One thing I liked almost immediately was Richard’s declaration that this book, which is only 98 pages, does not contain all of the information you need. As stated on the cover, it is truly a Quick-Start Guide, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any substance to the book.
Many hard-core preppers tend to intimidate their readers and make them believe they can’t be effective if they don’t have military training or a bug out location stocked with supplies for an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it situation. Richard, in both his first book, Surviving Doomsday: A Guide for Surviving an Urban Disaster
and now this one, shows you what you can do while staying in place.
What Richard does is simply break it down and make it manageable for anyone, at any stage of preparedness, to do. Even the most hard-core survivalist can learn something from this book.
One of the things I hear people struggling with is what to store and how to get started. In the section on food, Richard suggests that plain old beans and rice are “the ultimate survival food” because together, they are affordable and provide an excellent high-quality protein source. When you’re in survival mode, it’s important to get the nutrients to give you the energy you need to survive.
Surviving An Urban Disaster: Quick-Start Guide: The Survival Essentials Made Easy. Small Steps, Big Results. is a nice size to carry with you or to have as a reference. There are very colorful pictures throughout the book, as well as Quick Prep Tips to help you digest this basic information even further.
We are all at different stages in our planning and preparing, but I believe there is something for everyone in this book. Instead of feeling pressure because you aren’t very handy out in the woods or thinking there’s no sense in even trying because you can’t do it all, this guide will help you see that just doing something, no matter how small, is how we all have to start. Start with the basics that allow you to take care of yourself and your family at home, and then build on them as time, money, and talents allow.
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