Summer Survival Blast: Win a 72 Hour Survival Bucket

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WOHOO! This week Backdoor Survival sponsor SurvivalBased is back with another chance for you to win a 72-Hour Survival Bucket.  This time around, the giveaway was put together specifically for the Summer Survival Blast plus, at my request, I was able to invite a handful of my best blogging friends to join in.

Naturally, you want to learn about the prize, right?  The winner will receive the following kit full of all kinds of useful items as well as some great food!

The Food Fire Filter Bucket by Food Supply Depot 72 Hour Survival Kit

1 – Artisan Oatmeal 4 Serving Pouch
1 – Harvest 6 Grain Cereal 4 Serving Pouch
1 – Texan Sunrise Skillet 4 Serving Pouch
1 – Instant Low Fat Milk 4 Serving Pouch
1 – Instant Orange juice 8 Serving Pouch
1 – Rotini A La Marinara 5 Serving Pouches
1 – Nantucket Potato 5 Serving Pouches
1 – Rio Grande Beans 3 Serving Pouches
6 – InstaFire Paper Pouches
1 – Folding BBQ Grill
1 – Cooking Pot w/ Detachable Handle
1 – 8 oz. . . . Read More

Summer Survival Blast Bonus: A HERCulean Giveaway

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At the risk of going “giveaway crazy” this summer, I have a special bonus giveaway for you today.

As you know, I am part of a very special group of Prepared Bloggers that shares information amongst ourselves.  Not only do we share information about the technical aspects of blogging, but we also share prepping and homesteading tips and draw upon each other for article inspiration.

So here is the deal.  In an effort to help our loyal readers be prepared for the unexpected, we have teamed up with Titan Ready USA for a giveaway so fabulous we have named it HERCulean! . . . Read More

Summer Survival Blast: Win a SolarBag Water Purifier

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One of the first rules of preparedness is to ensure that you have an adequate supply of water to sustain your drinking, cooking and hygiene needs in the days and weeks following a disaster.  To that end, I am positive that we each do the best we can given space and budget constraints.

Now what if I were to tell you that with a 4 ounce BPA free plastic bag and some sunlight, you could take raw water and purify up to  2 gallons of water a day?  Impressive right?  Well there is more.  . . . Read More

Summer Survival Blast: Win an Ultimate Volcano Cooking Combo

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Happy 4th of July everyone!  What better way to celebrate than to kick off the next terrific giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Summer Blast.

Up next is something you will covet for sure.  The Ultimate Volcano Cooking Combo is up for grabs thanks to one of my favorite preparedness vendors, Emergency Essentials!  For those of you that are not familiar with the Volcano Stove, I purchased an earlier model, the Volcano II, way back at the beginning of my prepping career.  Dare I say it is the best charcoal grill I have ever owned? . . . Read More

Cox’s Idaho Honey Giveaway

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What is not to like about rich, golden honey?  Just the thought of sweet, fragrant honey and honey bees makes me think of happy times.  That, coupled with it’s long storage life  makes honey a perfect food for the survival pantry.

And now you have a chance to win 30 pounds of honey for free.  As I mentioned in the Sunday Survival Buzz, I have partnered with a group of other preparedness and homesteading bloggers to bring you a great giveaway featuring Cox’s Idaho Honey.

The Cox’s Honey Farm is located in Shelley, Idaho. . . . Read More

Win a 72-hour Survival Kit from Survival Based

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This week I join Backdoor Survival sponsor SURVIVAL BASED with another great giveaway. Enter to win one of three 72-hour survival kits that includes all of the basics:  food, fire, and filter!

Here is what each of the three winners will get:

1 – Artisan Oatmeal 4 Serving Pouch
1 – Harvest 6 Grain Cereal 4 Serving Pouch
1 – Texan Sunrise Skillet 4 Serving Pouch
1 – Instant Low Fat Milk 4 Serving Pouch
1 – Instant Orange juice 8 Serving Pouch
1 – Rotini A La Marinara 5 Serving Pouches
1 – Nantucket Potato 5 Serving Pouches
1 – Rio Grande Beans 3 Serving Pouches
6 – InstaFire Paper Pouches
1 – Folding BBQ Grill
1 – Cooking Pot w/ Detachable Handle
1 – 8 oz. . . . Read More

Spring 2014 Book Festival: The Prepper’s Pocket Guide

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I almost started out by saying “today I share a very special entry in the current Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival”.  The problem with that is they are all special – or so it seems.  So let me skip that part and get right to it with this week’s author interview and book giveaway.

