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. Prepping has been such a big part of our family for many years and because of that my daughter, who is 24, is very much aware of the situation and is prepping for her own family now. We never tried to scare her or hide anything….we simply explained why it was important

  2. How to prepare a young person – good question seeing how most adults aren’t ready. Perhaps leading by example – they see you live, work, and approach life.

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