Notes for Thursday – November 20, 2014

Today, we present another entry for Round 55 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course (a $1,195 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper with a hammer forged, chromlined barrel and a hardcase to go with your …

I’ve Discovered I’m A Prepper, by H.H.

How did I get here? About a year ago, I was covered up with apples from my one, lonely apple tree in my back yard. (I have since planted another.) I ate some, gave some away, canned a lot of apple butter, but I still had about a bushel basket of apples left. Not wanting to waste them, I did an Internet search for ways to can the remaining apples and found some great information. I ended up canning applesauce and apple pie filling, too. This Internet search for ways to can apples led me to many prepper and survivalist …

Letter Re: Prepping from a Wheelchair

Hugh, Although many good posts on SurvivalBlog embody it, this one somehow drove home the most important resource we must develop: a proper mindset. From it all decisions are made and actions effected. I wish I was local to this woman, as I’d like to contribute my skills, resources, and *my* mindset to her team. She is a refreshing alternative to the “Yeah, I need to buy some candles or something” response I usually get when carefully suggesting our avocation to associates. May God use her willing hands and mind to accomplish His will during adversity. – D.D.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Swedish Paramedics Need Body Armor to Enter Violent Muslim Areas – RBS o o o Milford 5th-grader suspended for pointing imaginary gun. – T.P. o o o Gun sales in Ferguson spike a staggering 700% as residents wait to see if Officer Darren Wilson will be indicted for shooting dead unarmed teenager Michael Brown. – T.P. o o o Museum Will Remove World World II-Era Rifles Because Of New State Law. – D.S. o o o Video: Michigan Tax Assessor Attempts Interior Home Inspections. – B.B