Prepper Book Festival 9: Apocalypse By Government

Gaye Levy Gaye Levy  |  November 24, 2020
Prepper Book Festival 9: Apocalypse By Government

When it comes to government intervention into our lives, I personally draw the line on an embedded RFID chip.  In concept, I can see some advantages in very limited situations but for the most part, the entire idea is far too “Big Brother” for my liking.

In the  next book in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival 9, the Government has promised food, shelter, and security in return for embedding an RFID Chip.  It should come as no surprise that for the characters in the book, things do not quite work out that way and things go from bad to worse.

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The book is Apocalypse by Government by Kelli Otting, and today she is here to share her second Backdoor Survival interview.  In addition, Kelli is generously giving two readers copies of all three books in the Liberty Dying Series, including Jingling Our Change, Nanny State Nightmare, and Apocalypse by Government.

Enjoy the interview then be sure to check in below to learn about the giveaway.

An Interview with Kelli Otting, Author of Apocalypse and the Liberty Dying Series

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

1. Reloading and gunsmithing are two related skills that will be as good as gold in a SHTF scenario for yourself and for potential trading or bartering.

2. Being physically fit is the difference between life or death when the SHTF. Being an armchair prepper with a credit card and a pile of unused gear is going to be great for the guy who finds it after that armchair prepper can’t survive the physical requirements of a post electrical event.

If you can’t use the gear you’ve already bought, don’t buy anything else until you’ve used everything ten times. Know how to use it in the dark, in the cold, when it’s raining or snowing,… Get physically fit and learn skills like gardening, animal husbandry, meat curing, canning, dehydrating with solar, and many many more.

3. Sock-maker and shoemaker. Pure and simple two of the most overlooked skills. Shoes and socks can be the difference between freezing feet or dry warm feet. Not only cold but rocky terrain can be brutal on the feet.

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

Personally, I would invest in heritage seeds, chickens, goats, and sheep.

Growing, harvesting and storing food is the only sustainable way to make it in a long term situation. MRE’s and freeze dried food will run out. It’s good to have a year or more supply in case you have a bad harvest but ultimately to survive long term, you’ll need a sustainable supply of fresh food.

Find a community and begin a sustainable homestead with other likeminded individuals. Goats for milk and food, sheep for wool and food, chickens for eggs and food, garden for food and seeds for next year’s garden. This can be accomplished on a small parcel of land. If you have more land, then cows might be an option and of course horses. I think the essential are the small animals and larger ones are the so-called, icing on the cake.

Do you feel totally prepared and if not, what prep area concerns you the most?

Personally, I need to practice with my firearms more. I enjoy shooting but it’s become significantly more expensive over the past six years.

I’ve taken the steps to get out of Illinois to relocate in Arkansas. We sold our business and if our house doesn’t sell, we’ll rent it. We are not putting our plan on hold waiting – for anything – a moment longer.

When we’re through with this reallocation of our wealth, we’ll have the deed to our modest farm. The banks won’t own our property. It was one of the highest priority items on our list to ensure our land was ours… well, as long as we can continue to pay the tax. It left us in the most secure position we could manage.

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

My son is a Lieutenant in the Army and he’s headed overseas. His wife isn’t involved at all but I’ve made sure that my granddaughter and daughter-in-law drive to my homestead when I tell them to. Other family members have been invited but I don’t think a single one has done anything for themselves. We love them enough to help them in the event of an event.

We have a strict policy that uninvited guests will only be warned one time. It’s just the way it has to be and I think anyone else who takes prepping seriously understands this statement.

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

All the ‘Storey’ books from Chickens to Goats and Pigs are all great even though they’re not specifically for prepping.

What about your survival favorite movie?

I’m not a television person so I don’t have a movie but I do watch videos on YouTube and ‘dirtpatchheaven’ is a favorite along with ‘jnull0’. Real people with real homesteads. I watch many others but these two are a couple of my favorites.

Do you have anything else, such as an announcement, message, personal experience, that you would like to share with the readers on Backdoor Survival?

Get out there and do it. Take the scary plunge and make the move to sustainable existence. It doesn’t have to be rough. Learn the skills and practice, help a farmer, learn remedies that don’t rely on chemicals.

If the current state of world affairs doesn’t move you into action perhaps feeding your children and grandchildren food without GMO’s and other chemicals might. The food available in the grocery stores are mostly PRODUCTS not real food. Learn what you’re eating. And what your children are eating – and improve their health and your health by getting the chemicals out of your family’s food supply. A side effect of this is that you’re on the road to sustainable living and long term food security in the event a SHF scenario comes to pass.

In closing, I would like to thank everyone that has purchased the three books in my Liberty Dying Series, “Jingling Our Change”, “Nanny State Nightmare”, and “Apocalypse by Government”.

The reviews, that you’ve taken the time out of your busy schedule to provide, are feedback I take to heart. I most humbly thank everyone for their praise and generous remarks. It’s tough to find time to write a review but it’s the only thing that helps people decide if they want to buy my books. I’ve never purchased bulk reviews to pad my results and rely solely on my readers for feedback.

God Bless and Good Reading.

The Giveaway

Kelli has reserved two copies of all three books in the Liberty Dying Series for lucky Backdoor Survival readers in this Prepper Book Festival Giveaway.

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The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific Tuesday with the winner notified by email and announced on the Rafflecopter in the article.  Please note that the winner must claim their book within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected.


The Final Word

Trying to grasp what may or may not happen to citizens following the establishment of a tyrannical government is anyone’s guess.  Personally, I would like to believe that our right to independence and free speech will prevail, but I am smart enough to recognize that there are no guarantees.

