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When Things Go Boom! A Highly Practical (NO FLUFF!) Guide To What You Can Do NOW To Prepare For The Coming Chaos: Techniques, Tips and Supply Checklists [Kindle Edition]

Brian Howard
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Book Description

Have you ever thought, "I want to get prepared, but I don't know how to start or what supplies to get", or even, "I don't have the time to do all the research, and I wish someone could help me"? If so, then this book is for you.

When Things Go Boom! was written to be a no fluff guide as to what you can do today to begin getting prepared for the coming chaos or for any potential disaster. This book is chock-full of survival and preparation techniques, unique and valuable tips and supply checklists.They are broken down into practical areas such as personal defense and safety, water and filtration, food and nutrition, shelter and habitat, medical and first aid, communication and navigation, signaling and other general areas. More importantly, you are benefiting from the author's experience, research and testing of products. This allows for specific recommendations to be given about select products and manufacturers. He has done most of the research for you and only suggests products that he relies on, personally, for his own family's health and safety, saving you multiple hours of research and frustration. When Things Go Boom! not only tells you what supplies you need to be prepared, it tells you why you need them and where to get them. Howard has been prepping seriously since 2001 and knows first-hand what he is talking about. Being a military veteran, a Christian and a devout husband and father, Howard has the sole desire to help others prepare, just as he prepares for his own family.

We live in an extremely fragile world right now, a world on the brink of economic, political, religious and societal collapse. Just the fact that you are reading this now, tells me that you are blatantly aware of this fact. What once was thought of as fringe thinking has now become mainstream certainty. It is coming and it is coming soon. The world will never be the same. Howard is not a man prone to paranoia or any extremist beliefs, he just sees what is coming, acknowledges what most of us already know in the depths of our being and is taking a stand for prudent preparedness. The time to prepare is not the day after disaster strikes. The time is now and, When Things Go Boom! will be the definitive book to help you get there.

Product Details

  • File Size: 402 KB
  • Print Length: 142 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615575838
  • Publisher: Be Ready Press; 1 edition (November 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006GK6K0C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #642,858 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By Scooty
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I enjoyed the no-nonsense style of author Brian Howard and gleaned many valuable tips from his book. I do think it would be a good addition to the prepper's library, but I don't think it should be your only preparedness book. This volume is like many others I have read, in that it sort of groups all levels of disaster together and attempts to give advice about all of them at once. This leads to some confusing recommendations. For instance, in one chapter Howard advises the reader to "throw out those cans of green beans if no one in your family likes to eat green beans." Fair enough. But in a later chapter he writes that worms and bugs can provide good nutrition. I don't know about you, but I would much prefer to eat even my least favorite vegetable (lima beans) than worms or bugs! Obviously Howard is writing about different situations here that would arise over a period of time, but it illuminates a flaw I find in many survival books. "Disaster Preparedness" is a huge topic covering a wide spectrum of different situations calling for different responses. I don't fault authors for trying to address every possible disaster, but I wish they would organize their advice into some sort of format that details different levels of preparedness the author recommends to meet different levels of misfortune. Between the Red Cross advice to have three days of food and water stocked up (which would only guard against a very minor disaster) to the many, many authors who assume society is going to completely unravel during the coming apocalypse, there is a LOT of territory. It is sometimes hard to find good advice between these two extremes, between those who say, "Keep bottled water and soup on hand" and those who say "Rats are a good source of protein. Read more ›
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Well first and foremost, this is a book for people who are looking for straightforward facts, basic techniques, a list of tips and do-it-now checklists. What it is not is a book of gorgeous photos or lengthy dialogues on performing any esoteric and exotic skills. Instead, it gives you the basics in a clear and simple manner that is written as though the author was sitting across from you on the living room

But when I say clear and simple, do not be put off. Some of his tips were new to me. For example, he suggests that you include a manual pencil sharpener in your bug out bag so that you can create wood shavings from twigs. These shavings can them be used when starting a fire. Now how neat is that? Another neat tip has to do with making handcuffs out of zip ties (for subduing a bad guy you have clobbered with a baton or baseball bat).
These are just two of the many useful tips.

Now to be honest, there were a couple of tips I will choose to ignore such as eating raw worms for protein. Ugh!

