Recommended Survival Product: “How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It”

Here it is, the much anticipated “Recommended Product,” and just in time for Christmas, too!

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times

James Wesley, Rawles is one of the leading survival experts in America.

He is a consultant to the rich, and sometimes famous.

He advises on the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of survivalism–not the ‘lone-wolf,’ ‘para-military,’ nor the race-baiters style of neo-survivalism.

No, what he teaches is self-reliance with the purpose of supplying for one’s own family, and then his/her community, and then the nation.

You have a few choices when considering consultation with Rawles:

1.) You can pay through the nose for one-on-one counseling (curiously, he DOES NOT recommend this approach!);

2.) You can read his voluminous website/blog (;

3.) You can read one of his many books.


I personally recommend Option #3.

#1 does not make any sense unless you have a substantial amount of financial resources, ’cause Jim ain’t cheap!

#2 is a great option, but the website is not portable (not in the same sense as a paper copy of a book), if we face a grid-down scenario, his site won’t be up, and, lastly, there is A LOT OF INFORMATION ON HIS SITE!  The prospect of navigating through everything is pretty daunting.

#3 is compact, portable, reliable and CHOCK-FULL of useful information.

The first ten pages carry more valuable information in them than most complete books do.  It is 307 pages of serious information–no “fluff.”

Before I began to read “How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times,” I thought to myself, “I think I’m ready.”

I’m at the half-way point of the book.

By page 61, “The G.O.O.D.” (Get Out Of Dodge) bag,  I realized how woefully unprepared I have been.

I had been lulled into a sense of false security, a sense of “nothing has happened yet, I can do it tomorrow” sense of thinking.

Jim pulled me out of that daydream and reminded me that if we are not even prepared for the small, not-quite-emergency stuff, then how can we expect to weather a full-blown catastrophe?

Of course, that leads to the question, “Will there be a FULL-BLOWN, END-OF-THE-WORLD catastrophe?”

The answer is, “Who knows?”

The problem is, is that IF and WHEN a catastrophe does strike, if you have not prepared, you will be too late.

Jim opens up with “We live in a time of relative prosperity…[but] the downside to all this abundance is complexity, overspecialization, and overly long supply chains.”

Jim continues in this thought by detailing the specifics of deleterious cascading effects that could wipe out our fragile networks.

None of these frightening scenarios are sensationalistic–we could have a flu pandemic, we could have a terrorist attack, we could have a currency devaluation (my bet is that our wipe-out will be a currency implosion), or any number of plausible scenarios could take place.

Have you prepared for it?

Are you ready to start now?

Pick up Jim’s book at, at your local bookstore, or check it out of the library.

You won’t regret it!

What are you waiting for?

Now is the time!

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