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What I Did To Prep This Week: January 3rd 2020 – January 9th 2021

Hello Pack. I saw one of those meme things on social media the other day that has summoned up how this week (and this year so far) is shaping up. It showed 2021 handing 2020 a bottle and saying “Hold me beer …” For those folks who might not be familiar with the phrase or the sentiment, the rest of the sentence would read, “and watch this.” Yep, sums it all up quite well.

I am not going to get into all the events and mainstream media and career politicians’ views about what happened in DC on January 21 at the moment. We all watched and likely rewatched those events unfold.

I am going to share my opinion here about what I think about all of the commentary on that rapidly unfolded from politicians and supposed journalists – please feel free to do the same in the comments section.

My two cents ….

None of the career politicians get it, from either side. They think on January 21, 2021 everything inside their powerful bubble will go back to a pre-Trump existence.

Why do they think that? Because they think Trump started this “movement.” We the People were fed up, had had more than enough, and finally stood up together in a large enough voting block to matter.

We created the scenario for a Trump win – and chose him to represent us because he actually not only realized we existed, but heard us. The deafening noise we created by putting him in office will not suddenly go quiet because DC thinks they can go deaf to us now.

The attention span of patriots is not a short one. They did not take either him or us seriously the first go round, and he was able to be elected. The fix is in now, but that needs to be looked at as a challenge we can overcome and not an insurmountable obstacle.

If you love this country, you simply have to refuse to give up, go away, and be silenced as the republic turns into a socialist state.

This week’s preps consisted of a good bit of talking about how current events and the coming two to four years were going to affect our lives both immediately and far into the future.

As you can see from the adorable feature photo, Pearl’s kids are healthy, happy, and darn right cute. Soon I will have two more doelings becoming a nanny for the first time.

Although the weather has been just as wet and muddy as the Farmer’s Almanac has predicted, the temperatures have been mild for this time of the year. The extended grazing by the goats has made a lot of difference in food consumption.

Because they eat brush and dead leaves, they can actually survive all winter long without having to eat hay, providing the ground does not remain snow covered for extended lengths. Just another great reason why goats might be the perfect prepper livestock.

The good for winter time weather has helped stretch our hay bale stockpile further. We have a lot more livestock this year than last so keeping a solid record of the hay consumed was an important prep.

In other preps this week we have continued to work on the Old School Survival Boot Camp. Tickets are moving steadily, and we keep getting more folks wanting to be involved as class presenters and vendors each week. We are well over 50 classes for the weekend and more than 30 presenters.

Next month I will create a discount code for any Pack members who want to attend – I know you will be glad you did!

This Week’s Questions:

  1. Well, what did you think about January 6 events and the future of our country?
  2. What animal do you think is the best one for preppers to keep?
  3. What class being offered at Old School Survival Boot Camp would you most like to take?
  4. What did you do to prep this week?

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