Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Trading the Big Dragon for the Little Dragon

I recently read a book called "One Second After" by William R. Forstchen. This author is highly credentialed and has published more than forty books, at least two of which are best-sellers. That being said, I wasn't overly impressed in the beginning from an editor's point of view. The meat of the story was okay, but the delivery was lacking in structure and format. There were whole multi-line paragraphs comprised of a single sentence about a run-on. And being a run-on was rarely the only problem. The mega-sentence was usually fraught with multiple mixed tenses and conflicting conjugations. Ugh! I spent too many years as a technical writer and editor myself not to notice them, but I grew numb to them as I got into the story. Anyway, by the time I finished the book, I found that I had a much bigger bone on contention with the author.....


Friday, January 29, 2010

M.D. Creekmores's free e-book

M.D. Creekmore has offered this e-book free of charge. You can access it it here

MD has a great blog on all thing relating to survival at

Very worth the time to visit once a day as I and many others do.
The book has some stuff this is perfect for those of you new to prepping as well as the more experienced. Basic ideas to get you started on the path. Check it out.

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Read more: California Preppers Network


Has anyone out there read "Starving the Monkeys" - fight back smarter, by Tom Baugh?
I am perusing it at present and have mixed feelings. I am not reading it start to finish, that comes later.
I understand his basic premise, and some of his statigies, but I also take great pause at some of his "suggestions."
So I am just wondering what others think. I know the book is only beginning to make the rounds, but if you have read it, please feel free to give me your feedback.

Read more: Wisconsin Preppers Network

Monday, December 21, 2009

The 2010 Simple Living Book Club


book club
classic books by ali edwards

In late 2008, when we created the book club, I had no idea that I would sign a book writing contract with a publisher in early 2009, and in that contract would be a tight writing deadline with my manuscript due at the year’s end.....

Monday, November 16, 2009

Free eBooks

I found a good source of ebooks (pdf's), these are all out of print books, about homesteading, check it out, oh and they are free to download. I snagged a few myself. :)


Thanks for visiting!

Read more: Wretha's Adventures Living Off Grid

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Good post over at Staying Alive, mentions one of my favorite books by John Seymour.

Yes, I admit, that was a lead in statement to get you to read that blog, what can I say, I like to encourage Preppers/Survivalist to write about books.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Letter Re: Old Boy Scout and Girl Scout Handbooks are Available Online 2009-08-31:

Link: Letter Re: Old Boy Scout and Girl Scout Handbooks are Available Online

Sir, For those who don't have an "old" copy of the Boy Scout Handbook, the 1911 edition is available from Project Gutenberg in a variety of electronic formats. Also, they have the Girl Scout Handbook, 1920 edition. There is some overlap with the Boy Scouts handbook, but also much...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Recomended Survival Fiction

From: The Survivalist blog 2009-08-24:

Link: Recomended Survival Fiction
I would like to thank Wolverine for sending this list - looks like I have a lot of reading to catch up on. If you have other suggestions please let us know in the comments below.The Gray Nineties, by James W. Rawles, the first shareware survival novel. Economic collapse scenario. Lots of useful information on tactics, food storage, fuel storage, retreat security, survival medicine, et cetera.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Great Survival Books from Beserker

Link: Great Survival Books from Beserker
This post was written by an excellent blogger by the handle "Beserker". His blog is full of great reviews on outdoor/survival gear such as the Maratac bug out bag review (one of my favorite every...

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Your Favorite Books on Preparedness, Self-Sufficiency, and Practical Skills

PostDateIcon Thursday, 09 July 2009 18:46 | 2009-07-09:

Link: Survey Results: Your Favorite Books on Preparedness, Self-Sufficiency, and Practical Skills
In descending order of frequency, the 78 readers that responded to my latest survey recommended the following non-fiction books on preparedness, self-sufficiency, and practical skills: The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery (Far and away the most often-mentioned book. This book is an absolute "must" for every well-prepared...

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