Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — November 4, 2020

November 4th is the birthday of Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone. He was born in 1916 in Buffalo, New York.

The queue of articles for the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest is now very short. So this is a great opportunity to see your article up on the blog within just a few days. Please share your knowledge with others!

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 91 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000.
  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. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from (a $240 value).
  4. 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.
  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. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  4. 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 91 ends on November 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. i was reminded of Basilone every time i would drive on a road named after him on my waay to one of my favorite surf spots in san clemente back in the day.

  2. Trump overwhelming way ahead of Biden as of 21:00hrs last night. In any analysis, there was no way for him to lose. Today, Fox News is on the same sheet of paper with the rest of the commies, CNN, USA Today, CBS etc…. They now show Biden with 238, and Trump 213 electoral votes. This is a gross and outrageous misrepresentation of what was recorded last night. They are willing to commit voter fraud in broad daylight to justify their insurrection.

    In a last-minute trade deal yesterday, I managed to score yet another AR. Although it is made from a low-quality kit, we can fit it up. I may sell it after prices rise.

    1. Greg Hunter did a fantastic job collecting and analyzing the data last night. I would check his YouTube channel for more of the same today, and onward.

  3. Peoples_Pundit, Richard Baris had some excellent coverage last night. He was analyzing county by county into the wee hours of the night. The numbers don’t lie!

    1. Recommend Greg Hunter’s video that is an independent analysis of the election results. Video begins in the last hour, and at the beginning of his summation:

      It is rumored, and would be no surprise that Trumps lawyer’s have also documented the actual election results, and will of course take action. Because of Greg Hunter’s outstanding election coverage, I believe Trump won resoundingly. The numbers widely distributed this morning have little connection with reality, and are designed to help Biden steal the election, or to at a minimum, justify a long and bitter contest, and a likely insurrection attempt that they have publicly telegraphed in recent weeks, would occur. IHMO, riots are likely being staged for tomorrow.

      BTW, by my own methods, I believe ammunition sales are strong this morning in anticipation. And altho I am an poor uneducated hick without any credentials, who can only have an opinion, please do not bother to demand proof until an argument with supporting links is offered first. I’ve got to spend the rest of the day getting ready for winter. Thank you.

      1. Any reason i should sacrifice my time with him?

        If the head of the goverment, whose man runs the post office, speaks of electoral fraud against him i hear a confession that he´s doubting to win even while doing it

  4. MIchigan magically found 128,000 ballots, in the middles of the night, after the vote counting had stopped for the night. Miraculously not one of those votes were for DJT Not even one. Also hear there are videos of boxes of ballots being delivered to one location, also in the middle of the night, after the counting had stopped for the night. I smell a rat, Gretchen the Grotesque.

  5. Democratic cyber attack on 2020 Presidential election:

    Check out Lt General Tom McInerney’s video on “Two Mikes”, episode 31. He describes a CIA software program designed to redirect the results of foreign elections. He claims the Democrats have been using this program called “Hammer” and “Scorecard” to change the electronic voting results at the transfer point at the state elections center. It supposedly changes the voting totals to give Biden a 3% advantage over Trump. This had been supposedly deployed in MI, WI, PA, NV, and who knows where else. This is not my allegation. Look for yourself. There are multiple posts on a google search.

    A second post claimed it was used in the 2012 FL election and against Bernie Sanders in the primary as a trial run.

    Posted for purposes of information and discussion. Is this why Biden has been vacationing in his basement instead of campaigning?

  6. Follow up on Hammer and Scorecard and stealing the Vote

    I went back to find that Lt General McInerney’s video had been removed for “violating acceptable standards”. You can find the audio from 11/02/20 and todays updated audio 11/04/20. In todays audio he reports that, under the cover of night, Michigan TRANSFERRED 50,000 votes to Biden last night.

    Listen to both audio recordings.

    Please let everyone know.

    1. Been seeing this for a couple of days. First on Steve Bannon’s show “War Room: Pandemic” on NewsMax. I think it’s a web show as well.

      We are at WAR folks. No doubt about it. Now it seems CoViD-19 is largely a part of that war. The Dictator Whitmer (heil Whitmer) threatened Michigan with lockdowns into perpetuity if we didn’t vote for Biden. Her words: “If you want to end the lockdown, you need to vote for Joe Biden.” She is already acting in defiance of the Michigan Supreme Court. She has basically given them a giant middle finger.

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