November 12, 2019

Money Mondays: This Book will Help you Fix your Money Issues: Your Playbook For Tough Times, Vol. 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, I was excited to learn Donna Freedman has released Your Playbook for Tough Times, Vol. 2:  Needs and Wants Edition.  I reviewed Vol. 1 and it was full of actionable tips. The author Donna Freedman is an award winning personal finance expert who has lived through hard financial times herself.  I’ve been reading and taking notes from her money tips since she wrote for MSN Money when she was attending college, raising a […]

Krav Maga Tactical Survival Book Review and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, Krav Maga Tactical Survival by Gershon Ben Keren is about using Krav Maga techniques in real life situations.  It is all about evaluating a dangerous situation and neutralizing attackers before they get the upper hand. As a reader who knows very little about Krav Maga, I thought the book was very interesting.  I liked the section on Armed and Unarmed Self Defense Scenarios.  The author goes over how an angry person responds and […]

Watch Your Back Book Review and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, Every year, as we get closer to the holidays, we hear news reports about people being victims of crime.  We are also hearing about possible terror threats.  With all these possible hazards, I thought this book is worth a look:  Watch Your Back:  How to Avoid the Most Dangerous Moments in Daily Life by Roger Eckstine. What is the Book About? The author presents various potential risky situations that come up in every […]

Brushfire Plague Retribution Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, Brushfire Plague Retribution is volume 3 of the Brushfire Plague series.  We reviewed the first book and found it to be riveting.  The third book does not disappoint; it continues to deliver as much, if not more action as the previous books. What is it about? The Brushfire Plague series is about a world falling apart as a result of a widespread plague.  Millions of people have died and violence is rampant. Cooper […]

Failures of Imagination by Michael McCaul – Book Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, Fifteen years ago on 9/11/01, the world as we knew it, changed for our nation.  Everyone can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they got the news.  Now we worry about dark and dangerous things that we previously thought could never happen in our own country.  Because no one foresaw the attacks on September 11, the 9/11 Commission Report deemed it as a “failure of imagination.” Today we […]

Prepper’s Communication Handbook – Review and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, Today we are looking at Prepper’s Communication Handbook by Jim Cobb.  Jim has been featured on Apartment Prepper a number of times, as he has written many books on preparedness: Prepper’s Survival Hacks: 50 DIY Projects for Lifesaving Gear, Gadgets and Kits.  Countdown to Preparedness, Prepper’s Long Term Survival Guide just to name a few.  You can also find him in Prepper’s Communication Handbook deals with a subject that is often left out of […]

Aftermath II – Review and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, Today we are featuring Aftermath II by L. M. Edmondson.  We previously featured the first book in the series, Aftermath. Here is a quick description from Amazon: A world-changing event has taken place and with seventy percent of the world’s population believed to be dead, the first winter after IT happened will prove to be a bigger challenge to survive than the disaster itself. Jimmy Walker has banded together with other survivors in […]

Know What to Do in a Bug-Out? Check out Driven from Our Homes – The Survival Guide

This post is by Bernie Carr, Many discussions in survival/preparedness sites are devoted to what to pack in a bug out bag, when is the right time to bug out, what vehicle to use etc.  Without having experienced the real thing (and we hope not to have to), all we can do is prepare and wonder about possible scenarios.  Have you considered the following possibilities? How to react under fire How to do a long range recon, hasty ambushes, […]

Book Review Plus Giveaway: Behold, Darkness and Sorrow by Mark Goodwin

This post is by Bernie Carr, I’ve been listening to the audio version of Mark Goodwin’s latest book, Behold, Darkness and Sorrow Seven Cows Ugly and Gaunt. What’s the book about?  Hard-working college student Daniel begins to have prophetic dreams.  The dreams are deeply disturbing.  One of the dreams tells of an EMP threat that takes out the electric grid as well as computers.  Such an event would send the country into a horrific grid down disaster.  If he […]

A Book About What to Do In the Event of a Mass Shooting

This post is by Bernie Carr, A local news story last week featured a local martial arts training school that started classes on taking down a mass shooter.  There was a lot of interest in the neighborhood, the school instructors decided to expand the number of classes.  Ever since the attack last December in San Bernardino, California, people have been thinking it can happen anywhere, anytime.   Unfortunately, another shooting has occurred in Kansas. This past week, I re-read […]

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