Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — August 26, 2020

August 26, 1946 was the official release date of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.”

On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 90 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:

First 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 Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their 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 (a $1,100 value),
  5. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready 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 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.
  2. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, that have a combined retail value of $589,
  3. A Three-Day Deluxe Emergency Kit from Emergency Essentials (a $190 value),
  4. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from (a $240 value).
  5. 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. Naturally Cozy is donating a “Prepper Pack” Menstrual Kit.  This kit contains 18 pads and it comes vacuum-sealed for long term storage or slips easily into a bugout bag.  The value of this kit is $220.
  4. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  5. A transferable $150 purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun. There is no paperwork required for delivery of pre-1899 guns into most states, making them the last bastion of firearms purchasing privacy!

Round 90 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. Good morning,

    Thinking of all our friends here that may be in the path of hurricane Laura. Expected to hit as a Cat 4 catastrophic storm late tonight.

    Praying for all of you.

    Rock on

    1. We saw this too, and we’re very concerned about the force of this storm. Watch solar activity which may be contributing to the strengthening of this hurricane.

      This morning’s YouTube report by Ben at Suspicious0bservers touches on the storm and the change to its trajectory.

    1. Get a morning briefing at Matt Bracken’s Gab page. Here are a few samples.

      Ian Miles Cheong [Video clip]
      “A Molotov cocktail appears to have been thrown at the shooter in Kenosha before he fired at the first victim.”


      Matt Walsh: People have every right to protect private property while armed. If you attack armed men because you’re mad that they’re stopping you from lighting buildings on fire, and then you get shot in the process, it’s 1000 percent your own fault. I shouldn’t need to explain this.


      Kenosha Riot Shootout
      Day 3 of the Kenosha BLM riots ended with blood in the streets as several people were shot. Thank the brave reporters who gathered this footage.


      GRAPHIC: I missed this in the video. The man who had his arm shot ran in with a pistol. He was still holding it for some time after he was hit:


      EXTREMELY GRAPHIC: Julio_Rosas11
      recorded up-close footage of one of the men who tried to attack a man who was on the ground but armed with a semi-auto rifle. Half of his upper arm was blown off.


      GRAPHIC: Rioters chase down a man with a semi-auto rifle. He shoots them.


      Kenosha Wisconsin shooting key clips from Twitter, multiple
      Posted on 8/26/2020, 4:00:09 AM
      According to witnesses, man with gun yells at vandals/looters to stop. They rush him, and short bald man is shot in head at very close range.


      Ian Miles Cheong: AR-15 running and gunning video with fatalities.
      “This is the new normal in Democrat-controlled cities. Kenosha is run by the Democrats.”

      Rioters tried to burn Seattle police alive, sealed door during fire at East Precinct
      AUGUST 25, 2020

      1. Con’t…

        Kenosha, Wisconsin. How many people before this weekend’s riots and terrorism had ever heard of Kenosha, Wisconsin? I had. I grew up not far from there. It’s a small city of about 100,000 that feels like a small town.

        And now the organized left [Antifa/BLM Commie Scum] have ravaged Kenosha. And if past is prologue, the terrorists will continue to ravage Kenosha. This will go on night after night after night because the Democrat Party and the establishment media are not only fine with it, they encourage it.


        Every Angle + Timeline of Kyle Rittenhouse Kenosha Riot Shooting [9 minute play by play.]

        [Proceed through the Youtube warning.]

    2. Did you notice that after a citizen protected himself from the mob that 250 police and national guard showed up to investigate? Where were they while the rioters were looting, burning and assaulting? THAT is the problem not someone shooting these criminals.

    3. Tunnel Rabbit,

      The linked article quotes a press-release from LawEnforcementOfficials describing the ‘assailant’ as “…a civilian…”.

      How do LawEnforcementOfficials know the ‘assailant’ was not in the military at the time of the incidents?

      As usual, as is my inclination anytime I read anything from TheMainStreamMedia, I remain skeptical of all the words, including ‘the’ and ‘and’.

