- Series: Preppers
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Ulysses Press; unknown edition (December 18, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612431151
- ISBN-13: 978-1612431154
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 307 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Prepper's Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary Paperback – December 18, 2012
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"Two things I especially like about the book are that it is realistic and that I couldn't find any really bad advice....I feel Cobb tells readers what they should hear which is a credit to him." -- Charlie Palmer, Author of THE PREPPER NEXT DOOR
"Prepper's Home Defense has earned a place on my bookshelf by giving me the information I needed to go home and put in place some security procedures and equipment that made my home more secure the day I read the book." -- Stephanie Dayle, American Preppers Network
"I like this book because it simply addresses security issues which are of concern in preparedness circles, and also because even after twenty five years of prepping, it gave me some additional perspectives especially in the areas of structure hardening, safe rooms, and communications.... Jim Cobb gets my wholehearted recommendation for this book." -- RationalPreparedness.blogspot.com
"Jim does a great job in laying out the options and helping the reader wade through all of the available weapons choices. I especially liked his improvised 'hand-spike' fashioned from a hub cap removal tool.... If you like reading about prepping - especially defense - you will like this book. It's a great compilation of security strategies to help protect your 'fort' and 'family'...." -- Creek Stewart, Willow Haven Outdoor
"Starting from with basic concepts, he has put together a solid work for evaluating your home from a defensibility perspective and explains what items are necessary to have for both survival and defense." -- ReadingRoomBookReviews.com
About the Author
Jim Cobb is a disaster readiness expert and owner of DisasterPrepConsultants.com. He has been a prepper for most of his life and has worked almost twenty years in the security management and investigation fields. Jim formerly wrote The Frugal Prepper column in Survivalist Magazine and currently writes a daily blog for Survival-Gear.com. Jim's primary home online is found at SurvivalWeekly.com. He lives and works in the Upper Midwest, sequestered in a fortified bunker with his lovely wife and their three adolescent weapons of mass destruction.
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Everything in this book jived with what I already know from rubbing elbows with our local Emergency Response personnel. Jim Cobb clearly spelled out which home defense tactics you should already have in place in the 'normal world,' versus which ones you might have to beef up quickly (but might cause an otherwise unacceptable safety risk or be illegal) should certain kinds of prolonged disaster occur. Most of his focus is on the latter, how to come together and take those extra steps in a hurry.
For many people, having to think about these kind of things may seem disturbing. We all want to believe nothing bad will happen, the police will always be there, our country has the best military in the world and they will always keep us safe. But I learned from the Emergency Responders and FEMA, and also the MARS people we drill with that it won't take a zombie-virus like happened in The Walking Dead to cause a major interruption which might put your family at risk. Most Emergency Management personnel are obsessed about how badly stretched our public resources are, and that we have certain horrific vulnerabilities, such as our lingering dependence on imported oil, or our lengthy supply chain which stretches all the way into Asia. As we saw for a few weeks after 9-1-1, when the federal government clamped down on flights and also interstate truck traffic on the highways; or after Hurricane Katrina which not only took out New Orleans, but also one of our major imported oil refineries, it doesn't take a massive country-wide emergency to cause major interruptions in our lifestyle. Why not be prepared and at least 'know what you don't know.'
Lots of good stuff here for my post-apocalyptic novel! Be sure to read Jim Cobb's write-up on how you teach your kids to respond to bullying in the 'normal' world can make the difference in how well they survive in an emergency! It jives with my kid's karate training. It's a nice touch you don't usually see in these kinds of books, how to teach the survival instinct to your kids without going overboard.
P.S. - Suburban Prepper = an ordinary suburban-type family who takes extra steps to secure their family's safety, such as visiting the F.E.M.A. website to create their recommended '72-hour-kit,' makes sure they have a written Family Emergency Plan for a variety of probable emergency scenarios in their area, drills that plan once in a while with the kids to make sure everybody remembers what to do/who to call/where to meet, and makes sure to keep a 6-week buffer of extra food, cash and supplies on hand, knows how to grow a garden, and has a Plan B for when the power goes out for an extended period of time. Suburban Preppers don't drill with militias in the mountains, but they comprehend other people don't act very nice when an emergency happens and the police/emergency personnel get overwhelmed.
Hap Smith Jr. 2112
U.S.Marine Corps (retired)
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