September 26, 2022

Preparedness Notes for Saturday — April 2, 2022

Today
is
the
birthday
of
Sergei
Ivanovich
Mosin
(Apr
2,
1849

February
8,
1902)
was
a
Russian
military
officer,
engineer,
and
a
co-designer
of
the
Mosin-Nagant
rifle. 
These
rifles
have
been
spotted
in
use
in
the
current
Ukraine
war.

This
is
the
birthday
of
Émile
François
Zola,
a
novelist
and
essayist.
He
is
most
often
remembered
as
the
author
of

“J’accuse”

(I
Accuse!
),
his
lengthy
open
letter
to
President
Félix
Faure,
which
accused
the
French
government
of
anti-semitism.

You
might
have
noticed
that
our
primary
server
was
down
for
several
hours
yesterday.
(Friday,
April
1st,
2022.) 
There
is
no
cause
for
alarm.
It
wasn’t
a
hacker
or
a
solar
flare
that
was
to
blame.
Nay,
it
was
just
a
power
company
excavator
that
was
digging
in

the
wrong
place
 

and
severed
a
very
expensive
fiberoptic
cable.

SurvivalBlog
Writing
Contest

Today
we
present
another
entry
for
Round
99
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
    SIRT
    STIC
    AR-15/M4
    Laser
    Training
    Package,
    courtesy
    of

    Next
    Level
    Training
    ,
    that
    has
    a
    combined
    retail
    value
    of
    $679

  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. Two
    Super
    Survival
    Pack
    seed
    collections
    ,
    a
    $150
    value,
    courtesy
    of

    Seed
    for
    Security,
    LLC
    ,
  5. 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. 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
100
begins
on
Monday,
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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