Spring 2014 Book Festival: Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness

Gaye Levy Gaye Levy  |  Updated: June 28, 2019
Spring 2014 Book Festival: Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness

Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the current Backdoor Survival Spring 2014 Book Festival.  Jim Cobb, the author of The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness, is joining us for an interview and is also providing one lucky reader with a free copy of hisbook.

This is an extra special interview because Jim is a member of my “Prepared Bloggers” group – a very special community of abut 100 bloggers with prepping, homesteading and self-reliance websites.

Preppers Guide to Disaster Readiness

Enjoy the interview and be sure to check out the details of this week’s giveaway below.

An Interview with Jim Cobb

Tell me about your book, The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness. What is it about?

The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness provides readers with a practical, common sense approach to prepping.

It covers everything from developing a survival mindset to assembling various types of survival kits. While the focus is on sheltering in place, there is a fair amount of discussion about bugging out as well as forming mutual assistance agreements with family and neighbors. No conspiracy theories, no wild histrionics, just practical information suitable for both rural and urban preppers.

What type of research did you have to do while writing your book?

Very little actual research, honestly. The vast majority of the information provided comes from living a preparedness lifestyle for about thirty years.

How long did it take to write?

I tend to write in spurts, rather than sitting down with a manuscript every single day. I might spend several hours today on a book, then not touch it again for a few days. From the day I signed the contract with Ulysses Press for this book, it took about six months for me to turn in the final manuscript. But, again, that’s nowhere near six months of solid writing.

Every book, fiction and non-fiction, includes a message. What message do you hope my readers will take with them after reading The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness?

The message in this book is fairly simple. If you take the time and expend the effort to better prepare yourself and your family for emergencies, you’ll be well ahead of the competition, come what may.

Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself?

Well, as I alluded to earlier, I’ve been prepping since long before that word came into common usage. I started very early, when I was still in grade school actually. Suffice to say, I’ve been at it a long time.

In addition to being an author and consultant, I work as a private investigator. I’ve been working in the investigation field, in one capacity or another, for almost twenty years. In that time, I’ve handled a wide range of cases, from missing persons to homicide, theft to auto accidents. I’m married to the love of my life and together we have three adolescent weapons of mass destruction.

As an author in the survival, prepping and/or homesteading niche, what are you personally preparing for?

The world is truly in a state of flux and has been for some time now. While I’d like to think I’m preparing for small emergencies, such as severe weather or a power outage, more and more it looks as though there may be some dark days ahead.

Do you have plans for another book?

By the end of 2014, I’ll have a total of five books out in stores.

My first, Prepper’s Home Defense, came out in 2012 and is still the #1 best-selling home security book on Amazon. The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness is my second book and is available now. My third book, Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide, will be out in March. Then, in early summer I’ll have Countdown to Preparedness being released. My fifth book, Emergency Urban Survival Plan, will be out in the fall.

Gaye’s Note:  Watch for the Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide in the Summer 2014 Book Festival!

Is there anything else you would like to share with my readers?

My primary home online is //www.SurvivalWeekly.com. I also have a disaster readiness consulting business found at //www.DisasterPrepConsultants.com. I am very active on Facebook – //www.facebook.com/survival.weekly.

I always welcome interactions with my readers and encourage anyone who has questions related to prepping or survival to get in touch through one of those sites.

The Book Giveaway

A copy of The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness has been reserved for one lucky reader.  We had so much fun with last week’s poll that I thought we would do it again.

Here it is:

Given the resources, where would you live to ensure your long term survival?

A.  I am all set the way things are – I am not going anywhere.
B.  I am staying in the same general area but moving to different home.
C.  I plan to get out of dodge and move to  ____________________  <fill in the blank>.

To enter the giveaway, you need to respond to the poll in the comments area at the end of this article. The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific next Wednesday with the winner notified by email and announced in the Sunday Survival Buzz.  You will have 48 hours to claim the winning book.

Note: If you are reading this article in your email client, you must go to the Backdoor Survival website to enter this giveaway in the comments area at the bottom of the article.

