Book Festival and Giveaway: 299 Days – The Collapse

Gaye Levy Gaye Levy  |  Updated: December 16, 2020
Book Festival and Giveaway: 299 Days – The Collapse

books library (Custom)This week I am presenting the final giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Fall Book Festival.  If I am counting correctly, over the past few months I have featured interviews with ten authors and after adding today’s giveaway, will have rewarded readers with 11 different books.

But hold on, it is not over yet.  Next week I will announce  the Backdoor Survival Winter Book Festival.  So far I have 15 books lined up for you and some fabulous authors who have graciously answered my questions.

Before telling you about this week’s giveaway, I would like to announce the winner of last week’s giveaway.

“Dixie” has won a copy of The Home Schooled Shootist: Training to Fight with a Carbine, written by Joe Nobody.  Congratulations! I have contacted you by email with instructions for claiming your prize.

Here is what Dixie had to say about self defense:

Someone sent me this and I wanted to pass it on:

The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

                                                                           . . .Thomas Jefferson

The Book Giveaway

owl reading bookBack in November, Glen Tate, the author of the 299 Days series of survival fiction books answered my questions in the article Book Festival and Giveaway: An Interview with Glen Tate.  At that time we gave away a copy of 299 Days: The Preparation.

This week, a copy of 299 Days: The Collapse has been reserved for one lucky reader.  To enter this giveaway, please enter a comment indicating your favorite prepping or survival book or your favorite survival novel or book of fiction.  It can be a print book or an e-book and can even be a how-to manual or book about gardening or other topic related to self-sufficiency.

A winner will be selected next Friday at random using tools on the website.

The Final Word

The Fall Book Festival has been a lot of fun.  I have become friends with many of the authors as well as with some the book winners.  In addition, the skills and the lessons I have learned from the books themselves have allowed me to be a  better prepared citizen of the world.

I am looking forward to sharing more great books with you and want to remind you that if you are a Facebook user, be sure to check my page frequently for freebie books from on Amazon.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!


Spotlight Item:  In The Collapse, the government stops working, guns and ammo are in high demand, and a trip to the gas station has become a mission rather than an errand.

Grant and the Team see these warning signs and know it is only the beginning, so they begin taking action to protect themselves and their loved ones. As they prepare to get out of dodge after a deadly incident in Grant’s neighborhood, they will soon learn whether the preparations they made in Book One will be enough to survive the breakdown of society, or if they don’t stand a chance against greed and violence in the face of a collapse.

The resulting chaos and fear that begins to envelop the country will strip all of the characters of what they know to normal, and will require them to question what they will stand for, what they will stand up against, and, most importantly, who they will stand with.

Bargain Bin: Listed below are all of the books in the Backdoor Survival Fall Reading List. There are both fiction and non-fiction titles and a bit of something for everyone. Also, some of these books are Kindle e-books but you do not need a Kindle to read Kindle e-books. Simply download the free Kindle app from the Amazon site and you are good to go.

The Backdoor Survival Fall Reading List – Non-Fiction

Contact!: A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival
Disaster Preparedness: Urban Preppers with Kids, Pets & Parents; Disaster Survival for the Family
The Prepper Next Door: A Practical Guide For Disaster And Emergency Planning
Deep Web Secrecy and Security – Guide to the Deep Web and Beyond
Broken Web The Coming Collapse of the Internet
The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency
The Home Schooled Shootist: Training to Fight with a Carbine

The Backdoor Survival Fall Reading List – Fiction

BOCA CHITA: Prepare. Escape. Survive.
299 Days: The Preparation
299 Days: The Collapse
A Survival Story: Part I
11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life

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17 Responses to “Book Festival and Giveaway: 299 Days – The Collapse”

  1. I’ve had a book of fiction since the 70s that blew my mind. About the end of times scenario. It’s called: ‘Malevil” by Robert Merle. It takes us through the day to day challenges and choices that a group of people accidentally saved down in a wine cellar have to make. Including the physical changes as they’re experiencing what seems to be a nuclear explosion. Many choices I’d never thought about before. Copyrighted in 1972…it’s a great book, and if one can get it, I recommend it highly. *Star* :*D <3

  2. Hi,I just wanted to say I love Backdoor Survival. Thanks for all the hardwork u do of making Backdoor Survial. I have turned a lot of my prepper friends and family on too this. I never been the book reading type intill I started becoming a hardcore prepper. I’m no where close to being the hardcore prepper that I truely want to be,but thanks for people like you making great websites and being kind enough too share the great info that you know and learning,to people like us, helps us so much. Thanks. I’m reading When All Hell Breaks Loose right now. It seems to be good. I haven’t gotten very far in it yet thou. Also I want to Thank Survival Husband,Tucker the dog(lol) and everyone else who helps you make this. Thank you so

  3. A friend who had started preparing a couple of years ago loaned me his copy of ‘One Second After’ by Willim R. Forstchen. I had not thought much about ‘prepping’. Yes, I was, as I say today,”oblivious to the obvious”! While reading it I would take a break from it and do some searching on-line concerning the possibility of events like this actually happening. On one of these breaks I went to website. Lots of organized information at this great website. Soon after finishing the book it really hit me: The government is telling us to get ready…. then what are we waiting for? The government knows it will not be able to help us and they are telling us that we’d better be Ready to survive on our own. My husband was on board after he read the book. We have since started preparing for that unforeseen future event that may occur. Whatever it may be. Our first project was obtaining a clean water supply. We now have well with a hand pump installed on it.

  4. “Dare to Prepare” is an excellent resource. In the last few years so many good books have come out and it’s hard to pick a favorite. Thank you for what you are doing through your site. People are waking up; they need, too.

  5. Dare to Prepare, One Second After, and Patriots by JW Rawles are my favorites. Would love to add this new one to my library!

  6. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
    The twist all the stuff survives but majority of people gone from a virus.
    Same questions: What will be important for my survival now and in the future?
    Nature takes it all back quickly. Been a prepper ever sense.
    Keep up the good work. Thanks Rox

  7. “One Second After”
    Currently I am in the middle of this book but it has already become my favorite. I heard there is a movie out based on the book. once i am done i will try to locate it.
    Bill B

  8. I loved his first 299 Preparation book. Would love to have the book that goes after the first one. Great book, more like reading a story, but gave you a list of items to store and more.

  9. Just stumbled across your site. Thanks for all the info. Just started with prepping. Square foot gardening is the only book I’ve read so far.

  10. I really like Self-Sufficiency For the 21st Century by Strawbridge which is more about homesteading than it is survival.In a slightly different genre is Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat by M.D.Creekmore.For short term survival, Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag byCreek Stewart has many good ideas.

  11. The collapse of the food supply because of GMO, colony collapse, and the distances food travels to get to us, making it more and more expensive.

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