Tools for Survival

  • by James Wesley, Rawles
  • Narrated by Phil Gigante
  • 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In his earlier bestselling nonfiction book, How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, James Wesley, Rawles, outlined the foundations for survivalist living.
Now, he details the tools needed to survive anything from a short-term disruption to a long-term, grid-down scenario. Rawles covers tools for every aspect of self sufficient living, including:

Food Preservation and Cooking
Welding and Blacksmithing
Timber, Firewood, and Lumber

Field-tested and comprehensive, Tools for Survival is certain to become a must-have reference for the burgeoning survivalist/prepper movement.


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Customer Reviews

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Lots of tools needed for EOTWAWKI...

In very similar format to "How to Survive the End of the World as We Know it." This book feels like James is taking a fellow (very serious) prepper on a tour of his place... tangentially sharing what tools and processes work well for him. You are going to find a lot of product names, SKU numbers, web sites and lists. Someone seriously interested in preparing a retreat will find ideas about welding, leatherwork, sewing machines, screwdrivers, canning tools, logging, fencing, woodworking, gardening, car repair... and of course guns. The book is a general overview of ideas... that dives into some specifics... but not enough for you to learn a skill. He does suggest multiple books that would help someone learn more.

There were a few new to me ideas that applied to my "being prepared" needs but most were far and beyond my scope interests and finances. As with his last book, it almost feels like having it in hard copy would be more productive as a reference tool. Audio was fine.

For fun I have to note... I just finished reading about Grandma Gatewood and her 3 Appalachian Trail (2,200 mile) hikes taken when she was 67 and older in the 1950's... carrying a shower curtain, wool blanket, vienna sausages and homemade stuff sack. I just couldn't get the contrast out of my mind. The world has sure changed since then... and we seem to need a lot more tools.
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- Jan "Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear."

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What would have made Tools for Survival better?

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Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

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Any additional comments?

Would be great if there was some new info. The author even refers to his previous books. If you have read them, you already know the info, if you haven't read them all you will be is confused. I freely admit I only got half way thru and gave up; so maybe it gets better, but I doubt it. Redundancy may be good for prepping, but its not good for books. Thought I was going to learn something, not just get a review of info already presented in other books!

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- Eileen Perry "Eileen4RE"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio