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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Huge Rawles fan but this was horrible...
I've purchased several Rawles books and consider the "How to Survive the End of the World" an essential purchase for anyone - I even bought copies and sent them to loved ones. I assumed this book would be of the same high quality - but found it to be horrible! If I have to listen to another Rawles treatise on 308 battle rifles I think I’ll vomit. Seriously, firearms can be considered “tools” but I really felt that all of the other chapters were too shallow due to the space consumed by the deep dive into weapons – which itself is a topic that should be reserved to a separate title. In short, I found most chapters way too shallow and the liberal cutting and pasting from the Survival Blog was infuriating. It took place in the first book as well - but it seems much more obnoxious in this one. It is one thing to pay for a book that was composed by an author, another to pay for a collection of free submissions to the author that can be downloaded from the author - for free on the internet. This book was a waste of time and money. I feel like I was taken advantage of - and I'm someone who literally checks the blog every single day.
Yes - reading the reviews for some of the books in the Patriots series has clued me in on the liberal "recycling" of story and even text from previous books. I'm stopping at Survivors.
Rawles blog has done huge things for Prepper community and pretty much all forward thinking people. How To Survive the End of the World is an essential book for EVERYONE’S book shelf. The Rawles' Novels seem to be hit and miss (I recommend the first two of the Patriot series - if you can stomach the narration), but this book was junk. Reading reviews of other Rawles books - I WILL NOT ever blindly purchase one of his titles again. Wait for the reviews - the book may very well be reconstituted stuff obtainable elsewhere for free, or copied and pasted content lifted from previous offerings.
Lots of tools needed for EOTWAWKI...