Annual Reminder: The Ten Cent Challenge

I only post one reminder each year about Ten Cent Challenge subscriptions, and this is it. Unlike the whining leftist hand-wringers 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 a dedicated server costs $650 per month, and our local ISP bill is $135 per month. We also have a salaried Managing Editor, a paid Product Review Editor, and other expenses including liability insurance, phone bills, computer hardware, software, accounting, subscriptions, writing contest Honorable Mention prizes, and so forth.

My appeal is simple: If you feel that you get more than 10 cents per day in value from reading SurvivalBlog, then please make a voluntary subscription payment, for 10 cents a day. (That’s $36.50 for a year.)

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 subscriptions in the form of pre-1965 U.S. silver dimes. The current multiplier for silver 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 please just send three silver dimes for each year’s subscription. OBTW, it is best to 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.

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 303
Moyie Springs, Idaho 83845

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To those who have already subscribed, my most sincere thanks! You represent the less than 1% of readers that pony up. I greatly appreciate your loyal support!

Annual Reminder: The Ten Cent Challenge

Not counting editorial salaries, SurvivalBlog has more than $22,000 per year in annual operating costs including our fully redundant servers in Colorado and Sweden. We need this redundancy because we’ve been attacked (DDOS ping flooding) by malicious hackers, on several occasions. Unlike most publications, our subscriptions are 100% voluntary. And we only make one annual post every January to remind our readers to subscribe or renew, and this is it. We are not like other organizations on the Internet that are endlessly begging, so you hear this this just once a year. We don’t want to pester anyone.

Here is The Ten Cent Challenge: What is reading SurvivalBlog worth to you? I challenge every regular SurvivalBlog reader to donate just 10 cents per day to support the blog. (Which equals $3 per month, or $36.50 per year.)

We gladly accept subscriptions in a variety ways including “Forever” postage stamps, cash, checks, money orders and silver coins. You can see details here.

Our mail forwarding address (for mailing your subscription contributions and hard copy letters and small padded envelopes only) is:

James Wesley, Rawles
c/o P.O. Box 303
Moyie Springs, Idaho 83845

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Many thanks for your support of SurvivalBlog!