Gaye Levy

Author: Gaye Levy

I grew up and attended school in the Greater Seattle area. After spending many years as an executive in the software industry, I started a specialized accounting practice offering contract CFO work to emerging high tech and service industries. Awhile back I abandoned city life and moved to a serenely beautiful rural area on on San Juan Island in NW Washington State.

These days I call Arizona home and am actively pursuing the purchase of a mountain retreat along the Mogollon Rim.

As you may have noticed, I am a bit of a glamourista but hope you do not hold that against. me. My bug out bag includes makeup and other items to make me look and feel good if SHTF.
Cooking With Backdoor Survival: Download a FREE Cookbook

Cooking With Backdoor Survival: Download a FREE Cookbook

If there is one thing I have learned over the years, it is that survivalist preppers know how to cook tasty meals from the ingredients in their pantry and garden. Because of that, I put out a call for pantry recipes that could be cobbled together using five ingredients or less. I asked and you came. In a break from our usual prepper fare, today I share with you a compilation of your recipes. What follows is a booklet that includes those recipes along with a hat tip to each submitter. How cool is that?

This is a cookbook for you to keep, to print, and to share. Enjoy!

Prepper Book Festival: Watch Your Back – How to Avoid the Most Dangerous Moments In Life

Prepper Book Festival: Watch Your Back – How to Avoid the Most Dangerous Moments In Life

As prepper’s it is easy to focus on being prepared to defend what is ours when situations get dire following a disruptive event. The reality, however, is that dangerous situations are a part of everyday life. This includes visits to the local ATM, a drive down a busy freeway, or any seemingly mundane situation that involves waiting in a crowded line.

It is important to recognize that avoiding deadly situations should be the rule and not the exception. Watch Your Back: How to Avoid the Most Dangerous Moments in Daily Life, by Roger Eckstine, will prepare you for both everyday dangers and those that are more extreme.

When a Prepper Relocates: Finding and Moving to the Perfect Survival Retreat

When a Prepper Relocates: Finding and Moving to the Perfect Survival Retreat

It is hard to believe that a little over a year ago I decided to pull up stakes and search for the perfect survival retreat. More than a retreat, I wanted to find a forever home. It has been quite the journey and now that I am within days of fully moving into my new home, it is time to come clean on the how-to’s of moving, prepper-style.

Learn where I landed as well as some first-hand tips to help overcome the challenges of relocation.

Review: How to Filter Water With a Lifestraw Mission

Review: How to Filter Water With a Lifestraw Mission

We need water for drinking, cooking, bathing, cleaning, and overall hygiene. Without good water, we will suffer and could even die. That said, a struggle for many is not how to source water but rather how to make bad water good. After all, the last thing we want to find a source of water, use it, and end up married to the toilet god or worse.

Over the years, I have learned to trust Lifestraw products for their ease of use and portability.Learn how and why the LifeStraw Mission is the perfect water purifier for those times when portability, affordability, and ease of use are important.

Learn how and why the LifeStraw Mission is the perfect water purifier for those times when portability, affordability, and ease of use are important. Plus enter the giveaway to win one for free.

Prepper Book Festival: Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Prepper Book Festival: Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Linking survival and preparedness with essential oils may seem odd but the more you use them, the more you recognize their value in preparing for times when traditional first aid and wellness solutions may be difficult to come by.

For years, the Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy has been the definitive source of information about essential oils. Recently updated, read an exclusive interview with the author, Valerie Worwood, and learn what she recommends as a budget-friend “Basic Care Kit”. Plus, enter the giveaway to win a copy of her newly updated book for free!

Prepping In Real Life: It is Never Too Late to Change Course

Prepping In Real Life: It is Never Too Late to Change Course

Prepping and being a survivalist prepper is hard work. Learn to stay motivated during those times when you are burned out, stressed and it all seems futile.

