Preparedness Notes for Thursday — September 10, 2020

On September 10, 1776, George Washington asked for a spy volunteer. Nathan Hale stepped up to the challenge of an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City. Unfortunately, the British captured and executed him. He is probably best known for his last words before being hanged: “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” He has long been considered an American hero, and in 1985, was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut. It is good for us to remember that every American patriot and hero from the times leading up to and during the American Revolutionary War would have been considered traitors to the crown and would have suffered much the same fate as Hale had America not won her independence.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 90 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:

First 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 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 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. A Three-Day Deluxe Emergency Kit from Emergency Essentials (a $190 value),
  4. 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).
  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. 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.
  4. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  5. 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 90 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.

 




14 Comments

  1. ~Another news flash about the necessity of carrying a firearm. Often it seems, people (more and more) are responsible for their own family’s safety. =
    *******

    “Tiger On The Loose in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sparking Mass Police Hunt. September 10, 2020”

    “A massive hunt is underway for a tiger on the loose in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    The creature was spotted by a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy roaming around the Forks of the River Industrial Park on Wednedsay night.

    After raising the alarm, a team of specialists scrambled to the area and began scouring the estate for the creature.

    The sheriff’s patrol units have been joined by animal control, air watch, Knoxville Police Department’s Animal Control Unit and Tiger Haven.

    So far the team has been unable to locate the tiger and there have been no further sightings.

    The Forks of the River Industrial Park is a sprawling estate covering 1,460 acres.”

    [This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. … kyrnews(dot)com]

  2. ARMED CITIZENS MUST DEFEND THEIR COMMUNITIES FROM RIOTING MOBS IF THE POLITICIZED POLICE WILL NOT

    by Matt Bracken / Sep 10, 2020 / American Partisan

    I’m going to guest-host the 4th hour of the Alex Jones Show on Infowars today at 3pm eastern. My plan is to read this new column as a declaration of our intent to defend our communities against Communist mob violence, even if the police cannot or will not do so.

    My goal in writing this piece is not to stir up old debates about the 19th Century KKK, but to make the strongest possible case for armed citizen defense against Antifa and BLM violence today, a case that liberals cannot refute.

    https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/09/armed-citizens-must-defend-their-communities-from-rioting-mobs-if-the-politicized-police-will-not/

    1. As JWR said above, those standing for liberty might well have been hanged as Nathan Hale was. We are called to stand for liberty. That may be regarded as treasonous as time goes on.

      Carry on in grace

  3. Watch and learn from your enemies, and do not ever be disturbed by them. Whether they do all things or nothing, we can learn from them. They are always telling us something, and it is for us to learn what it is, and use this knowledge to defeat them. Give them nothing, and take from them, everything. If what they do or say disturbs us, they will do it without ceasing.

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