Notes from JWR:

I’ve never been much of a trickster, so please don’t analyze today’s posts, looking for April Fools Day tricks. There are none.

We have finished the judging… The winner of Round 15 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. is Paul C., for his article “My Seven Favorite North American Edible Wild Plants”. He gets the top prize–a four day “gray” transferable Front Sight course certificate. These certificates are worth up to $2,000! Our thanks to Front Sight’s director, Naish Piazza, for generously donating the course certificate. Check out the Front Sight web site and take advantage of their great training opportunities. My advice is to sign up for courses that start before May 15th, to beat the summer heat!

Second prize goes to Nina for her article: “Sanitation During a Grid Down Collapse”. Her prize is is a copy of my “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course, generously donated by Jake Stafford of Arbogast Publishing.

I’m also sending out two honorable mention prizes to W. in Washington for his article “Characteristics of a General Purpose Survival Flashlight”, and to Brandon in Utah for his article “AA Cells and Mobile Power”. Both of them will get their choice of autographed copies of my books: “Rawles on Retreats and Relocation”, or “SurvivalBlog: The Best of the Blog.”

Note to all the prize winners: Send me an e-mail to let me know your snail mail addresses, and your prizes will be mailed to you shortly. Thanks ladies gents, and congratulations!
Today we start Round 16 of the contest. Send your non-fiction articles via e-mail for a chance to win some great prizes! The first prize will again be a four day “gray” transferable Front Sight course certificate!