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. It is co-authored by one of my favorite post-apocalyptic writers, Steven Konkoly. This time he has partnered with Randall S. Powers to deliver a book of essays on various preparedness topics. It is kind of like a blog in print form only more tightly connected. Make sense?
I found Practical Prepping: No Apocalypse Required to be easy to digest with practical steps coupled with tactical steps that won’t take too much time or money. It is the antidote to prepper burnout. It focuses on having a preparedness mindset and living a preparedness lifestyle, both of which are an important part of my own message.
Today I am going to make things easy for you. Steve is giving away a copy of his book and all you need to do is enter. There is no interview to read this time, just the giveaway.
There is one thing, though. How about a run down on a few of his books?
Favorite Books by Steven Konkoly (The Perseid Collapse Series)
This is Book One in the Perseid Collapse series. Perhaps because I was a one time boater, I identified with Alex Fletcher and his family. On the other hand, everyone I have recommended this book to has thanked me.
In Book Two, Alex faces more turmoil as the City of Boston starts to collapse. Nothing is as it seems and fear of the unknown must be set aside in order for the Fletcher family to survive. You will not be able to put it down.
Books Three and Four
The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific next Tuesday with the winner notified by email and announced on the Rafflecopter in the article. Please note that the winner must claim their book within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected.
The Final Word
Steven Konkoly has participated in a number of Book Festivals and has truly become a friend of this website. Although I only listed four of his books (all part of the Perseid Collapse Post Apocalyptic Series), he has an number of other books published and an almost a cult-like following.
Practical Prepping: No Apocalypse Required is a practical approach to preparedness that delivers steps we can embrace with modest time, effort and money. And I don’t know about you, but that sounds good to me!
If you are new to Steve’s work, enter the giveaway and get a taste of his writing yourself. Good luck and remember to keep on prepping!
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Bargain Bin: For your convenience, here is a list of all of the books in the current Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival as well as a link to the books mentioned by today’s author.
Prepper Book Festival 8 – Non-Fiction
Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own
The Organic Canner
The NEW 2000-Hour Flashlight
The Garden Pool – Feed Your Family From Your Backyard Ecosystem
Survival Savvy Family: How to Be Your Best During the Absolute Worst
Doctor Prepper’s Making the Best of Basics Family Preparedness Handbook – Version 12.5
The Prepper’s Financial Guide
Practical Prepping: No Apocalypse Required: An Everyday Approach to Disaster Preparedness
Prepper Book Festival 8 – Fiction
Plus: The Preppers Guide to Food Storage
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