Hey Pack, hope everyone has had a great week and furthered their prepping goals. The weather has been typical Ohio lunacy here – 67 on Sunday followed by snow. We have been spending a lot of time trying to track a massive bobcat that has decided to take up residence in our woods.
It is illegal to trap or kill a bobcat – unfortunately, so we will only be able to run it off. That is not a good solution to the flock-killing bobcat problem, it will either eventually come back or become a problem for a neighboring property. We have warned those in the area about the bobcat spotting and how unusually large it is, that is about the best we can do…at least until the law changes.
The once greatly diminishing population of bobcats in Ohio seems to be on the rise in a big way. Folks in my county are now posting bobcat sightings on Facebook on a weekly basis.
It has been a revolving door of tribe members doing work around here this week, mostly finishing up projects that were in the works and kept getting delayed because of weather, tractor and ATV repairs, and hay season.
We are starting make a huge dent in the barn wood pile. My interiors walls are no longer exposed concrete and we are saving a lot of money using the reclaimed wood to make storage closets and two pantries.
As you can see in the pic below, I was knee deep in wrapping Christmas presents and working on homemade presents. But, you can see how the exterior walls of each room now look:
Our tribe is hoping to get some me deer meat to put up for winter before the season is over. We have a good amount already, but of course, there is no such thing as stockpiling too much protein, right?
I also got active on MeWe and connected with some other great preppers. So far it seems like a great alternative to liberally biased social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
The Pack, by and large, seems eager to network both online and off with other preppers. So, I thought I would pass along some information about Preppernet.com for anyone that has not yet heard of it.
It used to be a the Carolina Prepper’s Network and was started by truly skilled and accomplished preppers (several of which are friends of mine, that decided to take the group national after joining in with other worthy groups, like the Cajun Navy, in a regional hurricane relief effort.
Preppernet is focused on creating a place for preppers to network and then for their own mutual assistance groups and develop a nationwide alert and communication system via a partnership with AmRRON. The group is also focused on providing an expert panel of survival industry leaders to help train members – and yes, even have fun as a prepping community in the process.
There is both a free and premium level membership. We started as free members to check it out but are going to buy the premium membership because it’s only $40 a year.
Working on our road to prevent it from turning into a complete mud bog rounded out our non-day job and non-Christmas activity this week. It is a never ending battle, thank goodness Bobby loves spending time on his tractor because if this strange nearly constant rain and snow trend keeps up, he is going to be doing a whole lot more of it.