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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 frequented by these professionals, 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 kit 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 necessity 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. 
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: PrepperPress.com (August 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615524192
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615524191
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #588,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With over 2 million words in publication, author Joe Nobody has long been a readers' favorite. His adventure novels thrill with stories that might have been ripped from the morning's headlines with protagonists who resonate with the average Joe... all the while sparking creative thought about social issues.

The Joe Nobody library of books includes apocalyptic novels, science fiction, political thrillers, children's books, and instruction manuals. While each installment is completely different from the rest, they all follow a common pattern... hooking the reader with a compelling story, exposing all sides of the issue at hand and then exercising problem-solving skills to find creative resolution to the conflict.

His academic pursuits included Systems Engineering and Accounting. Accumulating over three decades of government service with a variety of agencies and departments, Joe is still professionally active and wishes to keep his identity and background confidential for the security and privacy of his family.

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

Residing in Texas, Joe's private life is spent enjoying a variety of outdoor activates with his family.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 17, 2012
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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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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By 122333 on September 13, 2011
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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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34 of 45 people found the following review helpful By GG on January 9, 2012
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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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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on November 5, 2011
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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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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Allen on 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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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Haney on 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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