How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It is one of the better survival books on the market.  It is focused specifically on major disasters and does not cover related topics such as defense against “normal” crime or travel security.  This focus allows it to provide  more in-depth coverage of it’s narrow field.

Despite being only 307 pages, this book is actually quite hard to read.  It’s not that the book is poorly written written, it is only that the book is so filled with hard facts that you will be taking notes, underlining passages, doing further research, and implementing suggested strategies.

The book covers the following topics:

  • Water
  • Food Storage
  • Fuel and Home Power
  • Garden, Orchard Trees, and Small Livestock
  • Medical Supplies and Training
  • Communications
  • Home Security
  • When to Get Outta Dodge
  • Investing and Barter

The book assumes that your situation will be somewhat similar to the author’s:

  • Fairly well funded
  • Reasonably skilled or capable of developing skills
  • Able and willing to build a survival retreat and relocate there full-time

If these are not the case, you might find the book annoying at times.  The author spends a lot of money on preparedness and believes that you should to.  The extensive level of preparedness promoted in this book may not be within your budget; you will likely have to make hard choices about how to invest your preparedness dollars. How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It is recommended for all readers, although few readers will be able to take full advantage of the information contained inside.

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