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 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,
This week, while celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles, things have been fairly quiet at the Rawles Ranch. Most of the week was devoted to homeschooling.
Jim completed assembling a couple of AR-15 PDW-style pistols, using 11.5″ 5.56mm Wylde chamber barrels, Franklin BFS-III binary triggers, and Maxim arm braces. He also added a few more bits to his KDG Optics Hub  spotter’s tripod. (That is turning into a multi-month project. This has been slow, in part because we are bidding on mostly used components on eBay–to avoid paying full retail prices.)
And Jim mail-ordered a significant quantity of Fostech Echo triggers, Tac-Con 3MR triggers, and full capacity magazines–to round out our supply. (This is a hedge on possible passage of the dreaded H.R. 3999 by the U.S. Congress.)
We finished burning the last of the slash atop a large, pernicious tree stump. (Perhaps that stump will all be consumed next year, or the year after.)
I planted another batch of lettuce and spinach for winter harvest, in our greenhouse.
I’m looking forward to reading comments from readers about your preps for winter.
May you all have a blessed week, – Avalanche Lily Rawles
The Latimer household is still
on vacation performing an extended test of our preps this week. However, the tests will be ending this week and we will be putting our noses back to the grind. I expect several updates in the coming weeks over our processes as some things worked and some things didn’t. We did have lots of fun though!
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As always, please share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments.