Preparedness Notes for Monday — August 24, 2020

My latest nonfiction book, titled: The Ultimate Prepper’s Survival Guide should be available in Costco stores beginning on Wednesday, August 26th. That book will be exclusive to Costco club stores until October 20th, when the general release (worldwide, including all Internet vendors) will be made.

Note that the editions will vary slightly. They will all be 240 pages and hardcover, but for example, the U.S/Canada edition ($24.99) will measure 10-1/2″ x 11-1/4″, with an interior wire-o binding–so that the pages will lay flat. But £19.12) will measure 7-1/2″ x 9-5/8″ with a more traditional binding.

The second half of the book’s text is intended more for advanced preppers, rather than just newbies. I hope that you enjoy reading it.

A special note: If you plan to buy any extra copies for Christmas or Hanukkah gifts, then please wait until October 20th to order, for the best price, online. By waiting until that “Book Bomb” day to order, then you can help drive book up the New York Times list, and to the top 10 of Amazon’s sales rankings. Thanks! – JWR

On August 24th, 410, Rome was overrun by the Visigoths in an event that symbolized the fall of the Western Roman Empire. This is a moment in history that we would do well to remember. An empire that ruled the known world was corrupted from the inside to the point that they could not defend themselves from a much weaker enemy. This is generally seen as the beginning of the Dark Ages.

My #1 Son (Jonathan Rawles) wrote to mention a couple of new off-grid listings, both in Vermont:

Off Grid Home / Family Compound/ Vacation Rental Property


Off Grid Homestead Property

Today, another review by our Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio

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