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A Trip Down Prepper Blogging Memory Lane

A Trip Down Prepper Blogging Memory Lane

I was perusing various prepper websites to see what’s happened during the last week, who has written what, and what’s worth linking to. While people have generated more . . .

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!

Be My Valentine: Win a Diffuser and Essential Oils from Spark Naturals

Be My Valentine: Win a Diffuser and Essential Oils from Spark Naturals

I feel that every household should include a diffuser. So does my favorite essential oil company, Spark Naturals. When they contacted me late last week and asked if I would like to give away a Sirq Diffuser and the Winter Blend collection of essential oils, I said: “of course”.

Be my valentine and enter to win a fantastic diffuser plus a collection of essential oil diffuser blends!

My Gift to You This Holiday Season

My Gift to You This Holiday Season

During this year of personal changes, this holiday season is especially meaningful. Always a time of reflection, this year, in particular, finds me particularly thankful as I look back at the amazing adventure that began a little over a year ago. Personal changes aside, one thing is for certain. The Backdoor Survival community is filled with awesomeness not only in spirit but also in resourcefulness and kindness. Because of that, this year, I knew I wanted to come up with something I could offer as a gift – something free with no strings attached. What I came up with is a free copy of my eBook, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage.

Store Water With LifeStack Storage Containers

Store Water With LifeStack Storage Containers

Learn how to use the LifeStack storage container for storing emergency water in tight spaces and when space is at a premium. These handy containers are also useful for short term storage of bulk foods. Enter the giveaway to win a set of 5 LifeStack containers. There will be three winners!

From My Home to Yours This Holiday Season

From My Home to Yours This Holiday Season

It does not matter whether you consider yourself a prepper or survivalist. We are prepared and that is a good thing! A holiday message from Gaye and Shelly at Backdoor Survival.

A Message of Thanks On Thanksgiving Day

A Message of Thanks On Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is an ideal time to pay tribute to all that you have to be thankful for. In this very personal message of thanks, I share my thoughts about today, as well as about the future of Backdoor Survival. Not to worry, it is all good. Have a wonderful day, everyone!

A Holiday Message from Backdoor Survival

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 . . .

The Miracle of Thanksgiving Prepper Style

The Miracle of Thanksgiving Prepper Style

Over the years I have shared all types of Thanksgiving messages, from the upbeat and optimistic to downright depressing.  Perhaps I have mellowed a bit since becoming a prepper because . . .

Spring 2014 Book Festival: Leaving the Trees

Spring 2014 Book Festival: Leaving the Trees

Today is Saturday which means it is time for the next author interview and giveaway in the current Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival.  Richard Broome, the author of LEAVING . . .

Preparing for a Wildfire – Are You Ready?

Preparing for a Wildfire – Are You Ready?

Wildfires are typically associated with the summer months but in truth, they can occur anywhere and anytime.  Whereas typical causes are lightening, droughts and freaks of nature, human carelessness as . . .

Disasters Really Do Happen To Ordinary People

Disasters Really Do Happen To Ordinary People

There is no question that Disaster Denial is a common ailment.  Even those that prepare – and prepare well – ponder whether a disaster could really happen to them and to their . . .

Unraveling the Mystery of Freeze Dried Foods

Unraveling the Mystery of Freeze Dried Foods

Have you even wondered about freeze dried foods?  I know that when I first started putting together a survival food pantry, I was perplexed by the concept of “freeze-dried . . .

Could You Really Shoot Someone?

Could You Really Shoot Someone?

What is the Prepper’s mantra?  Something like beans, bullets and band-aids?

Okay, the beans and band-aids are easy, but what about the bullets?  Don’t worry.  I . . .

Cheap But Good!  How to Cook Pinto Beans

Cheap But Good! How to Cook Pinto Beans

With the Fall weather comes the desire for some rib-sticking food.  And what better to fill our bellies on chilly evenings than an bowl of pinto beans?
Personally, I . . .

How Will You Deal with the Unprepared?

How Will You Deal with the Unprepared?

During my recent vacation, I made a pest of myself by asking strangers whether they were prepared.  This was done in a very polite manner after engaging in small talk . . .

The True Meaning of Labor Day

The True Meaning of Labor Day

A couple of years ago I wrote an article about what Labor Day has become in the 21st century.  If you have a moment, today I invite you to reflect . . .

15 Alternative Uses For Honey

15 Alternative Uses For Honey

The information in this article, 15 Alternative Uses For Honey, has been updated and incorporated into an all-new, enhanced article.

20 Ways to Use Honey for Wellness and Survival . . .

Quick Update on the New Website Design

Quick Update on the New Website Design

I am thrilled to have received so many positive emails about the new website.  Although I am still working through some of the bugaboos, we are 95% there.  I say . . .

Surviving Survivalism

Surviving Survivalism

Just a quickie for you today. The popular e-book, Surviving Survivalism is now a free download from the Surviving Survivalism website. Now in its 4th edition, the book provides a comprehensive look at living the off-grid lifestyle.

An Interview With the Survival Woman!

An Interview With the Survival Woman!

Anyone who has been with Backdoor Survival since the beginning knows quite a bit about me. I have purposely chosen to remain public without a pseudonym or hidden location in the middle of nowhere. As a matter fact, anyone can pretty much Google my name and figure out who I am, where I live and what I have done most of my work life. So be it.

Over and again I have claimed to be quite ordinary and I stand by that. Still, based upon the emails I get, people are curious so today I thought I would share an interview I did with the Lamplighter Report early this year. I hope you enjoy this brief peek into why I started Backdoor Survival, why I started to prep and other little nuggets about the Survival Woman!

There is WHAT in your Bug Out Bag?

There is WHAT in your Bug Out Bag?

Finding practical uses for ordinary items has always been a hobby of mine. It all started when I had my first apartment way back when and I used toothpaste to patch up nail holes left in the wall as I was hanging posters using the trial and error method. After that, there was no looking back. I was hooked on using household items in unusual ways.

Today Above Average Joe shares a secret item that is in his bug out bag. You will be surprised!

Reasons You Need Salt in the Prepper Pantry

Reasons You Need Salt in the Prepper Pantry

Salt is one of those staple items that belongs in every prepper panty. Not only is salt required for physical health and survival, but their are many other uses as well. Here are reasons you need salt in the prepper pantry.

The True Meaning of Christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas

In addition to a holiday wish, the Survival Woman touches upon the true meaning of Christmas and shares her personal view. Plus a giveaway to 5 special readers.