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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.

There was not a lot of prepping going on at my place this week.  Most of what I accomplished had to do with research for blog articles, including cutting up an old pair of Shelly’s jeans to make some char cloth.  I also purchased a 5 gallon tub of coconut oil.

I am certain you are thinking that I must have lost it because 5 gallons is a lot of coconut oil.  No worries, though.  I am in love with the Tropical Traditions coconut oil and the 5 gallon tub was 1/2 off.  Not only that, there was a free shipping offer so I saved an additional $46.  In case you are interested, free shipping with code “11147” is valid through midnight EDT, Monday, July 14th.

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The big news around here is that I finally spent some time preparing my eBook for publishing as a traditional print book.  It is slow going and time-consuming but needs to be done.  Believe it or not, I am struggling with what to put on the back cover.  I know, I know.  Get a grip and just do it.

So here is the deal:  if you do not already have a copy of The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage, for the next week I have reduced the price on Amazon from $3.99 to 99 cents!

Need to be convinced? The Prepper’s Guide to Food StorageThe Sunday Survival Buzz Volume 125   Backdoor Survival will provide you with everything you need to create an affordable food storage plan, including what to buy and how to store it. Nothing scary and nothing overwhelming – you really can do it!  And for 99 cents?  Can you tell I really want you to have this book?

That about covers it for me this week.  Now for some announcements.


This week’s Summer Blast giveaway is the amazing SolarBag Water Purifier.  You can read my review and enter the giveaway here:

Summer Survival Blast: Win a SolarBag Water Purifier


The winner of Bernie Carr’s book, Jake and Miller’s Big Adventureis Mary T. In addition, the winner of the Ultimate Volcano Cooking Combo from Emergency Essentials is Bill.  Both have claimed their prize and I soooooo appreciate their promptness!

One other thing.  Bill won the Volcano Stove by using the “Free Entry for Everyone” option.  I am pointing this out for those of you that prefer not to use the social media.  In an effort to simplify the giveaway process, I am now using “Rafflecopter” but that being said, I want to ensure that everyone has the ability to enter – Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest notwithstanding.


There is still time left to get in on the Item of the Week from Spark Naturals. The item currently being offered is Frankincense and with your purchase, shipping is free on your entire order.  Just don’t forget to use the code BACKDOORSURVIVAL at checkout to get an extra 10% off.

Now here is the thing about Frankincense.  You can layer it over other essential oils to enhance that oil’s properties and drive the oils deeper.  Put another way, you can use Frankincense to “kick things up a notch”.

And me?  I use it on my face with my DIY Miracle Salve to scare away those wrinkles in an effort to look as young as I feel!


I would like to extend a warm Backdoor Survival welcome to Living Rational, your source for Survival Kits.  Check them out; they offer a best price guarantee and shipping is always free.

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In the article Spring 2014 Book Festival: The Pantry Primer, I asked “Which of the following food storage accessories have you used?“  I was a bit surprised by the results, which were fairly evenly distributed.  One thing for sure, it appears that there are a lot of home canners in Backdoor Survival-land.  Bummer, though, because I am not one of them … yet.

  • Vacuum Sealer (such as a FoodSaver) – 59
  • Pressure Canner – 49
  • Water Bath Canner – 27
  • Mylar Bags with or without Oxygen Absorbers – 32
  • Large Buckets – 49
  • Food Dehydrator – 26
  • Other (not specified) – 40
  • None of the above -19


That about wraps things up for this week. 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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In addition, when you sign up to receive email updates you will receive a free, downloadable copy of my e-book The Emergency Food Buyer’s Guide.

Spotlight:  My eBook, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage is only 99 cents for one week only, starting July 13th. Now is the time to grab a copy, discounted 76% off the normal price of $3.99.

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Bargain Bin:  I have been scouring Amazon for a few new ALMOST FREE items to share with you.  I can not vouch for these items yet, but I did place an order so that I can check them out.  Perhaps there is something you might like too.

10 Pack Mini LED Keychain Flashlight:  Right now these are 10 for $4.00 and that includes the batteries.  These are black but they also can be ordered in red, blue and green.

HDE No Battery Needed 3 LED Hand-Powered Emergency Flashlight:  I also ordered one of these because it requires no battery. To turn it on, you squeeze the handle a few times to generate enough energy to power the flashlight for 30 minutes. About $3.00.

UST Marine Waterproof Match Case: I have one waterproof match case but the striker on it is marginal.  For $1.50, I thought I would give this one a try.

Carson MagniSlide Fresnel Magnifier with Case: Here is another one of those do-dads that could come in handy not only for reading maps and fine print, but for starting a fire.  I like that it is credit-card sized and will easily fit in a wallet.  There is also this Twin Pack for $2.39 and free shipping.

SE MT908 11 Function Credit Card Size Survival Pocket Tool: And what about one of these?  I already have something similar and of all things, use the ruler function all the time while out and about.  As of this writing, $1.67 with free shipping.

Ron Brown’s Non-Electric Lighting Series: Okay, these books are not new but still a good deal at 99 cents each.

Book 1: Candles (The Non-Electric Lighting Series)
Book 2: Olive Oil Lamps &c. (The Non-Electric Lighting Series)
Book 3: Lamp Fuels (The Non-Electric Lighting Series)


Shop the Emergency Essentials Monthly Specials

The monthly specials at Emergency Essentials feature discounts of up to 35% off sometimes a bit more.  And then sometimes there is  sales where the saving are a lot more!  This is one of those months.

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A #10 tin of Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce is on sale for $17.49 which is 50% off.  The can itself indicates that it will feed 8 but let’s say it only feeds 6.  That is still less than $3.00 a serving which makes it less costly than a trip to the local latte shop.

Another personal favorite this month is the MH Beef Stroganoff with Noodles for $18.99 (34% off) and the MH Pasta Primavera for $18.49 (40% off).  Time to stock up!

Shop the Emergency Essentials Monthly Specials


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The Sunday Survival Buzz Volume 125 — 2 Comments

  1. We had another power outage this week – 30 hours, that’s after 18 last week. So we did another grid down drill. Again I always learn something. On the plus side of it, I have my dh on-board with looking into a few solar panels, so I’m researching that.
    I picked up a set of Berkey filters and canned some blueberry jam.

  2. Had a tornado go through our area this past week, so twice within a one week period, some of my preps came into use. Water was the big star here, as well as the batteries and lamps that I had stored up.
    I bought your book just now, as well as that of A. American. His first one. You did such a good job of promoting both his and your own work, that I had to have one of each.
    I definitely plan to replace the water that I used this week, along with a couple of extra bottles, just to stay ahead.

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