BDS Book Festival 7: Rebellion in the Northwoods

Avatar Gaye Levy  |  Updated: November 24, 2020
BDS Book Festival 7: Rebellion in the Northwoods

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Can you believe that there are just two books remaining in the Backdoor Survival Book Festival 7?  Where does the time go?  It seems as though it was just yesterday when I was contacting authors and publishers to generate interest and ply them with interview questions.

Today’s book is from encore author, Chris Bostic, who you may remember from Fugitives of the Northwoods.  This second book, Rebellion in the Northwoods, picks up where “Fugitives” left off and is even more outdoorsy than the first.  Both books in the Northwoods series are adventure oriented, and are well suited for teens.  Personally, I feel they are both a good introduction to survival and the challenges young people may face in a stuff hits the fan situation.

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Of course there is a giveaway but first, enjoy the all-new interview with Chris.

An All-New Interview with Chris Bostic, Author of Rebellion in the Northwoods

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

Most of my outdoors wilderness survival training comes from Boy Scouting, so I’d have to go with fire building as one of the top skills. This would be closely followed by hunting/fishing/foraging and also the ability to locate freshwater, such as reading a map and/or using a compass.

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

A water purifier would have to be high on the list. When I canoed with my son in the Boundary Waters a couple years back, there were two basic options for drinking water if you weren’t brave/crazy enough to dip your cup in the lake – iodine drops or filtration. The little hand pump purifiers were faster and tastier than iodine, though I’d definitely buy a higher quality one than a backpacking model.

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

Not very much, but to be honest I don’t do as much as I should either. We have a remote location where we can wait out a potential disaster. There’s a huge supply of firewood for the wood stove waiting for us in a cabin in the hills of southeast Missouri, but I’ll admit that we’re short on food stockpiles. I’d really like to get into canning and do more with the dehydrator.

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

That’s a tough one. It’s mostly thanks to the BDS site that I became more interested in prepping books. And there’s so many! It’s kindled an interest that I’m just now beginning to explore, so I can’t say that I have a favorite one yet.

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

As far as my writing goes, 2015 should be an exciting year. The final book of the trilogy Return to Northwoods, should be coming out early in the year. I also have a brand new adventure novel set in my home state of Missouri. Look for Game Changer, a float trip gone wrong book, to be released in early 2015 too. It’s a bit like Deliverance…for teens.

The Book Giveaway

A copy of Rebellion in Northwoods has been reserved for one lucky reader.  To enter the giveaway, you need to utilize the Rafflecopter form below.

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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

Rebellion is the Northwoods would make a great gift for the teen or young adult in your life. I say this because while there are many survival-oriented books for children, those for teens are lacking.  This is a good one in that it is not about zombies,but about real people who must escape tyranny and survive in the outdoors.

Good luck, everyone!

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!

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Spotlight:  Rebellion in Northwoods (The Northwoods Trilogy Book 2)

Penn and Cesswi, the teen survivors of a brutal northern Minnesota work camp, escape to the Greater Albertan Federation, only to become unwilling recruits in a deadly civil war.

The Albertan camp is riddled with dark undercurrents, and sabotage that strike close to Penn and his dearest friends, leaving them disillusioned with the supposedly “better” life. But Penn’s girlfriend, Cesswi, sees only wild conspiracy theories.

They survived their flight from the Northwoods camp, and must now brave the bullets once again for another chance at freedom, while caught up in a bloody rebellion that could drive them apart forever.  Penn and Cesswi’s better life seems further away than ever. Can Penn bring his scattered crew together again, and lead them all home to safety?


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33 Responses to “BDS Book Festival 7: Rebellion in the Northwoods”

  1. I’ve always talked to my kids (who are now a teen and a young adult) about how things can go wrong, and what is happening in the world, but that they need not worry, because we are working to prepare ourselves as best we can. I just pray they will take this into their lives when they are on their own.

  2. I would like to take my grandkids camping (with their parents!), and also see them less dependent on electronics.

  3. Talking about current events and discussing prep books we both read. Having them think about what they could have or not have in a survival situation.

  4. Having 3 teens at home (well, the oldest just turned 20), we have been prepping our teens right along with our own preps. We talk daily about the political climate not only in our own country, but the world. We discuss why we prep. what we are prepping for, what other things should we include in our preps, etc., preparing a teen for the future is a parent’s J.O.B., please remember it is not the gov’t schools’ job, teachers, etc., it is YOU the parents. TALK to your kids, begin early. My youngest was probably 12/13 when we began discussing the current political climate, she’s now almost 18. I believe my kids all have good heads on their shoulders because we did not shelter them too much from the world, but gave them confidence in their own abilities.

  5. This would be wonderful for my teen daughter. I already teach her daily, and have incorporated prepping as part of our home school curriculum under the guise of home economics. She also daily watches the news, and we discuss actual events and how to be ready for something “like that” happening where we are- from storms to terrorism. It’s just how we live. She knows canning, archery, water safety and gathering, foraging, sewing, crocheting, shooting, bread making, candle making, cooking outdoors, learning to do with what is available…the list goes on. Important is to keep up with the what if scenarios- the more we talk about it, the less scary it is and the better prepared we are if it did happen. Psychologically, it’s more than having a talk, it’s making it real, making it life.

  6. I have always given my 10 grandchildren a book for Christmas along with their other gifts, to encourage reading. I would give the 4 who are teens copies of these books, I’d talk to them about the economic situation in our country, then I’d show them my preps and how to use them. We’d have a big sleep-over for practice or go camping.

  7. I don’t have teens but I would explain by likening it to a movie they’ve seen about the end of the world–plenty of those these days–and have them imagine it is real. I’d ask what the first thing they would do, just to get them thinking about the real thing.

  8. Not having a teen or young adult in my house it’s rather difficult to answer that one. I would probably have been talking to them for many years and letting them know of the various things that could happen and what we may have to do to survive. That way when something did happen they would at least have had time to think about what I said and would know something about what to expect.

  9. I totally agree that learning everything basic is absolutely necessary. The more a person knows, not including technology, the better off a person can survive.

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