And the winners for our January 15 writing contest are…

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.

About M.D. Creekmore

M.D. Creekmore is the owner and editor of He is the author of four prepper related books and is regarded as one of the nations top survival and emergency preparedness experts. Read more about him here.


  1. 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!

    • 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!

    • 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!

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

  2. Congratulations BC!!!

  3. 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…..

  4. Congrats all!!!! Keep up

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

  6. Congratulations to the winners.

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

  8. Texanadian says:

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

  9. 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.

  10. Congrats folks!

  11. j.r. guerra in s. tx. says:

    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.

    • 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!

  12. 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.

  13. sgtvanmedic says:

    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

  14. Well done to all winners!!!

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

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

  17. Hunker-Down says:

    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.

  18. Lauri no e says:

    Clapping for all great job! Congrats.

  19. Nebraska Woman says:

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

  20. Tactical G-Ma says:

    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!

  21. 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

  22. midnight1st says:

    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.

  23. Encourager says:

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

  24. 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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