Note From JWR:

The winner of Round 7 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest is SF in Hawaii, for his article “Wheat Sprouts and Wheatgrass as Survival Foods” which was posted on November 6, 2006. The second prize goes to “Warhawke”, for his article “Selecting Barter Goods” which was posted on October 30, 2006. Congratulations to both of you. Because there were so many great entries in this round, I decided to award some free books as “Runners Up” prizes. These go to:

Making Traditional Cordage in North America, by Ron (posted November 16, 2006)

Bullet Casting: A (Relatively) Simple Introduction, by AVL (posted November 14, 2006)

Getting Ready for Survival On a (Broken) Shoestring Budget, by J. Cole (posted November 8, 2006)

How Long Until You Starve?, by Mr. Yankee (posted November 3, 2006)

Note to all prize winners: Please send me an e-mail that mentions your snail mail addresses and I will mail you your contest prizes. Thanks!

Round 8 of the writing contest begins today, and end on the last day of January. The writer of the best non-fiction article will win a valuable four day “gray” transferable Front Sight course certificate, worth up to $1,600. Special thanks to Front Sight’s founder, Naish Piazza, for providing these course certificates. Second prize is another copy of my “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course, generously donated by Jake Stafford of Arbogast Publishing. If you want a chance to win Round 7, get buy writing and e-mail us your article. Remember that the articles that relate practical “how to” skills for survival will have an advantage in the judging.