Editors’ Prepping Progress

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.  We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in your e-mailed letters. We post many of those –or excerpts thereof — in this column, in the Odds ‘n Sods Column, and in the Snippets column. Let’s keep busy and be ready!

Jim Reports:

This past week was a bit hectic. I had to open a new bank account. This necessitated taking several trips into town, to handle all of the paperwork. I still have to redirect a few recurring direct deposits. I’ll fill you in with some details about this, next week.

This month we’ve been busy remodeling our kitchen. Other than a few appliance replacements, nothing had been changed in the kitchen since the house was built in the early 1990s. This will keep us busy for several more weeks.

Now, over to Lily…

Avalanche Lily Reports:

Dear Readers,

Yeah, this has been an week.

Miss Eloise finally flew the coop. It was way beyond time for her to try out her wings at age 21.  It’s just tough on mama.

We all caught colds this week.

I started to wash walls and cupboards this week to begin our re-model.

Two brief stories.  On the full moon evening, Jim and I went for a a moonlit walk up the county road.  We overlooked the meadows in the moonlight and at the creek below.  It was so beautiful and peaceful. In the moonlight we could see life in the water.  Minnows or trout surfacing and bugs flying around it.  It’s so interesting, here it’s the middle of winter and we have flies, gnats, moths and all kinds of flying critters about, even in the snow and cold.

Two bald eagles took down an adult goose and were seen eating it out in our meadow. The next day I went out and found it’s remains.

I’m in chapter 43 of Hebrew this week.

Not much else to talk about this week.  May the Lord God Bless you all.  Keep your heads on the swivel.  Keep praying and reading the word of God.  God is our only hope!  Resist Tyranny!

May you all have a very blessed and safe week.

– Avalanche Lily, Rawles

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As always,  please share and send e-mails of your own successes and hard-earned wisdom and we will post them in the “Snippets” column this coming week.  We want to hear from you.