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 another pleasant week here at the Rawles Ranch. We had one last turkey to butcher for this month–this one for our own consumption for our family Thanksgiving celebration. She was a 28-pound hen and a pain to pluck–especially her big flight feathers. But she sure was tasty. And it is nice knowing precisely how she was raised and fed. That is true for more than 90% of the meat that we eat, here at the ranch. We raise it ourselves, and hence we know exactly what we are eating.
Two of our adult children came with their spouses and our grandchildren in tow, to stay for a couple of nights, over Thanksgiving. That was very pleasant. We miss seeing them more often, but they have homeschooling, social lives, work, and church homes of their own to attend to, these days.
We hope that everyone is enjoying a restful four-day Thanksgiving weekend! We have a lot to be thankful for! May God Bless America! – Jim & Avalanche Lily, Rawles
This week we have been busy with both the Thanksgiving holiday and increased security measures. We have added more video surveillance on the property. We have some four and two-legged “wild life” concerns we are watching closely. We will be doing some work on the property perimeter to clear for our increased visibility and doing some general maintenance work also. Sarah is continuing to work through closets, organizing photos, and also hopes to get some mending and alteration projects done this week.
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As always, please share your own successes and hard-earned wisdom in the Comments.