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!
Winter finally arrived in earnest here, with night-time snowfalls of 10″, 4″, and 5″, spaced a few days apart. Thankfully, we can reliably get one radio station during daylight hours in our valley, so I had something to listen to, whilst plowing.
There was a respite in the weather on Thursday and Friday, but there is more snow in the forecast. Just another slice of life at the ranch.
Avalanche Lily Reports:
On Thursday, we as a family sat together opening up the many envelopes that came through Snail Mail that we received for the Ten Cent Challenge. Many of you readers wrote to us how the Blog has blessed you and has helped you on your Prepping Journey and told us about your lives. We took turns reading the notes of encouragement aloud to each other. It was a real pleasure to get to know you. We very much wish we could meet you all, shake your hands and give you all hugs. We thank you all for your prayers and support of SurvivalBlog. May the Lord Bless you all.
For those of you who counseled us to sue the SPLC: uh, no! That is not going to happen. We are not going to embroil ourselves in lawsuits. Our family could not bear up under that kind of stress. We don’t have the time or the money for lengthy legal battles. I forbid it! The scriptures call for living as quiet of a life as possible, and this is our intention. And Jim says that: “…suing a group of attorneys is generally not a good idea, even with a strong case.” We will continue to write what we believe and our own writings will continue to testify the honest truth of our hearts, and where we stand. We are not racist and we’re not antisemitic. We love, pray for, and support Israel and the Jewish people and have ample evidence to prove these facts!
We started the Spring semester of our homeschooling endeavors this week.
This week we spent much time in prayer and introspection, individually and as a family. It seems that the spiritual attacks are getting stronger. Therefore, I’d like to remind our readers to be in constant prayer for yourselves and friends, loved ones, the groups you support, and our governing leadership. Put on the whole armor of God, For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:10). Pray Psalm 91 over yourselves and your loved ones every day!
May you all have a very safe and blessed week. – Jim & Avalanche Lily, Rawles
This week at the Latimer household we had to hunker down due to a cold snap. The heaters ran full bore and the poor chickens huddled inside their coop trying to stay warm. While outside work, except for the chopping of wood, ground to a standstill, the inside work continued to be busy.
Those long-delayed chores of fixing the little things that broke over the year, like bathroom towel racks, damaged sheetrock and splintered trim around the cabinets were the main projects along with an early start on the spring cleaning. At times, we forget how much time we spend outside and when cooped up in the house, we long for that freedom of movement.
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As always, please share your own successes and hard-earned wisdom in the Comments.