What did you do to prep this week?

CERT-ified – my fingerprints and background check cleared so this week I get to pick up my credentials from the Sherrif’s office. I’m now officially in CERT. Now that that’s out of the way, here’s what I’ve been doing to prep the past week…

Getting ready to garden…

Last year we had a pretty decent garden. We had so much squash we were able to give a lot away to friends and neighbors. Our okra and tomatos also produced well, but the beans were only so-so. One thing we found is vegeatbles in the raised beds did really good. The ones planted in the ground did poorly. So I’ve been reading about ways to make cheap raised beds… how deep the soil needs to be, etc.

The other thing about last year’s garden was that everything we grew was a hybrid. Fine for eating, but you can’t save seeds from your harvest and use them the following year. Well, as a prepper I’d kind of like to be able to not have to depend on always buying seeds… so I’ve been spending a lot of time reading about open pollinated vegetable seeds. It turns out you don’t need hybrid seeds to get good crops. So this year most of our garden (except for Zephyr squash – long story…) will be grown from open pollinated seed.

Packing

Also getting ready for summer, I took my kid to the local REI store to try on back packs. We found one that fit him really well. The salesman loaded it up with about 35 lbs and let him walk around with it. He loved everything about it except the color. He wants camo. No one makes a good quality kid’s backpack in camo. I ordered him a Camelbak surplus military pack. It should be here tomorrow, we’ll see how well it fits…

Coming week’s preps…

This week I have my monthly prepper’s Meetup. I’ve perfected my beef jerky, so I’ll probably do a couple batches. I also need to start my online FEMA courses. Until next time… What did you do to prep this week?

Peace out,
porcupine

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