How to Survive The End Of The World As We Know It: Tactics, Techniques And Technologies For Uncertain Times

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Penguin Adult, Jan 7, 2010 - Humor - 336 pages
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This is the definitive guide on how to prepare for any crisis, from global financial collapse to a flu pandemic.

It would only take one unthinkable event to disrupt our way of life. If there is a terrorist attack, a flu pandemic, or sharp currency devaluation, you may be forced to fend for yourself in ways you've never imagined. Where would you get water? How would you communicate with relatives? What would you use for fuel?

Survivalist expert James Wesley, Rawles, editor of and a former US Army Intelligence officer, shares the essential tools and skills you will need for your family to survive, including how to find and build a retreat, store food, supply power, rear animals, administer medicine, barter, and defend your family.

Save those wine corks. Burned cork makes quick and cheap face camouflage.

'Store only foods with minimal spices. When you are surrounded by starving people, just heating up a can of spicy chili con carne could be a death warrant.'

If you are on a budget, you might get away with a good-quality bolt-action rifle

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User Review  - mora760 -

Really good info great book however a little too conservative for my taste. Not a lot of reference to more modernupdated tactics and tools but still a great survival manual. Shipping took two weeks to deliver to Indio California. Read full review

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User Review  - flyhighsky - Walmart

This book is not only how to survive should the worst happen but it is also how to pick up and carry on after. I would buy this one agen. Also another one I really like is SAS Survival Guide. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

James Wesley, Rawles is the founder and editor of, the internet's most popular blog on preparing for future disasters. He is a former US Army Intelligence Officer and a world-renowned expert on survivalist topics, including food storage, self-defence, communications, retreat security, survival vehicles, and gardening for self-sufficiency. His clients include Fortune 500 executives, clergy, and entrepreneurs. He and his family live in a fully self-sufficient retreat that is nestled in a mountain range "somewhere west of the Rockies.

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