And the winners for our January 15 writing contest are…

by M.D. Creekmore on January 16, 2014 · 36 comments

First place : Must read tips on how to rebuild, repair, and repurpose by BCtruck – he will receive : two (2) Just In Case… Classic Assortment Survival Food Buckets courtesy of LPC Survival, a $150 gift certificate for Remington ammunition courtesy of LuckyGunner, aWonder Junior Deluxe grain mill courtesy of Kitchen Neads, a one year subscription to the Personal VPN service courtesy of unspyable and a Survival Puck courtesy of Innovation Industries, LLC.

Second Place : What YOU should know about gas masks vs. viruses, chemicals and bacteria  by Ron G : He will receive : One case of Future Essentials Canned Organic Green Costa Rican Monte Crisol Coffee courtesy of and Solo Stove and Solo Pot Courtesy of

Third Place : Build your stash $1 at a time at the dollar store by Griffin : He will receive a copy of my book ”31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness“ courtesy and a copy of “The Survival Medicine Handbook” courtesy of

If you are listed above please send me your shipping details (using the same email that you used when you sent the article) so that I can contact the sponsors and they can get your products out to you.

Note: If you win the contest and fail to contact me within two weeks of this announcement, you forfeit all prizes. We (M.D. Creekmore and are not responsible for lost or damaged merchandise, such issues are between you and the sponsor. Also because of the changing availability of products and services any listed prize maybe substituted for another prize of equal or greater value.

All articles submitted but not used in this round of our non-fiction writing contest will automatically be submitted for our next contest.

If you’re an advertiser and would like to offer a product (with a value of $100 or more) for our next contest please contact me and we will work out the details.

36 comments… read them below or add one

Bctruck January 16, 2014 at 10:30 am

OMG!!! I can’t believe it!! The first article I ever wrote!!! Thank you so very very much!! I’ve been reading up on things like where to put commas and when to start a new paragraph and I hope to write more how to type articles. My wife said she would proof read them for me to check for spelling and such. Thanks! I’m extremely proud!

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Bctruck January 16, 2014 at 11:07 am

In my excitement,I forgot to congratulate the other contest winners and to say thank you to all the folks who wrote interesting articles and submitted them. Congratulations and thanks to all contributors!

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Penrod January 16, 2014 at 1:05 pm

bc: “I’ve been reading up on things like where to put commas”

“Eat Grandma.”
“Eat, Grandma.”
Commas save lives.

Congratulations to you all. Nice articles! Thanks!

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Aunt B January 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Thank YOU, BC! For all the advise and information. You deserved to win, and we’re all glad you did. Congratulations and well done!

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Bam Bam January 16, 2014 at 9:08 pm

I would love to see more articles from you, Brad. You have so much know-how to share. Please keep the articles coming. If you need help with grammar or the rest, ask M.D. for my email address and send me your post. I would be more than happy to help you edit your work.

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Kate in GA January 17, 2014 at 11:19 am

Congratulation Brad! I would love to see more articles from you too.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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Oscar January 17, 2014 at 11:42 am

Not meaning any disrespect to any of the other submissions as there were many great articles in this contest, but I have to say BC, this was one of the best articles of all the contests. Congratulations, really enjoyed the article and comments. Look forward to more of your articles.

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worrisome January 16, 2014 at 10:54 am

Congratulations BC!!!

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SpudWeb January 16, 2014 at 11:02 am

Congrats to all the winner and even those who had the guts to write in but didn’t win this time. Keep up the good works…..

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N2Y January 16, 2014 at 11:11 am

Congrats all!!!! Keep up

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Ronald January 16, 2014 at 11:17 am

Congratulations BC and the other winners! (Don’t stop!)

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Bam Bam January 16, 2014 at 11:40 am

Congratulations to the winners.

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Lantana January 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

Thanks to all this round’s authors, congratulations to all the winners and way to go BC!

