I only post one reminder each year about the voluntary Ten Cent Challenge SurvivalBlog subscriptions, and this is it. Unlike Jimmy Wales at Wikipedia and those whiners at PBS, I don’t do endless pledge drives.
I depend on my readers to help pay the bills to keep SurvivalBlog up and running. Our web hosting on two dedicated servers (one in Sweden and one in the U.S.) cost $850 per month (including 3 Terabytes of bandwidth), and our local ISP bill is $129 per month. We also have other expenses including liability insurance, phone bills, computer hardware, software, a VPN tunneling service, accounting, subscriptions to periodicals, post office box rentals, writing contest prizes, and so forth.
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I don’t keep any e-mail lists, which is why this annual post is necessary. (I never e-mail any solicitations for subscriptions or renewals. Subscriptions are purely on the honor system.)
The Silver Dimes Option: I also take payment for voluntary Ten Cent Challenge subscriptions in the form of pre-1965 U.S. silver dimes. The current multiplier for the value of pre-1965 silver coins is around 20-to-1. (20 times face value–so a silver dime is worth about $2.00.) But since mass inflation looks inevitable, I expect that the value of a silver dime will soon exceed $10. So just mail us two to five silver dimes for each year’s subscription. OBTW, please tape them to a scrap 3″x5″ card before placing them in an envelope, so that the coins don’t rattle around. And of course check with your postal clerk for the correct postage on the envelope.
Our mail forwarding address is:
Attn: Jim Rawles
P.O. Box 303
Moyie Springs, Idaho 83845
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