Note from JWR:

Today we present another entry for Round 20 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The contest prizes include:

First Prize: The writer of the best contributed article 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 20 ends on January 31st, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that articles that relate practical “how to” skills for survival will have an advantage in the judging.

About The Author: “HardCorpsBear” is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as an ammunition and explosives tech, specializing in demolitions, in Anbar Province. He is an NRA certified firearms instructor and a US Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor, teaching nutrition, combat fitness, martial history and hand-to-hand combat.