Preparedness Notes for Friday — July 5, 2019

On July 5, 1810, P. T. Barnum, the great American showman, was born. He died on April 7, 1891. He is often credited with the phrase “There is a sucker born every minute.” While the actual attribution of the quote is suspect with many versions of the story abounding, the concept remains valid, especially when one considers the economic state of the entire world. Only in a world of fools could the economy of entire nations, indeed the vast majority of the world, be driven solely by debt.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 83  of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. A $3,000 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 gift certificate from Quantum Harvest LLC (up to a $2,200 value) good for 12% off the purchase of any of their sun-tracking models, and 10% off the purchase price of any of their other models.
  2. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  3. 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,
  4. A Three-Day Deluxe Emergency Kit from Emergency Essentials (a $190 value),
  5. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from (a $240 value).
  6. An assortment of products along with a one hour consultation on health and wellness from Pruitt’s Tree Resin (a $265 value).

Third Prize:

  1. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  2. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  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.

Round 83 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.

One Comment

  1. The Greatest Show On Earth could commence unless Trump is moving forward. We like his talk, and the promise, but we need action. His conference on Big Tech censorship on July 11,2019 can raise awareness, and the political backing needed to support aggressive action, but I am not counting on it. We cannot allow them to continue to silence us. All is lost if the censorship continues. How would Trump convince Big Tech to reverse itself? He can’t, IMHO. They are going for broke in a serious attempt at a full on radical commie revolution. Force of some appropriate nature has to be involved. Using alternative platforms are like taking the back seat. Trump will loose the election if we do not have access to the mainstream who will continue stay where they are at.

    If Trump’s conference on Big Tech censorship is not productive, then it is time to get serious. In some way, any way, even if might be the wrong move at the right time, or not, Trump needs to pull the trigger while he is still in. We cannot allow them to silence us. We cannot allow subversives to undermine with the intent of overthrowing our Republic. Are we talking about the Insurrection Act? I hope so. Trump needs to take the most aggressive action available to him immediately, to see what will work, or not, so he has time in office to try any and any means to put this revolution down, and move to the next logical action. As it is, Trump is headed for the slaughter house, and so is the Republic. Once broken, it will not be fixed.

    We need to put the maximum pressure on Trump to act now. Thanks for listening.

    This content was posted by myself this morning over at Matt Bracken’s Gab (a blog). I will shoot, move, and let the editor decide if this content is appropriate. It is time to pull out the stops, and support Trump, not to save Trump, but the Republic. We got him elected despite that all the odds were against us. We could all use more time to prep. IMHO, it will eventually go ‘Biblical’.

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