Preparedness Notes for Monday — July 1, 2019

July 1st, 1863 is the anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg.

We’d like to welcome our newest advertiser, Harvest Guard. Their re-usable canning lids are made here in the United States. They are offering us a special 5% discount coupon code:  “SURVIVALBLOG“. Thanks!

Palmetto State Armory — one of our affiliates advertisers — just started their big annual Fourth of July sale. Their advertised sale prices last until July 8th. One noteworthy item on sale is a complete M4 upper and parts kit with 16″ barrel, a mid-length gas system, Picatinny rail, and M-LOK forend, for just $329, with free shipping. The only other part that you will need to complete your build is a stripped AR-15 lower. So here is your chance to have a good quality AR for right around $360! They are also selling “mix and match” complete AR-15 and AR-10 uppers and lowers, so you can assemble a rifle or carbine in the configuration you want, at a great price. This would be a “two piece build” with no gunsmithing skill required. Please use our Palmetto State Armory link when you start your order, so that we’ll get our little piece of the action. Thanks!

Today we present a product review by our Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio. We are also posting a recipe and a special edition of the Economics & Investing Column.


  1. Are tattler lids made off shore? I always prefer to buy American when possible. What I would really like to see is somebody offering rings that don’t rust. Either stainless or plastic.

  2. Thanks for the heads up on PSA. Used your link to buy a complete upper and complete lower. I’m no gunsmith, (a mans got to know his limitations), but a simple mating of an upper and lower came in at $380, shipped and taxed. Can’t beat that.

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