Gaye Levy lives and teaches the principles of a sustainable, self-reliant and stylish lifestyle through her website at BackdoorSurvival.com, an online preparedness and ‘survival’ blog that provides lifestyle tools, tips and thoughts to guide you through the back door of life in the 21st century. With an emphasis on prepping for the worse while working toward the best, she writes about and shares practical, thoughtful and inspirational tools for survival in uncertain times.

Connect with Gaye at BackdoorSurvival.com and Facebook.com/theSurvivalWoman

9 Things To Do to Prepare for Hard Times Ahead

27th March 2015 By  Gaye Levy Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Most Prepper types that I know appear to have a common trait: they are good at evaluating risks then moving to mitigate those risks in a nimble manner.   What that means, in somewhat plainer English, is they have the ability to evaluate...
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13 Ways To Roll With The Punches

21st November 2014 By  Gaye Levy Contributing Writer for Wake Up World The great recession of the 21st century has been marching forward for seven plus years. For many, these have not been easy times.  For the the enlightened, these seven years have been troubling and extremely stressful.  As questionab...
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Overcoming Fear in Today’s Uncertain World

10th November 2014 By  Gaye Levy Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Every afternoon as I sit down with an extra large cup of espresso, I ponder something to write about next.  In that last three years, I have written over 570 articles. A lot the articles have been about prepping and self sufficiency...
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The Old-Fashioned, Old Fogey Rules of Sustainability

27th October 2014 By  Gaye Levy Contributing Writer for Wake Up World There is a tendency in all of us to compare the old to the new. This is especially true in the preparedness community where in anticipation of potential hard times ahead, we look to our parents and grandparents for ideas for living a...
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Overcoming Fear in Today’s Uncertain World

By  Gaye Levy Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Every afternoon as I sit down with an extra large cup of espresso, I ponder something to write about next.  In that last three years, I have written over 570 articles. A lot the articles have been about prepping and self sufficiency but a large number...
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Using Nature’s Remedies for Health and Wellness

30th September 2014 By  Gaye Levy Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Although I have always had an interest in using natural products for health and wellness, the elimination of toxic chemicals and drugs from my medicine cabinet was a slow process. It was not until I began to embrace preparedness and...
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20 All Purpose Remedies Using Essential Oils

By  Gaye Levy Contributing Writer for  Wake Up World The use of essential oils for wellness and healing seems to be catching everyone’s attention these days.   This is true not only in the prepping and homesteading world, but in the mainstream world of traditional medicine as well. While it is easy to r...
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Survival Basics: 12 Tips for Families with Children

By  Gaye  Levy Contributing Writer for  Wake Up World As someone who is well past child-bearing age, I often tend to overlook the importance of addressing survival and preparedness strategies for families with young children. That being said, when it comes to children, three words come to mind: safety,...
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The Burden of Truth and Knowledge

By  Gaye  Levy Contributing Writer for Wake Up World The ‘enlightened’ carry a heavy burden of truth and knowledge that, without conscious effort, can be both exhausting and debilitating. One merely has to look around, read some news, and watch a little television to realize that there is ma...
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