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. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready!
I made a trip to a gun show on Friday. It was bitter cold, but a very productive trip. I found several nice “fresh off the ranch” Pre-1899 guns, and one simply stunning minty Finnish M39 Mosin Nagant built on an 1896-dated receiver.
I was thrilled to find a dealer who was nearing retirement that had decided to “get out” of his blackpowder guns. I got a deal on ten (10) modern percussion revolvers. Four of them are Ruger Old Army models. (Like the one pictured at the top of this column.) Many in this batch are new — or like new — in their factory boxes! There are cartridge conversion cylinders available for many of those models. Those revolvers should all be listed in the Elk Creek Company store page in the first two weeks of March. Just like Pre-1899 guns, blackpowder revolvers are Federally exempt (not “firearms”) and hence available without any FFL paperwork. I will also be selling some conversion cylinders. The only stipulation is that I cannot ship both a modern percussion revolver together in the same order with a conversion cylinder. (It must be a separate order.) But again: No stinking FFL paperwork!
Now on to Lily’s Report.
Avalanche Lily Reports:
This week, I went to a few areas just a little bit higher than the elevation our ranch where there was copious amounts of snow and did some cross-country skiing. It was wonderful. Later in the week, bitter cold temperatures descended into our valley causing us to venture outside only when necessary.
This week I threshed out some lettuce seeds from dried lettuce fronds that I had been drying all winter. Additionally, I finally threshed out two types of beans that I also dried during the winter from last fall’s harvest. They will be used for seeding this next garden season.
We received an order from a company that delivers food in bulk. I bought fifty pounds of oat flour, sunflower seeds, grapefruit, sweet potatoes, and some other items. Jim and I almost immediately bucketed the flour in 5-gallon pails with Gamma Seal lids.
We went to various towns this week to meet some folks to do some antique gun purchases and trades. On the way home we stopped and bought a hundred pounds of potting soil and a hundred pounds of soil nutrients to lay on the gardens this coming spring.
Miss Eloise recently read the novel The Hunger Games. I had been avoiding the book and movie for twelve years… She had been talking to us about the book pretty much non-stop during the past two weeks and really wanted me to read it. Finally, I assented to allow her to read it aloud to me during a trip to a large city this week. She read twelve chapters to me between the car trip and in our home the next day, before I took the book from her and finished reading it on my own on a cold afternoon. That book is a book of serious Predictive Programming. And it ain’t pretty! The cameras, the lack of food, the isolation, the separation of districts, the genetic mutations of people and animals, the evil control, and heartlessness, the tracking chips, the space-like craft… It’s all in this book and it is about to be revealed here in real-time any day now…Actually, truthfully, if I had read it back in 2008 when it came out, I don’t think I would have believed that it was Predictive Programming… But I do now!
Speaking of “Hunger Games” which mentions genetic mutations, please listen to the following linked videos concerning the “vaccine”. Really, it is extremely dangerous. Think seriously before you allow them to jab you with it. Once it’s in you, there is no way to ever reverse what you have allowed to be done to your body. Lately, which saddens me immensely, for several reasons, I’ve been hearing of people I know who are supposed to be Christians who have taken it. Remember the Lord said that there are very few who find their way to Him. The Remnant is small!! Are you a member of that remnant? What if the vaccine and it’s vaccination certificate are the Mark of the Beast Spoken of in Revelation??? Remember it says you will not be able to buy or sell and by extension, travel, go to school, get medical care, etc without it.
Look what Israel’s Health Minister Yuli Edelstein is saying to Israelis who are refusing the vaccine:
Israel is leading the world in vaccinating it’s public. They are presenting themselves as the leader of vaccinations and the model for all other nations to follow…
Here is more Vaccine and Mark of the Beast stuff that you really must read: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-02-10-germany-advances-mark-beast-agenda-id2020-ratification.html 
From Drudge Report on Wednesday: https://www.thehour.com/lifestyle/travel/article/Without-vaccination-you-may-not-make-it-there-15939830.php 
Annual Covid Shots? Lovely! https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/09/covid-vaccine-jj-ceo-says-people-may-get-annual-shots-for-the-next-several-years.html  Yeah, if your immunity is too strong and you can fight off the vaccine naturally, you may need an updated version of the shot to do the job of killing you…
Seriously, everyone must do their own research and decide if they will take this injection–which is not any true vaccine. Then you must count the cost of what it will mean to be denied all access to our society… Are you prepared to live outside of it???
Trust in the Lord God for all of your needs.
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.