Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — September 24, 2019

On this date in 1775, Ethan Allen was captured by the British.

And in 1493, Columbus set sail with 17 ships on his second voyage to the Americas.

Through a friend who has an FFL, I’ve started another two-week auction for one of the original pre-ban HK91 rifles from my personal collection.

To explain why I’m selling this: We still have some family medical expenses to cover.

Here is a description of this rifle, which has some unusual features:

“This rifle has a few modifications done to it that set it apart from a standard HK91. First off, the hardest and most expensive to do, the original IB date coded bolt carrier has been modified for full auto use, so if you have a sear pack, this is a great rifle for you! The stock has been replaced with a G3 military stock that has the uncommon third pin hole in it, and a recoil buffer has also been installed, along with a wide buttpad, making it much nicer to shoot. Another plus to this rifle is the original pre-ban HK commercial IC date coded magazine–not your standard G3 surplus magazine. The rifle also has a correct IB date coded wide forearm. Put this whole package together, and you have a nice rifle in your hands. These things just don’t quit!”

The opening bid is just $2,200, and there is no reserve price set!  It is noteworthy the last HK91 that I auctioned sold right at its opening bid price. (There was just one bid!) This might be another “sleeper” auction, so get your bid in early!

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.

One Comment

  1. Re: The Decision Advantage, Why SHTF Intelligence Matters, Sam Culper

    It is very important to get this stuff. Patrolling is one way, and SIGINT is another way, and two can be combined. Listening to a simple scanner has the greatest cost benefit ratio, that requires the least skill and manpower, and has the least risk, and gives you a tactical advantage, early warning, that can take away the element of surprise they enemy is relying on as a primary advantage to win.

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