To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. Note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready!
I’ll be heading back to the ranch soon, with stops to visit two consulting clients. In the past month, I’ve picked up 16 antique cartridge guns to add to the inventory of Elk Creek Company. At the urging of a couple of readers, I just resumed taking orders today (Saturday, September 26th, 2020). My #1 Daughter will begin packing orders, as they come in. But be advised that we won’t begin shipping out orders until Monday, October 5th. (We live at a remote ranch, and don’t get into town often.)
Now that the smoke has cleared, I’m back to bicycle riding 10 to 15 miles per day.
I’m anxious to get back home to the Redoubt!
Now, over to Lily…
Avalanche Lily Reports:
This week has been fairly productive. I finished pulling up the spent cornstalks in the Main garden. I swept up some weed seeds that fell, I picked the last of the cabbages and pulled the last of the onions and rototilled four beds. Next, I will be adding manure to the beds over the next few weeks and will rototill them again.
Miss Violet had some serious dental work done at the oral surgeon’s this week. Thank God they dealt with a problem and now that part is over and done with. Please pray with us that the tooth will come down and assume it’s rightful place, as it should.
I made and canned tomato sauce from some of my ripe tomatoes
I have been sorting my store-bought seeds and collecting seeds from the herbs and veggies that I grew this year. I threshed seed fronds of Dill, Celery, Lettuce, and have been collecting seeds from my sweet red peppers and Jalapeno peppers, and many tomato varieties and putting them away for next year. Miss Violet is helping me bag the now dried seeds. I’m really enjoying this job. It is kind exciting to collect your own seeds from the plants that you grew for the next growing season. They are true Life Insurance!!
I also have been collecting seeds of many really easy to grow in our region veggie varieties, putting them in paper envelopes that we bought from Amazon and will put them in containers that we plan to stash in various locations away from our home, just in case we ever have issues with government or marauders in the days to come. We are getting backups for our backups.
Which leads me to ask: What if you get word that any force is coming to force you to give up your food or take the vaccine, etc., and you are forced to flee from your home and hide in the woods? What if while you are gone, they burn your home down, after stealing everything in it? Would you have anything to fall back on, on your property or in the lands nearby?
It would be a very good idea to stash in various locations in buckets or some other containers filled with extra warm clothes: socks, underwear, long pants, woolly long johns, toothbrushes, soap, cooking gear, fire building materials, food, water, tools, seeds, weapons, fishing gear, shelter materials: tarps, tents, etc. With those, you wouldn’t be caught totally unprepared.
This week I have listened to the book of Revelation several times through. And I also began to listen to the beginning of the Bible and have listened to the first three books: Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus. I’m trying to be disciplined to listen all the way through the whole Bible in as short of a period of time as possible. I listen while working in the kitchen or traveling in the car. It lends to a much better atmosphere in the home during the day and keeps me focused on praising and worshipping the Creator, instead of worrying about what we will soon be facing.
We, all, who are against the NWO and it’s Satan-worshipping Beast system will be facing persecution and I want to be strong in the Lord Jesus to not deny Him, even unto death. We need to know His Word so that we can proclaim it to the lost. And so we can stand on God’s promises and stand strong and not lose our faith when persecution comes to us.
Dear Reader, you need to know that the mask may be the beginning of the Beast System’s Mark. In English, only one letter separates the word mask from the word mark. In the Bible wearing a mask indicates one of three things: spiritual idolatry, lawlessness, and wickedness. Who is the wicked and lawless one? Satan! Wearing the mask is part of his Beast system.
The mask mandates are conditioning us to accept the Mark, the digital Biocertificate of vaccination. If you comply with wearing the mask so easily — (Soon, you will not be able to enter stores to buy the food you need without it, or do anything in public) — then you will easily take the Mark of the beast to buy or sell, work, travel, etc. You must draw the line now. You must choose whose side you are on and who you will serve, the Creator and His savior son, Jesus, or Satan.
I assume that most of you saw the recent video of the woman in Ohio, sitting innocently on the bleachers, without wearing a mask, watching her son play a sport. She was arrested and tasered for resisting the police.
I haven’t heard the outcome of her arrest, yet. And you heard about the three folks in Moscow Idaho, arrested for gathering to sing Psalms without masks and social distancing? Not good. Persecution is coming to us.
Therefore need to make sure our hearts are clear before the Lord Jesus. We need to be repentant every day. We need to plead the blood of Jesus over our lives each day and ask Him to separate us unto Him. We need to put on the shield of faith every day. Read and ponder Ephesians 6:10-18:
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
At home, I listen on my computer with this series on YouTube. While in the car we have a CD set.
May you all have a very blessed and safe week.
– Avalanche Lily, Rawles
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