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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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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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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