Summer 2014 Book Festival: Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide + Giveaway

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  Jim Cobb, the author of the Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide, is back again for another interview with all new questions plus, of course a book giveaway.

I would like to start by saying a few words about the book itself.  This is not a re-hash of the FEMA handbook recommending a 3 day kit and some water.  Rather, this a true handbook for what I will call the “gentleman survivalist”.  By that I mean a mainstream man or or woman that wants to prepared for the long term, incorporating survivalist strategies in a practical manner without resorting to living in a tree-house in the woods.

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This is good stuff; I have read the book myself and discovered some new and less conventional ways of viewing my own preps.  As Jim says in the introduction:

“Let’s go for a walk to the far end of the preparedness trail.  Don’t worry, I’ll be right beside you.  I’ll do my best to make sure you don’t get lost along the way.”

Enjoy the interview and be sure to check out the details of the giveaway below.

An Encore Interview with Jim Cobb

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

A. Being able to think outside the box and get creative with problem solving.
B. Interpersonal communication, also known as “people skills.”
C. Situational awareness.

What would you purchase if you only had $500 to spend on preparedness supplies?

Well, that depends on where I’m starting, of course. I mean, the answer is different if I’m just starting out with prepping vs. having been at it a while and just have a few holes to fill, so to speak.

Assuming I’m starting from scratch, I’d spend $150 on food, $50 on bottled water, $50 on a good knife, $200 on a Ruger 10/22 rifle, and $50 on ammunition.

To what extent does your family participate in your personal preparedness efforts?

I am very fortunate in that my spouse fully supports being prepared for disasters. She is actively involved by handling the gardening and working side by side with me on various projects and such. Our children are being taught various survival skills, including bushcraft and self-defense.

What is your favorite survival or pepping book? (It can be fiction or non-fiction.)

There is absolutely no way I could choose just one single book as my ultimate favorite. That said, I can heartily recommend the following:

The Survival Group Handbook by Charley Hogwood
Stay Alive! By John D. McCann
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Do you have anything else that you would like to share with the readers on Backdoor Survival?

My newest book, Countdown to Preparedness, was just released at the beginning of January. It is a full 52 week course in disaster readiness. Each week, the reader is given concrete, practical information relating to a specific topic, assignments to complete, a small shopping list, and an amount of water to store.

If the reader faithfully completes each and every step along the way, at the end he or she will be fully prepared to last a minimum of three full months completely on their own with no outside assistance.

The Book Giveaway

A copy of  Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide 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” option 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 “Rafflecopter”

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The Final Word

Something I failed to mention is that Jim Cobb has been a survivalist for years, long before the term “Prepper” was coined and long before being prepared became a mainstream avocation.  He is a prolific writer who is well-regarded by his peers.  When it comes to preparedness, when Jim speaks, I listen.

I hope you will enter the giveaway to win your own copy of Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide!

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
Gaye

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A STEP-BY-STEP, DON’T-OVERLOOK-ANYTHING WORKBOOK OF DIY PROJECTS THAT PREPARE HOME AND FAMILY FOR ANY LIFE-THREATENING CATASTROPHE

The preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social collapse caused by pandemic, failure of the grid or other long-term crises.

Government pamphlets and other prepping books tell you how to hold out through an emergency until services are restored. This book teaches you how to survive when nothing returns to normal for weeks, months or even years, including:

•Practical water collection for drinking and hygiene
•Storing, growing, hunting and foraging for food
•First aid and medical treatments when there’s no doctor
•Techniques and tactics for fortifying and defending your home
•Community-building strategies for creating a new society

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.

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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
Collective Retribution
Event Horizon (The Perseid Collapse Post Apocalyptic Series Book 2)
Forsaking Home
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
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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!  Plus, the eBook is only 99 cents!

No list of books would be complete without my own book, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage.

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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.

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Summer 2014 Book Festival: Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide + Giveaway — 18 Comments

  1. I have lots of coffee and sugar to barter…among other things. But coffee is going to be quiet important at some point…

  2. Top items I see are #1- fresh clean potable water #2 – fresh healthy food
    With either you can trade for almost anything else.

  3. Both these books sound worthwhile to buy. I like the idea of the countdown book, think it would give me a guideline to follow.

  4. I’m storing 22 shells and shotgun shells presently and am looking forward to reading what others are storing for ideas! Thanks and happy Labor Day

  5. I have Mr. Cobb’s latest book, “Countdown to Preparedness.” Very well written and well worth the read. For those that have the more furry family members, he does not leave them out or skim quickly over the topic. There are so many good items to use for barter, its hard to narrow down to just one. We don’t drink and we don’t smoke, so we would probably stock up on extra alcohol – vodka and whiskey. With no way to rotate out the cigarettes, they would go stale on the shelf. Alcohol has other uses besides drinking so that would be the item we would pick. A second would be all the leftover disposable diapers and pull ups, providing I can ever get our youngest to stop being stubborn and potty train!

  6. I agree with Amanda D on the alcohol. I have plenty because you can trade it for anything, and it has so many uses. I have tobacco seeds to be able to grow “fresh”. The important things I have stored to barter with are plenty of beans and rice. I am my brother’s keeper, but I don’t have to keep him with the most tasty food.

  7. My choice for a #1 barter item would be veggie seeds/starter plants. I think most people would want some way to grow their own food if they needed to.

  8. I think it really depends on the particular shtf scenario. Obviously, water – food – ammo, are the go to items. Seeds for planting would be good!

  9. I started storing extra alcohol and ammo but after thinking about it I decided that those were not safe barter items, especially in combination. Now I store extra rice (because of it’s price and shelf life) and coffee. I would, however, prefer to barter my skills, they take only time and practice, with no worries how to store them.

  10. I store what I feel are very important and going to be very sought after. I have lots and lots of fishing line and hooks. I believe in the saying “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats forever.” I think hooks and lines for fishing will be extremely valuable as barter items.

  11. I have extra water purification devices, that would be top barter item I think, probably need to buy more, water is first. I also have quite a bit of TP, cheap and good barter item. I starting to store seeds from things I eat, cheap way to replenish and good barter item as well. Just now learning abt best way to do this.

  12. What I am missing most, is close neighbors that are also prepping or thinking about what to do in an emergency. I am starting up CERT, but slow going in the backwoods. Like minded people will be hard to come by.

  13. I think there are a lot of people with chronic pain and post SHTF there could be more with injuries and such…so I think that some sort of pain meds aleve, tylenol and such would be good. If you are familiar with Maslow’s hierarchy then you know that if someone is in pain, they dont care about food, water, shelter,coffee or basically anything else but relieving the pain. not that i would take advantage, but they would be likely to trade just about anything to get relief from pain. on a similar way of thinking..asthma meds would be in high demand becase that could be life threatening. now that i think about it.. does anybody know if the average person can get ahold of something like epipens without an Rx?

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