New non-fiction writing contest starts today…



Our readers have a variety of skills and backgrounds and our non-fiction writing contest gives each a chance to share their skills and unique knowledge with other members of “The Wolf Pack“, The survivalist Blog and the world.

Prizes include…

This contest will end on April 22 2013  – prizes include:

Well what are you waiting for – email your entries today. But please read the rules that are listed below first… 1x1.trans New non fiction writing contest starts today...

The more original and helpful your article is, the more deep and less basic it is, the better the chance, that I will publish it and you will win. Only non-fiction how to do it type articles please. Include photos when possible and appropriate…

Some ideas about the what topics we’re looking for:

  • Saving Money
  • Product Reviews
  • Gardening
  • Preserving Foods
  • Cooking with Basic Foods
  • Food Storage Ideas
  • Raising Chickens
  • Raising Rabbits
  • Raising Goats
  • Keeping Bees
  • Butchering Livestock and Game
  • Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping
  • Building Projects
  • Survival Retreat Locales
  • Communications
  • Off-Grid and Emergency Power
  • Retreat and Home Security
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Nonlethal Boobytraps and Alarms
  • Self-Employment
  • Bartering and Investing
  • Survival Vehicles
  • Alternative Fuels
  • DIY Projects

and other related topics…

Remember that I can only publish original and unique content. Your article can not be published anywhere else and be at least 500 words (1,000 + is prefered) in length.

Copyright of all articles submitted will become the property of The Survivalist Blog dot Net.

If your post is accepted, please be patient as it can be several weeks before I am able to fit your post into my posting schedule. There is no limit to the number of articles you can submit for this contest.

Please send your entry via email. Thank you and good luck…

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Comments

  1. Great prizes. These contest provide excellent information and cause each of us to review our preps for possible improvement.

  2. Annie Nonymous says:

    Have had an idea in the back of my mind for a while now – stuff I rarely (if ever) see on a survival list, and with these prizes I’m afraid I’ll have to put them into words and come up with an article!! Thanks, MD, for doing these great contests!

  3. Great prizes! We do a writing contest as well that is more geared toward homesteading and farming. Can’t wait to read your entries!

    • Yadkin Girl says:

      Dusty,

      First, who is “we”?

      Second, I think there should be more articles and contest entries focusing on homesteading and farming. I may have to write some.

      With this in mind, we watched a video last night, Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm by Marjory Wildcraft, which had some great suggestions for food production, raising rabbits, water collection, butchery, etc. Although some information was obvious and/or not complete enough to immediately do it yourself, it was thought provoking and got us thinking about a few things. Also, she is in Texas and some things she mentions do not apply to our climate.

      The bonus on this 2 DVD package is the second DVD which has resources you can print. Some of the subjects are: composting, wild foods, making a food dehydration system, making a Rocket Stove, collecting seeds, and many others.

      We did not buy the DVD set, we borrowed it via inter-library loan (ILL).

      For those of you unfamiliar with ILL, you can borrow any book from your local library whether they carry it or not. They put a request in to other libraries who do have it (even the Library of Congress!) and these libraries send it to your local library where you pick it up. In our case, we have to pay postage for any ILL books we borrow (about $2.75 per book).

      When I lived in a very, very rural area in the NE we were able to get any book free of charge and it was sent directly to our home because we did not have a local library. I believe you can still do this if you live in an area where you have no nearby library or your library has very limited hours. If I remember correctly, we ordered the books from the state (I can’t remeber how – it was a while ago – ask the closest library to you) and they did all the leg work for us. It was great!

      Also, on the second DVD was a file called “In The Wake: A Collective Manual In-Progress for Outliving Civilization. This has many good articles within and, it alone, is worth getting this DVD. This article was suppose to be a precurser to a larger book but we searched the internet and found nothing.

      As a note, I have no vested interest in this DVD or Marjory. As a matter of fact, I would not buy this DVD set – I would borrow it, watch it to get ideas and print all the great stuff on the second DVD.

  4. This is in response to Jason from Virginia and the selection of guns.
    First, I’ll tell you that I’m former law enforcement. I also grew up handling guns and hunted. I have had to defend myself from criminals and take guns away from them. I have not had to shoot anyone. Two family members who were law enforcement have had to defend themselves with lethal force, both overcame the criminal by shooting them, with the results of the criminal d
    ying from gun shot wounds.
    First of all you should receive training on the use of the weapon and learn how to handle it and operate while under stress, this takes time and effort and practice, I can’t stress this enough. I will not debate which calibers are better except to say most handgun calibers with the exception of most magnums will most likely not produce a one shot stop. A recent fatal shooting by a police officer took three center of mass hits with a 40 caliber to kill him. The other shootings involving family members that occured were with a 9mm, he ran approx. a mile before dying, the 45 acp required almost a hour stand off before he died. I will also point out that people have been shot with 12 gauge slugs in the center of mass and survived to continue to fight, so dont rely on a single shot and don’t attempt to bluff, it may get you killed.
    I’ll point out that these shooting involved lone criminals not groups. The tactics should change if comfronted by multiple gunman. Some may be jacked up on drugs or in desperate need to steel something so they can buy more drugs, trying to reason with someone in this state is dangerous, they may try to go thru you if they think you have what they want in your medical kit.

  5. Encourager says:

    M.D., I sent an entry last time but never heard anything about it. I did send it by email like you said and got an auto-response. Should I send it again? If you didn’t like it, that is okay, but would like to know one way or the other. It was on Alternative Medicine, specifically Homeopathy.

    • I’ll bet it was just one of the ones he didn’t get to yet, and I can’t wait to read it!

    • Encourager,

      M.D. said the articles that haven’t been published yet will automatically be entered into the next (present) contest.

    • Encourager,

      All of the articles not used in the previous contest will automatically be entered in the next one (that started today).

  6. I have known Lloyd for 15+ years. I have used him as a sounding board for several things, including balistics and firearms. His information is always based on facts and personal experiences, which is my personal litmus test.

    He has a heart for helping folks, in what ever expertise he is gifted in. The only problem I have with him, is that he has more toys than I do, and more time to research than I do. Plus that, he is from Montana and not Idaho, but makes enough $$ to pay for Idaho out-of-state tags.

    Bottom line is—————–I will always use him for info, and try to create more $$ for more toys.

    Ray

  7. JP in MT says:

    For those who have the talent…please keep up the good articles.

  8. Thanks for another contest MD, these had been a great source of information for me, and so far, I have narrowed down my blog site reading on this topic to two, this being at the top of the list (the second site has all the info but had been stuck at the material in the site, very few, practically none, has been added even it is really informative) Thanks to the Wolf Packers who contributed their knowledge (and varied topics I didnt imagine I can use, plus the exchange of notes and fruitful comments) that enriched and inspire me…Thank you.

  9. MtWoman says:

    Some very strange posts on this “contest” thread!!??!!

  10. I sent one in about my interest in log cabins.
    Hope you have received it.

    Darren

  11. Great contest nothing like being able to write about survival tips. It seems like the day that we will be forced to know how to survive is fast approaching if the system is allowed to run out of control and unchecked much longer.

  12. I can’t wait to read all the wonderful articles! I hope everyone is having a great week!

  13. michael c says:

    Remember to post only one article a day, the 4 article set I sent you is supposed to last 4 days.

  14. Wow…there seems to be comments from 2-3 different ‘contsts’ posts on here…??