25 Ways to Use Flour Sack Dishtowels Around the Home

25 Ways to Use Flour Sack Dishtowels Around the Home

One of the cornerstones of being prepared is to identify items that multitask and to embrace their use during normal times. Doing so not only saves money but also saves storage space and eliminates having to choose which product or item to use for what. A good example is the common Mason jar. Another is the flour sack dishtowel.

Here are 25 ways a flour sack dishtowel can be used around the home. Can you think of others?

Prepper Book Festival: EMPulse by Deborah Moore

Prepper Book Festival: EMPulse by Deborah Moore

Deborah Moore’s new book, EMPulse, is a story of what happens to a woman after her world is turned upside down following a catastrophic EMP. Enjoy an interview with the author and enter to win a copy of the eBook version for free. There will be 10 winners!

The Emergency Preparedness Test

The Emergency Preparedness Test

A preparedness test will help you assess how well you are doing in meeting your prepping goals. Take the test and download a free preparedness manual.

Patient Advocacy For Good Times and Bad

Patient Advocacy For Good Times and Bad

Becoming medically prepared can be one of the most difficult aspects of prepping. First, there is the unpredictable nature of medical emergencies themselves. Then there is the prospect of inadequate medical training coupled with the lack of supplies and medicine.

Even during normal times, doing the right thing medically can have dire consequences. Something you may not have considered is the need for patient advocacy, both now and in the future when the prospect of getting good proper medical care is not likely. Dr. Joe Alton is back again with an all-new and all-important article of medical preparedness.

Prepper Book Festival: Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils

Prepper Book Festival: Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils

Essential oils are tools that preppers of all ages can use to their advantage to maintain health and wellness. Today’s book is a book written with moms in mind but that is just the beginning. The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils has information on the twenty-five of the most useful and commonly available essential oils. Plus, it is chock full of recipes of all types, including a robust section on using essential oils in DIY products for the home and for personal care.

In addition to an interview with the author, three copies of the print book are up for grabs in a giveaway.

Get 11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life for Free

Get 11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life for Free

I was recently interviewed by Todd Todd Sepulveda, the editor of The Pepper Website. He has a new website, The Prepper Website Podcast, and today he is featuring an interview with both me and my BFF, George Ure, who many of you know from Urban Survival.

We are both honored and thrilled and to celebrate, a copy of our eBook, “11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life: A Guide to Survival During Uncertain Times” will be available on Amazon for free between April 5 and April 9.

What is this book about? Strategic Living, of course!

20 Strategies and Tips for Creating a Rainwater Catchment System

20 Strategies and Tips for Creating a Rainwater Catchment System

Living in the desert has taught me not to take water for granted. Unlike the Pacific Northwest, I am not footsteps away from streams, ponds, or a vast sea just waiting for me to collect and purify for personal use.

In a continuing effort to educate our readers on the finer aspects of self-sufficiency, I have invited Dan Chiras to share his best strategies and tips for creating a rain catchment system that works. Learn what you need to know about building a rainwater catchment system.

Your Choetech Flashlight Does What?

Your Choetech Flashlight Does What?

This Choetech Emergency Flashlight includes a power bank to charge your mobile devices. It is also rechargeable and has a built-in seat belt cutter and window breaker. It is value priced at only $7.99 but you can enter the giveaway to win one for free. There will be five winners.

Prepper Book Festival: Survive In Style The Prepper’s Guide to Living Comfortably During Disasters

Prepper Book Festival: Survive In Style The Prepper’s Guide to Living Comfortably During Disasters

Survive in Style: The Prepper’s Guide to Living Comfortably During Disasters is a handbook for accomplishing self-sufficiency in the areas of water, energy, food, transportation, economics and just about anything else you can think of. In this newest Prepper Book Festival title, enjoy an interview with author Dan Chiras and enter to win a copy for free. There will be three winners.

Healing Herbs: What You Need to Know About Mint

Healing Herbs: What You Need to Know About Mint

Mint is a prolific garden herb with many useful healing qualities. Learn to grow, harvest, preserve and use various types of mint for wellness purposes. This is the second in-depth article in the series on healing herbs you can grow yourself.