In my post Prepare For The Resistance I outlined how I think patriots should be preparing for the dark days ahead. To reinforce those recommendations I am formatting these posts to match up with them.
As a Christian, studying The Word helps strengthen my faith. This month I continued my study of the Gospel of John.
Prayer is another way to strengthen ourselves spiritually. This month I continued my regular, daily prayers and continued to pray for my 50 closest neighbors.
Fellowship with other believers and fellowship with God is a critical component to maintaining spiritual strength. This month I continued teaching Sunday School and attending church.
I didn’t do anything specific this month to strengthen myself mentally.
I had some mixed results this month but overall I am on track to getting stronger and healthier; hitting the gym and walking.
I attended a one day medical training that covered casualty care procedures and bleeding control. I also attended half a day of a tactical rifle class.
Be More Resilient
We continued stocking up on food. I also rotated the emergency pantry into the regular pantry and re-inventoried and restocked.
I have met my goals for ammo supplies but concern over future availability has me continuing to add to our stocks:
5.56/.223 (80 rounds)
9mm (50 rounds)
.22 Long Rifle (250 rounds)
I purchased two Holosun HG515 red dots and installed them on my rifle and Wonderful Wife’s rifle. These are tougher and better optics than we had installed before. It also gives us consistency on three of our self-defense rifles. The other has a Low Power Variable Optic (LPVO) installed. I tool all four of our self-defense rifles and the M&P 15-22 I purchased as a trainer to the range and zeroed/confirmed zero on all of them. Then spent a little time on longer range work and transitioning between multiple targets.
5.11 had a closeout sale on a specific color of their TacTec plate carrier and I took advantage of that to upgrade mine. I also purchased several pairs of pants. They are sturdier and allow for a greater range of motion than the cargo pants I usually wear.
I updated the programming on all my radios to make sure they were all consistent with each other and the standards of our team. We also bought several more radios, both walkie talkie style radios (also programmable) and GMRS. With that complete I will need to schedule a short training session and they will be passed out to family members. I am also working on a “communications plan” to serve as a “how to” and a reference guide.
We purchased more medical gear including combat bandages and tourniquets. For the moment this is going into tubs. Ultimately, they will be made into trauma kits\IFAKs for the family.
I also purchased a pocket IFAK. It is like a bifold wallet to carry core essentials in a pocket instead of a pouch. Lots of times I am going placed and don’t have my backpack with me but I will be able to slip this in my pocket.
We continued to add money into our retirement accounts and precious metals. I also moved some money out of savings and into precious metals.
We purchased two additional 5 gallon fuel containers during (preparedness) tax free weekend and filled them with treated gasoline.
I ran the generator for 15-20 minutes to help prevent carburetor issues and make sure it will be good to go if it is ever needed. This is a recurring monthly task.
That’s it for me. That’s what I prepped this month. How about you? What did you Prep this month?
Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!
God bless and God save the Republic.