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Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival Paperback – July 1, 2012
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Max is a tactical self-defense trainer and author, a lifelong soldier with extensive military experience. He has served in both the British and US Armies. He served with British Special Operations Forces, with the Parachute Regiment which is Britain's elite quick reaction force and which also augments the UK Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). He served on multiple operational deployments, including to Afghanistan immediately post-9/11, and also a tour training and selecting recruits for the Regiment.
He then spent five years serving as a security contractor in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq, a year was based out of Fallujah, the rest variously based out of Baghdad and country-wide. Two years in Afghanistan were based in Helmand Province. These were operational security roles that included exposure to multiple different training methods and operational schools of thought, as well as both high profile and low profile mobile operations across Iraq and Afghanistan. He then joined the U.S. Army Reserves and has trained as both Combat Medic and Civil Affairs specialist.
Max operates Max Velocity Tactical, a tactical training company with a facility in West Virginia.
Max can be contacted at email@example.com
Top Customer Reviews
One thing I can say thats not a positive or a negative but a statement is that, just like the ability to perform the skills listed in this book, the reading and studying of this book will take TIME. If you think your gonna read this as a one hour self help like so many other prepardness books and become and instant leader of sheeple that folks will make a movie about "one day" after you save them, then this aint for you. This stuff is real and it takes years to develop and there are only certain places you can get it. This stuff is only learned by real misions, real hunting, real group training and togetherness and dedication.
Many of the areas will take several readings to soak in the full content and will take time, patience, practice and casting aside the egos to get it right. It is one of the hardest things to do because of the widley varied dynamics of a true family unit. Compared to running a unit of fit, fire breathing go getters like I am used to and trying to transfer it to my family unit as well as my new extended family unit is an absolute nightmare to me. Its not that it(the tasking, the mission) cant be done, its that it cant be done in the same breakneck speed and orderly fashion. There are things to do/think about/practice now, in this book, that will assist in this and bring it home.
You do not need to have been an operator shooter to understand this book either, even us low life thought of logisticians understand it.
I will probably post more after finishing the book but it is good enough right now to rate it.
I have purchased many books and manuals on military tactics on how wars were won. I was always looking for knowledge that would resurface when needed. Im a "when does the other foot fall" type of guy. Affluence and security always give way to poverty and danger. I have studied.
There are many books to study. So many start out great and then peter out. So many have titles full of bravado that leave me feeling weaker for having read them. So many books that miss the "tone and tenor" of my aims, that I almost gave up.
But I always keep my eye out for the concise manual. A book that gets the "tone and tenor" of a situation or life. Something that instructs without pomposity and unneeded rigor. I dont need an author to convince me through stories that he knows what hes talking about. I want the dope.
This book delivers. Straightforward and interesting. It lays out much of what you need to know to be a force of will in a non linear battlefield.
I feel like I should write more but feel like I would be creating an impression that the book is an entire compendium of what you need to know. It isnt, but its close, and the best I have read to date.
After reading another of Mr. Velocity's other books and dealing with an overwhelming amount of military jargon and acronyms, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Yes, there is still quite a bit, but most of it is on point and relevant.
As other reviewers have noted, this book could definitely use an editor. The second sentence I read was missing 2 commas in a list: "The purpose of this manual is to provide information to enhance security, tactics and survival skills of law-abiding citizens who are faced with civil disorder, lawlessness, violence and physical threat in a post-collapse environment." That being said, unless you are grammar nazi, it doesn't make the book unreadable or confusing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very informative read. Goes over how to tactically handle a collapse situation. Also very friendly towards individuals with little or no military background. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Bretton Nedwreski
Good book if you are not familiar with military training. It really is just a review for those of us who are prior service. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cameron Lawrence
Great book. There is so much information in there. Each section really needs to read and thought about before moving onto the next section. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike Q
Extremely in depth look at what a leader of a household needs for equipment and knowledge to protect his family. Excellent!Published 2 months ago by Jeff
A compilation of numerous blog articles, questions and responses. Some original material too, especially to help make the whole work flow, as it is a little disjointed at times. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CB3
For the price this book really isn't worth it. Doesn't really deal with any real world situations. Very broken up, hard to follow. Read morePublished 3 months ago by real.
Now this one tecnical book! every imaginable piece of defensive and offensive info that you might come across on the way outta town. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ppurchase
I have never seen or am aware of ANY book like this one. If you have an interest in useful tactical information THIS IS THE BOOK. Read morePublished 4 months ago by No1uno