This marks the birthday of Mohandes Gandhi (1869–1948). Ben Kingsley did a fine job of portraying him in the award-winning movie Gandhi.
Today we present two short feature guest articles written by SurvivalBllog readers. They were both too short to qualify for the judging in the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. More than $725,000 worth of prizes have been awarded since we started running the contest. Round 97 ends on November 30th, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.