This week’s book is “The Prepper’s Pocket Guide” by Bernie Carr. Believe it or not, this is one of the very first purely prepping books I read and reviewed (Prepper’s Pocket Guide: The Survival Guide for the Rest of Us) way back when Backdoor Survival was the new kid on the block. . . . Read More

These Boots Are Made for Hiking + Altai Tactical Boots

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It takes a lot to get me excited about clothing and other personal items.  It is not that I am particular but these days, I value my investment in survival gear and supplies far more than an investment in the clothes on my back and the shoes on my feet.

On the other hand, hiking boots are something I take quite seriously.  When push comes to shove (or the stuff hits the fan), a good pair of boots will be well-purposed during everything from a trip to the lake for fresh water, to an emergency evacuation on foot to higher ground.  . . . Read More

Flash Giveaway: Ron Brown’s Olive Oil Lamps &c.

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Are you ready for something new?  How about a Flash Giveaway?  I know what you are saying:
“What the heck is that?”

A flash giveaway is a quick opportunity to win something cool by just clicking a few links.   This makes it easy for you and easy for me.  Although I have shied away from sweepstakes types of giveaways in the past, I have so much stuff ready to go that I needed an efficient way to get it out to you.  Who said old gals cannot learn new tricks?

Today’s giveaway is for a print copy of Ron Brown’s Book 2: Olive Oil Lamps &c. . . . Read More

Spring 2014 Book Festival: Fury of the Fifth Angel

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the current Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival.  Chris Hoffman, half of the father and son author team of the disaster thriller, Fury of the Fifth Angel, is joining us for an interview plus a book giveaway.

Between the two of them, Chris and Pat have sixty-five combined years working for electric and gas utility organizations. Their book is a natural disaster story about what else?  An EMP and the woes of the electric power grid.  Of course it is a lot more than that as the storyline focuses on both the  the very real possibility of the book scenario and the human survival aspect of the characters. . . . Read More

The Hurricane Ready Checklist

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June 1st officially marks the beginning of hurricane season. For those of you that live in hurricane country, this means it is time to review your hurricane readiness plan and to bring your hurricane related gear out of storage to make sure everything is in great working order.  This includes lanterns, generators, and emergency cooking provisions.

The following is a brief checklist of information to use both before and during a hurricane.  This is by no means all-inclusive but should serve as enough to get you started on your road to hurricane preparedness. . . . Read More

Spring 2014 Book Festival: The Pantry Primer

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The next book in the Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival is The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months.  Daisy Luther, the author, is a prolific writer and blogger.  She is also a member of  my “Prepared Bloggers” group – a very special community of abut 100 bloggers with prepping, homesteading and self-reliance websites.

Naturally, I have a print copy of Daisy’s book to giveaway, but first, enjoy the interview!

An Interview with Daisy Luther

Tell me about your book, The Pantry Primer. . . . Read More

Spring 2014 Book Festival: Leaving the Trees

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Today is Saturday which means it is time for the next author interview and giveaway in the current Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival.  Richard Broome, the author of LEAVING THE TREES, is someone I have come to know over these past months.  As with many of our book festival authors, we have become virtual friends, each having a respect for the other’s talents.

You have enjoyed Richard’s two think pieces, THE COMING CYBER WAR and  BUILDING A CULTURE OF PREPAREDNESS and now he joining us for an interview.  . . . Read More

Mountain House Responds to Reader Questions

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Early this year, I featured an interview with Kenny Larson, from Oregon Freeze Dry, the makers of Mountain House products.  In the article, Everything You Wanted to Know About Mountain House, I invited readers with an opportunity to comment on Mountain House and to submit questions to the Mountain House or Oregon Freeze Dry team.  There were over 200 responses which tells me two things:  you love these free food giveaways and you also are interested in learning more about Mountain House.

Today on Backdoor Survival we not only have some answers for you, but also another Free Food Friday giveaway featuring an assortment of some of the newest Mountain House meal pouches.  . . . Read More

Spring 2014 Book Festival: The Prepper’s Cookbook

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the current Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival.  Today I welcome Tess Pennington, the author of The Prepper’s Cookbook.

As we do each week, Tess is joining us for an interview and is also providing one lucky reader with a free copy of her book.  And what a good one this is!  Although it is billed as a cookbook, it is much more than that.  There are chapters on building your pantry, water storage, preserving your food and one of my favorite chapters, alternative ingredients. . . . Read More

8 Tips for Storing Seeds for the Long Term

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Whether or not you currently have a food garden, practical wisdom says you should stash away some heirloom seeds for the long term.  If the time ever came when food was in short supply or overly expensive, your stored seeds could become a lifeline.  Stored seeds could be used in your own garden, in a community garden or even as tender in a barter situation.

