We’ve completed the judging for Round 102 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prize winners are:
- 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),
- 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 is awarded to T.S., Ph.D., for Apple Tree Care 102: Thinning Fruit which was posted on , 2022. He will receive the following prizes:
- 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,
- 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!
- 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 LogOX 3-in-1 Forestry MultiTool (a $189 value) and a WoodOx Sling (a $79.95 value), courtesy of LogOx, both made in USA.
- A transferable $100 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun.
Honorable Mention Prizes:
The Honorable Mention Prizes (transferable $100 FRN purchase credits toward the purchase of any antique or percussion replica gun from Elk Creek Company) go to the authors of these 17 articles:
- Homemade Yogurt as Survival Food – Part 1 and Part 2, by N.C. (September 1-2, 2022.)
- Alternative Ways to Source Food, by SaraSue (August 16, 2022.)
- Ways to Combat News-Overload Induced Worry, by Elli O. (September 29, 2022.)
- Locksmithing for TEOTWAWKI, by R.M.G. (September 27, 2022.)
- Front Yard Pharmacy: Your Herb Garden, by B.W. (September 25, 2022.)
- To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, by J.M. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 (September 20-22, 2022.)
- A Vehicle to Help Adjust Your Thinking, by R.V. September 16, 2022.)
- What’s in the Rest of My Bags and Why – by D.D. in Arizona (Part 1 August 30, and Part 2 September 13, 2022.)
- Using Grid-Tied PV Panels as a Starter System Part 1 and Part 2, by St. Funogas. (September 10-11, 2022.)
- Some .357 Revolver Cartridge Alternatives, by F.B. (September 9, 2022.)
- Surviving 21st Century WarGames, by T.S. (September 4, 2022.)
- Prepping With Inexpensive .22 Revolvers, by B.F. (August 28, 2022.)
- Desperate Dining, by Prepared Pamela (August 23, 2022.)
- Home Canning Water-Level Measuring Sticks, by St. Funogas (August 21, 2022.)
- Solar Storms, EMPs, Nukes, and Cyberattacks – Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 by Pulse Prepper (August 17-19, 2022.)
- Additive Manufacturing – Part 1 and Part 2, by M. (August 11-12, 2022.)
- Upgrading an Inexpensive Gun Safe, by PrepperDoc (August 7, 2022.)
- Food As Currency, by SwampFox (August 4, 2022.)
- Keep Flashlights Running In All Situations – Part 1 and Part 2, by J. Smith (August 2-3, 2022.)
Round 103 is now in progress and will end 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.