Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — November 24, 2020

Important Note: I’ve decided to launch my Friday of Color Week Sale early, at Elk Creek Company.  It will begin today (Tuesday, November 24, 2020.)  It will end at midnight, Pacific time on Friday, November 27, 2020. Note the sharply-reduced prices. Keep in mind that I’ll be traveling for the entire month of December, and I’ll then be putting the company on an order-taking hiatus. So this is your last chance to buy a few pre-1899 antique guns from us in 2020. I should also mention that our inventory has been drawn down to just 45 pieces. Our re-stocking isn’t keeping up with demand. “Going, going…”

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 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, 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.

 




28 Comments

  1. Tunnel Rabbit comments on Gab:

    Fox News Fantasy is Propaganda. Nov 24, 2020

    Ingraham: This is where things stand tonight (Nov 23, 2020)
    https://youtu.be/Liq3wm6Qzqk

    As of last night, Ingraham clearly does not understand what is occurring, or perhaps she does not care, or wishes to acknowledge the prospects of Trump’s legal battle and possible victory, a path that Bush used successfully to defeat Gore in the Supreme Court. Is her premise a guess, or merely assumed given her hidden agenda? Her narrative is consistent with the rest of the propaganda. It is a psy-op being used to convince the nation, that also is comprised of state judges, and legislators, that Biden’s win is in the bag, when Trump will eventually prove Biden is actually holding the bag that contains the evidence of voter fraud.

    Their psy-op is useful for a short game contest, and a longer game should Trump win. Biden will not concede under any circumstances. I hope Trump is as equally determined. So goes Trump, so goes the rest of the nation. This is a battle to the death. There is no next time. We know that Trump won. Under no circumstances should he relinquish his presidency.

    1. It’s all theatrics to keep the populace entertained and riled while they complete their total take over of the entire world! We are being enslaved before your very eyes. Wake up, people!

      1. And it’s working, I hear tons of people who are so worried about Trump vs Biden, and they don’t realize that it’s all just a distraction. Hard times are coming regardless of which way the electoral college goes.

      2. What do you mean wake up?? We understand what’s going on. My spouse and I call our Legislators daily and get the same generic response from their staff. What are you doing that we aren’t? Or anyone else for that matter?? We know this election has been stolen from the voters. Now what?

        1. It’s not looking good for Trump. If Trump is forced out, then the Republic in my eyes is dead as the Commie/Globalists will consolidate their power by completely destroying the country, and installing a their Police State. We will never see a fair election again. They will come for the guns, and they will come for us.

  2. Trump and Biden encampments are merely two small blips in our God-made Cosmos.

    While we anticipate the events of Matthew 24 in the future, we are in danger of neglecting the very specific, detailed work requirements laid out for each of us in Matthew 25 verses 31-46. Time shortens for you and I daily, in a swiftly closing window of opportunity. Don’t miss it. Print this out and us it as your checklist.

    31 ¶ [h]And when the Son of man cometh in his glory and all the holy Angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory,

    32 And before him shall be gathered all nations, and he shall separate them one from another as a shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats.

    33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on the left.

    34 Then shall the king say to them on his right hand, Come ye [i]blessed of my father: take the inheritance of the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

    35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I thirsted, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in unto you.

    36 I was naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

    37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink?

    38 And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in unto us? or naked, and clothed thee?

    39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

    40 And the king shall answer, and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me.

    41 Then shall he say to them on the left hand, Depart from me ye cursed, into everlasting fire, which is prepared for the devil and his angels.

    42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I thirsted, and ye gave me no drink:

    43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in unto you: I was naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

    44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

    45 Then shall he answer them, and say, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

    46 And these shall go into everlasting pain, and the righteous into life eternal.

    Geneva Bible.

    So how does your checklist look using verse 46 as the summation? I know I need to refocus some of my daily work plan.

    God Bless

      1. Thanks for the heads up. Yep. During the process of cutting and pasting, part of the URL was not included and link does not go to the article. This is a re-post with a working link (hopefully). Inaddition, here is a DYI field phone hack:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lecWE3aIkDM

        FIELD PHONES, COMMUNITY NETWORKING, AND THINKING IN THREE DIMENSIONS
        Posted by NC Scout | Nov 24, 2020
        https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/11/field-phones-community-networking-and-thinking-in-three-dimensions/

    1. “There is a profound, unbridgeable disagreement between two factions here. One faction is not willing to prioritize authenticating the vote above all else. That faction is more willing to accept perceived social alignment and convention – not dispositive situational proof – as the basis for agreeing to the most important decisions about governance, such as who shall take office.

      That set of motivations tacitly assumes that there is little meaningful consequence for accepting voting outcomes that may well have been shaped by fraud.

      The other faction cannot agree to be governed by a voting outcome produced by fraud. This faction is motivated by the certainty that to accept such a thing is to be governed by lies and corruption, and cannot turn out well by any calculation. It’s worth fighting against a potentially fraudulent outcome, and not merely taking notes on it and hoping to do something about it later.”

      –J. E. Dyer, the retired Naval Intelligence officer who wrote the piece linked to from your link

      This seems to me to summarize the entire thing. I cannot figure out why those who claim to be liberty loving, patriotic Americans would NOT wish to ensure a fair, accurate election. Are they THAT blinded by their hatred of The Other Guy? If they are so certain that Their Guy won and fraud was non-existent, what is wrong with investigation to prove that? Or is their certainty that The Other Guy is actual Evil Incarnate the one and only overriding factor, worth burning down the entire process and any semblance of legitimacy or accuracy? Win at ALL costs? These questions get more and more rhetorical as the paragraph progresses, BTW. And they make me mourn for this country.

