Preparedness Notes for Sunday – June 10, 2018

On June 10, 1967, the Six-Day War ended as Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.

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I just noticed that Ready Made Resources has an interesting sale right now. A six month package of Numanna freeze dried food is only $1337 and includes 2 extra Numanna Grab and Go Buckets valued at $137 each, a Sawyer Mini filter valued at $24.95 and a foldable 21 Watt Solar panel with a USB port valued at $89. This might be a good time to take inventory of your stock and beef it up.

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SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

This has been another entry for Round 77 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical 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,
  4. DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper. These have hammer forged, chrome-lined barrels and a hard case, to go with your own AR lower. It will allow any standard AR-type rifle to have a quick change barrel. This can be assembled in less than one minute without the use of any tools. It also provides a compact carry capability in a hard case or in 3-day pack (an $1,100 value),
  5. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  6. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  7. Two cases of Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs), courtesy of (a $180 value), and
  8. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.

Second Prize:

  1. A Model 175 Series Solar Generator provided by Quantum Harvest LLC (a $439 value),
  2. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, which have a combined retail value of $589,
  3. A gift certificate for any two or three-day class from Max Velocity Tactical (a $600 value),
  4. A transferable certificate for a two-day Ultimate Bug Out Course from Florida Firearms Training (a $400 value),
  5. A Three-Day Deluxe Emergency Kit from Emergency Essentials (a $190 value),
  6. A $200 gift certificate good towards any books published by,
  7. RepackBox is providing a $300 gift certificate to their site.

Third Prize:

  1. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  2. A large handmade clothes drying rack, a washboard, and a Homesteading for Beginners DVD, all courtesy of The Homestead Store, with a combined value of $206,
  3. Expanded sets of both washable feminine pads and liners, donated by Naturally Cozy (a $185 retail value),
  4. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  5. Mayflower Trading is donating a $200 gift certificate for homesteading appliances, and
  6. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from (a $240 value).

Round 77 ends on July 31st, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.


  1. Boss, that AMX 30 French tank could be either Syrian or Israeli, the driver kind of looks like he’s doing a prayer thing like the Syrians do, who aren’t Christian, with the tank commander standing nearby, looking away. I could not really make out any markings on the tank, there appear to be ruck sacks hung on the outside of it, something the Israelis are known to do. So who do you think it belongs to?

    1. Wait a second: There’s no Christians in Syria? Really?

      Who do you think Assad and the Russians have been protecting during the civil war there? Of course you won’t get that news here in the U.S.

      And, they happen to be some of the earliest descended, along with the Chaldeans in Iraq, etc. Way before there was ever a Catholic, or Protestant.

  2. The guy on the tank isn’t praying. The guys head is stuck in the drivers turret. The man is wearing a Leopard camo that is French. The Israeli troops wore this.

  3. Jerry, dear soul, I never said anything about there not being Christian Syrians. Read the comment next time, and take a couple of minutes to think it over.

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