Time for the monthly rotation checklist. I’ve adapted this from alpharubicon’s site (they have more info than I can ever read). Usually do this the first Friday of every month (you pick best time for you). Some of these actions may only pertain to those living in a moist (and in my case salty) environment. If you have a suggestion of what to add…let me know!
____Check water supply.
____ Check storage containers for leaks, mold, etc.
____Check function of hand pumps.
____Rotate water if needed (every 6 months if possible..use to flush toilet or water garden. (CAUTION! If water was treated with chems such as chlorine DONOT use to water plants!)
____Rotate…oldest front, new to back.
____Check expiration dates.
____Check for leaks, pest infestation.
____Replace used or defective items.
____Inspect for rust, mold.
____Check stock/grip for damage/cracks.
____Rotate/inspect ammo and mags. (Range time!..woohoo!)
____Check slings and holsters for fraying and mold.
____Check cleaning kit supplies.
____Personal Go bag/vehicle bag (not large/main BOBs)
____Inspect contents, for mold, expiration..rotate as needed.
____Check first aid kits for expired meds.
____Inspect bandages and wraps for package frays/tears….loss of sterile integrity.
____Check supply of prescribed meds.
____Check tires and fluids.
____Check hoses, filters and cables for fraying, clogs or pest infestation (they like to make nests and chew wires).
____Check tool kit (missing parts, rust, mold etc.)
____Check smoke, CO2 detectors, intrusion alarms.
____Lube window and door locks (important in coastal areas).
____Virus scan computers and system backup.
____ 360 exterior inspection.
____Check battery supply.
3-6 Month checks:
____ Inspect masks and suits, gloves, boots for tears, mold, infestations.
____ CHeck expiration dates and seals on unused filters.
____ Inspect and test NBC detection devices (remember to store batteries outside units when unit in storage mode).
____BOB/ BIN (Bugout/Bug In bags/boxes) “The big stuff”
____ Inspect contents for mold infestation.
____Rotate out expired contents.
____Inspect temp. shelter or tear, mold, infestation.
____Inspect sanitation items (personal hygene, porta pooper, TP, fem. products, etc.)
____Inspect back up communication devices.
____Inspect tools for mold, rust, wood deterioration (apply linseed oil).
____Inspect BO route… has it changed (construction etc.).
____Inspect BOL is everything still the same?
____Rotate batteries in flashlights, check bulbs.
____Rotate/inspect fuel supply (gasoline, liquid gas, wood pile, etc.).
____ Test (partial or full) this should be done a minimum of once a year quarterly is best (you pick the scenario).
____Full Bug in test….cut the power…cut the water….no using the toilet (unles you have septic) for one weekend.
____Full Bug out test (family camping trip!!!)… 3 days min.