Prepper Fiction Review – 299 Days: The Preparation by Glen Tate

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I want to point out two things before I fully get into this review:

  1. This is not your average prepper book series (Yes, there are TEN books in this series!) filled with uber preppers with basements full of quasi legal M4s and a three year supply of Mountain House. This is infinitely more practical and, in my opinion, likely more realistic than other prepper fiction in that it presents a partial collapse of society.
  2. This book hit uncomfortably close to home for me in that I identified heavily with the main character. I’m mid way through my second read of the series and can’t help but hope that those I love and care about take the time to read it and perhaps get a little more prepared than they are right now. In fact, quite a few of my loved ones will be getting a copy of this book for Christmas this year.

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Prepper Fiction Review – The Perseid Collapse by Steven Konkoly

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First, one thing I want to point out: While The Perseid Collapse is the first in a three book series of the same name, there was actually a prequel (The Jakarta Pandemic) written as well. I ended up reading the prequel after reading the trilogy, but it still made sense. Personally, I would recommend starting the series with The Jakarta Pandemic. I’ve yet to write a review of the prequel, but as a brief summary in the meantime: It’s good. Read it.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. [Read more…]

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Prepper Fiction Review – Resurrecting Home by A. American

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Resurrecting Home, the fifth book in The Survivalist Series, drops us back into the Morgan Carter universe with a bang. Fighting to survive in a collapsing civilization, a massive wildfire threatens the small community they’ve managed to build in their old neighborhood. From the book description:

Against all odds, Morgan Carter and his family have endured despite the deteriorating conditions surrounding them. Armed with survivalist tactics, Morgan’s crew, alongside their  new friends from the recently-liberated DHS camp, have worked together to build a sustainable communuity. But not all situations can be prepared for. When a massive wildfire threatens their very existence, they must decide: fight or flight?

If you’ve read the first four books in the series, then I think you likely know the answer to that question… [Read more…]

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The 7 Prepper Fiction Authors You Should Be Following

I read a lot; 2-3 books a week, and frequently more. Due to the fact that prepping is one of the largest interests in my life, when I read fiction (which is most of the time, to be honest) it tends to be Prepper Fiction, and these authors are at the top of their game in my opinion. With the exception of Thomas Watson, whom I just discovered last week when I picked up Dark Titan Journey Book 1, I’ve read almost everything these authors have published and can recommend them without hesitation. [Read more…]

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Bear Grylls Basic Survival Kit Review

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On Christmas morning of 2012, I was happily surprised to receive a Bear Grylls Basic Survival Kit from one of my kids. My initial impressions of the kit left me dutifully impressed with what is inside such a small, lightweight package, and I still share that sentiment. In fact, I now own four of these kits. [Read more…]

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Wise Foods Noodles and Beef in Savory Mushroom Sauce Review

I had an extra five minutes during lunch today and decided to try another one of the meals out of the Wise 72 Hour Emergency Food Kit, which would also allow me to continue the series of Long Term Storage Food Reviews I’m planning on.

I’d never had this entree before; Wise Foods Noodles and Beef in Savory Mushroom Sauce. Doesn’t that picture look appetizing?

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In case you didn’t know, “cooking” freeze dried foods is NOT a time consuming or complex task. It involves pouring boiling water into the freeze dried food and waiting a set amount of time. In this case, 12-15 minutes. I’ll come back to the time requirements for this one shortly. [Read more…]

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Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef Review

Welcome to the first in a series of Taste Tests, covering both freeze dried and dehydrated foods commonly used for Long Term Storage. Since my wife had never had freeze dried food of any kind before I decided to start off with what is arguably the best freeze dried food currently produced: Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef

Honestly I could live on this stuff without complaint. I will occasionally have it for lunch if I’m in a hurry and it’s one of the primary foods I take when I go backpacking. This is probably why I have so much of it, and because I have so much I was very glad with the outcome of the taste test.

Before I get you the responses though, a couple pictures of what it looks like before and after rehydration, and a quick explanation of the process. [Read more…]

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Prepper Fiction Review – The Survivalist Series by A. American

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The Survivalist Series by A. American

Have you ever considered walking a significant distance to get home to your family in the wake of an EMP? I have, and as I was sitting in a hotel room 2,008 miles away from my family while browsing for a new book on Amazon, the opening line of the description to Going Home immediately had me clicking “Buy now with 1-Click” without reading the reviews.

“When Morgan Carter’s car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country’s power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored—if it ever will be. An avid survivalist, Morgan takes to the road with his prepper pack on his back.”

Admittedly, knowing how incredibly poorly some survivalist fiction is written combined with the term “prepper pack” (Seriously, what the hell is that?), I probably should have read the reviews. [Read more…]

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