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. Not only that, each of the 23 amazing medical uses for duct tape is accompanied by lots of drawings so that you can easily follow along and truly do-it-yourself!
Enjoy the interview and be sure to check out the details of this week’s giveaway below.
An Encore Interview with James Hubbard
Given your background, knowledge and experience, what do you feel are the three most important survival or prepping skills?
Knowing how to make water clean enough for drinking, knowing how to shoot and hunt, knowing how to treat common medical problems.
What would you purchase if you only had $500 to spend on preparedness supplies?
Water collection barrels
Tent, tarp, or blankets
Blood pressure cuff
Gun of choice and plenty of ammunition
A couple of good survival books
To what extent does your family participate in your personal preparedness efforts?
We keep supplies, adding to them periodically, know medical and other survival skills.
What is your favorite survival or pepping book? It can be fiction or non-fiction.
Do you have anything else that you would like to share with the readers on Backdoor Survival?
Just recently someone who had read my book, and never thought they’d need it, probably saved a life by stopping for a bad wreck and placing a belt tourniquet around a person’s arm that was severely bleeding.
The Book Giveaway
A copy of Duct Tape 911: The Many Amazing Medical Things You Can Do to Tape Yourself Together has been reserved for one lucky reader. To enter the giveaway, you need to utilize the Rafflecopter form below. There are a couple of options including a “free for everyone” entry that requires just a single click. Easy peasy!
The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific next Thursday with the winner notified by email and announced in the Sunday Survival Buzz. Please note that the winner must claim their book within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected.
The Final Word
In reviewing James’ list of supplies, my first thought was wow, this is a darn good list of supplies for someone that is just getting started. But heck, the list also includes a few things missing from my own preps, the pulse oximeter and betadine solution, for example. This tells me that the list is a useful to more experienced preppers as well.
The only thing, though, is that James definitely shops somewhere that I don’t shop because my best guess is that it would be difficult if not impossible to purchase everything for $500 (especially if the the ammo is included). Still, as with all things preparedness, purchase your supplies over a period of time, spending what you can afford. And please, don’t forget the Duct Tape!
This is a fun and eminently useful book. Good luck with the giveaway.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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In “Duct Tape 911,” you will learn how to save lives and survive for days on end with various medical problems when you can’t get professional help–all with everyone’s favorite does-it-all supply. You’ll get easy-to-follow instructions–straight from The Survival Doctor–for how to use duct tape to:
- Make eyeglasses–lenses and all (using pinhole technology to focus vision)
- Remove a ring from a swollen finger and cactus spines from a foot
- Make an ankle brace, wrist splint, and sling
- Close a deep wound to prevent infection
- Remove a wart
- Protect your skin from waterborne diseases during a flood
- Make a tourniquet
- Stop a lung from collapsing
- … and more!
This unique, do-it-yourself guide is for handymen and handywomen, survivalists and campers, knowledge buffs, health fanatics, and everyone who wants to be prepared. After a natural disaster, while camping, or when the grid goes down, you may not have the best medical supplies.
So get your hands on some duct tape, and tape yourself together!
Bargain Bin: Today is all about books. Listed below are all of the books in the current Backdoor Survival Book Festival. There are both fiction and non-fiction titles and a bit of something for everyone.
Note: If you covet an e-Book reader, consider the Kindle. Prices start at $119 although a basic kindle is only $69. And if not, at the very least pick up the free Kindle app so that you can read Kindle books on your PC or favorite electronic device.
Summer 2014 Book Festival #6 – Fiction
Day After Disaster
Jingling Our Change (Liberty Dying Series Book 1)
Nanny State Nightmare (Liberty Dying Book 2)
The Shadow Patriots
Survivor Max: Too Smart to Die
Event Horizon (The Perseid Collapse Post Apocalyptic Series Book 2)
Sanctuary: A Postapocalyptic Novel
299 Days: The War
Bishop’s Song (Holding Their Own Book 6)
Summer 2014 Book Festival #6 – Non-Fiction
The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival: The Essential Guide for Family Preparedness
The Practical Prepper: A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies
The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness: Life-Saving Skills, Supplies, Tactics and Plans
Duct Tape 911: The Many Amazing Medical Things You Can Do to Tape Yourself Together
The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster
Countdown to Preparedness: The Prepper’s 52 Week Course to Total Disaster Readiness
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Now Available in Print!
No list of books would be complete without my own book, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage.
The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage is a book about food: What to store, how to store it and best practices. It is a roadmap for showing ordinary citizens that long-term food storage is not something that will overwhelm or burden the family budget. It is based on my own tried and true experience as someone who has learned to live the preparedness lifestyle by approaching emergency preparedness and planning in a systematic, step-by-step manner.
Whether you simply want to prepare for natural disasters or whether you believe the world is headed toward a major food crisis, this book is for you. It covers basic tips and techniques you can use to stock your food storage pantry so that you can be assured that your family will have food to eat, no matter what.