Preparedness Notes for Thursday — November 5, 2020

On November 5th, 2009 Army Major Nidal Hassan killed 13 people at Fort Hood. He shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he opened fire. But predictably, the mainstream media cited “no known motive” for the terror attack. In 2013, Hassan was sentenced to death.

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.

But first, I couldn’t resist writing an extra meme, for the week:


  1. Reading about the attacks by psychiatrist and US Army Major Hasan against members of US ‘armed forces’, I was amazed at the amount of politic-correctness from LawEnforcementOfficials and congress-critters.

    American president Barack Hussein Obama’s Chief Of Staff General [ name removed to protect the guilty ] issued a press-release claiming the dead and wounded from Hasan’s attacks were less important than promoting diversity (paraphrased).

    I am not making this up.


    A ‘must-watch’:
    PSYCHIATRY: INDUSTRY OF DEATH, a documentary about the utter and complete failure of psychiatry.

    Q — “How do you know you cured a patient?”
    A — “We don’t.”

    1. Folks,

      Are we going to sit back and DO NOTHING as our country is being gutted….

      Magically 139,000 ballots show up overnight…. 0 for Trump or any other candidate except 139,000 for Joe Biden…. to push Biden to win Michigan….

      It’s time we travel from the Redoubt and go to Michigan and surround the capital with our body armor – bear spray – and zip ties (for citizens arrests) – no guns please….. We need to show a force like Antifa…..

      It’s time folks… We can hide anymore or they will come for us in the Redoubt…
      Justice is Justice and Righteousness is Righteousness…. Even the Israelites were instructed to “wipe” this nation and that nation…. We are a Christian nation folks…. These are antichrist principled souls taking our promise land from us…..

      1. Seems to me the GOP had to know this would happen. The Dems were really clear that they were going to be winning no matter what this time around. So why has this mail-fraud absentee ballot bit been allowed to happen anyway? With long-dead people voting and all the rest?

          1. Yes, many Republicans were in on it. The political system belongs to chosen few and outsiders are unwelcome.

            The problem with outsiders like President Trump is that they don’t really know the inner workings of government and it takes at least four years to figure it out. He desperately needed a second term. Or I should say the citizens needed it.

            If another Trump ever comes along, and I don’t think it will ever happen, they will have to clean out every political appointed position within Especially the AG’s office. Root out all treasonous bureaucrats. I could go on and on.

            But, a newly elected outsider doesn’t usually realize that the infected personnel reach down to the almost the mailroom personnel.

            I worked for government and I can tell you that the political appointed people are pro themselves and even worse …. they are pro “the movement”.

            I wish I could have helped the President from the get-go. I would have worn out my kneecaps from kicking ass.

  2. As of Nov 2019, Hassan was still sitting in prison and appears likely to remain alive for many decades to come.

    The result of Democrat sabotage of the justice system — including two past Supreme Court judges ruling the death penalty is unconstitutional. Something they made up out of thin air and ignoring 6000 years of law.

    And yet Democrat leaders argue that mass murders are somehow the fault of law-abiding gun owners with no crime records.

    1. That precedent was set by the king´s of europe and the founding father´s , the moment they abolished torture and maiming, not including enslavement as a punishment…

      1. America’s Founding Fathers did not abolish the death penalty — and Britain did not abolish it until 1998.

        And while Congress abolished slavery as a general practice after the Civil War with the 13th Amendment, it kept it as punishment for crime.

        Which is why we have so many black men working in prison industries for 25 cents an hour.
        Some of them sent there by Joe Biden’s VP choice, Kamala Harris.

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