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How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times By James Wesley, Rawles How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It Tactics Techniques and Technologies for Uncertain Times Read James Wesley Rawles s posts on the Penguin BlogIn the vein of Sam Sheridan s The Disaster Diaries a comprehensive guide to preparing for the apocalypse With the recent economic crisis formerly

  • Title: How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times
  • Author: James Wesley, Rawles
  • ISBN: 9780452295834
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times By James Wesley, Rawles Read James Wesley, Rawles s posts on the Penguin BlogIn the vein of Sam Sheridan s The Disaster Diaries, a comprehensive guide to preparing for the apocalypse With the recent economic crisis, formerly unimaginable scenarios have become terrifyingly real possibilities learn how to prepare for the worstGlobal financial collapse, a terrorist attack, a natural catastrophe alRead James Wesley, Rawles s posts on the Penguin BlogIn the vein of Sam Sheridan s The Disaster Diaries, a comprehensive guide to preparing for the apocalypse With the recent economic crisis, formerly unimaginable scenarios have become terrifyingly real possibilities learn how to prepare for the worstGlobal financial collapse, a terrorist attack, a natural catastrophe all it takes is one event to disrupt our way of life We could find ourselves facing myriad serious problems from massive unemployment to a food shortage to an infrastructure failure that cuts off our power or water supply If something terrible happens, we won t be able to rely on the government or our communities We ll have to take care of ourselves.In How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, James Rawles, founder of SurvivalBlog, clearly explains everything you need to know to protect yourself and your family in the event of a disaster from radical currency devaluation to a nuclear threat to a hurricane Rawles shares essential tactics and techniques for surviving completely on your own, including how much food is enough, how to filter rainwater, how to protect your money, which seeds to buy for your garden, why goats are a smart choice for livestock, and how to secure your home It s the ultimate guide to total preparedness and self reliance in a time of need.
    How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times By James Wesley, Rawles

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    1. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      I m interested in this topic and it s timely Anything from natural disasters to man made disasters could conceivably bring about the need for a survival mentality or mind set for anywhere from weeks or months to years In Nashville a few years ago we had a flood that left major parts of the city under water We all recall Hurricane Katrina Only about 15 years ago Nashville was hit by an ice storm that left parts of the city without power for weeks in winter During that time I had to break out the [...]

    2. Miles on said:

      This was not the book that I d hoped for The focus is on accumulation of the right supplies than skill acquisition and mental emotional preparedness Also, the advice given simply isn t within the means of most people Yes, I would like to have a 5 or 6 bedroom alternative energy retreat in the country, complete with four vehicles, livestock, and a fruit orchard It is, however, about as realistic a goal for me as an airtight, self sufficient fortress on the moon Despite mention of different scena [...]

    3. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* on said:

      I started this book reading parts of it out loud to my husband because quite a bit of what the author was saying made perfect sense Then the I got in to the book the I realized that most of us would be toast if the End of the world as we know it happened I don t know a single person who has the income for this much prepping The author suggests that if you live in a city or even 300 miles from a bigger city that you probably need another place to go for your survival Food storageI just thought [...]

    4. Jay on said:

      A timely read for me Lots of good, practical stuff that came in handy preparing for Hurricane Irma and the following full week without electrical power He has some very practical and helpful advice on, for example, on making a Lists of Lists which, for an ADD sufferer like me, is a great tool for organizing I have made lists of lists for trials for years, but never thought it would cross platform into preparing for other events Some of those events mainly regarding currency, the book was publish [...]

    5. Chris on said:

      I saw this sitting on a center stand at the library, and thought it might be interesting Rawles is a survivalist expert, former U.S Army Intelligence officer, founder editor of SurvivalBlog, and a preparedness consultant for some very wealthy clients That alone told me that this book was no joke Rawles does lean towards the stereotype of a cultish doomsday prophet, but he seriously knows his stuff, and if you can avoid being sucked down the eddy of fear mongering and what sometimes feels like an [...]

    6. Nate Douglas on said:

      But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever I Timothy 5 8Now don t get me wrong, I m not one who believes we re on the verge of a great 2012 calamity or The End of the World as We Know It But there are a lot of different events that can interfere with normal American life The dollar is continuing to fall, another foot is going to fall in the economy, there are lots of people in the world th [...]

