Preparedness Notes for Thursday — November 26, 2020

November 26th is the birthday of gun inventor Eugene Reising (born 1884, died February 21, 1967). Pictured is his best-known gun design–the submachinegun that carries his name.

This is also the birthday Barton Biggs (born 1932, died July 14, 2012). Biggs was a money manager known for his pro-preparedness stance.

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States.  I urge you to pray fervently today — both prayers of thanks for God’s blessings in the past year and that 2021 would be a much better year than the trauma and drama of 2020. We need to beseech God, in the name of Jesus, for his guidance, providence, and protection.  Heal our land, Lord!

A reminder: Our Friday of Color Week Sale at Elk Creek Company ends at midnight, Pacific time tomorrow (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 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.

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. Sidney Powell is the Kracken!

    – If Trump goes down, we need to take down their fraudulent election system. Sidney Powell is blazing the way. If the election fraud is as massive as she says, even if Trump is out, if the fraud is exposed in total, the public outrage could create a movement.

    SIDNEY POWELL on NEWSMAX – Officer Tatum, Dominion, Dave Rubin
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    BREAKING NEWS: Sidney Powell Tells Lou Dobbs Her Lawsuit In Georgia May Be Filed As Soon As Tomorrow
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    Sidney Powell reacts to Flynn pardon on ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’
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    Sydney Powell’s courage and determination is contagious:

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  2. Beans, bullets and ……….Band Aids!

    The price of antibiotics has more than doubled in the last year, and in hard time could become very expensive. Antibiotics are possibly the most important tool in our med kit. Most have little knowledge about medicine in general, but if they only knew how to use antibiotics, they could resolve a significant percent of potentially life threatening medical situations. I’ve listened to hundreds of hours of instructional videos by Dr. Alton available at Blog Talk Radio. Perhaps you are an EMT. Yet without the specifics of how to use specialize tools, and the tools themselves, our knowledge is of limited value. We are more likely to catch a ‘bug’ and suffer infection, than catch a bullet. But if we catch a bullet, our best last chance to survive even a flesh wound, would be antibiotics.

    Video about the must have book if you have access to antibiotics:

    Alton’s Antibiotics and Infectious Disease Book: A Layman’s Guide

    Video: My Top Antibiotics to Store for Preparedness, by Dr. Joseph Alton

    Here is the list of antibiotics recommend in the video by Dr. Alton. If I could only chose one, it would be Azithromycin. One course of azithromycin for a 250 pound fish would be 500mg per day for 6 days.

  3. Quiet Thanksgiving morning here on the farm. Turkey’s in the oven, ham will go in in a few hours. Sitting on the front porch watching the rain, listening to some Celtic fiddling, sipping coffee, and enjoying my Lady’s oatmeal craisin cookies. The rest of the weekend will be filled with some work….preserving leftovers and turkey stock, knocking out some chores over the extended weekend, and beginning our preparations for the Christmas season. But today is a day of quiet reflection, relaxation, and true thanksgiving to God for seeing us through a turbulent year. And like those Pilgrims 399 years ago, we must trust in Him to see us through whatever this next year brings.

    Happy Thanksgiving, folks.

    1. A lovely scene and sentiment, FM.

      And, indeed, a warmish day gave me an opening to complete a couple of chores. I reckon this little house is well buttoned down for the coming winter gales.

      Gratitude to you and our other SB family.

      Carry on in grace

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