If you have the time, start reading something other than “graphic novels.” Get some useful information under your belt. Not just about field stripping an AK-47, but about what makes people tick, because once the apocalypse is upon us, Google will not save your butt.
That’s right, sucker, no more Internet. If it’s not gone already it will be before long.
Hopefully, you’re ahead of the game because you have this book in your hands. Take some training courses ASAP — first aid, CPR, basic weapons, wilderness survival – or start working your way through the recommended reading list at the back.
Also, and you may not be expecting this one, you better get yourself something to believe in or at least to think about during those long, dark nights of the soul. I’m not talking religion necessarily, but if that’s your thing, cool.
I like this old Roman dude named Seneca. He said it’s easy to be a stand up, moral guy if you don’t ever leave the house. Walk out the front door? Somebody will screw up your day. I stuffed a collection of Seneca’s letters in my bug-out bag. Figured he’d be some company when I’m holed up somewhere.
Think about it. The day is gonna come when a book is your best friend even if you haven’t picked one up in 20 years — and I don’t mean just a survival manual like this one.
Sooner or later, you will need something to remind you that you are still human and to give you a reason to keep surviving.
We’re talking post apocalypse now. Maybe you haven’t willingly walked into one since study hall, but libraries are good things. People have been teaching other people how to do stuff in print for generations and there are a lot of good stories out there. A book can be a lot of company, man. Don’t dismiss the idea just because you hated school.
You already know you have a lot to learn. Find the educational materials you need – and the entertainment — cause guess what?
If there’s a Zombie Pride parade going by on the street outside your house, you have paid your last electric bill. Your favorite search engine is no longer an option for anything.
Entertaining, and a Nice prepping intro
Written in an entertaining fashion, and nevertheless gives some good ideas about survival. I’m not a prepper by any means — far from it, I picked this book up really just for the price and entertainment value. However, it presented some good basic simple things to do that seem pretty worthwhile. Am I going to go so far as to start training with pistols, stockpiling secret caches of water and MRE’s all over the place? No. Am I going to make sure I have a basic water purification method and other basic supplies with me all the time? Yes. I don’t expect a zombie apocalypse, or even any specific disaster, but even without that making some general emergency preparations seems at least somewhat prudent.
One Word –> AWESOME!!!
this book was so entertaining and a little cheeky to boot. Now, do I believe the undead will be flooding the streets anytime soon… uh, I am not sure about that one… we will leave it at a maybe. Do I believe this book is helpful should this scenario ever play out… definitely. As for the reviewer that stated “nothing you can’t find online” … “gleaned from XYZ” … “written in teenage prose” I can kind of agree but was a somewhat weird review as 1) what can’t you find online these days (I for one don’t want to scour the internet all day as I prefer all of this information in one spot and entertaining as a bonus) 2) what isn’t “gleaned from” I mean how many truly original ideas exist but this work was an interesting twist for me and I recommend it. 3) written in teenage prose… don’t even know what to say I mean look at the topic… although that is somewhat not fair because I am not a teenager and found the book to be informative, enjoyable, and entertaining.