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Survive A Catastrophe In Suburbia Without Firearms [Kindle Edition]

William West , James Carter
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This book is written with the suburban family in mind. The families that prefer to "shelter in place," without firearms, during a prolonged regional emergency. The working example is a power grid disruption period of up to 24 months.
The suburban tactics provided in these pages, will show families and neighborhoods how to secure their area from any feral thieves during an emergency or catastrophic event. The opportunistic offenders search out less security centric areas during major catastrophic events.
This book also covers prepping, the "bug-out" and other tactics that will allow you to stay ahead of the chaos.

Product Details

  • File Size: 184 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Zep Tepi Publishing (July 27, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #785,054 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disingenuous Title June 10, 2013
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When I saw the title of this book, my interest was piqued. As a expat living in a foreign country without access to firearms, I was hoping for some survival advice specific to my situation. I was hoping for some advice on how to deal with conflict when firearms aren't available.

Unfortunately, I finished the book disappointed. There was some good information, but nothing that separated it from many other books available about prepping for a survival situation.

Even worse, I came across this toward the end of the book: "At a minimum you need a .22 rifle to hunt small game and for protection."

The section about firearms continued, but when I saw this, I was extremely frustrated: "The other gun you should bring is a shotgun. The 12 gauge shotgun is a large, loud, and a powerful shotgun. If you've never owned a gun and have very little experience with firearms, I recommend you buy the 20 gauge shotgun. It's a little lighter with much less recoil or kick to it. My wife could shoot a 20 gauge...she won't, but she could if she had to.....I think?"

The author is recommending a .22 rifle at a minimum and a shotgun in a book entitled "Survive a Catastrophe in Suburbia Without Firearms". WITHOUT FIREARMS?!?

Other than the deceitful title, hilarity ensued throughout the book with numerous spelling and grammar errors and some wacky commentary. I happened to highlight two of the many mistakes: "fire and emergency services will be severally crippled," and "A garage sale or Dollar Store is two other choices."

I would love to see this subject covered, but I can't recommend this book to anyone.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not worth much IMO August 5, 2013
By ilbob
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I got this as a free Kindle download not long ago and read it yesterday. I read the whole thing so it gets 2 stars in my rating system, but I cannot recommend you spend your time or money on this book.

It has a lot of very dubious advice including such gems as:

Keeping two 10 gallon containers of gasoline for your vehicle. Storing some gas for your car might (and I emphasize might) be a good idea, but in ten gallon containers? Ten gallons of gas is so heavy and bulky that your chances of being able to move it and pour it into your car safely are pretty low. Such containers are not even readily available.

His idea for protecting his daughter from marauders was to shoot a hole through her front door to scare them off.

He also suggested city dwellers should plan to go squat in someone else's vacation cottage as a kind of bug out location. Like the owners of such places are just going to let them do that.

There are a whole bunch of very dubious ideas like this throughout the book that will get you killed if you ever tried them. At times, the advice seemed so bad that I wondered if the guy was engaged in seeing how bad he could make it as some kind of statement.

The book had more than its share of typos and other writing errors, but they did not bother me as much as the horrible advice given.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Same old, same old July 9, 2013
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Interesting, but nothing new here. I read this book out of curiosity, and found it entertaining but am not sure how much help it would really be, should the catastrophe predicted by this author actually occur.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Lack of Reality August 19, 2014
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Let's face it, you're NOT going to survive a prolonged catastrophe in suburbia without a firearm and a wilingness to use it. Not a chance. There is evil in this world that only responds to force, and to be a survivor you will have to be willing to use sufficient force in self defense if the situation calls for it. This means applying more force than the dirtbags who are threatening you. When the cities clean out, where do you think those thousands of people are going to go to get supplies? Seriously, who would be willing to lose their life or their family's to an armed scumbag simply because of some scruples about possessing a firearm?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars short, thoughtful book October 21, 2013
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This book has great, brief information on potential problems that could necessitate a reason to prep, for those of you who need a reason. It also has some very useful ideas for items to keep or acquire if you are beginning your prepping collection. This book is by no means comprehensive, but comes at a great price.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read... May 8, 2013
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SURVIVE was an enjoyable read. The topic was interesting and the author was not only knowledgeable, but capable of writing about the possibility of the US being thrown off-line intelligently, and with some humor.

This isn't a long treatise, by any means, but he really managed to cram in a lot of information. Everything from whether to bug-out... or not. To what kind of supplies to lay in, and how to deal with neighbors and strangers.

Well written. I would definitely recommend this book to people looking for a good introduction to surviving in the 1- to 24- month range without power.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its ok. January 10, 2014
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Pretty boring with common sense stuff that you already know. I guess if you have never given any thought to surviving an event of some sort, haven't seen and disaster movies, don't watch tv or the news this book could maybe be for you.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's hope it doesn't happen August 18, 2013
By ironfox
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Great book with good advice. But feeling says one day it will happen. Could be tomorrow, ten years from now, or not in my lifetime. But it's wise to be prepared. 5 stars
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