The Final Word

The purpose of this book is help you mitigate the effects of a disaster, be it large and catastrophic, or small and seemingly insignificant (to everyone but you, that is).  It is written in a conversational tone – almost like you are talking about preparedness with a friend.  There is no fear mongering and no doomsday in Jim’s book.

If I can make one more endorsement it is this: I have a very small home with limited bookshelves. I keep The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness right next to my desk, along side the Survival Medicine Handbook and The Complete Book of Essential Oils.  Now that should tell you something!

I hope you will enter the giveaway to win your own copy of Jim Cobb’s eminently useful and readable book!

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!

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Spotlight Item:  The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness

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This bible of prepping shows each and every life-saving step necessary to keep your family alive and well when the world around you is in chaos, including how to:

• Efficiently store water and acquire additional fresh water after a collapse
• Build a shelf-stable food stock and supplement it by harvesting edible wild plants
• Strengthen the security of your home as well as have a back-up bug-out plan
• Treat illness and stay healthy when there are no doctors or hospitals
• Build a safe and secure survival retreat that allows for long-term off-the-grid living

Bargain Bin:  Today is all about books.  Listed below are all of the books in the current Backdoor Survival Book Festival. There are both fiction and non-fiction titles and a bit of something for everyone.

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Spring 2014 Book Festival #5 – Fiction
Brushfire Plague: Reckoning
Through Many Fires: Strengthen What Remains
Flight of the Bowyer
The Jakarta Pandemic
The Perseid Collapse
Leaving The Trees
Fury of the Fifth Angel
Fugitives from Northwoods
Phoenix Island: A Tale of Disaster, Survival, and Rebirth

Spring 2014 Book Festival #5 – Non-Fiction
The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness: Life-Saving Skills, Supplies, Tactics and Plans
Simply Canning: Survival Guide to Safe Home Canning
The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster
The Prepper’s Cookbook: 365 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals
Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure: A Prepper’s Book for Kids
The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months


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The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage is a book about food: What to store, how to store it and best practices. It is a roadmap for showing ordinary citizens that long-term food storage is not something that will overwhelm or burden the family budget.   It is based on my own tried and true experience as someone who has learned to live the preparedness lifestyle by approaching emergency preparedness and planning in a systematic, step-by-step manner.

Whether you simply want to prepare for natural disasters or whether you believe the world is headed toward a major food crisis, this book is for you. It covers basic tips and techniques you can use to stock your food storage pantry so that you can be assured that your family will have food to eat, no matter what.

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193 Responses to “Spring 2014 Book Festival: Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness”

  1. For myself I would go with A.
    Although it may not be a perfect setup, where I am has some access to fresh water (not a lot, but hopefully enough), is in a rural setting with hunting and fishing local, and provides rather poor gardening area’s – which I’m working to improve. In addition it would take a huge amount of rain to flood my home. Another plus to staying put is that I know the area, flora and fauna that can be eaten. After passing 65 you don’t feel like doing a bunch of running around in unfamiliar territories!

  2. I plan to get out of dodge and find some place with access to water and small game. We live in the city in the middle of the desert.

  3. I have things set up to bug in. Quiet little town, know my neighbors, but still maintaining decent opsec.

  4. I’m not going anywhere. I know that I’m not in the perfect spot by any means. But I have all my preps available, am in a fairly sparsely populated area, and close to water & game.

  5. Assuming I had all the resources I would need…I would hightail it to my cabin set in the woods in northern AZ

  6. C. I plan to get out of dodge and move to our property which is more isolated.

    Of course, it depends on what has happened, financial crisis, emp, tornado, etc. I have different plans for different events. I am not anywhere ready though.

  7. Right now, we don’t have anywhere farther than 3 miles away to ‘bug out’. We’re concentrating for now on getting our home ready.

  8. I don’t want to be so caught up in prepping that I don’t enjoy the life I have so for now I have no plans to get out of Dodge. I am very happy with where I am living now but if money wasn’t an object I would buy a home in this area rather than renting –so B.

  9. Well, I would love to leave CA. but the lovely bride wants t stay close to the kids :-(. We are staying here in the Bay Area, but can bug out to Tahoe if need be in 2 hours if need be. I would be in ID. otherwise.

