Preparedness Notes for Friday — December 18, 2020

Today is the birthday of Jørgen Haagen Schmith (born December 18, 1910, died October 15, 1944). He was better known under the codename Citron and was a famous Danish resistance fighter in occupied Denmark. His biographical sketch at Wikipedia describes his death, after he was tracked down by the Nazis: “German soldiers arrived at the house to arrest or kill Schmith. He fought for hours against an overwhelming force of enemy troops killing 11 and wounded scores of others before the house was set on fire and he was shot attempting to escape the flames.” His exploits were dramatized in the movie Flame and Citron.

December 18th is also the birthday of Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788). He wrote more that 1,700 hymns.

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. I have an impossible question. Is there anyway to have your purchases of firearm accessories such as mags, ammo, AR uppers, arm braces or any type gun supplies other than complete firearms or AR lowers that have to go through a FFL dealer, removed from the records of online retailers? Just wondering if a person could contact them and have your name removed from their records. Maybe a start would be, if a person unsubscribed from their ads, I’m sure you probably can’t hide credit card purchases, but it would be nice if bass pro or palmetto or whoever wouldn’t keep a record of everything you buy indefinitely. Wishful thinking I guess! Also, you might want to think twice about giving a product review on an item you bought. Trekker Out

  2. An old friend of mine was at the top of the Ferris wheel in Tivoli Gardens, and could see the Nazi marched right into Copenhagen. They did so without firing a shot. Many Danish were actually sympathetic, and some Danes still are. The film, Flame and Citroen, bears that out. I’m surprised that we cannot organize a demonstration like we saw in Richmond, Virginia, not to protest a gun grab, but to prevent the loss of the Republic. What are we waiting for? I am very disappointed.

    It is therefore a good thing to be living in the Redoubt. Montana’s Constitution has a clause that somehow allows the state to secede if Federal law restricts Montana law. Yet unless we can organize, how can we defend our state border? Leaders such as Stewart Rhodes, Sydney Powell and Lin Wood and others have the right idea. As it is, we are allowing it to slip away uncontested. I guess I’ll just have to sit on my mountain and watch it all burn.

  3. To all; Even if you could convince the sellers to accept money orders or bank checks for your purchase, (which most would I believe), the retailers still have your shipping address, unless you are able to go through the process of having, friends/relatives/whatever in various states whose addresses you can use. Buying anything on line or even through the mail is bound to leave a trail. The only way I have ever figured out to do it is to buy in person at the sellers site and pay with cash. no mailing lists, no warranties, no trail, etc., this is the way it is “supposed” to work. We have become too used to having it immediately, can’t wait, more convenient, read: taking the easy way out. In our technology driven world, leaving a trail is a given.
    And Ms. Lily you are so correct that a few so called elites are allowed to control the lives of so many millions. And BWL is correct in that we have only the endorsement of the agenda of the public school system and teachers unions to blame for it, as well as our own ambivalence towards it.
    Which brings me to the point of this comment. regarding Jørgen Haagen Schmith. He and those of his era could not and would not accept whatever garbage came down the pike from whatever tyrant at the time thought best.
    Folks like him and Simo Hayha as well as numerous patriots in their respective countries simply would not stand for the loss of liberties they saw coming. WE could all learn how to stand up for what is right from any one of them and from most any lesser known of the same era. In short we have become so very soft it’s almost incomprehensible. The adage – Hard men = soft times = soft men = hard times = requiring hard men. Harden your hearts, grow a spine, remember the lessons our founders sacrificed for. We find ourselves, through our enjoyment of soft times, requiring hard men again to right the wrongs brought upon people by by tyrants. History proves this to be true. We have now found ourselves right back to square one with the similar circumstances which brought about the American Revolution of 1776… We are now fast approaching 1776 part ll.
    Long live our Republic

  4. PSA had 9mm NATO in 1000 round ammo box at $639.99 just an hour ago. It’s now gone. PRVI PARTIZAN 9MM FMJ 124 GR 1000 ROUND AMMO CAN – PPN9MC

    Oh well. This is the second time this week they have advertised this. They had it then it was gone, then it was back, now it’s gone again

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