Prepper Book Festival 8: The Organic Canner + Giveaway

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Are you a frustrated home canner wannabe like I am?  Whether that describes you to a “T” or whether you are an experienced pro, home canning is one of those skills where you can never have too much knowledge and reference material at your fingertips.  Let me rephrase that: you can never have too much credible knowledge at your fingertips.

With that introduction, let me re-introduce you to Daisy Luther, the author of The Organic Canner.  You might remember Daisy from a previous Book Festival when I introduced her book, The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months

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Prepper Book Festival 8: The New 2000 Hour Flashlight + Giveaway

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What better way to start off the new “Prepper Book Festival” than with The New 2000 Hour Flashlight?

I say this because from the get go, I was part of the feedback team that Ron used to fine tune the technique in the first edition and get it ready for prime time.  Although I don’t know for sure, my guess is that thousands of copies of the original “Flashlights” is out there and likewise, scores of prepper’s have used Ron’s technique to build their own survival flashlight with a usable beam and battery life of 2000+ hours.

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BDS Prepper Book Festival 8 Is Here!

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Spring is in the air and along with it brings an all-new Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival. It appears that word has gotten out about these BDS book festivals because not a week goes by that an author or their publisher asks me to add their book to the next round.  It is a tough call sometimes, but in each case, I do my best to bring to you an eclectic combination of fiction and non-fiction to fill your book reading and knowledge appetite.

BDS Book Festival 8 is no exception and if anything, is the most varied yet. 

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BDS Book Festival 7: Prepper Pete’s Gun of a Son + Giveaway

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The current Backdoor Survival Book Festival ends today with one of the most unique books yet.  Prepper Pete’s Gun of a Son is a remarkable book on gun safety for kids.  That’s right, an illustrated book on gun safety designed for the young people in our lives.  Trust me, this is a good one!

As always, the author, Kermit Jones, is here to answer some interview questions and also to offer up a copy of his book to one lucky reader.  But first, let me share a little bit about the book itself.

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BDS Book Festival 7: Rebellion in the Northwoods + Giveaway

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Can you believe that there are just two books remaining in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7?  Where does the time go?  It seems as though it was just yesterday when I was contacting authors and publishers to generate interest and ply them with interview questions.

Today’s book is from encore author, Chris Bostic, who you may remember from Fugitives of the Northwoods.  This second book, Rebellion in the Northwoods, picks up where “Fugitives” left off and is even more outdoorsy than the first. 

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BDS Book Festival 7: Preppers History and the Cultural Phenomenon + Giveaway

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7.

Lynda King, the author of Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon, is here to answer the Book Festival  questions and of course, to award one lucky reader with a copy of her book.

You will find this book to be a fascinating timeline of survivalism and modern day prepping.  If you are a history buff, and even if you are not, you will enjoy the walk through time. 

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BDS Book Festival 7: The Perseid Collapse Series

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It is time to shake things up with Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7.  This week we are going to dispense with the interview and head almost directly into the giveaway.  Steve Konkoly, the author of The Perseid Collapse series of post-apocalyptic fiction, is giving away two sets of personally signed copies of all three books.  That means two winners!

You might recall that Steve was part of the Spring 2014 Book Festival and again as part of the Summer 2014 Book Festival.  He is an interesting guy and you are going to want to go back and read his two interviews.

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BDS Book Festival 7: Liberators by James Wesley Rawles + Giveaway

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7.

James Wesley Rawles, who we all know as the founder of SurvivalBlog.com, is back again to answer a new round of questions and to give away a copy of his latest book of fiction, Liberators: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse.

I can not speak for you, but when someone mentions James Wesley Rawles, I am in awe.  He is, after, all the granddaddy of survival bloggers and in many ways can be credited with jump-starting many of us on the path to preparedness.

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BDS Book Festival 7: Prepper Pete is Back with Another Giveaway

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Who would ever imagine that we would be having Christmas in February?  Well not really although todays Book Festival entry will bring memories of December right back to you in a way that is not only charming, but reminiscent of the best of the holiday season.

With that introduction, today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7.  Kermit Jones is back to answer a second round of questions and to offer one lucky reader a copy of Prepper Pete’s Twelve Days of Prepper Christmas.

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BDS Book Festival 7: The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook + Giveaway

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7.

Tammy Gangloff, Steven Gangloff, and September Ferguson, the authors of Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook, are here to answer the Book Festival  questions and of course, to award one lucky reader with a copy of their book.

What do I think of their book?  The simplest way to describe Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook is to say that even though I have had nothing but major fails in my dehydrator efforts, I am now ready to start anew.

