October 23, 2021

What I Did To Prep This Week: June 28th – July 4th 2020

Hello Pack. Happy Independence Day, and Happy 4th of July!

With everything going on in our country right now, it is more important than ever, both as Americans and preppers, to remain keenly aware of this nations’ past and focus on preserving the greatest nation in the world for future generations.

Being concerned about what kind of country we will be leaving our grandkids compelled me to attend a citizen impact committee meeting the incredible gun training center, On Guard Defense, this week.

My Bobby went to the first meeting last week (and Constitution classes both weeks) but since I am still missing three teeth (front and side) from a barn “oops” months ago and my oral surgeon is still not open due to asinine pandemic fears, I have rarely been out in public.

But, this is an excellent group of people and the need to do my part to preserve this sanctuary of Americanism that our county embodies was more important than my vanity.

It was an invigorating and highly successful meeting, looking forward to next steps to work within the group and with other existing organizations to prepare and preserve our county – and support our local heroes who don’t wear capes but police uniforms, firefighter bunker gear, and EMS attire every day for damn little pay.

As my prepping pal Survivor Jane always says, “We are all in this together.” The more informed, trained, and prepared our community is, the better the chances of survival of my family will be when the SHTF.

This enhanced level of preparedness in our rural county of about 13,842 people also will decrease the number of heart-wrenching occurrences of people showing up at our gate with injured loved ones and starving kids begging for a little bit of food.

Giving away just a single can of food a day will not stave off starvation for the unprepared, but doing that multiple times surely could mean our grandchildren will one day be forced into the same desperate position. I am not willing to let that happen.

I prefer to practice Christian charity now, and help others become informed, prepared, and share seeds, plants, apothecary products, and skills training instead of giving away what we have stockpiled when disaster strikes.

As the photo below shows, our tomato plants are doing awesome. This is the first year we have used hog panels to help support them. I loathe tomato cages, and prefer staking – we did a bit of both.

tomato plants in garden

But, I think the way the plants naturally vine through the hog panels might be the easiest and best option yet.

This Week’s Questions

  1. How are you celebrating and honoring America’s birthday?
  2. How do you support your tomato plants?
  3. What are you doing to help others in your community become aware and prepared for a disaster?
  4. What did you do to prep this week?

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