Dear Preppers and Survivalists,
LCpl Justin Updegraff
... as the professor removed his coat displaying his Glock 19 in a hybrid leather and kydex inside the waist band holster, on his left hip, with two standard capacity magazines in a belt carrier, on his right hip.
Turning toward the interactive smart board, to start the lesson, he heard a commotion, as three quarters of the students 'physically' in class and most of the 'remote' students stood up to display their concealed firearms, some new, some worn but all well cared for.
Looking at the young lady that started the commotion, the professor said "It seems, half the class has volunteered to help you learn how to shoot a handgun." as he smiled at the class.
I enjoyed exploring realistic alternatives to the events in the Patriots universe. It was a fun diversion, for me, from the non-fictional articles; I normally write for you and your family. Plus, I hoped you enjoyed the stories, too.
If you didn't, tough sh*t!
Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse is a fun book. It gives you some ideas to think about, such as how does your family handle extreme medical emergencies from accidents, what do you do with unexpected guests, and other questions your family may have to answer. The book also covers some of the more popular supplies like guns, ammo, and military gear, but it neglects others like personal hygiene supplies (don't forget feminine hygiene products), bedding (sheets, pillow cases, blankets, and ... pillows), cooking during an event, and many others.
Another book, you might want to read, is Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank. The book's events take place in Florida immediately after a nuclear war. Like Patriots: ... it has some good points and some bad. Plus, I believe, it is a better book for you to introduce survivalism to your partner.
Of course, there are many others such as One Second After by William R. Forstchen, World Made By Hand by James Horward Kunstler, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Earth Abides by George R. Stewart, World War Z by Max Brooks, and many others for young and old.
The last book, that I recommend you read (and only you!!!!) is The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I warn you. Do not let your partner read this book. It is so depressing; they will never want to prepare for the coming tough times. Neither may you!
Lastly, I have provided a link to a book titled When Autumn Leaves Fall by Andrew Zarowny. It was written in response to criticism about "The Gray Nighties" the original version of Patriots: ... (I bet you didn't know Patriots: ... was over 30 years old). This serialized book, I believe, provides a better depiction of preparing for possible coming tough times.
You're going to hate the popups, but the story is worth it.
Ooooh, yeah. You can find all of these books at your local library or through an inter-library loan program for free or a small fee.
Tripod: Andrew Zarowny - Home
Tripod: Andrew Zarowny - Chapter One: When the Leaves Fall
Tripod: Andrew Zarowny - Chapter Two: A Serf is Born!