This book brings together two industry experts, Steven Konkoly: A US Naval Academy graduate and author of the Jakarta Pandemic, and Randall S. Powers, a readiness consultant and the founder of ‘Practical Tactical‘ While I don’t know much about Mr. Powers, it is clear that Mr. Konkoly thinks quite highly of him and his advice throughout the book is solid enough.
Book one of a series, this book is meant for the novice prepper. It is full of (excellent) advice on the prepper mindset, staying focused, and avoiding the pitfalls of spending outside of a plan. Perhaps the single best advice in the book is the concept of ‘survive what?’ – or, build a plan to achieve a specific preparation goal and stick to it.
The authors do a fine job of explaining how being a prepper does not have to mean being ‘one of those nut jobs’. How disasters are an everyday reality in our world, and preparing for the ‘normal, everyday’ disaster is quite enough for anyone. Every year I meet someone who is just starting to think about how to become better prepared, but doesn’t know where to start. They are lost in all of the possibilities. This book is for them.