  10. I would go with A for my answer. I’ve got all I need pretty much in my home… Hope this counts as an entry, I would love a copy of this book! Good luck everyone!!!

  11. Our plan is to shelter in place for as long as it is safe. All of our preps are here and the logistics of moving them are overwhelming. Although, as long as we have a vehicle and the roads are passable we could do it. If things become unsafe we will move to our BOL which is a little over an hour away and more secluded but has no preps on site as there is no place to keep them. ( Yet!)

  12. Barring the complete desolation of my area, I plan to ride out any disaster in place. My food, my resources, my family are all here. Plus, the danger of traveling from one place to another, along with the many who will also probably be traveling away from nearby cities, outweighs staying in place and guarding what we have.

  13. Given the resources, we would purchase a retreat location with our prepper group in Utah and go there.

  14. I’ll be staying where I am as I have the resouces needed. Other family and friends will make their way to me with their muscle. I’ll be sitting in my rocker telling the young folk how to do everything.

  15. I live in Ontario in the Niagara Falls area. Not the best place to live in the best of times so I would be as far north as I could go.

  16. I will stay in my home in the beginning and if things begin to get nuts, we will relocate to a more remote part of our property…we already live in the boonies but on the main thouroghfair…might have to get more secluded as things get bad.

  17. I plan on leaving this house but staying pretty close. Going to a friends place that is more in the woods and has more land. We also have some others who will join us. Safety in numbers 🙂

  18. Got Alot of family that owns land up in the hills around where I live. Only a couple roads in and out. It’s a very close knit community of very well armed and prepared people.

  19. A. I am all set the way things are – I am not going anywhere. Our plan is to stay put as long as we have a roof over our heads and food and water.

  20. I am new to prepping. I need to prep for anything here in the U.S. and in the Philippines. I am always looking for suggestions.

  21. My answer would currently be C. We live in the desert at present due to work but are close enough to retreat to family in a better climate and geographical situation to aid long term survival. If we had to we could last here a bit but bugging out at a distance is our best long term answer.

  22. I plan on moving out of town to my sons property about 25 miles away. Some woods, a pond, barn, horses, cattle, chickens, cats, dog, deer and fish.

  23. A We live in a small rural community in the Kentucky hills. Happy here and we have neighbors with training that will be assets to all. Medical, military, farmers etc.

  24. I don’t want to spend so much time preparing for a disaster that I forget to enjoy the life I have so do not plan to get out of Dodge. I like the area I live in but if money were no object I would buy instead of renting B

  25. Depends on the type of disaster. We could stay put in our home, Or we have a friend a few miles away with several acres and more than enough room and knowledge between us to live live long term.

  26. To answer your poll question, I will go with option A for me. I have also enjoyed looking at your website. Even after many years of backpacking, camping and being in the Boy Scouts I have found a lot of useful information in this website. Thanks for sharing.

  27. my choice ia A. i will be staying right where i am when the SHTF. keep up the good work. always enjoy reading your updates. ed

  28. B. I am planning and hoping to move to somewhere near here but with more land. I would like a water supply, room for garden and fruit tree and vines. Also, I want room for chickens, rabbits, and goats. It’s not that there are too many giveaways, it’s that after a while of not winning you feel like you are wasting your time. I enjoy your website and FB posts. Thank you for your hard work on our behalf. May the LORD bless you.

  29. I would stay where I am. I don’t have everything I need but there is a pond behind our home and plenty of wildlife

  30. A. Staying right here! Love my little piece of heaven in the middle of nowhere. Just need it to rain though!

  31. We have a kind of unique situation: it would be almost impossible to have any chance of bugging out because of bottle=necked traffic. So, I will stay put. Answer A.

  32. Unless you have already prepared a getaway place and have a early warning system that will give you and your group a weeks warning…stay home. Wait a month. If you are still alive and well then go. For me and my family I’m bugging in place.

  33. Making preps at home. Considering the highways will probably be shut down, bugging out might no work

  34. Stay where I am. Sort of. I’m moving in the next year to a very rural area. There’s a fresh water source and plenty of game. I’m set up with preps and seed storage. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book!

