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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Prudent Prepping: Reading Pile, pt 2


The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping.

I finished The Book I Can't Recommend from last week. I can't remember the last book I didn't read all the way through; lately I've become more discerning, or possibly less of a risk taker in the books I buy or borrow, which means I don't start bad books. However, since this was a book a friend asked me what I thought, I had to finish it. 

Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life 
by Neil Strauss

https://amzn.to/2Lh19E8
I have to say the book has grown on me, if just a little bit. There still are all the red flags I mentioned in last weeks post:
  • Odd titles and topics
  • Strange topics strung together in a chapter
  • Weird chronology, like chapters mentioning 1999 in a book published in 2009
  • Where and how to hide money off-shore
  • How to establish a second residency and get another passport.
In all of this, however,  there are still some good topics: 
  • A really nice endorsement of CERT training
  • Discussion of how to make a realistic prepping plan
  • Building a GHB and BOB

Yes, the book actually makes several good points. No, I still won't recommend it as a book to buy new. In my opinion, there is just too much garbage to be worth paying full price for it, but if a copy can be found used for less than $5, I say give it a try.

If I was going to spend full price or recommend a book to a friend, there are many, many choices before this book would come to mind. Les Stroud is a personal favorite, and I'm giving a copy of Survive! to the guy who loaned this book to me. 

Unfortunately, I might have to place this book right at the bottom of my book list, beside another, much more popular book, written by an odd author. 


Takeaway and Recap
  • I have the same points and reservations as last week
  • If this book wasn't from a friend, I probably wouldn't have finished it.
  • Nothing was purchased this week.

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NOTE: All items tested were purchased by me. No products have been loaned in exchange for a favorable review. Any items sent to me for T&E will be listed as such. Suck it Feds.

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