Preparedness Notes for Friday — September 13, 2019

September 13th, 1951 was the birthday of President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan.

Uh, oh!  Here comes the back stab… just as I warned you, folks: Trump says good progress made on gun proposals. Please call and write the White House today to say: No Background Checks on on private party INTRAstate sales!  There is no Federal jurisdiction, periodThe White House Comment Line is: (202) 456-1111.

Harvestguard is running a 13-hour sale just today, Friday the 13th, 2019, from 7 a.m.  to 8 p.m. Mountain Time. Customers who enter the coupon code Friday13 will receive an additional 13% discount, on top of their current 20% introductory discount, making it 33% off regular pricing. Stock up on these great canning lids!

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 84  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. is providing a $400 purchase credit at regular prices for the prize winner’s choice of either Wise Foods or Augason long term storage foods, in stackable buckets.
  2. 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)
  3. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  4. Expanded sets of both washable feminine pads and liners, donated by Naturally Cozy (a $185 retail value),
  5. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  6. Mayflower Trading is donating a $200 gift certificate for homesteading appliances.

Round 84 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. “Trump: We’ll see what can happen. But we’re always protecting our Second Amendment. I want to make it clear: Our Second Amendment will be protected fully.”

    Pump up his ego, and this big city boy is easily lured into a compromise that can kill his chance for re-election. This would mean that it will be sooner rather than latter that we would have to defend ourselves. Trump is clearly out to lunch, and full of it. If he talks about any new gun legislation as protecting the Second Amendment, it is time to raise as much scathing criticism, rebuking this slick rhetoric ….”our second Amendment will be fully protected” as he intends to give power to the Deep State that would determine who cannot own a firearm. This is mendacity is at it’s highest and stinking level.

    I would rather vote in Hillary and get it over with before I get any older, than support this POS any longer. I gotta new meme for AJ, ‘dump trump’.

  2. Re. Trump gun grabbing.
    Failure to understand that Republicans are an enemy of liberty is to have missed the whole lesson of America’s slide into gun control.

  3. “Trump: We’ll see what can happen. But we’re always protecting our Second Amendment. I want to make it clear: Our Second Amendment will be protected fully.”

    Trump is going to destroy the 2A to protect it.

    This reminds me of the crazy mom who drowned her kids in the bathtub to save them from the Devil.

    This is completely believable in the clown show country we live in.

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