A Valentine’s Day Gift and Shout Out to Readers

Avatar Gaye Levy  |  Updated: February 16, 2021
A Valentine’s Day Gift and Shout Out to Readers

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ValentineBackdoor Survival has absolutely blossomed these past two years.  Originally started as more of a personal journal than anything else, I quickly learned that not only did I have the need to write, but that there were actually people out their that wanted to listen.  Imagine that.

As a huge thank you for being such a great group of readers, I have put the e-book co-written with my friend George Ure up for free on Amazon for the next few days.  The book, “11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life: A Guide to 2012 and Beyond, was written last summer and represents our version of life-coaching for preppers.  It is a fun little book, with lots of motivation to get you going on your way to living an independent life with an abundance of self-reliance and a dearth of fear.

George Gaye Roche Harbor

  Above: Gaye and George discussing the latest draft – July 2012, San Juan Island

Since writing 11 Steps, I have been busy with blog articles, my work (which pays the bills around here), product testing, reviews and of course, my own personal prepping.  Try as I might, I have not made the time to compile another e-book although heaven knows, I certainly have enough ideas and a enough material.

My goal, first and foremost however, is to put original, quality articles out on the website and so that is what I do.

A Valentine’s Day Gift – For You and Your Friends

Click on the book cover above to get your free copy
February 14 – 16, 2013 only

No Kindle? No worries. Amazon has free Kindle reading apps that will allow you to read Kindle books on just about every device and gizmo out there include iPads, iPhones, PCs, laptops and more.

George Ure Announces his Newly Revised How to Live on $10,000 a Year

Whereas I have been a slacker in the e-book department, George has just released a newly revised version of How to Live on $10,000 a Year – Or Less. In this release, George is cranking things up a huge notch.  No more starving student strategies but instead, common sense tips for living with a modest income if you have to and living below your means if you want to.

Getting past the expectations of Madison avenue and your peers is a lesson well learned and George gets you there with his usual wit and humor.

The Final Word

Backdoor Survival currently has close to 3,500 email subscribers and over 2,200 Facebook fans.  In addition, the website receives 3,500 or more direct site visits a day, with most visitors viewing 2 or more pages each time they visit.

And what do I say to that?  Without readers, Backdoor Survival is nothing. You are my friends and my inspiration.  I relish your comments and your feedback and am thrilled when you are happy. Your support is appreciated more than you will ever know.

Thank you and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!


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Bargain Bin: I am keeping things simple today with links to my book, George’s book, and some additional helpful sites on Amazon.

11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life: A Guide to 2012 and Beyond: Interested in a guide to surviving the hard times we face now and in the future? Our little book outlines some simple steps you can use to motivate and prepare for self-reliance in an uncertain future.  We make it clear that “prepping” is not extremist and that the preparedness lifestyle is simply common sense put into action.

How to Live on $10,000 a Year – Or Less:  More than checklists, this is a book that walks through the business logic of saying no to fashion and the high consumption lifestyle. Voluntary simplicity begins with understanding how and why consumer spending must be controlled and this book shows you how to do this in each of the seven major areas of life: Food, shelter, communications, transportation, energy, environment, and finance.

Free Kindle Reading Apps: You don’t need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of the free Kindle apps and start reading Kindle books on all your devices. The Kindle app is available for every major smartphone, tablet, and computer. That means that with the free Kindle reading app, you can buy a Kindle book once, and read it on any device with the Kindle app installed.

Amazon Prime:  Here is what you get with Amazon Prime.  I ditched Netflix for this and have never looked back.

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
  • No minimum order size
  • Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Videos
  • A Kindle book to borrow for free each month from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

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4 Responses to “A Valentine’s Day Gift and Shout Out to Readers”

  1. Enjoy every email I get from you. You help to keep me on my toes and going forward! Thank you, and Happy Valentines Day!

  2. Thank you so much! But honestly your blog has been gift enough, I learn something from it every time I read here. I appreciate the time you put into this!

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