Let me start by telling you what I think Robert Richardson’s first book, The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide, isn’t. It’s not the same old rehash of survival skills regurgitated between the covers of a newly minted title. It is a fresh look at real-world survival situations and how to best prepare for and protect against them. Richardson, a noted survival expert and founder of offgridsurvival.com, has written the common man’s basic primer to recognizing, prepping for, and surviving many of the dangers present in our society today.
The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide goes far beyond the basics of band-aids, beans, and bullets, focusing instead on developing individual situational awareness, surviving violent crimes, as well as covering man-made and natural disasters. Richardson does not stop there. He finishes the book with a section devoted to things like prepping on a budget, job loss, and financial and economic threats facing people today.
If you want to learn the rudiments of developing a personal survival action plan, emergency communications, or bugging out, you will find it here.
Do you want some great “what to do” advice in case of a natural disaster such as a tornado, winter storm, earthquake or wildfire? Look no further.
Richardson covers surviving a home invasion, violent assault, carjacking, active shooter, workplace violence and kidnapping, as well.
Want to know how to respond if you are caught up in a flash mob, biochemical, nuclear or cyber attack? Read on.
How about a major food crisis, power grid failure, recession or total economic collapse? Then this book is for you.
Any book that has the word “ultimate” in its title immediately raises my suspicions and skepticism about its ability to deliver, this volume being no different. However, in this case, Richardson has authored a work worth reading. This volume is by no means the magnum opus of survival treatise. Nor do I think the author intended it to be. But, what this book is, is an excellent baseline resource for anyone wanting sound direction, practical advice and encouragement when facing real-life survival situations in our 21st century world. This book is worth your time and effort to read. I’m glad I did!