    7. Sarah on said:

      I picked this up because I read a review which gave the impression that it included than most such books about working with neighbors communities in the case of societal breakdown Unfortunately there wasn t too much of that, other than advice to store lots of extra stuff especially ammo and barbed wire for barter and charitable giving The author advocates living in a rural area to keep away from all the people who will be rioting, owning four or vehicles that run on different types of fuel to [...]

    8. Jill on said:

      I bought this book, along with a similar one, as kind of a joke for my husband, because he would often say, If there is ever a breakdown of society, xxxx But not entirely as a joke I figured if there ever IS some sort of societal breakdown, maybe it would be good to have a couple of books on hand to refer to My husband stuck the books on a shelf and never looked at them again I felt almost a little sorry for them, sitting there unread, so I picked this up one day and gave it a try I didn t expec [...]

    9. John Martindale on said:

      Lately, since I can t help but notice those subtle signs of how fragile the world is, I ve been interest in learning some basic survival skills So yeah, I noticed this book at the library and checked it out Pretty much, right off, Rawles makes the point that I m merely wasting my time, because if the TEOTWAWKI comes, crazed looters will be roaming everywhere, he even dismisses the idea that one will be able to survive in the woods So indeed he makes the point likely a true one that i am simply s [...]

    10. Nathanael Coyne on said:

      If this is the yardstick against which preppers are measured then I am no prepper This is hardcore survivalism No half measures Pack up your belongings and move to the country, to a defensible cabin near a reliable freshwater supply with plenty of game around to hunt End of the world as we know it means just that not your average natural disaster but zombies, foreign invasion, meteor impact, The Plague It s still an interesting read even if you re not prepared to go to that extent to make prepar [...]

    11. Kevin Hanks on said:

      I will say one thing for this book it very effectively scared me Fear is an effective persuasion technique, and I ll admit I was persuaded on many of his recommendations Whether or not that means I can or will purchase ammunition by the truckload or purchase a propane powered pickup is another story There is major takeaway that I took the lifestyle he is recommending will take every spare dime you have and require you to change every aspect of your life In other words, preparation for a collapse [...]

    12. Mary on said:

      This is the best preparedness book I ve read It includes how to prepare in case there is an electric magnetic pulse EMP or in other words if the grid goes down and the balloon goes up It recommends specific products and brands But the author is not an expert on everything he talks about For example, the older dimes and quarters he says we should all have could be confiscated And he describes how to hide valuables in our homes, but his recommendations are not fire resistant Still, this is a very [...]

    13. Michelle on said:

      Well the world is going to end on Friday apparently and this book has not helped me prepare for this at all There s just not enough time for me to follow the instructions in this book, namely move to a retreat 300 miles away from the nearest city I have no idea how that would work from where I live in England , stock pile 20 years worth of food, build a functional well, take a course in medicine, learn to shoot, build a generator battery charger, install an alternative power source Get the idea [...]

    14. Stacy on said:

      If you are wealthy, worried and willing to live in the middle of nowhere, this book is a perfect guide for setting up a safe home We re talking SAFE Natural disasters, terrorist activities, martial law you name it and Rawles can get you ready to face it Now, the average person like me will have no way to accomplish 80% of the ideas put forth in this book The good news is that the remaining 20% is still useful enough that I m planning to add a copy to preparedness stash And, if am ever in a posit [...]

    15. Courtney on said:

      Will give anybody a testimony of provident living Gives me nightmares now to not have planted that garden on my balconyoh if only we could all have a retreat like Rawles Some of the chapters went into far detail on guns and ammo than I could handle skimmed those And I disagree with one or two smaller points along the healthcare advice, but this was overall worth reading and I m glad I own a copy because I ll be referring back to it as my self reliance stages progressAnd to people who say the ad [...]

    16. Matt on said:

      This was the first book I read on my Kindle after receiving it as a holiday gift And in an amusing bit of irony, there s no book I would rather have in physical form WTSHTF, as Rawles likes to say.My biggest shock reading Rawles treatise on surviving a modern societal collapse was how much thought, preparation, and planning he put into this work This is not a novel, nor is it a few pieces of advice tied together by stories and what if scenarios It s an instruction manual, and frankly, it s an im [...]

    17. Sheehan on said:

      Something about planning for the end of the world as we know it TEOTWAWKI is maybe better lent to the fiction format Rawles first committed to writing in his original book, Patriots I say this only because while a book of lists and suggestions, practical and right on point, gets really tedious as soon as you realize just how much planning, foresight, and financial resources it will actually take to make a go of it.Pretty early into the book, it was clear to me that I would never be fiscally able [...]

