To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles , but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. Note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready!
With a house full of Thanksgiving guests, this week’s column will be brief.
I had a busy week, with a big extended family Thanksgiving gathering here at the ranch, packing, labeling, and mailing Elk Creek Company orders, and making preparations for a lengthy out-of-state trip. For the month of December, I’ll be gathering inventory and helping an elderly relative. I’ll be back at the ranch to resume taking orders on January 2nd, 2021
My lovely wife Lily prepared a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with a turkey and all the trimmings. And, of course, there were delicious pumpkin pies made from baked pumpkins from her garden.
On Friday morning, we did some target shooting.
Avalanche Lily Reports:
This week was all about Thanksgiving Preparation; house cleaning and food prep. Our sons came home with their families and we had a lovely time together, eating and fellowshipping. I got my granny fix with playing games with the grandchildren. What sweet and beautiful babies, they are, in every way!
While cleaning and food prepping, I listened to the rest of the book of Proverbs, The book of Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs.
I hope and pray that you all experienced a Happy Thanksgiving. There was a lot to be thankful for. As one of our loyal readers quipped about dirty dishes, “It’s a blessing to have dirty dishes to wash, because it means you had loved ones about you and food to eat.” (Paraphrased).
Keep reading and listening to the Word of God. Believe what it says. Keep praying and repenting.
Sadly, I’m thinking that 2020 will be considered a cake walk compared to what is coming in the next few years. Get ready and prepared, physically, emotionally, mentally, and most importantly, spiritually.
May you all have a very blessed and safe week.
– Avalanche Lily, Rawles
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