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The Prepper's Handbook: A Guide to Surviving on Your Own Paperback – December 2, 2011
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About the Author
One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be. That passage summarizes who I am. My family, and the experiences we create, is reflected in my life and writings. My family is the reason I prepare for either a Shit Hits The Fan (SHTF) or Significant Life Altering Event (SLAE). They are my “everything”.
Formally, my name is Bryan Foster, penname Zion Prepper, and I hold a MS – Chemistry, MS – Management, MBA, and BS – Forensic Chemistry. I’m a Christian, husband, father, author, and Navy veteran. My books include: "Ebola Survival Guide", "The Prepper’s Handbook – First/Second Edition”, “The Christian Prepper’s Handbook – First/Second Edition”, “The Prepper’s Survival Guide: An Introduction to Prepping and a Guide to Fire”, "The Survival Triangle: Fire", and “The Prepper’s Survival Guide: Sheltering-In-Place”.
Top Customer Reviews
If you want to plan for SHTF then I would suggest a cheaper alternative, the internet. There have been a couple SHTF's in recent history, for instance Argentina's financial collapse and the Bosnian war. There are many REAL survival stories from both of these on the internet and from them you will learn what it's really like, (this books author does not know what its really like, he's a pilgrim) and you will learn a lot more.
If you want a good useful book I think one on outdoor survival techniques would serve you better than this. Lastly, I'd recommend if you are really serious, tape your refrigerator shut, tape your toilets shut, turn off your water, shut off all electrical everything (except your frig, no need to damage good food for an experiment) and shut off anything running on gas. Try that for a weekend and you'll be a lot smarter than you are now. Primitive campers will do better than most, but it will be eye-opening for all. While you're drinking out of your hot water heater you'll wish you had that survival book to read since there's no internet. You'll wish you had a camp toilet and a LOT of garbage bags, but you'll be learning real fast. If you're in a cold climate, don't do this when the pipes could freeze, but realizing they will freeze and what might flood, what might be damaged, should be part of your learning knowledge. With no TV or internet you'll have a lot of time to think, and to think about the problems associated with every season in your area.Read more ›
This book explains that terminology and is very easy to understand. Some may say this is a book for beginners. It
was the basics and more. I enjoyed all that the book had to offer. I say 5 STARS! Buy it!
This is not an eccentric attitude even in the U.S. A major earthquake on the San Andreas or New Madrid faults, especially with extended aftershocks could overload the emergency response systems especially in smaller cities and towns. A level 5 hurricane moving along an extended coastal area or tsunami as in the north of Japan could incapacitate response systems for days due to infrastructure damage if not damage to the response systems themselves. Ready access to basic necessities could save lives. The recommendations in this book are not extreme nor are the basics beyond the means of many people. Much of this is just the next step to keeping a spare tire and flashlight in your vehicle or a first aid kit in the house.
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Good starting point for being a prepper. Easy read and good basic info. Solid 3 stars.Published 15 months ago by Mary B
Almost no useful information. Complete waste of money. About 50 pages of nothing.Published 21 months ago by Michael Groff
Most of what is in this book is common sense, However it is a great reference just to remind you what can happen if the SHTFPublished on June 18, 2014 by Kindle Customer
You will find that this book tells you the same thing that all other books of this type tell you. I didn't find it helpful to me. You may disagree with me. Read morePublished on June 11, 2014 by Karen W.
Very straight forward and to the point. This book is a must have in any Preppers library. Easy to read and it keeps your interest. Read morePublished on March 28, 2014 by Harry E Swank
it was very good information for the money and time put into the purchase of the book it was well worth the moneyPublished on March 13, 2014 by Harvey Kluttz
"My goal is to share my journey from not being prepared to being prepared."
The Prepper's Handbook: A Guide to Surviving on Your Own by Zion Prepper seeks to provide... Read more