BDS Book Festival 7: Liberators by James Wesley Rawles

Avatar Gaye Levy  |  Updated: November 24, 2020
BDS Book Festival 7: Liberators by James Wesley Rawles

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Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7.

James Wesley Rawles, who we all know as the founder of, is back again to answer a new round of questions and to give away a copy of his latest book of fiction, Liberators: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse.

I can not speak for you, but when someone mentions James Wesley Rawles, I am in awe.  He is, after, all the granddaddy of survival bloggers and in many ways can be credited with jump-starting many of us on the path to preparedness.

Liberators by James Wesley Rawles - Backdoor Survival

Enjoy the interview and be sure to check out the details of this week’s giveaway below.

An Interview with James Wesley Rawles, Author of Liberators

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

A.) small-scale farming skills with an emphasis on self-sufficiency through cultivating heirloom varieties and saving seeds.

B.) Mastery of rifle, pistol and shotgun shooting.

C.) Advanced medical skills, preferably to the EMT level.

What would you purchase if you only had $500 to spend on preparedness supplies?
  • $250 worth of storage food
  • A top quality water filter (such as a Katadyn Pocket Filter ) (+/- $125)
  • $50 worth of sprouting seeds
  • Set of sprouting jars and stainless steel screen lids (+/- $25)
  • $25 worth of multivitamins
  • A utility tool, such as a used Leatherman or Gerber Multiplier (+/- $25)

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

They are fully integrated into all aspects of gardening, raising livestock, beekeeping, cutting-hauling-splitting firewood, haying, et cetera.

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

Boston’s Gun Bible, by Boston T. Party.

Do you have anything else that you would like to share with the readers on Backdoor Survival?

Liberators” is the fifth novel in the “Patriots” series, but it is written so that it can stand on its own. (There is no need to have read the previous books.)

The Book Giveaway

A copy of Jim’s book, Liberators, has been reserved for one lucky reader.  To enter the giveaway, you need to utilize the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific next 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

Anyone who has been following Backdoor Survival for awhile knows that James Wesley Rawles book, Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse, is a book of fiction as well as a subtle survival manual filled with lessons on preparedness.  Liberators is more of the same.  It is a book you will enjoy and a book you will learn from.

Good luck, everyone!

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!

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Spotlight:  Liberators: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse

When looting and rioting overwhelm all the major US cities, Afghanistan War vet Ray McGregor makes his way from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to his parents’ cattle ranch in Bella Coola, British Columbia, in remote western Canada. Joining him is his old friend Phil Adams, a Defense Intelligence Agency counterintelligence case officer based in Washington State.

Reckless banking practices, hyperinflation, and government negligence have led to an unprecedented socioeconomic collapse in America that quickly spreads throughout the world. Lightly populated Bella Coola is spared the worst of the chaos, but when order is restored it comes in the form of a tyrannical army of occupation. Ray and Phil soon become key players in the resistance movement, fighting the occupiers in a war that will determine not only their own personal survival, but also the future of North America.

Liberators depicts a world that is all too conceivable and terrifyingly familiar.

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.


A Practical Guide to Storing Food For the Long Term
99 cents for the eBook – also available in print!

When most people start thinking about family preparedness, they focus on food. Not shelter, gear, sanitation, power, self-defense or the myriad of other concerns that need to be addressed following an emergency or disaster situation. Quite simply, food is the number one concern people have second only to their concern for having an adequate supply of water.

The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage is a book about food: What to store, how to store it and best practices. It is a roadmap for showing ordinary citizens that long-term food storage is not something that will overwhelm or burden the family budget.

This book is based upon my own tried and true personal experience as someone who has learned to live the preparedness lifestyle by approaching emergency preparedness and planning in a systematic, step-by-step manner. Nothing scary and nothing overwhelming - you really can do this!

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58 Responses to “BDS Book Festival 7: Liberators by James Wesley Rawles”

  1. Growing up in the Upper peninsula of Mi had very hard winters and you learned young to have the things you need in case you cannot or do not want to go out. I have always been interested in these types of things or scenarios of what if…

  2. Pleased that as my sons have gotten older they are prepping as quickly as possible, and it’s gone from “never happen” to “it’s only a matter of time”.

  3. About four years ago I asked my husband to teach me to make a garden. Growing up in a large family in the country does make you more prepared then the usual person but doing without electricity eight days when Katrina hit was an eye opener.

  4. I was simply looking for a book on my Kindle and “One Second After” came up and the premise intrigued me so I bought it. It certainly opened my eyes and I read more apocalyptic books and they really got me thinking. I’ve begun to prep by storing food, planning to start my first vegetable garden this spring and brushing off my military weapons skills. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. No one event led us to prepping. Our parents lived through the depression and wars with rationing. As a child, I saw my mother always stocking up on items (food and otherwise) when on sale. I’ve been through 3 major hurricanes in my life and know what it’s like to be without electricity and water for long periods of time. The current events we hear about every day on the news and the rising prices of all items in the stores make it seem to be a necessity to acquire food, other items, and skills that we will need in difficult times.

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