Summer 2014 Book Festival: The Shadow Patriots + Giveaway

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  Warren Ray, the author of The Shadow Patriots, is here to answer some questions and of course, to award one lucky reader with a copy of his book.

The first page of The Shadow Patriots begins with what I believe is the author’s dedication.  Whatever the technical term, he says:

“To my fellow patriots, may you all have the courage to come out of the shadows and stand tall.”

Those are powerful words and the perfect backdrop for Warren’s thriller that blends current events with a sobering fictional tale that seems to be unfolding into reality one day at a time.  . . . Read More

Summer 2014 Book Festival: Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency + Giveaway

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  Angela Paskett, the author of Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival, is here to answer some questions and of course, to award one lucky reader with a copy of her book.

Before starting, let me tell you a little bit about the book.  Angela’s book is an in-depth guide that addresses all sorts of food storage dilemmas  There are foods for 72 hour kits, foods for three month kits, and foods for long-term, or what I like to call “deep storage”. . . . Read More

Summer 2014 Book Festival: Event Horizon + Giveaway

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  Steve Konkoly, the author of Event Horizon  is back again for another interview with all new questions plus a really great giveaway.

Steve is offering three Backdoor Survival readers with personally signed copies of the first two books in the “The Perseid Collapse Post Apocalyptic Series”, The Perseid Collapse and Event Horizon.  That means there will be three winners!  Don’t you just love the generosity of our book festival authors?

Before we start, I have to tell you that The Perseid Collapse (book #1) was a real page turner.  . . . Read More

Summer 2014 Book Festival: Duct Tape 911-The Many Amazing Medical Things You Can Do to Tape Yourself Together

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  James Hubbard aka The Survival Doctor, is the author of Duct Tape 911: The Many Amazing Medical Things You Can Do to Tape Yourself Together.

You might remember James from the Fall/Winter 2013 Book Festival where we featured his book Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid: Fundamentals for Survival.  This time around, he takes duct tape, that ubiquitous prepper basic, and shows us how to use this inexpensive prep to work minor medical miracles.  . . . Read More

Summer 2014 Book Festival: Day After Disaster

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  Sara Hathaway, the author of Day After Disaster, is here to answer some questions and of course, to award one lucky reader with a copy of her book.

When Sara first reached out to me, she said:

‘As an individual extremely concerned about the future of our world and our survival in it, I found your blog very insightful and I was thrilled that you have a section on fictional novels about this subject.

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Summer 2014 Book Festival: The Prepper’s Blueprint + Giveaway

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  Tess Pennington, the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster, is back again for another interview with all new questions plus, of course, a book giveaway.

Before starting, I just want to say that before getting my hands on this book, I assumed that it would be more of the same.  There are a ton of prepping books out there and when you have read and reviewed as many as I have, the lines of distinction start to blur.  . . . Read More

The Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival

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It is time to launch a brand new Backdoor Survival Book Festival and what a great line up I have for you!  Not only are there lots of books, but many of the authors are including multiple book sets and multiple winners in their giveaway.  This is the 6th book festival and to me, it seems as though they get better and better with each round.

Before I start, for the benefit of the Backdoor Survival newbies, let me tell about the Backdoor Survival book festivals and how they work.

What the heck is a book festival? . . . Read More

Spring 2014 Book Festival: Jake & Miller’s Big Adventure

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Today I wrap up the Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival with a final, special treat.  My friend Bernie Carr is back along with the perfect book for young readers, Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure: A Prepper’s Book for Kids

As with a number of the other author’s in this round, Bernie is a member of my “Prepared Bloggers” group – a very special community of about 110 bloggers with prepping, homesteading and self-reliance websites.  I like to think of our group as the best prepping and homesteading support group on the planet. . . . Read More

Spring 2014 Book Festival: Phoenix Island

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the current Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival.  This week Mark Shepard, the editor of Charlotte Paul’s Phoenix Island, is on board to tell us about the book, it’s re-launch in 2014, and about himself.

You might be interested in learning that the author (when she was living) as well as Mark and myself, reside in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.  That is where the story unfolds.  As Mark will tell you, this is a story of survival that follows a tsunami and tidal wave right in our own back yard.  . . . Read More

Leaving the Trees: More Lessons of Survival

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As someone who has been prepping for awhile, I cast a wary eye on new books and new websites that re-hash the some old stuff I have been both learning and writing about for these past three and a half years.  This is not to say that I am a know it all – I am not – but that I have eyeball fatigue with an inability to focus my attention on those things I know well.

What all this means is that when something comes along that presents survival and preparedness in a new context, I pay attention.  . . . 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

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

Is It Realistic to Grow Your Own Groceries?

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At one time or another, every prepper will ask him or herself:  could I become 100% self-reliant in terms of providing food for myself and my family?

Many will say, no, that is not possible. Heck, a couple of weeks ago I even mentioned that I was all but giving up on my food garden. I have very little space and only a few hours of direct sunlight a day coupled with a short growing season.  There are also critters that eat everything in sight.  What is left is a modest container garden on a small deck with herbs and greens as the definitive crop. . . . 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

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

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

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

Are You Living a Strategic Life?

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A couple of years ago, my friend George Ure (UrbanSurvival.com) and I sat down and wrote an e-book titled 11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life: A Guide to Survival During Uncertain Times.

To this day, our little e-book remains something that the two of us are quite proud of and something that we both use as a personal roadmap to living our self-reliant lives in an upbeat and positive manner.

In celebration of  Spring, for the next week we will be discounting 11 Steps to 99 cents – that is 67% off the normal price of $2.99. . . . 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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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

Spring 2014 Book Festival: Simply Canning + Interview with Sharon Peterson

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the current Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival.  Sharon Peterson, the author of Simply Canning: Survival Guide to Safe Home Canning, is joining us for an interview and is also providing one lucky reader with a free copy of her book.

Now here is the thing.  It was my pleasure to meet Sharon a year ago at a Ready Set Prep Summit in Dallas.  She is a smart, delightful and talented lady and I am so happy to feature her book today.  . . . Read More

Spring 2014 Book Festival: Through Many Fires + Interview with Kyle Pratt

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the current Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival.  Kyle Pratt, the author of Through Many Fires: Strengthen What Remains, is joining us for an interview and is also providing ten lucky readers 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 Kyle Pratt

1. Tell me about your book, Through Many Fires. What is it about?

Through Many Fires, is a post-apocalyptic survival novel.

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