Preparedness Notes for Thursday — August 8, 2019

August 8th is the birthday of Terry Nation (August 8th, 1930 – March 9th, 1997), who was a Welsh television writer and novelist. Nation wrote two series, Survivors and Blake’s 7, in the 1970s. Survivors was re-made a few years ago.

Please contact your senators and congressmen repeatedly, and tell them: No more gun laws! The RINO Republicans seem to be caving-in, on this issue. The latest attacks on our freedom are proposed Red Flag laws and Extreme Risk Protective Orders (ERPOs). These are unconstitutional proceedings that deny the right to face one’s accusers, or to attend their hearings, or even know that there was a hearing until after a court order is issued! This grossly violates Due Process.

We can also expect to see bi-partisan attempts to pass “Universal Background Checks”. This is just a polite way of saying: A ban on intrastate private party sales of used guns. This reaches far beyond the intent of the Interstate Commerce Clause. Please call and remind your senators and congressmen of the difference between the words intrastate and interstate! 

As I’ve mentioned before: Our 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendment rights are on the line.  Please repeatedly contact you Senators and insist that they oppose any Red Flag law or any background check expansion — including both S. 42 and the Senate version of H.R.1112. (Those two background checks bills passed in the House of Representatives.)

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 84  of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. A $3,000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any 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 (an $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 gift certificate from Quantum Harvest LLC (up to a $2,200 value) good for 12% off the purchase of any of their sun-tracking models, and 10% off the purchase price of any of their other models.
  2. 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.
  3. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, which have a combined retail value of $589,
  4. A Three-Day Deluxe Emergency Kit from Emergency Essentials (a $190 value),
  5. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from (a $240 value).
  6. 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. Expanded sets of both washable feminine pads and liners, donated by Naturally Cozy (a $185 retail value),
  4. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  5. Mayflower Trading is donating a $200 gift certificate for homesteading appliances.

Round 84 ends on September 30th, 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. Yep,
    I’ve never thought that burying a firearm was a good idea. I always thought that if it was time to bury them, than it was high time to dig them up and use them. But I don’t think that the NRA and the Senate are going to save us on this one.

  2. Sadly both my states senators (1 ex Dem State A.G. and 1 heavily financed Dem Rep 1/2 way through her House term elevated? to Senate) are complicit in furthering restrictions and believe they’re doing right for the greater good rather than addressing causes [if any exist] for these incidents.

    Future Crime think doesn’t work, Red Flag Laws are civil rights violations on so many levels that include no redress rights of property restoration when proven innocent, nor the ability to sue the ‘reporters’ or ‘concerned parties’ as they operate under the color of law even with malicious intent. The wrong lessons were learned when various misdemeanors were elevated to felony status …or was it a test for something larger?

  3. Red Flag laws are just that- a Red flag, leading straight to the Red Flag of the Soviet union complete with hammer & sickle, or the Red Flag of the yellow star PRC, but then some of the socialists may prefer a Red Flag with something in more of a basic black insignia… like a swastika!

  4. It gets really old hearing people say pray for our troops, while they serve two or four years of their life in a foreign land supposedly fighting for our freedom, and people right here at home can’t or won’t even spend 5 minutes contacting their Senators and Representatives to protect our Constitutional Rights. Guess we just don’t have the time, seems pretty disgusting to me! Trekker Out

  5. The very ones that are screaming loudest for the overturn of the Second Amendment, will be the very ones that will be affected most. If the Second Amendment is lost, the First will be close behind. Of course the fake news casters are told what to say now, so if they are good little puppets they might be allowed to keep their jobs, but not at the huge salaries they now get.

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