Notes from JWR:

The folks at Ready Made Resources have kindly added two books to the current SurvivalBlog Benefit Auction. They are: Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart, Phd., and When Technology Fails, by Matthew Stein. These will be added to the existing lot of auction items: a 120 VAC/12 VDC BedFan Personal Cooling System (a $99 retail value), kindly donated by the manufacturer, a Thieves Oil Start Living Kit (a $161 retail value) donated by Ready Made Resources, and a copy of the latest edition of “The Encyclopedia of Country Living” by the late Carla Emery (a $32 retail value). The auction ends on March 15th. The high bid in the current SurvivalBlog Benefit Auction lot is now at $80. Please e-mail us your bids, in $10 increments.

Today we present another article for Round 15 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The writer of the best non-fiction article will win a valuable four day “gray” transferable Front Sight course certificate. (Worth up to $2,000!) Second prize is a copy of my “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course, generously donated by Jake Stafford of Arbogast Publishing. Round 15 ends on March 31st, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entries. Remember that articles that relate practical “how to” skills for survival will have an advantage in the judging.