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!
Dear SurvivalBlog Readers,
We are still in Snow Shovel Mode, here at the ranch. We have three feet of snow on the ground.
The snow is so deep that one of our yearling steer calves jumped the fence, and was found wandering around our barnyard–even though there was no source of feed for him on that side of the fence. We just muttered our usual comment: “Bovine Delinquents!” Putting him back in the pasture took 20 minutes of shoveling to get him through a gate. As we used to say in the Army: ‘That was real. And that was fun. But that wasn’t real fun.”
Now that the holiday’s celebrations, visiting, and traveling are past, and deep winter has set in, for the Rawles’ household, it is time for very serious Homeschooling mode. This means Lily’s intellect and physical energies need to be entirely focused in that direction. They must! My New Year’s resolution: We will study diligently from 8-to-4. We will turn all distractions aside. Currently, as a family and as individuals, we’re studying the book of Acts, Geography, Biology, Piano, Algebra, Hebrew, Latin, Cursive, and Literature. We are also reading a book on Eusebius, doing some essay writing, spelling, English Grammar, etc. I come up for air by making dinner, cleaning the house, and running outside to check on and feed the beasties. We’ll be trying to fit in the time to cross country ski and snowshoe, but that depends on weather, too.
I’m going to make a list of the seeds we need to order for this coming summer’s gardening, but after that, I must be down periscope for at least the next two and a half months with homeschooling the children. Jim will keep you informed on his prepping activities.
We are looking forward to reading comments from readers about your preps, this winter. May you all have a peaceful and prosperous New Year, – Avalanche Lily Rawles
The Latimer family didn’t get much done on the prepping front this week. The family spent the week traveling across the country to attend the memorial of a dear loved one.
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As always, please share your own successes and hard-earned wisdom in the Comments.