Saturday, September 24, 2011

Preparedness Challenge #27

Hello everyone! How are you doing this week getting prepared? I know a lot of people are canning this month, planting fall gardens, putting up season extenders, and purchasing other gardening items that are on sale as nursery centers hope to reduce stock for the winter. Be sure to share what you are doing with your garden this month! I have stuff planted, but still struggling getting seeds to sprout despite the day time temps being ideal. I think our nighttime temperatures are dipping too low (therefore not consistant enough) and it's keeping things from sprouting.

Three or four from my homesteading group are taking the CERT class and they have us making GOODY pack (they call them Grab and Go bags). Although I have a bag, this one will be a bit different since it will concentrate on items to help with light search and rescue in our area as well personal needs. My original supply concentrated more on getting totally out of the area. By the way, we had lightening for a long time again last night (with a bit of rain, too!) and while it sparked 4 fires in our county, none were in our area. Our wonderful firemen have had a VERY busy month!

I'm splitting wood today for our woodstove this winter. We were blessed to get wood from some downed trees from bad weather last year, but I need to get it split and stacked to see how much is really there. Last year, for the first time, we burned through all our wood. Perhaps that's a good thing... maybe that meant we didn't run the heater much! This year, I know I need more to really be prepared.

Join the Challenge

To join the Preparedness Challenge, just write a post on something you did this week to prepare and then link up below or leave a comment. Even one thing a week adds up and it will encourage you to do even more! And by participating in the challenge, it will get you thinking about prepping on a regular basis. The three areas we are focusing on include: 
food storage 
• emergency preparedness 
• sustainable living

Please be respectful of our challenge and only add a post on one of these three preparedness topics ONLY in order to retain the integrity of the link up event. I have enabled the "like" button on the linky and I'm asking readers to give a thumbs up to all blogs that are on topic! And be sure to take the Preparedness Challenge picture and add it to your blog so others know you're participating and hopefully they'll join up, too! THANK YOU!!


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