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The Journal: Cracked Earth (Volume 1) Paperback – July 16, 2014
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Deborah Moore lives a quiet life in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her cat, Tufts. She was born and raised in Detroit, the kid of a cop, moved to a small town to raise her two young sons, then moved to an even smaller town to pursue her dreams of being self-sufficient and to explore her love of writing.
Being a life-long Prepper, Deborah has done numerous articles for magazines and speaking engagements on the subject. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top customer reviews
The book isn't all sweetness and light. You see actual glimpses of what can happen when a disaster happens. People think the gov't is going to take care of everyone. In Moose Creek, you see that the small community doesn't get help for a very long extended period of time. People go hungry, get sick, and some even die. You have vigilante groups who are on the war path.
This is a book you will want to read at least three times. First you read for the story. Then you read to take notes on all types of things you want to remember to do. The third time you read to make sure you didn't forget anything during the second reading.
I'm waiting anxiously for the next installment on what happens when the 'Earth cracks.'
I found this book to be totally fascinating, pulling me right into the story line as if I were really there living it along with the characters. After just a few pages, I knew this was a book I definitely want a hard copy of. I read it the first time, for the story and that was fantastic! But a few pages in I also knew that I needed to take notes on where I am lacking. It is an excellent teaching tool!
I've read it twice now and intend to start reading it again, I don't want to miss any of her important points. It really makes me think about my own situation.
I can hardly wait for the next 2 installments.
She should really write a how to manual for preppers!
Allexa, our hero, wrote the journal. She lives in upper Michigan, and is the Disaster Preparedness representative for her small town.
Allexa is one very busy and energetic person. I have never and will never have the energy she has. And she has been prepping for years for disaster. She has everything you would need to save your family.
As is usual in this type of story, other people think she should share with everyone, but you can't do that if you want your family to live through a long-term disaster.
She has her own garden and keeps chickens, which is not unusual, but she grinds her own grains, cans almost everything, including venison, and has an incredible amount of stock in storage, including gas, wood, and other fuel. Just reading her daily tasks made me feel tired and unworthy.
She's a take charge, get it done, stay ready kind of person, just what is needed in a long-term disaster.
Results: a pretty good book, could use a little better editing, and is written in journal form. I don't know if I'll read the whole series, but other than being a little intimidated by the main character, I can't complain too much.
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some will like it and thats ok, wasnt a fan so i put it down.Read more