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Preparedness Notes for Friday — January 29, 2021

Today is also the birthday of journalist and inventor Thomas Paine (1737–1809.)

This is also the birthday of actor Tom Selleck (born 1945), best known for playing the title role of Magnum, P.I.. He is an avid shooter and quite pro-gun.

On this day in 1845 Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” was published.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 92 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest [1]. 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 [2]. 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 [3] (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses [4], 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 [5]. 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 [6] in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  6. A $250 gift certificate good for any product [7] from Sunflower Ammo,
  7. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses [8].

Second Prize:

  1. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership [9], 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 [10], 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 [11] 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.

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#1 Comment By Ma G On January 29, 2021 @ 2:04 pm

When I think of Tom Selleck, I think of the movie Quigley Down Under.

#2 Comment By Francis Marion On January 29, 2021 @ 5:26 pm

“I said I never had much use for a short gun…never said I didn’t know how to use one.”

#3 Comment By Anonymous On January 30, 2021 @ 12:42 am

Katyn – WWII’s Forgotten Massacre
(YouTube Video, 16:00)
Mark Felton Productions
Jan 28, 2021
[12]

[Destruction of National Identity and Culture]

#4 Comment By TheHun On January 30, 2021 @ 7:02 pm

On Thomas Paine’s birthday, I find it fitting to leave one of his best quotes here for the modern American Patriot.

“December 23, 1776
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated'”

#5 Comment By wally On January 30, 2021 @ 7:52 pm

AMEN to that the Hun…

#6 Comment By OldGrayWolf On February 1, 2021 @ 11:00 pm

Paine is a distant cousin of mine, as discovered by my grandmother during her extensive study of our family’s genealogy. Until this was known, I always wondered where my rabble rousing skepticism of government and my insatiable taste for liberty came from. Perhaps not only the sins of a man are carried down generations, but finer attributes as well? I am the only liberty lover with a fighting nature in my entire extended family, so perhaps it comes from farther back. No matter, it is who I am, and may the communists find it out, to their everlasting regret.