Preparedness Notes for Sunday — December 20, 2020

On December 20th, 1606, the Virginia Company loaded three ships with settlers and set sail to establish Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.

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. Note to Rawles family:

    If the cycle-fall gentleman will be near Sacramento, I recommend a chiropractor:
    * Doctor David DeLapp at Fair Oaks Healing Arts.
    (916) 966-4714
    He uses the activator on the muscles holding the bones in place.
    I live in Oregon nearly five-hundred miles away, he remains my go-to since 1982.
    He is 68, but patients refuse to allow him to retire.

    And at his age, a tragedy is coming:
    * He cannot find a new-minted youngster to mentor in the system he developed — Heart Flow.

    Several times a week, his newsletter offers insights into physical and spiritual health, plus links to research.
    I recommend signing-up.

    *** Doctor DeLapp and staff easily earn TheLargeMarge SealOfApproval ***

  2. Speaking of Jamestown… for anyone bored and who loves detective and mystery novels, genealogy is a fascinating hobby to get into. There are lots of free tools on the internet and it’s fun to discover things like which of our ancestors fought in the Revolution, which one was the first woman hung in the Colonies (Alice Martin), or that one of your ancestors was on the 7th ship to American and landed in Jamestown before there ever was a Plymouth Colony. And just yesterday, I found out that Chuck Yeager and I have a common ancestor, so Chuck and I go way back. Now there’s some serious bragging rights. 🙂

    And my favorite direct ancestor, Jaakko Ilkka, was a Finnish version of Braveheart, led a tax revolt (my kind of guy!), and was finally thrown in prison with his wife. He did a Shawshank manuever and escaped by crawling through raw sewage and exiting via the door they used to remove the feces when the pit beneath the toilet got too full. As far as we know however, he didn’t retire to Mexico with Morgan Freeman.

    1. Genealogy is a terrific family uniter! Everyone loves to talk about family, good or bad. My Paternal Grandmother performed much of my Dad’s side and got all the way back to 1640 (again, for OPSEC, I can’t elaborate). On my Mom’s family, I eventually got back to the early 1700’s, with help and participation/assistance from relatives providing pictures/stories over the years). My alternate American name was “Strange teenager who treks thru cemeteries and City/County/LDS offices”. This was pre-internet and online services. Just old fashioned story-telling verified by original source documents. If it wasn’t verified, it doesn’t go into the history portion, just the unconfirmed anecdote notations.

      As always, hoping you…
      Seymour Liberty

      1. Hey Seymour, you sound like a man after my own heart. I got started when I was a teenager after my grandpa gave me a 16-page booklet on the family that had been done in the early 1920’s. The internet has made it so much easier and quicker to do genealogy, but takes a lot of the fun out of it too. I wish I had a dollar for every county courthouse and cemetery I’ve been in, another dollar for all the letters I wrote, another dollar for all the genealogy miles I put on my truck and rental cars in England and Germany. And talk about excitement, it took me 19 years to get one more generation back from my St. Funogas line and it was a father-son connection in a land deed of all things. I had collected a bunch of documents on a trip and waited until I got home to digest them all. When I found that connection, the kids were all asleep and when they heard me screaming and carrying on they thought the house was on fire! I started explaining it to them, lost it and started bawling my guts out. Oh man, what a day. 🙂

        Here’s another crazy thing that’s hard to believe in 2020. I used to write to people with my same last name whose names I had gleaned from phone books (the paper kind!) in various states, write a letter to them to explain I was writing a book on our common genealogy and could they please send me all their info for husband, wife, all the kids, and parents if they had that: full names and dates and locations of births, marriages, deaths, etc. And people would gladly mail me the info. Can you imagine that happening today? lol

        1. St. Funogas,

          Yeah, that wouldn’t happen very often today. Most don’t get it, and are “too busy” chasing after their latest self gratification, or social justice thing. (I better stop there so I don’t sound like a total ‘Get off my Lawn’ old Geezer).

          Even when I wrote to people 45+ years ago, I usually needed to include some forms with the letter, and a SASE to get a response (and usually I did). Today, I don’t know if I’d have as much success. But then again, we have unlimited access now without long distance call charges, and we have email, texts, online services, etc. so, who knows. Some of my best memories are of long talks in person with my older relatives, and their families. The stories they would tell were the best part of the research. You can’t find that in the documents alone. My favorite four words were “Did you know that…”

          I did get a lot of interesting looks walking into courthouses, city halls, JCLDS centers (I’m not Mormon, but their records were a big help at times- sure glad they went around the world microfilming all those records decades ago), and cemeteries back then. I had longer hair, and usually either rode a motorcycle, or a drove a muscle car with dual exhausts and glasspacks. I’m sure I was quite a curiosity, especially at the cemeteries and the Mormon Library Centers! I don’t even think they have those Mormon Library Research centers anymore do they? I think it’s all online at their website.