    18. Maria E on said:

      Apparently, if you want to survive the end of the world , you need lots of money to buy all the stuff you ll need and some land to build a safe compound and lots of time to get all this stuff organized and stored I have concluded that, if the end of the world comes along, in whatever shape or form, I am going to the front lines to fight the enemy instead of hiding , help the diseased if it s a pandemic or climbing up on my roof to watch the fireworks if it s nuclear war This amount of preparatio [...]

    19. Sean Banks on said:

      Useful general information on preparing for end of world scenarios Stresses the importance of the well stocked retreat mentality of survival Goes into many varied topics around this concept, such as proper vehicles, food growing methods, firearms etc Does not provide heavy detail into any specific field, but points you to other literature that definitely will Definitely not the end all book on post apocalyptic lifestyle, but a useful amalgamation of the basic concepts of how to survive and what [...]

    20. travelgirlut on said:

      This book was of a beginner primer than I had expected Most of the information is copy and pasted directly from his Web site If you know nothing about preparedness, you ll learn something from this book If you have a bit of background in it, you might pick up a bit of info here or there He did address a couple things other books don t, like how to deal with the dead or delivering babies But most every topic is just brushed over and you would have to find further resources to really learn So do [...]

    21. Robert Chapman on said:

      This book stands alone when it comes to planning for what comes after societal breakdown or The End of the World as We Know It TEOTWAWKI If you feel the need to start planning and preparing then you find this book to be a massive of list of lists and an indispensable reference.I have to admit it s kind of gloomy to consider what happens after TEOTWAWKI and the level of constant preparedness each of us will require to survive.If you are serious about getting a genuine start on the road to prepare [...]

    22. Russell Ray on said:

      This book is an excellent resource for someone that is TRULY paranoid of the end of the world scenario, and is determined to start planning for it right now How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It is packed with useful information on any topic you need to know if you believe the end is definitely near.I borrowed a copy from a friend, but I will probably end up buying one for myself.

    23. Stephen on said:

      This is probably the most comprehensive book on preparing a homestead BOL I ve ever got my hands on I m going to have reread it several times with a highlighter to be able to grasp all of the concepts presented Rawles is one of the best writers I ve come across He deals with everything from fuel storage, vehicle purchase, perimeter security, food storage It s just an amazing amount of information to digest.

    24. Erwin on said:

      Interesting read.I think there is a simpler answer to Rawles complaints Move.The US is one country, there is a big planet Go somewhere else.That said, it s a good idea to read, just to prepare yourself mentally in advance Have some idea of the time frame that you ll need to get prepared if WW3 or Gread Depression 2 does break out.He does make a lot of interesting points.

    25. Eileen Reeger on said:

      Very helpful and thought provoking I really admired the attention paid to being charitable and being part of the solution while still covering your own backside Of course there was much info on land ownership, special vehicles etc than I could ever hope to afford but I found this to be a book I d like to have in my personal library.

    26. Arnpoe on said:

      This book packs a lot of essential theory into its pages Rawles is an expert on the subject and this book addresses items missed or misunderstood by most other survivalist and prepper authors It is NOT a basic survival book it is a book that addresses the philosophies and strategies behind surviving large scale disaster.

    27. Gregj on said:

      The book gives a good overview of the supplies you might need in case of an prolonged disaster or complete societal collapse I don t think retreating to a highly secure compound is a good long term solution however, and believe the only way through something as drastic as the author is proposing is to work together as a community.

    28. Kelly Delph on said:

      Pretty good book, though awfully short He just skims the high points, really.

    29. American Redoubt on said:

      This is what I learned from this awesome book.Seriously considering the dismal state of the U.S economy, massive government debt and overspending, the money printing out of thin air by the Federal Reserve QE3 printing money like it s going out of style, because it IS going out of style , and the U.S Debt to GDP ratio.Thus, it seems time to get out of the stock market soon, cash in your IRA 401K paying the 10% penalty and get reinvested in tangibles like the Five B s 1 Beans, 2 Bullets, 3 Bandaid [...]

    30. Mary on said:

      Written by a blogging survivalist survivalblog who understands the urgency of the times, Rawles mentions moral issues in his introduction but the book s focus is practical preparedness and does not address spiritual questions at all Through his blog I have learned there are many, many preparedness books out there not one yet have I seen addresses soul questions If larger calamities are coming, then the spiritual as well as the physical will be of major concern Who is writing to this Survival tha [...]

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