Birthday of writer Reginald Bretnor. He was born on July 30, 1911.

As we speak we bear in mind the birthday of writer Reginald Bretnor. He was born Alfred Reginald Kahn on July 30, 1911, in Vladivostok. He died on July 22, 1992 in Medford, Oregon. Along with penning many witty science fiction novels and quick tales in his attribute type, he additionally wrote nonfiction articles for Mel Tappan’s P.S. Letter.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

As we speak we current the ultimate entry for Spherical 107 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this spherical embody:

First Prize:

  1. The photovoltaic energy specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Relying on the mannequin chosen, this could possibly be value greater than $2000.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificates. This can be utilized for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 worth),
  3. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Prepared Made Assets (a $350 worth),
  4. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  5. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is offering a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.
  6. Two units of The Civil Defense Manual, (in two volumes) — a $193 worth — kindly donated by the writer, Jack Lawson.

Second Prize:

  1. A course certificates from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding these restricted for army or authorities groups. Three-day onPoint programs usually price $795.
  2. A SIRT STIC AR-15/M4 Laser Coaching Package deal, courtesy of Subsequent Stage Coaching, that has a mixed retail worth of $679
  3. A $300 reward certificates from, good for any of their merchandise: Dwelling freeze dryers, strain canners, Nation Dwelling grain mills, Emergency Necessities meals, and rather more.
  4. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colours solely) from (a $240 worth).
  5. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 worth, courtesy of Seed for Safety, LLC,
  6. A transferable $150 FRN buy credit score from Elk Creek Company, towards the acquisition of any pre-1899 vintage gun. There’s no paperwork required for supply of pre-1899 weapons into most states, making them the final bastion of firearms buying privateness!

Third Prize:

  1. Three sets each of made-in-USA common and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (It is a whole of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 worth)
  2. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 worth),
  3. Montana Survival Seed is offering a $225 reward code for any objects on its web site, together with natural non-GMO seeds, fossils, 1812-1964 US silver, jewellery, botany books, and Montana beeswax.
  4. A transferable $150 FRN buy credit score from Elk Creek Company, towards the acquisition of any pre-1899 vintage gun.

Greater than $825,000 value of prizes have been awarded since we began operating this contest. We lately polled blog readers, asking for suggested article topics. Confer with that ballot in case you haven’t but chosen an article subject. Spherical 108 begins on August 1st, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Keep in mind that there’s a 1,500-word minimal, and that articles on sensible “how-to” expertise for survival have a bonus within the judging.

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