Notes From JWR:

The high bidder in the SurvivalBlog benefit auction for a copy “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course was Jay S., with a bid of $160. Thanks, Jay! The course was kindly donated by Jake Stafford of Arbogast Publishing.

Today we’ve started a new blog benefit auction. This one is a for a fully tested and recently professionally calibrated U.S. government surplus Civil Defense CD V-717 fallout survey meter with remote sensing capability. The meter was donated by Ready Made Resources (one of our first and most loyal advertisers). These calibrated meters normally retail for $250 to $290 each. The opening bid is just $20. Consider that the factory calibration job alone is a $75 to $100 value. Please submit your bids via e-mail, The auction ends October 15th. BTW, be sure to visit the Ready Made Resources web site and check out their very wide range of products at great prices. They have it all: food storage, photovoltaics, NBC protection, wheat grinders, field telephones, water filters and much, much more.