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I'm torn on how to rate this book... The author is very intelligent, and the book is well thought out.. But to most people this book is not practical.
I think this book will only benefit the maybe .01% of people that might actually practice wilderness survival EXTREMELY hard core before the fact... 99.9% of the people who read this book WILL NOT be able to strap on a backpack and live off the land for months or years. (which is basically what this book is about).. Not only that,, most people that think they are going to survive like that will become part of the problem NOT part of the solution. Once the fantasy collapses temptation to try and take from others will be real....
Fantasyland Macgyver watching types that think they can watch re-runs 16 hours a day and then grab a knife and survive will love this book...
The ability to survive with one backback for months at a time with no resupply goes way beyond almost everyone's realistic abilities. I know right now there are lots of guys pissed off saying "yes I can" but let me ask those Kit Carson types- when is the last time you went out into the woods and survived off the land for 3 months with NO resupply? ..... If you are one of the .01% that has actually done this then my hats off to you... However to the overwhelming majority, this book will only fuel a completely unrealistic fantasy about putting on a coonskin cap and playing Daniel Boone..... If you want to prepare for real buy James Wesley Rawles book NOT this one..
Lots of Joe Sixpacks will try to bugout to a nearby National Forest to live off the land... The vast majority will become a problem when fantastyland and reality collide.... Don't be one of them... Prepare now to help yourself, your family, and those desperate people that will need your help.
With all that said, My hats off to the Author Scott Williams, I think Scott can actually pull off what he speaks of... however I think that vast majority of his readers never will...
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Would you try another book from Scott B. Williams and/or Kirby Heyborne?
I wouldn't buy another of the author's books based on the poor quality of information in this one. The book is 10% describing Bug Out gear and 90% naming of forests and parks around the country.
What was most disappointing about Scott B. Williams’s story?
I am so disappointed that the book mostly just named and described various forests, wild lands and parks around the country...stuff that most people no about their local all ready or one could find by looking at a map, or a quick Google search.
How could the performance have been better?
The performance was ok...kind of dry, but about what you would expect for a book of this type. Kind of a whiney high pitched tone to the reader's voice though.
What character would you cut from Bug Out?
Any additional comments?
Seriously don't waste your money on this...you can find more relevant, detailed and helpful information by googling "bug out" or "survival". Wish I had my time and money back.
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