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Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life Kindle Edition
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Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation.
What can you do when it all hits the fan?
You can learn to be self-sufficient and survive without the system.
"I've started to look at the world through apocalypse eyes." So begins Neil Strauss's harrowing new book: his first full-length work since the international bestseller The Game, and one of the most original-and provocative-narratives of the year.
After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis and hurricanes–and now of world financial meltdown–Strauss, like most of his generation, came to the sobering realization that, even in America, anything can happen. But rather than watch helplessly, he decided to do something about it. And so he spent three years traveling through a country that's lost its sense of safety, equipping himself with the tools necessary to save himself and his loved ones from an uncertain future.
With the same quick wit and eye for cultural trends that marked The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Emergency traces Neil's white-knuckled journey through today's heart of darkness, as he sets out to move his life offshore, test his skills in the wild, and remake himself as a gun-toting, plane-flying, government-defying survivor. It's a tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid.
It's one man's story of a dangerous world–and how to stay alive in it.
Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee...
About the Author
Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game and Rules of the Game. He is also the co-author of four previous bestsellers: How to Make Love Like a Porn Star (with Jenna Jameson), The Dirt (with Mötley Crüe), Don’t Try This At Home (with Dave Navarro), and The Long Hard Road Out of Hell (with Marilyn Manson), and the co-author of the satirical graphic novel How to Make Money Like a Porn Star (with Bernard Chang), which has been banned in Singapore. Under the alter ego “Style,” he achieved the distinction of becoming the world’s greatest pickup artist. Strauss lives in Los Angeles, CA.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
“Like a George Plimpton for the 21st Century, Neil Strauss has mastered the art of the professional amateur. In Emergency, he manages to find the humor in an otherwise frightening time, with wit, wisdom and often hilarious repercussions.” (David Swanson, Maxim )
“If you’ve ever wanted to beat the system, get off the grid, or become an escape artist, this is your manual.” (Tim Ferriss, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 4-Hour Workweek )
“Strauss is well versed in the wit of pop-culture speak, so whether he’s explaining the acquisition of citizenship in a tropical locale, how to cut and cook a goat, or modes of extreme self-defense, his engaging voice pushes things along.” (Flavor Pill ) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B001NLL9P0
- Publisher : It Books; Illustrated edition (May 27 2009)
- Language : English
- File size : 12836 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 470 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #421,161 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #38 in Nuclear Physics eBooks
- #46 in Nuclear Physics (Kindle Store)
- #105 in Disaster Relief (Kindle Store)
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You will need to read the whole book to get the full value of what Strauss has learned. But it is an easy, fast, and very entertaining read.
Top reviews from other countries
I disagree with some of the reviews, I think the content in this book CAN DEFINITELY save your life. (Obviously its up to you to locate similar courses/materials in your own country)
I've often thought about what will happen if disaster strikes and thought about ways to prepare for is, Strauss has had very similar views to mine (eg learning first aid, operating a radio, knife fighting, a bug out pack etc, learning how to use a gun). I only thought of these things, It was very nice to hear that he took it further and actually did it. By doing so, he has shown a pathway for me on how I can duplicate it myself.
I'm usually slow with books, but I read this in a week, it was a nice read and enjoyable.
If you are genuinely interested about what to do if society breaks down, Id recommend this book as a starter for sure.
Its probably encouraging for the average reader who doesn't see themselves as tough, [p.s. I'm actually super tough myself! :0)] because Strauss confesses himself, he wasnt a natural survivor, its something he learnt how to be.
Summary of the book - how to camp, how to survive in difficult conditions, how to escape when you are tied up, how to survive without electricity and running water - all excellent skills you can learn.
In the end, you also get a better interior 'peace' in a world that is not getting apparently a better place to live in.