Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — July 24, 2019

The late Jerry Ahern passed away on this day, July 24th, in 2012. His survival-themed novels created an entire genre.

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. RE: JPMorgan Private Bank released a statement to investors warning that not only could the dollar lose it’s world reserve currency status, but could also “lose its status as the world’s dominate currency.

    Tunnel Rabbit said:

    For JPMorgan to make that admission, positions them just ahead of the fact, so they can say ‘ I told you so’, and maintain credibility. A consensus appears to be emerging, because they can no longer hide the truth that the Day the Dollar Died is closer at hand. As the ‘secret’ gets out, everyone will pile on to agree, or to proclaim the obvious assuring their projections are self fulfilling as ‘confidence’ in the dollar evaporates. Just as it in all markets, including the U.S stock market, if there is no metric, no mechanism of price discovery, so the only factor remain that can determines a price is confidence. It is a called a ‘ponzie scheme’, but it is essentially a con-game, a confidence game where greed fuels the higher and higher price that is justified only by” irrational exuberance” (A. Greenspan).

    Another maverick, Rob Kirby is a self described financial forensics analyst with origins in the Bond market, and currently a broker in gold- by- the- ton business. His perspective is worth considering:

    The 21 to now possibly 50 *trillion* dollars considered ‘missing’ out of the DOD and HUD accounts was discovered and documented by Dr. Skidmore and Katherine Austin Fits from government records on-line, yet now is ‘disappeared’, as it has been deemed a National Security issue. Kirby calls it,” Dark Money”, a hidden banking system or fund, with no books, no restrictions, that cannot be audited, and is run by ‘who knows’, and for what purpose other than to possibly to control markets and fund dark projects. As the world wakes up to this relatively new revelation, disgust and concern reaches higher levels, and broader audiences.

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