Preparedness Notes for Sunday — February 7, 2021

February 7th, 1867, is also the birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder (died February 10, 1957). We highly recommend the Laura Ingalls Wilder books as well as her biography.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 93 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 93 ends on March 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.




22 Comments

  1. wow this brings back some memories! we had a TV until 1976 so i got to and faithfully watched the TV show the first 2 years it was on. Little did i know in 1974 we lived in Independence Kansas which is about 15 miles? North of the Real location of Little House on the Prairie. in 2000 however i re-visited Independence Kansas and went to the location it was GREAT. they have a small museum, a small one room school house from the time period, a small one room post office from that time period and a replica log cabin built by volunteers. its not really prairie like anymore as farmers have planted MANY Trees and from the irrigation projects over the years created a lot more trees around the area. anywho after 1976 without a TV
    we got the original Little house on the Prairie series of books and i read them over and over. in later years i found the biography book for the ingalls which is slightly different and has some unknown details than the series of books. at the little house museum you can also get several books written by laura’s daughter Rose and maybe some from another author or 2.

    I know I know an EX-Navy guy EX-Ranch hand getting all happy about a series of books about a little girl in the late 1800’s is kind of silly…

    but its all happy memories….Thanks for putting this up..

    1. Hey Wally, if you ever get a chance to visit Baker Creek Seeds, the Laura Ingalls Wilder house is less than 5 miles as the crow flies. She spent 2/3rd of her life there and is where she lived when she wrote all her now-famous books. She’s buried there as well. We took a trip to Baker Creek one year for their annual festival and wanted to visit the Wilder house but it was unfortunately closed that day so we only saw it from the road. I think there are more people in the cemetery than there are living in the town. 🙂

    1. I watched this and it is conclusive in my mind. Mike Lindell was deplatformed from Twitter. His personal Twitter account and MyPillow accounts have been revoked. Kaput. No more.

      It’s time we as conservatives take back this Christian nation. We need to dress in body armor, no guns, and fatigues and surround capitols, southern borders, FBI buildings, national guard troops in DC and show a backbone that won’t be tolerated.

      I don’t care what you say about fatigues and body armor. It’s time to take a stand and a show of force is the only way to do so. They’ll back down.

      1. I am in favor of peaceful demonstrations but continue to dress like everyday Americans. The Fascist Antifa and BLM dress in black block and this isn’t a good look for them. Do not protest in “uniform” of any kind. Also do not demonstrate in DC. Sorry! That’s where the government is but if you are arrested in DC you will be tried in DC and the jury pool hates middle class white Americans so you will be convicted and go to jail for 20 years for even being around someone who spits on the sidewalk. Demonstrate in your own states capitol and your small towns where you live. At least than if the police and DA go after you the jury will be your peers.

      2. I know I am being a butthead here. But when in the short and miserable timeline of the history of socialism/communism has harsh language or fierce looks ever stopped the advance of it? Honest question…

        1. Your point is valid. But the purpose of legitimate and peaceful demonstrations is to wake up the many people sleep walking through life who haven’t yet figured out that the Democrats have been taken over by communists and are intent on destroying our country for fun and profit. If we get a super majority of Americans on our side “maybe” we can reverse this terrible direction that the left has taken us in.

  2. I watched an interview with one of the CBP’s top guys (sorry I can’t remember exactly where hence cannot supply the link). He was saying that prior to beijing’s takeover and phony orders the influx of illegals across the Southern border was under 1,000 per day. It is presently at 3-3,500 per day, that under law they are required to release into the US.
    The math:
    That equals, @3,000 per day 1,095,000 per year.
    Plus the 3.7 million new births last year of people (counting the illegals already here) living here. That equals 4,795,000 souls. PER YEAR!
    Where do they live?
    Where do they work?
    At the rate Beijing is destroying jobs, apparently they will work nowhere, and rely on govt. handouts for their existence. Including housing, food medical aid, etc. etc. Apparently we can afford to house and feed the entire world as well as supply jobs and medical insurance. You can guess how this will end up.