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Texanadian January 16, 2014 at 11:48 am

BC, while you get the prizes we are all winners when people share their skills. Congratulations and thanks.

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JP in MT January 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Actually, I think the real winners are those the authors shared with, who then put these ideas to work for them.

Congrats to all!

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kgbambam January 16, 2014 at 12:48 pm

I concur Thanks to all who wrote and the comments too

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PWB January 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Congrats to all the winners!! BC, you have a knack for writing please keep it up! As mentioned above, I get as much from the comments as the articles. This is truly a great site. Thanks MD for providing a place for the exchange of ideas and helpful information.

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Papabear January 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Congrats folks!

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j.r. guerra in s. tx. January 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Well done folks, the judges must have had quite a time judging the entries. Thanks to the blog owner(s) and sponsers of the contest.

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R-Me January 16, 2014 at 8:02 pm

There are so many good articles that I always learn something, a hearty thanks to all who have shared their knowledge! And kudos to the judges,,, it must have been quite the challenge!

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Big Bear January 16, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Congratulations Bctruck! It really is nice to have folks (other than immediate family) appreciate your words and thoughts. Keep up the good work …………. your efforts are one more example of the things that makes this such a great site. Well done.

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sgtvanmedic January 16, 2014 at 1:52 pm

M.D. – i have been reading/ lerking for a long time and have often wondered a few things… 1) what are the criteria for writting and submitting a segment for the contests. 2) how many average submissions do you receive per contest and do you read all of them? 3) this question is for everyone, what kinds of things should be writen about? I see alot of topics posted and a frequents along the same type of subjects. i have a wealth of medical knowledge and a good base of military and weapons knowledge and am very interested in submitting something but i dont want to be redundant or scrutinized for some reason. Any info will help thanks wolf pack

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M.D. Creekmore January 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm


Follow the link posted with every post entered to “the rules” that will answer all of your questions – thanks.

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Hunker-Down January 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Check the archives for topics to see if anything, in your experience, is missing. When you find it, if it pertains to prepping for _______ disaster, submit an article.

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Survivor January 16, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Well done to all winners!!!

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NANN! January 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Congrats winners!! Thanks for the laugh, BC! I was LMAO @ your ‘where to put commas’ comment.

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Aunt B January 16, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Congratulations!!! You three are fantastic. Like said above, WE are all winners while we have folks like you!

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Hunker-Down January 16, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Congratulations to the winners and thanks, to, all, the, authors.

I’ve been exposed to good and lousy teachers. It seems to me that the contest authors stimulate ‘out of the box’ thinking in a way that puts the run of the mill teacher to shame.

Because of our good authors, this is the place to be.

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bctruck January 16, 2014 at 7:29 pm

you, are ,not, FUNNY! LOL!!

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Lauri no e January 16, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Clapping for all great job! Congrats.

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Nebraska Woman January 16, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Congratulations, and thank you all (winners and writers) for all you do to help us.

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Tactical G-Ma January 16, 2014 at 6:25 pm

BCtruck, you have always contributed to the betterment of this blog. Great article and congratulations on a well deserved 1st place.
And congratulations to Ron and Griffin I learned from both of your articles. Hope you all enjoy your prizes!

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Lyn January 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Congratulations to everyone who submitted.
BC..and anyone else considering submitting articles….it’s not about commas, paragraphs, grammar, spelling ….it’s about knowledge, experience and desire to share.
This is the best blog on the net. Keep it up.
Thanks MD and all who take time to share

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midnight1st January 16, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Congratulations to all the winners! This blog has more good info to help those that prepare than any other. And, on top of that, it feels like family.

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Encourager January 18, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Whoo-Hooo! Congrats to ALL the winners ~~ those who wrote the winning articles and to all of us who benefited from them!!!

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Wen January 18, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Congrats to the winners this month! Your articles were very informative and helpful and the comments also, as always, provide great insights! Thank you! :-)

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