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Blog Contest Starts Today!!

Let's get right to the contest ... we aren't requiring you to do much to enter the contest. Here's the details:

Dates:

Entries will be accepted March 30 through April 5, 2009 ... The contest started when we uploaded this "Blog Contest Starts Today" post at 12:01 AM (Denver, CO, USA MDT) on March 30. So if you are reading this post before midnight on April 5, there's still time to post your entry comments.

2 Ways To Enter:

  1. Write a 50-100 word review (in English) about a survival or homesteading book. Leave the review as a comment under the "Blog Contest Starts Today" post, and be sure to include your name in case you're the winner! Each comment gets you 2 entries! You can comment more than once but each comment/review needs to be about a different book.
  2. Leave a comment on the "Blog Contest Starts Today" post, showing where you've linked about this contest and this post on YOUR blog and/or website. We'll be checking! Each link gets you 1 entry.

Prizes:

Winner will receive the following:

  • a $40 gift card to Amazon.com - to spent on what you want - seeds, books, groceries, etc.
  • a $15 coupon/gift certificate to our online bookstore
  • a copy of "The Live Food Factor, The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet (by Susan Schenck, Lac), a $32.95 value. Includes $3 shipping. Anyone out of the USA must paypal $10 for additional shipping.

Rules (ugh - but a necessity):

Spam or unsuitable entries will be disqualified and deleted. Random drawing from entries will be done on April 6 2009. Winners will be notified by a blog posting on April 7 2009.

Pass the word about this contest and blog, and link / twitter / facebook / etc. whenever possible. Start commenting!

10 comments:

Melonie said...

What a generous prize package! Thank you for the opportunity!

I blogged it here:

http://meloniek.blogspot.com/2009/03/preparedness-contest-you-want-these.html

I'll be back with some reviews another time. :-)

Harvest Moon Homestead said...

I blogged it here http://harvestmoonhomestead.blogspot.com/2009/03/awesome-contest-with-prizes.html


Ditto with the review.

Harvest Moon Homestead said...

I just finished reading the Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a way to support themselves but do not neccisarly have as much space as one would normally think it would take to be self sufficient. I found this book to be helpful for my conditions as well. We have more than enough land to be self sufficient off of however, the land is all forest. So clearing the minimal amount would be best for us. This book tells you in vivid detail how to get at least 1400 eggs, 50 pounds of wheat, 60 pounds of fruit, 2000 pounds of vegetables, 280 pounds of pork and 75 pounds of nuts from one quarter of and acre. It is a great book for anyone who wants or needs to start small.

Sara Carlson- Harvestmoonhomestead.blogspot.com

Harvest Moon Homestead said...

Another book I really enjoyed was Barnyard in Your Backyard by Gail Damerow. I found it really helpful when it comes to raising any livestock big or small. It demonstrates the different techniques you need to know to properly care for your livestock. This book is great for anyone looking to raise some animals and use them to their best ability.

Sara Carlson- Harvestmoonhomestead.blogspot.com

Harvest Moon Homestead said...

( I splurged on Amazon a few weeks ago and got over 20 books just on homesteading and survival) ------ Storey's Basic Country Skills by John and Martha Storey is jam packed full with advice on how to do things yourself and create a homestead that stands out as being a self sufficient haven. From compost to canning, and building to cooking this fully illustrated book is a perfect guide for the beginner to the intermediate homesteader.

Sara Carlson- Harvestmoonhomestead.blogspot.com

Harvest Moon Homestead said...

My favorite Homesteading book of all time is "The self-sufficient life and how to live it" by John Seymore. This book is what started my enthusiasm for becoming a homesteader. The pictures are colored, the reading is easy, and the projects make sense. I dare you to put this book down. You will not be able to.

Sara Carlson- Harvestmoonhomestead.blogspot.com

Harvest Moon Homestead said...

The encyclopedia of country living is a very good book a lot like storey's basic country skills. Except there is one major difference. The E.C.L. is packed full of resources and local agencies so you can call or surf around and find the best place that suits your needs. It is awesome!

Sara Carlson- Harvestmoonhomestead.blogspot.com

dart1stein said...

I highly recommend The Concise Guide to Self-Sufficiency by John Seymour which is a updated remake of his The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency. It's full of illustrations and loaded with practical advice on practically every topic you'd want to know about: vegetables, herbs, fruits, livestock, buildings, and how to use and preserve the "fruits of your labors". I get inspired every time I pick it up.
Deb

nfmgirl said...

I recently received the National Geographic "Complete Survival Manual" by Michael S. Sweeney as a Christmas present. This book is packed full of information. It covers survival tips for all different types of environments, from swamps to deserts to subpolar regions. It talks about the mental side as well as the physical side of survival. What to eat, first aid treatment, the rule of threes, water treatment, natural disasters. This book covers it all!

nfmgirl said...

I am taking on gardening and hoping to become more self-sufficient. Therefore I purchased The New Self-Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour. While researching self-sufficiency, I have found John Seymour to be one of the premier experts in the field. This is a beautiful book, heavily illustrated and packed full of information. The book includes the "essentials of good gardening", an illustrated index of vegetables, plants and herbs, how to draw up a plan for your garden, greenhouse gardening, and preserving your harvest. It even covers backyard livestock, and how to build a garden path or shed. Highly recommended!