Overall, I think this is a great book. It provides excellent information without having the paranoid survivalist tone that some of its competitors have.
The book mostly deals with urban or suburban scenarios for families. Little wilderness or back country information is discussed. The author does cover a few scenarios that are more rural in nature by providing equipment and resource checklists.
The strengths of the book are its conversational tone, thorough covering of the most relevant details, and abundance of great lists for supplies and further information. It also contains some excellent recipes using common “survival” food.
I have a few small complaints about the firearms section which contained several errors (none horrible) and the author’s seeming obsession with creature comforts. I’m all for a comfortable lifestyle, but I think a little more time could be spent on preparing the reader to deal with discomfort if supplies are lost or run out. There is also a conspicuous absence of quality medical information.
The book is a hit for its intended audience…urban or suburban moms looking for information on how to be better prepared without seeming too “crazy”. There are other books that cover the subjects this one omits. For its niche, this book is great.
And don’t pass it over just because you are a male or don’t have a family. I’m a single male with no kids and I still found it useful. You will too.
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