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Preparedness Notes for Saturday — September 12, 2020

After nearly 40 years of riding across millions of American TV and movie screens, the cowboy actor William Boyd, best known for his role as Hopalong Cassidy [1], died on this day in 1972 at the age of 77.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 90 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest [2]. 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 [3] (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses [4], 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 [5]. 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 [6] in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Resources (a $350 value),
  6. A $250 gift certificate good for any product [7] from Sunflower Ammo,
  7. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses [8].

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 [9] 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 [10] (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (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 [11] 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 [12] 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 [13], a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  5. A transferable $150 purchase credit from Elk Creek Company [14], 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 [15] 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.

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#1 Comment By Tunnel Rabbit On September 12, 2020 @ 12:09 pm

QUORUM RADIO: James Wesley, Rawles The Ultimate Preppers Survival Guide


#2 Comment By Noah Body On September 12, 2020 @ 8:01 pm

Off topic, but important, IMO.

Good reason not to get a COVID test. In Ohio, people testing positive are entered into a police database:


#3 Comment By Retired guy On September 13, 2020 @ 2:17 am

Do you suppose all those covid tests are sent to have the DNA recorded too?
Seems pretty easy to do that.

#4 Comment By Charles K. On September 12, 2020 @ 9:05 pm

If you have TV you can find Hopalong Cassidy on the Stars-Encore Western channel. They run his movies and some episodes of his TV show.

#5 Comment By Tunnel Rabbit On September 12, 2020 @ 9:20 pm

TMS Live Stream with Matt Bracken – 12 NOON EST September 12th 2020


#6 Comment By Anonymous On September 12, 2020 @ 9:48 pm

278 LBS of Meat | Butchering a Moose
(YouTube Video, 28:51)
Simple Living Alaska
Sep 11, 2020

We process the cow moose that Arielle harvested from our 2020 fall hunting trip.

#7 Comment By LargeMarge On September 13, 2020 @ 8:42 pm

Watched thirty seconds of your Alaska, subscribed!

#8 Comment By RG On September 12, 2020 @ 10:01 pm

You can find many Hopalong Cassidy movies/episodes on YouTube.

#9 Comment By wally On September 14, 2020 @ 10:15 am

use to watch the re-runs all the time as a kid in iowa…