To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. Note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready!
December 21st is of course the day of the Winter Solstice. We can now look forward to lengthening days. Spring is still a long way off, but we can be confidently hopeful. God set celestial mechanics in motion with amazing precision.
I’m still out of state, helping an elderly relative. (Several family members take turns.) I have a bicycle with me, so I also get plenty of exercise, while I’m staying here. I’ve been averaging 14 miles a day on the bike. I’ve found that whenever I’m here, I actually get a lot of writing done. Next week, I plan to wrap up the blog writing through December 31st, so that Hugh (our Managing Editor) will have a chance to create the annual blog archive early. We hope to have the waterproof archive USB sticks orderable +/- January 10th. Thanks for your patience!
Avalanche Lily Reports:
Well, there isn’t to much to say about this week. It was a kind of hibernation week. Miss Eloise caught a nasty cold with a fever for three days early in the week. I felt kind of shell-shocked from the deaths of our daughter-in-law’s mom and the horse. I was very subdued and taking life very seriously, praying. I did ski three times around the ranch for exercise. We spent a little bit of time on school and spent way too much time on the internet for fun, some learning and escaping. We maintained the ranch with the regular daily chores and cooking, cleaning, but didn’t do anything extra towards prepping. I washed the blankets we used to keep our horse, Ch. warm during those last hours. I am very glad to be on the other side of the solstice and am looking forward to the lengthening daylight, soon to come. November, December and early January are rough months for us, light-wise. Yes, we do have the special lights to brighten our days and they do help.
I wish to thank you all for you very kind and warm comments last week concerning our horse. We are back with our son and grandsons for the weekend. Those little boys really chirk up our hearts! What a blessing they are to us.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas or a Happy Chanukkah, this coming week.
May you all have a very blessed and safe week.
– Avalanche Lily, Rawles
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