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! This week’s emphasis is on the arrival of Spring
Dear SurvivalBlog Readers,
Spring has arrived! This past week saw milder temperatures here at the Rawles Ranch. It is good to see the snow receding! But there is a bit of snow in the forecast for this weekend. Thankfully, it is not expected to stick.
For the last few days we’ve been in manure hauling mode. This has been our first chance this year to be able to get the manure out of the barnyard and have a place to haul it. This is also the first chance we’ve had to get our bicycles out and have enough gravel on which to ride them.
To hedge against a possible near-term decline in the cryptocurrency market I have substantially pared down our Bitcoin holdings over the past couple of weeks. With direct Bitcoin transfers, I bought a few more 80% AR-15 and AR-10 billet receiver blanks from Defense Distributed. I also bought some full capacity magazines and some 1-ounce silver rounds from two of my favorite mailorder firms.
Avalanche Lily Reports:
Our garden preps are continuing well. Many of our sprouts will soon be ready to be moved to the greenhouse or transplanting.
Please continue to post comments about your own preps.
Thanks, – Jim Rawles and Avalanche Lily, Rawles
This week the Latimer Homestead will make the final push to complete the kitchen update, as we have company coming. The spring winds have also brought in a great deal that needs to be cleared in our yard. We probably won’t get any gardening done this week since we are making the push for company, but we hope that the following week will allow for more garden planting.
The spring winds also played havoc with our solar panels. A new set of panels were installed on Sunday and heavy winds with gusts of up to 70 mph ripped them right off of the mounts and scattered them around on Monday. It was with a great sigh of relief when we discovered than none of them were shattered and only some of the wiring was damaged. Most of Tuesday was spent re-securing them so there won’t be a repeat.
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As always, please share your own successes and hard-earned wisdom in the Comments.