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!
I took some of my own advice and bought another box of five Baofeng UV-5R transceivers. For the next few months I predict that they yield better returns than money in the bank.
Since I was so busy writing the book manuscript for Carlton Publishing, I didn’t have much time for many outdoor activities. But I did take advantage of some cooler weather to do some turkey slaughtering and butchering.
Now I need to finish up my firewood cutting and hauling project for the summer. We have plenty of downed larch and red fir that was either deadfall or purposely cut in the past two years. But it needs to be cut to stove length, hauled, and stacked under cover.
Avalanche Lily Reports:
This week, we had a fair amount of rain and therefore was very quiet around here. A lot of time was spent praying, researching, and planning.
I rode my bike numerous times. I do my best interceding/praying while exercising. The Lord knows all things and is in control of everything that happens in our lives. We need to always trust in Him.
I spent some time weeding and adding more straw mulching in the Main Garden and mowing it’s paths. I did some transplanting in the greenhouse: parsley and the last of the peppers. The celery that I had planted outside did not fare well. So what survived, I dug up and brought back into the greenhouse and planted it in a bed that I had left open.
I picked and ate our first three ripe strawberries!
Next week the strawberries should ripen in full force. This past week I froze two gallons of strawberries that we bought from a store.
It looks as though we’re going to have a bumper crop of raspberries, this year. Yes!
I washed and chopped turkey breasts from the butchering that Jim did, and froze it.
May you all have a very 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.