Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — November 11, 2020

Take heed!  We are just about out of articles in the queue for Round 91 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. If you’ve been drafting an article, then this is your chance to finish it and see it in print within just a few days. There are some great prizes being offered for the writers of the top three articles. (See below.)  We greatly appreciate you e-mailing us, to share your knowledge in your articles.

Pictured is General George S. Patton, Jr.–his birthday was November 11, 1885. He died on December 21, 1945, under circumstances that are still disputed.

November 11th is of course Veteran’s Day. If you value your freedom, then thank a veteran.

November 11th also marks Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI), in 1965. Remember Rhodesia.

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. The ROOK
    Armored Critial Incident Vehicle

    TPD to replace aging duty handguns, adjust policy on backup handguns
    By Monica Casey
    Published: Nov. 10, 2020 at 9:14 PM EST

    City commission approves $490k equipment upgrade for Tallahassee Police Department
    By: Jada Williams
    Posted at 3:30 PM, Nov 10, 2020

    Obviously, they aren’t buying any of these “tools” for “peaceful protesters”…

  2. General George S. Patton with a Distinguished Military Career in the US Army. … By his life, he gave good firearm advice to the readers of SurvivalBlog.

    As a younger Officer in the US Army, George Patton was part of the US Army [invasion] down in Mexico, chasing after Pancho Villa (because Pancho Villa robbed banks in the USA, and executed Americans in both the USA and Mexico).
    … … George Patton engaged in a shoot-out with his Colt revolver down in Mexico. He ended up in the midst of the shoot-out with an empty revolver. Fortunately, the other US Soldiers still had ammunition in their rifles.

    Subsequently, there are pictures of General George S. Patton carrying numerous handguns. The General George S. Patton’s advice: A wise man carries a back-up gun during dire times.

  3. I found this interesting:

    Especially in light of:

    John 9:4-5

    4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

    5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

    1 Corinthians 3:6-9

    6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

    7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

    8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

    9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.

    1 Corinthians 15:57-58

    57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

  4. It is not simply voter fraud, but also a massive psy-op that they hope will convince their ‘useful idiots’, the general public, and even Trump’s administration, that Biden has won the election. This video helps explain part of the psy-op.

    The Stolen Election, Part One: AMERICAN PRAVDA
    > By Bill Whittle / Nov 10

    Here is another short and useful video:
    Shane Vaughn Teaches – “What Happens If President Trump Does Not Concede The Election”

  5. Analysis of Election Night Data from All States Shows MILLIONS OF VOTES Either Switched from President Trump to Biden or Were “Lost” — Using Dominion and Other Systems

    Social Worker Charged with 134 Felony Counts of Election Fraud
    [One more case among thousands of endemic DemSocRat vote fraud.]

    “The END of the AMERICAN REPUBLIC is NOW.”

  6. If one does not have time to keep abreast numerous sources, this might be the best one stop source of information about the progress of the election. Not my style, yet he stays as close to the cutting edge as anyone out there, and delivers almost daily. The show has gained favor as an outlet with some of those who have hard to get information.

    Nov 11, 2020
    Ep. 1390 The Swamp Doubles Down – The Dan Bongino Show®

      1. It is my understanding that the Secretary of Defense and State have been fired. These would be indications that Trump is working hard behind the scene, and hopefully making critical moves at warp speed. I certainly hope this is the case. Odds are Trump will stay in power, but will he be willing, or able to remove the internal opposition entirely? I was one of many advocates of such back in 2016. And how would he deal with the external threat? Can he save the dollar, and the world? Doubt it, yet Trump could buy us some time.

        1. There are many encouraging developements, and at this rate, there will soon be more, and perhaps enough to justify some optimism. Wish I could compile it all, but those who are following the usual outlets are seeing something simular. Perhaps it is too soon to be more than cautiously optimistic, as these rats may have a nuclear option that divides the country before they can be rounded up. According to Sun Tzu’s doctrine, it appears that at least one or both combatants are on ”death’s ground”, and would therefore fight with extraordinary ferocity, and may obtain some measure of victory, eventhough, or becasue, the odds of victory are nearly zero. It could be that Trump has got these rats trapped, making them extroridinarily dangerous.

          Here is another example of the encouraging news, that is consistant with the pattern that is emerging:

          This time from Mike Adams.


          Caught big time – Election data log files exposed repeated, criminal vote theft – they are busted

          Mike Adams said:
          ”This is it, folks. The log files of the voting “transactions” have now been analyzed and they show over 500,000 votes removed from Trump and given to Biden, almost entirely in swing states like PA, WI, MI, etc.

          This is the smoking gun evidence, and it was all done by the CIA using the Dominion software system that allows for remote, real-time theft of elections (which is why all the swing states simultaneously shut down their vote counting, so they could rig it from that point forward).

          All the evidence is now coming out. The Dems are finished. Hundreds or thousands will go to prison. Many will begin to flee the country now.”

          Also today: Listen to my emergency update podcast, which reveals what happens next: This election goes to SCOTUS, which kicks it back to Congress, where each state gets one vote. Trump wins in a landslide.

          1. Tunnel Rabbit, Thank you for giving of your time this past week to keep us well informed. Call me negative Nancy, but I hear John Wayne’s voice saying, “That’ll be the day,” concerning any democrat cheaters/alleged felons actually doing any prison time.

            Praise God for the good people with integrity doing the investigations. May God Almighty keep them safe.

            Keeping my hand to the plow, Krissy

  7. On October 20th, I purchased my, “Ultimate Prepper’s Survival Guide,” via Amazon, and it finally arrived tonight.

    I knew it would be wonderful, but this?

    This is magnificent.

    I am blown away by how beautiful it is.

    I delightfully look forward to reading it and improving my preparedness.

    Congratulations on such a fine work, Krissy

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