Prepper Book Festival 9: Shadow Patriots New Recruits + Giveaway

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A small part of each of us harbors a lack of trust in those organizations and agencies empowered to keep us safe.  This, I am afraid, is a 21st century reality.  While it easy to point fingers and play a blame game, it is my opinion that we are better served by fostering self-reliance so that we can depend upon ourselves and not on third parties.

The latest entry in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 9 is a work of fiction titled New Recruits (The Shadow Patriots Volume 2)

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Prepper Book Festival 9: Prepper’s Natural Medicine + Giveaway

Preppers Natural Medicine | Backdoor Survival

As an advocate of both essential oils and medical self-care, I am constantly on the look out for credible information that will afford good health without dependence on toxic pharmaceuticals.  I do not mean to imply that I totally shun modern drugs but these days, many of the newer drugs cause more harm than good.

To coin a cliché, this week’s entry in Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 9 is just what the doctor ordered.  In this case, the “doctor” is Cat Ellis, the Herbal Prepper, and the book is Prepper’s Natural Medicine: Life-Saving Herbs, Essential Oils and Natural Remedies.

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Prepper Book Festival 9: The Toymaker by Joe Nobody + Giveaway

Prepper Book Festival 9: The Toymaker by Joe Nobody

Living in a post-apocalyptic world is something we can only imagine.  Sure, we can watch movies and read books, but no one can really predict what life will be like after SHFT.  On the other hand, stretching our imagination is something we absolutely must do to mentally prepare for life during uncertain times.

With that introduction, I would like to introduce the next book in  Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 9The Toymaker is the latest book from Joe Nobody and his Holding Their Own series that follows the lives of Bishop and Terri as they suffer through the challenges of living in a society that has turned upside down.

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Prepper Book Festival 9: Prepper’s Water Survival Guide + Giveaway

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Last week I indicated that this was going to be “Water Month” on Backdoor Survival.  What better way to kick the month off then with a book on water that was written specifically for preppers?  So, with that in mind, this week’s featured book in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 9 is The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource.

Written by my friend and colleague, Daisy Luther, I have to tell you that this little book is the definitive resource on all things water. 

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Prepper Book Festival 9: Shotguns: A Comprehensive Guide + Giveaway

Shotguns A Comprehensive Guide | Backdoor Survival

When it comes to firearms, I admit to being a rank novice.  Even though I have had quite a bit of training, it has not been enough and I am smart enough to know it.  That being said, I do make an attempt to practice at the range whenever I can and in between I read and study.

Currently I am learning about shotguns. I have never used a shotgun so this next book in Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 9 is quickly bringing me up to speed. 

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Prepper Book Festival 9: Cascadia’s Curse

Preppers Book Festival Cascadia's Curse | Backdoor Survival

Last week, The New Yorker published a no-holds barred article describing what could happen if the “Really Big One” hit the Cascadia subduction zone in the Pacific Northwest.  It is scary stuff, especially since this is where I live and unless I get to higher ground very quickly, my home and everything else would be swept out to sea in a massive tsunami.

With current media attention focusing on a major quake in the PNW, it seems appropriate to kick off Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 9 with a fictionalized tale of what what happens when the big one hits.

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Prepper Book Festival 9 Is Now Here!

Prepper Book Festival 9 - Backdoor Survival

In what has become a Backdoor Survival tradition, Prepper Book Festival 9 is now here with an all new selection of books, author interviews, and giveaways. This time around I have an equal split of fiction and non-fiction, all unique, and all quite different from the others in the festival.

In the non-fiction arena, you are going to find books about survival water, natural medicine, chickens, and shotguns.  Really, a mixed bag with something for everyone.  In the prepper/survival fiction genre, I have titles from tried and  true authors Joe Nobody and G.

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Prepper Book Festival 8: Making the Best of Basics + Giveaway

Making the Best of Basics - Backdoor Survival

In a couple of days, the United States will be celebrating Independence Day, commonly referred to as the 4th of July.  It seems only right that we recognize the significance of that day and of this moment in history with something special.  To my way of thinking, we need to celebrate our own efforts toward become self-reliant and secure in the fact that we can take care of ourselves in all but the most dire of emergencies.

It is for that reason I have held back the final entry in Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 8 until this week. 

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Prepper Book Festival 8: Practical Prepping No Apocalypse Required + Giveaway

Practical Prepping No Apocalypse Required - Backdoor Survival

A recent topic in the Survival Buzz comments section has been prepper burnout.  Perhaps because of the serious ramifications of not being prepared, people tend to approach prepping with frantic fervor.  When coupled with a busy family life and a job, it can sometimes become too much to handle. And that, in a nutshell, leads to burnout.

I realize this is an odd introduction for the book festival but stay with me, there is a reason.

The next book in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 8 is Practical Prepping: No Apocalypse Required: An Everyday Approach to Disaster Preparedness

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Prepper Book Festival 8: Game Changer by Chris Bostic + Giveaway

Game Changer by Chris Bostic - Backdoor Survival

Today I share the next author interview and book giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 8.  Chris Bostic, the author of Game Changer, is back for an encore interview and shares his answers to some new questions.  He is also providing one reader with a free copy of his book. Not only that, the winner can choose either a print book or an eBook.

Some of you may recall his previous two books, Fugitives from Northwoods and Rebellion in Northwoods.  This newest book, Game Changer, is an adventure book that starts with a storm and ends in one calamity after another.

