Tag Archives: NonFiction

Learn How To Prepare


Countdown To Preparedness

This is a work of nonfiction, a departure to what I normally review, but within the same realm. Preparedness or homesteading or prepping or whatever you want to call it is only the smart thing to do. Heck, even FEMA advises you to prepare for potential disasters coming your way. And, families, especially those in rural farm areas pass down from generation to generation ways of growing and storing their own food for the cold, harsh winters. By following the plan in this book, you should be well on your way to being prepared for any event that leaves you stranded without power and/or water for the short-term.

Cobb’s book, Countdown to Preparedness: The Prepper’s 52 Week Course to Total Disaster Readiness, is a compilation of articles he had written for a SurvivalWeekly.com. His fans asked that he put the lessons altogether in a book and here it is. It is well thought out and written so that anyone unfamiliar with preparedness can jump right in there with no trouble at all. And, even the seasoned prepper can learn something.

It is recommended that you read from the very beginning covering The Basics before going to other sections. After that, you may want to head over to whatever season of the year happens to be going on right then. Don’t worry if you must stop and start again. You need to do what’s best for you and your family. Shoot, you may want to read it all the way through and then decide on your plan of action. Either way you do it, you will be better off because of it.

For a step-by-step guide to surviving through most catastrophes, you can’t get a better reference book. I highly recommend reading it and following its advice.

5 out of 5 stars.


Laughed so hard I peed my pants!


I Like You cover

I rarely read nonfiction, but in this case I’m truly glad I did. This book is frickin’ hilarious!!! Amy Sedaris’s coffee table book I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence is full of tips, recipes, helpful strategies, and a ton of adult wise-cracking humor. Think Martha Stewart (but better!) meets George Carlin.

No topic is spared and each contains some pretty good advice. There are plenty of photos scattered throughout. Not everything discussed is laced with humor, some things are much more somber. You can read it from front to back or open it up at any point that interests you. I guarantee that you will find something that will have you laughing so hard you’ll pee your pants!

5 out of 5 stars

What is an EMP?


EMP Cover

What is an EMP? Is the EMP threat real? Is the USA doing everything in its power to shield itself in case of an attack? Are YOU prepared? This is not a tin hat, conspiracy theory book. If you want to become better informed as to what the capabilities are of both the USA and abroad in terms of EMP warfare then this is the best book for you.

Akart engages the reader with an in-depth discussion in his latest book, EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse: Prepping for Tomorrow Series. He does an excellent job of explaining what an EMP is and providing the history behind it. The book goes on to tell you what you can do to prepare for an event. All of the information has been thoroughly researched and can be easily verified if needed.

You will certainly want to add this book to your reference collection. 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.