By Gaye Levy – Backdoor Survival
One of the best ways to test your survival skills is to spend some time outdoors, without electricity, running water, and flushable toilets. This is not to say that every disruptive event will require you to live outdoors, but rather that such an event will require you to cope without modern conveniences. As preppers, our hope is that such an event will be short-term in nature, but, as the saying goes, “hope for the best and prepare for the worst”.
About a year ago I was discussing this topic with Phil Cox, the CEO of Buy Emergency Foods. For those of you that don’t know, BEF, as they are called, has been a sponsor of this website from the early days and is, what I like to call, a friend of Backdoor Survival. At the time, we were chatting about their new line of cook-in-pouch meals, branded Bannock Foods.
About the author:
Gaye Levy started Backdoor Survival so that she could share her angst and concern about our deteriorating economy and its impact on ordinary, middle-class folks. She also wanted to become a prepper of the highest order and to share her knowledge as she learned it along the way. On Backdoor Survival you will find survival and preparedness tools and tips for creating a self-reliant lifestyle through thoughtful prepping and optimism.
To read more from Gaye, visit her website, Backdoor Survival. You can also follow Gaye on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest or purchase her eBook, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage on Amazon.com.