Notes from JWR:

I have some proverbial “good news and bad news” about the upcoming re-publishing of my novel “Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse”. First the bad news: Because the publisher’s schedule is packed, the book won’t be available for ordering until March of 2009. The good news: It will probably include both a glossary and an index! Both are quite unusual for a novel, but if J.R.R. Tolkien’s publisher could do it, then so can mine. Perhaps I need to put a map in the frontispiece, with The Rocky Mountains in the place of The Misty Mountains.;-). More details will follow, as the book gets closer to publication.

Today we present another entry for Round 18 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The contest prizes include:

First Prize: The writer of the best contributed article in the next 60 days will be awarded two transferable Front Sight  “Gray” Four Day Training Course Certificates. This is an up to $4,000 value!
Second Prize: A three day course certificate from OnPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses.
Third Prize: A copy of my “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course, from Arbogast Publishing

Round 18 ends on September 30th, 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.