Skip to comments.Swine flu...recession...should we all be reading Neil Strauss to survive?
Posted on 05/01/2009 5:24:40 PM PDT by appleseed
It must be bad: survival manuals are racing up the book charts. Ordinary folks are preparing for the worst
Question: you are faced with a flu pandemic, economic extinction, climate disaster and what survivalists nickname TEOTWAWKI, the end of the world as we know it. What do you do? Answer: Go shopping for survivalist literature.
In the past few months sales of apocalypse-friendly books have rocketed from new hunker-in-your-bunker thrillers to SAS manuals to Cormac McCarthys The Road which indicates that ordinary folks are preparing for the worst. Not since the words DONT PANIC appeared in large friendly letters on the cover of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy has the publishing industry exploited mayhem so well.
What we are seeing this year, however, is the crossover of survival lit from the way-out-wacky right-wing gun-toting toothless nutters in Nevada to a worldwide audience. Leftwingers and greens with their root cellars and home-canned beans are also buying into the movement. In Britain, Canongate has just published Neil Strausss Emergency: One Mans Story of a Dangerous World and How to Stay Alive in it.
Strauss whose previous helpful manual was The Game, on picking up women saw the next big money- making subject coming and personally tested various survival techniques. Darkly comic scenarios show that he can now kill a goat, deliver a baby, shoot, survive in the wild with only a knife, track animals, trap human beings, pick locks, hotwire cars, suture bullet wounds, treat a zoo as a restaurant and escape with a second passport to a small island republic.
(Excerpt) Read more at entertainment.timesonline.co.uk ...
Looking for links to food, storage, water, field forage and prep,guns and ammo, anything related to surviving on the land. I have my house in order. Powder is dry. Just wondering how others think.
I’m just the sort that has always wanted to be prepared and now I’m even more prepared. We have bikes, motorcycles, horses and 4-wheelers along with our normal vehicles so that if gas is hard to get we could still get where we needed to go.
What I found extremely odd is that my extremely liberal, 0bama loving/voting, atheist brother is also preparing!
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