A Holiday Message from Backdoor Survival

Gaye Levy Gaye Levy  |  July 4, 2019
A Holiday Message from Backdoor Survival

Every year, on December 24th, I sit down and craft a holiday message to the readers and followers of Backdoor Survival.  This year is no different in that here I am, at 4:30 PM, deciding what I want to say and how.

This year, I have decided to keep things simple and from the heart.

A Holiday Message from Backdoor Survival

Both Shelly and I wish you much joy and happiness on this day when families and friends come together to share their love for each other.

The Final Word

Although we will be spending the day alone, we will count the many blessings in our life.  We have good health, a comfortable home, and the ability to defend and protect ourselves should a disaster or other disruptive events come knocking on our door.

We also have all of you and will drink a toast to preppers everywhere as we dream about a world without anger and a society without hate.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!

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Bargain Bin:  If you have some holiday cash burning a hole in your pocket, consider some of my personal favorites.  These are items that I use almost daily.

FordEx Group 300lm Mini Cree Led Flashlight:  FAVORITE! Embarrassingly, I have almost a dozen of these flashlights.    It is super mini sized, bright and waterproof.  Plus, it uses a single, standard AA sized battery.

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Dorcy LED Wireless Motion Sensor Flood Lite: Don’t let the price lead you to think this wireless flood light is wimpy. I have two of these and feel that these lights are worth double the price.  Using D-cell batteries, the Dorcy floodlight will light up a dark room or a dark stairway in an instant.  I can not recommend these enough.

12 Color Pack Bandana – Assorted Colorsimage:  This is the #1 seller in the bandana category.    Heck, I think that beats Wal-Mart and flea market pricing. Be sure to read How to Use a Bandana to Save the Day.

Spark Naturals Essential 4 Pack: Lately I have had to refrain myself from posting more articles about essential oils.  And even though I try to post just one EO article a month, I have had a few complaints about it.  Oh well.  For today, I will simply recommend that you get some and start to incorporate them into your daily life.  A good starter kit is the Essential 4 Pack that includes Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca (Tea Tree) and Peppermint.  These are your go-to oils although I feel that Rosemary should also be in your starter kit. If you decide to give Spark Naturals a try, be sure to use the discount code “BACKDOORSURVIVAL” to receive a 10% discount.

Morakniv Craftline Q Allround Fixed Blade Utility Knifeimage: ANOTHER FAVORITE – I own three! Also known as the Mora 511, this is now my favorite fixed blade knife. It is made of Swedish steel and is super sharp.  Many Backdoor Survival have emailed me indicating this is now their favorite knife too.

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18 Responses to “A Holiday Message from Backdoor Survival”

  1. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and Shelly! Complaints about E.O. articles? Well, post on, M’Dear! Seems like I recall requests for more info on E.O.s and herbs ( mine included) in the comments for recent drawings. So, for myself and others of my ilk, thank you for the articles on essential oils and ALL the articles you post. May God bless you and yours!

  2. Gaye, It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t wish you and Shelly a very Merry Christmas and a bountiful New Year. Here it is Christmas morning and it appears Santa has not been here. I guess I will have to figure how I have been naughty and make a New Year’s resolution.

  3. Wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas. I really enjoy your posts. Please don’t stop articles on EO’s I love them. Always learning.

  4. Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Thank you for this wonderful website. I look forward to your essential oils articles. Please post them more often! I have so much to learn!
    Bless you,

  5. Merry Christmas! Thank you for all your wonderful articles! Hope you have a blessed day. Love love the articles on essential oils, they have saved my butt. The healing salve or oil blend (I use both) have literaly saved my arm. I have lateral epicondylitis aka “tennis elbow” from being on puter all day for wrk, I’m a telephone triage nurse. Ive made batches or given recipe to couple co-workers and they RAVE about it too. I do however make the salve A LOT stronger.

    Have a wonderful day! I appreciate all that you do:)

  6. We are spending this day, just us. In our PJ’s. Warm and comfortable. May you ave a wonderful day and let’s hope for a good New Year. (But plan for other things)
    73’s & 88’s
    JoAnn M.

  7. Merry Christmas to you both. And know this : You two will never be alone. You both are in all of OUR hearts ,thoughts and prayers.
    North Idaho

  8. Happy Holidays, to you both Gaye and Shelly
    I have learned so much from your website over the last two years. Most things I never knew about. My husband hasn’t been exactly jumping to get started. But I have done my best…I’m pretty well prepared in my areas. Could use more info on personal water purification and maybe keeping a fire going. But not too bad for a 60 something woman who never knew too much about prepping. And I owe it all to you. Don’t think no one reads your msgs. Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays

  9. Adding power to your wishes of a peaceful world. It would be nice to think of prepping just for nature’s emergencies not man made traumas.

  10. Don’t listen to the nay-sayers, I love what you have to teach about essential oils! I have learned much from you and want to learn more.

    Thank you for all your hard work, please keep sharing with us!

  11. Thank you for your great website, for your diligence in teaching and preparing us with honesty and caring. You have taught me so much. Merry Merry Christmas and here’s to many more Happy New Years!

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