The high bid in the SurvivalBlog Benefit Auction  is now at $1,050. The auction is for a large mixed lot that includes:
A.) 15 brand new 30 round M16/M4/AR-15 magazines from JWR ‘s personal collection. These include four scarce and desirable brand new HK  steel “Maritime Finish” magazines, and 11 new USGI alloy magazines made by Center Industries. (Note that most of these were made during the 1994-2004 Federal ban, so most of them have restriction markings, but those became null and void after the ban sunsetted.) Even if you don’t own an AR-15 , these magazines are great to keep on hand for barter. (Note: If you live in a state where full capacity magazines are banned, then you must choose to: refrain from bidding, or designate a recipient in an unrestricted state, or re-donate the magazines for a subsequent auction.) In today’s frenzied market, these magazines have a retail value of at least $460..
B.) A NukAlert radiation detector donated by at KI4U.com (a $160 retail value).
C.) An assortment of loose leaf teas, a box of Bellagio hot chocolate (25 individual packs), and your choice of $50 worth of ground or whole bean roasted coffee. (A combined retail value of more than $150), all courtesy of CMeBrew.com.
D.) A case of 24 cans of canned storage butter, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $110 retail value).
E.) A carton of 10 rolls of Hydrion fuel test strips, (with a retail value of $85), donated by UR-2B-Prepared.com.
F.) “Alone in the Wilderness” book and 2 DVD Value Set on the life of Richard Proenneke  (a retail value of $51.95) courtesy of Camping Survival.com
G.) An EVAC Easy Roll Stretcher kit, (a retail value of $49.95), donated by FrostCPR.com.
This auction ends on December 15th. Please e-mail us your bid for the entire mixed lot.
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.