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Welcome to this week’s all-new Sunday Survival Buzz with an update on my own preps and announcements from the Backdoor Survival blog.
This has been a satisfying week here in Backdoor Survival-land. Taking up most of my time was finalizing the print version of my book, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage.
Did you notice the big banner above? I know, how could you miss it? When you are done reading the Sunday Buzz, hop on over to Ed That Matters and read Todd Sepulveda’s take on the Doomsday Preppers.
My 5-gallon tub of coconut oil arrived from Tropical Traditions along with a bucket lid opener. Much to my delight, this one is made of metal and infinitely sturdier than the plastic versions.
This time I ordered this 10 pack of Mini Flashlights. I hope to connect them to all of my stashed whistles – and you know I have a lot of those, too.
That about covers it for me this week. Now for some announcements.
The Sunday Survival Buzz Volume 127
First of all, you are not going to want to miss a chance to win a copy of Day After Disaster by Sara Hathaway. The neat thing about this book is it features a female protagonist – something not seen very often in survival fiction. Here is a link to an interview with Sara plus the giveaway.
Another giveaway is starting today and while the announcement will not go out until tomorrow, you can get in an early bird entry now. The special thing about this giveaway is that I asked some blogging friends of Backdoor Survival to join me, and I am thrilled that they have chosen to participate.
AND THE WINNER IS . . .
Dewitte is the winner of “The Prepper’s Blueprint”. As you know, winner’s are selected at random and this week’s book festival winner won with the “Free for Everyone” entry. Congratulations!
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THE FINAL WORD
I may have mentioned that Shelly and I have been wrapping up some personal business down in the Seattle area. This means we are spending 10 hours a week traveling by car and ferry – five hours in each direction. I don’t have to tell you that being with so many people and traffic is unsettling after the peace and quiet of San Juan Island.
That has got me thinking about a new, secondary bug-out location. Seriously, we already live in an ideal bug-out location so why look for another? That is certainly something worth pondering during idle drive time.
So what about you – what did you do to prep this week?
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Bargain Bin: My favorite, cheap, bargain priced stuff!
10 Pack Mini LED Flashlights: 10 mini flashlights on a key ring including button batteries. One of the reviewers says this:
“I’ve given these to a number of people, and in every case, they seem to cause amnesia. No remembers how they got by without it. The battery lasts seemingly forever, given light use, and they’re durable enough to withstand the harsh environment of my pocket and keychain. And, at this price, you can stash them in the car, purse, pocket, tool box and by the circuit breaker box, and still have some left over as stocking stuffers.”
Tac Force TF-705BK Tactical Assisted Opening Folding Knife 4.5-Inch Closed: The reviews raved about this knife so I bought one, used it, and can recommend it. Here is the Survival Husband’s review: The Inexpensive Tac-Force Speedster Outdoor Knife.
ProForce Commando Wire Saw Bulk, Ideal For Survival Kits: I need to do a show-and-tell on this little gizmo. Here is what one reviewer had to say:
“When I got the saw, I thought it was a dinky little wire. My expectations were blown away!! I can cut a three inch tree in three min. I would much so recommend that you get this saw.”
Kershaw OSO Sweet Knife: You can’t beat a Kershaw knife for quality at a reasonable price point. This knife will become your favorite for everyday carry. And that includes the ladies, too.
Morakniv Craftline Q Allround Fixed Blade Utility Knife: FAVORITE! Also known as the Mora 511, this is now my favorite knife. It is made of Swedish steel and is super sharp. Many Backdoor Survival have emailed me indicating this is now their favorite knife too.
FordEx Group 300lm Mini Cree Led Flashlight: FAVORITE! Here we go with another flashlight. It is super mini sized, bright and waterproof. Plus, it uses a single, standard AA sized battery.
Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener: I wrote about this is in the article The Easy Way to Sharpen a Knife Without Spending a Lot of Money. It sharpens everything from pocket knives to kitchen blades.
I have been mixing things up a bit these days by trying more of the Legacy food pouches. As much as I enjoy Mountain House, there are other quality brands out there as well and Legacy ranks right up there. The Beans and Rice Enchiladas are a good one as is Pasta Primavera.
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