Welcome to this week’s all new Sunday Survival Buzz with an update on my own preps and announcements from the Backdoor Survival blog.
There was not a lot of prepping going on at my place this week. Most of what I accomplished had to do with research for blog articles, including cutting up an old pair of Shelly’s jeans to make some char cloth. I also purchased a 5 gallon tub of coconut oil.
I am certain you are thinking that I must have lost it because 5 gallons is a lot of coconut oil. No worries, though. I am in love with the Tropical Traditions coconut oil and the 5 gallon tub was 1/2 off. Not only that, there was a free shipping offer so I saved an additional $46. In case you are interested, free shipping with code “11147” is valid through midnight EDT, Monday, July 14th.
The big news around here is that I finally spent some time preparing my eBook for publishing as a traditional print book. It is slow going and time-consuming but needs to be done. Believe it or not, I am struggling with what to put on the back cover. I know, I know. Get a grip and just do it.
So here is the deal: if you do not already have a copy of The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage, for the next week I have reduced the price on Amazon from $3.99 to 99 cents!
Need to be convinced? The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage will provide you with everything you need to create an affordable food storage plan, including what to buy and how to store it. Nothing scary and nothing overwhelming – you really can do it! And for 99 cents? Can you tell I really want you to have this book?
That about covers it for me this week. Now for some announcements.
This week’s Summer Blast giveaway is the amazing SolarBag Water Purifier. You can read my review and enter the giveaway here:
AND THE WINNERS ARE . . .
The winner of Bernie Carr’s book, Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure is Mary T. In addition, the winner of the Ultimate Volcano Cooking Combo from Emergency Essentials is Bill. Both have claimed their prize and I soooooo appreciate their promptness!
One other thing. Bill won the Volcano Stove by using the “Free Entry for Everyone” option. I am pointing this out for those of you that prefer not to use the social media. In an effort to simplify the giveaway process, I am now using “Rafflecopter” but that being said, I want to ensure that everyone has the ability to enter – Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest notwithstanding.
TIPS FOR USING ESSENTIAL OILS
There is still time left to get in on the Item of the Week from Spark Naturals. The item currently being offered is Frankincense and with your purchase, shipping is free on your entire order. Just don’t forget to use the code BACKDOORSURVIVAL at checkout to get an extra 10% off.
Now here is the thing about Frankincense. You can layer it over other essential oils to enhance that oil’s properties and drive the oils deeper. Put another way, you can use Frankincense to “kick things up a notch”.
And me? I use it on my face with my DIY Miracle Salve to scare away those wrinkles in an effort to look as young as I feel!
NEWS FROM OUR SPONSOR
In the article Spring 2014 Book Festival: The Pantry Primer, I asked “Which of the following food storage accessories have you used?“ I was a bit surprised by the results, which were fairly evenly distributed. One thing for sure, it appears that there are a lot of home canners in Backdoor Survival-land. Bummer, though, because I am not one of them … yet.
- Vacuum Sealer (such as a FoodSaver) – 59
- Pressure Canner – 49
- Water Bath Canner – 27
- Mylar Bags with or without Oxygen Absorbers – 32
- Large Buckets – 49
- Food Dehydrator – 26
- Other (not specified) – 40
- None of the above -19
THE FINAL WORD
That about wraps things up for this week. What about you – what did you do to prep this week?
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
Spotlight: My eBook, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage is only 99 cents for one week only, starting July 13th. Now is the time to grab a copy, discounted 76% off the normal price of $3.99.
Bargain Bin: I have been scouring Amazon for a few new ALMOST FREE items to share with you. I can not vouch for these items yet, but I did place an order so that I can check them out. Perhaps there is something you might like too.
HDE No Battery Needed 3 LED Hand-Powered Emergency Flashlight: I also ordered one of these because it requires no battery. To turn it on, you squeeze the handle a few times to generate enough energy to power the flashlight for 30 minutes. About $3.00.
UST Marine Waterproof Match Case: I have one waterproof match case but the striker on it is marginal. For $1.50, I thought I would give this one a try.
Carson MagniSlide Fresnel Magnifier with Case: Here is another one of those do-dads that could come in handy not only for reading maps and fine print, but for starting a fire. I like that it is credit-card sized and will easily fit in a wallet. There is also this Twin Pack for $2.39 and free shipping.
SE MT908 11 Function Credit Card Size Survival Pocket Tool: And what about one of these? I already have something similar and of all things, use the ruler function all the time while out and about. As of this writing, $1.67 with free shipping.
Ron Brown’s Non-Electric Lighting Series: Okay, these books are not new but still a good deal at 99 cents each.
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