One Second After

15 Things I learned from One Second After & My Survival Tips

I didn’t want to read One Second After by William R. Forstchen.  I knew it was a dismal and depressing book, so I procrastinated. I read rave reviews of the book, I knew the general storyline but hesitated because the book reflects one of my deepest fears — trying to survive longterm without a power grid. The book describes life in a North Carolina town following an EMP attack. This permanently destroys everything that relies on electronics: cars, airplanes, all communication, …

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christmas gifts for preppers

12 Days of Christmas: Day 7, Give the Gift of Preparedness

  So is your gift shopping all finished?  If not, this year spread the message of preparedness with a plethora of thoughtful gift ideas that carry with them the underlying purpose of preparing your loved ones for emergencies. One of these just might put a huge, satisfied smile on the face of even the pickiest person on your list, and many of these are very budget friendly. Christmas gifts for preppers and non-preppers alike. For the skeptic in your life Give Patriots …

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Book Review: Stacey’s Quest

It’s official.  There’s an EMP book for everyone.  If the doomsday scenario of One Second After weren’t enough, and the non-stop attacks in Light’s Out didn’t thrill you, then Stacey’s Quest might be more your cup of tea. image by Barbara L. Hanson Stacey’s Quest by AK Steele, tells the realistic story of a teenage girl whose life revolves around high school, her friends, and shopping trips to the mall.  In every way her life is that of any other …

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Prepare for the Unthinkable with Doomer Lit

Think about it.  What would it be like to get out of a city on fire, on foot?   How would you cope with a sick child and stores empty of all medications?  Imagine driving toward your home and suddenly seeing a mushroom cloud off in the distance.  How would you react?  What would you do?  What could you do now in order to survive then?  Believe it or not, doomer lit (literature) may actually help you prepare mentally for these …

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20 Things The Paranoid Dad learned from One Second After

The Paranoid Dad will be the first to admit he’s more of an action man than a reader.  However, once he started reading One Second After, he was transfixed.  I asked him what he learned from the book, and here is his list.   You cannot totally prepare for every possible disaster.  There are too many variables: weather, where you are at the time it occurs, who you are with.  You never know how those around you have prepared or …

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