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Prepper Book Festival 8: Resurrecting Home by A. American

Resurrecting Home by A. American - Backdoor Survival

Have you ever noticed the number of fiction authors in the preparedness and survival niche that are able to come back time and again with a new book to grab our attention?  It always astounds me that there are so many knowledgeable individuals, who, as preppers or survivalists themselves, are able to continually come back with novels that are both entertaining and educational.

With that introduction, today I share the next author interview and book giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 8.  A.

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Prepper Book Festival 8: Ron Brown and The Non Electric Lighting Series

The Non-Electric Lighting Series by Ron Brown - Backdoor Survival

Longtime readers of Backdoor Survival need no introduction to my friend Ron Brown. He is the author of the popular Propane for Preppers series and the NEW 2000-Hour Flashlight, a book that teaches how to take a $5 flashlight and MacGyver it so it will operate for 2000 usable hours on a single battery.

Now to be honest, originally the 2000-Hour Flashlight book was to featured in Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 8.  But, me being me, I did a switcheroo.  Ron’s series of books on non-electric lighting are so fantastic that I twisted his arm and used positive persuasion tactics to convince him to offer one lucky reader a set of the first five books in the Non-Electric Lighting Series. 

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Prepper Book Festival 8: A Time to Endure

A Time to Endure by Kyle Pratt - Backdoor Survival

Last year when I read Kyle Pratt’s “Through Many Fires”, I could not put it down.  In that book, nuclear terrorism destroys a number of American cities and chaos prevails.  A familiar story, perhaps, but written in such an engaging and thought-provoking manner that I anxiously awaited the sequel.

With that introduction, today I share the next author interview and book giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 8.  Kyle Pratt, the author of A Time to Endure, is back with book #2 in his “Strengthen What Remains” series. 

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Prepper Book Festival 8: The Garden Pool

Prepper Book Festival - The Garden Pool

Next up in the Prepper Book Festival #8 is a book that will teach you how to transform your backyard into a food producing mecca.  The book title is The Garden Pool but honestly?  No pool is required.  All you need is a backyard and room for keeping fish and storing water.

But wait, I am getting ahead of my self.  Today I share the next author interview and book giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 8.  Dennis McClung, co-author (with his Danielle) of The Garden Pool – Feed Your Family From Your Backyard Ecosystem is here for an interview and will be providing one reader with a free copy of his book.

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Prepper Book Festival 8: Tools for Survival + Giveaway

Tools for Survival - James Wesly Rawles on Backdoor Survival

Since the first of the year I have been gathering up hand tools and putting together supplemental tool kits to stow in my emergency kits.  These tools have, for the most part, been small, lightweight versions of our primary tools and items that I tend to use day to day while living life.  My thought is “if I use them now, imagine how useful they will be in a survival situation”.

With that introduction, I want to tell you about the latest entry in the  Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 8.

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Prepper Book Festival 8: Aftermath A Story of Survival

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This week’s author interview and book giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 8 is singularly special not only because of the book itself, but because the author is a BDS frequent contributor, LeAnn Edmondson.

Her book, and the featured title this week. is Aftermath A Story of Survival. Imagine a computer virus that takes electronic systems around the world.  This type of cyber attack could happen on a small scale or a large scale but either way, it will change our way of life for a long, long time. 

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Prepper Book Festival 8: After the Crumble + Giveaway

After the Crumble Interview & Giveaway - Backdoor Survival

After taking a break of several months, I am once again reading books in the post-apocalyptic genre.  To be honest, during this break, living and breathing what might happen following a disruptive event was simply too much to deal with.

Shifting gears, I now find myself ready to jump right in and am looking forward to simultaneously be entertained, educated, and shocked by the realities of what could indeed happen if the world and society when to heck.

One of the first books I picked up was this latest entry in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 8.

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Prepper Book Festival 8: Preppers Financial Guide + Giveaway

Preppers Financial Guide by Jim Cobb - Backdoor Survival

A few days ago I read an article about the US stock market and how similar today’s market is to 2008.  The discussion went into a number of indicators that, having been there, done that, made me sit up and feel a sense of relief that I have done everything I can think of to put my financial house in order.

That said, there is always something more to do and I am always interested in learning new ideas for fostering financial preparedness.  With that introduction, today I share the next author interview and book giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 8.

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Prepper Book Festival 8: The Survival Savvy Family + Giveaway

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Have you or someone you know ever thought “Why prepare? I live in a safe area and nothing is going to happen to me or my family”?

I am 100% certain we all have had similar thoughts at one time or another but then, upon reflection, saw the light.  We now know that being prepared is like having the very best insurance that money can buy.  That is because being prepared means that we will survive should a disaster come knocking on our doorstep.

With that introduction, I would like to present this week’s entry in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival is The Survival Savvy Family: How to Be Your Best During the Absolute Worst by Julie Sczerbinski.

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Prepper Book Festival 8: The Organic Canner

The Organic Canner - Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival

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

New 2000 Hour Flashlight - Backdoor Survival

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!

BDS Prepper Book Festival 8 - Backdoor Survival

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

Prepper Petes Gun of a Son - Backdoor Survival

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

The Perseid Collapse Series by Steve Konkoly - Backdoor Survival

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

Liberators by James Wesley Rawles - Backdoor Survival

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

Prepper Pete is Back - Backdoor Survival

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

The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook - Backdoor Survival

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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