This raises the question: what is the best way to store seeds for the long term?  This question is especially timely for me since I have a number of new, unused seed packets that need to be packed away somewhere besides my desk drawer. . . . Read More

Free Food: Survival Based One Month of Food

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As you know, I don’t normally promote Rafflecopter promotions but this giveaway from Backdoor Survival sponsor Survival Based is too good to pass up.

Between May 14 and May 21, enter to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck everyone!

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
Gaye

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Spring 2014 Book Festival: Survival Fiction from Steve Konkoly

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With recent news of a potential pandemic reaching the shores of North America, it is timely that this week’s entries in the Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival are two novels by Steven Konkoly.

Not to scare the you-know-what out of you, but Steve has written two books, The Jakarta Pandemic and The Perseid Collapse featuring protagonist Alex Fletcher both during and after a lethal pandemic emerges and rages unchecked throughout the world.

These are the types of thrillers I read for enjoyment.  Nutsy cuckoo, I know, but the truth is, these types of books allow me to step beyond my role as a kinder, gentler prepper and force me to go deep down in my thinking process to identify the steps and strategies I would undertake in a similar situation. . . . Read More

Free Food Friday: An Interview With Legacy Food Storage

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Can you believe it is Friday already?  I don’t know about you, but each time a Friday rolls around and there has not been an emergency situation in my own household, I breath a sigh of relief and kick back with a celebratory cheer.

Today I have another Free Food Friday for you.  Whether you want to cheer or groan, listen up because this week my guest is Phil Cox, the CEO of Legacy Premium Foods and Backdoor Survival sponsor, Buy Emergency Foods.

I first learned of Legacy Foods early on in my blogging career and have had a pleasure of enjoying their meal pouches whenever I am stressed for time yet want something more than a bowl of cereal (or popcorn) for dinner.  . . . Read More

Spring 2014 Book Festival: Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness + Giveaway

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the current Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival.  Jim Cobb, the author of The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness, is joining us for an interview and is also providing one lucky reader with a free copy of hisbook.

This is an extra special interview because Jim is a member of my “Prepared Bloggers” group – a very special community of abut 100 bloggers with prepping, homesteading and self-reliance websites.

Enjoy the interview and be sure to check out the details of this week’s giveaway below. . . . Read More

Cen-Tech 5 in 1 Portable Power Pack Review

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For years, I have referred to Harbor Freight as the world’s best toy store for grown up boys.  Well I have news for you.  Prepper gals also drool over the goodies at Harbor Freight.  One of those “I have been drooling” goodies is a portable power pack for my car.  The good news is that I now have one.  The better news is that Harbor Freight is going to give a Cen-Tech 5 in 1 Portable Power Pack to one lucky Backdoor Survival reader.

What is a portable power pack?  First and foremost it is a gizmo you keep stashed in you car so that you have power available to jump start a dead battery.  . . . Read More

Spring 2014 Book Festival: Flight of the Bowyer

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the current Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival.  Kenneth Lewis, the author of Flight of the Bowyer, is joining us for an interview and is also providing one lucky reader with a free copy of his book.

Enjoy the interview and be sure to check out the details of this week’s giveaway below.

An Interview with Kenneth R. Lewis

Tell me about your book, “Flight of the Bowyer”. What is it about?

An ex-cop must choose between the life of his young son and the life of a corrupt United States president as they are pursued by assassins through Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountain wilderness.

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AquaPod Deluxe – When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Saves Water

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It is Friday here at Backdoor Survival and you know what that means; it is time for another fabulous giveaway!  As someone who lives and breathes and is even obsessed about preparedness, it goes without saying that when an opportunity comes along to demonstrate how to store extra water in advance of a disruptive event, I jump on it.

Today I am thrilled to share my experience setting up the AquaPod Deluxe and, in conjunction with the nice folks at AquaStorage, am offering one for free in a giveaway. . . . Read More

Spring 2014 Book Festival: Brushfire Plague Reckoning + Interview with R.P. Ruggiero

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the current Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival.  R.P. Ruggiero, the author of Brushfire Plague: Reckoning,  is joining us for an interview and is also providing one lucky reader with a free copy of his book.

I first got to know R.P. a couple of years back when he released his first book, Brushfire Plague.  That was the very first book I had read in the survival genre and I became hooked.  Back then, I did not have Book Festivals to share the latest and the greatest, but I did occasionally write up full blown reviews or, in the case of Brushfire Plague, an article about the lessons I learned while reading the book. . . . Read More