I have not written a book report in some time, but I hate to pass up a chance for free gear. The book I would like to report on is “Patriots” by J.W. Rawles. When I was first introduced to the survivalist way of living a good friend of mine suggested this book to me. At the time I did not think that a fictional novel was going to be much help to me. I was wrong…very wrong! Since I have read it, I continually loan it out to people close to me in order to help them get on track when it comes to being prepared for a less than pleasant SHTF scenario. “Patriots” in all actuality is less of a novel and more of a “how to guide” on the subject of group survival. The book is filled with colorful characters and a great story line which makes for easy reading. This is one of the few books that I have read that I could not put down once I started reading it. If you feel like you have hit a wall in your personal training, have covered all your bases, or you are just getting started than this book is a must read for you. You will be able to learn about group development, barter and trade, communications, a little guerrilla warfare, and be entertained all at the same time. I don’t know how to stress enough how important this book is to anyone preparing for TEOTWAWKI!
Jim Cobb has been a student of survivalism and emergency preparedness for almost thirty years. As a young child, he drove his parents nuts with stockpiling supplies in the basement every time he heard there was a tornado watch in his area. Of course, being a child, those supplies consisted of his teddy bear, a few blankets and pillows, and random canned goods he grabbed from the kitchen cabinets. Later, he was the first (and likely only) child in his fifth grade class to have bought his very own copy of Life After Doomsday by Bruce Clayton. Today, he is a freelance writer whose work has been published in national magazines such as Boy’s Life and Complete Survivalist Magazine. He is a voracious reader with a keen interest in all stories with post-apocalyptic settings. He maintains the Library at the End of the World blog and is also the Content Director for SurvivalWeekly.com. He currently resides in a fortified bunker in the upper Midwest, accompanied by his lovely wife and their three adolescent Weapons of Mass Destruction. Jim's first book, Prepper's Home Defense, was published late 2012 and his second book, tentatively titled The Prepper's Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness, will be out in mid-2013, both coming from Ulysses Press.