Books of fiction, such as Apocalypse by Government, give us one person’s insight into how things might play out, for better or for worst.  I think you will enjoy Kelli’s book and the entire Liberty Dying Series and encourage you to enter the giveaway to win a complete set for free.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!

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Spotlight:  Apocalypse by Government

The Government has promised food, shelter, and security in return for the RFID Chip in their left forearm.  With starvation and unbridled abuse the rule, the Government promises turn to ash.


The Jacks (as in jack-booted thugs) wield their power with a heavy hand, requiring compliance with every demand, lawful or not. With harsh punishments for disobedience, civilians step into line. The Jacks continue to intimidate and abuse those they promised to protect.

Having traded their freedom for security, the citizens find themselves with neither.

Plus: The Preppers Guide to Food Storage

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

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58 Responses to “Prepper Book Festival 9: Apocalypse By Government”

  1. With $500 I would probably buy a quality scope for my .22 rifle, then, depending on what’s left, either an emergency water distiller or freeze dried food.

  2. Hmmm, $500 towards preparedness supplies? 2 camping backpacks 1 for each kid (maybe an alice pack), good cold weather boots (for kids & wife), and rain suit (need one child and one adult to round out this need)

  3. With $500 for survival supplies I would get a survival rifle (AR-7 Survival Rifle $250) and some ammo. The rest would go towards food supplies.

  4. With the $500, I would purchase sturdy hiking boots for my son and myself. If there was money left over, then I would purchase water storage.

  5. Supplies for preserving food, more water filters, medical pack, good boots and socks. I’ve probably way over-spent the $500, but those are all things that will be needed.

  6. i am currently taking the CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Team) training offered by our local fire department. We have some preppers in our class (including the battalion captain) and I would love to share these three books with them.

  7. That’s a very interesting interview. Also, the writer is new to me, so I would love to win. Thank you for having the drawing.

  8. On a fixed budget what couldn’t I use $500 for, but I’d start with practical gardening supplies, water storage (as we use the run-off from the mountain creek), cooking and heating sources (non-electrical), and possibly a 2-man tent. Thank you for the chance to have the excellent reading material by Kelli Otting to add to our limited ‘library’. Also thank you for the interview; I learn something new in all our interviews, Gaye.

  9. With an additional $500 I would add more water to my supplies and then buy tobacco and alcohol and building supplies like nails to use for bartering.

  10. I would spend it on vintage tools, those that don’t rely on batteries or electricity, so I could do home repairs and make other items when there is no electricity.

  11. I have so many “prepper projects” going on now, and they all seem to need wood to burn, so I am putting my spare money into wood cutting tools and more garden tools. Bow saws with many extra blades. A good double bitted ax. A maul and wedge. It takes wood to keep your home warm.

  12. With the extra $500 I think I would get myself set up with chickens and a coop. If I still had a little left I would get same cages and rabbits too.

  13. I would get some good quality foods to dehydrate, add to my food supply, and purchase water storage items. It would go pretty fast with just that.

  14. I would buy a Sun Oven and a Family Life Straw water filter system. These are two of the bigger ticket items on my prepper wish list right now.

  15. With $500.00 I would invest in various survival classes.
    In addition, I would purchase more silver. Likewise, I would invest in a medical training class. Long term food and more ammo would also be purchased.

  16. Thank you for the chance to win Kelli’s books. With the $500 we would buy chickens, extra heirloom seeds and some more fruit trees.

  17. Restock my ponds, build a couple more bee hives, purchase garden seeds from Bakercreek seed. If any thing left,new plastic for green house.

  18. With a $500 donation. I would go with the basics another type of shelter ~$200 (Tarp or Tent with a sleeping bag), ~$100 portable water filtration devices, ~$100 food basics (Flour, Salt, Sugar spices and herbs) and another type of food gaining instrument ~$100 Long Bow with appropriate arrows. All of these items would be back ups to my back up 3 is 2, 2 is 1 and 1 is none.

  19. A 55-gallon water barrel or two and some additional filtering devices and if anything is left maybe some seeds and/or long term storage type food (dehydrated or freeze dried).

  20. With $500 I would purchase more water filtration devices and storage containers. And I would keep some for additonal hiking boots and good socks.

  21. Well , I have a lot to complete so it would buy a lot. Have some food bought up, but need to get water and ammunition and other supplies. 500 would help , especially since we leave on a fixed income due to health issues.

  22. This has been very informative. A Few new things to think about when SHTF happens. I am not sure about when the contest is beginning or ending from the information… but I’d spend $500 on preparedness supplies of homestead animals and personal supplies that are light and easy to carry if we have to leave the property. I would really hate to leave the bulk of my prepper/home canned foods.. but some stock animals can carry reasonably heavy loads for long distances… Probably start with YOUNg Llamas and triple duty goats… and then Boxer dogs that can pack and be Loyal Security dogs. I Love ALL of My Family and keep a list of those I should/would feed and protect… and those I will BUG OUT with to Save in a heartbeat to save them from any CRAP in the wind….

  23. With a 500.00 donation I would purchase all of the ammo that I could and then with the remaining (if any) money, I would invest in 2 more water filters and the balance in freeze dried food.

  24. I would buy solar panels, water storage tanks, sturdy boots, insulated coveralls, lots of socks, and shoemaking supplies.

  25. I would add to the garden, get more chickens, get a couple 55 gallon drums for water, and the rest would go towards shelving and stuff to organize my food storage.

  26. I would invest in chickens,or rabbits and the supplies to keep them fed and if there was anything left get storage for water retention and purification.

  27. Radiation suits, gas masks, ammo. Also if there was any leftover cash some chickens and a few buckets of Mountain House. What a dream!!

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