  35. I am going for A since my hubby will not leave unless our home is leveled. But I have a plan for C just in case.

  36. A. I have to stay where I am. I live with my elderly grandmother. It is difficult to leave the house for everyday items, so I stock up when possible.

  37. We have no bol. Just our home. We have planned for both leaving home and staying depending on the situation.

  38. A:Will be staying put on the land God blessed me with. Room to garden and hunt game. Thankful to be out of the city and in the country!

  39. I would have to say B. I am working towards owning a home, which would present a variety of options not available while renting.

  40. A. I am raising chickens, have a well and a fresh water stream nearby with small fish. Rabbits on the way as well as a goat. Living in the country has advantages. Its not if somethings gonna happen now, its when.

  41. Long term we want to move down south where we can have a longer growing season. Short term depends on the situation. Inlaws live on a farm with beef cattle but its not far from a nuke plant. In a partial collapse like 299 Days then there might be ok but anything like an EMP would mean they would have to come to us or their family farms.

  42. A. We moved to our bug out place in the country 7 years ago. House and 7 acres all paid for and have been slowly becoming more self sufficient and advancing the preps as time goes by.

  43. I would consider staying in my home, our area is blessed with plenty of forest and lakes for hunting and fishing. But if things got too bad then we could load up our travel trailer and go somewhere else.

  44. A. I am all set the way things are – I am not going anywhere. The grass is not greener on the other side.

  45. I plan on getting out of dodge and heading into the hills where I have some property and supplies set up. Close enough that in a week we can hike in if necessary.

  46. I plan to stay where I am for now anyway…..If things were to get really bad I would head south….

  47. Our choice is A. We live in a rural area on 5 acres surrounded by woods and fields. The soil is great and we would band with the few neighbors nearby and wait for any family opting to join us.

  48. We currently have no place to bug out to that is farther than 3 miles away, so at this point we are concentrating on preparing at home.

  49. Our plan is to stay in place (A)and move south only if we can no longer defend ourselves/our home.

  50. C. I plan to get out of dodge and move to a more secure location with my brother’s family. I live in a small town with questionable neighbors.

  51. Definetly A. When I first started prepping I was all gung ho to Bug Out and that’s the way I prepared. But, as I did more research and studyed I have changed my thinking and now Bugging Out is the last option on my list. First, Shelter in place as long as I can and second I will Bug Out. remember the minute you decided to leave your home you are HOMELESS and that’s not a situation I want to deal with.

  52. I am staying with A,and sheltering in place. AT a later date, I will but out if I have to, but would prefer not to have to do this. If I win the Lottery, then I will buy a place where I can live off the grid if need be. At 68 years old and my husband in the mid 70’s, sheltering in place is our option for now.

  53. B. I am currently living on half an acre in a fairly populated area. Rural but still too many folks for a civil meltdown. I have purchased 6 1/2 acres about 25 miles north of here and will homestead their at retirement if not before. We also use it for a quick bug out location for any local emergencies.

  54. I’ve been working in the garden for a few weeks now. When I dig in this rich soil, with no rocks, I realize how fortunate I am. Beautiful weather, all these apple trees. 12 miles from the nearest town. 30 miles from a big city. Plenty of water. Why would I want to leave? For just in case, I am burying some stashes. I chose A.

  55. I am an A…staying put and getting ready. I don’t comment on some of your give-aways because I am tired of never winning.

  56. A for now.I have garden space and a paid off home with an acre to grow things on. B if resources were not a problem, as I live across the frontage road from I40, I would like to move where I have my own well and things are a bit quieter. Water is a major issue at my current location;barely potable city water; (besides the pollution from the truck traffic & noise from I40).

  57. A. Having passed the three-quarters of a century mark, I am no longer physically able to ‘bug out’ so I will just hunker down where I am. I am set for a few weeks. Longer than that, everyone is in trouble!

  58. The plan is to bug out of dodge (the city) and head to parts less populated. All depends on the disaster I’m dealing with.

  59. A. We are in a great location, huge garden, chickens, water, plenty of land. An easy to defend property. We need to do more to make sure its what we need, but we have the basics and absolutely would be fools to leave it behind unless there was no other choice.

