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?

Merry Christmas From TheSurvivalistBlog.net

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What did you do to prep this week?

Here we are again… this is the first “what did you do to prep this week” this winter, and prepping during winter stinks, I think because I can’t do as much outside and that’s where I need the most stuff done. I’m about to go stir-crazy looking at my to-do-list because most of the to-do is outside.

Okay, now that I’ve sufficiently gripped and whined about the cold weather and winter I’d like to thank and give a shout-out to Andrew R, Mr. Bill D, Terry R, Dennis P, Norman B, Kenneth B, and Clean Survival for their generous contributions this week.

If you feel that this site has helped you prep better or in some other way and you’de like to give a little something back via a small monetary contribution then you can do that here.

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

This week I bought three more of the metal shelving units at the local Walmart that I’m using to expand my food storage to provide for more people over a longer period.

Put up more pegboard in my garage to hang more tools and stuff as a prepper you can’t have too many tools and stuff – a good book on prepper tools is Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own.

And the big purchase this week… well I traded a shotgun and gave some money… was a Semi-Auto Colt M4.

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

Well, folks, it’s that time again… you know where you use an anonymous name to tell others what you did to prep this week, thereby giving them ideas and encouragement to further their own preps. And that’s the goal to become a little better prepared each week so that you will be as prepared as possible when the balloon goes up, bursts or whatever.

But before we get started I’d like to thank Peter W, Mike D and Tammy B for their contributions via Paypal this week. Thank you very much, it is appreciated. If you too feel that this site has helped you in some way, and you would like to give a little something back via a small donation then you can do that here.

Now, what did I do to prep this week…

I made a big list of stuff that I want to get done outside when it warms back up… get my garden area fenced, put my solar panels back up, build a small barn, build another extension on the wood shed, fence my property etc. Moving to a new location has thrown me behind some and trying to catch up.

This week I also… cleaned and organized my tools… I know cleaning tools some might see as “unnecessary”, but I was raised dirt poor and take extra special care of what I have now because I appreciate it so much. Having nothing and being homeless several times will have an effect on a person… or it should.

I also bought two of these storage shelves at Walmart…

survival blog building a shelf

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?

Starting next week this segment will be posted on Friday along with our regular postings for that day. This will give everyone more time to comment and interact with that popular segment. I think that moving the segment to that day will work out great. What do you think?

Before we get started with what we did to prep this week and the conversation that follows, I’d like to thank Encourager for her Christmas gift via PayPal, thank you so very much, it’s appreciated.

 

Now, what did I do to prep this week…

Worked on my indoor root cellar in the basement project…

survival cellar

This is going to be great when I get it finished…

prepper home security

New 15-inch monitor for my security cameras.

Bought 300 rounds of “green tip” .223

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