When Things Go Boom! is great for beginners but even old pros will pick up a tip or two. If you, or someone you know, is struggling getting started and would like to have everything laid out in a simple and practical check list format, this is a great book to get you going. I think it would be especially useful for an experienced prepper to read and pass on to someone needing that extra little push toward self-reliance in an emergency.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I have been prepping for years, due to being in the hurricaine belt, and wish I had found this book 10 years ago. When I first saw it, I almost passed it up due to the low price. I figured being less than $10, probably meant little useful info. But the tag line "NO FLUFF" caught my eye. Boy was I surprised when I read it. I would have easily paid 2 or 3 times as much for it. I have read a multitude of preparation/survival books, the majority of which were filled with lots & lots of information. Most of the time, too much information. I often finished reading, feeling overwhelmed & not knowing how or where to begin the real work of prepping. This book, however, is written in a no-nonsense manner and filled with lots of check-lists. Each chapter tells you what you need, why you need it, and what to start doing today to get it done. Call it the cookbook approach, but it works. And truly NO FLUFF! Even after all my reading, I still found a few unknown pearls of wisdom in this book. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to be ready for the future. And I look forward to any second edition which may be available in the future.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Buy January 28, 2012
I think this is a must read for everyone. It gave a tremendous amount of important information. It is well organized and easy to follow. It gave practical and important information for any sort of natural or manmade disaster. I am very glad I read this book and will try to implement a lot of its suggestions. I think anyone would benefit from reading this book and I highly recommend it...K.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect preparation book for these times. February 25, 2012
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WOW what an eye opener this book is. I expected to see just a lot of general information about survival after some major catastrophe but this book covers everything. I have looked at other books that give you a general idea what you need to do and no clear direction of how to get there. This book really gets that done with everything from personal defense to the actual check list of items needed. This is also the only book I have read that gives the actual brand names of these items from someone that has really done the home work and tested these things. The suggested vendor website in the back of the book is one of the most valuable assets in this book. You can go to each and every one and do your own research on all the items named in this book. God bless Mr. Howard for doing all this research for us so that we may spend more time getting prepared for Chaos that is going to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I like the book for many reasons. It shows you in way of experience. Many interesting points and lists. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Advice You Can Use Immediately
I'm committed to taking my family's preparation up to the next level, so When Things Go Boom is a thorough guide that I really appreciated both for its direct style, its... Read more
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Published 17 months ago by T. Coker
4.0 out of 5 stars No fluff indeed!
I enjoyed this book especially for it's practicality and that the author gives his own recommendations (actual product names/models) from personal experience. Read more
Published on March 28, 2013 by Robin C. Stafford
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had this book when I started
This book is a great go to guide for begining preppers. It will save you a lot of waisted time and help you get farther ahead sooner. Read more
Published on December 12, 2012 by tarotqueen
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, straightforward, and very useful!
I've bought a lot of books that are more detailed than this--but now when I recommend a "first book" for beginning preppers, this will be it! Read more
Published on November 22, 2012 by S. Hodges
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!
This book was extremely informative and got straight to the point. I learned a lot from it and highly recommend everyone getting a copy. Read more
Published on November 17, 2012 by Holly
4.0 out of 5 stars A Quick read; Preferred some pictures w/ the chapters
A pretty interesting read, a little on the 'thin' side in terms of content. He had a lot of interesting ideas and definately a book I would recommend to a first timer thinking... Read more
Published on November 1, 2012 by Robbie Nagy
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend!
Agree with many of the reviews, here. Great book for beginner or other. I loved the checklists, especially. Read more
Published on October 24, 2012 by captainks
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More About the Author

Brian Howard (1966 - ) is first and foremost a husband and a father. He is a U.S. Army veteran and devout family man who enjoys spending time with his loved ones, traveling and experiencing life. Brian Howard takes a keen interest in current events and preparing for the chaos which is to come. He sees with an observant and prophetic eye events that are unfolding across the globe, that can and will tumble this house of cards which most take for granted. He is unapologetic about being a conservative and a Christian. He tries to hold tight to his faith and encourages others to do so as well. Brian Howard is an expert and a consultant on disaster preparedness, training and emergency supplies. He takes this subject very seriously and writes about what he practices on the subject to ensure the safety of his own family.


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