  60. I am planning on staying as long as conditions allow or I start getting nervous then it is off to a prepared location. So plan A is A and plan B is B.

  61. A. Staying where we are (actually we are moving tomorrow, so staying where we will be as of tomorrow).

  62. Given the resources, where would you live to insure your long term survival?
    A. I am all set the way things are – I am not going anywhere.
    B. I am staying in the same general area but moving to different home.
    C. I plan to get out of dodge and move to Crossville Tennessee Plateau area the east coast re-boot. .

  63. Definitely “B” there are so many survival resources here locally if you have the knowledge to exploit them.

  64. I am all set the way things are – I am not going anywhere.
    I have prepped for both myself and my kids and have split things equally between the 2 households. We plan to meet eventually at their house, but I can stay at my place indefinitely until it is safe to travel to their home. Food water shelter protection at both places. I am in a small town and they are in a rural area not too far from me. I think it is a win-win for all of us.

  65. A. I am all set the way things are – I am not going anywhere.

    I’m rural and short of a mountain top in Tibet there’s no better place for me to go. I have what I need and stand a reasonable chance of defending myself if necessary and also am not conspicuous.

  66. We are in a sparsely populated area with access to water and big game. Our bug out location is close by. Because of the above factors our choice is A.

  67. Will stay here, with access to a lot of resources, and close to parents place in country

  68. A.

    I’d stay where I live now. Maybe move around a little but I won’t get into details here.

  69. I’m going with “A” – – we’re staying put, but I still have a lot more stuff to do to be completely set.

  70. A. I have my garden, water tank, supplies and well-armed neighbors with essential skills.

  71. I plan on buying property on the eastern side of my state. Long term we do not have enough room on our current property to have a large garden and animals. We are prepping what we can for now.

  72. I chose C,I have a small place in the country, next to a main road. I work away from home and have a 27 ft travel trailer. I’m on a hunting lease of 500 acres out into the middle of no where. I would pull out there. Making food plots, convert to garden. Have water supply. I have my seeds, water filter. Small solar system. I want to thank you for all of your help and knowledge, started on my oils, so much reading to do.

  73. B and C. 🙂 First, I’ll need to get to my boyfriend’s house & gather his family. Then we’ll be heading out to get to my family’s farm.

  74. I think I’m all set. I’m currently located in an economically diverse area with a strong agricultural foundation of small family farms. Hopefully if there were some nation wide event my family would be relatively safe. But who knows, so we need to be prepared to move if need be. And the location to relocate to would be dependent on the type of event that had occurred.

  75. I’d have to go with C, and get out of DFW, go back to my parents’ property. It’s secluded, has it’s own well, and plenty of livestock… And we’ve got the home defense area pretty well covered as well.

  76. A I just bought a property last summer & I am starting to build my homestead. Planning the garden, bought chickens, making the house more secure, building an outside oven, getting a wood burner Etc. It’s very exciting!

  77. right now staying where i am – but looking for property to work at getting off the grid – hopefully !!

  78. C. Getting my kids, and buggin out to NE Iowa with the other 6 families we bought land with for this purpose. We are fully stocked, wells, seeds, bunkers, animals, you name it. Back-up is Custer SD area, and we all have rigs and trailers for the haul, plus caches along the way if needed. It took 3 years and passing up wants to get to this point…

  79. I live in the countryside of Switzerland. I stay (so A) and pray to the Blessed Virign. Pray the Holy Rosary and make reparation for the sins and outrages perpetrated against God’s Grace and blasphemies against the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary. There is no better you can do! Prepping without praying has no use at all.

  80. Option A, no other choice financially, will make do unless it gets really ugly. Then, who knows? Family all spread out.

  81. C. This is my wish only. I would go to a cabin on 40 to 50 acres of land In Idaho. Poor and new at this Prepper Mentality, but by golly I have more enthusiasm than anyone I know. Have downloaded hundreds of free information, covering every topic imaginable. I literally Pray for a money tree to come my way so I can purchase all of the things I have listed to cover most all of my needs. If excitement was gold I would be the most gung-ho Prepper in the country. I can never stop learning, my goal until I can afford what I need. Thanks so much for all of the effort, study, research and writing you do so folks like me can become knowledgeable in preparation for the inevitable EVENT.

