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A Tale of Two Preppers [Kindle Edition]

Susan Gregersen
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jeff and Jeannie live in a high-rise apartment building in the inner city. They've chased their careers and lived on take-out food, keeping almost no food in their apartment.

That is...until Jeannie reads a news article about storing food for emergencies. One thing leads to another and she starts learning how to cook, and her husband buys some precious metals, a campstove and fuel, and other supplies.

When Jeff and Jeannie discovered prepping they didn't realize how little time was left. Will the preps they were able to make in the short time they had keep them alive when an EMP, followed by nukes, hits the city? Will they live long enough to escape the city?

Based on a real-life couple, friends of the author, who found their way into preparedness from the same background of not having food in the house or knowing how to cook. Many find it hard to believe that not only are there people who don't know how to cook, but some don't even keep those handy frozen meals in their homes, or any other foods. It's estimated that most people are just a few meals away from starvation if supplies disappear. Please don't be one of them!

Product Details

  • File Size: 259 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490569081
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Susan Gregersen (March 7, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007IEH7GQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,356 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fictional Survival Story March 15, 2012
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A good story fitting in the survival and preparation genre. With all of the natural disasters and the turmoil in our economy and around the world, anyone who isn't thinking about taking steps to help ensure their ability to survive a bad situation is foolish. Stories like this setup a fictional situation however the actions taken by the two main characters are very real and well worth considering. While your situation may not match this one, a tornado, earthquake or flood, for example, could result in you having to take steps to stay alive. Read about the characters here and think about what you would do. Hurricane Katrina showed us that relying on your own preparations and abilities is important as the government isn't always going to be there to help you.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, but poorly executed June 5, 2012
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The premise to the story is good, but there is little to no development of plot or characters. There are much better choices out there in the $.99 category (Check out J.F. Perkins). I would suggest that Ms. Gregerson keep working at it. She's not really a bad writer, it's just that she needs to spend more time filling out the characters and the plot - they are both very simple and flat.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Timers Adventure (spoilers) April 23, 2012
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I enjoyed this simple book about a suburban couple who stumble into the prepper lifestyle just in the nick of time and against the odds manage to pull through. If you're curious about the lifestyle, this would be a pretty good introduction with a pretty low-key PG story. If you're more into weapons and harems this probably isn't what you want ;)

I'd enjoy a series with some of the characters on further adventures.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! March 13, 2012
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The story is oriented around a very believable fictional couple learning first hand why they needed to have an emergency stash of food and water. It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Looking forward to more stories from this author!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! May 19, 2012
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I am very interested in post-apocalyptic novels, my husband, not so much.

I found myself relating the whole story to a riveted husband, the next day. Even secondhand, he was on the edge of his seat.

It's very plausible and appropriate, a great read for someone thinking about getting a disaster kit or some extra food.

Don't buy this right before bedtime. You'll be up for hours, reading it (I was).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How to survive a nuclear attack in the city October 11, 2013
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Another story I didn't know what to expect, but it gave sound advice on what to do if you live in a city and get caught after a nuclear event. Not to give to much away but they have to make some tough decisions on, going with the "herd" or making their own choices. The first part is a little contrived, but once you get past that it's a quick read and interesting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Learning to cook! May 16, 2013
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This is quite the story of a young couple that only eat "take-out". Jeanne has absolutely zero cooking skills. They have no pots or dishes, either. Her husband is a little astonished to find some juice in the refrigerator!

How their life changes with a "blast" from above. It is a good thing they were both starting to learn about "prepping".

This book follows their escape from the city to what they hope is a place of security.

I liked it as it shows that people can learn to adapt even if they have never been on that trail before...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book that gets you thinking! March 12, 2012
By Pam R.
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This is an excellent book that gets you thinking about getting prepared and having some extra food on hand in case there is an emergency. It is an excellent and quick read that would be perfect to pass onto your friends and family that you have talked to about prepping to get them thinking about without scaring them.
The story makes you realize that every little thing that you do now to prepare will go a long way if there is an emergency.
I look forward to reading more from Susan Gregersen!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A good story
Susan has written a good story that flows well. I would recommend this as a good starter story that will open your eyes to being prepared.
Published 3 months ago by Tac Medic
5.0 out of 5 stars NICE STORY
I was hoping for a whole lot more. It ended way to quickly for me. I hope to see more about this adventure.
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars hats off to Susan Gregersen
My favorite writer in this genre. I always become totally engaged in her stories. She really seems to have experienced each and every story. Read more
Published 6 months ago by shar
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok.
It was an easy read and I did learn a few things from it. Some things seemed totally unreal yet some parts made you think about what would you do in that situation.
Published 10 months ago by Jeano
4.0 out of 5 stars An easy read
Good story with characters that seemed real. Plot moved quickly and the events seemed reasonable. Nice to see that even at the worst of times the good in man can still triumph.
Published 11 months ago by S. Refkin
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I just kept shaking my head as I was reading...this couple is so much like so many young couples today. Read more
Published 11 months ago by kokosmom2
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a fun read.
I really enjoyed reading this story. It got me thinking about some of my plans and made me consider a couple of things I hadn't thought of before. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Brian Nickels
4.0 out of 5 stars A Tale of Two Preppers
A very interesting, eye opening book. It should interest everyone that's ever even thought about being prepared in an emergency.
Published 16 months ago by larry h. morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed
The book was very interesting and showed what people could do if willing to do what they needed to and overcome the problems they faced.
Published 17 months ago by Sal
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done!
Weather I wanted to or not, I was pulled in before the end of the first chapter. Before I knew it I became excited when the main characters did well, and nervous when things went... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Tritia Weitzel
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More About the Author

My husband and I live in an off-grid, solar-powered cabin surrounded by forest and mountains in NW Montana. We produce nearly all of our food, through gardening, hunting, fishing, foraging, and the occasional domestic meat animals we raise some years.

My first book was "The Long Ride Home", which I wrote on a cross-country bicycle trip in 2010. It's sort of a 'what if' about how I would have gotten home if the world had fallen apart while I was so far from home on a bicycle.

Most of my books have started with real people in mind. There have only been a couple exceptions to that, where the characters and their situation at the beginning of the book came solely from my imagination. It makes me bristle when a reviewer says "Oh, there can't be anyone like that", because there really is! We all have different frames of reference to draw from but we shouldn't discount what other people know. After all, they say truth is stranger than fiction!

I have a hard time keeping my books serious. I can't stop myself from having my characters make quips to each other, or other ways of lightening a scene. I guess that's my style and you might as well expect it when you read my books! I also have a hard time sitting still and being patient while I write. When I get an idea I want to type it all down as fast as I can, get it edited, and share it with everyone. I'm learning to slow down and look it over and see where I can expand on it, and where expanding would make the book boring to read. I enjoy writing and hope to keep entertaining people with my books for years to come.

Thank you for your interest in my books and in me as a writer!

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