For the past month or so, I have been reading a bit of survival fiction. Sort of like getting two for one if you know what I mean: a bit of useful survival knowledge plus the enjoyment of reading a good novel.
A few days ago I finished reading Brushfire Plague by R.P. Ruggiero. Oh my gosh – what a great read on many levels. This was not only enjoyable as a novel but the takeaway was some serious considerations for use in a SHTF situations. I am in the process of writing up a review to share my thoughts but in the meantime, I want to let you know that the author has offered to send a free copy to one lucky reader of Backdoor Survival.
Very cool – how do I win?
You know how I am when it comes to contests. Easy Peasy. To win a copy of Brushfire Plague, you need to do two things:
1. Leave a comment below telling me why you prep. Don’t worry, no one will pass judgment and you can write just one word or, if you like, fifty or more words.
2. If you have not done so yet, you need to “like” me on Facebook. This is an honor system requirement but truly, if you use FB, I would love to have you join me there. Now the neat thing about my Facebook page is that I post breaking news bytes along with a bit of my own two cents as like-it-or not commentary. Not a lot, mind you, but if I see something newsworthy (and the Sunday Survival Buzz is a way off), I will put it there.
The winner of the book will be chosen at random in October.
The Final Word
I have not made a secret of the fact that I have been traveling and have been taking a much, much needed break with The Survival Husband. Taking a break from routine is something we all need to do from time to time, even if that break simply means setting aside the chores and the internet for a weekend and enjoying some quite time at home with a good book.
Enough said. I hope you will enter the Brushfire Plague giveaway by leaving your “Why I Prep” comment below at the end of this article.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
Broken Web: The Coming Collapse of the Internet is the latest book from my pal George Ure. Let me just say this: if you are living your digital life 100% the cloud, you would be wise to learn of the risks ahead and by establishing a paper – yes paper, life. Everything from a massive malware attack to the execution of the government kill switch can threaten our ability to use the internet. You can purchase the e-book for $9.95 here or on Amazon.
Bargain Bin: Doing a bit of traveling? Consider putting together a Survival Travel Kit such as the one I will be using for my travels over the next few weeks. All of the items are readily available and quite inexpensive. And by the way, I now carry the whistle and lanyard almost everywhere. I consider then an early warning system of trouble ahead, or given the trails I frequent, notice that I am in trouble.
Once again, here are the items in my travel survival kit:
Windstorm Whistle & Paracord Lanyard
Chemical Light Stick
Paracord Survival Bracelet (his and Hers)
Mylar Survival Blankets
Swiss Army Knife
Kershaw OSO Sweet Pocket Knife
Amoxicillin (Fish Mox Forte)
Sport Berkey Portable Water Purifier
Natural, herbal based insect repellent (thanks to reader Libby)
Important documents on a Flash Drive
If you are a Mountain House fan, for a few more days Emergency Essentials is featuring the Mountain House Beef Stew is on sale for $26.49 which is 25% off the normal price of $35.49. Also at 25% are other favorites such as Beef Stroganoff and Lasagna with Meat Sauce.
Other items on sale include a One Month Supply of Just-Add-Water Entrees for $134.99, Freeze Dried Mozzarella Cheese (21% off), Freeze Dried Yogurt Bits (for snacks) at 20% off and Freeze Dried Celery pieces at $14.99 which is 30% off.
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Are you looking for some motivation to get started or stay on track with a self-reliant life? 11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life, co-authored with my long time pal, George Ure, was recently launched on our websites and on Amazon. The website version is a PDF that works great on iPads, Nooks and other mobile devices. I think you will like it!