      1. Hello LargeMarge,

        I believe that most of the videos and commentary are decidedly not from the Main Stream media, and in fact are superior in content. These are primarily Twitter feed, and are of a man-in-the-street perspective. We are getting as fast as the Main Stream Media, and can decide for ourselves before the air their content, if any…. I’ve included additional sources that have had time to analyze the content and offer their opinion. IMHO, the riots are escalating as was apparent last night, and the shooting started as predicted. It not hard to see where all this is going. We are headed into Civil War at warp speed. The citizens of this town are fed up and are beginning to defend it given the lack of meaningful action from the Sheriff. The young man who had to defend himself was apparently one of many citizens who attempted to protect property. Much of the incident is caught on video.

        I am also happy to report that a another chest rig showed up as I am ready to set a second rifle with night vision that can provide interlocking fire at night. Never stop improving you defenses. Getting this done on a shoe string budget can also take additional time. I hope others see the threat and do their best to preparing themselves. Time is short, and the shelves will be bare soon. I am surprised at how few see this coming. It is coming in like freight train, and I doubt Trump can stop it.
        Hillary Clinton echoed Pelosi today. They intend to reject the election results, remove Trump, or break up the country. I think they are arrogant as it gets, and dead serious.

        Also, should I be too busy to pass this information as things continue to heat up, I recommend Matt Bracken’s Gab page, and these sources.

        From Paul Joseph Watson , Summit News, (Formerly Inforwars reporter):

        Sheriff Refuses to Deputize Citizens to Restore Order in Kenosha


        From Mike Adams, Natural News.
        Stunning moments a young man fights for his life against multiple BLM attackers

        Today we bring you an exclusive frame-by-frame analysis of a stunning event that took place in Wisconsin last night, when a young security man with a rifle was assaulted by multiple Black Lives Matter terrorists thugs who were trying to beat him to death.

        Using his rifle, he defended himself against multiple attackers, clearing a rifle jam at one point and managing to keep other attackers at bay by firing rounds into thugs who were assaulting him.

        Had this young man not fought for his life and shot BLM thugs, he would now be dead. This is a clear case of self-defense, and it underscores the importance for all of us to “fight for your life” … and shoot BLM terrorists when necessary to defend your own life.

        See the astonishing frame-by-frame analysis here.

  2. It’s important to ask… Where are these rioters getting ideas about sealing police officers inside a precinct using quick drying cement — and then, with the officers inside, to attempt to burn it down?

    This is not a spontaneous act, and it’s extremely dangerous. It is evidence of a complete and total disregard for life.

    I would argue that this disregard for life is not limited to the rioters, but extends to all those who consciously and intentionally take steps to protect these thugs from what ought to be the consequences of their actions — and even those who try to frame these activities as benign or somehow justified, and as well those who look the other way.


  3. Be sure to watch the videos linked by Tunnel Rabbit. … Make sure to watch the one about the Molotov Cocktail tossed at the ‘Shooter’ fleeing, ~before he shoots the first person. … The description of saying the ‘mob’ was throwing things is NOT very descriptive, about the danger the ‘shooter’ faced.

    The last video about the ‘timeline’ of events will reinforce things stressed here at SurvivalBlog.
    1. Stay physically fit. The 17 year old ‘shooter’ demonstrates why militaries put the young men into combat; both physically fit and resilient.
    2. Maintain situation awareness. The ‘shooter’ took a tumble and then some whacks from the mob. … The ‘shooter’ handled the rifle very well, and shot the people ‘he’ saw as dangerous. (He didn’t open fire at everyone)
    [Drugs and alcohol diminish Situation Awareness.]
    3. The use of a sling is recommended in certain situations. The ‘shooter’ was able to maintain control and possession of his rifle. [It seems as though the sling was a needed item. A lanyard might be used on a handgun.] No evidence the ‘shooter’ had a back-up weapon. [But, cops carry a second weapon for a reason.]
    4. Obviously, don’t chase after someone with a firearm without the expectation of being shot. …
    +Don’t associate with real Jerks. People in the mob didn’t act wisely. The man giving a flying kick to the shooter, then ran away to save himself. ‘That’s sometimes called poking the bear’ = Not smart occurrence, if you’re the one left behind.

