And the winners in our latest non-fiction writing contest are…

Below are the top three entries in our most recent non-fiction writing contest as judged by readers via the number or comments, Facebook likes, back links from other blogs, author interaction in the comments and overall usefulness to the largest number of readers… Congratulations to you and a big thank you to everyone who entered – You are all winners in my book….

First Place : Rethinking homesteading, prepping and self-reliance issues – 40 points to consider before the SHTF by Victoria S – she will receive from our sponsors,  a $150 gift certificate for Hornady Ammo  courtesy of LuckyGunner, a Wonder Junior Deluxe grain mill courtesy of Kitchen Neads, a one year subscription to the Personal VPN service courtesy of unspyable and 1 Case of Survival Cave Food Chicken with 12 14.5 oz. Cans courtesy of LPC Survival.

Second Place : What every prepper should know about common American plants and weeds for TEOTWAWKI survival by Christine W – she will receive from our sponsors, $100 off of her next order of Fish Antibiotics courtesy of, a Survival Puck  courtesy of and a Coffee Mug courtesy of Horton Design.

Third place : Event Phases : Understanding The Progression to Collapse by Dan W – he will receive from our sponsors, a copy of my book ”31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness“ and “Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat” courtesy of and a copy of “The Survival Medicine Handbook” courtesy of

Note to those listed above : please send me your shipping details so I can have the sponsors get the products to you asap…

Thank you and again congratulations…

Articles sent in but not used for this round will automatically be entered in our next round… 

Note: If you fail to contact me within two weeks of the announcement being made here, 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.


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. Congratulations to all. Very well done articles.

  2. Rider of Rohan says:

    Good job, folks. I know I appreciate your willingness to spend your valuable time writing articles to help other members of the Pack. Thanks to everyone who submitted an article, and for the winners, well deserved.

  3. Congrats to all! They were very interesting articles, each one. Thanks for your time.

  4. Congratulations to those with winning submissions. It is really those of us who were able to glean something useful from all the submissions and comments that are the winners.

  5. Thank you to MD and all of the posters frequenting the best site on the web! I sincerely hope that this article will help the reader to understand the sequences and how an event will likely effect them. I enjoy writing these articles and appreciate your responses.
    Thanks again!

  6. Congratulations and good job to all the winners!! Keep up the great job.

  7. Curley Bull says:

    Welcome home bctruck. How was Deer Lick Creek?

  8. Encourager says:

    Congratulations to all of the winners!

  9. Congrats winners!!

  10. My first attempt seems to have gotten lost…

    Congratulations and thanks to the three winners, and thanks to all the contributors who make this such an interesting and useful blog.

  11. Tactical G-Ma says:

    Congrats and thanks for taking the time to make us all smarter.

  12. Curley Bull says:

    Congrats and thanks for the articles that we get so much helpful infomation from.

  13. mom of three says:

    I learn more here I swear then in school 🙂

  14. Great job. Thanks for your hard work.

  15. Hunker-Down says:

    Thanks for sharing the knowledge. Enjoy the well deserved loot!

  16. Happy Camper says:

    Congrats to the winners, I love the amount of knowledge that is shared on this site.

  17. Congrats to you all!

  18. Congrats to all who entered the contest. We are all winners because in each and every entry there was information to be gleaned from them. Thus the real winners is everybody who read them. Thank you again to each and every entry for your input. This is one prepper who loves reading this stuff no matter how far fetched it may seem

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