Some folks might call what Donald is trying to create with his little rural house an effort to become more self-sufficient. Donald can agree with that line of thinking, but the way he sees it, it is going to be an uphill battle and race against time to create a safe haven, "bugout" location before a NASA predicted solar storm hits.
His friends and family think his extra workload is a waste of time and energy. His neighbors think he is a bit quirky somewhat or eccentric. He is not. He is just another personally driven good ol' boy prepper on a mission. He is about to perform a labor of love and preparedness that he hopes might just save him and the little dead end community he just moved into. He believersr and heeds NASA's warnings, as well as his own premonitions of impending societal breakdown.
Like all Ron's books, he takes his adventure story and weaves in prepper tricks and introduces some new survival supplies that most folks haven't thought about, integrating them into his storyline. This book focuses on building a "bugout" location from scratch, with permaculture and disaster psychology applied to an unfolding catastrophe.
It explores how people act as an apocalyptic event unfolds. This book is dedicated to the new Real Day Prepper show and Mr. Foster has actually accomplished much of what is written in this book as a real life experience in developing a self reliant lifestyle.
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Not much fiction in this novel
Only if they are die hard preppers who don't care much about fiction.
Yes, I'm hoping he becomes a better writter.
I dont think it can be based on the content and lack of story continuity.
Ugh, not at the moment, it would end up like Atlas, Shrugged or some other crap adaptation. I'd rather see a better novel, then a movie off of 'that' better novel. Will Patton could star though :)
The fiction in the book HAS to get better, I know the author receives great reviews, but that might be confusing the didactic nature of the content (preppin stuff and how-tos) instead of the fictional prose (the story) it has some decent spots, but exposition ruins it. It is worse than James Wesley Rawles 'Survivors'. I do like the Don and mother survivor combo/interaction, you don't see that much. Don's friends seem to have better dialog than he does. The narrator does well with female voices. The other books should be reread by Duane Sharp.
Interesting information presented as fiction
- Chap Walker