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 had a very busy week, following my return from a month-long trip out of state to help an elderly relative. I returned home to find a small mountain of mail and packages to open. Immediately after that, I started packing orders from our recent rifle sale at Elk Creek Company. Later in the week, I had a half-day at the ranch of a consulting client in an adjoining county. Then I made a five-hour drive to pick up some antique guns and ammo cans that were waiting for me. And most recently I’ve been cataloging those guns and editing the photos to go with them. (I should mention that I pay my #2 Daughter to do the photography, but the photos still need cropping, color correcting, and file renaming to match my inventory numbers.) Hopefully, I’ll be caught up with the photo work in about a week. The packages also included some ammunition that I’d bought at auction — mostly the various Mauser calibers, some 7.5×55 Swiss, some 7.62mm NATO M118 match grade ammo, some very scarce 6.5x52mm Carcano, and a bit of 7.62x54r. So I’ve been busy getting all of that sorted and tucked away in labeled ammo cans. My goal is to have at least 200 rounds of ammunition for each of the guns that I have in inventory. That way, I’ll be able to give or sell them to folks, if and when the Schumer hits the fan. Ironically, I’ve found that is the formerly “scarce” obsolete calibers that are still available at gun shops. It is all the “standard” calibers that are now chronically sold out. So owning an old Mauser now makes more sense than ever.
Now that I’m back at the Rawles Ranch, I’m resuming some of the chores that I normally handle, such as splitting kindling wood, feeding the woodstove, and keeping the woodbox full. Especially during winter, I appreciate having an excuse to get away from my desk and get some exercise. Lily did a great job of “holding down the fort”, but we both felt a sense of relief when I got back to the ranch.
Avalanche Lily Reports:
Yes, yes, I have felt major relief since Jim has returned home. My stress and anxiety level has dropped significantly. I am relaxing once again. I feel like I can eat again in peace and my blood pressure is returning back to normal. It is wonderful and very comforting to have him safely back home.
I spent a couple of days going with Jim to run errands, to an on-site consulting call, and to visit some young friends of ours. We very much enjoyed talking politics, guns, and survival stuff with them as well as playing with their very young children. I read to them “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”, helped them put two puzzles together, and we built a couple of snowmen during a brief break of glorious warm sunshine in the forever dark cloudy winter weather. I enjoyed being “Grandma” to them. It was super nice to get off the ranch and visit all of these people. We were away from our computers and the blog during these times. Hence the lag time some of you may have noticed in the posting of some of your comments this past week. There were thirty-three comments awaiting to be posted when we returned home after one visit. :-0
For all you pro-vaxxers, you must listen to this Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
After you listen to her, you won’t want this vaccine. She says that this vaccine is fundamentally different in three different ways than any other vaccine that has been created. It is not a “normal” vaccine.
Furthermore, your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. You are not to defile your body in any way shape or form. That includes putting foreign substances into it, such as an mRNA vaccine. It will change you and God may say: “I never knew you.” (You are no longer my creation.) Those will be very devastating words to hear the Creator God say to a person.
The main prepping thing that I did this week was repacking my bugout bag into a new Mystery Ranch backpack that Jim bought for me recently. With the gear that I want in it, it is a third of my weight. It’s too heavy to carry more than a mile… I’ll have to work on it. But for our region in the wintertime, I would need that which is in there to keep us warm and dry. I’m running out of time typing my column, so I will have to tell you what is in my pack at another time.
I listened to the book Daniel, twice, and Hosea. I really think the time that we are currently living through is described in Daniel 11. Please read it.
Well, it looks as though we have lost the Republic. Those coming into leadership follow the Anti-Christ spirit and hate all that which God stands for.
Seriously, dear readers, you need to prepare your heart for persecution. Christian Persecution is just about here. Where do you stand in your faith? Are you ready to meet your creator? Perilous times are ahead for all of us. This is the time of the separation of the wheat from the tares. Where do you stand? Repent, beg God to create in us a pure heart and to renew a right spirit within us. Get right with all people in your lives that you have a breach with, if possible. Confess your sins one to another. Read God’s word and put it into your memory. Pray!
There isn’t much time left. Survivalism in my humble opinion also includes to where you will spend eternity. Will you spend eternity with God the Father and His son Jesus, or will you see the second death? Therefore I beg all of you who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ, Call upon His name, Confess your sins, repent of them, turn away from them. Get a Bible and read His Word, and He will save you from His wrath to come. Pray that you would escape all things, but be ready to give your life for a testimony of Him!
Despite everything happening, may you look up and keep your eyes on the Lord Jesus. May He fill you with His peace that passes all understanding. May you all have a very blessed and safe week.
– Avalanche Lily, Rawles
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As always, please share your own successes and hard-earned wisdom in the Comments.