The authors were both U.S. Army Special Forces. Army SF are trained to turn little groups of people with no training and teach them the skills to defend themselves and be self sufficient. This experience and knowledge lends itself very well to the material.
The main themes in this manual are as follows:
- Organize your Neighborhood Protection Plan. This ties into the idea that you cannot expect to survive "a failure of civility" on your own.
- Realize that there are different levels of "crisis". The authors do a good job of defining these levels and how to respond to each level.
- Prepare NOW while you have the time, but more importantly TRAIN how to defend yourself and to become self sufficient.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who believes in hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. Check out the link at the beginning of this post for the website that you can snag this book at. It even has a generous 80 page preview so that you can see exactly what kind of material they cover.
If you have read this book, then please comment below and let me know what you think. I am curious if others think the Neighborhood Protection Plan is a feasible idea as presented. I am particularly interested in the part about getting your other neighbors in on it. I do not know how successful I would be, but I am seriously considering putting some feelers out to see if anyone would be interested.