December 4, 2022

Preparedness Notes for Thursday — December 16, 2021

December
16th,
1928,
was
the
birthday
of
Philip
K.
Dick,
who
died
March
2,
1982.
He
penned
a
remarkable
number
of
sci-fi
novels
and
novellas
that
have
been
adapted
into
movies,
including

Blade
Runner,
Total
Recall,
Screamers,
Impostor,
Minority
Report,
Paycheck,
A
Scanner
Darkly,
Next,

and

The
Adjustment
Bureau
.
Though
he
had
a
troubled
personal
life
(with
drug
use
and
several
failed
marriages),
his
captivating
books
certainly
had
a
knack
for
envisioning
potential
futures.

SurvivalBlog
Writing
Contest

Today
we
present
another
entry
for
Round
98
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. Two
    cases
    of
    Mountain
    House
    freeze-dried
    assorted
    entrees

    in
    #10
    cans,
    courtesy
    of

    Ready
    Made
    Resources

    (a
    $350
    value),

  5. A
    $250
    gift
    certificate
    good
    for
    any
    product

    from

    Sunflower
    Ammo
    ,

  6. American
    Gunsmithing
    Institute

    (AGI)
    is
    providing
    a
    $300

    certificate
    good
    towards
    any
    of
    their
    DVD
    training
    courses
    .
  7. Two
    sets
    of

    The
    Civil
    Defense
    Manual,

    (in
    two
    volumes)

    a
    $193
    value

    kindly
    donated
    by
    the
    author,
    Jack
    Lawson.

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. A
    transferable
    $150
    FRN
    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!

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
    $100
    FRN
    purchase
    credit
    from

    Elk
    Creek
    Company
    ,
    toward
    the
    purchase
    of
    any
    pre-1899
    antique
    gun.

More
than

$725,000
worth
of
prizes

have
been
awarded
since
we
started
running
this
contest.
Round
98
ends
on
January
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.

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