Preparedness Notes for Sunday — January 24, 2021

January 24th is the birthday of René Barjavel (born 1911, died November 24, 1985). This prescient French science fiction author wrote several books with survivalist themes, including Ravage, which was titled Ashes, Ashes in its English translation. It is also the birthday of Tamara K., the editor of the long-running View From The Porch blog.

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 www.TOUGHGRID.com (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.




9 Comments

  1. Somebody mentioned in a comment a few days ago to Abebooks.com as an alternative to amazon. That’s not possible, abebooks.com is Amazon company. T he Ashes link above took me to amazon where the book is currently unavailable. Amazon recommended abe books instead which is an Amazon company.

  2. Prepare For The Worst: Part 2 | Live From The Lair
    [retired SF Sgt. Terrance Popp]
    “Last time, it looked like camping. But now Popp is packing the real essentials. This bug-out bag is ready for war.”

    https://www.brighteon.com/c03f5ce1-393c-443c-a362-30cc3aecd4f7
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    TMS Live Stream with Matt Bracken – 3PM EST SUNDAY January 24th 2020
    [I’ll be doing the podcast with FerFAL “The Modern Survivalist” today.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM3kYLUf5lo&ab_channel=TheModernSurvivalist
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    72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered “Potential Terrorists” In Official Government Documents- You can now be considered a “potential terrorist” just because of your religious or political beliefs.
    > Jan 23
    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1353241939227906049
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    What happened to a guy who tried to register a gun in CA. Coming to a state near you.

    CA Cops Search Home After Man Applies for “AW” Registry (8M Video)

    California cops execute a search warrant on a family’s home after the dad tries to register an AR lower with the CA “AW” registration scheme. He films them. This is a preview of coming attractions, in case you were wondering about the merits of registering things with Big Brother.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q11QfBQ24A&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=TheCivilRightsLawyer
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    1. Okay, fyi, beginning is weird. You can skip it and start at 2:45 in. Ends with; “The Chinese understand the cage they are in. We, Americans, do not understand that we are in a cage.” -ish, close paraphrase… Also, old ways, thoughts, traditions, et cetera are r-e-a-l-l-y bad, and will not be tolerated anymore; you will be punished.

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