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:
We had cooler weather in our part of the American Redoubt for the past week. We are now at the peak of gardening season, and harvesting most of our crops in great abundance. We picked and froze more red raspberries. We also picked, blanched and froze broccoli and green beans. The zucchini squash is now being harvested and either chopped and frozen or given away to neighbors and friends. At this juncture I should mention that the standing joke in our region is that the only reason people lock their car doors when they go to town is to prevent their friends from leaving them sacks of zucchini, without their permission.
The firewood splitting and stacking is now nearly complete. It always feels good to stack that final poke of wood, and feel truly ready for winter.
May you all have a very blessed and productive week.
Many Blessings to All, – Jim Rawles and Avalanche Lily, Rawles
At the Latimer homestead, we are extremely busy harvesting, crushing, cutting, dicing, canning, freezing, drying, and dehydrating. Like ants, we are spending hours and hours each day collecting and putting food away for the cold of winter, and we’re enjoying a lot of it right now, too. Last night’s dinner with friends was complete and full of our fresh garden vegetables, herbs, grains, and fruit. We, of course, gave thanks to the LORD for the bounty we enjoyed from the earth.
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As always, please share your own successes and hard-earned wisdom in the Comments.