Preparedness Notes for Saturday — September 5, 2020

On September 5, 1774, fed up with the meddling of the crown and being mostly independant-minded, our nation’s founding fathers met together in the First Continental Congress, in Philadelphia, laying the foundation of what would become the world’s greatest nation.

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. Apparently, one of the symptoms is losing one finger from each hand.

      I enjoyed the break from *seriousness* for a few minutes. Clicking on some other loonytunes was a good distraction.

      Carry on in grace


    “Recently, Dr. Alton was asked to write an article on tourniquets for the highly popular Survivor’s Edge magazine, a great read if ever there was one. Most people know at this point how to place a tourniquet, but there are some principles you may not know about hemorrhage and how to stop it using this life-saving device.

    The risk of hemorrhage from traumatic injury is always a possibility, whether it’s due to a motor vehicle accident, a work mishap, civil unrest, or the zombie apocalypse. A major arterial bleed, if untreated, can cause a victim to be beyond medical help in just a few short minutes. The bleeding may be so severe that emergency medical personnel arrive too late to help.

    Dr. Alton outlines more than a dozen important points that must be understand to properly stop hemorrhage with tourniquets.

    Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

    Joe Alton MD Amy Alton APRN

    Learn more about bleeding and 150 other medical topics with a copy of the Survival Medicine Handbook’s award-winning Third Edition, available at Amazon and”

    1. Although I’ve spent years listening to the brilliant and humorous Dr. Alton, and wonderful Nurse Amy, I can’t remember it all. And although I cannot afford, but the most basic gear, the knowledge has cost me nothing, because of over a thousand hours of free on the internet lectures from Dr. Alton that are contained in these DVD’s. This is a new product at their store. I expect that the internet will eventually be shut off, so for myself, and others who will eventually become interested, I might be able to offer them the knowledge. Like much of what they offer that is geared specifically for the prepper, it cannot be found elsewhere.

      “In a world with ever changing technology, our latest product is a USB with all of our videos included. This USB will play on any computer and TV USB Ports. Don’t forget our educational videos at YOUTUBE Channel DrBones NurseAmy: Please email Amy if you have any issues ordering or questions about our store at I am happy to help anytime, thank you very much.”

  2. And laid the foundation of our present Constitution. May our Republic live on to infinity. But it will only do so if we are engaged and aware of the pitfalls endeavoring to enslave it. Stay Awake – Stay Aware…

  3. It’s a republic if you can keep it.

    You’re not going to keep it if you allow the Antichrist principled declare police racist. Their crime upholding jueda Christian laws.

    You’re not going to keep it if you allow the antichrist principled to declare your statues of me and other founders are racist.

    You’re not going to keep it if you allow the antichrist principled to declare the US constitution racist and then they revoke it.

    You’re not going to keep this republic if these antichrist principled are not checked into place by YOU the patriot.

    Uncle Sam needs YOU to do something. The police are called to stand down in Democratic Party run cities.

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