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BDS Book Festival 7: Good Crazy by Richard Earl Broome + Giveaway

Backdoor Survival Book Festiva;l: Good Crazy by Richard Earl Broome

Richard Earl Broome, who you know as the author of a number of thought-provoking articles here on Backdoor Survival, is today’s featured author in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7.

His newest book, Good Crazy, is a sequel to Leaving The Trees , which I wrote about in the article Leaving the Trees: More Lessons of Survival.  Leaving the Trees is one of those books that you want to read cover to cover without putting it down.  It is that good and Good Crazy is more of the same.

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BDS Book Festival 7: The PrepSmart Series from Prepper Press

BDS Book Festival: The PrepSmart Series

Early on, when I was a newbie blogger, I was lucky enough to hook up with a boutique publisher who was interested in compiling a series of articles by a dozen or so bloggers.  The project did not pan out but the publisher, Prepper Press, remained in contact.

Many of books featured in Backdoor Survival book festivals have been published by the Prepper Press.  They include books by Glen Tate and the 299 Days Series, R.P. Ruggiero and the Brushfire Plague Series (my favs), and titles from the prolific Joe Nobody and his Holding Their Own

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BDS Book Festival 7: 5 Acres & A Dream – The Book + Giveaway

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7.  Leigh Tate, the blogger at the popular homesteading site, 5 Acres and a Dream, has written a book about the challenges she and her husband have faced while pursing their dream.

Her book, 5 Acres & A Dream The Book: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead, is unlike any homesteading book I have ever read!  In it, Leigh shares her dream of self-sufficiency and her homesteading aspirations along with the disappointments, successes, and failures that happened along the way. 

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BDS Book Festival 7: The Avalon Series

BDS Book Festival 7: The Avalon Series

I am jumping the gun a day early again this week with the next author interview and giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7.

L. Michael Ruskin, the author of Avalon: The Retreat and Avalon: Beyond the Retreat is a here to answer the initial round of Book Festival questions and to award one lucky reader with a copy of his two books.

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

An Interview with L. Michael Rusin, Author of The Avalon Series

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BDS Book Festival 7: Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness

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I am shaking things up this week by running the next author interview and giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7 a day early.

Scott Hunt, the author of The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness, is a fairly well-known fellow.  You may recognize him as one of the experts who performs assessments and evaluations of preppers that appear in the Nat Geo program, Doomsday Preppers.  Beyond that though, I had the pleasure of meeting Scott a few years back and know that he is a dedicated Prepper himself who has an intense interest in sharing his knowledge and helping people.

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BDS Book Festival 7: The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse

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It is time to present another entry in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7 and oh my gosh, I have been wanting to share this book with you since I first came across a pre-release excerpt last summer!

Let me say this: do no be put off by the title as Lauren Wilson, the author of The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse, answers the Book Festival  questions and awards one lucky reader with a copy of her book.

But first, let me tell you a little bit about this nifty book.

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Book Festival 7: Urban Emergency Survival Plan

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7.  Jim Cobb, the author of Urban Emergency Survival Plan is back again to answer some new Book Festival questions and of course, to award one lucky reader with a copy of the book.

This is Jim’s fourth entry in the BDS Book Festival Series and with good reason.  His books are solid references with credible information that can easily be put into action with a minimum amount of stress and cost. 

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Book Festival 7: 77 Days in September

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7.  Ray Gorham, the author of Daunting Days of Winter, is here to answer the Book Festival questions and to award three lucky readers with copies of the two e-books in the Kyle Tait series: 77 Days in September and Daunting Days of Winter.

That’s right, there will be three winners!

Before I turn things over to Ray and his interview, I feel compelled to mention that as recently as last week, scientists were warning that an attack on the US power grid is not something to disavow. 

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Book Festival 7: The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide

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It is always a joy to start anew with a new slate of books in an all-new Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  This week is no exception as we roll out the first book in Book Festival 7, The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World by Robert Richardson.

As an experienced prepper in my own right, it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to the plethora of survival guides currently on the market.  It seems as though a new book appears daily and although many are excellent, an equal number represent a rehash of material that has been presented in hundreds of other books, websites, and government publications.

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Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7

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Today I am thrilled to announce the newest book festival in the Backdoor Survival lineup: Book Festival 7.  Once again, I am bringing you an amazing assortment of books and authors plus giveaways across the board.  As the seventh book festival in the series, I have tried to bring together an eclectic selection of books including fiction, non-fiction, instructional guides, and books for children.

