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The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis Paperback – January 25, 2011
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In the face of disaster, it is better to plan than panic. A bulletproof plan will protect you from¿the crippling effects of a mishap—from shake-ups in the stock market to the next oil crisis to fires and floods. With this book, author Sean Brodrick of Weiss Research teaches you the simple things you can do that will help you prepare and profit in this changing economic landscape.The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide is your tool to understanding a myriad of key concepts.
Divided into five comprehensive parts, this one-of-a-kind guide: <<ul>
- Discusses how you should position yourself financially in order to survive—and possibly thrive—during a regular economic downturn, a full-blown recession, or an economic collapse
- Addresses how to protect your health—and that of your family—as well as your home from uncontrollable events
- Offers practical advice for storing food and water, buying survival gear, and becoming more self-sufficient
- Details different transportation options, should traditional means fail, and offers practical advice on evacuating an area should things become unstable
- And much more
The time to plan for any crisis is before it happens. Nobody understands this better than Sean Brodrick, and with The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide, he shows you how it's possible to prepare for an uncertain future and prosper under even the toughest conditions. --This text refers to the Unknown Binding edition.
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PRAISE FOR THE ULTIMATE SUBURBAN SURVIVALIST GUIDE
"A field guide for surviving the end of life as we have come to comfortably know it. It's an achievement not undertaken lightly or by many in the field, and thus worth your time to read."ADDISON WIGGIN, Executive Publisher, Agora Financial, LLC, and author of I.O.U.S.A and Financial Reckoning Day Fallout
"From gardens to guns, Sean covers every major topic you need to get on the path toward self-sufficiency. I laughed. I learned. I loved it!"NILUS MATTIVE, Editor, Weiss Research's Dividend Superstars, and author of The Standard & Poor's Guide for the New Investor
"A level-headed and firsthand approach to preparing readers for societal shifts that are already underway. Read it and take your notes well."ANDREW WILKINSON, Director of Media Communications, Interactive Brokers
"Sean manages to take the actual 'boots on the ground and fingers in the dirt' research that he is famous for and marry it to technical analysis and make it entertaining, thought-provoking, and profitable, all at the same time."TOM JEFFRIES, Howestreet.com
"A concise and easy-to-follow yet comprehensive guide to not only surviving but even thriving in the new economy. A financial and day-to-day primer for the new economic reality, a must-read for anyone who wants practical solutions and real answers."KEVIN KERR, Editor, Kerr Commodities Watch
The time to plan for any crisis is before it happens. In The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide, author Sean Brodrick of Weiss Research shows you the simple things you can do today to prepare for an uncertain future and prosper under even the toughest economic conditions.
More About the Author
Sean is the author of the Amazon best-seller The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide, a lively, comprehensive roadmap for preparing and surviving today's changing economic landscape, from stock market shake-ups, oil and currency crises to floods and fires.
Recognized for his expertise on natural resources and Canadian and Australian investment opportunities, Brodrick has been featured on many financial talk shows, including CNBC Squawk Box, Fox Business, CNN, Your World with Neil Cavuto and Bloomberg Market Line. He is a contributing columnist to MarketWatch.com and a commentator on one of Canada's premiere financial websites, HoweStreet.com.
Top Customer Reviews
The author even takes the time to discuss home security in various scenarios. From "day-to-day" - wherein you can expect the police to eventually show up, to "you're on your own" - wherein the police aren't coming...ever. He even talks intelligently about firearms. Which ones are best for home defense? Which are best for novices? I admit a certain bias because I discovered my two mainstays are the same two he selected. I've taught and taken firearm safety classes, home defense classes and been around firearms of every sort for almost 5 decades. The advice in this book is simple and concise. If you can't field-strip and clean your weapon or you don't want to practice gun-safety or learn to properly store and use a firearm, then owning one is not for you. But if you do, heed the advice given by the author. It says it all and it says it well.
Finally, I own several books with the word "survivalist" in them. Most of them are written by people are are heavy on the hysteria and short on the practical advice.Read more ›
How is this book different from others on this topic? After reading it, it seemed to me that the author had read the most popular books in the genre, eliminated the impractical bits, collected all the good and relevant insights, and then put it all in an easy-to-read, friendly language. There is no annoying political agenda here (many books tend to be right-wing libertarian or left-wing anticorporate eco-new-age) - just a pragmatic description of how things work in today's economy or during a disaster. There is no gear and guns obsession in this book, nor fear mongering, nor advice on how to build a sustainable bamboo house :) Yes, there are so many quirky annoyances in many books in this genre, that this one is a breath of fresh air. There are also little puns and jokes here and there, which make this book more fun to read.
The author wrote this for urban and suburban middle class folks. The book basically tells you how to continue living your life, with minor modifications so you are better prepared for hard times. This book is not about "hard core survival" in rural areas.
Topics covered in this book (pretty comprehensive):
- Likely short and long term disasters (fire, flood, future oil crisis, financial instability)
- Examples of how societies dealt with crises, e.g.Read more ›
He likes the creature comforts of a warm bed, healthy food and fresh water. Just like you and me! Yet he has been able show, by actually doing it himself, how anyone can develop self-reliance and independence without giving up their twenty-first century lifestyle.
What's more, his book is practical, useful and written in an easy-to-digest conversational tone that will help you develop skills so you can become a more self-reliant, well-rounded, and interesting person. And it's packed full of additional resources for you to check out.
Once you've read The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide, you'll know how to survive a world-threatening disaster, live a healthier lifestyle and save your money in the here and now.
I highly recommend you order your copy today. If you're like me, it'll give you peace of mind and become your checklist on how to start preparing for when a crisis hits.
I have now read this book twice and some chapters even more. There is even a chapter on smart shopping for food and other necessary sundries that if followed will probably save you the cover price of the book on your first trip to the store. Plus, every chapter has a summary of the very minimum your could do to put yourself and your family one step ahead and better prepared for a crisis situation.
I am of the opinion that you owe it to yourself, family and friends to at least have a basic knowledge of the topics covered in this book. It is tough to beat this book due to its simplisty to lay out a broad array of topics in consise detail. Pick it up, you will be happy that you did.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Should know how to survive in this economy by reading this book!!!Published 19 months ago by Carolyn William
If a reader had never read so much as an article on preparing for a crisis, this book would be OK. But for those who are informed or have even a modicum of common sense, this books... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lin
I have taken stock investment from the author in the past who is an expert on commodities. I found this book to be full of excellent ideas and quite detailed, along with being easy... Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by Always Learning
The book was written several years ago.Many of the predictions that are presented in it have been proven to be flat out wrong. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Mark Hinchliff
Sean does a good job in this book. I have followed him for years and the book itself is just another extension of his knowledge.Published on May 29, 2013 by Matthew Zorn
This book is a must-have for anyone who wants to prepare for things we don't like to think about. He gives a complete listing of things you can slowly buy or prepare that you will... Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by Jane Wallace
I have read this book and **Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown. Read morePublished on February 6, 2013 by Louis M. Klement, Jr.
Provides a more urbanized approach than the usual "preppers" approach to living off-the-grid. This is not an extremist position and can be used whole or in part.Published on November 24, 2012 by Cyclopean