Round 73 Non-Fiction Writing Contest Winners Announced!


This was a tough contest to judge because we had so many really good articles during this round. However, decisions must be made so without any further ado, Here are the winners. Any article submitted but not published will automatically be rolled over to Round 74.

First Prize goes to Florida Mom for “A Stitch in Time – Part 1” and “Part 2”, published on November 17th and 18th, 2017. She will receive the following prizes:

  • A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public.
  • A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,095 value),
  • A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for … Continue reading

  • Hope With A Temporal Leftist Regime- Part 1 , by J.R.V.

    Recognition of the inevitability of comprehensive bureaucratization does not solve the problems that arise out of it.—Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

    Many of us—including me—worry about the downward arc of liberty, ethics, and economic freedom and contemplate where we might find hope. If you are taking the time to read this article, in all likelihood, I needn’t detail the myriad challenges we face for you either. Rather, the question is: is there any hope? Or are we fated to descend into a new Dark Age, aided and abetted, in the famous words of Winston Churchill regarding National Socialism, by “perverted science”?

    Any Reasons To Hold Out Hope?

    Notwithstanding those who look forward to the return of Jesus Christ—of which I count myself one—or a spiritual revival, are there any other reasons to hold out hope in the interim? I think there is. It is not … Continue reading

    Economics & Investing For Preppers

    Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on How to Sell Lots and Land. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

    Precious Metals:

    Bored With Gold? Look For Wider Gold-Silver Ratio – Commerzbank

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    Global platinum and palladium carbon catalyst market by manufacturers, countries, type and application, forecast to 2022


    Stock Market:

    The DJIA hit 24,000 for the first time on Thursday. If you are still in the market, I suggest that you have firm stop loss sell orders in place, with your on-line brokerage management system. (Or have your old-fashioned broker do … Continue reading