Update…

OK,

It’s been a month now and I think I have it figured out…for now. What I am referring to is this website. Unless you have had your head in the sand for the last 30 days, you will be aware that the website has essentially been “out-of-service”. Now is the time for the explanation of why and sharing the path forward.

First off…I have loved putting AHTrimble.com together and publishing nearly 900 articles in its short life. The conversations and email from ya’ll have been a source of enjoyment and smiles.

Now, let me remind you of a couple of things; 1) I still work fulltime, 2) I have a wife who actually likes to spend time with me (yeah, go figure), 3) I am active in my church and that takes time, 4) I do try to have a life. And finally, I am nearing retirement. What does all of this mean?

Writing for the website takes a tremendous amount of time. Even short articles are 1 – 2 hours. A SitRep was taking me 6 – 10 hours over a couple of days. Then there was all of the actual hands-on testing and evaluation I was doing. It all added up to an immense amount of time being spent on the website. But, that was only the “toll” in time.

Yesterday I was talking on the phone with one of the website’s biggest fans. I was explaining to her what the plan was and why. She got a little emotional and told me how much all the information had helped their family. They had been pretty aware before, but AHTrimble.com had added a wealth of information to what they already knew and helped them see more. I was grateful for that.  But, here is the problem…the research I would do for a SitRep or an Opinion & Observation piece was exhausting mentally and spiritually. That was also taking a “toll” on me. Having to read and validate all the evil and negative in the world in order to provide you guys with solid reliable information wasn’t easy to handle day after day.

As I mentioned earlier, I am nearing retirement. Yup, after more than 50 years working I am finally going to retire. Notice I didn’t say stop working. Over a year ago we bought a little place in Arizona. I’ve been steadily working on it ever since. But, once I retire I am committed to building our retirement home there. And that takes, not just money, buts lots of time.

So here’s the deal…the website is going to be taking a back seat for a while.  I have to spend my time more wisely now that I have the new place to build. And yes, I will be building most of it myself…by hand. So here are the changes that will take place:

  1. I will be writing far less articles for the foreseeable future. Most of those articles that I do write will be focused on preparedness principles and how they apply to our little off-the-grid house.
  2. I will be re-working the website. I will be –
    • Removing all SitRep posts
    • Removing all Opinion & Observation posts
    • Removing all other posts that are not directly related to tangible preparedness
    • I will be revamping the Table of Contents and updating it as well
    • I will be revising and more succinctly identifying each article for the “Categories” list on the left-hand side of each page.
  3. I do not intend to write any more SitReps. While my SitReps have been spot-on accurate, I don’t see them having any value…or rather, enough value for the effort. You already know what is going on and will handle it just fine. If you don’t agree with what I am saying then I doubt I will ever change your mind. So, the effort simply isn’t worth telling you what you already know and believe and are preparing for.
  4. I am not doing radio work or selling radios any more. All of the existing radios information and files will be made available for everyone to use.

I hope you understand the changes I am making and why. And again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope in some small way AHTrimble.com has made a positive difference in your life.

AH

20 thoughts on “Update…

  1. First, thank you for all that you have done and given by way of ahtrimble.com

    Thank you for your generosity of spirit and your willingness to share your knowledge and insights.
    ‘They’ say 3 million persons are actively getting prepared for tomorrow. It would be my guess that a
    great number of them have made AHTrimble a place to visit daily, and will continue to do so into the future.

    AHTrimble has provided resources unparalleled on-line. So much so that I (hopefully) have
    saved a copy of everything you have posted. I have categorized it and kept it for myself and my children to have as an invaluable
    reference library.

    I will absolutely miss those Sit-Reps and O&O articles but I also understand the stress that such an endeavor takes on a person.
    Stress takes an incredible physical bite out of a person; so taking a break is always a wise choice. The strength for me in those
    particular articles is that they helped clarify what has been rumbling about in my head. I suspect that goes for many.

    Good-luck in your future endeavors and thank-you so much for choosing to continue, albeit in a less broad fashion, ahtrimble.com

    Please believe me when I say that the day you come home for the final time from the work you do daily, you are going to get a hugely
    reinvigorating gulp of fresh air

    Thanks again and looking forward to the future of ahtrimble.com

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  2. We are looking forward to accessing the site again. With your approval I would like to print a number of your articles for future reference.

    Don’t let anyone attach a rope to the frame and head to town. That can be very destructive 😉

    “Betty”

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  3. Great article. Thank you for all you do and have done! I am excited for you and all of your plans and look forward to hearing about your progress in the building of your new home. I wish you the best.

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  4. Rock on brother! Jesus, family, then something else in that order. Blog yes it is fun and informative to read your work, but its WORK!
    Get your ponderosa done. If I’m out your way I’d love to meat up.
    Cavguy
    In Delaware

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  5. Wahwah Ok cry over. I get it I really do. Just take care of yourself. Be careful building a house has dangers. Wear a hard hat. Let the electric company make the tie in after you have all the other electrical work done. A possible idea is that make a separate greywster system. That water from sinks and washers can be used to grow crops. (I know you already thought of that). Septic system probably needs to be installed by professionals. Beyond that go get em. You will have a great place. Are you considering 3000 gallon water storage tank or tanks? My BIL, Beverly’s brother has a 3000 gallon tank. His take is that his well pump only runs when the water level gets to a certain point. You have a lot of work a head of you. I look forward to your posts when you make them.
    Jack.

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    • Sorry to have made you cry…short as it may have been 🙂 No electric company…I will be 100% off the grid. And the greywater system is a must…fruit trees will love it. Septic system will be installed by me! What you have no confidence in me being able to do everything 😉 But, the roof will be done by others. I just can’t do roof’s any more. Yeah, age…it sucks. I am going to start with a 500 gal tank in the ground. Then add a 2000 tank when the time is right. And that is exactly what I am going to do….only run the well maybe once a month when the level gets to a certain point. No need to run it every day. And that saves me a solar system dedicated for the well pump 🙂 Yeah…to much work but I am going to try my darnedest to enjoy the process. AH

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  6. I’ve really enjoyed your posts. They’ve pointed out some things that I hadn’t considered before that are now a part of our preps.

    GOOD LUCK with your house! I hope you enjoy the building process and love the new home.

    On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 9:36 AM, A.H. Trimble – Emergency preparedness informati

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  7. You’ve been inspirational and extremely informative through the years. Good luck to you and your wife. I’ll still be looking forward to any future post’s, but like you, I’ll continue to prepare for whatever may come my way. God Bless you and yours!

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    • “Inspirational”????? Now that is a compliment that means so much to me I can’t even begin to describe it. Thank you! God has blessed my wife and me…far more than I deserve. But, He is merciful. AH

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  8. Thanks so much for the update. I wondered why you seemed to be pulling back from posting. Glad to know you are leaving the radio articles for us to refer to as needed.

    Enjoy your new-found time ! It’s going to fly by too fast.

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  9. Thank you for all the effort to share, explain, and educate. As a reader I appreciate the time commitment and sacrifice it takes to provide this service

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    • I enjoyed every minute of it. And I am glad to hear that you got some good solid info out of the articles. More will be coming…but, in time. I truly wish I could devote more time to it…but I just can’t right now. Soon though. AH

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  10. Good luck with your life prep. That is far more important than the web, and it looks like it’s getting more critical with every passing day. I look forward to your future posts as you find time for them. All the best to you and yours.

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