As I sit down to write this holiday message, I can’t help but look back at all of the changes that have occurred since starting this website in 2010.
Back then, the term “Prepper” was just coming into common use. Rather than being called preppers, those who practiced self-reliance and preparedness were often called “survivalists”. These survivalists were often considered loners, extremists, or fringe elements of society. A lot has changed since then, all for the good.
Which brings us to today.
This year my holiday message is short and from the heart. Both Shelly and I wish you a blessed day filled with laughter and an abundance of love. We wish you health and also bestow upon you the wish for happiness regardless of what the world and our planet will toss our way.
The Final Word
Although I am a bit (okay a lot) biased, I consider the readers of Backdoor Survival to be the most grounded and sensible preppers on the planet. I learn so much from you and want you to know that you are appreciated.
Have a wonderful day as you bask in the joy of the season!
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Bargain Bin: If you were gifted with some “Prepper Cash”, consider some of the following items, just for the fun of it . . . and more.
Coloring Books for Grown-Ups: This is the latest addition to my list of comfort items. I hope you don’t think I am being silly because there really is something quite relaxing about coloring books. Don’t forget the crayons or Colored Pencils. Not convinced? See Survival Buzz #200: Relax and De-Stress With an Adult Coloring Book.
Note: If you prefer to print your own, check out this and other $2.99 eBooks that includes a link to a PDF version for printing on your home printer: Adult Coloring Book: 40 Relaxing And Stress Relieving Patterns.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter: The LifeStraw is considered the most advanced, compact, ultra light personal water filter available. It contains no chemicals or iodinated resin, no batteries and no moving parts to break or wear out. It weighs only 2 oz. making it perfect for the prepper. For more information, see my LifeStraw review.
ZAQ Noor Diffuser: Of my three diffusers, this is my favorite and is therefore the one I recommend. It puts out a strong, fragrant mist that is both soothing and healing. My second most favorite is the ZAQ Dew (pictured below). It is very quiet.
With both diffusers, the really cool thing is that the light (which can be turned off) changes colors all by its own self. Very soothing and I love it!
Now Foods Peaceful Sleep Oil Blend: This budget priced oil has done wonders for my sleep. It is a blend of Orange, Tangerine, Lavender, Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, and Sandalwood. I am using 30 drops to 1 ounce of carrier oil. My preference is BDS Simple Salve (that you can make yourself). You could also try making a room spray by adding 30 drops to 1 oz. of witch hazel in a a spray bottle. Or, of course, use it in your diffuser.
For over 25 years Emergency Essentials has been providing the highest quality preparedness products at great prices. Plus, each month they feature sales that quite honestly are fantastic. This month note the great sale prices two of my favorites, the Mobile Washer (Hand Operated Washing Machine) now only $14.95 and the Tote-able Toilet Seat and Lid, now only $11.79.
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