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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Family Time at Christmas

I'll be taking several days away from blogging as we enter Christmas week and the New Year to spend time with family and friends. Hubby is coming home from his active duty mobilization at Ft. Knox to spend a week with us for Christmas, which we'll all enjoy.

During this holiday time, take a few minutes to think about your family and preps. How are you ending the year? In better shape than when you started? Here are some items you might want to consider as you head into the new year resolutions:

Where are you in your prepping goals as the year draws to a close?

Where would you like to be this time next year?

How can you get there - what plan can you implement?

Is your prep storage secure from the elements?

Is your prep storage organized? Do you know what you have and where it is? Do you rotate items?

Do you have friends or family members that can go in with you to purchase in bulk at sometimes better pricing / shipping?

What skills do you have?

What skills do you want to acquire?

How can you establish a plan to acquire needed skills?

Have you practiced with any of your prep items?

Is your immediate family on board with prepping?

If yes, do they all know their responsibilities? Their skills? Do they practice?

If no, how can you find ways this coming year to introduce prepping into their lifestyle?

There are many other questions we can ask ourselves about our prepping needs and desires. The important thing is to take the time to ask them. Spend a little time as the year draws to a close to assess where you are and where you want to be. Then make it happen!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


American Prepper said...

Enjoy your family time! Merry Christmas!

idahobob said...

Good questions....good goals.

Not too ling ago, as the local school announced that they were going to be giving out the live virus swine flu (inhaler?) to the kindergarten class, my DW and I decided that we would self quarantine.

We did....for three weeks. Put up "No Trespassing" and "Do Not Enter" signs on the gate and locked it. Told the people that we know what we were doing, why, and don't come around.

The short of it....it was a good exercise and test. Found out some things that needed to be moved up on the priority list, found some things that we are really lacking in and discovered that over all, we are pretty much squared away.

Y'all have a blessed Christmas!!


idahobob said...

"long ago"....not "ling ago".

My bad, not enough coffee, as of yet, this mornin'.


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