    SO now we have less jobs equaling less tax revenue, less theft from the citizens to pay for this, more money for govt programs plus higher taxes. The govt money presses go brrrrrrrr and the dollar is worth less and less and we will soon be approaching Zimbabwe’s inflation rate of something like 4,000%
    Also said in the interview was that it is believed one of the intents of the open borders policy was to turn Texas into a blue state, forever eliminating the possibility of any form of conservative majority in govt.
    SO where do all these illegals go. I would suggest to Texas and CBP that when they are released they be put on buses or trains destined for any sanctuary city in the country. Preferable the District of cartooonistan.
    Hey, you guys wanted the illegals and open borders, here they are, now you deal
    with it. Put it right square in the laps of those who advocate for it.
    But nooooo, they want them to enter into the smaller towns and rural areas forcing the local populations who are least able to deal with it, have to deal with it…. While they live safe and secure behind their gated communities protected by “armed” guards. The same arms the average citizens cannot have cause it’s seen by them as a privilege. Welcome to 1930 Germany!
    Here ya go all you open border illegal aliens from everywhere in the world lovers, you want them, you get to take care of them.
    I’m guessing Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, Cuomo, deBlasio, mad maxine, lightfoot, and all there rest of the commies could at the very least house one quarter of then in their own yards. It’ll, be just like looking out on the beautiful streets of any major city gazing across the mass of homeless humanity.

    As far as HR127 goes, reply with one word….NO…

    1. “At the rate Beijing is destroying jobs, apparently they will work nowhere, and rely on govt. handouts for their existence. Including housing, food medical aid, etc. etc. Apparently we can afford to house and feed the entire world as well as supply jobs and medical insurance. You can guess how this will end up.

      SO now we have less jobs equaling less tax revenue, less theft from the citizens to pay for this, more money for govt programs plus higher taxes. The govt money presses go brrrrrrrr and the dollar is worth less and less and we will soon be approaching Zimbabwe’s inflation rate of something like 4,000%”

      This is kind of the point of what the socialists are doing. Brings about their New World Communist Order far faster than anything they have ever tried before. Pay attention to Bill Gates, George Soros, Klaus Schwab, The Rockefellers, Charles Koch, and dozens of other multi millionaires and billionaires, the Davos crowd, the World Economic Forum. This is all part of a plan that has been in the works for literally decades.

      Look to the purge of all conservatives from all branches of the military and the rest of the US government. That leaves our military decimated at, likely, the worst time in history, and us with no one on the inside to help us, warn us, push back from the inside.

      We conservatives and libertarians are now the new Jews. All that’s missing is the internment camps (coming soon to a community near you), the “showers”, and the ovens.

      I’m not exaggerating.

        1. From the text of the HR 127 bill, it sounds like push will come to shove sooner than we thought. Seems like with all the Dems and RINOS, this will pass easily.

          Time to get all our sheriffs to step up the plate and make our counties 2nd amendments sanctuaries for the ones which aren’t already. The link shows some entire states without a single 2A sanctuary county.

          https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/hr127/BILLS-117hr127ih.pdf

          https://sanctuarycounties.com/2021/01/15/new-second-amendment-sanctuary-counties-map-for-january-15-2021/

  3. re:
    amazon prime trucks

    This was a shock!

    Also known as The Pan-American Highway, I often travel Interstate Five through Oregon, California, and Washington the state.
    I usually see Federal Express trucks and United Parcel Service trucks as around ten percent of tractor-trailer rigs on the road.

    Yesterday, in ten hours traveling from Eugene Oregon to Sacramento, I saw many dozens of amazon prime heavy-movers going north and south.

    I saw one Fed-Ex truck.
    No UPS trucks.
    I saw convoys of 53′ amazon prime semi-trucks; two and three trucks traveling together was common, the largest group was five trucks.

    Other shippers seemed fewer.
    The standard numbers of the usual transporters — Old Dominion and England were common until yesterday — are way down.

    Is it just me?

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