    5. Listen to the advice here at SurvivalBlog; it’s time to vote with your feet if possible.
    The Governor of Wisconsin and other leftwing politicians are complicit in all the violence and destruction. The ‘mobs’ are not going away. A rational political discussion is NOT possible with lunatics running in mobs. … The mobs forming and destroying are being financed, by people that want political power and destruction of America.

      1. Important update from Summit News 8-27-2020. Titled: = Video Analysis Proves Kyle Rittenhouse Did Not Shoot First.

        “At 23:19, Rittenhouse is seen in this YouTube livestream. He’s being chased into a parking lot. While he is being pursued, an unknown gunman fires the first shot into the air,” tweeted Triebert.”

        “The muzzle flash of the first shot by the unknown gunman and the smoke rising from the handgun can be seen in this video capturing the first shooting from a different angle.”
        ME ~ GGHD =

        Facts about the event are still being gathered. This article is about the ~’first’ shooting that occurred. … I saw on the Web comments about how the head wound, ‘Did NOT look like one from a rifle; rather it may have been by a pistol.’

        Good advice about ‘leave now.’ The rioting mobs throughout history see ‘Death and Destruction’ as a form of entertainment. The mobs today are NOT seeking a godly justice. The mobs want death and free stuff.

        1. The ‘Facts’ are being assembled by the ‘fake news’ ~ We’ll have to see what the 17-year old’s lawyer has to say. = Supposedly, the teenager has a Cracker Jack lawyer on his side.

          A news article from Wisconsin:

          “In the first shooting, which occurred a minute-and-a-half earlier, he faces a first-degree reckless homicide charge. Rosenbaum was shot multiple times in the Car Source car lot at 63rd Street and Sheridan Road.

          The complaint says Rosenbaum suffered gunshot wounds to the groin, back, and hand. He had a graze wound on the right side of his forehead and a superficial wound on his left thigh, the complaint says.

          Law enforcement had earlier said he was shot in the head.”
          About the shooting in Kenosha Wisconsin. = Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 8-27-2020

      2. The two men killed in Kenosha incident ~both tried to grab the rifle away from the shooter. (According to the articles and videos)

        Conjecture: =
        1. There’s some type of training given to the protesters to ‘grab’ a weapon from the police. (or)
        2. There might be a Hollywood movie, where the protagonist grabs a weapon.

        Not conjecture: =
        3. Trying to grab a weapon is a dumbass thing to try and do. ~Especially, if the rifle is attached to the shooter with a ~>sling. [Having a sling is a needed item]
        …….. Trying to grab a weapon would be a last ditch effort to stay alive; protecting yourself and your family. … In Kenosha the shooter was running away from the mob. There were aggressive gun grabbers chasing the teenager.

        The ‘Molotov Cocktail mentioned above may have been a plastic bag. There must have been something in the bag to cause the bag to travel such a distance.
        The ‘protesters’ are known to toss plastic bags filled with Urine and Feces (sh*t) at the cops.
        God Bless the Cops for their patience. All kinds of things are tossed at cops. Everyone once in a while, the mob meets a civilian without the patience of a cop.

        Maybe, a writer for SurvivalBlog can do a review with pictures about slings. There are articles and reviews already; however, a current article discussing Literal gun grabbers may be illuminating. …. I suspect the ‘lunatic revolutionaries’ are receiving instruction to close with the police, shop owners and concerned citizens, to try and ~grab their weapons.

        [They ‘grabbers’ must live with ‘weed smoking’ fantasies.]
        The powers-that-be, orchestrating the protests, want blood on the ground; the lumpenproletariat is expendable to the people behind the protests .

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