Preparedness Notes for Friday — November 20, 2020

National Sovereignty Day (Spanish: Día de la Soberanía Nacional) is a national public holiday in Argentina, celebrated each year on November 20th. It commemorates the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado, when a small Argentine army stood against an Anglo-French navy that broke into the Paraná River, against the will of the Argentine Confederation. Although the battle itself ended with an Argentine defeat, the losses of Britain and France in the whole military campaign were so high that both countries were forced to the bargaining table and signed a treaty with Juan Manuel de Rosas. The day was enacted as a national observance in 1974, following a request from the revisionist historian José María Rosa, and promoted into a national holiday in 2010.

On November 2, 1920, the radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh produced what is often cited as the world’s first commercial broadcast. However, it is noteworthy that an experimental station in San Jose, California was operated by Charles “Doc” Herrold, much earlier.  Herrold started broadcasting daily from 1909 to 1917 — long before the advent of KDKA. He began playing record albums on the air in 1912. Herrold’s station was licensed as KQW (in 1921) and later KCBS. In the fall of 1916, after the De Forest Radio Telephone & Telegraph Company began operating an experimental radio station, 2XG, in New York City. They were the first broadcaster to operating commercially, airing advertisements.

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. Intelligence update: The Great Reset vs. the Great Awakening – the grand battle taking place right now for the future of America and the free world

    We have a major intelligence update regarding the election theft and treason by the deep state and Democrats. First, Trump’s legal team — consisting of Rudy Giuliani, Joe Digenova, Sidney Powell and others — held a very hard-hitting press conference today in which they laid out Trump’s clear path to victory in the courts.

    Yesterday, Chris Miller declared that all special forces operations units now report directly to him, bypassing the corrupt DoD swamp that works for the globalists and the Democrats. This puts the many tens of thousands of special forces operations units and assets directly under the control of a pro-America patriot, and it points to the “Plan B” plan in all this, which is for Trump to invoke the NDAA and Insurrection Act, then dispatch special forces units across the USA to arrest all the treasonous actors and take down the Big Tech and Big Media traitors who are part of this grand conspiracy to overthrow the United States government

    In sworn statement, prominent mathematician flags up to 100,000 Pennsylvania ballots

    In a sworn declaration, a respected mathematician says his analysis of election data and phone interviews with Pennsylvania voters raises questions about as many as 100,000 absentee ballots requested in the key battleground state where President Trump and Joe Biden are separated by just about 82,000 votes. lays out proof of election fraud

    Associated with Robert Barnes, a famed constitutional, civil rights, and tax attorney, is full of damning information that the talking heads on television continue to insist is nonexistent.

    Outlined at the site are many of the known election “irregularities” that we now know resulted in votes for President Trump disappearing or being swapped with Joe Biden’s votes to produce a different outcome. also contains a submission link where those who witnessed election fraud firsthand, or know someone else who did, can submit their stories for investigation.

    1. I’ve been seeing this line of thinking, and I cannot argue. Appeasement is no longer possible. All that is required is the first domino being tipped, and then, others join the party, and we are all dancing.
      Many people have been deceived, but they have been willfully ignorant and hateful.
      I feel it, and see the numbers, and the only clear answer is alteration. Not by an “idea”, there is certainly an evil cabal. I admit, that there is a trend of this toxic ideology of socialism growing within the apathy of this nation. Socialism does not survive the ultimate invasion of dictatorship, as it ignores nature of people, and how absolute power, corrupts absolutely. Dictatorship leads this push, and already the enemies of freedom are already advocating the creation of re-education camps.
      Does anyone realize, and has anyone looked into the possibility, that the Biden Cabal, stole the primaries? Obviously, Biden is the perfect Manchurian candidate, with glaring examples of fraud in the Ukraine. This Cabal, doesn’t need to blackmail him, he’s committed to it’s success.
      We are pilgrims in an Unholy land…

  2. I was wondering if anyone could suggest some affordable (i.e. under 20 dollars) books on the Rhodesian Bush War. Specifically, any about the foreign volunteers that fought there.
    I was planning to ask for a few for Christmas, or request some through interlibrary loan, but all the really good ones are over 50 dollars and nobody wants to loan those books out across state lines.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  3. There are developments about fraud and crooked vote tabulation in our (USA) 2020 election.
    At the Press Conference yesterday, one of the Trump lawyers, Sidney Powell, had this to say,
    “In other parts of the world we know that the technology was exported to affect an election in Argentina. That’s admitted by our friend who wrote the affidavit about Hugo Chavez and his interest in Smartmatic.”

    The comment about crooked voting machines in Argentina will get the attention of Argentinians, and anyone holding Argentina Pesos. … The Lawyers for Trump have wacked a large Hornet nest of problems (for some people).
    ……. A lot of people will be upset with the politicians associated with Smartmatic, voting machine involvement and elections. … If fumbling Joe can steal our election, he’ll owe this election to Smartmatic.

    A lot of people in our country and elsewhere are going to be angrier than Hornets with fumbling Joe or phony Kamala, if either one becomes President.

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