Must read tips on how to rebuild, repair, and re-purpose

I want to ask folks a question. If today was the last day of the life we all know, one with everyday conveniences such as running water, electricity, a myriad of different foods a short drive and in some cases, walk away, and most importantly, laws and someone to enforce them. What do you wish you had done more of, stored more of, done differently? I’ve been sitting back feeling kind of smug and a little too proud of myself where it concerns my preps and position in life right now. This morning though, I took a somewhat reverse approach to thinking about where I stand as far as my ability to weather and withstand the aforementioned sudden changes.

For instance, WATER.I have a few hundred 2 liter bottles that I keep filled with drinking water right from my tap. I have a 200-gallon tank in my outside storage shed filled with the same water. However, one day our pipe between the meter and the house burst and at the time I was working a 14 hour night shift,6 days a week and there simply was no time to work my shift, drive home, eat, shower, and fix a leak. I had to wait a few days until I had a day off to fix it. In that time I was shocked at how much water two people and two dogs required for basic needs.

I Need Your Help!

I’m excited to announce that my other site MDCreekmore.com has already amassed over 1,000 super awesome subscribers and 64,498 + page views – and it’s less than three weeks old! And I’ve had lots of emails from readers letting me know how much that they are enjoying the site. So, we are off to a great start. But I need your help and feedback… Please let me know in the comments below this post or over on MDCreekmore.com what you like and don’t like about this site and what you would like to see to make it better and more useful to you. Thank you for your help… It’s greatly appreciated.

By the way, don’t forget to take a look at my photos page (these are pics that I’ve taken and thought you would enjoy), and if you have breaking news alerts and or prayer requests then please feel free to add those in our open threads on those pages.

Also, if you’re not a subscriber yet (can’t figure out why you haven’t if you haven’t because it’s awesome) then you can go here to subscribe. And, please share the site with your friends and anyone else who will listen.

What did you do to prep this week?

It’s been a long, long, very long week for me and to make matters worse I woke up this morning feeling like ran over crap, so bear with me, please.

Before we get started with this weeks what did you do to prep this week I’d like to take a moment to announce the winners of our most recent non-fiction writing contest. I know that I’m late on this announcement, but I had several articles that were sent in before the end date but had not been able to publish those before that date so instead, I extended the end publishing for a few days so that I could publish those articles.

America’s Pastime

America’s Pastime.

Survival in the Philippines

I recently made a trip to the province of Bohol in the Visayan area of the Philippines to visit with my fiancée and her family. Most of the time was spent in a nice little beach resort, but I did go to her family home up “on the mountain” as she says, for a couple of days. For anyone not having been to various third world countries, it is an eye-opener to see how people live out in the country with almost no money.

Many of these people live on what they can scrounge, harvest from the wild, and from garden plots. Much of what I observed will not be applicable in the U.S. due to differences in climate, culture and terrain, however, I do believe there are lessons to be learned from my observations.

Non-fiction Writing contest winners will be announced tomorrow.

Winners for out most recent non-fiction writing contest will be announced tomorrow. 

What did you do to prep this week?

Well, folks, it’s a beautiful day in East Tennessee, but unfortunately, instead of getting to enjoy it by going fishing or ATV riding in the mountains I have a mountain of yard work to do. Oh well, maybe I can go fishing tomorrow or later this evening after I get this danged yard work finished, but then it’s never really finished because as soon as it’s cut it just starts growing again at what seems like a supersonic rate.

I have a big announcement! Are you ready? It’s big, really big! Can you guess what it is? Nope, not getting married. Nope, not a new book either although I do need to write another one of those, unfortunately, the prepper niche has been flooded with related books and there isn’t really anything new to write about that hasn’t already been covered multiple times in other books already.

Okay, so what’s my big announcement you ask… Okay, here it is… I’ve spent the last two weeks, setting up another blog at www.mdcreekmore.com go on over and take a look, and while you’re there take a look at the about page for a full explanation of the site and how it will benefit you.

Also, take a look at my photos page – I’ll be posting new photos there approximately every week so be sure to check the page often to see what new photos that I’ve posted there. And while you’re there if you have prayer requests then you can post those in the open prayer request thread and if you have breaking news that you would like to share with readers then you can drop those news links in the open news alerts thread.

Regular postings will start there on Monday and will be daily after that to keep up with everything that’s going on in the news. But, I have to warn you – if you’re into political correctness then you’re better off to just move on and not reading or subscribing to the site because you will eventually get your feelings hurt.

Okay, if you’re still with me then, please use the subscription form at the top of the right sidebar or the subscribe to blog page to get FREE updates whenever I publish a new article (one email a day) this way you’ll never miss an update and will know when I post without having to visit the site multiple times a day to check for new updates.

Looking forward to starting regular postings at www.mdcreekmore.com on Monday – I hope you’ll all join me there – and don’t worry, TheSurvivalistBlog.net will continue to be published here as usual with the same great prepper advice that you’ve become used to.

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

Unfortunately, not a whole lot but did manages to go shooting and had a blast literally. Plans for more preps next week are in the works if funds permit…

What did you do to prep this week?

Wolf Pack Pantry Challenge (Week 4)

It is slim pickings this week. You have managed to scavenge a can of chipped beef and a can cheese whiz. Your garden continues to produce. You have banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil. What would you make? Please post your recipe below.

Scenario: We are in a grid down situation. We are already several months into the situation. There is no running water, no electricity, and no refrigeration. You are well stocked in the basic pantry staples and spices, you have some home canned foods and you have a garden that is actively producing a limited amount of fresh produce.

Prayer Request

Dear Mr. Creekmore,

You know my Grandfather as Curley Bull. My Pawpaw is a good man and is always trying to help others, but will not ask for help. If it is ok with you, I would like to ask for a prayer request on his behalf. Pawpaw’s health has not been good for months now and along with heart problems, his knee (on his “good leg” as he calls it) is giving him problems which has diminished his ability to get around. He has been in the hospital 4 times so far, this year. My Pawpaw fears nothing, but I think he fears not being around long enough to see me finish school. Please do a prayer request for him. I love him and he is the only Pawpaw I have. We need him.

Respectfully – Curley Bull’s Granddaughter

What did you do to prep this week…

Here I am switching the days that I post this again, by posting it today instead of Friday, but hey, I have to keep you guessing and entertained all at the same time and that isn’t easy to do. And now you’ve had another day to prep so you should have more to talk about here today.

But before we get started with this weeks “what did you do to prep this week” I’d like to thank Patricia N for her very generous contribution this week via PayPal and another big thank you to Mr. Bill D for his contribution via mail this week. Thank you both very much.

If this site has helped you in some way and you’d like to give a little something back via a monetary contribution then you can do that here. Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated.

One more thing before we get started – Please let me know what you think of my new and improved daily news column? It seems to be going over well and getting more popular with each days posting, so much in fact that I’m thinking about moving it over to its own dedicated site. What do you think? How would you improve it? Thank you in advance for your thoughts and suggestions.

Okay, now let me see… what did I do to prep this week… This week I…

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