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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

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  • File Size: 402 KB
  • Print Length: 142 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615575838
  • Publisher: Be Ready Press; 1 edition (November 30, 2011)
  • Publication Date: November 30, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006GK6K0C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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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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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Scooty on March 15, 2012
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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 By Gaye Levy - Backdoor Survival on April 26, 2012
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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 By William C. on April 12, 2012
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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 By Mark D Berger on January 28, 2012
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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 By Jim Clausen on 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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