Preparedness Notes for Saturday — January 2, 2021

January 2nd, 1776 is the anniversary of the Grand Union Flag — first revolutionary flag to be displayed.

Also on this date in 1936, the first night vision electron tube was revealed in St. Louis, Missouri.

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 31st, 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. How Many Antibiotic Pills to Store for Survival Preparedness?
    10,595 views•Mar 1, 2019

    Tunnel Rabbit comment:

    We currently live in an age where antibiotic resistant bacteria are forcing medicine to develop third, and fourth generations of antibiotics, and most of those are not available to us. With out labs tests, we are therefore potentially forced to use the method of trial and error.

    For example, Methicillian Resistant Staph (MRSA) is now a problem, yet presents as a common Staph infection, so we try the inexpensive Amoxicillin first, yet find it ineffective. We must therefore assume that we are dealing with resistant form of Staph, that likely is MRSA. Fortunately we also purchased plenty of Doxycycline, even though it was very expensive. Doxycycline is one of the few latter generation antibiotics we can get, and it is effective against MRSA. Use the less expensive antibiotic in the protocol first as detailed in an older PDR (Physician’s Desk Reference), or older Merck Manual, if you forgot to buy Alton’s Antibiotics and Infectious Diseases.

    For the lack of modern diagnostics and testing, we will likely consume more antibiotics per disease incident than a single course, and should plan accordingly. One course of the first, second, and third choice of antibiotic type recommended in these manuals, may have to used to discover which of them kills the infecting bacteria completely. Therefore I would purchase at least two courses of each type of antibiotic recommended by Dr. Alton per person. The survivalist rule of 2 is one, and one is none also applies here as well.

    Just in case, here is my disclaimer. I should mention that I ain’t no doctor, but just a hick in the sticks.

  2. Up coming “conference” offers a Greater Reset opposed to what the elitist and technocrats want in their reset. This is free and may give some of us direction for the changes to come. Ice Age farmer is one of the speakers that’s how I heard about it. It will take place during the davos conference toward the latter of January. Check out the video explanation here:
    One of the areas of focus will be permaculture another is entrepreneurship.

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