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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1460980387
  • ISBN-13: 978-1460980385
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (387 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Three small groups of people trying to stay sane and survive in a world controlled by chaos. The remarkable feat of simply staying alive and free will grab your attention as they struggle desperately to survive in this unknown future. This is the Survival Epic you have been waiting for.
 
The realness and startling reality that many may face in an End Of The World scenario. This book has them in spades. In a world gone mad, how would you survive? This is a Survival Blueprint with an exciting story line that you can't put down. From one adventure to the next where all seems lost, the strong will survive.
 
October 7th, 2015 was the day the whole world changed forever.
 
A must have for anyone who wants to learn how to survive an uncertain future. Just one tip from the book could save your life. Recognizing and avoiding dangers could mean the difference between surviving or not making it.
 
What equipment should you buy? What skills do you need to learn while you still have time?
 
Many Americans see the storm clouds surrounding our Nation. In this decade right now history will be made. Prepare now and ensure you survive the coming chaos.
 
There are those that prepare and there are those that wished to God they had prepared. Which are you going to be?
 
One day in the not too distant future will be the DAY America changes forever. Are you ready?

About the Author

Bruce Hemming, a noted Wilderness survival instructor and Retired Military, has personally trained special forces and hundreds of others in the fine art of survival. His web site is www.snare-trap-survive.com 8 DVD's on wilderness survival full of tips and tricks learned over a lifetime in the wilderness. His techniques have been used successfully in all 50 States .

Customer Reviews

Once you get started reading it is hard to put the book down.
A. Bachman
Grammar aside (which was poor - I lost count of the number of times he got his verb tenses confused), the characters have too many convenient things happen to them.
Henry Nolden
The book is very well written with good depth to the characters and story line.
Greyhawk1970

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71 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Steve Johnson on November 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is at all interested in 'SHTF' scenarios or those who simply like to be prepared for just about anything. Buckshot Hemming is an accomplished outdoorsman, trapper and hunter and has used those skills to develop a compelling and insightful novel.
Mr. Hemming carefully details the struggles of three groups of people have as they try to survive an EMP attack where electricity, government control and civil authority break down, leaving people on their own to fend for themselves. Sound far fetched? Ever hear of 'Katrina' or '9-11' or 'flash mobs' or 'occupy' movements? Do you remember the enormous power outage in the NE that stranded millions? Do you recall CT being without power for weeks just last month? I certainly do!
This is a long story and I savored every page of it. I was both educated and entertained as I read the book. The characters are well developed and their stuggles are at times gut wrenching and uplifting. You will not be disappointed.
The down side, if there is one is that the style of writing is unusual to me and it took a while for me to get into rhythm with it. With editing, this book should be a best seller and made into a movie or TV series!
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 5, 2012
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I am an avid hunter here in Australia, Im also an avid reader. As I read its easy to tell if the writter has had personal expierience with his topic. This shines through in Grid Down. I have read many books in this genre as in my opinion, blind freddy could see that the world, without dramatic intervention is not heading for the constant "growth at all costs" and "We will prosper just squeeze the stone harder" scenario. The problem is that since the industrial age we have lost touch with the skills that we used for thousands of years. We believe there will always be a bank, a supermarket, a "someone else" to provide for us. The truth is we stand at the tipping point, and if I were a betting man I would say that given the option saving the world or cutting and running, the play makers will cut and run 9 times out of ten.

What I LOVED about this book is that it shows a balanced perspective of different levels of preparedness, from the backpack survivalist to those who already live an off grid lifestyle. Not to mention it is a book that is very hard to put down. It is realistic and there are a few tips that I have taken to task and work. There is a very minimal amount of product placement, but it is entirely appropriate, its worth reading for that alone.

I have read every book in this genre available on kindle so far and I rate this most highly.

I also contacted Bruce in regards to his world renowned snares and he personaly sent me information on thier use in my country and his passion for his trade certainly shines though.

If you like me, live in suburbia, have a wife / husband and kids, hold a town job ext...
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Stable Boy on June 22, 2012
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Great story, filled with lots of good "tips". Character development was good. Storyline was good.

If you are questioning getting this book as I was for the price since its an "indie" author just get the sample. Unlike many samples this one is 58 pages and you can definitely decide if you want to continue or not. I personally didn't hesitate and after finishing the sample immediately resumed reading after purchasing the full thing.

Violence R, Sexuality PG-to SOFT PG-13, Language soft PG-13
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Ruth S on October 27, 2011
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Grid Down Reality Bites: 101 Ways to survive (Volume 1) by Bruce E. (Buckshot) Hemming Mr. and Sara Freeman is a gripping, frightening book showing exactly how a disaster could strike the world. People who already are convinced disaster is coming should read the book for its useful information and tips on how they can be better prepared.

The book also gives practical information on disaster survival, discussing what is needed for survival, and where to get those supplies. It also involves readers with characters they can relate to and care about, and keeps them turning pages to find out what happens to those characters.

People who do not believe disaster lies ahead definitely should read the book to find out how easily the world and their lives could be turned upside down. They may change their minds, and will certainly be better prepared. Even if they believe they'll never need it, every household should have a copy of this book.
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35 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Tea Party Patriot on May 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
I really wanted to like this story, and I generally cut independent authors a lot of slack when reading Kindle eBooks. I can overlook the occasional typos and misspellings, but this book really needs some serious editing. I like the story and the characters, but the authors' writing style combines two annoying elements- lots of short, staccato sentences (See Dick Run. Run, Dick, Run. See Jane Run.) interspersed with dialogue that goes on for pages with no interaction between the characters.

Another pet peeve is the authors continuously using the term EMP incorrectly. You don't "shoot off" an EMP. For example, "EMPs were planned to be sent over their countries." You don't send an EMP- you detonate a nuclear weapon, and the EMP is one of the after effects (along with blast wave and radiation). Hearing the authors go on about shooting EMPs left me shaking my head.

If the authors are open to suggestions, this is what could make this a great novel:

1. Pick a tense and stick with it. The story is written in present tense, but the authors jump between past and present tense several times per paragraph (saying "had gone" and "had done" and "had said" ). Delete the word "had" 95% of the times it's used and the story will read better.

2. Completely kill Chapter 3, where the authors get overambitious, trying to have disaster stacked on disaster stacked on disaster to the point of absurdity. An economic collapse is certainly possible, or an EMP. Combining the two might be plausible if it's well done, like "Holding Their Own" by Joe Nobody. But trying to also toss in a genetically altered Ebola virus into the mix (on top of economic collapse and EMP)- and then never mentioning it again makes me wonder what they're smoking.

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