The end of the world as you know it. What are you going to do when it happens? Because it will. Yuck it up all you want to. Write the whole zombie apocalypse off to Hollywood hype. Go right ahead and keep boating down the river called Denial, Cleo. Send me a postcard when the zombies are beating down the pyramid door.
You think it can’t happen? Ever heard of antibiotic resistant viruses? Did you know that tales of the reanimated dead date back 4,500 years? Did you know the freaking CDC has a plan for the zombie apocalypse. (Thank God they didn’t put FEMA on this thing or we would be screwed.)
Admit it. You wouldn’t be looking at this book if something wasn’t nagging you. Global warming, threatened pandemics, contaminated water table, a rising culture of violence. Maybe you don’t believe in zombies per se . . . yet . . . but you do know that people are just edgy enough already that civilization and civilized behavior are headed to hell in a handbasket as soon as disaster strikes.
Two words for you: Hurricane Katrina. Okay two more, cluster and . . . You get my drift.
I’m not some black ops, ninja, undead-fighting, SWAT guru. I’m just someone who plans on staying alive. And if I do die, I plan to be definitively dead, not kinda dead on the hoof. Believe or don’t believe. Frankly, I could care less, but I will give you one huge tip. When the dead are roaming the streets, you’ll have one major advantage they won’t — you’ll still be able to think. I actually suggest you dust off your brain and start using it now. You might have a steep learning curve.
This is a book for both the pre- and post-apocalypse crowd. If you’re ready to get off your complacent backside and prepare for what’s coming, I’ll show you how to get started with an EDC (every day carry) survival kit and move through threat assessment, defensive strategies, basic weapons selection, and planning your long-term cache of supplies. If you’re hunkered down clutching a filthy copy of this book in a ruined store, get the hell out of there!
Take the book, go someplace safe, breathe, and let’s get to work.
-Robert T. Swan
One Word –> AWESOME!!!
this book was so entertaining and a little cheeky to boot. Now, do I believe the undead will be flooding the streets anytime soon… uh, I am not sure about that one… we will leave it at a maybe. Do I believe this book is helpful should this scenario ever play out… definitely. As for the reviewer that stated “nothing you can’t find online” … “gleaned from XYZ” … “written in teenage prose” I can kind of agree nut was a somewhat weird review as 1) what can’t you find online these days (I for one don’t want to scour the internet all day as I prefer all of this information in one spot and entertaining as a bonus) 2) what isn’t “gleaned from” I mean how many truly original ideas exist but this work was an interesting twist for me and I recommend it. 3) written in teenage prose… don’t even know what to say I mean look at the topic… although that is somewhat not fair because I am not a teenager and found the book to be informative, enjoyable, and entertaining.
Entertaining, and a Nice prepping intro,
Written in an entertaining fashion, and nevertheless gives some good ideas about survival. I’m not a prepper by any means — far from it, I picked this book up really just for the price and entertainment value. However, it presented some good basic simple things to do that seem pretty worthwhile. Am I going to go so far as to start training with pistols, stockpiling secret caches of water and MRE’s all over the place? No. Am I going to make sure I have a basic water purification method and other basic supplies with me all the time? Yes. I don’t expect a zombie apocalypse, or even any specific disaster, but even without that making some general emergency preparations seems at least somewhat prudent.