Tomorrow is the last day of the SurvivalBlog benefit auction  for a for a new-in-the-box Hydro Photon UV Light SteriPen Water Sterilization System with solar charger and pre-filter, kindly donated by Safecastle, one of our most loyal advertisers. This very popular water sterilizer product package normally sells for $225, plus postage. See the details on the SteriPen and solar charger here. As a bonus for this auction, I’m also including three autographed books: Rawles on Retreats and Relocation , SurvivalBlog: The Best of the Blog – Volume 1  and my novel: “Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse”. (Together, these books have a retail value of $82, and hence the full auction lot has a combined value of $307.) The high bid is now at $300. The auction ends at midnight EST, Saturday the 15th. Just e-mail us your bid.
Today we present another article for Round 12 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest.  The writer of the best non-fiction article will win a valuable four day “gray” transferable Front Sight course certificate. (Worth up to $2,000!) Second prize is a copy of my “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course, generously donated by Jake Stafford of Arbogast Publishing. I will again be sending out a few complimentary copies of my novel “Patriots” as “honorable mention” awards. Round 12 ends on September 30th. Remember that articles that relate practical “how to” skills for survival will have an advantage in the judging.