Preparedness Notes for Friday — December 4, 2020

December 4th is the birthday of Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, (born 1912) an AVG “Flying Tiger” volunteer pilot for the Chinese Nationalist government, WWII Marine Corps aviator, and Medal of Honor recipient. (He died January 11, 1988.) A proto-Redoubter, Pappy Boyington was born in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, and was raised in Spokane, Washington.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 92 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 Made 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 92 ends on January 31, 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 video shared regarding the suitcases on election night in Fulton County, GA was an incredible smoking gun.
    Here is the phone number for the Georgia’s governor’s office 404-656-1776. I just called and was able to state my concerns. The response was that the Governor has not addressed this issue as of yet but watch the official Kemp website for updates. Also as a voting Georgian I expressed my hopes that the Governor would address this issue as his political career in the state was depending on a complete investigation.
    I imagine everyone concerned could call not just those in Georgia. The did not ask me any questions other than my name – of course there is caller ID.

  2. No matter how you figure it the next four years or so will be a social and economic disaster. On the one hand you have the left taking over congress and the presidency by massive and obvious voter fraud with a clear agenda to open our borders and swarm us with replacement voters So that Americans can never win elections again, ever. On the other hand you have many who reject this banana republic style stealing of our republic and they swear they are willing to go to civil war over it. I believe that the latter is all big talk and complaining and they will in fact do nothing. But I do believe that the Democrats mean to own us lock stock and barrel. I think that they have embraced lockdowns and in the future it will be used to transfer money. assets and businesses to the select groups. I believe that they will use the climate scare scam to funnel off most of our nations wealth and destroy us. Finally I believe that as the income taxes revenues fail to produce as much as the left needs that they will siphon off military defense funds to fill their own coffers and this will encourage China and Russia to take risks that could cause WW. IMHO I think that this will be the SHTF event we have been preparing for and our preps may be focused on the wrong things. I would imagine that the left will try to finish us off in the next four years not trusting that another Trump won’t come along. In effect I think it is over and we just don’t know it yet. We will be like Venezuela and there will no coming back. It’s over, the hail Mary pass has been knocked down and the SCOTUS isn’t going to stop what’s coming next.

  3. However right OneGuy is, i refuse to roll over and submit. There is work to be done here in my local community.

    Stay in the saddle, brothers and sisters.

    John 10:10
    Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

    Carry on

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