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Friday freedom question

This week’s Friday Freedom Question is one we’ve visited before, but it’s always timely. I also figured I’d put it in poll form this time.

Feel free to elaborate in comments.

What’s your top preparedness priority right now?

Find a place to relocate
Improve food supplies
Improve security and defense capabilities
Improve first aid supplies/skills
Practice with what my family and I already have
Network with others/improve communications
My priorities are already pretty well taken care of
I’m just not focused on preparedness at all right now
I have no idea; I’m overwhelmed
Please Specify:
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  1. DistOne
    DistOne October 12, 2018 6:20 am

    We are so far behind in our preps, I just hope we don’t see the SHTF any time soon. We do have some very capable neighbors – so there is that.

  2. patrick fowler
    patrick fowler October 12, 2018 7:44 am

    I am working on getting an r/v to go with a small piece of land I already have…

  3. Joel
    Joel October 12, 2018 10:32 am

    I’m already pretty much bugged out. Some first aid refresher courses work be good but I mostly worry about running out of stuff. So more more more is pretty much my mantra whenever money allows.

  4. Comrade X
    Comrade X October 12, 2018 10:38 am

    Where I am at ain’t that bad really but still looking, made some offers but no deal yet.

  5. larryarnold
    larryarnold October 12, 2018 10:46 am

    I’m presuming “food” includes water, usually a problem in these parts. (Right now it’s a very rare rainy spell, with our river full, and the next one west, the Llano, flooding.)

    Meanwhile, “Networking,” I’m the entertainment for next week’s local Prepper meeting, talking about how to track Texas legislation during the next Legislature, which meets January to May 2019.

  6. Mike
    Mike October 12, 2018 10:56 am

    My only real worry was transport, but late last march we bought a new all wheel drive to replace the very old front wheel drive SUV we had. The only thing left on the transport front, is to get winter rims and tires before we are buried in snow. As for the other things, the “beans, band aids and bullets” situation could use a little work but what I already have will get me through a few months at the very least. So while there are things to do, I’m not manic about it.

  7. essmaker
    essmaker October 12, 2018 11:39 am

    Voted for improve food supplies. For me that is expanding gardens, fruit trees, etc.

  8. Iwoots
    Iwoots October 12, 2018 11:49 am

    “Properly organizing all the stuff I’ve acquired over the years.”

    Hmmm. Maybe I should use that toilet paper that I put in “that” trunk for Y2K, and keep the newer stuff. {And “No”, I’m not joking. I actually have a trunk with TP, etc that I packed and set aside just in case Y2K was a disaster.}

  9. Erik
    Erik October 12, 2018 12:06 pm

    Improve Food Supplies. Confident with the stored food, now just increasing the garden production and apple trees, etc.

  10. Antibubba
    Antibubba October 12, 2018 12:29 pm

    I’m living check to check, pretty much. If I don’t already have it, I probably won’t be getting it. Fixing my teeth is next.

  11. jed
    jed October 12, 2018 6:47 pm

    Can I pick both of the items just above “Other”?

    If I could gather up the … whatever … I’d like to take some 1st aid classes.

  12. just waiting
    just waiting October 12, 2018 7:14 pm

    Went from living with 2.5 million people within 20 mile radius from my house to having 2500 in the same space. There’s still a handful upriver and in the mountains that I haven’t met, but working on it!

  13. FishOrMan
    FishOrMan October 13, 2018 6:51 am

    His family treated/trusted my family like family, and then he went off to Arizona to be financially independent, (could pay for house outright there with monies he made selling house up here). Wise choice for him, and while there are less mouths to feed around these parts, a great resource and motivator are a thousand and a half miles away.

  14. ellendra
    ellendra October 13, 2018 9:09 am

    I’m a few steps closer to being able to build a house than I was last year. Hoping I can at least get a shack together by the time planting season starts. Even if it’s just a 3-season living space, it will be better than commuting.

  15. ProGunFred
    ProGunFred October 13, 2018 2:50 pm

    It’s very encouraging to see how many are strengthening their financial situation in the replies to Other.

  16. Claire
    Claire October 13, 2018 3:19 pm

    It is. I meant to add a checkbox for money matters but forgot at the last moment. Wish I had now.

    Could have specified food AND water, location OR building, too, and made life easier. Oh well.

  17. BusyPoorDad
    BusyPoorDad October 14, 2018 6:12 am

    We have a few things to improve on, but mostly are working on understanding and using the preps we have now.

    We have meet our short term goals and are setting up plans for the long term ones.

  18. patrick fowler
    patrick fowler October 14, 2018 8:51 am

    I will be building my own small r/v park and will allow like minded people to visit free of charge…well maybe a little free labor…ha ha . On the plus side many people up around there are already living a basic lifestyle…we often forget that about rural folks , Pat

  19. patrick fowler
    patrick fowler October 14, 2018 8:56 am

    I will start posting about Patrick’s Park progress on my Patreon page I will also get a blog/website going when I learn more on how to do those things…Pat

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