May 26, 2024

We’ve completed the judging for Round 105 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prize-winning writers are:

First Prize

First Prize goes to Greg X., for Finding, Buying, and Improving My Bugout Location.  (Posted March 14-16, 2023.  See: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.) He will receive the following prizes:

  1. 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.
  2. 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),
  3. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  4. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  5. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.
  6. Two sets of The Civil Defense Manual, (in two volumes) — a $193 value — kindly donated by the author, Jack Lawson.
Second Prize

Second Prize goes to Ed J., for Building A Bicycle Generator. (Posted on .) . See:

He will receive the following prizes:

  1. 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,
  2. A SIRT STIC AR-15/M4 Laser Training Package, courtesy of Next Level Training, that has a combined retail value of $679
  3. 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).
  4. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  5. 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

Third Prize goes to J.M., for Compact Power To Go.  See: Part 1 and Part 2. (Posted on February 15-16, 2023.) He will receive the following prizes:

  1. 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)
  2. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  3. A transferable $150 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun.

Honorable Mention Prizes

The following 14 articles have earned Honorable Mention. The writers have each been awarded a transferable $100 FRN purchase credit toward the purchase of any antique or percussion replica gun from Elk Creek Company:

Preparedness: Now What?, by O.C.  See: Part 1 and Part 2.

A Call to Arms Toward Thriving, by PrepperDoc. See: Part 1 and Part 2.

A Medic of Last Resort, by Tunnel Rabbit. See: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

My Burn Adventure Ride, by Dan D.

Long-Term Survival For Women, by T.E.

Homeschooling Nuts and Bolts, by R.B., EdD. See: Part 1 and Part 2.

It Is Chick Season!, by Hollyberry

My Swedish Death Cleaning Experience, by St. Funogas. See Part 1 and Part 2.

Homeschooling, a Report From the Trenches, by N.C.. See:  Part 1, Part 2, and  Part 3.

Foraging for Fun & Survival, by Hobbit Farmer.  See: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Basic Handgun Proficiently Training, by Steve A.  See: Part 1 and Part 2.

On Growing Older, by A.E.. See: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Long-Term Survival Poultry, by J.S.

A Florida Vacation, or SHTF?, by Z.P. Wilson