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! This week’s emphasis is on small arms mechanical training.
Dear SurvivalBlog Readers,
We had light snow showers off and on for most of the past week. Here we are in March, and winter is dragging on. Grumble, grumble. We’ve been focusing on indoor projects, getting things better organized.
Now that there is some room in our main wood shed, I took the opportunity to split a new batch of kindling from cedar rounds and a some scrap lumber tag ends.
We have a big batch of chicks on order, but they aren’t due to arrive until mid-April.
My wife (Avalanche Lily) is getting all of the trays and pots set up and filled with soil and within the next week will begin planting seeds. These seeds will be started in the house in a spare room under grow lights.
With the denizens of D.C. starting to make serious gun grabbing noises again, I thought that it was time to re-assess our family firearms preps. Now that I have grandchildren, I’m increasingly looking at this situation multi-generationally. I did some counting and “per rifle” calculations. That led me to order a few more magazines and some spare parts for one rifle that I’d previously overlooked.
Note that if you ever find that you have too many magazines, they are always useful for barter, or as a speculative investment.
This past week I also ordered a few more Franklin Armory BFS-III binary triggers. If I’m right about the pending BATFE ruling and about the necessity of the inclusion a Grandfather Clause, then this could prove quite profitable. But if I’m wrong… Well, I’m ready to take the loss. But I still think that the odds are in my favor.
Please continue to post comments about your own preps. They are fascinating.
Thanks, – Jim Rawles
The Latimer Homestead has not completed its kitchen update efforts yet. While it had to be set aside to enable our focus of other projects, we are not sad about it at all. We’ll pick it back up in another week. The main reason for the shift in our efforts is to prepare for the addition of a new family member! No, Sarah is not pregnant. Our son is getting married and bringing a new “daughter” to the homestead. So, we have worked to clean and prepare their living quarters for when they return after their honeymoon next week, not to mention all of the preparations for the wedding. The growth of our family is a great blessing and we so very much welcome this outstanding young woman to the family! She fits right in.
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As always, please share your own successes and hard-earned wisdom in the Comments.