We’ve completed the judging for Round 100 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. Yes, we’ve now been running this contest in successive two-month long rounds since October, 2005. More than $725,000 worth of prizes have been awarded since we started running this contest. Round 101 began yesterday.
The Round 100 prize winners are…
First Prize Winner:
- The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000.
- A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value),
- A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three-day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
- Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
- A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
- American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.
- Two sets of The Civil Defense Manual, (in two volumes) — a $193 value — kindly donated by the author, Jack Lawson.
Second Prize Winner:
- A transferable Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
- A SIRT STIC AR-15/M4 Laser Training Package, courtesy of Next Level Training, that has a combined retail value of $679
- Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (a $240 value).
- Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
- A transferable $150 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun. There is no paperwork required for delivery of pre-1899 guns into most states, making them the last bastion of firearms purchasing privacy!
Third Prize Winner:
Third prize goes to A.P. for Lifesaving Tourniquets which was posted on May 21, 2022. He will receive:
- Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
- A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
- A transferable $100 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun.
Honorable Mention Prize Winners:
The writers of the following 16 articles have been awarded Honorable Mention prizes — a transferable and additive $100 purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, good toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique or blackpowder replica gun.
- Nootropics and Mushrooms for Survival, by Robert R.
- Patio Herbs, Spices, Peppers, and Tomatoes Part 1 and Part 2, by MonkeyMan
- Review: Carson Mini Aura NV-200 Compact Night Vision, by J.M.
- Handling Trash and Garbage at a Remote Home, by Mrs. Alaska
- Ham Public Service Communications, by Reltney McFee
- Surviving a Transition to Solo Prepping, by JPK
- Our Experience Living Out of a Car, by M.B.
- Review of HCMAGS Tactical Pack for the Ruger 10/22, by Francis, the Semi-Prepper
- My Newbie Experience Buying a Milk Cow Part 1 and Part 2 by SaraSue
- Another Get Home Bag Approach – Part 1 and Part 2 by G.P.
- Bugging Out Between Civilizations Part 1, and Part 2 by N.C.
- MURS Dakota Alert IR Sensors and Antennas Part 1 and Part 2 by Tunnel Rabbit
- Garden Architecture, by R.B.
- Got $5,200? Cut Costs Now!, by K.B.
- A Home Perimeter and Defense Model For The Prepared, by P.F.
- Where to Call “Home”: Prepping Post-Pandemic Part 1 and Part 2, by Alex Braszko
Round 101 began yesterday and ends on July 31st, 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.