          Thanks for prompting good memories!

          As always, hoping you…
          Seymour Liberty

  3. re:
    wolves as neighbors

    One explanation about behavior is from ‘The Hundredth Monkey’ theory:
    * After a certain number of individuals use a learned behavior, that behavior is automatically transmitted to all similar organisms.
    According to researchers, ninety-nine monkeys can perpetually peel a grapefruit without learning to pluck sections to avoid drips on the chest.
    After the hundredth monkey holds the grapefruit away from its chin, all monkeys learn to hold it the same way.
    If you don’t avoid juicy drips coagulating on your chest, you accumulate clouds of flies.
    According to some monkey researchers, a chestful of squirming maggots is less likely to attract monkey mates.
    The whole she-bang is about carrying forward the genetic information.

    * Protective.
    * Adaptive.
    According to some evidence, the line of wolves started around eighty million years ago.
    I think the species learned to be exceptionally adaptable to survive this long.
    And probably, the less adaptable among them failed to reproduce viable offspring, failed to survive to care for their offspring.

    Wolves (and game) survive through learning and adapting.
    The pack cannot allow their most precious resource — their youngsters — to play unsupervised.
    If I see a couple-three young wolves playing in the distance, a dozen adults are close, observing me to learn my patterns:
    * Am I a food source?
    * Am I a threat?
    * Is my threat worth the risk of acquiring me as a meal?
    Calculations like these occur automatically in every species.
    You probably do it, too.
    Here is my calculation:
    * Could the young players be a lure to divert my attention from the attack on my six?

    An example of ‘Hundredth Monkey’ learning:
    * next time you see a flock of geese nearing you overhead, extend your arm straight to simulate a shotgun.
    As an organized community, the flight immediately alters course to stay out of range of potential shotgun pellets.
    Those particular geese probably have no experience of humans shooting at them, then seeing some of their neighbors go down in a crash.
    But some geese someplace saw that, and in a flash, at the tip-point, all geese know to avoid humans aiming shotguns in their direction.

    A wolf may seem curious and friendly… until it changes into a starving wolf, an injured starving wolf, a crippled starving wolf, a juvenile/unskilled starving wolf, a starving half-wit/psychopath forcibly exiled from the pack for non-pack behavior.

    Any pack of wolves is:
    * Genetically incapable of seeing me as anything other than a food source or a threat.
    The pack must protect their most precious resource — their youngsters — at all costs.

    I think one problem of humans is anthomorphism — projecting human emotions into non-human objects:
    * ‘my dog loves me’
    Any dog sees me as part or not part of the pack, a food source or a threat.
    As long as I fit the needs of a dog, it stays around.
    The instant I no longer fit its needs, it looks for another pack.

    * ‘an eagle is majestic’
    An eagle hunts to feed its youngsters.
    I am pretty sure an eagle is genetically incapable of looking majestic as a photo-op.

    I think projecting human emotions into non-human objects is egocentric… identical to the center-of-the-universe closed-focus of a two-year old human child… or a marxist (some overlap).

    1. A friend told me today that we are turning into dogs: We eat as much as we can of whatever we can get and we get excited to go somewhere in the car.

      Carry on

  4. WotW2: Creating a New Human for a New Global Order
    (YouTube Video, 15:25)
    Way of the World 2
    Dec 19, 2020

    “WotW looks at how the globalists are changing history and humanity itself in preparation for their new global order.”

    This video may be deleted at any time.

    At 6:00, West Point Lecture.

    Basement brain surgery Research…

    U.S. Military Behavior Control research being done in China.

    False memory insertion, memory erasure.

    Night Vision eye drops

    My question, can a Vaccine contain Behavior Control materials???

  5. ‘Fight for Trump’ , March on Washington Jan.5, 2121

    The genius Constitutional lawyer, Bob Barnes says that a 10 million man march on Washington on Jan 5, 2121 would be what it takes to convince Congress to reject fraudulent votes on Jan 6, 2021. This is a pivotal point, and no other action may save the Republic other that this move. I have been calling for patriots to show the country that we mean business, and would be willing to support Trump in a massive and demonstrative way. If we do not make this march happen, we will be fighting for our lives and country for years. It will be bloody beyond belief. This is our big chance to save the Republic, and our family’s incalculable grief, and suffering. Please make this video go viral. Thank you.

    https://www.bitchute. com/video/ExH58wf0gMM6/

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