Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,
This is going to be an 'On again; Off again' series about some of the books that I am currently reading or that I have recently read.
'Cause, ... I don't read so fast with also writing for the blog and starting another book.
Dies the Fire by S.M. Sterling
This book is a classic in so-called survival fiction. It chronicles the aftereffects of an unknown worldwide loss of electrical power and ... gunpowder! In other worlds back to the middle ages in less than a minute.
Needless to say, Wikipedia has a page that saves me from having to write about all of the characters and other stuff from the book that I suggest you read.
Or, .. Not, because you and your family don't like spoilers.
The first lesson that I would like for you to take away from the book is that 'The World can change in an instant!' and you better get use to it, fast!
The second lesson, banding together is better than going it alone.
Third, I have said many times, 'You and your family aren't storing enough food.'
Needless to say, there are many other lessons that you will need.
To Read or Not to Read
Yes, Yes, and Yes read this book. S.M. Sterling did a great job of providing an entertaining story to highlight some of the 'big' and 'small' ideas of surviving an event.
Dies the Fire is a good book to have your partner and friends to read, so y'all canstart the discussion about preparing for long-term events.
Plus, it's a good book to recommend for your older children to read 'for the adventure,' of course.
Needless to Say
Like any other fictional book, you need to remember that the characters will survive events that just might kill you and your family.
So, ... I suggest you borrow Dies the Fire from your local library.
Wikipedia - Dies the Fire