What did you do to prep this week?

Well, folks here we are another week of prepping…

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for their prayers and words of encouragement regarding my father’s terminal cancer diagnosis. Really, the only thing we can do is to leave it in Gods hands and accept his will no matter the final outcome.

As for prepping this week… I mostly made plans for future projects that will be done in the following few weeks however I did manage to get a few things done and even one of two of the things on my to-do-list done.

I planted two hazelnut trees on my property… and cut down a large tree that was near my house that I was afraid would fall down and through my roof at some point. Getting that monster down was a big relief from that worry.

downed tree

I also started teaching my girlfriend about gun safety and use and planning to take her shooting soon, but might need to wear my body armor just in case lol. After all, accidents happen and I don’t want to end up on the dirt or under it.

I also bought and put back 25 cans of assorted fruits and ten cans of stew. Oh yeah and I bought a 100 round pack of CCI mini mag .22 ammo.

Well, folks that’s it for me this week… what about you? What did you do to prep this week?

What did you do to prep this week?

I’m sorry that I forgot to post the “what did you do to prep this week” first thing this morning. I’ve had a lot going on as you probably know, but here we go – better late than never as they say.

My dad is home and knows the outcome of his terminal cancer diagnosis and to be honest, right now he is taking the news better than I would have. The best that we can hope for besides a miracle, is that the duration and eventual death will be as painless for him as possible.

Please keep praying that that will be the case with him and this awful illness.

In the near future, I will be posting a few articles on health and cancer prevention. From my research, a combination of diet, supplementation and medical screening are the most effective means of beating this curse on humanity that we call cancer.

Thank God that there will be no cancer nor pain in heaven.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any prepping done this week with everything that’s been going on but plan to get back to it and have some good stuff to report next Friday. I have several projects in the planning stage, I just have to find the money and time to get it all done.

But I’m sure that you all did a lot of prepping this week and we would love to hear about it in the comments below – what did you do to prep this week?

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What Did You Do To Prep This Week?

What did you do to prep this week… that is the question… below you’ll find the answer… Maybe…

Well, folks, here we are again another week granted to us and I hope that you used that time to do something… anything to increase your level of preparedness. After all, that’s always the goal is to increase your level of preparedness in steps, even small steps, each week until you’re as prepared as you possibly can be.

One of the best preps that you can have in most cases costs very little money and that’s knowledge and that’s where reading this site comes in as well as having a good survival library… and… getting out and practicing those skills that you’re trying to learn and perfect.

Okay, now what did I do to prep this week…

This week, I’ve been working on my garden area and since this is my first year planning at my new “three-acre mini-farm” a place that I call “The Doomsday House”, I have a lot of work to do before I can produce a large amount of food that the land can provide if prepped and tended to properly.

Right now, I’m putting in a number of 4×4 feet raised beds for tomatoes, peppers etc and working on a tilled larger garden area to plant corn, beans, and squash.

This week I also bought more .22 LR and shotgun ammo.

I also went through my medical kits and took inventory and replaced a few thing and added some more. Always go through your kits every few months and replace and add items as needed.

This week, I also received the rest of the food storage in #10 cans that I had ordered a few weeks ago that were on back order. Good to have that added to my food storage list.

Well, that’s it for me. What about you… what did you do to prep this week?

What did you do to prep this week?

Well folks, here we are again! Did you know that this week that the appeals court refused to reinstate Trump’s travel order and in the same week the state department has doubled refugee inflow since the first judges ruling from terror-prone countries… meanwhile… Vulnerable people are being ‘radicalized in refugee centers’ anyways, even Syria’s Assad says that some refugees entering the U.S. are terrorists… who would have thought.

Okay, on another note… check out the new blog header… what do you think? Let me know in the comments below. If you’re a designer and have a better idea please send it in and I’ll take a look. Thanks.

Okay, one more thing (and it’s very important) before we get started – I’d like to thank Gordon L Gibby (buy his book here), Victoria S and Mr. Bill D for their generous donations this week via Paypal. If you feel that this site has helped you in some way and you would like to give back via a monetary contribution then you can do that here.

Now, getting back on point… what did I do to prep this week?

This week I received my order of four Augason Farms Chocolate Brownie Fudge Mix #10 Cans, and added 20 cans of assorted canned goods to the pantry, I also picked up two 100 round boxes of CCI mini mag .22’s from the local sporting goods store.

This week I also finished the fence around my property…

Survival blog - my fence

Well, folks, that’s it for me this week… what about you, what did you do to prep this week? Over to you…

What did you do to prep this week?

Being in TN the weather is always interesting for me because as everyone says; if you don’t like the weather just stick around a couple of days and it will change. And that is holding true this week, with temperatures reaching nearly 70 a couple of days ago and this morning it’s below freezing and snowing.

But thankfully, the local weather forecasters aren’t predicting any measurable accumulation or deteriorating road conditions. The worst this about winter weather road conditions is that most of the time we don’t get just a snow, but we get an inch or two of ice after a freezing rain and then snow on top of that, making driving conditions very hazardous.

The main highways are usually cleared within a few days but the back road, that are curvy, narrow and hilly remain covered until the weather warms up long enough to melt it off. Even with a 4×4 it’s best to stay home or risk going over a 100ft buff.

Back when I was young, dumb and full of testosterone I’d go out in my car or truck and “play in it” spinning, sideways, doing donuts and other crazy stunts but anymore I just stay home and wait for the sunshine to return.

But I digress…

What did I do to prep this week… not a lot because of a lack of money after I spent most of my prepping budget a few weeks ago on expanding my food storage for “more guests” that will be showing up after TSHTF.

But I did manage to buy 350 rounds of .223 and 500 rounds of .22 ammo and 24 cans of beef stew. Also made plans to add several raised bed gardens to my landscape in the spring.

