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!
Dear SurvivalBlog Readers,
This last week was mundane and bucolic. Mostly, we did a lot of manure hauling.
I also replaced a Marey brand compact 220 VAC tankless hot water heater in our tiny house style guest cabin. I discovered (the hard way) that simply draining the pipes in the cabin was insufficient. The heater retained some water, and it froze this winter. It began leaking profusely when I turned the water back on at the tap and drain valve. So the new heater now has an air compressor valve fitting installed, which will allow me to blow out any residual water, each fall. This is just one more item to add to my seasonal checklist. Oh well, that is just life in a northern climate.
I also bought a few dozen more full capacity magazines, just in case there is another Federal ban enacted. Why? I do not trust Paul Ryan and his RINO cronies. They seem all too willing to “compromise” away our right to keep and bear arms.
Avalanche Lily Reports:
I spent some time brushing our horses during the past three weeks, to help them rid themselves of their winter coats. This week’s brushing yielded a box measuring more than 1 cubic foot of horsehair! We also recently trimmed their hooves. They are now almost looking as good as the horse in the featured image above.
Our garden preps are continuing well. Once every other day I’ve watered our garden seedlings in the greenhouse bedroom which are now between 2″ and 10 ” tall. Some of them are putting out their third sets of leaves. They are almost ready to be moved to the greenhouse.
Most recently we’ve been preparing for our annual Passover celebration. The first night is Friday night.
Please continue to post comments about your own preps.
Thanks, – Jim Rawles and Avalanche Lily, Rawles
The Latimer Homestead is so happy to have a functioning kitchen again! We have finally reached the point that the kitchen has been reassembled. Items are put away for the most part, though this coming week we still have the cabinet and drawer faces to paint and reattach. Still, it is functioning and adequate for our company for this holy weekend, when we remember the great redemption work our Redeemer did for us on the cross and in his resurrection and look forward to His return. In the coming week, we will also make a hard push on the gardens. We have water systems to re-install, seeds and seedlings to plant, perennial beds to clean, pruning and more.
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As always, please share your own successes and hard-earned wisdom in the Comments.