTS-T03 - Stun Gun FlashlightWeapons$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $7580
Survival Day 51Solar Security LightsSecurity$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $7480
Survival Day 50Garmin eTrex 30x Handheld GPS NavigatorTechnology$150 X 2 = $300
Total = $7380
Survival Day 49Overhead Garage Storage RackTools$200
Total = $7080
Survival Day 48Future Essentials Canned Dry Dog FoodSurvival Food$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $6880
Survival Day 47Thermajohn Thermal UnderwearSurvival Clothing$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $6780
Survival Day 46Shop TowelsBasic Supplies$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $6680
Survival Day 45Bear SprayWeapons$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $6580
Survival Day 44Blackout CurtainsSecurity$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $6480
Survival Day 43Light Bulb Security CamerasTechnology$40 X 1 = $80
Total = $6380
Survival Day 42Ratchet Tie Down StrapsTools$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $6300
Survival Day 41Pure Wesson Vegetable OilSurvival Food$20 X 10 = $200
Total = $6200
Survival Day 40Handyman Tool Belt SetSurvival Clothing$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $6000
Survival Day 39Travel ToothbrushBasic Supplies$8 X 5 = $40
Total = $5900
Survival Day 38Yeacool Portable Shovel MultitoolWeapons$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $5860
Survival Day 37Smart PlugsBlackout Curtains$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $5780
Survival Day 36Solar Water Heater/CollectorTechnology$1000 X 2 = $2000
Total = $5680
Survival Day 35Multi-Tool Screw DriversTools$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3680
Survival Day 34CLIF BAR - Energy BarsSurvival Food$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $3650
Survival Day 33Over Glasses Ski/Snowboard GogglesSurvival Clothing$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $3550
Survival Day 32Dual Post Grill Fire SpitBasic Supplies$70 X 2 = $140
Total = $3500
Survival Day 31Elk Ridge Fixed Blade MacheteWeapons$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $3360
Survival Day 30Door Stop AlarmsSecurity$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3260
Survival Day 29SUAOKI Crank Lantern/FlashlightsTechnology$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3230
Survival Day 2836 Inch Wrecking BarTools$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3200
Survival Day 27Stanley Classic Vacuum BottleSurvival Food$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $3170
Survival Day 26Watch HatsSurvival Clothing$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $3130
Survival Day 25The Woods White Camouflage Bedding SetBasic Supplies$60
Total = $3100
Survival Day 24Hickory StickWeapons$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $3040
Survival Day 23Spring Loaded Latch PinsSecurity$10 X 10 = $100
Total = $3000
Survival Day 22Rechargeable 520 Lumen Lithium Ion Waterproof LED SpotlightTechnology$40 X 5 = $200
Total = $2900
Survival Day 21Tire ChainsTools$100
Total = $2700
Survival Day 20Emergency 3600 Calorie Food BarsSurvival Food$10 X 8 = $80
Total = $2600
Survival Day 19Winter Camo Bib OverallSurvival Clothing$60 X 2 = $120
Total = $2520
Survival Day 18Bulk Toilette PaperBasic Supplies$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $2400
Survival Day 17CRKT Provoke Kinematic KnifeWeapons$200
Total = $2200
Survival Day 16Personal 130 dB Emergency Protection AlarmsSecurity$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $2000
Survival Day 15Solar Charger 25000mAh With 4 Solar PanelsTechnology$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $1900
Survival Day 14Vehicle Snow ShovelTools$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $1800
Survival Day 13Nature's First Sea Salt BucketSurvival Food$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $1700
Survival Day 12Travel/Camping Utensils Basic Supplies$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $1500
Survival Day 11Carhartt Men's Cold Weather SocksSurvival Clothing$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $1470
Survival Day 10OUTDOOR EDGE ParaClaw Paracord Survival BraceletWeapons$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $1370
Survival Day 9Drop Bar Door BracketsSecurity$40 X 10 = $400
Total = $1330
Survival Day 8Kaito KA500 Crank Emergency RadioTechnology$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $930
Survival Day 7Mechanics Tool SetTools$70 X 2 = $140
Total = $830
Survival Day 630-Day Emergency Food PailsSurvival Food$90 X 4 = $360
Total = $790
Survival Day 5Trooper Ear Flap Bomber HatSurvival Clothing$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $430
Survival Day 4Bumper DumperBasic Supplies$120 X 1 = $120
Total = $400
Survival Day 3Smith & Wesson SWHRT9B 9in High Carbon S.S. Fixed Blade KnifeWeapons$20 X 4 = $80
Total = $280
Survival Day 2RUGCEL WINCH 4.8T Heavy Duty Recovery Winch Snatch BlocksTools$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $200
Survival Day 1Spyderco Tenacious Plain Edge Folding KnifeBasic Supplies$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $100