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The TEOTWAWKI Tuxedo: Formal Survival Attire [Kindle Edition]

Joe Nobody , E. Ivester
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Written for people who are new to preparing, or who have never served, the TEOTWAWKI Tuxedo is an instructional guide focused on personal equipment designed for security and defense. The book addresses load bearing equipment, integrated carry systems, advanced BOB options and much more. This is not a book on self-defense or weapons, but a guide on how to dress and equip an individual for a defensive role in a post-TEOTWAWKI world.

It covers the basics of MOLLE and how a modular system can be utilized in a defensive role.


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From shtfblog.com:

This book is well written and informative. If you want information about carrying the equipment you'd need during an "event", this book will serve you well, particularly for those that would be looking at a SHTF bug out situation.

From the Author

Among professional military, private military contractors, law enforcement tactical response units and field security experts, the topic of load carry systems is always being discussed. If you were to visit the internet forums and blogs where these professionals frequent, the subject is always one of the most popular.

Why does such a simple thing as carrying equipment experience such high traffic levels?

One only has to attend a course that includes firearms training (carbines or rifle) to understand the issues. If the class involves any type of physical movement, it soon becomes apparent why this subject is not so simple. It is common to witness the students shedding gear, applying band aids to blisters and always rearranging their equipment. It is not uncommon to see an obstacle course littered with gear after the class has ran the gauntlet.

For beginning preppers, this subject can be daunting. There are so many options, terms and variables that some people can easily be confused or ignore the subject all together. Yet in a post-TEOTWAWKI environment, most of us will likely have to carry around significantly more gear than what we do in our everyday lives. When the subject of defense is combined with mobility, the topic becomes even more muddled.

This book is written for beginners.
It is designed to address the basics for anyone who realizes the need for personal equipment carry systems. This work is intended to save the reader countless hours of web surfing, equipment exchanges and blisters. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 1587 KB
  • Print Length: 90 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615524192
  • Publisher: Kemah Bay Marketing LTD. (November 28, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006FOTAJM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,847 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource!! September 13, 2011
By 122333
Format:Paperback
I had never thought about the what I would have to carry in a SHTF world before reading this book. Today, I carry a computer bag, purse and sometimes gym clothes. In a TEOTWAWKI situation, I may need equipment to survive and how to carry all of that around is an important preparation. Joe Nobody spells it all out simply for us non-military types. Another important concept was the integration of personal gear to our household's overall defensive plan. I didn't realize the connection until I read Tuxedo. Now I know what I need and can be prepared!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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More like 2.75 due to presentation issues.

As many reviewers have noted here, this is novice level, very basic information that Joe is presenting but, you've got to start somewhere, and this information is about one of the foundations upon which much else depends.

The material that Joe is trying to lay out for readers is indeed useful and valuable and, if the SHTF, may even be critical and lifesaving, but for a slight work of just 73 pages which is devoted to teaching us about and familiarizing us with equipment that we -most of us--presumably have not seen or are familiar with--and which relies on several drawings and quite a few pictures (28 to be exact) to do the familiarization and teaching, it seems obvious to me that it is imperative that the pictures in question must be very clear and crisp.

Unfortunately, just as with Joe Nobody's prior work, "Holding Your Ground," while the line drawings used are of excellent quality, many of the pictures here in "Tuxedo" are again very muddy, sometimes out of focus, and unclear, and about as far removed from "crisp" as possible.

Message to "Joe"--it can't cost much, hire someone to take some decent pictures, and the effectiveness of your books will be massively improved, and if the problem is with the printing of what are already decent pictures, then get someone new to do your printing.

I note, too, that there are several, increasingly annoying instances where the number of the picture we are referred to in the text is incorrect. Look, there are less than thirty pictures involved in the entirety of "Tuxedo," how hard can it be to make sure that the text, when referring readers to this or that picture to clarify something, is referring us to the correct picture?

The fixes are obvious, better quality pictures and/or printing, more attention to detail, and better proofreading are needed for "Tuxedo" to live up to its true potential.
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33 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a rip off January 9, 2012
By GG
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Do not buy this molle system manual unless you want to know how to attach equipment to your molle webbing. All the author did is take a few blurry photos of army gear and explain why the soldiers carry it. It took me 5 minutes or less to scan the manual (not a book) to see that I had been ripped off for $11.07. If you served there is nothing this manual has to help you. I am pretty easy going, but for some reason I just feel ripped off.
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23 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It is so so November 5, 2011
By John
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This book is pretty thin and most of the info in it can be found on sites on the internet for free. I read it and was not impressed much, nor was I dissappointed. It was just so so...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars To Basic and Lacking November 30, 2012
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I can't really recommend this book.
Even at the most basic level this book is lacking.
Not enough information. It reads more like an introduction to a book.
I have the author's other books Without Rule of Law, The Home Schooled Shootist and Holding Your Ground.
Although they all commonly have few and poor pictures, the illustrations for diagrams and such are clear. And I do like these others very much, though the Home Shootist's "extra" 26 pages that is just health info was very disappointing. Save it for more illustrations, charts etcetera related to the immediate topic at hand, please.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book if you've no idea what to wear November 25, 2011
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Written from one person's point of view, this book goes in-depth about not only what to wear in a TEOTWAWKI situation, but more importly how to wear your gear. Of course, i have to stress one person's point of view, as there are as many different ideas as there are people to point them out.