Before I start, let me give you a brief run down on Backdoor Survival book festivals and how they work.

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Pandemic Readiness: Understanding and Preparing For Ebola

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For the past couple of weeks, I have been writing and re-writing an article on finding calm in a sea of Ebola.  The first draft was written over two weeks ago and to be honest, as much as I tried, I simply could not get it to gel.

So much has been written already.  Some is good and some is not.  That said, I feel that prepper’s, as a group, are probably feeling a bit of Ebola-fatigue.  Now I hear noises that the main stream media is shuttering news of Ebola as it is spreading to individual communities. 

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Summer/Fall 2014 Book Festival: The Liberty Dying Series

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Today I share the final author interview and giveaway in the Summer/Fall 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival. I am sure you will agree that there have been some terrific books in this round and that we have all learned from the insights of the many authors that have been featured.

This week, Kelli Otting, the author of two books in the Liberty Dying Series, is here to answer our interview questions and to offer both of her books as a giveaway.

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

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Summer/Fall 2014 Book Festival: Countdown to Preparedness

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Today I am thrilled to welcome back Jim Cobb for another interview and giveaway in the Summer/Fall 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  This week we are featuring Jim’s popular book, Countdown to Preparedness: The Prepper’s 52 Week Course to Total Disaster Readiness.

So what is it that I like so much about this book?  In classic, Backdoor Survival style, Jim guides you through the steps to becoming a full-fledged prepper in just 52 weeks. Each chapter represents a single week with a summary page of assignments at the end of each week. 

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Summer/Fall 2014 Book Festival: The Knowledge How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch

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How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch?  I find the question is both troubling and interesting.

Now that I have piqued your interest, today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer/Fall 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  Lewis Dartnell, the author of The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch is here to answer some questions and of course, to award one lucky reader with a copy of his book.

Before starting, let me say that without question, this is the most fascinating and unique book ever presented in a BDS book festival. 

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Summer/Fall 2014 Book Festival: Joe Nobody & Bishop’s Song

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer/Fall 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  Joe Nobody, the author of the hugely popular “Holding Their Own” series, is back with book #6, Bishop’s Song plus another interview with all new questions.  As always, there is another book giveaway, too.

I know that many Backdoor Survival readers are fan’s of Joe’s, both for his instructional survival guidebooks and his entire “Holding Their Own” series.  He is a prolific writer with eight books now available in the fictional series with fans coming back again and again to read each new book in the series.

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Summer/Fall 2014 Book Festival: Collective Retribution

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Next up on the Summer/Fall 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival is a another piece of prophetic fiction, this time from author D.S. Edwards.  The book is Collective Retribution and it is quite the thriller, relating a tale of what we hope will never happen.

D.S. is here to answer the book festival questions and to award three lucky readers with a copy of his book.

Before starting, without, be a spoiler, let me say this.  Collective Retribution is going to open your mind to the ramifications of a collapse of the Unites State of America and the rise of a rogue government. 

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Summer/Fall 2014 Book Festival: Survivor Max

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the latest Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  And what a treat I have for you today!

Davi Barker, the author of Survivor Max: Too Smart to Die, is joining us for his first Backdoor Survival interview and will award one lucky reader with a copy of his book.

As one reviewer put it:  “How does a fifth-grader survive on his own?  It’s Home Alone with zombies!”  Now honestly, although this is a children’s book, I needed to lighten up one evening so I read it myself. 

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Summer 2014 Book Festival: Sanctuary

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The next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival is G. Michael Hopf and his latest book, Sanctuary: A Postapocalyptic Novel.

He is here not only to answer some new interview questions, but also to award one lucky reader with a set of all three books in his New World Series. Is that cool or what?

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

An Encore Interview with G. Michael Hopf

Given your background, knowledge and experience, what do you feel are the three most important survival or prepping skills?

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Summer 2014 Book Festival: 299 Days The War + Giveaway

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  Glen Tate, the author of the 299 Days Series, is back again for another interview with all-new questions plus, of course a book giveaway.  This time, the featured book is 299 Days: The War.

You might remember that Glen was one of the very first participants in a Backdoor Survival Book festival.  I am thrilled that he is back and excited to be reading book number eight in the 299 Days Series.

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Summer 2014 Book Festival: The Provident Prepper

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  Kylene and Jonathan Jones, the authors of The Provident Prepper: A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies are here to answer some questions and of course, to award one lucky reader with a copy of their book.

I am going to be extremely brief in sharing my thoughts about this book. In my not so humble opinion, this well written, well document handbook is as good or better than anything I could have written myself!

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