      (I did drive away from the polling place in tears, playing “Sheep” by Ricky Rebel on repeat at high volumes.)

      1. CW2 appears to inevitable, yet I will fight to preserve the Republic until it is lost for good. Regardless who is in office come Jan 20, 2021, there will be violence. If I were still on either left coast, I would be making plans to leave.

    1. Alex Jones’ first wife supposedly said, ‘The ranting is an act. He (Alex Jones) is NOT really like that!’
      Ranting or NOT: =
      Only on InfoWars is often posted the Truthful news.

      InfoWars =
      “Doctor Who Demanded Mandatory Mask Law Pictured Partying Maskless on Boat Surrounded by Bikini-Clad Women
      by Paul Joseph Watson ~ November 25th 2020, 2:16 pm”

      The world’s so-called “hottest doctor,” who has repeatedly called for mandatory mask laws and social distancing, was pictured maskless partying on a boat in Miami while surrounded by bikini-clad women.

      Mikhail Varshavski, known as ‘Dr. Mike’ online, completely contradicted his own advice by throwing a ‘super-spreader’ 31st birthday party for himself on November 12.

      “A picture of Varshavski on a boat in Sunset Harbor surrounded by 14 other people — most of them bikini-clad women — has since done the rounds with his fans calling him out for hypocrisy,” reports the Daily Mail.

      Another video shows the doctor massaging a woman’s neck on the deck of the boat while wearing a face scarf that isn’t even covering his nose.

      Varshavski behavior is completely hypocritical given that he has repeatedly lectured others for ignoring social distancing and demanded mandatory mask laws to save lives.

      “If by not wearing a mask you put other’s lives at risk it might make sense to make it mandatory. Wouldn’t you agree?” Varshavski tweeted back in June.

      A month later, the doctor appeared on Fox Business and asserted, “Wearing a mask decreases the spread of this virus and that is of utmost importance for people’s health and the health of our economy.”

      “So please, if you’re going outside in public and are going to be around other people, wear a mask,” he added.”

      During a YouTube interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Varshavski also said, “Social distancing is incredibly important. That’s how we control the spread of this virus.”

      Varshavski has also appeared on CNN numerous times telling Americans to abide by coronavirus rules to which he is apparently not subject.” …
      ****
      ****
      The rest of the article and pictures of the Bikini Wearing Women can be found at the InfoWars site.

      1. AJ is usually over the target. I fear that he will soon be arrested if Biden gets in. I was once daily, and deeply involved. Some of my material was once used often by Infowars, yet I eventually burnt out. I cannot keep up with AJ. I wonder if anyone could.

        As the pen is indeed mightier than the sword, AJ is a warrior extraordinaire, an actual Beserker in the true meaning. When in the arena, bloodied with the evil he fights against, he has no filter, and little self control. If he did not feel driven to war, driven to hack and slash the enemy with the truth, he would probably be a normal person. Maybe. If he is acting, it is obvious. His ranting is not an act. He is sincere, and has very good reason to be ranting. He knows the evil they would do and are doing. He understands the enemy as few do. Yet, we who are polite, are not Beserkers, and tire easily.

        However brutal, we must face the truth. This is the time to tune in and help out Inforwars. I believe that Inforwars put Trump over the top in the 2016 election. I was there, in the arena, day and night, 24/7 for months. Others where there too. We stood together. Inforwars (AJ, and all others involved, crew, and people of world) is both our battle ax and the tip of our spear, and has changed the world. Put on the full Amour of God. Stand for the truth, fight the evil. I may fall in battle, but the Lord will know that I was righteous.

        1. Yes, Alex Jones is censored because he’s revealing the truth about the Globalists, and their plans for the USA.

          The Alex Jones rants most like appeal to many people that watch InfoWars; especially the people that buy his products. (No news; unless buy the products)
          Rush Limbo has explained the different ‘radio voices and approaches to the news items.’ His demonstrations are effective towards understanding Radio and Television.

          NPR chooses to lull people into believing ‘everything is under control’ ~ ‘the people in charge know what they are doing’ & ‘everything is for your good’ ~ ‘all the opposition are just kooks’ ~
          All the Fake News use loquacious news readers to create a lullaby effective.

          The news programing is in the business of selling products. Even in the Socialist countries, the controlled news ‘sells’ the idea, the Government is in control, and the leaders know best.

          Obviously, I like dosages of Alex Jones on certain occasions. Years ago, Alex Jones accurately predicted much of the shenanigans of this current election. (So has many of the contributors to SurvivalBlog.)

          People need to keep their preps in order.

          1. As some one who has been in the trenches of the Info-war, AJ crowd sources. I would sing praises about what Infowars is and does because more people should appreciate what they do. I have been privileged to have my material on their big screen many times. A few of my memes and terminology are still in circulation even after all these years. This is not to brag, but a mention of some of my credentials that I should reveal to help folks know that I know what Inforwars is about. I’ve been on the front lines with Inforwars, and I am in awe of their courage and determination.

            AJ stays on the cutting edge by doing intensive research each and every day, often late into the night. His a consolidator. He understands the enemy like no one else does. No one has been even remotely as effective, because he is as fearless, relentless and uncompromising as anyone can be. I can only stand 30 minutes on most occasions, but that is usually all one needs to hear to get the gist for that day.
            I urge any and all to help Inforwars financially at this time. They are the voice of the resistance. Your voice, and mine. It may soon only exist on shortwave radio, but they will stay in the fight if you will.

  3. Your point is well-taken. We’ll do our best to be more vigilant.

    I must remind all of our readers: Be civil! Repeated use of insults or foul language will get anyone banned!

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