Well that’s it for me this week… what about you what did you do to prep this week?

What did you do to prep this week?

Before we get started with this weeks “what did you do to prep this week” I’d like to give a big loud shout out to Mr. Bill D, Clean Survival, Brad C, Peter W, and Kate W for their generous contributions this week via PayPal.

If this site has helped you in some way and you would like to give something back via a monetary contribution then you can do that here.

Well, folks, today is the day that we get rid of Obama! I don’t know how well Trump will do, I hope he does well and delivers on most of what he promised. I think he will try to do that. One thing is for certain and that is that he was a better choice than Hillary. A turnip would have been a better choice than Hillary… hopefully, we’ll never have to hear from her again or any of the Clintons… or the Obamas…

Okay, now let’s see… what did I do to prep this week…

Not nearly as much as I did last week… Unfortunately, after spending nearly $1000 on preps last week this week funds were tight and I couldn’t do as much but I did manage to pick up ten cans each of canned apples, canned peaches and canned pears from the local Walmart.

I also ordered:

Completing my collection of The Last Stand series by William H. Weber.

Well, folks, that’s it for me… what about you… what did you do to prep this week?

Is Prepping Success Kinda Like The X-Files?

The truth is out there.

But, “they” don’t want you to find it.

Those two sentences sum up the Fox hit show, The X-Files. Mulder and Scully, out there in a search for the truth. There were always hidden truths and inside men protecting that truth from average folks on the outside.

It seems to be human nature to suspect hidden truths or that we are being kept out of the loop or inner circle. That human nature also bleeds over into the field of survival planning. How do I know?

Recently, I’ve gotten several emails from readers asking me for the secret to being prepared for any disaster. They assume something more complicated is going on than there is. That I’m keeping secrets or hidden truths for myself.

They assume that survival planning or prepping is more complicated than it really is. And they want me to reveal my secrets – well the truth is I don’t have any. Perhaps, the “secret” is to actually do something.

When I started preparing, I didn’t know any more than anyone else just starting out – I was a prepping newb. And I made many mistakes along the way.

I’m still learning new stuff all the time. No one knows everything or has all the answers to every conceivable situation or skill. It is a continuing learning process.

We need to stop wasting time looking for secrets and instead put what we know to use before it is too late. And another thing, don’t just read about survival, actually learn the skills being illustrated.

Just because you read it once in a book, doesn’t mean you have mastered that survival skill or that it will a work in a real life situation.

Readers often ask me for ways to ensure their survival, build a supply of survival food, and to “tell me stuff that hasn’t been said by everybody else already.” We’ve all heard the saying “There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don’t know” this is true also for survival planning.

While there are new products and new techniques being introduced, the core needs of survival stay the same. Air, water, food and shelter. We may all have different approaches, but it all basically comes down to the same stuff.

No secrets. No smoking man. It’s just a matter of applying the basics and hard work.

It seems everyone is looking for the easy button when in fact it does not exist. The truth isn’t out there yet hidden… it is everywhere and in plain view.  The problem is that you’re not applying what you already know.

Perhaps that is the biggest secret of all.

So I’ll ask you… what is your number one prepping secret and or tip… what’s the one thing that you’ve done or figured out that will help other preppers the most?

What did you do to prep this week?

Well, folks, here we are again,  another week of prepping under our prepper belts and what did you do with the past week prep wise?

I hope you didn’t set on your butt and do nothing or worse completely stop prepping because of the results of an election… That’s the definition of false hope, because as I’ve said before we are too far past the tipping point to bring the economy or the country back to center.

Either you prep for what is coming or you and your family will be forced to face the hardship of your inaction. We are being set up for a crash anyone who has been paying attention knows that our economy is doomed no matter who is president.

Which could be Why So Many Among The “Elite” are Building Luxury Bunkers

Do they know something that the rest of us do not? There are tens of millions of ordinary Americans that are feeling really good about the future now that Donald Trump has won the election, but meanwhile the elite are feverishly constructing luxury bunkers at a pace unlike anything we have ever seen before. So why are so many among the elite preparing for an imminent “apocalypse” when tens of millions of other Americans are anticipating a new era of peace and prosperity? Are they smarter than most of the rest of us, or are they simply being paranoid?

But I digress… what did I do to prep this week?

Bought these little solar powered motion activated lights at Walmart in the as seen on TV section. So far they seem to work good and at only $12 each are a bargain. They are priced even lower on Amazon.com!

Received and mounted the Holosun HS503GU Circle Micro Red Dot Sight on my Cold M4

Dreamed about finding time to go fishing at the lake.

I also added some food items and aluminum foil and a few other things that I’d rather not disclose here.

Well that’s it for me this week… what about you… what did you do to prep this week?

What did you do to prep this week?

Well, folks, it’s almost 2017 and we are still prepping… well you should be, if not then you’re just silly and will be wishing you had put more effort into it when you have to watch your family suffer, starve and die after the balloon goes up... and it will go up.

So if you’re just reading this site and doing nothing else then get off your butt and start prepping because no one else is going to do it for you…

Okay, before we get started I’d like to thank and give a huge shoutout to Willard N, Kelli M, and Mark A for their contributions via Paypal this week. Thank you. If you too feel that this site has helped you in some way and you would like to give something back via a monetary contribution then you can do that here.

Okay, now what did I do to prep this week…

  • I put up more metal shelving for my expanding food storage
  • Bought more canned foods
  • Bought another 150 box of green tip 5.56 ammo
  • Ordered a Holosun HS503GU Circle Micro Red Dot Sight
  • Bought a used bunk bed frame – full on the bottom bunk and twin on top for my “guest room”

Well, folks, that’s it for me this week.. what about you? What did you do to prep this week?