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Post subject: what books to read to be better prepared
Post Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:55 pm
I love to read fiction books that also give good advice on how to be prepared in the story, any books come to mind? :?:
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:20 pm
One second after & the patriot
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Post subject: Re: what books to read to be better prepared
Post Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:55 am
Look into the authors:
Max Brooks
Roger Ma
J.L. Bourne

These authors will prepare you for the zombie apocalypse.

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Post subject: Re: what books to read to be better prepared
Post Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:26 pm
Patriots: Surviving the comming collapse by J.W. Rawles

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Post subject: Re: what books to read to be better prepared
Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:18 am
Viking wrote:
Patriots: Surviving the comming collapse by J.W. Rawles


Viking,

I've started reading this book based on your recommendation. I've read only the first few chapters and have surrendered to the fact that I will be zombie meat. I can't afford land in Idaho, treat a gunshot wound, rebuild an automobile ground up, or grow my own food. I do promise however, to build up an enormous stash of canned food and guns. This will benefit the rest of you such that when I am lying in a pile of my own excrement due to the power grid going down, my goods will make easy pickings for those of you that are as well prepared as the folks described in Rawles' book. Being a cityboy does have a downside.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:01 pm
Don't worry about the big picture (rebuilding a Dodge Power Wagon), find some simple things (buying two extra cans of beans or ravioli or whatever you currently eat/purchase) to get started. It is funny you bring this up because just Friday I had this same conversation with my cousin. I had loaned him Rawles' Patriots about 10 years ago and he just started reading. His comment was the same as yours, then he took me upstair to show me his second pantry with a good start on extra food/water/ batteries etc.

For good preparedness information, start with the Red Cross or FEMA, both have "everyday joe" type of information. The mormons do a great job with food preps also.

There is lots of good fiction out there that may help you learn something also.
For good end of world/collapse of country type of fiction, some of my favorites are
Unintended Consequences - John Ross
Patriots - John Rowles
Molon Labe (very libertarian slanted) - Boston T. Party
Enemies Foreign and Domestic (Trilogy) - Matt Bracken
Marine Sniper - 93 confirmed kills - Henderson

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Post subject: Re: what books to read to be better prepared
Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:20 pm
cityboy wrote:
Viking wrote:
Patriots: Surviving the comming collapse by J.W. Rawles


Viking,

I've started reading this book based on your recommendation. I've read only the first few chapters and have surrendered to the fact that I will be zombie meat. I can't afford land in Idaho, treat a gunshot wound, rebuild an automobile ground up, or grow my own food. I do promise however, to build up an enormous stash of canned food and guns. This will benefit the rest of you such that when I am lying in a pile of my own excrement due to the power grid going down, my goods will make easy pickings for those of you that are as well prepared as the folks described in Rawles' book. Being a cityboy does have a downside.


Baby steps here. try just buying an extra can or 2 of something everytime you grocery shop - buy the time you have even one month of canned food and several 5-gallon water containers saved up you will be well prepared for any short-run disaster ad will not have to be a refugee or have to surrender your guns to big brother for food rations ... (i.e hurricane katrina)
Rawles book is Fiction ...I think the likelyhood of any thing more than a short term disaster is highly unlikely anway. A "dark ages", complete break down in the financial order, etc or nuclear winter scenario will be tough to survive for even the well prepared. I think they key here is the survival & self reliance mindset. Food security (where is my next meal comming from?)is also a major problem in the 3rd world - so I think food is a good place to start and tangible.

Don't despair ... no one (including Rawles) is prepared as they would like. I recommended the book because I thought it was more entertaining to read than some of the survival references out there.

Crisis Preparedness by Jack A. Spigarelli is another great book - systematic & less "fiction" There is substance to creating a plan and biting off managable sized pieces in this book.

Sure, if I hit the big time I will have a fully stocked compound with fallout shelter ... but that is not a economic reality for most of us...

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Post subject: Re: what books to read to be better prepared
Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:46 pm
anything with crayolas ................

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Post subject: Re: what books to read to be better prepared
Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:08 pm
Read Patriots and One Second. Have to say I'm disappointed. Any other fiction out there?

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:36 am
If you are worried about keeping a vehicle running and fuel for it, we have some excellent horses for sale :)

Free reliable transportation, all you need is grass and water for them! LOL

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Post subject: Re: what books to read to be better prepared
Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:00 am
Strictly fiction- Lucifer’s Hammer.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:27 am
petergunn wrote:
Strictly fiction- Lucifer’s Hammer.


And Farnhams Freehold for fun too.

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Post subject: Re: what books to read to be better prepared
Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:41 am
This is not fiction, but I found the essay "Thoughts On Urban Survival" by Fernando Aguirre (screen name FerFal) to be interesting. It was originally written in several installments while he was in Argentina enduring the results of Argentina's 2001 economic collapse. English is obviously his second language, but it is quite readable.

He has since written similar material in a book, which I haven't read, but the original essay is available by Googling "Thoughts on urban survival".

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Post subject: Re: what books to read to be better prepared
Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:27 pm
petergunn wrote:
Strictly fiction- Lucifer’s Hammer.


"Now I know what a duck's eye view of a shotgun blast looks like."
from Lucifer's Hammer.

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Post subject: Re: what books to read to be better prepared
Post Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:29 pm
Thoughts On Urban Survival - Good read. Have to wonder where the author really lives.
(Ken45) Horse meat even better. Ate a few sausages. Not really worried about running and filling a vehicle. More like what to do with it (gasoline).

Decided non-fiction is better.

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