Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

Alex publishes another one.

Staying Home

This is the Sequel, or should I call it an Addendum, to his previous book?  Either way, this one is parallel to the previous book of Getting Home.

I am re-reading it and again, the opening lines explain that this is not a End all-Be All bible of “Bugging In”.    This is a guideline to ease the learning curve for those that are just now waking up to the fact that the “Big Lie” is about to come crashing down around our ears.   Some of the material is simplistic, and needs to be.   There are levels and attributes to ‘prepping’ , so much so, that I feel anyone claiming ‘Perfection in Prepping’ is a lying anal lipped fool.    Even those that have made big bucks in the process of educating prepology over the years don’t have it all down pat.   (how can we when there are so many variables against us, and NO ONE knows exactly what the future  hold.)

Alex did  fine job on this run.   I love all the links in the Kindle version.   I would highly recommend having a wi-fi connection if you are reading this book as there are many great sources of information in it.  Sources that even the more experienced of us can glean some new knowledge.    The wealth of information available to us with the nets is so vast, its easy to miss things.   Alex may not have gathered it all (impossible), but he did get enough that someone serious, could get over that hump of a learning curve without feeling totally overwhelmed.   That alone is worth the price of admission for someone just starting out.

The downside, and this is not against Alex in anyway.   I am not sure we have enough time to be able to get even 1/3rd of that info started, if someone were to start today.   There is so much that needs done to become, if not self sufficient, at least disaster resilient, that starting today, you are at least a year behind the 8-ball.  Even so, not trying is definitely dying, so no excuses are permitted.

Good read, informative, a tad on the dry side, but this isn’t meant to be entertaining reading.   4 stars from me.

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2 responses

  1. My biggest handicap, as you already know, is self-imposed and has to do with others. On my own, I would be much further down the road by now.

    April 11, 2013 at 11:14 pm

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