The late Jerry Ahern passed away on this day, July 24th, in 2012. His survivalist novels created an entire genre. — Today’s feature article was too short for consideration in the judging of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. Round 95 of the contest ends on July 31st, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.