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- Print Length: 252 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1947404008
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- Publisher: Personal Security Institute (August 1, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073ZLP4B2
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This author also writes realist self defense firearms books. I have had several people ask me about guns for self defense. I take them to the range for some practice, teach them basic safety and get them a copy of one of Cunninghams's books.
In "Prepping for Life" he takes a departure from writing just about guns and looks at the larger picture of disaster prepping. He takes a different approach from nearly every author I have read on this topic. He presents the methodology used by disaster preparation professionals, and the military, which is the use of a threat matrix. It's a simple idea that can get as complicated as you want/need it to: You analyze and prioritize all the threats you face, the way you see it in your particular situation. He encourages readers to consider medical and natural threats as well as man-made threats.
Then you look at how you might deal with those threats at the levels of Anticipate, Deter, Detect and Respond (with "Recovery" being part of "Respond"). Possible choices can be buying survival "stuff" but it can also be taking training, repositioning stuff you already have, changing behaviors, etc. His credo is to work toward getting to an 80% preparedness level for all likely threats and then re-assessing what you want to do beyond that. One mistake people make is getting 100% prepared for one kind of threat, such as violent crime, but then ignoring other risks, like fire, cancer, job loss, etc. He takes the position that risks are risks, period. Any deadly threat can leave you just as dead as any other.
He includes links to downloadable worksheets that help you do all this analysis. I highly recommend the book. It is a quick read, but full of great stuff.
As you read through the chapters, you’ll clearly see that it is more than just a book. It’s a formula for the average person to stay safe and respond to threats in a sometimes-chaotic world. This isn’t a book for the tactical Timmy’s out there. You won’t learn how to shave tenths of a second off your draw time, shoot ½” groups at 50 yards, or break bricks with your bare hands. Grant does a great job showing that those things are not what are important when you put the whole puzzle together. What you will learn is how the average person can plan and prepare to adequately protect themselves and their family in their daily lives.
Get this book now so you can see the big picture of personal security and family safety. I truly believe the brilliance behind this book will be referenced by future generations. I know it will be in my collection and referenced for a long time.