Preparedness Notes for Thursday – August 09, 2018

August 9th, 1831was the birthday of James Paris Lee (August 9, 1831 – February 24, 1904). He was a Scottish-Canadian and later American inventor and arms designer, best known for inventing the bolt action that led to the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield series of rifles.

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Video from Alex Barron (The Bard of The American Redoubt) I stand with Alex Jones and so should you

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SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

This has been another entry for Round 78 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. 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 78 ends on September 30th, 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. I think Jones is a shill to bring on the control and elimination of “conservative” free speech (he knows it?). While I support his right to say what he likes, the guy is an obnoxious liar. Thinking Americans should not listen to him. Without support he will disappear into the sunset. I also believe his obnoxious behavior is going to give the tech controllers the excuse to come after you and anyone else who does not bow to the left agenda.

    1. plus 1.

      i used to occasionally hear him on the short wave radio, maybe 15 years ago, before he became popular. i am ashamed , i listened a few times. he may be the most dangerous instigators in the world. he is not a good guy and not worth following down any path. he wsa simply a tool to get , whose name we will not utter. in the oval office. the preferred globalist.

    2. Really? The statists that are in control of the USA are going to eliminate or control ALL “conservative” free speech by the time they are done. Most of the so-called conservative talkers (Hannity, Limbaugh, et al) will not touch the issues that really matter to true Jeffersonian rightful liberty. To me this means that most (all?) conservative talkers are already controlled. The fact that the statists are shutting down Jones and not Hannity (yet), to me means that Jones is hitting them where it hurts.

  2. I think it is beside the point if you like Alex jones, or listen to him. The point is that it is dangerous to silence people, even dangerous people. How would you know they were dangerous if you never knew what they thought? Are people so insecure in their beliefs that they can never hear a different ones?

    1. Agreed. The action against Alex Jones is merely a ‘test case’ for the tech elites, to see if these tactics work. Once precedent is established, the gloves will come off. I’m not a fan either, but why else would they go after a goof-ball like Jones who no one takes seriously anyway? He’s a threat to no one.

      1. Nonsense. You offer no support for the statement that YouTube was developed with US government funding. And even assuming that it was, a corporation accepting government money does not automatically make its products common property.

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