Note from JWR:

Today we present another entry for Round 45 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:

First Prize: A.) Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course. (A $ 1,195 value.) B.) A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be 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, and C.) Two cases of Mountain House freeze dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources. (A $ 350 value.) D.) a $ 300 gift certificate from CJL Enterprize, for any of their military surplus gear, E.) A 9-Tray Excalibur Food Dehydrator from Safecastle.com (a $ 300 value), and F.) A $ 250 gift certificate from Sunflower Ammo. and G.) A $ 200 gift certificate, donated by Shelf Reliance.

Second Prize: A.) A gift certificate worth $ 1,000, courtesy of Spec Ops Brand, B.) A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training. Together, these have a retail value of $ 589. C.) A FloJak FP-50 stainless steel hand well pump (a $ 600 value), courtesy of FloJak.com. D.) A "grab bag" of preparedness gear and books from Jim’s Amazing Secret Bunker of Redundant Redundancy (JASBORR) with a retail value of at least $ 300, E.) A $ 250 gift card from Emergency Essentials and F.) Two cases of Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs), courtesy of CampingSurvival.com (a $ 180 value).

Third Prize: A.) A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21. (This filter system is a $ 275 value.), B.) A large handmade clothes drying rack, a washboard and a Homesteading for Beginners DVD, all courtesy of The Homestead Store, with a combined value of $ 206, C.) Expanded sets of both washable feminine pads and liners, donated by Naturally Cozy. This is a $ 185 retail value, D.) A Commence Fire! emergency stove with three tinder refill kits. (A $ 160 value. E.) A Tactical Trauma Bag #3 from JRH Enterprises (a $ 200 value), and F.) Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $ 150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security.

Round 45 ends on March 31st, 2013, 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.

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Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America

Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America

Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America

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Inside the subculture of off-grid living

Written by a leading authority on living off the grid, this is a fascinating and timely look at one of the fastest growing movements in America. In researching the stories that would become Off the Grid, Nick Rosen traveled from one end of the United States to the other, spending time with all kinds of individuals and families striving to live their lives the way they want to-free from dependence on municipal power and amenities, and free from the inherent dependence on the government and its far-reaching arms. While the people profiled may not have a lot in common in terms of their daily lives or their personal background, what they do share is an understanding of how unique their lives are, and how much effort and determination is required to maintain the lifestyle in the face of modern America’s push toward connectivity and development.

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Urban Preppers with Kids, Pets & Parents: Disaster Survival for the Family

Urban Preppers with Kids, Pets & Parents: Disaster Survival for the Family

Urban Preppers with Kids, Pets & Parents: Disaster Survival for the Family

Disaster preparedness for urban dwellers, do you live in the city? What have you done to protect you, your family, your parents and pets when the; earthquake, flood, fire, hurricane or other disaster suddenly destroys your world? What is emergency preparedness anyway? Do you have any emergency food or will your kids go hungry?  What will you do when the power grid is gone and with it the light, heat and water for your home?

This emergency disaster preparedness guide can save your life. Urban Preppers with Kids, Pets & Parents goes far beyond the basic emergency preparedness handbooks and provides practical, real world advice and answers to questions such as:
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Urban Survival: When The World As You Know It Has Changed Overnight

Urban Survival: When The World As You Know It Has Changed Overnight

If a cataclysmic event happened in your town or city, could you survive when the world as you know it has changed overnight? If you realize that the unthinkable could happen and you want to be more prepared, then you need Urban Survival. This book will show you: What items you will need How to use those items How you can survive for extended periods of time without power, convenience stores, or even a clean water source You will learn: When you should evacuate or stay put What to bring with you if you must evacuate How to handle hygiene concerns wherever you may be Do you have the supplies and skills to live as we did 150 years ago for more than a week? In this short, easy to read book, you can begin to learn the simple skills you need to survive if the unthinkable actually happens. It is never too early to start preparing for any crisis, and Urban Survival: When the World as You Know It Has Changed Overnight can help you get started.

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How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew

How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew

How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew

A HANDY GUIDE FULL OF HOW-TO TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE FROM GRANDFATHERS
 
As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II. Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved ones. They also know how to have a rollicking good time.

Sensible, fun, and inspiring, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers near and far by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier. Inside are more than one hundred essential step-by-step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, and hosting, including how to
 
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Solar Electricity Handbook – 2012 Edition: A Simple Practical Guide to Solar Energy – Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems

Solar Electricity Handbook – 2012 Edition: A Simple Practical Guide to Solar Energy – Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems

Solar Electricity Handbook - 2012 Edition: A Simple Practical Guide to Solar Energy - Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems

The Solar Electricity Handbook is a practical and straightforward guide to using electric solar panels. Assuming no previous knowledge of solar panels, the book explains how solar panels work, how they can be used and explains the steps you need to take to successfully design and install a solar electric system from scratch using photovoltaic solar panels.

This is an up to date 2012 Edition of the book with even more diagrams, details and up-to-the-minute information on this exciting technology.

Accompanying this book is a solar resource website containing lots of useful information, lists of suppliers and on-line solar energy calculators that will simplify the cost analysis and design processes.

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The Handbook is a simple, practical guide to using electric photovoltaic panels.The book is suitable for enthusiastic novices, students and building professionals.Clear examples, diagrams and example projects are given to d

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