Yeoldfurt and I had a real treat today. We got to spend most of the day with fellow-preppers, SciFiChick and her DH ...great people!
In spite of the fog and drizzle today, the hour and a half car trip wasn't too bad. Sci and her husband made us feel very welcome and we had a great visit. Sci has a 30-30 rifle that is very special to her as a keepsake handed down from her mother, but it had been jammed up and non-functional for quite some time. Yeoldfurt brought some tools and took a look at it for her. He was able to fix it and told Sci how to avoid the problem in the future. She was thrilled to have it functional again and Yeoldfurt was happy to be able to help. Afterward we enjoyed some grilled burgers served on Sci's famous chilibread ...what a treat! When we packed up to leave, they sent us home with the remainder of the chilibread and three pints of goodies from their garden ...pickled okra, jalapeno peppers and strawberry jam ...yum!
We are very blessed to have formed friendships with the likes of SciFiChick and her husband ...and so many others that we have met through the prepper networks. I encourage all of you who live close to each other to meet face to face. Part of prepping is planning for any contingency. None of us know when or where a disaster will strike, or on what scale. We need to know who our friends really are, where we can go and who we can really count on before that time comes. Nurture the bonds of friendship, work together to put a real plan in place for the good of everyone.
We have encouraged SciFiChick and her husband to come to our place when that time comes and we hope they will take us up on it. If we are going to get through the hard times ahead, we are going to need alliances with like-minded folks.