Nonetheless, the book is a useful resource, especially if you have little of no familiarity with military web gear, past or present. the author points out many pros and cons of numerous systems, and shares his own experiences.

He makes one really great point that I personally agree with - all the supplies in the world can't help if you don't have them with you, and the only way to ensure that is to wear them on your person - and that takes planning.

Overall, I'd recommend this book to anyone just starting out as a "prepper", and for those who may want to update or revise their own gear.
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27 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worthless November 25, 2011
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If you have any military experience, even if you were kicked out after boot camp, this book has nothing to offer. It is so basic, that I wonder if someone interested in this type of info would not already know it. Spend the $10 on MRE's or ammo.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensible Crash Course December 11, 2011
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The TEOTWAWKI Tuxedo
By: Joe Nobody
Prepper Press
[...]
Reviewed by: Josh Haney

Let's face it; we preppers have lots of gear. Between knives, radios, holsters, firearms, magazines, and whatever other apocalypse accoutrements you personally prefer, managing all of this can be a real pain in the ass. Some prefer the utility belt approach, while others go for a vest, but, unless you have had actual military experience, the subtle nuances required to carry all of your tactical gear could be a matter of trial and error. Unfortunately, those are not the kind of odds you want when you really need your gear to work right the first time. Luckily, Prepper Press has given writer Joe Nobody a venue to share all of his personal experiences in this oft-overlooked area.
The TEOTWAWKI Tuxedo: Formal Survival Attire is a straightforward how to manual with one goal in mind, to teach the reader the ins and outs of dressing for success in a SHTF scenario. The cold hard fact is you are only as effective as your weakest link, and if that is your ability to transport what you need to keep yourself alive you are behind the eight ball before you even get started.
Most books in the survival/prep genre kind of quickly give a once-over to things like the MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) system, Bug Out Bags, and tactical carry options. Nine times out of ten though it revolves around what should be carried gear wise not how to do so both correctly and comfortably. And that's where this book distinguishes itself from its peers. It talks about the contents, and makes suggestions on what, again, should be carried, but also goes in-depth, utilizing diagrams and photographs to illustrate the right and wrong way to go about things.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book is a wealth of info for, well, everyone.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I was a big fan of the Holding their Own series by the author. I thought this would be a great resource. The book is thin and a little on the general side. Read more
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I think it is ridiculous that Amazon makes us write these silly, redundant, insulting, moronic reviews for everything we buy.
Published 3 months ago by Soldat1971
5.0 out of 5 stars For TheBeggining Prepper
It is written for the beggining prepper. As such it is very informative. Filled with good information and substance. For the veteran prepper I'd go with something else.
Published 6 months ago by Rock
5.0 out of 5 stars well worth the price...
If your a prepper with no military experience, this book is for you. I bought it for Molle (Molly! Who knew??) instruction and learned a great deal. Well worth the kindle price. Read more
Published 6 months ago by ned r hickel
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting read.
There was some good info presented here. I don't know a lot about the world of doomsday prepping and I guess this is a decent intro.
Published 8 months ago by kris Patterson
3.0 out of 5 stars TUXEDO
Great information, bad pictures! This is a great book if you have never worn any type gear before but the pics are blurry and difficult to make out.
Published 8 months ago by Miss Em
5.0 out of 5 stars Dress for success!
Like any honest survivalist wannabe, I don't wanna ever use anything I've stocked or any of my gear - I like my modern comforts and entertainments! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
Some great ideas and information written in plain English. Your E-book saved me time a little money by eliminating some trial and error evaluation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ALICE Died and MOLLE Is here!
During my time there was only the ALICE system. As a direct result of this book I have begun putting together my MOLLE gear. Read more
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More About the Author

Joe Nobody (pen name for the author who wishes to keep his identity confidential) has provided systems, consulting and training for the U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Naval Research, United States Border Patrol as well as several private firms and government agencies which cannot be disclosed.

He is currently active in this area and for the security of his family and ongoing business, wishes to remain anonymous.

He has over 30 years of competitive shooting experience, including IPSC, NRA, and other related organizations. He has been a firearms instructor and consultant for over 30 years and holds the rights to a United States Patent for a firearms modification.

Joe initially became involved in helping private citizens "prepare" at the request of his students and clients. A conscientious instructor, he would always inquire as to why they wanted to learn certain skills or techniques and often the response was to prepare for more than just simple home invasion or self-defense. If you ask Joe what his greatest attribute is, he will tell you he is a "problem solver" and uses his formal education in Systems Engineering to this end.

"As the economy worsens, world tensions rise, and the modern media propagates bad news faster than ever before, more and more people want to prepare. I wrote HOLDING because it allows me to reach more of the good folks who are concerned about their security. I want them to sleep better at night knowing they have a plan of defense should the 'Event' ever occur."

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