Note from JWR:

Thanks for all of your prayers, in our family’s time of profound grief. I’m presently doing my best to cope, but I’m still in the “bouts of sobbing” stage. If it were not for the certain knowledge that Linda (my late wife) is in heaven, and awaits reunion with all of Christ’s elect, then I’d be totally distraught.

Today we present another entry for Round 24 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. It was written by a US Border Patrol agent.

First Prize: A.) A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost between $500 and $600, and B.) Two cases of Mountain House freeze dried assorted entrees, in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources. (A $392 value.) and C.)A HAZARiD Decontamination Kit from (A $350 value.)

Second Prize: A “grab bag” of preparedness gear and books from Jim’s Amazing Secret Bunker of Redundant Redundancy (JASBORR) with a retail value of at least $350.

Third Prize: A copy of my “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course, from Arbogast Publishing.

Round 24 ends on September 30th, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that articles that relate practical “how to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.