And the winner is…
We’ve completed the judging for Round 27 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The judging was very difficult, since there were dozens of great articles submitted!
First Prize goes to Dan in Oklahoma for his four part article: The Home Foundry, Metal Casting, that was posted in February, 2010. He will receive all the of the following: 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.) C.) A HAZARiD Decontamination Kit from Safecastle.com. (A $350 value.), and D.) A 500 round case of Fiocchi 9mm Luger, 124gr. Hornady XTP/HP ammo, courtesy of Sunflower Ammo. This is a $249 value.
Second Prize goes to Blake in Arkansas, for his article: The Art of Humping a Pack, that was posted on February 27, 2010. He will receive 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 goes to R.Y., for his article: Radio Communications for Retreat Intelligence Gathering, that was posted on March 7, 2010. He will receive a copy of my “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course, from Arbogast Publishing.
There were also a lot of great “runner up” articles. I’m sending the following eight writers some free books. They are:
- G. in the Zarks for Lessons Learned From an Ice Storm
- Jeff B. for Incremental Preparedness: The Good, Better, Best Approach
- K. in Pennsylvania for Your Post-TEOTWAWKI Diaper Insurance
- Cactus Jim, for Some Real World Battery Life Data.
- K.W. for Stealth Edible Landscaping With Unusual Berries
- Tamara W. for How to Prosper in a Salvage Economy
- Curtis M. for Where Have All the Dutch Ovens Gone?
- G. for Who is On Your Team?
They will each receive autographed copies of both my novel “Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse” and my latest non-fiction book “How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It”.
Note to the prize winners: Please e-mail me, to let me know your mailing addresses. Thanks, and congratulations!
Round 28 (that begins today) will end on May 31st, 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.