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Product Details

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1470010445
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470010447
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,070,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paylie Roberts once lived in a major city, and enjoyed all the comforts of city life. In 2007, Paylie's husband convinced her to get involved in the voting process for the presidential candidate. When the convention was illegally shut down, and Paylie watched her vote get locked away and never counted, Paylie realized that her freedom was at stake, and that survival itself meant she had to take action into her own hands.

Paylie began her life as a prepper, and since then, has changed her life by leaving the convenience of city life, and moving to a homestead in the middle of nowhere. There she learned first hand the hardships of living off the land, and what it takes to really survive. This experience caused her frustration when she heard people unrealistically talk about bugging out when things get bad, and she decided to turn that frustration into something productive, and thus the creation of her book, Bugging Out to Nowhere.

Based partially on true experiences, molded to fit the story, Paylie shares her experiences of living out in the middle of nowhere, and what she thinks could occur, should an economic collapse become fully realized.

Customer Reviews

Ending was too abrupt.
Dave NC
They are living a more realistic life which I think most people especially women can relate to.
Ashkste11
Well written and an easy read.
J.Z. O'Brien

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mcconnell A. Coakwell on November 2, 2012
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I just finished "Bugging Out To Nowhere" and really enjoyed it. It is really well thought out and written in a manner that makes it interesting. There is, however, one GLARING short coming: The author GROSSLY misrepresents the use of solar power in a grid down situation. The author repeatedly says that the characters were running many electrical appliances at once on solar power alone. At one point they were running an electric range plus the oven while running a dehydrater, dishwasher, large freezer, small freezer, refrigerator, another oven and lighting all at the same time. This would require a rack of solar panels the size of a Wal-Mart parking lot and a bank of batteries the size of the Wal-Mart store.

The book is an excellent primer for preppers who are planning a bug-out location IF they do not heed the writing about the solar power. Currently the best solar panels available are around 200 watt panels costing about $600 apiece. I recommed this book to serious preppers and beginners alike and would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the power misrepresentation.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nikki Arnold on November 21, 2012
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The plot line in the book is a potentially realistic scenario, and the way in which the main characters - who are hard-core "preppers" - prepare for the disaster and then react to and handle the post-disaster situation is very informative, from the standpoint of someone who is just beginning to take the first steps in prepping for a disaster. While sometimes overly specific for what is supposed to be a fiction novel (and not a how-to guide), it was interesting nonetheless.

However, the writing and grammer in this self-published novel is absolutely horrendous - to the point where I could rarely get through two sentences without being distracted by some major grammatical error (and I'm not the super picky type)! It is almost as if the author wrote the first draft and then published it as-is, without even doing a quick once-over - much less proofreading. The sentence structures are ridiculously elementary and the grammer is abhorrent. The author switches from past to present tense and then back to past tense again all within the same sentence - continuously - which is definitely annoying, as well as confusing. She (he?) constantly misuses the forms of "their", "there", and "they're" along with other commonly mistaken forms of certain words, places apostrophes in different positions every other sentence, repeats words in different places within the same sentence, and just has EXTREMELY poor grammer overall. Again, this was to the point where I literally could not get through even two sentenced without noticing some kind of very obvious mistakes - which made reading this book incredibly distracting and difficult.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Degas on December 4, 2012
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There are enough reviews here already that point out the flaws I found in this work. However, as a first effort, the book is above average.

What I found worthwhile was the detail the author went into regarding self-sufficiency skills such as gardening and canning. The "drama" part was done pretty well, but most of the interpersonal relationships just didn't ring true somehow...most notably, the relationship between the husband and wife who are the main protagonists. It just didn't feel "real" to me.

In addition, and as others have mentioned, the dialogue for the character Rita was a real low point. This needs to be completely re-worked, with the awful attempts to duplicate a British accent and vocabulary yanked out completely. I've lived and worked with Brits a lot (overseas), and there is nothing realistic about the author's attempt to portray how they speak, or even their slang and colloquialisms.

If you're interested in the nuts and bolts of trying to survive, long-term, in a grid-down situation, this book has a lot to offer, and I recommend it. If you're an action junkie, pass it by.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James Baker on December 10, 2012
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This book is about a couple who leave their home and make their way to their bug-out retreat. It's written in the first person and rambles quite a bit. The editing is mediocre, with numerous mis-spelled words and missing punctuation. It does provide many ideas that a prepper would want to consider in setting up their retreat, however. Maybe I've read too many of these books. This one is a similar story to others...but harder to stay interested in.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Laura on February 6, 2013
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I don't normally give poor reviews on books but this book was obviously not edited in any way forcing me to stop reading halfway through. I have never read anything that even came close to having this many errors, you'll find something on every other page which makes it almost impossible to concentrate on the story. The author should have this book professionally edited then release it again, failure to do so is a waste of consumer time and money. Maybe someday when I build up the courage and have time to translate the text into the English language I might actually finish the story. Sorry if this seems harsh but if you release a book for sale you should at the very least have a basic understanding of spelling and grammar.
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