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!
At this time of year we often have family and friends visit the ranch. This activity curtails a lot of our prepping, aside for the usual day-to-day tasks and livestock chores. So this week you won’t be reading any detailed descriptions of our projects. However…
With the new Democrat-dominated Congress about to be seated (on January 3, 2019), I have been planning ahead with some preemptive mitigation for upcoming firearms legislation. I’m pursuing two main avenues of mitigation: Stocking up on full capacity magazines, and buying some extra AR lower receivers–both 80% complete and 100% serialized varieties. By mail order, I’ve been buying large quantities of AR15, AR-10, and assorted Glock magazines. I’ve purchased many of these from GunMag Warehouse–one of our affiliate advertisers. I’ve also been attending more gun shows, to search for AR-15 and AR-10 lowers–either stripped or complete.
Just the introduction of proposed legislation in January and February is almost certain to throw the market into a panic. Surely, prices will escalate. Right now you can find standard AR-15 MagPul PMAGs for under $10 each. Likewise, serialized stripped AR-15 lowers are available for around $50 each. But once the panic develops, those magazines will be $30+ and serialzed lowers will be $300+. Count on it. The clock is ticking, folks, so stock up! – Jim & Avalanche Lily, Rawles
This week the Latimer’s plan to clear the final garden of a few late root vegetables plus remove the remaining water system, add ashes, and till. We are told that the weather is supposed to be a bit above freezing, on average. With this, combined with initial preparations for guests, we should have a full week.
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As always, please share your own successes and hard-earned wisdom in the Comments.