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 often 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!
Avalanche Lily Reports
This week Jim was still traveling, to help an ailing relative. His only prepping this week was helping that family stock up. Jim says: “Costco rocks!” But we try to only buy American-made goods there.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the weather, this week has been cold and very rainy with only a few breaks in the weather, here and there. It was a week of doctor appointments for the girls, and wrapping up classes and studying for exams. So therefore, not too much prepping occurred. No exercise for any of us, or our horses, either, sadly. I did get the asparagus planted, but not the raspberries. I was able to spread some rotted-down cow manure on a section of garden that didn’t receive it last fall. And I did do some stocking up shopping while in the towns. One stop was at Costco for paper items, laundry soap, fresh fruit, and veggies. I bought five bags of mixed sweet peppers to chop up and freeze. I also bought a bag of large onions.
In the greenhouse the broccoli and cabbage are already sprouting.
May you all have a blessed and safe week, – Avalanche Lily Rawles
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As always, please share your own successes and hard-earned wisdom in the Comments.