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Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — November 10, 2020

November 10th is remembered in the United States as the “birthday” of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Coincidentally, the 10th is also the birthday of the late Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, born in 1919, died December 23, 2013. He didn’t design a lot of different guns, but one of his few designs was the prototype for what turned out to be the world’s most widely produced assault rifles. Once an iconic symbol of international communism, the AK’s curved magazine profile has in more recent years become just a symbol of citizens being well-armed.

And November 10th is the anniversary of the sinking of the Great Lakes ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald [1], in 1975.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 91 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest [2]. 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 [3]. 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 [4] (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses [5], 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 [6]. 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 [7] in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Resources (a $350 value),
  6. A $250 gift certificate good for any product [8] from Sunflower Ammo,
  7. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses [9].

Second Prize:

  1. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership [10], 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 www.TOUGHGRID.com (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 [11], 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 [12] 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 November 10, 2020 @ 6:42 pm

11/9/202 Trucker strike planned for Memoral Day, 11/11/2020:

A Trucker Strike In November Could Be Another Nail In The Supply Chain Coffin

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog,

Rumor has it that a large number of independent truckers are planning multiple strikes in November during which they’ll stop transporting… well, everything. Considering that our supply chain is already in precariously bad shape, imagine the impact if transport also came to a halt.

Here’s how it’s being organized.
There’s a group on Facebook (for now – we all know how it goes on Facebook) called Stop the Tires Truckers that is organizing the strike. As of the writing of this article, more than 15,000 people had joined the newly formed group.

Here’s their message (and I’m also posting a screenshot in case it gets removed.)….. (see link for the rest of the article.)

#2 Comment By Tunnel Rabbit On November 10, 2020 @ 8:48 pm

The Stop The Steal Caravan is en route. The goal appears to encourage others to join in and ignite a major protest in Washington D.C. This kind of demonstration could be critical as military and other agencies need have way to gauge the dominate sentiment of the people to guild their decisions. To check the progress of this effort, go to 79days.news.


#3 Comment By Tunnel Rabbit On November 11, 2020 @ 1:16 am


From Mike Adams:


As I’ve been writing about for months, President Trump may invoke either the Insurrection Act or the Fourteenth Amendment to put down any illegal domestic uprising or coup attempt against the United States.

The massive, brazen election rigging by the corrupt Democrats was an attempted election coup, and the evidence is overwhelming.

Trump is gearing up to declare either an insurrection or to invoke the Fourteenth Amendment to strip Electoral College votes from states engaged in open rebellion against the United States. Both options require firing Mark Esper (which he just did) and putting patriots in charge of the national defense.

This action now indicates Trump is likely planning to deploy the military to defend our Republic and take down the domestic enemies who are trying to destroy it.

#4 Comment By Ole granny On November 11, 2020 @ 6:42 am

They took down the video. Is there another link

#5 Comment By Tunnel Rabbit On November 11, 2020 @ 6:46 am

Yes. It has been removed. Here is text from the author to a similar end.


#6 Comment By Montana Guy On November 11, 2020 @ 11:13 am

Re. Truckers strike.

Like Grandma used to say, ‘You don’t bite off the hand that feeds you’.

The underlying issue is disrespect of truckers (and blue collar workers) by folks whose lives and lifestyles could not exist without them. The world of these smug non-producing leftists huddled in cities is hanging by a thread and they are too proud and willfully ignorant to know it.