  82. I will stay home if at all possible. If not I will go to a friends home 7 miles south. They live on a small lake.

  83. I am not going anywhere unless absolutely forced to…still have a lot to do though. We have a well, need a hand pump, working on a full pantry, have temporary water (short term). We are in exburbs and have a couple of acres, have ordered standard seeds, and am now working on seeds for sources of grain, sugar, milk (soy, etc). Chickens are next! Not prepping with my neighbors, they appear crazy, so we try to keep most preps on the down low!

  84. Plan A. I know the area threats as well as the benefits. I did have a Plan C which I’m reconsidering. Was talking with someone and was asked where I’d go. I told them a general area. Then I was asked, “So what happens if, when you get there, someone else is there? Do you fight for your spot or what?” Since I hadn’t thought of that, it’s something I will be working on and looking for solutions. Anyone have any ideas for answers?

  85. “Given the resources”. That pretty much means I could do whatever I want, including buying an island 🙂 In the US I would probably move up Idaho way. But, with family here in the Midwest, we choose A. We are staying here. We got out of the city, four years ago. The orchard should start bearing, this year. The garden is providing a year’s worth of staples (corn, beans, potatoes…) and other veggies. The water tank (DW and DD call it a swimming pool) arrived this week. We’re in good shape, right here

  86. Our plan is to stay where we are at for the most part, although we’re hoping to buy a different house in the next year or so with a better set up for long term survival.

  87. A. We are not set by any means due to a very low income. Under poverty level for 2 people. If we got enough money we would move to another location,time permitting,

  88. We plan on staying in the same general area, but relocating to property that is better placed, with more privacy, to build a self-sustainable home.

  89. I choose option A, if at all possible. Nothing like the home court advantage. But, if things get bad enough that we can’t stay put, it will be option C, heading out for parts unknown.

  90. A. Not totally setup the way I would want but has the potential of being the a decent spot. I think that my whole family and there families would be able to hunker down here.

  91. Given the resources, where would you live to ensure your long term survival?

    A. I am all set the way things are – I am not going anywhere.
    B. I am staying in the same general area but moving to different home.
    C. I plan to get out of dodge and move to ____________________ . for most SHTF scenarios i plan to bug in

  92. A; I plan on staying put. I know that we should all have a back up plan, and I do but really hope I never will have to use it.

  93. My wife and I bought a place out of town a year ago so we could stock up and not have to go anywhere.

  94. I do not have a bug-out location to go to, so, at this point I would have to bug-in. I live not too far from San Jose, ca. Not where I want to be at all. I keep looking on the net to find where else I would move if I could make it happen. I am trying to talk my husband into moving. I am looking in nothern ca, oregon and washington. for the life of me I just can’t figure out the best place to go.

  95. A – bugging in. Not necessarily a perfect place seeing as it is in AZ and a large metro area but I do not have a place to bug out to and my wife would probably not make it if we tried.

  96. I have been getting more into prepare my supply of Medical Herbs: from which I will take these Herbs to make them into their form to be taken.
    I will then have a medical bug out bag/ food any other articles have been taken care of through canning!

  97. I shall have to vote A. We are in a small community outside a large metropolis. I realize this is not a good thing. But my family is in that large city, as well as doctors and hospitals that my husband and I need. I have prepared as much as I can and shall continue to prepare.

  98. Would have to say A I am the “bug-out” location for the family. I’m near a large city It wouldhave been better with this last move if I had been able to get a bit further from the city I would have but at the time Dahubs had to be close to work and there is no possibility of moving further out right now.

  99. we plan to shelter in place. we are raising chickens and have several ways to purify water. we also have prepper neighbors, that have several hundred chickens,turkeys ducks and geese

  100. Currently I plan on A and staying in the Pacific North West. However my work is sending me to Montana for a year and a half so I plan on doing some research, taking a lot of drives and open my mind to another area. Bill B

  101. A for at first, have many preps here at home with a nearby natural spring 1/2 mile away, if gets dangerous will plan to go up Mtn nearby that has a lot of water, deer , turkey etc, and camp if I have to. I’m a single Mom and don’t have the funds to buy a second home up the Mtn but have camping equipment and & ready to go BOB that will last few days.

