What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2016-03-19)

March 19, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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(A cold mountain stream behind our property – photo taken a few weeks ago)

This weekly post is open-forum (any topic) enabling you to voice your opinions, concerns, questions, and to also let others know what you have done this week for your preparedness.

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Okay, back to open-forum and what we’ve been up to…

I traveled for part of the week, visiting family, and was reminded once again of the risks within a population-dense region! (had a great visit though)

-Witnessed a nasty accident two vehicles in front of me
-Barely missed a 3-foot-long bent pipe on the freeway
-News report of a truck’s tire launching into the windshield of another driver
-Navigation among seemingly ‘crazed’ drivers
-Witnessed the decay of our roads, bridges, and infrastructure
-Seemingly 25% of the people we encountered were sick with a ‘cold’
-Reminded of the ‘police state’ where there seem to be more State Troopers than citizens

 
I picked up four more batteries for my solar-powered battery bank (this should be the final acquisition). I’m also doing a slight relocation and improved wiring/fusing of said battery bank.

Mrs.J looking out the window saw the first black bear out of hibernation yesterday late afternoon…

Had yet another kamikaze bird wake me up at 6 in the morning as it smacked into the 2nd-story picture window, evidently at full speed, (it survived) and will require getting the ladder out again to clean the splat… (maybe I’ll just keep the ladder up against the window frame for next time ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Waiting for the ground to thaw some more before I dig post-holes for the garden fence. It had warmed up nicely lately, but now back to sub-freezing…

I want to plant a few fruit-bearing trees and am looking into that… Apple trees grow well here – but probably not too much else given the cold climate. We’ll see.

 
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