500th Anniversary, today! On November 28th, 1520, Magellan finally reached the Pacific Ocean after navigating the dangerous straits on the southern tip of South America that now bear his name. He became the first European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic.
SurvivalBlog Writing Contest
Today we present another entry for Round 91 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:
- 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.
- 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),
- 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,
- 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),
- Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Resources (a $350 value),
- A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
- American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.
- 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.
- 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,
- 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).
- 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.
- An assortment of products along with a one-hour consultation on health and wellness from Pruitt’s Tree Resin (a $265 value).
- 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)
- A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
- Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
- 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.
WW2 Rocket Ships – Beach Landing Battering Rams
(YouTube Video, 8:41)
Mark Felton Productions
Nov 28, 2020
It looks like one of these would come in handy for homestead defense, when 911 stops working.
Mk 102 rocket launcher – continuous loading 5-inch (130 mm) Ship-to-Shore rocket launcher
Alex Jones discusses Magellan.
I rate these two minutes as a ‘must watch’:
LargeMarge, Thank you for the recommendation. Because of my history, I’m not into his speaking style, but what he says is so true. I loved it.
“I want to see you truly live! I want to see who you truly are!” Alex Jones
Agree, on both counts. Holy cow the yelllllling…. I want to pat him on the arm soothingly, hand him a nice cup of chamomile, and strongly recommend he switch to DECAF. Lol.
But yes, good points made. Once upon a time I tutored a young lady who was absolutely obsessed with Justin Bieber, as I guess many of her peers were, doodling his name on her notebooks, SKIN, etc etc. It was to the point where, when I would ask her to choose any letter to use as a variable in an example problem, she would choose J, and then B for the next one. She was such a sweetheart and just SO SO timid, and I tried to draw her out of her shell and help her believe in herself a little bit and stand up for herself a little bit (and give her examples of good music, lol). Not sure it ever worked…