To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. Steadily, we work on meeting our prepping goals. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities. They also share their planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases  to gardening, property improvements, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles , but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready!
Dear SurvivalBlog Readers,
This week we split and stacked some more firewood, and took delivery of another six tons of hay. Stacking hay is always a dusty and fatiguing chore, but a satisfying one. When you gaze at a a full woodshed and a full hay barn it gives you a sense of accomplishment. It also confirms that you’ve done what the Lord expects you to do, to provide for your family, regardless of what happens in the larger world.
Our greenhouse is still generating successive harvests, such as tomatoes and squash. But our open-air gardens are nearing their end for the season. (There is still broccoli, carrots, cabbage, kale, and a few red raspberries and strawberries producing outdoors.) We are feeling ready and provisioned for winter. Let it come.
Today (Saturday) we are praying and fasting, honoring Yom Kippur.
I’m looking forward to reading comments from readers, both about their preps for winter, and how they fared in the recent hurricanes.
May you all have a blessed week, – Avalanche Lily Rawles
The Latimer household is actually away on vacation, where we are actively applying and testing our mobile bug out equipment. We are relying upon our solar system for power, our water purification systems for both distilled and washing/cooking waters, our wood and gas stoves for heat and cooking as well as foods that have been stored in either our refrigerator (using solar power) or preserved for long-term storage through dehydration and freeze drying. It is wonderful to be outdoors and testing our systems to see what is working well and where there is room for improvement.
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As always, please share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments.