Friday, 18 December 2015

09:12 – The weather is turning cooler here, at least for a couple days. Our high today is to be in the 30’s and the low tonight well below freezing. It’s also been windy lately. I’m not sure if that’s just normal for an exposed area in the mountains or if it’s been windier than normal. At any rate, today will be a good day to stay indoors and work on getting things organized.

Kit shipments are behind last year’s for this time of year, but from what I’m hearing from other small businesses that’s pretty common. It seems that the economy in general is slowing down and has been all year. We’ll be taking steps to increase sales in 2016, including introducing new kits and a new line of economy kits.

Things have also been slow on the prepping front. We’re in reasonably good shape now, so we’ll be making only incremental improvements in the coming weeks and months. Here’s what I did to prep this week:

  • I started compiling a list of local progs for future reference. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there don’t appear to be any. This is not a prog-friendly area.
  • I went through our current inventory and annotated it with a prioritized list of things to be acquired if, as, and when.

So, what precisely did you do to prepare this week? Tell me about it in the comments.