    • You’ve described my situation as well Lori. Plus I also have been learning about the plants around me so my food stores to bug out would be light since I could live off the land, though I admit, I’m not much the hunting, I’m learning a bit about snares and traps. 😉

    • I need to learn abt edible foods around me too! I have a book abt it , but really need a guided tour! I’ve been meaning to try & find a local “meet up” group that does the foraging walks.. On the “to do” list. I’m not much for hunting either as I’ve been a vegetarian my whole life , but I’d eat meat if I had too:)

    • So have you considered grubs, grasshoppers etc? I don’t like to think about getting that far down but as a prepper, I have to think that low if it will help me survive along with my family. That survival instinct is very strong in me I guess but then my Dad used to talk about how he learned to eat them during WWII. Knowing that….if he could do it then, it motivates me to know I might could too. 🙂

    • Lori C,
      I don’t know where you live, but I too am looking for someone to come to our property and show me / verify the wild edibles on our land and in our area. If we live lose snuff, maybe we can do the together! I live in PNW. Let me know

    • I don’t know where PNW is? I have looked in past on meet up.com and found some listed but wasn’t able to get through to the right person. I will have to go look again at the site bc I know there are so many wild edibles around and I definately NEED to learn or will b gagging eating the grubs & hoppers when my stash runs out:) certainly if your nearby would b good to a group w/ a guided tour! I’m in San Diego

    • I have thought that could be a possibility, I know grasshoppers are high in protein, God help me if I have to resort to grubs & hoppers! I have no plans to try either out, I gag at the thought ,but I would if I had to!

  102. “A” is my answer. We have a good-sized garden & are going to almost double its size next year. Our home is in a fairly rural area on a well and our small acreage is surrounded by forest, a stream and sufficient foragable foods. We have also planted additional native edible plants and several fruit and nut trees to enhance what already exists. We have strengthened our ability to protect our home and goods and have 2 other families who, when the SHTF, will be moving in with us so we can use our combined skills to divide the work and better be able to protect our home, stores and land.

  103. B – I will go about 5 miles from my home to stay with my elderly parents and children who all live on about 20 acres. We have our garden there and there are springs that we have used for water for years. It is a rural area with a lake full of fish.

  104. A would be my answer. Live in the country with a good well, a nice garden, daughter close, neighbors not too close but not isolated either. Food, Water, heat, & shelter are pretty well covered.

  105. I would love to go with option A, but we are in a too developed area and I long term security would be a major issue. So for us the option best would be to retreat to my father in laws place about 3 hours from us in the mountains. It’s far enough off the interstate to avoid attention (hard to find in east) and is fairly well set for defense.

  106. We would be headed back to our hometown to stay with family. We have a lot of rural acreage there with a year round water source. It if three hours drive. It wouldn’t be a fun hike but we could physically do it. Hopefully we will have enough warning to be able to drive.

  107. To the cabin in the woods waaaay back out behind my folks’ place. Already half set-up, plan on getting it all set in the near future. This book would be a welcome addition to the ‘stead.

  108. Option “C” – I plan to move out of dodge and move to some place other than California due to its high cost of living. I can’t say where or everyone would know.

  109. The key is “resources” Then it would have to be “C”.
    Since we are fantasizing: I would like a place with good farm and ranch land. good streams, rivers, springs and lakes with variety of fish. Good wildlife population ratio to humans. Good growing season, regular rainfall, 4 distinct seasons. A small government that respects my God given rights, fair taxes and regulations and is honest. A vibrant free market economy without hucksters and con-men. People who have freedom of speech, religion, assembly, and self protection without being harassed and marginalized.
    Know of any place fitting that description?????
    Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus. His BOL will be the best.

  110. A. Definitely. I live outside of a small NE Tx town on beautiful acreage with ponds, gardens, small orchard, and small farm animals. I am blessed.

  111. C. I plan to get out of dodge and move to Aroostook County, Maine, way up north. Plenty of room, game and like minded people up there. Besides, land is still affordable, if one is willing and ready to handle the cold.

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