Note From JWR:

Ordering deadline extension! Thanks to all of you who ordered my preparedness course. Publisher Jake Stafford just wrote me with good news for those who missed the July 4th deadline: “Jim, Our weekend staffer promised a few of your readers that if they mailed payment postmarked by July 5th due to the July 4th postal holiday, they would qualify for the special pre-publication pricing. Now, to be fair to all, we must hold the window open for everyone for the extra day, including web orders at But that window closes at midnight, Pacific time, July 5th.”

For those of you that are “on the fence” about whether or not to order, I can tell you that the course is in hard copy format, more than 200 pages long. It has plenty of reference tables and appendices, and will be fully indexed. Also included with each course is a 1 hour interview (with JWR) about family preparedness, on a standard audio CD.

We got great Fourth of July present: Yesterday we surpassed the 500,000 unique visits mark! (Not bad, considering that I only expected at most 100,000 unique visits per year, and yet the blog has only been up since August of Aught Five.) Many thanks for making SurvivalBlog such as great success! Please keep spreading the word. In particular, we are in need of more advertisers so that I can make a living at this. If you know of any companies that are a “match” for the SurvivalBlog readership, please ask them to get an ad here. Our ads are dirt cheap. See our Advertising page for details.

Note from JWR:

We are gradually moving all of the existing SurvivalBlog posts into Moveable Type format, so that they will be full searchable archives. Until then, all of the posts up to March 15th will remain available as static archives at our old Archives page. Thanks for your patience!

Today we feature another entry in Round 3 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The writer of the best contest entry will win a four day “gray” transferable Front Sight course certificate. The deadline for entries for Round 3 is March 31, 2006.

We have upgraded our ClustrMaps account, so that you can now zoom into see more precise locations for SurvivalBlog hits. For example, see our Ireland and UK map.