Notes from JWR:

Congrats to Tom H., the high bidder in the recent SurvivalBlog Benefit Auction. Today we start a new auction for another mixed lot that includes: Two cases of Mountain House freeze dried foods in #10 cans, (donated by Ready Made Resources–a $320 value), a NukAlert radiation detector, (donated by KI4U–a $160 value), a Wilson Tactical COP tool, (donated by Choate Machine and Tool Company, a $140 value), a DVD of 480 E-books on Alternative Energy (donated by WK Books–a $25 value).

The auction ends on September 15, 2008. The opening bid is just $50. Please e-mail us your bid.

Today we present a guest editorial from Craig R. Smith, the president and CEO of Swiss America Trading Corporation. His firm has been one of SurvivalBlog’s most loyal advertisers. They have a great reputation for trustworthiness, reliability, and responsive customer service. This article also recently appeared in WorldNetDaily.