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 have Elk Creek Company on hiatus again, for the month of December. Thanks for your patience. I’m traveling out of state to assist an elderly relative and to gather inventory. I’ve just cataloged 15 recently-acquired guns, and have plans to add at least four more, while I’m here. I’ll resume taking orders on January 1st, 2021. Please mark your calendar. I expect to get a big rush of orders around Inauguration Day.
In addition to my regular exercise and chores here, I brought along one of my chainsaws. I’ve already used that to lop off one stump at ground level. More yard work is planned.
Now, over to Lily…
Avalanche Lily Reports:
What to say, this week? This week, we’re just quietly living our lives. The weather has been beautifully sunny, with highs in the thirties and low forties, lows in the high twenties with very little snow on the ground. (A Small Rant follows:) Tropical Tidbits has made a liar out of me. Their long-term forecasts have proven terrible for snow accumulation. They predicted snow accumulation for our area at today’s date to be up to four feet, two weeks ago. Nope, not happening, didn’t happen, and it probably won’t happen anytime soon. I’ll never believe their long-range reports again… Only their two-day to three-day reports can be trusted. Humph!
While Jim is away, our days are pretty much the same, although, I now must run errands more often. Jim usually takes care of most of our errands, such as Post Office and garbage runs, and some of the grocery shopping. I have been running to a few grocery stores in order to mostly buy produce, so that we don’t have to use up our frozen and stored, until we have to.
Additionally, I am still stocking up with staple food items until we can no longer go because of the Covid Vaccine mandate and it’s bio-certificate Mark of the Beast which will tell us that without it we will no longer be able to buy or sell, trade, travel without it and it’s proof of vaccination. (See what Mike Cernovich said in Arutz Shevah (7) this past week.) One of these days, soon, unless you take that vaccine, you will no longer be able to go into grocery stores and buy food. If you truly believe God’s Word is true and literal (Revelation 13, 14, and 19), then you know that you cannot take this vaccine, and it’s Bio-Certificate, at all. Are you prepared to live outside of the primary economic system? Are you mentally and spiritually prepared for the persecution and perhaps death that will come because of your refusal to bow down to the Beast system?
At the beginning of the week, I pressure canned six quarts of Turkey soup. I cleaned out the woodstove, and sprinkled the ashes in a random garden, I do that about once a week. I’m doing the usual chores of feeding the animals, washing and refilling the water tanks and refilling the woodbox every two days, posting comments, house cleaning, laundry, and cooking from scratch, news watching…
I still have a lot of bean pods and other fronds of various plants drying for seeds that I am periodically shelling and storing. This week, I harvested the seeds from a broccoli plant that went to seed this year. I suspect that, because the broccoli plant didn’t over-winter, that it will be non-viable, but we shall experiment and see next spring.
This week the girls and I again listened to the YouTube audio of the King James Version, while following along in our own Bibles, through the entire book of Isaiah. What an awesome book! During the nearly four hours of listening over a four day period, we had frequent pauses to discuss verses and to compare with other scriptures in the New Testament. There are so many prophesies of the coming of Jesus, the End Times and of God’s coming wrath and destruction of non-repentant sinful people and the earth (Chapter 24), and His mercies on those who are repenting and believe on Him and His redemptive Messiah Yeshua, and of the New Jerusalem and New Heaven and New Earth that will come after he has poured out His Wrath. Awesome.
In the evenings, the girls and I have been gathering in the living room together, stoking up the fire in the woodstove, turning off the lights and most appliances (the washer and dryer and computers), and using a little solar charged lamp to read by. We’ve been reading the original rendering of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling is an excellent writer with vivid imagery. He well-observed people and wild animal behavior.
Last week and this week, to escape some of the doom and gloom, the girls and I watched the cartoon series of “Heidi”. It is 39 episodes long.
Notably, some of the story is not true to the real storyline. For example: Heidi prays to a little star and reads a book different from a Bible, her aunt Dete lives with her and has a romance with Sebastian… and more stuff… It is a very cute story of Heidi making peace and fixing problems and beautiful mountain scenery for a cartoon. I also spent time watching scenery videos of Switzerland. What a beautiful mountainous country! I think we will read the real Heidi, written by Johanna Spyri together, after finishing the Jungle Book.
Additionally, the girls and I are making every effort to be outside in the sun and walking at least forty-five minutes a day, sometimes twice a day.
May you all have a very blessed and safe week.
– Avalanche Lily, Rawles
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